“I want to recreate the Pequot War of 1636, but I don’t want to use ordinary weapons, instead I want to use diarrhea.”  “How would that work, Matt Moore?”  “I’m thinking whenever I see an Indian, I throw crap.  Then instead of Pocahontas, I can scream, ‘Poke-a-hot-ass,’ but rather than it be traditionally offensive, it can mean the stream of hot ass I’m throwing.”  “Feels a little performance arty.”  Instead of listening to his agent, Matt Moore (4 IP, 10 ER), went ahead with his revolutionary war.  Finally, Edwin Encarnacion (3-for-5, 6 RBIs, and his 7th, 8th and 9th homers) showed up.  “I told you not to put my name on a tag on my foot.”  That’s Edwin showing signs of life.  Might still be able to buy him low due to his sub-Mendoza batting average (.191), but I’d buy fast, because he could go on a 17+ homers in a month power spree.  Also, in this game, Jason Kipnis (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer) said, “JK still playing baseball, not JK as in just kidding, but my initials.  In case, ya know, you thought otherwise.”  I have little to no love for Kipnis, this was against one of the worst pitchers in baseball, and means little.  “I’m not a bad pitcher, I’m a terrible historical recreator!”  That’s Matt Moore.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, ERA at 2.41, WHIP at 0.78.  Thankfully, he didn’t pitch to the score.

Elvis Andrus – Unlikely to return before June.  Okay, but when’s June due to return?

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Mezzuzah!

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  As Spring Training Narratives (capped!) go, Gallo cutting his Ks seems to have withstood the test of time (a whole month!).  And, uh, he’s still a .225 hitter.

Will Smith – Activated from the DL.  Good, whatever gets him to stop making terrible Netflix films.

Johnny Cueto – Will receive multiple opinions on his elbow with one opinion coming from Dr. James Andrews.  I already know what his opinion will be, “I need a new yacht with some hoochies, so let’s slice that ‘bow!”

Nick Hundley – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in his last three games.  Too bad the Giants have that other scrub catcher stealing at-bats from him.

Jacob deGrom – Bad news on Jacob deGrom is he left the game with a hyperextended elbow. The good news is he’s halfway to a great Inspector Gadget costume.  This type of injury usually sidelines a pitcher for about four to six weeks, but obviously everyone’s different.  I’m sure with the Mets trainers looking after him, he’ll be out until 2019.

Johan Camargo – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .316.  Also, in this game, Ryan Flaherty hit his 2nd homer.  Will be fun when Jose Bautista comes back and Braves fans long for the days of the blahtoon of Ryan Flaherty and Camargo — Joyan Flamargo?

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .282.  I love Ender, but the Braves are so stacked, Ender hitting ninth is actually the right move.  Yo, baseball GMs, study how the Braves rebuilt.

Sean Newcomb – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Since this is Newcomb, wanna flip your wig?  His ERA is with neutral luck and a 10.9 K/9.  Yummers!

Fernando Romero – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, and 7 baserunners, 5 Ks in his debut.  Slider looked pretty legit.  Okay, very legit.  Cutting, biting action that tied up hitters like he was BTK.  Doode also had very little idea where the ball was going more often than not.  Almost surely will roofie you at some point.  Podcast Ralph and I talk about him on the podcast, that we’ve been been struggling to post due to recording issues.  We’re hoping to salvage it and get it up today.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4 and a slam (5) and legs (3), hitting .253.  He’s on pace for 31 HRs and 19 SBs, and that was with a pee-poor couple week stretch.  Please drop him more, you are only energizing him and me!  We feel alive!

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 7.52.  Woof.  Easily best he’s looked this year by a stretch.  Sorry, short joke.  I said not to draft Stroman, wouldn’t own him until now, but if it’s a matter of picking him up off waivers, I’m cyclops’ing.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-3, and a 7-game hitting streak, hitting .324 on the year.  So fresh, so schmotato.

