As many of you know, Bruce Bochy has the biggest head in the major leagues.  As a player, when he was traded, he would have to take his helmet with him to his new club because the new team wouldn’t have a helmet big enough for him.  It made traveling easier, since everything he needed would fit inside the helmet.  We all know the story about how when Giants rookie, Joe Panik, was called up, he forgot to make arrangements to stay somewhere in the San Fran area, so he draped a sheet over Bochy’s cap and slept in there.  Lots of good has come of Bochy’s giant melon.  Of course, the 27-pound bowling ball has its drawbacks.  Like when he went to see Toy Story and blocked half the audience.  Lots of angry parents that day.  Or the time he was in South Dakota and people starting climbing up his side thinking he was Mount Rushmore.  Sometimes what would take a person with a normal-sized head a week or two to figure out, thoughts bounce around in Bochy’s Metrodome much longer.  So when Sergio Romo wasn’t good for the month of May, then again in June, it took longer for Bochy to realize a change was needed, but he finally figured it out.  Bochy said Santiago Casilla would replace Romo, then he banged the side of his head for 15 minutes waiting for another thought, and finally it came out that Jeremy Affeldt would see some situational saves, as long as Gilbert Gottfried isn’t introducing Affeldt at games.  Yesterday, Affeldt got hit, and Casilla looked solid as he has all year.  I’d grab Casilla in all leagues if you’re SAGNOF’ing around for saves.  Hopefully, even if Bochy thinks about putting Romo back in the role, it takes a few weeks for that thought to land in the right spot in his cavernous whale head.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Tim Hudson – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.59.  Didn’t see the game, but caught the highlights of Tim Hudson on VH1 Classic.

Homer Bailey – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I hope the strength/conditioning/superstition coach yesterday recorded exactly what Bailey ate and which side of the bed he rolled out of or whatever else it takes to keep him doing the voodoo that he do and keeping him from doing the doo-doo he did do.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-3, 1 run.  I just went over my Mookie Betts fantasy the day before he was called up.  Prescient ain’t just a word you need Dictionary.com to define!

Jon Lester – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Masahiro Tanaka (9 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks), which resulted in a Red Sox/Yankees game being over in two hours and forty-seven minutes.  This caused problems since the Yankees sell every seat in their stadium twice with the turnover point coming two hours into the game.  “Hey, I only get two innings?  Fuhgeddaboudit!”

Carlos Beltran – 3-for-4 and his 8th homer.  The Zombino pushes his hand out through the dirt in the outfield grass.  And hurts his elbow.  “Stupid hard to move soil!”  That’s the Zombino.  We’ll see if this is the start of anything by Beltran, but he’s batting .220, and was 2-for-22 in the last week prior to this game.

Josh Tomlin – 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 11 Ks.  Easily Tomlin’s best performance since Flirting With Disaster, but that’s what you’d be doing if you picked him up.

Justin Masterson – Cleared to pitch again on Tuesday.  Can’t believe how low he’s stooping.  Before he was throwing one good game, then one lousy game, tricking fantasy owners to trust him after his good game only to get crushed by his bad game.  But, unable to keep up that ruse, he decided to pretend he was pitching bad due to a knee, so now he’s giving fantasy owners hope in a different way.  Only thing left after his next bad start is pretending he fixed a mechanics issue.

Felix Hernandez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 Hit), 9 Ks.  I’m a bit concerned about the three walks to only one hit.  I’m just Josh Tomlin’ing with you, F-Her is the bomb dot gov.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  If he hits ten more homers by the close of games tomorrow, we’ll be fine.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 5.29.  Potatoes to chips, I’m sure he will be better.  No joke.  Seriously.  He will be.  When?  Well, that’s a whole ‘nother pickle.  Could be his next start, could be next year, could be waiting for him like he’s the second coming of Homer Bailey.

Josh Reddick – To the DL with a strained knee.  It’s the same knee that caused him problems earlier this season.  Could be worse, like whatever caused his ancestors to get that last name.

Nate Freiman – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs as he fills in for Reddick.  Better than the other way around.  You’d wish you weren’t such a Freiman!  Freiman has nice power (14 homers in 76 games in Triple-A), but the A’s will be platooning him.  Of course they will.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Yelich’s mom wouldn’t say it, but she seemed glad to get him out of the house, so she can have her boyfriend, Casey McGehee, come over without awkwardness.

