Visual Metaphor Alert!  When a boat sinks, you can avoid sinking longer if you scramble to the stern of the boat.  As the boat sinks, you will be out of the water longer.  The Orioles have started playing baseball on that stern of the Titanic.  Of course, then the whole thing snaps in half and drowns you anyway.  “Hey, there’s Machado floating by with six life vests on, and there’s a different team insignia on each life vest!  Hey, Machado, can I get the Yankees’ life vest?  Machado?  Hey, Adam Jones!  Do you need that Nationals’ life vest?  Adam?   Aw geez.”  That’s Dylan Bundy wearing the Orioles’ life vest, as Mancini sinks holding onto Bundy’s ankle.  Yesterday, Bundy went 9 IP, 3 ER, 3 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 4.45, throwing 121 pitches.  *uck Showalter really wanted to get Bundy the complete game, huh?  It’s not like he had a no-hitter going, he surrendered a homer in the 4th inning.  The Orioles also had a six-run lead and were going for win number 16.  Showalter prolly just had a senior moment.  “How do you get this motorized scooter up the dugout steps and to the mound?”  That’s Showalter.  Bundy’s peripherals are actually gorge — 11.1 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 3.85 xFIP.  Thus far, he’s been unlucky, which goes without saying because he’s on the Orioles.  Hard for me to get excited for that reason, too.  Of course, his numbers say he should be owned everywhere.  Good luck with that!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psych!  Before getting into the roundup, just wanted to mention one of our frequent commenters, Oaktown Steve, is looking for some help.  If you can great, if you can’t, then WHY NOT?!  Kidding, do what you can.  Anyway II, the roundup:

Trey Mancini – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .251. After the game, Mancini said, “It seems so unlikely I’ll be traded, due to team control, but I owe it to myself to do as much as I can to try.”

Adam Jones – 3-for-6, 3 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .270.  Jones rounded the bases, mouthing, “I will waive my trade clause to everyone, even Japanese baseball leagues.”

Dustin GarneauWhite Sox claimed him.  Fun fact!  During one of his concussions, Justin Morneau signed his name Dustin Garneau.

Lucas Giolito – 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.53.  That Lucas Giolito start should be in a PSA about drafting/spending big FAAB on rookie pitchers.  The More You Know…

Jose Rondon – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Not bad for a converted middle reliever!  *intern whispers in my ear*  I’m not thinking of Hector, that’s a metric unit of square measure.  Rondon won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he might be a schmotato.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .319.  Will not pitch Sunday.  Thus the “workload management” begins.  He threw 165 1/3 IP over the last TWO years (caps for emphasis, not due to a heavy shift finger).  He threw 25 1/3 IP last year.  You really think he’s gonna throw more than 120 innings this year?  You crazier than The Sciosciapath?

Mike Trout – 1-for-4 and a slam (15) and legs (12), hitting .291 with a .443 OBP.  “He’s from New Jersey; I’m also from New Jersey” is the 1st chapter in my book, The Problem with False Equivalences.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .253.  This was his 621st homer, and he’s now the first person to homer after the age of 60.

Nick Tropeano – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  His K/9 is 7.3, 3.6 BB/9 and a 4.68 xFIP, i.e., yawnstipating.

Roberto Osuna – Jon Heyman said Osuna could be suspended for a significant amount of time.  In other news, taco diarrhea burns.  I’m not going to give my take that I’ve given at least two times before, but the gist is MLB should’ve suspended him already, and for a few months.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  In Triple-A, Smith was hitting .278 with 2 homers and 5 steals.  Or what Vlad Jr. does every game.

Miguel Sano – Was activated by the Twins on an off-day.  Perfect for Sano who doesn’t seem to like being active.

Nathan Eovaldi – Will make his season debut early next week.  He went 4 IP, 8 ER in his last rehab start in Triple-A, so he’s definitely game ready.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  Damn, look at Snell going full bawdy-bawdy against the Sawx.  Maybe he wasn’t such a bad sleeper call by me either.

Rick Porcello – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.74.  What the hell are the Regression Fairies doing in Tampa?  I know they weren’t at a Hooter’s or Bojangles.  That start hurt from Porcello in what should’ve been a walk in the park.  Turned out the park was Gorky Park being run by Cossacks.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 0-for-3, hitting .174.  If I have one fault, and, let’s be honest, you really have to search for it, I don’t mention guys who are struggling as much as ones getting hot.  Usually there’s just so many games to cover, I cover the highlights, and skip some lowlights.  With that said, how long until JBJ is released?  Yo, you Lastings Milledge without the aspiring rap career?

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  That Mitch gives the best batty calls!