Aaron Nola – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.17, WHIP at 0.92.  Isn’t it weird how in the preseason you swore to God you needed a top starter?  You didn’t think you could get by without Kershaw, deGrom, etc., but then a month into the season, you’re like, “I’m totally fine with Nola, Bauer and Newcomb.” I wish I could bottle that feeling for everyone and give it to them every March.  I don’t know if you remember this, but I had a league where someone drafted Scherzer, Bumgarner and Verlander with their 1st three picks.  That team is in 9th; I’m in first.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Cesar said, “I’ll take that ball toga!”

Jordan Montgomery – Could miss two months.  Or better yet, his season is half full!

Luis Severino – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.11, WHIP at 0.85.  This pulls the Yankees even in the ALCS.  Tomorrow’s game will feature Tanaka vs. McCullers and we’ll have more inane chatter from John Kruk.  See you then!

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer.  “So, you’re a psychic who tells me my deepest, darkest fantasy?  That sounds interesting.”  *places hands, palms up in psychic’s hands*  The psychic begins, “You’re in a…Looks like a gym locker room shower…and you’re carrying a large satchel filled with something…You’re shaking out the satchel and thousands of bars of soap are falling out.  Wait, there’s another person there and their skin is airbrushed with the number 27.” The psychic pushes away, “You’re sick.”

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 7.01.  Better!  No, not all the way there, but one walk vs. seven Ks is exactly what we want to see.  Baby steps, Bob, baby steps.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Sounds headed to the DL with a below-the-belt type injury.  The Dodgers’ bus should’ve never stopped at that crosswalk for that clowder of black cats.

Zack Godley – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  So far, better than Goldy.  With pitching and hitting.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Bryant and Rizzo have 6 homers combined, or the same as Mookie Betts hit in two games.

Yu Darvish – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.00.  He’s about as dependable as a junky car from the 80’s–Oh, man, I just realized!  Yu is short for Yugo.  “One thing I always said, you cannot go wrong buying a car from a country that is no longer in existence,” said no one ever.  “I named my kids Sara and Jefe after Sarajevo, because I conceived them in my Yugo,” said at least one of your parents.  Don’t lie.  Any hoo!  Darvish’s velocity isn’t awful, his command is, and I think this might be a mechanics problem.  Just like a Yugo!

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .320.  We’re going to find our way out of this deserted ghost town of zombies that are hunting us, because I have this map.  Now, just let me put it down for a second by this open window–NOOOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Chris Iannetta – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  No lie, I’ve dropped him for two of his three homers, then picked him up for an 0-for-week’s worth of stats.  Sonavadrop!

Trevor Story – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .235.  He must’ve slumped for a few there, huh?  I thought he was hitting closer to .255.  Okay, this is my inner monologue.  I need a nap.  *closes eyes, claps hands 3 seconds later*  I’m back, snitches!

Tyler Anderson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.78.  Hmm, need to take a new look at him.  His Ks are way up (10 K/9), his walks are bonkers too (4.3 BB/9) and his velocity is down.  I’m pregunta’ing whether to trust him in away games, but I sure as heckfire don’t trust him at home, and at home (3.36 ERA in 131 1/3 IP) is where he’s been much better, so where does that leave us?  Not to answer, but to simply move on.

Mookie Betts – 4-for-4, and his 9th, 10th and 11th homers, hitting .365.  Yo, what’s he trying to do, the best 140 games played ever?  Ted Williams’ Frozen Head is even getting hot under the collar.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .343.  Not having a bad few games after I said to sell him.  *slowly walks out of room, dodges thrown tomato*  All kidding aside, he’s still not a .340 hitter, has played a full season once in his career, his Ks are up and walks are down.  Still not saying to sell him for anything below where I ranked him, but if you can do better.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.14.  Better.  Dot dot dot.  Marginally.  Was against the Royals, and I wonder if Pomeranz is dealing with the same forearm issues as in the spring.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Rudy started Cuthbert in one weekly league, due to the Hitter-Tron.  Rudy’s also looking at toasters in weird ways because of the Hitter-Tron, so there ya go.

Blake Snell – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.55, WHIP at 0.94 vs. Michael Fulmer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.80, WHIP at 1.27.  This matchup was billed as, “Two Guys Grey Liked In The Preseason.”  Pretty niche billing with demographics of 99.9% male and 100% who have snuck out of a family function to watch baseball at a hotel bar.

