There is no truth to the rumor that Elvis Andrus stole his entire playing career from “Fats” Domingo, “Ivory” Roberto Kelly or Nate King Colbert.  Elvis hits the covers off the ball better than Cam “Carl” Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis Brinson.  It is not Elvis’ fault that the way he plays the bat is seen as an appropriation of a top shortstop of yesteryear.  He’s got the chops to knock down that axe!  (All guitar knowledge I possess was used in that nine word sentence.)  Yesterday, Elvis Andrus had the best game of an already great season, going 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs with his 8th and 9th homers.  On our Player Rater, he’s in the top 20 overall.  Not for shortstops, for all hitters and pitchers.  Love me tender!  Some of the names he’s above Giancarlo, Correa, Mookie and Dee Gordon.  Love me sweet!  Never let me go!  Well, not so fast there.  If I thought you could actually get value for Andrus in a trade, I could see it since he’s likely at his peak value.  Unfortunately, there’s little chance you’d get back in a trade anything resembling Andrus’ value, so I’d Bubba hold Tep.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cole Hamels – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.38, as he was activated from the DL.  He’s been out a while, so my thoughts on Hamels may not be fresh in your mind.  Those thoughts on whether to own him rhyme with dew knot.  He’s a steamer (still rhyming).

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  There’s why you paid the big bucks for Beltre (ignore the fact that he has the same number of homers on the year that Scooter Gennett hit in one game; also, ignore what’s being written in this parenthetical).

Joey Gallo – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .197.  What a terrible average, I can’t believe someone is hitting that awful.  I’m side-eyeing you, Odor!

Michael Brantley – Was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Oh, man, you gotta get *mumbles* into your lineup.  He’s the best!”  Kevin might be using a recording to cover for him while he’s sleeping under his desk.

Carlos Carrasco – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up 3.67.  Countdown begins until they announce his DL stint.  Like a broken clock, every time Carrasco pitches a poor game, he’s broken.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .311.  Racist!  Chisenhall is a favorite of the Hitter-Tron this week, like it favorites big, broad-shouldered machines vs. slender ones.

Madison Bumgarner – Began his rehab assignment yesterday in Rookie ball, and is now aiming to return just after the All-Star break.  Giants could use him since they need to go approximately 86-0 the rest of the way to make the playoffs.

Jeff Samardzija – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.63.  He’s pretty manic in his starts.  Either great, or terrifically awful.  Yesterday, was like a bit of Prozac and just a nice mellow, okay start.  Thank you for the lithium, Samardzija.

Carlos Gonzalez – Hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  Too bad, so sad.  Raimel Tapia’s got playing time!  Don’t just stand there, rush to your waiver wire!  For a limited time only, Tapia brings blazing speed and a little bit of power!  Act now and we’ll throw in a SAGNOF plushie!

German Marquez – 4 IP, 5 ER.  I’ll be honest, I’m a bit perplexed that the entire Rockies’ pitching staff seems to have sold their soul to pitch well until the third week of June, rather than asking for ‘through the end of the season.’

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-5, 2 runs as he was activated from the DL to fill-in for the recently DL’d Hicks.  How convenient that Ellsbury got healthy right as Hicks was injured.  Convenient like how it’s always my birthday every time I’m in a restaurant that gives free dessert on someone’s birthday.

Matt Holliday – Being sent for tests due to fatigue.  Hmm, maybe, I don’t know, send him for coffee?

Jordan Montgomery – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  Ugh, I don’t know why I don’t trust Montgomery.  Maybe it’s the Stream-o-Nator‘s yawnstipating take on him.  His peripherals just do nothing for me.  I more than adore Severino, and have given Pineda a crazy amount of chances, so it’s not me overcorrecting for a Yanks’ bias.  Just not into Jordan.  Maybe I can ask Halp on our next podcast to convince me otherwise.

Tyler Austin – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run, as he takes over 1B for the recently released Chris Carter.  Where’s Chris Carter now?  Somewhere, out there.  *UFO zooms past*  Whoa, did you see that?  I like Austin as a power bat flyer, but he may not hit .230, and will likely platoon.  It’s a’ight, but not a’ight a’ight, a’ight?

