Hope our five girl readers had a beautiful Mother’s Day yesterday. I sent my mother a trade offer sending her Tyler Flowers and Goodrum. She appreciated the thought. Also, I wore pink the entire day for you mothers, because that is a very girly color that baseball keeps perpetuating every year. Why can’t mothers be into purple or lavender or mauve or rose or fuchsia or flamingo or other shades of a color similar to purple or pink? How about next year all players wear lavender pants suits for Mother’s Day? Ooh, I have an idea. Since all pink bats are relegated to the trash bin after Mother’s Day, how about players use them again to raise awareness to spay or neuter your pets? Like an in-heat bitch (medical term in vet school), George Springer was hot with that pink bat (more vet med terms), going 5-for-5, 5 runs, 4 RBIs with his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .321. The good news is he’s finally living up to his top 10 potential. The bad news is his owners from last year are on suicide watch. But, hey, it’s not us, right?! (Actually, it is me. Damn.) Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:
Corbin Martin – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks as he was called up to replace Collin McHugh in the rotation. Kids outside Beverly Hills High School, “Corbin Martin graduates! Corbin Martin graduates! Corbin Martin graduates!” That other guy screaming out the window, that’s the guy who has been holding Forrest Whitley all year. As for Martin, Prospect Mike said, “Martin is a college arm with experience both in relief and in the rotation. His plus fastball/slider combo would work in either role, but he had a great year as a starter in Double-A, throwing over 100 innings with a walk rate under three and a strikeout rate around 8.5. Also, 8.5 is what I give Grey as a boss, on a scale of one to a million.” Not cool, man. Martin was also throwing wipeout butter-yum-yum this year in Triple-A (10+ K/9, 1.48 ERA), and could be worth grabbing in all leagues.
Alex Bregman – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers, hitting ..277. No foolsie, how did Springer knock in 4 RBIs and batting right behind him Bregman knocked in 5 RBIs? Yo, Astros are cheating. Not cool, and busted.
Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.88. Whenever I see his name in the box score “G. Cole,” I start singing, “Can’t get enough, can’t get enough, Cole world.” Just me? Okay.
Elvis Andrus – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .327. Elvis is so hot TV cameras are being told to only shoot him from the waist up. Weird times.
Tyler Glasnow – Hit the IL for a month to six weeks with a mild forearm strain. Ah, yes, one of those “mild” forearm strains. “Hey, Jimmy, can your mom pick us up after school?” “She’s recovering from a ‘mild’ stabbing, but should be able to get us around 2:45.” “Great, tell her Happy Mother’s Day!” “I’ll hop into that ‘mild’ emergency room and do just that!” As for actionable intel, think you have to hold Glasnow, but I’d be shocked if you get anything else good from him this year, especially the way he came out of the game, calling for the trainers himself.
Blake Snell – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.56. But he got the loss, which is all that matters (to people who don’t understand what matters). What a shame (if you don’t get why wins and losses are stupid). I also feel bad for those with parenthetical blindness (but not really).
Austin Meadows – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, as he led off. Let’s see if we can follow this logic. He returned on Friday and hit leadoff while homering. Then he hit sixth on Saturday, and didn’t homer. Then he hit leadoff on Sunday and homered again. SAT Question of Day! Where should Meadows hit in the next game? A) Leadoff. B) You don’t understand obvious shizz. C) There’s no C. D) All of the above. I’m guessing Kevin Cash will choose B, C or D.
Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.44. He’s been great, headed for his best season ever, yadda3, but what I really wanted to point out is the Yankees’ lineup has Gio Urshela hitting third. El oh eff, wow, interjection of surprise, I mean, woof with a side of blech in a vomitorium.
Felix Hernandez – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.52. Comatose F-Her Fan, “Hey, guys I’ve been in a coma since 2016, but I’m a big F-Her fan and I was wondering if you guys wanted to go to his Hall of Fame induction ceremony with me. Guys…? Where are you going? Why is everyone walking away from me with weird looks?”
Michael Chavis – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs, hitting .282. There’s this weird thing that happens sometimes. A guy is called up, does better than he has any right doing, and, while he’s <high beams>still</high beams> performing well, people want to drop him for no conceivable reason. Here’s an idea, wait until Chavis stops performing to drop him. Cool? Cool.
