Maikellebrew strikes again! And again! Two homers last night for Maikel Franco (4-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs, hitting .312), his 8th and 9th homers of the season in only his 36th game played. That prorates to, like, 189 homers in a season. (Don’t do the math.) Perhaps I’m drenched in jade, the mother jewel of sarcasm. Perhaps my cup runneth over with Blasé like a bored rapper. Perhaps I’m all cosmopolitan and citified and other words Charlie Manuel would call me, but why do I get the feeling Maikel is going to have a great rookie year than disappoint for the next three years? Has Bruce, Heyward, Machado and so many others taken away my innocence? Is that a Black Flag bumper sticker on a Cadillac? Don’t look back, I can never look back. I sure hope I’m wrong, but with each homer by Maikel, his hype grows and he moves further away from my clutches. But, if we are to entertain the insane for a moment, he’s only 22 years old. What does his future hold? Does only the papier-mâché head of Michael Jack Schmidt that sits on Prospect Mike desk hold the answers? Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Chase Utley – 0-for-4, hitting .179. Phillies President Pat Gillick said he hasn’t given Ryne Sandberg any orders about how much or little Utley should play. Then GM Ruin Tomorrow Jr. said, “What he said,” and returned to watching his desk toy, a bobbing head, drinking bird.
Ben Revere – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 18th steal. Ruin Tomorrow Jr. actually traded Revere before yesterday’s game, unfortunately, he forget which team he GM’d and traded Revere to the Phils.
Ivan Nova – Will make his debut against the Phils on Wednesday. Even though this is of no concern to Buck Showalter, he said, “I would’ve had him debut in Coors.”
Mark Teixeira – Likely out until Wednesday with a stiff neck. I thought a stiff neck came with being a Zombino. He’s not exactly a Nimblino.
Michael Pineda – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.25. Pineda, when you explode, you could have the decency to rain candy down on your fantasy owners. If there’s anyone out there selling Pineda after this game or dropping him, I’d be a buyer. His peripherals still look tremendous, he’s just having hideous luck.
Brian McCann – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Maybe McCann is priming for another run at the White House. Or is that McCain I’m thinking of? There’s always like 27 Republican candidates so it gets confusing.
Brett Gardner – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .290. Yeah, drafting Gardner eight rounds after Ellsbury was the move. Oh well, maybe next year you’ll remember.
Andrew Miller – Will play catch on Wednesday. I hope he reserves a nice section of the park for that.
Carlos Beltran – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI. Hot schmotato alert!
Lance Lynn – Cleared to return from the DL on Thursday. I imagine Ralph Fiennes checking arm injuries and when a guy is cleared, he says, “I pardon you.”
Tsuyoshi Wada – Left yesterday’s start with a shoulder cramp. Lowercase yay for weekly leagues!
Jason Motte – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save, raising his ERA to 3.42 as Hector Rondon pitched the perfect 8th, lowering his ERA to 2.45. I hate Joe Maddon. Like an orange driving a car, there’s no rhyme or reason. Maddon’s got more zigzags than a goldfish in a bowl filled with Red Bull as you tap on the glass (take my word for it). I’d own Rondon, Motte, Soriano and Strop, in that order, but it could be any of them at any moment.
Kris Bryant – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers. Yawn. How about Maikel?!
Dexter Fowler – 1-for-2, 1 run and left with an ankle sprain. Maybe this will finally be the kick in the tukis I need to drop him.
Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.33. On our Player Rater, he’s been about as valuable as Michael Wacha. Cust kayin’.
Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer. Don’t want to get too crazy here, but he also has 30-steal speed too, that he still hasn’t unleashed. I’m crazy about him. I just can’t.
Jake Odorizzi – About two weeks away from returning. Long time to wait for brunch, but not that long to wait for a starting pitcher.
Logan Forsythe – 2-for-3 and a slam (8) and a double helping of legs (7, 8), hitting .293. This is funny (not funny). Forsythe is performing well so quietly that I was considering benching him in one weekly league for Alcides, then I checked Logan’s recent game log. He’s hitting over .500 (!) in the last week.
