Between trade deadline deals and prospect call-ups, I am so super jacked right now, I could jackhammer a road with my excitement!  Is it weird that I’m picturing a mural of Giancarlo on the ground while I jackhammer said road with my excitement?  “Hey, move that traffic cone!  Giancarlo’s birthmark is further down and to the right!”  That’s me directing city workers as they put my Giancarlo mural on my block.  So, with Dexter Fowler hitting the DL with a forearm strain, the Card called up Harrison Bader.  I’m kicking myself for going Willie Calhoun over Harrison Bader two weeks ago in NL-Only FAAB.  Real bad call by me.  Now, I got Willie Calhoun, who sounds like someone in Alcatraz, and I’m kicking rocks.  Why do we care?  Bader has 19 HRs, 9 SBs and a .297 average in Triple-A, and Prospector Ralph put him 36th overall on his top 100 fantasy baseball prospect list.  I attempted to add him everywhere, even in ESPN leagues where he’s not in their system yet.  Oops, guess they didn’t see him coming.  Apparently, they don’t put the ESP in ESPN.  Bader’s overall profile looks to be a 20-ish homers, 12ish steals, .275-ish average.  His -ish looks Fowler-ish, and I’m chicken-lickin’.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adam Wainwright – Hit the DL with a stiff back.  Painful, but less embarrassing than a stiff front.  Taking Wainwright’s place will be Luke Weaver.  “Stream Weaver?”  Who are you, Gary Wright?  Ya know, I like Jack Flaherty a little bit more, but in NL-Only leagues, obviously Weaver’s an own.  He could be just as good as, say, Jose Berrios, or unstartable.  Hard to say with rookies.

Paul DeJong – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and, like, his 18th homer in the past five games.  Let’s see, I’m just going to paint the word “schmotato” on the side of this house that looks like it would fit a family of four comfortably–Hayzeus Cristo!  Why is Paul DeJong burning the roof off the schmotato house with his fire?!  YOUR FIRE BAT HAS BURNED MY OUTARDS!!!  Outards are opposite of innards, right?

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  Dirty trick the Rockies pulled when they all put on Cards hats in the dugout to try to get Lynn to come over to them without an official trade.  Stay away from Coors, Lynn, for the love of Giancarlo, stay away.

Ian Desmond – Left yesterday’s game after re-injuring his calf.  This guy’s having more issues with his calf than a cheese worker in Wisconsin.  “He needs to pay to have a donkey give it love.”  That’s a cheese worker.  This could potentially knock Desmond out for a spell, which S-U-C-K-S.  I also picked up Ryan McMahon, just Nicasio.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .237.  Isn’t it hard to believe this is the same guy that looked like a top 10 player before his injury last year?

John Lackey – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.97.  This horse-toothed jackass is such a hinderance to wonderful, I was thrilled to get a 5 IP, 2 ER game.  Now just to get the same in Milwaukee for his next start, so I don’t completely regret this 2-start week.

Willson Contreras – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Seemed all but conclusive that Contreras was going to be a bust after a 2-homer, .242 April, but each progressive month has been much better.  Or each Aflac month, if you prefer.

Carlos Rodon – 4 IP, 4 ER, 11 Ks, ERA at 6.29.  11 Ks, but only gets through 4 IP leaving box score lookers to be all:

Anthony Swarzak – Traded to the Brewers to work middle relief.  Tyler Clippard (1 IP, 1 ER) came in yesterday for garbage time, which seems perfectly appropriate.  He should pitch once a week to coincide with garbage collection.  He also doubles as recycling since he’s bounced around so much.  With Anthony Swarzak traded, I suppose Clippard could ‘reclaim’ the closer job, but I bet on Dan Jennings in my leagues, and not because I have a category for “Sounds Like Jeopardy Champions.”

Jordan Montgomery – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  No real explanation for his success.  He had solid command in the minors and a 9+ K/9 at certain levels.  He keeps the ball on the ground a decent amount of the time (40+%) and his swinging strike rate is in the top ten in the majors.  His fastball is decent, great changeup and–Wait, this all is a real explanation, isn’t it?  Like Humpty Dumpty, there’s egg on my face.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and three homers in the past two games.  The move I didn’t do that I’m kicking myself over is picking up The Gregorius Didi.  Prolly could’ve dropped Owings to grab him even, and I wouldn’t have regretted it.  I’m not Jamaican, but I am a rue’d boy.

Zack Cozart – Aggravated an injury.  Which one?  With Cozart, take your pick!