Carlos Gomez – Passed a concussion test after colliding with Ryan Braun.  Segura said, “Try to run into his bat sometime!”  Gomez says he’ll be fine on Tuesday, so that’s day-to-morrow.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday.  The Cubs and Nationals had a rare day off on Sunday due to the Chicago Pride Parade.  I would’ve thought a Chicago parade would’ve been called a Sleuth Parade.

Taijuan Walker – Will start on Monday and now that he’s made us wait 3 months it’s guaranteed he will disappoint.  Yes, this was my best attempt to lower expectations so we’re encouraged by his start.  And that last sentence is defeating the purpose.

Evan Gattis – Had x-rays on his back on Saturday that turned up negative, and will have an MRI when the team gets back to Atlanta.  I’m not one to stick my nose where it doesn’t belong, but the Braves could send Gattis home by himself for the MRI.  Are they afraid he’s going to clean out their bank account and vanish?

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (14, 15), but the Phillies lost.  Laverne and Shirley should’ve never gotten him that Lone Byrd jacket, it’s really gone to his head.

Jimmy Rollins – 3-for-5 and his 14th steal.  Gonna be hard to figure out which Phillie Danny Glover’s going to play.  There’s so many “I’m too old for this sh*t* options.

Hanley Ramirez – Played briefly on Saturday, and then missed Sunday because of a tweaked calf.  Hanley never had a minor calf injury he couldn’t milk.  Pun point!

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 13 Ks.  13 Ks is nice, but one baserunner per inning?  Who are you, Ordinary McOrdinarystein?  Got your shizz together!

Lance Lynn – 2 IP, 6 ER.  I guess this wasn’t the game to stream Lynn.  *dresses up as Paula Dean, walks into a soul food restaurant, hands out pats of butter to pelt me with*

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.10.  Don’t worry, it’ll get better.  Not that Miller will get better, but at some point you will drop him and your team will get better in general.

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-4 and his 3rd steal.  Last year he would’ve scored 4 runs and knocked in 7 RBIs if he had three hits.  Stupid world balancing itself out!

David Wright – After an MRI on Saturday, he was diagnosed with a bruised rotator cuff.  He’s already hitting for no power.  How much better do you think he’s going to get with a sore rotator cuff?  Much better or much butt-er.  About a month ago, I told you to sell him, saying I would be met (punny!) with resistance.  Of course I was, people love Wright.  He’s a nice guy, and people are clouded by that.  Luckily, if you own him, you can still sell him, because there’s always someone who thinks if they own Wright he will show up at their house to help them get their cat out of a tree.  Wright’s not going to help you with your kitten!  When will people understand this?  I need to take a sauna.

Bartolo Colon – 6 IP, 5 ER.  Damn, the Colon flush.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4.  It’s rare when a hot schmotato makes it from one week to the next, even rarer (more rare?) when his manager is trying to get himself fired.  Terry Collins should just tell the press that he refused a trade for Jaime Garcia, because there’s already enough Jaimes in New York.  That would get him fired.

Gerrit Cole – 4 IP, 5 ER as he returned from the DL, ERA is now up to 4.02.  The 2nd year pressure is not turning Cole into a diamond, which might be some kind of political protest against blood diamonds.  If so, Sierra Leone stands behind him, but his fantasy owners would prefer he just planned a vacation with Bono in the offseason.

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, and his 13th homer, hitting .241.  His numbers have changed dramatically from the last two seasons.  His K-rate is down to 23.8% from 30+, but his line drive rate is way down and infield fly ball rate is up.  In other words, Alvarez is making weak contact.  In other other words, he’s figured out a different way to have a lousy average without striking out as much.

Zach Putnam – Got his first major league save on Saturday and gave up a run in the process.  Jake Petricka picked up his 2nd career save last week.  Eric Surkamp looks like he should be in an American Pie remakeDaniel Webb and Javy Guerra have the pedigree to save games, supposedly, but Ventura doesn’t put them within sniffing distance of a save, and since the late innings have stunk for the White Sox, sniffing distance is really far away.  I own Perestroika, and am telling you because I believe in openness.  In for their next save, could be anyone.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Blue Jays (member when they were good?  Feels like years ago, it was weeks.).  I could sit here — and I am sitting — and tell you Quintana isn’t owned anywhere, and has a 3.44 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP and decent K and walk rates, but no one would pick him up.  People don’t care for Quintana, it’s a sad story.  I’ll have to bid on the world’s smallest violin on eBay, so I can play it for him.  Since he’s a streamer, I go to the Stream-o-Nator and tell you he gets a solid next start.

