Whatever happened to Flavor of Love?  That show was my jizzoint!  And Rock of Love, its companion piece, was the Better Call Saul to its Breaking Bad.  You can’t tell me those two shows went off the air because Flavor or Brett found love.  They were both likely married when the shows aired.  It wasn’t about love, it was about meeting incredible people and finding out about other cultures..and watching girls fight!  So, Matt Boyd rang ’em up and rang ’em down (Is that the saying?  Let’s say it is!) with a line of 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Boyd came over to the Tigers in the David Price trade, which is different than the Star of David trade, which sent a necklace to Bernie Hermowitz for a mah jong set.  Sadly, Boyd is a streamer for most mixed leagues with his 91 MPH fastball and likely 6 to 7 K/9.  In his next start, he gets the Royals again, and no matter what the Stream-o-Nator says, I wouldn’t touch him, not unless Mo’Nique’s taking him under her wing at Charm School (another great show!).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Wilson – 1/3 IP and his 2nd save and is definitely the closer, if people are waiting on grabbing him.  The third of a inning save is slightly goofy though.  I’m guessing Ausmus knows he’s gonna be fired this offseason so he’s just messin’ around now.

Alex Gordon – Hopes to take BP this weekend.  I hope to have a careless affair with my pilates instructor.  We all have different goals.

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Not sure if you’ve seen Cueto’s orange beard, but the metamorphosis into Koko B. Ware is almost complete.

Michael Pineda – Played catch yesterday.  I just realized something when I saw Pineda’s picture.  You don’t think his constant arm problems could have anything to do with his flat bill, do you?  The Flat-Billed Pitchypus has a long history of being prone to injuries and climate change.  Let’s check in with Kris Medlen to hear more.  “The day after I ironed my cap’s brim I needed my 2nd Tommy John surgery.”  Dr. James Andrews added, “A flat brim and one’s arm equilibrium are directly related.”

Brian McCann – Will miss a few days due to his knee.  When asked if he could’ve played, he said, “I…. I… McCan’t.”

Luis Severino – 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks in his first major league start.  Pretttttttay, pretttttttay good.  I’m not one to get excited about Yankees or Red Sawx, because we have ESPN to do that for us, but the zippity on his dippity looked mighty tasty.  I just gave you my Luis Severino fantasy (clickbait!), am glad I grabbed him in one league and am annoyed I didn’t grab him in more, i.e., that’s an endorsement.

Steven Wright – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  After the game, Steven Wright deadpanned, “The only run I surrendered was a home run to Carlos Beltran.  I was sorry to see him go.”

David Ortiz – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  At some point soon, he’s gonna be a Grand Papi, right?

Josh Harrison – Began his rehab.  I believe that’s of no relation to Menachem Begin.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Okay, so this year the only O face he gave anyone was when you watched him bat while you were eating SpaghettiOs, but next year he could take the same leap as Marte.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Uh-oh, doode’s gone into the fire palace from the 7th Indy Jones movie that you haven’t seen yet called, Temple of Fire, Snitches!

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  The Cubs should sell shirts that read, “Our Prospects Pop Boners.”

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.57.  You know how the ref would hold up someone’s arm after Sgt. Slaughter applied the Cobra Clutch and if their arm fell three times, it was done?  C-Mart looks like he’s about to drop his arm for the third time.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  It’s hilarious (not hilarious).  Grichuk shouldn’t even be playing with all the Cards options, but he just won’t stop hitting.

Chase Anderson – Due back this weekend.  Five imaginary dollars says you can’t figure out where he’s returning from.  If you said Bermuda, you’re wrong.  If you said from campaigning for president, you’re also wrong.  It does seem like everyone’s getting in the race now.

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-6, 2 runs as every Diamondbacks player seemed to get three hits; A.J. Pollock (3-for-6, 1 run, and 24th steal) and Paul Goldschmidt (3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 steals, 18 and 19).  The Diamondbacks are like the Rockies without needing no stinking Coors.  Or skunked Coors, as the case may be.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  I know what saying a catcher is hot gets me, but Castillo is about as hot as they come right now, no matter the position.

Denard Span – Shooting for rehab games next week.  NRA would be happy to hear that.

Michael Taylor – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Still can’t get out of the bottom of the lineup, but should still be on your teams.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, and his 3rd homer in three games.  Please, someone tell me he keeps hitting homers and I’m just not forgetting to refresh my fantasy team page.

LaTroy Hawkins – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save on the Blue Jays.  Osuna had worked four times in the last six days, so he got a day of rest, A-A-ron Sanchez was serving a suspension, and Hawkins had to move off the bench soon or his arthritis would set in.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Also, in this game, Edwin Encarnacion (1-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 20th homer.  Member the Bash Brothers?  I’m gonna call Bautista and Edwin, the Cortisone Brothers.

Byron Buxton – Could begin rehab games this Friday.  I wait with bated breath.  Don’t fear, our dolphin readers, that’s not baited.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  Once a schmotato, always a schmotato.  No, actually that’s untrue, but Hicks looks like he’s still hot.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .278.  If the Cubs are the lovable losers, the Twins are the boring, well-intentioned losers like right out of a Nicholas Sparks book, The Sanotebook.

Carlos Correa – 0-for-4, 1 run and two steals (7, 8).  It’s not The Weeknd, but Correa makes it so I can’t feel my face, but I love it.

Michael Cuddyer – Hopes to return from his sore knee this Friday.  Can someone Gillooly this guy?

Matt Harvey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.76, and he only threw 88 pitches, which alone should get a high school cafeteria slow clap for Terry Collins.

Eric O’Flaherty – 2/3 IP, 4 ER in his first game as setup on his new team, the Mets.  Eric, don’t look directly into the Mets taint!  It will destroy you!

Juan Uribe – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  You know the drill.  No, I don’t mean the new Clue piece, the drill.  I mean, Uribe hits one homer and he usually hits a few more soon after.

Ruben Tejada – 3-for-4 as he played instead of Flores, who was watching a long distance phone commercial in the clubhouse and bawling his eyes out.

Derek Dietrich – 3-for-5, 1 run.  He feels like the Saladino of the NL.  Not flashy, batting 2nd for a weak team and I’m playing him in leagues because of a middle infield suckhole.

Joe Panik – His MRI on his back showed only inflammation.  Sounds like a day-to-day thing, but he landed on the DL on Monday.   Maybe he shouldn’t have…Ugh, what’s the word I’m looking for here?  Urgent distress?  No, that’s not it.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Member when his insane amount of innings last year was a problem?  I mentioned it early on, but that’s because my Magic Eight Ball told me to.  Don’t shoot the messenger, people!

Matt Duffy – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  I can’t wait for him to be overrated next year.

Taylor Jungmann – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Damn, I really should be focusing on pitchers in pitchers’ parks and not guys in launching pads like Miller Park, but I kinda end up loving all Brewers pitchers.  They have so much sex appeal!

Brett Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Phils.  Was an obvious streamer yesterday, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t hate his next either.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Being that the Puig was in Philly, he’s lucky the Randy Wolfpack wasn’t attending the game or they would’ve blown the dugout in.

Andre Ethier – 2-for-5, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  I would’ve been more forceful the other day about pointing out how hot Ethier is if I would’ve realized how few leagues he’s owned in (30%).  This isn’t saying a ton, but he’s been better than Puig this year.

Chase Utley – Said he’s going to return to the Phillies to consult.  Guess he was hired at the law firm, Old, Tired and Liptzberg.

Jeff Francoeur – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said the Phillies’ lineup with Franco followed by Francoeur is the first time such similar names have occurred back-to-back, since the Giants had Jeff Kent followed by Barry Bonds, when they were known as Dipshit and Diphittier.

Daniel NavaRays claimed him off of waivers.  How will they possibly fit him in with Mahtook, Richie and Kiermaier?  There’s only so much room for so many schmohawks.

Erasmo Ramirez – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.83.  I want to turn him upside down and Erasmo his last three of four starts from my fantasy team’s stats.  Dudeslice is way too unpredictable and I’d look elsewhere in most mixed leagues.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Twelve homers?  Damn, we’re in rarefied air now.  Assuming said air is coming in off the northern New Jersey coastline and your eyes are watering due to the toxic fumes.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and a home run on Tuesday.  Now hitting over-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Carlos Rodon – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.00.  This start came against the Rays.  I believe someone asked yesterday if they should start Rodon.  I didn’t say it then, but if you can’t start Rodon against the Rays at home, you should not own Rodon.  And, really, you shouldn’t own him.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Don’t worry, I know your steelo, I won’t suggest you pick him up.

Danny Salazar – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Not a bad start– Imma let you finish, but Carrasco made a video of the best last two starts of the year!  Of the year!

Cody Allen – 2/3 IP, 3 ER and his 3rd blown save.  Frank and Kathie Lee cannot be happy with Cody’s performance.  Ugh, that Salazar win would’ve been nice, too.  Allen’s now given up runs in five of his last eight appearances.  He’s garbage and then garbage called and said, “Stop making me look bad.”  I grabbed Bryan Shaw where I could and, brucely, I was surprised I was able to get him in some leagues.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer.  Loved him coming into the year, and, well, that didn’t work out like Coach Taylor drew it up on the dry erase board, but Ramirez is leading off and I grabbed him in one league.  Is that the Truffle Shuffle?  Nope, it’s the Middle Infield Shuffle, been doing it all year.  I’ve done it three times since I started this post!

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Release the Calhounds!

C.J. Cron – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs, hitting .260.  How much does The Sciosciapath hate Cron?  He’s now batting Conor Gillaspie (0-for-3, hitting .236) in front of him.  Why?  Who the eff knows?!  I believe Gillaspie is the type of lizard that was in the movie, The Freshman, so maybe The Sciosciapath is an igunaphile.

Hector Santiago – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  I have a feeling his ERA will still look solid at the end of the year, but he seems like he’s taking the slow, long way to a 3.30 ERA.

Coco Crisp – Just returned from the DL and didn’t start yesterday with a sore neck.  Resting can only take you so far if you have a Viagra lodged in your throat.

Kendall Graveman – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Rudy and I were on the phone yesterday during this game and it went like this, “Wei-Yin Chen (pronounced incorrectly) has five freakin’ wins all year and now the O’s can’t hit Graveman…Incredible.  What was that beep sound?  Linda Tripp, is that you?”

Marcus Semien – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 10th steal.   I was about to say hot schmotato, but he’s hitting around .200 in the last week, so, with Semien, I might be premature.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 28th homer.  There’s a zone, then there’s Autozone, then there’s what Davis is currently in.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  To think in March you were talking about how the other CarGo is the real CarGo.  Please stand up, please stand up.

Taijuan Walker – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Yes, I know, sonavabench, but you couldn’t have started him in Coors.  Wasn’t worth the potential agita.

Ketel Marte – 0-for-4 as he leadoff, hitting .211.  I believe it’s irony that Ketel was leading off yesterday for the Mariners because Lloyd Christmas McClendon’s managerial decisions appear to be Ketel induced.

Fernando Rodney – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 6th blown save as Carson Smith threw a scoreless two-thirds of an eighth inning.  I think this blank stare by Coolio encapsulates everyone’s reaction to McClendon’s insistence on using Rodney.  Annoyed and it’s getting old.

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noooo
noooo
7 years ago

avisail/rusney/pillar/davis whod you rather have as your solo bench bat to fill in on the outfield? ops/hr/sb/avg/etc are cats

gogulls
gogulls
7 years ago

What better show on TV has women’s names “thing 1”, “thing 2”, “new york”?! Flav was the sheeeiiitttt!

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
7 years ago

My softball team of social scientists played against the overly engineering based Indian Student Association tonight and got handled something like 33-16. Meaning I lost out on picking up Joe Ross. However, I was able to watch the glory of the Donald. So cool. And Walker did a shookey-dookey, saying, “When you find mush you push”.

greg
greg
7 years ago

Michael Taylor….lose playing time if/when Span comes back? Or Werth gets platooned?

Thanks.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

here comes the VIZ (and nobody can beat him!)

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Hey, Grey! Hammel, Heston, McHugh, Nelson, and Joe Ross. Which two for ros? Thanks!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

jesus, right after coming back from hamstring thing something else just happened to hammel.

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: What up with that chump? Only 2 quality starts in the last month, he’s just riding the coattails of his solid starting months now.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Fungazi
7 years ago

@Fungazi: he was doing just fine this time (and was pretty good last time), it was just those 2 games right after the hamstring thing, which tonight probably was also caused by.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: the lack of update is annoying though.

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Yeah, not as many updates this time of the year I find. Sites are migrating to football.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Fungazi
7 years ago

@Fungazi: might be right bout that. hope not.

Kluber Troopers
Kluber Troopers
7 years ago

Had to expand the trade and now its a done deal.

My: Duda, Polanco, Ramos, and Strasburg for
His: Marte, Quintana, Kahnle

Work for you?

Kluber Troopers
Kluber Troopers
Reply to  Kluber Troopers
7 years ago

@Kluber Troopers:

Also, who do you think has better chance for saves? Kahnle or Shaw? Thinking bout dropping one to stash Seager. Thanks ahead of time.

JT
JT
7 years ago

Grey-

3 either/ors in a Points League (ROS)- 1) Logan Forsythe or Kolten Wong, 2)Lucas Duda or Victor Martinez, 3)Melky Cabrera or Randal Grichuk? Thanks!

Jack
Jack
7 years ago

J. Ross already has as many IP as last year. Gotta be on an innings limit, right? Do I drop his brother Tyson for him?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: crap, still better keeper though than these: teheran/fiers/mccullers?

Brett
Brett
7 years ago

Grey

How much do you like Strasberg vs Colorado Saturday? If I don’t activate until Monday I can pick up a dl stash. 12 team 6×6 holds and ops additional stats.

If I wait I can pick up pedroia or Capps. Which do you prefer current 2b is dozier and odor is my utility. Relievers for holds I have are storen and Sanchez in Toronto. Or neither and activate Strasberg,

Thanks

Happyharry
Happyharry
7 years ago

12 team, 6X6, H2H.. With Betts near return 1)which OF would you look to trade-Eaton, Parra or Polanco? 2)Would you trade one of Eaton-Parra-Polanco and Tillman for Synergaard and Castro or A. Jackson?

Happyharry
Happyharry
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Thanks for your advice!

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
7 years ago

How many AJ Pollocks does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

One to hold the lightbulb and one to drink vodka until the room starts spinning.

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

You can use it. Ain’t mine.

Knucks
Knucks
7 years ago

11 team roto

Needs aside, would you rather roster avisail, yelich, or khris Davis as a bench/util bat for the next month or so?

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Knucks
7 years ago

@Knucks: sorry meant to ask for a ranking of the three

Spammer Jay
Spammer Jay
7 years ago

Yeah Boyyyyyd! love that title.

trying to win now and need power.no limit keeper league. Trade Joc ($9) for Encarnacion ($12)?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

F yeah ! joe the boss ross is still in control of his destiny!

Cohen
Cohen
7 years ago

Grey, bench bat, D.Brown, C.Seager or Avasail?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thank u

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

my batty call of Carl Crawford today went very well, I must say. isn’t that right, Pat Sajak?

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

1908 teams in yahoo dropped Joe Ross BEFORE his start today. suckers!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Scott
7 years ago

@Scott: that’s really stupid to have done that, i regrabbed ross in like 7 leagues the second he came back, and wasn’t dropping till he actually missed his first game.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

H2H with E5 and some others is hair raising shit. last week i had about 5 total homers, this week i’ve gotten 8 already. v-mart refinding his butt needle is nice, and cortisone twins going off sure is nice.

Carter
Carter
7 years ago

Would it be crazy to trade a Todd Frazier and Rendon for Jose Abreu?

What about Frazier, Rendon, and Harvey for Abreu and Bum?

Thanks for the help.

Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Mobin Couldn't Hack It
7 years ago

12 team OPS league with net steals over steals. K’s and hits added too. m.taylor has to be over joc at this point, right?

Harrison Saunders
Harrison Saunders
7 years ago

I followed Jungman at UT. Don’t fall in love — he’ll break your heart.

Wilson
Wilson
7 years ago

Duda or Ortiz for ROS at UTIL slot? especially I need homers , thanks.

Kluber Troopers
Kluber Troopers
7 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto. I’m in 2nd place and closing in on 1st. Best categories to make up points are RBI, SB, and W (even on IP).

Team looks like:
C-Lucroy
1B- Aushizz
2B-Wong
3B-Franco
SS-Lindor
OF- Harper
OF- Cargo
OF-Pollock
UTIL- Duda
BN- Deshields (I plug in at 2nd when Wong/STL is off to make up games and for SB)
BN- Polanco
BN-David Peralta

SP- Arrieta, Lester, Liriano, Carraso, Strasburg

Would you trade Duda and Strasburg for Marte?

Corbin just hit the ww, or I can just use that spot to stream pitchers.

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Wong has been listening to too much Jane’s Addiction lately

Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: he might meant been caught stealing? or maybe something about him having a dad.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Mobin Couldn't Hack It
7 years ago

@Mobin Couldn’t Hack It: NSB in my NL only league. -1 for Kolten twice this week

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: what did you listen to in the 90’s?

gogulls
gogulls
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
Will be drinking a 40oz and going to see Straight Outta Compton sat night!

Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry
Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry
7 years ago

Drop either Maybin or Preston Tucker for Khris Davis?

Corey
Corey
7 years ago

I need a streamer for tomorrow and the wire is thin. Pick your poison: Raisel Iglesias @ CLE or Mike Pelfrey @ ARI.

Nightmare
Nightmare
7 years ago

Who’s your favorite shorty ROS

Hanley or Jose Reyes

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
7 years ago

Great job Grey!

Paulsen, Khris Davis. Avisail Garcia or Rusney Castillo? Please rank ROS…

thanks

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Blackalicious is playing at the Roxy on 9/15, its a tuesday, get sky to cover the round up and lets go to the show

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
7 years ago

Better DL stash for this year – Kipnis or Dickerson?

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

FWIW – I have Wong and Phillips to man 2nd right now.

JJ
JJ
7 years ago

Hey Grey,
Great writeup as always.
Couple questions for you. 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league, we only keep 10. standard yahoo scoring.

1.Is it time to drop Yasmani Tomas? Available bats include B.PHILLIPS, MELKY, W.CASTILLO, R.HOWARD, D.BROWN, L.FORSYTHE, M.TAYLOR. NAPOLI, R.CASTILLO

2.I have both AJ Ramos and Carson Smith in my RP spots. Should I just ride out the storm and hope for smooth sailing ahead? Which would you drop first? Available RPs include T.KAHNLE, D.STOREN, J.SORIA, S.ROMO, MCALLISTER, B.SHAW, C.CAPPS

3. Drop any of A.CASHNER or P.CORBIN for M.SHOEMAKER, K.GAUSMAN, J.PEAVY

Thanks again for all your help

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

looking like we’re better off with gose than rajai, they’d rather play collins over rajai, and gose gets better lineup placement, this is odd since rajai’s triple slash numbers are actually good, gose’s are terrible. i’m guessing gose’s D is better.

LagunaBobbyI
LagunaBobbyI
7 years ago

Grey, who you got ROS – Lind vs Pence?

Eric
Eric
7 years ago

ROS:

1. Ethier or R Castillo
2. Odor or Phillips

3. Is it worth picking up Panick on DL and could he outperform Odor/Philips?

Fish
Fish
7 years ago

10 team Yahoo league with additional categories of hits, OBP, SLG.

What side do you like better?

Ian Kinsler/Adam Jones/24th round pick
for
Pence/Lemahieu/6th round pick? Basically are Kinsler/Jones enough of an upgrade to give up a 6th round pick? If not, what round would you give up?

John
John
7 years ago

In a 7×7 obp/slg/hold/QS roto, 11 teams, 5 keepers per team, which 2 SPs you keeping between carrasco, harvey and noah? thx

Andre
Andre
7 years ago

Grey! Great write up….

10tm keeper league. Keep 5 players indefinitely. Counting stars are : H, HR, RBI, Avg, R, Steals, and BB….which one of these two are you keeping long term.

Springer or Soler

Other keepers are Donaldson, Kershaw, Correa, and Gomez.

Thanks!

Josh
Josh
7 years ago

Trade Duda and Odorizzi for Papelbon and Zimmerman if you have no room for Duda? He can’t keep this up right?

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

He wants Lance Lynn instead of Odorizzi. That seems like a bit much?

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

So you’d do it then?

Pujols is my 1B. I’ve been playing Duda while he’s hot but clearly he can’t keep it up. Would suck to lose Lynn (he and Syndergaard are my two best pitchers) but Zimmerman should be serviceable right, and flipping Duda while he’s hot for Pap could payoff. Thanks for you help.

Bobby
Bobby
7 years ago

In a 12-team standard mixed Yahoo keeper league. Currently in 3rd place (4 points out of first). Here’s my lineup:
C – Lucroy
1B – Freeman (DL), Grandal
2B – Wong
3B – Machado
SS – Correa
OF – Marte, Brantley, Heyward, Pederson
BENCH – Segura
SP – Kluber, Cole, Keuchel, Odorizzi, Bauer
RP – Papelbon, Gregerson, Ziegler, Osuna

As you can probably guess, I’m doing very well in the pitching stats but middle of the pack in batting stats. I’m also a little frustrated/worried about Freeman’s oblique injury. Would you trade for Teixeira to fill the void at 1B? I think I’d have to give up one of my SP (which is okay since I’m currently 55 innings over the limit). It’s a keeper league so I’m leery to trade away Kluber, Cole, or Keuchel. Would you trade away Odorizzi (and probably a 12th round pick) for Teixeira?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
7 years ago

Khrush hit one today – I’m hoping it’s a sign. Him or Avisail?

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

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

I dropped V. Martinez two days ago, then picked him up as a batty call waiver claim today. That there is some straight up luck. Now I hope I have the balls to drop his mendoza line ass.

Johnny
Johnny
7 years ago

Will Turner be the Dodgers full time 3B when he comes back? Will Seager rob him of AB’s in September?

Johnny
Johnny
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: So you think there’s a good chance that Turner will lose AB’s to Seager?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
7 years ago

Who are you starting tomorrow (pick 1):

Robbie Ray v. CIN
Gausman @Angels

8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

SO
SO
7 years ago

Ramos has been bad the last month, but like his strike outs, drop for Wilson?

Tom
Tom
7 years ago

After Matz comes back, do the Mets go to 6 man rotation or are they more likely to skip starts. If skip starts is the answer, do you think they don’t skip for Matz in order to build his innings up?

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: So to make sure I understand you….you agree that after Matz gets back that they it might be likely that they take turns having everyone skip starts EXCEPT Matz, right? So Matz would stay on regular schedule – pitching every 5 days.

Mike
7 years ago

If Oprah mated with a grasshopper I think you’d getting something close to that Coolio pic, but I’m no biologist or nothin

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

Dom Brown and Victor Martinez have hit hone runs today. Tehol’s sphincter must be puckering.

Edan Lichtenstein
Edan Lichtenstein
7 years ago

Nelson Cruz for Carlos Martinez – which side is for you?

I need pitching down the stretch! Or Shields, or Harvey?

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Edan Lichtenstein
7 years ago

@Edan Lichtenstein: Martinez is going to hit the wall here pretty soon, but Cruz is only 1 HR away from a pulled hammy, so do what you gotta do!

B.o.B
B.o.B
7 years ago

10 team OBP keeper league…is Joc Pederson worth hanging onto? He’s been so awful but I’m not sure if he’s worth hanging onto as a keeper for next year.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
7 years ago

Grey!!

Holy Crap!! Greinke just pitch-slapped Buchanan!!! Why on earth isn’t Puig in the lineup? More Donnie baseball. Thanks, Obama.

Cheers,
Ante

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
7 years ago

Uh……Hey Grienke! Really don’t want that win, do ya?

David
David
7 years ago

DeGrom/Carrasco/Odor for Carlos Gomez/AJ Pollock? HxH League, hitting much more valuable than pitching

Steve
Steve
7 years ago

Do you think Ozuna gets the call back to the majors after 8/5, when he’s certain to miss his super-2 eligibility?

Worlds First Analrapist
Worlds First Analrapist
7 years ago

Hey Grey, great write up as usual.

6×6 (OBP, QS) roto, non keeper, extremely limited roster moves and pick ups.

Would you trade Miggy and Billy Burns for Strasburg and Dee Gordon? Strasburg would replace Joe Ross, miggy is on my bench and I would be forced to roll with Cron ROS, Gordon would go in my UTIL spot.

Thanks in advance!

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Talk abut rapid ERA correction for Grienke today.

Harvey Wallbangers
Harvey Wallbangers
7 years ago

Steven Wright bit was great! You’ve had some great content over the year…

Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.

Eric
Eric
7 years ago

Need to drop one:
Nola, Leake, T Walker, Iwakuma

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Eric
7 years ago

@Eric: for me it would be walker

IV
IV
7 years ago

Starting Ross v ARI minus Goldy, Pollock, Castillo in a QS league?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  IV
7 years ago

@IV: I’d start him even if those guys are in the lineup.

Jack
Jack
7 years ago

Have huge lead in H2H league w/OBP. Still trying to scheme to position team for playoffs. I noticed that AGon has a much better schedule for that time than Fielder and B. Hamilton has to face better pitching & catching during that time vs DeShields. Would you trade (playoff schedule shown):

Fielder (4vHOU, 3vSEA, [email protected], [email protected])
B. Hamilton ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])

for

A Gonzalez (3vCOL, 3vPIT, 4vARI, [email protected])
DeShields (4vHOU, 3vSEA, [email protected], [email protected])

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Jack
7 years ago

@Jack: I’d hold with what you have

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

From the Phillies’ broadcast:

Play by Play: The first pitch from Buchanan is a changeup at 87.
Color: That’s actually his fastball.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: was that really the line or is this a joke, it could’ve been real.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Not a joke, this is what was said.

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey (or other angelinos): off topic, but any recs for a good bday dinner spot in LA for the missus and a group of 8-10? more down and dirty then trendy….

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  herschel
7 years ago

@herschel: what type of food you looking for?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: ethnic? korean? japanese? mexican?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Pizza Bagel please! I know a little

jack
jack
7 years ago

just donated to your daiquiri fund–thanks for the great humor and excellent fantasy advice

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

MC, yes! that squeaking by broad is gone. She had no business being there as long as she did. Luck ran out on her weak game.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I want to run into Steven on the street…and T Lust is stepping it up.

It’s really cool at my house. The whole family watches together and we try to guess who is gonna win/lose the challenges. I was 2 for 2 last night. My daughter likes Tomny. He makes her laugh.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Im your daddy

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

Great write up as always!

ROS, which pair is better?

Kinsler / Billy Hamilton
or
Dee Gordon / Puig

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

So much for a beautiful sunny day in Cincinnati.

Rain delay!

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: No “G3”? Did I miss it?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Peter Nincompoop
7 years ago

@Peter Nincompoop: there weren’t three in a row, or even 3 out of 4.

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

Points league that counts everything. SPs pretty valuable and I need help there.
Would you trade Upton for Tanaka? Upton for S Miller? Or Puig for Odorizzi? Thanks!
My team:
C Grandal
1b Hosmer
2b Wong
Ss Tulo
3b C Davis
Of Harper
Of Upton
Of Puig
U Gardner
Bench
3b Longoria
Ss Peralta
Of/1b Moss
2b Travis

SP:
Kershaw
Carrassco
Salazar
Iwakuma
Corbin
Fiers
Shoemaker
Burnett (DL)
Matz (DL)
RP
Perkins
Cadillac
Ramos

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Jon
7 years ago

@Jon:
Damn autocorrect- Casilla, not Cadillac

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Jon
7 years ago

@Jon: How awesome would a closer with the last name “Cadillac” be?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
We get 308 appearances and 1250 innings per year. SPs are more valuable in this league than any other I’ve been in. There’s crap on the waiver wire for SP. that said, I appreciate you talking me off the overpay ledge!

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
7 years ago

You worried at all about Preston Tucker’s ROY value with the acquisition of Gomez (i.e., 4th OF)? I’m playing him at UTIL in my 10-Teamer but there’s players like Choo, Zombino and R. Zimmerman sitting out there on the wire. Hold serve, or, make a change?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: he’s still only missed lefty days, which are the exact same ones he missed before. it completely ruined marisnick though, and when/if springer is back this year it’ll hurt tucker (likely rasmus more so) then.

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Batting 8th for Cardinals today is Greg Garcia.

Is there a less Hispanic first name than Greg?

I hear that name and picture a white guy working at Best Buy. “Yes sir, Greg can help you choose a new flat screen TV. “

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
7 years ago

Sweet Dee Gordon
or
Schwarbs/DeShields
?

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

You’re the man

Happy Vegans
Happy Vegans
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Last night’s game, Gordon sprints to 1st on a ground all and is thrown out on a close play. However, he pulls the Little League “safe sign” play and the ump calls him safe. NYM challenge and Gordon walks off the field… enters the dugout… walks around the dugout… all this as the umps are still on the phone with command central reviewing the play. I’m so glad the game is so much faster now.

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Happy Vegans
7 years ago

@Happy Vegans: Ha!

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

@Jackie Treehorn: surprised you are the first to use that nickname for him. seeing how much like a blond, birdlike woman he appears to be.

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

I noticed Piscotty has 0 home runs so far. If there’s ever a day to get your first homer it would be against a pitcher such as Michael Lorenzen (his last name sounds like a decongestant tablet) on a nice hot summer day game at the Great American ballpark with a light breeze blowing out.

Lets form a Razzball prayer hexagon so Piscotty can break his duck today!

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: 3 more sides to go…

tank1
tank1
7 years ago

Deal one of the following – Bruce, Upton, Encarnacion or Jones plus Holland for JD Martinez? Or am I giving up too much? Thanks.

Eric
Eric
7 years ago

Own Ramos and Wilson. Drop one for Kahnle?

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

I was deciding between Piscotty and Gennett for a batty call today. However my thought process was constantly interrupted by “Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!”
I ultimately chose Piscotty. How could I not.

The thing is, I never got where the reference was from. Could you please enlightened me?

Eric
Eric
7 years ago

ROS 5×5, rank order please.

Reyes, Sano

Bruce, Marte, Duda

joe
joe
7 years ago

saves are a hard thing to predict but who gets the most chances down the stretch?
kahnle, arodys, alex wilson

ERad
ERad
7 years ago

I don’t own any shares of Crush – but gotta give props where props is due, great call on the 2nd half ranking!

Stream option for this weekend:
Gausman @ LAA (-1.4)
Koehler @ ATL (-7.4)

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Just calmly sedating myself until Saturday – I’ll have the buy/sell comments right by side though don’t worry.

ERad
ERad