Tyler Wade – Being called up to replace the recently hamstrung Starlin Castro.  My heart says yes to Tyler, but my head says Tylernol.  In Triple-A, he had five homers, 24 steals in only 70 games while hitting .313.  I grabbed him in one league where I could use SAGNOF, but he strikes me as a guy that will hit ninth and make nary a ripple in the fantasy pond.  Holy crap, I’m poetic!

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, hitting .212.  Maybe this is the hot streak that he’s so overdue for, but I’ve lost almost all hope.  It may never be coming.  Damn, I’m supposed to be uplifting, like a fantasy baseball Dale Carnegie, but this shizz is depressing.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .253.  I turned that batty call over and made it my female dog!

Brandon Finnegan – Was activated from the DL…and is headed back to the DL with a strained triceps.  If you drafted Finnegan or picked him back up, you can push him out to the sea of waivers with a row of floating candles from Bed, Bath Beyond you purchased with a 20% coupon you found in your glove compartment from 1999, as a fitting Finnegan’s wake.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in two games since he was recalled.  I was wrong yesterday when I said Grichuk had nowhere to play, he does have a starting job for the time being, Fowler hit the DL.  Grichuk is the type to get crazy hot for stretches like a yoga mom, and is worth owning in all leagues where you need power.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .298.  Jedd’s doing work-o!  No?  Okay.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  You know what I’m going to say, right?  You know because you’re subscribing to the tools.  You’re not?  Damn, Freebie McFreeride!  I’m going to say the Stream-o-Nator loved Wacha yesterday, and was on the money.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 7th steal, hitting .281, to go with his 9 homers.  He led off yesterday due to Fowler being out, and Pham’s been schmotato’ing for so long you don’t need to cyclops him with a monocle.  I’d love to be a fly on the wall of a new person stumbling on Razzball.  “Oh, look at this, a fantasy baseball site.  Martha, my dear wife, will be so happy I found something to partake in my hobby and sensibilities.”  Then they read schmotato and cyclops with a monocle and are like, “Should I X out of this browser window or simply hit Command + W?”

Nick Pivetta – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 5.40.  PR just gave you his Nick Pivetta fantasy in his top 100 starters yesterday.  Of course, yesterday’s post was written prior to yesterday’s game, so it might be slightly rosier in the palm for Pivetta than you’d expect, but yesterday’s game was a terrible matchup, and shouldn’t affect the long-term outlook of Pivetta.

Chris Herrmann – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Herrmann is a batty call where you wake up and see an Adam’s Apple and shrug, “Nobody’s perfect.”

Zack Greinke – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.08.  Talk about inefficient (which I’m about to talk about), he threw 102 pitches with only 58 strikes.  Zack needs to attack the strike zone or we’re gonna miss bliss, right, Baysiders?

Brandon McCarthy – Hit the DL with fictitious facetiousitis.  It occurs mostly in Dodger pitchers who have just had a turn in the rotation, and usually lasts about two weeks.

Rich Hill – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  Decent start for someone who has been next to useless.  And ‘next to useless’ is ‘pretty effin’ useless.’

Hanley Ramirez – Day-to-day with a sore knee.  The rest of the league, “Hey, guy, we go on the ten-day DL now, we don’t do the day-to-day thing anymore.”  Hanley, “WUT?”

Jose Berrios – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  Pretty meh start until you see he was in Fenway and you’re like, “Okay, Cousin Sweatpants, Berrios went to the belly of the beast and can start anywhere and I’m in love,” rips paper bag cover off book, tries to fashion a new paper bag into a book cover, fails miserably and writes “I heart Berrios” on the actual book.  Go ahead and fine me!

Chris Sale – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  Without doing any actual research, I’m going to say this is the first time in his career he had less than ten Ks in a start.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and third homer is as many games.  I said hot schmotato yesterday.  Today, I say, “Yup, and dur.”

