The joy you get from watching someone grab Freddy Peralta off waivers, then he throws a terrible start is Schadenfreddy. However, he doesn’t throw terrible starts, so what does that leave us with if we don’t own Peralta, but we long for him? Freddy Kreager beaver? (They get worse, so skim with your eyes if you must.) Freddy Appetizeralta? Freddeeeeeeesire….. I wanna know what the Brewhaha is about, Freddy got fingered by someone other than me? *drops mic, mic lands on foot* Ouch. Yesterday, Freddy Peralta did as he’s done a couple of times before — 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.59 thru three starts. I don’t think he’s quite this good, let’s get that out of the way right now, said like Gordon Ramsay. He is good, though, and I’ve been telling you to own him since he was called up. He’s short (for a pitcher, still towers over me), but has strike out stuff (12.8 K/9 in Triple-A). His delivery corkscrews out into a, “Get me some boxed vino, I’m a wild man,” pushing a 4+ BB/9, so there’s gonna be some ugly starts at some point, but I would still grab him. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Ryan Braun – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .245. Don’t think it’s coincidental that he looks the best he has all year after going to have his Cryotherapy session on his thumb, which is different than Cyranotherapy on his nose, which he had after he took PEDs.
Christian Yelich – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (10), hitting .291. If he has OCD, he’s going to steal another base in his next game, or start tapping the doorknob 11 times before entering.
Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .302. He’s a righty and getting platooned out of games vs. lefties. Lefties who he’s hitting .286 against. Baseball managers: anyone can do this.
Lorenzo Cain – Headed to the DL with a groin strain. Cain…Sugar!’s got pain…sugarmaker! Cain…Sugar’s groin doesn’t sound serious. (Giggle.)
Nathan Eovaldi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (1 hit), 9 Ks, ERA at 4.08. Between Johnny Lasagna and Rachel Ray’s E-O-V-A, it is an Italians’ dream season. Best we’ve seen since Guapo and Suzy DiMaggio planted roots in the Bay Area and plopped out Joe, Vince and Dom, literally within three months of each other. No wonder Vince and Dom weren’t as good as Joe, they were only in the womb for 45 days each. You can’t nourish a wombey like that! *intern whispers in my ear* I do believe there is a term called wombey, and that’s the last time I wish to be interrupted! Eovaldi still throws 97 MPH and is only now cracking a 7.5 K/9 for the first time in his (drawn by R. Crumb) illustrious career. He seems like a 3.75-4.15 ERA pitcher, which is either usable or not, or use the Streamer-o-Nator or not.
Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.04, but he lost the game because, as Murray Chass said, Scherzer just doesn’t have what it takes to win. Or it’s because the Nats managed one hit. Like Altuve contemplating getting down the cereal, I’m thinking the latter here.
Josh Donaldson – Suffered a setback and now looking to return end of July. Right around the time everyone who drafted him is going to be freshening up on their fantasy football projections. (Clickbait!) By the by, if you drafted Donaldson, you gotta take that L.
Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.54. Yeah, but you drafted Kershaw in the 1st round because you needed an ace.
Alex Bregman – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, *vision of myself without a mustache* Oh my God, I’m President of the World, a title they just created for me! But how will I save flavors for later?
Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, as he continues to defy odds (what odds) and renounce critics (what does renounce mean)! Also, I just dedicated last week’s Buy to him, so you know he’s avocado toast in a millennial’s hand.
Didi Gregorius – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .259. He hit .149 in May, which was, “When Didi goes low, we go whoa,” but he is hitting over .300 in June. Not as much power as April, but at least he righted the ship a bit.
Luis Severino – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.10. Hate to be negative (it’s my nature), but I am not looking forward to Severino throwing an extra 40 IP in October. Hopefully Boone manages his IP in August and September, but I get the feeling Boone is like a driver in a Lamborghini who uses cruise control.
Jake Arrieta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.54. Also, there were three unearned runs for a slight box scare. *steps on ledge of building* They were unearned! *steps down* That was a close call.
