OBPwulf opened to lukewarm reviews in the Grandal Opry in 2012. One critic said the country number performed by the girl in Daisy Dukes can only be described as “poon twang” to those sitting in the front rows. Another critic argued that a show dedicated to a catcher, who never topped 15 home runs and had a career .247 average, but was good at OBP, while being delivered in country music songs written in archaic Old English prose, would struggle to find an audience. And struggle it did. Until it moved to Los Angeles and got a cast change to Carrie Underwood and Craig Wayne Boyd. Now the story of OBPwulf is singing! Yesterday, Yasmani Grandal went 4-for-4, 3 runs, 8 RBIs with his 3rd and 4th homers, hitting .301. He’s owned in 39% of ESPN leagues and the Dodgers go to Coors this weekend. I didn’t put Grandal in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s here now. You don’t need things repeated. You don’t need things repeated. You don’t need things repeated. Sorry, I’m typing this in a cave. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Alex Guerrero – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 6th homer as he hit in the five hole, but was removed early because Mattingly refuses to let him play for a whole game. Seriously, how often is a five-hole hitter lifted when a manager wants to get a new pitcher into the game? I went and looked at Guerrero’s last ten games — that he actually played! — and he’s started and finished one game. ONE GAME! Sorry, my keyboard is sticky from searching for Mark Trumbo’s girlfriend. Guerrero is batting .342 with six homers in 38 at-bats and has started and finished one game in the last ten games. And you don’t think Mattingly should have his head examined? Juan Uribe (1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) is hitting .269 with one homer and has started and finished nine of his last ten games. I just got a pit in my stomach like when I found out wrestling was fake, and now I want to put David Brenner in a choke-hold.
Carlos Frias – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.13 vs. Mike Fiers 5 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA up to 5.46. The matchup of Frias vs. Fiers proved out Mr. Wizard’s theory, as the game took place under cloudy skies. Frias was kickass in Triple-A. The first one; I didn’t see the second movie, but no one did because of Jim Carrey. Frias has been great in the minors, in general, and while his ERA won’t stay at 2.13, the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start and I could see grabbing him. As for Fiers? Stop, drop and roll away from him. Unless, of course, your league has a category called: Peripherals, cause there he’s great. Yes, the numbers say Fiers is supposed to be terrific, but you can’t keep rolling him out in any leagues until he shows something in the ERA department and stops walking the earth like Caine.
Adam Lind – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .333. Mean’s while, Ryan Braun went 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd steal, hitting .229. Glad to see Braun’s at least trying to make this interesting. Though, on our Player Rater, it’s not even really close with Lind beating Braun’s value by about 100 spots.
Corey Kluber – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.04. A reporter pushes on his ear plug, trying to hear the studio, “You’re breaking up. Hello? Can you hear me?!” The screen goes to snow and white noise, then the girl from The Ring comes on the screen and says, “It’s the Starterpocalypse.” Fantasy baseballers grab planks of wood to board up windows, only to realize they’re in their mother’s basement and there are no windows. So, I know it sucks, but you have to believe Kluber’s going to come around when the weather starts to warm up and I would continue to buy him on the cheap, expecting a rebound.
Carlos Santana – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .242. So far he’s hit about as well as a catcher, too bad I don’t have a roster spot for Not Catchers That Were Once Catchers.
Edinson Volquez – 3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (6 BBs), 3 Ks. The Regression Fairies have read every unauthorized Lady Gaga biography, they can’t say no to cupcakes and they will find your streamers and crush them.
Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. I’m learning to trust. You have to give me time, Hosmer. You’ve hurt me a lot in the past.
Mike Moustakas – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .327. Moistasskiss!
Evan Longoria – Scratched with flu-like symptoms. Of course, cause he homered twice on Wednesday. Go back in your hole, Fantasy Baseball Groundhog. See you in six weeks!
Chris Archer – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER. The Regression Fairies are getting more play this week than George Michael on his Freedom 2015 tour.
Nick Martinez – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER. Excuse me, more play than George Michael on his Freedom 2015 tour during the backstage sing-along of I Want Your Sex.
