Razzball Exclusive!  The Twins were seen on Saturday at the Factory Outlet Mall in St. Paul, shopping for an outfielder.  Unhappy with the selection — everything was odd-sized or someone they had called up and sent down numerous times — they headed back to the car, deciding to go on to the Duluth Shop ‘n Zoo, a place, contrary to the name, that doesn’t sell animals.  When they got back to the car, they realized they forgot their change purse in the mall.  They raced back, but it was too late; it was gone.  Frustrated and angry, they asked to use Spencer Gifts’ phone because they didn’t want to incur long distance charges on their own.  Fed up and at their breaking point, they called up Byron Buxton, while also spotting a gag gift, fake vomit, that they shoplifted, figuring they can use it to play shortstop.  Here’s what Prospect Mike said this offseason, “Buxton is ranked numero uno on my Top 50 fantasy prospects list, and it’s thanks to his ability to fill all five roto categories.  He might be the closest thing we have in the minors right now to a first round fantasy talent with the power to hit 20 homers, the speed to swipe 30+ bags, and the ability to hit for a high average. Injuries limited him to 137 plate appearances in 2014, but that shouldn’t stop the 21-year-old from seeing the majors later this season.  The ceiling is a perennial All-Star outfielder and a top ten fantasy player overall.  In short, he’s wonderful and Grey’s terrible.”  Oh, man, c’mon!  In Double-A this year, Buxton had six homers, 20 steals (in only 59 games!) and was hitting .283.  At points during this season, Mike has compared him to Carlos Gomez.  That sounds like an apt comparison, which isn’t the same as roomier with two bathrooms.  That’s an Apt. comparison.  You should grab him in every league.  Yes, even that 10 team league, where it’s you playing against nine of your email aliases.  By the way, I can’t believe you’re losing to [email protected]  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brian Dozier – 2-for-5 and his 13th homer, hitting .265.  In the 30 for 30 “Brian and The Doz,” Brian Dozier discusses his life on the Twins and how no one outside of Minnesota knows who he is.  The Doz says, “One time I was wearing my jersey in an airport and someone asked me if I was a fraternal or identical twin.”

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Hang ’em and bang ’em, Gallo!

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Hey, it’s my favorite Martin.  He was in this past Friday’s Buy column, and he’ll be in this upcoming one if you don’t pick him up.  Only you can change the future.  The more you know, NBC.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-2 as he was called up by the Indians.  Unlike Buxton, I expected this and why I kept telling you to grab him.  Prospect Mike did a great job of breaking down both huge call-ups yesterday.  He calls Lindor Alcides Escobar-like; I thought Lindor was more Elvis Andrus-like, and, now that I think about it, I think they’re all the same player.  I will call him, Alvides Andcobar.  That sounds yawnstipating with a side of stretching one’s arms, but Lindor has one thing they don’t have.  No, not truffles.   He has unknown.  Unknown excites people, unknown leaves one with promise of a better tomorrow, unknown wears a paper bag and tells jokes on The Gong Show.  If Lindor hits .400 in his first month, he’ll have way more value than Alcides or Elvis could ever, because people will think this is Lindor’s norm with no cliff, and definitely no Carla.  For that reason, I’d grab Lindor in every league.

Corey Kluber – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.54 vs. Alfredo Simon 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.58.  This matchup was billed as, “Kluber vs. Why Use A Club When You Can Use A Gun?”

Nick Swisher – Lands on the DL with knee issues.  His sideburns said, “We can only do so much!”

Justin Verlander – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Five innings and two earned with two Ks?  Where would you ever find that on waivers?  There’s no other pitcher capable of such wonderful!  Fo’reallies, 95% of the streamers in your league could give you the same as Verlander.  Unless, of course, Mirror Selfies is a category in your league.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd in as many games.  Also, in Sunday’s game, Miguel Cabrera (3-for-4, 3 runs) hit his 14th homer, because wherever J.D. goes, Swiggy follows.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4.  Due to tightness in his quad, he left Saturday’s game early, then played on Sunday.  Is doode serious with all of these day-to-day injuries?  I guess when you’re a 315-pound bleb day-to-day is to be expected and living in a bubble is too meta.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 4 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  I told you, E-Rod, before hanging out with other Red Sox starters, you need to say, “Circle, circle, dot, dot.”  That’s just obvious!  Well, that was a terrible start obviously that had The Regression Fairies dancing on the graves of many ratios, but I’d try to hold Rodriguez for another start.

Mookie Betts – Has been out since Friday after crashing into a wall.  I blame Sandoval, because on Thursday he gave Betts ideas, by showing him his Kool-Aid Man costume.

David Ortiz – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, and his third homer since Thursday.  Or Thirdsday if you’re reading fast.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Danny Valencia sounds like a stage name for a bad actor, “For my audition, I’m going to do the scene ‘eating the Old 96er’ from The Great Outdoors.”  Sadly, he’s bad at acting like a full-time player too.

Chris Colabello – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .343.  I want them.  Every Blue Jay hitter.  They’re like Canadian Coors, which I believe is Molson.  This goes for everyone in the Blue Jays lineup, minus Bautista and Edwin, because they’re dealing with shoulder injuries.

