Gleyber Torres was called up by the Yankees and here’s what I said this offseason, “My love for Gleyber is admittedly less coalesced into an actual thing than you’re gonna find from just about any Yankees fan.  “Ya godda be fahkin jokin wit me right here, kid.  Gleyber Torres is gonna be the greatest of all-time, son.  All.  Time.  I wanna coalesce my fist into ya fahkin head with your sissy-boy words.  Why don’t ya use a word like fuhgeddaboudit?  Before you answer, I need to go with my mom to have her mustache waxed.” That’s your run-of-the-mill Yankees fan.  See, Gleyber is already being fitted for Monument Park in Yankee Stadium before he even plays a game.” And that’s me quoting me!  In fantasy, he looks more like, Gley… *pinkie to mouth* bore!  He is a borderline top ten MLB prospect.  That’s the Gleyberline, even.  He was in Prospect Ralph’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospects.  The problem (it’s not much of a problem), he’s a hit tool guy first.  What does that mean?  He’s going to hit for average first.  That’s not a bad thing necessarily, but for fantasy when a guy is called up and he’s a 40+ steal or homer guy, they might have a bigger immediate impact, immaterial?  Immeasurable to immortality or immune–Okay, now I’m just IM’ing.  I would own him in any league, no matter how shallow.  There’s a chance you can do better in shallower leagues.  His outcome this year is anywhere from Orlando Arcia to Alex Bregman.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  In the preseason, I liked Jo-Mo (no Jo-Mo!), but, as soon as I put it together what kind of matchups he was going to have on the five-day daily, I moved off my love of him.  A 3.80 ERA seems like exactly what kind of ERA we’d see from Jo-Mo in the best case scenario.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .333.  Now hitting third in front of Giancarlo, and, actually, the entire team should be hitting in front of Giancarlo.  I might have to fly to New York to give Giancarlo one of my patented hot oil massages, whether he wants it or not!

Miguel Andujar – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Has multi-hit games in four of his last five games, raising his average from .156 to .308 in a week.  That’s not a schmotato…THIS IS A SCHMOTATO!

Marcus Stroman – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 1.85–Wait, that’s his WHIP.  Stro-damn!

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  I told you to grab him in last Friday’s Buy, and went over him in the above video.  You do you, I’ll do me, and let’s hope we don’t go blind.

Junior Guerra – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.56.  Nicest thing I can say about Guerra is he shuts out the teams he’s supposed to shut out.  I’m farting in your general direction, Tanaka.  I’d continue to look at the Stream-o-Nator for him in most mixed leagues.

Josh Hader – 2 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.23 and his 3rd save.  With Fatt Albers coming into the game in the 7th inning, he’s not even being considered for saves, which is how it should be.  Mean’s while, I love the confidence Counsell has in Hader.  Figures a guy that held a bat like a crippled ostrich wouldn’t care what anyone else thought of him.  Unless you’re desperate for saves, I’d go ahead and lose everyone except Hader.

Caleb Smith – 6 IP, 2 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.82.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  To reach a younger demographic that appreciates Cardi B., MLB offered money to anyone who would take on a B — Engelb Vielma, Kaleb Cowart and Caleb.  *insert meme of black guy pointing at his head*  As for Smith, he’s a high-K (yay!) and insanely high walk (no yay!) Marlins starter.  I’d leave him to NL-Only leagues.

Manuel Margot – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Margot’s return might screw Franchy.  Pardon my Franch.

Christian Villanueva – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  He hit three homers in one game, which is when I started telling you to grab him, so *counting on fingers* this is the fifth time I’m telling you he should be owned.

Jake Lamb – Could travel with the club on this upcoming road trip, which means he’s close to returning.  A nearby Lamb?  Better get Isiah Kiner-Falefal for the combo platter!

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.89, WHIP at 0.66.  Damn, only if someone told you to draft him.  Wait a second!  I did!  Including a sleeper post.

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.42.  His first start of the year, where he didn’t look good, must’ve been very traumatic for me, because I can’t stop thinking about it.  I might have PTSP.

Jack Flaherty – With Wainwright heading back to the DL with elbow inflammation, I grabbed Flaherty wherever I could.  Remember, Flaherty will get you everywhere!

Harrison Bader – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .300, as he’s started the last few games, due to Pham’s groin.  You’ve heard of Wally Pipp?  Well, if this is the start of Bader’s everyday job, he can thank Tommy’s pickle.  Bally Pham?  Tommy Johnson?  Okay, I’ll stop now.

Paul DeJong – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and, in this game Kolten Wong hit his 1st homer.  JeDong and Wong!  Which also sounds like a Japanese game show, where businessmen ring a door bell wearing no pants.

