Low voice, “Wow.”  Digs ditch, steps down, “Wow.”  Need more emphasis.  Buys a mini-excavator, consults with architects about installing a down escalator, begins construction, gets behind on schedule, fires a guy that smokes more than he digs, hires a foreman that seems like he knows what he’s doing, foreman runs off with money, tracks foreman down in Aruba hanging out with Andruw Jones, punches foreman, watches Andruw Jones make diving catch of forearm’s body, heads back to the States to oversee completion of down escalator, breaks champagne on escalator, travels down a full story and, “WOW!”  Do you see what I go though to emphasize something for you?  After Mike Fiers struck out 14 Cubs in 6 innings, he can have anything he wants.  Sleep with my Cougs, she’s all yours!  He now has a 1.29 ERA, a 10.3 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 after 21 IP, after blowing through the minor leagues with a 11.3 K/9.  I grabbed him in one 12 team league and looked to pick him up in every league, but he wasn’t there.  I forgot the most important lesson, you couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f***ing Michael Fiers!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kyle Lohse – He’s unsure if he’ll make his next start.  What a pointless update.  Why don’t they ask someone who does know?

Ryan Braun – Sat out yesterday, and says his thumb is still bothering him.  Injuries sure jumped into the rearview a lot quicker when he was shooting shizz into his butt. “My butt needs some juice.”  Wiggle, wiggle.  That’s Braun two years ago.

Khris Davis – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 20th homer.  I’m not saying it looks like Roenicke came to his senses and is playing Davis without a Parra platoon, because as soon as I say that Davis will be benched for Parra.  Though, I have no idea if just saying I’m not going to say it will have the same affect.  vdslbxhssaw–Sorry, hard to type with this strait jacket on.  I hope you’re happy, Roenicke!

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  Love Mini Donkey, but owning him, rather than just for the occasional batty call, is soul-sucking with his .210 average.  I’m farting in your general direction, Prince Fielder!  You led me to this place!

Carlos GonzalezRockies said he’s probably out for the season.  The Rockies also have a bad habit of using the word ‘probably’ for no reason.

Michael Cuddyer – Will be activated on Saturday.  Hopefully he makes it to September.  I’ll give him 7 to 1 odds.  Not great odds, but better than the Vegas odds that he gets hurt today on his travel day.

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  So, he played?  Really?  You are spoiling us, Walt Weiss!

Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Getting to the plate after Matt Adams (2-for-3, 1 run), I’m surprised there’s some many ribbies available.

John Lackey – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, lowering his ERA on the Cards to 6.16, but that’s a little lopsided due to a 5 IP, 9 ER vs. the O’s.  Lackey’s got a 3.91 ERA on the year, which tells more of the full picture, and as bleh of a picture that is, it’s still better than his player page picture.  Doode, get botox!

Andy Parrino – With Jed Lowrie headed to the DL with a fractured finger, the A’s are expected to call up their shortstop prospect and pasta manufacturer, Parrino.  Parrino’s so good, it will make you shave your daughter’s mustache while she sleeps.  Parrino looks likes a 5/5 guy with a .220 average.  Okay, so hopefully his rigatoni is better.

Stephen Vogt – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .325 on the year.  Jaso, Norris, Vogt…Josh Donaldson was even a catcher when he first came up.  A’s might just go with an all-catching team next year.  All they need is the The Flying Molinas and they have a full lineup.

Christian Colon – 3-for-4 and his 1st steal for the Royals utility infielder.  Colon’s up for a cup of coffee but his stats put me to sleep.  The Royals would prolly like to put him to sleep too, after skipping Chris Sale and Matt Harvey to draft him in 2010.

Norichika Aoki – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, but hitting near-.500 in the last week.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you can go ahead and get a jump on those herbs in your league.  Hehe, herbs.  Hilarious that people used to call people they thought were losers ‘herbs.’  It’s like the lamest word ever.  Now, jabroni on the other hand.  That’s cool.  Wait, I just realized I was talking about getting a jump on herbs in grabbing Aoki.  Who’s the real herb here?  Ugh, I was going for the longest herb non-sequitur since David Foster Wallace, but I couldn’t do it.

