Derek Fisher was called up by the Astros to replace the concussed Reddick.  First off, Derek needs to stop singing that jingle, “Trust the Astros Fisher, man.”  Tres annoying.  Saying tres instead of very is tres annoying, too. Fisher was hoping Reddick was some combination of reddish and haddock.  “Get that seaweed out of my face!”  That’s Nori Aoki.  Everyone in MLB is happy for Fisher except this guy.  If you thought Strickland-Harper was something… Sorry, for Derek Fisher, that was a layup.  As for fantasy, Fisher has power and speed, has had strikeout issues, but no worse than Bellinger.  He could be a difference maker if he plays 75%+ of the time.  One of the best guys in the minors this year.  Better on power than speed, inefficient as a runner.  Yes, PCL, but MLB is kinda PCL-like nowadays.  Might outproduce Brinson, though Fisher needs to stick in a job for that.  Yesterday, he went 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his first home run, and I think Fisher is for reel, and not just on the casting couch.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jake Marisnick – 1-for-4, 2 runs and a homer, hitting .261.  Guess how many homers he has.  C’mon, without looking it up.  I guarantee you’re under.  I wanted to say three.  He’s homered seven times!  Same as, ya know, Gurriel.

Francis Martes – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.19.  He’s recommended only in leagues where you have to own one player who a healthy horse cannot carry.  Martes is 21 years old and 250 pounds!  By the time, he’s 40 he’s going to eat Bartolo.

Neftali Feliz – Cut by the Brewers.  How much says Nationals sign him for s’s and g’s?  I mean, that must be an option for them at this point, right?  GM Rizzo, “Dusty, you wanna try Neftali?”  “Nef-what now?”  “Feliz for the bullpen?”  “Not overly feliz, no.  Why are we talking in Spanglish?”  “Know what?  I’m gonna leave you with your toothpick.”

Eric Thames – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  This one came off the CardinalsMike Leake, after Thames had a month straight in April of homering only off Reds pitchers.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Thames has a special type of color blindness, and can only see red.  Can someone check to see if he only homered off South Korean pitchers with Communist leanings?

Kolten Wong – Left yesterday’s game with forearm tightness.  Wong needs to switch arms.

Ben Zobrist – Sounds headed to the DL with a sore wrist.  His owners are pist.  Now ‘brist is hist!  Name the song that I am emulating.  Bet you can’t.

Ian Happ – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .209.  I’m not joking when I say next to nothing else, but he is hitting homers.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .178.  I don’t feel like doing the math, but he has to hit a bajillion the rest of the way to hit .250 this year.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer.  Wish the Maddoning One would’ve started this Rizzo as leadoff experiment when they were facing a good pitching staff, so Rizzo went 0-for a couple of games and moved down the order again.  Anyone who thinks this is a good thing likely forgets Rizzo just lost out on four RBIs in only two games, and gained what?  One run?  Lowercase yay.

Matt Harvey – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.25, and now complaining of a dead arm.  If you’re wondering, when he said it, he was not ‘Doing the Bernie.’

Lucas Duda – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  This homer annoys me.  I don’t own him, it’s not about that.  It’s because he didn’t start the game.  This is the one area of managing where Bochy is far superior (is it the ginormous head?).  Bochy has a rule of thumb where he starts a guy the day after he hits a homer, barring an injury.  This is so obvious.  If someone hits a home run, they could be locked in, and you want them in the lineup.  Duda homered on Tuesday, and is benched for T.J. Rivera, who also homered in his previous game.  Unfortunately, that was five days ago!

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 7th homer.  Real talk:  solid game, I own Grandy in one NL-Only league and barely even play him there.  Kuhl, but — again with some stank — BUT it doesn’t matter he hit the game-winning home run.  I don’t understand why fantasy ‘perts point out shizz like this.  I’m more interested in Carl Edwards Olmos giving up three earned than I am in how Grandy’s homer affected a game.

Neil Walker – Left yesterday’s game with a leg injury.  I have no clue regarding he who need not be named:

Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.36.  Confession:  when I was a kid, I went out on a theater balcony and made vomiting sounds– Wait, that’s not my confession, that’s Chunk from The Goonies.  Okay, my confession, I don’t trust Liriano no matter what the Stream-o-Nator says, and it liked him last night.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  “Now replacing Yonder Alonso, the American League starting All-Star 1st baseman, is Logan Morrison.  This All-Star Game is brought to you by the Flowbee, because we can’t get real advertisers because who the hell would want to watch Yonder and freakin’ Morrison?”

Jake Odorizzi – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.77.  I know Faria faced the same matchup and did the J.K. Simmons “Hey, it’s the commercial guy.  Oh my God, he deserves an Oscar that was so good,” but this was not the easiest of matchups for Odorizzi.

Russell Martin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  I flinch like a beaten dog every time I mention a catcher, knowing it’s going to lead to catcher questions.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .254.  That was his 2nd homer in four games, and he is the type to turn that schmotato straight from lukewarm to hot.

