On April 7th, Derek Dietrich admired his 3rd home run of the season for an ungodly amount of time. The last straw for the opposing team was when he paused before running to first, placed a Craigslist ad, waited five days for a sketch artist to respond, then had the sketch artist draw him rounding the bases. Then when he got to third and saw the first draft of the drawing, yelled, “No freakin’ charcoal,” and paused for another few days to find someone who worked in pen. After that display, everyone was calling Dereck Dietrich a hot dog, even the world’s leading critic of hot dogs, the guy driving the Weinermobile. Of course, none of this was blown out of proportion like Tim Anderson. Cut to weeks later and we’ve realized why Dietrich wanted to study his home run trot. He was perfecting it. On Friday, he hit his 6th and 7th homers, then his 8th homer on Saturday and his 9th homer on Sunday (1-for-3, hitting .257). I doubt it continues, but I also can’t imagine a reason to not ride the hot schmotato while it’s going on. As 50 Cent’s fantasy baseball team is named: Get Dietrich or Dietrich Tryin’. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:
Matt Kemp – Released by the Reds, and this weekend Schebler was sent to the minors. The Reds have serious rookie nookie! They’re like the dynasty team in your league that is built to win in 2022 and trades Jose Abreu for Vlad Jr. Jr. just in case Vlad Jr has a son. “On my bench, I have three fetuses and Vlad Jr.’s sperm.” That’s the dynasty owner.
Jesse Winker – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .243. Also, in this game, Eugenio Suarez (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 9th homer. That’s three players on the Reds hitting their 9th homer in one game, and none of them rhyme with Doughy Blotto.
Dereck Rodriguez – 5 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.75. I get notification emails when players are dropped in certain leagues. The only ones I truly pay attention to are the NL or AL-Only leagues, because I figure in mixd leagues, I can just find guys on waivers. Plus, in Only leagues, there’s so few guys on waivers that the notifications are few and far between. On Saturday night, I received two notification emails that D-Rod was dropped, and, in a third NL-Only league, the person held him, because the person is me! Late 3rd act twist! Then, twist after the credits: He was on my bench for this start!
Buster Posey – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .257. He doesn’t look like a shell of his former self. He looks if that shell had a baby shell and that baby shell had a baby shell. Then that baby shell’s baby shell went on an episode of Montel Williams titled, “Baby Shells Having Baby Shells,” and had a paternity test to find out it’s not related to Buster’s baby shell’s baby shell but is just a random baby shell’s baby shell.
Miguel Andujar – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL on Saturday. Don’t worry, if you have the over on ten injured Yankees players, you’re still good, because James Paxton went to the IL on Saturday. James Paxton’s never thrown more than 161 IP in a season and he’s 30 years old, so I don’t think we have to worry about him throwing more than 161 this year either. Cashman said Paxton will be sidelined around three weeks, and Lasagna will fill in, and a filling for lasagna is cheese, which is what Loaisiga throws. Coincidence? Please.
Clint Frazier – Will return today or tomorrow, but to even out the Yankees’ balance sheet Luis Severino won’t be back before the All-Star Game. On the other busted up Yank, Aaron Hicks could be back next weekend. Whereas, Stanton could take BP this week, not sure where he’s taking a gas station, but there ya go. This year’s Yankee yearbook is doubling as the Oxford Textbook of Medicine.
Domingo German – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.35. Not saying all that much, but he’s easily the Yankees’ 2nd best pitcher, if not their best. Bit early to be looking at this, but he has a .125 BAA on his curve, and .189 on his four-seamer. Yeah, that works.
J.A. Happ – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.93. He’s such garbage that garbage just filed a trademark infringement lawsuit. Good luck defending yourself, Happ!
Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.78. Look at Odorizzi’s ERA and then look at the ERA of the 1st pitcher you drafted. Zoinks!
Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.09. First time I’ve watched him in a while (was really watching for German). Pineda’s fat, which is really cool because that means he’s an automatic refilling piñata. Modern technology, man.
Blake Treinen – Billy Beane put his hand up Bob Melvin’s rear and moved his lips to say Treinen was unavailable, due to elbow discomfort. The guy from the Trivago commercials–wait, I heard that wrong, it’s Trivino who could be next, but I’d guess Joakim Soria is in the mix too. This was solidified when Fernando Rodney puked up four runs as he went for the extra-inning save. Rodney’s the Desperado of major league relievers, yelling to fly balls, “Come down before the fences, before it’s too late.”
Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.75 vs. Jordan Lyles – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.20. This matchup was billed as “It’s May, so if a pitcher has an ERA under 3.00, I don’t care what their peripherals look like I want them on my team until further notice.”
Jameson Taillon – Hit the IL with a right elbow flexor strain, and will seek out a 2nd opinion. Opinion > Taillon’s balls. Any hoo! To the person new to thinking, this is not good news.
Eric Sogard – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .375. Hot schmotato or Vlad Jr. is playing in Sogard’s uniform? You make the call!
Rougned Odor – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .141. “If we roll him up in this carpet, we can drop him off at a swap meet and let someone else find him–Wait! Odor moved! I think he’s alive.” Can’t believe this mothereffer only has two homers. Dee Gordon has two homers! Someone should go up to Rougned Odor and tell him that Rougned Odor was talking crap about him so he punches himself out.
Drew Smyly – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 6.63. Remember, it’s not the clothes that make you:
Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .232. On our Player Rater, Asdrubal’s been worth about $5, and Odor’s been worth about a negative twenty dollars. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA–BREATHE, GREY! Whoa, I almost lost it there for a second. If you would’ve screamed out negative eighteen dollars at your auction, you would’ve been overpaying for Odor. *bites lip, exploding* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…
Shawn Kelley – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 1.29, as Chris Martin and Leclerc worked the 8th & 7th, respectively. Kelley appears to be the Rangers closer of the moment, and I haven’t yet had the inclination to do filmed interviews with his owners after disastrous outings called Surviving S. Kelley.
Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.40. Ed-Rod has been better than he has at any point in his career. Do not give up on him.
Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.11. It’s a long way back to a low-4, high-3 ERA and Porcello’s headed back there. Eventually.
Jose Abreu – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .291. Abreu is so boring that he could hit three homers in a game, they’d be solo homers and still be boring. Now prove me wrong, Abreu!
Juan Soto – Hit the IL with back spasms. Ooh, someone is calling me. Hold on…Hello? “You might win some, but you just lost Juan.” Stop gloating, Lauryn Hill! At varying times in the 1st month, I’ve lost Trea Turner, Juan Soto, Dahl, Iannetta, Avila, Zimmerman, Garrett Cooper and Schebler in NL-Only Tout, and I was still in 1st as of Friday. (I’m in 2nd now, but I need healthy bodies. Please.)
Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Considering the Nats have lost their top four hitters, I was expecting a shutout from Eflin, but this will do.
Yu Darvish – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.79. I get it. I told you not to draft him, but you want your independence. If I were you, I’d now ask for my independence from Yu.
Kris Bryant – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .243. If all it took was saying to sell him, I would’ve said it a month ago. Hopefully, he’s coming out of it, but he’s on pace for 20 homers and has less than half the homers of Willson Contreras (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .311).
Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.17. Fozzie Bear is embarrassed for Wacha, Wacha, Wacha.
Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .267. OZUNA enjoy Wrigley. OZUNA surprised they don’t let him wear two mitts. OZUNA hear about Wrigley’s double-mitt pleasure.
Paul DeJong – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .336. Colonel Mustard in the gym with the shuttlecock!
Dylan Bundy – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.30. Bundy would be going on his 7th year in the minors if he pitched for any other team. Bundy received a stay of execution due to politics in Baltimore, even though he’s shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.
Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.64. Someone asked on Saturday if I want Wheeler or Buehler and I said Wheeler without hesitating, then thought about it and realized I do want Wheeler and that I should’ve had to think about it, but I didn’t. At first. I did afterwards.
Steven Matz – Will travel to New York to have a nerve issue in his left forearm looked at by team doctors. Well, that’s the end of him.
Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer in his 1st start in a week, hitting .346. The only thing that can stop Christian Yelich is himself. It’s the duality of man, which should be spelled duelity, if you ask me.
Zach Davies – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.56. He cruised through the Mets’ B lineup, because most of their regulars were tired, due to a marathon game the night before. Here’s a real puzzler though: How come the Brewers weren’t tired? Put that shizz in a Sporcle and see if there’s an answer. As for Davies, his peripherals are hot garbage found under the backseat of your El Dorado.
David Fletcher – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and hitting leadoff and .296, and Tommy La Stella is nursing a sore back. Not saying Fletcher Gillooly’d La Stella, but I’m saying I hope he did.
Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. It’s fair to point out that the Angels (and Astros) were playing in Mexico where hitting is like Coors but with a lime.
Hunter Dozier – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .346. Too bad I never told you to pick up Dozier. Wait a second! I did. About three games into the season.
Ian Kennedy – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA up to 2.76, as he gave the walk-off homer to Brandon Dixon (his 1st homer), who is often referred to as The Old 69er, instead of the more graphic Bra-Dix. If you think Kennedy is a closer, you’re overestimating Kennedy’s April, or underestimating his previous 11 years.
Tyson Ross – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.34. Ross got undressed for less.
Spencer Turnbull – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.31. Told you on Friday that Turnbull was a Streamonator, but his next start is less forgiving. Turnbull could become “Turnbull” as pronounced by Charles Barkley.
Luke Weaver – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.29. This start was in Coors, but no one messes with Luke on May the Fourth be with you.
German Marquez – 6 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.46. At least two of his runs should be unearned. The scorer (in Coors! Thanks, hometown scoring!) gave David Peralta a double after he hit a grounder that hit off Ryan McMahon’s glove. What a joke. Everything hit towards Ryan McMahon at 2nd base should be considered an error, even balls he catches. Marquez has looked consistently better in every start this year, and you have to think at some point his luck will turn. Yes, a guy pitching as well as Marquez has actually been better.
Erik Swanson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 BBs, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.94. How long does it take for a chicken to die after you cut off its head? A minute? Two minutes? Ten minutes? An hour? Okay, whatever time it is, take that time and add one second, that’s how Swanson’s opponent, the Indians, looked yesterday. Swanson gets Fenway next, and you don’t need the Streamonator to tell you that’s not good.
Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .241. Also, in this game, Jay Bruce (1-for-5, 4 RBIs) hit his 11th homer and Mitch Haniger (1-for-3, 2 runs) hit his 8th homer. The Mariners are seamen (hehe) much like the Ironborn (except Theon’s no seamen — hehe..he), have woken again, and what is dead may never die.
Travis d’Arnaud – Signed a deal with the Dodgers. To go from the Mets to the Dodgers, d’Arnaud will immediately begin to grow a red beard and hit .310.
Max Muncy – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. He’s on pace for 30 homers, so y’all, need to chill-Max.
Kenley Jansen – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.67 and his 2nd blown save. He’s been a lights-out closer all year, as in shut off the TV when he comes in so it’s dark in your house to better pray for a good outcome. I grabbed Pedro Baez in deep leagues, but not yet in mixed ones.
Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer. Supposed to be us cutting into this $54 vending machine Filet Mignon, but he’s taking cuts for us. (This metaphor is written on a piece of paper, put into a bottle and lost at sea. A metaphor’s metaphor!)
Trevor Richards – 4 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.10. Richards might be the only pitcher who sets up his changeup with a changeup. He’s like the kid in elementary school who used to pretend to changup his sneakers by taking a marker and coloring in the swoosh.
Nick Markakis – 2-for-2 and his 3rd homer, hitting .333. Sparkakis!
Luke Jackson – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.25. Until the Braves sign Craig Kimbrel (it’s The Secret, you have to put it out in the universe), it looks like Luke Jackson is the closer or at least the favorite for saves.
Mike Soroka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.14. Turn to you nearest mirror and say, “Hey, dummy, you’re the reason why Soroka is owned in less than 50% of leagues.” Now smile to that girl you have a crush on that just walked by witnessing you talking to yourself and say, “I’m still in first, sweetcheeks.” She likes you.
Odor, Brandon Lowe, Jose Peraza ROS?
merry otani (hitter only this year) day tomorrow. big deal to me as i basically drafted him in pretty much any non-dynasty i’m in this year. most of them he’ll be a keeper option too. rudy’s OPS rater had him as around the 13th best hitter on a per at bat basis. that was a preseason yahoo OPS player rater stat, it’s at 24th overall per at bat now (58th overall, but we’re at the stage that indicates that the per at bat should converge fairly closer to the overall, outside of him getting off days and/or benching vs lefties; rudy’s bots don’t assuming playing time at all till a guy is already off DL, which’ll be tomorrow)
Drop Verdugo or Tim Beckham for Chris Taylor?
The SON has Freddy P at 16 bucks tomorrow v WAS. Is there a screw loose somewhere? You can’t start him, right?
yeah, i don’t know what’s going on with that one. WAS has injuries, since his FIP is trash. MIL not good park either.
