Tolleson had his cookies tossed for the last time on Tuesday.  Or maybe Shawn Tolleson caused his owners’ cookies to be tossed?  Sounds too passive, said Flesch-Kincaid, but you get the idea.  By the by, why is tossing food so gross?  Tossing one’s cookies should be a glorious thing.  Who doesn’t want cookies tossed at them?  Please toss your cookies into my mouth!  Then there’s tossing salad?  That sounds healthy and like a spring morn.  Why is tossing salad so bad?  I’d love a salad tossing and a jog around the Maypole!  Any hoo!  There’s no more Tolleson, and Sam Dyson will step in as the Rangers closer.  Glad to see Rangers manager, Jeff Banister, finally react.  Though, it took a long time since Tolleson’s ERA is over nine.  Banister’s reflexes are so slow Bautista could’ve snuck in a punch on him.  Maybe they should’ve let Odor punch Tolleson’s card.  He would’ve been out on April 4th.  “You’re done!”  “That was one pitch.”  “I don’t care, now I will punch you.”  Sam Dyson should be owned in all leagues.  Will Tolleson regain the role?  Maybe, if Dyson gets injured, but it seems highly unlikely otherwise and can be dropped in most leagues.  Hey, Tolleson, don’t let the door hit you, where Odor split your lip.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Henderson Alvarez – His shoulder MRI was inconclusive.  In fairness to the MRI, that same MRI was used on Garrett Richards and then ignored, so the MRI was kinda annoyed.

Jed Lowrie – On track to return on May 25th.  Hopefully Zola Budd isn’t behind him.  #neverforget

Khris Davis – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Because I’m turning Smurf talking superlatives about Khris Davis, let’s go back to what February Grey said, “I’m shocked I haven’t done a sleeper post for Khris Davis.  I guess I should say, “I haven’t done a Khris Davis sleeper post yet,” because it’ll be coming.  I mean I have to imagine it will.  He hit 27 homers in 121 games last year and only six players hit homers on average for a longer distance.”  And that’s me quoting me wrongly predicting a sleeper post!

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.54.  Of the 18 outs Hill got, only five were in the air.  Rich Hill’s Sniglet of the Day is Ballsonthegroundswell.

Danny Valencia – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .357.  Danny Valencia and Khris Davis are vying for a Moneyball sequel, “-Vis a V, Air Go The Ball.”

Carson Smith – Recovering slowly from outings and could head back the DL.  I noticed he wasn’t relieving more than a game a week and dropped him in the one league I owned him in.  You need middle relievers that pitch effectively and often.  That’s the Grey Albright Pro-Tip of the Day, trademark, acronym and hashtag pending.

Steven Wright – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.52.  He reminds me so much of the great seasons that Tim Wakefield put up.  It’s not just because of the knuckler and the Red Sox, but due to…Actually, those are the reasons.  I lied initially.

David Price – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.53.  This game came against the Royals, so you know what that means?  When Price faces the Royals in the playoffs, it’s going to be even more surprising.  But he pitched well in May!

Christian Vazquez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.  Don’t even bother.  I tried him for a few days in one league and the Red Sox go to Ryan Hanigan way too much.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-7 and his 7th homer as he stays insanely hot.  JBJ will fight for civil rights as portrayed by Bryan Cranston and will be a viable third outfielder as declared by Big Magoo.

Mike Moustakas – Beginning rehab in Double-A Northwest Arkansas and should return on Saturday.  In related news, Northwest Arkansas welcomed it’s first Greek person.  “Sou-vodka?”  “No, souvlaki.”  “I’ve never drank souvlaki either.”  “You don’t drink it, Cletus, you eat it.”

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Okay, now he’s one home run above his pace from last year!  Take that last season!

Alcides Escobar – 3-for-8, 2 runs and two steals (9, 10).  Steals are partially due to running on the knuckler, but Escobar is hitting leadoff for a solid offensive team (in theory, the Royals haven’t been great so far this year), and could steal 30 bases on the year.

Taijuan Walker – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.95.  This start came in Camden — Came-den? — and he should’ve likely been benched in fantasy because it was a tough matchup, but I was hoping Walker would show he’s on some next level shizz.  Turned out, he’s on same level shizz.  It’s a good level, but it’s not next level.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  He was a hot schmotato last week, then he cooled off, now he might be getting hot again.  …and so went the days of our schmotatoes.

