James Paxton went from a 16-K game last week to a no hitter.  *genuflects*  We’re not James Worthy.  We’re not James Worthy.  That’s how one genuflects in Los Angeles, by the way.  You seeing someone doing it any other way, report them immediately to the nearest out-of-work actor.  You can find one of those anywhere.  *checks kitchen cupboard*  “Hey, weren’t you a guest star on Boy Meets World?”  So, Canadian boy does good in Canada, with James Paxton throwing the no-no.  Unlike a Canadian pitcher earlier in the day who did a “No! No!” and did bad.  Paxton’s line — 9 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, 3 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.40.  It was almost like something clicked with him and he realized if he strikes out less guys, he can pitch deeper into the game, as he also secured his first complete game.  The no hitter was prolly the highlight though.  Paxton can easily be a top ten starter this year with the asterisk that is always on him, *assuming healthy.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Roberto Osuna – Arrested on assault charges, and given administrative leave.  In other words, MLB said, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here, but, you kinda shouldn’t go home either.  Can you sit in your car for thirty days while we figure this out?  Park in a loading zone, usually if you’re in the car no one will bother you.”  I’m guessing Ryan Tepera is the handcuff — bad choice of words.  I’m guessing Tepera is the, ahem, fill-in closer.  I’m torn on Tepera.  Sounds like Godzilla enemy — good.  Sounds like tempura which is battered — bad.  My second guess would be Clippard or Oh.  Yes, I have two 2nd guesses, leave me alone.  (And I haven’t even mentioned John Axford.  Now I have!)

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd home run in three games.  El Zunino raining ones out here.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.71.  This year he is Stroman my fingers… as sung by present-day Lauryn Hill.  “Yo, Lauryn, you have a concert in ten minutes.”  “I’m leaving now.”  “Okay, but the concert is in Cali and we’re in New York.”

Marcell Ozuna – 0-for-3, hitting .246.  You ever have this shituation:  you own a guy in one league, but you play in multiple leagues, so you’d like him to come around, but if he doesn’t, you’re kinda okay with it because there’s more leagues where you don’t have him?  A true fantasy baseball Sophie’s Choice.  I want more from you, OZUNA, but you’re also killing my opponents in other leagues, so if I have to sacrifice one league.

Jose Martinez – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .287.  Getting the comment vibe that people are starting to want to move on from Jo-Ma.  Yeah, well, Jo-Mama!  Give him a little more rope, as someone once ominously said to Michael Hutchence.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .313.  Twins haven’t been great offensively in the early going — Kepler’s hitting third?  Are you trying to reverse cowgirl how good Joe Mauer looks? — however, Escobar has been hitting cleanup.  Unlike every other scenario, cleaning up nothing is not a good thing, but Escobar has been hitting.

Dylan Bundy – 0 IP, 7 ER, allowing four homers in seven batters faced, ERA up to 5.31.  Gonna be hard to beat that audition to be this year’s pitcher in the Home Run Derby.  Tony Pena’s gonna have to bring his A game.

Chris Davis – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .172.  He’s a shell of his former self inside a team that is a shell of a former team.  The O’s are like an Everlasting Gobstopper of former glory.  I will call them, the Everlasting Sobfloppers.

Danny Valencia – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting near-.300 in the last week.  The Everlasting Sobfloppers is where schmotatoes go to die.  (We’re headed to a point where I’m literally only talking in made-up nonsense words.  Here’s a new person coming to the site, “The Everlasting Sobfloppers’ schmotatoes?  What on earth is this extremely handsome mustachioed man talking about?”)

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .300.  Moistasskiss!

Jorge Soler – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .324.  Man, his schmotato has been straight fire emoji.  Our very own Son, gave you his Jorge Soler fantasy yesterday.  Verdict was a happy bear, which I think is a sad bear.

Danny Duffy – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.15.  He started the game with a huge lead, then just sailed out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3 and a double slam (8, 9) and legs (2).  Only 51 more homers to go!  (Hey, thinking it can happen is the first step.  Oprah taught me that.)

Luis Severino – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.21.  When Pitcher Ralph (is this guy always initialed PR?  Yo, Ralph, you Puerto Rico?) did his top 100 starters in the preseason, he may not have been that off ranking Severino 5th overall.  Luis might be third at this point, definitely 4th.