Steven Souza – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 9th steal. Why does Souza make feel randy like Austin Powers?
Joey Butler – 3-for-5, hitting .338. Apparently, I dropped Butler a tad too soon. The hot schmotato is strong with this one.
Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 8th steal, and his 3rd steal in the last week. Kiermaier has a way with H-O-T S-C-H-M-O-T-A-T-O.
Drew Hutchison – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.33 with this game coming against the Rays. Quite simply, there was so much offense yesterday (y’all a bunch of short schedule Colby Rasmusses!) that if you started Hutchison, you were lucky to get away with only three earned. On a bigger note, I don’t see the point of starting him anywhere. He hasn’t been, how do I say this, good.
Jose Bautista – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer. I’m at peace with the fact that I traded Bautista for Strasburg. Strasburg will return this week and throw a 22-inning perfect game, and the trade won’t look so bad. See, total peace.
Chris Colabello – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .347. Is he gonna have one of those seasons where no one believes him the whole year and then almost wins a batting title? I’m thinking of Chris Johnson as a recent example.
Dioner Navarro – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 1st dong. I liked Navarro better when I Googled his name + dong and I found a Carmen Electra sex tape.
Jose Reyes – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer. There must be a clause in his contract that says he had to hit a home run on June 22nd for an extra million.
Roberto Osuna – 2 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks and the save. “I trust one guy for the 8th inning and one guy for the 9th inning.” “So, use them.” “They’re the same guy!” That’s John Gibbons talking to the front office. I’d own Osuna first and Steve Delabar second for Toronto saves, but I have five over-the-internet dollars that says the Blue Jays trade for Clippard or K-Rod (do people still call him this?). If room is tight on your team, Brett Cecil is droppable. Actually, he was droppable in March, but let’s not quibble.
Alex Avila – Nearing a rehab assignment. Now you’re more informed about Avila than the most enthusiastic of Tigers fans.
Nick Castellanos – Missed his third straight game. No one’s in any rush to get him to come back, since he’s hit this year like Castellanus.
Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. I’d love for this sumsabeach to get hot. Who’s with me?! Okay, I can’t hear you shout, but now that cute girl in accounting thinks you’re crazy. Kidding, she ain’t that cute; your taste is wonky, brah.
Jose Iglesias – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .325. It’s everyone’s favorite game that’s not really anyone’s favorite game! Where does so-and-so rank in the league leaders?! Maybe if it had a better name people would like it. Any the hoo! Guess where Iglesias ranks in the AL for batting average. Esophagus? That’s your guess? That’s not even a number. Iglesias ranks fifth in the AL. Church!
Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .267. Since it’s a slow news day, let’s take a moment to all think about this, Kinsler has one homer on the year. One! Hank Greenberg just rolled over in his unadorned box.
Trevor Bauer – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.86. The Regression Fairies are some petty beeyotches.
Roberto Perez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .210. Scary, he’s almost been better than Carlos Santana (1-for-4, hitting .212), but at least Roberto has catcher eligibility. I don’t think Rob Thomas would even do a duet with this Carlos Santana. You’d get Matchbox 86’d.
Nelson Cruz – Day-to-day with hamstring tightness. Reports are swirling that the Mariners could trade Taijuan Walker for Erik Bedard’s hamstring.
Alcides Escobar – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .279. Someone check Alcides’s legs for yips, I really think there might be something wrong due to his lack of steals. Is Mackey Sasser’s doctor available?
Joe Blanton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.73. So Chris Young passed his teammate, Blanton, the conch shell of WTF.
Robinson Cano – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .244. The team that drafted Kinsler and Cano early is sitting pretty in 10th place!
Felix Hernandez – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 3.24. Up until now, I just assumed Felix was having some blips on the radar. This was the straw that sent me scurrying to see if his peripherals were okay. His fastball velocity is down almost a full mile per hour and he’s not throwing his slider at all. I don’t want to scream fire in the theater of Razzball, but there’s some red flags here.
Addison Reed – Was optioned to Triple-A Reno, where he’ll be the Littlest Big City Closer.