Adeiny HechavarriaRays acquired him in a Hechavarria boring trade.  Is it me (it’s not me) or do the Rays acquire a middling middle infielder at least once a year?  Rickie Weeks, Brad Miller, Matt Duffy, now Adeiny. Outside of AL-Only leagues, there’s nothing to Adeiny.  He’s a glovechild of Omar Vizquel and Joey Cora.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer as he hit leadoff.  Cubs could hit Mark Zagunis leadoff and he’d hit a home run.  Gotta give it to him, the one thing Joe Maddon has done that mothers, doctors and even wives, in some cases, have not been able to do, keep fantasy baseballers on their toes.  We don’t even like to stand!

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.87 vs. Eddie Butler – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.71.  This matchup of Butler vs. Gonzalez is what someone like myself who doesn’t know any other sport but baseball calls the first round of March Madness.  Someone who is not ignorant talking to me, “It’s Gonzaga.”  Me blissfully ignorant, “Bazinga!”

Francisco RodriguezNats signed him.  He’s from Caracas, Venezuela, and, coincidentally, he’s the carcass of his former self, but even save vultures shouldn’t feed on that, it’s diseased.  Yes, Dusty is crazy enough to use K-Rod in high leverage situations, but unless you call everyone ‘champ,’ chew on a toothpick 24/7, and think 120 pitches is just a warmup, you don’t need to be as crazy.  Also, not sure how many people heard, Pat Killebrew died.  I didn’t know Pat, but his obituary asked, “In lieu of flowers, send “donations” to the ‘Nationals Bullpen Fund.'”  I’m sure Pat would’ve loved that the Nats signed a guy who has a 7.82 ERA and once beat up his father-in-law.

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FuzzyD
5 years ago

Great write up! I’d love thoughts on this trade i just made in a dynasty league where i had valbuena and plouffe as my starting 3B:

I gave Cutch, I got Altherr, Chapman and Bo Bichette. OBP and SLG are categories….thx!

FuzzyD
Reply to  FuzzyD
5 years ago

@FuzzyD: I guess i should add I’m in 12th place out of 13.

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
5 years ago

Tanaka is avail in my league. Do i drop d Fowler or a stashed Marte for him?

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Pham, Melky or C. Gomez

No Name
No Name
5 years ago

I traded Quintana for Maurer after the former had two dumpster fire outings and lost velocity.
Why oh why can I not be patient.

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Perdomo Home vs Atl
Start or sit ?
6×6 roto. Need era and whip

RendonOfABench
RendonOfABench
5 years ago

Would you give up Bradley Zimmer for Max Kepler in a keeper league?

Sincerely,

A Fellow Rendon-SonofaBench Sufferer

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

11-team roto league…is Arrieta droppable? Or should I bench him. He’s killing me.

Zzzzzz
Zzzzzz
5 years ago

Would u trade villar for verlander?

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Would you trade Nova and Carlos Santana for Cespedes?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

In a 10 team OBP h2h league…how soon would you grab Starling Marte off waivers. In 3rd place and my biggest offensive weakness is stolen bases. I’m only going to carry one bench bat as is, so would you just drop you most droppable pitcher? For me, it would be Peacock.

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

Jake Arrieta has become utter shit.

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  muskysmell
5 years ago

@muskysmell:

8 straight balls.

Los locos
Los locos
5 years ago

Grey. Is trading freeman for kluber fair? 10 team keeper league

Grandal
Bellinger
Schoop
Arenado
Seager
JBJ
Jones a
Cruz
conforto

Mancini
Demiehu
Moncada
Marte
Broxton

Kershaw
Strausburg
Matz
Paxton
Shark

Pineda
Gray j
Nola
Erod dl

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

odor dropped

1. 12 team OBP over AVG total bases/hits added
C hedges
1B rizzo
2B treat urner
SS story
3B lamb
OF (3) braun/c-santana/d.peralta
util (2) souza/goodwin
BN cargo 2 (TEX), brocktune, hernan
NA fisher
who’s a drop for odor, goodwin maybe?

2. same league souza or altherr?

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Rather Oh or Rivero?

Q
Q
5 years ago

Why do I get the feeling Villar is not a starter anymore?

