Adrian Beltre was diagnosed with a dislocated left thumb.  The doctor said it could be anywhere, his glove compartment, upstairs by the hamper, in the basement by the weights we bought you in high school that you never used.  Beltre will miss two to three weeks.  So… the Rangers called up Joey Gallo!  *searching Gallo on Google, coming across Orson Welles commercial outtakes*  Damn, that Orson guy was a genius.  Orson Bean too.  You cannot go wrong with the name Orson!  Could Gallo be Orson-like?  I think he can, but, like the dentist tells you, there’s some caveats.  Here’s what I said this offseason, “I get the sneaking suspicion that Gallo is going to be The Return of the Sucky Average Lagoon Monster, who was played briefly last year in an off-Broadway revival by Chris Carter.  In Double-A last year, Gallo had a 39.5% strikeout rate.  That’s absurd.  That’s the same rate historians have said Babe Ruth had after an all-night bender with Fatty Arbuckle when Ruth showed up and accidentally went up to bat still wearing his sleep mask.  Fun fact!  Sleep masks for the wealthy used to be made from raw hamburger patties.  So, with Gallo wearing a raw hamburger on his eyes, is there any chance here of him hitting above .200?  Not if he can’t tame his strikeouts.  Right now, he’d probably hit .150 in the majors.  Jot noking, Spooner.  Luckily, for the sake of all that is holy, I don’t think he’s going to break camp with the club and will have time to fix his swing tendencies.  His power is completely for real, and I think he could hit 30 homers in the major leagues right now.  Like the bowling alley that doesn’t cater to dwarfs, no small feat there.  He’s only going to be 21 years old, so 30 homers from a guy that young is crazy.”  And that’s me quoting me!  So, did Gallo fix his swing tendencies this year in the minors?  No, not really.  His strikeout rate in the minors so far is 33.6%, which is awful for Double-A, and the Rangers have specified that Gallo is merely a two to three week call-up while Beltre gets right.  I’d grab Gallo for power in any league, but not at the expense of anyone that worthwhile.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Fernandez – Set to begin a rehab assignment.  In one short month, Jo-Fer will return and fix everything that is wrong with your team, including your hitting, and take down Wilson Fisk.

Mat Latos – Ready to start a rehab assignment this week.  Sorry, Mat, I’m a glutton for punishment and Latos free.

Steve Cishek – Optioned to Double-A to work on his mechanics.  Coincidentally, I’d option for AA shortly after my career was derailed too.

Martin Prado – 2-for-4.  Marlins announced they’re not looking to trade Prado.  When they said it, they winked, crossed their fingers and said, “But if we were, what would you give us?”

Justin Bour – 0-for-3.  Nice batty call by yours truly!  Grey Albright, he has the power to cool off even the hottest of bats.

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Jose Urena:  The pitcher that gets a blurb simply because there were very few games last night.  Here’s hoping he pitches again on a full schedule!

Jason Hammel – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  This is interesting (to me at least, stop your judging!).  The Cubs have the tenth best pitching staff and the 22nd best hitting team.  Hmm, that wasn’t even that interesting to me.  I gotta stop lying to myself.  But it’s so hard because I’m so smart, handsome, witty, handsome.  As for Hammel, he hasn’t been good, he’s been great — 9.3 K/9, 0.9 BB/9, 2.74 xFIP.  That, sirs and five madams, are ace like numbers.

Starlin Castro – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  There’s seriously something to this.  Just yesterday, people started asking about dropping Castro.  Last night, he homers.  Can we ask about dropping Jose Abreu?

Dexter Fowler – 1-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .235.  Since when?!  I mean, yeah, I know he’s been slumping, but he’s hitting .235?  No wonder my offenses have been struggling.  Arenado can only do so much, people!

Yasiel Puig – Ran at close to 100%.  A group of scientists sat near the field judging his forward propulsion, torque and surface area tension, and concluded he was running at 98.3%.

Alex GuerreroDodgers scored 11 runs and Guerrero didn’t start yesterday in Coors.  Holy sit!  Mattingly started Justin Turner at third (1-for-5, 2 runs), started Enrique “Anti-Defamation League Won’t Allow Me To Be Called Kike Anymore” Hernandez in left (1-for-4, 1 RBI) and wore a Juan Uribe throwback jersey.

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  It’s always fun to see what players would look like shrouded in Coors purple.  Howie Kendrick looks like Joe Morgan.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .254.  I’m kinda surprised that more hasn’t been made of the year Pederson is having thus far.  He’s on pace for 35+ homers in an era when 25 homers is enough to paint a Gorman Thomas mustache on your face and yell, “I’m drunk on power, snitches!”