The Bryant Sell Reverse Jinx!!!!!!
Hmmm, start Mikolas sit Bauer… I got it all wrong
pretty sure everybody got that one wrong, or at BEST they started both.
16 team h2h with hits, OBP over AVG, OPS, total bases, XBH, steals % added for hitters. gotta drop 2 for bellinger + otani, r.nunez is clearly one of them. who’s the other:
1B murphy (2B)
2B schoop a doop (SS)
3B mostsuckass (2B)
MI howie (2B/3B)
CI cron (1B)
LF yelich (all OF)
CF harper (RF)
RF dr castellanos
OF kiermaier (CF)
util (2) tapia (LF), k.calhoun (RF)
BN bellinger (1B/RF/CF), red dick (CF/RF)
DL (infinite, but no stashing from FA): soto (LF), meadows (all OF), otani (DH)
7 day TRON doesn’t like red dick the most
12 Team H2H
My team is stacked but I’m having a tough time thus far with my opponents getting hot the week I go against them. Serious bad luck. I am in 9th 11.5 behind first. 26 weeks, not concerned, but I feel like I need to do something here.
R HR RBI SB OBP
W K ERA WHIP S
I was offered my Robles for his Domingo German
C – Ramos
1B – Bellinger
2B – Mondesi
3B – Andujar
SS – Baez
OF – Acuna Jr
OF – Benintendi
OF – Robles
UTIL – Domingo Santana
UTIL – Clint Frazier
B – Vogelbach
DL – Tatis
SP – Wheeler
SP – Caleb Smith
SP – Luchessi
SP – Eduardo Rodriguez
SP – Kikuchi
SP – Bieber
SP – Musgrove
SP – Montas
DL – Clevinger
NA – Whitley
RP – Will Smith
RP – Holland
RP – LeClerc
Ro – Robles
Should I pull the trigger? I don’t think I’m going to but doesn’t hurt to ask.
Would you NA Whitley or Hiura?
1 last q actually, time to Drop Shaw? I have Chavis starting in my keeper and Shaw just struck out with no outs and bases loaded. Pretty much had it with him.
Do I want Buehler or L. Castillo ROS in a quality start league?
Please ranke em ROS in a H2H category league…..Devers, Gallo, Senzel and D Murphy
Mikolas with a 4K 6 inning game with low whip
You starting him at home vs pirates? Or stream the spot
He get @texas after
Remember the year Cliff Lee broke out? This run by Martin Perez is reminding me of that – Cliff Lee had a 6+ ERA in 2007, and Martin Perez had a 6+ ERA last year… hopefully he continues this incredible stretch this season!
H2H category league…..would you drop Darvish and add any of these guys for ROS?….Loasiga, Canning, Turnbull, L Weaver, A Sanchez, Kikuchi, Woodruff, Porcello, Julio Urias(speculative), Keuchel, J.A. Happ or Pablo Lopez? Thank you so much
Stop the presses on those “Drop Shaw” queries! He got a hit!!! The slump will now end!
I hope so!
More like DUMP than SLUMP, am I right??
Entire team except Chavis and Merrifield are awful.
O-5 so there is no use riding it out any more. Time to blow it up and try over.
Want to trade:
Possibly Dahl (way over estimated his skill)
Might hold onto Jorge Polanco, Chavis and Merrifield. I have Joc Pederson on the bench, because that’s what he plays for his MLB team as well. I will probably just drop him since him anyhow.
Anyways, it really seemed like a decent team and I thought some of these guys would pick up while some of them sputtered, but they all suck. Thankfully I’m using the SON and only getting it shoved in my face on all the offensive categories.
Let’s blow it up!
Would you drop Shaw to pick up Dietrich? Thanks !!!
Merrill Keely is killing me. 7 ER in 4 innings. My choices are:
Choose one of the three or hold?
Martin Perez looking good again
Please rank Paddock,Perez , Minor?
In college my biggest fantasy was 2 girls at the same time, now all I want is to check my nl only league to see T. Shaw got to second base.
Haha, and Shaw hasn’t done anything
Can you please rank Olson (apparently coming back tomorrow), McNeil, Hosmer, Winker.
Olson, Winker, Hosmer
How good would your catchers be right now in 2 catcher leagues if you just drafted Garver and Castro?