Freddie Freeman – Could need a DL stint, but the MRI results haven’t been revealed yet. Are they waiting for Carson Daly to reveal the results on national TV?
Kennys Vargas – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer. Whoa, no foolsies, that might be the greatest batty call of my life. And I used to batty call like it was my job in college! That batty call was so damn sexy, I’m not dropping him. I can’t, not after he fulfilled every earthly desire.
Byron Buxton – 3-for-5, 3 runs as he was moved to the leadoff spot. I tell ya what, Cousin Sweatpants, I would’ve made some cash-money on DFS yesterday, if I did that sorta thing, because I was all about stacking against John Danks (5 1/3 IP, 5 ER). Sorry, Gavin Floyd!
Brian Dozier – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (14) and legs (6). I’d be shocked — shocked, I tell ya! — if Dozier doesn’t finish as a top 3 2nd baseman.
Joe Mauer – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .256. Peter Berg should do a documentary about pre and post-concussion Joe Mauer.
Tommy Milone – 6 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.59. Not the prettiest of starts, but as mentioned in the Hutchison blurb, any decent start yesterday was a victory. For Milone, I’d consult the Stream-o-Nator.
Jered Weaver – MRI on his hip showed no structural damage. He just needs to cut his mullet and his ‘hip’ should be fine.
Hector Santiago – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.68 vs. Bret Oberholtzer 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.81. This matchup featured two pitchers that every fantasy owner looks to pick up, but no one does.
Albert Pujols – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homers. Okay, I’m gonna go on a limb and say he’s going to get more than 27 homers this year. Yeah, fairly sturdy limb.
Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he returned to the lineup and hit in the three hole. Some site reported Altuve would hit in the eight hole so not to disturb the George Springer and Carlos Correa top of the order. I guess that site forgot that the Astros don’t exactly have a set 3 thru 6 hitter either.
Domingo Santana – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer in five days. Ugh, I want to pick him up so bad (25 HRs, 12 SBs in Double-A in 2013; he’s only 22 years old), but he just doesn’t have a place to play yet.
Johnny Cueto – Was pushed back from Tuesday to Friday. The Reds said it’s just to give him extra rest. Bryan Price added, “And if there was a reason, why would I tell you, you bug-eyed motherf**kers with your motherf**king typewriters typing up your bull**** motherf**king bull-motherf**king-s**t? You must be jerking my big f**king rosin bag, you c**ksucking mother–” Okay, we get the picture.
Aroldis Chapman – Out on paternity leave, and the Reds will play matchups for a day or two. Wasn’t it about nine months ago that a woman claimed to be tied up to Aroldis’s bed and held against her will? If Aroldis’s baby looks like Jose Tabata, I’d ask for a paternity test.
Ivan Nova have any upside?
Lucroy or Ramos at C going forward?
Napoli was dropped, I am using Belt at UTIL and Morales at CI, is Napoli an upgrade over either?
Yo Grey – Tried to obtain Rendon for Pineda, dude wants me to throw in Familia. Other RP’s are Chapman, Miller(DL), Street, Clippard, Davis, Osuna, Parnell.. 10 team league counts saves, not holds. Leaning towards pulling the trigger what do you think?
I’ll repost tomorrow
@Jackie Treehorn: me too.
pts league negative pts for K’s, positive for every other little thing, including 2 for steals. 1 each per bag for hits (homer is 4, single 1). with
BN segura. i’d probably be better off with a BN bat that both qualifies at multi positions and is doing better right now. Correa plays every day now anyway. drop segura for any of rasmus/e.rosario/byrd/canha? ESPN so all of those can go at to at least 2 positions. segura has only gotten 2.1 over last 30 days, 1.2 over last 15. byrd (3.7 small sample though), rosario (2.8), rasmus (3.3), canha (2.1) lately over last 15 days.