Rafael Devers – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .336 and hitting around .500 in the last week, and still only has two homers on the year, but with five steals. Devers is such a throwback he’s been wearing one of those super-baggy uniforms–Wait a minute, Dustin Pedroia has been playing all year wearing Devers’s uniform, hasn’t he?
J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer. Double Just Dong just for the mothers. What a good boy.
Harold Ramirez – Called up from the minors. The Marlins haven’t been this excited for a rookie H. Ramirez since Hanley Ramirez. Was a shame that Hodor Ramirez never panned out. I grabbed Harold Ramirez in so many leagues you’d think I slept with Jeter and got one of those coveted Harry & David gift baskets. Ramirez has been traded multiple times in the minors, getting passed around like CBD oil with a bunch of arthritic hippies, but he looks like a 10/20/.260 hitter and he’s been having a bit of a breakout season in the minors this year, so maybe there’s more here.
Corey Seager – 1-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .227. I don’t mean to laugh, but can you imagine drafting Seager in the top five rounds and this is the shizz you get? I’d have some major FBBOMO.
Hyun-Jin Ryu – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.72. *presses doorbell, door slowly opens* “Hello, Mr. Ryu, I am hear to wrap your groin in bubble wrap so nothing happens to it.”
Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.83. The Streamonator liked this start, and hates his next one, and, in most shallower leagues, Mikolas is around that of a cutoff. Guess you can call him a Miles marker.
Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .270. Au Shizz!
Jose Martinez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .339. Boring blurb about my team alert! In the last update, I was in the top ten for RCL teams, and I’ve owned Jo-Ma for the last three to four weeks. Haven’t really thought about dropping him for a while, and that’s a 12-team mixed league with lots of options.
Josh Bell – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .319. Okay, so I should’ve dropped Jo-Ma for Jo-Be when I had the chance. Damn, Bell is having a legit breakout that will burn everyone next year when they draft him. Call it a premonition, or a gut call after three mimosas.
Max Fried – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.25. Well, I’m glad he’s healthy, but not that glad because he gave me a bleh start.
Luke Jackson – 2 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save, ERA at 2.25. Jackson’s beginning to look like the SAGNOF pickup of the year. Unless you were in one of those shallow leagues where you could pick up Shane Greene three weeks into the season. In related news, Craig Kimbrel turned to the back of his sudoku book and cheated on his puzzle.
Jon Duplantier – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.25. Around noon yesterday, “Man, I am excited I was able to get Duplantier in my NL-Only league. Doode’s gonna rock out running his arbitration clock out!” Around 4 PM, “Wait, why did they bring him into middle relief? Eff me.”
Adam Jones – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .272, and his 2nd homer in as many games. “Why is that petunia grabbing my ankle? Oh my God, it’s a Zombino hand!”
Matt Olson – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .214. Great sign that he was able to hit a home run after he had his hamate bone removed. If he made like a Siamese twin, and showed me another dong soon, I’d be even happier.
Jefry Rodriguez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.92. Whether I believe in him or not (I don’t), the Streamonator loves his next start and I can understand why.
Dereck Rodriguez – Optioned to the minors, because he was pitching like Dreck Rodriguez. I looked to grab Tyler Beede in all of my NL-Only leagues; he could stick and be dominate, or at least better than Dreck.
Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.88. Bumgarner revealed the teams on his no-trade list by cutting into a cake that said, “Will it be a cupcake, a stud muffin or a Yankee?”
Yaisel Puig – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, hitting .217. “We can use his body for mulch, but if the neighbors see us fertilizing with a dead body, they might rat us out because we didn’t buy Girl Scout cookies from their kid–Wait! He just moved! Puig’s alive!”
Zach Davies – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.54. Feels like every year Davies goes on one of these insane runs, then the Regression Fairies show up at your doorstep in stretch pants, talking about how they saw the cutest boy at their spin class.
Jon Lester – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.16. Obviously, he’s not pitching that well, but he is pitching about as well as the 15th best starter in baseball. His xFIP is equal to that of Chris Paddack, Noah Syndergaard and Jose Quintana.