I know, so frustrating
Saw an earlier note about Hunter Dozier over Domingo Santana…in keeper leagues, is Hunter way over Domingo…ie would you trade a slightly cheaper Domingo with a back end pitcher for Hunter?
Nah, not way over in keeper leagues, might be under Domingo
Treinen appears to be OK – avoiding the IL and his exams didn’t reveal anything bad
Start Diego Castillo or shawn kelley
In a 12 team roto league and Matt Barnes is a FA. My pitching is Bauer,Buehler,Corbin,ERod,Soroka,R Osuna,Giles,Weaver,Strahm, and Lucchesi. Barnes seems like a RH Hader. Would you drop any of those guys for him or hold? Could also drop Peraza.
Start Diego Castillo or kelley
It’s Shohei…at the Ohtani…the hottest batclub north of Havani….
So my Bauer gives up a 2-run homer to my Moncada and then strikes out the next three batters. Kinda conflicted.
I’m full-on conflicted
I’m not sure if Moncada’s goodness is enough to balance out Bauer’s badness.
It’s not for me
Yeah, I’m just annoyed now.
You enjoyed Moncada too much!
Vlad or Moose in a standard 5×5 roto (R , HR , RBI , SB, AVG)?
Hey Grey – Brian Dozier was just dropped in my weekly 12 teamer. How much FAAB (our of $100) would you bid on him if your current MI guys are one of Cole Tucker / La Stella / schmotato on wire?
No zero dollar bids, so would rather have someone I can plug at MI and use rest of faab for streaming…
Blech, I don’t know, maybe a $1
Peraza or Odor ROS? Thanks
Blackmon or Dahl?
Shane Greene and Jose Martinez for Blackmon
I have Kelley, Alvarado, brasier
And Betts, reddick, Soler in the of with j upton on dL
Would you drop Laureano for Ender?
Could Senzel be better than Vlad or Eloy this year? 2 HRs today!
Mikolas vs Phillies. St Louis not a fun place to live right now a lot of crime. You starting him? Mikolas favored by Vegas
Wouldn’t trust him but I’d look at SON
If mikolas bombs drop him for e-rod?
I would’ve done it already
Trade Jose Ramirez/Thor for Judge/Shaw?
Would you trade Corey Seager for soroka in a keeper league?
Trade Shane Greene and Mazara for Blackmon?
Good! Thanks Grey for all your help!
I dropped Chavis last week and decided to keep Odor, starting to regret that decision.
Hopefully it works out
which one RP would you trade AWAY….Braiser, Neris, Parker or Strop. This is a h2h league so more about long term value in saves, whip, era. I have a chance to get Villar for a RP and McNeil, A Jones or Myers. So definitely
Any of them… Neris 1st
Curious. Neris based on talent or Phillies philosophy or? Thought it might be Strop. Maybe Morrow is done?
You want to know which closer to trade away, so trade away the worst one, which is Neris
Thanks. I was not trying to challenge …. more about understanding since Neris seems to be more highly rated. I appreciate the guidance.
I don’t trust Kapler with Neris
Drop Alex Reyes for Gallen?
We still being patient with Cole tucker or with e-rod, tapia sitting on the waivers is it time to move on ?
Im in a 16 man league and currently in third. I desperately need QS and WINS.
Who would you pick up as a 5th starter out these pitchers ROS?
Weaver, Chacin, Odorizzi, Perez, DeSclafani
My favorite part of the Matz injury is that not only has he felt pain in his forearm for over two weeks but they actually used him to pinch hit on Saturday night after he pitched on Friday night. Then the MRI confirmed a nerve issue and the Mets say he will only miss 1 start. How in the world is that possible?!?
Mets being Mets I guess.
It’s so ridiculous
1. Better MI hold: C Tucker or C Kieboom?
2. I want to drop one of them for Mize (hoping for a call up in the next couple of weeks). Good idea or drop someone else from my pitching staff?
14T k/9, QS
Rest of pitching staff:
RP: Hader, Leclerc, Colome, Givens
3. You holding CMart or giving up now that he’s a RP?
1. Tucker 2. Sounds fine
3. Drop C-Mart
Add Chirinos to SP staff
cut m.franco in an 11tm?
3b – a.rendon
CI – h.dozier
BN – jo.martinez
a.rosario or schoop?
i L’ed OL at “…to the person new to thinking…”
Ha, sure Amed
Trade Pham for Ryu and Hand in a 14-team 5×5 roto dynasty?
