Hey, it’s Memorial Day weekend, so I assume most of you aren’t here. I guess I’ll be chatting with some of our playas’ from Europe and that New Zealander Steve. Damn, that came out like I’m hatin’ on Razzballs good buddy Steve. Sorry Steve, we miss you. With this title you might think I’m going to play a bunch of jazz tunes and that would be the most logical place to go, but not in the stream of confusion of my  mind. Of course I started with Dizzy from one of my favorite jazz albums, but then my mind took an odd turn to Herbie Hancock and how this song changed a lot of musical perspectives for me. After absorbing all of that I fell deeper into the funk and the brilliance of the godfather of soul’s backing band (now there is some dancing I want to see come back). Oh, that sweet sweet soul music from the Baby H to the contemporary Charles Bradley and Lee Fields. Now along the way, I had the local LA underground hiphop scene to deliver rare gems like the Breakestra, and speaking of hip-hop, I have to wonder what the world would be like without Herbie Hancock. Now, you might be asking yourself what this has to do with todays creeper or top 100, and all I can say is my mind is a place and I’m letting you step in it for a few. I also know you guys like talking about music so WTFN.

ydvmeV1

 

This week, the left-handed hitting Conor Gillaspie (1% owned) gets 8 games (7RH, 1LH) in 7 days against 3 different teams. Opening the week in Toronto for three, going to Baltimore for a Thursday double header, then off to Houston to close out the week. Opportunity, opportunity, opportunity! I’ll be honest, I wanted to tell you to grab Adam Eaton, no not like that Happy Vegans, as in add him to your team. He’s still only 18% owned. What I’m saying here is, he is getting back to being the player that scores runs, hits for good average and steal some bases. Sorry about that, getting off the soapbox now. Conor is never a season long rostered play. He’s not that sexy…of a player, his looks are up to you. Last year he hit .282 and gave you 7 dongs and this year he looks like that .280ish year is not going to happen if he can’t cut the K-rate (it’s up 5%). Then why even suggest him you hack? Because I like him this week. I got the nod by the hitter-tron ($8.5), I like the parks he’s playing in, I like some of the pitching match-ups he get’s and Jeff Lynn told me to when I was listening to telephone line on the couch last night. The parks are all lefty dong friendly, hehe, they had HR% of 3.70% (4th), 4.17% (1st), and 3.34% (4th) over the 2013-14 seasons. Yummy! I like his match-up’s in Toronto because he has already homered against Hutchinson and gets flyballer E S T R A D A. In Baltimore he gets Bud Norris (4/8 career against) and a TBD. I’m assuming he only plays one of these games but I would still gamble on him playing both. Closing in Houston he gets his lone lefty for the week, Keuchel, but also gets rookie McCullers and Hernandez (1 HR against). He is definitely worth a look in deeper leagues and can be a nice batty call option on certain days this week. I hope some of you were able to play my creeper Ryan Howard last week. He’s been my best call all year by going 10 for 26 with 5 runs, 3 HR’s and 5 RBI’s not including what he does today. I’m such a Barry Horowitz right now.

If you are looking for a catcher, I would ride James McCann, he’s hit safely in 7 of his last 8 games, gets every 5th day off and isn’t going to hurt you. You could do worse right now so if you just lost Yasmani Grandal I would jump on McCann right away while he’s still hitting. His 9/2/10/0/.299 line over 87 AB’s is nothing to blow off. We good here? Cool. Moving on.

