For Mother’s Day, all MLB players use pink bats.  On Father’s Day, all bats should be painted to resemble penises.  I try to convince MLB of this every year, and every year I’m met with awkward silence.  Another Father’s Day, another year MLB didn’t take my suggestion for an, uh, equipment update.  How about they use the pink bats again, but with hanging scrotum on the knobs? They could at least call all home runs on Father’s Day “dongs,” or if the player is over the age of 35, then they’re long balls.  These are not big fixes I’m asking them to do.  So, Edwin Encarnacion took his long balls (see?!) to the Yankees (unintentional pun, but still worthwhile).  Turns out the Home Run Parrot on Edwin’s shoulder is a better agent than Kimbrel’s.  “Polly want 15%.”  This made me chuckle:  reporters on Saturday suggesting the new potential Yankees’ lineup had Edwin Encarnacion penciled in as a question mark like he was some mystery-flavor Dum-Dum.  It’s because Encarnacion doesn’t really make sense for the Yankees — is he the DH? (Voit? Judge? Stanton?)  1st base? (LeMahieu) — but they’ll find room for him since he was the AL leader in home runs.  Clint Frazier was sent to the minors, as he awaits a trade; this will completely kill Gio Urshela’s value, and might hurt DJ LeMahieu’s, as well.  With Giancarlo and Judge returning, Gardner’s about to become the 4th outfielder, Maybin’s gonna get DFA’d and Aaron Hicks better make sure he doesn’t slump or he’s going to be benched too.  Of course, all of this becomes moot when Judge, Stanton and Edwin all get hurt this week.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, as the Yankees have now homered in 19 straight games.  “Why didn’t someone summon me from my grave?”  The whole team homered in 19 straight, Ghost of Dale Long, but you might want to hang around for a few. It’s only a matter of time until someone’s knocking on your record.

James McCann – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd straight game with a homer.  “Do I haunt him?”  No, Ghost of Dale Long, we’ll let you know.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-4, and his 17th homer.  The power’s obviously nice, and RBIs are silly, contingent on other factors and yadda-blabbity-bloo, but Abreu’s on pace for 125 RBIs.

Zack Collins – This catching prospect will be called up by the White Sox, because Beef ‘n McCann recently had their rights rolled back by the alt-White Sox.  I kid, Beef ‘n McCann needs a Bomb Collins!  Zackary Tom Collins had 9 homers in Triple-A in 48 games, but a 31.7% strikeout rate, so he’ll likely hit .203. Maybe the White Sox are saying, ‘Move over Yonder,” like they’re some yodeling freak, and giving Collins the DH spot, but it seems too early to care outside of AL-Only leagues.

Kyle Hendricks – Hit the IL with right shoulder inflammation. Damn, he got shelved faster than Ben & Jerry’s Pride flavor, Up the Butterscotch. 24-year-old Adbert Alzolay is a candidate to replace Hendricks; he has a 13 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 in Triple-A.  “He is super sexy.”  That’s a *pinkie to mouth* Adbertisement.  Cubs could also opt for Chatwood or Mike Montgomery (boo).

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners (1 BB), 10 Ks, ERA at 4.65.  This was against a very difficult Dodgers team.  According to the Streamonator, Darvish gets a juicy matchup next time, which means he will either absolutely suck and make us curse ourselves for trusting him or he will be solid.  I wonder which one….it…will…be. Sorry, I’m typing so haltingly, I’m flinching from starting so many bad pitchers.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-3 and his 23rd homer.  In one league, I own Bellinger and Pete Alonso. They alone have 46 homers, or 7.6 times as many homers as David Dull.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.26.  Pretty solid ERA for any year.  For this year?  That’s like a -4.50 ERA.  This is like when Babe Ruth led the league in homers with 54 and the runner-up had 19.

Jimmy Nelson – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 10.29.  *rolls paper into typewriter, begins to type* “Dear Mr. Nelson, it has recently come to my attention that you say you are healthy.  May I suggest an alternate theory?  You are not healthyf56–”  Damn it, you have to throw away the entire page because of that typo? How’d anyone ever type anything prior to computers?

Eric Thames – 2-for-4 and a slam (10) and legs (2), hitting .258.  Also, in this game, Jesus Aguilar (1-for-1, hitting .201) hit his 5th homer.  All we needed was a home run from Travis Shaw, so the Ghosts of Brewers Past Breakout 1st Basemen could scare the Dickens out of their past owners.

Framber Valdez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.77. Framb-muah, I say like a French chef blowing a kiss to a raspberry.  Valdez was in Friday’s Buy, not as a Streamonator call, but as I guy I would own.

Trent Thornton – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.36.  His peripherals remind me of Nick Pivetta.  A chip off the old Nick.  Bit wilder with his command (if you can believe it), but more strikeouts (is Thornton really like Pivetta at all?).  Either way, Thornton’s next matchup is in Fenway, and you’d have to be crazy like your favorite aunt to start him.

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer.  And the Teoscar for Least Owned Two-Homer Hitter goes to…Teoscar.  Wait, it’s Moonlight!