Gausman, Lucchesi, Perez, Matz – please rank ROS 5×5 roto (12-team)
Also Franmil, Ender, G.Polanco, Joc – pick 2.
Perez, Lucchesi, depends on Matz’s health tho
Yandi or Franco ROS?
Grey, would u stream McCugh and Peacock at vs KC at home?
Neither has looked great lately but SON loves both. If u had to pick one which would it be or no on both?
I’d start McHugh
12tm H2H Would you trade P.Alonso for Merrifield if you had plenty power and needed avg and sb’s?
so raimel is at home all week but facing a ton of lefties. think he plays at all?
Think he sits vs. lefties
1. H Dozier or the white Walker?
2. Stream Caleb Smith (3 W, 45 K, 2.00 ERA in 36.0 IP) @ the Cubs tomorrow or too risky?
1. Walker 2. Start him everywhere until further notice
Would you trade Greinke for Lindor?
Would leave me with:
OF Hoskins, Benintendi, Haniger
BENCH Simmons, Shaw
DL: Turner, Meadows, Dickerson
SP Strausburg, Musgrove, Fried, Strahm, DeSclafani, E. Rodriguez.
RP Hicks, Iglesias, Kelley, Buttrey
Thanks in advance!!!
12 team H2H, sorry!
12 team H2H
Senzel, man. Glad I pushed hard to get him in our NFBC league. The kid is special.
He looks awesome
My Paddack, Tyler O’Neill, and a couple decent prospects (top 150ish) for Jose Ramirez in a 30 team deep dynasty league? I don’t know whether to jump on it or stay the eff away from Ramirez.
@Grey: weekly roto. need to start one of these guys. who you likin (SON likes VV, but he has me a little nervous).
Porcello – vs sea
Gibson – @ tor
VV – @ stl, @ kc
10-team shallow standard roto using QS instead of wins for SP.
OF Yelich, Acuna, Harper
UTIL E. Rosario
BENCH 2B/3B Chavis
SP Carrasco, Cole, Marquez, Buehler, Flaherty, Weaver, Clev (IL).
Rest are 3 closers.
Two trade proposals received for Vlad from different owners – Wheeler and Corbin.
Do you take either for Vlad and move Chavis to 3B or say no gracias?
I’d take either for Vlad if you need pitching but it doesn’t appear like you do
QS are an issue. Flaherty and Buehler don’t go as deep into games. I’m in first overall and 6th out of 10 in the category, though the leader in the QS category is only 6 ahead. Because it’s a shallow league, it could be a difference maker to get all you can as long as I don’t lose anything on offense in this deal. Also, I could pick up E. Escobar to play 3B too.
Wheeler’s peripherals are better than Corbin’s in more categories – FIP 3.12 v. 3.60, HR/9 0.63 v. 1.24, FB % 29.1% v. 40% (Corbin’s FB rate is up from 27% last year), Hard Hit % 27.4% v. 34.5%, GB% 49.6% v. 43.5%. Kind of liking Wheeler more.
What do yo think after a little context? Trade Vlad?
You don’t need another top pitcher
Pomeranz was better when he pitched half his games in Coors
I’m in a 10 team mixed yahoo H2H redraft league. Marcus Stroman, Collin McHugh, and Eduardo Rodriguez. Should I consider picking one of them up? If so, who should I drop? Thanks!
C : Jorge Al?faro (C)?
1B: Pete Alonso (1B)
2B: Jonathan Villar (2B, SS)?
3B: Nolan Aren?ado?
SS: Javier Baez(2B, 3B, SS)
OF: Trey Mancini (1B, OF)?
OF: Rhys Hoskins (1B, OF)
OF: Hunter Dozier (1B, 3B)
UTIL: Domingo Santana (?OF)
Bench: Matt Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B)
Bench: Franmil Reyes (OF)
DL: Giancarlo Stanton (OF)
DL: Austin Meadows (OF)
DL: James Paxton (SP)
DL: Jameson Talilion (SP)
EdRod over Folty
A. How would you rank Muncy, Chavis, and Peraza?
B. Are we holding tight with Lucchesi? Would you take someone like P. Lopez over him at the moment?
A. You did B. I am holding Lucchesi
Smoke a big spliff of some good Senzelmilla!
Also super mad I missed Senzel by 5 mins as a fA pickup. Kid is en fuego.
Wooo Senzel!!!! Double Dong already!
