Hey, Razzball Nation, you know it’s your favorite white boy, right?  I owe you this one.  I’ve been patiently waiting for Gregory Polanco to explode on.  You can pfft if you want but his ankles were rolled on.  It feels like Polanco has been hot for so long.  If you thinking he’s gonna fall off, you’re so wrong.  Take some Marte and Polanc and you mix them up in a pot, sprinkle a ‘little Hurdle not knowing who to bat where,’ and what you got?  You got the realest and illest batters, juggernauts of this fantasy shizz like it or not!  Seriously, I’ve been waiting all season to feature Polanco in a lede.  Yesterday, he rained some of his own fireworks on the 4th of who-lie (that’s how I pronounce it), knocking out two home runs (2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers), and you might remember from my preseason rankings, this little beaut, “Two quick things:  Yes, I’m aware that Polanco is ranked insanely high in my rankings vs. other people’s rankings.  And, yes, I’m going to own Polanco on every team.  Confession Alert!  I had Polanco in the top 20 overall prior to seeing where others ranked him and moved him down a round.  I could’ve moved him down six rounds and still had him higher than everyone.  Polanco feels like an Arenado situation from last year.  By that I mean, I will say something to another fantasy baseball ‘pert like, “Do you like Polanco?”  They’ll reply, “Yeah, I love him.” I’ll follow up with, “Then why do you have him ranked 110 overall?”  They’ll answer, “I don’t know.”  Then my head will explode.”  And that’s me mic dropping.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jameson Taillon – Hit the DL with shoulder fatigue.  It’s pronounced fay-TEE-gay!  It’s Italian!  This totally sucks–Wait, Glasnow?!  Oh, the Pirates called up Steven Brault.  Damn, the Pirates are really teasing out this Glasnow thing, huh?  Bunch of clockblockers.

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.90.  Guess his shoulder issue from last year is only closer in the rearview.  No, I’m not saying that to only jinx him.  What kind of monster do you take me for?

Desmond Jennings – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  Damn, and 2016 was shaping up as only his third worst year of his last five.

Alex Cobb – Cleared for his first rehab start.  If he comes back half as good as Chris Archer or Drew Smyly, then he’ll have an eight and a half ERA.

Matt Moore – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.54.  That’s two starts in a row now where he’s turned in Quality Starts, which means his next one will be an unmitigated disaster.  Hard science!

Ryan Garton – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Cedeno had worked two previous days, so this can usually be written off as nothing more than rest, but Garton had saves in Triple-A this year, and I know you’re a saves whore like moi, and I grabbed Garton in two leagues for s’s and g’s, which isn’t code for SAGNOF, but should be.

Brad Miller – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .248.  *looks in crystal ball*  Brad Miller has 24 homers in September?  Damn, that’s crazy.  *looks up from crystal ball*  Ugh, I forget to look at the future lottery numbers again.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .237.  With Morrison, this is not the Return of the Mack.  Jabba-jabba-jabbering, you lied to me, indecipherable jabbering, you lied to me, you lied to me, Logan Morrison, you lied to me.  You lied to me!  Return of the Mack.  I miss the days of trying to figure out lyrics.  My new favorite is Might Not by Belly.  I swear he starts that song, “Everybody around me saying Usher really likes cars,” I don’t care that Rap Genius says different.

Nicholas Tropeano – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.28 as he was recalled from Triple-A.  That’s right, the Angels brought back up WCW Monday NiTro!  The Trop is more or less met with yawnplause, but could see using the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Michael Taylor – Optioned to the minors.  This move was hidden by its corresponding move of Jonathan Papelbon being activated, but ya know what I’m thinking, right?  How many midget clowns can get in a regular-sized clown car?  No, that wasn’t what I was thinking.  I was thinking Trea Turner has been playing center field and the Nationals just got one centerfielder lighter.  Oh, and Shawn Kelley is now useless.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.21 as he was outpitched by Junior Guerra (7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.93).  There’s something you don’t hear often.  I mean, the Nationals only face the Brewers a few times a year and when they do face them the chances of Scherzer and Guerra matching up–Well, you get the point.  Guerra has been worth owning in all leagues, though I would go one start at a time with him.