David Price – Numbness in his hand returned and he was sent home.  If you can’t fix numbness in your hand while channel surfing and eating some of your moms’ mac ‘n cheese, where can you?

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  Solid effort in a tough matchup, which I feel like saying just because of what a wuss Price is.  Can you believe Pomeranz is more of a gamer than Price?  What a jizzoke.

Adrian Beltre – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .330, as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “If Stan Beeman finds out about Philip, I will never come into work again and be skull emoji.”

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .226.  Picture this:  Profar is trying to break the chains of ordinary life in Indiana and his ‘out’ is riding a bicycle faster than anyone has ever done it before with the help of his bodyguard.  Profar is starring in Breaking Away with Joan Cusack.  (I might be commingling Breaking Away and My Bodyguard.)  But for Profar, he doesn’t have a bicycle!  He has a .226 average with little power and speed; this is his fight song!

Jeimer Candelario – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .287.  Solid, admirable, adjective!  But, damn, he leaves me with the mehs.  If you’re really struggling, I guess I could see the pickup.

Leonys Martin – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  Damn, he’s got a serious case of Mat Gamelitis, the disease that affects someone each time they seem to be breaking out.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  He will pick up his new Launch Angle right where he left off or be as wonderful as a late-in-life bris.  Let’s hope DJ leans on the 1’s and not 2’s.

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  I don’t want to sell him short like I did with Apple stock in 2003 — why can’t I ever forget this!?  Stupid brain! — but I’d be happy with a 4.24 ERA on the year from him with a 9+ K/9.

Keynan Middleton – Set for rehab appearances.  Speaking for everyone who owns Cam Bedrosian, Blake Parker and Justin Anderson, please hurry back, Keynan!

Corey Dickerson – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .333, and seven for his last ten.  Co-Dick is not just the slang name for male Siamese Twins, it’s a guy who’s hitting like he’s still playing in Coors.

Ivan Nova – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.84 vs. Lucas Giolito – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.25.  This had a combined score on the Stream-o-Nator of “Are you serious?  Why not just throw your computer in the middle of the street and see if the mouse clicks just right to pick up someone else?”

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .237.  There’s the Boeuf!

Matt Adams – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .308.  When Adams appeared in the lineup card with Zimmerman still playing, you could almost see the light bulb turning on above Dave Martinez’s head, “Wait, so Adams and Zimmerman can both play?  By golly!”

Sean Manaea – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 2.11.  The Stream-o-Nator hated this start, and I wasn’t exactly sure why.  Manaea was at home; he’s been great, but, what do you know?  Look at the big galaxy brain on the robot!

Alex Bregman – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  I can visualize the Buy Low window shutting momentarily on Bregman.

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Hey, nothing to it!

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Someone thinks it’s August!

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer, hitting .222. I can’t believe I actually would’ve actually been better to hold Alfaro over Iannetta.  C’mon, Grey, stop picking your catcher scab!

Aaron Altherr – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .209.  I keep looking at his player page to see if I see a schmotato risin’, but so far kinda meh.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (0 walks), 12 Ks, ERA at 2.05.  There’s guys that are popular to a general baseball market.  Nola doesn’t seem to be one of those guys.  Like he’s a guy who’s appreciated by people who really know baseball.  Like Syndergaard is Phil Collins and Nola is Peter Gabriel.

Jason Heyward – Placed on the 7-day concussion DL.  Heyward said, “I feel fine,” then drank the comb water at a barbershop and said, “Is this blue raspberry?”

Justin Bour – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .236.  He has three homers in the last week with not much else, so could be a small schmotato.

Corey Knebel – Likely activated today, after pitching lights-out in Double-A Biloxi.  While there, he listened to tales of the army from Matthew Broderick reading from Neil Simon’s diary.  “The army is so goyish, oy!”

Wade Miley – Left yesterday’s game with an oblique injury.  Brent Suter (4 2/3 IP, 2 ER) will likely fill-in for him.  My autocorrect always wants to make Suter into “Super,” but my autocorrect is ducking stupid.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .230.  The average isn’t exactly where you want it, but that’s one hot streak away from a .260 average, and he’s on pace for 35 homers.  If anything, I’d be buying Shaw, yet, I hear people in the comments talking about dropping him.

