Yesterday, the Jays’ catcher prospect Danny Jansen was called up.  Finally, the Jays are ready to move on with their prospects.  *Vlad Jr. waves his hand, trying to get their attention*  It took long enough, but finally the time is here.  *Vlad Jr. takes out a bullhorn and blows it*  Did you hear something?  The Jays did…Danny Jansen’s bat!  Jansen looks like an offensive-minded catcher in the mold of Jerry Tomato Realmuto (think 15/7/.280).  I grabbed Jansen in one league, because, I had Cervelli, who has a magnet for foul balls on his face like Stormy Daniels, and Russell Martin is going to play third while Yangervis deals with an oblique strain and, shucks, if only the Jays had someone else to play third.  *Vlad Jr. marches with color guards’ flags, waving them.  Finally, Vlad Jr. sighs.*  Damn, too bad.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 6.11.  You throw enough crap against the wall and eventually someone says, “Is that a Mapplethorpe?  That’s beautiful!”

Sean Reid-Foley – Will be called up to start today for the Jays.  He was on Prospect Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects.  PR said of Reid-Foley, “He offers my favorite pitching profile, a groundball pitcher with K per inning stuff, and solid control. Took a huge step forward in 2016 after learning a curveball from his older brother, a former Dodgers farmhand. His season ended prematurely after an elbow flare up (CRINGE), so there’s some obvious injury risk here. Overall I really like the player, plus he’s got a sweet stache reminiscent of one Grey Albright.”  *blushes*  Aw, geez!  I didn’t grab Reid-Foley anywhere, but I could see it.

Tyler Glasnow – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.25 on the Rays vs. Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.02.  This matchup was billed as “Glasnow vs. Ass Low (because he’s short).”  I wouldn’t go anywhere near Stroman — I’m a short heightist — Glasnow I’m all over, and Podcaster Ralph are gonna talk on him at length, including what the hell were the Pirates thinking.

Kyle Tucker – 0-for-3, 1 run.  The Astros recalled him from the minors.  Listen, discarded sunflower seeds in the dugout aren’t going to clean up themselves.  They need a guy who was hitting .382 in Triple-A since he was sent down to take care of stuff like that.

Hector Rondon – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save.  Roberto Osuna owners celebrate!  Dot dot dot.  And Osuna gave up a run and lost the game.

Erasmo Ramirez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.75, as Er-Ram replaced F-Her.  As long as the romance remains.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, and 4th homer in the last week.  Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Jon Lester – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ERA ERA at 3.89.  Weird, on Saturday, a millennial was slathering him with avocado.

David Bote – 1-for-1, 4 RBIs and his 3rd home run.  So much has been made of his walk-off grand slam — I’ve heard how he has the highest exit velocity, how he’s hitting .329, how he’s the Cubs’ spark plug and more — but one thing I haven’t heard is, um, why was he pinch hitting and not, ya know, playing?

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.19 vs. Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.00 on the Cubs.  We know Max Scherzer is a weird-eyed freak, but look at Cole Hamels doing work!  Sure, I grabbed him in my NL-Only league and it’s the only reason why I’m excited, but, tell me true, you can’t be excited for me?  What is wrong with you!?

Ryan Madson – 2/3 IP, 4 ER and his 3rd blown save, ERA at 5.19.  That went sideways fast for Madson.  After the game, Madson complained of shooting pain in his back and leg.  That is a side effect of giving up one of the worst blown saves in history.  Next up, Koda Glover or Justin Miller.  My money’s on Glover, because he’s got the special sauce.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homer.  Au Shizz!  Au Shizz!

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-1 and his 17th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .280.  Fun fact!  There’s a class you can take at Colombia University called Drug Dealing 101, that is sometimes abbreviated Edu-Escobar.  That’s not Columbia University in New York, by the way.

David Peralta – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .303.  You know what Peralta’s year is saying to me?  Eddie Rosario in 2017.  Everyone is going to ignore Peralta next year, and I’m gonna say something like, “He was already a top 40 outfielder, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be ranked that high this year,” and big box sites will all but forget about Peralta in 2019.

Zack Godley – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.20.  Only three earned runs in his last 21 IP with more Ks than IP.  Two of his opponents were also the dog’s breakfast, but then again dog backwards is God.  Hmm.

Luis Castillo – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.04.  He’s owned in 45% of ESPN leagues.  Just in case you wanted to know how many people were still falling for the banana in the ol’ tailpipe.

