Yesterday, Gary Sanchez went 3-for-6, 6 RBIs with his 4th, 5th and 6th homer, hitting .258.  “Thanks,” said Gary Sanchez’s owner from 2018, and I believe he was being sarcastic. You know how when you’re walking on the sidewalk and try to avoid stepping on the cracks because of the harm it will cause to your mother’s back?  Then as you’re OCD-stepping around the cracks, you get off-step and start only stepping on cracks, and your mom texts you, “My back!”  That’s what it must feel like for Sanchez’s 2018 owners.  I know how you feel because that’s how it feels right now for me with Rougned Odor.  I’m out in 2018 when Odor is decent, then in for this year’s abomination.  When I’m supposed to avoid, I don’t and, when I’m supposed to be in on them, I’m not.  FMFBBL!  If you have Sanchez, well done, it looks like you’re back in for the good Gary.  “Did someone say ‘back?'”  Sorry, mom!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

CC Sabathia – Will rejoin the Yanks’ rotation for upcoming series vs. the White Sox.  What an O. Henry-like twist for CC.  His return means the Yanks have to get rid of Lasagna.

J.A. Happ – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER vs. the O’s, ERA at 6.48.  Don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but Happ’s got me panicked.  Don’t know what’s going on with him, but about to alter the bumper sticker on my VW to “Happ Happens.”

Clint Frazier – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and three homers in the last two games.  I put in a FAAB bid for Frazier in one deeper mixed league.  Did I get him?  Let’s go to the video tape! *stares at video of me refreshing my browser window*

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .371.  I usually don’t back off preseason calls so quickly, but I’m just about ready to rip up my Gleyber overrated stance.  My big worry was a crowded infield, but, with injuries, he’s never leaving the lineup.  Honestly, the entire Yanks’ team might get to 30 homers just facing the O’s.

Aaron Judge – 0-for-4 as the Yankees scored 15 runs.  At least buy me dinner first, if you’re gonna be such a ticker tease.

Chris Davis – 0-for-his-last-44, hitting .000.  A Marvel movie I’d want to see:  Infinity War, Baseball Edition:  Chris Davis vs. Trevor Rosenthal.

Steven Matz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 0.87 vs. Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  Okay, couple quick points here since I watched this game (I realize I need to start watching games other than the Mets).  Gary Cohen said Matz’s ability to get through the 1st two innings unscathed could be a turning point for his entire season, and I agree.  Or he will just struggle in the opening innings all year.  I don’t know.  But it did seem like a light switch flipped for him after the 2nd inning and he started attacking hitters more.  Final point, it says a lot why he’s a number five fantasy starter and Corbin’s a number one when you see Corbin (6 IP, 3 ER) had 9 Ks thru 5 IP and had thrown 69 pitches (nice) and Matz was out of the game with 103 pitches.  Needs to be more economical.  Okay, one final final point, Corbin’s earned run line might not look as good as Matz’s for this game, but Corbin pitched a much better game.

Zack Wheeler – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 10.24.  After the five-run 2nd inning, I checked my teams to see if I owned Zach Wheeler instead of Zack Wheeler.  No luck.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .382.  If you haven’t seen Alonso homer yet, you should check out some clips.  The other day, he lunged, off-balance, and knocked one out to the deepest part of the field.  Only thing that can stop Alonso is a good old fashioned Home Run Derby curse.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .351.  Should count for a half a home run because it came off the Nats’ bullpen.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .433.  Bummed out like Evan Gattis 1.0 that I don’t own Rendon anywhere.

Brock Holt – Hit the IL because his son poked him in his eye.  This is what happens when you let a TV babysit your kids and the Three Stooges comes on.

David Price – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.00.  The defending champs’ pitching staff looks in midseason form.  By which I mean, they all look like they could use a five day break for the All-Star Game.

Matt Barnes – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00.  Live with me for a second, on one team where I have Hader and Barnes, I have a 0.97 WHIP in 104 IP.  Either way, Ryan Brasier (1 IP, 0 ER) recorded his 2nd save, and this could be a 60/40 committee this year in favor of Brasier, which is surprising because a Brasier seems better suited for Holds.

Merrill Kelly – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.57.  Sonavabench!  Damn, I am getting sonavabenched left and right early on.  If Kelly was going to show something, he couldn’t have done it in his 1st start and not the one vs. the Sawx?  Alas, Streamonator likes Kelly’s next start, and I could see streaming him.