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.39.  Serious question:  are there any safe number three starters?  I can find a number one, with some difficulty.  I think I can spot a number two, especially if it doesn’t flush.  A number three?  No clue.

Brian Goodwin – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, now three homers in the last four games.  Dusty might platoon him on occasion for Raburn, and Werth will return at some point, but Goodwin’s got some schmotatoness.

Adonis Garcia – Had ring finger surgery and is out two months.  Funny, I got married and wanted to cut my ring finger off.  Hmm, maybe funny’s not the correct word there.  Maybe…*grabs box of tissues* …it’s not funny at all.  *sobs uncontrollably*

Matt Kemp – Left yesterday’s game limping after grabbing his hamstring.  Limping after coming up lame is 12-16 games of the DL.  Grabbing a hamstring is 17-21 games.  This is science.

Brandon Phillips – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .307.  The Rise of the Zombino, starring Brandon Phillips.  Watch as he tries to eat a pitcher’s brain custard.  “Slobber, slobber, brain custard, good.”

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .304.  You know who Ender is?  And I mean this as a compliment.  He’s Dexter Fowler.  I will call Ender, Chicken Butt.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.86.  Bombs over Baghdad now has two straight Quality Starts, but it was a kaboom the start before and I still don’t trust him.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  To self, “Self, why is your ERA so pee-poor bad on your NFBC team?”  “Glad you asked, self, by the way, love the way your hair hangs over your ears.  Your ERA is so bad, because Kluber is your ace.”

Bradley Zimmer – 1-for-3, 1 run, and his 5th steal.  On the bright side, he was batting leadoff yesterday.  This makes a ton of sense for the Indians’ lineup.  Here’s hoping Tito wasn’t just having a senior moment.

Chris Taylor – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and two steals (6, 7), hitting .298.  On my fantasy team, I grabbed Taylor a couple of weeks ago to spell A-D-D-I-S-O-N, and now he’s been Pipp’d on my fantasy team.

Taijuan Walker – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.32, as he was activated.  Oh em gee, a number three starter.  Lord, you have opened my eyes.  I see now you are spreading the truth butter.  You are right, we have one number three starter in the entire major leagues.  “I’m ranking Taijuan Walker at 41st thru 60th on the top 100 starters.”  That’s January Grey next year.

Jordan Zimmermann – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.35.  Am I applying truth butter to Zimmermann?  Did you see his ERA?  I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for him still, though he does have three straight solid starts, so one more solid start and I may release the leash a tad.

Mookie Betts – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homers.  Mookie Best!

Aaron Altherr – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Put the strikethrough on the text I wrote yesterday about Altherr not stringing together good games.

Raimel Tapia – 4-for-4, 3 runs, hitting .261.  He was also caught stealing, which I point out as a positive — at least he’s running — and not a negative — “Dude, run!”  Not clear how much Tapia will play, but you know I’m watching him like a cyclops with a monocle because of his ability.

Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.56.  The Regression Fairies call Lindsay Lohan “Li-Lo,” they talk about how Taylor Swift has a beautiful pink hue under her alabaster skin, and they will pop a squat on your ratios.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, after going bizzonkers the day before with five hits.  Hot schmotato alert!

Byron Buxton – 3-for-3 and a slam (4) and double legs (11, 12).  Feel like we’ve been here a few times this year, but I went to look if Buxton was on waivers in my shallower leagues, because he has two homers in three games and, for the first time all year, looks locked in.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 5th homer in eleven games, hitting over .350 in the last week, and him over Martin.  Russell.  Zunino over Russell Martin.  That’s gotta clear up at least one catcher question.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .340.  Like sushi, it’s rare when a hitter comes back, but it’s as if Haniger hasn’t missed a step being out.

Chris Davis – Hit the DL with a strained oblique.  That usually sidelines guys three to five weeks.  Vague timetable, but what do you expect for something oblique.

Dylan Bundy – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.29.  The Regression Fairies were out in full neon pink last night.

Welington Castillo – 1-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .292.  Where’s the boeuf?!

Trey Mancini – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .299 as he goes into full-time mode with Davis sidelined.  I could see checking out the lounge act of Trey Mancini if you missed out on the 45 other cornermen who are just like him.

Matt Davidson – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer, and his third homer in three games.  Yes, I’ve mentioned him the last three days.  No, I don’t know what you’re waiting for.

CC Sabathia – Diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.  If only there was someone the Yanks could give a Chance to.  WINK!  WINK!

Gary Sanchez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Damn, when this guy gets hot, he gets scorching.  It’s like, “I can’t believe Sanchez only has three homers.”  *Julio Urias blinks his eye*  “And now Gary has 20 homers.”

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 20th steal.  That’s in only 49 games, bee tee dubs.

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .281.  Hitting near-.400 in the last week with two homers and three steals.  If only Mike Trout went down years ago!

Eric Young Jr. – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th steal, hitting .333.  I’m convinced, Mike Trout is ghosting riding the Angels.