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  In the preseason, my bold prediction, which I may have said only to myself, was Mikolas would give more fantasy value than Ohtani.  Seems unlikely due to the latter’s Ks, but maybe not the blowout it appeared after the 1st two games.

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.51.  You have five more days to Buy Low.

Manny Machado – 3-for-4 and his 7th and 8th homers, hitting .356.  He has 8 homers and 7 RBIs.  Kidding, but I’m not far off.  If you wanna see a pretty swing, check out Manny’s home run in the 1st yesterday.  He’s going to make a great six-hole hitter on the Yanks next year.

Mike Clevinger – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.75.  In related news, Danny Salazar was given a stuffed animal at a carnival to get him to stop playing “Knock over the milk cans” when he kept losing balls with errant throws.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer.  Go back to check out some of the comments from the 1st week of the season about Jo-Ram.  Fun fact!  Instead of Razzball, we almost named this site, Point-and-laughball.com.

Yan Gomes – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .261.  Has a hit in his last nine games, though that’s dating back to April 8th.  May be a small schmotato.

Jeimer Candelario – 1-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .277.  Candelario sounds like a beefcake character of a Harlequin novel who comes to life when a lonely single girl makes a birthday wish over her tiramisu while on her Under the Tuscan Sun-inspired journey.

Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .309.  Diane Lane starring in Under the Tuscan Sun, Part II:  More Under, who will she choose between Candelario and Castellanos, The Greek God of Hard Contact.  “You should try my yogurt.  It’s thick.”  That’s Castellanos talking to Diane Lane, wearing nothing but a cheesecloth.

Danny Duffy – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.26.  I told you not to draft him, and have said I don’t trust for three weeks in a row.  This is on you.

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .266.  Early last week, I said Merrifield’s Buy Low window was shutting soon, and now he’s hit three homers in a week.  Yup.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .318.  Moistasskiss!

Abraham Almonte – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (1). I like my pasta, al dente, and my schmotatoes, Almonte.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.30, WHIP at 0.93.  Nola has to be at about 5 to 1 odds to win the NL Cy Young this year, right?  If you’re thinking, “Wow, Grey, your handsome and I think about you when I’m making love to the missus, but you’re crowning Nola for a Cy Young after three weeks?”  Over-the-internet friend, this is not after three weeks.  This is Nola’s career arc over the course of three seasons.

Nick Pivetta – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.57 vs. Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (1 Hit), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.15.  I’m trying to remain realistic about both of these guys, and it’s working better for Williams, but Pivetta’s got me so sprung.  I watched this entire game, and Williams was being squeezed, hence the walks, and Pivetta looked dazzling, an easy #2 fantasy starter.

Garrett Richards – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  If Richards can keep up his current pace over the course of the season, there’s no way he’s not a top 20 starter.  If he can lower his walk rate with his 12.1 K/9, he could be a top 10 starter.  But he’s thrown over 200 IP once since 2009, and his career K/9 is 7.7 in almost 700 IP.  In other words, if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all be diabetic squirrels.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .306.  No exaggeration, Trout had two homers and a .205 average, then I blinked, and look where he is now.

Brandon Belt – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 4th homer in as many games.  Belt would be the perfect guy to tie Don Mattingly’s home runs in eight straight game streak, because Don’s ex-wife used to call him Brandon and hit him with a belt.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  True Story Alert!  Someone dropped Longoria in one of my deeper leagues, and I was like, “Um, huh?  That kinda makes no sense.”  Then I looked at the team who dropped him, and they have Colin Moran as their 3rd baseman.  And that’s why I call them ‘perts and not experts.  So I put in a bid of $26 out of a possible $100, and I didn’t get him because someone bid $90.  Oh, and the person who dropped him put in a bid of $6.  Oh…*climbs to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro* …Kay.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.99.  There’s a Launch Angle Revolution and its flag has a hammer and sickle being held by Dwayne Murphy.  There’s also a revolution going on simultaneously with pitchers to help combat the Launch Anglers.  It’s the Rise of the K/9 Revolution led by Gerrit Cole and Garrett Richards, and could be what’s going on with Ryu.  Pitchers with a career 8 K/9, suddenly have a double digit K/9.

Walker Buehler – The Dodgers’ top pitching prospect will start today for Rich Hill.  I grabbed him in two leagues (though, in fairness, I grab everyone somewhere), but I dropped Buehler in the shallower league, because it will likely be a spot start and I didn’t need him.  Losing Buehler makes me a total Rooney.

Anthony Rendon – Hit the DL with a toe injury.  Eeny, meeny, miney, doh!

