Yesterday, Daniel Poncedeleon was called up and threw no hitter (thru seven innings and then was pulled from game while striking out three hitters, but it’s more fun to say he threw a no-hitter, so ignore this).  Incredibly, Poncedeleon is 478 years old, and he could be the ROY.  *intern whispers in my ear*  That’s an F?  What the hell is, ‘He could be a FOY?’  The fountain of the year?  What are you talking about?  Rookie of the youth?  What are you talking about?  Sorry, having a miscommunication with my intern.  Any hoo!  In Triple-A, he had a 10.1 K/9 — up my giddy! — a 4.7 BB/9 — put my roll on slow! — a 2.15 ERA — getting the fever! — with a 4.99 xFIP — so I’m taking some ‘Tussin.  He might surprise some major league lineups, but he could easily go out and destroy you.  By the way, Bartolo Colon is so intent on 300 wins that he might follow Poncedeleon wherever he goes.  On the reals, Poncedeleon’s dad in the stands after his son threw seven no-hit innings gave me the feels, especially when you figure his dad has to be at least 498 years old.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Martinez – Will throw off the mound in the next few days.  Obliques are so appropriately named.  It’s about as vague as you can get with timetables.  So, rather than the 6-week oblique, he got the 6-day oblique.  Oh *runs with Forrest Gump across the country*  Kay.

Kolten Wong – Hit the DL with knee inflammation.  In other words, Wong is down to his knee.  Hey now!

Bud Norris – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  Apparently, the new Cards manager, Mike Shildt, who I like to call You Don’t Know Jack Shildt, is now using Norris as his closer.  Yes, he used Hicks last week as the closer.  I literally have no idea.

Luis Castillo – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.30.  Castillo just got no run support last night, too bad his team wasn’t facing him.  Snap!  Okay, seriously, he has one 6+ IP start in his last ten games when he’s given up less than three runs.  I know he’s your fetch, but you’re not gonna make him happen.

Justin Turner – Hit the DL with a groin strain.  He injured it about ten days ago, sat out about that long, then played a few innings on Sunday, so the Dodgers can’t backdate Turner’s DL stint.  The book on Dave Roberts’ managerial style, “Playing a 100-Win Team into 89 Wins…And How I Stole 2nd Base in the Playoffs.”

Alex Verdugo – 0-for-0, 1 run as he was called up by the Dodgers and didn’t start.  He appeared in Prospector Ralph’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospects and we talk about him in today’s podcast.  You can hardly wait.  No, you!

Max Muncy – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  Oh, by the by, in case you skim this shizz, Muncy has 23 homers!  It’s game 100!  Were wondering in March who the breakout would be that you could grab off waivers?  It was Max Muncy.  Old news, but needs recapitulation on occasion.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer, hitting .254.  What’s he a 30+ homer guy?  27 homers?  Okay, he’s the Dodgers’ 7th best weapon.  Nobody speak, nobody choke!

Chris Taylor – 2-for-3 and his 12th homer.  The Dodgers just need Machado to be a statue while the rest of the lineup pigeon-craps all over opposing teams.

Ross Stripling – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.43.  It was one start, I wouldn’t go to a 7-Eleven and wait for a 13-year-old with a backpack to tell me where the secret Panic! at the Disco concert is happening.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  Shizz is unreal in LA right now.  Don’t throw anyone against them.

Zach Eflin – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER as he was activated from the DL, and, after that start, might be headed back.  Either way, the Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, but I could see that changing by then if the Reds move a piece or two in the next few days.  Not totally sure who’d they move though.  They ain’t moving Votto, because they owe him about $200 million over the next seven years.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  *whispering* Don’t want to get too excited, but I think Rhysus is heating up.

Maikel Franco – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer.  Hitting over .300 in July and I wouldn’t be surprised if the best trade the Phils make is keeping Maikel as their 3rd baseman.  Okay, he’s not Machado, but he can be solid.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .288.  Not playing every day, but has multiple hits in his six starts.  Hot schmotato alert!

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .195, and his 2nd homer in his last three games, dating back a week though.  Not sure why this is, but every white player looks to me like Tackleberry from Police Academy.  It used to just be Shelley Duncan, but it’s now morphed into all of them.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .253.  “Let’s just go ahead and roll the body up in a carpet and stow it in the overhead compartment until we land–Wait!  I think Jose Abreu is alive!”