Tanner Roark – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.12, but an under-1 ERA since the break.  I dropped Roark before his Saturday start in Wrigley, but, hey, I also sold $10,000 worth of Apple stock at $10/share a month before the iPod dropped, so, ya know, what can do?  *notices something*  Hey, look, cyanide!  Guzzle, guzzle!

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  Right now, he’s the most reliable Yanks starter.  Okay, not fully true, but I’m still dealing with Hand Covering Mouth Because I Own Masahiro Disease.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 1 hit, 3 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  I don’t trust CC as far as I can throw him, and I can only bench around 35 pounds, so I can’t throw CC very far.  However (Grey’s turning the ship around!), he’s been decent for about three years in a row now.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4 and his 30th homer, hitting .281. I had a dream that Giancarlo would still get to 50 homers this year.  In this dream, Giancarlo was wearing a whipped cream Speedo and I was a giant tongue.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .270.  Lifting the Yanks with the absence of Judge is a new thing for Didi.  Guess it’s a trial run.

Jake Arrieta – 5 IP, 5 ER in Petco, ERA at 3.33.  Can’t believe I streamed this straight trash merchant.

Travis Jankowski – 2-for-3, 3 runs and 4 steals (16, 17, 18, 19), hitting .260, and more steals in one game than three weeks of Dee Gordon.  Weak, indeed.  Same word, different spelling, catch the drift?  Cool, man, cool.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week.  Just took him playing 267 of the last 268 games, and finally it’s clicking!  Definitely seems like a hot schmotato, though.

Logan Morrison – Season-ending hip surgery.  Too bad, so sad.  So, Tyler Austin should now have a full-time job as the Twins’ DH.  You know Tyler Austin, he’s the guy you loved when he was on the Yankees, and now couldn’t care less about.  He’s also the guy who was better than Greg Bird even if you insisted on preferring Bird — prefird?  You prefirded bastard! — Austin is more of an AL-Only guy for now, but that could change quickly.

Kohl Stewart – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER as the Twins called him up.  Or maybe that’s *pinkie to mouth*  Kohl’d up.  He’s a ground ball-inducing, low strikeout pitcher who…*snores*  Wait, what was I talking about?  I started napping mid-blurb.

Trevor Hildenberger – 1 IP, 2 ER and the 1st post-Rodney Twins save on Saturday.  The Twins using Hildenberger, as he continues to talk about how he’s tipping his pitches and not pitching effectively, is like that year in your 20’s when you wore sweatpants.  You just didn’t care, and the Twins don’t seem to either.  Trevor Sweatpantswearer is your closer, until further notice.

Danny Duffy – Has a 7.54 ERA in his last four starts, his velocity has dropped 3 MPH and he’s complaining of shoulder stiffness.  So, what does his manager say?  Duffy is dealing with “normal wear and tear.”  That’s normal wear and tear like those acid wash jeans you still wear.

Seth Lugo – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Mets are such cheap f**ks.  Of course, they’re doing anything to not let Wahl or Gsellman get saves, and instead go with guys who they don’t care about.  The Mets could obviously let Wahl close and see what they have with him, but their organization confuses an ESL speaker on the meaning of organization.  Watch, the Mets will sign some vet this offseason to be the closer.  Or even better, they’ll give Wahl an opportunity in March to win the job, when they could’ve let him get his feet wet this year.  Any hoo!  Lugo is the arm to own for saves.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .235.  He’s hitting like a poor man’s Piscotty this year.  Call him Pisscotty.

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.38, as he started in pace of Luke Weaver, who cut his finger on a soda can.  That was a very expensive soda for the Cardinals, since Ross is owed $200,000 for every start he makes the rest of the way (which is why he hadn’t been starting).  I wonder what would happen if the Cards had Gyorko throw out the first pitch, then had Ross relieve him.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Edwin Encarnacion – Hit the DL with a sore hand.  This is achin’ venient injury similar to Chris Sale’s injury with the Sawx.  It’s the ol’ “Our team is obviously winning the division so let’s rest our guys a little bit” injury.

Adam Engel – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and he also brought back a Yonder Alonso homer.  Hey, Engel, you got one over Yonder!  Yooooo-daaaaaay-leeeee-eeee-hooo!  I love a good yodel.  Or their rebranded Ho-Ho.