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Can we take bets what round the Astros starters who looked good in the regular season break down in the playoffs?  I hope when Fiers, Morton and Peacock sold their souls for solid seasons they included October.

Eduardo Nunez – Acquired by the Red Sox.  The Red Sox gave Devers two at-bats, and one of those was a double play, so sayonara!  They wouldn’t play Nunez at 3rd base, would they?  I mean, they just called up Devers.  That’s some cold shizz to do to the man, said like Shaft.  Nunez could play all over the infield and left field, so maybe Devers stays up, but this is definitely going to cramp his playing time.  Obviously, it helps Nunez’s value, he went from the Giants to the Red Sox.  If you need me to tell you that’s good, you have bigger fish to fry.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.47, and he pitchslapped Foltynewicz.  If I were Walker, I’d walk around every day with a shirt that reads, “Made in Taijuan.”

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  This Walker/Faultywirewitz start felt like an old school, “Hey, as long as I’m starting NL pitchers, I’m safe.”

Kurt Suzuki – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers.  Kurt Suzuki has three more homers than Matt Wieters.  Keith Law once said Wieters would be the best catcher that ever played the game.  Therefore, Kurt Suzuki is the best catcher to ever play.

Jose Berrios – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.76 vs. Kenta Maeda 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.09 – Fun fact!  Maeda/Berrios translates from Spanish to, “I made a berry drink.”  Thanks, Rosetta Stone!

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, and 3rd homer in the last two games.  If you’ve never seen him hit, well, do yourself a favor and Google that shizz.  I give him about 11 months until he’s in a Home Run Derby.

Amed RosarioMets said Rosario will be up in a week or so.  They then asked Robert De Niro to point down an alleyway to show Asdrubal some new fur coats.  “A little further, Asdrubal…A little further…”

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  So, he didn’t retire in April!  Crazy!  Good to know!

Kevin Kiermaier – Will begin rehab on Thursday.  But Thursday’s “Two Shot Thursday!”

Jacob Faria – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.67.  I’m not trying to put the jinx on him, but his peripherals are telling a slightly less interesting story than his 2.67 ERA.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .304.  Not sure what underwhelms me so much about this guy.  Maybe it’s because his name makes me think he should be a lounge singer that looks like Rudy Ray Moore.

Dan Straily – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.84.  Well, you really shouldn’t have started him there anyway, so, while bad, when do you take some of the blame?  Oh, I see you’re blameless!  Like Dick Cheney wanted to be Valerie Plame-less!  *must resist urge to rap*  I’d try to hold Straily for his next start.  (Boom bap!)

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  He homered off Hamels, who is old enough to be his dad (in West Virginia).

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3, 3 runs, and his 24th and 25th homer, hitting .199.  From now on, I’m calling him, Donkey Dong Jr.  We are not putting unrealistic expectations on him.  Donkey expectations never mean any harm.  Donkey expectations just want a roof over its head, a hot meal and foot rub from a topless dame.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-3 and his 20th homer, hitting .215.  Multiple hits and only one homer?  *puts handkerchief to head*  Please, someone catch me, I’m getting lightheaded.

Mike Napoli – 3-for-5, and his 22nd homer, hitting .206.  The Rangers look like they’re coached by Glaucoma Rob Deer.  Have they ever strung more than three hits together without a homer?  Inquiring minds, and all.

Danny Duffy – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  Random Prediction Alert!  Next March, you’re gonna look at Duffy’s 3.60 ERA and be like, “Damn, he looks better than just about all these number threes.”

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .291.  I knew I shouldn’t have looked at our Player Rater about how good Merrifield’s been, because it was only going to bum me out, and, sure enough, it did.  A top ten 2nd baseman on the year.  Next time someone calls me an MF’er for driving like an idiot, I’m gonna scream back, “Did you just shorten Merrifield?  Awesome!”

Michael Fulmer – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Hey, another MF’er!  These MF’ers are all over!

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Never saw this before, but it was super classy.  Before the game, Sonny took his cleats and wrote in the mound dirt, “New York, I want to help you.”  Such a sweet gesture.  I wonder what he wants to help them with, traffic clogging in the city?  Inner city youth baseball?  Staten Island, in general?

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .234.  This guy feels like he’ll be traded to or signed by a good team very soon and become a 4th outfielder posthaste.

Bud Norris – 0 IP, 4 ER, as he gave up three straight walks, then a grand slam to Edwin Encarnacion (his 21st).  You couldn’t just give up one more walk and allow one winning run?  That would’ve been too easy, right?