Top-100 Hitters, Week 8

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Mike Trout OF LAA
2 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI
3 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA
4 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET
5 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
6 Jose Abreu 1B CHW
7 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR
8 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR
9 Jose Altuve 2B HOU
10 Bryce Harper OF WAS
11 Justin Upton OF SD
12 Nelson Cruz OF SEA
13 Adam Jones OF BAL
14 Jose Bautista OF TOR
15 Michael Brantley OF CLE
16 Todd Frazier 3B CIN
17 Ryan Braun OF MIL
18 Starling Marte OF PIT
19 Carlos Gomez OF MIL
20 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT
21 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD
22 George Springer OF HOU
23 Hanley Ramirez SS BOS
24 Joey Votto 1B CIN
25 Nolan Arenado -10 3B COL
26 Dee Gordon 2B MIA
27 Troy Tulowitzki SS COL
28 Chris Davis 3B BAL
29 J.D. Martinez OF DET
30 Prince Fielder 1B TEX
31 Yoenis Cespedes OF DET
32 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX
33 Kris Bryant +13 3B CHC
34 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
35 Buster Posey C SF
36 Jason Kipnis +11 2B CLE
37 Brian Dozier +11 2B MIN
38 Robinson Cano 2B SEA
39 Hunter Pence +24 OF SF
40 Freddie Freeman +13 1B ATL
41 Joc Pederson OF LAD
42 Charlie Blackmon OF COL
43 Carlos Santana 3B CLE
44 David Ortiz DH BOS
45 Brett Gardner OF NYY
46 Manny Machado +12 3B BAL
47 Mark Trumbo OF ARI
48 Kolten Wong +21 2B STL
49 Lorenzo Cain OF KC
50 Ian Desmond SS WAS
51 Evan Longoria 3B TB
52 Ian Kinsler 2B DET
53 Kendrys Morales 1B KC
54 Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS
55 Mookie Betts OF BOS
56 Jorge Soler -15 OF CHC
57 Kole Calhoun OF LAA
58 Matt Carpenter +18 3B STL
59 Billy Hamilton -23 OF CIN
60 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS
61 Kyle Seager 3B SEA
62 Matt Kemp -25 OF SD
63 Albert Pujols 1B LAA
64 Matt Holliday OF STL
65 Avisail Garcia OF CHW
66 A.J. Pollock OF ARI
67 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL
68 Howie Kendrick 2B LAD
69 Jason Heyward OF STL
70 Brandon Moss OF CLE
71 Dexter Fowler OF CHC
72 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA
73 Alex Gordon OF KC
74 Steven Souza OF TB
75 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
76 Josh Reddick OF OAK
77 Mark Teixeira 1B NYY
78 Jay Bruce OF CIN
79 Mike Moustakas 3B KC
80 Stephen Vogt C OAK
81 Evan Gattis C HOU
82 Russell Martin C TOR
83 Jhonny Peralta SS STL
84 Adam LaRoche 1B CHW
85 Marcus Semien SS OAK
86 Ryan Zimmerman 3B WAS
87 Denard Span OF WAS
88 Rusney Castillo OF BOS
89 Christian Yelich OF MIA
90 Lucas Duda 1B NYM
91 Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY
92 Adam Lind 1B MIL
93 Shin-Soo Choo OF TEX
94 Jimmy Rollins SS LAD
95 Yasmany Tomas OF ARI
96 Luis Valbuena 2B HOU
97 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
98 Marlon Byrd OF CIN
99 Ender Inciarte OF ARI
100 Delino Deshields Jr 2B TEX

DL – Jacoby Ellsbury, Yasiel Puig, Jose Reyes, David Wright, Corey DickersonDevon Travis, Anthony Rendon, Jean Segura, Alex Rios, Wil Myers

Another week and another major shakeup for some players. I’ll be honest you guys…and girls, I was bearish on some players up til this point and my patience was starting to wear thin. It’s Memorial Day Weekend and in case you forget it will be June with a blink of the hungover eye. June 1st means 1/3 of the season is gone and I know some guys don’t wake up til the weather heats up and others just suck. Jay Bruce keeps dropping even though I still see him as a 25+ home run hitter but what I didn’t realize is Adam Dunn tapped him on the shoulder before he retired and said “you’re next”. I’m going to call him the Donkley. You know like Brucely but now its Donkley, get it? get it?  Yeah I’m bored with this too. Some players are making their first appearance not necessarily by what they have done lately but by how they have performed overall up til this point. The DL is huge right now opening up 10 spots on this list.

  • I noted less movement this week (looked too cluttered last week) and I’m only highlighting the ones I want you to be aware of. Nolan Arenado has been aight’ and kinda meh after that red hot start. He isn’t even the highest rated player on the Rockies, that title goes to Charlie ” I own him almost everywhere” Blackmon. At $10.4, compared to the Blackmon’s $12.7, he’s been pretty frugal with the stats. If you can pry him away from a frustrated owner he’s a nice buy low target.
  • I liked Kris Bryant in the preseason, as did Rudy and his robot toys, so what is there to hate on at this point? His K-rate (29.8) could be better while his BB-rate (17.0) is sexy as a motherfu**er. He’s on the right path and the counting stats should continue to be a nice source of smiles for his owners.
  • If you listened to the Big Magoo in the pre-season and had some patience then you are reaping the benefits of drafting Kipnis. His top 100 neighbor tha indo-dozia has been smoking too.
  • Pence has been hitting since his return from the DL. I wanted to see him and me likey. He’ll be steady, a little boring, but solid for you the rest of the way. I will assume the buy low window is closed.
  • Freddie Freeman is just an adjustment on my part. It reflects me under valuing him a bit and the poor performances by those ahead of him. Like his body of work, its about as boring as it is reading this blurb.
  • Machado and Wong are off to good starts and this is another case of adjustment. With the Macho Man I’m loving the steals and he could be ready to throw down a 20/20 with a .280 BA….yummy. With Wong I asked my self a question, “Am I being too hard on Grey’s Wong?” Yes, Yes I was, I should of ranked his Wong higher in my wankings.
  • Oh Soler, why is your battery dead. Do we need the sun to come out for you to heat up? He’s still a hold or buy low but keep the faith, he is way way way better than this.
  • Billy Hamilton took a another dive this week. I know he is streaky with the bat, we saw this last year too. He can change this quickly and if he doesn’t then we got a new kind of Donkey species.
  • Kemp has one home run and should be better. I called him a buy low and until he turns it around he can stay in the s**tcan. Magoo and I were talking about him the other day and we agree the correction is coming. Kemps HR/FB is an absurdly low 2.5%. That’s almost Juan Pierre bad *looks up Juan Pierre’s numbers* YUP! almost Juan Pierre bad.
  • I was playing this fun little game with Grey in the comments on Friday. We mashed up players name (past or present) with David Lynch films. I want to play the same game with you but instead of David Lynch lets go Robert DeNiro films in honor of Greys run in with Bobby D. Here I’ll start, The Rob Deer Hunter! I wonder what DeNiro thinks of this game?