Kris Bryant – Hit the DL with a sore shoulder. So how about that 2019 discount, huh?
Javier Baez – 4-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homers, hitting .276. He hit third yesterday. Makes sense, right? He’s hit third (25) less than he’s hit 6th (27), 5th (31), 8th (42!), and 7th (60).
Ross Stripling – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.98. He’s not just steamrolling pushover teams. Like someone in the Valley, he’s taking on all comers!
Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. We’re going to get to October and you’re gonna be like, “Desmond had 30+ homers and hit .250? Why didn’t I just hold him?” And I’m gonna shrug, wondering the same thing.
Mark Melancon – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and the blown save in the 8th inning. So, he’s not the closer. Who’s up next? Watson? Maybe, but he entered the game in the 8th too. We’re back to Dyson again? But he sucks. Maybe that doesn’t matter if they all suck. *mind blown* Last night, Sam Dyson (1 IP, 0 ER) got the save and he moves back to the top of the sad food chain.
Matt Harvey – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.28. If you bet on Harvey in Atlanta, then nice bet, but you have a gambling problem and your friends are talking about you behind your back and you’re secretly being filmed for A&E’s Intervention.
Brian Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .221. Eleven homers? Not bad, for Enrique Hernandez in 100 less at-bats. Kidding, I still full expect Dozier to light up the world in the 2nd half.
Daniel Mengden – Hit the DL because Alex Bregman pissed off the Mustache Gods. WHAT HELL HATH YE WROUGHT?!
Frankie Montas – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.68. Meh, Frankie Montas will always have memories he made with Bryan Cranston on the set of Malcolm in the Middle.
Chad Pinder – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .242 and hasn’t done anything in the last week, but I’m about to burn down my entire RCL team, drop everyone and grab Pinder for his position eligibility. Fantasy Baseball Overlord, it’s me Grey. I need your help.
Jed Lowrie – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .288. Not to go into your deep, dark recesses of your neuron connective tissue, but member how Lowrie had nine homers in the first five weeks of the season while hitting .340 and you were like, “Launch Angle, sign me up?!”
Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .308. Back to his stupid line drives. Like a discarded Fruit of the Looms’ ad slogan, elevate your balls!
Shane Greene – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, and 2nd straight appearance when he’s given up runs. Since I own him in a few leagues, I can attest to it feeling like Greene has at least one rocky week every month, but, really, who are the Tigers turning to? Joe Jimenez? Yeah, aight.
Blaine Hardy – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.59. There’s is a lot of truth to the rumor that I read Blaine Hardy’s name and I think he’s a jobber in the WWE.
Steven Wright – Hit the DL with knee inflammation. Funny, I didn’t know pieces of crap had knees.
Mookie Betts – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 20th homer. Mookie Ballgame!
J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 24th homer, hitting .326. He is still mighty healthy this year (totally saying this to jinx him). Yup, don’t see him getting injured any time soon (c’mon, Jinxers the cat!).
Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .199. I accidentally spelled his name Jackie Barfley, and I laughed, boy, did I laugh. He’s so overdue he’s about to give birth to a 3-year-old, so maybe this is the start of something for JBJ. Honestly, he can’t do much worse (hitting .167 in June).
Krispie Young – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .176. The Sciosciapath has taken a real liking to Young, because The Sciosciapath is a terrible manager.
Corey Kluber – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.54. Okay, who changed his internal clock to April 2017?
Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.22. I wish I could say I have overwhelming faith in him after this start. To read all about Lance’s Carlos Martinez fantasy, click that thing-ma-linkie.
Jose Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .302. He has 7 homers in June, and never had more than 4 homers in any month previously in his career. Blossoming isn’t just for Mayim Bialik.
Matt Carpenter – 5-for-5, 5 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .259. I wonder if Carpenter can throw some magic Rhysus’ way.
Zack Godley – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.58. He looked okay vs. the Marlins, Zack Humanly could’ve done that.
