Hehe, I’m such a jerk.  I finally dedicate a lede to Jason Vargas and it’s to point out how bad he was last night — 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.06.  Well, look at it this way.  If he wasn’t good for so long, him being bad wouldn’t matter.  For unstints, my friend texted me yesterday, “R. Kelly’s being accused of holding girls against their will in his cult.”  I texted back, “That’s one cult where you really don’t want to drink the Kool-Aid.”  It was the least surprising news yesterday.  2nd least surprising is the Vargas regression.  What happens with regression, stays in Vargas.  He’s not done regressing either, if his peripherals hold.  He has a 6.8 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 and 4.87 xFIP, i.e.,  A lost Vargas is not just a Wynn, but one of those sure-cuts, sure-cuts.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jorge Soler – Demoted to Triple-A Omaha, where he will undoubtedly be a background extra in Alexander Payne’s next film.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in three days.  He could be in for one of the biggest 2nd halfs of anyone.  I.e., launch angle meets exit velocity and lots of fantasy owners’ onomatopoeias of exhilaration.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Did you start him?  No, of course you didn’t, because his ERA is 5.58!

Carlos Correa – Left yesterday’s game with a jammed thumb.  With Correa, I’d expect a jammed button as they perform a missile test on themselves.  “Hey, look, we got missiles that can reach 35 feet off our coast.  Who wants some?!”  Yeah, aight, go to sleep.

Lance McCullers – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.28.  Too substandard starts in a row, which, of course, means he has a shoulder injury.  I wish I were joking.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Asterisknick started over Marwin just as Mike Maher dedicated 8,000,000 words to his undying love for Marwin in his top 100 hitters.  Also, the MM Boy joins Halp and I on today’s podcast coming later today.  You can hardly wait!  No, you!

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .232.  Aw, doode got old.  Don’t worry, we’ll still see one Beltran knee-buckle in the playoffs this year.

Mitch Haniger – Out yesterday with a jammed finger.  What a Smucker!

Mike Zunino – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  You know whose steelo he’s stealing?  (Stealo?)  Answer:  Gattis.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer.  Bet he’s going to hit 35 homers this year and, at no point, will it seem like he’s hot.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I said yesterday, he could be starting a schmotato run, and today I’m confirming.  We have confirmation!

Kyle Seager – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Two days in a row now I’m pointing out what a huge 2nd half Seager could have in store.  The non-Jerk Store, to be exact.

Marcus Stroman – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  Stroman was included in my top 100 for the 2nd half of 2017 fantasy baseball.  That ranking post is still relevant (mostly).  Stupid Cueto!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  Halp and I talk about Ed-Rod on today’s podcast.  The gist:  I like Ed-Rod and now he’s going to look terrible to make me look dopey.  Never fails!

Brad Brach – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 16th save.  Sully could’ve landed on the runway if he had as much lead time the Orioles are giving Britton.  Guys, he’s a major league pitcher, I think Britton can reclaim the closer job now, right?  At this rate, Britton can impregnate his wife, have her give birth and, 25 years later, he can be the closer before Zach.

Johan Camargo – 0-for-4, hitting .322.  In related Camargo news, what the eff is a Camargo?!  Kidding, I know.  It’s a speech impediment Camaro.  In fantasy related Camargo news, Dansby could be optioned down to the minors.  I told everyone to avoid the price Dansby was going for in the preseason, so y’all were warned.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.69.  The recent starts have been better, but I’d still use Stream-o-Nator for him.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 23rd homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.07, and his first steal.  Lester obviously envisioned himself on the mound when he stole the bag.  Oh, and, yeah, suddenly the Cubs are good again.  The ol’ All-Star break switch flip!

Austin Hedges – Sat out with birds circling his head from a foul tip he took off the mask on Friday.  Not to sound insensitive like Jann Arden, but you’re in Coors, man, you can’t suck it up?  C’mon!

Hector Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games.  Those are supposed to be my Hedges homers!  Aw, geez!