Tyler Skaggs – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.78.  He was activated from the DL and returned to the DL all this weekend.  Last December, an ex-Mets trainer removed “Mets” from his resume and connected with the Angels on LinkedIn.  It seemed inconsequential at the time, but could have lasting effects.

Edwin Jackson – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.48.  *opens envelope*  And your AL Cy Young is Edwin Jackson!

Trevor Cahill – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.39.  Fish don’t fry in the kitchen; beans don’t burn on the grill.  Took a whole lotta tryin’ to get up the nerve to stream Cahill.  Sigh, you failed me The Jeffersons’ theme song.

Trevor Williams – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.66. Imagine my preseason sleeper Trevor Williams can actually get to a 3.50 ERA this year.  That might be my greatest victory that I won’t consider a victory, because I can barely justify owning him in most mixed leagues no matter how well he’s pitching.

Dereck Rodriguez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  I’d continue to use the Stream-o-Nator for D-Rod.  By the by, this weekend the Giants retired Bonds’ number.  Somehow, Dereck’s dad, Pudge, is in Cooperstown even though he used to be called Pudge because he was a big guy, then he lost 200 random pounds of muscle once MLB starting testing for steroids.  The MLB leader in homers (and a shizzton of other honors) is not in Cooperstown because he wasn’t nice to sportswriters.  Sportswriters are literally the worst.  Don’t @ me.

Kyle Freeland – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.02 vs. Walker Buehler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Remember when Coors was a good place for hitters.  *wavy lines*  Hey, it’s July 2018 again.  Sweet, I can pay the $340 July cable bill again.  *wavy lines*  Wow, worst dream sequence ever!

Adam Ottavino – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.73 and the blown save, as Wade Davis (1 IP, 0 ER) gets the win.  Fantasy Baseball:  When real life isn’t stressful enough.

Ross Stripling – Sent to the bullpen with Kenta Maeda for the return of Hyun-Jin Ryu and Alex Wood.  I’d own Wood and Ryu in any league.  Stripling will prolly act like the long man, but Maeda could see saves, especially with Scott Alexander acting like a cuddle boy.

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Did I say Stripling wouldn’t be in the rotation?  Oh, just wait until Rich Hill tries to open a pickle jar.  “I hear pickle juice is good for blisters.  So, I’m just going to rather nonchalantly open this pickle jar and…Hmm…Is this stuck…Ugh…Blister!!!”

Touki Toussaint – Will be called up to start today.  I want to grab Touki for his name alone.  I’m pumped up for Touki.  I do it all for the Touki!  But the Braves don’t have a straight course of action to keep Touki in their rotation.  Touki is in Prospector Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects too (key).

Sean Newcomb – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.40.  Galaxy brain:  Touki replaces Newcomb in the rotation.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  I’m giving Albies all A’s, babies!

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, his 4th homer this week.  Yeah, Juan Soto’s so much better than The Tilde.  *wipes dandruff off shoulder*  Whatever you say.

Jesus Aguilar – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 29th homer.  Too bad he can’t pitch for the Brewers.  But they got Schoop and Moustakas for that!

Josh Hader – 2 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday, ERA at 1.54.  Why is it surprising when a manager goes to the most obvious guy in a bullpen?  Have we been conditioned to expect so little from managers?  Can we not expect more?  That’s why I, Grey Albright, am running for manager of every major league team.  With your vote, I can have the right guys closing games.

David Price – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.75, 1.69 ERA in his last five starts.  Great, excellent, adjective, he was going against the O’s on Saturday.  You know why they’re called that?  Because they give every opposing pitcher the O face.  On the bright side, Price gets the Rays next and the Stream-o-Nator is all bowdy-bout-it.

Steve Pearce – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  As I always say, the fifth AL East team a guy plays for is always the charm.