Adrian Gonzalez – 4-for-4, 1 run.  I’m not going to mention how few homers he has since I told you to sell him, because he’s in Coors for a few more games and that would be a jinx, and this is likely a jinx anyway.  DAH!

Andre Ethier – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .309.  On our Player Rater, who’s been more valuable, Ethier or Kemp?  Okay, Kemp, but barely.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The lone blemish was Nolan Arenado (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hitting his 13th homer.  And that is the only time you will see a negative word like blemish ever grace a sentence that Arenado is a party to.

Jimmy Rollins – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .209.  Coors is like the fountain of youth, Mallomars and Kendrick Lamar all rolled up into one delicious bite.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.06.  Fiers in Busch could’ve scared off the most passionate of Joan Holloway fans, but Fiers showed nerves of Valyrian steel, and rendered the Cardinals and their supporters, who don’t have transportation, the White Walkers, helpless.  Fiers has about the best peripherals in the game for a starter, so hopefully this is the game that boosts his confidence and sends Fiers on an epic run of Biblical proportions.  Do they run a lot in the Bible?

Jonathan Lucroy – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” said, “If you’re coming to me for advice, don’t you kinda already know the advice?”

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Stream-o-Nator rolled its brandy around in its snifter, then said, “Why don’t you trust me?”

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-4.  With Matt Adams getting even less exercise than usual for the next three to four months, Mini Donkey has been seeing regular playing time.  He hasn’t done much with it yet, but in deeper leagues, he’s worth a flyer.  Let’s say a hot schmotato, TBD.

J.J. Hardy – Sat out yesterday with a sore side.  Geez, sounds so vague, even oblique.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Astros.  Ubaldo’s ERA is now at 3.12.  This was a cushy matchup, saw him on my waivers and didn’t pick him up.  Could be scarred from the last time I streamed him, but I just don’t have much confidence in Ubaldo.  Now if he changed his name to Kojako.

Delmon Young – 2-for-4 and on Sunday went 3-for-4 with two homers.  Hot schmotato alert!

Brett Oberholtzer – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks as he returned from the DL.  Oberholtzer’s usually just a place I go to buy discount lederhosen, and I wouldn’t trust him moving forward even if his 3.24 ERA says he’s the schnitzel.

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .196.  Has power, no average, like the entire Astros team, except for Altuve.  Speaking of Altuve (way to jam him into the convo!), he went 1-for-3, 1 RBI yesterday and is hitting…?  Guess.  Go ahead.  I’ll wait.  *scratches chin, opens window, sees animated blue bird, sings with it*  He’s hitting .297!  I had no idea Altuve’s average had come down so low.  The Astros “Swing first, ask questions later” offense might be rubbing off on him.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 1.90.  The bases were loaded in the 6th inning with no outs and Belt coming up to the plate, and I switched off the game.  I just couldn’t bear to watch, or bare if naturists are reading.  Cole ended up getting a strikeout of Belt and a double play to end the inning with no runs allowed.  Cole, you showed my faith who’s boss, and it’s not Tony Danza.

Nori Aoki – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th steal.  For those keeping track at home, after last week’s Maybin debacle, I have Aoki back in my weekly lineup.  Yay me!

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, hitting .304.  Season’s about a third of the way done.  Don’t panic!  Wait, do Panik!  Don’t panic!  Do Panik!  Don’t panic!  Do Panik!  *smoke escapes through ears*  Shutting down, Greybot.  Overheated.

Matt Moore – Will begin his rehab assignment on Wednesday.  Roger that, Moore!

Desmond Jennings – Played a few games of extended spring training, but still didn’t feel great.  Desmond Jennings:  2016 Bounce back?

Garrett Richards – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.26.  I’d want more in a start vs. the Rays, but I’m also just consoling myself for not owning Richards anywhere.

David Freese – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Looks like Freese was kicking some major ice.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homers.  If he’s healthy, will he ever not get 27-30 HRs, .260, 100 RBIs?  Not to answer, but to reflect.

Yonder Alonso – Expected back on Tuesday.  This could seriously reduce Cory Spangenberg’s playing time.  Spangenberg will have to return to being a character from an 80s teen comedy.  Stop picking on Spangenberg!

Wil Myers – Could take BP on Wednesday.  My entire offense took a siesta when Myers got hurt, so I hope he returns healthy, but, like Chief Jay Strongbow, I have serious reservations.  He’s been plagued by wrist problems for almost a year now.