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(1) C: Wieters
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Peraza
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Harper, Springer, Myers
(2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
(6) Bench: Haniger

(3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, McCullers
(2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
(4) P: Betances, Ray, Nova, Walker,
(6) Bench: Lynn, M. Montgomery, J. Garcia, Fiers, Chacin

(2) DL: Shoemaker

Oh shoot was just offered Lindor my McCullers from the team below? Do I even need to do a deal like that for Lindor? See a better counter opportunity? Good deal? What would Grey do!? I don’t want to necessarily trade a pitcher without getting one back?

Other team:
(1) C: Ramos
(1) 1B: Mancini
(1) 2B: T. Turner
(1) SS: Lindor
(1) 3B: Donaldson
(3) OF:K. Davis, Cespedes, Puig
(2) UT: Lamb, J. Turner
(6) Bench: Braun, Bour, Gamel

(3) SP: Price, Pineda, Hamels
(2) RP: Kimbrel, Robertson
(4) P: B. Norris, Cobb, E. Rodriguez, Syndergaard
(6) Bench: Peacock

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  ebudz
5 years ago

@ebudz: Also FYI a few weeks ago that team was willing to trade me Cespedes for my Ray but I already had 2 bench bats at the time… if that matters at all here?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Word okay and what about if you only had a weekly acquisitions limit of 6? For some reason I thought my pitching NEEDED McCullers…

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah I just haven’t struck gold yet with any pickups so far so I’m afraid to get burned but appreciate the help!

If I get Lindor there the my team would like this so stick with both Peraza and Haniger as bench there?

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(1) C: Wieters
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Lindor
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Harper, Springer, Myers
(2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
(6) Bench: Peraza, Haniger

(3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, Nova
(2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
(4) P: Betances, Ray, Walker, Lynn
(6) Bench: M. Montgomery, J. Garcia, Fiers, Chacin

(2) DL: Shoemaker

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ignore my other comment! Thanks!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@ebudz: @Grey: Hold I think he just said he’d do Lindor for Ray? I gotta jump all over that instead right!?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Damn I didn’t think Ray and McCullers were that close? And should I be dropping Peraza or Haniger first if I do this? No way youd keep two bench bats right?

m0se
m0se
5 years ago

M Carpenter or Nova? a 6×6 league with OPS and QS

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

Grey,

We finalized the deal and want your opinion on it.

I give up: Bird, Schebler, and Alonso
I get: McCutchen and Severino

Tank1
Tank1
5 years ago

Taillon worth using the #1 waiver pick on or should I see if he falls through waivers and pick him up as a free agent? Thanks.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

10 team OBP h2h limited season moves (budget)

C Martin
1B Votto
2B Odor
SS Story
3B Rendon
OF Harper
OF Thames
OF Bellinger
UTL Conforto
BN Alonso
DL Villar

I’m already set, per your recommendation, to drop Alonso to activate Villar. However, with Villar potentially not playing every day right away, I’m a little concerned about Conforto also not playing every day lately due to injury and suffering from a bad case of “Terry Collins”. Should I just hold Conforto and hope he will get close to everyday at bats sooner than later or drop for a more dependable option that I can plug in every day? (Btw I lead the league in OBP, HR, and R but am middle of the pack in SB)

Potential waiver options: Broxton, Souza, Maybin, Choo, Haniger, Schebler, D Santana, B Zimmer, Brantley

Cheese
Cheese
5 years ago

16 team h2h 6×6 (ops, qs, k/9, k/bb, nsvh)

I give Justin Bour and Jonathan Schoop
I get Alex Wood

Is it fair and does it make sense for my team?