Trevor Plouffe – Hit the DL with a cracked rib.  I was always more of a Mad rib guy.

Byron Buxton – Missed yesterday with general soreness.  What if General Washington let general soreness stop him from invading the Virginia delta when the British tried to burn our tobacco crops to the ground?  Where would we be today?  We’d all be smoking Congress cigarettes and not Parliaments!  That’s where!

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  I might be the only person outside of Tyler Anderson’s immediate family that is interested in him, but his peripherals — or perfs, if you want to be cool with nerds and punched by everyone else — look downright tasty.  The Stream-o-Nator says he won’t start again this half, so I’m not adding, but I have a monocle on my cyclops.

Denard Span – Sounds headed to the DL with a sore neck.  Now can Trea Turner–Oh, wait, that’s the other Denard Span.

Angel Pagan – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .289, and nothing else of note recently.  He could benefit from moving to the leadoff spot if Span is out for fifteen days, so I could see a preemptive add on Pagan.

Buster Posey – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Tipper Gore would mark the Giants’ lineup NC-17 because there’s a Posey right below the Belt.

Erick Aybar – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  You won’t get power every day, but he is hitting over-.350 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .303.  ODB on a swarm!

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Not exactly breaking out like Trumbo, Mark not Dalton, but Franco’s not exactly the dog’s breakfast either.

Jerad Eickhoff – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Five of the past seven starts have been Quality Starts.  Haven’t all been cakewalks either like the Braves yesterday.  He’s faced the Jays and the Cubs.  Maybe he’s not such a Jer-khoff after all.

Peter Bourjos – 3-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .278, but hitting near-.400 in the last week as he plants himself in the two hole, or in baseball vernacular, the Pujol.

Jose Reyes – Will be activated on Tuesday.  Hey, that’s today!  You snuck up on me.  Like Reyes with his wife.

Matt Harvey – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Maybe the Mets shouldn’t have pitched him for 200+ IP coming off Tommy John surgery.  Take note, Mets, for when you have to deal with this with Syndergaard and Matz in 2018.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in the past two games.  Liquor’s quicker, but a hot Grandy’s dandy.

Travis d’Arnaud – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Sonavabench!  But he didn’t do anything all year, and I just assumed ma nish ta nah on July 4th!  Dah!

J.T. Realmuto – 4-for-4, 1 run and his 7th steal, and is seven for his last nine.  Catcher questions begin in 3, 2, 1…

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Will be activated to start Thursday.  Hmm, that seemed to come out of nowhere, but if he’s out on waivers, I’d grab him, but I wouldn’t start him for his 1st start back, unless you’re desperate.  Well, Ryu?

Julio Urias – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.95.  In three years, when Urias is the best pitcher in baseball, I’m gonna say, “See, and you thought when he had a 5.00 ERA he was done at 21 years old.”  And that’s me quoting future me!

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Now, two games and two homers.  Yup, I grabbed him.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Puig didn’t like being taken to task by me for being garbage for the past two years.  Do it for another three months and we’ll talk.

Cody Reed – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 9.00.  Today, the Reds fired their pitching coach Riggins.  Will have to wait and see how the rest of the Hogs react.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .267.  Wow, for someone who had a .361 average leaving April, he’s fallen down to earth like a meteor in Mayan literature.  Salieri must be pumped.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .233.  Speaking of falling back to earth, Suarez is still dealing with the after effects of hitting .173 in May, while hoping he can make the Final Cut.

Javier Baez – 1-for-6, 1 run as he hit leadoff.  You know someone who has never hit leadoff?  Okay, yes, technically, you prematurely balding Razzball reader have never, but I was talking about Addison Russell (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer).

Jason Heyward – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs as he was dropped to sixth in the order.  Turns out it was our Independence Day and the Cubs Independence from Dependence on Heyward Batting 2nd Day.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .309, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  So, he’s basically, a top two catcher within two and a half weeks?  Yeah, pretty much.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  Nice to see Hendricks playing on July 4th, but too bad Joe Cocker’s dead.  The Cubs could’ve had a pregame Star Cocker Spangled Banner.

Dexter Fowler – As he rehabs his injury, it was reported that he ran zig-zags yesterday.  I really hope a coach was screaming serpentine.