Michael Taylor – 3-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (1) and double legs (7, 8), hitting .224.  Another one of my preseason sleepers, with Taylor going H.A.M.

Blake Snell – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.54.  To avoid infiltration from the Launch Anglers, the Rise of the K/9 Revolution elicited help from Blake Snell and his 10.2 K/9, guarding the south tower.  Yes, I’m slowly morphing this from fantasy baseball to just fantasy.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer in two games this weekend.  It only took Cron about three weeks away from The Sciosciapath to realize his potential.

Daniel Robertson – 4-for-4, 1 run, hitting .318.  He’s filling in for Matt Duffy, and doesn’t have a great bat, but he has great arm strength, like a less-oiled Lincoln Hawk.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .160.  He’s going to make terrific bench depth for the Astros in August.

Adeiny Hechavarria – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .275.  The Rays have managed to put together a lineup of defensive replacements.

Yonny Chirinos – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.92, but his 2nd straight less-than-ideal start.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!  In most leagues, I’d look elsewhere.

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the win, ERA at 7.00.  No foolsies, life’s too short to worry about anyone else in the Rays’ bullpen.

Lucas Giolito – 2 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 9.00.  But how about that Spring Training by Giolito?!

Reynaldo Lopez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 1.50.  His K/9 is 8.6; his BB/9 is 5.6.  That ridiculousness is funnier than the MTV show, Ridiculousness, that is trying to be funny.  By the by, what do kids under the age of 18 think MTV stands for?  The Challenge, The Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, Nick Cannon…Is MTV short for Moron TV?  Any hoo!  I’d use Stream-o-Nator for Lopez, but at some point the Regression Fairies are gonna sashay all over his stats.

Jeurys Familia – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, and his 1st blown save.  You mean Familia’s not going to save 155 games with a zero ERA?  C’mon, you gotta be joshing me!

James Paxton – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.61.  This is either a great buy low, or he’s about to go on the 60-day DL.  There’s no in-between with Paxton.

Mitch Haniger – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .314.  In case the seven homers and average doesn’t tell you the whole story, Haniger is 1/6th of the way to a huge season.

Delino DeShields – 0-for-4 as he returned from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “I accidentally brushed my groin against Steve in Accounting, so I’m not in the office today.”

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .309.  For those just joining us, Mazara was another sleeper of mine.  Mezuzah!

David Dahl – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was recalled to replace CarGo.  Hopefully, CarGo recovers quickly, then, through a series of misunderstandings, CarGo’s placed in the Lost Ark warehouse, and never heard from again.  I grabbed Dahl in every league where I could, just in case he hits, and sticks.

Noel Cuevas – 0-for-3. The Christmas Tequila was called up by the Rockies too, but he might be out of a job when Parra returns from his suspension.  Cuevas’ minor league numbers were solid last year (15/16/.312 in Triple-A), but, apparently, there’s something wrong with him because the Rockies have never called him up and he’s 26 years old.  Oh, wait, something is wrong with the Rockies because they always choose to play journeymen vets over prospects.  “Amen to that!”  That’s Tom Murphy languishing in Triple-A.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .344.  I filed for an extension, but I think I have all my taxes done now, I’m just going to leave them for a second by this open window–NOOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Yu Darvish – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.86.  Cougs has decided our dog, Ted, needs a behavioral psychologist.  No joke; mental illness in dogs is nothing to joke about anyway.  With that said, I wonder if Yu needs one to get past his playoff yips.  His stuff does not look bad, but, man, does he stink.

Javier Baez – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .292.  The bright side of Joe Maddon’s maddoning lineup behavior is Baez probably feels like he has to produce every day or else.

Kris Bryant – Was hit on the head yesterday, but passed initial concussion tests.  He said, “I’ve never felt better,” then put his pants on over his head and stepped into his shirt.

David Price – 7 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  If I’m being honest, he’s doing better than I expected.  Would it surprise me if he’s dealing a 4.50 ERA within three weeks and doing exactly what I expected?  No, hence the ‘what I expected.’

Sean Manaea – 9 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 2 BBs, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.23 and WHIP at 0.60.  No hitting the Red Sox deserves our full admiration.  *does some quick research, decides the searching is not worth it*  Whoever was the last person to no-hit the Red Sox, that person deserves our full admiration.  I couldn’t find the name.  It definitely was not Sean Manaea, even if that’s what his line says.  I know, haters gonna hate, but are you kidding with this no-hitter?  Fine, a replay overturns one play at first.  Okay, don’t agree, kinda BS — that’s not BS as Alex Colome would use the acronym either — but fine.  That called error on the outfield pop?  That’s a ridiculous error.  This is no slight on Manaea.  I gave you a Sean Manaea buy a few weeks ago because I would own him.  No hitter though?  That was a jerk-off error call, and I’m not saying that just because Semien was involved.

