How about that Gleyber Torres schmohawk post now?  Grey’s a genius!  Who happens to need an online dictionary to spell ‘genius.’  Why is that bad?  Are you some kinda of elitist who memorizes werd spelings?  Look at me, I’m a werd nord!  Dur!  I hate you!  And Gleyber Torres.  Why is everything going opposite world on me so far?  I do fantasy baseball to relieve stress so why did I throw my computer out the window and am typing from a nearby bush?  Yo, I’m so bush league!  Get it?  No?  Me either, tee bee aitch.  So, Gleyber Torres (4-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st two homers of the year) did the mollywhop dance on the O’s’ (not confusing apostrophes) pitching.  Of course, Gleyber did!  I’d stream any hitter against the Orioles, except maybe Chris Davis in a split squad game.  Yo, Chris Davis, you wearing Opti-Grab glasses?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Aaron Hicks – Cleared to resume baseball activities.  Great, he’s updating his LinkedIn account, when does he start playing baseball again?!

Luke Voit – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  If you were thinking about dropping Voit because he had gone five games without doing anything since his last big game, you’re overreacting and you’re doing more harm than good to your teams.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Gary looking to bounce back this year like Gary, Indiana’s Chamber of Commerce after the Michael Jackson allegations.  “Here’s a brochure for your visit to the birthplace of Tito Jackson.”

James Paxton – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  Well, that could’ve went better, but he got the win, which more than I can say about most of my starters (except the ones that got wins).

Alex Cobb – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated from the IL.  If you own Orioles starters outside of AL-Only leagues, you’re a masochist and you might need help.  The good news is if you find therapy groups painful to attend, you’re gonna love getting help!

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  JV says the only JV thing here is you not owning JV.  High-five the crap out of me!  Right now!  No?  Okay.

Mychal Givens – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER in the 8th inning of a losing game.  About to throw in the towel on the O’s bullpen.  I can only take so much abuse.  *my dog barks, I jump*  Eek!  I used to be able to do that game where you place your hands on top of someone else’s hands and smack them for flinching, and now I’m a nervous wreck!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Will begin rehabbing in High-A.  Ugh, please don’t tell me the BJs (they suck) are now going to make him work his way up the entire minor league system again.

Socrates Brito – 0-for-4 as he was called up with Alford being optioned down, and Brito hit 2nd.  Brito will be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  Wow, what a major draw!

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 hits, 6 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.64.  Left the game with a no-hitter A) Because he was at 117 pitches. B) The universe can’t handle his douchebaggery after a no-hitter.  C) There’s no C.  D) The Jays are so bad.  E) Like really bad.  F) I mean, doode, check out D & E.  G)rey.

Jose Ramirez – 0-for-3, 1 RBI, hitting .136.  Not doing a victory lap “I told you so” yet, but, just as I predicted, all of his fly balls have got him in a world of trouble.

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  Another solid start from Sanchez and a good day for Sanchezes (Sanchii?).  However (don’t do it, Grey, don’t undercut it), he’s faced two shizzbird teams and I don’t mean the Orioles.  His peripherals don’t support a return to prominence, and Streamonator hates his next start, and I agree.

Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  What are they feeding these Tigers’ starters?  Ah, I know, Royales with Ks.  Okay, joke doesn’t hold up because the Boyd game came against the Yanks, so sue me for all 1,800 pennies I make a day on this site.  Turnbull looks like he could get into serious trouble if a team just waits for its pitch vs. swinging.  He has a solid mix of pitches rolled up into a ball with a bunch of other garbage pitches.  His curve looks terri-bull, but his fastball has some life.  I’m admittedly not fully in on him, but in deeper leagues, you can let up on the throttle, and do worse.

Jakob Junis – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.63.  WWJD?  Not trust Junis.  I agree.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Would’ve made a nice batty call, but, if you fall in love with him, you’re going to be paying child support in the way of 1-for-4 with zero counting stats for weeks.

Brad Boxberger – 1 IP, 0 ER in a non-save situation.  I have no inside info on the Royals’ bullpen shituation.  My guess is still Boxberger emerges with the job, but it could be Ian Kennedy or Wily Peralta.