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Joe G
Joe G
6 years ago

As a back up for A.Garcia. who do you like : Preston Tucker , G.Jones , Justin Bour , Heyward , Chris Coghlan , Mark Canha ? Or pick the best two .
Thanks.
6×6 daily roto

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Joe G
6 years ago

@Joe G: is that Jason Heyward? If so grab him

Joe G
Joe G
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH:
Yes, Jason Heyward. But, I can’t get him until Thursday ( On Waivers, so there’s no guarantee). I’m going to pickup Tucker in the mean time. Whata think ?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Joe G
6 years ago

@Joe G: I like the Tucker add in case you dont get Heyward.

Joe G
Joe G
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH:
Thanks.
Zach McAllister hurt me a little today : 1.1ip , 2h , 1 R , 1 k. Won’t pitch on Tuesday, but I hope he goes on a nice stretch so I can keep him. (I’m looking for another Starter )

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Joe G
6 years ago

@Joe G: his K/9 has been redonk in the pen so far. I’m using him like Wade Davis last year

WNWDOTCOM
6 years ago

Hey J-FOH, I read this every week. I have a trade question I thought I’d ask you. I need to clear a roster space for Sean Doolittle coming off the DL. I’m in a H2H 5×5 12-team ESPN standard league.

Was offered Mookie Betts for Denard Span and Carlos Correa. Obviously Betts > Span but where do you see Correa setting in up his call-up?

WNWDOTCOM
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: My team looks like this:

C R Martin
1B Edwin
2B Neil Walker
3B Carlos Santana
SS Hanley
CI Duda
MI Alexei Ramirez
OF Mike Trout
OF Jose Bautista
OF Shin-Soo Choo
OF Steven Souza Jr.
OF Rusney Castillo
UTIL Denard Span

I’d like to use Correa to help dump Bautista…

WNWDOTCOM
Reply to  WNWDOTCOM
6 years ago

@WNWDOTCOM: Ended up doing it for Joc Pederson. Not really thrilled with .237 but I feel like I’m better off just preparing my team for Bautista to go on the DL at some point (utilizing Pederson for his power). I hate to sell Bautista for pennies on the dollar and no one is going to bite until there is more clarity.

So, in essence, I got Pederson and Doolittle for Span and Correa.

Appreciate your work man and for taking the time to answer questions. Love Razzball.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  WNWDOTCOM
6 years ago

@WNWDOTCOM: sorry I didn’t get back earlier. Pederson is a nice pull there. You still need to fix your MI spot. If Kang or Flores are out there I would start them ahead of alexi.

WNWDOTCOM
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: thanks man. Dropped Alexi and added Flores. Also I dropped Souza and added Burns because Souza’s injury situation. Best case he gets healthy and is still available but I need Steals, especially with Span out and Joc not running with success yet

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  WNWDOTCOM
6 years ago

@WNWDOTCOM: good call there.

heisenberg
heisenberg
6 years ago

I entered a cab wearing a ChiSox hat and the”Taxi Driver” told me he once saw Jim “The Catfish Hunter” strike out Greg “The Raging Bull” Luzinski.He was taking me on a “Midnight Run” for beer on the “Mean Streets” of “New York, New York”. –

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  heisenberg
6 years ago

@heisenberg: sounds like the start of a song

andrew is my fav name
andrew is my fav name
6 years ago

American Charlie Hustle (small cameo)
The Big Papi Wedding
Jackie Robinson Brown
Last Vargas

The end.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  andrew is my fav name
6 years ago

@andrew is my fav name: good ones

NightMARES
NightMARES
6 years ago

Hey J-FOH… first time/long time…

I’m in an NL 10Tm… received and interesting offer… Corey Dickerson/Matt Cain for Matt Kemp… Kemp hasn’t really done much for me… I’m running 2nd in my league right now… I can probably afford to wait for C Dick/Cain to come back after the All Star Break and boost my avg., HRs, and ratios. Is it worth the gamble or do you see Padre Kemp coming alive? Maybe they’ll bring in the fences again during the break? Haha!

FreeLanceLynners

Thanks

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  NightMARES
6 years ago

@NightMARES: Id hold, I think Kemp has a good chances of dialing it up and when that happens you can sell high. If this was a keeper then its a different story.

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
6 years ago

Dropped Feliz for F Rodney…Ugh! Drop F Rodney for Tolleson? Thanks!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Dommattingly
6 years ago

@Dommattingly: hold Rodney, but its real cose, one more blow up and I might move on

joeg414
joeg414
6 years ago

Can’t believe Carlos Frias blew up like that today. His next start is in St.Louis. Hold or cut and pickup either Miley @Tex-5/29 or Koehler @ Mets -5/30. Or try to stream both ?
Daily 6×6 roto.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  joeg414
6 years ago

@joeg414: Koehler, I assume Bolsinge is gone, what about Wright?

joeg414
joeg414
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH:
Both gone. Will attempt to get Koehler. I haveCorbin on the DL, Hoping he’ll be back in two weeks to help my ratios .