Andrew Cashner – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners (0 BBs), 12 Ks.  It’s like he was going against the Astros.  Only, the thing is, and there’s lots of things with Cashner’s line.  He only allowed one two-run homer.  So, how on this planet Andrelton has only called earth for five years did Cashner give up five runs and strikeout twelve in less than five innings?  And he gave up an extra run that was unearned!  It seems mathematically impossible.  Somebody get Hawking’s Speak N Spell on the phone, I have a question.

Lucas Duda – Sat out yesterday with a stiff knee.  Duda said he woke in the morning and his knee was looking at knee and joint magazines, human anatomy textbooks and getting stiff.

Travis d’Arnaud – Could resume rehab this week, and will likely be back early next week.  If someone dropped him, I’d grab him for a DL stash, but if the return of Yan Gomes has taught us nothing else, a catcher returning, isn’t exactly Easter Sunday.

Jacob deGrom – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  Okay, you’re great, we get it.  Now chillax!

Daniel Murphy – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  The layover in Coors paid off nicely!

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  I finally bit the Wilmer bullet and grabbed him in my RCL league.  I mean, he is nearly leading the Mets in homers.

Cameron Maybin – Sidelined with a slight quad-slash-groin injury.  *crosses legs*  Sorry, when I said slash-groin.  *shudders*

Jace Peterson – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and has hit in five straight games.  Jace is the place for the helpful hardware schmotatoes.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .277.  Andrelton came up and looked like a speed-only guy (26 SBs one year in the minors), then he hit with only power in 2013 (17 homers) and no average, then he hit for no power and no average last year.  Now, he’s only hitting for average.  I’ll tell you what, aliens are tough to pin down.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Yawn.  Wake me when I can say I told you he was overrated, and don’t let me Rip Van Winkle until September.

Alex Wood – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  Still missing the Ks we’ve come to know from him, but it’s hard to argue with his ERA.  I mean, you could, but you’d be arguing with a number.  Weirdo!

Archie Bradley – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.80.  Too bad Kevin Towers isn’t around, he would’ve traded Bradley by now for Yunel Escobar.

Hisashi Iwakuma – Two weeks away from rehab.  I’d stashi Hisashi, but I also wouldn’t expect much.  The days of expecting things are over, I mean, Jessica Lange is now a Kardashian.

Felix Hernandez – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  You know when it’s nice and warm and then there’s one last snowstorm in the spring?  That was what happened with F-Her and the Starterpocalypse.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 15th homer.  I haven’t seen a Zombino feed on this much brain custard since the last installment of Faces of Death.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Mariners.  To rub salt in the wounds, the Yankees should’ve asked Jesus Montero to bring their lineup card out to the umps.

Dellin Betances – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00 in 28 1/3 IP with 47 Ks.  No comment other than wow.

Doug Fister – Threw a light bullpen session.  Ah, yes, a Fister with a light touch.

Grady Sizemore – Released by Phillies.  Damn, he’s gonna miss Duracell Battery Day at the Bank.

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Wolfie
Wolfie
7 years ago

Sell high on any of these guys ?
Hahn, Rodon, bolsinger

Also, I’ve had Anthony rendon clogging up my bench/dl all season . I’ve been getting by at 2b and 3b with Jose Altuve and Nolan Arenado. I’ve been using MaikelFranco at my lone utility spot and he’s doing pretty well for himself. I’ve also got Joey Gallo and Hector Olivera stashed on the bench. i need some serious pitching help. Should I move Rendon?

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

14 team dynasty with OPS and walks, holds, QS. just lost byrd. need to figure out who to drop to make DL room, if not him.
cervelli
howard
altuve
segura
c.davis
LF tucker
CF marte
RF
util delino
BN kang/lind/billy ham
DL d’arnaud/werth
NA a-jax/sano/dahl/bell
SP arrieta/fatolo/hamels/hendricks/wilson/jaime garcia (streamer)/rodon (in SP slot)
RP – ramos/britton/tolleson/ohlendorf/scribner/hatcher (about to waiver strop)
DL darvish/iwakuma/walden/
NA stephenson
1. i could either put d’arnaud back early over cervelli and drop nobody else or drop somebody to make room for byrd
2. drop 1 or both of c.j. wilson or garcia and stream one spot and RP for 7th RP slot? options include to stream karns/rubby/wada/c.anderson/elias/heston etc.

royce!
royce!
7 years ago

As noted above, Cashner’s start was first ever that a pitcher gave up double digit hits and had double digit Ks in less than five innings.

And now Syndergaard is the second.

You can’t make this stuff up! Mostly because if you did, you would be involuntarily committed.

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

@royce!: MLB network just mentioned that too.