Delino DeShields Jr. – 0-for-1, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 3 steals (6 steals on the year), hitting .154. I’ve felt a strong need to mention DeShields in the past few weeks, due to his speed, but not strong enough to go through with it. Or at least he hasn’t done enough prior. I’m actually surprised more hasn’t been made of him, simply on speed alone. He’s got 75 steal speed. Of course, he hit .236 in Double-A, so he might not hit .200 in the majors, but the speed is ridunk. In deeper leagues, he’s the kind of one-category performer that could make a surprising difference. In shallower leagues, you can’t really handle his average and lack of anything else.
Kyle Blanks – 2-for-4, 1 run. ____ schmotato. Fill in the Blanks.
Edward Mujica – Designated for assignment. But he was the last of the Mujicas!
Odrisamer Despaigne – 5 IP, 8 ER. So, what you’re saying is don’t start Idriselba Despaigne outside of Petco? Okay, got it.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Signed with the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks catching situation was pretty bland prior, but all their Gosewich really needed was some Salty.
Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Au shizz!
Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer. Had a fairly quiet April, but it wouldn’t shock me to see him still get to 30 homers, so, yeah, there’s a lot more offense in his bat.
David Peralta – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .283. Got a bit of the short-end of the platoon split recently even though he’s a lefty. You’d think a Pollock was the culprit.
Rubby de la Rosa – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks. Yay, Rubby avoided games at Coors! Damn, I own him only in weekly leagues and I benched him expecting him to start in Coors. I like Rubby perhaps more than I should, but his K/9 is 9.2, BB/9 is 2.4 and xFIP is 3.44, all respectable numbers. Would definitely take a flyer if you have room for upside.
Hector Santiago – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.57. You know that as soon as you pick him up he’s going to go pear-shaped. You know this, right?
Huston Street – 2/3 IP, 3 ER and the massive blown save. He’s also given up runs in three of the last four games. Street is usually fine when he’s healthy, but he’s never healthy for long. The other great news (if you don’t own Street but does work if you read everything as sarcastic) Joe Smith is the clear cut set-up man, and I’d grab him if you have room.
Collin McHugh – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.23. Is it me or does it feel like the Astros have the only reliable starters? Are we living inside a snow globe on the set of Punk’d?
Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3 and his 2nd and 3rd steals. Carlos Correa who?! The Astros prospect that has been compared to a young Hanley. It’s a figure of speech, Random Italicized Voice. Carlos Correa who is a figure of speech? Um, okay.
Kolten Wong – 1-for-4 as he hit out of the two-hole. This is from Ask Men dot com, “Discover the male G-spot and how your girlfriend can stimulate you with a Wong in the two-hole. Oh, and G stands for Grey.” Unfortch, Carpenter just happened to get rested yesterday and my Wong’s likely going down again tomorrow. Sigh, that is so not erotic.
Jason Heyward – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI, and his 4th steal, hitting .248. With respect to Stephen Vogt and his trademarks, I still believe in Heyward.
John Lackey – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks. I’ve said this before (when you write 2500 words a day about fantasy baseball occasionally that happens), but the Cardinals could make a number two starter out of Kyle Kendrick and make the playoffs with The Federalist (1-for-4) hitting leadoff all year and Superfluous H (1-for-4) hitting third. The Cardinals scored five runs yesterday, and only three RBIs for their players. Are they cheating?
Jake Arrieta – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA up to 3.41. Four earned runs? There was errors and the Cards only had three RBIs? Is the Busch Stadium scorekeeper on the take? Is he on the take?! The second time I screamed it while on hold with Rob Manfred’s office.
Masahiro Tanaka – Played catch from 60 feet. Oddly enough, everything landed six inches past home plate.
Nathan Eovaldi – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.97. God, it’s me Grey. Is there any pitchers I can own? You can answer when you’re done sorting out Nepal.
Alex Rodriguez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th home run. I’d love to be a fly on the wall of the commissioner’s office when A-Rod passes Bonds on the all-time home run list. That excitement will be the definition of “lowercase yay” in the dictionary. Here’s a drawing of the commissioner’s face when that happens.