Lucas Giolito – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 7.03.  I watched the majority of this game, and Giolito must’ve thrown 80% yakkers and the Cards hitters swung hard and pulled off of each one.  I was screaming at my iPad for them to stop trying to do so much and just go the other way.  Up until this start, his peripherals were about as ugly as they come (3.9 K/9, 7.4 BB/9).  Actually, they still are.

Dexter Fowler – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .170.  “Not sure how long until the morgue truck gets here, let’s just put the body in the ice cream truck and–Wait, I think he’s alive!”   For what it’s worth, Fangraphs lists this as Fowler’s 4th homer, but first hit of the season.

Carlos Martinez – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.40, WHIP at 1.04, and pitchslapped Giolito.  ‘Member when people were scared about drafting him?  Then they were puffing out their chest after his first bad start, writing up narratives and trying to find the perfect emoji to tack on to their hot takes?  Where are those people now?

Mike Trout – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Trout’s homers are like all my teenage sexual experiences.  Solo.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .229.  Also, in this game, Albert Pujols (2-for-4, hitting .248) hit his 6th homer.  Upton and Pujols have near-identical lines so far, and Pujols is old enough to be Upton’s dad, but then I guess he’d be Melvin Upton Sr.?

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.31.  He was a Stream-o-Nator darling yesterday, because SON loves Angel Stadium and vs. the Orioles.

Dylan Bundy – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.76.  You might hear some stuff on the podcast today about Bundy.  Yeah, ignore that.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 4th homer in four games.  If you leave your password in the comments, I will log into your team and pick him up for you.

James Paxton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 16 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  Okay, obviously if you want a lede at Razzball, you need to hit five homers in a game or strike out 20+ batters.  I mean, what in the holy eff is going on in baseball?  It’s like a carnival game put on by Nolan Ryan in his prime against Reggie Jackson in his prime.  You either strikeout or you homer.  If someone singles, I swear to you, it’s not gonna pretty!  Don’t let me see no singles!  Any hoo!  James Paxton clearly had his hat on with a mullet to simulate Randy Johnson.  Murray Chass said, “Yeah, but did he get a win?  No?  He sucks.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw–Wait, I did that already.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Your best pickup of the season is Jed Lowrie is either a great thing for Lowrie, or an indictment of how bad your team is doing.

Mark Canha – 3-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Still hot, still schmotatoing.

Brett Anderson – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  Look at B.A. Brokeass doing his best “no-look-Streamer pass.”

Jung-ho Kang – Reported to the Pirates’ spring training complex in Florida.  And reported back, “The daqs at Hooters are da bomb dot gov.”

Francisco Cervelli – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .310.  Just think, you could’ve had him 478 picks after Buster Posey.

Matt Adams – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 3rd homer in two days.  Oh, it’ll stop.  It always does.  But you can still own him while you wait for him to cool off.

Bryce Harper – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (4).  Meh, just a 50/20 pace.  Kemp could do that in his dreams!

Adam Eaton – Wearing a walking boot.  Why do I feel like we’re a week away from hearing Eaton’s sporting a body cast?

Daniel Murphy – Still can’t run without pain.  “Is body cast one word or two?”  “Two.”  “Okay, how’s this sound, looking for a doctor to put two people in same body cast.  Needs to be flexible enough to cheer on teammates.”  That’s Daniel Murphy and Eaton putting together a classified ad.

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SallyCips
SallyCips
3 years ago

I feel like I need to cut the cord on Ian Happ. Kid isn’t getting enough playing time to get it together and the Cubs are off today. Good day to grab a schmotato like Soler, E. Escobar, or uninteresting Kipnis. Thoughts?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  SallyCips
3 years ago

@SallyCips: At this point, sure, grab a schmotato and roll with it. Pick someone else up when the get hot. Not worth it for Happ at this point.

SallyCips
SallyCips
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Done deal. Thanks!

CrazyJ
CrazyJ
3 years ago

I noticed quite a few teams ditching Gregory Polanco, so I’m looking at ditching Conforto. Anything they know that I don’t? Mancini seems to have been ditched by opposing managers too… sweet!