C Matt wieters
1b Justin bour
2b roughned odor
3b Ryon Healy
Ss Trea turner
Mi Jonathan schoop
Ci tommy Joseph
Lf Ian Desmond
Cf yoenis cespedes
Rf Stephen piscotty
Of Adam jones
Of Randal grichuk
Util Justin bour
Ben Manuel Margot, Marcus semien, josh bell
DL aj pollock

Sp James Paxton, Jose Quintana, Mike Montgomery, jake odorizzi, Matt shoemaker, Shane Greene
Rp Edwin Diaz, aj Ramos, hector neris
DL Madison bumgarner

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
5 years ago

Drop any two to pick up Hoffman and Newcomb:

Herrera, Gregorious, Zobrist, Finnegan, Biagini, Capps, Pivetta

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(1) C: Wieters
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Peraza
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Harper, Springer, Myers
(2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
(6) Bench: Haniger

(3) SP: Carrasco, Severino, McCullers
(2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
(4) P: Betances, Ray, Nova, Walker,
(6) Bench: Lynn, M. Montgomery, J. Garcia, Fiers, Chacin

(2) DL: Shoemaker

Normally don’t like having bench bats for obvious reasons but with most of my staff made up of streamers with 6 total bench spots I think I can afford it?

Is Haniger the best use of a bench bat or should I drop him for someone else? Or am I better off trying to flip him for a good buy low SP? Ideas there please?

If I can’t trade him then still hold him or drop him for who? Or I could add someone else in the meantime while trying to trade him? I also have a free DL spot if you think it’s a good idea to stash one of these injured guys?

Available: Kinsler, Carlos Gonzalez, HanRam, Brantley, Bregman, Broxton, Souza, D. Santanta, Gardner, Maybin, Moreland, Belt, Choo , Calhoun, Gregorius

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Hm okay I’m trying to Samardzija now but that team isn’t the best at replying … maybe I’ll try packaging in Betances or another closer and aim higher so a better SP since that team needs RPs? (only has Herrera and already has a bunch of bench bats tho)

Surprised you wouldn’t swap Haniger for Broxton or Souza? Thought you seemed pretty high on them yesterday? or maybe that was just me…

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yes ideally I’m trying to trade him for a SP but trading ain’t easy in this league… so the second part was asking what to do with him if I can’t trade him… but I’m guessing no one is a must add over him right now considering who else is available? Granted he’s a bench bat anyway .. idk what I’m thinking anymore!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ha yeah it was more of a worst case scenario type question then… bahah okay back to space I go!

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Catcher question!

Hedges or Murphy? OPS league

Thx

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Running out of DL space. Keep Sabathia or Cahill?

Thanks!

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Touché.

Mike and Ike
Mike and Ike
5 years ago

Grey,

Which side do you or prefer in OBP keeper league

Arenado

Miggy and Springer

Mike and Ike
Mike and Ike
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Is it close?

What about Miggy, Myers, Odor for Arenado? Close?

Jay Dee
5 years ago

Andrus 2nd hr was off 1 ft with 1 hand and made it 5 rows back on a cold day in Cle- As a homage to Mr Bud Selig we shall not juice our players butts with needles rather lets just juice the ball instead-

Always trust Authority kids……….. butttttt If you do happen to call them out on it and they begin to wag that long (white) index finger at you in denial, bite that fucker off-

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly redraft. you holding any hope for polanco or he is who he is at this point? would you drop for taylor?

snarky anklebiter
snarky anklebiter
5 years ago

My pitching is a turd sandwich. 12 team innings cap league, and I have these losers rostered: Verlander, Paxton and Pineda.

Would you go ahead and cut bait on any of those for any of these available disasters: Samardzija, R. Hill, Nelson, Straily, or J. Montgomery?

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
5 years ago

Grey –

Tough question, which do I roll with:

Chacin for 2 – ATL (Newcomb) and LAD (Maeda) BOTH AT HOME
Verlander for 2 – KC (Strahm) and CLE (Clevinger) BOTH AT HOME

Pazz
Pazz
5 years ago

Wood or McCullers ROS

Pazz
Pazz
Reply to  Pazz
5 years ago

@Pazz: I have a trade offer McCullers and Mazara for rizzo and I want to know if I should try to swap McCullers for wood