Matt Wieters – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Well, you knew he’d get to three homers eventually.  I mean, Keith Law did say he was a once-in-a-lifetime bat!  Perhaps he meant the life of a fruit fly that was born right before Wieters hit the homer and died right after he rounded the bases.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Okay, but since I told you to sell him his average has dropped from .340 to .304.

Chris Tillman – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, ERA at 2.61.  Mean’s while, Dallas Keuchel’s ERA is over-5.  Oopsie-doopsie.

Jose Reyes – Will report to the Rockies spring training facility and await a trade, I mean, wait to play games on May 31st.  If I were his wife, I’d own Trevor Story in fantasy and flaunt it in his face.

Adam Wainwright – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.92.  Yesterday, there was a lot of consternation (prolly wrong word) about the Stream-o-Nator suggesting people start Wainwright.  Shorthand:  Rockies are not good away from Coors.  Further reading, see Corey Dickerson.

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.71 vs. Jeremy Hellickson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.99.  Solid starts from two unsung performers.  Did I say unsung?  I meant, serious dung.  My bad!

Odubel Herrera – Sat out yesterday with back discomfort.  He seems unconcerned about it.  Though, he looks unconcerned about everything.  Dude, you just see Medusa?

Tyler Goeddel – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Goeddel, who only sounds like he’d be talking about a master race, wasn’t playing at all for the first six weeks, then suddenly he began to play every day and hit.  Hard to get super enthused on a Phillie, but he’s hitting over .350 in the last week and has three hits in two of the past three games.

Jeanmar Gomez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 16th save.  Random Prediction Alert!  He’ll be fine until July, go to the All-Star Game and give up runs in relief and then never be the same.  The syndrome known colloquially as, Atlee Hammaker-osis.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer.  Hey, it’s Chris Shelton!  Where you been Chris Shelton?  Say hello to you mother for me.

Jason Castro – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 3rd homer as he continues to catch.  I wonder if Gattis got his (almost rhyme!) catcher’s mitt down to the minors and the Astros were like, “Holy schnikeballs, this guy can’t catch a bus, forget about a pitcher,” and they’re just not saying anything because teams lie all the time.

Luke Gregerson – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  The Astros are like the Mean Girls with the word fetch.  They really want Gregerson to be the closer.  With this save, his leash goes out a bit and fetch can still be a thing.

Tony Kemp – 2-for-3 as Colin Moran (0-for-3) was the DH.  I think Kemp, Moran and Tyler White as like those bags of sand in the Indiana Jones movie that he moves into place to avoid triggering the alarm.  One of these days, the Astros will just miss getting a bag of sand in place and A.J. Reed will emerge.

Mat Latos – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.00.  Latos was beat by a Fister (6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.22) and I think that might’ve been singlehandedly the reason Dallas Latos quit Twitter.

Jumbo Diaz – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER as he was recalled from the minors.  When he reentered the Reds bullpen, he screamed “Jumbo pimp!” and then sought high fives.  He could quickly become the Reds closer because the other guys they have are garbage that is sitting in the dumpster for six years repeatedly being defecated on by homeless people.  Although, Jumbo allowed a run yesterday without giving up a hit.  Finding new ways to suck!

Tony Cingrani – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, and third blown save.  There should be police caution tape around the Reds bullpen.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 7th and 8th homers, hitting .290.  Someone asked yesterday if they should sell Bruce high.  Since he’s really a .225 hitter, and he started well last year only to take a nosedive in the 2nd half, the answer is yes.  Sell, if you can.  Though, outside of housewives in Jersey, I don’t know who Bruce appeals to.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Damn, he makes me want to go to the Red Sea and take pictures of the Suez Canal only to photoshop the name to Suarez.  That’s pure excitement.

Michael Brantley – Terry Francona said Brantley has no timetable.  Is that the saddest news ever for a player?  They can’t even decide how long he’ll be out.  It’s like being told by a girl, “I don’t know when I’m going to want to have sex again.”  Do you just go out and find someone else?  Do you let her sit in your DL slot while you send her funny eCards?  Do you take her picture and your picture and make a JibJab with them?  Do you just drop her?  What do you do?!

Rajai Davis – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a double slam (3, 4) and legs (9) and now hitting around .700 in the last three days.  Mediocre Reds pitching is partially to blame, but Rajai is one smoking hot schmotato.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  After he crosses home plate, he should do a Lindor Truffle Shuffle, which isn’t like Chunk’s Truffle Shuffle, but instead it’s him miming carefully trying to remove that freakin’ impossible-to-remove foil on Lindor truffles.