DeezNutz
DeezNutz
7 years ago

Losing every offensive category except for SB. How much of my remaining $36 FAAB do I drop on him?

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  DeezNutz
7 years ago

@DeezNutz: if by him you mean gallo he’s not likely up longer than 2-3 weeks.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

@What’s a Drexl?:

If he keeps hitting like this he’ll be up a heck of a lot longer than that.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Lucky Dog
7 years ago

@Lucky Dog: agree, if he hits he will stay up and play,but if he baezes it,he will go right back down

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
7 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC: if he goes 4 for 4 everyday maybe.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

@What’s a Drexl?: oops, he did K once.

DeezNutz
DeezNutz
Reply to  DeezNutz
7 years ago

@DeezNutz: same team: trade Billy Hamilton to get Lucroy?

Regan
Regan
7 years ago

Drop Ass Clown Smarja right on his stupid ugly face?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Regan
7 years ago

@Regan: serriously yes in a league where sp,s are available,,im not grabbing him in 10-12 team leagues unless its a stream right now if he was a free agent

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

pts league, lucroys’ back, go with posey/duda or posey/lucroy, i’m guessing lucroy is the drop?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

@What’s a Drexl?: lucroy is a top hitting catcher ,unless a 6 team league,keep him or trade him

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
7 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC: posey plays every day, so does duda, and duda’s been more valuable than lucroy is likely to be. it’s a pts league so there’s negative incentive to even have bench bats of any type. i’m not dropping ortiz (would be only other option).

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

@What’s a Drexl?: plus many teams go without a catcher at all in this league, pts league very heavily weighted towards pitching, with only 140 moves all year, so streaming almost every day just to be competitive is essential, and likely anybody with a player who gets off 2/7 games or so (like catchers). Hundley is out there if posey gets hurt anyway.

andfog99
andfog99
7 years ago

karns or rubby?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  andfog99
7 years ago

@andfog99: Grey will say Rubby but look at upcoming matchups 1st

Lucky Dog
7 years ago

Well that worked out swimmingly….I thought Duda was out so I started Gallo at CI. not a bad debut!

Knucks
Knucks
7 years ago

Burns/polanco
Or blackmon

Bonnewell
Bonnewell
7 years ago

I saw Burns in ur Buy on Friday. I have Bruce and obviously they do different things but which for ROS?

Boomer
Boomer
7 years ago

OBP Lg Utley or Kang

nightpandas
nightpandas
7 years ago

Miggy, McGee, Revere for Brantley, Lester and Soria?

nightpandas
nightpandas
7 years ago

Tulo/Ventura for Greinke/Simmonds?

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

getting made fun of in smack talk board for leaving gallo down. this is from the guy who traded me gallo for roman god of walks last year (cecchini), he’s BOS owner, i’m TEX in that league. hopefully it doesn’t end up sucking that i didn’t add him in redrafts where i could. rasmus, after playing no less than half the time since early april, now has been benched 4 out of last 5 games, at MOST 2 of those were against lefties. this is problematic since he qualifies at all three OF spots now in yahoo.
1. 14 team redraft with no ratio stats, but does have K’s/BB’s/hits an XBH as extra categories. since he’s both starter and backup for melky/jones i’d have to find a LF/CF or at least one of those to replace if i do. options: dejesus (plays more than colby)/paulsen (should get LF fairly soon and plays every day till)/canha/coghlan/s.smith. i also have arcia stashed for this purpose. can later stash k.johnson when arcia comes back

2. 20 team redraft, just best player, although OF would be better since i only have 4 with colby for 3 spots and 1 util spot. better options here. paulsen/canha/tucker (it’s probably him)/grichuk/coghlan. OPS league

3. 16 team dynasty with OBP and total bases. i did grab tucker already here
salvy
rizzo
kipnis
bryant
alcides
LF jew don
CF maybin (ellsbury DL)
RF souza
util tucker
util j.peterson
BN rasmus/lind
options better here. CF is ideal but if maybin gets healthy it’s not necessary. cuddyer/melky/venable/guyer/odubel/kiermaier/middlebrooks/coghlan. or i could just stream this spot when maybin’s back.

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

stanton and desmond for trout and g cole who wins?

AJ
AJ
7 years ago

Que pasa Grey, what side you got? Kershaw/Buster or Tulo/Harper, Thanks!!

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Apparently you can’t stack coors at night anymore?

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: 7 runs not enough apparently.