Andrew Miller – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.00 with his 12th save. You have to love SAGNOF in its most pure, most seductive, don’t you? (Yes, I’m partially only mentioning Miller to jinx him. Shh, don’t ruin it for his owners.)
Jimmy Paredes – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer. What’s odd…Okay, he’s hitting near-.350, so a lot of things are odd, but what’s really odd is he had 8 homers in 159 major league games prior to last night. Also odd is he’s known for his speed (37 steals in Triple-A one year) and he only has one steal this year. Did Brady Anderson kidnap Paredes? Does Paredes have sideburns? Is Paredes Spanish for PEDs? I have question, y’all!
Caleb Joseph – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Yet, someone is still holding Wieters in your league.
Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. OZUNA sick of petting ball like it pussycat. OZUNA want to smash ball. OZUNA eat chalk.
Dee Gordon – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .437. Okay, lets just leave Ted Williams’s head on the counter to slowly defrost. Just in case!
Dan Haren – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.68. Between Haren, Colon, Burnett and Lackey, next year I’m only drafting starters who want to retire.
Tim Hudson – 6 2/3 IP, 6 ER. Okay, maybe not only old starters.
Anthony DeSclafani – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 2.50. Still rocking a decent ERA, but the walks will come back to haunt him in the landmark case of sooner vs. later. I’d start to look elsewhere.
Todd Frazier – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer. I get it, I was supposed to draft you. Please stop pointing that out.
Marlon Byrd – 2-for-3, 1 run, and hitting like a kazillion in the last week. Yup, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy, but you gots to have marbles jingle-jangling in your medulla oblongta to not pick him up now if you need outfield help.
Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, hitting .210. McClutchin-His-Knee ran! It’s a modern miracle! Can only hope this is the start of more, but I have my doubts.
Neil Walker – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting .280, but only has one homer on the year. I bet power will come at some point, but Walker is the kind of guy I’d be okay dropping in most mixed leagues and working waivers for hot MI hands.
A.J. Burnett – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.66. Apricot Juice retired three times between the 3rd and 6th innings, but decided to finish out the start anyway.
Jose Iglesias – Renewed tightness in his groin. He owns Wong too?
Justin Verlander – Made 50 throws on Thursday. So, he’s a long man out of the pen now?
Kyle Lobstein – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Damn, I knew I should’ve slid Lobstein above Kershaw in my starter rankings. You don’t need to be Mayan to believe in the Starterpocalypse.
Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 5.03 vs. the Tigers. Solid enough game from the almost-suave one, JQ, but he’s more or less a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator likes his next one, so do what you do, I’ll do what I do, and we’ll met in the middle for coffee.
Kennys Vargas – 1-for-2, 1 run. All your Kennys are belong to us!
Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a walk. Escobar had gone 184 straight plate appearances without a walk, and was the last hitter with 50+ plate appearances and zero walks. When asked about this after the game, Eduardo said, “Yo no se.” With Dannys Antana and his one walk also on the Twins, you’d think the entire team suffered, but they have nineteen more walks collectively than the Rockies, and have more walks than nine other teams.
Drew Pomeranz – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.12. Pomeranz is such a dog.
Ike Davis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .287. When Ike was hitting .350 with one homer after the first ten games of the season, this was You, “Best late round draft pick — Ike Davis!” You now, “Should I pick up Kanyes Vargashian?”
Billy Burns – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal, hitting .296. He’s headed for 40 steals, batting leadoff, and he’s just sitting on your waivers, twiddling his thumbs, reading an issue of Men’s Health that is addressed to the other Billy Bean.
Thoughts on Dilson Herrera….?
And, do you think Yellich will return to form?
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OBP, keep forever league…. Which side do you like? Is it close?
Rendon, Upton, Kluber
Harper and Samardzja
With this team would you consider picking up Grandal, moving Santana to 3B and dropping Davis, Souza or a closer? (or any one else) Thanks!!
