Yesterday’s Yankee/Rangers game started with a 1st-inning blast from Didi Gregorius (1-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .246) and his 11th homer.  The return of The Gregorius D.I.D. giving fantasy owners one more chance to tell trade partners gimme the loot, gimme the loot!  Also, in this game, Aaron Judge (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .284) went bye-bye now with his 13th; Neil Walker (2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .220) said get those tennis balls off my feet and hit his 2nd (this week); Nomar Mazara (2-for-5, 3 BRIs, hitting .274) said two teams can play that game and hit his 11th, and Ronald Guzman (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 5th homer, and his third game in a row, and the two time in a row I said to pick him up.  Rinse, repeat.  Also, in this game, Aaron Judge–Sorry, got carried away with the repeat gag.  Speaking of gags:  Fister, I hardly know ya!  And I wish you BCC’d me on Sabathia.  But the real news, Gleyber Torres (1-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .323) hit his 8th homer, and his 5th homer in five games) had his star mitzvah this week.  Were you invited?  Lou Bega performed.  They had dreidel piñatas.  The pot roast was cut-your-mouth dry.  All the fixins!  I know someone who wasn’t invited, Aaron Boone.  Has to explain how Gleyber’s still hitting 9th.  Can someone mansplain to me what’s going on?  Did Neil Walker win a Boone family egg toss so he has to bat so high?  Maybe if Boone’s entire coaching experience wasn’t hitting a walk-off homer, we’d have some idea how this should play out.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Khris Davis – Hit the DL as he was diagnosed with a grade 1 strain of his groin.  Grade 1 groin strain means his groin is good with its ABC’s until the P’s.

Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  His perfs are gorge, as the kids say, and he always pops up a beat after someone says Polo.  Also, the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, so I could see giving him a whirlybird.

Marcell Ozuna – Overslept and didn’t make it to the park on time.  Glad one of us is getting some sleep over his performance this year!

Michael Wacha – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.88.  Look at his ERA one more time.  Okay, average starter ERA is 4.15.  I wrote a Michael Wacha sleeper post this offseason too, but you already knew that.

Jake Junis – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.52.  The Stream-o-Nator was all over this start.  On Razzball dollars, it reads:  In SON We Trust.  With a picture of me in a white-powdered wig, sitting on Giancarlo’s lap.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer as he played 1st base for the first time in years.  Gotta get that Olympic Gold Medalist Drew Butera bat in the lineup!  Okay, okay, it’s to keep Perez’s bat in the lineup, but Drew Butera is just funny (to me).

Raisel Iglesias – Hit the DL with a strained left biceps.  It’s his non-throwing arm, so before you dive out the window in a panic–Eek, think it was too late for that one owner.  Oh well, everyone else can grab Jared Hughes, but this is likely a week or two issue.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and, like, his 17th homer this week.  It’s funny (not funny), Scoots McAiryTheBall is exactly what the Brewers, who traded him away, could use at 2B.  Told ya funny (not funny).

Chad Kuhl – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.20.  I have no knowledge on whether this is true or not, but Kuhl always seems to come through when given the Stream-o-Nator‘s support.  Maybe they can have a low key meet and greet.

Francisco Cervelli – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  It’s all good; I’m happy for Cervelli, but on the reals, one question, if it was a launch angle thing, why didn’t you do this the first nine years in the league?  Playing hard to get?  Or rather, playing easy to get on waivers?

Luiz Gohara – 4 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.45 as he got his first start.  Braves don’t sound very committed to keeping Gohara in the rotation (at this point).  I watched most of his start and he deserves the shot.  His fastball had a lot of *crazy Cosmo Kramer hand motion* giddy up!  His command was more left of center than Bernie Sanders, but he could strike out anyone at any point.  I like him, but with no definite rotation spot, it’s hard to get too excited.

Jake Arrieta – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Early preseason me didn’t like Arrieta at all, then, when the Phils signed him, it was a little bit less hate and more indifference.  Now I hate him again.  Dubya tee eff with that beard?!  Kidding (not kidding), I don’t hate him for his beard, but his peripherals are not pretty.  Sell, my pretties-to-your-mommies!