Mark Buehrle – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.50.  I look forward to Joe Buck saying in the All-Star Game, “Buehrle has been great this year, but he just didn’t have his best stuff today against these NL hitters.”

Jose Bautista – Pinch hit yesterday, and hopes to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday.  By not placing him on the DL, it saved about four days.  Yay, team decisions.

Jake McGee – Got his third save on Saturday, and back-to-back saves.  If you’re looking for Rays saves, I wouldn’t look much further than McGee until Maddon uses someone else to save games.

Matt Joyce – 5-for-6, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers as he hit third in the Jigga what, rejiggered Rays lineup.  I’m going to keep harping on this, like I’m a monkey-fighting angel on a monkey-fighting harp, but has there ever been a situation where the three-hole guy is platooned?  Joyce isn’t even an everyday player.

Ben Zobrist – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  The Rays exploded for all kinds of homers yesterday.  Basically, everyone in their lineup homered, except Longoria.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Little hot schmotato action here, and he could be batting third in the Rays lineup next game or could be out of the lineup.  Hard to say like Marc Rzepczynski.

Manny Machado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Looks like he’s starting to come out of his season-long slump.  Too bad Showalter is punishing him by batting him 7th.  Guess Machado shouldn’t have asked Buck if he was going to see Torre inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Sore point!

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer and 2nd homer (stutterer!) in as many games.  Forsythe is hitting near-.450 in the last week, and has some speed (that he hasn’t shown yet).  If you’re in a deep league, I’d look at Forsythe for a hot bat.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th steal, and homered on Saturday while hitting near-.350 in the last week.  It was announced Markakis is the 8th player in the franchise’s history with nine or more seasons of 100 hits.  That’s the Elliot Smith of baseball records.  Just sad.  Almost as impressive as the list of players with at least 400 at-bats in nine seasons.  Oh, wait, it’s the same record.

Robinson Chirinos – 3-for-3 and his 7th homer.  At least one Robinson is hitting for power this year.  I’m farting in your general direction, Cano.

Kyle Gibson – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Since he has a 4.84 K-rate and that is the worst K-rate I remember ever seeing in my life, I’m gonna say you should pass on him.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Hitting close to .400 in the last week, near-.350 in June with 4 homers (3 homers in the last ten days).  So, you’ve heard all the accolades, and you’ve even Googled what the hell accolades are, so why are you not picking him up?  Afraid of success?  That’s what your relatives would say about you.  Prove your family wrong and get him!

Jason Grilli – 1/3 IP, and gave up the losing run.  He’s gonna fit in just fine!

Lorenzo Cain – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Yo, MC Ren.  Tell him where you from!  Cain hasn’t stolen that many bases this year, the definition is jacking.  But he’s swinging a hot bat, and when illegally armed it’s called packing.

Aramis Ramirez – 0-for-1, 1 run and 2 steals.  This is the first time he’s stolen 2 bases in one game in his 17-year career.  Maybe he imagined he’s running from the Grim Reaper.  Always worked for Betty White.

Dallas Keuchel – Swollen wrist forced him to miss his Saturday start.  Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle said the Astros are hopeful he makes his next start, and he also said, “Of course my name is made up.  Jose de Jesus Ortiz is obviously a ploy to appeal to our Hispanic readers.”

Dexter Fowler – Missed three straight games with back stiffness.  Astros GM, Jeff Luhnow, said it’s precautionary.  I’d love to hear Busta Rhymes say Luhnow.  I’m getting paper….Jeff Luhnow!

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 1 run and 2 more steals (35, 36).  Will someone please lock Altuve in a locker for a week or two?  He’s giving Rudy too many steals.

Matt Dominguez – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Hey, it’s Matt Sunday on Sunday doing his Sunday thing!

Tony Sipp – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER got his first major league save because Qualls had worked two days in a row.  Doesn’t Tony Sipp sound like a field goal kicker?  Is that what they’re called?  Wonky segue alert!  Jay’s starting to lay out his 2014 fantasy football rankings.  Go there, see that.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 13 Ks.  Did you know Scherzer is German for “sexy strikeout pitcher that challenges the elastic in Grey’s panties?”  Obviously Scherzer is much easier to fit on a driver’s license.

Drew Smyly – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER vs. the Astros. Is there a middle finger emoticon?