John Axford – Acquired by the PiratesPirates are in a tough position.  They have to look like they care, but they don’t have any real money to care.  It’s like when you had no money, so you made mix CDs for girlfriends.  “Aw, the Pirates, started the CD with Just Once by James Ingram, that’s beautiful.”

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 3.78.  Member in the preseason when I said he could be a number one and didn’t understand why people were down on him in the non-sexual way?  Well, he has a sub-2 ERA in the 2nd half and I have no idea what was wrong with him in the 1st half.

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 14 Ks.  Okay, Fancy Stuff, but Fiers did it in 6 innings.  Aw, I’m just playing, two-different-colored-eyes guy.  You know I gots love for you.  I’ve only been talking about my love for Scherzer since 2006.  Get a room!  Hey, wait a minute, I’m in a room.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  That’s in only 80 games.  I get the feeling he’s going to be one of those players that people extrapolate his stats over the course of a season and expect 30+ homers next year.  To me, he feels like a 20-homer hitter in 300 ABs or 550 ABs with neutral luck.

Yonder Alonso – Hit the DL with a forearm strain.  And, here I thought, with the power he’s shown in his career, he didn’t have forearms.  “That boy, Yonder, all elbows and wrists!”

Matt Dominguez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Last year, he hit 21 homers and .241, and looks like he’s on pace for close to the same this year.  He is only 24 years old and this is his 2nd year in the league.  I could see him taking a nice step forward next year.  Definitely will be someone I’ll be aware of.  I won’t quite say yet that he’ll be 2015’s Cody Asche.  *slowly tiptoes out of the room*

Brock Holt – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Has cooled a lot since he first came up, but when I say his name I’m still exuberant like this.

Dustin Pedroia – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  When Pedroia slide into 2nd on his double and stood up next to Altuve, Michael Vick called up his agent, “Is dwarf fighting illegal?”  Speaking of which (not really), our fantasy football leagues are filling up fast.  Get in now (or get in again, you know you’re gonna goof up at least one of the drafts).

Allen Webster – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Webster looked great until Mr. Papadopoulos showed up and embarrassed him.

Wil Myers – Could return this Tuesday.  Myers missed three months with a broken wrist, so he could be lacking in the power department, but he’s also worth the stash.  Sorta like me.  You know, worth the ‘stache.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  It must be some kind of mistake.  Did they move the fences to around the edge of the infield grass and lower the fences to ankle high?  I must know; I am curious.

Logan Forsythe – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  He had one hit in the last two weeks prior to this game.  Forsythe needs to get traded to the Angels to get his feng shui/crime fighting right.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Since May 1st — that’s only throwing out one month’s worth of stats, and you probably didn’t own him then anyway — he has a 3.14 ERA.  I’ve only been saying this for the last six weeks too.  I’ll say it again this afternoon in the Buy column because he’s under 50% owned.  Or will I?!  You will.  Thanks for blowing it, Random Italicized Voice.  What?  It’s no mystery, why else are you saying it?  Okay, got it.  Hope so otherwise you are a serious stunod.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Hey, it’s hot middle infield pickup of May.  Hey, hot middle infield pickup of May, say hello to your mother for me.

Yu Darvish – MRI came back clean on his elbow, but there’s no timeline to return.  I have one:  February when pitchers and catchers report.

Geovany Soto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  When he hit that one high, he started choking, trying to keep in the smoke.

Edwin Encarnacion – After months of speculation (maybe days), Edwin will be activated today.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department says, “Get him in your *hiccup*!”  Ouch, his big moment ruined.

Rafael Furcal – Will undergo season-ending hamstring surgery to remove scar tissue that he wishes you saw.  Under a bridge.  Got to get it put it in you.  Hold on, shuffling my iTunes.

Brad Penny – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Guarantee the Marlins never would’ve signed him if his name was Brad Dollar.

Donovan Solano – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  With Furcal sidelined, the Marlins will turn to a mash-up of Solano, Ed Lucas, Jeff Baker and Valdespin.  Man, that is scary.  It’s the Creature from the Aquamarine Lagoon.

Chase Anderson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Meh.  Should’ve been better vs. the MIA Marlins.  Pitch around Giancarlo (3-for-4, 1 RBI) and call bedtime when Yelich (2-for-5) comes up.  Easy as that.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like Anderson’s next start, and I wouldn’t mess with it.

