When Chris Heston entered the 1st inning and said, “Keep your stupid bats off my pitches, you damn dirty Mets,” we should’ve known we were in for a historic night.  Or at least a histrionic one.  I was between Mike Foltynewicz (5 2/3 IP, 5 ER) and Heston to stream yesterday, and, well, you can imagine who I went with.  What’s wrong with me, Dr. Zaius?  Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius, ooooooooh, Dr. Zaius.  Help me, Dr. Zaius!  Yesterday, Heston pitched a no hitter against the Mets, striking out eleven, and just missed a perfect game, due to hitting three batters.  Those batters Heston plunked likely critiqued his acting in Soylent Green or supported the Brady Handgun Bill.  After this game, Heston’s numbers look like a fantasy #2 (8 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 3.21 xFIP), but, since he throws around 89 MPH, I’d limit his exposure against tougher hitting teams on the road.  Obviously, he’s worth owning.  On a concluding note, I hate every streamer I see, from streamer A to Chumpanzee.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Hunter Pence – Sitting out due to tendinitis in his right wrist, and may need a DL stint.  The Gangly Manbird injured himself, trying to reach for Manbirdseed in his Manbirdcage.

Matt Duffy – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, and, in this game, Joe Panik (2-for-5) also hit his 5th homer.  Duffy is hitting near-.300 in the last week and Panik’s been a hot schmotato since before you were born (assuming you’re two weeks old; nice reading comprehension, by the by!).  I’ve mentioned this before, but the Giants are so the Cardinals West.  Some teams spend trillions and get no help from unsung’ers.  Mean’s while, the Giants and Cards win divisions with guys no one drafts and NO ONE WANTS TO PICK UP!  Sorry for screaming, I had no idea you were reading this in the library.

Kevin Plawecki – Scratched yesterday due to dizziness.  If I were the doctor, the first thing I’d check for was blonde hair.  From there, I’m not sure.  Bad timing for Plawecki since d’Arnaud is due back today.  Or as Plawecki would say, “D’oh…noooo.”

Nelson Cruz – Left yesterday’s game with back spasms.  Hopefully, if you own him, it’s nothing, but he’s been known to get knocked to the DL for a lot less, and this is my lame attempt to try to jinx him since I don’t own him.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .242.  Hey, don’t worry, Mariner fans, he’s still hitting better than his $240 million contract!

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff.  Obviously Lloyd Christmas McClendon couldn’t focus his stupid anymore with Fernando Rodney, and the key word there is focus only spelled differently, so Xmas is batting Logan leadoff.  Is Morrison the least likely candidate in the league to hit leadoff?  I feel like this is akin to Nick Swisher hitting leadoff.

Carson Smith – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd save as he gave up a homer, and don’t think Christmas isn’t just waiting to put Fernando back in the ninth.  Seriously, Smith gives him the slightest reason and Christmas is going to switch them right back, so I wouldn’t drop Rodney yet.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  It’s all good in da Klub with a bottle of bub, but his record is 3-7.  He has as many wins as his opponent last night Roenis Elias 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  Elias Sports Bureau said, “Wins are stupid.”  Well, not exactly trivia, but true.

Yan Gomes – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (1, 2).  If Yan can hit, then you can own him too.  If he was dropped in your league, I’d look to add him.  And I just asked for catcher questions.  Smooth move, Ex-Lax.

Rafael Soriano – Signed with the Cubs.  It gives the Cubs Rondonatello, Motteangelo, Stropnardo and Rafael.  You’d think their bullpen was in the sewer or these guys were very slow.  There is a renaissance right now in Wrigleyville, and the only Medici’ne that Pope John Maddon needs is more options, and the only Florence I know is Henderson, and the only Brady I don’t know is Tom.  You follow?  Well, start leading, my GPS battery’s low and I don’t know where this pizza place is!  With news that Soriano signed in Chicago, I’m guessing Maddon will use him at some point in the ninth, but there’s no guarantees.  Here’s me yesterday going to the waiver wire to pick him up, “Aw, shucks, he’s not here.  Wait, no one is in this room with me so A) Why am I pretending to be upset Soriano’s not available?  B) Who am I talking to? C) There’s no C.”  I would’ve grabbed him if he were there, but I’m not sweating not owning him either.  He had a 6.48 ERA in the 2nd half of last year, and lost the Nationals closer job.

Jon Lester – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.25.  Buy low!  Seriously, go now.  This will be here when you return.  I promise.  bcisabiak  Oops, had my fingers crossed.  No, I promise, it’ll be here.