Kris Bryant – Hit his 24th homer, then left after crashing into Albert Almora.  The world freezes.  My 1st round guy could be hurt.  I leave Cougs on the bed, she’ll have to watch TV for fireworks.  Then, I remember I don’t actually own Bryant anywhere.  The world continues.  Sounds like Bryant’s gonna be okay.

Yu Darvish – Made a rehab start and looked pretty bleh, but it was a rehab start and I’m not going to overreact.  Please get better fast!

Christian Vazquez – Optioned to Triple-A.  There goes the Sawx fan who says he doesn’t believe in God, but his catcher’s Christian.

Sandy Leon – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .500 and is now the Sawx catcher.  To answer your question — or kwestion if you’re trying to be cool — Leon is not really this good with the bat.

Brock Holt – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Since he returned from the DL, he’s 5-for-13 with yesterday’s homer, and he’s the type to get smoking hot — Holt Toddy?

Dustin Pedroia – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .306.  He’s pretty much on pace for his uze — 15/15, great counting stats.  That’s if he stays healthy.  In that ‘if’ is the universe of possibilities.  Or at least the possibility of yes, he will stay healthy, or no, he won’t.

Travis Shaw – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer this week, hitting .271.  Shaw is your basic “You would have no interest whatsoever in him if he didn’t play for the Red Sox player,” which is usually abbreviated YWHNIWIHIHDPFRSP.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .296.

Aaron Sanchez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  Member that old woe is me, I’m so sad, I have AL East pitchers, boo-hoo the matchups?  Yeah, I grabbed Sanchez and I’m not dropping him until he’s either moved to the bullpen or does a number two in the bed.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, and 18th homer in the last 7 days.  No idea where I heard about this guy before.  Maybe it was me?  Nah, couldn’t be!

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Juicy gotcha crazy!  I’d say McCullers is a solid buy low, but his ERA is 3.57 and his K/9 is 11.2, are people really selling him low?  Oh, wait, every day I read comments asking if people should drop him.  Here’s my Lance McCullers sleeper from December.  Nothing’s changed except your Far Side calendar.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  For those with short-term memory, I was the only fantasy baseball ‘pert ranking Springer in the top 20 overall.  Though, those with short-term memory, don’t even remember their fantasy baseball password to check their team.

James Shields – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.67.  Big Game James might consider changing his nickname to Occasionally A Decent Game James.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .308.  What’s going with this strong bean?  He had 49 steals one year in the minors, and has never hit more than seven homers in any minor league season.  I mean, it’s cool, but I kinda have you for speed.

Chad Green – Here’s what I said yesterday, “11.5 K/9, 0.8 BB/9, 2.26, throws 94 MPH and had a 1.54 ERA in Triple-A with a 9 K/9, so obviously I’m a hardcore cyclops with a monocle on this guy, but he could get sent back down or to the bullpen.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Yesterday, Eovaldi was out of the bullpen and Green was announced as the Friday starter.  Yeah, you guessed it, I’m intrigued, y’all!  Also, on a side note, if the Yanks are looking to the future with Green, guess who’s next?  Mike Pagliarulo Jr.?  No!  I’m talking about Aaron Judge.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.48.  Four starts ago, his ERA was 2.20.  The last time CC went from 220 anything to 348, six shots of Patrón were involved.

Chase Headley – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I ask JayWrong about his infatuation with Headley on the podcast that’s coming later today.  It’s illuminating like a Terrence Malick denouement.

Starlin Castro – 4-for-4, 1 run.  He had been 0-for-12 in his last four games, so this could be the start of something, but it’s far from a sure thing, i.e., I wouldn’t jump in a car with John Cusack and drive across the country to grab him.

Archie Bradley – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.81.  Too bad Kevin Towers is no longer with the Diamondbacks, he’d trade away Bradley and make him into something on another team.  With GM Dave Stewart, he holds onto awful pitchers.

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 1 run and two steals (14, 15), hitting .313.  Here we go, steals come in bunches like Mr. Chiquita Banana.

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .299, and hitting over-.400 in the last two weeks.  You don’t have to tell me twice, more like three times, but I dropped The Lisper’s Nightmare yesterday for Solarte.