Jabari Blash – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in three games.  Schmotato, perhaps, but he’s in Coors, so there’s that.  That being everyone should be owned in Coors.

David Dahl – Bud Black isn’t sure if Dahl will play in the majors in 2017.  Damn, that’s a PUA-level neg for Black, since Dahl is hitting .353 during his minor league assignment.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  If you take nothing else from this post today, grab Parra everywhere.  Forget about playing time, yadda, blabba, blooie, just grab him.

Stephen Vogt – Will have a knee MRI after leaving yesterday’s game following a home plate collision.  Immediately after MLB heard about the collision they called Buster Posey to make sure he was okay.

Orlando Arcia – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 6th, 7th, and 8th steal, hitting .281.  Whoa.  It was like he remembered exactly what kind of player he’s always been in the span of nine innings.  Please let Cervelli get traded to every team Arcia faces the rest of the year.

Gregory Polanco – 4for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .272.  Speaking of remembering the player you’re supposed to be.  As the great Army Archerd once said, be all you can be.  Hmm, I might have the wrong Army.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 27th and 28th homers, hitting .275.  I’m pretty sure I said at some point, anyone wanna bet that Giancarlo finishes the year with more homers than Judge?  I know the hype machine is revved up real loosey and/or goosey for Judge, but don’t mess with my boo bae, Giancarlo.

Matt Harvey – Resumed throwing.  For most pitchers, this would be a positive, but, with how he’s looked over the past two years, Harvey throwing is not a positive for anyone except opposing hitters.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .278.  He’s been cold as dog balls for a while now, but hopefully this breaks him out of his slump.  I own Conforto in Con-far-too many leagues.

Zack Wheeler – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.98.  Comatose Mets Fan just woke from an 18-month coma.  Lenny Dykstra whistles to the nurses, since he was being paid $12/hour to sit by his bedside, but the nurses naturally think he’s just whistling at them again.  Once the Comatose Mets Fan gets his bearings, he asks the most important question for him, “Harvey, Thor, Wheeler, Matz…how my boys doing?!”

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tommy Pham – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .311.  Fantasy is littered with guys that break out for one season only to fade into oblivion the following year.  I think that might be Pham.  A flim-Pham artist, so to speak.  That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t own him.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .299.  Extrapolating DeJong’s numbers out to a full season and he’d be on a 40-homer pace.  If I’m using the word extrapolating correctly.  Though, extrapolating sounds like the kind of physique a gymnast needs.

Brett Cecil – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Cecil appears to be Matheny’s own personal fetch, and he really wants to make Cecil work as his closer, so grab him on the quickfast.  CORRECTION:  As many have pointed out, Rosenthal had pitched three straight games, so at worst this is a committee with Cecil and Rosenthal; at best it’s Rosenthal’s job.

Jake Odorizzi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  But he’s never good in away games!  Well, it was the A’s.  The team that puts the A’s in malaise.

Steven Souza – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Souza’s having a sneakily good season, no matter how many times I say that.  Shizz continues to sneak.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I’d put a small wager on Longoria getting to his usual 27 homers, which means he’s going to hit more homers in the 2nd half than he did in the 1st.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Kinda love to see Davis get a season in Coors.  Think he could challenge 55 homers.  Seriously.

Michael Pineda – Will undergo Tommy John surgery on his torn UCL.  “Um, guys, what about me?”  That’s Tanaka as he points at his dangling torn tendon.

Garrett Cooper – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  You might remember Garrett Cooper from High Noon where he played opposite Jean Segura.  “Keep your hands above Jean’s waist!”  That’s John Ford having none of Garrett Cooper’s funny business.  So, Garrett Cooper is the Yankees’ 1st baseman now?  Oh.  (Michael) Kay.  Cooper showed a bit of power in the PCL, which is like hitting on the moon with an aluminum bat, though, so is the major leagues.  Might catch lightning in a bottle with Cooper, but I’d leave him to AL-Only leagues until we see more.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.31, moving his record to 10-3, which is the CB code for “Understood” for people who don’t understand it’s 10-4.  Copy that is also understood, unless you accidentally have the CB button pushed and are standing at a photocopier.  Double nickels is code for 55 MPH, and 789 is for “numbericide.”  Just a bit of a trivia buff, that’s all.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-5 and his 20th homer, hitting .327.  Looks like we may never get that DL stint that we all wagered on about a month ago.  Yup, he’s going to stay healthy all year.  For all six months of the season.  All 162 games– Is it obvious I’m trying to jinx him?