BFF, not long ago I attended a Dodgers game and i’m not bragging, if you recall I was front row on the 3rd base side and I was the only one routing for the Rockies 3rd baseman. His name was Nado and he was in a bit of a slump at the time…. I continued to encourage him after each groundball he fielded. Even after his 0-2 start I continued to encourage him……He looked at me and was like “Why are you telling me to hide yo kids?” Apparently he didn’t embrace his own nickname. Personally I was befuddled with the 0-3 night against Greinke, but I never lost my faith cause Grey had predicted Nado as a top 20 guy,………….was everything I knew a farce?”) Then the 8th inning came and shizz got real………………………. Nado went yard and then it was time to tell everyone to lock yo doors, hide yo children cause a TorArenado was coming through! He’s been On One Since!!! We owe it to Jobu!!
FRANCO says, “You hit me, I demolish you!!” H2H
@Pugs&Slugs: H2H Juggernaut this week baby!!
Should make a post start everyone and anyone @colrado
Recent players I’ve streamed preston tucker 2hr,wellington Castillo hr, Rosario hr, Aramis ramirez hr
On yea have arenado to :)
@Yoda: drop those two shitty pitchers your holding onto and stream hitters and pitchers in h2h
it took wood to the 7th inning to NOT have the leadoff guy get a hit on him, mostly singles though. K rate back down.
Keeper question. I am looking to maybe move Rodon for an upgrade at my util spot which is currently Vmart and Holt.
Would you move him for:
B. Beltre and my first pick next year (12round as 11 keepers)
i think i can get rendon and lester for Hamels..
I’ve been trading my pitching like crazy – just unloaded cole & kendrick for marte and C martinez.
seems like a no brainer – I have jace peterson and travis on the DL — Arenado has third on lock down
I’d do that trade
I have an open OF spot.
Pick up Adam Eaton, Alex Rios, Carlos Beltran, Logan Morrison, G, Parra, Mark Reynolds.
Beltran or Parra, depending on needs
Oh and there goes Heyward hitting another homer for someone else’s team moments after I cut him.
@ashtray: did you cut him last monday too, the day he started his nearly 500 OBP streak?
Drop B. Moss for Buxton?
The good thing about starting both Salazar and Chavez today is that I no longer have to worry about what my team does for the rest of the week.
@ashtray: there is a freedom, now you can stream every even halfway decent start that you might’ve agonized over before.
My Odor batty call was dank!
fingers are getting carpal tunnel from FRANCO WORLD EMPIRE! it’s SOOOO nice when you know a guy is coming up and grab him in 10 or so leagues before other people. I only have the other big names in 1 or 2 leagues that’ve come up mostly since most of them were grabbed faster than me. But which of those has been better than Franco, at this point he’s even better than Freakin’ Bryant.
Yeah, he’s insane right now
Grey need some advice… Current team is as follows:
Have Beltre coming off the DL but don’t have a spot tried trading Morales no takers do I drop Morales? Only have 2 bench spots and I don’t like carrying a hitter on the bench. Also should I drop Burns for Buxton?
Drop Morales…Hold Burns
@Grey: Thanks thats what i was leaning towards.Made a couple of offers including Beltre can leave him on the DL this week and see what happens.
thank you Kzar
In March I was happy
I’ll always have March
Ugh, it’s like all of those guys lead the league in bad luck
Bummed the Twins moved Buxton to the bottom of the order — not sure what they disliked about him going 3 for 5 with 3 runs, but whatevs — but what I found really strange was that they have Vargas batting 8th today. When was the last time a DH batted 8th? Based on the “smart” NL managers batting the pitcher 8th, I thought that 8th is the spot for the worst hitter, and if your DH is your worst hitter, you’re doing it wrong (or he’s Jeter and you just need to keep him in the lineup for other reasons).
Yeah, I saw that too, cause I held Vargas after his big Monday game… Ain’t like it’s the 1927 Twins either, plenty of room for Bux and Vargas higher up… I think it’s some goofy logic about easing them into the majors…
@Grey: Totally goofy logic. These are professional athletes who have been praised their entire lives for being amazing at what they do. I think they can handle the pressure of batting in a more favorable spot in the freaking Twins lineup. Is management worried that Minnesotans will be slightly less courteous to them?