George Springer – 2-for-3, 2 runs and two steals (2, 3).  Rather than be thrilled Springer stole some bases, the first thing I did was look at who the opposing catcher was.  The guilty party:  Roberto Perez.  There’s some Roberto flack, you VH1 diva.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .277.  I had a super sad thought.  He’s on pace for a 16/16/.277 year.  That’s not really far from what you can expect, i.e. expect less.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Maris*nick was just recalled with Reddick going to the DL.  Sometimes Maris*nick falls into some stats.  Worth cyclops’ing in deep leagues.  Speaking of deep league cyclops’ing, Tony Kemp (1-for-3, 1 run, hitting .389 and his 2nd steal) can run.

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.04.  There was some discussion yesterday why Morton was a negative on the Stream-o-Nator.  Its predicted line was 5 1/3, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Not far off, but an extra run and two-thirds less would impact the bottom line, and the line was only -$2.50, so it wasn’t awful.  Though, I tend to look for positives, signed FML.

Mike Clevinger – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.32.  Speaking of looking for positives, this was at home, but against the Astros, and you shouldn’t have started him anyway.  Sorry, tough love.

Danny Duffy – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.14.  Duffy’s like, “I just might not have it anymore.  What can I do?”  How about pitch against a team that is collectively barely hitting .200?  The Rangers entire lineup is one giant rally killer.  Rangers were so concerned with bringing Gallo’s K% from 39 to 31, they forgot the rest of the team.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .254.  He was catching again last night.  Standing and doing nothing was a bit much for him.  Back to sitting from now on!

Zach Davies – 4 IP, 4 ER, as he returned from the DL after a shoulder injury.  3, 2, 1…Next DL stint?  Now?  Did it happen yet?  How about now?  Okay, but soon.

Brandon Nimmo – 4-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .294.  Hey, c’mon, aren’t you gonna start Joey Bats?  The funniest would be if they release Bautista within the week.  Like a PR stunt that just failed.  Think Kanye tweeting to promote a new album.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  His ERA isn’t wretched, as sung by The Decemberists, but, damn, he just doesn’t move the needle.  The needle, by the way, is a terrible name for it.  If we’re going with sewing terms, how about thimble?

Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.58.  F-Her is so toothless, I will now call him Friend Zonedez.

Dustin Fowler – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal, hitting .222.  Mostly a SAGNOF play for now, though if he starts a dance called Dusting The Chicken, I might get more interested.  “First, you pick up your drumstick, then you dust it some more.  Next, you shake your tail feather and dust the floor.  This is how you Dust the Chicken!”  It might need work.

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.34.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start predicting a start of 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Five Ks not six!  C’mon, robot!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, a grand slam, hitting .280.  Owning him has made me feel like an Eugenius.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .257.  Jesse Winker Fantasy Owner who’s been in a coma for two months, “I told you he was a sleeper!  He is so nice with the bat!  By the way, how’s my fantasy team doing I named, Yes We Cano?  Hey, why’s everyone leaving my hospital room?  I can’t get up yet, guys.  Guys?”

Jared Hughes – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, and first save since filling in for the injured Raisel.  I was the first person to tell you to pick up Hughes, after reading it elsewhere.

Austin Meadows – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .440.  Mean’s while, Adam Frazier is crap, but I don’t think that’s why he’s in the two hole because I don’t think C**nt Hurdle’s that clever.  Meadows will be in this afternoon’s Buy column with the same caveat he’s always had, what will Hurdle do when Marte returns.

David Freese – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .260 as he hit third in the lineup because Hurdle subscribes to the Jim Leyland School of Lineup Management that says, “When a player is subbing in for another, he automatically gets his lineup slot no matter how silly it seems,” as taught at the University of Phoenix.  It made me laugh thinking about Jim Leyland using the internet.  “Grandpa, you’re getting ashes on the keyboard.”  That’s Jim’s grandkid.

Ivan Nova – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.96.  Champagne super-Nova!  Champagne as in cold duck, and super is short for Streamers U Pass-up, Evade and Renounce.

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Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

Tim Anderson moving up to 5th in order today. Moncada still leading off. Should be reversed IMO. Someone show this post to Rick Rentyourrearend so he can change the lineup before game time. Thx.

Scrapski
Scrapski
4 years ago

Grey,
Moreland or Guzman?
Drop either Ed Rod or L Castillo for Reyes?
5×5 Roto 10 teams
Thanks

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

We ran out of columns. I found it on the audible site. I am super picky about what audiobooks I download too. Did you just read it?

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Holy shit it’s that old? I don’t like old books. That’s it I’m done with it then. I am at the part when he was sick of having so much sex. Every time I read or watch media that portrays sex in the olden times I can’t help but gag a little thinking about all the unshaved bush. I can’t help it and I hate it.

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

HTH dynasty points league-my Reyes for Bumgarner? I’m rebuilding (especially my OF) but am performing really well this year. Bum would be much better come playoff time this year, but the strikeout potential….

