Devin Mesoraco was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his shoulder after missing most of last year with a torn labrum in his hip.  My Latin may be off, but I believe tearing two labrums means severe vagina pain.  The last thing he’ll want to do is be squatting.  Devin Mesoraco now has more torn labrums than Nadia Comaneci.  This torn labrum finally gives Mesoraco an alibi to his ugly.  If he were going to get a torn labrum of somewhere, I would’ve thought it was his most prominent feature, his sunken eyes.  Uncle Fester called, he wants his face back!  Tucker Barnhart (1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .298) will take over the catcher duties for Mesoraco.  Barnhart has 3-homer power, so he’s not recommended outside of leagues that are Cousteau deep.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Zack CozartReds say his knee is a bit sore, but he could’ve played yesterday.  Cozart sounds like he avoided being totally fugue’d.

Homer Bailey – Was shut down for a few days.  Like a Mario Bros game that never made it to market, he should be back throwing meatballs in no time.

Joey Votto – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he bats .231.  Ugh, he’s such an all-or-nothing slugger!  I just freaked out Comatose Votto Fan who has been in a coma since last year.  “How’s Aroldis been?  I like him too.  Guys?  Hello?”  Comatose Votto Fan, who also likes Aroldis, you might want to sit down.

Brandon Finnegan – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  Finnegan’s showing control problems like any Finnegan after drinking. For a guy that regularly had walk rates over 4 in the minors, I wouldn’t mess with him outside of the tastiest of matchups.

Angel Pagan – Has a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring.  Essentially that means his hamstring can’t do basic math.  Oddly enough, while Angel Pagan, which was Dan Brown least famous novel, is sidelined for a week, Gregor Blanco (1-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI), the albino from The Da Vinci Code, will see starts.  Though, yesterday, Mac Williamson (0-for-2, 1 run) started.  I believe Mac Williamson is a blaxploitation star.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .253.  Five over-the-internet dollars says he hits another two homers this week.  C’mon, who wants some action?

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.61.  For a guy that annually beat his xFIP, so far this year he’s the opposite.  His xFIP entering yesterday’s game was 1.68 and it’s still under 3 to go with a 8.7 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Cueto does a big-time 180.  *Jason LaRue ducks*

Mike Foltynewicz – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER as he was called up by the Braves.  Faultywirewitz had a 5.7 BB/9 in Triple-A, so I’d say they were Braves to call him up!  Faultytowers is a guy I drafted in one NL-Only league, but I left him on my bench until he shows something.  Yesterday, was something, but not the good kind of something.

Jace Peterson – Was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.  What a beautiful city name, Gwinnett, I think from now on I’m going to tell Starbucks baristas that’s my name.

Ender Inciarte – Nearing a rehab assignment.  I.e., the Ender is near.

Drew Stubbs – Designated for assignment.  That assignment was to clear the crap out of his locker.

Chase d’Arnaud – 1-for-1 as he was called up by the Braves.  Braves did all kinda of moves yesterday.  Someone said something around the Braves’ front office like this, “We can’t get worse.”  Reid Brignac (0-for-4) was also called up.  Both d’Arnaud and Brignac are old for having no real major league experience and will now platoon at 2nd base with Daniel Castro (1-for-4) at 3rd.  Castro had zero homers and one steal in Triple-A last year, so, uh, yeah, the Braves couldn’t get worse, but they didn’t get better either.

Bartolo Colon – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  The Stream-o-Nator said to start Bartolo, but I thought maybe it had a BBW thing and didn’t fully trust it.

David Wright – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer as the Mets jumped all over Falklandislandswitz early with three bombs in the first frame (Lucas Duda 1-for-3 and his 5th homer; Yoenis Cespedes 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer).  Don’t worry, Brits, no one bombing Falklandislandwitz was Argentinian.

Trevor Plouffe – Will be activated from the DL today after taking part in two rehab games in Fort Myers and one wet t-shirt contest.

Eduardo Nunez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he bats .371 and likely heads back to the bench.  Plouffe goes his value!

Ervin Santana – Will throw a simulated game today.  It’s a virtual reality!