Brian Goodwin – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .245.  He was 1-for-13 going into the game, so Goodwin ain’t a good one.  High five me now!  C’mon!  That was good!  No?  Okay.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .329.  Just another day at the ball park.  If you add an E to ‘at,’ you have Joey Chestnut’s favorite sentence.

Scott Feldman – 1 IP, 5 ER and headed to the DL with a sore knee.  He hurt his knee after the Reds told him to “go kick rocks.”

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Johnny
Johnny
5 years ago

Judge for Jram and Schoop. Which side do you like? 5×5 H2H

Every29Years
Every29Years
5 years ago

In a 12 teamer, redraft H2H league,

1. Who would you rather have Rosario or Moncada (I have positional flexibility so SS v 3B does not matter).
2. Who would you drop? Schebler, J Dyson, Simmons, Melky?

primetime
primetime
5 years ago

Need to drop two.

Bradley
Hosmer
Moncada
Jones A
LeMiehu
Conforto
Arcia

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Castellanos or I. Happ?

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  lwomack58
5 years ago

@lwomack58: happ in dynasty for sure. if position doesn’t matter and you can just add cast he’s hotter right now. if you own both and need to drop one league depth would matter.

Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
5 years ago

I trade Strasburg for JD Martinez? I could use another bat. Thanks for the dope write-ups. I picked up Casty this morning. Paying dividends already.

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
5 years ago

some news that kahnle/k-rob/frazier all going to NYY soon (and THAT’ll be expensive, and if WSOX aren’t already the best prospect team they will be soon) i guess grab swarzak right away

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  Alfred E. Naujocks
5 years ago

@Alfred E. Naujocks: AL only, have kahnle/barnes (BOS)/giles/j.wilson. with kahnle now moving from 2nd in line to 3rd or maybe even 4th at NYY grab tepera or d.barnes TOR (seemingly these are interchanged lately in the 8th inning). j.smith also out there in case he gets it back soonish.

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  Alfred E. Naujocks
5 years ago

@Alfred E. Naujocks: leclerc/hendriks/treinen (used like an 8th inning guy tonight did well)/rondon. probably rondon for now till maybe the TOR or OAK 8th innings get clarified.

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  Alfred E. Naujocks
5 years ago

@Alfred E. Naujocks: and for some reason the monkey thinks clippard is the guy at WSOX town, but that makes no sense at all.

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
5 years ago

Pina zunino mccann wieters ros rank em

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Do you think Reddick will have a decent 2nd half. Any projections. Thinking of dropping him or S. Castro for Castellanos. Thanks

Greg
Greg
5 years ago

Parra and drop who? ;)
SCastro, COwings, OArcia, NArenado, JBruce, WMyers, TPham, DSantana, JDMartinez,Pollock…? Or hold?

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

I put C. Davis on bench and he goes off for 2 homers and 6 rbi’s. Always play your studs-right.

Also rumor is Frazier, Robertson and Kahnle to NYY. Who closes in CHW now?

thanks

marimon
marimon
5 years ago

Got offered Chris Davis and Mancini for my Pham.
Need to drop 2, Clint Frazier and…Lackey? Tijuan? Morton? Thanks