Dillon Gee – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Here’s the problem.  If Gee’s not giving you decent ratios, he won’t ever give you good Ks, so what do you have left?  Poppycock and it sticks to your teeth and then you need dentures.  Gee’s giving owners falsies?   Yes, yes he is.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  The last time Bryce and Longoria homered on the same day it was in March, right after your draft and it was in a dream you had.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Not the same position obviously, but try and wrap your noodle around that LaRoche has 17 homers and Harper has six and LaRoche is hitting almost twenty points better.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.53.  Best xFIPs in the majors:  Kershaw, F-Her, Strasburg.  It might come with some derision, but it’s going to be hard to not rank Strasburg in the top 5 SPs again next year.  Luckily, I didn’t Google ‘derision’ and I’m going to believe it means adulation.

Justin Upton – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring strain.  His brother B.J. replaced him yesterday.  Just like his parents, Gloria and Sexaholic, would’ve wanted it.  Guess which child Sexaholic got to name.  Justin’s prolly headed to the DL, or the bench for five days, then one game on the field where he reinjures himself then to the DL.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-4 and his 14th steal.  Heyward hit leadoff because Fredi Gonzalez is actually asleep behind his trademark Oakleys.

Hanley Ramirez – Played catch yesterday.  Hope he went for ice cream afterwards, cause that would be swell!

Hyun-Jin RyuDodgers don’t think Ryu will be ready for his next start.  The club will know more after they MRI his gluteus maximus.  Pretty dated, you’d think it would be an MMXIV machine.

Dee Gordon – 3-for-4, 4 runs and his 53rd and 54th steal.  If this was May, I’d still be hesitant, but, at this point, I don’t understand when I get questions wondering if Gordon’s for real.  He stole 73 bases one year in the minors and is going to end up the best shortstop on our Player Rater once he passes the now defunct Tulo.  Maybe Gordon doesn’t hit .290 every year, but .260 and 60 steals is prettttttay, prettttttay good.

Roberto Hernandez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks as the Dodgers beat the Braves.  That’s right, Roberto Hernandez is now changing teams as fast as he changes names.

Drew Butera – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  That’s ex-Olympic weightlifter, Drew Butera, to you!  Don’t get into an arm wrestling match with him.  He fights dirty.

Yasiel Puig – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .310 with 13 homers.  If he keeps hitting nothing but singles, I’m gonna start calling him Charley Luau.

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Greys #1 Fan
Greys #1 Fan
8 years ago

Hello Grey,
Do you think Fiers keeps a rotation spot even when Lohse and Garza return?

I should win regular season but my post season is coming up weeks 23 & 24, and I was wondering if you think i should drop one of these DL’d players now or hold. I have 2 DL spots and 4 DL players.. Cutch anibal yu and bailey.

If anything I would drop an injured pitcher for one of the following: Hendricks, shoemaker or hammel, or hold them for a possible postseason return. Would you consider dropping one and who?

10 team. Standard 5×5 h2h

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

So I pulled the trigger on dickerson for B hamilton then after I seen he only has 5 games next week while my opponent has his whole OF with 7 games and hamilton is playing 7 as well lol doh!!

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
Reply to  my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

@my sisters friend boyfriend: its ok…his last 5 games hes 7 for 20 with 3 homers..he’ll be alright

Steeve
Steeve
8 years ago

What do you expect from Rusney Castillo this year and next year?

Count de monetball
Count de monetball
8 years ago

Grey, I just wanted to say thank you for responding to everybody’s questions. I had a question and did a quick search on the comment page for the players last name and found you’d already answered the question. It’s awesome to have such accessed to your opinion so easily. It is very valuable and I thank you!

Gee
Gee
8 years ago

for purely Sagnof purposes…

Sam Fuld or Jordan Schafer?

And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Gee
8 years ago

@Gee: i asked this with marisnick also, it’s marisnick, if he’s out ther.

Cram It
Cram It
8 years ago

BUY SELL! BUY SELL!! BUY SELL!!! Wait, it’s Friday right? *burp*

swinging3.0
swinging3.0
8 years ago

Perfect Grey you are the king.

Long time no chat. Quick question, im on a 2 week bye in one of my leagues that has 2 week playoff matchups. Avi garcia is available and im considering cutting alex rios to make space for garcia. Do we like this move?