Adam Conley – 0 IP, 1 ER and the loss, ERA at 5.40, as he got the save on Saturday, when Sergio Romo was used in a tie game.  The good news is it feels like most of the closerousels are on teams that won’t provide a ton of chances.  The bad news is I have a closer problem and picked up Conley while also owning Romo.

Walker Buehler – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.75.  Gonna try to ignore that I got sonavabenched by him and focus on the positive that he pitched well in Coors.  *after two seconds* Okay, I can’t ignore that he was on my bench!  WTF!  He couldn’t have pitched well his 1st time out so I started him here?

Max Muncy – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .250.  That’s three more home runs than games he appeared in at this time last year, but you still drafted him this year, so why exactly do you want to drop him?

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-4, 4 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .455.  No joke, dude is goofy hot right now.

Ryan McMahon – Hit the DL with an elbow strain.  Dude can’t catch a break.  Well, he can’t, it’s a strain.  Mark Reynolds stands to see more PT, which is prolly just all right with the Rockies.  They love themselves players 5-6 years past their prime.

David Dahl – Out with what appeared to be an oblique injury.  Never would’ve seen an injury coming to Dahl.  *douses self in gasoline*  Hey, my matches are wet, can you give me a hand?

Carlos Carrasco – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 7.71.  Solid bounce back start vs. one of the worst teams in the history of baseball that has somehow won three games.  I see, they beat the Tigers and O’s, two other historically terrible teams.  Parity, it is just a word you need Dictionary.com to define.

Mike Clevinger – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  Start everyone against the Jays.  Nah, call them the Blue Kays.

Yandy Diaz – 1-for-4 and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .303.  This guy is the size of a monster truck and stealing bases?  *holds handkerchief to head and faints*  I’m sorry, kind gentleperson, are you a young Ryan Braun while he was on PEDs?  I will call you Ryandy Brauniz.  Check please, that was terrible.  I possibly neglected to put Diaz in my Friday Buy/Sell because I don’t know if he’s owned in less than 50% of leagues, but I’d own Yandy in every league.

Yonny Chirinos – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.75.  I’d start anyone against his opponent yesterday, the Aints, but this is his 2nd straight solid start, and he gets the Blue Kays next.  Giddy up!

Ronald Guzman – Hit the IL and Patrick Wisdom was recalled. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing, like when you used $12 of FAAB to pick up Ronald Guzman.” — Socrates Burrito.

Mike Trout – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .393.  Hey, this guy could have a future!

Miguel Sano – Could begin his rehab assignment within a week, which means he could be disappointing us again within three weeks.  Bringing his brand of un-joy your way soon!

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.00.  Raise your hand if you had the cojones to start Pineda in Philly.  *keeps hand lowered, bug flies just above head, bug lands in hair and fornicates with other bugs*  How long until I can raise my hand?

Max Kepler – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .265, and a home run in three consecutive games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.75.  I talked about wanting to write a sleeper post for Eflin in the preseason, which, brucely, is enough, amiright?  No?  Okay, but I do like him a lot.

Hector Neris – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 3.86.  Gabe Kapler can’t not go to Neris as his closer at least once a year.  Double negatives be damned!

Mike Fiers – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.94 vs. Brad Peacock – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.63.  This matchup was billed as, “This safari is so effin’ hot there’s Peacock/Fiers.”

Robbie Grossman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer as he hits leadoff while Ramon Laureano (2-for-4, 2 runs) hits eighth because he tried to pork Bob Melvin’s wife.

Chad Pinder – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  Pinder was the working title for the Jodie Foster movie, The Accused.  (Now I’m going to hell; I hope you’re happy.)

Matt Moore – Left Saturday’s game with a knee sprain.  Would’ve thought he gave birth to a calf injury.  Ya know, because his nickname is Ma-Moo.

Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  He feels like Matt Shoemaker, Part Two.  Call him The Deucemaker!   I liked Tyson Ross in the preseason, and own him.  It’s a deep league, however, and I would use the Streamonator for him.

Shane Greene – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 7th save, ERA at 0.00.  S.G. putting the s’s and g’s in SAGNOF.

Lucas Giolito – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.73.  Here’s his great 1st start moving into this start:  “Man, this chocolate-covered peanut butter cup is great.”  *looks up to see a naked butt squatting above the plate*  Your Reese’s is feces.