Carlos Santana C,1B, 3B
Edwin Encarnación 1B
Dee Gordon 2B
Chris Davis, 3B
Hanley Ramírez OF/SS
Mookie Betts ,OF/2B
Giancarlo Stanton OF
Bench Souza. Joc Pederson
Anthony Rendón DL Jose Reyes
SP Arietta, DeGrom, Kazmir, Pineda, Kluber, Wacha,Salazar G Richards,
RP C Allen, Soria, Familia, Cecil
H2H 8 Team 6×5
@Grey: OOPS did not notice sorry!
Can Hosmer sustain this power surge ? Or is this definitely a small sample abberation ? I have read that he is hitting even LESS fly balls this year. I’m lost on this one.
I recall reading somewhere that Kluber’s ERA was around 2 points lower when Yan Gomes was catching. I hope we don’t have to wait another six weeks for him to come back.
In a competitive league with both saves and holds categories, my relievers are Kimbrel, Storen, Romo, Ramos, and Aaron Barrett, who I know doesn’t get much press but has a 19/2 K/BB ratio in 12 innings and is getting into high leverage spots (3 holds in last 4 appearances) . Do you think there’s enough of a chance Street is hurt or will keep struggling that I should switch Barrett, or maybe Ramos or Romo, for Joe Smith? I’d love to have another closer but in terms of holds candidates, I’m not sure Smith is an upgrade.
Ramos for Smith
@Grey: Thanks, and sorry for asking on the wrong post. I had it open for a while and was writing between phone calls.
Have a restful weekend!
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Can anyone give me the scoop on Oberholtzer? Everyone seemed to ignore Astros pitching before the season, but he was slated to be their No. 3 starter. Is he in speculative add category at all?
I wouldn’t touch him
@Grey: Thank you, sir.
Buy, sell! Buy, sell!! Buy, sell!!!
@Grey: I know. Just rooting it on.
Flip Travis for Iwakuma? Or hold Travis Devon.
Can sell him, but not for an injured SP
Pick two, marte vs wacha,polanco vs wacha, heyward vs liriano, soler vs nelson
Rusney or Josh Hamilton ROS? Bout to take a flyer
Hamilton, unless Rusney actually plays
Down 1-4 in wins, down 20 in k’s, down 4.46 to 3.21 in era up 1.12 to 1.13 in whip, up 4-3 in qs
Pitchers remaining for the week Nelson,C.Anderson, Smyly
His pitchers : Niese
Who do I start and who do I sit ??
Add Souza Bruce Ethier to the Byrd Pillar question above H2H OBP
Hey Grey great stuff per usual–standard 5×5 roto
need 2 of following ROS :
Also Reed or Feliz
10-team, h2h, 5×5
Is it worth picking up and holding Tony Watson in case Melancon continues to suck out loud? If so, who would you drop?
sp-kershaw, gio, smyly, wood, c-mart, fiers, ubaldo, hutchison
rp-storen, britton, melancon, yimi
@Grey: You like Hutchison more than Ubaldo?
In a shallow league, yes
@Grey: Cool. Wasn’t questioning the advice. More a general question.
You ever been to fat sal’s in hollywood?
Yeah don’t like it
@Grey: I looked at the menu and I was on the fence about it. Looks like glutony for people with bad taste…like Billy Butler
It tries so hard to be stoner food, it’s just a mishmash of crap on a bun
@Grey: a mishmash of crap on a bun? Sounds like the Phillies!
a mishmash of crap on a bench
ROS BYRD or PILLAR H2H OBP need a replacement OFer for a couple weeks…
Great write up, Grey. By the way I sometimes get a laugh thinking that you and Christopher Russo are twins identical in every way other than the mustache. haha
Russo cracks me up also so its a good thing.
8 team H2H point based keeper league.
Was just offered following trade: I trade away David Price, Johnny Cueto and Julio Teheran
and would get
Miguel Cabrera, Adam Jones, and Danny Duffy
Our scoring, for the most part, is:
1B – 1.5 pts Runs – 1pt
2B – 2.5pts SB – 1pt
3B – 3.5pts RBI – 1.5pts
HRS – 6pts BB – 1pt
Wins – 7pts
K – 1.5pt
Loss – -2pts
Thoughts? I would still have Kluber, Lester, Walker, Porcello, Shoemaker, Richards, Morrow, Griffin, Corbin & Giolito.