Derek Norris – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, but left after being hit on a follow-through of a swing.  Also, yesterday, Daniel Norris (2 IP, 2 ER) left his start with an injury.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time two D. Norris’s were hurt on the same day since boom op, Donnie Norris, lowered the boom into frame while Dean Norris was on the toilet in a pivotal Breaking Bad scene.

Jordan Zimmermann – Hit the DL with a neck strain.  He suffered whiplash from so many balls getting smacked up the middle.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .302.  It’s the year of the Castell obviously.  You can’t fight literal translations.

Steven Moya – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .301.  If you need power and you’re not picking him up, you’re not paying attention, and since you’re not paying attention, I was the one that finished your milk.  Sorry (not sorry).

Mike Napoli – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Fireworks went off when his homer touched down.  Light-beige, areola-shaped fireworks.

Joba Chamberlain – Was designated for assignment by the Indians.  Joba had a 2.25 ERA, so there might’ve been more than meets the eye here.  He was ‘freed’ on July 4th and he’s one of the few players in the majors with Native American blood.  More like the Cleveland Self-Hating Indians.

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knucks
knucks
5 years ago

test

knucks
knucks
5 years ago

Just a test, sorry if this Pings you!

Dusty Briches
Dusty Briches
5 years ago

Khris Davis or Mazara ROS?

Johnc
Johnc
5 years ago

I was offered Pedroia and Tanaka for CMart. CMart has been unlucky with his relievers blowing a few wins. Tanaka pitches in the AL East. Both seem like injuries waiting to happen so Pedroia makes it interesting as I would drop Espinosa to add him. Thoughts?

Skeezix
Skeezix
5 years ago

Awesome stuff Grey! From your comments, I think you prefer Salazar over Teheran. Do you think it’s close, either for ROS or as a keeper? We can only keep 2 SPs, and I’ve got Scherzer, Kluber and Carrasco. I’m thinking of using one of them to help me get a bat, and a guy is willing to give me Teheran as part of the return.

ferris
ferris
5 years ago

What do you think of a straight drop of Taillon in a 12 team with limited dl slots?

I’m thinking limited IPs, coupled with, if true, possible shoulder concern.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

With the news on kamg and his sexual assault would you trade him Addison Russell keeper league keep 5 260 budget kang has 7 value Russell 13

Fungazi
Fungazi
5 years ago

Wooo Stanton got on his big boy pants today

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
5 years ago

Who is a bigger pile of shit?
Rodon or Odorizzi?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
I wrote it down for next time I stock up.
Thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: have you tried the poundcake?

El Coffee
El Coffee
5 years ago

Using Judge’s call-up date as the starting point, who will provide better stats – Aaron Judge or AJ Reed?

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

Rodon kinda pisses me the fuck off grey

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  peacecoast
5 years ago

@peacecoast:
Oh yes !
Watching batting practice for the Yanks

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I beg them to just take him out, for my ratios sake.

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
And still waiting for Abreu

Shidesthelimit
Shidesthelimit
5 years ago

Quick question – in a 6×6 (Standard+OPS AND HR Allowed) and in need of starting pitching. Being offered Greinke for JD Martinez. I have 3 OF slots in my league, and they are already occupied by Ozuna, Myers and Kris Bryant. My starting pitching is gross, enjoy:
Liriano, Salazar, Paxton, Snell, Matz, Hendricks, Velasquez, Smyly, Gausman.

Take the deal?

JoeG414
JoeG414
5 years ago

I give Mazara for Gausman ? 6×6 mixed roto
Non keeper. I could use a good second half Starter
Yes/No.

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Or do you like Matz (with his elbow ) better ?

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
What about Roark ?
Him or Gausman?
Just want to make sure I get value for Mazara
Thanks always

Bobbo
Bobbo
5 years ago

Utility bat question. Who starts tomorrow?
Cameron Maybin @CLE (Tomlin) $-1.2
Tim Anderson vs. NYY (Pineda) $-1.2
Addison Russell vs. CIN (Descalafani) $-3.0
With how hot Russell has been of late, it’s gotta be him, right?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

Nl all star team is the entire cubs If. The game is turning into a joke. seager and altuve shud be starting.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: Altuve is for the AL

Knucks
Knucks
5 years ago

Your take on the Grichuk return?