Kluber Troopers
Kluber Troopers
7 years ago

When Beltre went down I grabbed Plouffe to fill in. Stick with him or swap for: Franco, Jace, Lawrie, Kang, Turner, Middlebrooks, Freese?

nightpandas
nightpandas
7 years ago

Hey Grey, 15 team keeper league,

Pitching at a premium, would you trade Jones and Gallo for Harvey?
8×8 – strong hitting, weak ERA/WHIP/W/L/QS
(only 3 OF, 1 Util, 1 CI, 1 MI)

C: Gattis
1B: Rizzo
2B: Dozier
3B: Miggy
SS: Tulo
LF: Revere
CF: Jones
Rf: Blackmon
Util: Arenado
BN: Longo, Gallo

SP: Cueto/Liriano/Ross/Ventura/Aniballs/Rodon/Chavez
RP: Jansen/C Smith/McGee

nightpandas
nightpandas
Reply to  nightpandas
7 years ago

@nightpandas: it’s a keep 11 and I could get Fowler back too for CF.

tank1
tank1
7 years ago

Trade Holland for either Zimmermann or Salazer? Alternatively I could offer Miller or Storen. Thanks.

Knucks
Knucks
7 years ago

Harper/burns/Ziegler

For

Stanton/Cecil/crawford

Fungazi
Fungazi
7 years ago

So starting this Gallo guy tonight worked out ok.

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

@Fungazi: almost wish i grabbed him in at least one of the leagues i could’ve, but really only if they move him off of 3B in 2-3 weeks.

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

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yeah, i just grabbed him for the hell of it. I wasn’t going to start him until like 10 min before, I figured why not?

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

@Fungazi: dude was gone in 3 hours of call up in all my redrafts. I had him and dropped him in one based on advice here.

Hugman
Hugman
7 years ago

Well, congratulations, Razzball. I guess I’m going to HAVE to subscribe to the streamonator so I know when it’s safe to start Shartmardzija. I hate him so much right now. I’m starting to think I might have to go with 4 starters, two or three middle relievers, and my three closers.

Related note, what do you think of Matt Moore?

Hugman
Hugman
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I don’t trust ANYBODY! Except Kluber. $20 coming Razzball’s way and a daiquiri for you, Grey.

Cheese
Cheese
7 years ago

Arenado for tulo and Bauer? Standard plus OPS

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

Brewers pitching is getting Cravy

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

I wonder how many concussions Samardzija had in college. CTE?

If (when) Gallo hits a homer off of Julio, there has to be an Ernest joke in there somewhere.

Jabroni
Jabroni
7 years ago

I have Desmond and I don’t want to trade him as I think he’ll turn it back up but it’s frustrating. Do you think I should drop Aoki for another SS like Segura, Flores, Espinosa, Escobar, Hechavarria or Cozart?

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Got sherzer going tonight too.

Thanks Kevin Pillar.

Happy Vegans
Happy Vegans
7 years ago

Heard about the Cougs & kale on the podcast yesterday. Hope all is well.

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

gallo tees up shark standing ovation for a rookie with 2 ab 4 rbi…cool lol

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

McHugh. Ugh.

My concern with him against baltimore it seems was valid.

I started him and swore I’d drop him if he had another bad outing.

He’s safe to drop right? You don’t see a bounce back?

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

Samardzija is from a planet called Punk. He was fed pussy, protein and pearl tongue.

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

good old shark and his self sabotage, god i hate this motherfucker

Hawks Fan
Hawks Fan
7 years ago

If I were to tell you that I sold Nelson Cruz for Jose Reyes, Robinson Cano, and Michael Brantley, would you be proud of me and what would you have to say?

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

@Grey: you were so dead on brantley last year

King Andrus
King Andrus
7 years ago

Great column Grey!

ESPN H2H 6×6 (OPS, QS)

An owner in my league really wants Altuve and I’m sure he’ll overpay. Would King Felix or Kluber for Altuve be worth it based on my current team?

Harvey, Carrasco, McHugh, Odorizzi, Salazar, Syndergaard, Uehara, Familia, Ramos, and Folty(streamer spot)

Vogt, Abreu, Altuve, Reyes, Alvarez, Wong, Fielder, Jones, JD, Pollock, Yelich, Souza, Castillo, Tomas. Myers and Dickerson are on my bench

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

King Andrus
King Andrus
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: another quick question.. Bogarts, LaRoche, Melky, Leonys, Wieters, and D’Arnaud are all available..do u like any of those guys going forward?

Wilson
Wilson
7 years ago

Correa or Lindor for stashing in OBP league? Thanks

Wake Up
7 years ago

Grey!