Jose Berrios – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks.  Doode is all over the shop with his pitches, which is totally antithesis to how he performed in the minors.  I’m trying to hold him for another start in the league where I have him, but I didn’t start him yesterday, and won’t start him next time out either.

Lance McCullers – Threw an extended spring training game.  What kind of hitters does one face in an extended spring training game?  All guys that missed the bus and have been too lazy to find over transportation for the last month?  Is Anthony Rendon down there?   I got questions, y’all!

Carlos Gomez – Missed three straight games, but is ramping up baseball activity.  For him, that means slowly working his way back into striking out.

Dallas Keuchel – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.11.  I didn’t want any part of him in the preseason, and told everyone to avoid him, and this is not a Buy Low opportunity.  He’s not only pitching poorly, his peripherals are a mess.  His walk rate skyrocketed; his velocity was never good, and now it’s atrocious; ground balls are even down, but not in the good way like, “Ground balls are down because that’s where the ground is.  Dur.”  No, he’s getting less of them and those were his bread and butter pickles.  Stay away!

George Springer – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  I’m convinced at some point this year he’s going to be one of the top three best players in the league.  For a good month or two.

Preston Tucker – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Tucker:  The Man and his Stream, the story of a batty call that went right.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  JB and I talk about Mazara a little bit on the podcast that is coming up later today.  Nomar?  Yes, mar!

A.J. Griffin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Time to look at his player page.  Dot dot dot.  And I’m back!  Alfredo Jettucine is still an 88-MPH pitcher.  That heater can’t keep you warm on a May night.  You feel me?  Could you stop now?

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .290.  He’s raised his average 65 points in the past ten games.  Don’t just stand there like a pillar, grab Pillar!

Brett Nicholas – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer.  Brett Nicolas is the Rangers starting catcher now.  The Poison lead singer.  Get him some insulin and he will rock you all night, five lady readers.  Get him a bandana and he will rock you during daytime hours too.  Nicholas had some power in the minors (21 HRs in Double-A), but looks like he might bat .220.  Definitely worth a whirl in 2-catcher leagues.  Elsewhere, this rose has its thorns.

Pablo Sandoval – Will have shoulder surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews.  Dr. James Andrews is excited to tell people he worked on an elephant man.  Failing to pause for a comma between elephant and man.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA down to 1.15.  He’s pitching slightly worse than last year when he had a 3.79 ERA.  His 7.47 K-rate — it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Gio’s K-rate! — 2.59 BB/9 and 4.12 xFIP are all inferior to his 2015 marks.  But, Fonzie’s horse eats hey, who cares?  He has a 1.15 ERA.

Edinson Volquez – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Stream-o-Nator continually hates on Volquez.  Why can’t Edinson turn on its heartlight?  Let it shine wherever you go!  Leave a happy glow!

Jason Heyward – Sat out with a sore right wrist.  Great, now he won’t only be hitting grounders, but they will be weak grounders.

Jason Hammel – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.24.  Has Hammel ever thrown more than 6 innings?  Not to answer, but to ruminate with me.  Or as a late-night radio show on the TV would sing, “Room…Nation!”

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-4, 1 run and two steals (4, 5).  Just the mere sight of David Ross inspires stealing.  Be a cool experiment to do at Stanford.  David Ross in a room with two ex-felons and a wallet on the ground.

Javier Baez – 2-for-2 as he continues to enter games in the mid-innings.  Yeah, Joe can be Maddoning, but I have to say, there is a bounty of riches at his disposable.  It’s like Kanye in a hall of mirrors.  He can’t lose.

Gerrit Cole – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  “Hey, April was tough with Chris Archer and David Price, but at least Gerrit Cole hasn’t made me regret taking three top aces.”

Jordy Mercer – 3-for-3, 1 run, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Domingo Santana – Scratched yesterday with shoulder tightness.  In his place, Presley (0-for-4, 1 run) played.  The TV cameras only showed him from the waist up.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th steal and, like, his 9th steal in the past week.  I’m seriously falling in love with Villar, and I’m about to send him a greeting card to properly express my feelings and it’s going to get awkward.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Damn, I nearly streamed him yesterday but Miller Park scares the stuffing out of me, leaving nothing but a dry, hollowed-out turkey.