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .277.  Pretty sure no matter how many times I tell you to pick up Gurriel, you won’t.  As anagrams dot com will tell ya, there ‘r uglier’ options.

Freddy Galvis – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting over-.300 in the last week.  As The Fat Boys jumpstarted horrorcore, they once questioned, “Are you ready for Freddy?” Freddy Krueger answered, “It’s time for Freddy,” but it could’ve been Galvis, and should’ve been since Robert Englund didn’t show much rapping ability.  (If you want a good laugh, Google ‘A Nightmare on My Street lawsuit’. Woo boy!)

Aaron Nola – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.89.  On Saturday, Coolwhip gave us his Aaron Nola breakdown. Then Nola followed with a breakdown of his own vs. the Braves.  In the preseason, I worried about Nola’s IP jump from 2017 to 2018, and how it would affect his 2019. Not sure if this is wholly, or even partially, to blame, but I’m glad I don’t own him.  Of course, I have German Marquez instead, lowercase yay!

Sean Newcomb – Left after taking a Realmuto line drive off his head.  Realmuto was apologetic after the game saying he thought Sean was looking for new ways to part his hair.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .296.  Tildaddy enjoyed the macaroni diorama you made for him, now get him a beer!

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks.  The five walks are scary enough, but any guesses what his ERA is?  If you wanna say 5.50, you’re too low.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and third homer in three games.  So nice of the Phillies pitchers to travel with their own SuperBalls.

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.55, and to the IL with a hamstring strain. It’s also significant the Mets are calling this a strain, since Matt Harvey once had his arm fall off and they called it a contusion.  All of this means Dr. Met will look at Syndergaard’s hammy, draw a happy face on it and try to marry it to his sister.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .278, and three homers in the last four games.  Colonel Mustard in your basement with a metal pipe!

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .262.  Au Shizz!

Dakota Hudson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  It might be confirmation bias or some other Psych 101 term I don’t full understand, but it feels like all pitchers who I don’t trust have good ERAs, and all pitchers I trust bend me over and request I call them daddy.  It’s kinda nice on Father’s Day.

Shane Bieber – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.92. This start came against the Tigers the same week Bieber challenged Tom Cruise to a MMA fight. Though, that was Justin, and Cruise is hermitically sealed in a UFO between Mission: Impossible movies, so Bieber will have to settle for his namelgänger mowing down Motown.

Trevor Bauer – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.41, and his 1st complete game shutout. “Quick team meeting, invited Indians personnel only…Okay, guys, I want you to only face the Tigers.  Thanks, that’s it.”

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. I found someone with fewer home runs than David Dull!  I did it!  What do I win?  The privilege of owning Dull?  Ugh, okay, you should mention prizes up front.

Oscar Mercado – 3-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs and his 4th steal, and his 2nd steal in as many games.  Honestly, with how many homers are hit, it might be more schmotato-ish to have steals in back-to-back games.

Ketel Marte – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 20th homer, and three homers in last two games.  Just your average, slap-hitting middle infielder on pace for 50 homers.

Stephen Strasburg – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.75.  Please take my poll:  A) It’s better to have no pitchers at all or B) Have pitchers and bench them every day?

Anibal Sanchez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  I don’t know how you can afford to not own any pitcher with a sub-4 ERA.  No matter how wonky.  With that said (Grey’s doing a U-ey!), Streamonator hates his next start, and I don’t know how you start Sanchez without some antacid.

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .321.  No kidding, if you’re not getting at least five homers a day on your fantasy team, you’re going to lose pace within three days.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 7 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. This is water under the bridge at this point, but it goes to show you in deep leagues how important it is that you anticipate forthcoming changes to depth charts.  I drafted Ryan Zimmerman in multiple leagues, not seeing the giant flashing red flag on his player name indicating he would soon be injured.  Rookie mistake, but we’re all learning, except Black Mirror, that shizz is backsliding.  You in May, “Wow, nothing could be as disappointing as the end of Game of Thrones.”  Black Mirror, “Wanna bet?” What was that last episode?  A Disney Channel movie?  What a mess.

John Means – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.67. What Means is doing is even more remarkable because he’s doing it for the Orioles.  It’s like a gas station toilet that’s never been flushed and in the middle of the toilet bowl is a palm tree, lagoon and hammock.  Only once you get situated in the hammock, you realized you’re resting your head on a pile of feces.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .310.  Very specific comparison alert! Mancini has only one less homer than Abreu and 18 less RBIs. The White Sox are not a much better offensive team than the O’s.  I guess it shows us how fickle ribbies are.  “Did someone say pickles on McRibs?” No, Pablo Sandoval.

Mychal Givens – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 5.28, and his 5th blown save.  Givens giveth and other teams taketh away.

Kevin Newman – 2-for-5 and his 4th steal, hitting near .375 in the last week.  He was in Friday’s Buy, and hot schmotato alert!

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.73.  I almost streamed Alcantara, but when I went to pick him up, I started crying uncontrollably, screaming German Marquez’s name.  Not sure what that means.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, and six homers in his last nine games.  He will hit 35+ homers in 75 games or 150 games. Sorry, it’s just true.