Haha…Yeah, the heat of the Minnesota media is gonna rain pleasantries down on them
300 days of sunshine a year in Denver my ass.
My Cruz for his Bumgarner. What do u think?
It’s fair, I’d take Bum if I needed pitching
You’re Dr. Frankencatcher
Trade Kershaw to get Donaldson?
Prince/Arrieta for Pujols/Phil Hughes?
the white fresh prince or jeffress when/if K-rod gets flipped? i’m rooting much more for this trade (well not to TOR though) than giles ascending, as giles has been spec save owned in many more places than anybody on MIL has.
@Grey: i’d be much happier if scribner got OAK’s job first, better park, and he’s been really good all year.
I hear ya
Hey, Grey! Chavez or Heston ros?
All right….I think I may just dump Desmond when JoeFer gets back. In the meantime, I have Holt at SS and he’s been productive.
1) ROS: Holt, Kang, Desmond, Flores, Russell, Espinosa, (Jed Lowrie??), Hardy are my lovely possibilities…Thinking of stashing Lowrie on DL, going with Holt, but Kang makes me think…
What a headache. He was my number 2 pick, #26 overall, 14 team h2h…..but I can’t leave him sitting on my bench forever.
2) And at catcher, looks like Gomes has lingering issues, Same question, ROS, Gomes, Ar’Naudy, Realmuto, Swihart, Hundley….maybe just stream and go with hundley when they have homestand….
3) Related, when do you think they bring back Schwarber? I’m thinking earlier rather than later if they are still in the race….other reports state September….
Thanks as always.
1) Holt 2) Gomes 3) Sept
@Grey: So succinct….by the way, the “muttering his initials” comment was classic….picked Franco back up hour BEFORE his 2HR outburst, so thank you….!
Nice! Title was Rudy
@Grey: How do I get an avatar, btw?
And how do you like this team in 14 team h2h, 5×5 yahoo:
SS: Holt (desmond…but…)
CL: Tolleson/Grilli/McGee (and the next guy who gets traded)
Can you believe someone gave up on Rendon already??
Team looks sweet, looks way better than a 14 teamer… Go to gravatar.com and upload a pic for an avatar
Drop Desmond for Forsythe, Franco or Paredes? What about Siegrest for Osuna?
@Grey: Welp Franco just got scooped up before I could grab him…
@Fubs: how deep are all these leagues that you can grab franco today or yesterday? can’t be bigger than 10’s i wouldn’t think.
Good post, Grey!
Well I traded McCann because I have Travis, but now Travis hits the DL, and the only 2 (seemingly legit) catchers left are Realmuto and Navarro. You would grab…?
Hi Grey, which SPs can I target if I’m looking to trade Betts?
Someone in my 10 team H2H league just dropped Lackey. My current SP’s are:
I have been dominating my league so I have been looking ahead toward the playoffs.
The Nats have a cakewalk:
The Cards have a fairly easy schedule:
The Padres schedule is the toughest schedule (60% chance of pitching @COL) plus it only has 12 games:
Would I be a fool to drop T. Ross for Lackey? I know I’d be giving up K’s but I think I’m going to be OK there. If Ross pitches in Colorado that could kill me. Thoughts?
this is more batshit coming back from injuries WAY early, like Byrd. Beltre, who couldn’t swing a bat like 2 days ago, now is back in lineup?
@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: gallo’s gonna get his grade 11 (no LF that is ) soon.
I think Carlos Santana is going to go through a hot stretch here pretty soon. His splits look like he’s been a second half player. A couple of his peripherals look kind of wonky. Not pulling the ball as much. Not really beating up fastballs like he has in the past. But I think he’s pretty well established as who he was. I think he’s a good buy.
His splits have been total 2nd half, but confusing in the preseason every year b/c the stats say, ‘he’s finally clicking, look at his 2nd half,, then it turns out he’s just 2nd half…
grab which of realmuto/wellington beef while D’Arnaud is out yet again? 4 moves left for week, probably less if i grab delabar dropping cecil tonight (which i will have to if delabar gets a save). i grabbed osuna already. wellington get way too much time off (probably only plays like 60% of the time)
@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: or castro as option.