Clayton Kershaw – Felt good (their words) after a bullpen sesh (my words).  Should be back in about a week (our words).

Kyle Freeland – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  A lot of people are asking about Freeland, and since I work for you — there’s a good .0000000001 of a penny made on every page! — I’ll look up Freeland and break him down for you.  A 91 MPH fastball is his best pitch, but it’s set up by three other pitches, so he only uses it around 50% of the time, which is nearly not at all.  He keeps the ball down, which is a plus in Coors, and he deploys a sinker.  His bread-and-butter is that he’s unhittable vs. lefties, then works to stay passable vs. righties.  There’s a lot of danger with Coors, and I’m still not sold at home, but on the road I could see it if the matchup is right.

Kenta Maeda – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 12 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Maeda’s got more flavors than Willy Wonka!  Sorry, I’ve been listening to Macklemore and now I’m embarrassed.  No, I’m not wearing a backpack, stop making fun of me!

Devon Travis – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .149.  We’re about at the point where the number pi has less numbers than how many posts there are in post-hype sleeper for Travis.

Tyler Clippard – 1/3 IP, 4 ER and the blown save, which is putting it mildly.  That was the kind of blown save (walked the bases loaded) that has, “Hey, Meat, grab some pine.” I typed in Clippard, it auto-corrected to clip art, and a cartoon bomb appeared.  Ryan Tepera appears to be the clearcut favorite to replace him.  Of course, I’m chanting, “Let Oh go!”  But probably not since he’s spending 400 years in Egyptian early middle relief.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Solarte, oh oh. Cantare, oh oh oh oh.  He tends to get ice cold and boiling hot at the drop of a dime, so he might be heating up again.

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.07.  You  know things are bad when things are good and they’re still bad (made sense in my head).  In other words, a scoreless five innings is great, but five walks vs. two Ks.  That’s the new blech.

Blake Parker – 1 IP, 1 ER, 3 hits, 1 walk and the save, ERA at 3.04.  Blake Parker with the full-on whew save.  Best part, The Sciosciapath likely thought he was dominant, so we’re golden arches, Ronald McDonald!  I’m not dropping Justin Anderson yet.

Welington Castillo – Will be suspended for 80 games due to PEDs.  Gordon Ramsey will now cut him open and complain that he’s raw inside.

Adam Engel – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (7), hitting .212.  No disrespect to Engel, but I’d prolly get a double off the wall against everyone, except Gausman, on the Orioles staff.  The Orioles could trade for starting pitcher, Pablo Sandoval, and it would be an improvement.

Dylan Covey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  After the game, Covey dined on dolphin meat.  Not cool, man.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.68 vs. David Price – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  This was a matchup billed as, “Exhale.”  As in, every five days you can’t believe you own these guys and have to start them, but yesterday was one of the decent days.

Adam Plutko – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.19, in his 2nd start.  Fun fact!  The International Astronomical Union said Plutko is no longer considered a last name.  As for Plutko, the pitcher, he has command (usually), but relies on inducing contact and getting weak outs.  Inducing contact is a nice way of saying, “GET OFF MY PLANE,” like Harrison Ford.

Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Not sure what he’s doing playing, let alone homering.  Bautista needs at-bats, don’t ya know?

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.54.  Even better, after the game, he was able to locate both his elbows!

Jeurys Familia – 1 IP, 2 ER as he blew the save, and Brad Ziegler (1 IP, 0 ER) got the save.  In other news, up is down.

Dan Straily – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  Straily is the stereotypical guy no one ever owns in mixed leagues, but is ownable, and, in deeper leagues, is a sneaky value pick.  All the time.  Without fail.  *bangs on keyboard*  Cliche, cliche, cliche!  *pauses*  But no truer thing has ever been written.

Josh Reddick – Hit the DL with a leg infection.  That sounds like something that nana would’ve gotten.  Does Reddick wear a muumuu?  Have bed rashes?  Play bingo?  I got questions, y’all!

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.08 vs. Jeff Samardzija – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.23.  Verlander is playing 3-D chess and Samardzija is playing Chinese checkers and doesn’t speak Chinese.

George Springer – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .294.  He has the quietest more-than-decent stats on the year, right?  He’s really a .275 hitter, so he’s even hitting for a better average, but I have not thought about him all year.  Now watch him go on one of his 7-homers-in-7-games streaks.