Matt Shoemaker – Lifted after a trainer meeting.  For the Brits reading, Shoemaker didn’t meet with a sneaker.

Matt Chapman – Was called up by the A’s.  Beatles fans will remember Matt Chapman as the guy who said, “Stop with the hate mail, it wasn’t me!”  Chapman’s best comp is Joey Gallo.  Joey Gallo Compman?  Chapman should play over Plouffe — Plouffe there goes my playing time! — and hit for power and not much else.  He’s available in my 12-team mixed league, and neither I nor Prospector Ralph are picking him up, to give you an idea.

Daniel Gossett – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER in his first start.  Gossett is a white guy?  He should be in a buddy cop movie with Koda.  Two White Guys and a Half Cherokee.  “I’m too old for this shi*t, Gossett.”  “I hear ya, Glover, but Freeman’s on the DL and you’re all I got to solve this high-profile murder of baseballs in the late-inning of Nationals’ games.”  “Whatcha talkin’ ’bout, Willis?!”  Dontrelle Willis passes by and shakes his head, annoyed.

Ryon Healy – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Healy’s the three hole hitter, and Healy’s the best/worst gift I ever received.  I wanted those stupid sneakers with wheels so bad, but for the life of me I couldn’t go more than three feet without falling.  I suppose falling is a part of life, like burping and farting.

Edinson Volquez – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.72.  Yup, I benched him two starts ago for his no-hitter but had him right there, front and center in my active lineup for this ‘to the toolshed.’

Tyler Moore – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .288.  Bour who?!  Justin Bour, he’s the guy Moore is filling in for.  It’s a figure of speech, Random Italicized Voice.  Figure of speech?  You just walk around screaming ‘Bour who?’

Billy Hamilton – Out with a thumb problem.  Hamilton runs on his thumbs?  No?  Cool, then get him back out there!

Amir Garrett – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.91.  This game was vs. the Padres, so, yeah, and Muslim Mrs. Garrett is still not advisable unless you’re board with a bunch of 80’s chicks.

Jose Peraza – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, as he hit leadoff, hitting .350 in the last week.  Cool, cool, cool to infinity, but he has no steal attempts in June.  As Al Gore says, hot, fiery earth to Peraza, are you there, Peraza?  Good.  Steal a freakin’ base!

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.10.  I’m kinda loving owning him in weekly leagues when he only has one start at home.  “Why, Unkie Grey, why?”  You ask with those milk saucer eyes.  Because his home ERA is near-1.50 in almost 50 IP.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.   Renfroe!  Or as Scooby Doo says, Renfroe!  Speaking of Scooby Doo, not sure how many of you watched The Keepers on Netflix.  No, it wasn’t about your team with Trea Turner as a $5 keeper.  It starts as a geriatric Scooby Doo, then becomes an indictment of the church.  I always have a soft spot for Cougars, but, wow, I did not like this documentary once it veered off the murder mystery.  It was like, “We went to the same school as this nun, who was murdered, and we’re gonna get to bottom of this murder, or our names aren’t 75-year-old Thelma & Louise!”  Then two episodes in, “Forget the murder, this is about Pedo Priestley.”

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .278.  Moistasskiss!

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-6, 3 runs, and his 7th steal, hitting .292.  With the help of him and Jorge Bonifacio (2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer), the Royals are actually a top five offense in the month of June.  Merrifield vs. Bonifacio is schmotato vs. schmo-tah-to.  Merrifield vs. Bonifacio is also the main event for the slap hitting championship belt.

Lorenzo Cain – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, 4 homers in the last week.  I’m raisin Cain, he is so grape.  Hmm, perhaps this autocorrect sponsored by Sun-Maid wasn’t the best idea.

Madison Bumgarner – Threw yesterday and next step is a simulated game.  After that, it’s anyone’s guess.  (Actually, anyone that guesses rehab game after that would be right.)

Johnny Cueto – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.57.  Damn, he’s been miserably bad.  It’s the freakin’ Royals! Who scares you in that lineup?  Jorge Bonifacio?!   Y’all are like, “Grey, handsome, Fantasy Master Lothario, cool guy, over-the-internet friend, why don’t you draft high starters?”  Yeah, like they’re better!   I could have Jason Vargas and Robbie Ray or Cueto and deGrom.  You tell me which team is doing better.  Don’t actually tell me!

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Dommattingly
Dommattingly
5 years ago

Kipnis, Pirela, or Scooter?
Thanks!

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

10 team redraft

Drop Pujols for LoMo, Carlos Santana, or Hanley?

Trailor park Boy in ny
Trailor park Boy in ny
5 years ago

Should I drop hand,kela , or delino for fisher?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
5 years ago

Who would you rather have go forward in roto – Boom Boom Mancini or Carlos Gomez?

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Dammit – Smoak made Yahoo’s can’t drop list. Now I really need Rizzo to get those 2 games for 2B eligibility… #shallowleagueproblems

Pitchers
Pitchers
5 years ago

Hi, which two of Roark, Gio, or Straily ROS? All 3 above the streamer line in a 12 team? Thanks!