Jered Weaver – 5 IP, 7 ER.  When he looks in the mirror, he sees a young, mulleted Keuchel.

Mike Trout – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (2).  Yeah, but what did Bryce Harper do?  WDBHD?

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 7.98.  After every pitcher faces the Padres, I picture them calling another pitcher that is scheduled to face the Padres like they’re Marvin Berry calling their cousin, Chuck.  “Bartolo?  It’s Jon Gray!  You gotta face these Padres this week?  They’re incredibly bad!”

James Shields – 6 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  Shields’s peripherals are dying a slow death, and I don’t think Melisandre can bring them back.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  It’s weird how hard I have to twist arms to get people to own Khris Davis.  It’s almost like psychologically he’s not as good as his namelganger, Chris Davis, so he’s just inferior and not worthy of owning.  There’s not a ton of 30+ homer hitters and Davis is one.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 4th homer after he didn’t start so he could get some mental rest.  If only I could’ve taken mental naps that good in high school.

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  When you see Adams go up to bat, doesn’t he look like he should be wearing a dirty grilling apron?

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .403.  No Diaz has been hotter since Matt Diaz faced three lefties in a row.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Channelling Chris Berman, “Ding-Wong, that pitch is dead.”  Blech, I feel dirty.  Like Adams’s game apron.

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.68.  See what I said for Keuchel.  Or look eight inches above.  Or twelve inches if you’re talking to a girl.

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .310.  He’s basically doing what I wanted from DeShizz.  I will call him HerShizz.  Hmm, that needs work.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.88.  Hellickson has been better than his ERA — 9+ K/9, under-3 BB/9, under-4 xFIP — but not that good and he pitches for the Phils, so ya know, expectations.

Zach Britton – Expects to pitch again soon.  It’s just a closer role, Britton, you make like you’re being asked to turn over Hong Kong to the Chinese.

J.J. Hardy – Has a left foot fracture and will miss six to eight weeks.  No one wants to see anyone get hurt, but if it means Machado gets shortstop eligibility for next year, then everyone wants to see Hardy hurt.  Damn, that sentence took an about face.

Hunter HarveyOrioles pitcher prospect will have hernia surgery and miss the next four to six weeks.  Harvey likes to work down in the zone and with the hernia he was high-pitched.

Josh RavinDodgers right-hander was suspended for 80 games for PEDs.  That’s what the Dodgers get for trying to gentrify Chavez Ravine.

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Rondo
Rondo
6 years ago

Who you going with?

Zobrist vs Nicasio
OR
Tulo vs C. Lewis

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Rondo
6 years ago

@Rondo: zob, but i wouldn’t be playing tulo over much of anybody till he hits well. but of course i wouldn’t have drafted him unless he fell to around hanram levels this year (about 105-115th)

James Denniston
James Denniston
6 years ago

Drop pillar for JOC?

crushbombs
crushbombs
6 years ago

will chris carter hit 40 bombs this year?

ryanoger
ryanoger
6 years ago

10 team redraft

C- Salty
1- Rizzo
2- Neil Walker
SS- Corey Seager
3- Machado
OF- Marte, Braun, Khris Davis
Util- Mazara, VMart
Bench- Heyward

SP- Thor, Salazar, Wainwright, Matz, Vince Velásquez, Matt Moore
RP- K-Rod, Madson, Jeanmar Gómez, Dyson, Arold-Rage
DL- Darvish, Ryu

Got an offer…Stanton for my Thor. Take this trade to get Stanton right?!! I have Darvish coming back off the DL and with it being a shallow league…I feel like I can get my hands on some solid arms.

what say you?

thanks grey

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

10 team H2H points league:
Conley vs. Ariz. or Berrios @ White Sox

SON is not liking Berrios yet. I would have to drop Berrios to stream Conley. I like Berrios but could use the streaming spot and would probably lose him once McCullers return. Which start do you prefer?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

Smoak Bombs!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  The Great Knoche
6 years ago

@The Great Knoche: dammit, you beat me to it. and i started him over howard today too in 30 man league. beltre/drury playing too

greg
greg
6 years ago

Grey, my roster is pretty good. In fact … that’s what’s bugging me. …I’m itching to maneuver but keep falling back to “hold. ”