Steve Pearce – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  Excuse me, World Series MVP Steve Pearce as everyone is now required to call him.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  What a person says right before Martinez pops his head up, “If only someone would Just Dong…”

Eduardo Rodriguez – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 12.38.  You know once you drop him he’s going to turn around his season.  On that note, maybe you should drop him to help the rest of us.  So, there’s been some concern in the Red Sox camp that Ed-Rod doesn’t have a good game plan and pitch mix to which I shout, “Why don’t you help him get a good game plan and pitch mix?!”  This is a rough stretch, but I would try to hold him at least one more start, though it would be on my bench until I saw a good start (or game plan).

Brett Anderson – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  Streamonator doesn’t like his next start, and without its consent, I’d have a hard time starting him.

Stephen Piscotty – 4-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and a triple short of the cycle.  That’s called an Antiberto cycle.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 1st steal.  Give me all your Laureanos!

Yu Darvish – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 8.10.  Darvish’s last start looked more like a losing game of horseshoes than baseball, and now starting him looks like a game of hand grenades.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Javier Baez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  He winced and appeared to hurt his leg earlier in the game, but a Cubs beat writer said Baez did that a lot last year and it’s not a worry.  So, if this baseball thing doesn’t work out, he can become a professional wrestler, Wince McMahon.

Max Fried – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 0 walks, 5 Ks in his 1st start.  Sonavabench!  I guess it’s good I have him, but why’s he on my bench I’m so stupid and run-on sentences and whatnot.  He painted the corners with 97 MPH heat, then dropped knee bucklers like out of a twerking video.  Had a perfect game going through 5 2/3 IP, which is not only remarkable because it was against the Cubs, but he had a 5+ BB/9 last year in the majors (33 2/3 IP) and a 4+ BB/9 in Triple-A (66 1/3 IP).  Walks have been his downfall.  If he is locating though, he can be a top 40 starter.  Not sure why he’d suddenly have pinpoint control and Gausman/Follysandwitz are returning soon, so I’m hesitant to push everyone towards him, but obviously the upside is real and worth a gamble in deeper leagues.

A.J. Minter – 2/3 IP, 0 ER as he was activated from the IL.  A lot of people are saying he’ll get save chances in tandem with Vizcaino.  I’m not sure.  I’m not saying Minter isn’t good, or not worth owning because he is good, but save chances?  Possibly.  Vizcaino closed last year and this year.  However, Vizcaino has had shoulder issues and didn’t pitch in a spring training game after March 20th.  So, Minter is a solid handcuff.  However, Part II:  The However’s Return, Minter was just out with shoulder tightness.  This could be a mess of a shituation, but, like I said originally, I would own Minter (and Vizcaino).  Too bad there’s no top five closer free agents available, amiright, Kimbrel?

Nick Markakis – 5-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs with three doubles.  Sparkakis!

Matt Harvey – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 9.00.  In the 1st inning, he struck out the side!  And gave up two homers.  And five runs.  The Dark Knight returns!

Mike Trout – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Hey, who’s this guy?  He seems okay.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer as he bats leadoff.  Is The Sciosciapath wearing a giant Brad Ausmus puppet?

Shohei Ohtani – Thinks he can return in April, saying, “I know (my team is) trying to be very careful with me.  Heaney, Skaggs and the rest of them is who they don’t care about.”

Ronald Guzman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  In one league, I have Christian Walker and Ronald Guzman on my bench (5 HRs) and Eduardo Escobar in my lineup (does he have a hit yet?).  *removes pen cap, writes “Shame” on forehead, returns pen cap*

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners (1 hit), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  What a bum!  (Kidding, he looked decent. Though, guys like Gomes and Eaton were swinging at some pitches off the plate that made his job easier.)