Ryan Goins – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .235.  And that’s Ryan’s comings and Goins.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 9th steal.  Pillar strikes me as a guy that some ‘perts are going to say is a sleeper next year, and you’re going to draft and hold for about three days next April.  Please don’t mention Michael Saunders.

Aaron Sanchez – Hit the DL with upper body soreness.  Sounds like he needs to decompress at a spa.

John Ryan Murphy – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  John Ryan Murphy is the Yankees backup catcher and the guy most likely to share a name with a world leader’s assassin.

Sonny Gray – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.60.  I love my boy, Sonny, but his ERA is obscenely low.  There’s no way he can keep this up.  Aw, geez, the internet’s made me cynical.  Thanks, Al Gore!

Billy Burns – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI with his 12th steal, hitting .313.  I wonder if his teammate Graveman ever wants to call him Billy B. Urns.

Ben Zobrist – 3-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .219, which sums up his year so far.  Well, that and his two homers.  Zobrist is the new blech.

Chris Heston – 5 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Damn, Johnny Vander Meer’s great-nephew made the trip all the way from Baton Rouge too.

Rubby de la Rosa – 8 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  C’mon, Rubby, are you just messing with me now?  I’m gonna start calling him, Blowme de la Rosa.

Ender Inciarte – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th steal, hitting .288.  He hasn’t quite flipped the script on everything we know about a nationality like the Pollock in center (0-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .319), but Inciarte has been more than respectable.

Corey Dickerson – Due to a flare up of his plantar fasciitis, he left Saturday’s game early and didn’t start in Sunday’s game.  If you own Dickerson, I’d say there’s about a 100% chance this happens all year with a margin of error of one percentage point.  When you have the fasciitis, it’s like all I’s are on your feet.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  This game was in Miami, where the weather usually calls for a hurricane, but yesterday they had a Torenado sweep through.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  I wonder where the Caucasian Blackmon falls on the Rachel Dolezal situation.   They should start their own chapter of the NAACP, and name it, “We Shall Overcome Our Whiteness.”  This is a good time to reveal that I’m a white man that has been disguised as an Asian for 15 years.  Unfortunately, my cover was blown when someone asked me, “How much tip should we leave?” and I couldn’t do the math.

Mat Latos – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks as he returned from the DL.  Oh.  Wait.  What the Whatos!?  That’s more out of nowhere than Dallas Latos reading and comprehending more than 140 characters.  I still don’t trust Latos, but a start like that requires him to be owned to see if maybe his injury was the cause of his suckitude.

Martin Prado – Sprained his shoulder on Sunday.  The Marlins are calling him day-to-day, and he said, “I’m right here with a sprained shoulder.  Stop calling him every day!”

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  If you started him, you can just call him Mike $%!#*!*[email protected]$.

Jace Peterson – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (7), hitting .285.  Going on about two weeks he’s been hot schmotatoing all around town.

Juan Uribe – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Hasn’t done a shizzton recently, but every time Uribe gets more than two hits, I feel like he’s about to go on an extended hot streak.  This is likely confirmation bias like you thinking girls who wear sweatpants are down-to-earth, instead of unshowered like yourself.

Dillon Gee – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  Italian-American Mets fans are calling for the Mets to go to the Matzresses.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Guess he was the catcher to stash on my DL instead of d’Evin.

Darrell Ceciliani – 1-for-3 and his 1st major league homer as he filled in for Cuddyer.  When Ceciliani homered, the camera cut to his mustachioed father, waving a rolling pin in the air– *intern whispers in my ear* I’m told that was Ceciliani’s mother.

Dilson Herrera – 1-for-3 and a slam (2) and legs (1).  You’re likely thinking, “Good for Grey, since he just picked him up.”  Well, it’s nice of you to remember that I said last week that I’m grabbing Dilson, but I also dropped Dilson on Saturday, so thanks for rubbing salt in my MI scabs that I can’t stop picking.

Juan Lagares – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .275, and hitting near-.350 in the last week, and has a hit in nine of his last ten games.  He’s shown Yunel levels of speed and power, which is to say not much, but he’s swinging a hot bat, and worth a flyer.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  That makes his ERA since I told you to buy him  on Friday– Okay, I won’t do that.  Yet.

Hector Rondon – 1 IP, 0 ER as he pitched in a tie game in the 8th, which shows that he either is the closer and this was the most important to pitch or Maddon is diddling around with the bullpen again or he’s turned into a direwolf and he’s not dead.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.36.  So, if you drafted Burnett, DeSclafani, Alfredo Simon, Keuchel and Sonny Gray, you’d basically be winning every league in the entire world.  Yeah, pitching’s where to invest at drafts.  Ri7ght.

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-3, 1 run and 5 steals, now with 31 steals on the year.  Pre-All-Star Game contest idea!  Hamilton tries to steal second base while Jon Lester is turned, facing 2nd base.