Archie Bradley – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.37. Bradley revealed he crapped his pants during a game where he pitched. Big deal — Boxberger does it on the field every couple of appearances. Just call them the Arizona Diaperbacks.
Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in two days. Put on your turn signal, we’re making a U-turn back into Polanco, cause the schmotato has risen. By the by, why don’t cars have turn signals for left, right, K and U turns? Imagine the tailgate parties at Kansas University alone!
Chad Kuhl – Left yesterday’s game with forearm discomfort. That’s a real shame–What’s Nick Kingman up to? Hmm, hmm, hmm?
Steven Matz – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.69. Nice. I was thisclose to streaming Matz due to the Stream-o-Nator but the Mets have me so shook I just can’t get on the set of their Gigli remake.
Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .232, and his 1st homer in ten games. Until we see him string together at least two games back-to-back, not sure what to make of this every-tenth-game crizzap.
Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .225. Somewhere along the way, Kyle Seager became Maikel Franco without the ‘sexy’ .240 average.
Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.20. Dude, smoke a bowl! Solid-ish start. Ish due to the low Ks, not due to me being ishy-ashy.
Dylan Bundy – Hit the DL with an ankle sprain. Showalter said he hasn’t decided who will start for them instead, adding, “Does it matter? I mean, we’re the Orioles. Maybe we could do some sort of raffle to start for us.”
Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer. Uh-oh, Chirinos!
Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer this week, hitting .300 in that time. You know when you have an abusive relationship — it’s just ugly, going both ways — you fight in front of your friends; you go out of your way to cut down their confidence; you can’t stand the sound of their breath. Then, after you finally break up, you tell everyone, and they’re happy for you. They talk about how much they hated your partner; they feel it’s okay to open up now that you’re no longer together. Then, two weeks later, you get back together and it’s awkward for everyone, and you know it’ll never last but there’s so much shared history. Any hoo! I picked up Odor yesterday. Hahahahahaha — I feel ill!
Zobrist or C Taylor ROS? 10 team HTH points league
I was offered Springer and Giles for Soto, Ray and Treinen. I don’t think it’s enogh. What do you think?
@Ralphy: Ok last question. Would you trade Ray, Hand, Puig for Springer and Giles?
Are you trying as hard as you can to trade Ray after this performance against the Marlins or are you feeling like he’s back to being a top 15 pitcher and we should hold on to him?
Ryan Braun or Aaron Hicks?
12 team 6×6 h2h OpS/BAA
Had posted team a few back and you mentioned outfield as an area to improve.
Abreu and E-Rod for Springer and Roark?
That works for me
@bobbo: actually ended up being Springer and Archer for Abreu and E-Rod. Thoughts?
Springer side, nice trade
Been rolling with C. Taylor as my 2B and Ozuna, J. Martinez, Soto, and K. Davis in my 3 OF & 1 Util spot. My bench is Eaton and C. Villanueva. I was offered D. Murphy for Soto. Is that a good move to help upgrade my 2B spot. I’m a little worried he isn’t fully healthy. Wanted some advice. Thanks!
I’d prefer Taylor and Soto
Trade deadline for my league approaches.
12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
Any area I should be targeting to improve my team?
Bench- Brian Anderson
Pitching (deep bench and some streamers rostered)
Thinking of targeting Marte or Bellinger for Puig and an arm or else package Abreu. If I did shop Abreu and an arm, who’s a realistic target?
Thanks as always!
You could use an OF… Abreu for Marte or Bellinger and a small piece?
Bregman is 9 for 17 with 3 home runs, 5 doubles, and 6 RBI since shaving off his stache on Sunday.
The clean-shaven shall inherit the earth
Who’s output you like more ROS: Nimmo or Andrus?
ROS player rate gives Andrus as the far-and-away favorite, but would like your opinion.
Think Andrus comes back? Maybe not as powerful as last year but still good?
I don’t like Andrus…
Trumbo or Gallo? Margot better than either?
Or just hold K Tucker till his callup?
I’d go Margot, but totally different than the other guys
Thanks for the great write up Grey!