Justin Verlander – Will debut on Saturday.  Let’s just say, I’m not running out to add him in any leagues.  In fact (oh, snap, Grey’s adding on!), I didn’t even look to see if Verlander was available.  It’s not worth the headache, which could also be said of tropical fruit-flavored aspirin.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.16.  Thankfully, he’s owned by the guy that wrote a hateful email about Anibal to everyone in May and abandoned his team.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, and now has two hits in four of his last five games.  Glad him and Ausmus stopped discussing the Torah and he started hitting.

Sergio Santos – Signed a minor league deal with the Yankees.  Whenever I hear the name Sergio, I think, “He must make fantastic, stonewashed jeans,” but his Wikipedia page makes no mention.

Ivan Nova – Looking decent in rehab from Tommy John surgery and will likely be back in a few weeks.  I’d roll out some FAAB dough if I had a knead (SP?).

Stephen Drew – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (8, 9), hitting .175.  Those are also his eighth and ninth hits this year.  Kidding.  Barely.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.48.  Obviously, he’s pitching well, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if after any start we hear he can’t feel from his shoulder to his wrist.

Doug Fister – Will make one more rehab start in Double-A Harrisburg.  Let’s just be thankful it’s Double-A and not double Fister.

Denard Span – Scratched due to back spasms.  He says he wants to return when he’s at full strength, but everyone knows you should never go full Denard.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer, hitting .330.  After he homered, he got back to the dugout and high-fived people really hard because he’s, like, really pumped up and jacked and…DAH!

Matt Holliday – Hit the DL.  Holliday without the DL is still “Oh, I lay.”  Randal Grichuk (1-for-4) will see the bulk of the outfield at-bats in his absence, and this will also open room for The Federalist (0-for-4, 1 run).  In Coors, they’re all wonderful.  Outside, they’re schmotatoes waiting for heat.

Michael Wacha – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA up to 2.45.  The 10 Ks are clouding that those footsteps he’s hearing are the Regression Fairies.

Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .315.  All of those years he hit .260 were what?  A lie?  Are you a phonny?

Corey Dickerson – Close to being activated from the DL.  Walt Weiss said, “I hope he says ‘Hi.'”  Seriously, he said that.  I just thought of something, what if the ultimate parable of the TV show Lost is the Others take Walt’s brain.  Unfortch, with Dickerson’s type of injury, he could have a flare-up at any moment, so we’re not out of the woods.  Or as Walt Weiss would say, “His injury could say, ‘Hi.'”

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Batten down, the Torenado’s approaching!

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .350.  *shrugs*  No idea where it’s coming from, but it should be on your team while it’s coming out of nowhere.

Miguel Gonzalez – Left yesterday’s game with a groin strain.  It’s not clear at this point how severe.  I guess that means it’s not clear at his point.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 0.44, which I believe is a better ERA than any other Red Sox starter after any one hitter.

Hanley Ramirez – Fouled a pitch off his knee, but x-rays came back negative, and Hanley thinks he can play today at 35%.  So, the uze.

Jake Odorizzi – Officially hit the DL with a strained oblique.  So vague, yet so…what’s the word?

Evan Longoria – Expects to return on Wednesday.  Hey, that’s today!  You snuck up on me.

Desmond Jennings – Sidelined since April, and now he’s going to have his knee scoped.  I hope they send in a miniature Dennis Quaid.  He’s good at that sorta thing.

Taylor Jungmann – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Pirates.  Was it a coincidence that Jungmann didn’t face Jung-ho or were they afraid he’d pimp slap him?  Jungmann’s walk rate in Triple-A was 4.4 and his ERA was 6.37, so, um, yeah.

Jason Rogers – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He got a fastball middle in, and that’s Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood.

Aramis Ramirez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .213.  Bet you five over-the-internet dollars that next March Aramis will work out for teams, looking for a contract, then quietly retire in April.

Francisco Liriano – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  Still amazing to me how good his peripherals look, 10.5 K/9, 3.1 BB/9 and 2.78 xFIP.  He gets no respect at all, I’m gonna start calling him Francisco Triple Lindyano.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 16th homer.  His homer tied Mickey Mantle on the all-time home run list.  Pujols could barely round the bases as Billy Crystal chased after him with a Challah knife, shouting, “Get off my fondest childhood memory!”

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs.  Seriously, the Comment Drop Magic worked again.  Yesterday, Calhoun suddenly started appearing as a guy no one wanted.  Let’s go, guys and five girls, there’s more players we need to spur.  Spur on, spurrers!

Matt Shoemaker – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Rays, ERA at 4.86.  Yeah, that’s nice.  Do it another three times in a row and I’ll start to pay attention.