Steve Cishek – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.84. I’m holding Strop, but it would not shock me at all if Cishek took the Cubs’ closer job and ran with it. Similar but different to Augusten Burroughs’s fantasy team he named, Running with Cishek.
Kris Bryant – 3-for-4, 3 runs,. 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. I kinda wanna say sell him again just to fuel him even further. Can I reverse jinx sell (RJS) him to 50+ homers?
Spencer Turnbull – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.42. Instead of taking the Pablo Lopez route to a 4+ ERA, Turnbull is chipping away at his value, going from Turnbull to Charles Barkley pronouncing “Turnbull” over the course of a few starts.
Daniel Norris – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.63. His peripherals (6.8 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 4.82 xFIP, garbage swinging strike rate, fools no one, can we just get out of this parenthetical, shizz is not getting better) speak for themselves.
Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .278. The Greek God of Hard Contact celebrated after the game with 600 of his closest family members at the local chapter of the DMCA (Diners Make Celebrations Awesome).
Brandon Dixon – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!
Nelson Cruz – Will have an MRI on his wrist after swinging and missing on Sunday. If that’s all it took, imagine how many MRIs Chris Davis would need. “I’m Gary Thorne and I’m here with Jim Palmer. Hey, Jim, it’s good to see you, and you’re not just wearing underwear.” “Thanks, Gary, one of the keys to today’s game will be to get Chris Davis to avoid taking five MRIs.”
Martin Perez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.11. Okay, Perez, don’t be one of those pitchers who waits until they’re over 75% owned to start defecating the duvet.
Zach Eflin – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.47. Think about how smug the guy in your league is who owns Soroka, Eflin, Ryu, Paddack and Caleb Smith, while you’re scratching your ass with shares of Kluber and Sale. Sure, I’m cherrypicking pitchers who have been doing great, just like you could’ve cherrypicked them in your drafts or off waivers.
Cole Irvin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks in his major league debut. He had an under-6 K/9 in Triple-A and might not get another start if Vince Velasquez returns as expected. Though, Cole/Irving excites every hipster with a record player. “I’m going to eat artisanal honey from a jar and listen to this scratchy rendition of ragtime.”
Lucas Giolito – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.55. He’s breaking out. Feels like I came around very fast on him, but I didn’t. I’ve been waiting for this Giolito since he came up in 2016. Every prospect has his own pace. Some prospects come up and are electric, then take a dump their sophomore year, then become electric again. Some are just electric the whole time. And others come up and hit .190 like Vlad Jr. Every metric is pointing to Giolito breaking out now. He is a must-grab in all leagues.
Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and only 2nd homer in three games since my Friday sell. Reverse jinx sell coming on slow this time, usually my Sells have ten homers within three days of the sell.
Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.75. Random prediction alert that I will remind people of from now until next year or totally forget about if it doesn’t come true! Sanchez will be one of the most talked about sleepers next year that won’t be a sleeper because he will be talked about so much. He is in on the precipice of breaking out, but his walk rate needs to be tamed.
Griffin Canning – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.65 vs. John Means – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.33. This was a matchup of sexy and you want even if it will burn you vs. safe, boring guy who you should prolly own, i.e., The ends don’t justify the John Means.
Chris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .189. Everyone who is a fan of any team besides the Orioles, don’t worry, Davis will be a free agent in 2023.
Dwight Smith Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .286. Not bad, but Mike Trout hit his 9th homer! Though, Smith’s batting average is better than Trout’s. *gargles with arsenic*
Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer. Chazz Noir went double dong, and housewives everywhere fanned themselves, gasping, “For Mother’s Day, I bought myself a new extra-long shower head.”
Raimel Tapia – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .313. Tapia is my happening and it freaks me out!
Francisco Mejia – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. If only that happened in March so he didn’t have to hit for the last six weeks.
Franmil Reyes – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .266 Yesterday, the Padres changed their uniforms to Madres for Mother’s Day, which is a sweet sentiment, but they might’ve went a bit too far when they had Fernando Tatis Jr.’s uniform changed to Tetas.
Joey Lucchesi – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.57. Don’t you love when a guy pitches terrible in, say, Petco then pitches well in Coors? I mean, don’t you just love it? Joey Lucchesi, the Passive Aggressive Mob Boss. “Ya don’t have to put da horse’s head in da murdered’s bed. I can do it myself, even with my bad back. I’m sure you done ya best.” Jesus Christ, Joey, just tell me to put the horse’s head in the dead guy’s bed and stop being passive aggressive!