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.62.  He was pitchslapped by Suter.  I would’ve sooner expected getting pitchslapped by a Sutter wine bottle in the San Fran airport.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  Also, in this game, Francisco Lindor (2-for-4) hit his 9th homer, hitting .289.  You could’ve done worse with your 1st two picks, said Mr. Exposition.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .310.  In related news, Paul Goldschmidt yawned and made a saliva bubble.  Cool.

Zack Godley – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Godley needs a matchup against the Padres or Giants — stat!  *sees he just faced the less-than-scray Dodgers and gets the Nationals next*  Sigh.

Rich Hill – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.11.  Hey, grab a Big Gulp!  Hopefully Hill’s blisters return soon so you don’t have to start him again.

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .280.  I know the Dodgers are a lost episode of M.A.S.H., but Grandal’s batting third?  Oofa.

Ronald Acuna – 1-for-4, and his 3rd homer, hitting .320.  I’m sorry, but I wanna watch this kid hit home runs 24/7/365, then hope for a Leap Year so I can have some time to urinate.

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.88 vs. Blake Snell – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.40.  This matchup was billed as, “It’s A Bit Early For Generalizations About 2019 Rankings But It Seems Like These Guys Will Be Top 25 Starters Next Year.”  That matchup was a hedgehog, huh?  Ya know, because it’s a mouthful of hedging.

Jacob deGrom – On schedule to pitch on Sunday.  Mickey Callaway said, “Everything went better than could be expected.”  Which is to say, with the Mets trainers, the expectations are deGrom’s arm would’ve been lost in baggage.

Todd Frazier – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  The Mets will turn to Jose Reyes, as they show off their veteran depth.  If Reyes goes down, the Mets have reruns of Kiner’s Korner to play at 3rd base.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .288.  Last time I will mention this (prolly not), but Scooter is now ahead of his pace of last year.  Ya know, last year which caused you to draft him this year.

Luis Castillo – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.47.  Looked much better than the line indicates, and I think the ship has been righted.  Or at least is no longer largely capsized like Bruce Bochy.

Matt Harvey – Traded to Reds for Devin Mesoraco.  Mesoraco and d’Arnaud can share a locker.  Doubt they will ever be in clubhouse at same time.  David Wright should have no worries about his wife ever sleeping with Mesoraco.  This trade is even:  ugly character for just ugly.  Can’t wait for Keith Hernandez’s audible gasp when he sees Mesoraco.  “Can’t that man put a shirt on his face?”  As for fantasy, bleh meets real bleh.  You can figure out who is bleh and real bleh.  Harvey wasn’t exactly a team player, but that all would’ve been fine if he kept performing, which he didn’t because of injuries.  The Reds won’t be some curative remedy, not to mention, a worse stadium.  As for Mesoraco, he can save the Mets money on electricity because he can turn on light bulbs with his mouth.

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Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
4 years ago

12 team roto 5×5 with OBP

1. Got a CF to fill. Drop Hansen for Dustin Fowler, Adam Jones, Denard Span or hold?

2. Drop Puig or drop Braun, R. Zimmerman, Pivetta, Clevinger, Godley?

Thanks in advance.

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
4 years ago

should I keep hanging on to Jason Kipnis? would you rather have Kipnis, Matt Chapman, David Dahl, or Jedd Gyorko ROS?

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
4 years ago

Dang. Should have listened to Son! ??

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Pivetta, Sonny Gray, T Williams, Gibson.
pick 2 ROS.

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

hoooly crap, as a harper owner in numerous leagues not till right now had i noticed that his OPS is ALL the way down to the .941 level. yikes. i’m kidding about the yikes, but with a guy like him you tend to not even notice when he’s doing badly, only reason i saw it was i wondered why he was benched today and how long it had been since he had a day off. similar to rizzo/goldy in this regard (at least for me); but even more so since he started year so MVPish.

