I hope everyone’s Memorial Day was filled with hot dogs, hamburgers, fireworks that were meant to be saved until July 4th but were blown off yesterday so close to your ear that you still have a ringing, and all the other red-white-blue American things one hears backstage at a Larry The Cable Guy concert.  My Memorial Day was filled with eating and burping and farting and wearing an American flag t-shirt, but that’s every Monday.  Eat a D, ISIS!  Yesterday, Gerrit Cole loved the troops more than most starters, posting a line of 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.02.  Woke SpongeBob, “Yo, dem high-ranked starters are da bomb dot org.”  Yo, WSB, you don’t sound so woke.  “Go f–k yourself.”  Wow, WSB, is lit!  Cole’s peripherals: 14.1 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, 2.22 xFIP and is technically the number one starter in all of baseball if his luck was neutral. Don’t love trading for a top starter, but it’s hard to find a better buy low right now, due to his ERA.  He could rattle off 120 innings of a sub-1 ERA.  That’s Murica thru & thru.  Not spelling shizz out is Murica too.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cole Hamels – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.02.  The Cole v. Cole judgment resulted in a lien on the ratios of the Hamels property owners. The case will be appealed later in the week when Hamels gets the Cards in St. Louis.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  HR to the Izzo!

Javier Baez – 0-for-5, 5 Ks, hitting .310.  During yesterday’s Memorial Day, I mourned my fantasy team batting average during the Battle of the Kay of Baez, which is different than BET’s Battle of the Baes.

Albert Almora Jr. – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  After the game, he requested all questions be sent to his spiritual advisor, Tommy La Stella, saying, “Arc thou launch angle,” then made a motion by his heart, miming a launch angle.

Addison Russell – 3-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .289.  They should have a news segment in Chicago of people begrudgingly cheering Russell when he does something good.

Josh Bell – 3-for-8 and his 17th homer.  Check out the Josh Bell breakout breakdown by frequent commenter, Todd25, who changed his name to Coolwhip, in honor of DJ Kool Herc’s favorite dessert topping.

Starling Marte – 1-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .249.  Member when I used to joke that no Pirates hitter would hit 20 homers in a season?  Okay, besides Josh Bell, though.  I mean, right?

Mitch Keller – 4 IP, 6 ER in his 1st major league start.  I’m just going to leave my Shasta on the bar counter of this bar in Kabul, and hit the head….*five hours later* Hey, your accordion has a similar birthmark as my torso…Wait a second, that is my torso?!  ROOFIE!!!

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-9, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .218.  When Puig lets one fly!  Please get hot, you farkin’ bastage.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-7, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam.  He’s hitting near-.400 in the last week, so could be a little schmotato action here.  Church!

Byron Buxton – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .258.  Buxton hasn’t moved out of the nine hole, which hurts his value, and, honestly, seriously, interjectionly, the Twins are so stacked that Buxton has nowhere else to hit.

Josh Phegley – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .282.  Phegley has the same number of RBIs (32) as Freddie Freeman. I will now cackle myself into a coma.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .194.  C’mon, man, get up to a .250 average!  That’s the Jurickson I Profar.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games.  *elbows Dale Long’s grandson*  Just be ready to fly out at a moment’s notice.  *Dale Long’s grandson looks unamused* Why the Long face?

Yonny Chirinos – 5 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, 2 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.91 as he pitched from the 1st inning thru the 5th.  Wow, are you saying Middlers can be starters?  They don’t need Openers?  Crazy.  Random Prediction Alert!  The Opener is going to disappear faster than mentions of the bunt in Earl Weaver’s memoirs.

Austin Meadows – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (6), hitting .351.  Whatever, Chris Archer’s ERA is 5.75, which is way higher than .351!

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Ya know who Freddy Galvis is? He’s a sock on a dorm room doorknob.  It quickly says to anyone looking, “Hey, this position is currently screwed.”

Jonathan Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .128.  He should go by J.D. Davis like the Mets’ All-Star platoon bat.  No kidding, J.D. Davis’s name is Jonathan Davis.  He’s essentially made his name, Jonathan Davis Davis. *insert The More You Know graphic*

Aaron Sanchez – Left after three innings with a torn fingernail. He should visit this Korean woman’s store near me, she says , “Fingernails for man-I-cure.”