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
5 years ago

14 team espn h2h with OBP over AVG, OPS and total bases, QS, holds added. we keep 2 OF, 2 SP, 2 RP, and 3 hitters (not OF) that can’t be the same position. so my SP is MUCH keeper options are MUCH better than my last 3 hitting ones. likely hitter keepers in caps. 12 max starts per week (this week 17 since it’s a 10 day game week)
C zunino
1B GOLDY
2B SCHOOP
SS arcia
3B longo
MI pirela (2B/LF)
CI pujols
LF braun
CF maybin (LF)
RF STANTON
OF pollock (CF)
util pham (CF/LF)
BN valencia (1B/3B/RF), miller (1B/2B/SS)
DL m.taylor (CF)
SP darvish/paxton/hill/mccarthy/faria/straily/duffy/gio g/wood
RP (room for 5) holland/kimbrel/hand/koji/baez
have been trying to move a SP for a keeper hitter (which i could do next year pre draft anyway). i got an offer of paxton for cruz. cruz is too old to be a keeper i’m sure.

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: yeah, and more importantly for a hitter i’ll keep me thinks. keeper rules are set pretty well for trading preseason. some teams 2nd or even 1st SP keeper pretty weak but maybe they have like 2 good SS or 3B keeper types.

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  Alfred E. Naujocks
5 years ago

@Alfred E. Naujocks: guessing cruz for a lesser pitcher would be doable though, maybe a duffy/mccarthy type?

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
5 years ago

Grey,

OBP/SLG league with 8 teams/8 keepers, top 10 guys come at an even steeper price than normal because of the lower number of keepers

I lost Correa and am in an ok position to win, a few points back. Looking at possible trading with a team who is building for next year

Which side do you prefer for this year:

Correa
McCullers
JBJ

Altuve
Sale
Blackmon

And which side do you like long-term?

goodfold2
goodfold2
5 years ago

with vogt out grab pina over DTD’arnaud in NL only OBP/total bases? pina probably gets more than half the time like he did earlier when that other MIL guy’s name was the backup.

dizzystpizzy
dizzystpizzy
5 years ago

Hi Grey & Razz Nation,
I know you’ve gotten a few Correa questions, but none of the guys you liked above are on the wire in my league. Who do you like as a long-term rental? Limited moves in 5 x 5 OPB H2H league:
Chris Taylor
Arcia
Reyes
Gyorko
Addison Russell
Nunez

Thanks for the write up and the advise.

dizzystpizzy
dizzystpizzy
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks so much!

Trailor park Boy in ny
Trailor park Boy in ny
5 years ago

Shoupd I drop Margot for Peralta? I have schebler, JBJ, or Margot as a 3rd outfielder.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

Diamonbacks new 3-4-5

Goldy-Lamb-JustDong

Huge increase in value for JD and Lamb will see even more pitches

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Might make this offer:

Give Wood, Severino
Get Scherzer, Betts

Sound good?

Also, cheers to anyone with JD and Goldy, those two back to back in a lineup is going to be fierce.

Andale arriba arriba
Andale arriba arriba
5 years ago

Mallox or mancini? Thx!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

Start or Sit Nova v MIL tonight?

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
5 years ago

Peraza, Parra, or J. Reyes?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
5 years ago

JD Martinez to the Diamondbacks. That’s a good get for them.

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 years ago

@OaktownSteve: damn. I was hoping Rockies since I have him in my league. I’ll take this though too.

PatPat
PatPat
5 years ago

Pick 2: Alonso, Kemp, Parra

joe is a popular name
joe is a popular name
5 years ago

Judge and Kyle Seager for Machado and Sevy? 12 team standard roto

MarvPesos
Marv
5 years ago

Grey,
In a 10tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12 of 24) with balanced stats.
A guy in the league is having a fire sale and has put up: L Morrison, J Upton, M Estrada, Y Alonso, A jones and wants to get rid of them for picks. Who is your top two out of that list and you see them having any good value ROS
My team is pretty balanced in players so this player would most likely be a bench unless they got really hot
Thanks bud,
Marv

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
5 years ago

Hello my friend. I just don’t know what to do right now. On my 10 team H2H points team I have correa. They sayin 8 weeks so that would put him first week of the playoffs he would be back. That’s IF I make the playoffs. Only 5 bench spots. Do I drop or hold him?