Thanks for all your work…. Start or sit Jimmy Nelson tonight?
Which team win:
Team A: McCutchen, Pujols
Team B: Miggy
Miggy, depends on league
How long will Carlos Gonzalez suck ass?
Hopefully not very
Would you drop Bauer or Paxton for Carlos Martinez?
Edwin/Travis for Stanton/J Peterson. ?
Cespedes and Wade Davis for Carasco and Tori Hunter… Which side wins AL only?
In a 8 team mixed where there’s no runs and strike outs count against me.
Soler, Or Myers ROS?
Need a streamer for Sunday who gets a era under 4 & a whip under 1.25 with a good chance at a win & maybe 4-5 k’s. SON likes Vogelsong vMIA (Latos) over Collmenter vSD (Cashner) or Buchholz @Tor(Dickey), do you agree?
In 10 team H2H each category Fowler or Souza ROS?
50/50 chance Goldschmidt finishes the year above Trout on the rater?
Long time reader, first time commenter! I would first like to thank the Stream-o-Nator for the Rubby recommendation. ESPN had him ranked last yesterday, but I went with you guys (as I usually do) and, HORRAY! But now I have a dilemma.
I need to drop someone so I have room for streaming, but I think I want to hang on to Rubby. And I need Ks and Ws most re: stats. 14-team mixed 5×5 league. I have Felix H, Carrasco, McHugh, Hutchinson, Sabathia, Rubby. We’ve had good streamer options available on most days in my league so I figure with that core-four I would just stream my fifth pitcher. I know Grey said yesterday that CC isn’t worth owning, but I have some “old guys” (and Yankees fans) in my league who might trade for him. Or should I just drop him and fuggetaboutit? Thanks!
@HeathWoman: Definitely try to trade CC first if you can get a bite. But he’s the guy to cut IMO if you have to lose one.
@Cram It: I will. I also forgot to mention we only have one RP slot (because 14 teams) and mine is filled with Huston Street. Deciding on picking up his set up guy or one of the 3 closers on waivers, which are Uehara, Feliz, Axford, Reed, and Cecil. Sigh.
Pick up Koji
@Grey: Thank You!
Thanks! Lose CC
@Grey: Yessir! I have one closer, Street. Pick up his setup guy (as you suggest) or one of the leftover closers on waivers I listed above? (Uehara, Feliz, Axford, Reed, and Cecil)?
Thoughts on Addison Russell? He has hit in 12 straight, 12 of his 14 games in the bigs, and has more HR than Bryant. Will the cubbies move him up to the two hole soon? Is he going to be top 10 at ss or 2b ros?
He has hit in 10 straight, 12 of 14 games in the bigs.
Hey Grey. It’s my first year doing a head to head weekly points league in addition to my other league. I’m noticing that pitching seem less important in this league as Im often picking up pitchers to stream who are decent but who have two starts in the week just to increase my point opportunities. It seems like teams who have more two start pitchers for that week have an upper hand compared to a team who has more overall quality pitching. I also think this years top pitchers being disappointing plays a role. Anyway this league is not a keeper so wanted to take advantage of Jocs value right now (holding into him in my keeper). Thoughts on offering joc and either samardjia or Ross for giancarlo? Would you rather give up Ross or samarjia considering how they look and that strikeouts and wins have significant value. Thank Grey as always.
Stanton side… Give Ross
My ERA been taking a beating lately, so currently have Ventura on bench AT Detroit, right move?
I’d likely start him
shallow bench OPS league, have Dozier. Dealt for Kinsler and rode him during Dozier’s cold start. Now that he’s back online, would you deal Kinsler for Semien? Has 3B/SS/2B on CBS and would be a great bench flex guy.