Jesse Chavez – 2 1/3, 7 ER, ERA at 5.35 vs. Mike Clevinger – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.20.  Funny, after streaming both sides of this matchup, I wanted so badly to try BASE jumping without a parachute.  Like you’re doing the naming rights outside Dodger Stadium, you can throw Chavez in a ravine, but Clevinger I’d try to hold, but Stream-o-Nator does hate his next start.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Aw, seven homers, how quaint.  2011 called and wants its home runs back.  Okay, in fairness, Brantley has been hot recently, with two homers in the past three games.

Bradley Zimmer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a grand slam (6) and double legs (11, 12).  Zimmer sat at the bottom of the order for so long, I had to drop him.  Yesterday, he was leading off, and I could see going back in on him.

Eric Thames – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .251.  See, he doesn’t only hit homers against Reds pitchers!  Though, the Nats were wearing their white and red unis.

Lewis Brinson – Headed back the Brewers.  I hear he was tearing it up in Triple-A Colorado Springs.  Let’s see, Colorado with even worse pitching.  Hmm… I keed.  Of course, I’d try Brinson one more time.  Phillips wasn’t really the answer in center, so Brinson should get playing time.  He could go 10/10 the rest of the season, or strike out 15 times in 16 at-bats and get sent down again.

Manny Pina – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .302.  We need to get a Parrothead on the podcast, get him real liquored up and have him slur out, “I want Manny Pina.”

Travis Shaw – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .297.  Oh boy, we got ourselves a race now between Shaw and Thames for the Brewers’ home run lead.  Too bad Randall Simon’s no longer around to bop one of them on the head as they round the bases.

Zach Davies – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.45.  Member how I was saying yesterday there is a shizzton of pitchers with bleh stuff and more bleh (bleher?) Ks?  Well, as DJ Khaled would say, and another one.

Trea Turner – Fielded some grounders yesterday.  Dude straight ghosted after fracturing his wrist.  No timetable, no nothing.  Like he was Rocky headed to Russia to train.  Such good news to hear he could be back mid-August.  That seems insanely optimistic, but I want to be insanely optimistic about him.

Stephen Strasburg – Had ‘some nerve impingement that has been alleviated.’  He had some nerve to blow an easy win last time out!  They say Strasburg should start his next time up.  Here’s something that’s funny (not funny).  They removed Strasburg after two innings because they didn’t want to push him too hard, so, rather than letting him miss a start, they’re gonna throw him out there after five days.  Oh.  *goes to space camp, learns to be astronaut, gets passed over for flight to Mars, goes into insurance sales for 35 years, then Bruce Willis shows up at my door and says he needs me for flight to Mars, I go, make feces potatoes, return to earth*  Kay.

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  It’s almost August and Bumgarner just got his first win.  Yup, saw that coming!

Jameson Taillon – 3 IP, 9 ER, ERA up to 4.03.  Is he wearing transparent pants?  Because they sure saw the ball well tonight.

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Let's Call A Spade A Spade
Let's Call A Spade A Spade
4 years ago

Trade Sano for Donaldson. Anything left in the tank for Donaldson this year. He can only go up!

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
4 years ago

Hi Grey, in a 12 team h2h 7×7 with OBP and SLG,

Pina
Freeman
Odor
Sano
Didi
Trout
Trumbo
Marte
Util: Smoak

Bench: Morrison

Which, in order, would you do (if any):

1. Drop Marte for c frazier, bader, hamilton, Souza, Renfroe, Brinson, parra in Coors as my everyday 3rd OF

2. Drop Morrison and stream pitchers

3. Drop Morrison for diff bench hitter; Souza, Renfroe, Brinson, parra in Coors, yonder, bader, dejong, hamilton

Thanks!

Every29Years
Every29Years
4 years ago

My RP situation is a mess. I will save the story of how I got here and just ask the question….

With only Holland, Melancon and, ahem, Swarzak on staff now. Holds and saves league. H2H. WW candidates Kela, Viz, Maton, A Wilson, Clippard, Jennings, Tazawa.
Would you drop Swarzak for any of these? Trade deadline has passed btw.

Stevie
Stevie
4 years ago

ROS- Kemp or Thames?

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
4 years ago

Neshek to Rockies? The would-be closer market drying up.

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

how the F does darvish have a 4 ERA this late in year? his FIP is 3.38 before today so this was just normal regression, but how does a guy that good have a FIP like that

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

@Grey: opps, i meant his FIP was 3.83 before today, so pretty bad.