Max Kepler – 4-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .276.  Everyone in the Twins’s lineup has a huge offensive game, even when they lose.  You think I’m kidding but Ehire Adrianza is hitting near-.500 in the last week.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  March Grey is gonna be floored when he hears this, but I wish I drafted Montas in every league.

Mallex Smith – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games.  He homered with a caught stealing.  Slam and tackled-at-an-AYCE-buffet-trying-to-steal-a-legs?

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (zero walks), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  He’s top 30 in the majors for K/BB.  Prolly not surprising, but in the top 30 Leake is easily the worst K/9 (6.5), but his 1.5 BB/9 does a lot of heavy lifting.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  On the last 30 days, he has 5 homers, 5 steals and a near-.300 average.  On our 30-day Player Rater, he’s a top 40 player.  Okay, it’s time, A’s.  Move him up the gee-dee lineup!

Andrelton Simmons – Could be activated this week.  Whoa, whoa, whoa.  Did someone’s Grade 3 ankle sprain heal almost…inhumanly?  *insert emoji with hand on chin, sipping tea, discussing conspiracy theories with the guys at the Kiwanis club*

Justin Upton – Will be activated on Monday.  *intern whispers in my ear* That’s today?  I was enjoying my day until you reminded me of that. Get out! You’re fired!

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .285.  When he got back to the dugout after his homer, Tommy La Stella said, “Not bad.”

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and his 15th homer, hitting .293.  I like to say Lowe like I’m LL Cool J.  “Cause I might go Lowe! How ya like me now? The ripper will not allow!”

Nomar Mazara – Will undergo a precautionary MRI on his hamstring.  Doctor, “Everything looks great, Ramon.”  “I think you’re holding it backwards.”  “Oh God, that’s awful!”

Hunter Pence – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, but left with tightness in his groin.  He has a standard manbird groin, which he calls Brad Peacock.

Scooter Gennett – Beginning a rehab assignment today.  He’s recovering from a severe groin injury. Somewhere, Mitch Haniger’s like, “Severe, my ass!”

Jesse Winker – 4-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .244.  Also, in this game, Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 13th homer, hitting .231.  Isn’t it funny how perception works? I’ve moved on from Winker, but I’m holding tight to Puig.  Well, not haha funny obviously.

Hunter Renfroe – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer, hitting .256.  A) Renfroe would be leading the AL in homers.  B) Up until Friday, he was the Padres’ 4th outfielder. C) There’s no C.

Nick Margevicius – 1 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 6.41 vs. Peter Lambert – 3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.00.  The way teams are trying to keep their young pitchers innings count low is getting ridiculous.

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .336.  Damn, Blackmon cuckholding the Padres on their day.

German Marquez – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Rockies gave Marquez an early 11-run lead, so Marquez was simply pitching to the score.  *checks self into sanitarium*  I feel pretty good now.  Can I have another Bloody Mary?  What’s that, I’m drinking my own blood after biting my arm?  Shucks, my pain receptors are totally dulled from my fantasy pitching.

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WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
3 years ago

FWIW – Nelson pitched an ok game until the 5th – 6k’s, 5 hits and no walks in 4 IP and he looked decent… (but) then he decides to walk 3 and Houser comes in and lets em all score. That being said – he’s going to be rusty for another month and the Brewers just need to keep him on a short leash until he’s got his legs under him. I agree – he’s barely a streamer at this point but a nice stash if you have the space

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Funniest opener of the season. Bravo, sir. Bravo.

Also, Trevor Noah said my hot sauce “danced on his tongue” – this week is Aubrey Plaza! I friggin love her!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Brasier coming on for the save… I thought the Sox were done with that

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

it’s been a long time since, to the point where he’s even been dropped in 16 teamers with holds.

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
3 years ago

Gary Sanchez owner didn’t want Corbin/Garver for him. But, Sanchez owner wants Muncy who I just traded Corbin for. Muncy is great for the multi-position insurance, but I’m thinking of going ahead and trading him for Sanchez, because either Muncy or Bell will be on the bench and I could get more production out of Sanchez being in my lineup everyday.

Looking at my roster below, would you trade either Muncy or Bell for Gary Sanchez? I could drop Garver to get a better bench bat.

C Garver
1B Hoskins
2B Baez
3B Rendon
SS Story
OF Yelich, Acuna, Rosario
UTIL Mondesi
UTIL Bell
Bench Muncy

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Weird how I really did end up trading Corbin for Sanchez…it just took an extra trade to get there.