Mychael GivensOrioles said Givens will work in low-leverage situations, and no more high-leverage situations for him.  High-leverage on the O’s? Pitching for the Orioles’ 15th win is high-leverage? This never made any sense to me. Why not just see what you have with Givens if you’re gonna lose 100+ games anyway?  It’s not like they have anyone else.  The Orioles even said of who would replace him, “Whoever.”  Mychael Givens? Whoever taketh away. Whoever might be Shawn Armstrong, who got his 1st save yesterday.

Renato Nunez – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and his 6th homer in the last eight games.  Will his hot schmotato run ever end? Prolly, but hasn’t yet.

Dustin Pedroia – Unsure if he’ll play ever again.  Another Sparky Anklebiter bites the Dustin.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .173.  Now has raised his average 30 points in a week.  If you’re not ride or die with JBJ as he brings his average up to .230, you’re doing it wrong.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .304.  One of Just Dong’s home runs bounced off of Mercado’s glove.  That’s what Mercado gets for naming his glove, Canseco.

Oscar Mercado – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 1st and 2nd steal, hitting .323.  Remember, his call-up brought with it SAGNOF wishes and dirty white beaches.  Also, yesterday, I teasingly asked Mercado or Jo-Ram and, well, was it teasingly?

Adeiny Hechavarria – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and third homer in four games. Hechavarria terrible hitter with three homers in four games? HAHAHA, the ball is so juiced! He has 275-foot power!

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.71 vs. Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  This was a rematch of Game 1 of the 2015 NLDS when both pitchers combined for 24 strikeouts.  So, is 2015 the funhouse mirror version of pitching or is 2019?

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  Yeah, but he’s only hitting .383. What a chump!

Chris Taylor – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .237. He’s a background extra, yet somehow he’s played 50 of 54 games.  Is it me or does Dave Roberts start 11 hitters every game and no one’s called him on it?

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .253.  Last week I said Mitch Moreland is having one of those seasons where he’s not owned in 50% of leagues, but will end up a top 100 player.  Vogelbach is pulling a Mitch without much effort.  He’s resting Mitch face.

Mallex Smith – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 4 steals (9, 10, 11, 12) with the stolen base cycle.  Opposing catcher, Jeff Mathis, allowed seven steals yesterday. He’s so bad, he couldn’t even throw Mallex out at home.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  Now four straight Quality Starts, striking out 11 last time out.  The Streamonator loves his next start, and, after his run of starts, I’m gonna have to stream, which can only mean one thing. He’s going to defecate our fantasy teams.

Will Smith – Was called up from Triple-A.  With Will Smith brought up by the Dodgers, I don’t feel half as stupid about going to see Aladdin Live and screaming, “Go Blue!”  Will Smith is a technician with the bat, who knows how to get–Brain, “Don’t say jiggy wit it!”–jiggy wit’ it.  “Dumb.”  Frontal lobes just don’t understand!  Not running out to grab Smith in mixed leagues, but in 2-catcher leagues, he had 8 HRs and hit .290 in Triple-A, and could be an all-league catcher quickly.

Jon Gray – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.52.  Was pulled early due to a “hot spot” on a pitching hand finger. The Rockies knew it was bad when Ian Desmond saw “Jon Gray’s finger” on his wifi options when he was streaming Tom Emanski videos for help.

David Dahl – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .305. I talk at length about Dahl on the podcast that’s coming later today. When he returned from his injury, it seemed he returned too fast, and I was concerned, but I’m encouraged by his homer.  Maybe he just needed some time in Coors or a reverse sell jinx.

Charlie Blackmon – Hit the IL with a calf injury.  Called up in his place is Yonathan Daza, who is the Boss. Daza is insanely high on the Prospectonator. That’s right, #2 overall. Unless he has playing time, not sure it matters, and the Rockies have never called up a rookie to play. So jaded!

Christian Walker – 0-for-5.  An 11-inning game in Coors and Walker got five at-bats? Oh, this is gonna be good…*wavy lines* He went 0-for-5? This is the worst dream ever.  Wait, this isn’t the dream and there was wavy lines because I didn’t pay my cable?!  Play Kevin Cron, you cowards!

Luke Weaver – Hit the IL with forearm discomfort, which is short for Dr. James Andrews is going to be installing a new, smaller hot tub inside his larger hot tub.

James Paxton – Hoping to return on Wednesday so he can get his 2nd IL stint out of the way by mid-June.