Collin McHugh – 3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 5.08.  Just about everyone who’s asked me about McLoser, I’ve said to move on from him.  It feels like he’s hiding an injury, and a Disgraceful List stint is forthcoming.  By the by, don’t say forthcoming in a real world conversation or the other person has the right to punch you.

Jose Altuve – Sat out two games this weekend after tweaking his hamstring.  You know how you string together popcorn to put on your Christmas tree?  Instead, imagine you stringed together pieces of diced ham.  That’s the size and fragility of Altuve’s hamstrings.

Evan Gattis – 4-for-5, 3 runs with four singles.  The chances that Gattis would get four singles is as improbable as anyone on the Astros, except Altuve, getting four singles.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .248.  Geiger, let’s go!

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .185.  He also homered on Friday, so he’s mostly Malbuena, but he could be a lightly warmed schmotato.

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 BBs, zero hits, 4 Ks.  Well, if that don’t sum up McCullers, my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate).  He’s definitely worth owning, but you’re McCrackers if you think he’s safe.

Michael Montgomery – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.89.  There could be something here, since he was once a top prospect.  As of right now, I’d continue to look at him through the eyes of the Stream-o-Nator.

Roenis Elias – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies have a friend they call “The Gay Pope” that wears white sheet dresses, they celebrate the birthday of Gloria Gaynor every year and they will make ugly with your ratios.

Joe Ross – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Why do I want to call him Jim Ross and put a cowboy hat on him in my mind’s eye?  Listen, wrestling and fantasy fans, Ross is in a surefire pickle with the bumps while stompin’ a mudhole and walkin’ it dry, but Strasburg and Fister have to slot in somewhere into the Nats rotation.  As a speculative streamer, give Ross a whirl, but I wouldn’t get attached like a 12-year-old to Mayim Bialik’s breast.

Bryce Harper – Out yesterday after taking a pitch off his knee.  He’s day-to-day, but his fate is in every fantasy baseballer’s hands that doesn’t own him but does own a voodoo doll.

Max Scherzer – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (1 hit), 16 Ks, ERA down to 1.93.  This reminded me of Digital Underground’s Same Song that featured Tupac in his first song, which was included in one of the worst films of all-time, Nothing But Trouble.  Scherzer was Tupac and the Brewers were Aykroyd, Chevy and Demi Moore in that godforsaken movie.  And you can’t stop this, Scherzer, go ahead and rock this.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.60.  This just seems like a bad year to be interested in anything from Milwaukee, which just makes Laverne & Shirley sad.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.84.  Before we start patting each other on the bottom, happy with keeping the faith in Alphabet Soup, this start was vs. the Rays and even the Stream-o-Nator had nice things to say for it.  I still think there’s a 50/50 chance that he goes out and pitches a 7 IP, 6 ER doozy his next time out.

Chris Sale – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.01.  Yesterday, he threw 125 pitches, because he gets hurt three times a year and Robin Ventura is a knucklehead, as named by Nolan Ryan.

Jake McGee – 1 IP, 0 ER and notched his 3rd save on Saturday, and Kevin Jepsen (1 IP, 0 ER) came back with the save on Sunday.  As I speculated on Thursday and Friday, Kevin Cash looks like, for the ninth inning, he’s thinking strictly out of the Boxberger.  McGee is the go-to guy, and Jepsen was used because McGee had worked the previous three of four days.  Of course, for a guy named Cash, he sure likes change.

Jake Odorizzi – Resumed a throwing program as he works his way back from an oblique injury.  Hmm, that actually isn’t vague at all.

Nate Karns – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (1 BB), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  Of course, this game was vs. the White Sux, which was also Rachel Dolezal’s favorite team.  The Stream-o-Nator has unflattering things to say for Karns’s next start, and I wouldn’t risk it in most leagues.

Yordano Ventura – Feeling better after leaving Friday’s game with irritation of his pitching hand’s ulnar nerve.  The nerve of this guy!

Mike Bolsinger – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 2.25.  Finally, he stopped looking like Cy Feller.

Andre Ethier – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer.  This makes me groan, so I’m not sure why I keep doing it, but, on our Player Rater, Ethier is now more valuable than Matt Kemp, Betts, Choo, Carlos Gomez, Heyward, Trumbo and Holliday, to name a few.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.71 as he notched his 10th win.  Cole + my teams = Glove.  Damn, math was close there.  Was supposed to equal “Love.”

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA down to 2.96 vs. A.J. Burnett 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 1.89.  After the game, Hamels said, “I won’t waive my no-trade clause to the Pirates.  I don’t like the state they play in.”

Ben Revere – 2-for-5 and his 15th steal.  Elias Sports Bureau said Revere was the first player in a game not wearing a uniform number, but instead wearing an eBay auction bid price.

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El Enano
7 years ago

Mmm… what would I give to replace the 12-year-old on Mayim Bialik’s breast.

Anyhoo,

What is Jay Bruce and Robinson Cano’s trade value right now? 15-team mixed league. Currently have a red-hot hitting Harrison at 2B. For OF’s I have Bautista, Grandy, Ellsbury, J.D. Martinez, Joey Butler.