Daniel Vogelbach – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, and four homers in the last four games.  Sign I have too many teams:  I went to waivers to try to pick up Vogelbach and he was owned…by me!  Enough about me, because you people obviously don’t care, you ingrates!  I would grab Vogelbach in every league in case this is his breakout.  If nothing else, he’s a definite hot schmotato.

Tim Anderson – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .560.  He’s so hot he could singlehandedly defrost Ted Williams’ head.

Alex Reyes – Optioned to Triple-A.  The Cards optioned down Reyes because they can’t option down their entire bullpen, and thought Reyes could send up some tips for the other guys.

Matt Strahm – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 7.04.  Better than his 1st start, but two Ks is super bleh and I’m not going back in yet on Strahm.  Let the boys be boys!

Chris Paddack – 3 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 1.04 vs. Michael Wacha – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners (8 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 1.54.  Since neither pitcher is known for wildness and they had 12 walks combined, I’m going with they were getting squeezed like an ingénue near Harvey Weinstein.

Sean Newcomb – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  This start was against the Marlins, so I’m not drawing any major conclusions, but the Streamonator does love his next start.  So, wouldn’t hate if you went with the Newc’lear option.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .346.  Him and Moncada racing to catch up with their hype.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .419, and hitting over-.400 in the last week with one homer.  See what I did there?  It’s still early!

Caleb Smith – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  Was a bit of a gnarly matchup in Atlanta, but he showed why I like him the best out of all the Marlins’ starters, and own him in my RCL league (12-team mixed).

Arodys Vizcaino – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.25 as he was the escape goat.  Mean’s while, Craig Kimbrel picked up his phone, thinking it was ringing, but his wife was listening to Young Lust by Pink Floyd.

Josh Hader – 2 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00 and his 5th save.  I hope Hader’s not married to having an arm, because the two and two-thirds inning save is the Widowmaker.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .364.  A depressed guy saddles up to the bar, “Let me get one ‘Drafted Contreras in 2018.'”  A bartender, wiping a glass out with a towel, replies, “We’re only serving ‘Drafted Sanchez in 2018’ today.”

Kyle Hendricks – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.48.  The Cubs and Red Sox are going to be facing off in a one-game playoff in October to decide who gets the 1st pick in next year’s amateur draft.

Jason Heyward – 0-for-3, but, on Saturday, he had a double slam (2, 3) and double legs (1, 2), which hasn’t happened for the Cubs since 1906.  Baseball was a different game in 1906.  Players wore their protective cups, not on their groins, but on their faces, to avoid the plague, and players had caddies, similar to what you see in golf.  A baseball caddy would stand three feet behind the batter at the plate and describe the action.  This later became the announcer.  Any hoo!  Heyward was on my bench for his historic game…*opens window, plunges out window, falls three feet down into a rose bush*….Goddamn, that hurts!  Maybe Heyward has finally figured out where his once-prodigous power and speed has gone, and tapped it.  In that case, I would grab him.

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time Trevor Williams gave up earned runs since last June, or thereabouts.  Elias phoning it in this year!

Josh Bell – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .310.  If you don’t think Saberhagenmetrics exist, ask the guy who just saddled up to the bar with the 2018 owners of Contreras and Sanchez, ordering a ‘Drafted Josh Bell in 2018.’

Adam Frazier – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .333, and a caught stealing, which is more there than here, but I like that he’s thinking about steals.  Bit schmotatoey, bit just solid-overall-if-boring performer.  (This is a super, exciting build-up for him, huh?)

Anthony DeSclafani – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.75.  He wants to be called Tony Disco.  Well, disco is dead.

Scott Schebler – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .138.  Now he just needs to hit 25 more and it will make sense why he’s the one player I drafted in every league.

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, hitting .278.  After he homered, he must’ve thought he was auditioning for the mash-up of A Christmas Story and Hustle & Flow, because he pimped the homer while lamping.  However, Chris Archer (6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.45) must’ve been listening to 50 Cent’s Get Dietrich or Die Tryin’ because, in Dietrich’s next at-bat, Archer threw behind him and the benches cleared and Yasiel Puig (0-for-2, hitting .133) got his 5th, 6th and 7th hits on the season.  I thought Puig was a licker, not a fighter.

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letsgobravos
letsgobravos
3 years ago

First day of my season as we didn’t draft in time to play week 1. Encarnacion and Hoskins double slams is a nice way to start it off.