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Long Bawls
Long Bawls
4 years ago

I gotta take his Nelson Cruz for my Hader and Pivetta, right?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey, You feeling Franchy or Mac Williamson going forward? Thanks!

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
4 years ago

Hey there late nighters. Stanton and Conforto for Arenado. Yes? In a vacuum. Just an opinion thanks!

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Uncle Ernie
4 years ago

@Uncle Ernie: im sure the consensus is Arenado but i think its a fair offer,Mr Stanton snapped out a bit tonight and Conforto has got to get hot also

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC: fair comment. Conforto’s status against lefties is the question. Might end up strong side of timeshare.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Uncle Ernie
4 years ago

@Uncle Ernie: yeah, i was counting on him in two leagues,and ill give it 2 more weeks

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Uncle Ernie
4 years ago

@Uncle Ernie: I’d want the Stanton side; not that much diff between him and Arenado. Conforto not a tremendous throw-in, though, so it’s fair on both sides.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Franchy!

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes: yes,plus Deshields 2 steals and Mr Stanton

LanceCT
LanceCT
4 years ago

Drop Desmond for Peralta, just dropped on waivers

thank you

b the esq.
b the esq.
4 years ago

Need to lose a SP to pick up a Rendon replacement.

Drop Lucchessi, Sonny Gray or Shark?

Shallow 6×6 (holds) and QS instead of wins.

Thanks

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. As a box owner, worth trading soria/jones for bradley?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Herschel
4 years ago

@Herschel: would send Soria for Bradley if I could.

primetime
primetime
4 years ago

Grey, pick up Andujar?

Drop Brantley, Puig, Souza, Inciarte, Mazara?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  primetime
4 years ago

@primetime: yes for maz

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

I just got a trade offer and wanted your thoughts on it.

I give up Dexter Fowler and minor league pitcher Jose Albertos
I get Scott Kingery

Would you make the deal?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: league context would be helpful, but yes, in a vacuum.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  b the esq.
4 years ago

10 team dynasty/keeper league

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: get kingery. What could you get with the open roster spot?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  b the esq.
4 years ago

bring up Andujar

Barker
Barker
4 years ago

12 team h2h ops Bb k

I give khris davis or j upton i get votto

My 1b – abreu, gallo, gyorko dl bird
My of – c taylor, d gordon, harper, gallo, domingo Santana, upton , davis

Kid put votto on the trade block. These are probably my best one for one trades for votto.
I would offer davis first then upton. would you do either of these trades? The reds are godawful but votto is great

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Barker
4 years ago

@Barker: either for Votto is great for you.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Barker
4 years ago

@Barker: walks and k,s yes i would

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

Mr Stanton is waking up

Luke
Luke
4 years ago

Which side do you like here (12 team H2H)…

Didi and Bundy for Chris Taylor and Jed Lowrie

Thanks!

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Luke
4 years ago

@Luke: i like Didi,showing last year was for real and in that lineup his numbers will be nice

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
4 years ago

The bad news is that the Bettis stream is looking iffy already. The good news is that it’s unlikely to be as bad as Leake’s start. Woof.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Big Magoo
4 years ago

@Big Magoo: Jeebus, I wasn’t challenging you, Regression Fairies. Please don’t make it as bad as the Leake start.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: It actually didn’t end up too poorly. He made a couple of bad pitches in the 1st, then settled down to throw four scoreless after that. Is still in line for the win.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Big Magoo
4 years ago

@Big Magoo:

Oofa

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

A: Someone dropped Carlos Santana in RCL. Would you drop Senzel for him?

B: I’m streaming Buehler tonight for his spot start. Should I drop him after tonight, or is it worth holding him and seeing if they’ll keep him around?

C: Finally: Holding both Flaherty & Buehler. Do you like one better this year?

Thanks a lot!

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
4 years ago

Trade Middleton for Junis? Feels like i can get more like @knucks did with Polanco and Rosario

hankg
hankg
4 years ago

Ive been offered Dozier for Cano and Herrera. I assume I have to take deal even though my other closers aren’t great – Giles, Iglesias and Colome? Thanks.

lspeed
lspeed
4 years ago

11t roto 5X5
Corbin or Manaea ros?
Give Manaea and Samarj for Thor?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 years ago

Grey – nicely written up as always!

Just a slow start for Quintana and still believe in him ROS as originally ranked?