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
4 years ago

So relievers just go to DC to crap all over themselves? Is it some form of federal mandate that Nationals closers have to suck? Is this because of Trump? Or the Russians? Did Vladimir Putin have someone rub Polonium in Doolittle’s beard?

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I just reflexively dropped Doolittle for Madson (thankfully I had Doolittle on my bench); i mean, Dusty has to realize that just about everything rational points to using Madson in the 9th, right? Watch them trade for Brad Hand or someone,

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
Reply to  Mike in Busan
4 years ago

@Mike in Busan: But then Boris and Natasha would go after him, I suppose.

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
4 years ago

12-team H2h points league. C-Mart or Dickerson and Adam Jones?

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks! Daiquiri coming your way! By the way, have you ever listened to Andre Nikatina? Every time I scroll through your page and see the “buy a daiquiri” button, I think of ANDRE NIKATINA because he’s got this album that’s titled Daiquiri Factory. That is all – Carry on..

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: west coast rapper. I know how you like yourself some rap. He’s got fun listens. “Killa Whale”

muskysmell
muskysmell
4 years ago

This year has gotta be the most frustrating year for pitching for me bar none. Strategically starting certain pitchers means jack shit. There’s no rhyme or reason to matchups.

Today I started Darvish vs Miami because Marlins is a shit team and benched Jimmy Nelson because he’s pitching against the dangerous Nationals lineup in WAS.

Darvish line: 3.2 innings, 9 runs, 5 Ks
Nelson line: 7 innings, 1 run, 10 Ks

Fuck this shit.

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  muskysmell
4 years ago

@muskysmell:

Oh, I spoke too soon. 10 runs for Yu.

dtbran
dtbran
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: All Star break, you sit down to relax knowing you own Scherzer Wood and Darvish… fast forward their 1st starts and 22 runs later…..hey where did the Scherzer Wood Darvish owner go?

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

@Grey: you’ve even said that you obtained nola only since he’s been doing well of course. weird though on the lackey/shark as those you’ve had all year

Muskysmell
Muskysmell
Reply to  dtbran
4 years ago

@dtbran:

I have two of these starters (Wood and Yu).

This yr has been ridiculously frustrating. I got an insanely loaded lineup after years of carefully gathering keeper studs (Mookie, Bryce, Freeman, Trout, Bryant). I also had Correa who I traded away because I’m going for it all.

I’m stuck in 4th because everyone in baseball decided to hit a million homers this yr and pitching is impossible to predict.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 years ago

10 team AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases, holds added, QS over wins, net steals over steals. keep 3 players per year at previous year’s final ADP prices (so ADP data culled from september from fantasy pros). 7 moves per week h2h. if there’s any chance i keep a player i’ll list round. just now that e.escobar is getting playing time again he got ganked by somebody in FA.
C avila (losing playing time yet again)
1B swiggy
2B segura (SS, 4th)
SS tejada (3B, he’s starting at least now)
3B mostsuckass (11th)
MI holt (3B/MI/OF)
CI chapman (3B, 25th)
OF (4) k.davis (5th), trumbo (4th), zimmer (25th), cargo 2
util (1) devers (25th)
BN mancini (1B/OF 25th)
DL chisenhall (25th), correa (1st)
SP duffy (5th), clevinger (25th), quintana (not applicable keeper if he’s in NL), morton (20th)
snell (14th), peacock (25th), salazar (6th), sabathia
RP (4 slots) giles, j.wilson, rondon, m.barnes

1. do i have enough good keepers to flip devers for semien and would you do that considering how weak my MI/SS slots are (even before correa went out).
2. if i do that deal drop holt for a.hanson as the BN bat to sub for tejada as it appears hanson has moved into playing time while holt is back to deep utility with nunez on team and devers up.
3. use waiver on j.garcia or nunez first?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: z.granite is probably other best BN bat option (who i had before devers came up)

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: interesting, thus the keepers appear to be devers (25th), correa (1st) and one of k.davis (5th), segura (4th), clevinger (25th), mostsuckass (11th). obviously things can change before late march, but i’m guessing that’s part of reason for the no in #1. that and maybe semien really isn’t that much better than hanson over holt or tejada (my waiver is shitty, i probably won’t get nunez here)

Every29Years
Every29Years
4 years ago

Need OF help….average and runs are my focus. SBs a bonus. Please rank. Thanks

Owings, Zimmer, Brinson, Mallex

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

I am sick to death of Arenado. He pretty much beat me on his own in my H2H matchup last week, and now he’s beating up on my C-Mart this week.