I think I have a nice balance of speed, power, avg, runs, rbi…..so really, in yahoo 5×5 14 team h2h, it is needs…Villar will be gone soon I’m sure so I’m particularly wishy washy tonight

Once again:

C: Realmuto
1b: Freeman
2b: Forsythe
Ss: Segura
3b: Franco
Of: betts, cargo, jup,
Ut: sano

So based on needs, help me decide, Villar or hold….lol. Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
6 years ago

Neris singing his siren song tonight.

danny almonte
danny almonte
6 years ago

Yo… i asked earlier potential SP trade targets for J.Upton. League counts hitter K’s. You mentioned Salazar, who I own. And Carrasco. Then Matz, then it gets bad.

Dunno if hed go for it but what about Lester?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Starting to get worried about the dark knight…

Was offered Cole and D Peralta for my Harvey and Mazara….keeper league

Was thinking of countering with Kemp instead of Mazara….too much ?

Montezuma's Revenge...right now
Montezuma's Revenge...right now
Reply to  Nightpandas
6 years ago

@Nightpandas: mazara gonna be a LOT better than peralta at some point, “i mean like a LOT” (said like sarah polley in Go talking about you should take a LOT of pot and that will make it better when you take ectasy (she’s selling other pills as IF they are ecstasy)

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

Trade Kuechel for Smyly?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

@bossmanjunior333: smyly side.

Kimo
Kimo
6 years ago

Hurting at MI and CI in a 14 team keeper but OF is loaded – Trout, Betts, McCutchen, Blackmon, Mazara.

Who to target if offering Cutch?

ferris
ferris
6 years ago

12 team ( low max IP), 5×5

Think Verlander is a straight drop?

ferris
ferris
Reply to  ferris
6 years ago

@ferris: eh, dropped him, added nola

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
6 years ago

Harvey sucks. I don’t care if he has ebola, you can’t give up 3 runs to the bad news braves in 5.2 innings.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
6 years ago

CIN clean inning alert! and it was cingrani. meanwhiles matt moore has finally showed up.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey

Quick follow up from an earlier question. 12 team roto daily league. Category for saves and one for holds.

My staff: J Fer, Salazar, Ventura, Nola, Rodon, Matz, Tolleson, Dyson, Colome, McGee, Neris. DL: McCullers and Street

Which trade do you like more:
Ventura and Jepsen for Carrasco
Jake McGee for Carrasco

Thanks

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

I wish I could pick Matt Moore back up so I could drop him again, but this I won’t have to go through the process of questioning his parentage and chromosome count for a second time.

Duda
Duda
6 years ago

Time to pick Corbin back up?
Gets braves and Giants next?

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Duda
6 years ago

@Duda: 3 earned runs in 5.1 innings against the Marlins with 4 Ks tonight.

He could be a good stream against ATL and SON likes it….but I’m not impressed.

Don
Don
6 years ago

Drop deshields for mallex?

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Don
6 years ago

@Don: even if this could be a yes (it wouldn’t be) inciarte party back soon.

Primetime
Primetime
6 years ago

Grey, realmuto or Martin?
10 team keeper Obp
Martin is playing awful and I need a catcher.

How to I get posey? Who do I propose ?

I own
Martin
Rizzo
Seagura
Story
Longoria
Polanco
Marte
Cespedes
V Mart

Bench
Dozier
Castro
Mazara
Ellsbury
Upton j
Ramus

Bench pitchers
Berrios

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
6 years ago

Villar with another stolen base!

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Odubel and Villar.

Delivering on the promises of DeShields and Ketel!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  swaggerjackers
6 years ago

@swaggerjackers: I’ll take a shot to that! And an Islanders goaaaaaaaaal!

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: Enjoy!

Montezuma's Revenge...right now
Montezuma's Revenge...right now
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: too many goals allowed by both of those teams this year. and NYI gotta remember TB is doing this to them without TB’s best player.