Thanks for the website it undoubtedly led me to first place especially in the league im referencing above. I remember one of the podcasts preseason u shouted “Michael Brantley for president ” idk y i remember that but i took him as my 4th outfielder, that will pay the bills! Also great job with todd frazier he was very high on your top 400.

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
8 years ago

dropped Darvish, now the FAAB frenzy begins.

In a keeper with a 200 budget, what bid are you throwing out there for a DL stash/keeper on Yu? For context, Goldschmidt winning bid last week was $26.

Bye Felicia
Bye Felicia
8 years ago

Can you use some of you’re magic shizz on ESPN. I need Homer on the DL. They’re the slowest fantasy site when it comes to adding players to the DL.

LaStellllaaaaaaa
LaStellllaaaaaaa
8 years ago

Is there a reason Keuchel is so low on the SON? I feel like he’s a must start against the BoSox.

Snake Hips
Snake Hips
8 years ago

Someone dropped Rios. Should I grab him?

Snake Hips
Snake Hips
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I have an open UTIL spot since Springer is out 2 more weeks. I would drop a streamer. 10-team points league

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
8 years ago

Would you drop Minor for Fiers?

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I already did it before i came on. I got the over/under at 100 and i called over. Just rockin the Vogt!! YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD ….YES.

Joe
Joe
8 years ago

Grey the offer me David price for my melky cabrera should i pull the trigger?

Diego
Diego
8 years ago

NL only league,
Masterson or Fiers ROS?

Or drop Ruggiano from bench to have both P for weekly streaming.

Gracias amigo

zombie
8 years ago

The occasional SBs are helpful in H2H 12 team heading into playoffs, and quite thankful for their efforts all season; so having trouble deciding between Ozuna or Calhoun as the drop to activate Myers. Keep Will DL’d and see if he makes significant contact? Or with thanks, drop which of my undrafted OFs? Thanks!

Ryan
Ryan
8 years ago

I’m out of contention this year in my keeper league – we keep all players and do a 3 round amateur draft (12 team league)…

I was just offered:

My Adam Jones FOR his Cargo (season ending surgery) + 1st rounder + 3rd rounder + AJ cole

Which side would you want in the future? Does Cargo return to top 10 next year? Should I accept?

A.J.
A.J.
8 years ago

Can you please rank these three (first rest of year, second in keeper league):

Bautista, Braun, Cano

Thanks!

A.J.
A.J.
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

so Bautista third in both scenarios? thanks again

Oliver
Oliver
8 years ago

To replace Upton, should I grab Aoki, Jay Bruce, Stubbs,Marisnick, or Dyson?

Oliver
Oliver
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Can you believe he’s on waivers? Sha-wing!

robhalla
robhalla
8 years ago

SON is MEH on the following…

Alex Wood vs The A’s
Bucky vs the Astros

Roll both ? do you like one better than the other. Bucholtz flat out sucks but seems to be ok vs the Astros

In a league where losses count against 10 team roto.

Thx Grey and Razzballers

Zach
Zach
8 years ago

I’ve been meaning to drop Khris or J.D. for Kennys in my 10 team h2h league. But then they both go and do what they did yesterday. AFTER I benched both of them that morning! Do I still drop one for Kennys? It’s for utility spot. Thanks!

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

Did B Hamilton shoot his wad already? Last 7 weeks he had 1 week of 16 or more points…two 16 point weeks and four weeks with 5 points or less…those 16 point weeks are wack so really its been 1 week of good points in the last 7…dickerson is out there who has been getting his…do I make the move?….10 team points league

Drexel Hill Dragons
Drexel Hill Dragons
8 years ago

Shoemaker or Straily ROS?

scott steelers
scott steelers
8 years ago

Scherzer 9th rd and baez 11th for my Springer 14th and Danny santana?