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  CrazyJ
3 years ago

@CrazyJ: Piggybacking on this, would you drop Mancini for E Rosario, Grey? Newcomb a must-add, if available?

Thanks! Loved your question about June and when it’s due back!!

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Scuffy McGee
3 years ago

@Scuffy McGee: Or drop Teoscar for E Rosario? So would you add E Rosario over Mancini or Teoscar? Or nah?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Newcomb over Folty?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Has to be it

BirdMan
BirdMan
3 years ago

Soroka or Buehler ROS? Who do you think projects out best for strikeouts?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  BirdMan
3 years ago

@BirdMan: Just strikeouts? Buehler, but its anybody’s guess how many games each start. Buehler is the obviously the first call up and could stick. Soroka is probably the same, but either team could stick with their aging, less good veteran for any number of games. ATL also has several prospects that can fill a void, whereas Buehler is pretty much the top guy for sure in LA.

winteriscoming
winteriscoming
3 years ago

10 team h2h points would you drop belt, Gardner, or Adam Jones for deshiz or hold?

Gener
Gener
3 years ago

Torenado, concienda il ma pweeb
Torenado, ah, he rules the laws of speed
Torenado, he’s a bull of a machine
Torenado, beauty like I’ve never seen!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Gener
3 years ago

@Gener: Haha! Brownest post ever!

Bas
Bas
3 years ago

Sir Grey!

I want to trade C. Seager in my keeper league (12 team 5×5) for some depth.
I would trade Zunino, Bedrosian and Seager for Giles, Peralta and Santana.
Or I can try to get Peralta and Kimbrell for my package.
I have 3 closers but I recon I can always flip 1of them for other help.
If Peralta and Kimbrell are a no go for the other owner would you do the 3 for 3?

Thanks Grey!

Best,
Bas from Holland

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Bas
3 years ago

@Bas: What Santana Bas?

Bas
Bas
Reply to  Packers
3 years ago

@Packers:
ugh, Carlos it is. But I first try Kimbrel/Peralta. Thanks for the help

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Bas
3 years ago

@Bas: Which Santana. Regardless, if you can get Peralta and Kimbrell I would definitely do that.

Bas
Bas
Reply to  b the esq.
3 years ago

@b the esq.: It is Carlos, but I will try for Kimbrell/Peralta set

Thanks for the help,

Bas

Cheese
Cheese
3 years ago

Trade Segura for Darvish in an OBP league?

Have Trea as SS, Segura in utility

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
3 years ago

Grey!!!!

Great write-up!

a. Two of my pitchers got early hooks – you guessed ’em – DeGrom (in my H2H points league, weekly lock) and Ryu (in both my RCL and H2H points league, weekly lock). Fortunately, I didn’t start Ryu in my H2H matchup. DeGrom was good for the 4 INN he pitched. On a bright note, in my H2H league they now have 2 DL slots so if it’s 4-6 weeks for DeGrom I’ll slot him in. If it’s 4-6 months, well we can say we always had that weekend in Montauk.

b. When Ryu was diagnosed with a left groin strain, I immediately had a right groin strain.

c. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 3

If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.

Cheers,
Ante

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
Reply to  Ante GALIC
3 years ago

@Ante GALIC: I come here for Grey’s advice. A very close second is your Mark Twain quotes. I’m headed to the library today to get a Twain novel. Thanks for that Ante.

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  fletch f. fletch
3 years ago

@fletch f. fletch: My pleasure, man!

Visit gutenberg.org to read all of his works for free.

Cheers,
Ante

EZ
EZ
3 years ago

To stream on Saturday. Tyler Mahle vs. Miami or Jake Faria vs. Toronto?

Aksum
Aksum
3 years ago

Sean Newcomb or Fernando Romero?
Thx much!

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Aksum
3 years ago

@Aksum: Newk

Aksum
Aksum
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: my lean too, thx y’all

Isabella
Isabella
3 years ago

Awesome write up

Rest of season… can you rank all of these guys so I know how to set waivers in a very limited pickup league?

Teoscar, Franchy, canha, cron, Healy

Thanks!