Victor Robles – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .300, as he continues to bat 9th.  Mean’s while, Brian Dozier (0-for-4, hitting .091) is in the two-hole.  I realize crap usually is in the two hole, but that’s just literal poopycock.  Wilmer Difo, star of silver screen with hits like Platoon and Spider-Man (2002), is better in the two hole than that dreck Dozier.  Davey Martinez out here managing like he’s Davey Johnson.  What’s with the Nats and Daveys, by the way?  The Nationals are in Washington so they are America’s team and Davey Boy Smith waved a British Union Jack, explain yourself, Nationals!

Stephen Strasburg – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  Surprised to see he threw 108 pitches, because I watched the game and they were pretty, effortless carefree pitches.  He could’ve been whistling while peeing into the Hudson River.  “Hey, look a dead body!”  That’s a carefree, smiling Strasburg urinating into the Hudson.

Corey Dickerson – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain.  He has no timetable.  So, I guess he just lays his alarm clock on the floor.  Weird.

J.B. Shuck – 1-for-3 as he plays in place of Dickerson.  Shuck on that Dickerson!  Which is what I exclaim in public when I’m trying to elicit strange looks.

Adam Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 2nd steal, and 2nd in as many games.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but if you lost Trea Turner…Well, you can’t replace him, but Frazier could provide some runs, bit of average and a little speed.

Jordan Lyles – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  This matchup was billed as T. Mahle vs. Jordan, which was also the title of the CIA operation to poison a dictator with Chipotle.

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peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

holy fuck I have never actually laid eyes on Vogelbach before. In awe at the size of this lad, absolute unit!

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

its so easy to pitch to eloy. seattle made 3 errors in the first inning, 3-0 chi sox with eloy up, 2nd and 3rd no outs, and he cant even put the ball in play, forget that he cant even foul one off. every other out was in play, and hard. eloy is a cut in redraft.

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

if someone offered you eloy jimenez and you owned domingo santana, you still telling me you would trade away domingo for eloy in redraft leagues?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

I think Yoan Moncada is starting to figure out this baseball thing. Schoop or Moncada ROS?

BTW, thanks for the Voit rebuke in your recap and walking be back from the ledge. Tough love, but necessary.

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

Domingod

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  peacecoast
3 years ago

Shit I was late

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Think Kikuchi recommends harakiri to Beckman inbetween innings?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Dude made three errors before one out was even recorded.

DB
DB
3 years ago

Of kris Bryant @ brewers
Dahl vs Maeda, buehler, Urias
Piscotty vs mchugh, Miley, peacock
Inciarte vs Marlins
Gardner @ orioles

Mi pinder vs mchugh, Miley, peacock
Util meadows vs Derek Rodriguez, Samardzija, Pom

Bench garret hampson vs Maeda, buehler, Urias
Deshields vs Pena, Skaggs, station

Do I bench pinder for hampson or anyone for deshields?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Pinder? I barely know her!

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I knew her

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  DB
3 years ago

if you follow the whole “% added/dropped” deal pinder is getting dropped in some 20 teamers.

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Ed rod or mchugh ROS?

erad
erad
3 years ago

DOMINGOD

erad
erad
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It’s funny how I drafted Domingo last year in the 5th round – and hated it immediately

Got him in the 18th this year, and will probably win me the league

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
3 years ago

Hi everyone! Need some trade advice…

In a 12T 5×5 H2H league, trying to trade for Mondesi… I give Jean Segura and David Dahl for Mondesi and Travis Shaw. Good trade? I currently have Muncy at 2B whom I’m worried about.

My current hitters are:

C Castillo
1B Goldschmidt
2B Muncy
3B Moncada / Eduardo Escobar
SS Segura
OF Yelich
OF Dahl
OF Soto
UT Domingo Santana
UT Mallex Smith

Earl
Earl
3 years ago

What in the world is wrong with Acuna??

Did he eat too much tuna while living in Laguna (so much for my Friday afternoon rhyming).

earl
earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I trust you are just kidding me as I took him as 1st round pick on a couple teams.