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Nice to see him rip a ball and not a tendon.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-fro-5 and his 22nd homer, hitting .276.  Au Shizz!

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (0 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Damn, in Wrigley like it’s nothing.  Epstein’s team couldn’t do anything with Patrick’s; this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.  The ol’ 70+ year reference!  Keeping shizz current!

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer.  I was looking at the Red Sox/Orioles’ box score and didn’t want to write anyone up.  I blame the O’s too, they’re like a giant straw that sucks up the fun.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and three homers in the past four games.  You can’t suck up everything Fun-Sucking Straw!

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .316.  I own him, so respect the game, but I have to say he’s the most yawnstipating top 20 bat.  Get smokin’ hot, ‘man!

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .253.  People have been asking about him in the comments, and maybe now he’ll get hot, but he was hitting .143 in the last week, and hitting 8th.  That’s the new blech.

Charlie Culberson – 4-for-6, 1 run, 3 RBIs, as he filled in for Albies.  I will call him, All C’s, kinda like my college GPA.

Arodys Vizcaino – Few weeks from throwing a baseball.  I need saves so can he kick the ball towards the plate?

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  I grabbed him for yesterday’s start vs. the Mehlins, but the Stream-o-Nator thinks his next start is madness, so I need to find a new way to coif.

Elvis Andrus – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Elvis left the building.  Woohoo *spins noisemaker* Anyhoo!  Willie Calhoun was benched for Ryan Rua with his .198/.228/.380 slashline and he hit higher in the order.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .261.  If I may gleam insight from the comments, what I’ve noticed with Piscotty is, if he is not hitting a home run every single game, no one wants to hold onto him.

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .242.  Let’s celebrate Lucroy’s big game not for us, but for the guy who drafted him two years ago in a keeper and then fell into a coma.  Your team’s showing signs!

Khris Davis – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  Who do you want to face right now, the Indians, Dodgers or A’s?  Not crazy putting the A’s in that mix.

Matt Chapman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer.  He homered off Matt Moore.  Which reminds me, there is more crappy position players pitching this year than any other year, right?

Blake Snell – Hit the DL with a made-up injury to limit his innings.  I can’t believe we don’t have a glossary term for this since it happens all the time in the 2nd half.  Please suggest in the comments a term for a made-up injury to limit a player.  Could also be a made-up injury to limit a hitter from exceeding service time, so preferably not a term pitcher-focused.

Jake Bauers – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .250.  Similar to Piscotty, actually.  How?  Bauers doesn’t know!  Bauers doesn’t know!  I do though.  If Bauers isn’t doing something every single game then every day people are asking to drop him.  Clock running out on Bauers?

Daniel Robertson – 3-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .263.  I’ve wanted to mention him before — at least nine times, prolly.  Why I haven’t?  Bit more like Yawniel.  He does have two homers in two games though, so I could see a hot schmotato.

Luis Severino – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.63.  He’s trying even harder than J.A. Happ to get Happ traded to the Yanks.

Giancarlo Stanton – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .285.  I just want to screenshot everything about Giancarlo from April and how he can’t hit as a Yankee.

Corey Kluber – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.88, but he gave up four more unearned runs for massive ticker shock!  Don’t be giving us box scares like that.

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.11.  Sometimes you just need to try a little kindness.

Brent Suter – Tore his UCL and needs Tommy John surgery.  Or if he were on the Angels, he could take three Flintstone vitamins and pitch again in three months.

Jhoulys Chacin – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  I streamed Chacin for this start, and dropped him before the game was even over.  I’m cold-hearted snake, look into my eyes, Paula Abdul.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-5, 1 run and his 8th steal.  Member in the preseason when I said the Mets will eventually move Rosario to the leadoff spot?  Yeah, didn’t think it would take 97 games for them to realize that, but here we are.

Jacob deGrom – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.71, as he lost the game, moving his record to 5-5.  I really hope he’s the first Cy Young winner, who is a starter, and wins less than seven games.  Murray Chass just said, “He’s just not a clutch performer.”

Yoenis Cespedes – Waiting on his diagnosis for his heel.  Hopefully he’s not waiting with his foot in Syndergaard’s mouth.