Drop Judge for him in 12 team roto redraft? No other bench bats, just looking to spec on one till after the break.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Lose Gattis for DArnaud?

Pat
Pat
5 years ago

12 team h2h
kimbrel for Myers and Sano

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Pat
5 years ago

@Pat: Seriously?

Geo
Geo
5 years ago

Two questions: 1. Any chance Sonny Gray turns it around this year? Adjustments in second half or change of scenery? Thinking of trying to buy low on him.
2. Dynasty league, half my pitchers on DL, including Kershaw now, and I’m slipping in the standings the last couple weeks. Thinking of offering my Kershaw/Mazara for his Syndergaard/Donaldson. Maybe some other throw ins on either side. Worth it to do something like that and try to stay in contention? Or not worth trading Kershaw and just try to ride out his injury?

Geo
Geo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. 1. Tim Anderson cheap? I have a plethora of high end SS, and the guy is a White Sox fan
2. He twice offered me Harvey/Donaldson for C. Seager/Mazara/Glasnow but then pulled it each time lol. Offered yesterday at some point. Pulled it late last night, then re-offered it literally an hour or two later, then pulled it again this morning. I was at the firehouse yesterday, so by the time I even saw it each time between goin on calls and what not, and got out of work this morning, it was gone both times. He’s close to out of contention, so I might be able to pull it off if I throw in some pieces to juice it up a little. If not, I’ll have to figure something else out

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

H2H Points
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

Up by 20 and I’m starting Carrasco tonight so I need help planning the best 7 starts out of the following:

Matz vs. MIA (10.5)
Walker @HOU (-2.5)

7/6
Pineda @CHA (18.8)
Fiers vs. SEA (0.6)

7/7
Duffy vs. SEA (6.9)
Snell vs. LAA (-0.9)
Paxton @KC (-1.7)

7/8 (can only stream ONE of these)
McCarthy vs. SD (26.5)
Liriano vs. CHN (8.2)
Corbin @SF (3.9)
McHugh vs. OAK (4.7)
Shoemaker @BAL (3.8)

7/9 (4 start max)
Salazar vs. NYA (16.2)
Harvey vs. WAS (11.4)
Peavy vs. ARI (10.0)
Ray @SF (9.9)
McCullers vs. OAK (8.2)
Conley vs. CIN (7.1)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: You da man! Thanks!

Nightmare
Nightmare
5 years ago

Buy or sell these fellas in the second half of season

Trevor Story
Rich Hill
Trevor Bauer
Lorenzo Cain

The Natural
The Natural
5 years ago

OBP league who wins?

Kang/lester/matz for

Carpenter/archer/tillman

Mike Devereaux
Mike Devereaux
5 years ago

H2H points league. -1 for Ks. pickup Grandal or Daurnaud?
Thanks Grey

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

10 team h2h obp redraft limited season moves

Hold Maurer or drop for Herrera?

I feel like Herrera is the better pitcher but also has the greatest chance of just handing the job back to Davis in 2 weeks. Meanwhile Maurer could hold the job the rest of the season.

Adebisi
Adebisi
5 years ago

I was just offered Sherzer for my Miggy. I have Belt ready to slide right in at first and really need a stud SP. I still don’t want to trade my precious. Tell me I’m an idiot.

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
5 years ago

12 team H2H. No holds

Drop either Ramos or Jeanmar for Herrera?

Hanklongball
Hanklongball
5 years ago

Grey,

Would you trade Danny Duffy for Betances? Starters are Kluber, Pineda, Harvey, Kendricks, Quintana, Wainwright. Bullpen is Chapman, Dyson, Papelbon, Kelley, Harris, Thronburg.

Hanklongball
Hanklongball
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: standard 5×5 league, no holds category. I need to shore up W, K, WHIP and thought Betances could be a cheap source of Ks/WHIP.

J
J
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Will Harris got dropped in my league.

I have Allen, Madson, Dyson and Colome.

Should I drop Colome for Harris?

Thanks!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

14 team H2H weekly points league…

My Stanton for his Salazar or Stanton for Carrasco? is it close?