Didi Gregorius – His rehab is moving to Triple-A, and I think I saw someone say he’s about a week away.  Didi, Didi, can’t you see, sometimes your injury reports are poorly memorized by me.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .265. We should prematurely pour out some for the brothers who are going to draft Sanchez way too early next year.

Clint Frazier – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  On Memorial Day, we remember our soldiers who fought for the red, white and blue.  Clint Frazier pops his head up, “Did someone say red?”

Brett Gardner – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .240.  Since 2015, this is the 2nd fastest amount of games where he’s reached eight homers.  “If not the fastest, we’ve failed!” That’s Commissioner Rob Manfred screaming at the cute-as-a-button Guatemalan women stitching the baseballs.  “He is borracho on power.”

Matt Strahm – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  Before the game, “I’m debating benching Paddack in The House They Built In A Parking Lot Across From The House Ruth Built, so Strahm send me a sign what to do.”  Six innings and three earned? That’s no sign!  Well, 10 Ks is tilting me towards a start.  This is gonna turn out great.

Jose Urena – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  Sonavabench!  Ugh, I hate when I feel like I’m over-managing. Was a two-start week and his 2nd start isn’t bad, but I was afraid of this start…*opens a vacuum, screams into the abyss, coughs out dust* Any hoo!  Streamonator is meh on his next start, but it’s in Petco.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.26, and yet another no decision.  Sticking with the Memorial Day theme (that I’ve picked up and abandoned about five times in this post), when I Google “French military victories,” Google suggests, “Do you mean the Nats bullpen defeats?”

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Token
Token
3 years ago

It seems weird not to accept giving up hand for syndergard and ray but I’m worried about my ratios. Rcl format worth doing or should i stream guys on our waiver wire like gray, miley, happ, eickoff?
I’m top 3 in pitching categories except saves where I’m number one by a couple saves
My staff is nola, kershaw, woodruff, pressley, hand, hicks, davis, parker, and diego castillo.
Thanks!

Harry Beanebag
Harry Beanebag
3 years ago

In s 5-man keeper league. Is Austin Riley keeper material for 2020?

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

Braun, Eloy, G Polanco, Eaton, Markakis. Please rank top two.

Lucchrsi v Miami at home
Strahm v Miami at home
Peacock at Oakland

Pick 2 please

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Any love for Means v DET tomorrow?

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

Let’s get jiggy with it!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Who would you drop for Dietrich? Is he legit? Drop Gregory Polanco, Hicks, Muncy or Domingo Santana? That Cincy lineup is going to bust out IMO.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey.

Do you feel like Wade Miley is worth picking up? 10 team league without much pitching on the wire and a limit of 50 moves.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Lynn, K Gibson, Canning, Lauer, Urena, Lyles and Skaggs are also available.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Why can’t Samardzija get hurt?
Seems everyone else on my teams have…

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
3 years ago

AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. have mercado and bauers, drop bauers for j.jones DET (thinking this is a not but j.jones does have 5 HR/steals each)

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  jason batteiger
3 years ago

or tilson.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  jason batteiger
3 years ago

or broxton

2. rengifo or wilkerson at MI (have both of a.diaz/altuve)

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Dietrich or Daza? Util 14T obp

Thanks

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
3 years ago

Thoughts on alex reyes? He is available in a keeper league at a salary of $1. Keepable at $6 next year and $9 the year after that. Tempting but im not a big stash guy.. short bench and stashing is wasting a spot to get stats. Biggest questions are when do u think he gets back to the majors and will he start? Made one start in high a.. lets say what… 2-5 more starts in minors? 2-4 weeks away?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

think he’s been streching out for week/few weeks now (back from the broken non pitching hand he smashed into something after doing badly in a start before that)

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

My thoughts exactly.. but what stats will i lose in the process? 3 bench slots. Other teams who utilize those slots either with a bench bat or additional pitchers really make a difference with accumulating stats. Tough call. Thanks grey!

goodfold2
goodfold2
3 years ago

anybody else bench lyles even in shallows and stream sims for deeps? going well so far, thanks SON.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

well he either did that in the game or started it hurt and lied about it. either way SON didn’t like it before this was announced. sounds like in the game, but we know how often pitchers lie about this stuff and seem to have an extremely low ability to judge themselves objectively when it comes to this stuff.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: in redraft leagues, who do you like as the better stash between gallen and luzardo? gracias…

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Follow up one cellar dweller question with another’s

ROS: Donaldson or Dietrich?
Stats include OBP and Slugging %

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

3 HRs tonight already. Just picked him and can’t believe no one picked him up.

His reaction after some of these dingers are priceless. He will be bathed in bean balls soon.