Pitchers
Pitchers
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks Grey

speill
speill
5 years ago

Good afternoon Grey. What side would you favor. Scherzer and Seager (Kyle) or Lester and Murphy (Daniel). Thanks

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. who do you like for two bench bats with the most upside: kinsler, drury, brinson, g polanco, franco, altherr, and zimmer. thanks!

OilCanFloyd
OilCanFloyd
5 years ago

I have Benintendi and was just offered Jose Abreu….which side would you rather have ROS in a 5×5 head to head league?

the sportsguy
the sportsguy
5 years ago

Please rank
Frazier, Trumbo, Batista

sava21887
sava21887
5 years ago

12 team dynasty league H2H OBP

Need to Drop one rich hill or Salazar?

Schmotato fill in at middle infidel Chris Taylor, solarte, Lowrie, Frazier, arcia

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
5 years ago

Hello Grey,
2 Trade questions if I may:

Trade C. Seager for Story and C Mart in a 10 Team H2H Points League?

Trade Maeda for Desmond in a 12 Team H2H League?

I am pretty sure the second is a no brainer, but the first might be tough. Story hasn’t been good, but I am seeing where you are coming from with your caution on Seager.

Thanks much.

kevin b
kevin b
5 years ago

thanks as usual

conforto or fisher

DJ
DJ
5 years ago

Hanley or moist Ros 5×5 h2h league

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

Keon 485 feet!

Give the guy ABs!

Cam
Cam
5 years ago

Grey in a 6×6 head to head league would you drop Carlos Santana for Logan Morrison at this point? Santana has been no good and Morrison continues to sit on our free agency.

Cohen
Cohen
5 years ago

Hedges or Murphy?

JeffFromTallahassee
JeffFromTallahassee
5 years ago

Drop Leury Garcia or Aldemedys Diaz for Whit Merrifield, Matt Adams, Eric Young Jr., and Adam Frazier, or Shin-Soo Choo?

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

Best 2 streams here? How would you rank all three actually?

Chavez vs. KC (6.7)
Guerra vs. SD (1.0)
Biagini vs. CHW (-2.8)

Russell
Russell
5 years ago

12 Team H2H Categories

Haniger or Yonder?

Thanks!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
5 years ago

for deep league with OPS, total bases
1. boneface or pham?
my lineup is now
C murphy (probably drop hedges soon)
1B pujols
2B odor
SS peraza
3B seager
CI valencia
MI flores
LF upton
CF inciarte
RF harper
OF mallex
util schebler
util morales
BN pham, slater (for @ COL today)

2. slater or flores as well, after COL

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

H2H limited season moves (so no streaming)

Top two options for the interim or long term:

Tanaka @OAK, TEX, @CHW
Happ CHW, @KC, BAL
Peacock @OAK, @SEA, NYY
Biagini CHW, @TEX, BAL

Thanks!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

@bossmanjunior333:

Btw… longterm as in ROS, not a keeper

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
5 years ago

the way brinson is being jerked around when braun’s back my guess is he goes back down.

cubjet
cubjet
5 years ago

Need a fill in while Kipnis is out.

Drury or Pirela?

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Lackey and Bregman for Nola?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: How about if it’s for Sean Manaea instead of Nola?

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
5 years ago

also Schwarb or Murphy? Schwarb has C eligibilty

Fish
Fish
5 years ago

Time to drop rich Hill? 2+ months in… ERA above 4. Whip above 1.5. and inexplicably no QS – he hasn’t even made it past the 5th inning once!!!

Okay…. So this kinda was a rhetorical question / Rich Hill Users Anonymous venting post

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
5 years ago

grandal or murphy?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
5 years ago

Can you please explain
The last episode of
the leftovers to me?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Nothing is answered.
Everything is answered.
And then it ends.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Going to watch fargo next!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Oh I’ve seen first two.

Going to be hard to top
Mike Milligan!

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
5 years ago

murphy or Gattis

AdamH
AdamH
5 years ago

How close are Altuve vs Turner in keeper league? I had just gotten Altuve but guy with Turner is offering him and asked what else I would need. Have Odor to plug into 2B and currently have Didi at SS.

I need pitching help but I would appreciate your opinion on what, if anything, I should ask for.

His staff:
SP – Darvish, Archer, CMart, Nelson, Chase Anderson, Matz, Vargas
RP – Wade Davis, Iglesias, Maurer, Colome, Rivero

My staff:
SP – McCullers, Duffy, Faria, Samardjzia, Arrieta, Guerra, Hoffman
RP – Miller, Betances

Thanks!

AdamH
AdamH
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I should’ve been more clear. I currently have Altuve but have the option to get Turner. Should I ask for a closer and SP? Or is Turner too close to Altuve to ask for much more?