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  scott steelers
8 years ago

@scott steelers: do it

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
8 years ago

F.75

J-FOH
J-FOH
8 years ago

I started a new game called slug bum. I punch a hole in the wall ever time a player I draft turns into a bum or a player I dropped turns into a stud and makes me look like a bum.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: and the Garrett Richards hole

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: If Cram and I lived in the same city we would of probably met up with each other every week to get drunk and beat the crap out of each other and then got drunk again to deal with 2014 Fantasy baseball

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: then we tag team them, I’m obviously Jim Neidhart and he’s Brett Hart

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: where are Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I’m telling you, you are the reincarnation of the Mouth of the South

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: we just need someone to dress like Brett hart for halloween

or i go as Captain Lou and you go as Jimmy Hart and the cougs can be Cindy Lauper.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: you can be the macho man and cougs can be Miss Elizabeth?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: we’ll put you in red face

steve
steve
8 years ago

5×5, h2h, 10 teams, redraft

I’m h2h against a lazy owner; meaning he isn’t very active.

Suffice it to say, this owner has more RPs (i.e., closers that get saves) than SPs in his active lineup. For the week, he’s already up 5 to 1 in the saves category, and outside of some crazy luck, I’m unlikely to win saves. From now until Sunday, his only rostered SP that has a planned start is Kuroda and SON does not like it much (against TB; $4.7).

I am winning in Wins, K’s, ERA and WHIP. Should I sit may SP’s? All of the remaining starters (Kershaw, Kluber, Stroman, Alex Wood, Ventura) have “plus” match-ups according to the Stream-O-Nator (i..e, greater than 10).

I despise playing defensively in any fantasy sport, but I am concerned that playing my SPs is just a dumb move as it could do more harm than good. So here is how I see it….

(1) don’t start any more pitchers;
(2) don’t start any more starting pitchers;
(3) start only the starting pitchers that have extremely good SON match ups (e.g., Kershaw and Kluber); or
(4) start ’em all.

Thoughts?

Thank you
steve

steve
steve
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: gotcha. thanks.

steve
steve
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Do I also sit my closers?

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  steve
8 years ago

@steve: I’d at least start Kershaw

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Malicious Phenom
8 years ago

@Malicious Phenom: what does he have to gain starting kershaw? looks like nothing.

J-FOH
J-FOH
8 years ago

ROS – Talking about baseball all day or mentioning baseball then talking about something else because baseball reminds you that you have zero chance to win any of your leagues.

Master chef anyone? Ebola? Bombing Iraq again? Fresh new cuts to add to my ipod?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: exactly….f**k baseball. Dont get me started on playoffs. *punches wall*

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I got caught up in streamersteria and SAGNOFication and tried to beat the regression fairies. I let them take me out of my game and once I adjusted and got back on my game I excelled. Lessons learned….I hope

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I know, Hosmer will be a steal next year

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: bold prediction, Kluber, Tehran and Richards need TJ surgery and Arrieta has a 4.50 ERA. Polanco plays like a 1st rounder and Taveras bats .220. Wil Myers hits 30 bombs and Stanton hits 18

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: now it won’t happen because I say it will. jinxster jinxman

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: welcome to my world, i don’t even know when i’m jinxing myself or someone else. i need to get back to voodoo dolls and chicken bones

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: yup, I hate leslie, I want to smack the glasses right off his face. “I’ve grown to be a better person” or whatever BS he was slinging

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: he’s a dick, I just want to kick the crap out of him….oh i see the appeal for you

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I hate his long hair and glasses and girls name

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
8 years ago

Keeper trade: Cutch for Longo and Bruce

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: for next year actually

yardwork
yardwork
8 years ago

There can only be one…
for the rest of the way and into the playoffs,

Gregory Polanco or Kole Calhoun

Thanks!

scott steelers
scott steelers
8 years ago

Just got offered Baez 11th rd keeper and Scherzer 9th rd keeper for my Springer 14th rd keeper and Danny Santana…. Whatcha think?!

scott steelers
scott steelers
Reply to  scott steelers
8 years ago

@scott steelers: I have Puig 9th rd and Mccutch 6th rd as other OF keepers

scott steelers
scott steelers
Reply to  scott steelers
8 years ago

@scott steelers: skipped me? Ha.

JashFath
8 years ago

I feel your blurb for J.D. Martinez is what happened to myself and other Ramos owners this year. Yeah, he was hurt, but even when he was healthy, the power pace from 2013 disappeared. Where are the jacks doode?

