“After Chris Davis raved about it, I had to check it out.” said James Paxton, as he sipped maple syrup.  He continued, “It was my favorite show since the last time I saw Rush.”  The Canadian then put on moose antlers, an orange vest and grabbed his shotgun.  Before he exited the press conference, he smiled, adding, “Eh.”  So, James Paxton busted that slumped like Chris Davis before him and like every team that faces the Sawx.  Crazy when you have Mookie Betts hitting near-.200 and Benintendi out of the lineup, what a massive hole the Red Sox become, or a Mass-hole for short.  Yesterday, James Paxton went 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.91, putting to doubt some concerns that he would be eaten alive by the New York lights.  Paxton laughed, “It’s just like downtown Saskatchewan.”  All the New Yorkers grinned, Paxton was already growing a tough, sarcastic sense of humor indicative of New York, when Paxton added, “Seriously, eh, there’s nothing finer than Regina.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Greg Bird – Out with a torn left plantar fascia, which sounds like yet another season-ending injury.  This Bird you can, indeed, cage.  How about him for the Spring Training Hall of Fame tho, huh?  All he does is homer in the spring.  Maybe the injuries happen while he’s migrating?  Mike Ford was called up, who is 46 years old.  No, he’s 26, but he’s spent a long time in the minors.  He hit 5 HRs in ten Triple-A games this year, because he’s faced all minor league pitchers 1,000 times.  Okay, no, but he’s old so a lot of pitchers are prolly familiar.  Outside of AL-Only leagues, I’d likely ignore, but he does seem to have pop.  He could have Maas Appeal.

Clint Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Six weeks ago: how can Gleyber Torres fit into the lineup when Didi returns?  Now: Mike Tauchman is a starter.  But, hey, the Red Sox are a mess, so Tauchman homered.  Touché, man!

Blake Swihart – DFA’d because he’s to blame for the Red Sox struggles.  Why?  tl;dr

Sandy Leon – 0-for-3 as the terrible hitting catcher was recalled.  Excuse me, Chris Sale’s personal catcher, Sandy Leon.  Yo, we fixed Sale!  Drop the balloons!  *sees results*  Okay, save some balloons for a birthday party or a rumspringa.

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 8.50.  On the positive side, his velocity was back.  On the negative, this is now considered a good Sale start.

Freddy Peralta – Hit the Ineffective List (RIP Disgraceful List).  Only information the Brewers provided was, “Have you seen Freddy pitch?  He must be injured.  It’s science.”

Jeremy Jeffress – Activated from the IL.  There’s a chance he is the new Brewers closer, so he should be owned in all leagues, until this is figured out.  Hopefully, they find closure before Cougs and I.  See, I’m ride or die BTS, and the wife’s all BLACKPINK, not sure how we reconcile this.

Brandon Woodruff – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  All right, I’ll take it, Woodbarf!  His peripherals are solid, so I’d let out the leash a little (better to hang our collective hopes on).

Christian Yelich – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .357.  Starting to feel dumb for taking Mike Trout 1st overall and not Yelich.  Why can’t I be happy?

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .404.   The late Penny Marshall blew a plastic glove and put it on top of Miller Park and ever since, the ball carries.

Tyler O’Neill – Hit the IL with an elbow injury, i.e., Tyler one ill outfielder.  Play on words points!

Jack Flaherty – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.00.  “Hello, this is your pilot speaking.  Don’t want to alarm anyone, but we’re being told we can’t land due to a Pitcherpocalypse.”

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  OZUNA making up for lost time.  OZUNA does not want to catch worms.  OZUNA play tricky game of gaining lost time without being early bird.

Mike Minor – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  Just looked at his peripherals and I have a big nope for him.  Looked at the Streamonator for his next start, and more nope, or noper.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and third homer in four games, and I don’t know why you’re not picking him up either.  Is it his weird name?  You’re a nameist!

Jaime Barria – 5 IP, 4 ER, as he filled in for Tyler Skaggs and picked up right where Skaggs left off.  Great impersonation, Barria!  A regular ol’ Rich Little!

Blake Snell – Hit the IL with a fractured fourth toe on his right foot.  That’s *counting* “This Little Piggy Had None.”  Before “The None” panics you, he’s only supposed to miss one start.