Needed this in the worst way with Travis Shaw doing his best Chris Davis impression
How would you rank these guys ROS :
I’m officially a believer in the “sell” reverse jinx. First Au Shiz, now Bryant? And I even called it when you posted the “sell”. C’mon, son. That can’t be a coincidence. Now do Eloy!
And thank you. I took HR & RBI for the week on that Bryant granny & I feel like I owe ya one. Auuuuu Shiz.
I hope so on Bryant
FWIW Bryant had a lot of “flies out to deep right” warning track power outs earlier in the season, along with getting robbed of several doubles on hard hit balls with great defensive plays. Seems like this has been a little bit of a flukey cold streak – those things usually work themselves out. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a hot streak coming.
Like I said, I hope so, I own him in 3 leagues, and can’t trade him for anything
Probably a good thing. Why be the schmuck that sold low? It’s still just May 6th. Weather’s gonna was up in Chicago, the balls are gonna start flying as sure as ChiPD will beat down innocent people of color & olds will die off in non-air conditioned apartment building. Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, except you know, more police brutality and elderly death.
I hope so, but if his shoulder is still screwy, I mean, he hit 12 homers last year in a full year
He said it was all good in. ST, and he was raking in the spring IIRC. As Jeff Kent said, “aiiiiieeeee!” – oh, wait, wrong quote. That was him falling off the motorcycle. He said, “relax. Enjoy the game!”
On another note, I kinda miss the steroid era for FBB. Remember when some of your league-mates would act all “righteous purist” & not draft Bonds or Sosa or Kent or anyone they suspected was on the juice? My teams were sooooooooo stacked back in those days. If they raked, i drafted them. I think I got Bonds in the 2nd round the year he set the record. The walls alone won OBP for me every week. Sigh….bring back the juice!
I never was in a league with someone who didn’t draft one of them on principle… I remember owning Sosa in 98 tho and it was glorious
ESPN, 5X5, head to head … we use 5 SP’s
Choose 3 for this week;
1. Flaherty vs Phil
2. Marquez vs SD
3. Soroka @ Arizona
4. Paddack vs NYM
5. Ed-Rod vs Sea
Thanks for your work!
1. Flaherty vs Phil
2. Marquez vs SD
4. Paddack vs NYM
I’ve been carrying two catchers. Might need to dump one. Who do you like better rest of season…
Thanks in advance
Starting Velasquez @STL tonight?
In some leagues I am
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12-team, 5×5, h2h, redraft league. Turner and Stanton are taking up my two IL slots. Is it still worth holding onto Severino for now, knowing his absolute best case scenario is coming back in mid-to-late July?
Available FAs: Franmil, Goodwin, J-Mart, Perez (Martin), Woodruff
C – Realmuto
1B – Rizzo
2B – Santana
3B – Suarez
SS – Schoop
OF – Springer, Conforto, Winker
Util – Voit
Bench/super-sub – Dozier
IL – Stanton, Turner
SP – Castillo, Eflin, Junis, Matz, Quintan, Severino, Smith (Caleb), Weaver
RP – Hicks, Holland, Jackson (Luke), Vazquez
Forget Severino — Perez
Great write-up Grey!
10 team H2H 5×5 keeper league where we keep 10 players. Which side you like better:
Alonso and Glasnow
What’s your take on Ronny Rodriguez?I was thinking about grabbing Deitrick but he’s got a bunch of lefties coming up,Rodriguez is eligible at 1B,2B,3B,SS and has 3 dongs in 45 ABs.
I almost wrote a Ronny Rodriguez sleeper this offseason, like him
Never heard of him before,grabbed him anyway.Numbers look good though.He’s my new Kike except he hits better.I replaced Kiki with Ketel,who is hitting so good I have to play him every day.I need a multi position bench guy, Moose better pick it up at 2B.
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Grey, time to be concerned with Donaldson’s anatomy?
Now you’re concerned?
His stocks are actually going up
It could have been a better power week had I started Jesus & Franmil, but thankfully in roto, 1 week bad decisions even out over time. But its never fun to leave multi-homer days on the bench. I come again (ooo la la) for weekly lock lineup questions;
6 start, 4 get benched;
Jesus 3vWAS [email protected] (3 lefties)
Shaw 3vWAS [email protected] (3 lefies)
McNeil [email protected] 3vMIA (2 lefties)
Conforto [email protected] 3vMIA (2 lefties)
Zombino Jones [email protected] 4vATL (weird dizzyness)
Franmil 3vNyM [email protected] (1 lefty)
Inciarte [email protected] [email protected] (2 lefties)
McMahon 3vSF 3vSD (5 lefties)
Tapia 3vSF 3vSD (5 lefties)
Heyward 4MIA 3MIL (2 lefties)
Bench Ender, Tapia, Heyward, Jones
We are still going with Shaw? At what point do we lose confidence in him?