Chris Owings – To the DL with a sore left shoulder.  Gregorius, who is very popular with his teammates and extremely social, will fill-in.

Odrisamer Despaigne – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks.  As long as he’s in Petco, I’d start him in any league.  On a side note, I would’ve loved to have been a fly on the wall when he was told he was being lifted for Quakenbush.  Or later that night when he tried to explain to his family that Quakenbush relieved him.  “¿Donde esta Quakenbush or que es Quakenbush?  Me no comprende a correct pregunta por el Quakenbush.  ¿¡Que or donde or quien es el Quakenbush?!”

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waltron
waltron
8 years ago

Love the Dune reference

Kid A
Kid A
8 years ago

Rotoworld just put out their July rankings.
Guess who comes in at #39 overall?
Completely unflappable in their stance on Mauer.
I bet those bozos hit on 20 in Blackjack, knowing for certain the chute card is an ace.

J-FOH
J-FOH
8 years ago

creeping up on Kid A in the FCL, I really need to Jay Bruce to go on one of his benders

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  J-FOH
8 years ago

@J-FOH: I refuse to allow it. R-E-F-U-S-E.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: I will not A-S-S-U-M-E

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Sometimes I dream the Indians picked up jose abreu instead of the White sox.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  gareth
8 years ago

@gareth: why only sometimes

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

You watching the Dodgers Indians game Grey?

Carnac
Carnac
Reply to  gareth
8 years ago

HATE it when managers order the IBB.

gareth
gareth
Reply to  Carnac
8 years ago

@Carnac:you refering to the Hanley intentional walk? I was fine with it. With 2 outs I’d rather face Clint Robinson instead of Hanley Ramirez.

The issue is the Indians offense. They are really channeling the Major league movie with this “1 god damn hit” shit. Feel bad for kluber.

This year, if it wasn’t for Brantley and kluber (and Cody Allen to an extent) this team would be borderline unwatchable.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  gareth
8 years ago

@gareth: it usually is

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  gareth
8 years ago

@gareth: Well you’ve talked me out of buying those sable-lined Chief Wahoo house slippers you’ve been peddling.

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Whos the most droppable for streamers – wade Davis, Joaquin benoit or Jeremy affeldt?

Carnac
Carnac
8 years ago

Springer’s batting line tonight couldn’t be any more Springer. It’s probable still too early, now, but this time next year it might necessitate a glossary entry.

Carnac
Carnac
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Ugh, just went back and looked at Krispie’s first couple seasons. Nooooooooo!

Tough call
Tough call
8 years ago

Mondays always bring a new week….

Thanks as always for some great stuff

16 team h2h

Tough calls at the bottom of the roster.

1 rank ros
Singleton fransisco Tavares

2. Rank ros
Evoldi cmart

3 drop any of the above for taveras

Thanks

Kid A
Kid A
8 years ago

Got any skinny on Villar? Dude never plays. I need bags, but jesus, come ON. Go Miller instead?

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: Just saw he got optioned to AAA. Great minds think alike. Asshole.

hankp
hankp
8 years ago

Is it time to consider selling high on Frazier, or can this really keep up? I just got offered Gordon and my choice of Headley/Dominguez for Frazier and Viciedo in my deep 5×5 and I’m tempted to jump on it in hopes that Headley gets dealt to a more hitter friendly situation this month.

Cole
Cole
8 years ago

Doolittle? More like screw much

Abdoozy
Abdoozy
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I had a chance to pick up Doolittle before they decided to dump Johnson after he tripped over his johnson a few times.. I picked up Gregerson instead because I figured lefty closers are rare for a good reason…

I was sure it would just be a matter of time until they came to their senses.. didn’t think it would take this long…

Derrick
Derrick
8 years ago

Frazier with another stolen base and he now has 12.

He’s pretty much the greatest of all time.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Derrick
8 years ago

@Derrick: and 4 last week (actually 4 in 5 days, i know because i both have and was playing against him in h2h’s)

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Derrick
8 years ago

@Derrick: and 4 last week (actually 4 in 5 days, i know because i both have and was playing against him in h2h’s)

Abdoozy
Abdoozy
8 years ago

As an A’s fan I was feeling really depressed about DooDoolittle’s meltdown. Then I checked the matchup in my $$$$ league and see that my opponent this week has him. Nothing like seeing a 108.00 ERA in the scoreboard to lift one’s spirits.

Fish
Fish
8 years ago

Felt pretty smug after trading Tyson Ross for Sean Doolittle last week. And now I’ve got 2 BS and an ERA of 108 today to show for it.