David Freese – Left yesterday’s game with a tight hamstring.  Have an ice night, Mr. Freese!

Justin Turner – Didn’t start yesterday’s game due to some swelling in his knee.  This Justin, who cares?

Carlos Frias – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.86 vs. Robbie Ray 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Both are streamers in most leagues, and I’d look at the Stream-o-Nator for their next starts.

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Howie like me now!

Brandon Morrow – Shut down for two weeks.  There’s now 50/50 odds that he’ll hurt himself while being shut down.

Will Venable – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I was about to call him Max.  Hehe, I’m old.  Any the hoo!  He’s a hot schmotato, grab him.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .360.  Like I said yesterday, I originally grabbed him as a batty call, but he’s putting out, and I cuddled up a little while longer.

Jace Peterson – 2-for-5, 1 run.  He’s hit in nine of the past ten games, and has speed, so if you’re into those sorta things, you can do worse.  Jace Peterson:  You can do worse!  Quite the campaign slogan.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his first of presumably many slam (1) and legs (1).  Don’t fly too close to the sun, Icarlos!

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.90.  As Kanye would say, Dallas is going gorillas.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.66.  Still hate that his walk rate is 5.3, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wish I owned him in all leagues.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal.  How do you go from Big Limpin’ to stealing bases?  Does Avisail only not make sense to me?  He’s a riddle wrapped in a burrito surrounded by “What is that?  Cheese?  Why’s it green?”

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  C’mon, seven more by the All-Star break and I’ll pardon you like Ralph Fiennes.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3 and two solo homers (20, 21), taking over the major league lead in homers.  Funny thing (not funny), he hasn’t even gotten hot this year.  He just hits four homers a week like it’s his business.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .217.  He’s been so bad I wonder if he’s nursing an injury.  He definitely looks young enough to be nursing.

Dan Haren – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.12 vs. Mark Buehrle 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.25.  And they say baseball is boring!  Haren vs. Buehrle is like Duran vs. Duran!

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, two days after a cortisone shot, the last legal steroid.  Light bulb moment!  Players seem to need two days to recuperate from a cortisone shot, right?  And they always hit homers immediately after, right?  So why not give every player a cortisone shot once a week?  Every one will be hitting 30 homers!

Nick Martinez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 2.65 vs. Sonny Gray 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.74.  I like Gray.  *kisses mirror*  I don’t like Martinez.  *pastes picture of Martinez onto Popsicle stick, gives disapproving look*  But this game should’ve definitely been visited by the Regression Fairies.  Plus, it was held right outside of San Fran!

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week and this was his 2nd homer in the last four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Chris Young – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 2 Ks vs. the Twins.  I’d like to see Young one-hit the Twins Triple-A affiliate!  Or did he?  Now I’m confused.

Trevor May – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  JB just gave you his Trevor May fantasy.  I agree with him, but don’t like him beyond a streamer in most mixed leagues.  Yet, and that’s a big yet, I just can’t figure out the HTML for bigger letters.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 7th steal.  Could be a warming schmotato, but I went to his player page, looking to see what he had done in the last ten days, because I did remember he homered a few days ago, but there wasn’t a whole lot there.  I was also greeted by the least amused face ever.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-3, 1 run.  I got Jung-ho’s in different area codes…Sorry, Ludacris just came up on my iTunes.  Another day, another Maikel blurb saying he’s hot and should be owned.

Billy Hamilton – Sat out yesterday with a banged up wrist.  I used to bang up my wrist all the time, and, for what it’s worth, I’m not blind.

Zack Cozart – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Here’s an idea of how bad the shortstop position is.  On our Player Rater, Cozart is the 5th best shortstop on the year.  He’s the 5th best, I own him in multiple leagues, and I don’t even enjoy owning him.  Weird time to be alive, Caitlyn.

Todd Frazier – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  Up goes Frazier!  Up goes Frazier!

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks.  So, if I was streaming a pitcher whose name I couldn’t pronounce, this was the one.  Oh, who are we kidding, a pitcher whose name I can’t pronounce could be any pitcher.

Brandon Phillips – Left yesterday’s game with a groin strain.  He suffered a groin strain when he went into 3rd base awkwardly.  I can’t count how many times I strained my groin trying to go into 3rd base awkwardly.

Joey Votto – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and three homers, (11, 12, 13).  Veni Votto Vici.

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John
John
7 years ago

Add Heston or VV. The extra start be nice but long term is the goal?