I’ve already dealt young players for some really good veterans and Bumgarner would be another step in moving the rebuild ahead faster…

Thoughts by anybody? Seems like a classic sell high but the stakes are pretty high!
Matt

I hope I won't end up with Al Bundy
I hope I won't end up with Al Bundy
4 years ago

Bundy or Taillion in a h2h weekly points league 10 team al/nl I just dropped Taillion for bundy… good move or bad. And also traded andrus and arrieta for cory dickerson and cole hammel did I do fine in that trade or give up too much? Thx grey ….. BTW I have machado and astrubal to play SS and need a OF so I had to do something, the rest of my 4 man bench is on the DL Thx for the help grey !!

Squidblob
Squidblob
4 years ago

Don’t abbreviate it!

I picked up the wrong Bundy, I got Al Bundy ?
I picked up the wrong Bundy, I got Al Bundy ?
4 years ago

I know you said good luck owning Bundy but I dropped Taillion for him… was I holding onto Taillion to long anyways? BTW i’m in a 10 team h2h weekly al/nl points league.. and 2nd question I needed to make a move because I have my whole bench on the DL except for 1 spot who WAS Taillion now Bundy. Anyways I needed to have full starting team and needed basically anybody for a few weeks because of my current players flexibility. So I traded Arrieta and Elvis Andrus for Cole Hammels and cory dickerson. I’ll move Machado over to play SS and move Nick Castellanos from Utility to 3d and insert Dickerson : ) into my lineup to play OF. Decent trade or did I give up too much. Thx for the info Grey !!

Wondrful
Wondrful
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: What doesn’t ? all of it? I know you don’t do points leagues but in mine Taillion had 63 pts week 1 and a whopping 44.2 points TOTAL over the last 6. I guess I should have just kept Arrieta and my 5th DL player who is also my 3rd player on my team that can play SS as well and dropped taillion the only healthy player on my bench for a fill in OF.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
4 years ago

I can’t believe people are asking whether to drop Pivetta. Must’ve been burnt by the industry call to Pivetta to video!

That said, do you like AJ Pollock for Pivetta?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Dynasty dud
Dynasty dud
4 years ago

Would u trade Taylor trammel and Nick Kingham for Byron Buxton and Jordan Montgomery in a dynasty lge?? Or is buxton jus garbage?? Thx Grey!!

Stickball Al
Stickball Al
4 years ago

So the BoSox took HanRam out to the street on garbage night at Fenway Park yesterday. It’s what you do with hot garbage. Mitch my bitch will get the majority of AB’s and the BoSox score lot’s of runs so that’s good. I have C Santana and EE on 2 different teams. Does Moreland bump either of these guys out ? Santana has been scuffling but has turned it on the last 2 weeks. Why does Santana have such a hard time hitting .250 ??? EE is a slow starter but, is 35 and striking out a lot more, but does he show up big in the summer ? And the Indians have a great hitting team with 3 awesome guys who get on base in front of him. Does Moreland replace either one of these guys right now while he’s is available ?

vee
vee
4 years ago

its.. its… its safe to start Jon Gray at home… vs CIN.. right? *gulps*

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 years ago

Mancini or Meadows as my 4th OF? Thanks.

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

Yahoo, H2H, 12 team, 5×5

Is J. Donaldson and Pivetta too much to trade for Goldschmidt?

Just gauging what he is worth to buy low on.

Thanks!

Omar
Omar
4 years ago

8 team AL Only 5×5 Roto: which side?

A: Bregman, E.Rosario, S. Greene, N. Jones, A. Miller
B: Dozier, Mancini, E. Diaz, Cahill

Robert DiSilvestro
Robert DiSilvestro
4 years ago

Offered Mike Mouse for John Hicks, who is catcher eligible (though he may lose playing time when Miggy comes back). Mouse has been slumping, but could surge. Best waiver catcher replacement for me is Yan Gomes.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: He cannot be referring to Mike Moustakas, can he? Cuz I do not see any way you would trade him away for Hicks.

Chad
Chad
4 years ago

My Benny for his Goldy? 100% dynasty. Was playing hanley and only Carlos or Bird. Have good depth w/ Betts at core and Soto and Robles stashed. Thought is you can sneak it in before the holiday weekend! Thanks if so – Cheers!

Chad
Chad
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: God bless ya! Have good weekend sir!

Chad
Chad
Reply to  Chad
4 years ago

@Chad: “Thoughts if…” Anyone ???

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

My team Batting Average is at an all time low, under .200 in the last 2 weeks.

Ramos, Mesoraco, Rizzo, Altuve, Tim Anderson, Shaw, Cesar, Edwin, Mancini, Yelich, Hoskins, Santana, Soler, & HanRam (Doh!)

Just chalk it up to a bad stretch, or am I in serious trouble with this lineup? 10 team Roto

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Fogimon
4 years ago

@Fogimon: wow, that bad, huh?