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
3 years ago

In last place in a 12-team redraft roto with QS instead of Wins and need to make some moves if I’m gonna have a chance. Was offered Bryce, Luis Castillo, and H Dozier for Bellinger and Turnbull. Thoughts?

Here’s the rest of my squad:
C- Lucroy
1- Vogelbach
2- C Hernandez
3- J Turner
SS- Segura
OF: Bellinger Judge Conforto Frazier
U: Jorge Polanco

SPs: Thor, Bauer, Carrasco, Matz, Turnbull
RPs: Hader, Robles

BN: Chavis, Walker, C Seager, Mikolas

Bryce has been pretty bad but considering this deal.

Thanks!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

Thanks for the advice yesterday. Traded for Story and Bell last night! Hope Bell continues to rake

Kris Bryant or Altuve in a keeper league?

LG

Jacks
Jacks
3 years ago

You avail to go to LAD v WAS friday night? Fireworks. Have 2 good loge seats. Listed on stubhub and may be able to go to game for last couple of innings, but may just give them to you for all your hard labor. Will know for sure Thursday. Are you avail? Don’t know how to contact you direct, but you should have my email.

Db
Db
3 years ago

Start Corbin vs chc and pivetta ? he’s starting stras @atl , Giolito vs kc, lyles @ cincy

I had Lynn go last night so whip is at 1.56 with a loss but 10 strikeouts

The next 4 starters I have are minor vs kc, Marquez vs tor, luchessi vs miami, Gibson @tampa

His are Caleb smith @sd, Darvish @stl, peacock @oak, mikolas vs chc

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Bench him and wait and see? If he does bad drop for desclefani vs Pitt tomorrow?

Charlie
Charlie
3 years ago

H2H Points 10 team.
1: is this team naughty or nice?
2: who should I add to play 2nd base?
Schoop/Murphy/Lourdes Gurriel

Contreras
Bell
( open )
Arenado
Seager
Soto
Hanniger
Robles
Guerrero Jr.

Cole
Woodruff
Paddack
Nola
Wheeler
Price
Flaherty
Fried
E.Rodriguez
RP: Hader
RP: Vasquez

Bench/IR: Eloy/Stanton/Kluber

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

I’m looking to trade one of my SP for stolen bases.

In order, who would you give up? I’m in a league that uses QS.

Martin Perez
Rich Hill
Frankie Montas

packers2018
packers2018
3 years ago

Grey, don’t forget the final NFBC “cutline” FAAB period is next Tuesday.
1. How are you doing so far?
2. I’m in first in two leagues and 6th in the other. I took Max with the first pick on the team in 6th. Low 300’s O/A with the first place teams. There’s hope but not a lot of promise.

packers2018
packers2018
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

No cutoff. Need to survive the seperate cutline dates, You must be in first in your league, that would give you $250.00., and automatically puts you in the championship portion of the cutline. Need to survive top….so many for the next three weeks then you would qualify for the final big money chance.

Just call it up, click on league, then rules, it explains it there.

By the way I won a DFS first place out of 2976 entries. Only 7th time I played. I’m 8 for 19 so far. All $1 or $2 contests. Turned 2 bucks into $500.
The tools helped me make the right picks. Well worth the subscription fees.

Have Dietrich and Newman tonight with Hill going yet. Hopefully he has a good night.

LongLiveMarkPrior
LongLiveMarkPrior
3 years ago

Lucchesi or Heaney ROS?

LongLiveMarkPrior
LongLiveMarkPrior
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

I have Glasnow in a 12-team roto redraft and neither of us are encouraged about his future. No DL/IL spots and I currently also own Sale, Bieber, Cole, Paxton, Matz, M. Perez, Strahm

Closers are: Iglesias, W. Davis, Greene

Please rank these SP ROS:

Pivetta
Pineda
Fiers
T. Williams
Gausman
C. Martin
Yonny
Taillon
Eickoff
Luzardo
Whitley

Make a move or just use Glasnow’s spot to stream? Drop Matz or Perez for any of these?

I could also snag L. Jackson, Alvarado or CMart. Any moves you recommend?

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
3 years ago

Add Eovaldi to that list. Not looking for you to rank all – just 1-3 por favor!