Cheese
Cheese
7 years ago

Harper for mccutchen and Pineda? Ops, k/9, k/bb

Post
Post
7 years ago

Great read Grey…DL question for you. Been holding Iwakuma in my DL slot – but there’s a few options out there for SP that are DL eligible which include: Doug Fister, Matt Cain, Mat Latos, and Matt Moore. Keep holding Iwakuma or should I make a move?

Post
Post
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Great read Grey…DL question for you. Been holding Iwakuma in my DL slot – but there’s a few options out there for SP that are DL eligible which include: Doug Fister, Matt Cain, Mat Latos, and Matt Moore. Keep holding Iwakuma or should I make a move? @Grey: Thanks man! That was my thought as well.

JoeG414
JoeG414
7 years ago

Thinking : pass on Gallo, wait two weeks for Hector Olivera !

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Lind > R Zim?

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
7 years ago

Grey, would you do the following deal?

Harper + Billy Hamilton for Goldy + Folwer

Roto league, 11 teams. I am already at a 10 in steals, but it is not a wide gap.

Thanks.

John
John
7 years ago

I was offered Abreu for Rendon in an OBP keeper league. Is this fair value for the long term? (I’m in dead last and have no chance of winning this year)

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
7 years ago

Nobody’s more excited than Miggie–except maybe for Australian Grant Balfour–about the callup of Joey. There you go: Gallo’s humor!

Which side do you like better:

Harper/Soria vs Carlos Gomez/Pineda

Thanks!

Greyismyhero
Greyismyhero
7 years ago

Hey…I was just sitting here rolling up a Fatty and thought to myself….Self, I’m not liking the way Abreu is playing, I think last year was a fluke……Should I drop this guy or is it just me.?

Thanks!!!

Uehii
Uehii
7 years ago

Streaming any of these guys with confidence?
Walker vs yankees
Nelson @cards
Miguel Gonzalez @houston
Folty @arizona
Haren vs cubs
Santiago vs rays
Gee @sd
Vargas vs cleveland
Chen @houston
Elias vs Tampa
Hellickson vs mets
Desclefani @philly
Greene vs oakland
Frias vs stl
Harang vs cincy

Razzball Fan
Razzball Fan
7 years ago

Meant Jordan Zimmermann…still like the Joc side? Kinda nice having Fielder anchor my lineup.

BK
BK
7 years ago

Russel vs hand or boagerts vs pelfrey

Razzball Fan
Razzball Fan
7 years ago

Fielder for Zimmerman and Pederson?

Thanks to Razzball I have Rizzo 1B, Kipnis 2B, Arenado 3B, Harper/Upton OF. Fielder is my Util.

Also Made the Strasburg mistake! ha

Razzball Fan
Razzball Fan
Reply to  Razzball Fan
7 years ago

btw-Traded Goldy for Strasburg and Fielder earlier in the season.

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Hey, Grey! Fiers or Foltynewicz ros? Thanks!

ebudz
ebudz
7 years ago

ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

Worth it to stream one of these two guys tomorrow? Every point counts this week so who should I start tomorrow?

McCullers vs. BAL (8.3)
T. Walker vs. NYY (7.2)

hankp101
hankp101
7 years ago

Grey – 2 big offers on the table for my Hanley in a deep 5×5. Right now my team is pretty well balanced, light on SBs, but solid everywhere else. The best FA options at SS are like Flores and B.Miller, but I do also have Zobrist on my roster at SS. Would you take either of the Max for Hanley straight up or Freeman/Alexei for Hanley/K.Hendricks? Thanks!

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
7 years ago

karns @ LAA or
folty @ ARI tomorrow only? SON hates Karns apparently.

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: oh yeah, this is a league that i stream exactly one guy per day since
1. it’s a H2H
2. has 8 moves per week
3. has decently high min innings per week
only time i don’t stream is if i had to use adds elsewhere or there is no decent start.

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

Alphabet soup may soon be asking GeoSoto, “What did you bring me, my brother, to keep me from the Gallo’s Pole?”

Geo couldn’t get no silver slugger. He couldn’t get no golden glove. He couldn’t get a damned thing to keep Alpha from the Gallo’s pole.

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
7 years ago

E5 must be hurt or something, yet they’re lying about it. first, he misses yesterday, claimed it was just off day, which is believable, esp since in the entire last week he hit 1 hit (a single), whereas just before that he hit like 8-10 homers in earlier parts of May. Now, he gets both games off of a doubleheader. He’s played first almost the entire year, so now that Bautista has actually gone to OF why would this cause him to miss any time?