Red5
Red5
5 years ago

Would you trade Cole and Fowler coming off injuries for Nelson Cruz?

Red5
Red5
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thank you!

MikeZ
MikeZ
5 years ago

12 team 5×5, better 2B ROS: Lawrie or Baez?

MikeZ
MikeZ
Reply to  MikeZ
5 years ago

@MikeZ: Also, Dee Gordon is a free agent in our weekly league. But it is a league with no bench — all rostered players need to be started. There are DL spots, but suspended players must be started and get no stats. How soon should he get picked up ina league like this? I’ll get no stats from his spot until he is activated.

Russ
Russ
5 years ago

Is Duvall for Guerra a fair swap?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Ticker tease goes to Duvall today…

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

Grey,

I just lost Wade Davis to the DL. My only real choice is Gregerson. Would you pick him up, or can you suggest whoelse to go get? Thanks

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: Grab Kimbrel

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Grey

Should I pick up Gregerson or is there someone as a free agent under the radar that might be worth grabbing to close until Davis comes back.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Grey,

Any suggestions? Should I pick up Gregerson or do you know a free agent closer that I should consider as well?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Grey

Oh is taken.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

gregerson

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

THanks Grey

Alex Guanojelly
Alex Guanojelly
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: Mrs. Featherbotton, Cram in that order.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Alex Guanojelly
5 years ago

@Alex Guanojelly: I pack mean heat – thanks for noticing!

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

So Kris Bryant could possibly hit 50 hrs this year? In his 2nd year as a pro?

HE GOOD.

Mr. Snrub
Mr. Snrub
5 years ago

Nice work FML, your smoking Congress line filibustered my gut!

Do you think next year a certain shortstop from the Cubs that has never lead off will replace Arenado and Polanco in our hearts and have us singing scrambled Elvis Costello lyrics a la “Allison”?

Alex Guanojelly
Alex Guanojelly
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: First round darling Coorea is at 13 HRs. Addison is occasionally at 11.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Matz was dropped in my 10-team roto league. Is he worth picking up for a second half run? My droppable guys are Roark, Fulmer, Hwan Oh or (bench bat) Kendrys Morales.

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Grey: Is Travis D’Arnaud’s upside greater than McCann’s floor?

Jose
Jose
5 years ago

Grey Carlos Gonzalez or Charlie Blackmon …ROS?

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

If you had to pick one play for today…

Jake Lamb vs LHP Friedrich
Schoop vs Maeda
Espinosa vs Zach Davies

Thanks

Btdrnks
Btdrnks
5 years ago

12 team points league with 12 keepers:

Would you drop Kang for one of Espinoza or Villar? Kang is the only SS eligible player on my roster, I have Donaldson at 3b and Odor at 2B.

Thanks! Great work as always Grey!

Bungalowbill61
Bungalowbill61
5 years ago

Great read as always Grey!

Just pulled off a couple big trades and need to drop some SPs. Who do you like the best over the rest of the season: Duffy, Shoemaker, or Pineda.

Thanks!

J-Mo
J-Mo
5 years ago

Two either or questions for you.

Contreras or Gattis

Kipnis or Pedroia

Don
Don
5 years ago

Drop zunino for tda if you have 1 add left for the week
I kind of want to add Chad green in case he goes off Friday

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

So is Baez starting every day yet?

I have Logan Forsythe and I’d prefer Baez over him any day of the week and twice on Sundays if he was starting full time but I haven’t heard anything yet.

But I guess 80% starting Baez is still better than full time starting Logan?

Grizza3569
Grizza3569
5 years ago

Rest of this season only…Yu or Harvey?

Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte
Aint nothing but a Gangster Marte
5 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto. 5×5 roto

Franco was just dropped. Do you like him or Valencia at 3B? Also, where does Baez fall in comparison to those two? Thanks

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
5 years ago

Crush and Espinosa for EE?

15 team keeper

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
5 years ago

12 team H2H 6X6 (OBP)

Drop any of these for Lamb?:

Longo
Duvall
Pujols
Schoop
Dozier

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Lenny
Lenny
5 years ago

Would have been awesome if that second Denard Span actually pointed to Revere’s page.