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winteriscoming
winteriscoming
4 years ago

Drop Adam Jones or trumbo for conforto or hold? Would only be for 6th OF position 10tm h2h points

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Thank you Wade s/

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Britton going to Yankees means that Rondon is the closer ROS?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Robert
4 years ago

@Robert: you are confusing teams here. h.rondon is on HOU and HAS BEEN the closer for like 7 weeks or so already. b.rondon isn’t on BAL, there are no rondons on BAL. brach is closer on BAL at least for now. britton wasn’t on HOU before this trade.

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: he was rumored to be going to the Astros.

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: I think he means that since Britton was not obtained by Houston, Rondon gets an opportunity to keep the job.

Robert
Robert
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Robert
4 years ago

@Robert: well then since nothing changed in HOU rondon is still HOU’s closer. rondon has been a lot better than britton too so even IF this trade that never happened DID happen rondon would be assumed to be HOU’s closer. HOU is similar to NYY in that they have like 4-5 guys better than britton already.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

Robbie Ray for Joey Gallo?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
4 years ago

with the Britton trade, need to pick up a RP, ideally 1 that gets saves.

Carl Edwards, Cishek, Ottavino, Arano, Hicks, Madson, Clippard, Melancon, Winkler, Hirano, Anderson (LAA)

?

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
4 years ago

Bench bat….Jo Ma or Bauers for Sept playoff run?

DodgersWindowNowOpen
DodgersWindowNowOpen
4 years ago

I have K Rob as my sole holds guy. Yanks bullpen crazy crowded now. Drop for Alexander, Watson or Hicks?

Odds that Hicks takes Norris’ gig?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Piscotty doesn’t know when Kyle Tucker will play…..

Ryan Yarbrough- ROS Player Rater projections love this kid- if available – a pick up and drop for, oh i dont know – how about jordan zimmerman, danny duffy, or freddy peralta?

I can not believe that about Tebow …. its just almost as close to mathematically impossible you can get without the use of numbers.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

@johnnyhobbes: yarbrough solidish for ratios, but he won’t get QS, holds, saves and likely not wins either. same idea as a middle RP for RCL’s (i.e. non holds leagues). tucker plays against righties, so when he plays a lefty expect kemp to play over him.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Effing Andrus. Has he done anything else this season apart from catch fire this week?

Prick.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 years ago

@Stephen Lyon: hopefully you had him in a dynasty before this year, otherwise you overpaid to get him at his this year’s ADP

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
4 years ago

@And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: i had seen him dropped in some 12’ers and i didn’t pick him up in those. he wasn’t even stealing till very lately.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
4 years ago

@And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: I’ve never owned him. I’m against him this week.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 years ago

@Stephen Lyon: i probably am too somewhere.

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

7 minute delay while some alarm was blaring in Cincy. Then Gomber lost his no-hitter and shutout.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Might this be the Ryan Zimmerman we see in the second half? Worth a flier?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: SOB i just dropped him (fatt adams owner too) for pearce in a 16 teamer dynasty. could FAAB him back though likely. i saw them not starting him over fatt adams till last 2 days in a row. having said that he has one hit or so since back.

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

I think the Cards bluffed Cincy into pitching to Munoz with first base open. While Garcia was in the on deck circle, Maddux went and shook Gomber’s hand in the dugout, like he was finished. Except Gomber was sitting with his bat and wearing batting gloves. After Munoz doubled in the run, Gomber put his helmet on and went to bat.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, Britton to Yanks. Would Givens be the pick up?

Topher
Topher
4 years ago

Final one for you today Grey,

My Scooter for his Gallo, Dynasty league.

Hope you have a great rest of the night and thanks for your advice!

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  Topher
4 years ago

@Topher: if it’s not OBP or OPS this probably isn’t close scooter wins. might be scooter anyway. gallo is soooo weak in AVG leagues.

Topher
Topher
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks to both you Gents. I was leaning to keep Scooter, so this was reassuring

Question
Question
4 years ago

About where do you think Hader ranks next year? A bit hard to know because he could start, close, or middle relieve, but I trust you to know the future more than me. Given what we know now is the idea of keeping him (rather than trade before the deadline) in a 12 team, 10 keeper league crazy?