Surely you jest, my good man!!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  earl
3 years ago

wow, this is some hardcore trolling by grey if he thinks it’s taken seriously.

however, there is pretty good data that the very popular adage:
– ” guy X is going to have a big year since his contract is up this year”
is less true statistically than:
-” guy R will do at least 15% worse in year X vs year X +1 if year X+1 is the year he signs a contract reup or just signed a brand new large contract”

i’m not shitting on acuna here. in particular. hell in my only AVG only league i took him 4th overall. of course this was BEFORE the contract up.

Charlie
Charlie
3 years ago

I just traded Votto for Kluber because I have serious depth at first base.
10 team H2H points.
Do you think this will carry me through to the postseason?

Kluber
Cole
Taillon
Flaherty
Marco
Paddack
Wheeler
Foltynewicz

Vazquez
Hader

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

What is with these guys running in the wall or diving for balls. Almost every time they get hurt..

Now its Buxton, who was hitting well so far..Damn, we can’t have anything nice can we..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I think they just want to be on ESPN’s highlights with their spectacular play..

Hey is Souza a guy to roster for next year in my dynasty, never had him on any of my teams..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

lol, yup to which one?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

cool, thanks

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

you are exactly right on that stuff, it’s the same as the diving catches, about 90ish% of those it’s literally by physics better to just run those out, you LOSE speed by diving. unlike a tag play at a base where there is a reason to dodge a tag (so hand-first diving can make sense sometimes) it’s almost never optimal to dive for OF catches. in fact IF you screw up you REALLY screw up, as the ball is now far behind you and you are on the ground. whereas if you barely miss a ball you ran out you can get it on the bounce usually anyway assuming you are a good fielder. this seems super obvious even to somebody who never played baseball since maybe age 7 (needed glasses basically, didn’t wear them till age 15 or so); it’s way more obvious when you have family members that WERE really good defensive OF’ers. they tend to scream that shit at TV’s all the damn time.

– basically according to those guys, if you run into a wall in your home field for SURE, you f’d up. and you probably shouldn’t do it too often in road games either.

183414
183414
3 years ago

Chance bidding on Fried for either Gibson or Weaver ? One would think Fried would get a chance rather than Wright.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey Man. (My grandson -4 yrs. old is Gray). His favorite song is Everything Is Awesome (Lego movies). Named a couple of my teams.

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
3 years ago

i’m seeing that apparently otani is ahead of schedule, which is obviously whatever since people say that stuff all the time whether it’s true or not, but the interesting point also mentioned is he’s throwing. now, since he’ll (i thought previously) NEVER need to throw all year might they be planning on finally using him at least some of the time in the OF here? he was an OF in japan the whole time (at least some of the time). this (esp for yahoo) could be a VERY big deal. i already literally now own him in every non dynasty i’m in (and one dynasty too), having him as an OF in addition could be very very nice.

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

well i mean he’s already HAD the TJ he needed, so really how often does a guy get an injury from occasionally (i’d assume he’d only occasionally anyway be doing this) playing OF such that it would hurt his ability to pitch by 2020.

– at least we’re past the quite legitimate “LAA fear” stage.

Duh
Duh
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Then he sucks it up like a REAL man…

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

well yeah, but how often does that happen to everyday OF’ers even. i get how stupid that would be IF he hadn’t already gotten the TJ. he’d probably play less than half as much as everyday OF’ers. i get it IF say LAA had 3 good OF’ers already, but uh, calhoun and bourjos (till upton is back) aren’t that great. also this would leave them not having to bench bour or pujols every day when otani is back. now that i think about it, say it’s only like 20 total games even played at OF (not started necessarily either)

it’s not as if he’s the kind of DH that actually isn’t a good athlete here and his D would be a sieve. this isn’t nelson cruz here.

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves

honestly i’d have not thought this at all likely, except then they say he’s throwing like a day or 2 ago, and i have no clue why he’d be doing that at all unless they were thinking about him OF’ing.

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

yeah, the risk of ruin problem. like the guys who thought using martingale betting (double every time you lose till you win once more than break even) for a near 50/50 casino bet (say blackjack), then finally they hit that crazy time when they just lost 9 in a row and can’t afford the bet anymore. or they have more money and hit the 13th or whatever time and realize they’ve just gone into a bet that the casino doesn’t even allow. either way they’re fucked. yes it was unlikely that would happen, BUT what really where they gaining in trying it anyway.

Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

also it’s pretty surely true that it’s rudy’s OPS (or other) tools that have me nabbing otani hitter (for mostly yahoos since he’s 2 entities there) EVERYWHERE, those had him on a per at bat basis as the 13th best hitter (in OPS anyway).

– otani DH’s ADP in yahoo for sure, pretty sure espn was straight up like 100-130 spots lower than it should be, in fantrax it was probably at least 70-80 better than those though. had to jump earlier (well i did anyway)

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Mejia starting today and Barnes is on the bench. 12 team 1 catcher who do you want?

MMM
MMM
3 years ago

Pretty deep weekly league, need some options for EE and maybe OZUNA for next week. I have Franchy and TBeckham on my bench available. I’m also going to drop Gearrin and can pick up another bench bat.

What two guys do you like for next week?
Franchy, Beckham, Reddick, Brito, Calhoun, Candelario, LGarcia, O’Neill, Choi

fantasybrokeandbusted
fantasybrokeandbusted
3 years ago

Love the commentaries and dialogue every morning! 5 x 5, OBP instead of BA, which side do you take in a vacuum – Mikolas/Dahl/T. Beckham or Muncy/Musgrove/Choo?

fantasybrokeandbusted
fantasybrokeandbusted
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks! I’m gonna hold onto the Dahl side.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, pick one please for batty call?
Vogelbach vs R.Lopez
F.Reyes at Flaherty
Choi at D .Rodriguez
Lowe at D.Rodriguez
Diaz at D.Rodriguez

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cool thanks

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

In an OBP league would you trade senzel for Goodrum, or Adames, or Hampson? Or hold

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

I get a chuckle out of reading “Agree with Donkey” in a shrek voice to myself

Smitty
3 years ago

Still recovering from my TrearT attack – slid Peraza to SS – W. Flores (need 1 more game at 2B) or Harrison? Different dudes I know, just looking for solid numbers until Senzel gets call (could be a while)

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gonna go that way, seems Gardy’s preferred leadoff guy – gimme some 2017! Thanks Grey

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

Start Woodruff or Burnes vs Cubs? (QS league)

Can start 1 or neither.

crimedog
crimedog
3 years ago

Eloy vs kikikikicuchi or Garret hampson in coors vs maeda today?

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I know a lot about things, and some stuff too! Just looking for production anywhere. I’ll go hampson though so I can at least blame someone if it’s wrong.

I feel like Eloy might be starting out cold (he’s Latin and playing in Chicago) once summer rolls around he’ll be tearing ish up.

Duh
Duh
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

That’s racist man come on

MIGDOG
MIGDOG
3 years ago

my man grey!
jurickson profar has been slow out the gate- pick up niko for him?

also, jon lester was dropped- give up domingo german for him?

thanks broski!

Shea Sera Sera
3 years ago

In a pretty deep league, but would you even hold Yu now? I have benched him, but was thinking of dropping him for Woodruff, Freddy Peralta or Shoemaker

CG’s is an extra pitching category, I thought Yu might deliver, but throwing 60 pitches an inning ain’t gonna cut it.

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
3 years ago

Brandon Nimmo or Franmil Reyes

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

[uttered in the quietest of whispers]

seem like the rockies are finally letting Hampson play everyday while murphy is out . . . (he’s at 2B against a righty)

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Great to see him rewarding their faith in him by giving them a free donut every night

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I had high hopes for him. Now I know how my dad felt all those years

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

it was whispered!

[robert durst jinx caught in a lie lying-burp]

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Would you deal Rizzo to get Lindor?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Thoughts on starting Frankie Montas in the astrodome, errrr, the juice box against the non hitting lastros.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hmm, after you said to start Yu last night, and we know how that turned out..anyway I’ll sit Montas, so we know he’ll have a good game..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hey its a crap shoot no matter how you look at it..No worries..