Moose Out Front
Moose Out Front
8 years ago

Tomorrow’s streamers today, pls rank:
Smyly vs NYA 14.2
Carrasco vs BAL 13.5
Niese vs CHN 13.1

Joe
Joe
8 years ago

Grey should i start porcello,grienke,tanner roark , today in my rotation?

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: tanner roark vs pirates, Zack grienke vs brewers, rik porcello vs Seattle

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
8 years ago

Casey McGehee gets no respect! All he does is hit over .300, in the heart of a surprisingly good Marlins offense.
Anyway, time to drop him for a series of batty-calls to David Freese, Mike Mostsuckass, Chris Johnson, and their ilk? Or should I keep ridin’ that train, high on Casey’s empty AVG?

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I’m kinda relieved to hear that, but also kinda saddened: since I picked him up, C.McG. has 16 R and 16 RBI in 49 games; that’s a pace of 50 for a full-season. And the other options are even worse. Damn you, Ryan Zimmerman!!!!

puigleague choo
puigleague choo
8 years ago

Red Herring with Herb seasoning was DFW’s favorite dish.

puigleague choo
puigleague choo
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:
David Foster Wallace, may the pale king RIP.

puigleague choo
puigleague choo
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:
It outlines a reasoned way out of the nihilism of our age… But what truly frightens me is what he saw when he made it out of Plato’s cave that made him want to end it all, or if it had anything to do with it.

So all in all, pretty good.

Rocky
Rocky
8 years ago

Picked up Fiers two days ago and was offered Henderson Alvarez for him this morning… Take the deal or aim for higher coming off the 14 K hype?

MarvPesos
Marv
8 years ago

Grey (or anyone else whos commenting),
10-tm H2H keeper (keep 12 or 24) Would you drop Arrieta to pick up Fiers ?
Is he the best out of the available wavier guys?: Kennedy / McCarthy / Colon / Kuroda ?
thanks guys

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
8 years ago

Are we safe to pitch guys in Coors now they are Tulo and Cargo-less? Thinking about starting Duffy there next week in both my 10 and 16 teamer.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: He’s been lights out for months now. You still not buying Duffy?

Random Dude
Random Dude
Reply to  Swfcdan
8 years ago

@Swfcdan: FIP and xFIP sitting at 3.84 and 4.5…. .229 BABIP and 79% strand rate.

Also, 48% fly ball rate… I’d avoid at Coors.

Random Dude
Random Dude
8 years ago

C: Lucroy
1B: Napoli
2B: Cano
3B: Seager
SS: Baez (R.I.P. Tulo)
IF: Carter
OF: Gomez
OF: Brantley
OF: K Davis
OF: Calhoun
UTIL: Ozuna

My team lacks speed and after the loss of Tulo I’m worried that the team OBP and Runs will take a big hit. Was thinking of adding Span/Wong/Pagan and dropping Ozuna. Any thoughts?

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Twood vs mets or cahill vs mia today? I know neither is good but i need a win badly

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  nick the dick
8 years ago

@nick the dick: Wood, because Mets

Random Dude
Random Dude
8 years ago

@J: Mike, you think McHugh is just a streamer in 12 team mixed?

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
Reply to  Random Dude
8 years ago
Jon
Jon
8 years ago

Are you throwing Keuchel tonight @ BOS? SON doesn’t like it.

Also any worries about Cobb vs NYY, Porcello vs SEA, or Stroman @ CHW?

I could use wins and Ks so I’m inclined to throw them all.

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Who to drop for Encarnactivation? Yelich, baez, andrus, fiers, ryu? 10 team h2h with 3OF 3util
C-meso, 1b-rizzo, 2b-cano, ss-desmond, 3b-donaldson, OF-jones, pence, marte, util-yelich, andrus, baez, DL-edwin
SP-scherzer, lester, madbum, samardzjiza, teheran, richards, cobb, arrieta, ryu, fiers
RP-koji, cishek, allen
Just dropped carglass to grab fiers, didnt even use him yet. Not sure if we should be dropping ryu yet but i can spare the pitching. Thoughts?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  nick the dick
8 years ago

@nick the dick: Baez or Andrus. You don’t need 3 SS

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Cram It
8 years ago

@Cram It: position doesnt matter when theres 3 util. Baez gives me power and andrus gives me speed, sometimes…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  nick the dick
8 years ago

@nick the dick: My bizzle. I read that as bench spots.