Thanks,
LG

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

Might be a better question for Ralph but I will run it by you. I got offered C Villanueva for my A. Hays in a 12 team roto with OPS added dynasty plus a slight upgrade in next years draft (basically meaningless since we keep 30 players)
I am pretty loaded @ OF with JDM, K Davis, Rosario, Hamilton, Kepler, D Santana, W Myers, Kepler, W Calhoun, & Luis Roberts. But that being said I am not hurting @ 3B either with Arenado & Chapman.
I could probably use SP a bit more…Newcomb, Matz, A Sanchez or Stromen might be possibilities. Hays is just 22 so 3 years younger& could be a good one while I am not sure Villanueva’s power is real or lasting.
Any thoughts Dr Grey?? I could run it by Ralph ASAP as well.

Dau Tranh
Dau Tranh
4 years ago

sonny gray, pom and greg holland all on waivers. please rank for ROS. thank you.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Which deal of these two would you be quicker like to pull the trigger on? I own Manaea.

1. Hanley/ Moncada for Manaea
2. Pham/ Moncada for Manaea

I was just offered #1 but might counter for Pham

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
4 years ago

stupid bastard i am fell asleep, didn’t wake up in time to hit when yahoo’s page opens for the day and got beat to j.jones DET in AL only with OBP over AVG, and total bases added. am still stuck with grichuk and his losing playing time ass. drop for pinder (who is playing everyday now, but isn’t hitting yet). only good news is here this’ll be the easy roster spot to drop when/if big willie comes up out of NA slot.

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: even knew 4 days (when i noticed what jones was up to) seemed like a long time for somebody else to not have added him. the sweg engel WSOX owner dropped for him. worst part is HAD i moved grichuk out of lineup earlier yesterday (he played before i saw it) i could’ve just done this yesterday, more than 24 hours ago. so pinder over grichuk now, considering that pinder plays everyday?

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

Any interest in Bautista now that reports are he’ll be “starting 3rd baseman” soon for ATL?

My team is hurting for power and I’m considering taking a flyer on off chance he could provide more than other free agents out there.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Dynasty league format…

Do you like Pomeranz or Cueto more?

Do you like Segura or Merrifield more?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

we liking Roark tomorrow @S.F.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanx boss

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
Which 1 of these do you like in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League:

Trevor Williams (currently on roster)
S. Gray
Wacha
Mikolas

Thanks much Grey. Let’s go Tanaka!

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Trade Quintana for Pivetta straight up?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I could offer Quintana/Reynaldo for Pivetta and Roark or Pomeranz to not be as ballsy lol

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
4 years ago

Quite the hedge on Richards. Pick a side, any side.

Castillo and Paxton have been frustrating to own. Wish I would’ve avoided those headaches altogether. Cueto, Godley, and Snell have been delightful to own though.

Speaking of headaches, I’m streaming Bettis this week. Has the Padres in Coors tonight before pitching in Miami this weekend. Why am I doing this to myself?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: It is mixed. Going out on a limb with Bettis. Like the matchups though. Think he has a good shot to get a least one win with 8-10 Ks. Hoping to get lucky with the ratios, but it’s probably not the wisest stream.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
4 years ago

Whats happened to Ozuna. Very slow start, still a belieber?

Ozuna or Polanco

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Swfcdan
4 years ago

@Swfcdan: OZUNA still sleeping. Hold OZUNA like baby, rock gently awake. Do not shake OZUNA!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
4 years ago

Have you had a look at Myles Straw in Double A this year? Dude’s on the boba!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: It’s the Astros; the Dome’s wrapped tight. But he’s got 11 steals in 16 games with more walks than strikeouts. That’s nothing to say pho to!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Too bad he’s not on the Marlins. Those guys have the fish balls to call him up, even if he’s not Yelichtail. Huh, I think I just accidentally enacted Japan’s World War II conquest plans in this comment.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Damn, that’s harsh.

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
4 years ago

Grey,

Weekly league with standard categories. Two questions:

Who should I sit?

Story (3 home, 3 @MIA)
Cruz (3 @ CHW, 4 @ CLE)
T Anderson (3 v SEA, 4 @ KC)

I am in the top 3 in SB and HR, 4th in OPS and AVG, and last in R and RBI.

Who should I start?

Ryu (@ SF)
Hader 2 @ KC, 4 @ CHC
Boxberger (3 @ PHI, 3 @ WSH)
T Williams (v STL)

I am in 1st or 2nd in everything but Wins.

Thanks!

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks.

Yeah man, Chris Kimball is da bomb! The wife and I have watched many an episode. Sad to no longer have him on the show. Haven’t seen his new one yet.