Rough day for my team hitting-wise: 1/21 with 12 Ks so far tonight… 12 Ks!!!!! Shocked that both Benintendi and Betts have 2 each
It hasn’t been great for me so far either
On the plus side I – last week’s ERA/WHIP-lashing made me pick up Kyle Hendricks, so there’s that. At least I probably won’t start off the early part of the week with a 20+ ERA! Though my SAGNOF guys might still do damage as they try to get me my first save in 2 weeks
Flaherty is the king of cruising and then just blowing his load over one inning and forgetting how to pitch – tonight it was the 5th inning against the Braves – he had a no hitter up to that point
I know, I was watching
You watching the Red Sox/Rockies game? Great game – even though I hate it cause Benintendi is 0/5 with 4 Ks
I feel like such an idiot dropping Matt Barnes to chase saves when it looked like Brasier had a firm grip on the closer role
Any idea where Neris disappeared to? Our Ottavino for Neris trade looking sad unless he has the flu.
H2H category league. My SPs are Flaherty, Marquez, Boyd, Kikuchi, Hamels, C. Smith and Luke Weaver(Have Glasnow and Clevinger in IL)…would you lose any of these guys for Happ, Giolito, Montas, Porcello, Corbin Martin, Carlos Martinez, Aaron Sanchez or Kuechel? Also, would you drop Daniel Murphy for any of Franmil, Tapia, Carpenter, Puig, G Polanco or Castellanos? Thank you!
Trade Paddack for Altuve in a H2H redraft?
I’ve been treading water with Murphy and would like a solid everyday second baseman.
My rotation is:
Can I afford it?
Drop vertigo or c. Frazier for…
Tapia or Marcado
Tapia or Fletcher over any of the following? I need runs
You buying Ohtani?
Over any of the following?
In my NL only, Darvish or Gio?
Nicky Lopez called up to play 2nd base for Royals
Better add Lopez or Mercado?
Lindor or story?
Best prospect for na
Mise, gallen, Riley, Mateo?
Story — Riley
Tapia or Greg Polanco?
Tapia or Hunter Dozier?
I’ll jump on bandwagon. Buxton or Mercado for straight Sangof rest of season.
Could go either way, but would go Buxton
Mercado or Tapia? Mercado just got the call.
Should I drop Kepler or Schoop for Tapia?
Pena @twins with no Cruz or Gibson vs Angels?
Going to drop reddick for a hot hitter I can plug in this week
La Stella, Ronny rod, Adam jones, Mercado, Laureano
Reddick or will Myers and should I add Mercado If it’s a triples league with nsb and I have Betts, soler, puig, Jose Martinez, wil Myers as my outfielder right now and mondesi lindor up the middle.
Lose Reddick for Mercado
Grey, any thoughts on Oscar Mercado? Indians just called him up.Lots of speed. Worth a pick up in 12 teamer. Was going to drop Shaw whos on my bench anyway.
Just lost Andujar in an OBP league, drop for: J Polanco, E Escobar, McNeil, Dietrich, La Stella?
They’ve both been ice cold, but dropping Alfaro for Wilson Ramos is a no brainer, right?
10 team AL only, need to drop someone when Eloy gets back, who would you drop out of Healy, Urshela, or Ronny Rodriguez?
12 Team H2H Categories
Looking to pick up Mercado, would you drop any of these guys for him or hold
or should I just drop my Catcher (Alfaro) and figure that out later just to get Mercado on my team now.
In Grey we trust…
Love the write up…always
Have a good problem to deal with, have Stanton and Eloy coming back eventually from the DL…
Leading the league in home runs, rbis, average and close to the top in wins, whip era.
Middle of the road in strikeouts, saves and steals…
Rather then drop yandy, DSJ, peraza or McMahon and let the wolves have at them…
What are your thoughts on giving yandy DSJ McMahon musgrove and Robles and getting back Yates Mallex Smith and Charlie Morton
Knowing that I have my two studs coming back…
Sure, if you can make that trade
Oscar mercado called up. Who to drop? Or hold? 12 team obp roto keeper. Hurting on saves but maybe drop martin as hes not the long term answer in texas??