And who’s the pick up right now? Arcia, dejong, Simmons, reyes, villar, Crawford

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
5 years ago

Judge, schebler and cozart for sale turned down,
Judge, schebler and cozart for kershaw, no response
Guy with sherzer no longer participating.
Guy with Degrom leads all batting categories. So…..
Judge for DeGrom or just fuck it and drop schebler and cozart for more pitching?
Cahill is available among others.
10 team roto…….sitting 3rd, kershaw guy1st DeGrom guy2nd.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Thanks Grey!!!!!

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Start Pax in Houston Wednesday?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
5 years ago

Parra in the three hole. Parra in the three hole. I’m singing this in my head to the tune of Mirror in the Bathroom.
hi
I am going to say the A’s will trade Alonso to John Sterling’s Yankees. ALONSO…hits one way out YONDER. THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Yankees win. Have you ever noticed the thousand different inflections Sterling gives the word “the?”

I am also going to say that a longshot in the Sonny Grey derby is the Brewers. A Brinson/Hader package puts them in the range where the Quintana trade with Jimenez/Cease set the market.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

Alonso out of the lineup tonight . . . no basis for this but I bet we hear he’s dealt by tomorrow (could be more boring and he’s just sitting v. a lefty, but what’s the fun in that?!)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

Alonso out of the lineup tonight . . . no basis for this but I bet we hear he’s dealt by tomorrow.

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
5 years ago

I just dropped haniger for parra u dont have any issues with that right?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
5 years ago

McCullers for Story fair? or am I giving too much

I’ll start by offering straily or manea though…guy who has story has seager at SS

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: straily or manea aren’t too much right?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks grey. You the man really appreciate all the time you spend commenting so quickly

Steve D.
Steve D.
5 years ago

Try to offer the Correa owner in my league Trevor Story? He’s been improving and Segura is my starting SS so I don’t really need him. Thinking of asking for Benintendi. Too much?

Rosterbating
Rosterbating
5 years ago

Grey – great stuff as always!!

Keeper league – no real ‘position requirement….not sure if it matters or not – its a H2H Keeper league…ROS – Ryon Healy or Parra?

Rosterbating
Rosterbating
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks Grey – I will stand pat. Appreciate the help as always.

John Hagar
John Hagar
5 years ago

Hey Grey! No worries about the Cueto recommendation. You are a superstar when it comes to projecting fantasy baseball stats and his poor season is a huge surprise for practically everyone.

Not even Rudy with his programming superpowers saw it coming. ;)

jon
jon
5 years ago

fill in for Correa from the following:

Orlando Arcia
Hernan Perez
Andrelton Simmonds
Didi Gregorious
Jedd gyrko
Paul Dejong

thank you in advance, will hang up and listen lol

Rob Popp
Rob Popp
5 years ago

12 team league, 3 keeps per year (came into year with Arenado, Betts, Lindor, losing corresponding draft pick). Not too worried about future years, trying to climb back into playoffs. With sufficient waiver OFs always available and questionable Cs, was offered Posey and a rd. 5 pick next year for Bellinger and a rd 15 pick next year. I’m liking the idea, for Posey now and the good extra pick next year. I know he rakes, but I suspect Bellinger will come down to earth a bit, while Posey maintains his performance as the only thing that keeps Giants fans going to the stadium.

In a nutshell – Posey or Bellinger?

Rob Popp
Rob Popp
Reply to  Rob Popp
5 years ago

@Rob Popp: On the contrary I’ve frankencatchered for years to fine effect. Love Posey’s average and low Ks in a league that counts against them. Is Bellinger the second coming or not is the question, lol.

Rob Popp
Rob Popp
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Amen

SteveA
SteveA
5 years ago

Hey Grey

Nice work, as always.

For a redraft, 5×5, h2h (12 teams, 20 player rosters), I am in need of Saves. These closers (?) are all available…

Brett Cecil;
Madson/Doolittle/Grace;
Claudio/Bush;
Dyson/Melancon; and
Brach.