Or just cool my rosterbating and hold steady?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thx!

JakeDaSnake
JakeDaSnake
3 years ago

6×6 h2h ops/qs

Cron/Bieber
For
Stanton

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Rudy, I think Hittertron went on tilt again. Tomorrow’s hitter’s projections load but I can’t get today’s.

I read it was wonky earlier and was fixed. Can you please take another look?

Thanks

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Steve
3 years ago

we’re good now. let me know if you aren’t seeing it.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
3 years ago

We’re good, thanks Rudy!

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: no need to hold on to weaver in 12 team redraft leagues, correct?

Thanks!

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

Start 1 of these 3 at U for the next 7-day period.
14-team OBP roto
Canha, JBJr, or K.Broxton
??

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

OK, thanks,

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
3 years ago

Right now I have Yordan and Hiura on my bench and Justin Upton in my IL slot. With Didi coming back, I could drop Hiura and Upton and grab Didi and Heaney.

10 Tm redraft OBP league, limit 2 moves per week. Thanks!

My team:
C Vazquez
1B C Santana
2B Albies
3B Turner
SS Mondesi
CI Pete Alonso
MI Ed Escobar
OF Yelich, Acuna, Dahl
U: Hunter Dozier
SP: Marquez, Buehler, Carrasco, Boyd, Snell
RP: Hader, Trienen
BN: Domingo Santana, A Hicks, Hiura, Yordan, J Upton (I)

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks- are the ROS projections on this site for Didi just lagging based off the idea he wasn’t going to play until the ASB? Is Didi’s ceiling higher than Hiura for this year in your eyes?

I appreciate the feedback!

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

10T, 5×5 daily

1. Who are your two favorite out of:
Tapia, C Frazier, Chavis, Hicks

2. When K Tucker’s called up next week (after Super 2 deadline), do you like him over Chavis?

Thanks

Edgar Gonzalez
Edgar Gonzalez
3 years ago

Got offered Eugenio Suarez and a 2nd round draft pick for Kris Bryant. Is this a must take considering that Eugenio will probably hit 30-35 hr with 90-100 rbi.

Reed Smith
Reed Smith
3 years ago

Hey Grey-
Selfishly, here with two questions for you today. Don’t hate! 10 Team Keeper, Points H2H, QS league instead of W-L.

Trade proposal – Pitching is a premium in this league and I have a bunch but need a SS:
My Gerrit Cole (3rd Round Keeper 1 more year)
His Correa (No keeper value) and Giolito (25th Round, 3 Years)
This would give me 5x 25th round keepers

Not sure why the ROS projections on Razzball are so bad on Giolito and really curious on your thoughts regarding him at this point. Maybe tonight tells us more but it’s the Royals!

2nd Question: Stash
I grabbed Kieboom as he’s been raking since being sent down but Oscar is available now in my league. Both would be 25th round keepers for 3y. Thoughts on how long until Dutch gets back and would you hold there or just grab Oscar? Thanks!

Reed Smith
Reed Smith
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thanks on Oscar. Done

I know on Cole but i desperately need a SS as I got hosed by Manny and haven’t found much consistent since. And Giolito’s pedigree is tempting. No love for Giolito from you?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Reed Smith
3 years ago

You have Machado at SS? You don’t desperately need a SS then.

Reed Smith
Reed Smith
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

No, I cut bait on Machado long ago along with Wheeler for Arenado. Still need the SS

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Reed Smith
3 years ago

Ah

Reed Smith
Reed Smith
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gotcha. Thx muchly.

muskysmell
muskysmell
3 years ago

Would you trade R. Devers for J. Ramirez in a keeper league?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Looks like Hunter Dozier is getting hot again – Razz ROS looks really meh though. Do you concur or are more bullish on him? I’m considering picking him up and dropping Matt Carpenter or David Dahl if he continues to be meh for the rest of this home stand

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I love reading the player blurbs on RW to see the overreactions in full effect. Check out Andrew Benintendi right now – it’s wild… one guy claimed he dropped him, and other people are saying he’s waiver wire fodder

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Bumping this up due to my ambiguity – my Jose Ramirez for:

A – Matt Chapman/Alvarado/Diego Castillo
B – Matt Chapman and one of Buehler, Kershaw, Marquez or Morton – this option is not a sure thing yet
C – Hold, a breakout is coming.

Roto keeper league – thank you Grey!