Omar
Omar
3 years ago

10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 (Standard + OPS)

Draft strategy was to punt (or more spefically, not focus on) Wins and Strikeouts. My lineup is stacked, so i should win most of the hitting categories every week. My current pitching staff is Bauer, Musgrove, Glasnow and Strahm. The rest is closers. Our weekly innings minimum is only 12 IP. I have 4 SP slots to fill, and Diego Castillo is one of them. Debating dropping one of my starters for Josh James to further bolster my ratios. Good move? Who’s the drop?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Just curious on why dropping Strain so early is a good move..I thought we were high on Strahm this season..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

lol, I don’t own Strahm, but I am a fan of the Friars pitchers..I didn’t see Strahm pitch, but I take your word on him..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I do own Lauer and Quantrill, bad start by Strahm, could make it easier for the Pads to give Cal a try..

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

Hey all,

CBS H2h league

in my other missed draft, i queued up greys rankings and hoped for the best
so i’m #1 in hitting but ended up with 6 Short stops and a DL full of broken arms

I punted on dropping the first week and left two pitching spots open and am still going to win this week but i got lucky. i

Question I thought for sure someone would sign Kimbrel i’m going drop him and peraza to pick up a reliever and pitcher.

Do you think it is worth hanging on tto kimbrel or will it take him a couple weeks to be ready anyway if someone even signs him. i’m thinking no way.

any other thoughts on moves to make? Thanks

narvaez, freeman alibies, eugino suarez, mondesi, acuna, bellinger, dahl,
machado, correa, peraza, seager, trea turner, stanton,

archer, foltnewicz, lucchesi, eduardo rodriguez, severino , kimbrel, tevor may

tevor williams and shoemaker are available

also these two starts
rodon – has snell and tanaka
jordan zimmerman
annibel sanchez

relievers available

Chrininos , shane greene and carlos martinez

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yes ….. i had last minute gigs come up and could’nt make either of those

thanks for the advice, i have been reluctant to drop good players this early

i tried many trade options i think the rest the league is waiting for me to drop a short stop so they can get for free

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m still holding hope Phillies sign Kimbrel………robertson sux

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Keeper format…drop schoop, c Stewart or kingery? I thought kingery might win the 3b job. He hasn’t played all year. Franco couldn’t hit a lick in spring. Schoop seems like he is totally lost. Stewart hasn’t hit either but was productive last year during his brief call up.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Magootowners sat Freddy, Fried and Turnbull this week. Fire the manager?

benjaminred
benjaminred
3 years ago

Help me not overthink here. Gregorious is a better stash than Kieboom, right? I grabbed Kieboom in my 14-teamer after Turner went down, but now I see Gregoriois is available (didn’t realize he’d been dropped).

benjaminred
benjaminred
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gracias. You are the most clearheaded crazy person in all the web.

Yo wa
Yo wa
3 years ago

Pick one

Hampson
Goodrum
Swanson
Mullins

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Also, and this one’s been on my mind like Carolina is in James Taylor’s (hey, he’s seen fire & he’s seen rain) but wouldn’t it just be “H to the Rizzo”?

Also also, why doesn’t Taylor specify which Carolina he’s going to in his mind? And how does he expect to get there exactly? I realize “in my car I’m going to Carolina” would make a crappier lyric, but it’d make a lot more sense, and he’d still have to specify since there’s two of them. Has James Taylor never used a map or GPS, ffs?

Also also also, knowing James Taylor lyrics doesn’t disqualify me from also being a fan of hip hop, it just proves I’m an old white dude whole a fan of hip hop. “H to the Rizzo” would be more Snoop-ish. Are you down with the m-f-ing D O-double-G?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

If you’re referring to where the HR goes, wouldn’t it be “HR to the Hizzo”?

D-O-double dammit that OG from the OC can be con-f-u-double-zz-ing.

lol

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Personally, I think it should be HR to the Izzo.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The “izz” connects the previous letter to the O. Like in the lyric…”H to izz O”. So the R connects to the izzO.