Bammers
Bammers
7 years ago

12 team redraft league.. 5×5 h2h standard scoring.

Would you trade Byron Buxton for Carlos Martinez or Carlos Rodon?

I am looking for pitching help. We start 3 OF and 2 UTIL. My current OFs are Marte/Adam Jones/Blackmon/Braun/Bautista/Buxton. My SP are DeGrom/Ross/Quintana/Shoemaker/Roark (with Odorizzi and Iwakuma on DL).

Do you make this trade? If so, who do you want?

Bammers
Bammers
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

He actually said he would give me Martinez plus any 1 of the following players: Lindor, Corey Dickerson, Rusney Castillo, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Vincent Velasquez, Carlos Rodon.

Which one do you take? (Redraft)

Bammers
Bammers
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks Grey!

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
7 years ago

Hey Grey,
Looks like I might be able to get Harvey for Dickerson in my NL-Only Keeper League. I’m waiting to hear back to see if he’d take Myers for Jansen. I would need to pick up Venable though. Here’s my current team. I think I have enough offense H2H and My pitching would be very strong.

Ca Schwarber
1B Goldschmidt (41)
2B Flores (5)
3B Bryant (30)
SS Kang (5)
INF Franco (2)
OF Pollock (12)
OF Dickerson (16)
OF Myers (20)
OF K. Johnson
Util. Gennett (7)
B Guerrero (1)
B D.Brown (1)

CL Chapman (20)
CL Melancon (11)
RP Ziegler (1)
SP Shields (30)
SP Arrieta (27)
SP Garza (9)
SP Hendricks (2)
SP Heston
SP Peavy (7)
B W.Peralta (9)

rcs
rcs
7 years ago

Ugh. Another Tyson Ross stinker. I can’t handle these walks and singles. Ks are nice. Is it time to drop him in a keeper?

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Hi Grey,

Corey Dickerson or Marcell Ozuna RoS?

I have Dickerson – Ozuna on the wire.

Thanks…

Mike.

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

span vs leonys ros

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Grey, drop Ross for either Chavez or Latos?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Wade Davis owners are thankful for this opportunity yet still a little afraid…

Japhet Amandor's Blood Pressure
Japhet Amandor's Blood Pressure
7 years ago

Bruh should I drop Semien for either Jace Peterson, Tomas, Franco, or Pedro Alvarez? Thank You Baseball Buddha!

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
7 years ago

after missing out on bux and lindor in a few non-NA stash spot redrafts i’ll do my best now about schwarbs. already just grabbed him in 2 catcher leagues and 1 NL only (over gomes, no big whoop there)
missed by 13 minutes and 16 in 2 others. redraft unless otherwise noted.
1.over lind or choo in 12 team OPS’s? (or even buxton?)
2. is heyward the drop to activate bux? i would think so. 14 team redraft with total bases/hits/OBP.
3. 20 team H2H with OPS/slugging. over alonso? already have d’arnaud/c-sant and alonso for catcher/1b/util.

me likely when high K guys like souza go all BB crazy.
4. 14 team roto redraft

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: me lit up still when in #4 question doesn’t get completed and i just now notice that. helpful as all hell though (6 day up part awareness), and feel less like a mark getting beat in a few spots to him, which is nice considering i would’ve had hours had i both had interweb steady access and been less occupied with party-real-life behaviors for 3-ish days overweekend on bux/lindor.

Knucks
Knucks
7 years ago

Would you give kinsler/Desmond for Strasburg/Castro?

Have a 2B, SS, MI slot to fill with kinsler, lindor, Desmond, and Wong. Recently got Desmond in trade I won favorably and would love to spin for something useful. I am currently in 1st in all hitting categories but could use a SP, although not too badly

My SPs are grienke, archer, Pineda, carrasco, Chavez, Velasquez, matz

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
7 years ago

AuShizz!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

Nabbed Stras for Desmond earlier today, well I had to throw in Chen for his start tonight as a sweetener. Let the era of the Frankenmiddleinfielder begin!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Wilmer Flores, (1-5, rbi), has already done in one night as much as Ian had done in a week.

Rondell Sheppard
Rondell Sheppard
7 years ago

Archer ($12 keeper) for McCutchen (astronomical price that I can’t recall)–which side? Thanks!

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

rank cola, franco, tomas ROS… please :)

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: does cola split time with Somak?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: damn shame for Jaywrong and us 30 team dudes who gave smoak a 2 year deal, but it’s not like it wasn’t foreseeable.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
7 years ago

BFF, The Rachel Dolezal comments were effin classic, although I personally related to the Target Headline (Bug is responsible for Target Shizz and I’m responsible for Costco Shizz) Obviously I relate to to the Target comment cause there’s nothing that interests me there, nothing what so ever (I say that now, but Bug does come home with some bomb ass candy) Yesterday, the gal at the checkout was like, “Oh is it Movie Night?” Bug was like, “No, my husband just eats a lot of candy”. The gal probably looked up and down her 5’3″ 110lb body and thought to herself, “Yep your husband is either diabetic or 300lbs!” I’m neither, but I do love me some candy! Point of the story, Bug goes to Target and gets the stuff on the list. I go to Costco with 4 items on the list and spend $320 bucks when I was supposed to get Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Cokes and Marinara sauce. Obvious Costco Fail, so who’s our Costco Prospect? BTW, Rachel Dolezal changed her name while she was Howard to Rachel Moore and then filed a lawsuit against Howard for discriminating against her because she was white. Not only did she lose the case, but she had to pay Howard U 3k in legal fees. That shizz made me laugh, and laugh a lil Moore!