Does someone have a puppy I can repeatedly dropkick?

the pillar & the stones
the pillar & the stones
8 years ago

Drop Scooter for Betts?

Endershadow
Endershadow
8 years ago

Send Pearce/Beltran for Fister? Pearce is just joking, right?

Cole
Cole
8 years ago

Hey Grey sorry to see you had the shittiest luck imaginable in the nfbc. I followed your rankings (accept for weaver) and am in the mix to at least cash. I hope you’re not soured completely on the format.

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

doo-doolittle.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
8 years ago

Starting to lose faith in Dozier turning it back around. Time to cut bait on him for Miller who is looking like the guy we thought he would be this year?

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: what if I package Dozier/Weaver for Bumgarner and pick up Miller? Then is it OK?

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
8 years ago

@ Grey :

just returned from a weekend in the lakes’ region of new hampshire .
(caught arrieta’s performance , from the 5th inning) .

elevator door will open in 3 … 2 … 1

breathe easy .

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

mcgee comes in at bottom of the 8th. gotta love maddon.

Puig's Poutines
Puig's Poutines
8 years ago

allen craig was dropped do you expect his playing time to get messed with due to oscars arrival?

J-FOH
J-FOH
8 years ago

Raise your hand if you feel like a fool for not starting Arrieta

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: he went un-streamed in the FCL and I thought about it but couldn’t pull the trigger. I hate how NL pitchers in AL ballparks have scarred me permanenly over the years. I f**king hate inter league play.

Abdoozy
Abdoozy
Reply to  J-FOH
8 years ago

@J-FOH: don’t feel bad, I let @Grey talk me out of picking up Arrieta a couple of weeks ago, couldn’t find anyone to drop for him. I rationalized it with my overall policy of never trusting any Cubs player.

My option was to drop Heaney for him. I have since dropped Heaney, and don’t have Arrieta for his last two starts. I’m not blaming Grey, just my stoopid prejudices.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: stupid FCL gets all up in my head

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
8 years ago

someone , earlier , alluded to pujols having
a golf-ball size growth on his groin due to poor lymph node drainage .
if this is true , and he’s just coming forward with it now ,
you can expect him to hit the DL .
the 1st order of business will be an ultra-sound … to test for blood clots .
then , at least a week for the swelling to go down .
again ,
am not sure of the validity of the report .
just responding to an earlier comment .

trigger cut
trigger cut
8 years ago

Seriously, B.Miller or N.Walker at 2B ROS?

johnnyfive
johnnyfive
8 years ago

gattis to dl

Fungazi
Fungazi
8 years ago

Hey Grey – which RP would you drop first between Allen, Hawkins or Casilla?

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
8 years ago

Arrietta… The new shiz.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Reply to  Donald Trump
8 years ago

@Donald Trump: the question for Grey… What pitchers would you rank him near?

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Donald Trump
8 years ago

@Donald Trump: ahhhhhhhh

johnnyfive
johnnyfive
8 years ago

one more,will E.Y. Jr get most of the abs to be rostered full time with a small bench in th rcl,s

johnnyfive
johnnyfive
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: thanks

Big League Wood
Big League Wood
8 years ago

If Headley ends up on the Jays is he worth a look ROS ????

johnnyfive
johnnyfive
8 years ago

Oh great Grey one,could use some sb,s but anything at all from 2nd baseman at this point would be nice,all 3 on dl but who,s the guy to stash,Gyorko,Wong or Bonafacio,And do you think Alcantara gets the call to hurt Bonafacios play time,to bad Alcantara is ss only right now in espn,thanks a bunch

Jay
Jay
8 years ago

Grey- man you’re already in mid season form my friend.

With my current roster: Rosario Votto kipnis beltre Zobrist freeman Stanton Alex Gordon khris Davis polanco carpenter and betts
Would you trade kipnis for rios and an 8th rd pick. We keep 5. 10 tm h2h.

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: cool

Coukd get billy ham instead?

john
john
8 years ago

10 tm h2h so playoffs are everything looking long term any arm you willing to give to get wacha???
Cueto lester gcole kazmir Ventura shields Awood keuchel?

Well Keuchel gone for Wacha he will hit DL slot opening up spot for fill in. Feel bit uneasy about it but cld be huge payoff…Any thoughts on when comes back maybe 6 more weeks??