Michael Fulmer – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  If an alien landed here and asked me to describe Fulmer, I’d say exactly what he’s done to this date, and his line yesterday.  Then the alien would ask if Fulmer and I were related to Fulbright scholarships.  And I’d say, “Yes.”

Niko Goodrum – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .245.  If you’re tracking ‘pert FAAB moves, Rudy grabbed Goodrum in five leagues this week.  I thought he was just drunk.

Erick Fedde – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was recalled.  He’s likely sent back down, so it’s all kinda of moot.  If you’re interested in him, all rookie pitcher projections can be found on Prospect-o-Nator; he’s ranked 19th.

Matt Adams – 3-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .273.  Adams is like, “Yo, why you putting me out to pasture?  Skinny Oprah never encountered such problems.  And she yo-yo’d!”  Adams will still likely share time with Reynolds, and Zimmerman’s due back any day, so things might get tight.  Hopefully they don’t send down Soto, especially for the person who bid $600+ in FAAB in my league.

Tyson Ross – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  If you started him, you have bigger bottom marbles than I.  I figured @WASH would’ve left him looking put away wet.

Ryan Braun – Will return today.  Awesome, I missed the aggravation.

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .324.  Hard to find a hotter schmotato.  Why won’t you pick him up?  Is your mom right?  Are you afraid of success?  Aw, that’s sad.  C’mon, I’ll comfort you.  Metaphorically!  Get away from me!

Christian Yelich – 1-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .282.  Since it was an early game, I watched this, and Yelich is about to break out.  He was on everything.  No jokes, Reggie cards in my spokes.  All the times.  I didn’t say nothing about no rhymes.  Emeril Bam’d!  Triple negatives be damned!

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .243.  When he homered, I screamed and Ted started humping my leg and I was so happy I just went along with it.  Get yours, boy!

Tyler Saladino – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .429.  Been hyping Salad’s dino for days.

John Ryan Murphy – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  In related news, I think Iannetta is still playing for the Rockies, but I’m not sure because he never does anything.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Au Shizz!

Zack Godley – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.85.  Godley had problems with Christian and Jesus, draw your own conclusions.  Godley looked so much worse than the stat line, and the stat line is by no means illustrious, if you’re still drawing conclusions.

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Kyzr5
Kyzr5
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

10-Team H2H

Should I drop L. Castillo or J. Lowrie for G. Torres? Not necessary?

C – W. Contreras
1B – F. Freeman
2B – J. Lowrie
3B – N. Arenado
SS – C. Correa
OF – M. Betts
OF – A. Benintendi
OF – Jo Martinez
U – J. Donaldson
Bench: R. Acuna (DL)
DL: W. Myers

SP – B. Snell
SP – L. Castillo
SP – S. Newcomb
SP – K. Hendricks
SP – A. Wood
Bench: A. Reyes; J. Flaherty; N. Pivetta
RP/SP – W. Buehler
RP – W. Davis
Bench: J. Familia
DL: J. Cueto

Thanks!

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Done!

Kyzr5
Kyzr5
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Do you like L. Castillo for ROS? Other options available: T. Cahill, G. Richards, T. Skaggs, N. Tropeano. T. Williams, G. Marquez, C. Bettis, J. Gray, J. Lucchesi (DL), Hyun-Jin Ryu (DL)..?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Who would you take, Encarnacion or Desmond? Looking to trade Encarnacion or Sano for a buy-low outfielder.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Alex
4 years ago

@Alex: I might also try Encarnacion for Ozuna

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

In a keeper league, rather have Stanton or Altuve?