Stickball Al
Stickball Al
5 years ago

True story… Me and my buddy were up at Lake Tahoe gambling at Harrah’s in the early 80’s and we walk into a ball room and there’s a piano in the middle of the room and who’s sitting there playing ?None other than Fats Domino. There is maybe 10 or 12 people gathered around him and he’s playing hit after hit and we’re all singing along with him. He’s a big man and he’s got on fancy suit and on his pinkie is a huge diamond ring sparkling as he plays the piano. He’s sweating up a storm and smiling as he sings up a storm. It was a special moment in time. We all got to talk to him a bit and he was so nice to everyone. I still play his greatest hits from time to time. ” I found my thrill, onnnnnnn blueberry hill !!!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Stickball Al
5 years ago

@Stickball Al: Isn’t he like 5’3″? haha

Mike and Ike
Mike and Ike
5 years ago

Grey,

Who would you prefer for ROS, Miggy or Myers?

Thanks

jon
jon
5 years ago

10 team keeper league

Piscotty for Matz?

Big league choo
Big league choo
5 years ago

12 team dynasty H2H

Chris Taylor for sonny gray

My MI odor, Villar, semien, aledmys, Taylor

My sp Cueto, faria, taijuan, stroman, wacha, peacock

Scandalous Bob
Scandalous Bob
5 years ago

A.Garcia & C.Dickerson are both having awesome seasons after disappointing last year. Which one do you think is more likely to keep it up?

demribbies
demribbies
5 years ago

Smoak or Reynolds as DH rest of the way?

Ashtray
Ashtray
5 years ago

Strasburg/Forsythe or Sano/LeMahieu?

Bill Buttlicker
Bill Buttlicker
5 years ago

Hey Grey, have to drop one of the following to add a pitcher. All are bench bats. Who would you drop?
Zimmer, Mallex, Barreto, Bregman, Hanley

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Would you deal Odor for Wade Davis, DRob, Giles, Reed, or Melancon in a keeper league?

Sid bream
Sid bream
5 years ago

Kris bryant/dee gordon/Strasburg
for
Bellinger/Miguel cabrera/LeMahieu

which side do you like? Fair?

H
H
5 years ago

Which two pitchers would you prefer ROS

Pineda, Stroman, Anderson, Nova, Nelson?

Gonzo
Gonzo
5 years ago

Thanks for answering my earlier question! In my AL only I traded Segura, Osuna and CarGomez for Betts, Liriano and Jorge Polanco. Dropped the latter two for Barreto and Snell. Did I overpay?

Zzzzzz
Zzzzzz
5 years ago

C- zunino
1b- goldy
2b- odor
3b- Healy
Ss- correa
Of- trumbo
Of- polanco
Of- Souza
Of- conforto
Util- hosmer
Bn- zimmer
DL- villar
DL- freeman

Pitchers
Paxton
Ray
Mccullers
Lackey
Lynn
Pomeranz
Samardjza
Godley
J Ross
Rosenthal

Thinking about picking up marte. Who on my offense can I drop for him and who else would u drop when villar and freeman come back? Also, should I try and trade some offensive players for starting pitching and if so who would u offer? I punted saves bc the guys I drafted got hurt or sucked. Currently in 2nd in 12 team h2h 5×5.
Thanks!

abmsports23
abmsports23
5 years ago

Harper, Nunez, Quintana, Holland
or
Rendon, Hanley, Carrasco, Edwin Diaz

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

Michael Taylor,joc Peterson,or Carlos gomez?

speill
speill
5 years ago

Hi Grey great article. I was offered two trades today. I trade Blackmon for Abreu and Comforto Blackmon for Abreu and Bautista. Would you pull the trigger on either or hold. I also have Adams in 1st base slot so would have to drop him. Thanks

speill
speill
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: call me stupid but not sure where your going with that statement.

FeverDog
FeverDog
5 years ago

12-team, h2h, 5×5

c-wellington
1b-santana
2b-kinsler
3b-seager
ss-gregorious
of-peralta, springer, desmond
util-smoak, mazara

Who do I drop when Trout comes back?

FeverDog
FeverDog
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Okay

Pazz
Pazz
5 years ago

should I be worried about Mcullers work load, would you want to be a buyer or seller for mcullers. I have a potenital trade to try to get rizzo… honestly i dont really even need rizzo but would make my offense stacked.