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 1 hit, zero walks, 12 Ks, ERA down to 1.97, as he was activated from the DL.  Happy Monday, now it’s time for a rant.  Clearly, Sale was never injured; his pretendonitis wasn’t the least bit believable.  I mean, sure, the O’s are terrible, but, c’mon, Sale had pitched great prior to the DL stint and immediately following it.  The Sawx were obviously trying to keep his innings down, which is fine!  I don’t mind.  Who cares?  Not me!  But — again with some stank — BUT! they should have to keep him on the roster and just skip him.  Teams should not be able to do fake injuries for DL stints.  So, how do we stop this?  I have an idea!  A league doctor.  Let’s call the doctor, Dr. Don’tfeelgood.  Yes, with an apostrophe because he’s Hawaiian.   Don’tfeelgood flies in, checks a player injury and, if he’s not really injured, no DL.  We can have Don’tfeelgood check for injuries on so-called healthy players too.  Say Ohtani wants to be DL’d, but the Angels won’t do it, because they’re stupid.  The player can call Don’tfeelgood, have them look at the MRI results and override the team doctors.  You could air Don’tfeelgood’s checkups on MLB TV, tell me you wouldn’t watch this.  Well, except when they’re checking for groin strains.

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Dan
Dan
4 years ago

Ros at catcher jansen hedges or taylor wood ?

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Here is the summary of trades I made this year. Seems like I did ok but lately my former team members are crushing it. Please weigh in on how you think this will play out ROS.

Gave Got
Mancini. Herrera
Heaney. Allen
Rondon. Wood
Albies, Treinen, Manaea. Trout, Semien, DeJong
MadBum, Morton. Kluber, Robertson
K Seager. Haniger

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

1 out with a 1-run lead in the 8th, you throw a wild pitch to advance the runners to 2nd and 3rd. How can you then pitch to the HR leader?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I guess they knew they’d get to face Bud Norris, so they weren’t worried about falling behind.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Do we trust this Kennedy fellow at home to the Angels tomorrow? SON certainly likes it but feels pretty risky to me…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 years ago

@Stephen Lyon: Or Hardy v CWS come to that…

Dante
Dante
4 years ago

13 team mixed with OPS. Conforto or Trumbo ROS?

Thanks

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
4 years ago

Yo Grey!
Better options than Tim Anderson at SS for ROS? 12 team H2H points league.

Amed Rosario
Tim Beckham
Camargo
Nunez
Adames
A. Diaz

Thanks!

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I drop kela, madson, hicks, for Glover, lugo, Winkler, fry , brach , Carl Edwards , or neris,cishek?

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: no

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Time to reactive Ryu. Pretty excited for his return. Drop Desmond or Piscotty? Probably Piscotty, but Desmond has been terrible.

Thanks!

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Alex
4 years ago

@Alex: Activate was the word I was looking for, but you got me…

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
4 years ago

When I drafted Severino I never thought I would worry about him blowing up my ratios when he started. Another crappy start…against the Mets! Dude can’t buy a QS. I’m done venting now.

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

Do you consider Taillon a top 25 SP ROS for a standard 5×5 roto using QS instead of W? I saw him ranked that high on another site and it seems high to me.

hanklongball
hanklongball
4 years ago

Dear Grey,

I have to drop someone for Myers coming off the DL. Which bench piece would you get rid of: Hosmer, Stripling, or Wil Myers?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

Tilde!

Aardvark
Aardvark
4 years ago

Roster lance Lynn or Trevor Williams?

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Lynn vs. the rays
Williams vs. the cubs

It’s a H2H points league with emphasis on the QS.

Or should I grab Josh Hader, stripling, touissaint

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Any insight on Taylor Ward, just called up by the Halos?

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

10 team h2h points league

Position doesn’t matter. Please rank ROS based on points:

Olson
Profar
Mancini

Thanks!

Jt
Jt
4 years ago

Free agents on waivers: d. Jansen, Reid-foley, Taylor ward, Bader, Renfroe, nick Williams anything you see I can switch out

C chirinos
1b Abreu
2b Albies
3b moose
Ss Anderson
If Sano
Of haniger, Ozuna, benetendi, Cain
Util Trumbo, reddick
Bench McNeil, Dahl, Zimmerman

Sale,Bauer,Nola,gray, pivetta, rondon, Osuna, seranthony, Glover, Jeffress, Bradley
Saves/holds

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Bench Bat: Diaz or Chris Taylor? (diaz hot but Talor provides more flexibility).
Catcher: Cervelli; Chirinos; Gattis; Zunino?

Thanks.

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: As a bench bat (and most of my team only play one position), it’d help as a “tie breaker.” Leaning towards keeping Taylor but still have a few days to decide (when Springer & Trout return from DL).

Your input feeds my decision — but in actuality, will probably be swayed by performance next two days.

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
4 years ago

(key).

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

I see your Edwin Jackson and raise you another contender, James Shields.