Mickey Willie and the Duke
Mickey Willie and the Duke
5 years ago

Trade offer..I need steals ( see my post from about 6 this morning)
Maybin and Happ (although I might be able to get Cole) for Bird and T Walker
15 team 5×5
Time to make a push..thoughts

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

what about this one in that AL only, this helps me greatly and allows opp to drop espinosa and rutledge

my m.chapman + gomez for fulmer + semien (i’d wait till gomez is healthy in a few days), and maybe i have to put a draft pick upgrade into it.

2. or my chapman + gomez for semien + draft pick upgrade of some type

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: guessing gomez or zimmer for j.montgomery isn’t bad one either

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: or chapman for montgomery

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: guy refuses to move fulmer (which is understandable, chapman hasn’t done anything yet), but will do
gomez + chapman for j-zimm (or miley, but ROS player rater has zimm slightly better, funny enough j.montgomery right in that range too) + semien. this unclogs my DL slot for too many OF, gets value for chapman, gets me a healthy SP for QS, i will either DL slot shoemaker or drop gausman, and longer term fixes my MI weakness due to miller.

and we’re moving gomez first, ROS rater always likes MLB vets more than rookies, it’s got montgomery zimmer/chapman/fisher

-meanwhile the j.montgomery guy only willing to trade tillman, which is gross.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: hmmm, greater than/ less than signs didn’t show up

i meant ROS player rater for QS has montgomery LESS than zimm or miley and gomez greater than all of my zimmer/fisher/chapman

henncoop
henncoop
5 years ago

Decent SP @ a premium in a deeper rosters league. Looking on the waiver wire as well as what I own for next’s week games
I need 3 of the following choices for next week:
Meyer @ Bos
Folty vs Mil
Lackey @ Mia
Chatwood @ LAD
Farmer @SD
Butler vs SD
Norris @Sea
Hammel vs Bos; vs Tor (tempting off 3 straight good games)
Gaivlio vs Det; vs Hou
Montgomery vs SD; @ Mia
Hoffman vs Ari

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Would you take Chris Taylor over Peraza or O. Herra? Thanks

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: What about Taylor over Schebler or Brinson?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ha! Sea of mediocrity or clones? Guess it’s just a toss up.

Packers
Packers
5 years ago

Say Hey Grey, My choices to replace N. Walker are Flores, Gennett and Phillips. It’s a 12 team dynasty, keep all roto, weekly with OPS. Flores might get more playing time…just looking for a guy to not tank me. I’m in first place.

mernest
mernest
5 years ago

12 team h2h categories

just got offered bellinger/holland for betts/mazara-he also offered same trade but domingo santana instead of mazara. It’s a 1 year keeper league but I kept betts last year so he’s gone end of year anyway.

I know its not even, but currently my only closer is edwin diaz (ugh). My OF currently is Betts, Mazara, Santana, Alther, CarGo, Braun (DL slot)

Would me asking for Kimbrel make it better? I know position player for pitcher (especially closer) is usually a bust, just wanted to know your opinion. I guess I could just decide to punt saves haha

mernest
mernest
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Haha, yes that’s what I needed! Thanks Grey.

DonnieB
DonnieB
5 years ago

Top 3 from this list ROS: Piscotty,Mancini,Brinson, Schwarber, Mallex,Polanco, Matt Adams and Conforto. Thanks.

Mauricio Frid
Mauricio Frid
5 years ago

Yay! Catcher question!
Tom Murphy activated and starting today in Coors, worth our time in mixed leagues?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Mauricio Frid
5 years ago
Moneyball
Moneyball
Reply to  Mauricio Frid
5 years ago

He’s already in my locked weekly lineup, lol.
Been in lineup for 2 and a half weeks.

It’s actually helped me rise in the standings since Jett Bandy was going Banjo-Kazooie on my ratios.

First Fisher, now Murphy. Cmon down, Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery!
(screw that Mets SS, I don’t have him!)

Greg
Greg
5 years ago

Great job Grey, Fisher over Brantley or Hernan Perez, or hold? Jimmy Nelson over Joe Biagini? Thank you.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Greg
5 years ago

@Greg:
Hold
Nelson

Chisoxx_22
Chisoxx_22
5 years ago

5×5 roto, 10 team. Archer/b. kintzler for scherzer?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Chisoxx_22
5 years ago

@Chisoxx_22:
I’d want Max

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

Plouffe, boom, to the DFA list..Full time job for Matt Chapman..

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: spec SAGNOF – kahnle, phelps or soria?

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
5 years ago

walker news came back, partially torn hamstring. that sounds like a pretty long term deal. this being the case (3 DL spots)
C DTD’arnaud
1B thames
2B rivera
SS peraza
3B turner
MI spangenberg (could grab dejong again, wong sounds completely F’d, that’s three times with similar pitcher sounding arm injury)
CI aguilar (braun could easily move thames to here though)
OF (4) inciarte/harper/puig/brinson
util flowers
BN braun
DL walker/freeman/c.hernandez (thank god no pitchers hurt yet that i need to keep)
just trash walker for franchy (the best OF avilable) or just wait for braun to be back and hold walker (till of course stressbird catches some kind of bird flu)

2. different league, 14 team h2h with OBP, total bases. drop walker for which of: pirela/sogard/slater (@ COL). odd slater is a 2B in espn here. 7 moves per week.