Would you trade G Polanco for either Pivetta, Archer, Flaherty or Arrieta? Or would you rather have all of them?

aardvark
aardvark
4 years ago

Jesus Aguilar, Ian Happ, Eduardo Escobar, Tyler o Neil, Jose Martinez, Byron buxton, Adam jones or odor? If you have to choose one

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

I’m feeling anime Grey and holding Albies…but I keep getting offers in a H2H redraft.
Would you take any of these or hold?
My Albies / Bauer for Springer / Segura or Bellinger / Segura
My SP left would be Carrasco Wood Pivetta Newcomb Folty Reyes RP Vizcaino Giles Knebel
Seguar would replace Timmy Anderson, my 3 OF would be either Springer Just Dong Benintendi or Bellinger Just Dong Benintendi
Thanks Grey

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
4 years ago

Who’s the drop among Ryan Braun, Matt Olson, or Matt Chapman?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

Reyes struck out nine straight batters, needing just 36 pitches to do so tonight in Memphis. Giggity…

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: gotta roll him out there next week in his first start, right? i think its @ mil…..

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

As a follow up, Mikolas or Haniger? Thanks again.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

Jose Martinez or Mikolas + Hader? Close? Thanks.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks Grey

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up!

Have a log jam with Miguel sano coming back.. who do you drop?

Deep 10 team , 5×5 roto league
C: realmuto
1B: smoak
2B: altuve
3B: freeman
SS: Tim Anderson
IF: Matt Chapman
OF: springer, acuña, Chris Taylor, Travis jankowski
UTIL: Healy, Jesus Aguilar, Ian Desmond
BENCH: Tyler O’Neill
DL: sano, khris Davis, starling marte

Thanks !

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Got offered Arenado for my Rizzo and Severino. What do you think? I have Shaw and Rendon at 3b already (CI and UTIL also a roster spot), But maybe the value is too hard to pass up?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks Grey

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Dump Blake Parker to take a flier on Dustin Fowler? That bullpen scares me.

Thanks!

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: this may be a Ralph question, but think Kopech gets the call any time soon? worth stashing in redraft leagues (12 teams)?

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Need to cut a pitcher . Who would you cut? QS league 12 team

Taillon, Flaherty, Weaver.

Also, Would you trade Tailon and Chris Taylor for Cody Allen?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
4 years ago

@Brett: 2 other trade ?

Would you trade Weaver and Taylor for Allen?

Would you trade Taylor and Weaver for Quintana?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Guzman Healy or Big Mac?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

I know the talent is off the charts but would you say that Acuna Jr and Starling Marte are a decent comp for ROS production give or take 5 HR and maybe 8+ steals? If not who do you think Acuna will comp too?

Crazy J
Crazy J
4 years ago

Crystal Ball(s) time…

Is Buehler pitching in September? My gut tells me there is some unwritten rule that rookies can’t grind out a season of 6-inning games. What expertise can you give? In a H2H league where only the last 3 weeks matter, do you see Buehler being a factor?

Buster Moon
Buster Moon
4 years ago

Redraft trade.. which side you like:

Soto and Deshizz for Springer

Kevin
Kevin
4 years ago

How much you bidding on Soto in 15 team league with $1000 budget? OF is my weakness right now..

CRAIG
CRAIG
4 years ago

Three year keeper window league, Hoskins (last round) and Torres (25 of 27) for Aluvte (1st -9th overall), which side wins?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Maeda has been fun to own for two starts. SON likes his next one too. But I’m trying to upgrade pitching in a deep 8 team h2h.

Should I hold Maeda? Or try to trade Maeda and Sano for Greinke or Quintana?

I’ve stocked piled 1B/3B with Sano, Encarnacion, Hosmer, Rendon, Vlad jr

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Pedroia off dl tomorrow. Do you like him or Tim Anderson more ros? Obp league. Anderson started hot, but hasn’t done much since and hasnt run lately. Thanks

Dau Tranh
Dau Tranh
4 years ago

Nate Jones for Buxton? good?

Dau Tranh
Dau Tranh
4 years ago

Dustin Fowler looking much better—replacing Delino? Mac W over Villa or Yonder?

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
4 years ago

hey grey – would you rank the SP going forward like this?

quintana, tanaka, corbin, Castillo, bundy, roark?
bundy CG 14K today. idk what to make of him

Nitro
Nitro
4 years ago

Activating Sano. Drop Y Gurriel or J Lowrie?

Start J. Guerra at home vs NY Mets tomorrow?

Thanks.

UnfortunateRedFan
UnfortunateRedFan
4 years ago

Matt Carpenter or Pedroia ROS

Richard
Richard
4 years ago

11-team 5×5, non-keeper league. Would you make this trade?