Jiggy Nits
Jiggy Nits
7 years ago

josh harrison or christian yelich. roto 5×5 with BB instead of R

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
7 years ago

gotta love it, anytime anybody is worried about kela not getting what he deserves, the 8th inning, scheppers and freeman just keep on giving him a chance. Thank god TEX isn’t ran by lloyd, but they aren’t that much smarter, as scheppers has been trash for 2 years now.

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan MD
7 years ago

@Mantis Toboggan MD: they were somewhat smarter with feliz, having gotten rid of him fairly quickly.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
7 years ago

AuShizz!

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  FrankGrimes
7 years ago

@FrankGrimes: yes… many as well.

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
7 years ago

H2H NL-Only – I just picked up Gennett as a quick reflex and dropped Lake. I could have dropped Bour, Guerrero, or Romo instead, but I figured Lake won’t play every day now, and might lose considerable PT when Soler comes back. What would you have done?

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Damn! The only thing that kept me from doing that was he was my only bench spot for P.

R
R
7 years ago

You dropping Taijuan or Mchugh and picking up heston or keep walker while he’s pitching good

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
fo really drop the Mac Daddy here?

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
7 years ago

Was offered deGrom and Delino for Salazar and Alex Wood in a 6×6 keeper league with Ops. I need steals… U like this deal? Thanks!

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
7 years ago

alex guererro now only plays in half of games, no matter what his OPS is, mattingly and lloyd might have had the same parents, or maybe went to the same baseball schools. pts league with -1 for K’s, +1 for BB’s gradual scale per base on hits = homer is 4, double is 2, etc. XBH is extra +1, sacrifices are +1. steals +2. i stupidly dropped jace peterson a while back to stash correa, but i stuck with guerrero back when he played more before the uribe trade. options now are
walker/son of david dejesus/utley/giavotella/e.rosario/tejada/espinosa

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Taking Donaldson and then Puig with the first two picks of my 14-team H2H draft is finally starting to make some sense.

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: i gotta get puig and tulo to catch up.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Indeed he has but it’s nice to have *both* my first and second picks performing like it.

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: With the first five rounds in a 12 team going:

1. (3) Paul Goldschmidt (Ari – 1B)
2. (22) Josh Donaldson (Tor – 3B)
3. (27) Bryce Harper (Was – OF)
4. (46) Starling Marte (Pit – OF)
5. (51) Todd Frazier (Cin – 1B,3B)

Prob gotta be the best draft I ever did. Regardless of what came after, which was enough.

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Hahn, walker, Velasquez pick two

Milarky
Milarky
7 years ago

What are your thoughts on Trevor Plouffe ROS? I know he’s very meh, but there’s a guy in our league that needs a rookie pitcher (we must start one rookie), and I can pickup Plouffe for Colome (I’ve already got Syndergaard as a rookie). My 3B are Frazier and Machado, but if Plouffe gets his &%#$ together, he may start at DH for me instead of Solarte or Kennys Vargas while Morneau is out. We have virtually no waiver picks allowed from this point on, so it would give me decent 3B and DH depth.

So after that ramble, better off to keep Colome as a backup rookie pitcher, or take the extra bat?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

*if

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

I would find it rather miraculous is Putnam holds this lead for the Pale Hose.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Well shut my mouth.

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: they’ve been bouncing between petricka and him in the 7th, but duke is shit, and petricka’s FIP is much better. I hope putnam doesn’t get back the 8th over petricka, since somebody just grabbed him while i was deciding between putnam/fien/petricka and some others in one league.

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Reply to  Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
7 years ago

@Mike Hunt’s Honorable Discharge: some twit dropped kelvin in that league, maybe i’ll get lucky.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
7 years ago

@Mike Hunt’s Honorable Discharge: I hope you do too

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: the “kelvin’s dropping” should be some sort of nerd joke somewhere.

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. need sp help and have offense to spare. pujols too much to give up for keuchel?

AJ
AJ
7 years ago

Sup Grey who what trade you like?
A) Kris Bryant/Howie Kendrick for Jose Reyes
B) Kris Bryant/Kemp for Reyes
C) None
Redraft thanks!

Jaymz
Jaymz
7 years ago

Just accepted his Lynn for my McCann.. Was NOT expecting that surprise!

Jaymz
Jaymz
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Eh, I’ve got D’Arnaud as a backup. With my luck though, watch Lynn’s career suddenly tank.

nightpandas
nightpandas
7 years ago

Grey,

What a crappy week for my new supposed aces….Harvey and Hamels…

Drop Jepsen or L Martin for Vinny V? or both for Vinny V and Matz? Martin is my bench bat and Jepsen is my fourth closer, and pitched in the 7th tonight….