Judge or Stanton in a keeper?
Also please rank ROS:
ODB, Desmond, Carpenter, D Murphy, Nimmo
Stanton — Desmond, Carp, ODB
Been offered Rosario for Verlander?
10 team keeper league. OBP.
Sounds fair, depends on needs, prolly can do better tho
@Grey: my pitching is pretty good. What hitter should I go for? I have rizzo lindor bellinger . Decent offense.
Out of what hitters?
@Grey 12 team, 5×5 Roto
I saw above that you’re starting [email protected] Mia tonight but only because your situation is dire.
My situation is not dire – would you bench then?
Yeah, can bench him
Out of these 5 starters which 3 would you pick up?
@Esalsa24: soroka’s out a long time.
ozuna/springer for altuve puig?
@Grey: sagnof – Rodon or Peralta?
correa or berrios 7×7 18 man keeper league? thanks.
I know how you feel about Keuchel but against yours and my better judgement he is on my team and i started him
I actually picked him up because someone dumped his ass.
Anyway, I am guessing you suggest I get rid of him
My options are
Maeda, Gaussman, Pivetta,Loaisiga, King Felix
Who would be your top 2
No problem, alps
Deals arranged –
I trade MY Kluber for Jose Ramirez then I trade MY Scooter for Nola to replace the loss of Kluber for my rotation.
Do you like it?
10-team standard roto league using QS instead of W.
Works for me
Oh. I also have Archer and Wacha on DL
In a 12 team keeper, I have been offered Arenado(at $54 for two more years) for Aaron Nola(at $4 for one more year) My Sp would still be Severino,Bauer,Corbin,Rodon,Weaver—just added. Could add Castillo,SonnyG or a few others to replace Nola. My 3B is Shaw and my other corners are Abreu,Moreland and Gurriel. Make the trade? Thanks.
If it helps you win this year, you’re really paying tho
Ugh. Yet again Craig Counsell uses his thoroughbred to plow a field. Get Josh Hader back to his 2 innings every few days and leave him out of this mop up work. Damn newfangled managers. Ahem. Sorry. Just needed to vent.
Haha, I hear ya
finally dropping Castillo after his weekly implosion today. Man that guy is frustrating. Was thinking of grabbing Yates or Minter for some ratio help/potential saves.
Whos the pickup there?
haha Odor. He was so so terrible until the last two weeks. I may pick him back up too.
In a fight for first. Top three of us very close. It’s rather stressful. Any broadly sweeping advice on winning for once (second two years in a row)?
Sending the police to your competitors houses after planting drugs on them?
Anyone starting Heaney tonight @ BOS? Just me? Good, great, grand, wonderful.
You ever listen to Khruangbin? Give em a spin sometime when you’re cranking out 3K words a night.
I’m gonna listen right now, thanks, ERad!
12 Team league, Matt Kemp and Merifield are killing my batting, keep them or cut bait? Available bats include Yuli, Lamb, Conforto or A. Hicks?
Nooooooooooo! Listen up, Albright, there’s no backsies on Odor. Here is what you said:
“I officially cut Odor from my teams and wiped my hands of him. He is dead to me like Mancini and Sonny Gray. May Odor’s stench never waft my way again.”
And that’s me quoting you! Yes, you said all that … “wiped my hands of him … dead to me … never waft my way again.” Meaningless!
A few points about your Odor pickup: (A) you have stabbed in the back all of us fantasy baseballers (<—- your mother's term!) who put him in our lineups, confident he was free of the Grey jinx, and who have been enjoying the fruits of his labors ever since; (B) the least you could have done was wait until the weekend so we could have removed him from our weekly lineup at the same time you picked him up; and (C) you already know there is no freakin' C, there's never a freakin' C!
HAHA, I’m sorry LenFuego, Odor and I have a complicated relationship.
@Grey: I will consider forgiving you if you drop him immediately and promise never to see him again. My first place standing is precarious and reliant on Odor not stinking.
Rougned Odor and myself: It’s complicated
Morton throwing salt pellets last night…
Today, soft water for everyone!