Thanks!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Question
4 years ago

@Question: MIL is stupid enough to have him not starting next year, hard to tell. esp funny as their only weakness is their SP. not crazy to keep him at all depending on what other options you’d have.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 years ago

why the F would the NYY think that britton is an upgrade to a bullpen that already is one of the best in the entire league?! he’s not better than any of betances (now that the BB rate is fixed), k-rob, green, chapman (UNLESS that BB explosion recent was from an injury), holder OR warren. all of those guys have FIP’s lower than 3.07. now a team like STL/COL (esp his GB tendencies)/MIN it would make sense.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

I’m so glad that, a couple weeks ago, Bellinger said to hell with the success he had with holding the bat more erect and hands further forward, and reverted back to his unsuccessful approach.

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

@Grey: ha, well he’s challenging my patience.

hankp
hankp
4 years ago

Grey
Cut Kyle Tucker for Conforto or hold? Thanks!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

The fate of Bieber’s ratios–and many of our ratios–now rests with the official scorer. If he rules that Naquin non-catch at the wall (where the ball bounces off his glove) it makes a big difference. Here’s hoping it’s a stat correction tomorrow. Prayer circle, please…

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: liriano actually had only 1 ER yesterday, they changed a clear error at 1st to an “infield hit”, rather than 3 in less than 5 innings.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  The Harrow
4 years ago

Stat corrections are the best and the worst

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: the real issue is how MLB even rules what an “error” is. jo-mar has about 6 more actual errors than he’s been given. it should just be if a guy doesn’t make a play that an average fielder would make at that position that’s an error. if it goes through your legs but you don’t glove flub it, that’s still an error. if somebody is so slow to not get to routine balls at SS still an error. jo-mar’s entire season is just filled with those and he does lead the league (or close) in errors for a 1B, but he’s even worse than that actually (he’s an easy example to show for this)

– it is of course congruent for a sport that has human error remain on purpose superfluously (umps calling balls and strikes when it could easily be done by machines and it’d be OBJECTIVE if the machines did it) to rule errors this way, it’s just the height of inefficiency. similar to how in the NFL there’s all sorts of plays that famously should have been ruled TD’s but weren’t, but in the NFL the refs can’t actually define what counts as a “catch” or “not a catch” from play 1 to play 2 and one ref to another.

Rene De La Torre
Rene De La Torre
4 years ago

Guy is offering,
Matt Olson and Shane Greene
for
Scooter Gennett

What do you think?

Great blog as always. U da man!

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
4 years ago

15 team roto with net saves and holds together. i have romo, rondon, trivino, hand, kelvin. with familia in tow drop trivino for arano/crick/diekman?

2. 10 team AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, holds added and QS over wins, and total bases added. have 2 BN bats currently, eventually might need to nab a new closer if romo gets moved, or another SP slot.
C hicks (WTF is he benched 2 days in a row?)
1B yonder
2B whit (1B/OF)
SS fletcher (3B)
3B mostsuckass
CI devers
MI lowrie (2B/3B)
OF (4) grichuk, brantley, tucker, mancini (1B)
util (1) nunez (2B/SS/3B/OF)
BN willie, kemp.
DL correa
it’s probably kemp, but for now he’s a good handcuff for tucker. was thinking it’s fletcher but he’s doing pretty well, leading off some of the time too. what about a 2nd guy when correa is back? (THAT one might be fletcher, but it could be willie or mancini too)

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: with familia around trivino i’d guess moves to 7th inning. maybe familia is that guy though.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Mobin Can't Hack It
4 years ago

@Mobin Can’t Hack It: I am looking at John Hicks being out again as concerning as well. He’s been filling-in with W.Ramos out. With the post speculation below (Rotoworld on ESPN player), it has me eyeing Lucroy.

Hicks is out of Tuesday’s lineup against the Royals, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.
Spin: He will sit in favor of Jim Adduci for the second straight game. While it has only been two games, it’s possible the Tigers are shifting the lefty-hitting Adduci into the strong side of a platoon with the righty-hitting Hicks at first base. Hicks is hitting .200 with a 30.4 percent strikeout rate in 50 at-bats this month.