Jc
Jc
3 years ago

I have Ohtani, Polanco, Betances, and Trea. Quite a MASH unit.

Are you buying Dansby? Heralded so perhaps he is finding his way now?

I would have to drop Polanco, Odor or Soler to grab him. Thoughts? H2 H league so no rush

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Jc
3 years ago

He has already said yes he is on Dansby

Jc
Jc
Reply to  Al KOHOLIC
3 years ago

Thanks. Did he already say who he would drop out of the three listed?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Drop Teheran for a streaming spot?

14T h2h daily

Rest:
Bauer
Glasnow
Syndergaard
Lucchesi
Woodruff
Fried
Alcantara

Thanks

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Steve
3 years ago

Yes. Can’t trust Julio.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

In a standard roto league using QS.

Do I drop K. Freeland for any of these that can put up decent counting stats and ratios:

Musgrove
Peralta
Boyd
Marco Gonzalez
Efflin
Caleb Smith
Matz

Or hold

Daze
Daze
3 years ago

Hey Grey
I have Realmuto as my catcher in a 1 Catcher league.
Is trading Wilson Contreras for Domingo worth doing
Thanks

Hey!
Hey!
3 years ago

Is this the Mullins we’ve been waiting for!?

Rosterbating
Rosterbating
3 years ago

Grey! My man pots and pans…

I was just offered Yoan Moncada for my Domingos Antana…who do you like ROS? No immediate need…could use depth at 3b.

Thanks man!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

And there goes Ryu.

How do you hurt yourself throwing to Miles Mikolas? LOL

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Polanco or profar OBP

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
Reply to  wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Jorge polanco

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Just dropped Voit for P. Alonso.

Don’t know if it will move the needle much, but the kid mashed and hit for a decent average in the minors and has a prime spot in the Mets lineup. Voit’s results have been mixed in his career and I bought him based on last years’ small sample when NY acquired him. I’m sure Voit will rebound, but Alsonso’s power numbers seem more convincing to me. Thoughts, Grey?

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
3 years ago

Was offered Musgrove for Meadows in a 16 teamer, 9×9 roto with 6 keepers. Tempted to shore up my pitching even though it’s a daily league and can bench Meadows against lefties. Here’s my team:

C- Barnes
1- Alonso
2- Gleyber
3- Moustakas
SS- Mondesi
OFs- Harper Benintendi JBJ Bauers
U- Tatis/Peraza

SPs- Bauer Carrasco Keller Lauer Turnbull
RPs- Hader Colome Holland Britton

Thoughts? Thanks Grey!

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Would you drop Kimbrel for Max Fried or Blake Parker?

Too soon?

Thanks!

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

For a 10 Team head to head, would you prefer to have Austin Barnes or Willians Astudillo as your catcher moving forward?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

What is wrong with Dave Martinez!?!

He STILL has Dozier hitting in the 2 hole with a .077 BA and .111 OBP while Robles, their top prospect and 3rd best hitter, is sitting in the 9 hole behind the pitcher!?!

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Perfect Game
3 years ago

I really don’t see how some of these guys keep their jobs. That’s frikin crazy

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
Reply to  Perfect Game
3 years ago

Soon hopefully…

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Brian dozier or Wong OBP league

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Just want to add that your Davis vs. Rosenthal comment was comedic gold.

Outstanding.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

By the way, are your hit counts and unique views going up? Because there are 645 comments on this thread alone and I don’t remember it being like that last year when I found this site!!! WTF!!!

You are making twice as many pennies!!! LOL

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

FYI – Dahl won’t be placed on IL right now – they think he can play in a few days, which means he’ll aggravate this injury at some point this week and be out for the season… LET THE MAN REST FOR 10 DAYS!!!!!

Keith Labelle
Keith Labelle
3 years ago

Add EdRod, Nimmo, Bauers, Jose martinez, Joc, Kepler, Polanco, C. Stewart, Hampson, Laureano, Fried, Strahm, Yonny, Winker over Ed Escobar or Yonder Alonso or hold?

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
3 years ago

Voit and Buehler for Carrasco too much? Carrasco feasting on the Royals and Tigers in the Central equals big counting stats.

I have Hoskins who can play 1B and can pick up P. Alonso who’s available.