Montezuma's Revenge...right now
Montezuma's Revenge...right now
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge...right now
6 years ago

@Montezuma’s Revenge…right now: i mean in this year’s series here, bishop esp but greiss as well during season were great.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Man Harvey really must be sick.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Francouer, D’arnaud, Brignac…maybe he is just sick of Frenchmen

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Billy Hamilton pulled with undisclosed injury. Gordon plus Hamilton 4.5% of all MLB steals last year.

dk
dk
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: And Pollock was #4 in the majors. Guess who has 2 of these 3? I love fantasy baseball!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Cleveland radio announcer calling out Detroit for having the most crooked mayors of all times. I wasn’t aware that crooked mayors was a Detroit meme.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: shouldn’t have anything to do with the Tigers though.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

What does Ray Searage have against Jon Niese?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: The Pirates Pitch Doctor…The secret to their success doesn’t love the BB. That and he’s a lefty

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Trumbo’s HR the hardest hit this season at 112.9 MPH.

Yeah Baltimore was a good fit for him.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

How does Wisler look. He’s the most interesting of the totally uninteresting Braves to me.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: I’m running him out there for his two start week in Scout. Fingers crossed!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It:

Mets have been jumping on guys early. Have to feel good about the first trip through the lineup.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Though two walks to open the 4th

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Pitched out of it. Nice.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: I hope they pull him after 5 with a shutout, I don’t care that he has a no-no going.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: i’m seeing a bunch of lineouts, that’s not good.

Polish Neighbor is watching
Polish Neighbor is watching
6 years ago

Herrro!
Keuchel (ewww) for Porcello?
Or wait for a one good start from Dallas and get moarrrrr?

Wowm
Wowm
6 years ago

Joc pederson starting to turn things around/ I noticed he’s been taking more walks and striking out less… Still platoons it seems like

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Wowm
6 years ago

@Wowm: Yeah I own him in an RCL..Mostly platooning..I got Mazara and Odubel as extra bats so gives me options..Sitting in 2nd right now..I’m comin for that number 1 SPOTTTT!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wowm
6 years ago

@Wowm: Goddammit. I benched him because a lefty was on the bump and didn’t think he’d start.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: same

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wowm
6 years ago

Rendon off the schnide!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Matt Harvey…you fail to inspire. You don’t give up hits to Reid Brigniac. The guy sounds like generic congac.

You got any cognac?

No but there may be a little brigniac in the back of the cupboard.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Mallex looks like the before picture in a Dee Gordon before and after public service announcement.

herschel
herschel
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: you sure you didnt mean “after” picture? mallex takes harvey deep.

Wowm
Wowm
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: wasn’t there some story that he was receiving fluids before the game or something?

I mean what happened to this guy?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Wowm
6 years ago

@Wowm:

Yeah he was getting an IV. His velocity is down from last year. My guess is that at some point he’s going to dial it in. He had a messed up spring because he can’t figure out how to use the bathroom and got rained out down there a couple of times. I feel like it’s maybe just the typical “dead arm” period.

Wowm
Wowm
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: I hope. Traded joc pederson for him in a keeper league and don’t want to regret it

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Yeah he’s topping out at 93 so far

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

Joc with a HR vs a lefty. Lets stop this strict platoon, thank you.

danny almonte
danny almonte
6 years ago

Need SP, what targets for J.Upton? Im thick at OF and we count hitting Ks so that hurts Uptons value…

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  danny almonte
6 years ago

@danny almonte: You’d be selling very low.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

Rickie Weeks batting cleanup for the DBacks. Not good enough to play weekly but good enough to bat 4th.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

Rizzo looked really ginger running after that

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
6 years ago
Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

Just caught this tidbit on the O’s broadcast. The home plate umpire (Marquez?) was cited as being graded the most favorable umpire towards hitters in the majors. Wonder if there could be anything to that for fantasy/DFS purposes. Not that I’m gonna do the research on it…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: No doubt! The comment came after Severino threw a pitch down the middle of the plate, called a ball because McCann was set up inside. What a jerk.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You and your Hank Conger. 25th overall pick in 2006…just give him a chance!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

1) Tough watching Verlander pitch. Not because he’s past his prime, but because after you see a dude’s nude selfie, you just can’t look at that dude the same way.
2) Will you (and any others) join me in the free Gregory Polanco movement? Matt Joyce is hitting cleanup in front of him tonight. Hurdle has gone too far with the comedy.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

This not just now in but in…Kazmir is fully baked. Cooked that is, I say cooked, son.