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

@Grey: wow, till i realized that the last “weeks” was meant to be “walks” i was thinking you gave me a riddle. i literally hadn’t noticed this (i mean i kinda did, but not close to when i went back and looked at his daily log just now)

happy americans DAY (man this sucks how MF’ing fast this season is getting done. i know it’s ep 7 day, but it feels no later than 4 or 5, esp when there’s only 10 this time)

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

@I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail: and this thing’s got a hamlet everybody dies vibe to it (i DON’T mean this ep, just the way it seems to be running into the end). i would’ve said this back at start of season, i’m comfortable feeling i’m giving away nothing if say you are on ep 3 or something by having said that.

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hello, 10 tm h2h pts – Suarez and Franco are available, drop Smoak or Belt for either?

Thanks and have nice week : )

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

whelp – Oh just entered the game in the 6th inning followed by Axford in the 7th. Safe to say he IS NOT the closer

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
4 years ago

@Grey: I completely agree with your comment about Rich Hill. I finally decided to trust this guy this season and he continues to be a turd despite Streamonator having a rusty tromboner for every one of his matchups.

Life is easier when he’s on the DL.

Isabella
Isabella
4 years ago

Hey Grey- how do you rank these guys ROS? Teoscar , Maikel Franco, Jorge soler.. thanks!

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
4 years ago

Drop iannetta for Zunino or w Castillo?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

can someone ask Billy Hamilton why he’s trying to be Omar Epps Willie Mays Hayes instead of Wesley Snipes Willy Mays Hayes? Stop hitting fly balls and steal some bases!!!!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: on a serious note – the only reason i’m holding him right now is cause you ranked him pretty high as an OF (off memory, I think it was 23 or 24 – one spot ahead of Pollock)… I dropped DeShizz to chase saves with Oh, but I think I should’ve dropped Hamilton. So frustrating!

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
4 years ago

MI: Addison Russell or Alan Hanson?

alps
alps
4 years ago

Hey Grey
I know your tired of the Fowler questions and I read Ralphs review
But…………….. This should hopefully be the last one for today
In a 12 team keeper league
Fowler or Peraza (He is cooling off)
I can use SB’s and some pop
Thanks Grey

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks Grey

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

What do you think the chances are that Guerrero Jr is in the bigs in June?

hanklongball
hanklongball
4 years ago

Grey,

SON seems to favor German against OAK more than Kuhl against SF. Would you concur?

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Who should I drop for Buxton’s return: Domingo Santana or Teoscar Hernandez?
Also: Zunino or James McCann?

Thanks.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
4 years ago

Cole only 9 k today. What the hell man?

Yager
Yager
4 years ago

Trade advice.

Trout and Machado for
Rizzo, rondon, devenski, A Miller

Yager
Yager
Reply to  Yager
4 years ago

@Yager: Rendon I meant

primetime
primetime
4 years ago

Souza or Ender ROS?

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
4 years ago

AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. 10 team h2h. 7 moves a week.
C uh oh
1B yonder is closer to my heart
2B whit (OF)
SS correa
3B devers
CI mostsuckass
MI lowrie
OF (4) mancini (1B), nunez (2B/3B/SS), little nicky delmonico, brantley
util (1) kiner F (2B/3B)
BN hicks (1B/C)
DL (5) miggy
NA (1) big willie

1. what’s best order of: kiner F/delmonico/palka/fowler
delmonico hasn’t done much but i know his playing time has been safe as it gets. here’s the ROS per game player rater numbers, and BABIP vs AVG page for those applicable:
-delmonico (but does have good OBP, .224, -4.5, but has a total of 14 counting stats in 94 at bats even though he hits out of the 4 hole mostly)
-kiner (but odor back friday, .250, -18)
-palka (.262, -9.9, off waivers tonight)
– fowler (rosterR claims he’s starter at CF but canha hasn’t been benched yet, and who knows if he is, -2.8)

fowler WILL be added shortly, i can’t now my only bench today was chirinos, unlocks at 3AM eastern, thus he might not even be on the table here. it would appear kiner’s job is completely gone shortly. it’s actually somewhat surprising he wasn’t NA stashed here already.

Paul Land
Paul Land
4 years ago

Would you be starting CC vs BOS tomorrow?

ROS: CC or VVelasquez?