Joe Schmo
Joe Schmo
3 years ago

Okay to flip Mondesi for Degrom? I need the pitching help. Near the bottom in all pitching cats and at the top of hitting. Hiura would slide in as my 2B. Thanks! 12 team 5×5 roto redraft

c- lucroy
1b – freeman
2b – mondesi
ss – story
3b – senzel
of – trout
of – meadows
of – rosario
util – conforto
util – g polanco
bench – mercado, miggy, n cruz, mcmahon, hiura

sp – Buehler, Carrasco (just acquired), Canning, Luchessi, Giolito, CarMart, Weaver, Severino, Whitley
rp – Yates, Holland, Robles

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Mercado coming off of a 2 steal game
Mercado or Kingery ros ?

Kcc26
Kcc26
3 years ago

How do you order Y. Chirinos, Kikuchi, P. Lopez, and L. Lynn?

Thanks!

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

Byron Buxton – I’m in need of SB. Is he a 25+ this year?

blehmeh
blehmeh
3 years ago

DJ Stewart just got called up.

I have one OF spot left. 20 team points league.

Naylor, Daza, or Stewart.

JC
JC
3 years ago

Has Lucchessi turned a corner? Get back on the Italian stallion?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Please rank these in order of preference ROS for a redraft standard roto league that uses QS instead of wins.

Greinke, Marquez, Wheeler

pinkman
pinkman
3 years ago

Should I swap Stewarts in a 20-team AL Only keeper? Christin for DJ? DJ was just called up

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  pinkman
3 years ago

Goodrum is now available also

baldy
baldy
3 years ago

Trying to decide who to start tonight. Hittron likes both guys:
Tapia in Coors batting leadoff against M Kelly
or
Kepler Home batting leadoff against Z Davis

baldy
baldy
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks again!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  baldy
3 years ago

How do you know these guys are leading off?

baldy
baldy
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

Tapia has been hitting leadoff since Blackmon has been out, and Kepler has been hitting leadoff when going against RHP. They could throw me for a loop tonight and change it up but they have been pretty consist with those lineups.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Grey, thanks as always for all the content.

You called this J-Ram nonsense in the preseason but I’ve been holding out hope, mostly b/c I don’t think I could get value for him. I received an offer of Matt Chapman/Alvarado/Castillo for Jose. I may be able to tweak that to Chapman and a SP like Marquez/Kershaw/Buehler/Morton. Regardless, do you make either of those moves or is a Jose explosion coming?

Admittedly, I don’t know much on Chapman but he’s young and his perfs are glorious. This is a deep roto keeper – currently have Jose as a 4th rounder.

Thank you!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sorry – Diego Castillo and Alvarado, the two headed closer monster of TB

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Bumping this up due to my ambiguity – my Jose Ramirez for:

A – Matt Chapman/Alvarado/Diego Castillo
B – Matt Chapman and one of Buehler, Kershaw, Marquez or Morton
C – Hold, a breakout is coming.

Roto keeper league – thank you Grey!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

1. Folty or Hendrix?
2. Bench Bat – Tapia or Hiura?

Bobby
Bobby
3 years ago

Dynasty question:

Which side do you prefer, Javier Baez and Keston Hiura, or Fernando Tatis Jr and Vidal Brujan?

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
3 years ago

Hello Grey,
So glad Hamels and Castillo showed their patriotic colors and bled red all over my teams. A Holes!

In our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League, who would you rather have as your 4th OF:

A. Garcia
Mercado
C. Frazier
Renfroe
M. Smith
W. Myers

I have Springer and Gordon on the DL, so something needs to give.

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
Reply to  Yankee my Wanky!
3 years ago

Mancini out there as well. Perhaps I just answered my own question?

Thanks Grey.

Smitty
3 years ago

Do you see Carlos Martinez eventually taking over closing duties in StL? Watched him recently and stuff was filthy

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
3 years ago

What’s up Grey?

Good call by SoN yesterday with Sonny! I think the system is a little wonky right now but you starting Trevor Richards (v. SF) in 12 team today? Going off memory I think he was about ~$10 when I checked this morning. Thanks!

Also tyler the creator’s Earfquake might be song of the summer.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  here comes the pizza
3 years ago

Earfquake is dope. So catchy

Racehorse
Racehorse
3 years ago

Grey, I got a hot one ….