Boomer19
Boomer19
8 years ago

Looking at next year and deciding if I should give up Adam Jones and a couple pieces for Jose Abreu. Where do you see Abreu and Jones going in the drafts next year? Thanks.

Mike
Reply to  Boomer19
8 years ago

Both are arguably T10 picks. You shouldn’t have to give up anything more than Jones to get Abreu IMHO

AA
AA
8 years ago

Drop Rios for Aoki?

Mike
Reply to  AA
8 years ago

sure, Aoki is in a better position to get some counting stats I think

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

Just lost Bailey and likely Ryu to the DL. Feel like I have to drop Bailey to hold onto my playoff spot down the stretch. Holding Ryu until we see how serious his injury is.

Tillman, Fiers, and McHugh are available – drop Bailey for any of these, which one? Thanks!

Mike
Reply to  Mark
8 years ago

sure, I like Tillman or Fiers. Leaning Fiers

I Am The Liquor
I Am The Liquor
8 years ago

Two questions:

1) Baez or Bryant for next and future seasons?

2) My Cano for His Desomond and Baez? (5×5 12 team league 10 keeper no cost)

Mike
Reply to  I Am The Liquor
8 years ago

1) can’t go wrong with either. I like Baez as a MI

2) sounds fine

Tbone
Tbone
8 years ago

12 team 7×7 H2H, KO and BB additional cats.
No MI or CI and only 3 OF

3B has been terrible for me all year and I currently have Headley.
My OF is Jupton, BHam, Cruz with Span and Ozuna.
Would you deal Cruz for EE for stretch given the 3 OF setup? Cruz can be kept in 13th next year.
Cuddyer is available as OF option.
My team should make playoffs, but I’m probably only the 3rd best team at present.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Tbone
8 years ago

@Tbone: I’d take EE there in a heartbeat

Mike
Reply to  Tbone
8 years ago

for sure

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
8 years ago

Drop Paxton for Fiers? JB is high on Pax in a keeper but Fiers playoff schedule is looking a little softer.

Pax – @DET, @PHI, @BOS, TEX, WAS, @OAK, @TEX, HOU, OAK, @LAA, @HOU
Fiers – TOR, PIT, @SD, @SF, @CHN, STL, MIA, CIN, @STL, @PIT

Apart from Toronto and the Cubs 2nd look series Fiers has kind of a cushy road ahead.

Mike
Reply to  dem ribbies
8 years ago

both good ROS, Paxton in keepers

Mike
Reply to  dem ribbies
8 years ago

both good ROS, Paxton in keepers

Joe
Joe
8 years ago

Would you trade mat adams and sonny gray for johnny Cueto?

Mike
Reply to  Joe
8 years ago

probably not

Sky
Sky
8 years ago

Raise your hand if you drafted Dee Gordon on 6 of your 7 teams this year. Raise your other hand if 7 leagues is too much. My wife is now typing for me.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Sky
8 years ago

@Sky: Haha. No, but I did draft him in my auction league for $1 as my one and only SS and I do have you to thank for that. You don’t need my validation!

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Cram It
8 years ago

Internet fist bump!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Sky
8 years ago

@Sky: i got him as a throw in for my asscab and a-jax for puig preseason from a clearly non-razzballian that said i was “gambling” betting on puig to be anything good. this poor sack has to actually start asscab and a-jax too (we start 2 at each position in this league)

Mike
Reply to  Sky
8 years ago

haha nice!

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Ha, raise your hand if you said he’d fade in May

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Haha, I swear I never do! I needed saves! Stupid Jay drafted like 20 of them!

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: HA! He dropped Chase Headley out of principle, though.

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Might be a sign his allegiance is slipping further north. Maybe Huston will keep moving up I-5 and Jay and I can be Mariners fans together!

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

I always had a hard time understanding why they were our interleague rivals but really, we’re sister MLB offense cities.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Sky
8 years ago

@Sky: raise your hand if you were talking to sky on the phone the day before the draft about gordon and got too plowed to remember on draft day to grab gordon only to do the same thing a week later in another draft with sky and then write about it months later in a ridiculously long run on sentence that makes you punch a hole in the wall of your house.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: and Wil Myers and Eric Hosmer and JoFer and Avisail and Bryce Harper and Joey Votto and Jay Bruce…..my wall looks like swiss cheese

Sky
Sky
Reply to  J-FOH
8 years ago

Once I’ll believe. Twice…well you just weren’t that into him.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  J-FOH
8 years ago

@J-FOH: good stuff (not for the wall though)

Buck Merdock
Buck Merdock
8 years ago

Hey-O!