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  hal_incandenza
4 years ago

@hal_incandenza: this only affects me in an AL only but the surety of his at bats till just now were nice. addici has been horrible all year though, so maybe not much going on here (hopefully). for standard sizes you obv could just go hedges or somebody who’s hot. me in the AL only could only go uh oh (TEX) for sure at bats.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Mobin Can't Hack It
4 years ago

@Mobin Can’t Hack It: At least “uh oh” gets his exclamation points. At least that’s how it seems. Good luck with it!

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Just listened to the ‘cast – Willie Calhoun is a drop already?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: in the kind of league where say joc is available i’d say so. i just dropped in a dynasty that fits that description. same kind of place braun isn’t needed to be held.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  jason batteiger
4 years ago

@Grey: @jason batteiger: True – I forgot my #shallowleagueproblems

It’s a 10 teamer where I dropped Gallo for him as a speculative add, but my UTIL bat is typically Travis Shaw or Devers.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 years ago

yahoo’s f’ing up yet again, showing thames not playing a mere minute after they were showing he was. having checked 2 different lineup sites he is.

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

@Grey: for at least a bit they were doing it with cain sugar too.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, best stream option?
Tropeano at home vs Whie Sox
Dereck Rodriguez at home vs Mil
Oswalt at home vs SD
SON likes them all

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank yo

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Cohen
4 years ago

@Cohen: d-rod, he’s been very good for a while now. oswalt is very very trashy

muskysmell
muskysmell
4 years ago

Mixed, roto , auction, keeper league trade was proposed to me:

His:
Stras $32
J. Baez $6
Muncy $5

for my:
K. Bryant $21
A. Wood $9
J. Segura $13

which side you got?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey? I have Puig on the DL (he’s set to be back on Saturday) and Lamb in my UTIL position. An opposing owner just offered me Aaron Hicks for Willie Calhoun. I have three questions for you…

(1) Straight up…would you move Calhoun for Hicks?
(2) How would you rank Hicks, Lamb, and Calhoun ROS?
(3) There is no 3rd question.

It’s a 12-team, keeper, OBP/SLG league.

Happy Tuesday!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks friend.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Rosario at $5 for Harper at $27 ROS and beyond. 8 team keeper.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  uncle ernie
4 years ago

@uncle ernie: Harper

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I have to lean with Rosario since he’s been golden all year and Harps needs to catch fire. He may but a $5 keeper like him is the deciding factor. Thanks

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Harper scratched from the lineup. I hear he’s going to be traded.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Is Kyle Tucker approaching drop city? Astros have been sitting him against lefties. I feel like Tucker will need to go 4-4 and hit for the cycle while stealing 2 bases tomorrow to get PT

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: I hear ya. He hits lefties well too, which further frustrates things.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, better saves spec ?
Strop, Cischek or Edwards

Mike Duffy
Mike Duffy
4 years ago

Please suggest in the comments a term for a made-up injury to limit a player. Could also be a made-up injury to limit a hitter from exceeding service time, so preferably not a term pitcher-focused:

“Adding insult to injury”:

Negatto
Negatto
4 years ago

Better add for saves moving forward?

Barraclough. Minter or Britton?

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

I asked about a similar trade last night, but curious which side you prefer in this one ROS:

Trea Turner & Madbum
OR
Lindor & Strasburg
OR
too similar to matter

Thanks

hanklongball
hanklongball
4 years ago

Grey,

Who would you rank ROS: Godley, Cahill, or Eovaldi on a contender? Are any of options a must have, or should I stream for best options?

thejacks
thejacks
4 years ago

Drop Smoak to pick up M Franco at CI? Or B Belt?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

A couple trade proposals for my standard 5×5 roto league using QS, K, SV, ERA, WHIP for pitching categories and R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG for hitting categories.

My current roster:

C Molina
1B Freeman
2B Baez
3B Arenado
SS Lindor
OF Betts, Judge, Springer, Benintendi
UTIL Goldy, Bregman
BENCH Rosario
SP Severino, Bauer, Kluber, Paxton, Nola, Cole, Verlander
RP Kimbrel, Jansen, Vazquez, Doolittle (DL)

1. I give Eddie Rosario and Doolittle and receive Stanton.

2. I give Kluber and Doolittle for Scherzer.

Do you like either of these and if so which would you do based on my roster. I’m sitting in first place and leading in most categories. I’m a close 2nd in HR, RBI and QS. I have a narrow lead in K’s.