Herschel
Herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. No open DL slot for Taillon and his fateegay. Drop him for gray, Gausman, McCarthy or just hold?

Thanks.

stoopid
stoopid
5 years ago

Need OF help. Got offered Cespedes & Junior Guerra for Abreu.

My CI situation is Hosmer, Franco, & Castellanos. Cespedes instantly becomes my top OF and I can drop either janikowski or chisenhall…

5×5 w/ obp

Slim
Slim
5 years ago

I just can’t drop Kyle Ryan and his SP eligibility. 15team AL only. Dynasty. Start 5 SPs, 5 RPs. Sv+holds is one category. Im the Astros, mostly. So I still haven’t activated AJ Griffin from the DL. I’m middle of the pack in wins and #1 in Ks and there is essentially no max innings. Pretty sure I leave him DLd @Bos today. My options to drop to eventually activate are Ryan, Tyler White, or Jason Castro. Ryan is the most useful right now. White may one day (again) be an everyday player, Castro is not a keeper and barely playing for me ever since Gattis became Catcher eligible. Although it’s more lately with Reed at DH so much.

Drop who? Looks like Griffin vsMin might be the final game before the allstar break. So Im pretty sure that’s when I need to make my final decision.

Slim
Slim
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: grassy ass. Yeah there’s still useful enough catchers as FAs if I ever lost Gattis for some reason. I keep hoping Castro will miraculously be ’13 Jason Castro. Not looking likely.

PB&J
PB&J
5 years ago

I currently have Taillon and Joe Ross DLing it all over my team. Drop either for Tyson Ross?

Don
Don
5 years ago

Add zunino, tda, or norris

tals23
tals23
5 years ago

I’m in a 15 team redraft weekly points league. I am currently first in my division as well as the league leader in overall points. So, barring a collapse, I should be a playoff team.
I am concerned about kershaw. I was recently offered felix hernandez for kershaw….should i make this trade?

tals23
tals23
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, Harvey, Pineda
Bench: (McCullers, Walker, Paxton, Duffy, Matz)

Yo Grey! So yes I’m still rostering Matz but only because there’s still a pending offer I’m waiting for the other guy to accept where I offered him McCullers and Matz for Cole! I’m first in the standing by 1 game and he’s in 2nd and he’s still thinking about so I wanted to make sure that’s still a trade worth making? I have an easy matchup this week so I haven’t needed to cut Matz for a streamer yet and I can probably afford to wait a little for Cole to get back but I don’t have an open DL spot so all things considered, I’m still getting the better end of that offer right? Any idea when Cole will be back?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Word! Yeah I figured since you advised dropping Matz last week anyway that it was basically McCullers for Cole… are those 2 really that close ROS? I wanna make the best move to help me win this year and the other team is also in the running so that’s why I was double checking!

Keeperwise (we keep 3 that make up the first 3 picks of the draft next year) my team also has Trout, Correa, and Stanton so that doesn’t change your answer at all does it since I probably wouldn’t be keeping any of Cole, Matz or McCullers … the fact that he’s actually considering moving Cole (he kept him going into this year) combined with how well McCullers last pitched had me second guessing my offer!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Hmm okay so who would you rather have ROS between those two? I know you said it’s fair but I won’t be too bummed if he declines knowing it wasn’t that much of an upgrade anyway … thanks for the advice man!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Cool thanks again… that’s all I needed to hear!

Alex Guanojelly
Alex Guanojelly
5 years ago

Addison is quietly giving you 20 HRs and 90 RBI as a middle infielder.

OH the choices..
OH the choices..
5 years ago

hey Grey To many inj recently and my pitchers being put on the DL in the middle of my 12 team h2h weekly point league since this week is locked already for me. So the next couple of weeks I have to bench Wade Davis but do I start Cishek in his place or would you drop cishek ( btw just picked him up 3 days ago ) and pick up chad Green and use him in the RP role as a Starter which can be a advantage since he is a SP but can be used as a RP. Thx for the help Grey !

OH the choices..
OH the choices..
Reply to  OH the choices..
5 years ago

@OH the choices..: Hope I this badly typed question wasn’t to confusing. I really should proof read before I send.