Rodon or Musgrove?
Encino man. Springer and Degrom for Votto Yelich and Kershaw. Rudy’s trade analyzer says it’s fair but Kershaws health concerns me. What are your thoughts. I would be receiving Kershaw side. Thanks.
Springer side, it is fair, depends on Kershaw obviously
Peralta, Tallion, or Stroman ROS
Which side, Mr. Mustachio?
Stanton, Starling Marte, Story
Thanks Grey! My team kinda sucks, but I lucked into Trevor Story, and I picked Corey Seager off waivers to stash. We keep 4 hitters, and I’m tempted to trade Story (either on his own or ina
package) to the 1st place team for Trea Turner to try and upgrade my keepers. Good move, or just be thankful I’ve got the other two? Keep in mind we could SLG% as a 6th offensive category.
I’d want Trea
Sure was nice to see Morton have a solid game last night, even if it was only against Toronto. I traded away Snell (and Soria for S Marte) about a week ago and Snell was starting to make me regret it. If they both stay healthy I felt like keeping Morton was a safer choice. Great calls on draft day thanks to your rankings either way!
For this RCL team, I’m currently rolling with Morton and Quintana (cautiously) and streaming my 3rd SP slot until Darvish comes off the DL (scary!). For pitchers I’m also rostering Diaz, Parker, Tepera, and Rondon for Saves and Betances and D Robertson for Ks, ratios, and occasional Ws.
I need Wins more than Saves, but always seem to be chasing saves. For Saves I’m 10 behind 1st and 13 ahead of 3rd. In Wins I’m 13 behind 6th and just moved 1 ahead of 8th last night.
Should I lose Robertson and selectively stream for Ws and Ks with guys like Gibson, Bieber, Wheeler and VV available (I’m good on IP limit)? When I’m not streamingthe slot I can use for a bench bat or vulture save situations?
I know that’s a lot of mumbo jumbo. Thanks in advance!
No problem! Yes, lose Robertson and stream and bench bat his spot
@Grey: Thanks again!
Better streamer Leake @baltimore or Stroman vs Detroit. Qs league
With Donaldson being out another 3 weeks i need a 3rd baseman. I have Asdrubal right now, he’s not bad but he’s fading. My FA options are Duffy, Camargo, Longoria, Like or just keep Asdrubal. Thoughts?
I’d want Asdrubal
I have been offered Verlander, Doolittle, and Markakis for my Betts. Thoughts? Thanks! 14 team H2H
J Nelson (I)
Pick 1 odor, yolmer, Broxton, Gorkys, Winker,
I’ve been offered, in a standard roto league
L.Castillo and C.Rodon for my Kela
Both starters have upside, but Kela has been reliable.
I’m wondering, can I get similar SP value with the SON
@BillieJak: SEE GREY!! I’m not the ONLY one holding on to Castillo!!
@Fogimon: And he’s currently dealing @ ATL. Cmon Luis, turn the corner bud! My bandaid is still hanging.
I’ve got a hanger!
He is dealing today, big time
You jinxed him
@Grey: That’s what happens when people jump for joy after 3 innings.
The ol’ “first time through the order, he was great” maneuver
@Cram It: Cram, 1 clean inning is reason to jump for joy on this schmohawk, let alone 3.
@Fogimon: and he got blown up 4 seconds after I hit post comment. RIIIIIIIIIIP OUCH!!
Thats the bandaid as it pulls out my last arm hair. I’m done.
@Grey: or Rich Hill for Kela
Not Rich Hill
Thinking about dropping $2 Zunino for FA John Hicks in keeper. Really lagging on average. Pull the trigger?
Yo Grey, who you like more going forward, Quintana or Ed Rod? Thanks Grey
But the sex is amazing, ami right?
(talking about re-uniting with your horrible ex…… and Odor)
Hi G-man… Finally pulled off a trade to get Freeman. My team was top heavy in pitching and needed an elite bat. I gave up Degrom and Newcomb. My team now in a 12 team 5×5 is..