Los Putos
Los Putos
4 years ago

Howdy,

Left Stressbird on DL for his 1st start after ASB (am glad I did).
Was hoping to hear of one of my RP being dealt and losing his closer role so they’d be the drop to activate Stressbird, but that hasnt happened.

SP: Sev, Lester, MadBum, Cueto, Wood, Hill, Pivetta DL Stras
RP: Chapman, Iglesias, SirAnthony, Yates

who is the drop?

i need, Ws, Ks and Saves so its been a tough call.

Thanks

Los Putos
Los Putos
Reply to  Los Putos
4 years ago

@Los Putos: Add Britton to the mi at RP
Thanks

Los Putos
Los Putos
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Have debated Pivetta being the drop. His Ks are nice but he’s been a dog of late.

Bye Bye Pivetta?

los putos
los putos
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you

Tyler
Tyler
4 years ago

Grey!
I’m in a 12 team 30 roster roto league. I need to lower my era by a TON in the second half to compete (in 2nd). I drafted Castillo, Weaver, Darvish and Ohtani (lowercase yay). I traded Muncy for Bauer and I am thinking of dealing Albies. Would you trade Albies for Carrasco and Morton? Thanks !

Tyler
Tyler
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: oye. Reading through the second half ranks I thought the Bauer deal was a good one. Anyway, would Keuchel and Morton or Carrasco be better? What if I could deal Albies for Verlander?

Tyler
Tyler
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I hear you. That makes sense. I had such hot garbage in the beginning of the season, that I can’t even get my Era/whip lowered although I have Nola, Snell, Clevinger, Buehler and Gibson. Love the pod man!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

thoughts on this trade in a keep forever:

1. Altuve and Springer
OR
2. Judge, Gleyber & Bird

who you want.

The Trombone Player
The Trombone Player
4 years ago

Glossary Term – pay fever

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Hurler Comp Claim.

Can’t seem to fix my RP staff. Have to make decision on going for holds or saves. Would you rather have Parker, Bear Claw and Osuna or Robertson, Alexander and Watson. ERA, WHIP, Ks, Wins and Losses are separate categories as well.

DodgersWindowClosed
DodgersWindowClosed
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! Two weeks ago I turned down my Hendricks for his Davis. Colorado in September and a bad schedule. But probably still should have taken that one.

DodgersWindowClosed
DodgersWindowClosed
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Maybe not dead yet LOL. This prompted me to revisit the owner. He wants Cano, Hendricks and Heaney for Davis and Knebel. I have Max, Kluber, Bauer, Wood as starters with Ryu on DL. Thoughts?

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Duvall or cron ros, obp roto league. Thanks

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

Grey- Need some trade advice…..In a H2H category league I Was offered Kluber and K Jansen for Quintana, Archer and Robbie Ray….What you think? Immediate accept? My pitching staff would then be

Degrom
Kluber
Snell
Flaherty
Taillon
Buehler

Wade Davis
Iglesias
Kenley

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

@Andrew Mellars: Immediate accept

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

@Andrew Mellars: agree with B

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: why don’t I get offers like that? Instead I get Trea Turner and Arenado for Stripling and Yates

Racist Jason Spencer's Butt Gayness
Racist Jason Spencer's Butt Gayness
4 years ago

Yesterday I asked who to keep between Pivetta and Stroman. You said neither? I set in motion a plan to eliminate both of them from my team. Stroman got the axe first. I dropped him for woman abuser and closer Roberto Osuna. If you can’t grow an actual mustache, the next best thing is to stash a closer. Pivetta will be dropped when Buehler comes off of my minor league spot. My staff in a 14 team H2H (6 keeper) league will now be- Carrasco, Berrios, Beiber, Rodon and Buehler (Darvish & Urias on dl). Got any more trash that needs taken out?

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Healy, Puig, or Andrus overall value ROS?
I can keep two.

LenFuego
LenFuego
4 years ago

Meninningitis
Wink Eye Disease
Staff Infection

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Between those two, my vote is Pretendonitis. It’s just more … natural. The other one is trying just a bit too hard.

Keith Holland
Keith Holland
4 years ago

In a forever keeper, standard categories, would you trade away Kris Bryant, Carlos Martinez, and C. Seager for
Stanton, Anthony Rendon, and G. Cole?