Who to pick up now, not bad group but nothing great. Im sure someone will over react drop good sp in next week or so..TOP 2?
Eovaldi
CMartinez
Despaigne
Rubby D (wait for him, he coming back?)
Gausman
Bauer
Cosart
Gibson
TOmlin

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
8 years ago

Could Pearce be more than a hot schmo?

Could he have figured something out at age 31?

Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor
8 years ago

So I am really weak in pitching and was just offered my harper for his Strasburg. I have a good amount of hitting… Is this where you take the hitter and a no brainer ?

Kid A
Kid A
8 years ago

Oh Taijuan, you f#@%ing dream killer.

Moss, Cron, Singleton, Kendyrs, Duda = proper order?

Make sure you wish Nine-Foot-Nick a happy Canada day. Wouldn’t want him rampaging through the countryside eating livestock and scaring villagers.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, hombre.

FillyP
FillyP
8 years ago

Sup Grey? 12t 7×7 H2H keeper (OBP + XBH/QS + IP)

I give:
Hahn + Desmond Jennings + 2015 7th round pick

I get:
CarGo + 2015 12th round pick

Do you make this trade? And if so.. how high of a draft pick would you go? i.e. would you do a 6th for a 12th swap? A 5th? Thanks!

Chris
Chris
8 years ago

Drop hosmer for this guy Pearce?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

was real happy seeing the springer homer, till i looked up a bit and noticed it was off walker, i have mchugh too though.

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Is archer really any better than a streamer in a 10 team that counts losses?

Bob
Bob
8 years ago

Looking to activate taveras and need a roster spot. Would you drop span to make room? Or either Colon or Odorizzi?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

did annabelle forget about K’s. miss some bats dude, we drafted you as ace!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: there’s one, on the 17th at bat

Chris
Chris
8 years ago

Thanks Grey always good info!

I need to make some pick ups these are my needs and whats available on the wire.

1. 2nd base: Current Aviles-Available-Valbuena-Cubs 2nd and 3rd-Ackley and Forsythe

Stay put with Aviles or pick someone up and who if you think I should?

2. SP-Current players I could drop-Whitley-Dice K-Deduno (he’s gone for sure)

Current pitchers to pick up: Happ-Tomlin- Worley- Feldman-Also I only have Mcgee as a closer right now, should I pick up Joe Smith and drop a starter?

Thanks for any help!!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Heh. They just showed a Matt Joyce HR highlight reel in the Rays-Yanks coverage. Next thing…

stonepie
stonepie
8 years ago

my rizzo for his bautista?

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Hey Grey,

You agree with JB about starting Archer @NYY versus phelps?

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
8 years ago

Hold Chisenhall or drop for Singelton? Or try to carry both? Only able to play one each day in UTL spot.

Pete
Pete
8 years ago

Start Kamir @ Detroit in a QS league?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

wily P or keuchel currently? 12 team so keuchel might still be around if dropped and his injury comes back ok.

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
8 years ago

Who would you drop to add an OF in RCL… Singleton, Butler, Minor, Heaney, Hammel or Leake?

My other pitchers are Anibal, Minor, Kluber, Taijuan

Spammer Jay
Spammer Jay
8 years ago

Delt Greg Polanco for Yordano . Hopefully I can get the Grey stamp of approval.

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

@Grey: thoughts about verlander in the second half. he has looked decent in his last couple of outings. worth trying to trade for? is heyward or rios to much to give up for him in a weekly redraft?

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
8 years ago

Above you said to pick up Werth out of the available choices presented. Stick with Werth or pick up Taveras instead? Thanks!

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

valbuena or mercer to replace beckham in 20 team with OPS and double plays turned (beckham has twice as many of those in last month than these two) or hold? probably mercer.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: similar beckham question, but for 14 teamer. last time i asked this la stella had just gone to top of lineup. he’s back at bottom. still him over beckham?

tom
tom
8 years ago

With dickerson sitting today in a weekly pts league would you play Dickerson or m holiday this week ?

Rob
Rob
8 years ago

Who would you rather have for the rest of the season – A. Gordon or Kemp?

The Flayed Man
The Flayed Man
8 years ago

Greetings,

Would you pick up Ozuna and/or Stroman? If so who should I drop? I was thimking Wong and Keuchel.

thank you

12 team roto yahoo dynasty.