I trade Max Scherzer and get Goldschmidt and Keuchel, where the rest of my starters are Arrieta, Berrios, McCullers, Snell, Buehler and Alex Reyes.

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Should I trade my Corbin,Hader and Matt Chapman for Marcell Ozuna,Gausman and Nate Jones? Thanks and great write up as always.

Chud
Chud
4 years ago

Expertise appreciated on 2 items:

Over/under on Edwin En ending the season w 35 HR?

Dynasty trade offer:

I give Rizzo/Chris Taylor

I get Yelich/Torres.

Thanks!

Last One Out of Liberty City
Last One Out of Liberty City
4 years ago

Roto league 12 guys – would you spend your number one waiver spot on Buxton? Cutch is available the day after Buxton clears waivers.
1) Bid on buxton?
2) bid on cutch?
3) try to get one of them and hope no one makes a claim

Here’s my offense:
c – ramos
1b – hoskins
2b – gennett
3b – machado
ss – bogaerts
of – judge
of – dickerson
of – polanco
util – devers
util – matt adams
bench – crawford
dl – dee gordon and k. davis

Worm Hole
Worm Hole
4 years ago

Hi Grey. I could use another pitcher.
Yelich straight up for Paxton?
or
yelich and carpenter for Paxton and Kingery?

Worm Hole
Worm Hole
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yelich is just so boring. I wish i would’ve been higher on Cain in the draft

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Who would you sit tomorrow?
Desmond vs CIN (Romano)
Ozuna @ PIT (Musgrove)
Puig vs SD (Richard)
McCutchen @ CHC (Hendricks)
THernandez @ PHI (Eflin)

Happyharry
Happyharry
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 team, H2H, 6X6 . Would you trade my Paxton and Carlos Santana for his Verlander and Cruz..
Yes right?

Dau Tranh
Dau Tranh
4 years ago

Drop Delino for Mac Williamson activation tomorrow?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Give:
Whit Merrifield
Eddie Rosario

Get:
JA Happ
Anthony Rendon
Kelvin Herrera

Need closers, and some pitching depth; also pretty deep at MI and OF, so it works from that sense. What say you, almighty Grey?

Thanks as always!

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
4 years ago

Grey, trade opinion in a H2H points league. Severino or Mikolas, Roark, Giles and Treinen?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

Would you rather have Tyler Austin or Ryan Braun? I am thinking about dropping one of them.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

ok im dropping Austin and activating Braun.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

thanks as always

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Grey,

What are the Pirates doing with Jose Osuna? Would you send him back to the minors and pick up tony Kemp of Houston

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

ok sending osuna down and signing kemp. thanks

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

10 team h2h May need an SP before the end of the week. Who could I drop with fewer regrets between M. Franco and Jank?

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
4 years ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league with extra hitting categories being OPS and total bases. Duvall or D. Peralta?

Josh
Josh
4 years ago

13 team keeper. 5×5 plus BB, OPS.

Guys wants to trade me Posey straight up for a 4th round pick next year – which is really a 9th round after we all keep 8 guys.

Am I stupid not to?

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Hahah. That doesn’t help! I’m gonna go for it and let you know how it works out. Who knows I might be dead by next year.

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Funny story. Commish is now cancelling the deal. Apparently it’s too lopsided in my favour…. was a mistake. Guy wanted Reyes too… must think I’m slow.

Thanks grey!

Dubs23
Dubs23
4 years ago

Godley, Mikolas, Treinan for Kimbrel and Archer. Thoughts?

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Would you trade Rendon to get Donaldson straight up? Thanks

Filkarri
Filkarri
4 years ago

Ready to cut Godley. Waivers looking like Stripling, Ross, Eflin, or Heaney. Cahill out there too. Thanks in advance!

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
4 years ago

Meadows looks really good so far. He turned on that pitch by Amir so fast.

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
In your opinion, is Schoop/J. Flaherty/Tepera too much to pay for Votto as a luxury item?

My swingers are stronger than my throwers, but I generally WAKAGNOF (WinsAndK’sAGNOF)

Thanks man

Arty
Arty
4 years ago

Could you see dealing Votto for G Cole?