Knucks
Knucks
7 years ago

If lindor came up tomorrow would you prefer him or Russell the rest of the year in your MI slot?

locos
locos
7 years ago

Grey, with Miller going to the DL, does that mean he’s loses the closer spot if Betances does well? I am in the same boat as the above guy with Boxberger,lose him keep him.?

The only closers that remain in my league are Axford, Smith McGee and Dolittle who is hurt.

Should I hold onto Miller and drop Heston for a closer?

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  locos
7 years ago

@locos: miller hit DL, if you’re in daily league in yahoo you’ll only have to wait till 3 AM eastern.

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Man, dropped Span to keep Billy Burns, then Span has a big day today. Who do you like for the rest of the year, Burns or Span?

Fungazi
Fungazi
7 years ago

Think Velasquez is a little too raw to burn a high waiver on?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Fungazi
7 years ago

@Fungazi: he was ranked a lot lower than thor and rodon in prospect stuff.

John
John
7 years ago

Mcgee closes, annoying bullpen. Who you rather own Mcgee or Boxberger?

I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  John
7 years ago

@John: boxy if healthy, and looked it today.

John
John
Reply to  John
7 years ago

@John: or i could own both shallower lg or pick one and also own ramos?

mcgee ramos
box and mcgee
box ramos??? lol

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

Anyone watching vincent vega pitch? Hows he lookin?

KarlJ
KarlJ
Reply to  herschel
7 years ago

@herschel:
Very good stuff. Hitting 97 on the gun and good change but is having a lot of trouble throwing strikes and is not very economical with his pitches

Riley
Riley
7 years ago

Valasquez > Folty, Mchugh?

Folty, Mchugh > Aaron Sanchez?

I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
7 years ago

looks like it’s about to be mcgee’s turn.

Steve
Steve

@I don’t want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome:

It’s less an endorsement of McGee than it appears on the box score. Rays manager played smart baseball and used his best reliever, Boxberger, against the (very good) heart of the Angels order. Smart, sure. Sucks for us fantasy baseballers in leagues that don’t use Sv+H.

I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Steve
7 years ago

@Steve: i got mcgee and boxy only in saves or holds or net saves and holds, i’m happy to see boxy is healthy again.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
7 years ago

9 team redraft 5×5. I’m neck and neck for the lead in R, HR and RBI, a distant third in SB and fourth in AVG, so I guess my greatest needs are SB and AVG.

Drop Longoria for Franco, Moustakas, Peterson or Tomas?

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

I used to have a catcher addiction but I’m fine now……

Ah, who am I kidding? I somehow have Wieters, b. Mccann and Vogt all on my team and noone wants to trade for any of these guys.

I offered vogt and Addison Russell for a DL’ed Ellsbury and the guy wasn’t interested.

He’s currently employing mike mckenry in his catcher slot and Chris Owings at ss.

I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: i had to just drop lucroy in a pts league where i already had duda at 1B and posey at C. this is the kind of pts league where pitchers are much more valuable than hitters, some people don’t even carry a catcher at all.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

get morton out NOW! you have a good bullpen.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: wish it was 2 batters earlier.

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

I have an addiction to multi position eligibility, Grey.

That’s why I’m plugging in zobrist and Zimmerman into my lineup every day, even though they’ve proven to be tepid to awful.

Me:

“Monday – With Russell sitting, I can put zobrist at 2b. Tomorrow – he’s in the outfield with hunter Pence out. Next day- Oh dang. Cozart hurt his knee. I guess Zobrist now gets goes to ss. That’s really handy. He’s like 3 players in one!! (I choose to ignore the 0 for 12)”

I guess the first step is admitting you have a problem.

Ross
Ross
7 years ago

Hey grey, can you please advise me on who to drop when Dickerson and soler come back from dl: t walker, n syndergaard, l McCullers , c seager. It’s a head to head category 12 team redraft league. Thank you!

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Looking at Adam Lind and Pedro Alvarez, they’re stats are very similar. Only difference being Lind having the slightly better average and Alvarez having both 1b and 3b eligibility.

After Goldy, Rizzo, Abreu, Miggy ect are drafted, I don’t think I’m drafting an ok CI, or a second CI until waaaay late in the draft next year.

When guys like Lind, Alvarez, Napoli, Butler, Headley and Valbuena are Free Agents in your league, what’s the point in clogging up your roster by drafting a guy you can only put in 3 spots (1b/mi/ut)?

#toomanysquarepegs

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: belt and Teixeira were available earlier on too.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: belt you would’ve been advised to have dropped long before he was doing well, and nobody would’ve went into year with texiera as a starter in a 12 team league.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: this argument is why i didn’t have abreu anywhere last year (or the reverse of this argument), since i followed rankings and loaded up early on 2 of goldy/pujols/fielder/rizzo and by the time abreu was taken at just after 100th overall i was busy drafting other things. pedro from PIT likely projects at a lower average compared to lind than you might think though.

Steve
Steve
7 years ago

Marcus Semien or Xander ROS?

Hern
Hern
7 years ago

Please help me choose one 1B out of this shizz.

Forsythe
LaRoche
Colabello

Thank you Grey!!!

.

Harvey Wallbangers
Harvey Wallbangers
7 years ago

Myers likely coming off DL this week, but I’m worried he just won’t be the same as before he got a wrist off.

Thoughts on dealing him and Bauer for Cargo (rockies)?

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

I was looking at dropping Zimmerman for Pedro Alvarez and was curious where you ranked Alvarez in your 3B rankings.

27!

He’s not THAT bad is he?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: he was expected to platoon at the time, and has since beaten down that bitch.

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: it doesn’t appear to be serious though.

Derrick
Derrick
7 years ago

Holy God Tyson Ross sucks.

Droppable in a 12 teamer?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Up against Seager this week – as if you couldn’t tell already.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: he was supposed to already know that? so all grand slams go through you in H2H eh. (it’d be pretty cool if that was true and you still won sometimes). i got bauer and played him since he’s done much better than SON has said like 5 times. walks caught up with him this time. thank god in only 2 leagues. 1 is roto though, so yuck.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: SON is popping out some nice games lately though, frias/ray yesterday, morton today, i should’ve grabbed frias yesterday but wanted to see one decent game out of him again first. we’ll see if wada rebounds tomorrow.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yes, yes he was. Grey and I have this elevated level of understanding.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: it appears just find somebody who’s done something huge, and assume it’s your opp’s player.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Until further notice.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: universe might cave in before that. or we find bizarro world portal.

Eng
Eng
7 years ago

Howdy Grey you stud. Heston or Nelson? That is the question.

Eng
Eng
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Well, since you asked for Catcher questions…

Yan Gomes or Devin Mesoraco ROS (6*6 w/OBP)
Surprisingly both are available. Why do people draft catchers before round 20???

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

just as HOU screwing with Rasmus over a week ago allowed me to get lake into my lineup not an hour before he homered, today CUBS doing same thing allowed me to stream in COGHLAN BOMB in that same league 5 minutes before gametime. nice. also, from earlier, for deep leagues, SMOAK BOMB!

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

Myers coming off the DL Thursday. Drop Souza, Ozuna, or Castillo to roster him?

Or… Do I dump a SP like Hendricks or Rodon instead? Just hate having a bunch of bench bats that accumulate stats when I don’t play them and frustrate the hell out of me. That’s why I was thinking Souza etc. instead.

Thanks!

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Bob
7 years ago

@Bob: sorry for the duplicate post, damn iPhone…

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

Wil Myers coming off the DL tomorrow. Would you drop Souza Ozuna or Castillo to roster him? Or drop Hendricks or

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Seigrist today 4 K’s, Chi Chi over his last two starts 4 K’s…cust Kayin’

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: probably part of why chi chi isn’t a buy for anybody round here by advisements, regardless of his ERA.

mr. west
mr. west
7 years ago

Now that Andrew Miller if effed, they’re coming out of the woodwork.
Was offered Tulo, Rios and Clippard for my C. Gomez and Miller. Reject because Gomez is best player in deal and Miller could be fine in two weeks and miraculously get his job back?

mr. west
mr. west
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Thanks, Grey!

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. belt/ziegler for lester?

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Ryan Zimmerman. He’s been awful this year.

Its been revealed that he’s dealing with Plantar faciitus.

On a scale of 1 to surgery, how concerning is this for Zimmerman owners?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: hopefully youse guys drafted him very low, as it was the only way he’d have value at all. he’s pretty much the swamp (DC) version of tulo, with less talent. high altitude doesn’t explain his brittleness though. Last year was the last year that this site had him ranked highish and i had him in like 70% of drafted leagues. it sucked. i learned i’d only draft him if he went very very low.

ebudz
ebudz
7 years ago

ESPN 10 Team H2H Points –
Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(1) C: R. Martin
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Rendon
(1) SS: Reyes
(1) 3B: Donaldson
(3) OF: Trout, Marte, Springer
(1) UT: JD Martinez

(1) DL: Myers

(4) SP: Scherzer, L. Lynn, A. Wood, T. Ross
(3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
Bench: (C. McHugh, Chavez, Fiers, McCullers, Quintana)
Bench Total: (5)

1. Been streaming Quintana’s spot and will continue to do so but after watching Syndergaard get dropped for Velasquez and after Heston’s no-no I’m wondering if I should be replacing anyone on my staff for either of those guys? So add Syndergaard or Heston over anyone?

2. Is McCullers enough to offer up for Lester and buy low? Should I offer up 2 guys?

3. Also with Myers being activated tomorrow most likely I’ll need to drop someone from my offense or maybe package up one of my OF/UTIL guys? Worth trying to get Votto from an owner and what 2 guys would it take do you think? Also I might target the Abreu owner who is 1-8 and needs OFs… who should I offer up for Votto or Abreu?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Who would you offer for Abreu? I’m guessing some combo of Springer and someone else?

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

assorted a.miller stash questions. some of this isn’t terrible since i drafted him as a holds guy and ended up with too many closers in most of these leagues. now i can go find the holds guy i wanted in the first place (bright side looking on dismal noise)
1. drop smyly or morrow to make DL room? no ERA in this one but BB’s. and go with which of these for holds and ratios: dunn/caminero/shaw (8th inning again and solid, same for dunn)/lowe (appears to be new SEA 8th inning)/shreve
2. K/BB and holds. shreve/siegrist/shaw/dunn/caminero
3. K/BB, K per 9 and holds. shreve/joba/broxton/scrabble/lowe/b.logan/sipp/rosscup. owners are smarter in this one, and i now only have 2 closers, i’ll have to go back on closer lookout.
4. 20 teamer with holds. logan/hoover/joba/lowe/shreve/caminero/strickland/scrabble
5. net saves and holds and K/BB. shreve/dunn/logan/strickland/joba/qualls/shaw/caminero

Uno Mas Cerveza
Uno Mas Cerveza
7 years ago

Grey..good call Giants and the Cardinals are fantasy kryptonite except for a Wong or 2…tried to trade for Correa in a keeper league going Sherzer and Polanco for Correa and Rios…fail…thinking of trying to move Segura and Abreu next. My take is that Correa may be the greatest SS of all time and Segura probably won’t be, Abreu is starting to meh me to death. Thoughts?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Uno Mas Cerveza
7 years ago

@Uno Mas Cerveza: i wouldn’t move abreu for that. your opp should also be laughing his ass off that somebody would give abreu AND something else for correa.

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

16 team dynasty with total bases OBP over AVG and net steals over steals.
salvy
rizzo
kipnis
bryant
alcides
LF jew don
CF maybin (ellsbury DL)
RF souza
util jace peterson
util lind
BN lake/tucker
lake’s playing time getting screwed with (like you said when denorfia came back). just stream this spot or actually buy to own with one of turner (is this sample size big enough for his 878 OPS, it seems pretty late in season to call this lucky)/gose/coghlan/e.rosario/dejesus (the father, not the son), or just stream this spot for needs/a bad matchup for somebody else/a catcher off day etc.

mzyptlk
mzyptlk
7 years ago

Who takes the setup man job for Yanquis?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  mzyptlk
7 years ago

@mzyptlk: MF’er. i only have that dude in 6 or spots.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
7 years ago

@goodfold2: and i get to wait for yahoo to DL him now.

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Was just offered Cargo for my Dee Gordon
Should I take it?
Can replace him for Segura
He also has Braun and Marte
Thx

Chernobyl
Chernobyl
7 years ago

I’ve got too many damned outfielders, and can’t trade any away no matter how hard I try. My roto league uses 6 stats: HR, RBI, Steals, Ks, BBs, and AVG.

I’ve got Puig, Pollock, Reddick, Rusney and Cespedes, but can’t afford the bench spot I’m using each night as I sit someone. Who do you drop?

I’m obviously leaning Rusney, who has been horrible since his call up. Is his upside worth keeping him over Cespedes or Reddick?

Chernobyl
Chernobyl
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks… trades are tough in this league, with outfielders in particular, due to long term keeper obligations. For instance I’ve got Puig on a 5 year un-droppable contract.

Looks like my dream of an all-cuban outfield will go unfullfilled.By-by Rusney, hello Velasquez (or maybe Matz)…. actually…. Velasquez or Matz?

RUNNING THROUGH THE 6 WITH MY WOEZ
RUNNING THROUGH THE 6 WITH MY WOEZ
7 years ago

Betances or Kimbrel ROS points league saves are worth 7.

Fungazi
Fungazi
7 years ago

Strop or Jepsen to replace Miller.. sigh.