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah man. I don’t really know what happened. Maybe he thought he was the core of the show (he was) and producers disagreed? Now Julia and Bridget share hosting/cooking duties and its kinda clunky. They are getting better but it’s just not the same. Chris made the show IMO.

His new show is called Milk Street Kitchen or something like that.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Shocking? Really? Haha.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, Luis Castilla, Pivetta and Quintana all dropped in my league. How would u rank them?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Really? Rather have Pivetta than Castillo and Quintana? Castillo the worst of the trio?

Art Vandelay
4 years ago

What do you think of Stroman ROS? I know he is an AL East degenerate, but is he going to be rebound? What can I expect?

Art Vandelay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Would you pick Flaherty over him?

chris
chris
4 years ago

hey grey!

quintana home vs the crew or trevor williams home vs stl?

J-Money
J-Money
4 years ago

Greg what’s good bro,

12 team H2H, OPS league…drafted Kipnis late for my MI spot…needless to say, is there anyone out there off the top of your head you would target in a buy-low opportunity to replace him? Or just a preferred player ROS to target?

Thanks man!

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  J-Money
4 years ago

@J-Money: *Grey…sorry bout that homie

Andy
Andy
4 years ago

Dear Greg and Friends,

I need saves and have to start either Norris or Holland. I thought I heard Holland getting ready for the ninth but was not needed two days ago. Then yesterday Holland pitched the 9th and Norris the 8th (non-save). Feels like they are transitioning but I have a weekly lock so it’s one or the other from here until Sunday.

Which one should I roll out?

Andy
Andy
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks.

Dvdb
Dvdb
4 years ago

Bettis 2 start week

Andrew miller

Pivetta vs Braves

Pick 2 for the week

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Can’t make my mind up for a batty call:

Franchy batting leadoff vs. Bettis in Colorado

or

Dahl batting cleanup vs. Mitchell in Colorado

Tron is pretty indifferent, but Tron also does indecent things with Shop Vacs. Grateful for any input from G and/or the habitue of the comments section.

Note: Respondents are to be given the requisite amount of credit or blame for their respective choices.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Grey what about this keeper trade …little better than earlier Blackmon

15 team keep 11

Give Morton Sale Devers

Get Acuna Polanco F-her

Would be a trade for the future obviously

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Nightpandas
4 years ago

@Nightpandas: seems to much to me,looks like you would be folding this year giving up two of the top arms in baseball and a young to be stud 3rd bagger,ill be interested to hear Greys thoughts myself

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Franchy with the start tonight in Coors.
Get hot friendo!

Junkmastah
Junkmastah
4 years ago

Add Pivetta?

My drop options are Gausman, T. Williams, E-Rod, then hitters like Mancini, Tucker(NA stash), W. Calhoun(stash).

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Junkmastah
4 years ago

@Junkmastah: Gausman asap

Junkmastah
Junkmastah
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC: You like Williams over Gausman?

E
E
4 years ago

Corey Seager + Jed Lowrie for Francisco Lindor + Mikolas

Fair? Which side would you want?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  E
4 years ago

@E: lindor

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

By SCHMOTATO is that your way of saying Andujar will fade sooner rather than later? Would you rather him or Chapman ROS?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

@Joe Beisbol: Andujar HR! He will never fade!!!

rowdyrandypeterson
rowdyrandypeterson
4 years ago

Encarnacion for Greinke in a 12 team redraft (OBP, QS otherwise standard) – there a clear winner here?

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
4 years ago

14 teamer with holds added, and total bases, OPS for hitters and hits added. as my worst MI i have a.diaz, drop for either of russell/owings?

2. i have kimbrel/hand/j.barnes/nicasio/madson for saves and holds in 5 total spots (3 P, 2 RP). somebody just dropped r.iglesias (due to CIN being shit likely), do i have a drop here? i’m doing competitively in both saves and holds already.

Sean Foley
Sean Foley
4 years ago

Need to drop either L Castillo or Teoscar. Thoughts?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

What are your thoughts on picking up Rich Hill and dropping L Castillo? While Hill is on the DL, I would add Maeda for his possible 2 starts this week. Plus, Hill is due back sometime this week. Thanks again Grey

Charlie
Charlie
4 years ago

Grey,

6×5 including ops. 10 team, h2h. Should I drop Conforto, or anyone on my roster, for either Teoscar, Brinson, Michael Taylor or Dahl?

C – Yadier
1B – Goldschmidt, Abreu
2B – Albies, Odor
3B – Arenado, Castellanos
SS – Chris Taylor
OF – Trout, Judge, Pollock, Inciarte, Braun, Conforto
SP – Scherzer, Manaea, Price, Wacha, Archer, Weaver, Tyson Ross, Jack Flaherty
RP – Herrera, Kela, Middleton

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! We start 3 OF and 2 util. At this point it’s about accumulating best available players to load my bench. MI sucks so it happens to be an OF bat.