Jj
Jj
7 years ago

I can use an ace this guy is in last place and needs hitting offer him Buxton, Polanco, and soler for Cole hamels or try and do better

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

Roto 6×6 with OPS
Souza or Gordon ROS?

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

Roto 6×6 with QS, who’s the pickup?
McCullers
Rodon
Lackey

Kluber Troopers
Kluber Troopers
7 years ago

I have Segura and recently grabbed Lindor. Would you make either of these trades? Is your answer the same if he wants Segura?

Carrasco and Lindor for Cole.
Carlos Gonzalex and Lindor for Hanley?

Kluber Troopers
Kluber Troopers
Reply to  Kluber Troopers
7 years ago

Add Marte and Sale for Adam Jones and Lindor?

My OF is currently– Jones, Harper, Pollock, Cargo, Leonys (3OF and 1 Util)
SP is currently– Arrieta, Lester, Carrasco, Ross, Chavez, Latos, Matz

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
7 years ago

I’m completely dominating my league right now, but my whole team has pretty much fallen apart. Just lost Myers, still have the injured Dickerson, have Odorizzi and Miller on the DL already (only have two DL spots) and Longo left the game after getting hit on the wrist. I guess Myers is the drop, but who am I picking up:

Maybin (will have to clear waivers tomorrow – I dropped him, can’t pick him up)
Burns
Moss
Avisail
Ethier
Harrison

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

*I was also offered CarGomez and Cruz for Miggy – but I couldn’t do it. Gomez is always hurt.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Wilsonian
7 years ago

@Wilsonian: could also give Schwarber a chance just to see what happens this week.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: done. Thanks man. You think I need to be dumping Dickerson if he hits the DL?

And would you deal Dickerson/Miggy for Springer/Cruz? I think I would, but I doubt he takes it.

J-Money
J-Money
7 years ago

Forgive my typo..

J-Money
J-Money
7 years ago

Whatup Gray,

12 team 6v6 OPS and K/9. Was offered Pillar and DeGrom for Hanley and Tolleson. I have Myers and Soler on the DL, Segura at short, and have 3 other closers. Im in 12th place for ERA and Whip, but tied for second overall at 8-2. Just looking for some perspective, thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Familia-rity breeds contempt.

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Drop Avi or Ozuna for Odor? Need MI help!! Drop Bauer, Buch, or Quintana for Matz? Thanks

Iron Sheik
Iron Sheik
7 years ago

Measter Grey-Lot of jabroni in my league need humbling…need to break their backs via Camel Clutch. Any upgrades you can tink of looking at Sheikie roster? Not liking 3rd OF but maybe Buxton or Soler can fill gap. Ks are minus 1 which stink like a Hulk Hogan. Sheik #1, Grey #1, all other info PATOOEY!

C Russell Martin C | TOR Home: 3 (TEX)
1B Mark Teixeira 1B | NYY Home: 3 (PHI)
2B Jason Kipnis 2B | CLE Home: 3 (DET)
3B Kris Bryant 3B | CHC Home: 4 (LAD)
SS Wilmer Flores 2B,SS | NYM Home: 3 (CIN)
OF Torii Hunter OF | MIN Home: 3 (CHW)
OF Andrew McCutchen OF | PIT Home: 6 (CIN,ATL)
OF Mike Trout OF | LAA Home: 6 (HOU,SEA)
DH Mike Moustakas 3B | KC Home: 0
RESERVES
SS Addison Russell 2B,SS | CHC Home: 4 (LAD)
OF Byron Buxton OF | MIN Home: 3 (CHW)
OF Jorge Soler OF | CHC Home: 4 (LAD)
PITCHERS
SP Sonny Gray SP | OAK Home: 3 (KC)
SP David Price SP | DET Home: 4 (CHW)
SP Garrett Richards SP | LAA Home: 6 (HOU,SEA)
SP Edinson Volquez SP | KC Home: 0
RP Cody Allen RP | CLE Home: 3 (DET)
RP Glen Perkins RP | MIN Home: 3 (CHW)
RESERVES
SP Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Home: 0
SP Phil Hughes SP | MIN Home: 3 (CHW)
SP Nathan Karns SP | TB Home: 6 (TOR,BOS)
SP Jon Lester SP | CHC Home: 4 (LAD)
SP Jose Quintana SP | CHW Home: 0
SP Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Home: 0
SP Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
7 years ago

trade my puig for Tulo? thoughts?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
prolly the two players I hate the most ha!

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
7 years ago

Well, I couldn’t get Rodon off my team fast enough after this start. His stuff looked awful, too many rookie mistakes. He still had potential, but let someone else have. DONE with him.