It
It
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan MD
7 years ago

@Mantis Toboggan MD: because Sherzer is pitching and it was a planned day rest maybe try and play small ball against him

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  It
7 years ago

@It: he did walk in one at bat. i know guys with platoon problems get benched for stuff like that, but we’re talking about a top 20 hitter here. He hasn’t been benched all year against other pitchers. Whole team got day off yesterday so it’s not about just getting a day off.

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan MD
7 years ago

@Mantis Toboggan MD: see leg discomfort. they finally admit it.

It
It
7 years ago

Pick two for today
Leonys vs shark
Ozuna vs kendricks
Yelich vs kendricks

The Dude
The Dude
7 years ago

Pick a side (OBP league, no AVG)

J. Upton and J. Soler
or
Y. Puig and G. Perkins

Knucks
Knucks
7 years ago

Earlier you mentioned

Giancarlo over Harper ROY

Looking to move Harper/Ziegler for Stanton/Cecil but you would do a straight up Stanton for Harper deal if it comes to that?

ashtray
ashtray
7 years ago

Chris Heisey and his .111 is batting 2nd today for the Dodgers. Mattingly appears to be getting tired of seeming only borderline retarded.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  ashtray
7 years ago

@ashtray: Can’t wait for the Alex Guerrero for nothing trade

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
7 years ago

I think what we’re missing is that Joey Gallo is a living roundabout reference to My Cousin Vinny…you said Callo? No, it’s Jerry Gallo! (or vice versa, kinda forgot the order on the last names)…anyway…buy, buy, BUY!!! #LaunchPad #AlwaysBuyCountryStrength #JackClark #RobDeer #Giancarlo #ThatBryantGuyWhoeverHeIs

Reid
Reid
7 years ago

Where is the power for Ozuna??? With Soler, Harrison, Avisail, and Myers on the DL…would you drop Ozuna for Souza or one of these gentleman for him? 11 team keeper (keep 4 players total pitching and hitting year-to-year)

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

@Reid: dump Harrison

I-Money
I-Money
7 years ago

Afternoon G,

12 team 6v6 K/9 and OPS, would you trade Brantley and Gregerson for Braun?

I also have Storen, Ramos and Tolleson and am slightly worried about Brantleys back/lack of power recently…

Thanks for the input my friend.

I-Money
I-Money
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Fair enough. Any concerns about Brantley ROS?

Goat tits
Goat tits
7 years ago

Trade ozuna/Rodon for cargo/Hendricks in h2h points league?

Arnie
7 years ago

Grey, would you drop Niel Walker in a panic?

Sorry, I mean, would you drop him for Panik?

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
7 years ago

Blasting Jock Box by Skinny Boys right now…Joc Pederson reminds me why I’m the effing man at this shizz baby!!

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: The dwarf joke at the bowling alley literally had me going for like three consecutive minutes…that was freggin great!

Bye Felicia
Bye Felicia
7 years ago

Joc Pederson 3rd conservative hr off a lefty…

*O that’s god [email protected][email protected] fu#$ing right I traded him for Jonny fkinguctoFuc#$ing CUETO
in my god [email protected]#n Fu#$ing RCL league!!!

Signed, Bryan [email protected]#%g PRICE!!!

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Any opinions on Eovaldi?

Getting sort of bored and frustrated and it’s a shallow league…pitchers like Harangatang, Haren available etc.

Is it time to drop him or hold?

henncoop
henncoop
7 years ago

Last 2 questions of the day ( I hope) …Thanks for your time
Not sure how do manage without alcohol or drugs ( or not too much) & yet your brain does not explode ..it is a mystery

1.Best upgrade for Rodney? Melancon, Papelbon, Clippard, Cecil, Ramos, or Tolleson??
2. Drop Hughes or Odorizzi for any of Fiers, Walker, Shoemacher, Hahn, Haren, Chavez, Morton, C Anderson, Heston, Garcia, Wada, Elias,E Rodriquez, or K Hendricks ?
Thanks much

Melvin Fister
Melvin Fister
7 years ago

Grey, thanks as always.

5×5 with OBP, would you deal Longoria for Archer?

I have a surplus at 3B/CI/UTIL: Arenado, Longoria, Freese, Votto, Hosmer, Moreland. Solidly ahead in most batting categories but can use the help on pitching, where Arrieta is my ace and I’m relying on guys like Chase Anderson, Jimmy Nelson, and Aaron Harang.