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Who to drop? 5×5 H2H league (keep forever) – I’m in playoff position.

Musgrove, Pivetta, Maeda, Scott Alexander, Strop, Archie Bradley, Yates, Seranthony Dominguez

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: 10 teams, 40-man rosters

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
4 years ago

hey bro only have room for 1 of Sano or Muncy who would you keep RoS obp instead of avg…

(or until vlad is called up)

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Shitwolf
4 years ago

@Shitwolf:

could also throw dejong into the mix since he is a hot at the moment

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

tiss confusion what’s your final answer? haha

JP
JP
4 years ago

HxH keeper league, Aaron Hicks (can be kept next year for $1) or Nelson Cruz (can be kept next year for $30)

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Profar or Puig ROS in a points league?

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
4 years ago

Adames or Villar ROS

greggpatenaude
greggpatenaude
4 years ago

Desmond or zimm ros?

greggpatenaude
greggpatenaude
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Platoon?

That would be my starting 1b. I should be in first heading to h2h playoffs

Luke
Luke
4 years ago

Grey,

Gotta make room for Alex Wood’s return. Should I drop Luke Weaver, Derek Holland, or CarGo? Thanks.

brett
brett
4 years ago

Acuna is playing amazing. Around where do you see him ranked next year?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Maybe it’s because of the two young studs batting in front of him, but Freddie Freeman has been extra yawnstipating this month.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Position doesn’t matter. Please rank for points:

Profar
Ryan Zimmerman
Matt Olson
Hosmer

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

Willy Adames or Timmy A?

thanks grey

Jake
Jake
4 years ago

Drop Knebel for Glover?

Thanks

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Will Ward play most days? Zunino or Ward?

A2K
A2K
4 years ago

Danny Jansen, Taylor Ward or Mitch Garver ROS?

As always, Graycias

A2K
A2K
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks amigo (that’s “friend” in Spanish [I’ve heard you speak Spanish])
Is there a three sided coin in the Razzball merch store?

Hoping to share some winnings with Ted, Cougs and you this year.

A2K
A2K
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks amigo (that’s “friend” in Spanish [I’ve heard you speak Spanish])
Is there a three sided coin in the Razzball merch store?

Hoping to share some winnings with Ted, Cougs and you this year.

Fabsy
Fabsy
4 years ago

Taylor Ward is being called up by the Angels today. The 24-year-old Ward has hit his stride offensively this season after making the switch from catcher to third base, batting .349/.446/.531 with 14 homers and 18 steals between Double- and Triple-A (via Rotoworld).

He has catcher eligibility is he worth looking at… potentially over Danny Jansen?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Fabsy
4 years ago

@Fabsy: Where’s ralph! Ralph has him at 108. I juts scooped him in my league because I’m catcher desparate, and 3B is my next weakest so hoping he can play every day and get 3B eligible…and hit 15 homers and 15 steals ROS. that’d be cool.

Drew
Drew
4 years ago

If I’m looking for Saves and/or Holds, who’s the better add ROS: Lugo, Glover, Hilde, Rodney, Justin Miller, Conley, or Biddle?

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

Touki looks good today, athletic, swings a good bat, covers first nicely, oh and he can really pitch!

Didn’t the ATL get Dansy and Touki for Shelby Miller??

southside dom
southside dom
4 years ago

10 team roto dynasty keeper. Weekly lineup locks. Aiming to win it or finish in the money this season.

QS is incredibly tight, wins and Ks are somewhat tight.

Annibal Sanchez and Glasnow both have RP eligibility. I maybe stand to lose a point in saves, but otherwise am pretty locked in at near the bottom.

Preference between Sanchez and Glasnow? How much to bid out of $80 remaining on either. Also, any downside in dumping relievers and going all in on starters for the remainder of the season?

Smoooth jimmy
Smoooth jimmy
4 years ago

Ryu or teheran?

Ryu or glasnow?

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Please rank these RP’s over the next four weeks:

Strop
B. Norris
Boxberger
W. Davis

Smoooth jimmy
Smoooth jimmy
4 years ago

Stanton really LMFAO

Great stuff as always

Is Kershaw even top 50 next year?

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

Hey Grey! You think Acuna will already be a top 20/25 guys next year?

I have him for $23 ($26 next year) in a keep 7 forever 12 teamer + I’m trying to figure out if I should hold onto him or let him go (and instead just make sure I pay up to draft him again). Marte Upton and guys like that go for $28- $34 generally….