Would you drop Souza for either Marisnick or Lind for ROS?…….Hits, Avg, Runs, RBI, HRs, Stolen base, and Walks.
Kershaw’s xFIP is 1.92. His HR to FB is almost 23%. Last year it was just over 6%. His K per 9 is 11.87 (last year it was 10.85). By the end of the season he’ll be a top 10 overall fantasy asset and you can take that to a local savings institution and fill out a little slip with the pen on the chain.
Damn and here I was all fishin’ for an argument.
Yesterday Magoo and I had Archer, Arieta, Kluber, and Burnett go. Lackey on the bench. Brilliant, as they say in old Guiness commercials.
I started Odrisamer in one league and Archer everywhere so yay for me
@GhostTownSteve: these average SPs is like a TV blooper.
Football to the groin
@GhostTownSteve: I’ve had nothing but sp problems…
arrieta, kluber, iwakuma, hutchinson, paxton…hopefully harvey keeps it together. And i though my pitching was rock solid.
My pitching is like southern cooking. Everything battered and deep fried.
@GhostTownSteve: thanks now I’m hungry for a deep fried oreo
I mustache you a question.
Jace Peterson or Dannys Antana for MI? 14 tm roto redraft.
dynasty league….drop paredes, chisenhall or logan morrison for josh harrison?
Thanks! Knew you’re bearish on Harrison…was trying to gauge how much so.
Trying to buy low on Sale. Flip Papi/Casilla for Sale/Aoki? 12T H2H punting saves at this point anyways
Before I drop McCann, I will let you look at my roster before final judgement.. just before finalizing the pick up Byrd. Thanks!
C Russell Martin C | TOR
1B Eric Hosmer 1B | KC
2B Devon Travis 2B | TOR
3B Trevor Plouffe 3B | MIN
SS Hanley Ramirez OF,SS | BOS
OF Michael Brantley OF | CLE
OF Alex Gordon OF | KC
U Prince Fielder 1B | TEX
C Brian McCann C | NYY
1B Lucas Duda 1B | NYM
3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
SS Jean Segura SS | MIL
OF Carlos Gonzalez OF | COL
OF A.J. Pollock OF | ARI
U Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS
OF Hunter Pence OF | SF – DL
Don’t own two catchers ever
Moistasskiss- ass = adj. not n.
So glad I was patient with Grandal.
I spoke to John Mozeliak about trading for Kyle Kendrick. He said he’s already got an 8 hole hitter.
(that is a very subtle joke)
Bartolo Colon has defeated the Baltimore Orioles as a member of 7 different teams. A buck for anybody who can name all of them with no googlin’.
Remember when the A’s could pitch? Me neither.
Ha…Yanks, A’s, Mets, Indians, Angels, White Sox…Dah
Others Sox too. That was the one that got me. 2008.
Damn, don’t remember that at all
Runs and homers were up in April vs last year (1% and 3% respectively). Runs and homers are up even more from where they were last May. Not a huge amount. Maybe just noise. Feels like games are either 1-0 or 8-7 though.
Trade Question (6*6 w/ QS & K/9 instead of Ks)
Would you trade Chapman for Kluber?
Or is that too much given the K/9 setting & Kluber’s “buy-low” tag?
Yasmani Grandal or Molina? And is it even close? Thanks as always!
14 team dynasty league
Side A: Ian Desmond
Side B: Ian Kinsler and Wily Peralta
would you drop AJ ramos for joe smith? I have ramos as backup for cishek since I own him and don’t want to lose a closer since he hasnt exactly been great
I just picked up Russell Martin on waivers, would you drop McCann for Byrd?
Pax or Rubby?
@dem ribbies: Pax
Are Shelby & Fiers too little to offer for Kluber or in the ballpark?
@Steve: Try it
Got a trade I need some help reviewing…
I get Archer/Kinsler and give D Gordon/Jimmy Nelson
SS: Dannys Antana
OF+1 UTIL: Marte, CDick, Cain, Myers
DL: Rendon (2b eligible)
SP (of note): Carrasco, Ross, Pineda, CMart, Hughes, Nelson, Shoe
You all taking it or holding?