Wowm
Wowm
6 years ago

What’s mazara’s outlook in a 10 team keep forever league.. . #2 OF upside? #3?

Same league 10 team keep forever (can keep 6)

Mazara, Salazaar, Liriano for Chris Davis /grienke

Mazara, kl über, Roark for Chris Davis/ grienke

Thanks

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

If a guy is described as Jekyll and Hyde, which is better. Hyde seems like an incredible hulk like figure. Would this not be a better mold for a ball player than some nerd with glasses and a lab coat?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: That or Laverne and Shirley

royce!
royce!
6 years ago

I just saw that the fangraphs WAR leader is Dexter Fowler. Would’ve never guessed, but then again, I don’t own him anywhere.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  royce!
6 years ago

@royce!: His OBP was nearly .500 through April.

Russell
Russell
6 years ago

Grey,
Just want to make sure this trade that I have pending now is in my favor.
12 Team H2H Categories

I give: Kemp
Hanley
Wainwright
Smyly

I get: Au Shizz
A. Jones
Greinke

I absolutely fleeced this guy correct?

Russell
Russell
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

My thoughts as well. Thanks!

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: any interest in John Lamb starting for the reds today? lefty with some k-potential? couldnt find much on the site on him….

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
6 years ago

Don’t give Bryce Harper the night off!
At bedtime on April 23rd, Bryce Harper was hitting .311 with 8HR 15RUNS and 23RBI with an other-worldly SLG of .803 and an OPS of 1.200. So what does the lizard do!? Bench him! To give him some rest!
What has Bryce done since!?? In his last seven games he is 3 for 23 with 1 run and 1 RBI!
Thanks LIZARD! Well done! Manage him like he’s 38 years old and needs a day off here and there.

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
Reply to  Hieronymous Lohse
6 years ago

@Hieronymous Lohse: Ahh! double post! So sorry! That’s back to double A shizz right there. Sorry Grey*.

*……..big fan……….

Hieronymous Lohse
Hieronymous Lohse
6 years ago

Don’t give Bryce Harper the night off!
At bedtime on April 23rd, Bryce Harper was hitting .311 with 8HR 15RUNS and 23RBI with an other-worldly SLG of .803 and an OPS of 1.200. So what does the lizard do!? Bench him! To give him some rest!
What has Bryce done since!?? In his last seven games he is 3 for 23 with 1 run and 1 RBI!
Thanks LIZARD! Well done! Manage him like he’s 38 years old and needs a day off here and there.

Don’t talk to me about the pinch hit HR on April 24th. I want to pinch hit the lizard in his nutsack!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

I benched Polanco tonight against Arrieta..Souza in his place…Hopefully won’t regret it

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I was back and forth we shall see

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: How did you know!!!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I put him in and out of my line up like 3 times today…couldn’t make up my mind

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: same, benched him for khris. Hoping to get on the bus at the right time while he’s hot

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Knucks
6 years ago

@Knucks: I’m rooting for ya lol….Just thought he was less likely to have a big night so went with my gut..My gut may take me straight to the bowl to rock the hoop.

jonathan A
jonathan A
6 years ago

Adrian Gonzalez for Garret richards?

Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
6 years ago

20 teamer with holds, siegrist got dropped. drop any of these for him, cedeno, treinen, lowe, peralta, storen. also saves, and i went one pick higher on storen than i probably should’ve as berrios went right after that, and then storen lost his job from no fault of his own about 4 days later. now have no saves (20 team roto).

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey

12 team roto daily league. Category for saves and one for holds. Would you trade Ventura and Jepsen for Grienke? Would you trade them for carrasco?

My staff: J Fer, Salazar, Ventura, Nola, Rodon, Matz, Tolleson, Dyson, Colome, McGee, Neris. DL: McCullers and Street

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Grey you would rather trade for Carrasco instead of Grienke?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey,

Rich Hill or A.J Griffin?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey

if Grffin, is he holding the rotation spot until darvish comes back?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

THanks Grey

When Boxberger returns from the DL which holds guy should I drop to activate him? Carson Smith or Siegrist?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

ok sounds good thanks grey

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Grey

Verlander is killing me yet again. He is so Jekyll and hyde!!!! Is it time to cut him loose? I doubt anyone in my league wants him

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

ok i dont know who to pick up if I drop Verlander. My choices are:

Estrada
Roark
Griffin
Happ
Conley

Or is there someone you know that I am missing?