Isabella
Isabella
Reply to  Isabella
3 years ago

@Isabella:

Could you add Domingo Santana to that list?

Waivers are very competitive so I was hoping that you could rank all of them =)

Patrick
Patrick
3 years ago

Would you drop Erod, Pomeranz, or Wacha to pick up
Aaron Sanchez and/or Luis Castillo? Thanks!!

Cubjet
Cubjet
3 years ago

Eduardo Escobar or Maikel Franco?

Thanks in advance

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Cubjet
3 years ago

@Cubjet: Eduardo

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
3 years ago

Awesome write-up Grey!

Want to confirm my last couple bench spots for both bats and arms versus what’s available on the wire. Let me know if you see any swaps. Looking for the best ROS player and not trying to fill any specific categories.

Bats: I have DeShizz and available FAs are: Belt, Leonys, Peraza, M. Taylor, ODB

Arms: I have Pivetta, J.Gray and J.A. Happ and available FAs are: Newcomb, Folty, Mikolas, Faria, Gausman

Thanks!
LG

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  LG Baseball
3 years ago

@LG Baseball: Stick with DeShizz. For now I think you hold on SP as well as long as Happ is pitching this well. Honestly, if any of the 3 you have start to slip, sounds like there are legit options on waivers at any time. Faria, Newk, Folty being my top 3 of what you listed.

Smoooth jimmy
Smoooth jimmy
3 years ago

Trout – bahahahahajahaha

Dickerson or Rosario?

coacher
coacher
3 years ago

MY OF Acuna, Brinson, LoCain, Piscotty AND TROUT.

AVAILABLE: Dahl, Hanson, H.Perez, K.Calhoun, Altherr, Joc Pederson, T.Naquin, Canha, Descalso, L.Garcia, G.Parra.

Brinson for Canha or someone else?

Packers
Packers
Reply to  coacher
3 years ago

@coacher: Dahl- Joc

batflix
batflix
Reply to  coacher
3 years ago

@coacher: I’d drop Brinson for Dahl.. I’d probably drop Piscotty for Canha as well
and I will admit I had no idea who Hanson was until I looked it up, but now I’m cyclopsing him for SAGNOF

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  batflix
3 years ago

@batflix: Alen Hanson and his bro Alec Hansen used to be in a pop group known for the tune Mmmm Bop

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  coacher
3 years ago

@coacher: Clearly, you drop Trout for Dahl….just so much upside! Or, perhaps it is wiser to drop Brinson….I would lean Dahl rather than Canha, probably Calhoun instead of Canha also.

coacher
coacher
Reply to  b the esq.
3 years ago

@b the esq.: Thanks I think I’ll give this Trout guy a longer leash. He has upside, also.

I put in a WW claim on Dahl. We’ll see. I’m shopping Piscotty and Brinson.

Thanks!

ozzie albies' helmet
ozzie albies' helmet
3 years ago

Christian Villanueva or Nomar Mazara ROS?

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Should ozzie albies owners look to sell high? I’ve been pondering packing him with thor ot Verlander for a judge or m ookie trade.

Not sure if I’m aiming too high but ozzie’s stock is soaring.

Peter guigli
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

@Mike: way to high.

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

@Mike: If you aim for the stars you might miss but still hit the moon…or something like that….If you can get Mookie for Albies and something I would do it, but giving up Verlander or Thor would be difficult unless your pitching staff is pretty awesome.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  b the esq.
3 years ago

@b the esq.: thankfully, I’m stacked at pitching, thor, clayton, Verlander, madbum, Paxton. I’ve also snagged solid dudes off waivers.

10 team, 4 player keeper, h2h. I’ve got decent offense but never hurts to try and beef it up.

Joseph Quadres
Joseph Quadres
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

@Mike: I mean, you don’t lose anything by trying.

But Ozzie & either of those guys not enough to get Mookie from me. And, though I don’t own Judge, I feel like everyone who does loves him.

Maybe one of the corner guys is a target? Freeman? Bryant? Rizzo or Votto?