Eff him and the horse he rode in on.

Joeg414
Joeg414
4 years ago

Donaldson or Schwarber Ros ? 6×6 roto

mthom42
mthom42
4 years ago

10 team H2H pts league w/ 2 Keepers

A. Is Treat Urner a keeper for next year?

B. Have Betts and Trout and could trade Betts for players this year or draft picks next year and keep Turner. Hold?

Connor Henry
Connor Henry
4 years ago

Dynasty league – Should i trade JD Martinez, Jake Arrieta and Rich Hill for Chris Sale and Nomar Mazara?

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

Desmond will hit DL and need an OF.
I would like to trade for Ozuna, Yelich, or Pham
Could you rank them for ROS? average value

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Fair to trade my LoMo for One of them?

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

Severino did a good job.
I asked which pitcher Severino looks like and Grey answered Pineda.

I think he may be better, who does he may look like now? Still Pineda or?

Sam
Sam
4 years ago

Is Corey Seager and Rivero for Price and Kemp a fair deal or lopsided towards one side? Thanks.

daze
daze
4 years ago

Grey
Need saves.
who you going with ROS
Clippard, Bedrosian,Jennings or Yates

daze
daze
Reply to  daze
4 years ago

@daze:
or Capps

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
4 years ago

Grey,

Are we starting Nelson @ Wash tonight?

Thanks

Nick
Nick
4 years ago

Would you pick up Bradley Zimmer or your lede Bader in a H2H league? Guess the question is, who has the most upside ROS….?

Thanks Grey for you input.

Wes
Wes
4 years ago

What song is your fantasy podcast theme from?

Sam
Sam
4 years ago

Which two closers would you prefer ROS: Knebel, Rivero, or Holland?

Wesley
Wesley
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
Quick question. I recognize your theme song as a classic rock song. However, I can’t quite place it.
What song is it from?

Wes
Wes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yea, but is the riff from another song?

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

Lester and Chapman for Sale and Clevinger
Lester and Chapman for Scherzer and Clevinger

Which side of each?

Also, can you rank these guys or tell me the top 2 or 3 you think are worth picking up now?
Alex Claudio
Phil Maton
Kirby Yates
Cam Bedrosian
Gregory Infante
Dan Jennings
Jose Leclerc

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Ben
4 years ago

@Ben: Also aroldys Vizcaino

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 years ago

Looks like Alex Wood is no longer scheduled to toe the rubber tonight. He also won’t be pitching, apparently until Friday.

Every29Years
Every29Years
4 years ago

Fun week. I own Kershaw, Taillon and Maurer.
In a 12 team H2H, in first place but tight grouping.
1. I have Owings and wonder if his first half was a mirage given his history? Hold or drop if you have Marwin and Simmons? My pickup would be Zimmer, Mallex, or could go Addison and play Marwin in OF.

2. Taillon’ short outings, health and bomb in SF has us concerned I am sure. I can be patient or stream… best on wire are Straily, Leake, Davies, VV, Bridwell

Russell
Russell
4 years ago

12 Team H2H Categories

Brinson or Grichuk?

Thanks

LenFuego
LenFuego
4 years ago

Is malamoney ever going to post the final “regular season” results for the Hey Batter(3) contest? Or did he already do it and I missed it?

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, I remember him saying something like there would be a one or two week respite, but I am just dying to know whether I snuck into the playoffs.

gogulls
gogulls
4 years ago

What to do with Mike Montgomery…Time to drop? Not much available Weaver/Tomlin/Tillman

Thanks

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

@gogulls:

Weaver isn’t getting called up. They called up Mayer instead to start tomorrow.

JakeTheSnake
JakeTheSnake
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Do we start the shark this afternoon?

Got 2 great starts so far from Severino and Cobb.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Would you trade C. Dickerson for Robbie Ray?

jon
jon
Reply to  Alex
4 years ago

@Alex:

In a heart beat- Ray all day

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
4 years ago

Who do you like best ROS?
Overall value.

Renfroe, C. Davis, Kipnis, O. Arcia, D. Fisher, Castelannos?

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks!!

the sprotsguy
the sprotsguy
4 years ago

Please rank ROS…
Gausman
Rodon
Bundy
Estrada

the sprotsguy
the sprotsguy
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

AL only if that matters

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

Hell yeah I’m streaming Chris Flexen tomorrow…not that anyone asked.

I own Jennings in the dynasty league so I’m with you, Alright.