Tyler Glasnow – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.13.  At least one thing makes sense this year.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (2), hitting .327.  He seemed to be hitting well for a solid team, and I added him over the weekend.  However, Delino DeShields stole a base or some shizz, so I switched to that schmohawk.  Why does DeShizz keep mocking me?  Grab Avisail if he’s out there; he’s in a place to succeed.

Jose Alvarado – 1 IP, 0 ER in the 8th, as Diego Castillo (1 IP, 0 ER) came on for his 2nd save. Both of their ERAs are at 0.00, so it’s hard to fault the Rays.  This might be a shituation where both guys get saves in a 70/30 split.  Hopefully, in Alvarado’s favor, because that’s who I own.

Dwight Smith Jr. –  2-for-4 and his 3rd steal, as he hits third.  Been telling you about the schmotato that is Smith for at least a week now.  C’mon, blinkie, hop to it!

Kyle Gibson – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.36.  He’s like the anti-Christ of Quality Starts.  I’ve lost all patience with him.  The Streamonator loves his next start, but you know it’s going to be a start where he goes anywhere from 4 to 5 2/3 IP and gives up four earned.  You know this to be true.

Jorge Polanco – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  He’s having himself a solid first month, huh?  Have yourself an Aprolanco!

Eric Sogard – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st steal, as he hits leadoff for…Guess.  Go ahead.  C’mon.  No, not the Washington Generals, but good guess.  The Jays.  What a jizzoke.  They are ghost-riding their team.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.81.  You in March, “He drafted Joe Musgrove as his fifth starter?  Joe Mus-gross!”  You now, “I’m dumb.”

Jung Ho Kang – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I’m simply going off usage here in a one-game sample, but I wonder if Kang is now simply rollin’ with the LLAMAS on a weak-side platoon.

Matthew Boyd – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  His peripherals still look gorge, as in they make me engorged, and I’d still continue to own him.

Shane Greene – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.00.  So, he’s not going to win the Cy Young?  Well, there’s still time, I suppose.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners (0 walks), 8 Ks, ERA at 5.56.  I just laughed at his ERA.  Do any starters have a good ERA?  Remind me next year to bench all my starters in April and ramp guys up in May.

Steven Duggar – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Good thing Duggar decided to skip the birth of his 17th kid to go to the game.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  He usually hits a home run, then follows it up with an encore in the next day or so.  (‘Or so’ is the ultimate hedge.)

Javier Baez – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Whoever said in the preseason Baez was a .255 hitter should eat a D.  *quickly checks to make sure I didn’t project him for .255*  Nope, I am hungry from not eating a D!  Hmm, that sounded better in my head.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Now back-to-back great starts against garbage teams.  Thankfully, there’s more garbage teams where that came from!  About to make a pact with myself to just avoid the Phils, Nats, Braves, Dodgers, Brewers and Rockies at home, and go full throttle against everyone else.

Pablo Lopez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.85.  Just looked at his player page, and his peripherals look beautiful.  Was thoroughly shocked by what I saw.  Results are obviously not there yet.  For now, I’m still confer with Streamonator but I’m intrigued, y’all!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Will return to the rotation next week.  He said his groin feels…nice.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Hitter-Tron hasn’t been this hot since it tried to hump that muffler after a cross-country trip.

Joey Votto – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff, hitting .241.  Well, he’s no Curt Casali.  He’s worse.  I kid, keep on your panties, Votto apologists.  Vottologists?

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-4, and his two homers (4, 5), hitting .333.  Hehe, maybe if I say to sell Trea Turner he’ll magically return from the IL and steal 80 bases in one game.

Yonder Alonso – 4-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .220.  He came up a triple short of the cycle and one cuter nephew short of drawing Machado to the White Sox.  On the fo’reals, a four-hit night goes a long way to a schmotato run, so if he was dropped in your league, I’d look to grab him.

Nick Margevicius – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.60.   I’ll be honest, kinda glad to see this schmohawk get hit.  **ck Margevicius.

Wil Myers – 2-for-2 and his 5th homer, hitting .317.  He was a part of a hotly debated trade offer on our podcast this week.  You listen?  Why not?  You want to hurt daddy?