Cain for Price fair before he went on DL?
Pick one at CI: Travis Shaw, Jesus Aguilar, or Max Muncy
Pick 2 in the OF: Dwight Smith Jr, Heyward, Soler
Muncy — Smith
as in Smith is the odd man out?
Sorry, no Smith/Soler are top 2
Grey my bae,
I know you were down (relative to the consensus) on Vladito coming into the season. Do you have any concerns that he might be a bust? He’s hitting the ball hard, but everything is going into the ground. Plus, he’s striking out a lot more than in the minors.
He won’t be a bust, I was concerned he was overrated for this year since he has no speed
Start Muncy or McMahon at 2B this week? Weekly lineup lock. Or stream Dietrich?
Who would you want rest of the season in H2H, Joc Pederson or Franmil Reyes?
12 team 6X6 w/ OPS
I’ve got McNeil (boring) in my 2b slot until Scooter comes back- worth dropping for Profar or Danny Santana until then?
you starting buehler tonight?
NL DEEP 4×4 no K’s
Am dropping T Guerro because of his whip — These are the guys available —Who to pick up for R.O.Y. ?
Merril Kelly — Stephenson — A Miller— N. Anderson ( mia) —Gsellman — Mahle — P Baez (LAD) Fedde
H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.
Made the trade (Xander/Syndergaard for JD & Musgrove) and am pretty happy with the team. With some shifting (DL etc.) I now have an open Bench spot, who do you suggest I pick up? Also, would you swap Laureano, Kieboom or Richards for anyone on the wire ?
HIT – R. Braun, E. Hosmer, M. Kepler, J. Martinez, ,J. Reddick, J. Soler, D. Santana, K Schwarber, R. Tapia, E. Sogard, J. Reddick, C. Biggio (NA), B. Hamilton, C. Hernandez, J. Soler I. Happ (NA), D. Dietrich
SP – M. Perez, A. Wainwright, B. Honeywell (NA), K. Gibson, D. Bundy, Z. Gallen (NA), S. Cease (NA), M. Kelley, J. Chacin, N. Pivetta (NA), S. Newcomb (NA), M. Wacha, A. DeScalfani, J. Urena, C. Bassitt, D. Pomeranz,
RP – C. Kimbrel (NA), A.J. Minter, M. Givens, D. Robertson, B. Parker, H. Neris, E. Pagan
C – W. Ramos
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – K. Marte
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – J. Polanco
CI – A. Rizzo
MI – J. Profar
LF – C. Yelich
CF – C. Blackmon
RF – D. Santana
Util – J. D. Martinez
BN – C. Keiboom
BN – R. Laureano
BN – H. Dozier
DL – T. Turner
SP – C. Carrasco
SP – J. Verlander
SP – W. Buehler
RP – K. Jansen (RP)
RP – R. Braiser (RP)
P – K. Giles (RP)
P – W. Davis (RP)
BN – J. Musgrove
BN – T. Richards
DL – J. Paxton (10-DAY)
DL – A. Heaney (10-DAY)
Hold who you have, grab Perez
Drop verdugo for tapia?
For my AL only, could you rank Swarzak, Emilio Pagan , and Taylor Rogers.
Thanks for the write up today. Just got offered Devers for my Winker in my 5×5 14 team roto league. Who do you like more?
Would you rather have Nola/ Matt Chapman or machado?
Starting e-rod vs Seattle ?
Reds game in a bee delay.
I have C. Smith, Richards and P. Lopez….which of them do you think I should sell high on? Or will they all continue to do well and/or get better? It’s a pts league so wins don’t matter here….it’s all about individual performances.
They’re all $1×3 so I can definitely build with them if you think they will continue and get better.
Lopez, Richards are least favorite, in that order
Do you think they’ll blow up soon? Would you trade them away? Or keep throwing them out there (matchup dependent, not in Coors or other bad ballparks). Smith seems legit so I can see keeping him.
Throw them out there as long as they’re going well