Mike Clevinger –  5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Clevinger streamer!  Yeah, he’s looked solid in the minors (9+ K/9), but wild (4+ BB/9) and old for never having major league experience, and will likely be bumped from the rotation when Carrasco returns. Though, his sister should marry Steve Clevenger’s sister just to confuse people into thinking they’re inbreeding.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.31 vs. Jimmy Nelson 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  Lackey vs. Nelson is like the UFC fight of Safe vs. Risky.  Yesterday, Risky took the win, but Safe will be able to go home to see the wife and kids while Risky will crawl up into a ball in a motel, wondering how it all became hookers and coke.  Risky’s got the life!

Tyler Flowers – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  My team with the most catcher homers is a team where I drafted Mesoraco and d’Arnaud, only to lose them and end up with Casali and Flowers.  Holy puntburgers!

Julio Teheran – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.73.  He’s pitching like he knows he’s going to be shipped out of the country by Trump for having a Muslim-y last name.  Teheran #1!  Though, not really.  He’s fine if the Stream-o-Nator is feeling it, but I wouldn’t own him in most leagues.

Jung-ho Kang – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer in only ten games played.  Too bad he missed the first month or he would’ve challenged Barry Bonds’ homer record.

Bartolo Colon – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  It came out yesterday that Colon has been living two lives with two different women with two different families.  How the NY Post didn’t use the headline, Big Love, I will never know.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.  No one tell Yoenis that he’s no longer in a contract year.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.86.  Treat the demons just like Pam, I mean, I’d mess with your friends, but damn Gio.  Of course, he’s not a sub-2 ERA pitcher, but no one thinks that, so what happens when a guy is pitching that far above his head?  Just ride it out and hope the ultralight beam lasts forever.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal.  Two hits?  In one game?!  Glory be the Dusty!  Glory be the Dusty!  It’s a miracle!

Nate Eovaldi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.44.  I’d be very interested in Eovaldi if he were traded to the NL West.  Very, very.  Now?  Not so very.

Shelby Miller – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.64.  Damn, would’ve been fun if his ERA was 6.66 and GM Dave Stewart thought he was the devil.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.96.  Someone should motion to James Shields that what Pomeranz is doing is what pitchers in Petco do.  Just a motion, no need for a nudge.

Hunter Pence – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Trying day yesterday in San Diego for the Gangly Manbird.  San Diego Zoo tried to capture him and bring him back ‘home,’ but Posey saved him which was preceded by lots of hijinks.

Johnny Cueto – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  Um, yeah, Padres.

Devon Travis – Moved his rehab to Triple-A.  Ugh, packing and unpacking a suitcase?  That sounds awful!  Though, it’s good for his eventual arrival in Toronto within the next few days.

Michael Saunders – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week with two homers.  This happens from time to time, but I’m kinda over Saunders.  I mean, he’s been fine, but you know he’s gonna go cold and get benched.  Damn, I sound defeated.  Get it together, Fantasy Master Lothario!

Alex Colome – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 10th save, ERA at 1.56.  Surprised at how emphatically Kevin Cash said the Rays are going right back to Boxberger when he returns, but it must be getting dictated from above to see if Boxberger can generate trade value and then they go back to Colome.  I don’t know, just weird I’m tellin’ ya.

Desmond Jennings – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Now has two homers in his past two games played.  Hot schmotato alert!

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and he’s been hitting .375 in the last week with two homers.  Too many schmotatoes, too little interest in the Rays.  If I had to choose one schmo from the Rays, I’d go Kiermaier.  Begrudgingly.

Logan Morrison – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .170.  Glad to see he’s no longer hitting 2nd in the order.  Now he’s hitting fifth.  *tries to hold in a laugh, accidentally poops self*  Aw, man, I thought that was only holding in sneezes.

Mike Trout – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 9th homer.  Who is this?  Trout?  Bleh.  He’s so 2015!

Rafael Ortega – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd steal, hitting .321.  Due to Nava returning Ortega was pushed out, but due to Nava being nada, Ortega is back and worth an AL-Only look.

Nicholas Tropeano – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Real talk:  I see Tropeano and I like his stats and I want to pick him up, yet, I never do.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 4th in as many games.  Kid Dish making all the boys go syna-gaga!