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  joeg414
6 years ago

@joeg414: Are you into stashing minor league arms

joeg414
joeg414
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH:
Not really, but who do you recommend ?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  joeg414
6 years ago

@joeg414: Heaney could be on the sooner than later train

0z Jay
0z Jay
6 years ago

I see Bryant is up to 33, what kind of SP is he worth straight up? Is Greinke or Sale reaching too high?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  0z Jay
6 years ago

@0z Jay: Id take a shot at Sale

Gareth
Gareth
6 years ago

I can’t drop brian mccann.

2 rbi’s tonight. He’s too good to drop.

Sell high on Vogt would be the other way to go.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Gareth
6 years ago

@Gareth: who ever gets you best return. Offer McCann for the guy you want and then when they reject it counter Vogt. Makes them feel like the winner

Ron
Ron
6 years ago

Just got offered the trade below in 10 team, H2H points redraft:

I give: Joc, Bryant and Franco
I get: Pence and Tyson Ross (SP)

2.5 questions:
1) Looking at my team below, does this trade make any sense at all? Am I giving up too much for too little?

2) Who are the best drop candidates on my team when I need to activate Reyes and Lucroy?

C-Norris
CI – Donaldson, Encarnacion,
MI – Alcides, Harrison
OF – Trout, Brantley, Bautista
Util – Hosmer, Ortiz
BN – Joc, Bryant, Span, Franco
DL – Reyes, Lucroy
NA – Correa

SP – Gray, Arrietta, McHugh, Keuchel, Pineda
RP – Miller, Carrasco

Thank you!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Ron
6 years ago

@Ron: you are over paying and dont need pence. Id rework it or seek another owner to swap with

Ron
Ron
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Thanks for the quick response. I will see what other owners are interested.

When Reyes and Lucroy return is it just as simple as dropping Alcides and Norris? Or would dropping Franco or Span be better options?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Ron
6 years ago

@Ron: I would hold on Escobar until Rees shows he’s back. I actually struggle with Lucroy, he was terrible before the injury and Norris has been solid so far

Ron
Ron
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: This is one of those times that I feel having too many assets has got me handcuffed. Alright, I gotta go find some trade partners….

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Ron
6 years ago

@Ron: good luck

Ron
Ron
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: One last question (or two)…the owner wants back in on a trade and isn’t asking for so much.

Can you rank these guys ROS – Pence, Span, Bryant, Joc, Ortiz, Franco?

Trying to get an idea of who to shop first and who to try to hold on to the most.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Ron
6 years ago

@Ron: Bryant, Pence, Joc, Ortiz, Span and Franco. Franco and Span are a toss up depending on need.

McNulty
McNulty
6 years ago

Rosario or zunino this week?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  McNulty
6 years ago

@McNulty: Roasrio as long as Mornope is out

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: I see what you did there.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
6 years ago

great job,heres to hoping deshields keeps on playing when josh comes back

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
6 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC: I know, I’ve been crossing my fingers about that too.

slimbo
slimbo
6 years ago

Keeper league. 8 teamer. Give up k jansen gordon and Brantley for archer salazar and buxton.

Thoughts?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  slimbo
6 years ago

@slimbo: how deep are the benches?

slimbo
slimbo
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH:

5 bench spots

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  slimbo
6 years ago

@slimbo: as much as I would want Buxton, I like Brantley and Gordon because they are proven. I’ll ping Mike and see what he thinks, this is more his wheelhouse

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
6 years ago

Like the McCann call–had just picked him up to fill in for Grandal before heading over here. Just want to add he gets 3 lefties this week, which should help even more.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Steve Stevenson
6 years ago

@Steve Stevenson: nice thanks for the contribute

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

A Bronx Sale

Analyze (Au) Schizz

The Span

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Nightpandas
6 years ago

@Nightpandas: I love a Bronx Sale

Rabbit
Rabbit
6 years ago

My understanding of mashups is that you don’t change the words, but combine two names that share the same word in the middle. I.e.:
Grady Little Fockers
Mike Stanley and Iris
The Bridge of San Luis Rey Ordonez (my favorite)
Ray Knight and the City (homonyms work)

Rob Deer Hunter (early commenter suggestion) works nicely too.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Rabbit
6 years ago

@Rabbit: Rob Deer Hunter was in the post

All good ones, I like the Grady Little one, I use no rules for Mashups

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

Because I like to nit pick….because I’m great….but also because Im lazy, only looking at top ten.

Miggy should be greater than Mike….Giancarlo.

Abreu not top 10 right now…even with 8 games.

Donaldson….Im a fan, but to many 0-fors = not top 10.

Harper = top 5……..ummmmm…yeah….he just is.

Love ya J-Foh, I just like to argue.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  The Great Knoche
6 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Opinions are like…..