C Salvador Pérez
1B Paul Goldschmidt
2B Brad Miller
3B Miguel Cabrera
SS Jean Segura
IF Anthony Rizzo
OF Andrew McCutchen
OF Adam Jones
OF Jay Bruce
OF Alex Gordon
Util Alcides Escobar
Util Mookie Betts
BN Manny Machado
BN Kolten Wong
DL Jedd Gyorko
DL Wil Myers

Homer Bailey, Gerrit Cole, Yordano Ventura, Alex Wood, Dallas Keuchel, Andrew Heaney, Jesse Hahn, Kevin Gausman, Archie Bradley

Joakim Soria , Pat Neshek, Jenrry Mejía

geegee
geegee
8 years ago

need a 2b or c, who should i target for ellsbury? im fine at OF and also steals.
is ellsbury for dozier ok?

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
8 years ago

H2H, 10 team, 8 offensive categories, daily lineup

Please rank Dickerson, Taveras and Adams ROS.

Thanks

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Sorry G just a little confused. Above you told guy youd want singleton over taveras in a 12 team redraft and just told me grab oscar over singleton and ajax in same kind of league…

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: cool thanks again

kronuts
kronuts
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: where does Cron rank among those guys?

kronuts
kronuts
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Singleton, Taveras, Jackson

john
john
8 years ago

10 tm h2h so playoffs are everything looking long term any arm you willing to give to get wacha???

Cueto lester gcole kazmir Ventura shields Awood keuchel?

Jobu_Needs_A_Refill
Jobu_Needs_A_Refill
8 years ago

Going forward the next 2.5 years, who would you rather have on your fantasy team: Polonco or Arenado. Especially if steals aren’t really a concern.

Zar
Zar
8 years ago

Apparently 10 months of official Astros communications related to trades was leaked. Looks like the Astros turned down a trade from the Marlins that would have sent Stanton over to Houston and Correa and Springer to Miami. Interesting….

Todd
Todd
8 years ago

Hey grey I just received a trade proposal; has me sending jay Bruce for yadier Molina , , I’d rather part with Matt Holliday his other catcher he’s been starting over Molina is sal Perez would you hold with what I have or counter with Holliday ? Bruce had been looking good recently – my catcher is gattis who may go on DL

joseph
joseph
8 years ago

Hey grey
Quick question my pitching has been atrocious
Guy in my league just put up king felix and madison bum….on the block hes wants an outfielder or 1st baseman as per trade needs
This is my squad 2 catch league
Salty
Sal v
Votto
Adrian gonzalez
howie kendrick
Matt Carpenter
A escobar
Brantley
gomez
Adam jones
Charlie blackmon
Ozuna
Utility casey mcghehee
Reserves
Calhoun

Pitchers
Cobb
bailey
Henderson alverez
Jordan zimmerman
Iwakuma

Nathan
holland
Betances

Reserve
ian kennedy
Jesse chavez

Was wondering what you though about me packaging votto and blackmon or worth packaging one of my other OF with votto for ither the bum or felix…is it enough or to much based on my roster???

Every week my hitting completely beats the other team and I end up losing the week because of pitching need to make a move some grey wisdom would truly help thank you.

joseph
joseph
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: thanks grey

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
8 years ago

Thanks for bringing Busta into the roundup. I hadn’t seen the dude in like 17 yrs, until last week with Chappelle. Short set, prob cuz Busta’s a little girthier and a lot older, but he’s still got it.

You haven’t had much to say about Kipnis lately, but he was just dropped in my 12-tm 6×6 (OPS) league. I’m set at 2B (Cano) & Util (Ortiz)–worth having Kipnis as a bench bat till he starts hitting and I can trade someone, or do you think he doesn’t recover his mojo this year?

Of course I probably won’t get him at #5 waiver, but that’s neither here nor there.

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Radio City. Donnell Rawlings for warmup, Chappelle for a decently long set of new material, intermission, DJ Premier doing Gang Starr and Nas cuts with an orchestra (kinda meh, but that may be colored by the fact that my Brooklyn-born buddy was loudly/drunkenly spitting every verse in my ear), Busta for about 15 mins, then Janelle Monae for a surprisingly long set.

Derek
Derek
8 years ago

My crush and sonny gray for Paul goldy? Too much?

malamoney
malamoney
8 years ago

Start Prado or Betts at 2B in a H2H points weekly league?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  malamoney
8 years ago

@malamoney: Ride the shiny new pony until he shows his ass.

smegma
smegma
8 years ago

Gattis is out of the lineup today…should I drop Singleton (bench bat) for Ramos or Zunino in a non keeper for this week’s games?