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .350.  He leads the AL in batting average.  Cust kayin’.  Or rather, Cast (not) kayin’.

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal, and 3rd steal in as many games.  The way he’s going he’ll have 20 steals in his first two weeks and pull a hammy by June 1st.  Still, I’d grab him in a non-sexual way.

Justin Verlander – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  Now has three straight Quality Starts, which came right after a Quality Shart.  But tomato-tomah-whatever, he gets the Phils next.

Victor Martinez – Didn’t start yesterday due to a head cold.  At his age, that could quickly become pneumonia.  My prayers are with him.  Though, my prayers begin, “The Father, the Son and the holy smokes!”

Shane Greene – Will begin rehab on Friday in Low-A West Michigan.  He’s recovering from a blister on his hand that is coincidentally located right where people point on their hand for West Michigan.

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rick carmichael
rick carmichael
6 years ago

my brantley eaton for matz mcgee?

GoJays
6 years ago

Yo Grey, our waiver wire is barren, but both Dietrich and Maybin are on there. We only get one claim per week (at a cost) and I’ve still got DeShizz on my bench. Which one should I pickup out of those two? Or neither and go get Minor or Eovaldi?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Quackenbush has just been relieved by Hand.

*snigger*

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Quackenbush has just been relieved by Hand.

*snigger*

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

I’ve been lying in a fetal position in the shower the past two hours because I started Jon Gray in St. Louis tonight. Strategy wise, how in the hell do I help my ratios recover? I’m a bit shell-shocked on streaming now, but should I be looking for a few less-upside-ish yet less-volatile starters who go deep in games to help my ERA and WHIP rather than stockpiling a bunch of RP’s? Scared of falling deeper into the abyss. Please tell me it’s still fairly early in the season with regard to ruined ratios…

Thanks!

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
6 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: An easy first suggestion would be not steam against a top 3 offense in the league.

jal179
jal179
6 years ago

Suarez or Turner ROS?

Crush for Salazar fair?

Moneyball
Moneyball
6 years ago

STORY DONG ALERT

DBo
DBo
6 years ago

Dynasty league, Schoop or Khrush Davis? Thanks in advance!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
6 years ago

Today, I streamed Jon Gray, Folty, and Tyler Wilson. And I had Harvey on 2 teams. My teams all need hazmat remediation to clean up this mess.

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  letsgobravos
6 years ago

@letsgobravos: yuck, i only had like locke and other really unowned mediocre types going. wasn’t touching folty and his BB rate. gray i would’ve but he’s owned now after that great COL start in all my leagues (and another great start before that one). wilson i ain’t touching either, and where i would (20 teamers or AL only) he’s owned.

The Harrow
The Harrow
6 years ago

ok, gattis game 1, 4 more to go until i can dump off r.martin (shit by then hundley will be back anyway)

JP
JP
6 years ago

Grey-6×6 HR, R, SB, AVG, OBP, RBI dynasty roto snake draft. I am buried this year would you stand behind me on the following deal or cuff me across the head and ask what the hell are you thinking. I give up Wieters and Tomas and get back James McCann, Joe Mauer and a 4th and 5th round pick in next years snake. Pat me on the back or cuff me in the head? Thank you.

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: thoughts on devon travis when he returns? any chance he takes over lead off for the bluejays?

J_Ceol
J_Ceol
6 years ago

So I got offered a doozie of an offer that includes me getting Trout.. (AL Only ROTO)

JD, Odor, and Quintana
for
Trout, PAlvarez, and Odorizzi

I feel like the pitcher part is the offsetting difference. Not sure I want to give up that much, especially when my starting 2B would be Giavotella.. Your thoughts? Would you do it if it didn’t have the pitchers in it?

J_Ceol
J_Ceol
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: What if it were Luke Gregerson over Quintana and he lowered the pitcher he would be giving down a little?

J_Ceol
J_Ceol
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: JD, Odor, Luke Gregerson
for
Trout, Pedro Alvarez, and Trevor Bauer

Sorry haha

keeganballz
keeganballz
6 years ago

must say I am very surprised that you are so low on devon travis. i know he is coming back from shoulder surgery but the dude looked like a jacked up altuve before he got hurt. playing for a monster line up as well. obviously we dont have a crystal ball but are you saying his shoulder surgery zaps all of his potential?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  keeganballz
6 years ago

@keeganballz: hmmmm, this sounds like something we’ve heard of before, recently fairly too. does anybody remember what brantley looked like before shoulder surgery…. anybody.