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  The only thing I have left from maw-maw is this TV Guide cover she loved of Kermit and Miss Piggy. I’ll put it, all slipshod, on this open window sill–NOOOO!!! Torenado!!!

Garrett Hampson – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a slam (1) and legs (1), hitting .200. “I didn’t think he inhaled that much of the formaldehyde, but apparently he’s…kaput.  Let’s wait until late tonight and put him in the dumpster–Wait!  He’s alive!  I thought Hampson was gone.”

Alex Bregman – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .302.  Also, in this game, George Springer (1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time these two have ever homered in the same game, or so they think off the top of their head.

Josh Reddick – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .319.  I’m a cyclops with a monocle on Reddick.  So, I guess I’m a urologist.

Shane Bieber – 6 Ip, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.71.  Hey, so one pitcher in the majors is good.  All right!

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, as he keeps pace with the league leaders in homers, because this is, ya know, 2011.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.64.  You could’ve picked up his opponent, Max Fried (6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.92) off waivers.  Instead, you’re wondering if you can start your third starter, Robbie Ray.  Yes, that is a Lame City comparison.  I will still make it though.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Between his 1st and 2nd home run, he earned $178.65.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Tildaddy pinches your arm leaving a bruise.

A.J. Minter – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 9.64. Major League Baseball is playing the wrong sport.  Right now, it’s pulling the football out from a charging Charlie Brown.  “Nah, you’re good, go ahead, Minter…” Zoinks!  If I were speculating beyond Minter, I guess *looks at their bullpen*  Man, I don’t know.  Luke Jackson?  Chad Sobotka?  Sign Kimbrel already!

Christian Walker – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .294.  Would own him in any league.  Beyond that, I think he’s Wally Pipp’d Jake Lamb.

Jean Segura – Left with hamstring tightness.  Sounds day-to-day, or Day II Day, if you’re into R&B.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his 6th homer.  I don’t own Rhys, Maikel or Kingery (hit his 1st homer, hitting near-.500), but I’d like to see all three in the lineup for fantasy’s sake.  I say bench Cesar and put Kingery at 2nd.  I say this to no one, because I don’t have a say in the Phillies’ lineup decisions. Maybe with Segura banged-up, Kingery gets a little look-see.

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 8.35.  We should call Pivetta ‘The Air Pump.’  “Team’s down by ten runs.  Man, they are deflated.  Wait, here comes The Air Pump.”

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  You know what’s funny while not being funny at all?  Kapler is so ADHD with his pitching staff, but the Phils are up by 10+ runs and Jerry Tomato Realmuto catches the whole game.

Steven Matz – 0 IP, 6 ER, 5 baserunners, ERA at 4.96.  The Regression Fairies call males and females “Sirs”; they exchange looks when someone is wearing white socks with dress pants and they will destroy your ratios.

Brandon Nimmo – Left the game with a sore neck.  He injured his neck watching home runs fly over him.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .333.  Ramos has done everything the Mets could ask, even ruin their pitching staff to keep salaries down.

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surferdude
surferdude
3 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts: S. Matz or C.Rodon?
Thank-you

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

LeClerc – never in doubt! (gritted teeth emoji)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Grey, as you know, there are quite a few things related to fantasy baseball that I have complained about over the years. Having one’s pitcher pulled one out shy of a quality start in a 4-1 game might well be the most irksome.

Leon
Leon
3 years ago

Got an offer in a 7×7 avg/obp/slg. Yandy diaz for his victor robles. Deep 18 man keeper. What do you think?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

Peraza owner scouring the wire…..Guys like Travis Shaw(I can move Baez to SS), Semien, DeJong, J Polanco or Josh Donaldson are available. Swap Peraza out for any of these guys?

Jc
Jc
3 years ago

Britton four games at home v KC
Buttery four games at home v Sea
Herrera four games at Det

Pick one for holds this weekend

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  Jc
3 years ago

britton, team based thing here. buttrey and kelvin probably about tied. buttrey has been the best pitcher this year for skills. 2nd best OVERALL pitcher (only 2nd to burdi PIT, who’s probably about to steal kela’s job)

DB
DB
3 years ago

Drop Moreland @rays for tapia @home vs Phillies in a league where i need triples/homers/rbis/ops

Db
Db
3 years ago

Starting Luke weaver @atl?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
3 years ago

MIA is hilarious. they are playing their so far best 2 RP’s in a game down 5.

normgi
normgi
3 years ago

Please rank: Piscotty; Pollock; Buxton.