It’s just the way I say it in my head, but I get your way too.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

Yeah but by Grey’s definition wouldn’t it be my original suggestion of “H to the Rizzo”?

This episode of white dudes dissecting Snoop-speak brought to you by Volvo. Volvo: if you’re driving a Volvo, please say hello to your daughter Becky for us.”

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

H to the Rizzo works for me too. But I think HR to Izzo is more in line with the true artistic intention of the original lyric.

I’ve spent minimal time analyzing rap lyrics, but 1000 hours dissecting this one. Hi, my name is Cram and I’m a white guy who’s diggity down with it.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

With so much drama in the LBC it’s kinda hard bein’ Snoop D-O-doubleG. But I, somehow, someway keep coming up with funky ass shit like every single day.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

But the R in HR connects to Rizzo via the izzo. So the R is used twice for HR and Rizzo without being written twice.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yes, the R is used twice. It’s like a portmanteau, and we know how much you love those. It’s not breakfastlunch, it’s brunch. We know “unch” is lunch. Just like we know izzo is Rizzo, because of the R in HR which is connected by the izzo. Plus it’s just more fun to say, because that’s how the lyric goes. Go ahead, say it out loud.

HR to the Izzo!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I almost used Karen in my Volvo ad. lmao

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

On the next episode of “white guys discussing hiip hop” we review Special Ed, the story of how he turned his art into an empire, and try to answer the eternal question, “would ya join the navy if ya didn’t like the gravy & rice? Think about it.”

White Guys Discussing Hip Hop, brought to you by Fleischmann’s Mayonaise. “Flieschmans: it doesn’t get any whiter than that, Karen.”

Lucky Dogg
Lucky Dogg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

How is yeast whiter than Mayo?!

C’mon son!

At least we can all agree, G’s up, Ho’s down, amirite?

Ed Spinelli
Ed Spinelli
3 years ago

Happy Friday my friend!
Soootorn, start Maeda at Coors or leave him on the bench?
Loving my FA pick up of Pete Alonso… so sweet !
Have a large day!
Ed

Alecesto
Alecesto
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

5.2 IP 2ER 7k 3h 1BB is Maeda’s line according to Gray’s Sports Almanac.

The future seems to think Happ is going to have a decent outing @BAL, but he got shelled by the schmO’s last week at New Yank. Can you trust that guy in a 5×5 12 team mixer?

Love and kisses.

Alcesto
Alcesto
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The walks got him, but otherwise not too far off. Anyone with access care to post what Streamonater predicted for Maeda?

Squat Cobblers
Squat Cobblers
3 years ago

“writes Shame on forehead.”

Okay. Now you must walk naked through the streets of King’s Landing whilst we throw day-old veggies at you and point and laugh at your Merkin and/or Gerkin.

ThePoonTycoon
ThePoonTycoon
3 years ago

was proposed this trade offer in a keeper league

i get – sale, eduardo rodriguez, jesse winker
he gets – urias, ryu, meadows

on paper it makes sense, but i have this feeling of dread that sale might be in for a lost season with some shoulder problems or whatever is causing this velocity drop.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Dude, you forgot to do “F”.

~What Grey’s parents said to him at his HS Graduation.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Oh snap, I just saw you did F. It just got lost in all the parenthesis. Welp, so much for my good joke. Sigh

surfer dude
surfer dude
3 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts: my team has no SP in reserves, could you please rank for ROS the top 3:
Bieber
Boyd
Glasnos
Rodon
Folty (injured)
drop any of the folowing for 1 (or more of them)?
Jimenez
Puig
C.Walker
Thanks!
ps. I took home the championship in my league last year and both your posts/advise had a LARGE PART in it, so thanks for that too.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  surfer dude
3 years ago

Glasnos ain’t just a government transparency policy in Soviet Russia!

kelly leak
kelly leak
3 years ago

Strategy question – normally I just carry 1 bench bat for H2H, but I am am also playing 5×5 Roto this year. In general, is there an ideal way for my 6 bench spots be divided between hitters and pitchers in this type of league?