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

For H2H cats (QS not W) own Carrasco Bauer Castillo Wood Newcomb SonGrey Vizcaino Knebel need to drop 3 of these following because of overlimit on bench and no one likes to trade: Wacha Rich Hill Devinski Giles Puig Bux
I’m leaning Wacha Hill and Devinski what you say?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 years ago

Howdy Grey.

10 team 5×5 H2H, only start 9 bats/team with defined positions other than a Util. Max SP on roster is 7, and everyone tends to carry that many (plus any RP starters they can find, provided they are listed as RP/SP or just RP, as SP/RP counts as an SP. Stupid loophole that has never been closed by the commish, IMO.). Players on DL do not count against the max 7 max, where I have Yu and Alex Reyes stashed and no more space. I currently have 6 other SP, looking for a drop in adding my 7th.

Roster
C Wilson Ramos
1B Cody Bellinger
2B DJ LeMahieu
3B Anthony Rendon
SS Carlos Correa
LF Eddie Rosario
CF Ronald Acuna
RF Giancarlo Stanton
Util Hanley Ramirez
Bench Ender Inciarte
Bench Daniel Murphy (inj)
Bench Jose Peraza
Bench David Peralta

I’d like to pick Wacha back up and worry about who I might need to shed to activate Yu after he is both back and has had a successful outing. I’m considering these guys, with counter arguments noted.

Hanley – would only have Bellinger for 1B.
Peraza – he can backup both 2B and SS, hopefully with speed. I would already have a 2B backup if Murphy were active, so somewhat limited benefit here if Murphy returns okay.
Inciarte – backup CF plus speed option in Util, which is nice in H2H.
Peralta – can cover LF or RF, and may be the best Util option on my squad with the way Hanley has (not) been hitting.

I’m really leaning Hanley or Peraza.

Who is my drop?
Add Wacha as planned or Gohara?

Thanks!

Hal_Incandenza
Hal_Incandenza
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Re: Knebel, during his rehab he noted, “Nobody told me it would be this hot. If it’s going to be this hot, I may have to go home (to Milwaukee).”

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
4 years ago

@hal_incandenza: Also, that shizz came out in 1988! I’m in my mid-40s and this is the kind of stuff that keeps catching me by surprise. Also, that quote is from memory, so I can’t guarantee total accuracy.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
4 years ago

@hal_incandenza: Found a script. The line was “I don’t know if I can stay here
if it’s gonna be this hot.”

Jesus, that was a rabbit hole.

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Yup.. it’s safe to say now.. Thank you grey for Mazara. I drafted him in a keeper for $1. He hit 9 and 10 tonite I believe!

The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Rockies offense just looks out of it. Was hoping this home stand would jump start it, but 4 runs in two games at Coors. Woof.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah but 11th in NL in total offense and only Padres and Marlins behind in average it looks a little concerning.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: not betting. Just concerned.

Also Goldschmidt, stop letting Pollsck drink your pre-game beverage.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 years ago

Better OF for ROS…Mancini or Margot? Thanks!

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Wait, does that mean you’re officially off the Mancini train?

Is the pre season love officially in the rearview mirror?

Burt
Burt
4 years ago

ROS Rodney or Colome?

eric
eric
4 years ago

Offered Rizzo for Adams. Pulls the trigger?

hankp
hankp
4 years ago

Grey – How would you rank these guys ROS for a 5×5: Samardzija, L.Castillo, R.Hill, Wacha? Thanks!

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Baez or Schoop ROS for standard season long roto league?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Gray, keeper league offer:

Morton
Bauer
K Seager

Or Bundy
Ty Anderson
SMarte

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Castillo is at keeper price but not Ozuna

Dubs23
Dubs23
4 years ago

Mancini for Odor?

Need to drop Suter and add a SP…Vince Velasquez, Ervin Santana, and Andrew Suarez are what is basically available. Thoughts?

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

Who is this Palka dude exploiting a vulnerable Trevor Williams with a HR, SB and 3 hits?

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

My Castillo for Marcell Ozuna? Or is Ozuna too much risk still?

chris
chris
4 years ago

Hello Gray!!!