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Eflin or Touki? 12 team QS league.

surfer dude
surfer dude
3 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS:
1) E. Suarez or H.Dozier?
2) E.Hernandez or B. Lowe?

Thanks.

surfer dude
surfer dude
Reply to  surfer dude
3 years ago

Sorry, 1 more: S. Matz or C.Rodon?
Thanks x 2

crimedog
crimedog
3 years ago

Grey did you have eyes on Eovaldi vs. Happ matchup? results look good on paper. Hoping they’re both turning it around.

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

A two-homer quality start from Wha HAPP’n… I guess it could have been worse???

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Awesome that’s good news. Was right on the verge of dropping both in separate leagues. think I’ll hold for now. I never realized Eovaldi hits 100 with his FB. Was watching the dots for a minute on MLB.com and noticed that. smokkkkkke

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

that was always the joke with him, he had “huge upside” based ONLY on the speed of it. problem was it was flat as all hell (probably the flattest non moving really fast fastball in probably the last what 10 or something years for a starter); this goes back to his MIA/LAD prospect early year days.

Steven
Steven
3 years ago

Would Josh Bell for Cole Hamels be a square trade the only other starters he has that I would want are strausberg and kluber I have depth at 1B and need a pitcher like you read about

Tristan
Tristan
3 years ago

Trevor Richards, Matt Strahm, or Brad Keller…would you drop any of them for Eduardo Rodriguez? 12 team h2h. Thanks in advance!

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

You holding on to Eflin? 12 team daily league. Or would you cut for Hampson to put on my bench. Current Middle Infielders: 2b Baez, SS Machado, MI Tatis and I have Peraza on the bench.

David
David
3 years ago

Walker or Moreland ROS? Thank you

hankp
hankp
3 years ago

Grey – Keep two bats for Util/bench: Kiermaier, Fletcher, Kingery. Thanks!

Favio Vasquez
3 years ago

Let me run this TRADE by you Grey

ALTUVE & D PERALTA
for
SALE & COLE?

Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Favio Vasquez
3 years ago

Sorry, roto

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Favio Vasquez
3 years ago

Guess depends need, but I’d want Altuve in a vacuum

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
3 years ago

10 TM NL-Only H2H 5×5 (OBP)

Currently have M.A. Taylor. For the long term, would you rather hold onto him, or go with Kendrick and hope he stays healthy. I just can’t see Eaton staying healthy for very long, and I really think Taylor’s speed/power combo will play well with his new approach. Kendrick always seems to find his way to the IL for extended periods, but is on fire in a good lineup.

With my luck, I’d drop Taylor for Kendrick, and within a week or two he’ll land on the IL along with Eaton, and someone will have picked up Taylor.

Uh
Uh
3 years ago

Best start for this week

Touki @ CLE
C. Smith vs Wsh
Pineda vs Tor

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
3 years ago

seems too early to over react to happ’s start, but i benched him today in a 20 team roto with not large innings cap but DID play lynn and turnbull. also have swanson (but it’s daily-tomorrow yahoo) so i couldn’t use him for today. don’t teach a man to fish, fishing’s not that hard. he’s a grown man. teach him to add turnbull in deep ass leagues though (will probably be dropping fiers here shortly in AL only for turnbull (recently dropped, not obtainable for today) also)

needed to see happ actually do well against somebody, and vs BOS in either of those teams’ parks seems bad time to assume that one.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

wait, we thinking swanson is keeping this job, i can just dump fiers now.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

dump fiers for swanson in AL only, the 20 teamer i have swanson already (starting tomorrow, the 20 team league is the kind where the “best” FA SP are guys like j.lopez, the AL only has turnbull (just dropped), swanson, not much else)

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
3 years ago

Markakis could be a could pick up. He ended 2018 78/14/93/.297

He’s actually on a better pace this year and hits in a good spot in the lineup. If he could duplicate what he did last year, not a bad bench bat.

.321 2 HR 13 RBI 12 R
.266 2 HR 9 RBI 8 R

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Can we take a moment to reflect on how awful Rizzo has been thus far? #shittacos #stillearly

Donnie
Donnie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Time for effin’ Madden to go. He is a joke.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

#Shittacos Bryant too.

normgi
normgi
3 years ago

i HAVE Machado (SS,3B) and Peraza. OK to slide Machado to SS and drop Paraza for Dozier? (Please say “sure” since I’m sick of Peraza).

NYC
NYC
3 years ago

Easy one. Why is Kris Bryant so bad? Good god this is hard to watch. How worried are you?

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
3 years ago

Hello again Grey,
Any interest in Soroka as a Starter in our Yahoo 12 H2H League with OPS and Holds? He is apparently pitching tomorrow, but I would be adding for next week. I have an open spot and could probably use a SP until Snell gets his toe out of his ass!

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Glad I asked. Thanks Grey.

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

How would you rank:
Leonys
Franmil
H Dozier
JBJ
Renfroe
At least Bader is on IL now.
Thanks

Hello Rockview
Hello Rockview
3 years ago

I’m in a 10 team keep 12 guys keeper league.

Do I pick up H. Dozier? I would have to drop 2 players since I have Jeffress on the IL.

C – realmuto
1b – abreu
2b – shaw
3b – rendon
ss – bregman
of – JD
Of – soto
Of – domingo
Util – bogaerts
Util – cano
bench – piscotty, a. rosario, bruce, b. lowe, voit
IL – Hicks
SP – Sale, Nola, Flaherty, Bauer, Musgrove, McHugh, Paddack, Strahm, maeda
RP – yates, doolittle, hand, swarzak, jeffress

Thanks

JB
JB
3 years ago

Probably too late for today, but ROS – Kingery or Vogelbach?

JB
JB
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Man T.Anderson is on a roll. Pretty douchey move admiring his home run though. Picked the perfect day to offer him up for a top pitcher. 4hrs and 6sbs?!? He is a top 5 ranked player right now. Crazy.

so many damn RP
so many damn RP
3 years ago

Hey Grey !! in a 10 team h2h weekly points league I have WAY TO MANY rp’s chapman, kenta m RP/SP, jose alvardo, jeffress and now minter. I can use kenta as a SP then a RP for 2 starts. so of the other 4 I need to start 2 RP each week. Can you rank them please and should I shop chapman and keep one of those guys instead? Thank you as always and good luck this season !

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

trade meadows for stras in shallow dynasty obp/Qs

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Hunter D or Kiké?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Apologies in advance for my statistical ignorance, but according to Yahoo’s “advanced stats” (and Razzball’s stats, now that I look haha) Ivan Nova has a 2.25 FIP and a .340 BABIP – that’s pretty decent, right?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You’d probbaly assume it won’t last, but makes him a reasonable start @DET tomorrow, no?

Leon
Leon
3 years ago

who do you think the bullpenn arm is to own in atlanta with vizcaino down aside from minter for holds.
Parsons, sabotka, winkler.. maybe someone i havent mentioned.

Peter Vermes
Peter Vermes
3 years ago

Great stuff, really appreciate how you guys respond to questions.

Should I trade Meadows for McCutchen or Puig? Thanks!

Mookie Wilson 1
Mookie Wilson 1
3 years ago

NL only 5×5 ROS pickup, DHolland or ZDavies? Thanks!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

apologies but my q was a little half baked, pick up hampson and drop diaz, lowe, or h. dozier?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks again for your consideration. Sorry about the double tap on that question

Wowza
Wowza
3 years ago

Whose your favorite for this week?

Touki
D. German
Gibson
Pineda
Caleb Smith
Leake
Woodruff

Wowza
Wowza
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Touki vs Ari
Gibson @ Bal
Pineda vs Tor
Smith vs Wsh
Leake @ LAA
Woodruff vs LAD

Javi
3 years ago

12 team redraft 5×5 H2H

Peraza is sitting there on free agents.

I can drop Miguel Cabrera ( other 1b are Rizzo and encarnacion)

Or I can drop Buxton , Winker or laureano ( I also have Springer ,Dahl, and mazara)

Worth the pickup or stand pat

Primetime
Primetime
3 years ago

sonny gray worth an add? Looks really good vs Dodgers.

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Pick up Soroka ? 10 team keeper

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

I have hader who is an obvious hold but i have jeffres and brasier. With minter and neris available. Who do you see as the top 2 out of those 4 after hader ? I know kimbrel lurking could effect 2 of those. Thanks.

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty 5×5 obp

Maeda/josh bell/alcantrara for carp/nelson

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Love seeing Austin Barnes with the steal.

anon
anon
3 years ago

Was offered Carrasco and K Hernandez for Benintendi..

Thoughts?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

for a points league that penalizes Ks, Hampson been seriously warming up now a pick up in 12 teamer? over Yandy?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

apologies but my q was a little half baked, pick up hampson and drop diaz, lowe, or h. dozier?

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

Tons of injuries need to lose one of

Bader, freddy peralta, Brandon Lowe, yandy Diaz, josh bell

Moses' Mashers
Moses' Mashers
3 years ago

Awesome write up, Grey. Would you trade Stanton for Vlad? Have enough flexibility that the position difference doesn’t matter?

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Grey

With Snell on the DL I have a week to take a flyer on a player and see what happens over the next week. Rather Hampson or Kingery?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Is that due to playing time? I’m looking for most upside who could maybe get flipped.
Current hitters:
Barnes
Alonso
Baez
Machado
Muncy
Tatis
Belinger
Benintendi
Acuna
Hoskins
Robles
Domingo
Peraza
DL: Dahl and Gregory Polanco

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

So you think Kingery has better upside then Hampson? Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

BAH! Mondesi strikes out with the bases loaded and 1 out! BAH!

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Should we be rushing to pick up Soroka? Gets a good matchup (ARI) and I know he’s a pretty good prospect.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

What order – Nola, Bauer, Kluber, Carrasco, Corbin?

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Kapler uses Arrieta in the 9th for top of order. Now he turns to Adam Morgan with a guy on. What is wrong with this guy? His use of the bullpen makes me sick. Why would Dominguez get a save chance with Robertson out if hes their best reliever

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  toolshed
3 years ago

morgan has arguably been their best guy all year (see FIP vs ERA tool), but yeah, i have no clue, doubt he even does. watch the next one be arano (i hope for NL only where i had k-rob and went bearclaw + alexander and also sat on steckenrider rather than grab neris earlier but now have arano)

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

except for that spell early last year where neris was getting pretty unlucky and got either benched or actually demoted for a while (but then later came back and was one of the 7-8 guys that got saves)

Mr. Sweat Necklace
Mr. Sweat Necklace
3 years ago

Lots of options for the last two spots on my team in a 10 team head to head categories league. I currently have Dansby and Y. Diaz.

Do I drop one or both of them for any of the following: Peraza, Hampson, Polanco, Heyward, Lemahieu?

Jc
Jc
3 years ago

One of these have to go….Hampson, Soler, Healy.

Seeking average, SBs, runs and low strikeouts would help. Quite a list of asks!

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Tim ANDERSON is gonna get plunked. That may have been the longest stare at the ball at home plate followed by the slowest trot around bases I have ever seen. Then he flaunts Home Run chain in dugout

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

i guess it’s called a home run chain for a reason – you hit a dinger, you gotta flaunt it

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

And he did. Don’t agree with him getting tossed for not charging the mound, but whatever.

Boo Q
Boo Q
3 years ago

Here’s the squad

C: Alfaro
1B: Belly
2B: Baez
SS: Xander
3B: Shaw
MI: Mondesi
CI: Voit
OF: Yelich
OF: Domingod
OF: Franmil
OF: Laureano
UTIL: Winker
UTIL: H. Dozier

Pitching

Flaherty
Marquez
Ed-Rod
Glasnow
Luchessi
Shoemaker
Fried
Giles
LeClerc
Swarzak
Alvarado
Brasier

I’m comfortably in first in my roto league, but everyone is nipping at my heels in homers, ks, and wins. I currently have the 3rd most runs in the league. My league gives out bonuses for those leading in runs, homers, wins, and ks, at the end of the year. Given this info, would you make any moves? Here’s what’s available

Hitters

Bauers
Pillar
DSJ
C. Frazier
Moreland
Pinder
DeShields
Hampson
Yandy

Pitchers

Touki
D. German
Gibson
Pineda
Caleb Smith
Leake
Woodruff

Boo Q
Boo Q
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, it’s a 12 team league btw. So would you keep 5 closers, or try to add an 8th starter?

Boo Q
Boo Q
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Which closer of mine would you drop for which pitcher from this list?

Sal
Sal
3 years ago

can you recommend any SP to add .. Buehler and Flahrty are killing me at the moment..I added boyd, Toussaint, and German .. i have Ryu coming back on the DL coming back soon.. same with Rich Hill.. i added German for his start against KC, but i wasnt sure if he was just a streaming option .. i have Degrom also but i havent had a QS in 2 weeks and my era and whip keep inflating

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Sal
3 years ago

Scherzer

P
P
3 years ago

12 Team Head to head, do you like Domingo German or Michael Pineda for a stream tomorrow? I would have to drop Zach Elfin.

Also how do you feel about Kingery?

Thanks!!

P
P
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Pineda vs. TOR, Domingo vs. KC. Who do you like long-term?

Phil
Phil
3 years ago

Hey Grey, I know Peraza has been mentioned in the comments and you advise to hold, but what are your thoughts for ROS? Dave Bell has sat Peraza yet again this afternoon, and I’m not sure why he’s not penciling him in at leadoff (although that 14/0 K/BB ratio is probably why). Is this dude toast? I hope not, because I’d be screwed in one league and I was hoping for a lot from him this year…

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Just signed up for ad free, testing my ID. Looks like my caps got removed. I’m a lower case dave d.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ill eventually become “Dave D” again. I imagine I’ll update from my PC when home. iPhone’s are quirky.

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
3 years ago

With Pivetta flaming out in my NL Only 5×5.. someone is offering a bad pitcher swap.. how would you rank Burnes, Dakota, Matz, maybe try to pry away Lauer?

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Kingery worth a speculative add in a 12 team league with mi spot? How does he get playing time? Franco is hitting now of course. Kingery so much more sexy because of the sb. Do you think Cesar Hernandez would be benched?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
3 years ago

And now Hernandez homers. Ugh

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

How does Flaherty flame out against the Brewers and Wacha looks like Cy against them? Note to self, don’t start Flaherty against the Brewers…ever!

tshank13
tshank13
3 years ago

Who do you like rest of season?

Laureano
Dwight Smith
Kingery

5×5 + OBP + Slug%

Thanks!

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
3 years ago

Drop Healy for H. Dozier long term? As always, limited moves

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Standard, 5×5 roto 10-teamer. Two offers:

1. I will GET Edwin Diaz and Beiber for MY Carrasco and Colome. Which side?

My pitching staff now:

Leclerc, Giles, Hicks, Colome (can only play a max of 3 at one time in 1 P and 2 RP slots)

Marquez, Carrasco, Buehler, Flaherty, Glasnow, Folty (IL), Clev (IL)

2. I will GET Yates for MY Hicks and Colome?

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Play Ball
3 years ago

Accept Nr. 1 but do it fast before the other guy starts to realize what a nonsense he is doing

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Jordan

RotoSlayer
RotoSlayer
3 years ago

Pick up Woodruff over any of these guys?
Fried, Caleb Smith, Matz, Minter, Romo, Joe Jimenez?

My other closers are LeClerc, Holland, and Allen.

Thank you!

RotoSlayer
RotoSlayer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

How does he rank between the other three starters of Matz, Smith, and Freid? Thank you!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Kingery or J Polanco?

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

Is Peraza spanish for “suckered again”? Can I get a pulse check on this guy???

JP
JP
3 years ago

Pick 2 to fill IF position: Semien, Smoak, C. Walker, H. Dozier

and

Pick 2 pitchers: E. Rodriguez, Rodon, Marco Gonzales

Thanks

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

The most recent pod cast….. The stuff about your mother’s relationship being affected by your wife…. I was seriously LOLing in the car listening to that. Have a good one.

Beisbol Joe
Beisbol Joe
3 years ago

12-team, h2h, 10-cat redraft:

Had to drop Odor because I have three other guys on the DL. Playing Ketel Marte at 2B but far from impressed. Would you drop Ketel Marte for Galvis, Hampson, or McNeil?

Would you drop Matz, Eflin, or Taylor Rogers for Woodruff? (Only reason I still have Rogers is the hope that Minny realizes he’s as close as they’re going to come to a reliable reliever in that pen right now.)

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Not an Eflin believer? What the elf?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
3 years ago

…thanks autocorrect for ruining the cheesy joke.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Watching Wheeler pitch this year is just harrowing. He hasn’t gotten a whole lot of luck so far. His match ups have been Nats 2x vs Scherzer, Braves and Phillies while missing the Marlins. In three of those starts (Nats and today) he’s gotten squeezed, part of the reason his BB% is higher than it’s been at any point in his career. His command is kind of almost there. He’s just off the plate at times and his stuff is so good guys are laying off.

He’s such a slow worker with guys on base. His wOBA:

Bases empty .253
Men on: .416
Men in scoring: .452

The stuff looks good. Was hitting 101 against the Braves last outing. The curveball has really good bit to it. The slider is a little behind. The splitter is pretty hit or miss. When he throws it right it’s a really good pitch. Give great change of pace, different movement.

I think he’s just kind of right there. I think it’ll lock in.

Arrieta looks good.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

His pitch sequencing too. 1-2 to Kingery he throws a slider. Kingery should have been called out on the check swing, just buckled. 2-2 go back to the breaking stuff. Instead fastball 98 center cut and it’s an oppo homer.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

That 1-2 slider was probably the best one I’ve seen him throw all year. He needs to throw fewer fastballs. It’s not 1970.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
3 years ago

Would you move Arenado to get Bellinger in a 10 team H2H keeper league? I have Bregman (now playing SS) that I could move to 3B. The other guy has Bryant at 3B, so he might go for Arenado. Is Bellinger for Arenado straight up fair, or is more needed? Thanks!

Maverick
Maverick
3 years ago

Hey Grey
Was offered:
Gallo / Kyle Freeland for Zack Wheeler

My Team
1B – Munccy
2B – Mondesi
3B – Baez
SS – Seiman
OF: Trout / Soto / Domingo Santana / Pederson

Thoughts?

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. gibson, porcello or d rodrigues. any of them any more than a streamer? slim pickings at sp….

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Ozuna go Obooma for HR #8 today. That’s his fourth game in a row with a bomb. Can you say hot schomato?

By the way, I stole that line from you! LOL

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Harley Earl
3 years ago

also can we all say (and in maybe 5ish months we’ll hear k.bryant finally admit this, he’s been treating his injured shoulder like he took non-TJ advice from the LAA with pitchers who need that) “GET YOUR SHOULDERS FIXED WHEN THEY ARE INJURED”. i sound mad as if i own k.bryant in even one league, which i don’t, since he never actually got his shoulder fixed, yet. but he will. ozuna took over a year to realize this as well. if they weren’t division rivals it’s quite possible ozuna would’ve sent bryant a card about this. it’s like these guys have never heard of fire and just keep on sticking their hands into it.
bryant: “wow this stuff is hot” (puts hand in it yet again)

time doesn’t fix injured shoulders (at least not in the case of these 2). time fixes youth, however, one day bryant will realize the worth of that statement, after having wasted at least 2+ years of his with this shit.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
3 years ago

Vizcaino got his shoulder fixed today! Too bad he’ll never be the same again.

aardvark
aardvark
3 years ago

is giving hoskins and Bauer for harper too pricey?

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  aardvark
3 years ago

Non-Grey opinion. I guess it’s fair but I’d rather have Rhys & Bauer in a vacuum.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
3 years ago

Billy Grey — too funny. It would be interesting to see a special avatar day where you actually take a selfie looking like that. Absolutely hilarious to see.

ROS question– 5×5 mixed roto

Kingery or B Dozier

Thanks,

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Watching the Brewers now in the office, down 4-0 to Cards, Burnes looking bad.
Miller time for Kuechel? and put Burnes back in pen perhaps.

There hitting to too good to stay w/ their current rotation IMO.
When is Gio available per contract w/ Yanks?

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Gigorilla
3 years ago

Their – ouch