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
4 years ago

Would you take Cody Bellinger for Paul Goldschmidt?

Au shizz (said in a somber voice) :(

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Welp… I pulled the trigger. And listened to the Razzball podcast segment on Goldy from the other day to make myself feel better about it.

Thanks!

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
4 years ago

Mancini, Teoscar or Braun?

Scandalous Bob
Scandalous Bob
4 years ago

Would you drop J. Soria for R. Tepera?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Mark Reynolds just a streamer or is he worth rostering?

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Anyone watch how Castillo looked today?

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! So we still playing match ups I take it. Not sure I like his next start @ ARI

nate
nate
4 years ago

@Grey
Would you trade Machado for Gleyber Torres and Alex Reyes in a 12 team keeper league? Which side would you like more? Good or bad deal?

That guy Peter
That guy Peter
4 years ago

Would you trade Mitch Hanigar and Juan Soto for Jose Ramirez? Is it even close? I’m such a sucker for rookies that I can’t be rational…

That guy Peter
That guy Peter
Reply to  That guy Peter
4 years ago

@That guy Peter: Apologies for the double post

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
4 years ago

10 team 6×6 OPS league. Turner or Moustakas (usually can only play one) for Herrera (KH went to DL)?

Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Sorry, I mean Khris Davis went to DL, so I have room for Herrera

That guy peter
That guy peter
4 years ago

Would you trade Mitch Hanigar and Juan Soto for Jose Ramirez? Is it close? I’m such a sucker for rookies that I can’t be rational.

That guy Peter
That guy Peter
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey. Your brilliance is appreciated. Always love the posts and pods.

E
E
4 years ago

Would you take Alex Bregman for Patrick Corbin in a league where you need a SS and you have extra pitching?

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Would you drop Samardzija for a speculative Tepera or Oh closer?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Justin Turner or Jose Martinez ROS? Roto. Almost overslept and missed your writeup. Ozu-got be kidding me!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

Trying to figure out the SoN call on Morton. One thing I saw, Morton has some funky reverse splits. The group of hitters who has faired the best against him this year is right handed at home. He’s been better everywhere against LHB than RHB.

Meanwhile, I was very surprised to see how favorably Progressive has played for RHB. Espn has it ranked as the top hitters park in their park factors over all. Rotogrinders basically has it on par with Camden’s left field park adjustment as one of the most favorable any where. Be interesting to get Rudy in here to see if he has any insight. It’s a total jumble.

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

Grey, any chance you can ping Rudy for the insight as OTS discussed above, would be fascinating to get his thoughts…

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Grey de Man

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: He means “ask”, not stick your finger in his butthole.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

I was surprised Morton is so low as Streamonator/Steamer has been his biggest fanboy (to many of my teams’ delight). Road start. Indians are good offense and top of the lineup doesn’t K a lot. Good hitter’s park.

I’m throwing Morton in every league I own him but I’m not enamored w/ this matchup at all.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
4 years ago

@Rudy Gamble:

Hey Rudy…would SoN take into account that Morton has been better on the road at home? Or is there a constant plug in for home vs road start?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

better on the road than at home that should be.

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

there is a constant for home/road. do not believe there is a skill there. same goes for hitters.

platoon splits is different. steamer regresses to league splits but if a pitcher has extreme splits, it’ll be reflected in the game projections.

JP
JP
4 years ago

Keeper league question, how would you rank Baez, Gleyber and Didi, all have pretty much the same price

and 2nd questions, would you package any of those w/ Morton for Goldy (who cannot be kept)?

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Essentially, it’s a contract keeper league, where it’s $5 for each year that you keep the player (2 years = $10/year, 3 years =$15/year, etc.), but all my guys could be kept for $15/year for up to 3 years, there’s no limit on the number of keepers you can keep

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: At this point, I’d probably keep all 3, so $15/year for the next 3 years for each, our roster format allows me to play all 3 at the same time, Morton would be the same price, but I don’t value him nearly as much as a keeper

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’d only be sending Morton and one of my MI’s (Baez, Torres or Didi) for a Goldy rental

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks

Balke
Balke
4 years ago

Would you drop Gohara for Caleb Smith?

Big league choo
Big league choo
4 years ago

Rcl league

His Goldy for my Jose Martinez/alex reyes

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

I currently have Simmons at SS, Machado at 3B, and Sano at util. Thinking I should drop Freeland and maybe also Simmons. But who would my pickups be?

FAs of interest: Rojas, Suarez, Chapman, Villanueva, Profar, O’Neill, Jankowski; and also Fulmer, Velasquez, and Yarbrough

12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Carpenter, 3B – Machado, SS – Simmons, OF – Stanton/Belt/Cain Util –  Sano, Bench – EMPTY. DL (2 spots)- Murphy, Cespedes

SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Freeland, Cahill; RP – Davis, Morrow, Strickland, Hader

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

Kinsler back to leadoff past two games. Avg .197 OPS .536, Simmons at 6th Avg .331 OPS .869.

Sciosciapathology at its finest.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Dave D
4 years ago

@Dave D:

Lot’s of old style managers subscribe to the “when a guy needs to pull out of a slump you get him MORE at bats” theory

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
I need a 2B because, you know, that whole Dee Gordon instead of Alex Gordon thingy I stupidly got caught up in. Anyway, I am trying to trade either Godley or J. Gray for C. Hernandez in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League. What do you think? I tried Gray and got a ‘No’. I just sent Godley, and I’m expecting No. I know Hernandez is no Joe Morgan, but would you consider sending both? I could use the roster space with all of my DLers.

Is this simply a case of me putting out the trash and hoping someone swaps me?

Thanks very much Grey.

Yanky My Wanky!
Yanky My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Very cool. He already rejected, so f him! I am actually playing him this week, so hopefully I kick his ass!

Thanks as always Grey.

Silent Heat
Silent Heat
4 years ago

Is Boyerthe closer when KC trades Herreraraara? He has completely sucked this year.

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

Man, SON has Morton in the negative today. The robot must not win!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It:

I’ve always thought we should stage a robot vs man streaming contest for pitchers. Kind of a Paul Bunyan versus the chain saw sort of thing.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: In Cleveland against Clevinger. I was thinking he’d be around 10-12. I only checked SON because I wasn’t myself, plus it’s a points league where every inning counts. I actually think I’m going to sit him (just in this league). His numbers have to come up and this would be one of those games to have that happen.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It:

The Indian bats have been really hot.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Yeah, I think I’m going to use some restraint.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’ll see what their lineup is, check some BVP, splits, historical Thursday stats and run my own SON formula!

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

I was surprised to CRAM, and with the next game being at NYY, seems like btb games where regression may happen. I’m on the fence today… Will wait to decide when he is @NYY next week…

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. best bench bat – oneil, domingo santana, hicks or meadows?

gracias.

roadster
roadster
4 years ago

which side

Machado, Dahl, Meadows OR Story, Benintendi, Adell

Thanks in advance

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

I lied, I have one more question.

Would you move Bauer for Goldy or Hoskins in a 10 team roto redraft?

Thanks again, Fantasy Master Lothario

caughtlooking
caughtlooking
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Points league w/ k-1 HR+1 Who do you like ROS, Yelich or Donaldson?

Thanks as always

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

How about trading away Cain & Darvish for JD Martinez?

dubjay
dubjay
4 years ago

Morning Grey,
12 team H2H keeper league. Keep 10
Currently have J.Smoak at 1b. Have M.Olson as my backup in the Util position. Still waiting for one of them to get hot and run away with the gig. Other option is to drop Olson for Desmond. Actually just recently dropped desmond to grab olson. Yet the wheel of perennial disappointment just keeps on spinning….
what do you think?

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  dubjay
4 years ago

@dubjay:
Buxton was also dropped this week. wouldnt help my 1b but could grab him.

Det. John Kimble
Det. John Kimble
4 years ago

There can only be one; Jose Peraza, Chris Taylor or Marcus Semien?

Acuna Matata
Acuna Matata
4 years ago

Grey – which of these Rockies OF would you pick up ahead of their month long tour of hitters parks: available are CarGo, Parra, Dahl?

GT
GT
4 years ago

Can you help picking two guys to hold from Justin Anderson, Tepera, Jace Fry, Amir Garrett, David Hernandez? Thanks!