14-team OBP 5×5 roto
OF: Tilson, B.Dixon, Nimmo, Reddick, H.Ramirez, Duggar, Pinder, D.Fowler, Margot, Marisnick, Broxton, and Maybin
Cishek, Buttrey, Familia, C.Martin, Jimenez, Parker, Guerra, Kolarek, Claudio, Fedde, Barlow, and S.Dominguez.
Nimmo, Reddick, Harold R.
Good. Those are the OFs I have already.
Dang…too late on Cishek. Who’s next?
Im low on pitching. Went into an AL only 5×5 with cole clevinger eovaldi and Rodon. I’ve already cut Rodon and traded Clevinger for Sanchez in a panic. I managed to luck out on Homer Bailey and Bassit and am looking for my next rotation piece.
We get 100 FAB budget .Im down to about 70 left Is it too early to blow 15 on either Corbin Martin this week or Jefry Rodriguez? I need wins, quality starts and some ERA n
I wouldn’t spend that much on either
Not Jefrey. For one, he can’t even spell his own name. For another I don’t see him helping your k’s; ERA or QS much. $15 would be ~20% of your budget. That’s a lot for a scrub.
One man’s opinion.
I felt like you were speaking directly to me with both the Meadows & Bryant blurbs. lol
Springer was my favorite post-off-year-steeper this year. A few more SBs would be nice, but I can’t complain. “Stop hitting all these HRs dammit! How are you supposed to steak bases if you keep homering like that?!” Said no Juan ever.
Ps – watched that Fried start – he pretty much had one bad inning. Was pretty solid otherwise. I realize that’s a “so other than that how was the play, Ms Lincoln?” but he’s still worth hanging on to. Better days ahead I think.
PPs – I’m hoping Seager gets going after that. His OPS isn’t too bad so his eye is right, he just seems….rusty. I spent (wasted) a 7th on him so I don’t feel too too bad about the value but he’s definitely disappointing.
HA! Funny on Lincoln
I hear ya on Seager, it’s still early, he might just need a Sell
Aguilar benched again today.
Is he even worth still holding in a 12-team league?
Would you drop Franmil Reyes to pick up Josh Bell as utility bat? This is a 6×6 OPS league. THanks.
Grey, please pick top 3 streamers?
Thorton at SF
Maeda home vs SD
Strahm at LAD
Lynn at KC
Lucchessi home vs Pit
Canning home vs KC
P.Lopez home vs Mets
Giolito home vs Tor
By the way SON likes them all
Thorton at SF
Maeda home vs SD
I’d look at SON tho
Andujar is about to be back on the injured list for good in 2019. If he was dropped leave him be yall
Offered Betts and Muncy for my Goldschmidt and Merrifield. 12 team H2H keeper league.
Do I hold DsSclafani after the meh start or is he just a streamer?
Scooped up Giolito this morning only to see Musgrove hit the WW. Worth cutting any of these guys for Musgrove.. R. Hill, J. Gray, Giolito, or B. Woodruff?
Hey Grey, would u pick up and roll Thornton out in his two start or keep Martin Perez in there @SEA? H2h cats lge. Thx!!
Thornton looks good
Vogelbach or a Austin Reilly stash? 14T obp daily h2h
Austin Reilly stash over McMahon, Vogelbach or JP Crawford
H. Dozier or M. Muncy ROS?
Want to activate Aaron hicks but struggling with who to drop. I am behind in saves. What would u do? 12 team roto obp league with keepers. Tough to let leclerc go i feel like he could reclaim the role not sure what to
Thanks grey. I’ve owned odor for the better part of three years. Not sure what that says about me but im not sad to say goodbye at this point!
I hear ya
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. you like giolito over bassitt? thanks.
Rotation help, 12 team, ESPN, 5X5, head to head league. We start 5 Sp’s and 4 RP’s.
I have Paddack (@LAD vs PIT), Flaherty(@ATL @TEX), Bauer (vs Balt), Castillo (vs Cubbies) and Marquez (@BOS).
On bench I have Soroka (vs SL) and Ed-Rod (vs Col) … You like Soroka and/or Ed-Rod over any of my 5 SP’s?