Thanks for the advice.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Maybe Zack Wheeler should go back to Zach…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m thinking of throwing out some buy low offers. As a German Marquez & Flaherty owner, I feel like trying to get Wheeler would be a wonderful idea to just build my pitching staff on “they should be better”

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
3 years ago

same 20 teamer as yesterday, here are the actual deals i can do (one was discussed, but more could be added to it)
C streamer
1B whit (2B/CF/RF)
2B odor
SS andrus
3B profar (most IF slots)
LF y.alvarez
CF desmond (1B/LF)
RF blackman (CF)
util (1) eloy (LF)
BN (we have 4 total BN slots and at most one of them can be used for a pitcher): dannys antana (1B/2B/CF), choo (LF/RF), mazouza (RF)
DL: stanton (LF/RF), gallo (1B/all OF), big willie (LF)
NA (10): jp martinez, l.taveras, valera , x.edwards, varsho, b.thompson, brujan
SP: archer, darvish, ryu, morton, skaggs, j.urias
RP (7): buttrey, martin, leclerc, pressly, wittgren, romo
DL (5): morrow, l.farrell
NA: winn, crouse, d.garcia (NYY, possible trade chip later to NYY as well)

1. blackman for paxton (trade darvish either to this guy for a bad 2nd rounder (35ish overall) or to another owner for good 2nd rounder (but he hasn’t gotten back to me yet)
2. blackman + profar for paxton + gurriel (gurriel is ranked a few hundred slots higher this season in this league than profar mostly from his putouts (defensive stats which i am generally weak at). but are we worried about his playing time when correa/altuve/springer are back?
3. blackman for keuchel + w.ramos (trade darvish or archer for a draft pick to somebody else)

i’m guessing the losers in playing time when those HOU 3 are back are primarily marisnick/white/kemp and gurriel goes to 1B, bregman back to 3B.

here are the other ones i at least thought might be doable (these owners have not responded to emails as of yet, and these might be the kind of owners that don’t follow emails, at least some of them); for now just rule out the ones you’d just not do, as i don’t yet have even close to complete info on whether these are even doable. blackman now equals # below.
4. # for suarez
5. # for one of corbin/odorizzi (trade darvish/archer for draft pick possibly to this owner)
6. # for jose ram + probably weaker draft pick (based on how horrible he’s been for about a year now)
7. # + a SP + probably draft pick or even more for both otanis (doubt owner goes for this), would almost have to remove some other hitter for this to even make sense (desmond maybe or better)
8. # for muncy (+ draft pick maybe, throw back profar)
9. # for wheeler (trade SP for draft pick after)
10. # for l.castillo (trade SP for draft pick after)
11. # + something for senzel
12. # + darvish or archer for marquez + pretty decent draft pick
13. # for mostsuckass + lower draft pick
14. # for minor + draft pick
15. # + 2 of skaggs/archer/darvish for heaney and minor
16. # for berrios or giolito + draft pick (trade one of darvish/archer for draft pick)

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

just to make sure in that one i move out profar + blackman for pax + gurriel (better in this league from def stuff than 5×5 leagues, also doubles/triples/BB’s are stats, so more of a bump to a guy with a better hit tool, even if a boring one like him, assuming we don’t think he gets F’d for at bats soon)

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  jason batteiger
3 years ago

and hits too. even more stuff that make a boring putout high average guy worth more.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

I’m sad Bauer the broken never caught on and now he fixed himself.

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
3 years ago

need to drop 2 of Cron, Avisail, Conforto, Renfroe, Cooper in a yahoo 12 team h2h OPS league. Which 2?

I’m first in steals but middling in HR-AVG-OBP….

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Might be last team Edwin Jackson plays for.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

i’d bet against that (not that he deserves it), just going off how many damn teams sign him at least once.

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
3 years ago

So I have $35 left out of $50 for call-ups and traded players from AL in my NL Only keeper league (12 team 5×5) I am already playing more for next year.. how do I bid on Dallas and Kimbrel.. as I look for a starter and closer to keep for next year.. or do I pass on both and wait to see what comes over at deadline?

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
Reply to  Elwood Blues
3 years ago

Most good closers in our league.. since it is keeper go.in the $20-$29 range.. someone of course in need of saves may bid all $50 on Kimbrel I imagine

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

anybody else just love it when you got a guy coming back in like exactly a day and get lucky to not have to drop anybody at all, pence is working out awesomely for me, i’ll have either stanton/altuve/upton either back or already are at exactly the same time pence goes out. it just works out so damn well timeframe wise. whereas let’s say pence was claimed to not be DL’ing for another 2-10 days (al la NYM or WAS or LAA and how they usually route their actually injured players) then you’d have to drop something, possibly somebody useful, then BAM you want that guy back and have to wait for him to get through WW’ers. thank you TEX, for not jerking us, yourselves, nor pence around here.

Henry Rownegardner
Henry Rownegardner
3 years ago

Hey grey,

Keeper league turning dynasty league this offseason. 12 team h2h 5×5 with obp. A kid in my league approached me for trea turner who is a 20th round keeper and every year he goes up 2 rounds. He’s willing to do Trout and JD who cannot be kept or Trout and Whit who also cannot be kept. I feel like this trade wins me the league as I’m in 2nd. What are your thoughts!?

C – Alfaro
1B – Rizzo
2B – Mondesi
3B – La Stella
SS – Turner
OF- Mazara
OF – Acuna
OF – Hoskins
OF – Cooper
UTIL – Dahl
UTIL – Gurriel Jr.
Bn – Didi
IL – Springer

P – Hader
P – Greene
P – Neris
P – grant
P – Carlos Martinez
P – Iglesias
P – Newcomb
P – Clevinger
Bn – Lucchesi
Bn – hill
Bn – Gibson
Bn – DeSclafani
Bn – Perez
IL – T. Williams

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

ALex Gordon or Franmil?