Wake Up
6 years ago

Prayer circle anyone???

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

K Rod or Jefferess, who is first to be traded away? thanks

Illuminatty
Illuminatty
6 years ago

Hey Gray,

i traded Cole/Tehran/Longoria for Grenke/ McCullers/ Anthony Rendon. what do you think? it’s a h2h points league

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

same 20 teamer as above, assuming of course revere is by far best option (but has to fall to me in waivers) and goeddel is over ortega, is goeddel also over rickard (also coming off waivers at same time)

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: oops, scratch goeddel, he was actually added late at night, just before i added ortega since he played today. so it’s ortega vs rickard only.

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

@Grey: job probably safer too, ortega has nava lamp to mesmerize scoshapath.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: be much better for this roster if either hicks played every day, or upton got just a few more starts at CF, along with Choo getting LF when he’s back. either that or delino comes back with choo being hurt again.

Doc
Doc
6 years ago

Starting verlander vs phils?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Albright you’re going to have a field day with the Aybar “injury”

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: bone headed chicken bone incident.

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Braves SS Erick Aybar got a chicken bone stuck in throat at lunch, taken to doctor to be sedated and have it removed.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@Wake Up:

Just following along on the internet thanks for the detail.

Wake Up
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Doh! Going to drown sorrows now…

Wake Up
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: I’m following along in a crowded angry bar full of people calling for his piss-stained head, that I’m about to go play another set for…

I’m sure they are going to love me…

Anybody know the Nats theme song???

web
web
6 years ago

Gattis or Realmuto at catcher ROS

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Time to accept that the Matt Harvey we know may be gone. Time to dust off that headline I floated when he had the pee problem: Dark Knight of the Soul for Harvey Owners

Wake Up
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Just traded for him, so hope not…

Wake Up
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: So far he’s made one bad pitch 0-2…and an infield single to Espy…

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Wake Up
6 years ago

@Wake Up: Harvey sucks. Boat anchor on 2 of my teams.

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: worth trying to buy low or is headed to the disgraceful list?

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: What rank hitter/pitcher would you take?

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
6 years ago

net saves and holds, drop storen (who still has 8 on the year, but with bad ratios) for which of benoit/maurer/baez/shaw?

Isjeanseguraforreal?
Isjeanseguraforreal?
6 years ago

Mcullers, Pomeranz, gausman, Roark ros?

Isjeanseguraforreal?
Isjeanseguraforreal?
6 years ago

Keeper league… Keep forever league.

Trade

Kluber/gausman/mazara/ozuna for cueto/archer/Anthony rendon..

Kluber for upton

Harvey for polanco

Thanks.

Bobbo
Bobbo
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 h2h
In need of some solid but unspectacular midrange pitching to round out the staff. Saves are at a premium and overvalued in my league. What do you think of giving Papelbon for Jaime Garcia?

Los Putos
Los Putos
6 years ago

Dozier/VV for Schoop?

Los Putos
Los Putos
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Dozier/VV for Odor?

Am trying to upgrade at 2B.

While VV’s shutdown is a ways away, am thinking of moving him sooner rather than later.

Thanks

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
6 years ago

saves only league, grab harris or may or neris over tolleson. benoit and some others owned.

Hugman
Hugman
6 years ago

Man. While I’ve been having a good season and am currently in first, I pulled a real dopey move a while back. I traded Story for Dozier (my idea) because I was sick of my 2B (Odor, who was off to a kinda slow start) batting 7th or later, and I thought Dozier would pick it up. I made this move about a day before Odor moved to the top of the lineup. Dozier’s been sitting on my bench taking up valuable space ever since. What the hell do I do with him, Gray?! Try for a couple buy low trades for him? Drop him? There are better players on the wire. Hold and see if he picks it up? It’s usually his first halves that are better, right? Help!

Hugman
Hugman
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Odor. I’ll be using Dozier during the suspension.

John
John
6 years ago

To get Salazar and Puljos, would you give up:
a). Starling
B) Goldy
C). Betts

Or none of the above.

Tx

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
6 years ago

12 team H2H with AVG and OBP.

Need to drop one: Drury, Duvall, Valencia, Carter, Villar

Only one Util slot. With Rizzo at 1B I rarely play Carter, but sure like having him as a backup.