Thanks for having a look!
Soroka over Marquez prolly, I’d look at SON
12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB): Austin Riley or Ronny Rodriguez for my last roster spot?
The Twins going with a 3 Catcher lineup today is pretty amazing
They’re like their 3rd thru 6th best bats
kiki or dietrich
H2H full keeper league with Daily pitchers. I am thinking of trading Yandy “The Mountain” Diaz for little boy Yu.
My team is stacked. I have Hoskins and Arenado at 1b/3b with Rosario/Acuna/Jiminez rotating around my Utility spot.
My pitching is stacked too. Darvish could find a rare day to start out of necessity, but he falls on the same days as Archer/Hill/Straham/Paddack/Buehler in the next few starts so I’m assuming that pattern continues.
Is it a good trade or am I just bored at work?
I’d try Yu, but it’s just fair
You might be bored too, not mutually exclusive
Trade Jose Ramirez for Dee Gordon + Shane Bieber in a keep forever? Better if it’s Jack Flaherty instead of Bieber?
JoRam side — not good with either SP
Braves optioned Kyle Wright after yesterday’s game.
Point: Braves fans reporting Austin Riley will be promoted.
Counterpoint: Braves fans reporting Austin Riley will be promoted.
It’s hard to differentiate between those in-the-know versus fanboy wishful thinking…
are u still holding on to Brasier? thinking of dropping him or Bassitt for Corbin Martin
also, Corbin Martin is @ BOS next start…. green light? thanks!
I’d hold for saves, but it’s fair for Martin but that start is not great
Considering earlier JRam trade debates-
I was offered Harper for Jram- take the offer and run?
I’d take Harper
thank you – youve been helping me out a lot in my nl only.
big lead in saves need starter help
hader + yates vs degrom + amir garrett
Lose Joc for Aaron Hicks or hold?
Rank em Cole, paddack, soroka, ryu, Nola
Gerrit Cole, Nola… Ryu, Paddack, Soroka
Sorry, think I got you skipped SF, come back Grey! Did I get it right?
Haha. Looks fine to me.
Start or sit J Musgrove @Ari tomorrow? 15 team roto
I just realized how dominating my offense is in ‘Perts league. Watch out for the law of averages’ effect on my pitching, if I can get out of my own way. Ima make a run at ya.
Come for some!
Which is also yelled at orgies
Wouldn’t it be come for all?
This may have been asked already but do you prefer Martin perez or Giolito in a 12 team redraft 5×5 QS?
Moving forward, please rank 10t 5×5 UTIL:
A Hicks, Meadows, Domingo S, Olson
Have Hicks on IL and need to drop someone from this list to activate him. Or else drop Astudillo.
Could also possibly drop a pitcher, J Gray, Hendricks or E-Rod. No easy answer here.
Question: drop Olson or Domingo to activate Hicks? Otherwise drop my catcher or lesser SP if I should keep Olson & Domingo.
drop shaw for Ender? I know the shaw questions are tired. Forget that guy. Thanks for the help Grey.
Wins, Saves, ERA Whip K per 9 Quality Start league
Would you drop woodruff for luchessi?
Looking at Ender’s poor production this year (and batting 8th) coupled with a very poor steals success rate last year (After April), I think he is droppable in 12 Just don’t think he is a 25 – 30 steals guy this year. Unless he gets back to leading off, I am not seeing the upside. I am holding Chavis and McNeil instead until they cool off. Am I missing something?
Can lose him
In a 14 team H2H points league, 10 keepers. K’s Count against.
Trade offer: I give Tim Anderson/Verdugo get Aldaberto Mondesi. Other outfielders are Conforto, Pham, Castellanos, Peralta, Soler. Thinking I pull the trigger
which side of trade do you prefer?
Who is a better add for saves?
Cishek or continue to hold Jeffress as a handcuff for Hader?
I guess I’m wondering what the feeling is from the group on whether Jeffress will see saves at some point. Hate eating up a bench spot for a handcuff that may never happen.