Gordon [email protected] 4vMin
Franmil [email protected] 3vMil

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Fogimon
3 years ago

i’m guessing by this point framil just wins this regardless of matchups/amounts.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

wow, framil must really be cold lately for that. i don’t own him anywhere to know offhand. i do own a.gordon in deep/AL onlies though.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves

oh crap, now i see it, whereas a week ago or so renfroe (SHAGGY) was losing time for naylor now it’s franmil. missed the whole @ COL series, yuck.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves

depth charts is late to this though, they’re still showing franmil over naylor, whereas they jumped really quick last week (like renfroe benched maybe 2 out of 3) to showing naylor over renfroe, but even that didn’t last long.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 years ago

Padres bringing up Logan Allen to start tomorrow…anything to see here?

Crime dog
Crime dog
3 years ago

I am so sick of owning wheeler, Corbin and Marquez on the same team. They all just get pounded and should be so much better

Crime dog
Crime dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Positive regression come to me!

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

In a keeper league, would you prefer Benintendi or Eloy? Is it close?

Mikeisalegend
Mikeisalegend
3 years ago

Hey Grey – Thanks for the years of wisdom and humor.

I’m in a dogfight for 2nd place, and I’m in need of Doubles (7th), Average (last), Runs (last). Currently sitting in 5th for HR, and 2nd for RBIs.

I have a shitty 2B/MI core of Profar and Jose Ramirez (with Cesar Hernandez on the bench this week).

Have plenty of CI (Olson, Hoskins, Cron, Cooper, Abreu).

Do you think that offering Matt Olson ($8 Sagarin) for Lourdes Gurriel ($7 Sagarin) is a good idea?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Owning both Alvarado and Bruce isn’t leaving me with much roster flexibility to grab streamers, hot relievers/hitters etc.

Is Bruce droppable, given that he’s hurt (I also have Dahl and Piscotty for the RF slot). Or is he really a must-own in that lineup?

My relievers are a pile of crap so I’d like to hold Alvarado given he’s likely to get at least some saves when he comes back.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thought you might say that! Can’t just dump Piscotty either.

How long before we think about jettisoning Travis Shaw? Drafted him in the 8th so it’s not like I’m super attached but would hate for him to catch fire on someone else’s team.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks – I can use Moncada in the 2B slot and have Hiura lurking at NA…

Juubaka
Juubaka
3 years ago

Should i drop Gallon, musgrove, Nelson, or Fried for Alzolay, or Reyes?

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Juubaka
3 years ago

nelson simply a streamer rather than a stash like gallen. could easily stream him for alzolay, up soonest of the rookies (reyes barely doesn’t count as rookie, but is a stash)

Sam
Sam
3 years ago

Zack Collins the pick up as catcher over Alfaro?

Beastman
Beastman
3 years ago

16-team OBP league, trade Trea turner for Rhys Hoskins and Ahmed Rosario? Trea easily my biggest source of steals but could use the added power.

Prince George
Prince George
3 years ago

Hi Grey, 12 team keeper, standard roto, I know they’re different things but rank for most valuable over next 2-3 years: Y. Alvarez, Wheeler, or Woodruff. Thanks.

YC
YC
3 years ago

Hey Grey – am I over thinking starting Jalen Beeks in a weekly league? He doesn’t appear to be very good but he doesn’t use a start in a 180 max league and has a decent shot at a win. I have a poor win to start ratio. Other option would be Framber @ NYY (which I’m frightened of).

Beeks already has 5 Wins though.

Thanks

YC
YC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Nothing is certain yet, but they are @OAK second half of the week. He just pitched yesterday.

I’m trying to get ahead of the curve on these bulk relievers in max start leagues. I’m thinking they could become super valuable if more teams go this route. The NYY are now doing it too.

Mr Baseball
Mr Baseball
3 years ago

TRADE WOULD YOU MAKE THIS TRADE

W. Merrifield KC O. Mercado Cle A. Reyes StL – SP

for D. LeMahieu NYY

I give up LeMahieu NYY

jacks
jacks
3 years ago

Some lineup Qs for this week:

Austin Meadows has been pretty awful since he hurt his foot last week. And he’s not so great against LHP and has 3 this week. So I’m thinking of sitting him for the hot Laureano. Might be overmanaging …. Meadows or Laureano?

Second Q is Didi vs Senzel. Which one? Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Strahm has been pretty awful lately. One bad start in Coors and Miami hit him well prior to going on the dl for his made up injury. Is he a hold or cut in a 12 teamer? His next start is vs mil (not using him). But if he remains on 5 day rest he has @ bal and vs sf.

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
3 years ago

Drop Wellington Castillo or Danny Jansen for Zack Collins?
(AL Only 2 Catcher League – no bench)

CP
CP
3 years ago

trade my e. escobar for his castillo if I need an arm? fair?