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Grey: Hearing Herrera is stepping in over Soria

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Rotoworld, USAToday, ESPN, MLB.com

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: From what I’m seeing none of the reports on Herrera are based on anything from the front office. They’re simply saying “Herrera’s numbers are awesome so he should be closer”. We’ve been burned by these reports in the past.

Tio
Tio
5 years ago

Grey – Any thoughts on Dan Vogelbach? Seems like he is tearing the cover off the ball in AAA and showing great plate discipline. Any chance the Cubs try him in the OF or is a trade to an AL team where he can DH or play 1B his best bet?

Zach
Zach
5 years ago

Morning Grey. I’ve been watching Hellickson for awhile as well. Is he worth picking up over any of these guys? It’s a 10 team H2H league.

Nola
Roark
Paxton
Porcello
Wisler
DeSclafani
Guerra
McCullers

Zach
Zach
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Thank you my friend.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
5 years ago

Soria or Kelvim taking over for Wade Davis?

Tio
Tio
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
5 years ago

@Schmohawks Bob: Kelvim Escobar?

griff
griff
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
5 years ago

@Schmohawks Bob: I’m just wondering if Brooks Pounders will stop doing adult movies since the royals called him up.

Big league choo
Big league choo
5 years ago

Obp league

Goldy/pujols/lester for

Machado/votto/hamels/hill

Thanks for the advice.

Boomer19
Boomer19
5 years ago

Hi Grey. Can you rank Sano, Puig, and Mazara for this year only? Thanks.

Bob
Bob
5 years ago

Which pitcher would you want for the remainder of the year…Kuechel, tanaka, or Walker?

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Brian McCann over Russell Martin? 10-team H2H with OBP

Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I’ve been debating this myself too – I had Martin and then he went a little cold and replaced him with McCann and now thinking of switching back to Martin

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: Who cares? Lol. It’s a whatever move, or apples/apples as Grey says. You guys and your catchers…

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
5 years ago

Hola Grey – Do you like Franco or Sano this season only?

Big league choo
Big league choo
5 years ago

10 team H2h 6×6 OBP / QS league

My Goldy/lester/bradley for

Machado/hamels/hill

My CI goldy,pujols, frazier, franco
My MI merrifield, villar, reyes, kang

Leaning towards no, what about

lester/villar or machado

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

Do you think Aaron Sanchez will actually be moved the pen later in the year? If so, try to move him now or ride it out?

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
5 years ago

Hey man,
Great stuff – hope you had a fun weekend. I watched my team hit 18 HRs, and produce a total of 45 RBIs. Some crap right there.
Feel like helping with a midseason roster check? 12 team H2H re-draft. I’m sitting at 2nd place, though just lost 1-8-1 and had to change my team name to “I EAT POOP” as part of a gentleman’s bet.
C(x2) – Contreras, None
1B: Goldy
2B: Odor
SS: Seager
3B: Donaldson
2B/SS: Story
1B/3B: Lamb
OF (X5) Springer, Polanco, Cespedes, Duval, Moya
Util: Reed
DL: Dongs
SP: Arrieta, DeGrom, Harvey, Nola, Sanchez, Gausman, Rodon, Giolito, streamers
RP: Familia, Harris, Oh.

In the words of Mike Tyson, “my offense is impetuous. My defense hash’t been impregnable, and I’ve been just a little ferocious. Praise be to Allah!”

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Mrs.Featherbottom
5 years ago

@Mrs.Featherbottom: @Grey – psst.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks – I’ve been sending out offers of Duval for someone like Carassco or Lester – can you think of another SP?

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ewww. On a non-related note, watched 10 Cloverfield Lane this weekend. I enjoyed it.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Nope – with John Goodman – it might be some bit of a prequel to Cloverfield, but it works well as a standalone.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: This one is a thriller – 90% takes place in a pretty dope fallout shelter.

Sportive Tricks
Sportive Tricks
5 years ago

Oh hey, Grey.

So how many saves do you think Brandon Maurer will have to blow before the Hodgpepadres stop saving their best remaining reliever for specific match ups which favor a left handed pitcher ? Is there anything dumber than this?

On a related note, I’m holding Buchter for the time being. Prudent?

Love yas!!

Sportive Tricks
Sportive Tricks
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you, sir!