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
4 years ago

You know I’ve cyclopse’d Teheran all year. Even had Rudy look into why his ERA outperforms his FIP by half run EVERY year. Back to back solid starts and ERA sitting at 4. Pick him up off waivers for today’s start against the Marlins.

Jesus tits.

FMFBBL

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Might have been a good thing to know ahead of time that his ERA in last 7 day games is 6.99.

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

@VinWins: Jeebus

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

I miss us.

PC

Toph
Toph
4 years ago

Follow up dynasty trade question from yesterday Grey.

Originally had a MadBum and Scooter for Freddie Freeman deal on the table. I was down but trading partner got cold feet at last minute. His offer is now my MadBum for his Joey Votto.

Thoughts on that one? I’m little less liking to that one based on the age difference and I own Jose Abreu.

Thanks as always, you’re best in the business and I mean that 100%

b the esq.
b the esq.
4 years ago

Need to fill 2 UTIL spots 6×6 with walks as the additional offensive category……Rendon, Devers, Eugenio Suarez, Jake Bauers, Ian Desmond, Ooooh that Odor, Piscotty and Jesse Winker.

Rank ’em as I may be able to have/get up to 4 of them to fill a BN spot.

Thanks!

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
4 years ago

Glossary term suggestion: Pretendonitis

I.e. Blake Snell is out with Pretendonitis in his shoulder.

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thats what i get for stealing other peoples ideas!

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
4 years ago

Sit/start for standard 5×5 roto (SON is iffy):
Maeda @ PHI (7.2)
Berrios @ TOR (5.5)
Wood @ ATL (4.6)
Mikolas vs CHC (3.1)

Sit/start for H2H pts:
Ray @ CHC (6.2)

Thx

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
4 years ago

Would you trade Syndergaard/Ozuna for Severino? Need pitching help this year and have too many OF keepers.

Tom Emanski
Tom Emanski
4 years ago

How about sabbat-DL? He’s not actually injured, just away on sabbat-DL

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

@ Grey 12 team 5×5 roto

Which stream do you prefer?

S. Gray v. KC ($22.2)
N. Tropeano v. CHW ($17.7)

CT Old School
CT Old School
4 years ago

The Mislabelled List

MarvPesos
marv
4 years ago

Grey,

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

Looking at dropping a couple pitchers for some Waiver guys (below): let me know what you think:
Drop J. Junis for N. Kingham
Drop L. Lynn for C. Dickerson (he’d be a bench bat but back up)
Or swap someone else (Waiver and team below)

WAIVER
HIT – B. Belt, Y. Gurriel, F. Meija, B. Hamilton, C. Gonzale, C. Dickerson, M. Semien, J. Bauers, J. Kipnis, M. Zuzino, R. Healy, K. Calhoun, A. Rosario
PIT – D. Rodriguez, J. Sheilds, Y. Ramirez, C. Buchholz, , J. Hicks, T. Mahle, R. Lopez, M. Minor, T. Cahill
RP – Z. Britton, J. Familia, F. Rodney, K. Herrera, J. Soria, R. Osuna, R. Gsellman, A.J. Minter

My team:
C – EMPTY
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – B. Dozier
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – T. Turner
CI – A. Rizzo
MI – X. Bogaerts
LF – C. Yelich
CF – C. Blackmon
RF – M. Haniger
Util – J. Upton
BN – J. Turner (10-day DL)
DL – N. Mazara (10-day DL)
DL– W. Ramos (10-day DL)

SP – C. Carrasco
SP – J. Verlander
SP – D. Duffy
RP – K. Baraclough (RP)
RP – K. Kela (RP)
P – B. Parker (RP)
P – J. Zimmermann
BN – R. Hill
BN – L. Lynn
BN – J. Junis
BN – W. Buehler (Not Active)
BN – M. Kopech (Not Active)
BN – J. Paxton
DL – N. Syndergaard (10-Day DL)
DL – D. Salazar (10-day DL)
Thanks bud

BR
BR
4 years ago

After watching the World Cup, it seems like soccer players have mastered the art of faking an injury to buy time. Maybe call that type of injury a “FIFA”.

Schewe
Schewe
4 years ago

DL = The Disingenuous List.