Pazz
Pazz
Reply to  Pazz
5 years ago

@Pazz: McCullers*

Alan
Alan
5 years ago

Chase Anderson and/or Pivetta have enough potential to be top 20 pitchers in 2018 ??? What side you like, Keon/Scooter for Duvall/Brian Goodwin in dynasty NL only?

KarlJ
KarlJ
5 years ago

Grey,
I asked you about a Judge for my Scherzer deal yesterday and you said to “hold”
Another owner came to me today with a Harper & Stroman for Max and Conforto deal
12 team 5 x 5 roto redraft
I assume this one is much better

ice river
ice river
5 years ago

whats up grey

would you drop leMahieu, odor or story in a shallow redraft? the wire looks good

who should i grab? conforto, gyorko, morrison, bruce, domingo santana or happ

also need 2 dl stashes, how would you rank chris davis, nunez, danny duffy, ed rod

thanks bud

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
5 years ago

14- team H2H with OBP

Xander/Oh or Story/Marte? Is it fair/close?

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: He just asked if I would throw in Schwarber too, does that change anything?

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
5 years ago

Hey Grey. Non-fantasy baseball topic: television.

I’m assuming you’ve also finished watching The Leftovers and now Fargo’s latest seasons. What will you be watching these days? I’m bummed there won’t be a season three of The Knick. Good stuff.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I think I can get my hands on what is on it.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Will check it out. Thanks!

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  hal_incandenza
5 years ago

@hal_incandenza: my unsolicited recommendation: check out Master of None on Netflix, season two just came out recently

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Benintendo64
5 years ago

@Benintendo64: I’m normally more into dramas but I’ll give it a whirl. Thrones can’t start soon enough.

matt ball
matt ball
5 years ago

time to drop hanley in a 12 team 6×6 (+ OPS) for brandon belt and his 9 game hitting streak?

dubjay
dubjay
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Who are you liking best out of these streamers? Can you pick 1 from each group?
Ryu @LAA
Paulino vsOAK
Snell @PIT

Peacock vsOAK
Lamet vsATL
I can’t say that I love any of these. But I have a ton of SP on the DL and need to find some value somewhere. Streamed a nice game from J.Montgomery yesterday. Hoping for a couple more.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Paulino was grabbed. Next up for Wednesday. Ryu or Snell?

Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
The lineups are above

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Odor or Dee Gordon moving forward?

My Seven Rizzos
My Seven Rizzos
5 years ago

In a 12 team points keeper league, which side do you choose?

Side A: McCutchen, Morton
Side B: Manaea

My Seven Rizzos
My Seven Rizzos
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks, my thoughts too.
I need to drop either Ian Happ or Villar…. who do you see as a bigger impact ROS?

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

Bellinger/mccullers or trout/Peralta/McCann

If trout side…would you give away mccullers over darvish and archer

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Peacock, J Montgomery, or T Walker?

Thanks!

Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High
5 years ago

Dickerson, berrios, reynolds, hand for cruz, simmons, nelson, gallo? Thanks chief

MarvPesos
Marv
5 years ago

Grey,
10-tm H2H cat Keeper (keep 12)
Give: Cain, Smoak & I Nova
for: Springer
the owner is currently on the fence but if I add more am I overpaying (or doesn’t matter as you always want to get the best bat ?)
thanks

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
5 years ago

Rank Dickerson, Bruce and Trumbo ROS. Thanks!

exactly
5 years ago

Team’s got plenty of hitting, but we’re thin on pitching, in a 12-team H2H points this is our staff:

Nova
Pineda
Lackey
Godley
Chacin
H. Bailey
Gossett
Devenski
Maton
Martes

With Morton, Karns, Smyly and Cahill on DL.

Would you trade Rizzo for Lester/Berrios? We’d replace Rizzo (current 2B) with Villar coming off DL or pick up Scooter, Hernan Perez or Merrifield.