Picked up Latos. Should have better numbers ROS

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
7 years ago

Uch, Myers. He’s been teasing with his wrist action more than a van of yeshiva girls. Latest DL stint make him close to droppable in a 12-teamer?

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

Best pickup to replace Myers?
Kole Calhoun
Alex Gordon

Could you also rank these arms?
Julio Teheran
Kyle Hendricks
Charlie Morton
Yovani Gallardo

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Looks like it just needed me to drop Forsyth for him to start hitting again.

Dj
Dj
7 years ago

Confidence in may too do well @cards?

What about rubby vs SD this week $13.7

In a h2h league how many innings should you be throwing a week is there a number that is good to follow. I like to stream but don’t want to go overboard

35 year old virgin
35 year old virgin
7 years ago

I was offered Springer and Reyes for Tulo, Dallas, and my 1st round pick next year (after 60 guys are kept)…. Sound good to you?

Robert
Robert
7 years ago

Rodon’s fantastic start tonight has me wondering if I need to upgrade my pitching. In a 10 h2h league I have Archer, Zimmermann, liriano, ross, pineda, carrasco, Salazar, and of course rodon. I am in 1st thanks to my hitting. Stand pat or try for an ace?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: who wins on Donaldson for gray and bogaerts?

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

GREEEEEEYYYY!!!

12 tm Al only dynasty. Who is the drop, Nick Franklin or Giovanny Urshela?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
Reply to  The Talented Mr. Dope Man
7 years ago

@The Talented Mr. Dope Man: Or I can keep both of those guys and drop Matt Joyce…

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
7 years ago

just lost delino, and dickerson probably soon to follow. 12 team H2H. best overall add. OPS/BB’s and net steals over steals.
chirinos
ramos
rizzo
harrison
son of donald
flores
CI panda
MI addison R
LF upton
CF marte
RF avisail
OF fowler
util his name is paulsen
BN fowler/dickerson
DL delino/soler
Options include: w.rosario (since i have paulsen i’d always have the 1B if i went with him)/e.rosario/canha/cano/venable/pillar/kang/t.hunter/coghlan/ahmed/espinosa (super utility belt here, and really this is to fill holes or to bench better players in bad matchups as is.
2. should i even be dumping addison R, grabbing 1 MI eligible for his spot, and a 2nd guy listed above?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: i’m imagining somebody else could beat me to cano (just dropped), in case of so, who’s 2nd?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
7 years ago

@Beware the Shit Rope: first time i’ve seen cano dropped anywhere, ever. yahoo must’ve updated their can’t drop lists, as i’m sure he was on that preseason.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: ah yes, the lone “bright spot” in the myers debaclescape. like the flicker at the end of plato’s cave (and no, i’m not talking about the 3 dozen minimum strip joints with nearly that name running around western culture somewhere)

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
7 years ago

12 team H2H keeper.

Drop Velasquez for Fiers?

Thanks in advance.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
7 years ago

dynasty OPS 14 team H2H. just got this offer, i’m guessing this is a no
my marte/altuve/4th rounder (any pick that’s not top 10 overall or higher really aren’t worth much) for opp’s d.travis/lindor/soler/3rd rounder. lindor would have some more value in this league, as it also has fielding stuff like double plays/assists/put outs. roster is this
d’arnaud
lind/howard
altuve
c.davis
segura/kang
LF marte
CF b.ham
RF souza
util tucker
BN delino
DL werth/mesoraco
NA a-jax/sano/bell/dahl
I’m thinking since i have souza (recently, i waivered and used half of yearly budget to get him when some twit dropped him) i don’t need soler this badly to take the large step down from altuve to d.travis, and segura i’m sure isn’t much different than lindor,

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
7 years ago

Headley and Cueto for Syndagaard and Braun? Which side wins the deal
5×5 redraft

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
7 years ago

Would you quickly accept Addison Russell for Lindor? a GM in my league likes shiny new things.

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
7 years ago

Happy Monday Grey!

12 team H2H (OBP)

C: Gomes
1B: Abreu
2B: Altuve
SS: Tulo
3B: Seager
OF: Harper/ Marte/ Ozuna
Util: Dozier/ Burns

Not currently carrying a bench bat (not sure how long I will be able to roll like this w/ Altuve dinged up).

Ozuna has been meh. Drop for a hotter bat? or hold? Looking for overall production w/ a lean toward power if possible.

Available on wire:

Pillar
Moreland
Belt

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

[email protected]Grey: Thanks!… And I knew what your answer would be before I hit “Post Comment”.

Oh well… OZUNA lives to hit another day.

JoeyJoeJoe
JoeyJoeJoe
7 years ago

Have Duda in my UTIL spot. Drop for Ortiz?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Cubs-Indians postponed…

JoeG414
JoeG414
7 years ago

Quick Batty Call : Reimold – home vs Harang or Alonso – home vs Hahn ?
Thanks .