Which player(s) do you prefer, and whom would you drop?

Taijuan Walker; and/or
Carlos Rodon

Also, would you drop either of Walker or Rodon for J.A. Happ?

Thanks
SteveA

SteveA
SteveA
Reply to  SteveA
5 years ago

@SteveA:

Rosenthal also available.

dtbran
dtbran
5 years ago

Start 2 Grey,
AJones and CDavis vs Ross
Thames @ Nova

Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson
5 years ago

Grey,

Do I trade away Segura for Xander and polanco? I have andrus and odor so i dont exactly need segura. Do you think thats a good deal or try n get more?

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
5 years ago

Ugh just lost Correa for 2 months and need to pull from an ugly WW – who’s the best option from the following:

Andrelton
Arcia
Galvis
The Corpse of Jose Reyes

Blake
Blake
5 years ago

so just lost C Correa

who do you suggest out of this list to pickup? only have a few more pickups left for the rest of the year:

J Villar
J Reyes
Tulo
Dejong
Acia
Galvis
Miller
Baez
T Anderson

Blake
Blake
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Even with him not playing as much as he should?

joe is a popular name
joe is a popular name
5 years ago

Judge for MadBum? 12 team standard roto. I’ve got a glut of OF and need ERA/K
My team:
C: Avila
1B: Freeman
2B: Segura
3B: Seager
SS: Lindor
OF: Betts, Stanton, Judge
UTIL: Pham, Zimm
BN: Justin Turner, Starling Marte, Scooter

SP: Wood, Cole, Nova, Nola, Peacock, Manaea STREAMER
RP: Brach, Dyson, Madson, Melancon (DL)

Paul
Paul
5 years ago

Hi Grey

2,000 straight great columns. You’re on an unprecedented roll!

14 team, h2h, points-based league.

My Souza, Pujols, Gennett and Arrieta
His Betts, Dozier and Casilla

Of note (and with great shame) I’ll admit that my 2nd closer is Nerris/Bush and I’m stacked at SP (which command super high prices in this league).

The winner is?

crenshaw07
crenshaw07
5 years ago

Schwarber or Castellanos?

B.o.B
B.o.B
5 years ago

10 team H2H league…would you trust Keuchel RoS? Was offered him for my 4th round draft pick next season; I think this is too high considering his risk. In your opinion, what round pick would you say he’s worth in a trade?

Killshot
Killshot
5 years ago

Alex wood for Britton. Sound even ? Could use saves. Do you think Britton will be closing in Baltimore or else ware. Thanks

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Grey,

1) Drop any of these SPs for Ed Rod: Peacock, Walker, Leake?

2) How sure are you about Cecil being closer or should I wait to move on that?

3) Drop which one for the Salad Czar: Cahill, CC S?

Thanks!

stefan
stefan
5 years ago

10 team keeper league. In third. Mostly need starting pitching. Have been offered:

Freeman ($22), Severino (FA), EdRod (FA), and either Ramos (FA) or Mccann ($12)
for
Dahl ($7), Kipnis ($4), Gary Sanchez ($29)

Freeman (a keeper) and Severino make this offering intriguing I think. Think I should do? Thanks

stefan
stefan
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Would you rather have Mccann or Wilson Ramos? EdRod or Gio G?

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
5 years ago

Grey!

Don’t look now but Story is starting to bust out of it!!!! Ok, you can look now!

Cheers,
Ante

jon
jon
5 years ago

Morton or Clevinger ROS

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

Time to drop Tapia + Delino in weekly roto leagues given their bench status and no regular PT in sight?

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

I can put a waiver claim on both Madson and Doolittle in my NL only – which is priority 1 and which is 2?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
5 years ago

Had today’s Ray Romano match up been noted?

hankp
hankp
5 years ago

Grey
Which side do you like better in a 5×5: Thames/Story/Kela or C.Davis/Villar/Rosenthal? Thanks!

inferiorhippo
inferiorhippo
5 years ago

I’m in a dynasty league (keep 15 players a year with a 5 year max per player and were in our 2nd year). I’m in first but pitching is a weak point. Either of these trades make sense to you or should i hold off .