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Charlie
4 years ago

@Charles Varon:

Grey,

Another question, someone just offered me their Alex Bregman for either of my Pollock or Sean Manea.

Would you do either of those trades? I’m inclined to say no to Pollock but yes to his Bregman for my Manea.

Thoughts?

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Ok so you’d want the Bregman side? Just want to clarify before I hit accept.

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! Just accepted.

branta
branta
4 years ago

12-team keeper h2h category wins with OBP/SLG and no AVG and QS/HR/SVHD no Wins

Judge for Syndergaard and Josh Bell

My OF without Judge is Hoskins (who I slide over from 1B to start Bell), Betts, Benintendi, Marte, Desmond, and I’m holding for Acuna, and Tyler O’Neill who you wouldn’t know was already called up from looking at his play time (eff you Mattheny)

My SP with Syndergaard becomes Thor, Kluber, Wacha, Gray, Snell, Ryu, Buehler (streamer but I might hold him since he’s a hot prospect too).

And I dumped out Gausman to make the deal work. Oh and by the way there’s 3 OF + 2 UT and 5 SP slots in this league.

With all the setup out of the way, what do you think of the deal?

Nico
Nico
4 years ago

Hi Grey! Do you think Dickerson is going to TURN UP soon? He hasn’t been doing bad at the plate, but looks like he’s in for some more HR and such with his low HR/FB. Also, debating dropping Kenneth Giles for Bud Norris… too soon?

Nico
Nico
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Gotcha. I have Harper, Ozuna, Mancini as OF’s with Rosario as a Util/Bench guy. Should I ditch Archie Bradley for Norris? I might have to give up on saves… not sure… but I can use guys with good numbers. This is H2H btw.

Nico
Nico
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Cool, thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Moncada got cut in my shallow league – should I drop Kingery for him?

branta
branta
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: I would. Call it a coupery d’etat

Throwme Abone
Throwme Abone
4 years ago

ROTO 6×6 with OPS – Which 2 OF should I grab from the list below to keep ROS?

Duvall, Pillar, Teoscar, Kemp, Piscotty, Dahl, Canha and Lenus Martin.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Throwme Abone
4 years ago

@Throwme Abone: with these guys available looks like a shallow league,and back up players if so u could afford to gamble on upside plays here of Dahl and Teoscar

Wudaben
Wudaben
4 years ago

Closer is killing me. 12 team h2h points league. Would you rather have Boxberger or Bud Norris?

wudaben
wudaben
Reply to  Wudaben
4 years ago

@Wudaben:

Or Herrera

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  wudaben
4 years ago

@wudaben: herrera

Cheese
Cheese
4 years ago

I have DeShields back from the DL. Who’s the best drop (6×6 OPS).

Delino DeShields
Preston Tucker
Miguel Andujar
Drew Pomeranz
Hyun Jin-Ryu

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Cheese
4 years ago

@Cheese: Tucker id think/not sure of league details etc

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

bored, what’s new G?

still on S2 of Gomorrah, great stuff. Watched one episode of the garbage that is Lost in Space.

Mindhunter finished pretty good, S2 upcoming I hear.

Started playing God of War on PS4, I don’t get the feeling you are a big gamer. How would you have the time anyway?

P.S. How the fuck do you make those videos

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: btw you went to Red Sox games in the Mo Vaughn era (podcast clue). That puts you going to college in Boston around 1995. I’m getting closer Grey, closer. You must be near my age too. Look damn young though.

The fucking clues from the book are impossible and unhelpful. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND THAT REALITY SHOW.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: me: Montreal born and raised. Left in 2002 after years and years in school/training. Rotted in small town VA until 2010 when we came to Boston.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Pretty sure I’ve mentioned that before. C’mon I thought you memorized all of us commenters!

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Blew it on the question earlier…

Weekly roto, start 3: Benintendi, Brantley, Devers, Villanueva (3 @ Coors)

Thanks

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

My kids are in second place in their 15 team nfbc league. The first 4 SPs they took were Bauer, Morton, Richards and Snell. They took position players with their first 8 picks and their pitching has more points than their offense.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: You’ve taught them well. This is what is called excellent parenting.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

They did enjoy anime Grey.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Smart kids

Darby
Darby
4 years ago

Trade away Molina, Doolittle and get back Merrifield, Castillo, and Vizcaino? I have Perez coming off the DL this week

LenFuego
LenFuego
4 years ago

Pick 2 for 12 tm 5×5 Roto:

Paxton (@CLE, Clevinger)
Wacha (NYM, Matz)
Lucchesi (NYM, Vargas (?))
T.Williams (STL, ?)