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Blake Snell pulling a Keyser Soze

mUshi
mUshi
4 years ago

Hi. Would you trade nola/bauers for muncy/berrios in a 20tm h2h keeper?

Thanks

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
Reply to  mUshi
4 years ago

@Grey:

@mUshi:

this is a cool trade esp in a deep keeper.

I’m not sure I 100% agree with Grey tho, mostly because Max Muncy hasn’t been good for very long. And Five years older than Bauers as well. Feel like it could go either way tho, esp if you believe in Muncy.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Need a fifth starter. Maeda. Duffy. Tanaka or Wood. Thank you sir 8 team with QS

David M Silver
David M Silver
4 years ago

Only skimmed the comments so far, but I feel like innings-limited pitchers get put on the DL due to “Pretendonitis”

flye
flye
4 years ago

Another vote for Limititus, but mystery illnesses always remind me of this line (famously improved by Chris Pratt) from Parks And Rec:

“Leslie, I typed your symptoms into the thing up here, and it says you could have ‘network connectivity problems'”

NH
NH
4 years ago

I give Starling Marte and Charlie Morton
I get Corey Kluber

Thoughts?

Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson
4 years ago

In 9th place and need a spark. Should I deal Blackmon for Rizzo and Pollack? 6×6 with ops

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
4 years ago

Grey,

Thoughts on stashing Cano or rostering Willie Calhoun with my last bench spot? Right now I’ve got Calhoun there. Biggest needs are runs/homers, kind of just hanging on to one of them in case they get hot.

Hampson is out there to.

Thanks, Homie!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey. Baby Vlad is out there too since its a redraft, eye balling him too still.

DocMcstuffins
DocMcstuffins
4 years ago

I have a 2.5 game lead in a 6×6 QS, Hold, OPS. Guy offered me Kershaw for Vlad. I’m 1st overall in pitching (not sure how cuz it feels like I lose ERA, WHIP and QS every week) and 2nd in hitting. I can keep Vlad at $7 next year, then $11, then $19, then $35 the fourth year.

Seems like I should keep Vlad and just take my chances with my pitching?

DocMcstuffins
DocMcstuffins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Wouldn’t be able to keep Kershaw cuz hed be like $44, it would just be a rental for rest of the year.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

I have a minor league trade on the table and want you opinion on the deal.

I give up: Jason Groome (SP, BOS), and Luis Urias (2B,SD)
I get: Max Schrock (2B, STL), Yordan ALvarez (OF, HOU)

WOuld you make it?

Joel
Joel
4 years ago

Fake injury and delay in service, etc.

Fakin’ & Lags

Prob too close to Slam & Legs

Roger Anderson
Roger Anderson
4 years ago

I know how much you love Catcher questions so here is mine: I had Sanchez on the DL, picked up Molina. When Garo came off the DL, I dropped Molina. SOmeone grabbed him. Now it looks like Garo is heading back. So, Lucroy or Narvaez (sleeper? Schmato batting 500 for the last few days before he sat for 2)?

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

I’ve had 2B woes all season. Who do you like ROS (pick 2)? Kinsler, Cano, D Murphy, Gleyber, Castro, Kipnis. Thank you, oh master Lothario.

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

Is it a problem to have too many Yankees? I have Stanton and Hicks. Been offered this trade:

10-team OBP, R, HR, RBI, SB, K (neg stat)

Give: Rizzo, D Gordon, Molina

Get: Harper, Gleybar, G Sanchez

Would give me 4 Yankees, but would you accept that trade?

Jim
Jim
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Gary more likely to be sent to AAA for lack of hustle…

Jim
Jim
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: trade partner now throwing in Daniel Murphy if I give up CarGo. Trade Analyzer hates CarGo so much, it would take the deal even without Sanchez. What do you think?

Joel
Joel
4 years ago

SON is wet for Eovaldi tomorrow vs. NNY. I fret for him.

Bench him, right?

Joel
Joel
Reply to  Joel
4 years ago

@Joel: HA, NYY

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

He’s definitely a possible keeper but trying to win this year and he’s a solid piece – looking to add a closer with a SP that could provide similar returns that’s not being kept by the other guy. A lot of my closers could be affected by the trade deadline – Seranthony, Blake P, Rondon, etc.

Thanks!