Gardner and Trumbo have the same number of home runs. All Trumbo needs to do is hit 25 more home runs in the the last fwo months and he’ll be fine though. *Rolls Eyes*

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I saw him the other day and the bat looked slow. I’m pretty much out of hope that the surge is coming.

Jennings validated a lot of my “Trebek is a douche” opining.

I am super pumped on Flexen. A post TJ 22 year old with no experience above AA. What could possibly go wrong? He’s a big dude. Listed at 250 but could be even bigger than that by the look of him. He’s hit 97. Looks like he’s got a slider with some serious downward bite and a legitimate third pitch in the change. Looks like not too many moving parts in the delivery and mechanics should be repeatable. He’s shown really good fastball command by the numbers since his TJ. Has a chance to stick so should be owned at least through tomorrow in deep leagues I’d say. He gets a fairly cozy match up at Petco against the Padres though they have been better of late.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I picked him up to stream in the other RCL, even before this little tidbit, more because I’m 20 GS down.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yup. Go ahead, get some! *Peer pressure*. Better hurry before I pick him up! *scare tactics*. Or will I? *reverse psychology*. I totally will! *double reverse psychology*. Nah, you can have him…but you better hurry! *Aflac*

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m Flexen on some fools too OTS is right he’s looked good since coming off the TJ. Maybe a little late season Mets magic like Gsellman and Lugo last year.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Total flyer. I watched a little film on him. He looked good enough to give one start in the deep league

TOGMAN
TOGMAN
4 years ago

12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS, 2 Util.

I traded Longoria, Bogaerts and Reynolds for Arenado. What do you think?

I had a logjam at 1B, with 4 1B-only players and only able to start 3.

Ramos
Rizzo
Schoop
Arenado
(SS)
Springer, Stanton, Souza
Smoak
H. Ramirez
DL: Turner

Need to add a SS. Best available are Bregman, Owings, or Rosario when he gets called up. Which one should I add?

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

This is probably a softball, but would you drop Todd Frazier for Didi?

Doc
Doc
4 years ago

“Stream Weaver?” Who are you, Gary Wright?

Party on, Wayne. Party on.

Doc
Doc
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: If I can wrangle a trade for Torenado in a 6×6 keeper league, which keeper (s) is best to give up — Odor, Moncada, Benintendi, Happ, Brinson?

Knowing I’ll likely only be able to keep Arenado him 1 year unless I can keep trading for additional first Rd picks since I’m keeping Goldy in my first round spot.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: hand is available on the ww, but still not sure if he is going to be traded. how much to bid of FAAB? in desperate need of saves. $116 remaining of $250 budget.

thank you.

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sorry. 12 team mixed weekly roto.

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: gracias.

also, not sure if your a blues fan, but buddy guy tomorrow night at saban theater. cheap tix on goldstar…..

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sweet. not sure which one will be more depressing….

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Is New York underwater yet?

Richard D
Richard D
4 years ago

Yates vs Oh vs Jennings for ROS saves?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: sagnof – who do you like between jennings, bearclaw, maton and rondon?

Also, weekly roto redraft. which two schmotatoes/rooks do you like? zimmer, williams, odb, renfroe, bader and brinson.

much appreciated.

Chud
Chud
4 years ago

ROS SS? Cozart(assuming he stays off of the DL) or Xander?

Thanks!

Chud
Chud
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

Q2 of the day: full keeper salary league trade offer (that counts holds).

I give Tallion ($16)/Bundy ($1)

I get Andrew Miller ($8)/Adison Russell ($8).

Much appreciated

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Brinson or mancini? Need as much hitting stats as possible, r, hr, tb, rbi, sb. Obp not as important

Clay
Clay
4 years ago

I’m looking at MILB numbers like everyone else right now. There are well know ball park affects, Colorado, Albuquerque, etc… My question is does MILB use the same tight wound balls (allegedly) as MLB? Should we be less impressed with 15 Hr’s, than we would have been last year, for example?

Mike L
Mike L
4 years ago

Drop Schwarber in dynasty for Fisher, Bader, Renfroe, Happ or may the Schwarbs be with me?

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

Thoughts on Maeda in a QS league? Will they ever let him pitch 6 IP again?

MarvPesos
Marv
4 years ago

Grey,
H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

Have received one other trade I’d like you to comment on:
Yelich, Verlander and Nova for
Segura, R. Hill

is it close ?

thanks again guys

dfrench23
dfrench23
4 years ago

Devers for Altuve

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  dfrench23
4 years ago

Is that the same Altuve, who plays in 8 yr old T-Ball league?