@Grey: @Grey: think he’ll start playing more than literally every other day soon then (he is playing for his 3rd straight day right now), but before that it was only one other back to back, other than that time it’s every other day, so only around 4 days a week.
12 team roto, which side?
Kluber or Cespedes & C-Mart
Kluber, it’s fair
Ozuma or Marlon Byrd
alexei ramirez or paredes?
Need a Catcher again, (guess who I own ). I think I’m going with W.Rosario tonight, but who to pickup for two weeks :Rosario, Castro , Suzuki , B.Pena , J.McCann , W.Castillo ?
6×6 daily roto.
D.Navarro is also available tonight and going forward .
Is he a better play tonight in Tampa vs Archer or Rosario home vs C.Anderson ?
I’d play Wilin tonight, and in Coors
Do you cut Ozuma or Ian Desmond when Travis comes off DL?
yo grey- i have an offer on the table that i dont think i can turn down. 5×5 weekly roto league . i have to pick one though- encarnacion or mcutchten?? i dont really like either guy but the rest of the trade is pretty solid…..
Pineda/Matt Moore/Jaime Garcia or Bauer/Tanaka?
Sup grey.. Karns vs (TOR) Estrada or Nova vs (PHI) Hamels?? Also i know it’s tuff against Hamels but is Nova a keeper??
Nova… He’s a keeper in some leagues
Start Hammel tonight against LAD? Thanks.
@hankg: Sorry didn’t see previous comment!
Grey, would u start Hammel tonight ? Son not liking him.
Which C to add? Cervelli, Realmuto, Swihart, Castro, Rosario, Pierzynski… or Schwarber hoping he’ll stay up?
matt moore isn’t a must add yet correct? control is supposed to be the last thing to come back after TJ and he didn’t have a ton of it to begin with.
i have Dozier, Russell, and Turner for 2 MI spots and am holding Russell and Turner for now?
I’m not adding Moore…dozier and Turner
Who should I drop to free up a DL spot? Ryan Zimmerman or Brandon Morrow?
I need to drop one of d’Arnaud, Duda, Franco, Bogaerts, Devon Travis, Soler, or Avisail. Who goes?
Teheran or rodon in a keeper league?
Quick trade question:
12 Team H2H, keeper league w/ LF CF RF.
His: Josh ‘Rehabbed’ Hamilton, Cory Seager, Chris Young (pitcher), Round 12 pick
My: Dallas Keuchel, Round 14 pick
Basically amounts to Hamilton for Keuchel and I get the bonus of a potential keeper in Seager. Plus, II still have Scherzer and Liriano as my aces…….thoughts?
Would you keep Seager? Seems like a shallow league to be doing this
@Grey: Probably not unless he dominates…But I’ve neglected my team a bit and only have 1 of 2 N/A slots filled right now, so Seager would go into the other one.
Even if I don’t keep him, Segura is my SS now so I’m looking for an upgrade. And my outfield needs a little more umph. Ozuna is my CF with the also always injured CarGo as my LF. I figure between Hamilton and CarGo, one of them will be healthy.
Trade doesn’t sound good
Been holding on to Jon Singleton on my NA list – keeper league – I know he was hitting the ball really well a month ago – I know there is no room for him – how does his future look if a spot does open up for him the major leagues – if you are are not high on him I could move another player there to the NA spot and drop him
Seems like a Sept. call-up or an injury fill-in guy at this moment
Utility spot in 6×6 Roto with ops. Souza or Franco?
Stanton owner is near last place and dangling him…
He wants Kluber + Prince for Stanton
I could pick up Gio/Hughes/Kennedy/Fiers/Moore off waivers…
Giving up Kluber too much? Afraid of the regression fairies on Keuchel/Bauer so not sure if the staff can take the hit…
H2H 6X6 with OBP instead of AVG and Doubles + Triples as the 6th Cat (Redraft)
C: Sal Perez
2B: Josh Harrison
OF: Trout, Souza, Cespedes
SP: Kluber, Keuchel, Shields, Thor, Hammel, Bauer, Latos
RP: Kenley, Familia
DL: Corbin, Soler
Take Stanton, pick up Fiers or go off of matchups and stream until someone sticks
Curious for your thoughts on Yasmany, Mr.Albright.
He’s making great contact and holds .315avg, 4SB’s, 25RBI, 3hrs. I’m thinking we may see a breakout at some point this year in the power department and become a must own player. He’s does have huge power potential, and he’s looking comfortable at the plate.
I ask because Ian Desmond cannot be my SS anymore. He can ride the bench before I drop him, but I have to grab Justin Turner before he clears waivers.
I can drop Yasmany, Trumbo, or Souza. Or I guess Desmond, but I do still have hope that he can turn it around in the second half. No other droppable players, unless you think Bauer is a drop (which I’m considering he Devon comes back).
Sorry for the long post, and thanks for the advice.
I like Yasmany, have all year… Drop Bauer and Desmond
@Grey: Bold moves Grey. Thank you.
I’m going to remember this as the year I drafted Desmond at #3. But on the positive, I drafted Joc at #17! He didn’t get respect in any draft I was a part of.
Yeah, win some, lose some…I wish I owned Joc everywhere but don’t have him
Drop Clippard for Osuna?
cecil has been officially removed?? delabar vs osuna debates begin….who u got? osuna is unavailable tonight?
The answer is in the post you’re commenting on
@Grey: good call lol. i live min by min rosterbating the whole time lol so figured ur mind may have changed by now too. especially if delabar got first crack at it tonight. who doesnt call him k-rod???
Delabar will likely get first crack tonight, but only b/c Osuna will likely be rested
Kluber for Puig?
Kluber, it’s fair
Or would you rather have Adam jones?
Not to bash Logan Forsythe or anything, but I can’t believe how well the Rays are doing considering THAT GUY? / HIM? is your cleanup hitter.
He’s no Carlos Santana!
Yo Grey! 10 team weekly yahoo, Buchholz has 2 starts (BAL, TOR)… It’s smart to sit him right? Hate missing out on my two-starters tho!
Yeah, gotta sit
@Grey: I know I know… thanks!
How your NFBC team doing?
Freeman or Pederson ROS? As a keeper?
Thanks! What about Freeman vs Rendon ROS? As a keeper?
Who’s the better keeper in an OBP and SLG league instead of AVG and HR… Springer Dinger or Bryant?
It is just me, or is there a real changing of the guard feel to this season?
So many impact rookies, so little time to pick them up.
@Gareth: yep, missed on so so many simply from not being at computer for a certain 45 minute or less period sometimes. it could be you are in more competitive leagues than before also.
Best speculative stash, Corey Seager or Miguel Sano?
keeper league. Planning for next year. 12 team h2h
Can you let me know which 2, you fortune teller you, would be best for next year?
Dickerson, Pence, Polanco, Burns
No problem, great username!
Correa, Franco, Sano
@Mes to the Rocco: you ranked em
You ranked them
3 more homers and I’m trading Pujlos for Sale.
Need a high K/9 Ace. Plus i own Goldy & Nolan , grabbed Victor Martinez off waivers last week. What ya think? My only starting pitchers are Salazar, Kershaw, Arietta, Jose Fernandez (on Dl) & 7 Closers. It’s a 200 GS league and I’m only at around 40
When do you think Maddoning moves Addison out of the 9-hole?
Not this year
I don’t want to keep 2 C in my H2H 12-teamer ESPN redraft 6×6 w/OPS (have Wieters), but Derek Norris has resisted my attempts to drop him and I can’t trade him for anyone. I’m in pretty good shape power-wise (Trout, Harper, Hosmer, Reddick) but Marlon Byrd’s available on the wire and I’m tempted to drop Norris for him.
Others on the wire: Parmelee, Parra, Kiermaier, Rasmus. Keep Norris or drop for…?
Don’t own two catchers…Byrd
Colabello sitting tonight. It is Archer ( a tough righty) but I hope he’s not being “matched up ” against starters .
My only back up is Alonso , but I’m sure he’s sitting tonight against Bum. I was going to pickup Delabar for maybe a one day Save chance, but now I’m thinking of picking up D.Peralta vs Kendrick in Col. for a Batty Call.
Whata think ?
Meh, tough righty
I meant that Archer is the tough rightly , maybe that’s why Colabello is sitting ?
That’s what I mean too, yeah
Puig or Pineda/ Cargo
Pineda, it’s fair
In a saves + holds H2H league who would you want?
Parnell, Cecil, Rodney or Caminero?
@booya: No-one.. surely there’s better holds guys out there?
Polanco vs Josh Smith or upton vs bumgarner
14 team mixed
Who is getting better deal- Burns, McCullers, and Elias for Cargo, Karns, and Morton?
Out of the CarGon side of that deal, which pitcher would you take? Morton/Brett Anderson/Hutchinson/Ray
Call me a Franco-phile if you will.
@Gareth: you should be seriously worried about your counting skills, and unlike the times when you don’t G3 in the 3rd and put it in the 4th you should be able to notice that there’s other posts in between yours.
I’m so happy I picked up Franco when he was called up.
Then I dropped him. Someone picked him up. Then they dropped him. I grabbed him again.
Now he’s mine for good biatches!!!
Start upton vs bumgarner or yelich vs c-mart over any of these guys
Leonys vs Chavez
Peralta vs kendricks
Ozuna vs c-mart
Upton over Ozuna
Is tulo worth buying in a keep forever league? I have a big lead and the depth to get him but is unnecessary.
Keep forever Franco or Tulo?
I’d hold if you’re leading
Is Rafael Soriano worth clogging up a roster spot on?
I have him for speculative saves hoping he has some gas left in the tank and eventually closes, but with Maddon, who knows?
Sure, in some leagues
Who would you drop to make room for Lance Lynn’s return?
Matt Wisler, Erasmo Ramirez, Trevor May, Kevin Siegrest (Rosenthal Owner), DJ LeMahieu
Grey, can you take a look at my team and let me know how it looking, Currently out of 1st by 5 games and 2nd by 3 games. Had a nice 8-1-1 win last week. This week playing the best team in the league, his team a total monster. I’ll share that on a reply.
What type of players should i try and track for trades, I something in the works for KenleyJansen. Other then I don’t have names of players as of yet, about 3 teams are probably eliminated. Out of those teams, probably Jose Reyes in best option.
Pence – DL
It looks solid, I guess, no idea how many teams
@Grey: 10 team keeper league OBP
Team looks solid… Consolidate your bench bats…I.e., Hosmer, CarGo for Upton-ish
Last thing for today. I have Jose Fernandez coming back to pretty much my dream pitching staff. I don’t think there are any obvious drops now that Shark is showing signs of life. Fortunately I do have recurring interest in Joc Pederson from a leaguemate. Who can I combine him with for Harper to release JoFer from DL purgatory?
SPs: Sonny, GCole, Arrieta, Danny Saladbar, Carrasco, Liriano, Shark, and Noah.
Left off; 12 team h2h
J-Fer/Sonny? Seems like a longshot
McHugh at LAA? blah, meh or start?
I usually enjoy a few laughs every article, but that Cueto blurb really got me rollin’! Thanks again!
G, I told’ya I could get Hosmer to homer by dropping him. : ) What was it like two days later.
Anyway… would you rank Vic Martinez ahead of Hosmer ROS. They are both available on the ol WW. My league scoffed at Hosmer when I dropped him.
So sorry I botched 1B in my draft this year. Never again.
(want a good laugh ? I dropped Pujols for Hosmer early this season when Pujols looked like dog doo in a brown paper bag, and Hosmer looked to be finally breaking out. hahahaha… sunzabitchez !!!)
Colabello also available
Ha! I’d rank Hosmer ahead of V-Mart…Damn on Pujols, he’s not Pooholes
Redraft H2H. Chavez/CarGo for Pineda/Choo/Russell.