Keith Labelle
Keith Labelle
3 years ago

I have Dahl & Treat injured with 0 DL but 3 bench spots. Also have Kimbrel and Severino.

Pick up Joc, C. Stewart, Nimmo, Kepler, Polanco or Jose Martinez over Yonder Alonso or Ed. Escobar???

Anon
Anon
3 years ago

T. Thornton or M.Kelly if you had to choose 1 in a QS lg?

Thanks Greayt!!

Anon
Anon
Reply to  Anon
3 years ago

Thornton vs TB then @ Minn
Kelly vs SD then @ CHC

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Would you trade D Castillo and Eflin for Happ in a H2H league?

tigersharkz
tigersharkz
3 years ago

Donaldson back at 3B. Swanson still batting 6th.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Like Fletcher or Kang better as CI? Fletcher has looked the better hitter the past few days…

papasmurf
papasmurf
3 years ago

A fair warning on Healy… he’s on my team. So far I have gotten 2 for 19 out of him. (he’s 9/24 on the year when not in my lineup) Year after year it’s the same.

I can cool anyone down. Power of the smurf. John D’s lucky there was no fantasy baseball back and I wasn’t alive back then. Woulda stopped his hitting streak at will.

Meanwhile the defending champ in my league got 8/21 from future HoF Omar Narvaez… (and 1/13 when not in his lineup). Dunno how he does it. I cannot imitate his instincts.

omar
omar
3 years ago

10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 – Standard + OPS

Since there are more hitter categores, my draft strategy was to punt Ws and Ks, nab a bunch of closers and SP eligible relievers, and load up on bats. My only true SPs at the moment are Bauer, Musgrove, and Glasnow. Only 12 IP minimum per week. Should i go all in with this strategy and offer JD Martinez and Bauer for Trout? I really liked Bauer to anchor the pitching ratios. Are the other two plus Diego Castillo and Josh James plus Hand, Vazquez, Leclerc, Iglesias, Barnes, Minter and Jeffress enough to win me ERA, WHIP and SVs each week?

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

12 team h2h 6×6 OPS Holds
Drop bench bat Eduardo Escobar to pick up:
Merrill Kelly
Tyson Ross
Sandy Alcantara
Hector Neris
Brett Anderson
Jake Odorizzi

Or hold?

Thanks a lot!

hondo
hondo
3 years ago

Think Peacock stays in the pen and they start James in a couple weeks?

tigersharkz
tigersharkz
3 years ago

Vogelbach starting at DH. Mallex Smith on the bench.

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Jose Berrios or Glasnow in a standard roto?

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Do you still believe Wheeler is a top 25 SP after his first couple starts?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Schwarber is a schmotato, but is it too legit to quit?

In English, is he an add or a hot streak? 5th in that lineup seems like a nice spot for him….

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cool cool.

On another note, I got to face Dirty Sanchez this week. That wasn’t fun, but thanks to my pitching I won the week 7-5 (had HRs & RBI until Sunday. Gah)

My ERA/WHIP gives you a run for your money tho…deGrom,/Clevinger/Bieber/Glasnow/Lucchesi/Matz/Morton/Musgrove/l.castillo/Urias & Will Smith/Viz/Romo/Kennedy produced a line of 112 .2 IP, 148 K’s, 1.52 ERA & a .92 WHIP.

Yay me!

lol

Ps – would you drop Max Fried for Schawarber or hold? My other options would be super util K?ke. I’m just not sure if Fried is the SP5 when the Braves are all healthy or headed to the pen.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Ah. It wouldn’t let me do Kike with the special symbol so now I’ve gotta get all anti-dentite with it.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Damn you and your special character know-how!

:::shakes fist:::

Thanks. I’ll hold like I wish Romo would stop doing because I need him to close, dammit. Conley sucks & I have nowhere to put him even if he didn’t suck, which he does.

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
3 years ago

Down in the dumps Dahl owner (reached in draft to douse myself in extra gasoline)

My team is pretty balanced and am hoping for someone with the best upside.

Heyward
Desmond
Kepler
Laureano
Goodrum

On to pitching-rank the two best starts
McHugh vs Yanks
Urias vs Brewers
ERod vs Orioles
CSmith vs Phillies
Kelly vs Padres

Thanks

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
3 years ago

Trade away Hoskins for Kris Bryant? 12 team with avg and ops

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
3 years ago

“Yandy is dandy but Yandy is quicker,” he was heard to say as he slid into second, and the only reason the boos didn’t drown him out is that there were only 39 people in the stands (which was still a new attendance record).