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
3 years ago

Grey, trade question in a H2H points keeper league. I was offered Kluber for my Bauer. Gut says no, but Kluber always bad in April, plus I can keep Kluber in the 7th round next year where I would have to keep Bauer as a 1st round pick next year. What are your thoughts?

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

I’m in a 10 team league. I have both E-Rod and Evalidi.

Should I consider dropping one or both for any of the following:
Carlos Rodon,Zach Eflin, Trevor Williams, Mathhew Boyd, Caleb Smith, Corbin Burnes, Tyler Skaggs

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hehe, BJ’s and O’s.

Not sure what O’s are but my wife definitely doesn’t do that either anymore.

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Hang on to Hampson for the home series? He’s been donkey dookey on the road – no offense Donkey Teeth! Or drop him for Timmay Anderson? I really like the Hampson upside, but someone dropped Anderson and think it’s a no brainer in general. But I need some speed with Trea out (have Acuna, JBJ, and Domingo – pretty slow otherwise). 12 team H2H 6*6 for context.

Chris D.
Chris D.
3 years ago

Grey got an interesting dynasty offer but not one I’m
Sure I can make.

Eloy for my Bauer

Problem is I don’t really need Eloy and my pitching would suffer as Bauer is my ace. I’m a top 3 team in the league as is.

OF is already Mookie, Beni, Blackmon, Davis and Mazara. (Davis is usually my UTL)

I also have an offer in that would be Beni for Sale and Pollock to make up for Bauer loss.

What do you think is the smart play here?

Appreciate your thoughts and help as always. Hope you have a great weekend!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Chris D.
3 years ago

Hold onto Bauer and flip Sale for Eloy (if possible).

Chris D.
Chris D.
Reply to  Slimcompoop
3 years ago

The aside to this is the other deal is now Beni for Sale and Pollock.

So in theory it would come out to:

Beni and Bauer

For

Eloy, Sale, Pollock.

starz31
starz31
3 years ago

Is Eloy a bust?
I kid, and I’m holding, but curious to hear realistic expectations?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  starz31
3 years ago

Are you saying Razzball’s covering of him and his projections were all pie in the sky?

starz31
starz31
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

Nah I don’t. It’s one week in, so he’ll be fine. But hopefully he’ll break out at some point. He’s too talented.

Duh
Duh
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

Yes that’s precisely razzballs reputation across the fbb world…

Skip Mcgillicuddy
Skip Mcgillicuddy
3 years ago

Start one today: Carlos Santana, Ryan Mcmahon, Garrett Hampson, EE – Points league

Who would you add for spot starts this weekend (same league as above): Tyson Ross, Wainwright, Jorge Lopez

Skip Mcgillicuddy
Skip Mcgillicuddy
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ross = KC
Wainwright = SD
Lopez = DET

Slowmez
Slowmez
3 years ago

The Dickerson timetable dad-joke shouldn’t have made me laugh as hard as I did.

Do you like Fried more than any of these guys?

P Lopez, C Smith, Burnes, Alcantara, Boyd, F Peralta?

Bregxhit
Bregxhit
3 years ago

@ Grey 11 team, 5×5 roto

Looks like Ed-Rod’s next start is either against the Blue Jays or the Orioles. You still benching?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
3 years ago

Grey your already in mid-season form! Nicely done

10 team H2H 5×5. Please rank noting these would be upside bench bats for me:

Kike, Joc, Ender, Meadows, Laureano, Piscotty

Thanks!
LG

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

start Pablo today @ATL?

Luke
Luke
3 years ago

Looking for some advise. Looking to pick up either Freddy Peralta or Matt Boyd in a 12 team H2H categories league. Also trying to figure out who to drop. Bench spots are really shallow or I would try to keep them all. Drop G Hampson, M Strahm, or Woodruf?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Luke
3 years ago

Somebody missed yesterday’s post!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Luke
3 years ago

I’d ditch woodruff for freddy

wass
wass
3 years ago

Malamore… wow. So how do I watch S3? is there a safe-ish site or do i have to purchase it?

For RCLs are there no 162 game limit on hitters like in most roto leagues???