Yu
Yu
3 years ago

Elias or Kelley

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

5×5 obp dynasty

OF logjam

My avisail for dansby swanson

Catch
Catch
3 years ago

Rank em

Eloy
Soler
Olson

TOGMAN
TOGMAN
3 years ago

12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

Vazquez
Bellinger
Mondesi
Lindor
Baez
Trout, E. Rosario, D. Santana
Util: Albies, Cooper
Bench: F. Reyes
Giolito, Price, Lucchesi, Heaney, P. Lopez, Canning, Happ
W. Smith, Colome, Romo, Kennedy, Strop

Soler, Gurriel available, A. Garcia was just dropped.

Should I drop anyone for any of these three, or hold?

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
3 years ago

Trade my Baez for Bregman and Framber?

AintLifeGrand
AintLifeGrand
3 years ago

6×6 OBP & QS 10 tm Redraft

Didi riding my bench as have Semien, Mondesi, and Escobar holding down starting lineup.

Lynn available and I could 2 start him instead of Marquez (@LAD), Boyd (@PIT), Heaney (@TOR).

Make the swap Didi for Lynn, and if so who is the bench for Lynn to start?

Thanks!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

I’m doing one of my occasional DFS nights tonight. Starting Tommy Milone and I’ve got a mini stack of Marlins against Mikolas. I’m not sure I’m great at this.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It’s basically another line up to look at for a night. The main thing you have to do is avoid the contests where folks can make multiple entries. You get some highly capitalized players who will use an algorithm to get a ton of lineups in. Tough to beat those guys. I mostly just play the 50/50 split games where everybody in the top half gets paid.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah. I deposited 25 bucks about 3 years ago and I have 27 in my account going into tonight. I play sometimes when I’m going to be at the check stand for the closing shift just to have something to keep me entertained.

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Have a preference between these two (HT has it as a pick em).

Benintendi – 3 @ min, 3 vs tor
Conforto – 3 @ atl, 4 @ chc

Thanks!

Curious George
Curious George
3 years ago

Haven’t done this since the draft thought I’d get a near mid season eval – currently in 2nd in a 10 team h2h cats with ops and svhds. What adjustments would you be looking to make ROS?

C- I prefer not to have bad hitters (none)
1b- Rizzo
2b- Kendrick
3b- vlad
Ss- mondesi
Mi- Bregman
Ci- Machado
Of- acuna
Of- soto
Of- hoskins
Of- s Marte
Of- Dahl
Utl- tatis
Bench- Domingo Santana

Sp: verlander, Bauer, buehler, flaherty, Marquez, syndergaard, Glasnow
RP: Vazquez, Doolittle, Giles, Workman, Buttrey

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Giving up on flaherty and Marquez? Been bad for me all year… I don’t mind shopping syndergaard – I didn’t want him but got offered him in a trade that at the time was too good to refuse (Machado and syndergaard for moose, Bieber, and holland-hasn’t panned our like I thought)

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Curious George
3 years ago

None. Maybe get a power upgrade in the OF.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
3 years ago

Having trouble letting go of either Paddack or F Peralta in a RCL since there is such a small bench. Neither guy has a “SP gig” currently. Hoping Paddack can turn it around when he gets back so I feel I have to hold on there. Peralta is better then all of the Brewer staff except Woodruff. He seems to have figured things out throwing his curve for strikes then using high heat very effectively. Mindset out there is close to Woodruff’s aggressiveness ..reminds me some of a young Pedro Martinez
1) I probably need to drop Peralta to stream?
2) Do I dare start Wheeler today @ Atl …I know SON likes it but it seems risky…sit /start?

prestige
prestige
3 years ago

Would you stream Senzatela @Arizona in 12 teamer?

Db
Db
3 years ago

We ok to start plesac in k/9 league the strikeouts are there?

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

12 team league

Juakka
Juakka
3 years ago

Should i drop fried, musgrove, or nelson, for Lugo , alacantra, meryl kelly, stripling, urias, fiers, trevor williams , trevor richards, pineda, yammamato, chase anderson, gallegos? I really need to help lower my era whip and strikout to walk ratio. I fell to second for the first time this season and being almost last in those catagories now looks like i wont be back up to first if i dont.

Jubakka
Jubakka
Reply to  Juakka
3 years ago

Well the k-BB needs to go up the others need to go down. Corbin is killing me. All three pitchers im asking if i should drop are killing me. My era is 4.07 or something like that. Theres no holds but im 3rd in wins and relivers could help out

Jubakka
Jubakka
Reply to  Juakka
3 years ago

Besides pitchers in the minors thats it i could choose from. Alot of benches but its a 12 team. Fiers, and means are available

braves uk
braves uk
3 years ago

hey Grey!

15 team roto with OBP instead of avg.

1)
Give: Luke Voit & Didi Gregorius
Get: Starling Marte
Which side would you rather have or is it fair?

2) If you do the trade, would you rather give up Didi or Marcus Semien?

Thanks!

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

12 team H2H 5×5

WDIS tonight: Benintendi @ MIN (Berrios) coming off of injury or Mallex v. KC (Duffy) while he is a schmotato?

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

Do you anticipate better returns from Lowe or Howie Kendrick ROS? I know it’s a little tomato/ tomato.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 years ago

Give up Sunday Santana, get Framber, which side?