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

@Mike: with whats going on in houston i cant imagine trading verlander, hes in a league of his own. keep him.

i also doubt highly that noah takes the ball every 5th day all season.

if you could swing noah and albies for betts thats solid

Roma pizza stuart Florida
Roma pizza stuart Florida
3 years ago

Asking for a friend…… it’s a keeper league and a free agent pick up is worth as a 25th until the end off time soooooooooo I/he was wondering is it stupid to hold Vlad Jr now until his call up is it a little too early or if I have the spot for it why not

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
3 years ago

H2H Yahoo 5×5, 12 team

Are we still hanging on to Luke Weaver?
on waivers:
Taillon, Sonny Gray, Alphabet Soup, Tyler Chatwood, Faria, Devenski, David Robertson
or hold?
Thanks!

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Hepcat13
3 years ago

@Hepcat13: Hold, although I would find someone else to drop for Tailon. Depending on your RPs, I would also find a way to get Devo on your team.

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
Reply to  b the esq.
3 years ago

@b the esq.: Thanks! Drop Greene for Devenski?

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Drop Greene for Devenski?

Thanks!

Happyharry
Happyharry
3 years ago

Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6×6…

1) Who do you DROP here? Stroman or Pomeranz.

2) Drop both to pickup Soroka?

Thanks Man!

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Happyharry
3 years ago

@Happyharry: Drop Pom. Why do you have to drop 2 to get Soroka?

Happyharry
Happyharry
Reply to  b the esq.
3 years ago

@b the esq.: Still have Pom on DL. Probably drop outright…You think Stroman over Soroka.
Thanks for your response!!

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Drop Pom or Reynaldo for beuhler or hold?

Watched Poms start yesterday. Velocity sitting at 88-89 most of time, curve is still effective. He hit 92 like once

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

Ted Williams’ Frozen Head is even getting hot under the collar…Brilliant stuff Grey had a good morning laugh, Thanks!

JC
JC
3 years ago

Please rank
Newcomb, Gibson and Tyson Ross

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  JC
3 years ago

@JC: Newk, Ross, Gibson

JC
JC
Reply to  b the esq.
3 years ago

Please add one more. Rank
Buehler, Newcomb, Ross Gibson
Thx

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

With Ryu down is Buehler next man up ?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Cable
3 years ago

@Cable: Sounds like Buehler is pitching tomorrow, so….yup.

jangles
jangles
3 years ago

Made my day that you used ‘clowder’. Fantastic.

JC
JC
3 years ago

Drop Villanueva or Conforto for Rosario?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Which streamer do u like more tomorrow? Both at home
Wheeler vs Col
Luchessi vs Dodgers
SON likes both starts

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b the esq.
Reply to  Cohen
3 years ago

@Cohen: Cool Hand Luchessi

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

Standard 5×5 keeper league…my 1st baseman are Alonso and Olsen, OF is Acuna, K. Davis, T. Hernandez, Dahl and Brantley.

Was offered Hoskins for my Acuna. (They have same keeper price). Thoughts?

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b the esq.
Reply to  Matt
3 years ago

@Matt: ooh, things just got interesting! That’s a really close call. Could be your personal preference, honestly. I think I go Hoskins, but I don’t think there’s a wrong answer there. Would be hard to argue against the Acuna side also.

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
3 years ago

14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

1) Sooo I’m on the fence now.. Ryan Zimmerman or Ryon Healy?

C: Yasmani Grandal
1B: Ryan Zimmerman
2B: Cesar Hernandez
3B: Matt Chapman
SS: Francisco Lindor
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Mitch Haniger
OF: Eddie Rosario
UTL: Marcus Semien
Bench: Franchy Cordero
DL: Jake Lamb
DL: Wil Myers

P: Clayton Kershaw
P: Max Scherzer
P: Sean Manaea
P: Hector Neris
P: Hunter Strickland
SP: Mike Foltynewicz
SP: Miles Mikolas
Bench: Blake Snell
Bench: Michael Wacha
Bench: Tyler Mahle

Thanks as always!

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b the esq.
Reply to  Savoy Special
3 years ago

@Savoy Special: Better days are ahead for Zim, he is hitting the ball hard, results just arent there. I think you keep rolling with him for a bit. At some point the small sample size argument goes away, but its May 3 and he Zim doesnt usually start hot.