I’ve dominated in runs, SB and HR, doing well in RBI and AVG, not so well in OBP.

Thanks in advance.

Can't spell wRONg without Ron
Can't spell wRONg without Ron
6 years ago

Story and Heyward for Jose Abreu, fair, which side you want?

Thanks

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: agree with Wake…

gangreen
gangreen
6 years ago

Should I drop benoit for doolittle,butcher,david hernandez,kelley,,jumbo diaz or tolleson. I need it for possible save situations. Butcher is In good confidence with the coach got a nice save as well. Jumbo struck out 15 batters in ten frames of triple and was just called back up. I own papelbon so warren could be a handcuff. Its a season long points league,rotisserie. I have ziegler papel and britton so I need another one. I currently have 12 points in the saves categorey in a 16 team league. I like butcher because I dont like fernando, warren wont steal papelbons job,

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  gangreen
6 years ago

@gangreen: warren in on CUBS, not WAS. if you meant treinen, kelley is ahead of him and has been much better than him all year.

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

@For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron: kelley has best FIP of ANY RP, all year.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Heyward! Heyward is terrible.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Nah – the post is archived so I can’t post a comment to it.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You’re not just a pretty face.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You know you are.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Jesus, Hayward is terrible. The only way is up, I suppose. Or to the DL, or to the hospital for season-ending wrist surgery…

Troy
Troy
6 years ago

Rosenthal for Harvey? I have boxberger, Dyson and am reeling from pineda, berrios, and severino atomic shizz bomb to me era and whip

Chester
Chester
6 years ago

Your boy Paredes is back, what are your thoughts on him this year with the Blue Jays? It looks like he could eventually get multiple position eligibility.

And thanks for bringing up Profar the other day. I was just asking you about him and thanks to a wicked right hook he’s back!

kdawg
kdawg
6 years ago

Need a fill in for Odor in a 10 team h2h league.

Walker, Phillips, Schoop or Prado…

thanks grey!

kdawg
kdawg
Reply to  kdawg
6 years ago

or Profar?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
6 years ago

Having owned Justin Upton most years, I know he has cold spells, but this year is ridiculous thus far. He’s approaching 2 months of complete shit. I just ran him in my league for the last 7 14 30 and full season ranks. He’s outside the top 500 the last 7 days and outside the top 600 over the other spans. How much longer until he is a drop? If he doesn’t warm up the next 2 weeks?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  letsgobravos
6 years ago

@letsgobravos: You can’t drop him. That said, bring it up again in two weeks!

Pager24
Pager24
6 years ago

Grey,
Is there a term for when you get a player at a perceived great draft value, and base the rest of your team off those guys’ stats only to have them shoot your team in the foot the entire season! Between Archer, Heyward, and Upton my team is straight garbage right now!

Much like your I GOT PUJOLS IN THE 9TH ROUND!!!! feeling ha…. i guess you would just call that bad drafting IDK? If you would, could we please form a prayer triangle and hope for the best

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Pager24
6 years ago

@Pager24: It’s called a bust.

Pager24
Pager24
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: yea that makes sense. I guess my thinking of a bust is when you reach for a player and it doesn’t work out. Much like how i reached a bit for Deshizz and he was a bust. But unfortunately i think you are once again right sir

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey

12 team daily roto league 6×6 extra categories are ops and holds

Hitters
Posey belt Russell Correa kang machado story Harper j upton Bryant Mazara parra Duda bench Holliday
Staff j fer Salazar rodon Matz McCullers Nola dyson tolleson colome McGee will smith neris
Dl street and box

Would you trade j upton and street for Blackmon and Pineda?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
6 years ago

@Brett: I ment will Harris not smith

Mark
Mark
6 years ago

I was actually thinking of trading Bruce for Steven Souza Jr. Grey avoids talking about Souza as I think even he’s unsure. Any advice? Keeper league standard h2h. Would you trade Bruce for Souza?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Mark
6 years ago

@Mark:

Nothing in Souza’s profile at the moment suggests that he’s any better than he was last year. I think the average will come back down as BABIP regresses. Doesn’t seem to want to run. Lots of groundballs. Bruce also should see the avg come back down though he’s traded a good number of FBs for LDs so far. He’s got more of track record and a better home park by a mile. Prolly stick with Bruce there.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Mark
6 years ago

@Mark: I’d hold Bruce. You know you’re getting 25 HR’s out of him. You MIGHT get those out of Souza, but with a crappy AVG and less counting stats.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Fangraphs park factors showing SD as a top 10 hitters park. I been sayin’…time to end the Petco pitchers park narrative fiction.