@Grey: Thanks grey– I like Archer’s high socks but not enough to cross ya
Watched Arrieta’s start yesterday and had the same feelings about the scorekeeper. It was baffling. Thanks for making me feel validated. How about a hug?
@Carnac: I’m still on hold
Has a question 30 minutes ago… Grey directs me to Trumbo’s girlfriend… forgets question…forgets work… forgets to breath… loses 30 minutes of life (not considering this time a ‘loss’ per se)…
As a depth play only: Pick up Burns and drop of of the below?
I thought I was the one that told everyone about Rubby De La Rosa and Billy Burns…oh wait, I was!
@Sky: You also told us about TJ House, Nathan Eovaldi, Everth Cabrera…teehee
@Cram It: Ha
@Cram It: KAPOW!
@Cram It: And you told us about…wait, I’m still googling…ah yes, here it is: CRAM IT CRAM
What’s up with Jack Daniels Martinez? Guy is looking pretty tipsy lately.
High K rate guy with a minimal walk rate, he’s gonna have slumps. Don’t think he stays above 30% K rate all year but could finish closer to 27-28%. .270 to .280 hitter still possible, power is fine. I’d be buying Just Dongs Martinez, personally.
@Sky: HAHA. Nate Karns!
Hey, I don’t get paid in lint balls to inform the public. I tease because I love, Sky.
Coincidentally, those were my nicknames in high school. And I’ll say it again, for the record, I thought I was the only one in the locker room.
Did you grab the icy hot or what?
Look, I don’t know what that sniveling jerk Dave thinks he saw.
@Carnac: So funny!
@Carnac: Rosa was a pretty hot janitor?
I don’t know what to say, Sky. Lots of hormones at the point in life.
Wind blows just right and I…well, you know what Lonely Island would say
Is this how you have them ranked ROS? Gomes/Vogt/Grandal
@dem ribbies: Vogt
@dem ribbies: vogt, grandle
Chris Davis for Kluber?
@Derrick: It’s fair
Can we please get retractable roofs on every MLB stadium? Like, yesterday!? This Denver rain is killing my vibe. It’s 2015 and I don’t have a hover skateboard or flying car, the least modern technology could do is eliminate rain outs.
@MattTruss: Al Gore’s working on it
Wondering what prospect I should look to pickup. I am currently in first and figure that it might be worth looking at top prospects. I currently have Trout, Puig, Pederson and Bryant for the future. I also picked up Syndergaard. A few prospects out there are Byron Buxton, Corey Seager SS, Lindor, and SP Giolito. Correa SS was already picked up, any recommendations or ideas of who might be called up sooner than others?
@Keeper Kyle: Lindor should be up this year
@Keeper Kyle: Lindor
Drop Allen Craig for Billy Burns? 5×5 H2H AL Only league.
10 H2H redraft 5×5
OF-Nelson Cruz, Wil Myers, Grégory Polanco
Util-Chris Davis, Lucas Duda
Based on my team above add Aoki and drop Duda or hold?
or add Byrd?
Rubby or Roark (if house of Stras misses time)?
drop Norris for grandall? padres think they are so fucking cool
@someone pissed in my alphabet soup: Yes
@Grey: stepping it up a notch – drop Wilson Ramos for Grandal? Trying to gauge his value.
@Grey: schwing! thanks
Better pickup to stream for tomm. Jimmy Nelson vs Cubs or harang vs mets?? Thanks in adavance
So Alexei Ramirez has been a total dud this season. Is he droppable for Brandon Crawford in a 12 team 5×5 league (standard stats except OBP)??
Gotta figure out my SS sitch!
Gray, Kolten Wong lines were classic!! I’m still laughing. Great stuff…
Two quick takes. Ready? Go!
Still get that warm and fuzzy feeling w/ Samardzija? K-rate down, throwing more cutter. I’m Wary. Nice to meet you.
Jay Bruce. BB% up 6% from last year. Power is there.
You buying or selling these jamokes? Thanks!