Snyders of hanover
Snyders of hanover
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel:

Bro

you need to learn to make your own decision. You learn a lot from making the wrong ones. So don’t be afraid to make some on your own. Also try and keep it to 3 or so questions a day. Let Grey live a little and not have to answer ever little question.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Snyders of hanover
6 years ago

well excuse the hell out of me

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: don’t respond to those people. roark.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: Stream the spot

Maximumxpower
Maximumxpower
6 years ago

I dropped DeShields for Odubel last week, in a OBP league I’m liking what he’s dishing out.

greg
greg
6 years ago

So to be clear on earlier post, you’d choose Villar over Forsythe going forward?

Also, regarding Rodon, not dropping him. Wondered if you were skipping a start to see if he gets his control back again. ……

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I couldn’t get one taker on my Quintana > Rodon bet??? Even though I couldn’t find one place where Rodon wasn’t ranked higher…

I think Quintana is the last SP who hasn’t given up a HR yet…

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Check the tape…I asked you!

Strawberry pop tarts
Strawberry pop tarts
6 years ago

Drop one manaea, Hendricks, Pom ….?

Thanks

Wake Up
6 years ago

.313 .376 .687 .446 160 11 HRs

.271 .385 .659 .423 160 9 HRs

On the top is numbers from Nolan

underneath, some Harper numbers

Anyone that mad if they went Nolan first overall…over Trout and Harper?

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Ooooofffa…

I feel like I’ve been hearing nothing but Harper so far this season…I needs more Nolan hype!

hankg
hankg
6 years ago

Looking to grab one of the following to fill-in for Heyward while he is out: K. Davis, Pillar, Herrera, Villar or Deshields. Thanks.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

I liked him better when he was Joey Bats. Not enjoying Joey Gets Non-Productive Plate Appearances.

Wake Up
6 years ago

Domingo plays the trumbone, I like him even more now.

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: My rhymes are stronger than ammonia…

No, I just heard him playing the trumbone. Not bad.

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Spring again…and I’m feeling fine!

btw, how many times can you get away with just spelling out N-i-c-e?

Wake Up
6 years ago

J Gomez and Hammel for Darvish and Oh?

Mrs. Kimmel
Mrs. Kimmel
Reply to  Wake Up
6 years ago

@Wake Up: The mouse has a little wheel you can use to make your screen go up and down. I just found mine last week. I can send my nephew over if you need help, dear. He set up my betamax player.

Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
6 years ago

Keep forever 10-team points league.

My team:
C-Wellington
1B- Abreu
2B- Castro
SS- Correa
3B- Arenado
MI- Cozart
CI- Miggy
OF- Stanton
OF- Springer
OF- Polanco
OF- Mazara
OF- Hanley
UTIL- Drury

SP- Strasburg
SP- Harvey
SP- Salazar
SP- Matz
SP- Rodon
SP- Richards
SP- Ventura
SP- Velasquez
SP- Berrios
SP- J. Ross
DL- Darvish

I trade Stanton, Harvey, Darvish
I get Betts, Syndergaard, Conforto

Betts has scored 137 pts to date
Stanton has scored 117 to date (due to k’s/average/lineup).

Do I have the SP depth to take this deal and not look back?

Thanks for the killer write up.

Cram It
Cram It

@Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man: I’d take the Betts side

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve

Solid handle.

Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Hey thanks, fellas! Billy Joel is pretty cool for being so uncool.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

I realized today that there is a category of injury reporting that falls between battling and nursing. That’s “dealing with”. So you have your never get off the field battlers. You have your nursing Els types. Then most people just fall into the sensible “dealing with”.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

some people view the hamstring as half pulled?

Wake Up
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: There’s only one never-get-off-the-fielder…Manny

Wake Up
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: 0.97 WHIP…not bad for a squirrel…

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Now you’re off on a tangent.