1. Trade away Clint Frazier and Acuna for Quintana

2. Trade away Clint Frazier and Faria for Gerrit Cole

Thanks!

John
John
5 years ago

Grey, I only have one spot on my team and need to decide between Conforto and Pham. Who ya takin?

RICE
RICE
5 years ago

MUST….ADD….PARRA.

Drop Hanley to do it?

Jose
Jose
5 years ago

Would you move on from Vargas in a 14 team h2h points league where his best replacements are K. Freeland, Hellickson, Z Davies, Marquez, and Jose Urena?

Jose
Jose
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Depressing, but thanks, lol

John
John
5 years ago

Hi guys,

How would you rank these pitchers ROS?

E-Rod, Sanchez, Rodon, Morton, Salazar?

Thanks!

Xhibit
Xhibit
5 years ago

Grey –

You are continuing to kill the second half. Recently made some big trades – how’d I do?

12 team 6×6

My D. Duffy and J. Vargas for K. Jansen
My. A Miller and F. Rivero for M. Scherzer
My K. Jansen for C. Kluber

I need Ks and QSs and can’t move much on S or Holds – my pitching staff feels a lot stronger. Still trying to add some speed per your suggestion the other day – hopefully will contend for 1st by the end of the season.

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Duffy, Vargas, Miller and Rivero for Scherzer and Kluber?

Even Donald Trump likes that trade deal.

JP
JP
5 years ago

Parra or Gurriel?

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

A couple of dynasty trade questions – which sides in both?

1) A – Abreu B – Quintana

2) A – Bogarts B – Polanco + Addison Russell

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: either close?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

So, McCullers. The comment earlier about him pitching over his head has some merit because he’s probably not a sub-3 era guy, but had a career 3.22 ERA coming into this year and the periphs to match. However, he’s getting unlucky, particularly last night. Tons of soft contact, and very little hard contact. 2 infield hits (which gives him a total of 17! allowed this year) lead directly to runs. Velocity’s there and contact management remains excellent.

Dancing in the sheets
Dancing in the sheets
5 years ago

I dropped Matz and Jon Gray in my 12-teamer, maybe a bad idea? I can pick them both back up, but I am afraid they’ll continue to kill my stats.

Det. John Kimble
Det. John Kimble
5 years ago

Drop Conforto or Trumbo for G. Polanco? I could use the steals and have plenty of power.

Josh
Josh
5 years ago

My Hendricks for his Bour?

13 team mixed keeper league. I have lots of SP – Berrios, CarMArt, Clevinger, Faria, Godley, Ed Rod, Salazar(DL), Reyes (DL til next yr)

I want to pull trigger but wondering Bour value for next year? repeat performance? keeper?

thanks

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

thanks!

Ryan
Ryan
5 years ago

In a dynasty league I was offered Acuna Sal Perez and Matz for bumgarner and willie calhoun. Should I take this deal?

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Parra over Odor? Thanks

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
5 years ago

SON says keep McCullers @ Bal in my weekly lineup, but would you replace him with any of Morton v Sea, Taillon v Mil or Cahill @ SF?

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Nope, Morton is closest (something like $0.3 to McCullers’s 3.7) and the others are handily in the negative.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

Hey Grey – in that search for AVG boost trade I mentioned earlier (holding Rizzo and looking for AVG help elsewhere) . . . what do you think about moving Nola for Peralta or Pham?

It’s certainly paying a good deal for them, but like I said earlier, I can potentially gain 5-7 points with a relatively modest AVG bump.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks – good point. It’s a weekly league which makes it tough, but I could still play him in RHP-heavy weeks . . . though I guess there’s only so many weeks left!

ClemsonCrushers
ClemsonCrushers
5 years ago

Great write up usual. Thank you for all you and your staff do for us nerds :). I got offered Berrios for my Faria. 10 team redraft and pitching is huge in this league. Pull the trigger or Hold?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
5 years ago

start Jordan Montgomey (@ Twins) tomorrow against the guidance of SON (-$7.8)?