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

So Lester is an opener now, huh? This is shaping up to be a really weird season. The rabbit ball, the weird pitching weirdness.

Probably been mentioned everywhere above, but the Puig vs the Pirates picture is one of the best baseball pictures of all time.

Is that Randy Newman playing SS for the Pirates?

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty QS league

Drop strahm or alcantrara for matz?

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

Just literally LOL’d at the Rockies lineup. “I don’t care who plays where, just make sure Garrett Hampson doesn’t play 2B + that he bats 8th after Josh Fuentes + Pat Vailaka….that’ll teach him to spoil Sixth Sense for me”

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

where did you see it? I use rotowire but theirs is still “expected” with both Dahl and Story in the lineup

Zippy
Zippy
3 years ago

Hey Grey- In a deep league, who is the better SP stash? Heaney or Alex Wood?

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

hey rudy, eloy stinks!

Jj
Jj
3 years ago

Better stash, K Tucker or B Bichette

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: any concerns with starting Story in weekly leagues? Saw he was removed last night….

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
Reply to  Herschel
3 years ago

hes good i saw it, he did some sprints after he was hit, was moving well and wasn’t removed right away. they took him out as a precaution with the game out of hand. i would be surprised if hes not in the lineup tonight

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

I was offered David price for corey seager i also have Mondesi, Machado, Carlos Correa, Paraza and Trea Turner…………………..I could use a pitcher I actually have an open slot due to injuries

not a big price fan but seems like close enough value during a time of need

pitchers are archer, bieber, foltynewicz Luchessi, Severino, G;reen and Kimbrel

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks i was hesitant on that one

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

it literally just looked like Eloy just gave up in that at bat vs Snell. Insanely futile effort. next at bat jose rondon takes snell deep like a boss…. as i type this

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wally Pipp
3 years ago

We know, you hate Eloy!

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
3 years ago

AL only with this (OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added). it’s finally looking like r.nunez IS the 3B guy now, even after starting year on the bad side of platoon.
C jansen
1B box wine (OF)
2B altuve
SS villar (2B)
3B r.nunez
MI harrison
CI hanram (1B)
OF (4): bauers (1B), mullins, grichuk, a-gor
util (1) kendrys
BN r.ruiz
gallo frequently moves to OF here.
DL (5): duffy, otani, upton
NA (1) vlad

team is doing pretty well so far, will get FAR better when otani/upton/vlad are up.

if the beef jerky appendage man (h.alberto, MI only for now in yahoo, 3 more starts to get 2B, 4 more for 3B (starting over r.ruiz today), 4 more for RP too apparently) keeps starting (r.ruiz now benched 2 out of last 3), drop him or harrison for the beef jerky man?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

yeah, leadoff guy. did get 2 steals once in a game too (this year)

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Taillion day went sideways fast. 3 errors on Newman in the inning, give up hit to Lester, bean Bryant and Rizzo pays him back with a liner off the melon. Follow that up with Baez doing his best Vlad impression. Ouch.

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And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

think none of that was earned though.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
3 years ago

Doesn’t help the WHIP

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

it appears newman had 3 errors in the same inning.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Ahmed Rosario dropped today in my league. Pick up over Goodrum? slide J Baez to 2b

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

yes. before somebody beats you in the WW’s to him.

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

Glad to see Bryant has come out of the gates without a pulse :-/

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

Maybe he has swapped bodies or gatorade bottles with Heyward.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Dave D
3 years ago

I’m gonna start slipping PEDs into his gatorade if I have to!

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Well, in our DC I have Guzman and McMahon-down down, so rather than shift Muchodough from MI to CI, I’m going to roll out my 4th string 1B Tyler Austin in hopes that he has a smashing debut. Belt will suck or get hurt soon so I’m happy with the move…

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I am hopeful about him. I’m a little thin in CI and OF right now so with him being traded, that’s helpful. I’m waiting on McNeil to qualify as 3B/CI/OF which he should do by the end of week 4. Hes got six games at 3B and five at OF so far. Watch out Marwin 2017 here JMet comes…

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hitting 2nd, playing 1B while Belt in LF

wass
wass
3 years ago

10 tm h2h points… steals are worth 2, HR 4, R 1, RBI 1, BB 1, and 1,2,3 for S, D, Triple.