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

Would you trade Teheran in dynasty for Lynn, T Ross, Gio, Quintana or Cashner?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

In anticipation of Lindor getting the call this month:

Lindor or Alexei Ramirez in an OBP league?

henncoop
henncoop
7 years ago

Another shallow H2H 10 teamer with 7 keeps each yr
Same situation as with 3 OF slots & 1 Utility slot
I have Bryant & Arenado sharing 3B & Pujols & Hosmer sharing 1B with the best of the rest in the Utility spot with daily lineups
Currently OFs are Springer, Souza, Cargo, & Polanco
Inexplicably Kemp, B Moss, Ozuna,L Martin, Choo, Bryd, Gordon, & Yelich are all available. Seems I would drop Polanco for either Kemp or Moss for sure. Any of the rest better then Hosmer?
What are my moves here?
Thanks again Grey

Shawn
Shawn
7 years ago

Grey,
No question, just saying thanks for another good write up
Give your brain a 5 second break till the next one

Baren
Baren
7 years ago

Was just offered Abreu and Desmond for my Tulo, Gallo, and Teheran. It’s a keeper league, but I already have Bryant @ 3rd.

I make this trade, right?

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
7 years ago

14 H2H redraft. Who do you like more ROS at 3B? Matt Carpenter or Carlos Santana?

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: How close is it? I need to make up for my lost production in trading Arenado for Carpenter. (this will be a tough one to forget…..)

I’m in 2nd out of 14. I traded Arenado to the 3rd place team

Fat Matt
Fat Matt
7 years ago

OBP instead of AVG, SLG instead of HR, Keep forever league. I was offered Altuve for Jones and Tulo. What do us think?

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
7 years ago

Ryan Zimmerman just hit the wire.

Has OF/3b/1b eligibility. Would you rather roll him as your OF4 over Soler or Yelich?

Beastman
Beastman
7 years ago

Looking to trade Samardjiza for a power 1B in a 16 team H2H with OBP.

Go for Duda, Chris Davis, or Trumbo?

Beastman
Beastman
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thanks much, will give it a go

henncoop
henncoop
7 years ago

Sorry ..3 players currently injured with 2 DL slots
Strasburg, dArnaud (current C is Ramos), & Myers

henncoop
henncoop
7 years ago

Coming back from vacation & time to re-evaluate my teams
10 team H2H League where we get 7 keepers each year
3 OF slots & 1 Utility (No CI or MI – so it is a shallow league even for a 10 teamer)
Currently using Soler, Moss, Marte, Cain, & Polanco with Myers on the DL If I dropped Myers I would have room for Strasburg since the league is
OF’s available Bruce, Ozuna, Revere, Castillo, Fowler, Aoki, & Souza
Suggestions on who to add if any? who to drop?
Thanks Mr Grey

Braves in 2017
Braves in 2017
7 years ago

Which side?

Rusney/Gallo/Rodon or Salazar/Burnett/Iwakuma

Rusney/Gallo or Salazar/Burnett

Thanks!

los locos
los locos
7 years ago

Grey, give me 6 to own for ROS? 10 team.

hosmer,
plouffe
lemeiuhu
, gallo,
Alex Gordon,
Choo,
Ethier,
J Peterson
, Rollins,
A Garcia,
Naploi,
Travis

MB
MB
7 years ago

I need to trade an SP for ortiz. I am in last so one could be my last keeper. We keep 5 year to year, 10 hitters/1350 inn limit, 7×7 obp slg hold QS

4 current keeps: J Up, Dickerson, Rendon, Harvey

My other choices are: Noah, Carrasco, Yelich, Soler, Buxton, Sano

Would you trade noah or carrasco for ortiz or just wait to see if one of them becomes an ace since I am out of it?

Thanks

jal179
jal179
7 years ago

Pujols raises his ranking from 250s to mid 70s in 5 days…. I’ve made many a facepalm trade in my day but hot damn my timing was hot garbage.

Let’s pray for Carrasco to kick some ass tonight

JeF WiTH 1 F
JeF WiTH 1 F
7 years ago

The site is buggin again…keeps sending me to the top

European Eagle
European Eagle
7 years ago

You did it again – Fatty Arbuckle – nice mentioning.

VMart-any thoughts? I know, I know, I shouldn’t have drafted him. My bad.
My DL bench is full, seriously thinking about dropping him.

JeF WiTH 1 F
JeF WiTH 1 F
7 years ago

Kunta No K

Jake
Jake
7 years ago

Which side you want:

1. EE or Adam Jones/ K-Rod
2. EE or Adam Jones/K-RoD
3. EE or Fielder?

Thanks team

Jake
Jake
Reply to  Jake
7 years ago

@Jake: 2. was supposed to be

2. Fielder or Adam Jones/K_Rod

JeF WiTH 1 F
JeF WiTH 1 F
Reply to  Jake
7 years ago

@Jake: Jones..Jones..EE