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

chasing saves. can you rank jared hughes, tepera and seung for # of saves ROS?

thanks.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Buy column headline.

Look out ol’ Mac is back!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
I must say, the Dustin Fowler “Dust the Chicken” blurb was great! I actually laughed out loud. I’m sure my wife was wondering what the hell I was reading in the can this AM.

Anyway, I need an OF in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League, and the choices are:
Meadows
Kemp
Gardner
Choo

2 more things – of course I benched King Kong Bundy (I loathe him by the way – never know when to start him) and I love seeing Clevenger get hit because I stupidly dropped him. Yup, I’m very petty.

That’s all. Thanks much Grey and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: One quick follow up on Kemp for my team – that would give me 4 Dodgers – Grandal, Turner, Puig and Kemp under the ever so dumb ass Dave “Yes, I am dumb, but did you see me steal that base back in 2004” Roberts. No worries?

Thanks much Grey.

The_Red_Mist
The_Red_Mist
4 years ago

Is E2 droppable in a 10 man league? His Ks are way up, walks way down, BABIP is a little low.. but his BABIP is low for his career anyway.

Its me
Its me
4 years ago

Aguilar, Macinni, or Moreland at 1B ROS?

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

These SP are available…in what order would you grab one for long-term in a standard roto using QS, K, WHIP, ERA?

Castillo, Reyes, Smith, Heaney, ERod

Also, would you trade Felipe Vazquez for Treinen?

Gregjeffries
Gregjeffries
4 years ago

Yo Grey!
If I can swing it, trade L. Castillo to get A. Reyes? Probably no brainer right? If I need to throw John Grey in there too, do I do it? (16 team roto, mixed league, keep 5)

Have a great M’day weekend!

Ryan741
Ryan741
4 years ago

Grey, need your trade opinion in a H2H points keeper league. I was offered Greinke who is a 5th round keep for Alex Reyes who is a 13th round keep. Also, was offered Severino who is a 12th for my Roark, Mikolas, Giles, Colome and Treinen. Seems like a lot to give up, but I’m getting a stud. Saves and wins both worth 7 points, but QS worth 3. There are quite a few solid setup guys available, like Edwards Jr., and we also get 3 points for a hold.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Marco or Luke Weaver?

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

Thanks!

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

Also, Flowers over Pina over Martin as a C2? Flowers is back to playing every other day (roughly the same as Martin) + he isn’t killing my team’s AVG with a .150 spot in the meantime!

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Could be risky but thinking of starting Reyes his 1st start. It’s either @ MIL or vs Pit. Yeah or meh? I would bench Newcomb and Folty vs Was.
To activate Reyes, need to drop either Folty, Castillo, or bench bat Jo-Ma (also have Moncada and Vlad for bench bats).
Thanks Grey!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey!

Crazy about Hanley, but I read that if they didn’t cut him now a $22 million option for next year would’ve kicked in. He’s pretty good, but his $22M days are long over.

I’ve got Big Mac coming off the DL today vs Hendricks and the Cubbies. I was gonna drop Jared Hughes to activate Mac because it sounded like Raisel Churches is due back soonish from his non-throwing arm injury. You haven’t heard anything about Raisel being out long term, right?

Thanks a lot!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, me too. Although Hughes is in Coors the next three days, which makes dropping him hurt a bit less.

Chucky
Chucky
4 years ago

ROS, Dynasty H2H……Teo, Polanco, DDS or Nimmo. Who’s the odd man out?

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

What do you think about Alen Hanson? 4 HR 3 SB ~.300 in 13 games before his injury, coming back this weekend I think.

J
J
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Am I being foolish and rookie crazy to consider Soto for my Braun? Would you do that trade?

Who do think has more value ROS? Braun has been killing me.

J

ak111
ak111
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yup, that’s the risk I suppose…

Syllogism
Syllogism
4 years ago

And now, for something not-completely-different … but different enough.

Dynasty, Yahoo, HTH, weekly win/tie/loss for all-cats combined, 6×6 (Runs, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG | W, K, Sv, ERA, WHIP, K/BB).

We keep 26, draft four.

C- Posey
1B- Gurriel
2B – Merrifield
SS – Asdrubal
3B – Longoria
CI – Muncy
MI – Pirela
LF – Tony Kemp
CF – LoCain
RF – Haniger
OF – Mc-blech-eon
UT – (any from below)
BN/UT – JD Davis, Harrison Bader, Austin Barnes, Morales
DL – Miggy, Eaton
NA – Schrock, Hampsen, Danny Jansen, Nick Gordon, Neuse

SP – Scherzer, Hendricks, Tyson Ross, Ian Happ, Lynn, Duffy, Stripling, Plutko* Hector Santiago*, Covey*
RP – Wade Davis, Ziggy, Strickland, Chad Green
DL – Ervin Santana, Shelby Miller, Ryu
NA – Fried

* Streamer Pickups for the week. I see plutko as the most keepable of the three, though covey was surprising.