16 team h2h dynasty

Just been offered a trade proposal – Tapia for my Folty

My starting pitching goes like this…

Max
deGrom
Carassco
MadBum
C Hamels
Z Wheeler
Folty
Lucchesi
Jose De Leon-DL

My outfield depth goes like this …

JD Mart
Ozuna
Soto
Dahl
Winker
Mazara
Mercado (who I claime off waivers this morning, and who I want to flip)

What do you think?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Racehorse
3 years ago

I’d hold. when are you ever going to start tapia in that outfield?

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

When the Rox finally kick Ian Desmond to the curb ~

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’ve been obsessed the Rockies hitters since 2007 when my dynasty league started …

We have 4 outfield spots: LF, CF, RF, OF and two UT spots …

We keep 24 out of a roster of 27, so trying to get ahead of the curve when it comes to keeping good young solid players who play everyday has always been my strategy … and Tapia fits that bill with the added plus of being a Rockie …

And, I’ve never been shy in this league about cashing in of premium starting pitching if it means getting a bat with the aforementioned criteria.

Yes, I’m being ridiculous …. but pitchers get hurt and I prefer longterm bats over longterm starting pitchers.

Thoughts?

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
3 years ago

5×5 w/ QS

Is German Marquez and Domingo Santana (bench bat) too much for Gerrit Cole?

Pizza5788
3 years ago

Josh Reddick or Bryan Reynolds

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

1. M Perez Vs MIL, SoN is meh on it. You starting in 10 teamer?

2. Looking to add another starter in a 10 team. Gibson or Yonny C?
Yonny has been really efficient and gets a ton of low inning W opportunities based on his useage, but I know you like Gibson too.

3. In a 12 teamer, I picked up Walden yesterday; need saves. Should I drop him for Yonny? Don’t really have a BAD need for saves, but I could use some. Not sure who’s a more value own.

4. Rank: Franmil, Ohtani, Soler, Frazier

Thanks as always

dau
dau
3 years ago

Odubel arrested for domestic violence–adding Scott K seems like a good idea now—over Ramen Tilapia?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Filet of Tapia?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

FYI

(28 mins ago) Herrera was arrested and charged with domestic violence Monday after an incident involving his girlfriend, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Herrera’s punishment from the league has not yet been announced, but he’s likely to be at minimum placed on the restricted list while the league conducts an investigation, with a longer suspension possible depending on the results of that investigation. Scott Kingery, who has already been eating into his playing time in center field, is likely to take over on an everyday basis when Herrera’s punishment arrives.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Here, here. My biggest mistake (so far) is drafting ODB in over half my leagues. Upton is not far behind in the disappointment category, but I’d rather have a guy not playing than one playing and sucking royally.

It seems like most of the bad news for me thus year is happening on Tuesdays. Not good for weekly formats.

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Think that Heany + Rodgers=Seager?
Seager is just on my bench so I thought I could sink an investment in Heany staying healthy and productive.

sideshow
sideshow
3 years ago

Any thought on Renato Nunez & his sudden power surge?

sideshow
sideshow
Reply to  sideshow
3 years ago

Missed the comment. Apologies

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
3 years ago

Thoughts of starting Max Fried at home vs Nationals??

StreamONator seems to have him around +6 so slightly favourable.

Thanks

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

Thanks for the heads-up on Daza. Looks like an interesting one who is high on Prospectanator but has somehow flown under the radar otherwise.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

1. Are you holding out any hope at all on Taillion or Glasnow ROS?

2. Also, drop Tapia for Mercado if I am middling in SB in a 12-team 5×5 roto?

3. Is Jorge Polanco for realz as a MI or should I sccop Cano off the WW for insurance?

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

12 team H2H OF ranking please…

G. Polanco, Eloy, Castlellanos, Mercado.

Thanks!

Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson
3 years ago

What starting pitcher would be good or fair value for DeJong?

Batman
Batman
3 years ago

Is Aaron Nola for Yordan Alvarez too much? It is a keeper league, both would be last round keepers in our league.