Mr. Tibbs
Mr. Tibbs
Reply to  smegma
8 years ago

@smegma: Ramos, if you must. Some tasty matchups against a turrible Rockies staff await.

Hoosier Daddy
Hoosier Daddy
8 years ago

Staff is Teheran, Homer, Eovaldi, Keuchel, A Wood, Bauer, Heaney, Kenley, K Rod. I’m middle of the pack in Wins/ERA/WHIP , 2nd in saves with 2 closers!

Do I drop Bauer, Keuchel, or Eovaldi for Casilla? Hoping to carry him for a month and then trade him for a better starter down the road?

Ryan741
Ryan741
8 years ago

Trying to find a 3B in my H2H points league, I have a couple offers to me. 1) I give up Matt Adams for Aramis or 2) I give up Abreu for Rizzo and Beltre. I know the offer for Abreu is fair, but I’m a little hesitant to trade him since I’ve got him as a 5th round keeper for next year, but that deal helps a lot. Not sure if I take the small deal or the big one.

SteveThePirate
SteveThePirate
8 years ago

Drop Shoemaker or Hutchinson for Chen? Or hold?

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Also i have a claim for mookie in dropping singleton for util spot, would austin jackson be a better grab over either of them?

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  nick the dick
8 years ago

@nick the dick: or i see i could grab oscar back up

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: thanks

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: oscar?

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

We losing heaney to stream or grab casilla in a 12 team?

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Thoughts on Xander Bogaerts? Will he turned it around? Is a demotion to the minors a possibility?

I just went ahead and traded Victor Martinez for Hanley Ramirez in the rcl as Xander has been a black hole at MI for me.

Malicious Phenom
Malicious Phenom
Reply to  gareth
8 years ago

@gareth: good trade, hope Hanley can stay healthy for you

Malicious Phenom
Malicious Phenom
8 years ago

Start Cosart for his 2 starts at home against Seattle and on the road to Sociopath’s digs?

H2h weekly points..

.I would cut Ajax to add Cosart for the week..Cosart would take Slkaggs spot in the rotation..

thanks

James V
James V
8 years ago

Hey Grey,

Just got offered CarGo for my Bruce and Polanco. Which side do you prefer? Is it close?

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

Bucs are off today and Hurdle announces Polanco will get a day off Tuesday..WTF??

Tom
Tom
8 years ago

Aybar over Hill in OBP league?

Jack
Jack
8 years ago

Grey,
Need to stream 3 pitchers in the up coming week to have a chance in my H2H matchup – no more than one a day. SON estimates given $ ERA WHIP K:

Mon.
Duffy @Min (Pino) 10.5 3.44 1.35 5.5
Walker @ Hou (McHugh) 5.6 4.32 1.43 6.0
Tues.
Kennedy vCin (Leake) 17.7 3.18 1.13 6.0
Leake @SD (kennedy) 10.5 3.54 1.23 5.0
Alvarez vPHI (Burnett) 7.9 3.41 1.25 3.9
Wed.
Morton vARI (Anderson 8.9 3.34 1.25 4.0
Thurs.
Sanitago vHou (Keuchel) 10.8 3.74 1.31 5.7
Fri.
Cain @SD (Stults) 12.4 3.64 1.24 5.3
Sat.
Colon vTex(Saunders) 12.1 3.55 1.13 4.3
Sun.
Lincecum @SD(Hahn) 11.2 3.85 1.29 6.3

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
8 years ago

Best short-term pick up in a shallow 10 team league: Kalhoun, Ozuna, Beltran, Werth, Jack Daniels Martinez. Thanks!

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
8 years ago

Drop Zimmermann for Seager ROS?

Thanks

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
8 years ago

Oscar’s up again. Start him or EYJ or Leonys?

Jacks
Jacks
8 years ago

Little lineup help please! 4×4 league:

Start Singleton or Beltran this week? Both have 7 games and only 1 Lefty each. Leaning Beltran based on yesterday.

And Rajai or Betts? Rajai has 4 Lefties so should get 4-5 starts out of 7 game slate. Betts has 6 games. Guess will play 5 of em?

Jacks
Jacks
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Mookie Time! Thanks. Guessing have to take the risk starting Hanley given 4 games @COL? Otherwise would play Singleton or Rajai.

Malicious Phenom
Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Jacks
8 years ago

@Jacks: Springer and Mookie

Jacks
Jacks