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  JoeG414
7 years ago

@JoeG414:
Never mind . Going to play both since the Clev / Cub game is rained out

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
7 years ago

Grey,
I need to make room on my roster to add Jace to fill in for DeShields. Long story, but I finally need to move Dickerson from the DL since he is not DL’d. Is he worth dropping or should I finally drop say Yordano? I know it’s an odd question, but it’s one of those weird DL issues. I guess I also have Velasquez to potentially drop.

Thanks much.

Dusty Baker
Dusty Baker
7 years ago

It looks like the Mets are getting ready too do something …………… maybe a big trade ? They have demoted Gee , called up a kid named A Morris from single A- ball (RP) , and it is believed that Matz will be called up around July 1…………………….. do I take a flyer on the Morris kid, in hopes that maybe, just maybe be get closer role , with spectulation that Familia is going to be traded ? (we have saves/ holds in NL only 5×5 – 10 Teamer)———————————————————- my next question is, to I try and pick Fiers back up ? I have dropped him twice this year, or do I take, Lynn, Josh Johnson (DL stash), Ray, Garza, Capps (new closer in South Beach ??) ………………………………………. my stafff includes — Harvey , Cole, Liriano, DeSclafani, Haren, Morton , Melancon, Rondon, Ziegler —————- I got a Utility (flex) spot I can use a bat or add a 10th Pitcher, I plan on dropping the bat , as I am going to be way down in the pecking order this week for waivers, and am sure someone is going to obtain A Ramirez, whom was dropped last week—————————I gotta believe the Reds Fire sale is fast approaching……………. you think the Padres would give me a call back, since I emailed my application for Manager this morning………………..too bad for Bud Black, well manybe he and Blackmon can get a few games of dominos in? —————catcha later bra- DB

Wudaben
Wudaben
7 years ago

Start a 2 start Velasquez or Bauer over a 2 start Cashner, or 1 start Carrasco or Salazar?

Wudaben
Wudaben
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Need to start 3

Carrasco @CHC (Hendricks)
Salazar @CHC (Hammel)
Cashner vs OAK (Kazmir) @ARI (Hellickson)

Velesquez vs COL (Rusin) @SEA (Happ)
Bauer vs @CHC (Arrieta) vs TB (Ramirez) * I’ll be starting Arrieta opposite this matchup

Abe Froman
Abe Froman
7 years ago

Pick 2 closers for the week:

Carson Smith: 4 vs SF, 3 vs HOU
Joakim Soria: 4 vs CIN, 3 vs NYY
K-Rod: 4 vs KC, 3 vs COL

Mike Devereaux
Mike Devereaux
7 years ago

Sup Grey –
In a head to head points league where steals pretty much mean nothing who would you rather have for the ROS – Jace Peterson or Neil Walker?

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
7 years ago

Just have a feeling that when Syndergard gets hammered tonight that i’m keeping an eye on Matz Weds. early start. He might just come up sooner than expected.

booya
booya
7 years ago

Pick 2 for ROS: Trumbo, Moss & Souza

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
7 years ago

Oh Great Grey:

need an OF row in H2H pts league. Anyone stand out to you from this list?

Ozuna, Revere, Ethier, BHamilton, Markakis, Bruce

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

please rank ros

myers, avasail, duda, hosmer

jacks
jacks
7 years ago

Thanks on Gomez. Because of salary cap constraints, I can either play an injured RZim at 3B, or bring in Chase Headley, who would cost me a FA pick (have about 11 left).

4X4 league, do I just punt on 3b for the coming weeks or bring up Headley?

ryanoger
ryanoger
7 years ago

SP- Salazar, Fiers, Rodon, Heston, T Ross, T Walker, Velásquez
RP- Rosenthal, Rodney, Street, Wade Davis

Loose an SP and stash Matz or hold?

thanks
ryan

Teddy ball game
Teddy ball game
7 years ago

Howdy grey in a h2h pts weekly league are you benching my OF trumbo for either Byron buxton or reddick who are currently on my bench?

Or look to add one of these OF & start over trumbo: billy burns, leonys Martin, Brock holt, Chris collabello.

Next with gee being dfa’d does that mean Harvey pitches twice still or will matz be up ?

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
7 years ago

H2H standard Points league. SB’s worth 2 points.
Pick 3 to start.

Brantley
Buxton
Cespedes
Reyes

Should I start Buxton, Grey?!

NIno B
NIno B
7 years ago

Matz or Velasquez? Would you keep both and drop one of Buch or Chavez?

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Did you know? John Mayberry Jr. has homered every game he has started this month!

jacks
jacks
7 years ago

Hey Carlos Gomez is scratched again today because of the lingering leg issue. Think I bench him in a weekly league or will I rue the day?

Funketown
Funketown
7 years ago

10 team keeper league. I was offered Felix Herandez (can’t keep) for my Joc Pederson (2oth round keeper spot) and Carson Smith (24th round) keeper. Normally i take this but is there anything wrong with Felix? should i stall for another start to make sure? Pederson will probably be the #1 keeper for next year considering his keeper/draft spot in our league

Funketown
Funketown
Reply to  Funketown
7 years ago

@Funketown: a little more color – i’m in first but could use a stud/anchor for my staff along with Archer/Carrasco

Funketown
Funketown
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thanks –

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Would you trade Duda for Shields? Or could I get Harvey for him?