OF Hoskins, Rosario, Jo-Ma
Bench …Markakis, Nimmo, Galo, Devers, Hosmer, Crawford, Martel
P. Scherzer, Kluber, Piveta, Knebel, Familia, Boxb, Soroka DL slot
Looking to pick up some extra arms to back fill my rotation. Available guys on my WW
Ross, Leake, Richard, Beiber…any of those 2 ROS..Thanks
Who is Richard?
@Grey: sorry about that. clayton richard, kyle gibson and Carlos Rodon available too ….. sounds like a bunch of meh to me
@Grey: Thanks man..What do you thing of that trade? Im leading my league in era whip k’s and wins. middle or below average with hitting stats
@Grey: haha from my original post
I’m on my phone, what is it?
@Grey: it was degrom and newcomb for freddy freeman.
Freeman side, it’s fairish
10 team keeper league.
Was offered G Cole, Buehler and Pham for Severino. Thoughts?
Sorkoka – DL
Wacha – DL
Reyes – DL
Cole side, it’s fair, you might be getting chump dumped
Hey Grey, would I be nuts to trade Cole for Trout?
It’s a 12-team Keeper, 5×5 (OPS, QS, Solds).
We keep 5 after round 5, and FA’s slot at 25/20/15/etc.
I drafted Cole in the 7th :| I’m bouncing in and out of 1st place…
of- JD, Yelich, Teoscar (FA), Braun.
util- Belt (14)
bn- Candelario (FA), Hanson (FA)
sp- Severino, Cole (7) , Newcomb (FA), Flaherty (FA), Weaver
rp- Hand (13), Allen, Trienan (17), Soria, Melancon
Someone’s trading you Trout for Gerrit Cole? Yeah, I’d take Trout
It’s a rental, though, and I’d giving up Cole in the 7th round next year? I also feel like it leaves me really short on SP…
I mean, maybe i’m just latching on to a really good draft pick ;-)
Cole in the 7th round does not sound that amazing unless this is a 20 team league
@Grey: Fair play, I am sufficiently humbled. Now to make the offer. thanks, Grey!
@shibboleth: Nuts to trade Cole for the best hitter in baseball? What is your definition of nuts?
10 team dynasty 5×5 OBP
would you drop smoak for kiermaier, trumbo, jones
Nah, though I don’t know what a jones is
Can you rank these pairs of closers
1 Britton and Kimbrel
2 box and Allen
3 Kela Allen
@Grey: not a kela fan? Do you see Britton closing once he is traded?
Depends where he goes
Time to cutbait on Arrieta? I actually dropped him in a 12 teamer 2 starts ago since he couldn’t strike anyone out and there was an innings cap. Too soon?
Can lose him in a 12 teamer
ROS SP rankings (very limited pick ups):
Gibson, Beiber, Lugo, FPeralta, Eflin.
That ranking, maybe flip last two
@Grey: much appreciated! Would u take Beiber over Gibson in a dynasty?
I have Domingo as a keeper thus under contract – there is a real money penalty for cutting him in-season. I’m trying to place this year though – is there any reason to hold him for this year? The only upside I see is if he is traded and even then, who knows where and what kind of situation he’s in.
I’d cut him, but I don’t know how deep your league is
@Grey: Sorry – it’s a 15 team roto keeper – each team keeps five players – no minor league spot.
Meh, he’s never going to be a keeper at this point
In a 12-team standard Yahoo keeper league. Currently in 1st place. Here is my roster:
C – Gattis
1B – Rizzo
2B – Merrifield
3B – Bryant
SS – Gregorius
OF – Betts, Blackmon, Brantley, Ozuna, Soto
SP – Bauer, Snell, C-Mart, McCullers, Flaherty, Taillon
RP – Strickland, Soria, Rondon, Ottavino, Yates, Hicks
I have the possible opportunity to obtain Lindor and/or Scherzer, but they’d only be rentals (I couldn’t keep them next year) and it’ll cost me come next year’s draft. Would you trade away McCullers, C-Mart, and Gregorius for Lindor, Scherzer, Wade Davis, and my first two draft picks next year? Or do you think I have a solid enough roster to stay in first place?