Myers and Villar for Eugenio Suarez? Position doesn’t matter.

Thanks Grey! Asked Grimey about season 3…

wass
wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks!! Its been like 5 days without Gomorra and I need to know what happens haha

erad
erad
3 years ago

I picked up Rodon for his 2 starts this week, sorry everyone

Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
3 years ago

for streamers though just just finished up like 4 lefties and an off day in a row for like 7 days coming in a row of righties. in a league where i could basically maybe usually always get renfroe/grichuk/joc i just grabbed joc.

Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands

should be one less just in this and one more joc. or bascially, grab joc now in spots where you don’t have to lose bader/legs mcneil to do it.

omar
omar
3 years ago

10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 – Standard+OPS
I have a ton of bangers, but I could use some speed. Would it be crazy to give up JustDong for Acuna in this format? I can keep either thru 2020.

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

-porcello a streamer in a 10tm? (was just dropped)

in a redraft which 2 of these trades are you into?
1. dan.murphy for r.stripling
2. n.mazara for m.clevinger
3. n.mazara for z.eflin AND c.mchugh
4. mig.cabrera for s.beiber

need some sp have plenty of bats.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
3 years ago

sorry my phone is being glitchy AF

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Wong or profar in OBP league

JuanPablo
JuanPablo
3 years ago

Quick question in a QS lg

Newcomb or Matz?

Thanks G

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

would you add Colome or R Iglesias instead of David Robertson?

TheReddMist
TheReddMist
3 years ago

OBP League, Joc Pederson, Adam Jones, or Jorge Soler

Db
Db
3 years ago

Starting Gibson @ Mets

Already starting Marquez vs atl
Stripling @ stl
Mikolas vs lad

Maximumxpower
Maximumxpower
3 years ago

drop Franmil for Christin Stewart?

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

H2H catagories where only 1 of the 8 offensive categories are SB

Would this put Max Kepler ahead of Austin Meadows for you?

Sal
Sal
3 years ago

its early so i try not to drive myself nuts with the numbers so far on the small sample size, but would you drop someone like odor, peraza, or eloy for someone like swanson, or just bide my time till the production arrives

Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
3 years ago

My Jeff mcNeil & Ronald Guzman for his Glasnow?

6×6 OBP & SLG K/9

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

I know this has kinda been touched on before but,

In a points league where saves are 10 points and holds are 4 points, who is more valuable moving forward:

Barnes or Brasier?

I have Barnes but could swap for Brasier.

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Did you see Fletcher finally hit leadoff on Saturday, hit a double and two singles, and was punished for his productivity by being banished to the 9-hole on Sunday. So, Ausmus bats LHH LaStella leadoff just because he hits left, effectiveness be damned?

Unbelievable.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I think you or I could be a better manager or GM than Ausmus or Eppler. No joke.

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Peter Alonso

BABIP .526
ISO .441
K% 32.4%

These stats tell me a major correction is coming.

Lubes
Lubes
3 years ago

Thanks for all the advice so far! Sitting in 3rd in one league, 1st (by 11 points) in another.

In one league- MI has been only weak spot. Mondesi has been meh, Odor, Escobar, and Adames bleh. Drop anybody (leaning Adames) for Swanson, Polanco, McNeil, or Adam Frazier?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

Good day Grey….I have José Peraza, Aguilar and Eddie Rosario. Would you drop any of these guys for Domingo and or Alonso? H2H category league….Thank you much

web
web
3 years ago

Where do you see Clint once the Yankees get healthier? Does he get sent down, surpass Gardner? Wondering your thoughts.

Chet
Chet
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Even if he continues to hit? I’ve been holding Frazier in a dynasty league FOREVER. Thanks.

Chet
Chet
Reply to  Chet
3 years ago

That’s “thanks” for taking my question, not “thanks for recommending I hold Frazier FOREVER”. LOL!

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And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Chet
3 years ago

it’s the NYY fault for that. if he was still on CLE he’d be starting everyday right now.

mernest
mernest
3 years ago

Great write up, as always!

12 team H2H 6X6 with OPS

I’ve got 1st waiver spot- should I use for Odor and swap out either Cesar Hernandez or Jorge Polanco? I have a feeling he won’t last till FA but unsure if worth my #1 spot.

Thanks!