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: totally – I feel like he’s barely played and is going to end up flirting with 20/20 (over on homers under on sb)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: love all of that! so, easy keep at $26?

First rounders go for $40 – $60 in this league.

If I didn’t keep him for $26, it would be between $4 Tim Anderson or $3 Mikolas / D-Rod / Eflin.

Duda Want to a Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to a Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks – good to know.

I’m likely going to end up keeping a bunch of $20+ studs (Acuna or Rhys being the “worst” of those), which will limit my auction budget spending ($160 out of $260 spent on keepers), but I’ve got no problem with that!

I feel like most years, about 1/2 to 3/4 of a roster turns over into waiver guys anyway….

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to a Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

@Duda Want to a Build a Snowman?:
Meant to say, those keepers would be 34 Betts, 24 Harper, 16 JDM, 26 acuna, 21 Rhys, 29 Blackmon, then 11 Clevinger or 3 Mikolas

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks! Took lots of trading with people who overvalue cheap but second/third tier guys…

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:
Keep him for as many years as you can. Kid can do so much, he creates runs. He homers leading off the bottom of the first today. bottom of the fifth he is safe on an error, steals 2nd, goes to third on a ground-out to SS, not many guys do that, and scores on a sac fly.

The Braves will keep adding more great players around him. I see his ceiling at .320 110/35/90/30 at lead – off!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: I’ll take that anytime! If he does that, he’s an easy $40+ player every year!

I was wanting to try and be cute and pick him up again, trying to draft him for less than $26, but that sounds too risky…

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

Grey-

Need some help in my H2H category league…..would you lose Quintan for any of these guys….Ed-Rod, Ryu, Hamels, Jon Gray, Godley or Gausman? Also ROS best bet for saves ……Romo, Seranthony, Will Harris, Giles, Osuna or Glover? Thanks again

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

tilde is dialed in…..but soto.

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: how high do you see him (tilde) going next year? top 30? 50?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: word. different subject, but you ever check out Love Island? good show to stream with cougs if thats your guys thing…..

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: debatable. british reality show. kind of like the short lived temptation island but with better accents. its on hulu if you have that….

Yoyyyyyz
Yoyyyyyz
4 years ago

Need to drop someone so I can add a streaming spot. Who do you like more ROS – Olsen or Calhoun?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
4 years ago

Re Peralta vs Eddie Rosario. The thing about Peralta is his age (30) suggests he’s probably on the wrong side of the aging curve. It might’ve seemed that way re Rosario, but he’s actually young. Maybe the only time the Twins have a guy who has been around a while and so seems older than he is. Rosario is 26 right now, so he was 25 LY (MATH!), meaning we should have expected him to keep it going (or get better!).

FWIW, I own Rosario in every team I have, and I’m doing pretty well in most of my leagues.

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Hi Grey, Happy Monday,

A. I see you’ve advising people to hold on to Stripling if they can. I think I can but just want to check that I should keep him over Musgrove – I’m booting Musgrove with Ryu coming off the DL.

B. Looking ahead to my H2H playoffs, J. Gray gets the Dodgers twice (once away and once at home) and Arizona once (at home). Would you trust him more, less, or the same as Eflin who gets the Mets twice and Miami once OR Gibson who gets KC twice and Det once? I’m asking since I’m trying to package one of these three guys in a deal to get Carrasco. OK, boiling it all down, how do you rank these three guys given their matchups?

Thanks as always!

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Gotcha, many thanks, Grey!

hondo
hondo
4 years ago

There was a year in my ’20’s when I mostly wore sweatpants,but I was in the service so I couldn’t wear them all the time.Now that I’m older I never remove them,and although they make showering difficult,toileting is so much faster.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following. who do you like?

gausman – vs mia
rodon – @ det
pivetta – vs bos, vs nym

thanks!

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Bottom of my rotation is Newcomb and Carlos Rodon. Should I replace either with Ryu?

WinterIsComing
WinterIsComing
4 years ago

Hey grey I think belt is coming off dl tomorrow have to drop someone in my 10 team h2h points who is the drop? Adam Jones, trumbo, conforto or belt? Leaning towards conforto or belt…thanks Grey!