I think you have a solid enough team to win… Maybe a smaller trade to solidify…
Thanks for your opinion. I tend to agree that it’s too big of a trade. That being said, which player do you think would better help my team – Davis, Scherzer, or Lindor?
16 team dynasty h2h 7×7 with H and and OPS , and holds and BAA for pitchers. Sitting in 2nd place. Top 8 make playoffs.
Roster is C-sanchez (with chirinos filling in), 1b-bour, 2b-whit, 3b-seager, ss-trea, cf-marte, of-bryce, betts, Brantley, util-khris, dan murphy. Bn-pirela, mike taylor, Jorge Polanco, franco, semien.
SPs are kluber, gerritt, mccullers, Andrew suarez, Quintana, jon gray, Shelby miller. RPs are wade, devenski, givens, Justin Anderson, fry, trivino, hildenberger, melancon. DL-archer, shark, cahill, hellickson, Vizcaino, Salazar.
Minors-tatis, yusniel diaz, Christian pache, mitch white, jhailyn Ortiz, shane baz, kaprielian, carter kieboom.
Been offered verlander and pham for my tatis and jon gray. You pulling the trigger?
Take Verlander and win the league
altuve /pollock for turner/rendon?
need a streamer for this week:
Leake @ BAL -$2.6
Desclafani vs MIL $7.9
Hill vs COL $25.8
Musgrove @ SD $15.9
Suarez @ AZ $4.6
Weaver vs ATL $11.1
Gaviglio vs DET $13.8
Gausman vs LAA $6.1
@Grey: thank you Grey & SON!
I’ll be honest, I’m pretty surprised reading the comments on your belief in Braun. He’s been pretty bad, and has been so inconsistent thus far.
Do you prefer him over Nimmo? Should I be trying to buy low? I’m genuinely intrigued by your valuations.
I’d try Braun
Starting Ray today?
And which one of these three would you start today? SoN doesn’t particularly love any but I need one
Minor vs SD
Fiers vs Oak
LeBlanc at Balt
Sadly, I am, but my situation is dire… Minor
What’s up Grey,
Quick question. Who do you like more Rest of Season:
Seth Lugo, Nate Eovaldi, Zach Eflin, Freddy Montas, Junior Guerra or K. Gibson?
7×7 league that counts quality starts and wins.
None? I guess Gibson if ROS
@Grey: Hahaha I know it’s all ‘Bleh’ but I’m struggling with the last rotation spot. Basically been a revolving door but we have a moves limit. Thanks for the help!
With a moves limit, I’d just go Gibson
Generally impressed someone used ROS in the correct manner, so many times people say ROS and mean from now until Friday
Which 2 of these 3 ROS? Zimmerman, Kiermaier, Avi Garcia?
Not really Avisail either tho
But at least he’s playing
Who would you rather have at 1b:
Mitch Moreland or Yuil Gurriel
Thanks again for your advice!
@baldy: Sorry, 14 team Yahoo head to head league.
Berrios or Bumgarner for ROS?
14 team head to head espn league
Here is my team. Who would you send over for Berrios. This Gm would like a pitcher back for sure. Your help is greatly appreciated.
C – Molina
1B – Votto/Hoskins
2B – Jose Ramirez/
3B – Arenado/Machado/J. Ramirez
SS – Machado/
OF – Hoskins/Judge/Stanton
Bench – S. Marte
DL – Pollock
RP – Kimbrel, Hand
SP – Severino, Morton, Sale, DeGrom, Bauer, Greinke
Bench – Corbin, Kershaw, Robbie Ray
Thanks. He is looking for a two for one trade. Two guys for Berrios.