Ross
Ross
7 years ago

Hi grey,

Which 2 batters and 2 pitchers do you want here?

Velasquez, matz (gee just demoted), McCullers

Duda, Franco, Leonys, soler

Also, with darnaud back off dl, would you try and shop McCann or I could keep him over Duda to back up both catcher and 1b?

Many thanks, I appreciate your sage advice!

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
7 years ago

dilson or odor,thanks

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Justin Turner’s playing 1st tonight, batting 5th. When can we get Olivera?!?

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

I was just offered Cueto & Tomas for Pollock & Pence.
I need pitching, but feel like Pollock is too much to give up, agree?
Also ROS Is Buxton comparable to Pollock?

Baron Von Vulturewins
Baron Von Vulturewins
7 years ago

Given you’re bullish on Lester, would you trade Joc Pederson to get him?

Related: Rendon for Greinke — which side do you like?

Dangerfield 51
Dangerfield 51
7 years ago

Tried to trade Desmond a while back. No takers so I benched him for Russell. Not much better. Wilmer is a FA and Segura is on waivers. Should I drop Desmond for either or should I hold and hope he gets hot so he is tradedable?

10 team H2H points, keeper league.
Thanks for your help.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

Would you trade Ian Desmond for Stras?

Maximumxpower
Maximumxpower
7 years ago

I need some steals. Would you drop for either Choo or Josh Harrison for Leonys or Revere? OBP league.

Devil in a New Dress
Devil in a New Dress
7 years ago

You rolling the dice with Hutchison this week against the mets? SON loves him, $15.6

Hugman
Reply to  Devil in a New Dress
7 years ago

@Devil in a New Dress: Streamy was creaming its jeans over Heston yesterday at $20+. That turned out pretty meh (horrendous WHIP), and it liked Vogelsong the day before at somewhere around $14, I think. That was a disaster. The moral for me when it comes to Streamy is heed your fear. (For what it’s worth). At least it made me look like Nostradamus for streaming Garcia earlier in the week.

Hugman
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I’ll tell you what Streamy’s great for: pointing out starts to avoid. It called it on Rodon today.

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

please rank ROS
Vincent Velasquez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Steven Matz ( assuming Matz is called up this month, I can afford to wait for him )….

Hugman
7 years ago

Great writeup again.
So, is Andrew Miller worth holding a DL spot for? We have 2 in my league. I have Corbin in the other one. I’d like to stash Devon Travis for next week in the event that Rendon takes a while to shake off the rust.
I feel like Miller is a guy you drop since Betances has been so great. I really don’t think anyone’s going to grab him, and if they do i kinda feel like he’s probably lost the job.
Do you agree?

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Hey, Grey! Buchholz or Latos for ros? Thanks!

Frank Lynch
Frank Lynch
7 years ago

Hey Grey.. maybe a crazy question but it’s Soria droppable?? He hasn’t been saving ish

OneI'dWilly
OneI'dWilly
7 years ago

Thanks to your Lester blurb, I’ve had Meatloaf stuck in my head all day. Just thought you should know.

Jim
Jim
7 years ago

Should I drop any of these 3 for Hector Santiago?
McHugh, Eduardo Rodriguez, Vincent Velasquez…..

Max Power
Max Power
7 years ago

Who’s getting the better end of the deal:

My: Lucas Duda & Corey Dickerson for His: Gerrit Cole

I have Fielder & Pujols left at 1B & Pederson, Springer, Calhoun & Burns left at OF.

Max Power
Max Power
Reply to  Max Power
7 years ago

@Max Power: Clarification: 12 team 5×5, standard scoring

danny almonte
danny almonte
7 years ago

Is Pillar a good bet to produce all year or is he due to fall off?
Deep league and only 5 FA adds remaining, so want to be careful

Lex
Lex
7 years ago

Standard Roto league 12 teamer….I was offered Marte and Carlos Rodon for Kluber…good deal? Rodon on a pitch count?

Tom
Tom
7 years ago

There are reports that say Lynn might be back to start on 24 or 25 pending an examination today. If these are true would you stash him or Iwakuma?

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Tom
7 years ago

@Tom: OR do I use that place to stash Matz. I have a very good rotation. Tyson Ross is my worst. SO I guess I should be asking which 2 of the 4 should I have on my redraft staff:

Ross
Matz
Lynn
Iwakuma

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

Rachel Dolezal – the Hair bit is hilarious! Did she look to Fletch to see how it’s done?

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
Reply to  Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

@Hal Incandenza: Sorry, I did that wrong.

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
Reply to  Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

@Hal Incandenza: Sorry for the double fail there. I don’t know what you’re implying anyway!

Atlas
Atlas
7 years ago

Sorry G, gotta ask a catcher question.

With Vogt having THREE hits this month do you think it wise to move on ?

If so would you target D’Arnaud, Gomes, Martin, or Weiters ?

Thanx G, you da man.

Lex
Lex
Reply to  Atlas
7 years ago

@Atlas: Martin on fire