Even if he does see saves at some point…Cishek is getting them now. You want now production over speculative.
lasagne not starting for the yankees tonight——cessa instead
lasagne may follow cessa after 2-3 innings
Interesting, thanks Florida Jack!
lasagna to the DL —shoulder strain
This “opener” trend is really breaking my balls in QS leagues…
This is my first year owning Khris Davis in a weekly H2H points league. I knew his weekly production would have highs and lows but did not expect these extreme highs and lows. Is this extreme streakiness who he is? I have never looked at his weekly historical production
. To be fair, he has been hurt for the past week plus and finally returned yesterday (he went 2 for 4). It’s been over a month since he homered. Do I continue leaving him in the lineup and hope he gets hot or should I wait until the power starts up again? I can only make lineup changes on Mondays.
Leave him in your lineup, he’s streaky, yes
Mallex Smith rumored to be back up to Sea today (or very soon). Are we encouraged enough by him raking at AAA Tacoma to grab him in a 10 tm league, or leave him alone until he proves he doesn’t stink? I’d be dropping a streaming SP, limited moves league.
You only want him for his SBs. So if you need the SBs, why not take a shot on him for a few days?
Where is he playing in Seattle?
Well, not really needs-based; it’s more a question of all-around value versus a shmotato like Pence. I have a full IL and with the news that Tatis is still a week away, I’ll have to plug this pickup directly into my starting lineup at Util.
I’d go Mallex over Pence
Pence is playing and hitting.
Scale of 1-20 how do you like peacocks start @ Detroit tonight? Streamonator moderately likes it.
Playing a team in h2h with stacked SP this week so don’t want my ratios wrecked on the first day of the week!
I was thinking 11.
Pretty conservative of you
When in doubt, err on the side of “ehhhhhhhh”.
Start Flavor Flav.. I mean yeah Boyd! tonight or does Houston scare you
Houston scares me
Paddack or Corbin Martin, porcello, Alvarado
Same question for eikoff, straham, Boyd, Nola, Morton, Kershaw. Which one is actually realistic
He said he’ll do paddack but I gotta take Shaw from and add a hitter
I can add Dan Murphy, ee, will Myers, soler, moose, Jose Martinez, Eduardo Escobar, Vlad Jr
I don’t follow any of this
He said he wants to get rid of Travis Shaw and I gotta add a hitter
You need to format your question/comment better in order to get back the best answers…
Who has Paddack you or him? Daniel Murphy is prob the least desirable bat you listed as owning.
Paddack + Daniel Murphy
Nola + Travis Shaw
Is this the scenario Db?
Working on shedding my one JRam share, here’s my scenario-
12 team, 6×6 (OPS, QS)
I’m in first, mostly because of my great SP and solid enough hitting. Still, I have an owner intrigued into buying JRam.
My one somewhat weakness is closer (Holland, Parker, Givens, Kimbrel on shelf) so I could use a closer.
The offer is basically Edwin Diaz AND another piece-
Either Domingo or Puig (my choice), but I also COULD potentially hold him hostage for a SP (Flaherty or Bieber maybe) but I’m deep at SP and he may not even do that.
My question is,
1.) Do you prefer Puig or Domingo, and based on that
2.) Would you trade JRam for Edwin Diaz and ^ hitter?
Added context, I’ve shopped JRam most of the year and haven’t really found an interested owner or a good price tag. I know it’s not a great time to sell, but his average is killing me and his price is seemingly faltering by the day.
Would love some advice on this. Thanks.
I wouldn’t trade him for an SP if you’re already strong there.
I also wouldn’t trade him for the other offer (get cheaper saves), but it’s your first place team and you know your roster.
I meant Diaz AND one of the starters. But it’s tough, I don’t want to give JRam away but I do still feel like his name outweighs his value (the core definition of a sell)
He also has Dahl, should I give a take it or leave it offer of Dahl and Edwin for Jram? I have a bunch of OF (Franmil, SmithJr., Tapia, Mallex, and 1b/OF elg of JoMa, Braun, Gallo, Ohtani) so for a 4OF, 1B, CI UTIL roster, I’m losing a ton of flexibility.
I don’t know. Maybe these trade talks are fruitless.
I know, but the SP doesn’t help you for what you need. He’s not going to hit .200 all year, so you’re in line for better production from him. You’ve weathered the worst of him already, reap the rewards of a return to normal.