3. same league, hill might be out now (QS league), drop him for streamer slot when best options are: meyer/ryu/chavez/c.green/kuhl/j.ross

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
5 years ago

Hmm. Let’s see. the Mets have the best SS prospect in all of baseball, certainly in the NL. Their SS is terrible at defense, terrible at hitting, and injured. Their second baseman is also injured. How do they not call him up?

Rich Hill not impressing today. Disgraceful list trip coming soon?

Shujun
Shujun
5 years ago

Which side do you prefer in a standard 12 team league: Benintendi, Baez, and Bumgarner or Cano and deGrom? Thanks!

Trailor park Boy in ny
Trailor park Boy in ny
5 years ago

Should I drop smyly for fisher. I could drop anderson, or straily, pr Rodon instead. But I need pitching even though there streamers. I could drop delino but hes doing good. If I grab fisher qnd he ends up being great I could keep him dirt cheap.

vee
vee
5 years ago

Hey Guru,

worth dropping Lackey and Tyson Ross to free up another stream spot and one DL spot?

Thanks and cheerio

dtbran
dtbran
5 years ago

You dropping any of Cueto Bregman Brinson for either Berrios / Faria (thinking ROS) or hold

RICE
RICE
5 years ago

Mets call up!!!!!!……. Gavin Cecchini?????

COME ON!

joemorganhair
joemorganhair
5 years ago

Time to shake things up in a 10 team roto. I’ve fallen behind in all offensive categories since losing Trout, Segura, Braun, Marte. I’m middle of the pack in WHIP and ERA, up there in QS and Ks.

I’m thinking about packaging Nova and Smoak for a big bat: Votto, Blackmon.. or a tier below like Ozuna, C. Dick.

Make sense with who I have below, or is it a counter productive move?

C – Wieters
1B – Smoak
2B – Peraza
3B – Rendon
SS – Lindor
MI – Story
CI – Hosmer
OF – Cruz, Duvall, Conforto, ODB, Maybin
UT – Brinson, Drury
Bench – Fisher, Segura
DL – Trout, Braun

SP – McCullers, Nova, Severino, Berrios, Cueto, Wood, Manaea,
RP – Giles, Reed, Bush

Thanks, Grey!

Utility Help
Utility Help
5 years ago

Matt Chapman heading to Oak as we speak, what are your thoughts on him hitting at this level and would you drop Taylor for him?

thanks

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Utility Help
5 years ago

@Utility Help: look far above for answer to the first, mentioned in rundown.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: he probably means c.taylor but could be m.taylor

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: my guess as to why he likely means c.taylor is the 3B chapman vs taylor. could be a util or just best guy question though and be m.taylor

Utility Help
Utility Help
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

My bad must have missed Chapman this AM while reading. Moot question now as I read the rundown.

I apologize for mixing you up, I meant C.Taylor and Owings was just dropped in a dynasty I know he has been slumping as of late. Would you rather have him or C.Taylor?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
5 years ago

Need 2 for H2H keeper… Bour, Fisher, Odubel, Neil Walker, Drury. Utility spots so position doesn’t matter. Thanks!

Maverick
Maverick
5 years ago

Hey ya Grey
Made a few good trades lately on some of your feedback and getting back in the race! Thanks
Can I get your thoughts on this one please?
20 Team H2H
Piscotty/Mazara/Alex Wood for Thames / Duvall.
Thanks!

Gerry Randell
Gerry Randell
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: ok
I have Alex Wood. Would you trade for Thames for Wood 1 for one?

Gerry Randell
Gerry Randell
Reply to  Gerry Randell
5 years ago

@Gerry Randell: or is Duvall a better trade instead of Thames for Wood?

Maverick
Maverick
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey Ok to be clear (my posts are confusing even to me lol) I have Alex Wood. Offer to me is Duval. Good trade for me? Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Maverick
Maverick
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey Ok to be clear (my posts are confusing even to me lol) I have Alex Wood. Offer to me is Duval. Good trade for me? Thanks for hanging in there with me! @Grey: Thank you Grey!!

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

guessing in AL only with this: (and shoemaker needing a DL stint here upcoming) just drop miller/headley add chapman, activate fisher (OBP over AVG, total bases added, QS over wins and holds added)
C avila
1B miggy
2B segura (hopefully back soon)
SS correa
3B mostsuckass
MI pinder
CI chapman
OF (4) k.davis/trumbo/delino/chisenhall
util zimmer
BN mancini (also 1B could go in CI slot)/fisher
DL gomez/miller
SP salazar/shoemaker/quintana/gausman/farmer/meyer/hahn/peacock
RP j.wilson/giles/barnes (BOS)/j.smith
DL duffy
my pitching is getting way too weak, and i was just beat to escobar/faria lately. when segura is back i guess chapman is the drop, mancini moves to CI full time, add a SP (h.velasquez BOS or clevinger/martes/paulino). if shoemaker gets DL’d i DL him, drop chapman, slot segura into active slot, grab SP.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: OR just drop chapman now, grab strahm for today (better SON rating than anything else i can get)