Todd25
Todd25
6 years ago

Segura out tonight with “hip issue”, hope that doesn’t become a thing.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Matt Harvey getting IV fluids for flu like symptoms. He better punk the Bravos even sick or I’m downgrading him to “Robin.”

Frank Lynch
Frank Lynch
6 years ago

Hey grey.. Would you drop tomlin for Fiers tomorrow? I would still have tomlin tonight and the son loves Fiers tomorrow. I just have to chance getting Tomlin back for Sunday which he’s liked

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Machado at SS tonight. Looks like the SS eligible gonna happen.

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

I traded Machado for J. Arrieta last year in my keeper league just as he went on his historic run…and I rode him to a 2nd place finish.
Jake’s still been money this year (can’t complain really) but man, still hurts losing Manny.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell:

If it’s a keep forever there will come a day to rue. But for now it’s not a disaster.

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
6 years ago

Corbin has to ride the pine tonight, right? I know the matchup is fine but he hasn’t shown anything

Reid
Reid
6 years ago

Would you consider Jimmy Nelson, Nicasio, Pomeranz, Finnegan, or Hill as being “must-own?”

I currently have Noah, Quintana, Berrios, Manaea, Joe Ross, Aaron Sanchez, Salazar, and Liriano.

11-team keeper league

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Reid
6 years ago

@Reid:

You could probably keep 2 or 3 (Hill, Nicasio, Nelson probably) and stream the rest.

Finnegan is definitely not a must-own. And I’d put Manaea in that first group as well as streamers until proven otherwise.

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell:

Berrios too

11-team league means so many options off the waiver wire

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

I’d just like to share my frankencatcher adventures this year because they have been absolutely hilarious…
I’ve essentially been playing without a catcher all year so far.

Check out my catcher moves in my weekly lineup league:
Week 1: (Drafted Schwarber) He sucked briefly then went down with season ender
Week 2: Dropped Schwarb and picked up Hundley. Briefly sucked and went down with a concussion
Week 3: Dropped Hundley and picked up Montero. Sucked and played sparingly that week.
Week 4: Picked up Wilson Ramos, dude doesn’t even play because of bereavement
Week 5: I’m not even gonna do anything cuz what’s the point?

HAHA…you cannot make that up.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell: hundley has done just fine when playing, even on road.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey, Who do you like going forward Ventura or Nola?

Don
Don
6 years ago

Realmuto batting lead off let’s go !

Polka
6 years ago

Do you have a Reggie Candy Bar? I’m 45 and they were popular when I was between 5-7 years old..And a cut out card off a old Twinkie box from the same era..
Your card OCD sounds very similar to mine.
I bought two boxes of the Fleer Premiere set in 1989 and managed to snag the whole set for $40 and it’s now worth over $15 Large…I almost sold it for $50 like the dunce I could be in my George Brett stalking, like you with Reginald Martinez Jackson-

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Polka
6 years ago

@Polka: I spent months, and likely hundreds of my parents $, searching for the elusive Billy Ripken “Rick Face” 1989 Fleer card.

greg
greg
6 years ago

A) If Berrios had great control in minors, do you think it might be nerves or adjustment? I’m still hopeful.

B) If you had to pick one, no one category but overall, Villar, Wong, Forsythe, JBaez, ARussell.(2b). Won’t ask ROS, but who do you like to have best chance of breaking out and having big season. …

C) You are holding Berrios, but not starting for now. Doing the same with Rodon?

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

My 4 SP in an RCL are Archer, Cueto, Liriano, and Odorizzi. Should I swing some deals to be less invested in the AL East arms from Tampa or just hold.

david
david
6 years ago

Grey,
I’m in a 12 team H2h Yahoo 5×5 league. Is Yordano Ventura worth holding? Or should he be dropped in 12 teamers? I’d only be looking to stream out of that spot. There isn’t better options available right now. He is frustrating to own but I know the upside. I read an article about how his velocity gets better as the weather warms up. Not sure if that’s accurate or not but it’s interesting nonetheless. I’d be kicking myself if he starts pitching like he did in the 2nd half last year. Thanks!