Dahl is in the same bucket as Puig and Domingo. Your OF is risky but I would ove one for a cheaper closer.
Or hell, if your SP is so stacked, move one of them.
True. Agree on all fronts. Thanks Cram
Nah, do better than that
True. Maybe I’m better off holding in general.
What’s up with Robert Stephenson? Stash?
Would it be recommended that I drop one of Muncy, H Dozier, Conforto, Rosario, or Dahl for Brocktune? 12 tm h2h
Who do you prefer? Hosmer or Matt Olson for ros?
Who would be your target out of these guys
Tanaka, Marco g, hamels, arrieta, means, ryu
He has no saves guys so I’ll package Corbin Martin, porcello and either Alvarado or brasier for one of those guys?
Are you benching or dropping Darvish at this point? 6BB last time out…
Is he broken?
3. I lost Glasnow, 12T roto, start Darvish @ Cin or 2 start Woodruff @PHI & @ATL?
Start Yu of those
Is pagan going to get us any saves or drop?
League: H2H 5×5 categories 10 Teams Keeper League
C: W. Contreras
1B: P. Alonso
2B: M. Moustakas
3B: R. Devers
SS: A. Mondesi
2B/SS: M. Chavis
1B/3B: C. Santana
OF: C. Blackmon
OF: R. Hoskins
OF: V. Robles
OF: M. Haniger
UTIL: A. Meadows
Bench: M. Franco
Bench: H. Renfroe
Bench: A. Hicks
Bench: M. Olson
IL: T. Turner
SP: M. Mikolas, T. Bauer, Z. Wheeler, K. Gibson, C. Smith, E. Rodriguez, M. Soroka and C. Martin
RP: S. Doolittle and K. Yates
IL: S. Manaea
IL: T. Glasnow
1. M. Franco(own) or Y. Diaz, D. Fletcher ROS?
2. M. Olson(own) or Y. Diaz, D. Fletcher ROS?
Since it is a keeper League as these rookies are available as stashes over any of above:
Y. Alarez, B. Rodgers, C. Biggio and K. Hiura….Position not an issue
3. W. Ramos(pwn) or C. Vazquez, R. Chirinos, J. Lucroy or W. Astudilo ROS? (another League)
Thanks in advance you and your guys are the best!!
1. Yordan 2. Hold 3. Hold
Thank you as always good shizz…Not a fan of Y. Diaz over M. Franco? or are you telling me Yordan will be better than both whenever he is up?
Possibly?… Y. Diaz over M. Franco and Y. Alvarez over H. Renfro?
Lastly, who is the drop if I make these moves when T. Turner comes of IL?
No point in having bench bats, may as well stash someone — Yandy over Maikel tho too — Can lose Renfroe for Trea
Thanks you da man!
Which Hunter do I start this week… Pence or Dozier?
Strong preference in a weekly league?
Senzel 6 games on at home (4R, 2L)
Dahl 5 games on the road (2R, 3L)
I am leaning Senzel though Dahl has a few multi-hit games in his last 3 games.
And while I have you, mind ranking these OFs in my weekly league, standard categories?
Dahl – 5 games
Senzel – 6 games
Franmill Reyes – 6 games
Jorge Soler – 6 games
I have 2 spots for those 4 guys. Don’t have any huge needs in any particular category.
In need for a better IF spot:
Would you trade Dahl (or V. Robles) for Josh Bell (or Tim Anderson)?
K/9 league, hr given up , Corbin Martin for musgrove? Or look for better
tapia or verdugo?
I own Blake Parker and Givens. Brasier and Cishek on waivers. Make a swap or tomato/tomahto? Limited moves league.
Cishek over Givens
mazara or tapia?
Had a question the other day that led to another question. Forgot to ask the second one and posted the first one too late in the day, so you never got to either. Following along?!?
1) Knowing you love Soto, who’s a SP you WOULD consider trading for him? You were pretty against the idea in general. I said Bauer or Sale. (12-team 5×5 H2H, blah blah blah)
2) (question I never asked) When do you stop following the comments from the previous day, or however you keep track of the 7,000 questions you answer each day? How do you manage this?
Imagine you’ve answered #2 a few times before, so feel free to point me in the right direction.
1. Sale 2. When I start writing tonight’s post usually