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: For HRs?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Whirlaway
6 years ago

@Whirlaway:

Nah…just a formula with a bunch of inputs that spits out “park factor”.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Park factors are almost as dopey as defensive metrics. Adam Eaton went from a -8.8 def WAR guy last year to 10.9 def WAR (currently tops in the majors) this year. Um…k.

Park factors aside, Petco just really feels like it’s played small last year/this year. Maybe it’s just moving the fences in that little bit. Maybe the weather. Who knows.

Wake Up
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Doesn’t that have to do with moving from center to right for Eaton?

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

@Wake Up: it would be exactly that i’m sure.

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
6 years ago

Grey,

Witch tier would you put Nola in now?

With how he’s pitcher where do you see the ceiling of his ranking for next year? 100 overall? 75 overall?

Thanks

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

I have no idea how to feel about Leonys Martin. Horrendous average, but he’s raking in the HR (7) and SB (7).

What do you think of him as an OF5 in a 12 team roto over Maybin/Duvall/Guyer/Kiermaker? Any chance he hits more like .260 rest of the way?

Wake Up
6 years ago

Good news…Belt has attempted 4 SBs so far…

Bad news…caught all 4 times

LagunaBobbyI
LagunaBobbyI
6 years ago

Yo Grey, the Au Shizz owner in my league has grown frustrated and officially put him on the trading block. I should be buying as if he is still top 5 type player ROS, correct?

Wake Up
Reply to  LagunaBobbyI
6 years ago

@LagunaBobbyI: I would, yes…

Tulowitzki To The Walls
Tulowitzki To The Walls
6 years ago

Heyward for Cast?
Stanton for Kershaw?
Arrieta for Trout?

Charlie
Charlie
6 years ago

6×5 (obp) Who do you hang on to, Beef Wellington or Gattis?

Someone dropped Carlos Gomez. Drop Villar for him? Thanks!

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Not a good stash? I just realized I could drop Kevin Jepsen for Gomez. I have Zigler, Rodney and Colome as closers. Sound good?

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Sweet! What do you think Gomez does rest of season? Anything worth while? I’m stashing him and Brantley and hoping one hits.

Paul
Paul
6 years ago

Gardner Kris Davis, Melvin upton jr
Pick two

Kevin
Kevin
6 years ago

After today’s 11 K performance is Junior Guerra worth a pick up in a 12 team H2H league? He’s 31 years old. Was his minor league stats any good?

Will
Will
6 years ago

Tyler Duffey or Anibal Sanchez for tomorrow and ROS? I currently have Sanchez and I am just not much of a fan, but he has good K ability.

Thoughts?

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

For those interested, Taillon’s line today from an early start:

6IP, 5H, 0BB, 0R, 8Ks

6/8 Ks were swinging.
All 5 hits were singles.
91 pitches

Wake Up
Reply to  herschel
6 years ago

@herschel: For those stashing Glasnow for this year…take a minute to look at Berrios and Manaea and temper your steel rods…

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

@Wake Up: look at snell’s one (great) start.

Jeff
Jeff
6 years ago

Hi!

I’ve been offered Wellington Castillo (my catcher now is Martin), Corey Seager, and Joc Pederson for David Price, Jerad Eickhoff, and Eugenio Suarez. I’ll still have Sale, Strasburg, Walker, Hendricks, Tyler Duffey as starters. Should I do this? Thoughts?

Thanks,
Jeff

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

@Jeff: Id take Seager

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Batty Call from Leonys ! But , lost the Save chance from little Stevie .. Let’s hope for a clean inning.

BIg Wave Dave
BIg Wave Dave
6 years ago

Who would you rather have out of this lineup? Dietrich, Khris Davis, Kiermaier, Pillar, Duvall, and Napoli. It’s a 6 categories OBP league

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

Fill in while Brantley is on the shelf in an RCL: Rajai Davis or Jose Ramirez?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Adam Lind batty call working out!

JimmyJackJames
JimmyJackJames
6 years ago

Grey, who do you like more ROS of schedule – deep roto league with QS instead of wins: Shields or Rubby

Also, do you see Boxberger closing the rest of the season when he returns

Thanks!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Nate Karns is handling Baltimore. Is he a keeper?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

Today is Bartolo Co….I mean, Andre the Giant’s birthday.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Ha, what? Was Andre throwing her high, hard ones in real life?