WinterIsComing
WinterIsComing
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks Grey! Appreciate your help

WinterIsComing
WinterIsComing
4 years ago

Hey grey I think belt is coming back tomorrow he’s in my dl spot though so I’ll Have to clear a spot for him. Who is the drop right now (10 team h2h points) : belt, conforto, trumbo or Adam Jones ? I’m leaning towards belt or conforto…thanks grey!

Ozzie Smith
Ozzie Smith
4 years ago

10 Team team h2h league I find myself with several fringey SP as I’m setting things up to start the playoffs in a couple weeks. I’ve had a pretty good hold on first place thanks to my hitting and RP so I’ve been patiently holding on to these guys for their upside but I’m getting close to pulling the plug on a couple for streaming options (this league allows 4 moves per week) in the playoffs.
My staff…
SP Bauer
SP Flaherty
RP Vasquez
RP Minter
P Mchugh
P hector Rondon
P Osuna
P Alexander
P strop
Bench Robbie Ray
Bench Archer
Bench Wood
DL Jansen

You can probably tell my strategy has been winning in Saves, ERA, and whip while having a decent chance in W’s and K’s depending on my matchup, it’s been working very well. Which of these starters or relievers would you send packing before the playoffs start?
Some arms on the wire I could pick up to stream or hold…
Anibal Sanchez
Pivetta
Heaney
Glasnow
Zack Wheeler
Eflin
Gausman
Tyler Skaggs
Koda Glover
Madson
Archie Bradley
Ottavino
Betances
Trivino
Thanks buddy! Been a really fun season!

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Need to pickup a closer please rank in order.

Giles, Lugo, Steckenrider, Glover, Alexander.

Thank you

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey? Still laughing at your Touki Toussaint/Franmil Reyes blurb in the comments. Touki Toussaint sounds like a pastry you’d get at high tea in Burmuda. Anythehoo…I disappointingly still have Hosmer as my starting first basemen and the playoffs began today. I have a two-week bye so can sit on him for a little bit, but desperate owners have cut Zimmerman and Thames. Are those better options?

Bob Loblaw
Bob Loblaw
4 years ago

I have Cole, Nola and Wood at the top of my rotation. After that, I have Archer, Pivetta, Maeda, and I could probably drop a weak closer like W.Peralta/Lugo since I have a big buffer in saves, so 4 roster spots possibly available.

Do you drop anyone for Hendricks, E.Rodriguez, E.Jackson, streamer, random MR (Green, Stammen. Petit are available)?

jose
jose
4 years ago

What’s up Grey!

I had the same Cervelli problem (is it really a problem or just a good excuse to move on) and am going to roll with your call for Jansen.

Heaney got dropped after his last start and I picked him up on SONs request this morning. Seemed like a no brainer @SD, but looking at his recent games has me questioning my decision. What say you?

Thanks!

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey! Can you give ma a quick reminder what the K/9 to BB/9 gap you like to see is?

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Was thinking that, but couldn’t remember. Much appreciated!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 years ago

If I have to choose between Jeffress and Glover for saves, which one makes the roster? Hader clouds the value of Jeffress and Glover hasn’t been made official. One of these would back up Strop and Yates. I could pick up Steckenrider as well, but I assume save chances will be few for him. Thanks!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Trumbo or Kole this week. Trumbo with the knee issue lately and Kole against four left handers…

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: for the week Kole sitting around 62 best option Trumbo in the low 200s. Interestingly enough, the Hitterton has Wilmer Flores and Conforto at 6th and 8th best options for the week. 8 games all at NYY, PHI, BAL . Do I start Kole or go for Conforto- no way do I believe in Wilmer Flores that much.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
4 years ago

Please rank the top 3 SPs from the following (12 team 5×5 league with weekly line-ups):

2-start VV: vBOS ($6.8) and @WAS (?)
2-start Duffy: vTOR ($8.6) and @TB ($18.8)
2-start Gaviglio: @KC ($4.5) and vBAL ($18.6)
Corbin: vLAA (?)
D-Rod: @CIN (-$2.7)
Stroman: @NYY ($3.3)

Leaning Corbin, Duffy and Gaviglio, because I’m not sure I have the stones to start VV @ BOS or Stroman @NYY, despite how well they have pitched recently, and D-Rod away from home hasn’t been all that great.

KimmyNibler
KimmyNibler
4 years ago

Rank These closers ROS

Boxberger
Iglesias
Norris
Dominguez
Alexander
Osuna/Rondon
Minter

Rudboy
Rudboy
4 years ago

“In this dream, Giancarlo was wearing a whipped cream Speedo and I was a giant tongue.”