Trickrey
Trickrey
3 years ago

In my 12 tm 5×5 (QS, OBP, SV+H instead of Wins, Avg, and saves) roto league I’m currently in 1st place by 20 points. The last few days I’ve been carrying no catcher as I’ve been trying to either do a 2 for 1 or wait for one of my bench bats to make an easy cut decision. Don’t like idea of missing out on a daily lineup spot for much longer so any advice on who to drop or a roster spot where you think a 2 for 1 would benefit me? Rodgers potentially seems like the cut but would leave me with just Chavis at 2b and was hoping to see how he performed this week in Coors

C – Currently None
1b – Freeman
2b – Chavis
3b – Kris Bryant
SS – Mondesi
OF – Betts, Soto, Dahl
Util – Pete Alonso
Bench: Voit, Eloy, Austin riley, Brendan rodgers

SP – Carrasco, Buehler, Flaherty, Paddack, Caleb Smith, Giolito, Wheeler, Clevinger (IL)
RP – Diego Castillo & Ryan Pressley

Thanks for any advice! Wouldn’t be in 1st place currently if weren’t for your expertise, but now I just need to find a way to stay there for the rest of the season.

Trickrey
Trickrey
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks! Apparently the rest of my league doesn’t see Voit/Eloy combo as an overpay as the only similar caliber SP I’ve been able to fetch for them is Kershaw.

So is Voit and Eloy for Kershaw too much of an overpay? Or still better than having too many bench bats? Personally not a huge Kershaw supporter but Steamer seems to like him a lot ROS

Thanks!

Whatever
Whatever
3 years ago

12 team mixed. Start Lyles @cin? Thx

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thx. Btw wtf is MIL doing with Jimmy Nelson? makes no sense.

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
3 years ago

Grey,

I’m needing to activate Paxton off the IL, which of the following pitchers would you drop to make room for him?

Musgrove, Marco Gonz, or Just Awful Happ.

Ryan
Ryan
3 years ago

I’m in a 14 team h2h dynasty league. I’m currently in 12th place. Anyway my team definitely needs an ace sp. I am looking to possibly? move harper to acquire a sp. I was just offered Domingo Santana Gerrit Cole Cole Hamels for Harper, Mikolas and Martin Perez. Do I take this deal or explore other trades for Harper?

C Danny Jansen ?

? 1B Pete Alonso
2b Ozzie albies
Ss Trevor Story
3b Rafael Devers
Rf Bryce Harper
Cf Ronald Acuna
Lf Juan Soto
Util Jonathan Villar ?
Bn Kevin Cron ? ?
Na Bo Bichette
Na Joey Bart

Sp Jon Lester
Sp Miles Mikolas
Sp Brandon woodruff
Rp John brebbia
Rp Ryan Pressly?
Rp Hansel Robles
P Marcus Walden
P Julio Urias?
P Jose Alvarado
Bn Martin Perez
Bn John Means??
Bn Zach Efflin
Bn Jeff Samardzija
Na Deivi Garcia ?
Na Casey Mize?
na Sixto Sanchez ??

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Do you by any chance see Domingo Santana and Bryce Harper ending the year with comparable stats going forward?

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Who do you think will finish the year with better numbers?

quinnmatt83
quinnmatt83
3 years ago

Grey,

Streamonator is only showing the 27th and 29th, but not today’s slate; is that a you problem or a me problem?

Keeper league, keep 6, Ohtani in the 10th. I know he’s knocking the rust off but what can we expect once he gets going? East Coast bias aside, I saw the numbers last season and heard the rave reviews, is this as good as advertised? I’d like to ride out the season for dual eligibility next season when he’s back on the mound.

Thanks!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  quinnmatt83
3 years ago

Something was up with Today’s Hittertron too. Time to call for Beetlejuice?

Save us Rudy!

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

it’s fixed. some joker in RCL rostered Will Smith of LAD and it led to a name conflict that broke the system.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
3 years ago

Hah! Thx man

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
3 years ago

Oh no. What’s gonna happen if Rougned Odor’s little brother Rougned ever gets to the show.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Not a problem … the way Rougned the Elder is hitting, by the time that happens he won’t be in the show to muck things up.

G
G
3 years ago

Another team has an interest in my Mancini and I need help at closer with just Greene and Giles. Mancini i is currently my utility bit figure I could replace with hot bats. Would Oberg and wade davis for Mancini be a solid return? Or would you want more? My league counts holds also so if Davis gets the job back, Oberg may be useful for holds. I could also hold and wait on SAGNoF waiver adds. Thanks.

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

Looks to me Scherzer don’t get a CG he’s not going to get a W ….Nats nice job with the BP & BTW us T Turner off the IL yet ?

Ghost Ride the WHIP
Ghost Ride the WHIP
3 years ago

Grey,

For long term saves specs for this year who do you prefer- Carlos Martinez or Shawn Kelley?

Thanks