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
Reply to  b the esq.
3 years ago

@b the esq.: I actually just dropped Josh Bell for Zim. Zim will positively regress back to a more “normal” batting average with a current BABIP of .195 and a career BABIP of .310. but he IS 33 turning 34 now.

Healy is 26 and might be trending very upward with the magical age 27 coming up.

I actually just need a stopgap until Wil Myers comes off the DL but Healy’s got nice swing mechanics and is younger.

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
Reply to  b the esq.
3 years ago

@b the esq.: wait HOLD, Zim is 4/6 with a HR against Pivetta, 4/9 with a HR against Velasquez. T Williams is pretty hittable (no offense Grey, I know he’s your boy) and Arrieta just got lit up by the Marlins. if Healy is still on waivers on Monday, I’ll evaluate again then.

Packers
Packers
3 years ago

How do I find a weekly Monday thru Friday hitter chart similar to the SP chart? I click on Tools then what is my next step? Thank you.

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
3 years ago

Do we trust Trevor Williams enough to start him on the road vs. WAS or listen to SON and keep him on the bench?

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b the esq.
Reply to  Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
3 years ago

@Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: always listen to SoN.

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  b the esq.
3 years ago

@b the esq.: usually a good rule of thumb, but sometimes beating the robot is possible. Will be listening this go around for sure tho.

MJ
MJ
3 years ago

In a standard points league, L. Castillo, J. Faria or N. Pivetta for ROS? Thanks!

Happyharry
Happyharry
3 years ago

Grey,
Looking to package a trade for Bryant, I have to many infielders. Which one of these do I look to ADD to the deal to acquire KB?

Rendon, Bogaerts, Bregman, or C.Taylor ?

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b the esq.
Reply to  Happyharry
3 years ago

@Happyharry: If you can get Bryant for any 2 of those, I think I would do it. Ideally, you would keep Rendon. Bregman and Taylor would be a good deal for you, but I don’t know if Bryant owner would be interested.

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

I heard on the radio yesterday that for the first time in baseball history there were more strikeouts than hits in a month and it was by like 300 strikeouts.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
3 years ago

Castillo could have had 0 walks, but they threw him back out in the 7th with 100 PC presumably until the first batter reached so he could try to get a win. First batter was a walk, and his night was done.

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Fungazi 2.0
3 years ago

@Fungazi 2.0: yep that was weird. loved what I saw from castillo. lots of the hits were grounders . a little help from his defense and he goes 7 or 8 innings yesterday easy

Sammy Sosa Fan Club
Sammy Sosa Fan Club
3 years ago

How would you rank Wacha, Folty, Newcomb, and Buehler ROS? 12 team, redraft. Thanks!

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b the esq.
Reply to  Sammy Sosa Fan Club
3 years ago

@Sammy Sosa Fan Club: Newk, Folty, Wacha and Buehler at the moment. If we know Ferris is staying up and isnt on the shuttle back and forth to the minors, I put him behind Newk.

ryanoger
ryanoger
3 years ago

10 team redraft

Drop Greg Holland?

Ed Rosario or Healy as my bench bat?

thanks

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  ryanoger
3 years ago

@ryanoger: Healy is not 31/19 capable.

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

@Cram It:

Any thoughts about Holland Cram? Waste of space on my team thus far…lose him?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  ryanoger
3 years ago

@ryanoger: He’s not getting the closer gig any time soon, though he could at SOME point. But I think you have to be pretty desperate for saves to roster him until that time comes.

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

@Cram It:

Thanks man…needed that push

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b the esq.
3 years ago

Garrett Richards at SEA or Walker Buehler at SD? SoN doesnt have Buehler listed but likes Richards start…….hard not go with the young rookie in San Diego?

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b the esq.
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks Grey!

armcurls
armcurls
3 years ago

Gomes or Ianetta?

KeeblerMN
KeeblerMN
3 years ago

This write up was pure awesomeness!
I had multiple laugh out loud moments and want to thank you for that!
The Trout comment has me looking forward to the movie this month that could also be about my teenage sexual experiences. Solo.
My password for you to pick up Healy for me is:
StantonShowerScene1!