Cano Don't Ya Know?
Cano Don't Ya Know?
5 years ago

14 Team H2H Redraft League. K/9 is a stat.

Sending my McCullers for his Luis Castillo and Trevor Cahill.

Which side?

tank1
tank1
5 years ago

Better ROS – Castellanos or Healy? Thanks.

ichirosan
ichirosan
5 years ago

16 man H2H dynasty league, currently my team is rebuilding.

Trade Strasburg + Schoop for Trea Turner?

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
5 years ago

Swap Cespedes and Owings for Murphy, then plug Marte into open OF slot?

demribbies
demribbies
5 years ago

Move Vargas for Pom?

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
5 years ago

Okay, so Rougned Odor sucks.

Maybe he’ll be better next season, but this year, I think I’ve had enough.. I dropped Trevor Cahill for him and I actually regret that.

Red5
Red5
5 years ago

Offered Y Alonso for A Simmons. I am currently starting Reynolds and Desmond at 1B & CI so Alonso would replace an OF at Util. I could pick up O Arcia to start at SS in place of Simmons.
1) Do this deal
2) Counter with:
a) Simmons for Smoak
b) Go big: Donaldson and Simmons for Longoria and Votto – don’t know if he’d do this
3) Counter 2a and take the original deal if 2a is rejected
Thanks!

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: You make those counters and he backs out completely and just picks up Arcia…

Citizen5
Citizen5
5 years ago

Pick one for the next two starts:

Berrios vs. NYY (Monty); @ LAD (McCarthy)
Clevinger @ SF (Blach); vs. CIN (Aldeman)

Thanks in advance,

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Citizen5
5 years ago

@Citizen5: Clevinger

BSA70
BSA70
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I’m almost ready to move Archie Bradley out for Clevinger’s next two starts. Problem with moving a handcuff right now is the potential loss of a closer. This time of year feels like the first month when closers below the top tier ranking for closers are primed to move. One day your stacked with closers and the next you got nothing.

BSA70
BSA70
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Britton and Reed I believe are my biggest question marks. My closers are Rivero, Britton, Reed, and Diaz.
Usually I have more cuffs but in a keeper I have gone out and picked up some Keepers as trade bait for parts that can keep me rolling along as the fire sales begin.

BSA70
BSA70
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Got my finger on the trigger ready to flip where I need to flip – just when things start flowing.

Charlie
Charlie
5 years ago

Grey,

6×5, 10 team, including obp, h2h

c – Sal Perez
1b – Goldy, Abreu, Ian Desmond
2b – Odor, Villar
3b – Arenado
ss – Bogaerts
of – Trout, Judge, Sano, Yelich, Conforto, Reddick

Polonco and Souza are free agents. Add one or both? Who to drop? Thanks!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Charlie
5 years ago

@Charlie: Polanco over Reddick

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! Leave Souza on the wire?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Charlie
5 years ago

@Charles Varon: Word

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks. Yeah I’m not sure either. I’ll roll with Polonco and see how he does.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
5 years ago

Salazar may be back this week……like him ROS more than Nola, Duffy or JA Happ?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
5 years ago

@Andrew Mellars: Over Happ for me

Dave
Dave
5 years ago

Good Morning Grey
Assuming Salazar joins the rotation
What 2 would you keep?
Salazar, Godley, Clevinger
10 team hth
Thanks
Dave

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Have to drop either Charlie Morton or Eduardo Rodriguez because of 10 SP limit. After seeing Ed-Rod pitch last night which of these two gets dropped.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Chris
5 years ago

@Chris: Morton

Cram It
Cram It
5 years ago

Get off of Conforto’s a**. He was dealing with injury and getting yo-yoed in and out of the lineup for a better part of a month. Since it seems like he’s back to everyday, 2 HR’s in 4 games and he’s back to Confortoing. Stop hating on everything Mets!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: Amen