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Andre couldn’t use toilets, and used to leave shit piles on newspapers in rooms for others to clean up as a joke. I have a fat old cat that does the same thing.

steve
steve
6 years ago

Keeper league: Pollock or Conforto?

ScreechOwl
ScreechOwl
6 years ago

The season’s long, you can’t go wrong
Having lots of closers
The Rangers gave me lots of saves
With bullpen full of posers
Feliz was nasty back when last he
Got up in the ninth
Then Tolleson became the one
Feliz’s owners whineth
But not I, no sir! ‘Cause I know, sir
Closers lives are short
I looked before Feliz got hooked
And Shawn held down the fort
So history repeats, you see
I’m glad I heard you say
To Cyclops Rock, and do not balk
Today is it’s Dyson’s day
So Dyson’s sphere means I won’t fear
This category’s won
My roster’s sick with closers six
And I only drafted one

Wake Up
Reply to  ScreechOwl
6 years ago

@ScreechOwl: Nice!

Raylansdad
Raylansdad
6 years ago

14 team Roto. Drop David Wright for Steve Pearce?

Rice
Rice
6 years ago

In need of Starting pitching. Would you offer my Votto for C. Martinez? Or should I be shooting higher?

I have Belt as my backup 1B and Cast to step into my IF slot.

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

I feel as though today’s headline would be easier on the eye if it read:

Dyson Rise, Tolleson Set.

We are a savvy enough audience to get it without brackets. Have Rudy take heed, but not Tehol’s heed.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Great White North
6 years ago

That was my original submission but Grey didn’t get it :)

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
6 years ago
Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
6 years ago

I think he’d have gotten it if he saw `Fiddla Please – Get off my Motherf***in’ Roof` – the ill-advised follow-up to The Wiz.

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
6 years ago

@Rudy Gamble: Is this the lil’ shit I carried?
Is this the lil’ mofo at play?

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Great White North
6 years ago

Pimpmaker, Pimpmaker….find me a ho’….

Q
Q
6 years ago

Maikel Franco + Carlos Martinez/Taijuan Walker for Jose Abreu. Which side do you prefer, and is it fair?

Carmichael Show Fan
Carmichael Show Fan
6 years ago

10-team NL-only h2h redraft … I rotate Grichuk, Pederson, Duvall and Dietrich in my 2 UT spots. Would you trade Grichuk and Jake Lamb (my starting 3B) for Carpenter?

The Guillentine
The Guillentine
6 years ago

Which side would you prefer? Votto would be a util as is Bradley.

Votto and Dozier
or
Odor and Bradley Jr.

Salazar Slytherins
Salazar Slytherins
6 years ago

I’m in a H2H League 6×6
Time to straight up drop Carlos Gomez? (Only reason I drafted him was because my computer lagged and I was put on autodraft for a pick) (I also don’t think I can trade him)
How about Tyson Ross?

(My current DL, which is 2 spots, has Darvish and Iglesias. I also have Ross on the DL but he’s taking up a spot on my bench)

Salazar Slytherins
Salazar Slytherins
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: What about him since his move to Houston do you see in Gomez that makes you think he’ll bounce back to the player he was, or something even close?

Jon
Jon
6 years ago

How might you rank the following in a QS & K/9 league (this season only):
Hill, Walker, Pomeranz, Smyly

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

Need offense. Would you trade Salazar & Lawrie for Cano?

a bag of sand
a bag of sand
6 years ago

Pls rank for h2h points leagues:
Colome, Madson, Dyson, Neris

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: your parentheses game is on point, yo…

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: a modern day elton and bernie…

toneDEF!
toneDEF!
6 years ago

12-team H2H points. Someone offered me Jaime Garcia and Ozuna for my Yelich. I’ve been struggling in pitching, so Jaime would be nice to have, right? Take it?

toneDEF!
toneDEF!
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: don’t really need “power”. Just general production, because it’s a points league. I’ve had bad luck with my pitching. When they shit the mound, they can get negative points. I figure Ozuna’s power and yelich’s power/speed combo is a wash and I’d be gaining a solid pitcher in Garcia?

toneDEF!
toneDEF!
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: cool. Thanks for the input Grey! Have a good one!