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: now i got chapman stashed in NA slot (this will only work if i intend to stream pitchers for today) trying to trade chapman to an owner who’s worst in league in HR’s. he has all of these MI, semien/motter/iglesias, this a good idea
1. my chapman + gomez for semien (has room to slot in DL slot in gomez’s place, when he comes back pinder goes to bench anyway)
2. i would say my chapman for motter or iglesias for now (or even rutledge) but this would require me to drop somebody useful in OF (zimmer/fisher/chisenhall/delino) or stop streaming short term to make up the K’s and innings i kinda need and have shoemaker/salazar in active slots.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: or would this one be better (i know a guy who acts very quickly and overreacts to stuff if say s.smith goes DL) i might be able to do
3. my gomez (when healthy, which sounds like a few days) for d.norris SP. i’d slot shoemaker into DL slot, norris takes his place. this still would leave me with too many healthy OF and no MI and nothing to do with chapman though and nobody to drop when segura is back.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: this is a keep 3 at previous year ADP prices league, and i for sure have correa (1), probably segura (border of 3rd/4th)/k.davis (5) as the others, but guys like fisher/zimmer/mancini would probably all be last or near last rounders.

better question then would be how to rank these if chapman + gomez too much for semien as that one alleviates both needs and roster placement allowing me to at least eventually field a complete roster when segura/semien are back and still stream pitchers or trade for one. h2h league too so i gotta weigh being competitive now and in september (in 3-5th most of year here, 6 playoff spots)

mancini/chisenhall/gomez/zimmer/chapman. i might be best off when shoemaker gets DL to trade an OF for SP, and chapman for semien straight up, which might be doable if he starts hot. i won’t be trading any of k.davis/trumbo/delino in this, and probably not mancini

Fogimon
Fogimon
5 years ago

who to drop for Derek Fisher?

Dahl
Kepler
Altherr
DSantana

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Fogimon
5 years ago

@Fogimon: unless kemp is really out dannys antana ain’t starting. that being said it sounds like dahl is a long way off. i’m assuming redraft here.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Its a keeper league which makes the dropping a little more complicated…. adding to the complication is my bench consists of Marte, Braun, and Pollock. I can’t really afford to drop able-bodied OF’s, or keep any more DL guys!

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Fogimon
5 years ago

@Fogimon: And its Domingo, not Danny…. Brew Crew

Joel Huggins
Joel Huggins
5 years ago

MIranda’s blowup today inspired me to subscribe to streamy finally. Waddya know, Streamy hated Miranda today.
Anyhow, Streamy is pretty down on Seth Lugo this week (Nationals at home and Giants in SF). Would you roll with either of those?

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Gotta give props to that guy on here who pumped up Chris Taylor a month ago when he was starting to get a little bit of run. I believe he mentioned something about how Taylor fixed his batting approach to mimic Justin Turner.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Go Grey! I thought it was the same guy who said he was 100% on the Chris Taylor bandwagon, regardless of playing time issues at that time, because he was a big time Dodgers fan.

KarlJ
KarlJ
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung:
What I am really starting to love about Taylor is how much he is running lately. I think 5 sb’s in the last 2 weeks including a steal of home

The Baconator
The Baconator
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung:
The world would be a better place if more people were big time Dodgers fans…

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

With the shizzfest of pitching this year, is Berrios a top 25 SP going forward? Normally rookie pitchers are hard to trust, but he’s been more trustable than most vets!

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ok but I think we might have found the 2nd no3 starter you know!

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. i have way too many bench bats (i think because of your lack of number 3 starters theory). that being said would you drop brinson or g polanco for any of chacin, hammel, wacha, maeda, ryu, gsellman or keep streamin’?

gracias.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

hells to the yeah, that one day of happ HR’ing and odor looking like 2017 odor did me a favor, able to trade happ + 1st rounder for odor (i’m in 3rd out of 20, draft pick will have been shitty, plus i can only keep 25 of these so not gonna use it anyway likely)
C avila (or streamer if his playing time gets really shitty)
1B desmond (CF/LF)
2B odor
SS andrus
3B beltre
LF mazouza (RF)
CF blackman
RF stanton
util gallo (1B/3B)
BN brinson (CF), choo (RF), forsythe (2B/3B, getting cut for a streamer soon probably, i can hold avila that way)
DL dahl (CF/LF)
NA mejia/c.kelly/z.collins/w.calhoun/e.jimenez/w.adames
SP (6 max) archer/darvish/cobb/edinson/farmer/ryu
RP fields/leclerc/law/giles/hoover/phelps/kela
DL andriese/morton/diekman
NA y.mendez/barrett/urias

with how well volquez was running lately till that last one hold or dump for hahn or worse streamers (junis/jc ram/corbin/muslim mrs garrett), or could stream while slotting george of the roses in SP slot for holds while doing so.

blue is the color of my true love's hair
blue is the color of my true love's hair
5 years ago

Should I drop peraza($2) for buxton($1) or fischer($1) in a 5×5(OBP), 10 team, keep 10 league. Would be my 9th of 15 moves.

blue is the color of my true love's hair
blue is the color of my true love's hair
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you.