Donny Simms
Donny Simms
4 years ago

ROS. H2H points

Rank please

Teoscar, c Villanueva, piscotty, buxton, y gurriel

Is one waaaaay above others?

Donny simms
Donny simms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank you

Donny Simms
Donny Simms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: is there a way to subscribe so as to not have to fill out the form to comment every Time?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Donny Simms
4 years ago

@Donny Simms: If you’ve bought the tools and you are logged in through wordpress, you’ll stay logged in.

I weirdly have the exact opposite problem though, where if I am logged in to the tools, sometimes my name shows up as “anicholsnj” instead of knucks. Don’t think I can change my nick through wordpress or anything, but I’m over it at this point.

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

Weekly 12 team roto …picking the last pitching slot from:
S Gray vs Min(SON 14.9) ..hard to trust this guy but too early to drop him as well
Wacha vs NYM (1.7)
Godley @ Wsh (-8.5)
Gausman vs Cle & vs Det (0.9)
Not that Gausman is more trustworthy but the 2 starts are enticing especially both @ home & the last with Det.
Who would you roll with??

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. are you still starting darvish where you have him? darvish vs mil or ed rod @ tor this week?

thanks.

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
4 years ago

20 team keep 4-7 league. with holds and saves separately. i have: knebel (DL), lyons, norris, gsellman (can slot into SP slot and does), boxy, mcgee, romo for 5 max RP slots. somebody just dropped kela. i’m in 4th in saves, 5 back of leader, and tied for 1st in holds.

1. who’s my drop for kela (romo maybe)
2. how much out of 100 for him

for reference i probably won’t get him as here are some other FAAB winning bids
holland (when signed) $30 but 2nd place 0
mikolas (me) $6, over $5 for 2nd (and i moved it down from 7, so i look real smart)
kemp $2 on april 10th
m.bush $10 (some twit) over 2nd place of 0

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  Mobin Can't Hack It
4 years ago

@Mobin Can’t Hack It: and o.arcia $30 over a $5 for 2nd place.

Its me
Its me
4 years ago

Cron or Mancini

When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
4 years ago

14 team h2h redraft with OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added for hitters, QS, K/9 added for pitchers. gotta drop a hitter to activate shark
C un oh chirinos (could add suzuki too, should due to OBP)
1B au rizz
2B whit (OF)
SS machado (3B)
3B sano (1B)
OF (3) brantley, rosario, yelich
util (2) puig, newtown
BN kingery (2B/3B, others pending), nunez (2B/SS/3B/OF), teoSCAR
NA willie
SP lucchesi, stroman, otani, darvish, ryu, pivetta, wacha (with all of these in FA: V2, mccarthy, mengden, skaggs)
DL shark
RP (max 4 slots) giles, strick, soylent greene, brach

and i just saw that not only did tehol add ian snell (rather than TB’s snell) it took him like 17 hours to notice it and go back to add the current major leaguer SP snell. hahahah.

When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank

@When Buying Gifts Don’t Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank: if that ain’t a “disgrace/delight” post i don’t know what is.

When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah he was only listed that way from benched due to somebody yesterday. i’ve only had him maybe 3 days yet.

Nitro
Nitro
4 years ago

Hey Grey. What do you think of Josh Bell for Cesar Hernandez in regular RCL?

Thanks.

Nitro
Nitro
Reply to  Nitro
4 years ago

@Nitro: ALso, if I may, C. Taylor or Conforto?

Excuse my selfishly asking 2 questions…

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

Good to see you back …hope you had a good weekend.
With Rendon now officially moved to the DL I have Moran @ 3rd but that’s been very uninspiring the past week. I need to consider a replacement from: Dietrick, Anderson, Cuthbert, Kiner-Falefa, Crawford, or Andujar . Andujar seems the obvious choice but I worry some about playing time with Gleyber now up. This a 12 team roto with weekly lineups.
Who is the pick-up?

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  henncoop
4 years ago

@henncoop: Or E Escobar from Minn

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  henncoop
4 years ago

@henncoop: or E. Escobar from Minn as well

Dubs23
Dubs23
4 years ago

Rizzo, Mikolas, T Williams for Votto and Osuna? My pitching has been terrible. I would be left with Quintana, Godley, Bauer, Castillo, Luccessi, Suter, Gibson, Odorizzi, Treinan, Middleton, Fields, Peacock. I have a particular bad ERA and WHIP

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
4 years ago

Prefer to start Godley @ Wsh or Ryu @ SF this week ?