@Nico: Not as warm and fuzzy with Samardzija, nice on Bruce
10 team, 10×10 daily roto league
My 2B/SS/MI are:
Rendon – DL
Reyes – DL
I need to cut one, would you rather have Bogaerts or Russell?
Would you dump Reddick for Tex or Moss for a bench bat/utility guy? My OFers are currently: Jones, Myers, Pederson, Dickerson, Reddick, Marisnick. Play 4 OF and 2 UTIL – also have an IF slot Tex or Moss could sub in.
@Wilsonian: I’d get Tex and ride the hot bat..
RCL League. My offense has been awesome, but my pitching ratios are awful… ERA: 4.86. WHIP: 1.39. Current starting staff is Arrieta, Ross, Paxton, Shoemaker, and Anderson.
Looking to deal Hosmer for help there.
1. Fair trade value? Wacha? McHugh? Other ideas?
2. Should I target underperformers on the cheap? Sale? Samardzija? Kluber? Or should I steer clear of more risk in my current situation?
@Birdis: I go after Sale first and then Kluber or even Stras if his health is OK..
Rusney coming up anytime soon you think or should I deal him for Axford if I need saves?
@The Chad: Take Axford
I picked up Preston Tucker and Peguero last night. I need a fill-in for George-y boy Springer…who do you like?
Also, I keep having nightmares about Betances taking over Miller’s job, obviously Miller has done a great job but it just feels like NY wants Betances to be their 9th inning guy, no?
@andrew: Peguero…Betances might get 3 saves all year
I had the choice of Longo or Frazier with my first pick after keepers. Guess which one I went with…
@Malicious Phenom: I bet Eva would hit better. And she would look better doing it too. I literally flipped a mental coin. That mental coin is a bastard.
@Wilsonian: No worries, I M a sucker for Longo as well..I always think this is gonna be his BIG year..
@Malicious Phenom: Yup, me too. I’m always hoping that he’ll finally reach his potential. Hope it doesn’t cost me. At least I traded a concussed Springer for Arenado last week to make up for it.
@Wilsonian: Last year I took Zimmerman over Abreu with my first pick after keepers. The counting stats difference between the two (and Zim’s replacement players) at CI cost me a championship, not do mention having a top 10 keeper long term.
Suppose I wanted to try to flip Hosmer for a SP because I don’t believe this schmohawk can keep it going.. Any names that would be reasonable targets?
@Anon: You can probably aim pretty high.
Would like to trade Keuchel for a closer. What would be fair?
@Scott: Any closer
@Cram It: Chapman
@Scott: Any haircut
@Cram It: Mullet
@Cram It: LOVE that commercial.
@Scott: Any tattoo
@Cram It: Dragon
@Scott: Any tequila
@MattTruss: Any semi-aquatic animal.
So any platypus then?
@MattTruss: Flat-billed or bust.
@Cram It: Thread of the day
@Cram It: Jose Cuervo
@Scott: Any prehistoric man
@Grey: Devin Mesoraco
6×6 OPS, and Holds; QS instead of Wins
Would you trade away McCutchen for Kluber + one of Marte/Kemp/CarGonzalez?
Outside of Kershaw, my pitching staff is full of disappointments (Ross, Alex Wood, Carrasco) and those old guys (Burnett, Haren) along with Bauer, Chavez, and a streamer slot
@Drew: Yes, Marte
Guy in my league is shopping Hanley for SP and also has Kluber. I’m tempted to offer Kershaw for Kluber and Hanley, but I feel like that may not be enough since Kluber should be coming at a discount right now. Should I throw it out there or try to get more?
I doubt it’d be enough for both of them, but can’t hurt to try, right? I highly doubt you’d get more than that for Kershaw alone. Not like Kershaw’s been lighting the world on fire or anything here. If you think the guy is a numb-nut, then why not make the offer? My guess is you’ll have a lot less chance of the instant reject/never talking trades with you again if you include a throw-in with Kerhsaw. Say a Kuechel or something. Maybe a hot “sell high” bat like Marisnick.
My Ramos and Kipnis for his Norris and Calhoun? I already have Gordon at 2b