Nico
4 years ago

What’s up, Grey? Are you not encouraged by Story’s last 7 games? I think he’s been something like a Top 15 player L7 and Top 25 L14. This could be his turnaround! I’m holding out hope that he and Odor are on the cusp of a murderous 2nd half, figuratively speaking of course.

Jmac
Jmac
4 years ago

Dickerson or Severino?

Chucky
Chucky
4 years ago

Cargo or Para?
Holds League. Bradley, Viz, Uehera or Nicasio, who?
Brad Miller have anything left in the tank?

jon
jon
4 years ago

who do you like more ROS

Nova, Godley, Morton, Lynn, Corbin

or are they all streamers?

goodfold2
goodfold2
4 years ago

wow, looks like i was pretty damn right about desmond when i said back in early april that it’s like 80% likely that he wouldn’t be having any useful at bats till at least june. with that many HR’s he hasn’t had any yet at all. problem is i can’t remember which razz writers disputed me on this point now (too long ago). wonder if any of those old greek geniuses had this issue from being right and it being so long before that they forgot who’s face to shove it in. my guess is plato didn’t forget to do this, and aristotle was too busy island jumping for new animals (new to him) to deal with it. we KNOW diogenes never forgot to do it.

wow, one of the rare instances that espn doesn’t have a player but yahoo gonna yahoo DOES. it’s rare. anywhoo, is brinson gets back up how you short term ranking fisher/bader/brinson. there’s some news that brinson is up again soonish.

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

Someone asked about Clevinger yesterday and said that SON hated him. I was like whaaaaa? At home against the Angels? Cherry matchup! Amazing that SON. Just amazing.

MeatBall
MeatBall
4 years ago

Brinson or Derek Fisher?

vee
vee
4 years ago

Great stuff Guru!

Is todd frazier droppable to start streaming?
he’s hitting .133 with just 2 runs int he last 2 weeks….

cheerio

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Bud Norris: what an unrepentant a**hole. He can eat an econo-sized bag of D’s. Normally, you take solace in the fact that your closer is on the road in a tie game because it would take an extraordinary set of circumstances for them to give up 4 runs without having recording an out.

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

@Grey: Yup. I was having a wonderful night of starting pitching, and then, I’m sure you’re familiar with this feeling, I looked at the Halos/Indians score on the ticker and my stomach dropped ‘cos I immediately knew. Yuk.

dfrench23
dfrench23
4 years ago

2 year 14-team keeper lg

$37 Josh Donaldson and 2nd year Dexter Fowler (DL) for $5 Devers and $1 Drew Smyly.

ebudz
ebudz
4 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

1)I’ve got 3 adds left for the week and I’m in a close pitching matchup … Two of my streaming options (McCarthy and Tanaka) are not available anymore so are any of these guys worth adding/streaming this week?

7/27
L. Weaver vs. ARI (9.0)
Bauer vs. LAA (-2.3)

7/28
Lamet vs. PIT (8.7)
Miranda vs. NYM (-0.4)
Garcia @OAK (-2.4)

7/29
Newcomb @PHI (1.3)
Eickhoff vs. ATL (-5.5)
Snell @NYY (-4.8)

7/30
Cotton vs. MIN (4.3)
Gausman @TEX (-11.0)

2) Or Should I use an add or two to drop maybe Betances or someone else for one of the following RPs? Or wait a little longer til after the trade deadline?

Dyson, Familia*, Hand, Maton, Bradley, Swarzak, Kela, Clippard, Barraclough, Vizcaino, Rondon, Blevins, Jennings, Minaya, Oh, Cecil, Robertson, Madson

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Yo Grey, need to roll with 2 of these guys, no specific category needs just looking for overall value (6×6 scoring using OPS), who you got? I Happ, Renfroe, Zimmer, Nick Will, Bader, Brinson, Devers

BillieJak
BillieJak
4 years ago

pick one:

bader zimmer brinson

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

1. I’m one closer away from having a decent RP staff (ideally want 3 closers and 2 holds guys) and am going crazy chasing saves. When the news broke late on 7/18 or so, I immediately grabbed Swarzak because it was speculated he would be heir-apparent at closer. 7/19 they announced Clippard would have first crack at closer so I dropped Swarzak for Clippard. After Monday night, it became clear that Swarzak was now the front runner in the closer role, so I dropped Clippard for Swarzak. Yesterday, Swarzak gets traded, and now I’m again debating if I should pick up Clippard yet again, Jennings, have better luck with Kela or Maton becoming closer, or hold and wait it out for the next closer domino to drop in the Game of Throws.
Aaargh. Any idea what I should do?
I also have Vizcaino who may be closer if Johnson leaves and have Ramos (who is possibly going to lose his closer status if he’s dealt).