Bammers
Bammers
6 years ago

Which closer to start in a weekly lineup roto league? Tolleson or Clippard?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Bammers
6 years ago

Tolle

Gareth
Gareth
6 years ago

Mad Bum and Glory.

nelson
nelson
6 years ago

So if you had kinsler, you’d trade him for kipnis no hesitation?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  nelson
6 years ago

@nelson: Yup

tentyme
tentyme
6 years ago

Quick question for ya I’m in a h2h weekly points league where we get -1 for a strike out and my problem is do I sit K Moralas because he plays 3 games at wrigley without a DH he might only play 3 or 4 games this week. Other than making a add/drop would you play Rusney castillo with 7 games this week in his place? my only other bench player is yelich and I don’t want to drop one of those guys for a 1 week pickup. thank you for your help !

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  tentyme
6 years ago

@tentyme: Id go Rusney with the chance he can sit

highheat17
highheat17
6 years ago

I have been living but mostly dying with Chris Davis. I see you still have him ranked at 28. Is that because of his HR potential cuz it sure aint his average. Have you ever checked out Justified or Vikings as binge material? Thanks!!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  highheat17
6 years ago

@highheat17: he still has massive upside and I’m still on the fence with him. I have not seen either of those shows. Are they on Netflix?

highheat17
highheat17
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: I dont think so. I believe they are on amazon or PB. Worth watching though!!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  highheat17
6 years ago

@highheat17: added them to my list

royce!
royce!
6 years ago

In our RCL I’m in 6th place with 66 points, so clearly, and most likely in a drunken haze, I made an ill-advised deal with the devil.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  royce!
6 years ago

@royce!: you made a deal with Dick Chenney?

royce!
royce!
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Yeah, he said he could get new hearts for my players if necessary…speaking of old people, I picked up Josh Hamilton, because the average age of my team had been declining precipitously.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  royce!
6 years ago

@royce!: Stay Old

I b Teheran it up!
I b Teheran it up!
6 years ago

Zeigler or Tolleson for ROS saves?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  I b Teheran it up!
6 years ago
SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

That’s a fine looking bunch of men at that baseball game.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
6 years ago

@SteveNZ: we were like the Golden Girls

royce!
royce!
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Grey is so Blanche.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  royce!
6 years ago

@royce!: HA! exactly

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Hey J-Foh I apologize I should have worded it this was from the beginning would have been much easier please help if you can.

Thanks!

This is my staff, the guy I’m playing has 10 starts and 1 closer. who would you sit this week.

Delarosa @ Mil
Ross Pitt and @LA
Salazar Pit and @ sea
Stras @Cincy
Wada Wash and KC
Weaver SD and DET
Alex Wood at LAD
[email protected] and @ NYM

Grilli
KROD
Boxberger

I have to sit 2 plz help.

Thanks!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Chris
6 years ago

@Chris: @Chris:
Weaver and K ROD

Chris
Chris
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

Thanks

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Chris
6 years ago

@Chris: No Prob

BambooLounge
BambooLounge
6 years ago

Drop Lind for Inciarte/Collabello/Howard/Napoli? He’s currently my UTL

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  BambooLounge
6 years ago

@BambooLounge: Howard

saiyanzzrage
saiyanzzrage
6 years ago

1. Rusney or Soler ROS?
2. No Belt on your top 100? Are you thinking his streakiness is in play here lately?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  saiyanzzrage
6 years ago

@saiyanzzrage: Soler, he was there but got bumped for Rusney. He’s on the cusp

royce!
royce!
6 years ago

Awakefieldenings! That’s a mouthful.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  royce!
6 years ago

@royce!: thats what she said!

Brad K
Brad K
6 years ago

who do you like more for points leagues, Rajai Davis or Marisnick?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Brad K
6 years ago

@Brad K: Im hoping Marisnick gets out of his slump but its really a coin flip since both have been platooning

Jerry
Jerry
6 years ago

Hey again, Jack Full! ROS at closer……………Jansen, Storen, or Robertson? Thanks!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Jerry
6 years ago

@Jerry: Jansen

Sam
Sam
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

Also, is there a reason for Crush still being that high? I have him and am growing increasingly frustrated. Do you think he’s worth it? All I see is the same player from last year.

Sam
Sam
6 years ago

No love for Harrison?

Also, ROS, Gomes or d’Arnaud?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Sam
6 years ago

@Sam: he just missed the cut…Gomes

Sam
Sam
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

Never mind, just read down the thread a bit more lol.

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

Drop zunino for James Mccann?
Is netfali droppable or wait and see if he gets the job back?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mike
6 years ago

@Mike: Id drop Zunino for McCann and hold a bit longer on Feliz

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
6 years ago

Who do you like better in a keeper league, Shawn Tolleson or Matt Shoemaker?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mostsuckass
6 years ago

@Mostsuckass: Showmaker but I dont really like either one. I think Tolle is a band aid and not the answer in Texas

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Thanks, J-FOH! Yeah, I don’t like either one, either. It’s a very deep league, though, so practically every starter and every setup guy is owned.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mostsuckass
6 years ago

@Mostsuckass: that sucks. Even all the new Dodger starters?

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: I already own Frias, for example. Which didn’t work out very well today. In a shallower league, I’d have cut bait on Shoemaker a while ago. My starting pitching is pretty deep (Shoemaker and Frias notwithstanding). Currently exploring trade possibilities, but so far Tolleson is the only guy anyone’s offered.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mostsuckass
6 years ago

@Mostsuckass: Deep leagues are tough. Might want to stash Heaney

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Good suggestion. I love Heaney, too. One of my leaguemates beat me to it, though. In addition to being a deep league, it’s a league full of sharks.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mostsuckass
6 years ago

@Mostsuckass: wright gone? what about stashing matz?

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: [email protected]J-FOH: Good ideas, both. Unfortch, both are owned. Our free agent pool is more along the lines of Garza, Koehler, Roberto Hernandez, Adam Warren, Nolasco, and the like. Even speculative rookie adds like Eduardo Rodriguez are owned…

It’s fun, in its own way. A totally different kind of challenge than standard leagues.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mostsuckass
6 years ago

@Mostsuckass: I like Koehler out of that group

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
Reply to  Mostsuckass
6 years ago

@Mostsuckass: Do you like Koehler better than Shoemaker?

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
Reply to  Mostsuckass
6 years ago

@J-FOH: @Mostsuckass: Or better than Frias?

Mostsuckass
Mostsuckass
Reply to  Mostsuckass
6 years ago

@Mostsuckass: Thanks for having this discussion, in any case, J-FOH! Makes me feel like I’ve managed my rotation okay, given the available options.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mostsuckass
6 years ago

@Mostsuckass: shoe feels safer but Koehler has been very solid and under the radar. I like making ballsy moves and would move on from shoe. Let him f**k someone else’s ratios

ROn
ROn
6 years ago

Drop any of these guys for eaton, choo, gillaspie?
Leonys, Soler, Bruce?
My teams good on power terrible on avg, above average of stolen bases.

Drop jace peterson for kang or brad miller? jace has to face greinke,kershaw, and bumgarner this week

Is bolsinger and rubby de la rosa streamers or someone you should look to keep on your 12 team h2h

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  ROn
6 years ago

@ROn: choo for Leonys Hold on Jace, Id roster Bolsinger right now

ROn
ROn
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Even though I need the steals/net steals
I have 5 steals and 2 net steals this week and leonys didn’t contribute to any of that. Have yelich, jace, souza (hurt), semien, as my other guys who steal bases

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  ROn
6 years ago

@ROn: then you might want to take a shot at Kang

chucky
chucky
6 years ago

Stanton #3? is that the same guy batting 220 something and appears very gun shy. Can anyone say another big contract gone sideways?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  chucky
6 years ago

@chucky: its still early and this list represents what they have done, their trade value, ROS value, and injury concerns

chucky
chucky
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

I beg to differ but its not “that early” anymore. We’re better than a quarter way thru. lets not forget, fantasy playoffs generally start like the 2nd week in Sept, so in my leagues , Ill be better than 1/3 after Week 8. Be that as it may……I couldn’t get anything near a top 10 or even round two type player for Stanton right now. He flinches…and everyone, including the other pitchers, know it. 2015 may be a lost year for the big guy. Im hoping he grows a pair for 2016. Im not optimistic.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  chucky
6 years ago

@chucky: this is some of the first criticism I have heard about him. I don’t consider H2H at all in my ranks because I generally don’t play it and the site is more geared to roto. I guess thats your league. I know how I and others value Giancarlo and will leave it at that

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

@J-FOH: this guy might be one of the people (or a cousin of said) sending me garbage 3 for 1’s for stanton in every league i have him in, which are also dynasties, so it’s even funnier.

Principal Blackman
Principal Blackman
6 years ago

Umm that Baby Huey record is one of my all-time favs. His version of A Change Is Going to Come is an epic masterpiece.

Principal Blackman
Principal Blackman
Reply to  Principal Blackman
6 years ago

really anything that Curtis Mayfield had his hand in at that time turned out to be pure gold.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Principal Blackman
6 years ago

@Principal Blackman: I love the Impressions and his early solo stuff. The Superfly soundtrack is one of the all time best soundtracks ever

Principal Blackman
Principal Blackman
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: his late 70s material stayed surprisingly strong. You should check out his soundtrack to Short Eyes if you haven’t. It is technically the record that bankrupted Curtom and forced him to sell to RSO records because it did so poorly and cost so much to make, but it is a little bit of genius.

Principal Blackman
Principal Blackman
Reply to  Principal Blackman
6 years ago

even 1980’s Something to Believe in is a really good record for the most part. Curtis did not fall off as hard as a lot of the great soul/funk artists (I’m looking at you James Brown).

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Principal Blackman
6 years ago

@Principal Blackman: thanks for the suggestions. I put them on my list. I saw James perform a few years before he died and it was still kick ass

Happy Vegans
Happy Vegans
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: just threw the ear muff sennheisser’s on and listened to “look at me” by the moments. ya know, that was a very well produced song. listened to it a few times and didn’t hear one mistake.

Principal Blackman
Principal Blackman
6 years ago

Mary Shelly’s Frankensteinbrenner

The King Felix of Comedy

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Principal Blackman
6 years ago

@Principal Blackman: nice mahups!

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

Soler.souza or avasail ROS??

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Adam
6 years ago

@Adam: Solert then Avisail

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Thanks for the update J-Foh

Do you like Phelps at Pit and at the Mets or Wada Home against Was and KC?

I could sit both and go 3 closers Grilli Boxberger and Krod

If 3 closers is a bad idea which 2 would you go with.

Thanks

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Chris
6 years ago

@Chris: Thanks! Id go all three closers and Wada

Chris
Chris
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

Thanks!

Chris
Chris
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

Thanks! If I do that I need to go with 2 closers what do you think what 2 closer Box KROD and Grilli.

Thanks

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Chris
6 years ago

Or I can sit wood or strasburg Alex wood is at the Dodgers Stras is at Cincy strasburg is so disappointing this yr!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Chris
6 years ago

@Chris: Box and Grilli

Chris
Chris
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

Thanks

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Chris
6 years ago

@Chris: I’ll be here all week

Orange Snacks
Orange Snacks
6 years ago

Really enjoy your musical taste, JFOH. I’ll be flowing with Herbie while working in the studio tonight. Had a great Steely Dan run earlier this week. Keep these coming!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Orange Snacks
6 years ago

@Orange Snacks: Ghosttown and I had a fun Steely Dan play. Herbie had a killer stretch from Head Hunters to Secrets, some of my favorite years of his. I’ve listened to Aja three times since our talk in the comments. I really appreciate that you enjoy my tastes…. you say studio, are you an engineer or are you recording your stuff, arist?

Orange Snacks
Orange Snacks
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: I’m a painter and tend to pick up music from places I lurk online then listen while I work. The emergence of Aja was completely in line with what I was feeling at the time and led to a breakthrough session for me. Been stuck on some mediocre pop stuff the last day or two so this Herbie drop was exactly what I needed. Some good energy you’re putting out there.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Orange Snacks
6 years ago

@Orange Snacks: Thats really cool. Do you go down the Jazz route often? Bitches Brew is an amazing classic. What other genres you like, maybe I can make some more suggestions.

Grey
Admin
6 years ago

This Boy’s Life, a story about Yelich

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

@Grey: hahaha, what about This Oil Can Boyd’s Life?

Grey
Admin
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

Better!

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

@Grey: BamBamBaklava!

Rooster
Rooster
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Old Yelich

Rooster
Rooster
Reply to  Rooster
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Old Yelich
@Rooster: makes me cry every time

Rooster
Rooster
Reply to  Rooster
6 years ago

@Rooster:
North Dallas Keuchel-y
(Kris) Bryant’s Song
Felix in Seattle
Oh God, Yu Darvish!
A special one named after a song by Clutch: A Shogun Named Marcus Semien

Rooster
Rooster
Reply to  Rooster
6 years ago

@Rooster: I meant to say Felix-less in Seattle …

FIreball Feliz
FIreball Feliz
6 years ago

Have addison russell and B miller, which should I drop for Jace?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  FIreball Feliz
6 years ago

@FIreball Feliz: miller

James
James
6 years ago

Can you give me your best guess projection for expected Rusney (not ceiling). In an OBP league Rusney or Span?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  James
6 years ago

@James: In that format I like Rusney. Its real close

jal179
jal179
6 years ago

Teix or Crush Davis ROS? someone dropped Davis…. 10 teamer weekly H2H… 5×5 + Hits + OPS

**does anyone else hate the Chris Carter, Dunn, HR or nothing types??? like 7 straight 0-4 nights ALWAYS makes me wanna drop them and Crush reeks of this to me….

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  jal179
6 years ago

@jal179: the DONKEY syndrome.

I still want Crush just because Tex is a ticking time bomb of injury, is there anyone else to drop so you can platooney tunes them?

de nachos
de nachos
6 years ago

Manny Machete
TriBeCa Jason Grilli (his NYC restaurant)
A Bronxson Arroyo Tale
Cape Fier

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  de nachos
6 years ago

@de nachos: the last two are awesome, I need to compile a recap when we get them all in. where is Kid A, I know this is up his advanced minds alley.

Jon
Jon
6 years ago

Who do you prefer ROS? Grandal or d’Arnaud. I only have a DL spot for one of them.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Jon
6 years ago

@Jon: TdA for sure

I b Teheran it up!
I b Teheran it up!
6 years ago

Hey J,
With Lucroy coming back next weekend maybe, do u think he’s worth an add? I have Vogt as my primary and renting Rosario for now till Moreau gets back.

I b Teheran it up!
I b Teheran it up!
Reply to  I b Teheran it up!
6 years ago

@I b Teheran it up!: *Morneau

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  I b Teheran it up!
6 years ago

@I b Teheran it up!: Id take a shot on him, if you can slide Vogt to Util or CI. If he performs out the gate you can move Vogt to get another piece for your club

I b Teheran it up!
I b Teheran it up!
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: I like your style, u think his swing will take a while cuz of the toe injury?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  I b Teheran it up!
6 years ago

@I b Teheran it up!: Thanks!… its so hard to predict that, he was awful before the injury and thats why I would keep him on a short leash and if he doesnt do anything in the first two weeks I would cut bait. The only thing I can say is when he was playing bad so was the rest of the Brewers.

I b Teheran it up!
I b Teheran it up!
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Tru, thanks for your time broman!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  I b Teheran it up!
6 years ago

@I b Teheran it up!: I’m always here

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

Haven’t seen the Souza wrist injury yet. In a weekly, would you drop him for Leonys, aoki, Rasmussen or colabello?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

@Buge Hoobs: nah, but I would grab someone to cover him this week.

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Short bench, so I’d have to drop the likes of Chase Anderson or Phil Hughes if I were to keep Souza. Who would you drop to pick up a fill in OF for a week?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

@Buge Hoobs: I’m not a Hughes fan and would move on from him.

de nachos
de nachos
6 years ago

Preposterous to have Rollins over Alvarez 94 to 97! How dare you FOH. What’s next? Relish over Tartar sauce?

Happy weekend, hombre. If I can read your response thru my tears, Strasberg, > or < Ian Kennedy's career

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  de nachos
6 years ago

@de nachos: hahahaha, tartar sauce always is tops for me. You too, are you grilling and drinking today? also you got any deniro mashups to contribute?

Mike
6 years ago

Goodenfellas

Awachanings

We’re No Angel Pagans

Bang the Drum Slowey

The A-Rodfather

Mean Huston Streets

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mike
6 years ago

@Mike: WOW! Mind blown. You are a master of this game. I don’t even know how to respond right now, I’m so over whelmed by this onslaught. *stands up and claps*

Mike
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

lol…IMDB! thanks though

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mike
6 years ago

@Mike: I did the same thing too. Would “Once Upon a Time in Amaro Jr” be too much of a stretch?

Mike
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

haha not at all

de nachos
de nachos
Reply to  Mike
6 years ago

@Mike: Raging Greg Luzinski

Mike
Reply to  de nachos
6 years ago

for the win! that’s killer!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  de nachos
6 years ago

@de nachos: Raging Tartabull?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mike
6 years ago

@Mike: its the story of how one time he was good at his job but now needs to go into hiding so irate Philly fans can’t come and drag him off like an angry mob and do it French Revolution style.

Mike
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

featuring the Phanatic as “Frankie Manoldi”

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Mike
6 years ago

@Mike: Noodles Amaro

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

Josh Hamilton or Jorge Soler ROS??

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Adam
6 years ago

@Adam: Soler

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

Would u drop Souza or Avasail Garcia and pick up josh Hamilton?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Adam
6 years ago

@Adam: no

MrHouston
6 years ago

How long can Jimmy Rollins cling to this list? Is it all a BABIP issue? It’s been a fourth of a season already. How realistic is a major rebound?

MrHouston
Reply to  MrHouston
6 years ago

Should I drop Rollins for either Bogarts or Zobrist?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  MrHouston
6 years ago

@MrHouston: all of his numbers are in line with the past so I see a correction coming sooner than later with him, the BABIP is insanely low. The one area he is down is his plate discipline which can just be him pressing…He’s hanging by a thread here

jal179
jal179
6 years ago

JFOh you selling Pujols at this point? I’ve got Teix asmy CI backup on my bench 10 redraft teamer h2h.

Fat Albert for Carrasco? Need another high K starter but no one wants to move SPs as we count both Ws and QS….

I’m hoping the Shields owner who’s starting Parades at CI would move Shields for Albert or maybe even Arrieta

Thoughts?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  jal179
6 years ago

@jal179: I doubt they make the shields or Arrieta deal but try that first. I’d buy low in carassco.

jal179
jal179
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH:

Fair on the Shields part except their pitching is ragingly deep….

You’d be comfortable with Teix as CI ROS over Pujols if it meant adding Carrasco to Max, Hamels, Wacha, Richards, DeGrom, Odorizi, Syndergaard, Holland, Miller, Ramos, Rondon?

My pitching is real good but shy on QS and Ks given my 2 bench bats and 4 closers… most teams rostering 3 closers and 1 bench bat at most.

What type of starter would I snag with Holland + Teix?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  jal179
6 years ago

@jal179: your pitching is pretty good. I wouldnt move Pujols with that staff. Id keep an eye on the FA pool and the rising arms. Bolsinger has been redonk so far

jal179
jal179
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH:

Lol Bolsinger gone off the wire this morning. Thanks tho

We have 9 pitching slots and most of the 10 teams have between 12 and 13 arms— means the top 100ish starters already off the board… its a deep shallow league if that makes any sense…

More than anything it’s me wanting to sell Poo while he still has some name value…. he really has me worried…

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  jal179
6 years ago

@jal179: me too but with your staff I would rather find another gem in the pool…or at least serviceably rosterable

Chupacapraj
Chupacapraj
6 years ago

GoodFowlers?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Chupacapraj
6 years ago

@Chupacapraj: YES!

Chupacapraj
Chupacapraj
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: I pick the lowest hanging fruit.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Chupacapraj
6 years ago

@Chupacapraj: I do the same with the ladies

Happy Vegans
Happy Vegans
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Always the funnest!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Happy Vegans
6 years ago

@Happy Vegans: and now with more issues?