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
3 years ago

Grey,

Would/are you starting Anibal Sanchez tonight at Philly?

stream-o-nater has him at $-12 and he really doesn’t have that good of #’s vs. Realmuto or Harper

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

In my NL and AL only keepers –

Dietrick or Neil Walker?

Brad Keller or Spencer Turnbull?

Jay ArrB
Jay ArrB
3 years ago

Would you drop either Smoak or Meadows for C. Frazier

Or I could drop Julio Urias for Frazier and have a bench bat

RCL league.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Yandy’s biceps busted their way on my team and knocked Byron Buxton out. Hoping to ride this wave for a bit. The additional advantage Yandy has in my league is the lack of Ks – love how he never strikes out

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Do you think Yandy can reach 10 SBs or was that steal yesterday just a blip on the radar?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

In other news, I’m really hoping Lindor gets good news on his recovery this week and will be back shortly, so I can slide Dahl into that DL/IL spot

Blue Devil
Blue Devil
3 years ago

10 team, H2H 5×5 league.

I’m trying to upgrade my OF. I am willing to trade one of my SP. Who would you try to trade as a SP and which OF’s would you target?

Trout, Harper, Renfroe, Judge, Hoskins, Acuna Jr, Blackmon, Martinez, Soto, Cain, Castellanos, D. Santana, Merrifield, Gallo, Betts, Pham, Bellinger, Springer, Pollock, Yelich

Peacock, Zimmermann, Ryu, Marquez, Berrios, Bauer, DeGrom

200 Proof
200 Proof
3 years ago

Grey,

1. Please rank: Shoemaker, Eflin, Musgrove, JA Happ.

2. Better ROS: Peraza, K Wong, T Anderson, Mancini?

Thanks!

Jedi

Taco Bellinger
Taco Bellinger
3 years ago

H2H points league. What is safer option for point accumulation at RP?
F. Vazquez (chasing saves, suspension maybe?)
Or
Glasnow (starting vs. CHW)

Taco Bellinger
Taco Bellinger
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ejected yesterday, but don’t know if he was throwing haymakers or not

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Taco Bellinger
3 years ago

it won’t be a long suspension if so.

gsaiki@gmail.com
3 years ago

Start Lauer @ SF tonight? Seems like a good match up but SON doesn’t like it. I feel like if I don’t start him tonight why do I even own him? I might drop him in 10-team.

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
Reply to  [email protected]
3 years ago

Heh can you remove my email from this post? Thx

Hamporter
Hamporter
3 years ago

Is the Tyler Austin sleeper back on in San Fran? In a 6×5 roto deep NL only league that has slugging percentage, would you like him more than Colin Moran or Dexter Fowler?

Thanks!

mrm3711
mrm3711
3 years ago

Hey Grey, awesome recap as always! I’m in first place in both my 12-team Y! roto league and my 12-team ESPN expanded rosters H2H league, so at this point I’m just fiddling with the bottom of my roster. I need to drop a starter in my ESPN league for a streaming spot but this is a fairly deep league with the expanded rosters so I want to be careful not to cut a breakout guy.

To summarize, rank these starters ROS, and should I cut the last ranked guy for a streaming spot or just hold and see how things play out?

Woodruff, Chirinos, Burnes, Peralta

Thanks!

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
3 years ago

Should I bench Sale until he’s ramped up? Help, I’ve got paralysis!!!

Please pick 5: Sale, Strasburg, Tanaka x2, Mikolas x2, Happ, Paddack, Boyd, Shoemaker x2?, Junis x2, Velasquez x2.

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 years ago

have stanton & dahl on the IL so need an OF that plays regularly in a h2h 2 pickups per week:

ketel, heyward, clint frazier, reddick, keirmaier, adam frazier?

12 team, 5×5
C – Alfaro
1b – Voit
2b – Shaw
3b – Suarez
Ss – Mondesi
Of – Domingod
Of – Robles
Of – ?
Util – Chapman
Util – P Alonso
BN – Treat, Giancarlo, Dahl
IL – Olson

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

I think you missed on Gleyber, which means I missed too because I took your advice that he was over-rated. However, I kept Cody Bellinger in his place. And I’m good with that. :o)

I mean, with only five keepers and my other keepers being Trout, Machado, Baez, Story and Bellinger … Gleyber had to go. Right?

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
3 years ago

Grey, H2H points league trade… would you trade Alvarado for Voit? My bats are a mess. I’m not big on closers other than using them for trade bait.