BBX
BBX
3 years ago

I need two starters from the following for the week:

Kikuchi vKC, vBAL
Lucchesi vMIL, maybe @PIT
Fried vNYM
Musgrove vSD

SON looooves Kikuchi at home in a 2-start week vs. KC and BAL but I’m scared. Which two are you taking?

Tony
Tony
3 years ago

Corbin for giolito in a dynasty wich side?

Mo Money
Mo Money
3 years ago

I was offered David Peralta for Austin Riley. Yay or nay?

Raise The Mound
Raise The Mound
3 years ago

Was looking at Hoskins’ xStats. His xSLG is only .422 and xBA .233. His actual SLG is 100 points higher. He’s always outperformed his xStats, but that .271 average will likely fall though.

Do you put much stock in xStats relative to actual performance?

Should he be someone to look to sell if you have other quality 1B and a stacked OF?

Would you trade him for Yordan or Moose? It’s a redraft league.

Raise The Mound
Raise The Mound
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’ll just fix my eyes on the 100/34/110 and not the .245 then and be content.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Raise The Mound
3 years ago

IMO xStats to a degree are mostly explaining luck or quality rather than predictors, sometimes they foretell future results, sometimes they don’t. Some players consistently defy these numbers, e.g. players like Stanton could get less than “ideal” contact and still hit a HR 450ft. I see them mostly as useful descriptors to explain whats happening rather saying what should be.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

Markakis, G. Polanco, Eaton, Laureano, K. Calhoun or or Cooper ROS? Roto redraft.

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
3 years ago

Coming off a big win, but sort of middling in a H2H league… yet I truly do feel I like these doods. Any obvious moves to be made? Here is the squad, followed by some choice available bats and arms:

C – Garver
1B – Hoskins
2B – Baez
3B – Escobar
SS – Andrus
Infidel – Swanson
LF – Conforto
CF – Trout
RF – Dahl
Outfidel – Mallex
Utilfidel – Donaldson
BN – Albies, Domingo
DL – Stanton, H Dozier, Gennett

SP – Bauer, Corbin, Marquez, Lynn, Ed-Rod, Yonny
RP – Iglesias, Neris, Kelley, Pressly
DL – Glasnow, German

Bats – Markakis, B Reynolds, Gardner, Laureano, JBJ, Mercado, JaCoby Jones, Profar, Puig
Arms – Framber, Musgrove, Pablo Lopez, Gibson, Fiers, Jon Gray, Caleb Smith (allegedly returning soonish)

Thanks!
Sir Gregory Jeffries

prestige
prestige
3 years ago

Need ERA and Wins the most, would you feel confident with any of these tomorrow?

M Kelly home vs Rockies (Sensatelz)
Kikuchi home vs. Royals (Bailey)
Eflin at Nationas (Fedde)

Djr
Djr
3 years ago

Drop Freddy peralta?

Saint
Saint
3 years ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS 3 OF Daily Redraft

C Narvaez
1B Bell
2B K. Marte SS-2B- OF
SS Story
3B Suarez
OF Yelich
OF Brantley
OF Yordan
UT Voit
BE Domingo

Verlander, Wheeler, Woodruff, Heaney, Musgrove, Flaherty, T. Richards, Pablo, Gallen, Weaver IL

Chapman, Doolittle, Kelley

Was just offered Ryu for Bell. He also has Berrios.

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks again Grey,

His lesser arms arm are Ray, Boyd, Nola, Odorizzi, Gibson and Yonny.

1) Is Voit worthy of any?

2) He also had offered Ryu/Kepler for Yelich, but I’m assuming not interested in that one, are you?

Ivan Make Basket
Ivan Make Basket
3 years ago

victor robles or greg polanco rest of season?

JB
JB
3 years ago

Jose Ramirez vs Yordan Alvarez rest of season. Who you got?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I hope this is right – I tried to trade Yordan for Jo-Ram and it got declined

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

At an impasse here. With Upton Giancarlo and Judge all back now and soon I need to drop someone. Who do you think between Dansby Swanson and Garret Cooper. Have mondesi at SS and yordan and ohtani clogging my DH spots so kind of leaning towards dansby since cooper has multi positional eligibility. Thoughts?

Ok, I also have Kyle tucker on the bench but since I also have Yordan I’m feeling a bit greedy and drooling at the prospect of of having them both active on my team haha.

Thanks man!

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok so you’re saying drop Cooper first correct?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cool thanks man

baby seal
baby seal
3 years ago

Grey,

Got a couple trade ideas here. Who wins each?

1. Paddack + Senzel for Nola + Colome
2. Paddack + Cruz for Nola + Yates/Jansen

Thanks!
Seal

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hilarious because I feel like those are generous offers, but the guy I’m trading w/ who has Nola is saying no to both… must have PTSD!?!

Wtv, I’m rolling w/ the Streamonator these days. Going to get my money’s worth!!

QUESTION: I see two good Hittertron pickups for this week are Mercado and Odor. I have a bit of a SB need and Senzel could be nicked up.

1. You have a preference on either?
2. Still rolling w/ Senzel, generally?
3. Wheeler has been my worst pitcher by far this year — at what point do we move on from him?

Cheers

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Word, thanks G

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I missed you so I’m back w/ one more comment haha.