You don’t have two guys for Berrios
Ray and Marte
Greinke and Marte
Greinke and Ray
You don’t need Berrios this bad
Signing up for streamonator has been a great idea, this is by far the best fantasy site I’ve ever seen. I’ve been rocking Ryon Healy at 3B in a 5×5 with OBP and XBHs as extra categories for hitting and L and QSs as extra categories for pitching. I was offered Saurez for Newcomb and Shane Bieber- I gotta take that right? Remaining starters would be Severino, Bauer, Corbin and then streamers. I want to bargain down from Newcomb but I may be too attached to him, ROS numbers just look average. Thanks!
Thanks! I’d take Eugenio, it’s fair
Give: Abreu, Kemp, Jon Jay
Get: Encarnacion, Inciarte, Mccutchen
Also ROS: Mccutchen or Choo?
Edwin — Choo
Grichuk, LMartin, Trumbo, Nimmo (10 Team 5×5)
Or, if you think I should hold all, I can drop Wheeler (but I like his stream today).
could you rank Trea, Ramirez, or Stanton, A)ROS and B)as keepers
Also thoughts on me offering Sequra, Acuna for Trea
Jo-Ram, Stanton — Turner side
I have two trade deals to consider:
1) My Kluber for Jose Ramirez
2) My Scooter for Baez
Would you do either of these trades and in what order of preference? Also, would trading for Baez instead of JoRam give me similar production w/o the cost of parting with Kluber?
I like the thought of JoRam and Baez providing some SB’s while providing in the other categories so I don’t feel the need to play Gordon as often for the SB. One team owner has Turner and Marte and nipping at my SB lead.
My roster – 10 team 5×5 standard roto (R-HR-RBI-SB-AVG). Currently in 1st place.
OF Trout, Springer, Judge, Rosario
UTIL Goldy, Benintendi
SP Kluber, Severino, Pax, Berrios, Bauer, Kershaw, Thor (DL) Stras (DL)
@Let’s Play Two: I’d do 1 and 2 that order
Drop Semien for Odor? 12 team 28 man roster.
H2H Points League
Aguilar or Desmond?
Suter, Bieber or Eovaldi?
Soria or Parker? (Need a closer since Herrera was traded)
@centex 45s: Aguilar — Bieber — Soria
Different positions, but just based on value – Odor, Braun or Bauers ROS?
Had an offer. Some apple to apples here but which side would you take?
Correa (DTD stiff back)
Desmond (was offered C. Villeneuva but I don’t want him)
Obviously the Correa side, right? I mean, I just picked up Hosmer as a bench bat. Why am I hesitant giving up Rendon? Ugggggg
@Grey: even if it was Vill instead of desmond?
What is a Vill
@Grey: Christian Villaneuva
Desmond over Villanueva
@Grey: oh definitely. His offer seems Villanueva or nothing. I’d likely just drop him and look for a better option elsewhere.
I mean, Correa and Hoskins for Rendon and Hosmer is a win on it’s own.
Yeah, Correa side
Kyle Seager,Schebler,Ryan Braun,m.margot. Drop Healy for which one?
Who do you want on your team if you’re in a 5×5 standard roto league – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG for the ROS – Scooter or Baez?
I ask for no sympathy, you warned me about Donny and I didn’t listen.
The OBP ranks did love him but I should have known better.
Fair value for him in an OBP keeper league (top 250 players kept)? Top 100 player? top 75 player?
I would love to flip him for Realmuto but not sure that is realistic.
I can’t imagine you can get a top 100 player for him — maybe Realmuto, I’d take that
got offered manaea and paxton for my rizzo in dynasty. my offense is stacked and would still have altuve turner springer stanton lindor, my sp is middle of the road. pull trigger and upgrade staff or stick w/ rizz? thanks and love your site!
Thanks! You’re selling low
Drop Schoop for Odor at this point in a redraft league? Steals are a priority for me at this point.
Do either of these sound fair for a straight up trade to get Aguilar?
Also C-Mart must be back in the good books right? Decent start last night vs. good lineup…
One more while I can!!!
Would you give up Morton for Aguilar?
Stripling is fair, Dozier is not