Hahahahahaha im done. Ur the efing man

Who would you guys with this week…

Pivetta vs BOS(Johnson), Pivetta vs NYM(deGrom)
Roark @ STL(Flaherty)
Gray @ ATL(Teheran)

Im leaning Roark bc he’s been dealing but STLs entire lineup has been heating up.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m starting Pivetta too.

For some reason, he reminds me of early 2017 Bauer.

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
4 years ago

i know you mentioned to buy Dahl friday and for sure agree with that but you also mentioned desmond in the dahl blurb saying you want to own whichever is getting playing time. idk how i feel about desmond. like he somehow hit .321 in july but with only 2 homers in 84 at bats. so far in august he’s got 0 homers and is batting .150 with only 1 extra base over 40 at bats. desmond should be good for like maybe 4 or 5 steals the rest of the way, but he could be done homering and hit for a crap average. im about to add fettuccine mancini and drop morto desmond. good luck.

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: am i insane to drop desmond for mancini?

you like conforto to rally?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

the Edwin Jackson comment- some truth to the jest? just trying to figure out how to read that one.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

@johnnyhobbes: also Lucchessi looking good or phillies looking bad?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: right – will keep an eye on that

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

@johnnyhobbes: Also Good Morning, Hope you had a great weekend. Cyanide with Tanner Roark- yes I feel you on that one. How many times have commentators a said something to the effect of “enjoining their morning cup of Grey”, et al ? just curious

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

@johnnyhobbes: Oka damn one more also- this week Hoskins, Giancarlo, Rosario, Au Shizz, Khris Davis, Kol Calhoun, Mark Trumbo- one of these dudes will be on the bench? Trumbo with this knee thing- Kole against lefties four match ups this week… its all vexing, I’m very very vexed

KarlJ
KarlJ
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

Redraft leagues – would you rather have Glasnow or Anibal Sanchez for ROS?
Thanks!

Gator
Gator
4 years ago

Where would you rank Pollock for 2019?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey!

I read your Who’s Zuninoing Who after reading Twitter saying Aretha Franklin is gravely ill. You’re clearly on the pulse–the feint, slowing pulse–of the collective unconscious.

I actually streamed Glasnow last night, but then dropped him because his next two starts he’s lined up against Boston. That scares me. Are you not scared, Bone Crusher?
In general, for pitchers (outside of aces) would you say this last gasp of the season is all about matchups? Or do you ride a guy you think has figured things out (i.e. Glasnow) regardless of matchups?

What are your thoughts on Osuna? Been holding him in case of a Rondon implosion/injury, figuring at the very least he’d give me elite ratios and the occasional win/save. But if he’s gonna get hit around anyway, is he someone you’re dropping for a hot bat/streamer? Seems late in the season to hold a lottery ticket.

Thanks a lot!

PS: Love the banana in the tailpipe reference. Young Damon Wayans for the win!

Junkmastah
Junkmastah
4 years ago

Who to drop amongst C. Taylor, Schoop, N. Williams and Bundy? Need to make room for guys and streamers.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

Glasnow and Lynn are both on the waiver wire. I have 12 moves left in this league and I have Ryu back on Wednesday. I could pick up one of those two and leave Ryu on the WW. I would then have Ryu and E Rod on the DL as backups in case anyone else goes down. Or I could save my move and just use Ryu on Wed. What do you think Grey? I have a feeling you’re going to tell me to save my moves. I just hate seeing guys sitting there that I wish I had!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I knew you’d say that! Thanks Grey!

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
4 years ago

I assume Ryu’s first start back will be short. Especially considering they now have two extra arms for long relief.

Would you drop any of these guys to activate Ryu this week? Or wait and see.

Kyle Gibson, Joey Lucchesi, CC Sabathia?

Thanks!

prey879
prey879
4 years ago

Current replaceable starters: Kyle Gibson & Jose Quintana
Current RPs: Osuna, Alexander, Kimbrel, Romo, Will Smith

Would you replace any of the above w/ any of these waiver wire pitchers: Eflin, Pivetta, CC Sabathia, Edwin Jackson, Steckenrider? Or are the starters I’ve mentioned all just streamers in a 12 tm mixed redraft w/ QS instead of Wins.