This was the first year I drafted pitchers “early” and wasn’t even *that* early.
– Taillon in the 5th
– Hand in the 6th
– Wheeler in the 9th

Thought the noob strategy of getting closers earlier was actually a good call w/ the changing landscape. Thank god I did haha…
1. What do u think about that strategy if you had to project for next year??
2. Think if I get a pitcher earlier next yr then it needs to be a guy like Cole who’s on a good team and will rack Ks. Thots?

I’ve always been a guy to fade pitching early, which is why I was drooling when the market shifted this yr. Was also a major reason I started following your stuff once I found it. *This guy gets it!*
3. Unfortunately, thought you were crazy on Mondesi! Had Treat last year and now realize how easy I had it… not making this mistake again.
4. Another thing I really liked was your stance on catchers. I fully planned on punting it, but Grandal was sitting there at pick 150 and just had to pull the trigger. That worked out.

5. Think we’ll see some sort of correction for SP next year? At least I think the market over-corrects after so many got burned this year…

Cheers

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. Answer B to your imaginary poll

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Howie Kendrick or Odor? Both have 7 home games this week. Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

To counter by regret over dropping Clevinger, I picked up Lance Lynn for his 2x start week. I hope Lynn goes out and shuts down the Indians and Clevinger gives up a bunch of runs. Knowing my luck, the opposite will happen and my droppers remorse will just deepen

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
3 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Which of these streams do you like? I’m on pace for IP and could potentially start all of them if I wanted to. But, my ERA and WHIP are both last and I need best possible starts. They’re all at home.

Fiers v. BAL ($9.7)
Mikolas v. MIA ($15.7)
Kikuchi v. KC ($24.6)
Bassitt v. BAL ($26.6)
Marco Gonzalez v. KC $20.8)

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. looks like Senzel is back in the lineup. who do you like better for this week?

senzel – 3 vs hou, 4 @ mil
odor – 4 vs cle, 3 vs cws

also, in 12 team weekly roto leagues, who do you like between:

merrill kelly – vs col, vs sf
marquez – @ lad
matz – @ atl

thanks!

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

Hey Grey – keep forever (12 teams), which side do you like for win now?

$31 Scherzer + $14 Edwin
or
$3 Ryu + $21 Rhys + $6 Dyson (Dyson is a bench bat majority of weeks – weekly lineups)

Thanks.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
3 years ago

Odorizzi for Escobar straight up

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Who would you want

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Escobar is basically a strong bench player at this point. I feel he’s topped out for the season

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
3 years ago

Would you trade Soto and Robles for either of Judge/Stanton?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, please pick top 3 streamers?
Kelly home vs Col
Keller home vs Det
Happ home vs Rays
Strahm home vs Mil
B.Anderson home vs Balt
Bassitt home vs Balt
M.Gonzalez home vs KC
Boyd at Pitt
Lester home vs CHW
SON likes most

MarvPesos
Marv
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

Thinking of trading Goldy for some Pitching. I’ve got C. Santana or H. Dozier that can sit in for him. The guy hasnt offered yet but has thrown around:

My: Goldy, Gibson and Gallen
for HIS: Montas, Ryu and one of (Ray and Hamels)

A) which side and is that pretty close ?

B) what Pitcher or Pitchers would you ask in return for Goldschmidt ?

thanks

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
3 years ago

Is Dahl + Ohtani fair return for Stanton in a keeper league?

handy afterall
handy afterall
3 years ago

Ahoy hoy,

Who get the ass-splinters this week in a h2h weekly lock obp league;

J segura
M conforto
Avid sailor Garcia

All 3 have 7 games scheduled.

Have fun,
Handy

handy afterall
handy afterall
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, Grey. That’s what I assumed, but was wondering if playing a series @ the Yankees might make a difference. Not enough, it seems.

donald
donald
3 years ago

G. Ursula or B. Lowe for ROS. Thanks!!!

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 years ago

Drop dietrich or Victor Robles for Pham?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

So I have Lance Lynn vs. Cleveland and Luis Castillo vs Houston tonight. Start them both or sit one or both? I’m conflicted. What would you do?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks boss!!

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

Please rank Riley, Domingo, Kingery, and Dozier ROS

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok, I needed to drop one. I guess Dozier is the odd one out. Thanks!

omar
omar
3 years ago

10 team Weekly Cats – 6×5 Standard + OPS

Give: Tatis, Cruz, Riley, R. Iglesias

Get: Mondesi, Price, Glasnow

Too many bench bats, need SPs. Have Ohtani as well, so one of them is expendable (and I’m an Ohtani truther though I love Boomstick as well). Mondesi takes over 2b in place of JoRam. Have Chapman at 3rd, so he’ll hold that spot until Ramirez decides he wants to be productive (if ever). Story at SS, voit at IF. Would probably stash Hiura or grab another SVs spec with the open spot. Thoughts?

ps. 3 player, one year keeper. Mondesi would be the only one in consideration for me (with Story, JD, Soto, Meadows).

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

I just dropped Giancarlo Stanton into two lineups. Four rehab games, 4 homers. 23 homers ROS for Stanton you got the over or the under?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve