Franchy Cordero went 1-for-4 with his first homer as he was called up and hit leadoff.  Franchy!  Franchy!  Franchy!  Holy almond tart, no Franchy pan for me!  I won’t pan Franchy’s tools, I won’t suffer any fools, I want Franchy, man, pardon my drools.  Franchy is the kind of player you watch and you’re like, “Can I own him in every league on the basis of his sprint speed?”  By the way, Franchy has crazy sprint speed yet wasn’t able to make it out there for the brawl — hand on chin emoji.  Franchy seems like the kind of guy that will be better in fantasy than in real life.  Think about the outfield version of Tim Anderson.  I grabbed him in a few leagues to see what happens.  Remember, Franchy Cordero marries the best of French and Ranch dressing which is, um, I dunno, do I look like a senior citizen or a sorority girl?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nolan Arenado – Yesterday, after Perdomo threw behind Arenado, he charged the mound like a whirling dervish, like, say, a Torenado.  This sucks because now Arenado will be suspended.  Why does anyone ever charge the mound?  The success rate of hitters charging pitchers is around 1%.  They run out there, pitcher dodges them and then the entire team gets between the two.  After 100 years of data, you’d think hitters would get smart to charging the mound.  The fake walk to 1st has its merits.  Maybe go to first, wait for the windup, then sweep his legs.  It honestly feels like no one actually wants to fight when they charge the mound.

Eric Thames – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Starting to think he enjoys hitting in April.  This year, once again, Thames has his owners wearing ROS-Colored Glasses.

Matt Albers – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save.  When a guy isn’t brought in to start an inning in a 3-1 game as Albers wasn’t, he’s a closer with an asterisk.  Usually all it takes is one save, which Albers got, so for now, I’d say he’s the de facto closer, but he fits that role about as well as he fits a size medium.

Junior Guerra – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.69 vs. Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.06.  This matchup was billed as, “War, And What Are These Two Pitchers Good For?  HUH!  Absolutely Nothing.”

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .256.  Tommy’s trying to prove he’s not a flim-Pham artist.

Lance McCullers – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, 13 baserunners (6 BBs!), ERA up to 7.71.  Freakin’ McCullers.  I wish my teams were McCulless.  I need to move on quickly; I’m about to pop a blood vessel.

Alex Bregman – 4-for-6, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .245.  I was perusing the Astros’ lineup as I’m wont to do, and Altuve is hitting .353!  Little Man wakes up with a .350 average.  In five at-bats yesterday, Altuve saw seven pitches!  Oh, yeah, Bregman, he had a nice game.  Altuve, though, I mean, how do you do it, you Kewpie Doll?

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, hitting .281.  Yeah, cause he got to face some scrub named LANCE MCCULLERS!  I went to pick up Kepler in my RCL, because old habits Die Hard with a Vengeance, however, MattTruss beat me to it.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save.  Shoot that broken arrow through my broken Kyle Gibson start.  Whoa…Shoot that broken arrow!

Jeff Samardzija – Will make a rehab start on Saturday in High-A San Jose.  Okie dokie.

Robbie Ray – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.74.  Against the Giants?  Aw, c’mon!  In one of the best pitchers’ parks?  I mean, why do you hurt me?  I wanna put a Main Street sign on his back, then direct the Google Street View Car in his direction.  I hate him so much!

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .190.  Au Shizz!

Ketel Marte – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .265.  Has now hit in the last seven games (only one hit in the previous six, but whatevs).  I love Ketel Marte a bit more than I should, but looks like a hot schmotato, at the least.

David Price – He pitched an inning vs Yanks, gave up four runs.  The rivalry is so good that it must’ve had a playoff atmosphere.  After he was pulled from the start, Price complained of a strange sensation in his left hand.  Same thing happened to me after I put on my wedding band.

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .357.  This offseason Hanley put his life savings in a new workout regime that involves drinking bull semen, and now he’s cut out the BS.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .250.  Just Dong because someone has to!

Gary Sanchez – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, hitting .122.  Too bad he only got to face David Price once, he might’ve had six more homers yesterday, i.e., the Price is right for Sanchez in the Showcase Showdown.

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.19.  I just traded for Tanaka in my RCL, because McCullers and Ray are giving me agita.  I’m sure Tanaka will be a pleasant nap on the beach as the tide rolls out.  For what it’s worth, I traded Boxberger for Tanaka and Semien.  I think it might’ve been Marcus, but I also might’ve traded for MattTruss’ semen.  As I say, ABC, Always Be trading Closers.  You say ‘trading’ very fast.

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a double slam (3, 4) and legs (1).  This was his 2nd two-homer game in a row.  Two days ago, he hit 8th.  Yesterday, he hit 7th.  The good news, he’ll be hitting leadoff after hitting 16 homers in eight games.

Ian Happ – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  In my mind, Happ is a caterpillar that came out of the cocoon a little too soon, so he’s swaddled in my arms as he turns into a butterfly.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to let him get hurt.  Here, Happ, have some milk from my nipples.

Miguel Rojas – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in four games.  He’s Rojas caliente!  Spangdelish!

Jarlin Garcia – 6 IP, 0 ER, 0 Hits, 2 walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.13.  I know Jose Urena.  I know Daniel Straily.  Who are you, Jarlin Garcia?  Garcia was pulled from a no-hitter after 77 pitches and six innings, because Don Mattingly has his own playbook and it reads, The Places You’ll Go–Shoot, you know what, that’s a storybook, not a playbook.  Mattingly is managing by the beat of his own drummer, and that drummer has his back to the drumset and is flailing at air.  “Game’s this way, Don!”  So, Jarlin should’ve been given the chance to at least lose the no-hitter, but alas.  This appears to be a fluky start and his profile screams NL-Only.

Travis d’Arnaud – Out with a partially torn UCL.  Travis and his d’Arn injuries!

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks in his 1st start.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger.  Plus, I had McCullers and Robbie Ray, so I was all good!  Wheeler won’t get the Marlins every time out, so I’d proceed with caution.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.60.  I told you he was a sleeper!  Kidding.  I need to see at least two more starts like this before I’m trusting him.

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .206.  This was about his first hit in the last week, so maybe it’s the start of something, but we’re definitely not ‘in Aledmys res,’ as they say in latin Latin America.

Nick Pivetta – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  This is gonna be hard to phantom, but Pivetta is actually pitching better than his ERA.  On a strictly peripheral basis, he’s pitching as well as Chris Sale and Corey Kluber.  Seems unlikely to continue, but I looked to grab him in every one of my leagues, just in case.

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .300.  Far from an exciting option.  He’s kinda like Josh Harrison without the desire to be traded, but Hernandez has been hot.

Hector Neris – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 1st blown save to cost me my Pivetta win.  Of course, Neris did.  Don’t think there’s anything to worry about here.  *sees Neris’ name in the mirror*  Siren?  What does that mean?  Are you trying to tell me something?!  Say something, mirror!

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 7.31.  If I can gather anything from fielding 500 comments a day, you can buy low on Castillo.  Not to sound like a used car salesman, but you better act fast!

Alex Wood – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Did you listen to me when I said to sell him?  You didn’t?  Oopsie.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .347.  At season start, he was hitting 7th.  Now he’s hitting 5th.  Started from the bottom now we’re here!

Jed Lowrie – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .333.  Lowrie is one of those guys who no one wants to own that is usually a top 12 option at his position.  The pros: he’s kinda solid.  The cons:  he’s kinda meh.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4, 1 run and two steals (1, 2), as the Angels stole a few off Chirinos.  Apparently, he was too busy pitching a gem for the Rays.

Jaime Barria – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks in his 1st start.  I just went over him the other day.  If you click his name, you will be magically transported to my thoughts on him.  The short:  he’s an AL-Only guy for now.

Elvis Andrus – Hit by a pitch and it fractured his elbow.  I really didn’t want my schmohawk post about him to be right like this, but I’ll take it!  Now let Profar play shortstop and let Calhoun butcher 2nd base!  Meh, it’ll never happen, but it’s nice to dream.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, hitting .167 as he takes over for Odor.  Yeah, but Profar really stinks.  Maybe he’s finally figured out how to hit, but I’d want to see more before that declaration.

Leonys Martin – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Leonys scored his personal cycle:  1B, 2B, HR, PO.

Carlos Carrasco – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.48.  This game was vs. the Tigers, which is starting Niko Goodrum with a straight face.  And he’s their fourth best hitter!

Jordan Zimmermann – Hit by a comebacker on the jaw and left the game.  Incredibly, he was hit by a comebacker in college, and it broke his jaw.  Not saying I’m a doctor or anything, but maybe he should have a tiny glove implanted in his jaw.

Matt Davidson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and leading my RCL team in homers, and I’ve only had him for two of his homers.  I think I need to reevaluate what I’ve drafted in my RCL league.

Nate Jones – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 2.08.  Soria hasn’t pitched in two days, so I think this is less “Soria’s been used a lot” and more “Jones is just better.”  Maybe it’s wishful thinking.  Worst case scenario, this is a timeshare of closer duties.  Best case scenario, Jones is the closer.

Yonny Chirinos – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.000000000, okay, you got it.  Yonny throwing some new age ball out there.  Here’s what Paul “The” Martian said in his Yonny Chirinos fantasy, “The sinker has some great movement and he also carries two other pitches above 18+% SwStr% to start the season. …. Since reaching A-ball in 2015, he has not posted a BB% above 4.2% and that elite command has been paired with a 50% GB% more often than not. This makes him extremely talented at limiting baserunners. …. Yonny will provide serious ratio help and strikeout upside with a nasty slider/splitter combo to play off that bendy sinker.”  Hey, I have a bendy sinker too!  Yonny throws hard with great command, but doesn’t strikeout a ton of guys.  Think a poor man’s Nola.  Call him Shreveport.

Danny Duffy – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  Well, compared to Robbie Ray, he looks like a dream!  On the reals, Duffy looked pretty passable in this start.

James Paxton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.74.  This start came against the Royals, who just lost their third best hitter, Alex Gordon.

Kurt Suzuki – 3-for-6 and 1st and 2nd homer.  Thanks, Hitter-Tron, you horny robot!

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .278.  His name sounds like the National Anthem of Germany.  To protest the National Anthem in Germany, I hear they name a baby, Niels.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .325.  He was on the backend of a double steal with Ender Inciarte.  Here’s a real question, why is it fielder’s indifference when the catcher doesn’t throw on a steal, but it’s not fielder’s indifference when a catcher throws to a different bag on a double steal?  Isn’t it even more indifferent towards the runner he doesn’t try to throw out?  He’s choosing one of the two, and deciding to be even more indifferent towards one.

Brandon McCarthy – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  He dislocated his non-throwing shoulder.  Hey, it’s like an Easter egg hunt for Dr. James Andrews!  “Where’s that shoulder?  Is it under my Lamborghini?”

Matt Wieters – Was activated from the DL, but didn’t start, because if he did start, he would’ve sucked or been injured again.  How about Pedro Severino (1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .348) though, huh?  He sounds like a middle reliever, but he’s been smoking hot.  Maybe even schmotato’ing hot?

Adam Eaton – Hit the DL early yesterday morning, before, I believe, he even went for his MRI.  My guess as to what happens with Eaton.  He’s headed to the MRI lab, he makes eye contact with the Uber driver, looks away out the window, stops at a red light, and the Uber driver is still looking at him.  Finally, Eaton asks, “What?”  Uber driver, “I need you to go on the DL so I can pick up someone else in my fantasy league.”  Eaton sighs.

Daniel Murphy – Nearing rehab games.  As he neared rehab games, he looked out the window, “Hey, wasn’t that Eaton going the other way?”

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Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Just offerered Encarnarcion + Richards + Gardner -> Votto. Agreed (since I’m getting the best player)?

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

Last one for ya! How’s my ranking for these 4 sps?

Chirinos > Tropeano > Ross > Wacha (I know it’s early, but he doesn’t seem to be doing what we thought he would and control is all off)

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Dear Pirates:
1 – Marte
2 – Frazier
3 – Polanco
4 – Bell
5 – Dickerson
6 – Cervelli
7 – 8 – P

There. Fixed it for ya. Is that so hard? Sheesh.

Scrapski
Scrapski
4 years ago

This site rocks.
Between Cram it rocking Willy Mo and all the solid advice (I’ve got Bauer!), I’m in FBfan heaven… great job

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Scrapski
4 years ago

@Scrapski: razzball is the best,they actually give you real projections,not just an average of a players last 3 years.Other sites copy thier post an projections etc

beardcrabs
beardcrabs
4 years ago

how much we FAABing for Castillo? 10 team keeper h2h…

beardcrabs
beardcrabs
Reply to  beardcrabs
4 years ago

@beardcrabs: Luis Castiilo*

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
4 years ago

Bauer continues his march to the Cy Young! 7IP , 2ER, 7ks and the W.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. peraza or lowrie?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  herschel
4 years ago

@herschel: peraza is actually hitting and running the last 4 games,id try him

Base-Ball
Base-Ball
4 years ago

12 team league – 6×6- OBP, SLG, R, HR, RBI, SB are batting categories.

Drop Kiermeier or Odubel for Franchy?

Mex
Mex
4 years ago

Who, if any, should I drop for Pivetta? Gausman, Lynn, B. Snell, Wacha.

I watched the Brocktune skit(for the first time). Good stuff. Man, that SNL cast was funny.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Mex
4 years ago

@Mex: the writing too in the early 90’s was just sick as well.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Mex
4 years ago

@Mex: yyes loose gausman

mex
mex
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC: Yeah, I figure it’s between Gausman and Lynn.

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
4 years ago

hey grey, Preston Tucker or Carlos Gonzalez OPS league ros

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC

@Someone pissed in my alphabet soup: Cargo,Tucker probaly doent have a job real soon when Acuna comes up

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
4 years ago

Franchy over M. Taylor?

Chirinos over Wacha, Roark, or J. Flaherty?

Thanks!

Donny Simms
Donny Simms
4 years ago

Hello just got offered a trade where my gut says YES. That said my gut is never good to me, would like opinions

I send m. Machado and Corbin
Receive Arenando and Springer

My team 8 team h2h points
C-ianetta
1-hosmer
2-Gordon
3-machado
Ss-turner
1/3- rendon
2/ss- c Taylor
OF – Stanton,bellinger,yoenis,buxton,Hamilton,mazara,inciarte
SP- de grom, Nola, darvish, McCullers
RP-boxberger,kela,treinen,Miller,Greene,hader
DL Reyes

Donny Simms
Donny Simms
Reply to  Donny Simms
4 years ago

@Donny Simms: forgot I have Corbin as well but that’s probly obvious lol

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Donny Simms
4 years ago

@Donny Simms: yes get Nolan/Springer

Donny Simms
Donny Simms
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC: thx I accepted Huge machado fan but had to take it

The Harrow
The Harrow
4 years ago

it’s not often for deep leagues you can just stream 3 days in a row SP on EVERY day, that’s what we have here for the LAA @ KC series. all of barria/trop/heaney i’m running in any 16’er to AL only. and due to barria being shoved down right after, and heaney being on DL, i’m able to stash heaney for tomorrow already, dropping barria while losing nothing anyway, it’s simply perfect and easy and SON likes it.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
4 years ago

@The Harrow: i mean all from one team and you KNOW in advance they are all good stream ideas, playing KC.

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

jedong just hit a triple decker 110 MPH, 464 early est distance, but this channel is run by STL so we’ll see on an objective measurement system.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

ChezHer or Kinsler?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
I’ve heard that about you. haha

I’m torn. Dude gets nicked up a lot.

Also breaking news: the reds can’t pitch.

Breaking II THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: Porcello no hitting the Yankees through 6.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

10 team h2h OBP Yahoo league

Limited season moves ($100 dollar budget for add/drops: $1 for pre-trade deadline, $3 for post-trade deadline, and $5 for playoffs)

I’ve only made 2 moves thus far (I’m actually tied for last in my league in add/drops) so I’m looking to make a couple moves and shake things up.

My team:

C Gattis
1B Bellinger
2B Albies
3B Gallo
SS Correa
OF Betts
OF Hoskins
OF Conforto
UTL Alonso
BN DeJong

1) Drop Alonso and/or DeJong for which two of: Thames, Choo, Baez, Davidson, J Martinez, Franco

I’m leaning towards Thames and Choo/Baez

2) Hold Gattis or drop for: Grandal, Martin, Ianetta

3) Hold Fulmer or drop for: Skaggs, Matz, Pivetta, Folty, Newcomb

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Strop or Gselleman for ratios?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank you

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Cohen
4 years ago

@Cohen: gsellman for holds though probably and total K’s at the very least from more innings.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

Hanley Ramirez….possible DOH’blique in progress. A DOH’blique is when a guy who is red hot gets hurt. See also: all my asshole teams

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: not quite ready for his first 30 day DL stint it appears.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Well. So far Wacha’s FIP is 3.05 and xFIP is 3.67

Too bad my league counts ERA.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

Wacha Flocka Drop

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  herschel
4 years ago

@herschel: or is it Wacha Dropa Flame?

The Harrow
The Harrow
4 years ago

this shizz better not be permanent, while i LOVE the pitch by pitch play by play added in late sept (and clearly THAT takes a lot of work to do at some level somewhere) as of TODAY espn’s box scores for some asinine reason just removed OBP/slugging and BB’s against pitchers. wasn’t like that yesterday nor ever before.

Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: would have to buy more stock in foxsports or some shit, which i suppose might give you guys a few more money per minute (ancillary benefit). or maybe PER game one page open for the espn play by play and less often a foxsports or somebody open for box scores (pitch counts, K/ball ratos, quick OBP/slugging numbers etc)

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Wacha or Happ?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: it’s the one with the blue in his jersey, right, jeez man.

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: J. A.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
4 years ago

Which side of Pirela for Kepler would you prefer to be on?

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

I lost Andres…drop wacha or Fulmer for Marte or Peraza?!
Thanks!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Ok, finally a question or two:
1. Why is there no love for Chez Hernandez? Leadoff, .300 hitter – I know his HR & SB are boring, but he’s a consistently boring MI that won’t hurt you & will occasionally help you.

2. With me scooping up Hicks after he was dropped, I have a glut of OF (Benintendi/Polanco/LoCain/Pham/JoMart/Conforto/Reddick, but have only JoMa to back up CI. Would you drop one of the following for Bour in a deep bench 4 OF league? He was dropped and I have a feeling he’ll get over the early season slump.
• Reddick
• Domingo Santana

For bonus points: would you drop either of those bats for Pivetta or Wheeler instead?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
1. What, I’m supposed to hang on your every word? lol – I meant in general, and preseason. He was my 27th pick so not exactly highly ranked by Y!

2. Ok

3. How much confidence in Pivetta?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Lol – I saw that blurb – it was equally optimistic & contradictory.

Confidence level 7-8/10 it continues?

Confidence level “leftover tacos might make a good sausage?” it continues?

hate dropping a good hitter for a 1 in 1,000,000 chance. Or Reddick, for that matter. ;)

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

OMG a Lindor homer?

Is this real life or just a fantasy?

Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
4 years ago

ok, the hottest names in the land just either got dropped or weren’t owned. 14 team QS added (and K/9) h2h league. 4 moves left on week
6-8 SP owned by pretty much everybody. i have
otani/darvish/ryu/stroman/roark/skaggs/lucchesi/wacha

who’s (if any) my drops for pivetta/t-will? other than these 2 the best SP out there would be some mix of (folty just dropped and FAAB’d for $7 out of 100): actually too ugly to list really, kuhl from SON the best out here, SON likes kuhl far more than t-will actually.

Scott Levine
Scott Levine
4 years ago

Based on comment section, you should just rank everyone in units of Trevor Williams.

Dynasty league, drop Josh Harrison, Fernando Rodney, Garrett Richards, Chase Anderson, Matt Harvey, Jimmy Nelson or Drew Pomeranz for Trevor Williams? Have no specific positional needs yet.

Luke
Luke
4 years ago

Grey,

Who do you like ROS, Reddick, Duvall, Mancini? Would you drop any of them to grab the legend that is Trevor Williams?

Much appreciated.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Hendriks doesn’t look right. Not an awful start, but similar to Milwaukee start not a lot of ground balls. Pitches are up, and some are getting hammered

Little early to get on Pivetta band wagon. Ks look decent, but 3 crappy lineup faced. Let’s get another month behind him before he’s Kluber or 2018 Robbie Ray. Not buying it.

Willy Mo and Cram it going at it this AM was fantastic.

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
4 years ago

Pivetta is this year’s Robbie Ray. You can write it down. In pen!

EZ
EZ
4 years ago

Nailing you with questions right now…

Trade Robbie ray for Carlos santana? My RF right now is Puig or Jose Martinez

EZ
EZ
4 years ago

If Kennedy throws another great game tonight you putting him over Pivetta? I’ve been planning on swapping him for Pivetta after this start unless…

dubjay
dubjay
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
So my Pollock for Bellinger proposal got shot down yesterday in my 12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10). Still not sure what to do with my 1B position. I could try to swap I.Desmond for W.Myers but not sure if thats much of an upgrade. Worried about Desmonds health but Myers is the one on the IR right now. The other option is to try to upgrade by swapping Pollock for Rizzo. Probably won’t work but the only way to find out is to try.
Here are my bats
C-ZUNINO
1B-I.DESMOND(OF)
2B-ALBIES
SS-SEAGER
3B-ARENADO
OF-OZUNA, POLLOCK, MAZARA
UTIL-BREGMAN, MERRIFIELD
BENCH-THAMES, JOSE MARTINEZ
NA-ACUNA!
DL-ODOR
I’m loaded at 2b options w/merrifield, odor and albies and 1b/of types with thames, martinez and desmond. Just don’t really like the revolving door at 1B. Prefer to set it and forget it.
What do you think?

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  dubjay
4 years ago

@dubjay:
Could also try to buy low on Encarnation or Votto. Not great for a keeper league though. Will also have to drop somebody to activate Acuna soon.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
How great would an outfield of ACUNA, OZUNA, MAZARA look? Sounds like a caveman lawyer firm.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Would you be happy with that as your 1b situation? Desmond and one of Thames/Jo Martinez? Which one would you lean towards keeping of Thames/JoMa?

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks again.

EZ
EZ
4 years ago

Offer Cain for happ?

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Trevor Williams or Pivetta for a 5th starter?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks, i think if i grabbed Williams i would have
CMart
Bauer
Corbin
Hill
T.Williams
I imagine u would be ok with that Grey?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Cohen
4 years ago

@Cohen: pivetta here easily for now. esp if SON has an influence. notice the above “pitching like sale/kluber etc” line. t-will hasn’t gotten near that level of comp yet.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
4 years ago

@goodfold2: apparently i am off on Grey’s t-will love, and i AM previously aware of it, just not it’s depth.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
4 years ago

@goodfold2: snap, i also didn’t realize t-will was the pitcher today, just got to internet.

Martinez Luther Billy Bonnie Prince King Jr.
Martinez Luther Billy Bonnie Prince King Jr.
4 years ago

I had a dream that Amir Garrett was a shut em down reliever (like a previous Red great). A fella can dream can’t he?

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

Is it worth it for me to drop a closer to add Robertson off the waiver wire (I’m in 2nd position in waivers so I wanna make sure my claim is worth giving up that position)?

In our league we have a holds category and saves category. We can play 5 RPs. Mine currently are:

Closers:
-Greene
-Vizcaino
-Boxberger
-Ziegler

Holders:
-Nicasio

In the past I usually rock 3 closers and 2 holders.
I also have Melancon and Britton on the DL for future use.

Thanks!

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
4 years ago

Seems to be lots of Wacha questions today. The good news is that Votto has a day off today. The bad news is that Wacha has looked horrible so far. Velocity is down and he’s getting lit up. Not missing many bats with his secondaries. I’d keep him on the bench until he shows signs of life.

Brinson sure is doing his best Lastings Milledge impression. That might actually be an insult to Milledge. At least he made decent contact.

Any update on yesterday’s glossary term?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Really? Not a fan of that one at all. Did Rudy like it too?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: The religious context is a bit odd in that one. Not offensive, just doesn’t fit to me.

The mistake is leaving a player with a poor matchup in your lineup. Plus = benefitting from that mistake. Pretty obvious.

Like I said before, I just like the more descriptive terms. Feel like Faus Plus is pretty self-explanatory. Divine Inattention feels like it’s describing a priest that forgot to eat lunch or something.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: It’s all good. It’s your site, you can do whatever you please with it. I just think that the term describing forgetfulness will now be soon forgotten, ironically enough.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Precisely!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Big Magoo
4 years ago

@Big Magoo: Grey pulled a flukazy!

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’d be perfectly fine with losing out to a good suggestion, but this isn’t the case. Must be what Kershaw felt like losing to Ty Blach on opening day.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Big Magoo
4 years ago

@Big Magoo: I love the fight. Too many years of lazy terms. Old schoolers unite!

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
Reply to  Big Magoo
4 years ago

@Big Magoo: I’m still butthurt that my Denver Donglette term wasn’t accepted

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Big Magoo
4 years ago

MF, that term sounds delicious. I never got over getting rejected for Bichetter. It hurts to this day. At least when I wrote Creeper of the week I got to use it all the time and make myself feel better

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Big Magoo
4 years ago

@Big Magoo: worst glossary term ever

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: It’s definitely up there

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Hey Culligan Man!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: $20 bill in the wash

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

@Grey: Buncha flukazies!

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  J-FOH
4 years ago

@J-FOH: That one’s better too. At least it’s razzy. Much better than meh.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Big Magoo
4 years ago

@Big Magoo: are you calling grey a sellout?

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

@Grey: the million dollar man and Jim the Anvil are tag teaming you

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Btw, I went back and looked at your explanation for this suggestion, and it was hilarious

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Crazy to dump Colome for TWilliams? I noticed he’s dual SP RP eligible and on a 2 start next week.. still own Giles and Vizcaino and own Corbin Pivetta Castillo for other 2 starts next week… or hold.. can’t drop Wacha just yet I’m thinking

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: 12 tm H2H I’m sure Colome will be gone the second he’s dropped I guess only so many pitchers you can own..

bad hombre
bad hombre
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
Would you drop any of the following SPs to pick up Trevor Williams?

Wacha, Lynn, Lucchesi, Ryu, or Gausman?

Thanks!

Jerrod
Jerrod
4 years ago

In my 12 team points league was offered Fulmer for Castellanos.
My pitching has stunk so I’m leaning yes, but We have 10 bench spots so outfield is pretty scarce. Thoughts?

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Need to drop a guy (5×5 scoring). Who goes?

Choo, Reddick, Calhoun, M Taylor, Mancini

Big League Wood
Big League Wood
4 years ago

What’s the Padres OF look like when Myers returns?

I FAAB’d Pirela week 1 and he looks like a decent OF5.

Also, hold my Wong or drop for Howie Kendricks in deeper 15 teamed?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Big League Wood
4 years ago

@Big League Wood:

Myers is going to play, obviously. They really, really like Pirela. Might try to get him some 2B starts. Franchy will take a few if his ABs for match ups. Margot might need to get his act together. I’d be most worried if I were a Margot owner given what you invested.

OR

They’ll send him back down.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Big League Wood
4 years ago

@Big League Wood:

Myers is going to play, obviously. They really, really like Pirela. Might try to get him some 2B starts. Franchy will take a few if his ABs for match ups. Margot might need to get his act together. I’d be most worried if I were a Margot owner given what you invested.

OR

They’ll send him back down.

Big League Wood
Big League Wood
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Thanks man.

Huggy
Huggy
4 years ago

Did you notice C*&T Hurdle was back to his old tricks yesterday with Polanco hitting 7th?
He had Cervelli, Mercer, and Freese hitting before him. Back in the two-hole today. should be hitting 4th says me who owns him.
I bought into him with you a couple years ago then laid off last year. Got him in the 14th round this year!
All this is to say, thanks for making me aware of his greatness, Grey! You da man!

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
4 years ago

That feeding Happ line was too f’ing funny. He would like that better than the prayer circle I started for him. 2 for 3 today so far.
Lots of man talk w/ HanRam and JD. Remember you have 5 female viewers here.

So Pivetta is hot stuff now. Nice numbers to look at for him -though ERA last year scared people.
I have been on the Wacha train for 2 years waiting for his upside to hit top 15 SP — is he a head case? Tonight is very important, or many will be non rostering him tomorrow.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

POLANCOOOOOOOOOO (x2)

I too, was McCulter’d, and he is now my least favorite of the sucker MCs. Wondering when we find out he’s injured, because that’s how it happens every time with this dude.

Not as injured as my weekly ERA, amirite?

And naturally, I had to face Au Shiz the week he goes to SF, AKA the “au shiz get right team”. Total ownership.

braves uk
braves uk
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

15 team OBP roto

Any thoughts on Yonder Alonso this year? Slow start of this is what he is?

Have now been offered:

Willson Contreras + Yonder Alonso
for my:
Jose Martinez + Asdrubal Cabrera + Iannetta

Jo-Mart is my CI and Asdrubal is my bench (used every day given current schedules!).

Yonder could become my CI, but I also have Senzel primed for that role if he comes up soon.

You were “meh”/fine on acquiring Contreras when i proposed a different variant of this yesterday
but Trade Analyser is v v positive on it…?

Other option is to ask for A Miller instead of Alonso.

Q1) Will Alonso prob get better so deal will be fine for me

Q2) Deal is fine but much better with A Miller instead of Alonso

All thoughts appreciated… Thanks!

braves uk
braves uk
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey, appreciated!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

Dave O’Brien, good beat man for the Braves, reporting Acuna not likely to be up as soon as hoped. I like how he responded on Twitter something like, “the only people who really care have him on their fantasy team.”

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: I guess that’s Oh-cuna

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Oh yeah ATL fans are all kinda angry. His Aaa start has been meh and Tucker has been raking.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

do u think Hader gets a shot at closing anytime soon

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC:

Not this year.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: i was thinking that thanks Steve

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC:

Owners gaming the system. Saves move the arbitration needle.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC: while MIL probably isn’t run quite as stupidly as SEA is (e.diaz their best pitching prospect moved to RP without really ever given a change to start, and almost too many times trade raping themselves to even list easily), this IS the team that routinely gave villar’s at bats last year to sogard (albeit that might have been far more managerial than GM directed, whereas the GM is more likely to realize quite easily that long term hader (or anybody for that matter) are worth FAR more as SP not RP).

all that being said, since he’s in bullpen right now, in the short term he’s probably MORE likely to close this year than any other year (again though, maybe i’m underestimating MIL’s stupidity)

SallyCips
SallyCips
4 years ago

I traded R.Zimmermann for I.Happ yesterday. Both have been struggling similarly, and I think I could use Happ versatility more. Here’s hoping he plays!

Picked up Franchy, too. What do you think of Pirela? Hitting the ball well thus far.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: you start T-Swizzle (Trevor Williams) today? unfortunately i went with mccullers yesterday. sonofa….

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
This ’80s music fan really appreciated your ABC song appropriation to describe Rodney’s struggles!
Would you give up Ozuna for Carrasco, straight up, RCL? It’s fair, no? I know we’re both Ozuna owners. Speaking of which, our boy Ian Happ is 2 for 2 so far today! Hopefully that homer (that I sonofabenched) last night got him going.
Thanks a lot!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Incidentally for about a week now anytime I float a trade to someone for a slumping player, that player immediately hits home runs or has a multi-hit day. It’s like these guys are laying dormant until the moment I try to pry them away from a frustrated owner, then they immediately remind the owner they’re too good to give away. WTF?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha! Done. BTW, if I were gonna sell Berrios off his superior outing tonight, what level of outfielder could I expect back. The Trade Machine seems to not value the younger pitchers as much as I would have thought/hoped. Any names come to mind? Ender and Conforto territory? Or might I be able to talk my way into Khris Davis company? Really appreciate the help, thanks!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

So Seattle. Every day is 50 and light rain. People are too nice. Jaywalking is badly frowned upon. No one is good looking (kinda like Boston). That’s my summary.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: great Grey, now the FBI is watching

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Watch the Prez.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, should i drop Soria or is he out?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Cohen
4 years ago

@Cohen: i mean should i hold Soria or is he out of as closer

CarlosMartinez'Barber
CarlosMartinez'Barber
4 years ago

6×6 keeper league (10)….which side would you want:

Mookie Betts/Kenta Maeda and a 6th round pick next year
Mikey Conforto/Corey (Don’t call me Corkey) Kluber and a 4th round pick next year

CarlosMartinez'Barber
CarlosMartinez'Barber
Reply to  CarlosMartinez'Barber
4 years ago

@CarlosMartinez’Barber:

Clarification – 10 keepers, 12 teamer

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
4 years ago

I want to add Joey Lucchesi….

Drop Alex Wood or Jon Gray?

Thanks!

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

Osho Albright, I got babys mama to start wild wild country. She’s glad I pushed. Women love the psycho drama. I wish I had something insightful to add to the baseball conversation but as the injuries on my teams pile up so goes my sanity out the window….a 5th floor window

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

@Grey: My parents don’t remember by that can’t remember shit these days. Not in an alzheimer way but in a getting old way

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

@Grey: re-reading my reply and that was just plain weird of me. Im so off my game right now

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

@Grey: Im still rattled by getting no consideration for flukazy!

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

@Grey: Rudy hates me

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  J-FOH
4 years ago

why do you think this? i’m just the simon cowell of glossary term judges (grey is like randy).

H
H
4 years ago

Would you drop any of these guys for Pivetta?

My Pitching: Starters Greinke, Cueto, Wood, Sanchez, Roark, Hill Berrios

Relief: Osuna, Familia, Boxberger, Green, Soria, Albers, Bradley and Knebel on DL.

Thank you!

H
H
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: also would you drop Bradley for Nate Jones? Looks like he may be the closer.

H
H
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank you sir!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

1) In a vacuum, Jake Lamb or Matt Chapman ROS?

2) closers are Boxberger, Rodney, S Greene, Aroldis. Drop Rodney or S Greene to activate Luiz Gohara later this month?

3) would you drop Michael A. Taylor or Miles Mikolas to activate Gohara?

Thanks!

RICE
RICE
4 years ago

Bit of a pickle…

I’m not carrying any bench bats and Happ is available. I can drop Thames and start Happ?

Or if you think he’s lost his closing role, I can drop Barnes and pick up Happ.

Thanks!!!

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

Either Solarte or Beckham over K. Marte or hold?

Please rank Peacock, Chad Green and Devenski.

Buy low on LoMo or don’t go near him?

Someone dropped Michael Taylor in my league. Saw your sleeper post for him. You still in on him? Thinking about putting a waiver claim but I’m only 6th priority, not sure I’d get him. I’m hurting for steals so he’d be a boost.

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Hah… I’m a destructive roster tinkerer… Thanks!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

HEY! It’s not “Middleton for now.” It’s Middleton 4 Eva.

Also, this will be the first time Andrus has gone on the DL in his career.