Thanks!

exactly
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: So you think we can compete with those pitchers, plus when the DL guys come back? I mean our offense is pretty loaded, Au Shizz, Rizzo, Springer, Correa, Bogaerts, etc.

exactly
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I hear ya…in this league, people overvalue pitchers it’s annoying…you get flat out rejected offering Rendon for Nola.

Matty
Matty
5 years ago

I know Hamels is a generally “dew knot,” but, would you hang onto him in a deep dynasty with weekly pickups?
The most qualified alternates appear to be Mike Montgomery or Jose Urena.
Thanks.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Matty
5 years ago

@Matty:
I see that you mostly answered this four inches up (14″ if you’re a lady reader).
Does the dynasty ro availability of Ureña change the calculus?

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Matty
5 years ago

@Matty:
Simultaneous post.
Thanks.

Roger Podacter
Roger Podacter
5 years ago

GREY!!

Rappin’ Dac’ here – H2H League – you like Casillo or Snell for the injured B. McCartilge?

Snell faces a Pirates team that’s never seen him before, could be good but I feel like Casillo has a better upside..

Roger Podacter
Roger Podacter
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Woohoo podcast day! *giggles uncontrollably*

Bwyce Hawpor
Bwyce Hawpor
5 years ago

ellsbury or Tyler Wade for steals ROS?

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Broxton or Michael A Taylor for short term? Both have been insane over the last 2+ weeks.

Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Odor, Reddick, D. Santana, Tapia, Pham- Which two would you go with.

Needs are contribution in all categories-also it’s a bench bat.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

I know a lot of people are struggling with Odor hitting just over 200. Is there a turn around somewhere. What do you project for his season? Thanks

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Hey Grey, 3 quick things…

1. Made Scherzer for my Bellinger trade and patting myself on the back, not bad turning a FA pickup into Scherzer especially when I need pitching!

2. Starting Manaea on the road against HOU? Seems risky but they have such awful numbers against him.

3. Speaking of that … Manaea or Rodon ROS? Anything there with Rodon or think he could be trash…

Thanks!

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, man.

Jimbob
Jimbob
5 years ago

Grey!
Made a trade,
I received Machado
I gave up Russell and Stanton.

Also, would you start a two start Gussman, at Toronto vs Tampa,

Or 1 start matz, at Miami,

Thanks for your help

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Someone has a brokeback mountain moment with Gausman…

“I wish I could quit you!”

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
5 years ago

Hey hey, Grey.

I love ya, bro, but sometimes I fail to follow the ‘pert advice in your blurbs on players, even when the comedy is rock solid. So, for example, if Michael Brantley were available in my league . . . should I scoop him up even if I’m not jamming him right into my lineup?

Am I just kinda slow?

Love yas!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

I love when you slap me and tell me to stop being silly bitch.

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

hey Grey,

14th team keeper league (7 keepers)
Would you trade Dozier for Berrios?
I would move Tulo to bench spot.

thanks,
Chris

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: i would be the one getting Dozier… should I make the deal?

Donnie Baseball
Donnie Baseball
5 years ago

I just wanted you to know that today I woke up and said THATS IT! I dropped Odor for Ian Happ. Watch him start hitting now…

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
Reply to  Donnie Baseball
5 years ago

@Donnie Baseball: on behalf of Odor owners everywhere, I thank you

bob sacamano
bob sacamano
Reply to  Donnie Baseball
5 years ago

@Donnie Baseball:

Oh donnie donnie donnie.. you done cuk’d up!

Jump on it
Jump on it
5 years ago

10 team league H2H

Would you drop Odor for Dee Gordon or Scooter Gennett?

And would you drop Trumbo for Mancini or Matt Adams?

Jump on it
Jump on it
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Between Gordon and Ian Happ, who would you pick?

Cram It
Cram It
5 years ago

I don’t use Streamonator, but are there statistics on how accurate it is? I’m also not good at analytics and algorithms, so I don’t know difficult that is to measure.

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
5 years ago

Been rotating Mancini, Mazara, Zimmer, and Haniger into my 3 OF spots. M. Taylor, JBJ, and Tapia are all available. Any of those better options ROS than my current guys? (15 team, season-long league).

Thanks!