I have good position flexibility – excepting for LF (Pirela’s no-power is disappointing, i like T-Kemp but how long will he stay up really), SS (Asdrubal-only), and 3B (Asdrubal trapped @ SS, JD Davis – I expect will be sent down sooner than later, Muncy – I dunno).

Duffy and Lynn leading the All Disappointment Squad. They may not be as good as I believed they would, but they just are not ***THIS*** bad.

I have trade interest in both.

1) Josh Harrison, Cody Allen, Daniel Robinson … for my … Evan Longoria and Danny Duffy
– I like harrison for his 2B/3B/LF; Allen would be more to make one of my closers trade-available; Robinson as a second SS.
– Longo still has good power but is clearly on the decline. Duffy will come around, but if I keep him, I can’t start him until he shows signs of not-suckage.

– Which side do you like?
– Impression of Robinson? He’s the iffy part for me.

2) Matt Kemp, Anthony Banda … for me … Lance Lynn/Duffy + Barnes / Muncy
– I see kemp as a 1-year rental, but he’d get me power that I lack.

– Would take Kemp + banda? For which two .. Lynn/Duffy + Barnes / Muncy / Pirela?

Last thought … could you please rank:
Muncy, Pirela, Tony Kemp, Harrison Bader, Daniel Robinson

Thanks once more. One day I’ll ask a one-part, simple question.

Syllogism
Syllogism
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
@Grey:

Ooops … lol .. 20 Teams. In-season .. Roster 30 with additional 5 DL slots and 6 NA slots. Does that changes any of the assessment?

Syllogism
Syllogism
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Ya, morales is killing me. I like JD Davis’ shmotatoe-imitation @ AAA so far this year, but he’s got a lot of bats in front of him to stick at the MLB level.

Given my pitching staff, the SP on my DL, and the league depth … do you see enough value in making both those trades to move both lynn and duffy?

Dude – this has been a massive help! I really spin in trying to get a handle on trade value.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Syllogism
4 years ago

Duffy fell apart after they started him on 3 days rest earlier this year for no good reason. I wouldn’t do that to a guy coming off surgery that I’d invested tens of millions of dollars. Royals are foolish. I think something is wrong with him.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

H-ram DFA’d. Would you cut Tim Anderson for Moreland? Thanks

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

Should I start Heaney tonight against the Yankees?

Bk
Bk
4 years ago

Is Teoscar ownable in 10-12 team leagues? I can drop and stream some COL guys (Parra, Winkler, etc.)

Also, Pedroia worth a wait and see hold in 12
Teamer? He’s so blah but I guess there’s a chance he’s worth something..

Marti
Marti
4 years ago

10 team NL only Roto which side of the trade do you like better Freeman realmuto Austin Jackson for yelich arcia ianetta

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

I think there is a chance that the Pirates may Disgraceful List Polanco in order to let Meadows keep his hot start going.

Not surprised if the Pirates try to move Polanco, either.

mrm3711
mrm3711
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

I’m beginning to buy into the Anthony Reyes hype. Have him stashed on one team and might try to get him on my other. In a 12-team standard Y! league, would you trade Miguel Sano or Domingo Santana straight up for Reyes? I can afford to give up one, as my hitting is pretty stacked and I currently have one of them on the bench at all times. What say you?

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  mrm3711
4 years ago

@mrm3711: Alex* Reyes, whoops!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
4 years ago

Glad i found Razball, you guys are great!

Start Eflin tonight versus Toronto?

Thanks!

Syllogism
Syllogism
4 years ago

Greyman!

Sweet lord on a crutch – you be a popular guy!

Nimmo, Meadows both available in my redraft (12-Team, mixed, 7×7 (+OBP, TB | +H, K/9), head to head). Unbelievably tight matchup this week. Virtually every cat tied or close close enough that “I wouldn’t want to live on the difference”.

John Hicks
Hosmer
Merrifield
Carps (picked him back him after drop-kicking his wiffle-bat swinging butt)
Asdrubal
Goodrum
Brantley
Mallex
Soto
O-whoze-nah
Kyle Seager
B-Craw
Teoscar
DL – Pollock, Candelario, Eaton
NA – Riley, W Adames, Schrock

FA’s available:
Mark Reynolds, Meadows, Nimmo, Jankowski

(side comment – I think reynolds got totally jobbed in the off season)

Who might you drop to pick up one, some or all of those four FAs?

Thanks muchly amigo.

Syllogism
Syllogism
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey</[email protected]Grey: >:

Booyah! .. Punt on Teoscar and Mallex. lol

Thanks. :)

Ted Williams Frozen Head
Ted Williams Frozen Head
4 years ago

Morning Grey! Thoughts on trading Baez/Abreu/Desmond for Hoskins/Cole/Simmons/C Allen? Seems like a nice value because he’s real low on Hoskins but I don’t see him and Abreu that different ROS, but need the wisest of the mustachio’d ones opinion. 12T H2H redraft

On a sidenote, I offered originally with Olson and he countered with Ian Desmond – you have much of a preference out of those two ROS?

EG
EG
4 years ago

Lose Braun for Moreland in 12 team H2H league?

Green monstah
Green monstah
4 years ago

Good afternoon Jam Master Grey!!

Wow wow wow talk about bomb shell to start the weekend: Hanley Ramirez being designated for assignment.

H2H points/ weekly lock league.

Unless Hanley signs with a new team before rosters lock for next week Monday afternoon then I’ll need to find a new DH; Hanley was my DH.

Available DH eligible guys:

– Denard Span (OF/DH, Rays

– Evan Gattis (C/ DH), Astros

– Logan Morrison (1b/DH), twins

– kendrys Morales (DH), Jays

– Blake Swihart is available could he be the new DH?

– Mitch Moreland is available but only listed as 1b, could be finally get regular playing time & potential Dah eligibility?

Thanks man!

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

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

pivetta – @ sf
VV – @ lad, @ sf
gibson – @ kc, vs cle
g richards – vs tex
reyes – @ mil and possibly vs pit (?)

thanks!

Bob's Your Uncle
Bob's Your Uncle
4 years ago

Playing categories and lost my SB source (D Gordon). Looking to pick up speed options and need advice.

Pick which Speedster: Tim Anderson, Travis Jankowski, Mallex Smith?

Drop which SP (I have far too many): Nick Pivetta, Miles Mikolas, Alex Wood, Luis Castillo?

I would try to trade an SP but generally it takes too much time and effort in my league.

Bob's Your Uncle
Bob's Your Uncle
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. I had a feeling you would say Anderson.

Bobby
Bobby
4 years ago

In a 12-team standard Yahoo keeper league. Currently in 2nd, but I need saves. My RP are Osuna, Strickland, Devenski, Reed, & Edwards.

Was offered Kenley Jansen for Marcell Ozuna. (I also have Betts, Blackmon, Brantley, Williamson, & Soto as OF)

Would you accept?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

Kyle Seager was just dropped, is he a must-add? 12 tm h2h…could drop Hanley.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you!

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
4 years ago

Grey,

8 team OBP/SLG league where the top 70 players are kept. I am trying to be competitive next year.

I’ve been back and forth with an owner about acquiring Bregman and Vlad. I’ve offered Springer and Berrios for Bregman and Vlad but he couldn’t do it. I already felt that was an agressive offer. Would you say that offer was fair or should I be giving more?

Thanks for the help.

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks my thoughts as well. Appreciate the help. I do like Bregman for OBP leagues and of course its hard to keep his Post Season success out of mind. But it looks like we won’t get a deal done.

Enjoy your weekend!

aardvark
aardvark
4 years ago

Mitch Moreland a must add with Hanley news?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Moreland over buxton? Or Adam jones?

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

Hanley DFA’d to make room for Pedroia.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Your recap on Bregman …”i.e. expect less”. Have you changed your expectations on Bregman not matching last years’ production?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

True

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Launch Angle
4 years ago

@Launch Angle: I have watched Bregman quite a bit this year, and he has hit a lot of balls hard that have been caught. His hard contact is up to 39% from 33% and 32% the past two years. I will not be surprised if his numbers end up surpassing last season by a comfortable margin. Also, there is this:

2017 Bregman thru May 26: .243, 3 HR, 16 R, 14 RBI, 4 SB, 14 BB, 36K
2017 Bregman thru June 18: .238, 7 HR, 26 R, 23 RBI, 4 SB, 23 BB, 45K

2018 Bregman thru May 24: .277, 5 HR, 23 R, 23 RBI, 5 SB, 32 BB, 25K

I.e., Bregman is way ahead of last year’s pace and appears to simply be a much better hitter this year.

aardvark
aardvark
4 years ago

Drop Lowrie for happ or Eduardo Escobar? Gonna be my starter. Not sure happ plays enough to make the swap

abmsports23
abmsports23
4 years ago

Dahl or Tyler O’Neil ROS? Next 3 years?

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

Would you rather have Jose Martinez or Hoskins ROS (and in a keeper league). Close? Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Mark
4 years ago

@Mark: Hoskins, not close.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: thanks, seems Hoskins forgot how to hit this year, both for power and average.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Mark
4 years ago

@Mark: It’s a keeper though. I have more faith in him long term.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks guys.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: quick follow up, where are we fitting Benintendi in there? Between Hoskins and Jo-Ma, closer to Hoskins? Thanks!

The Biz
The Biz
4 years ago

Cespedes was dropped in my 12 team 5×5 mixed Yahoo league. How much of a $100 FAAB budget would you recommend?

Knocking out any cold ones this weekend?

The Biz
The Biz
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Almost there, thanks!

BK
BK
4 years ago

Stream Musgrove today or pick up Dahl and bench Puig facing lefty Richard?

I have the roster spot and SoN only reallly likes Musgrove of Avail guys; plus I’m low on innings.

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  BK
4 years ago

@BK: One thing I never do is start a pitcher on his first game back from a long DL stint.

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  BK
4 years ago

Agree with Cram too, but man Alex Reyes is sure trying to be the upcoming exception!!!

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

What do you make of Mazara…hitting with hard contact, but he’s also hitting a lot of grounders as compared to previous years. Very weird profile. More hard, more medium, less soft contact. Less flyballs yet more homers. Could he simply be a outlier? Lots of homers, but also lots of grounders?

The Texas commentators keep talking about Mazara spreading the ball around the field….could he be simply be an old school situational hitter type and hit them where they ain’t?

Just an interesting case of talent. When he hits a homer, it’s a no doubter, Pedro Cerrano style.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Mark
4 years ago

@Mark: I am going to beat this drum until it happens: Mazara will not reach his potential until Anthony Iapoce is relieved as his hitting coach.

Texas is hitting .225, second lowest in the league. And remember, they are an AL team that uses a DH – only 3 of the bottom 13 teams in AVG are AL teams. Iapoce teaches a stance/swing approach that little league coaches laugh at. Not coincidentally, Texas is full of highly touted young players that are coming nowhere near their potential – Mazara, Odor, Profar, DeShields, Gallo, and now you can add Guzman to the mix.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  LenFuego
4 years ago

@LenFuego: i think you mentioned something before AND the proof seems to be there. This is my young stud that NEEDS to hit .300 and hit 30 bombs yearly. I am scared that he won’t be that. I was burned Soler, Grichuck and COUPLE of others who skip my mind in my keepers league.

CP Hamstring
CP Hamstring
4 years ago

Trade Bellinger for Alex Reyes in a points league? Cody is awful ve lefties, has not made adjustments from last year and looks like he swings and prays for contact most nights. I have Healy and Jose Martinez as 1B backups. Or is Reyes still a risk to make it through the season wihout issues?

Saint
Saint
4 years ago

I’m trying to upgrade at SS. 12 team 6×6 H2H OPS. Based on above I’m assuming my Semien/Soto would be too much for Bregman. I currently have Just Dong, Springer, Pham and Gallo if needed maning my 3 OF spots. Or would that offer for Manny, Correa, or even Gleyber not be enough? Thanks in advance kind sir!

kwoox
kwoox
4 years ago

our team is loaded……schoop, manny, rendon, edwin, lamb , hoskins, acuna, segura, taylor rosario, polanco, brantley, healy, happ, tim anderson and crappy buxton.

got corbin, sonny, weaver, bauer, morrow, cololme, quintana, pivetta, britton.

offered: brantley, corbin and healy for freddie freeman and dallas keuchel

THinking selling real high on brantley, i love him but not his track record. thoughts? Kid is doing this to keep corbin and possibly brantley. I

Btdrnks
Btdrnks
4 years ago

Great stuff as always Grey!

I am anticipating a roster crunch in the next few weeks in my 12 than points/ keep 13 league. I’ve got Mad Bum, Rodon and Musgrove coming off the DL.

I have one bench bat (G Polanco) and my pitchers are Berrios, Bundy, Mikolas, Newcomb, Pivetta, Clevinger, Heaney, Bauer, G Richards and Manaea.

Who do I drop and in what order? I figure I can observe musgrove before making a decision.

Chucky
Chucky
4 years ago

6×6 OBP Dynasty…..Teo, Nimmo or Dustin Fowler?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
4 years ago

Dear Grey,

I don’t really have a fantasy baseball question for you today, so I thought I’d ask the question I really want the answer to: what is a day in your life like?

Really. I sometimes imagine that you don’t live your house––or mostly your bathroom––for the entire day. When do you wake up? Watch games? What do you do in the morning before responding to idiotic comments/questions like this?

Love yas!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I write my questions and comments while sitting on the toilet. Always. It’s my special private time.

jose
jose
4 years ago

The Manici “quote” got me good. Great way to start a Friday!

With a warm and sunny weekend series at Coors I’d like to get one or two of Cargo, Parra, and Winker into my completely blah outfield. Hittertron likes them all this weekend I’ll just have to wait for lineups to make the moves. Would you move on from any of the guys below.

Franchy (faces lefties all weekend), Peralta (maybe getting hit in the rist 3 weeks ago is killing him?), Soler ($9 today, $13 Sat, $9 Sun)

My other outfielders are Puig & Schwarber with Schebler in the UTIL spot. I also made a trade of my Schoop for his Ozuna that will process for Sunday’s games, so someone has to go eventually anyway.

Thanks Grey, Enjoy the long weekend!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

Vlad hit another HR yesterday, just sayin’

How’s things

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: what do you mean not watching it live? I am in S2 and it is great. Not sure why most sci-fi series are such garbage but these guys managed to make this one so good. Holden is a bit of a dork but he was in the books too. You should use the Belter accent on anime Grey.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ya I think the accent is spelled out in the books like that too. I ain’t got Syfy, I cut the cable last year son, no more of that shit. Worst part if not being able to watch the Red Sox on NESN. But I was paying like $180 per year!
The books were just ok actually. I am a huge sci-fi nerd and kinda snobby with books, but other people love it as a series. I think I bailed after 2.

I also like Wu Tang clan.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Hah I am listening to that audiobook right now! I listen in my car (40 min drive to work) when not listening to fantasy radio or podcasts. I am on life # 3 and it is cool ya. Try the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. Also great.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Bro’lmates

Evans
Evans
4 years ago

Between Rosario, benintendi, haniger, J Aguilar, Soto, Devers, Acuna, Bellinger, and Jankowski, who do you play regularly to fill 5 spots? Or do you just play matchups? I’m in a head to head OBP league sans Ks.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Evans
4 years ago

@Evans: So basically, how do you play fantasy baseball? ;)
I’d probably be starting Benny, Acuna, Bellinger, then playing matchups, with factoring in who is hot vs who is not and ballpark…unless one of the guys I mentioned is cold, and has a tough matchup, in which case you can sub him out for one of those not named, again, depending on matchups, ballparks, hotness. You might also want to factor in which categories you can make up during the week, i.e. speed, i.e. Jank. And that’s me explaining how to play fantasy baseball in less than 100 words!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: In fewer words – lineup analyzer from [insert fantasy site here] and pray.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: I don’t like robots telling me what to do. I’m old school!

Evans
Evans
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m trying!!! It’s a keeper league too and most of these guys (other than acuna) can be kept in the 20th round or later. Thanks for the advice guys.

Turd Ferguson
Turd Ferguson
4 years ago

Remember that one time in week 3 where I traded my Albies for Bregman? Oh yeahhhh, that was awesome.

Anyone seen Method Man’s spiked baseball bat?

Dubs23
Dubs23
Reply to  Turd Ferguson
4 years ago

@Turd Ferguson: Guy in my keeper league traded Betts and Albies for Bryant preseason. Ugh.

whiteRabbit
whiteRabbit
Reply to  Dubs23
4 years ago

@Dubs23: going out on a limb that he’s from Chicago

Dubs23
Dubs23
Reply to  whiteRabbit
4 years ago

@whiteRabbit: Boston. The contracts in the keeper league factored in but it has certainly backfired and led to plenty of entertaining messages on the group chat.

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

10 man H2H league 6×6 QS/OBP. I have Ohtani and another manager is looking for SP. I think he may be a bit desperate since he is in 9th place. Anyone worth targeting on his team for a potential trade? Or hold?

My team: Cervelli, Hosmer, Jose Ramirez, Machado, Gregorius, Trout, Merrifield, Cain, DL-Dee Gordon…………….deGrom, Snell, Bauer, Newcomb, Ohtani, Wacha, Ed-Rod, Gibson, Taillon, Stripling, Chapman, Herrera, Norris

His team: Gomes, Belt, Dozier, Lamb, Boogerts, Rosario, Bryant, Pillar, Hoskins, B-Goldschmidt, DL-Cespedes…………Carrasco, Lester, Keuchel, Hamels, Folty, Anderson, Velazquez, Guerra, Elfin, Neris, Hand, Rodney

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks!! Pitching would be fine ROS w/o Snell & Wacha?

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Ty sir! Have a good wknd!

Don'tBeAHader
Don'tBeAHader
4 years ago

Gardner v. Dustin Fowler ROS and by how much…12 teamer roto mixer

Don'tBeAHader
Don'tBeAHader
4 years ago

Gardner v. Dustin Fowler ROS? How much diff is there?

relaxntakeitez
relaxntakeitez
4 years ago

Would you give up Hamels or Folty for Tanaka?

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
4 years ago

@ Rudy – haha, took me a minute, but got the title and love it! hahaha… except dammit… i’m getting old. Thanks again for giving me just that little extra push to start Morton Yesterday… Worked out well obviously…

@ Cram – you crack me up

@ Grey – thanks for… ummm… asking rudy to join our convo yesterday….

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Count de Monetballl
4 years ago

@Count de Monetballl: What I do? I didn’t start Morton, but I did stream Bundy, who got 46.50 points to Charlie’s 22.70. Boom!