Pick up Fiers and drop Hahn, Nelson, McHugh or Vogelsong?

I’m thinking Hahn is going to be shut down soon, the others are just streamers.

thanks!

Mike
Reply to  Buck Merdock
8 years ago

yeah, I’d add him over any of those streamers.

Mike
Reply to  Buck Merdock
8 years ago

yeah, I’d add him over any of those streamers.

Buck Merdock
Buck Merdock
Reply to  Mike
8 years ago

@Mike: thanks, Mike!

Mike
Reply to  Buck Merdock
8 years ago

no problem

RedRivRev
RedRivRev
8 years ago

Better keeper options (in a very deep league):

At SP: James Paxton, Ian Kennedy, Jimmy Nelson, or Drew Hutchison

At RP (eligible in Yahoo): Hector Santiago or Mike Fiers

Mike
Reply to  RedRivRev
8 years ago

SP Paxton, RP I’d take Fiers

ERad
ERad
8 years ago

I dropped Ian Kennedy for Fiers – in ‘fier’ of him being picked up before overnight before I got the prophetical advice from Mike/Grey and co.

The padres are on the road next week – and I’m in a win now mode – so thoughts?

Mike
Reply to  ERad
8 years ago

sounds fine.

malamoney
malamoney
8 years ago

Pick one to start next week in H2H points league fighting for the 4th playoff spot.

Greinke (vs SD)
Teheran (at CIN)
Wada (vs SF and vs BAL)
Harang (at PIT and at CIN)

Do the two-starts from the lesser pitchers project to yield more points?

malamoney
malamoney
Reply to  malamoney
8 years ago

@malamoney: Add Masterson (vs CIN and at PHI) to the list please.

Mike
Reply to  malamoney
8 years ago

I think there is a table to calculate 1-start guys vs 2-start guys at he bottom of the SON page.

I’d take Greinke

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  malamoney
8 years ago

@malamoney: Not trying to be a dick, but I’ve never played H2H. Can’t you figure that out based on your scoring system?

malamoney
malamoney
Reply to  Cram It
8 years ago

@Cram It: Yes, but looking for some outsider perspective…

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  malamoney
8 years ago

@malamoney: i believe Rudy added that table that converts 2 start numbers into equal value at 1 start values. and seriously, somebody tell Cram his account got hacked, with comments like “Not trying to be a dick”.

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  Cram It
8 years ago

@Mike: Makes me feel my [email protected]Cram It: You really should try at least 1 time. h2h each cat is the most hands on type of league. Also the most aggravating. you also have to match up well against different types of teams each week i love it. i play in all types of leagues except keepers and dynasties. I’m hoping to find a good dynasty league next year.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Toe Knee Arm Ass
8 years ago

@Toe Knee Arm Ass: It feels too much like fantasy football. Like you could dominate all year and then get bounced in the first round of the playoffs due to some bad luck. Sounds aggravating!

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  Cram It
8 years ago

@Cram It: yep thats it to a tee like real baseball

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  Toe Knee Arm Ass
8 years ago

@Toe Knee Arm Ass: then again the 2 week playoff tends to weigh it to the better team

malamoney
malamoney
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Need, that’s tough to answer. But if one pitcher’s two starts seem more likely to score more points than another’s one start, then yes. It’s not starts I need, it’s points.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  malamoney
8 years ago

@malamoney: you’ll need to do your own math from SON’s projections then, since SON’s dollar values don’t equate to pts leagues. you’ll have to do like this
Greinke’s chance at win X pts for win, + K’s X pts per K, chance at loss X – pts for a loss, etc.

malamoney
malamoney
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Did that and here are the results in order of who SON suggests:

Masterson, Harang, Vogelsong, Greinke and then Teheran.

This is what I was afraid of.

Schoolboy P
Schoolboy P
8 years ago

Drop Anibal or Homer for Fiers?