Jeff
Jeff
5 years ago

At this point should I drop Bregmen for Chris Taylor?

Anodyne
Anodyne
5 years ago

In keeper leagues, would you rather have Gregory Polanco or Michael Pineda?

Lt
Lt
5 years ago

What was the song????

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

$0 Bregman or $3 Moistasskiss going forward in a keeper? This year?

Bobbys world
Bobbys world
5 years ago

Good afternoon grey!! H2H points weekly lock league.

Which to add for depth maybe I start or not but at least depth wise I’ll have said bat:

Marwin Gonzalez (1b/OF/3b), josh Harrison (2b/3b), trey Mancini (DH/1b/OF), Chris Taylor (3b/2b/OF), Cameron maybin or hunter renfoe?

Question 2: drop Chris owings or didi for andrelton Simmons ? I benched owings this week & started didi in his place , which SS do you like ROS or longer term this season I’ve had owings since April

Thanks man!

Bobbys world
Bobbys world
Reply to  Bobbys world
5 years ago

@Bobbys world:

Matt Adams is also available

Joe Quadres
Joe Quadres
5 years ago

Looking at streamers for the weekend.

Daniel Norris vs. TB ($6.3)
Jesse Chavez vs KC (6.7)
Alex Meyer vs KC (13.2)
Happ v CHW (4.5)

SON hates all of their next starts, so none are a hold. Meyer and Norris walk so many, Chavez seems to be prone to getting bombed. The Angels have the good ballpark, but as you noted, KC offense is clicking.

So, Happ then? Or is it so risky it doesn’t matter and I can just pick at random?

LeggoPens
LeggoPens
5 years ago

Bit of a dumpster fire trade if Kemp is out long term, but I got offered Kemp for Porcello and Polanco. Thoughts? I could see myself dropping them both anyway, so why not get a top 40 hitter instead, right?

bear of the schwarb
bear of the schwarb
5 years ago

hey man what do you think of dropping fat albers, leMahieu or owings for one of moose, gyorko or adams in a shallow redraft

thanks

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Can you rank nola, Biagani and lackey?

Thanks!

Domingo Cueto
Domingo Cueto
5 years ago

Handsome Grey, my time traveling internet friend, while some poor readers of yours drafted Cabrera and Marte, I simply took Judge and Zimmerman. They laughed at me and said Greg Bird was the Yankee sleeper to own as they selected Jon Gray, Joe Ross and Blake Snell. Could you please say a brief prayer for your poor readers who couldn’t afford the Razzball elite package that included your 2017 Fantasy Baseball Recaps for us back in March?

Harry
Harry
5 years ago

Got offered Fisher for J. Bell in a 16-team dynasty, OPS scoring. My current 1Bs is Alonso (also have Bour and Bird on DL). OFs are Broxton, Conforto, Santana, J. Ramirez, and Kepler.

Thoughts?

tank1
tank1
5 years ago

Keeper league – deal Ray & Brinson for Sale? Sale cannot be kept for next year (while Brinson and Ray can), but wondering if the upgrade to Sale is worth it. Thanks.

Slowmez
Slowmez
5 years ago

Trying to make a trade. I’m deep at 1B (Rizzo, Miggy, Reynolds, Bellinger) in my 10 team 5×5 keeper league. There is an owner looking for 1B, but I don’t think I can get much for Miggy. Here are potential trades.

Rizzo for K Bryant
Rizzo for Machado
Miggy for Seager

Do any of these make sense? I’ve got Story/Odor/Miggy as keepers that I don’t anticipate keeping next year given current production.

Not your average Joe
Not your average Joe
5 years ago

Better add right now: Young, Mancini, Peralta, Renfroe.

My OF /Util slots routinely feature Benintendi, Duvall, Desmond, Adams. I would not be dropping any of them. I just don’t want to miss out on any of the bats above that you think may have value past the next few days. Young’s speed is attractive as is Renfroe’s pop, but Peralta is on fire, and I think you may be undervaluing Mancini’s relative consistency.

Reece King
Reece King
5 years ago

Looked into Cueto.

According to Brooks Baseball, his velocity is down 1-2 MPH across the board. His fastball velocity was already average, so this really hurts him. In addition, he is not throwing his secondary pitches: Slider and Curve much if at all. He traditionally throws his Slider 13% and threw zero in June. So this seems to indicate either: 1. He is lacking command or 2. He is hiding an injury.

He still pitches in the NL and a good pitcher-friendly park, so there is hope for a rebound in the second half but as of now he is unreliable and not worth starting in most cases outside of the best matchups (think Badres).