Rob Deer
Rob Deer
7 years ago

Hanley & Kemp for Puig & Andrus

Knucks
Knucks
7 years ago

Belt/Carson smith for Pineda/Ian desmond

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Everyone else sat C-Mart in Coors, right?

RIGHT?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: *sob* Yes *sob*

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: You wouldn’t bench Crush Davis, so you could move Santana to 1st and play Gomes at C, would you?

Jason
Jason
7 years ago

I’m done with Rubby. Best use of bench spot out of Nova, Franco or Mesoraco?

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
7 years ago

Andrew Miller could be done. Headed to DL with forearm issues

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  Moscowitz
7 years ago

Ugh, just about every single one of my teams just got a lot weaker…that sucks…bad

Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor
7 years ago

Grey

Where is Olivera going to play once he gets called up?

Whats going to happen to Guerrero?

Thanks

vinodole
vinodole
7 years ago

Upton and Samardzija for Hanley and Shields. Is it close?

vinodole
vinodole
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thank you, FML.

Carlos
Carlos
7 years ago

A. Miller to the DL with a forearm issue. Betances to close. Would you drop Miller in a 10 team, super competitive league? There are no DL spots so he would be dead roster space. I already have Boxberger and C. Dickerson currently wasting away. I feel like even if A. Miller does come back, Betances will keep the job.

Thanks.

L-Boogie
L-Boogie
7 years ago

Why, oh why, did I ever drop C-Mart.

Oh right, it was those back-to-back 7 ER games. Remember those? I do…every freakin time he throws a gem..

Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor
Reply to  L-Boogie
7 years ago

@L-Boogie:

Boogie please don’t Mush us C-Mart owners anymore. Just because we stood by our man don’t hate. lol

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

Jepsen or Ziegler the better reliever to own? Motte and Daniel Hudson are two more options for saves, I guess?

the great knoche
the great knoche
7 years ago

Gyorko going down to play everyday. He will be worth a pickup in 6 weeks.

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Should I pick up Addison Russell for MI? I have Kendrick, Segura, and Flores.

Happyharry
Happyharry
7 years ago

12 team, H2H, 6X6 – ROS, Vincent Velasquez or Folty? Thanks,

Carter
Carter
7 years ago

Frazier or Puig? ROS.

Thanks for your help!

Greyismyhero
Greyismyhero
7 years ago

I’m assuming drop Smadge for Rodon?

S
M
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K
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I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
7 years ago

Grey,
I have A.Garcia and Myers coming off the DL. I only have room for one. Is it close or is Myers far better? I think in my league Myer’s trade value may be better but I want to maximize my offense.

KSS
KSS
7 years ago

Hey Grey. Would you drop Molina for Gomes?

Tony Mags
Tony Mags
7 years ago

Mookie Betts was dropped in my league. Do I drop Venable or Rusney for him?

AverageJOE
AverageJOE
7 years ago

Somewhat new, I look forward to reading your take everyday, thank you, entertaining and informative(hope you were trying to be entertaining.)

Who would you stash? Two DL spots, Cain, Moore or Corbin?

Thank you………….

Bro Jackson
Bro Jackson
7 years ago

Grey,

Great job as usual. Can you please pick one of these buttonholes row:

McHugh, Shark and Ross

or do I drop all for Heston, Walker and Valesquez. I think Vince is a must-stash. Knee slapper.

Bro Jackson
Bro Jackson
Reply to  Bro Jackson
7 years ago

@Bro Jackson: row = ros

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
7 years ago

Padres option Gyorko to AAA…about time

PK
PK
Reply to  Moscowitz
7 years ago

@Moscowitz: /sad trombone

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
7 years ago

What’s up, Grey. Which side do you like?

A)Salazar
B)Tanaka/Stras

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
7 years ago

after Heston no hit the Mets last night, would you recommend starting Tim Hudson tonight?

Jake
Jake
7 years ago

Hi Grey,

Would you trade Alex Guerrero + Wei-Yin Chin for Lester?

Jake
Jake
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thank you, Grey!

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

Do i drop semien for josh harrison in my 10 team H2H points keeper league?

Atlas
Atlas
7 years ago

Can we get a memo to Matt Williams and Mike Scioscia that the best two hitters on planet Earth need to bat third ? Not second (Trout) not fourth (Harper)… Third.

Why you would want to limit RBI opportunities for Trout I have no idea, and with Harper… half the time he does not bat till the second inning. :shakingmyheadindisapproval:

Some of these managers around MLB are impossible to understand.

Luke
Luke
7 years ago

What to do with Desmond? Get a new SS or hold? He is my only weakness on offense, but he is killing me!

Jaymz
Jaymz