Stream question:
Mahle @ LAD
Velasquez vs SF

Thanks!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Carrasco finally rights the ship and has a good day, and instead of sitting him down for the ninth, the manager has him bat, and come out to pitch the ninth where he just gave up three hits in a row. Why do they even have a bullpen if not for games like this? Can’t Carrasco have nice things? Give a Cookie a break!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: Phew! Crisis averted. At least he only gave up one run, but after his last two starts my ratios would have appreciated not tacking on that garbage run at the end. It’s funny, when one of my pitchers is dealing, I’m screaming at the manager to let him pitch the ninth. But when he’s coming off two garbage starts in a row, I want him yanked at the first sign of trouble. There’s no pleasing me.

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
4 years ago

Good Afternoon Grey,

Thanks to you I have Paxton, thanks to me I also have Price:(:(:(!!!

Just received an offer, Springer, Sano and Lucchesi for Bregman, Inciarte and Bauer(thanks to you again, also have Corbin)! Do you think this is a fair exchange? I’m giving up Bauer very reluctantly.

Thank you for the great work and advice as always.

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
SWEET!!! Double thanks, I was leaning way over the edge because I’ve been trying to get Springer.

Have a great day.

Jason
Jason
4 years ago

I have nelson,reyes, and Briton all DL stashed in a 10 team h2h mixed yahoo league.

My catcher is realmuto and Molina is available to DL stash

Should I swap Molina for one of the DL options above?

Thanks

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I’m in a 10 team mixed H2H Yahoo league. My team is below. What do you think?

MY TEAM:
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C – J. Realmuto (C,1B)
1B – F. Freeman (1B, 3B)
2B – J. Altuve (2B)
3B – A Rendon (3B)
SS – M. Machado (3B, SS))
OF – S. Marte – (OF)
OF – Mitch Haniger (OF)
OF – David Peralta (OF)
UTIL – Nomar Mazara (OF)
BENCH: Devers(3B),A. Jones (OF)

STARTERS:
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C. Carrasco (SP)
C. Martinez (SP)
L. McCullers Jr. (SP)
J. Paxton (SP)
C. Anderson (SP)
Gausman(SP)
German(SP)
Joey Luccessi (SP)
Walker Buehler (RP)

CLOSERS (only can start 3 at a time)
========
B. Morrow (RP)
S. Greene (RP)
Keone Kela (RP)

DL – Alex Reyes (SP), Zach Britton (RP), DL – Jimmy Nelson

fleeced
fleeced
4 years ago

Hey Viz,

I have to make room for a streamer.

Drop Mancini, Matt Davidson, or both!

Also, what do you think about Dustin Fowler? Would you rank him above the above 2?

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: VinsWins maybe?

Fleeced
Fleeced
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Hot damn. Grey!!

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

What’s better Healy or suarez? I was going to take Suarez but Healy is pretty hot too.

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: actually add peraza in there.i could drop villanueva for peraza, Healy , or Suarez. To play 3rd base I can move adsrubel to 3rd..

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

Well Grey, Tim Anderson just hit a two run dinger off Trevor Williams. How do you feel about that? Confusin? Glee? Torment?

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Drop any of Zimmerman, M Taylor, Cordero, or Semien for Sonny Gray, Pivetta, or Pomeranz?
10 team h2h.
Thanks

Robert Kraft
Robert Kraft
4 years ago

Should I get my wife or my girlfriend a nicer mother’s day gift?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

Cut Kendrys Morales for Zach Eflin? No real needs either way, just think Eflin is gonna break out this year, thoughts?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 years ago

Both Matt Olsen & D. Santana were dropped in my 12-team league.

Would you drop Y. Guriel or M. Chapman for either/ both?

If so, would you rank Olsen or Domingo higher for ROS?

Thanks as always

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Kinda what I was thinking as well; thanks for the response

jaw
jaw
4 years ago

drop peraza or domingo to free up space to take schoop off the DL? 10 team 5×5 H2H

Gordon Shumway
Gordon Shumway
4 years ago

Pete Nice is on twitter @haulsofshame Seems like that might be worth a shot to try to get him on.

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
4 years ago

Scooter or Schoop ROS for standard 5×5 season long roto league?

Steve Shut Your Pie Hole Diamonte
Steve Shut Your Pie Hole Diamonte
4 years ago

Stroman or the spoils of relief from Gsellman?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Looks like a get right game for Carrasco

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. suarez or beltre? better CI?

thanks!

Nevik Rowe
Nevik Rowe
4 years ago

Sorry Grey one more.

Drop Nunez for Healy or wait? Love the multi-position but he’s been a real turd.

Thanks again!

Double Barrel
Double Barrel
4 years ago

ROS Teoscar or Domingo 14 teamer.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Mancini, Villanueva, Cron pick two ROS OBP h2h league

gogulls
gogulls
4 years ago

Whats your expectations on Danny Salazar ROS? Read he just got PRP injections during rehab stint.

Worth rostering or drop for Caleb Smith/Efflin?

Thanks

abmsports23
abmsports23
4 years ago

Pick 2 ROS:

Desheilds, Mancini, Ian Desmond, Ian Happ

abmsports23
abmsports23
Reply to  abmsports23
4 years ago

@abmsports23: Meant to say pick 3

Thanks for all you do Grey.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  abmsports23
4 years ago

@abmsports23: i would guess not desmond

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should i drop villinueva, or reyes/junis, for suarez..
I can drop a pitcher I guess… but its a keeper so vil could be a nice cheap keeper.
I own lamb also..

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah Suarez looks like he stole duvals mojo he gained from last season. He is picking up were Duvall left off. Plus he plays3rd and hits a better average. It is hard for me to drop vil though since a slump is expected. At his age and how much power he hit for to start the season.. If he hits 3 for 4 with two bombs tonite it will be too hard..

Nevik Rowe
Nevik Rowe
4 years ago

DRop Villar for Soler or hold?

Thanks as always for the great stuff!

Packers
Packers
4 years ago

Grey, thanks for being here. Looking ahead to next week in my weekly lineup league.
T. Anderson and G. Marquez are both streams 13, at SD. That’s Monday and Tuesday, so Saturday and Sunday at SF. Looks like drop of Bundy and Minor who burned me last night . Do you like it?

Eric
Eric
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

You starting Stratton today in Philly?

Also, I have Odor coming off the DL this week (lucky me!!)… to make some room for him, who would you rather drop from the following: Stratton, Mahle, Maeda.

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Eric
4 years ago

@Eric: FYI 12-team H2H with QS

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Eric
4 years ago

@Eric: FYI 12-team H2H with [email protected]Eric: FYI 12-team H2H with QS

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
4 years ago

Looking for some OF help in my ESPN H2H points league.

Kemp, Alex Gordon, Alen Hanson, Descalso, Profar, Cordero – Top 3 pickups?

Thanks!

Eng
Eng
4 years ago

Grey! Another great read.

ROS please rank Michael Taylor, Margot and Calhoun.

BTW I’ve just got around to watching Deadwood (10 years late, I know) and Al is glorious especially when interacting with EB.

Eng
Eng
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Haha! Thank you, mate.

zombie
4 years ago

Hey there, Grey. Outstanding recap (& props to the Magnificent Moracco commenter mention as well! Weird appreciation group for that shizz.) Any faith remaining in Kingery? On waivers in one redraft league and thinking of dropping my multi-position UTIL Cozart (holding 2d/SSs occupants Taylor, Bregman, GTorres) for his services. Limited moves. Could probably use the steals. But still, meh? Thanks!

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  zombie
4 years ago

@zombie: Kingery should eventually be a .275/20/20 type player, but don’t count on it happening now. He just turned 24 and was rushed a smidge … he ain’t the first 23/24 year old to take some time to adjust to major league pitching.

zombie
Reply to  LenFuego
4 years ago

@Grey: @LenFuego: Thanks to you both.

Stickball Al
Stickball Al
4 years ago

Don’t look now, but Moistaskiss and Mike Trouts stats are not very far apart except for a couple of steals. How far apart were they drafted though ? I originally targeted Mositasskiss in my pre-season stradegy. I was really counting on him going to a much better team via free agency. So no one wanted the stinky kiss. Since he remained on KC I shunned him like a Amish porn star. Everyone of my teams could have used a stinky smell like Moistaskiss !!! The only one stinking here is me…

Balke
Balke
4 years ago

Thoughts on Dustin Fowler? Haven’t seen much here about him. Would you drop Villanueva for him?

Skeezix
Skeezix
4 years ago

Hey Grey, you seem to usually be somewhat positive on Cron – how much difference do you see between him and Carlos Santana? The trade analyzer shows Cron with a very low value but curious what your thoughts are on trying to replace Bell as my second starting 1B with Santana when I’ve already got Cron.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Skeezix
4 years ago

@Skeezix: I never really get the level of adulation accorded to Carlos Santana. He is a lifetime .247 hitter who averaged 24 HRs and 5 SBs for the seven years of his prime. I mean, yeah, it’s OK I guess, and quite nice when he was catcher-eligible, but that is streaming level production in my view.

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
4 years ago

Castillo, Newcomb, Taillon, Mikolas – Top 2?

Thanks.

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

Looking for saves. currently have o’day. hold him or drop for tepera, clippard, or axford?

thanks.

Autolycus
Autolycus
4 years ago

Need to drop someone to make room for Knebel to come back… also thinking about picking up Luis Castillo.

Drop 1 or 2 of: Tim Anderson, Mancini, Chris Taylor, Soler, Conforto, Jose Martinez

Autolycus
Autolycus
Reply to  Autolycus
4 years ago

@Autolycus:

Oh, also possible to drop Buehler but he’s going tomorrow and streamonator likes him

Autolycus
Autolycus
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Hoping Conforto and Taylor come around and stop dragging down my avg soon.

Justin
Justin
4 years ago

Have Rosario, Devers on roster…Eugenio on waivers. Drop either, hold, or do everything in my power to find a trade partner in the next 2 hours?

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

JD Davis watch: 3 more hits last night. Avg now up to .432. Time for Marisnick and Gattis to ride the pine and get JD into the lineup. Some serious mashing is going to waste.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: CBS RANKS ARE THE BEST FUCK, MODERATE THIS!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Ha!

Prediction: JD Davis is this years Rhys/Olson once he gets a shot.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

Gonna drop Hader now that Knebel’s back. Not sure who my add is, though.

FA: Deshields, Soler, Healy, Franchy, Triggs, Gausman, Lucchesi

12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Peraza, 3B – Machado, SS – Simmons, OF – Stanton/Belt/Cespedes, Util – Suarez, Bench – Cain, DL – Murphy, Sano

SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Ryu; RP – Davis, Morrow, Soria, Strickland, Hader

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Are you seeing that much value in him in a H2H league where holds aren’t a cat?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

@Joe Beisbol: Does someone own Andrew Miller?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Yes.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

@Joe Beisbol: There’s a reason for that. Even in H2H, he’s elite help with ratios and K’s, and an occasional save, like Hader.

Joel
Joel
4 years ago

HAHAHAHA! Asdrubal Carrera just got a a HIT but was called OUT because he hit out of order in the batting lineup. Way to go Mets!

Joel
Joel
Reply to  Joel
4 years ago

@Joel: **Cabrera

Joel
Joel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So the ruling is Asdrubal gets his double. The next batter Bruce is an auto out for the lineup violation. All on the manager or whoever presented the incorrect lineup card to the Reds dugout.

No need for a reply. Just a clarification.

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
Reply to  Joel
4 years ago

@Joel: If I knew this was going to happen I would have sat Bruce….just sayin

Joel
Joel
Reply to  Joel
4 years ago
Dubjay
Dubjay
4 years ago

Morning grey,
That Michael Hutchence comment was inxs of good taste.
Pick 2 out of this group for ros.
D.santana, odor, Desmond, Conforto, c.santana

Also are you dropping Bundy or Samardzija for gausman, Teheran, Skaggs, mahle. Kind of slim Pickens. Or should I just hang on to them for another painful start. Could also keep one as a streaming slot

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
if you had to pick one of the sps, who would it be Skaggs or Gausman. And would the drop be shark or bundy.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Who would you lean towards for the drop? I like Bundy but those last couple of starts were rough. Shark was my supposed to be my reliable innings eater type arm. That experiment failed miserably.

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
4 years ago

12 tm h2h 5×5

Yelich for Ohtani (P), T Williams, Teoscar

Who you like, fairish?