Thanks Grey!

NJW
NJW
3 years ago

Paxton’s outing is the perfect example of why Wins are a terrible fantasy stat, 7 shutout innings with 16 Ks and gets nothing in that column…

On another Paxton related note, if i set an over/under of 3.5 starts left until his DL trip, which side would you take? Since he has inspired this much hope with last night’s start, I think I’m siding with the under but praying I’m wrong.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  NJW
3 years ago

@NJW: I’ll take under too. 7 May starts total in 5 seasons.

Slowmez
Slowmez
3 years ago

Best 1B to take a flier on? Cron, Moreland or Adams?

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b the esq.
Reply to  Slowmez
3 years ago

@Slowmez: Cron..most playing time. But Moreland will be better on a per game basis, he is just stuck on the wrong side of a platoon.

Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good
Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good
3 years ago

Grey,

SON hates Trevor Williams start today @Nationals. I get that in general, but SON seems to hate all of Williams starts and yet he has a 2.29 ERA. Is this because SON does not have enough history on him, or is this truly a run for the hills situation? (Not to be confused with a Hills Have Eyes situation, which would be much worse)

Cram It
Cram It

@Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good: He’s not 2.29 good. The regression fairies are coming over the hills and through the Potomac River.

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Is willie Calhoun a strong Hold? I’ve been waiting for the May 4th date so he can gain an extra year of service time… and I’ve been watching his games in LF, he is good enough to come up to the MLB now and he doesn’t have any errors so far in AAA, so why is he so bad. I understand his bat isn’t the best and he isn’t hitting for XBH but he is hitting almost every day but only going 1/4 so he has a little below .250 average but ya pretty low. They should still call him up.
Is this talk that they didn’t know the date and the GM says he still isn’t ready just talk so people don’t give him shit about holding him down during all he Texas injuries. He was good enough to come up at the end of last year.

When do you think calhoun comes up? Soon within this week or am I going to have to wait another month because then I may have to drop him

Lipson
Lipson
3 years ago

Grey, Yu, what do?

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b the esq.
Reply to  Lipson
3 years ago

@Lipson: Hold. If he has a couple good games in a row look to deal him.

Nitro
Nitro
3 years ago

10 team HTH Keeper League:

If I were to attempt to trade Yu, what should I be looking for?

Mazara too low?
Judge too high?

Thanks Grey

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Reply to  Nitro
3 years ago

@Nitro: Maz is too low, Judge is too high, but give it a shot and see what happens.

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Nitro
3 years ago

@Nitro: haha, yu for judge? maybe if you used one of those memory erasers from MIB on your trade partner and set it for 18 months (shrugging emoji)

Nitro
Nitro
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: @willy Mo, I was getting the range. I was not saying it was realistic.

RandyJefferson69
RandyJefferson69
3 years ago

Was offered George Springer for Zach Greinke and Wade Davis in a 12tm H2H redraft (OBP/QS otherwise standard). No brainer, right?

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Reply to  RandyJefferson69
3 years ago
formrchildmodel
formrchildmodel
3 years ago

Just wanted give my testimonial re: your Nola comments and waiting on pitching in the draft. Seems to be especially effective in my H2H auction league. I always end up with about 4-5 SPs in the 12-30 range of your rankings and spend about $20 less than the rest of the league. I’ve made it to the championship each of the last 2 years. This year my staff of Nola, Bauer, Corbin, Wood, Weaver, and Pivetta cost me $44. I’ve drafted Nola each of the last 3 years watching him climb the rankings. This was the first year I didn’t draft Carrasco because he became too expensive. I imagine this is what watching your child graduate college feels like, and it looks like Nola is going to graduate next year. I’m not crying, you’re crying!

formrchildmodel
formrchildmodel
Reply to  formrchildmodel
3 years ago

@formrchildmodel: Also meant to say Thank You!

boognish
boognish
3 years ago

14 team keep forever (std 5 pitching cats plus k/bb)

Mccullers or Gohara/Hader

thx

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b the esq.
Reply to  boognish
3 years ago

@boognish: Hader side in a keep forever

boognish
boognish
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, gents…that’s where I am at too