2. You frequently discuss whether or not you would start SPs depending on matchups. I have a hard time sitting any of my 8 SPs, as that would cut into my H2H K’s category. Is it worth benching 2-4 starts in a given week if you don’t like the matchup at the risk of losing the K’s category? I’d like to hope I’ve put together a decent enough staff and that they may surprise me but maybe my fantasy baseballness is too antiquated?

Thanks for any guidance you can provide!

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

Think Desmond will need a trip to the DL? If so worth stashing him in as bench spot or dropping him out right? Avail is Brinson, Merrifield, Fisher, Souza, Bruce. Thoughts?

Who from my lineup to drop? Perez, Rizzo, Altuve, Turner, Story, Stanton, Parra, Desmond, Inciarte. DL-Trey

Severino, Kennedy, Gray, Faria, Peacock, Lugo, Folty, Verlander, Cole McCullers, Nova, Holland, Claudio. DL- Melancon

Drop Story for Gregorius?

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

In a dynasty, Lindor + X would be worth dealing away my Bogaerts + Abreu?

X = Mejia, Altuve, Dee Gordon, Rendon, Conforto, Billy Hamilton, Bumgarner, Price, Quintana, Syndergaard?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Jon
4 years ago

Forgot Springer. He could also be X.

Let's Call A Spade A Spade
Let's Call A Spade A Spade
4 years ago

I know your not a big fan of catchers but Gattis not cutting it for me. Alex Wood for Possy good? I can afford to trade him. Thanks

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
4 years ago

Who deserves the DL spot more, Desmond or G. Polanco in a H2H league with 3 weeks of playoffs?

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Roger that. If he’s hitting the DL, hopefully it’s soon. I wouldn’t mind grabbing a Rosario lottery ticket.

Jr
Jr
4 years ago

I’m in a battle for the playoffs and my gamble on villar as my SS isn’t working out. I have Marwin G. who has been really solid and is now playing every day, but is he someone I can trust down the stretch? I can acquire either segura or andrus, but are they about the same as marwin ROS if he’s playing everyday?

This league is weird and doesn’t count runs, RBI, or BA. It counts Total bases, hr, bb, obp, slg, net steals.

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: nights be able to get andrus for a cheap SP like Hoffman. This is a keeper league so prospects are valuable. Might be able to get segura for a brinson type plus a lower starter

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: that’s what I thought, but Wanted to see your thoughts on Marwin first. Thanks Grey!

Hookie and Mubie
Hookie and Mubie
4 years ago

Worried about Bogaerts repeating his 2nd half fade out from last year. Should I hold tight or consider dealing him straight up for Marwin Gonzalez (dear lord has it come to this?!) or trading him and Longoria (my CI; Justin Turner is my 3b) for Moosetacos and either Paul (“58/4 K/BB”) DeJong or Javy (“I’ve done absolutely nothing lately”) Baez. In other words is Xander going to be so dire that I should do something somewhat desperate?

Hookie and Mubie
Hookie and Mubie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Andrus a better option than Marwin ROS?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

Deep roto – Ervin/Upton for Samardjzia/Thames

Who ya got?

NO PEPPER
NO PEPPER
4 years ago

Bader just added to ESPN waivers.
Pick him up!

rukky
rukky
4 years ago

that Taillon write-up haha

Please rank ROS for Utility spot:
Hosmer, Souza, C.Davis, Schebler

Thanks again!

rukky
rukky
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks!

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: he balked on Hoffman. Nova worth it? Or roll with marwin?

DudeOfLife
DudeOfLife
4 years ago

Would you trade Manaea for F. Rivero? 20 team H2H 6×6.
My starters: Manaea, CC, Faria, Sale, Lamet
Closers: E. Diaz, Doolittle

Word

Chris R
Chris R
4 years ago

Renfroe man… I don’t need another outfielder!

I’ve got: Trout, Wil Myers, Inciarte, Souza, Pham, Derek Fisher

I just traded Marte for Jean Segura to get it slightly more reasonable.

Renfroe is probably better than Fisher, but Fisher is my man-crush right now.

I’m ok holding right?

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

Is Swarzak droppable now if my league count saves not holds?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer