Jeurys Familia has been diagnosed with a clogged artery in his right shoulder.  Do the Met doctors have Waze?  Try the Van Wyck Artery.  You know what’s happening here, right?  This is Metsferatu, the evil spirit who haunts Mets pitching.  Metsferatu was not happy about the Taillon news, only he sidelines pitchers!  Metsferatu looks at back cover of the Post and Daily News, plotting his next move, “What if I give Gsellman a third testicle?  Or two horns that pop out of his forehead so people can call him Gazelleman?  Maybe I go hitter and turn Neil Walker into a zombie.  Will anyone notice?  I mean, I had them replace a guy with Valley Fever with a guy named dude-a and no one said a damn thing.”  So, Jeurys Familia could be out a while, or not at all.  Still early to say, but I would absolutely grab Addison Reed.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Hanley Ramirez – Sat out yesterday with a sore trapezius.  Ironically, he hurt it walking a tightrope between healthy and injured.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .311.  But he can’t hit without Ortiz!  Which is the narrative people were selling in April, because people forgot the baseball season is six months long.  The Red Sox are now near the top in the majors for homers in May.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  The Brewers, his opponent, are a hacking organization, and not a group who takes walks.  That plays into Ed-Rod’s strengths, plus Thames had the day off.  Still, Ed-Rod’s early command issues have looked better with each additional start, and it hasn’t hurt his Ks. Likely closer to a 3.75 ERA guy, but with a 9+ K/9, which makes him ownable everywhere.  To read more, see Ralph’s Eduardo Rodriguez fantasy.  Surprisingly, it didn’t include a partially covered Benintendi.

Neftali Feliz – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 6.19, and his 2nd Kazaam in a row.  Hopefully, Craig Counsell will take into consideration his poor use of Feliz rather than Feliz’s poor use of pitching.  There’s room to panic here, if you want.  Feliz’s K-rate has cratered like Edward James Olmos’ face.  Looking at Feliz’s peripherals, his previous year of 10.2 K/9 actually stands out as the outlier now, and his garbage walk rate and 7.5 K/9 this year looks closer to the norm.  Any hoo!  You should own Corey Knebel.

Ryan Braun – Headed to the DL because someone just let him in on the fact there’s a ten-day DL now and he doesn’t need to be day-to-day for ten days straight.  Braun said, “Hopefully, if I get a little bit of down time I’ll be able to get back to full strength.”  Hey, not to get all semantics on him, but you’ve had nothing but down time for almost two weeks.

Derek Holland – 5 IP, 3 ER (4 unearned), 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 2.43.  Serious question.  Nay, like Fonzie’s horse would say, philosophical question!  This is like a fantasy baseball “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”  If a pitcher regresses but the runs are unearned, is his regression over or will he continue to regress?

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  More philosophy for you, if a home run comes off Phil Hughes is it still a home run?

Jose Berrios – Called up for Saturday’s start.  Here was me after I heard he was called up:  cracks neck, thinks about picking up Berrios, cracks neck again, thinks about how if I crack my neck one more time it will look like I’m Canseco about to get into the batters’ box, links to Canseco podcast interview, returns to typing up this blurb.  Yeah, I couldn’t care less about Berrios.  Has he pitched well in the minors this year?  Yeah, yup, yeppers.  Did he pitch better in the minors in 2016 and still look like absolute garbage when he was promoted last year?  Affirmative.  He seems to have corrected his command issues from last year, but I’d still wait and see in all leagues shallower than 16 team mixed.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4, and his 5th homer as he returned from an injury, but not the DL!  Woohoo!

Miguel Sano – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .304.  He was the first Twin to homer on his 24th birthday since Gary Gaetti in 1982, which reminds me of my favorite J. Cole song, “My only regret was too young for Gary Gaetti.  My only regret was too young for Eric Davis.  Now all I’m left with is memories of L.J. Hoes, formerly of the Astros…”

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .250.  I had a brain fart, and forgot what kind of player Eduardo Escobar was, so I Googled him and Google’s search results said, “Are you sure you don’t mean any other fantasy player?”

Shelby Miller – Underwent Tommy John surgery.  The surgery was a success said the operating doctor, former GM Dave Stewart, who slept in a Holiday Inn Express on Wednesday night.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .241.  Not bad….If this were April 6th!

Zack Greinke – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  Damn, Greinke looks good.  Of course, this was the Pirates who look like as usable as a dirty dishrag found under an adolescent boy’s bed.  But still, Greinke looks excellent.  His velocity’s a bit down, but all of his peripherals look right on, and completely corrected from last year.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a Little League 2-homer day.  One homer that left the park, and one single and three-base error.

Jason Vargas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.01.  Somewhere, Atlee Hammaker is writing a New York Times opinion piece about why he thinks Jason Vargas should not accept the AL All-Star Game starting assignment.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  His ERA makes me laugh, because it’s so inconsequential in shallower leagues, like one where I dropped Odorizzi after this game because I didn’t like his next matchup.  Sure, it was more of a soft, all-knowing laugh rather than a big guffaw.

Trevor Story – Hit the Disgraceful List with a fictitious injury.   Officially, the Rockies are saying it’s a shoulder injury.  Unofficially, they’re saying they like their chances better with Alexi Amarista and Pat V-Something.  They went from one of their potential horses to a Russian and an alien from V.  I wouldn’t sell Story low; I’d wait out the DL stint.  I know, easier said than done.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 IP, 5 ER as he was activated.  I don’t mind Ryu, but you have to wonder about a guy’s judgment to return for a Coors series.

Chase Utley – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .183.  Can two teams score 17 runs combined and all the fantasy insight one can provide is, “Yup, it’s Coors?”  Well, yup, it’s Coors.

Kenta Maeda – Hit the DL with hamstring tightness.

Francisco Liriano – Hit the Disgraceful List with terrible stats.  The Jays said Liriano should be back in the minimum ten days.  In defense of Liriano, just about everyone on the Jays has terrible stats, so it’s unfair to single him out.

Steve Pearce – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Is it already time for another three homers in five days binge?  Pearce isn’t in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I could see him suddenly becoming a hot schmotato this weekend.

Justin Smoak – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and is 6th homer, hitting .274.  Getting lost in all the Tommy Joseph buzz (there’s absolutely no Tommy Joseph buzz), Smoak’s been having a decent first six weeks and is available just about everywhere.

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  This other starter is injured, so it’s not completely analogous, but you know who Estrada is better than, that no one would’ve said he’s better than in the preseason?  Thinking Hamels.

James Paxton – Resumed throwing yesterday.  His timetable is to return at the end of May, look like an ace for three starts, then have a bad start and hit the DL again.  Sorry, that’s my timetable for him.

Robinson Cano – Scratched with a sore quad.  To inform the club, Cano told the club “fireworks emoji” in the quad.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .331.  That average obviously won’t continue, but I was shocked to see he was hitting so well.  I mean, I know about the power, but that average and he’s on pace for 115 RBIs.  Not too shabby, like the quarter of Harrison Ford that is Jewish.

J.D. Martinez – 50/50 to return this weekend.  I’d buy that raffle ticket for a dollar! (And win hopefully at least 50 cents.)

Justin Upton – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .262.  Upton’s been so normal this year.  Not bad, not great, just normal, which seems so unlike him.  Middle ground is not usually his thing.

Michel Fulmer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.54.  Surprised to see him do so well against the Angels.  I mean, they do after all have Ben Revere as their sixth hitter.  I wonder if The Sciosciapath thinks he’s a power hitter.  Or maybe their fifth hitter, Cameron Maybin.  Or their 7th hitter, Andrelton.  Wow, the 40 Minutes South of Los Angeles Angels are good, huh?

JC Ramirez – 7 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.20.  You know how when your dad doesn’t get mad at you but just says he’s disappointed?  I’m disappointed in JC Ramirez.

Aaron Hicks – 0-for-1, 1 run and his 6th steal, as he hits .333.  To quote Jackie Chiles, it’s egregious how the Yankees are treating Hicks.  He’s hitting eighth.  Um, he’s been your 2nd best hitter and has a .474 OBP.

Michael Pineda – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.27 vs. Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  This was a matchup billed as, “Most People Think Keuchel Is Pitching Better Than Pineda, But It’s Actually Been The Reverse.”  You can imagine how cramped the marquee was with that billing.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .282.  Admittedly, a bit yawnstipating so far, but I would still very much be about importing from Korea.  Siri, just write what I say!  That should read ‘buying in on Correa.’

Mike Napoli – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers, hitting .172.  I keep thinking Napoli’s going to come out of his early season slump like his mom comes out of her shirt, but he keeps disappointing.  Maybe this will be the kickstart he needs.

Brandon Maurer – 1/3 IP, 4 ER and his 1st blown save, ERA at 4.61.  Wow, he was really holding in that blown save for a while.  That was like the tantric sex of blown saves.

Jharel Cotton – Demoted to Triple-A Nashville.  Not great for his pitching career, but great news for his budding country-western music career!  Cotton needs to hook up with a record producer, fine-tune his chops, so to speak(!), get on The Voice and hem and haw about who to choose but go with Blake Shelton, only he can truly guide your career!  Or at least pretend to for a few months on a reality show.

Sean Manaea – Wil return on Sunday.  That’s the day-after-the-day-after Manaea.

Eddie Butler – Promoted for today’s start.  I saw he had a 5 K/9 in Triple-A this year, then I looked at three different sites to make sure I wasn’t reading it wrong.  This Butler’s going to be opening the door to a lot of runs.

Ty Blach – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (1 BB), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Stream-o-Nator predicted a line of 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 walk, 3 Ks.  It was only 2 Ks!  What a rip!

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m about to ask for a transfer to the ‘Put An S Next To The Name Of Players That Are In The Lineup’ Department, because all of these DL players is crazy.”

Denard Span – 4-for-5 and his 1st homer as he was activated from the DL.  Span was happy at all the Get Well cards he was sent that were re-delivered by Ben Revere.

Bronson Arroyo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.94.  This game had the great distinction to feature Arroyo vs. Arroyo.  Closest thing to that in San Fran history was Sandoval’s arroz con pollo.  Arroyo vs. Arroyo sounds a bit like directions in the Mission District, the nexus of the Unoverse.

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mike
mike
5 years ago

Should I drop kepler for pillar. Or drop one of Beltran, Delino, or Healey.

Nico
5 years ago

Watching MLB Network, and Flores just dropped “Gregorious D.I.D.!” I mean, is that not your thing!?

Nico
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: We will consider it flattery… not to be confused with Flaherty. Also, thanks for the Knebel tip, had 3 guys in my league say I snagged him just before they did.

kevin b
kevin b
5 years ago

Great write up kind sir.
ozuna or story

12 team 5 keeper league
my potential keepers are turner, villar, correa, syndergaard and possibly degrom
thanks!!!!!

Jack
Jack
5 years ago

Is Bautista droppable in a 12-team H2H yet, or hold a little longer? Guys like Hicks and Broxton are available.

dtbran
dtbran
5 years ago

I hate McCutchen you hate McCutchen, somehow he’s on my team, is he worth dropping for DPeralta ROS limited moves or hold and pray for something..anything

The Great Knoche
5 years ago

Is Bregman ever gonna Homer?

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Which 1st baseman do you like for ROS-Moreland, Valencia, Healy, T. Joesph, Smoak or V. Martinez

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
5 years ago

Hey Grey and Razzballians,

Been asking this question to you for a few days now.. but the trade is finally finalized and I have accepted it… I posted my team below before I made the trade. I would like your thoughts, as well as other’s thoughts on if you think I made a good move.

I traded: Michael Pineda, Paul Goldschmidt and Carlos Correa

For: Mike Trout and Jay Bruce

My team:
Yahoo H2H, 10 team, standard 5×5 categories
C: weiters
1B: goldschmidt
2B: Odor
3B: Rendon
SS: Correa
OF: Cody (the goat) bellinger, beinitendi, ender inciarte
UTIL: Altherr, Edwin Encarnacion, Jean segura
BENCH: polanco, Eugenio Suarez
DL: Ton Murphy
NA: Yoan Moncada

SP: Archer, Duffy, maeda (DL), Kennedy (DL), taj Walker, odorizzi, Cahill, JC Ramirez, Morton
RP: Kimbrel, glover (DL), giles, Ramos
DL: Cam Bedrosian
NA: Jose De Leon

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
Reply to  Josh-NYC
5 years ago

@Josh-NYC:

Also.. Gregory Polanco or Gyorko for this season? Polanco is killing me

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

The trade was edited many times.. I really wanted to have Trout.. was I completely ripped off?

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
Reply to  Josh-NYC
5 years ago

@Josh-NYC: that trade is terrible.

Jojo
Jojo
5 years ago

12 team H2H

Was offered Dozier for my Degrom.

Good deal?

Thanks!

jon
jon
5 years ago

Whats the word on Jeff Hoffman? starting @Twins on the 17th….. should I grab him or leave on the wire?

Synyster
Synyster
5 years ago

Happy Friday Grey!

Hold onto all these DL guys? Maeda, Story, Gray, Melancon.

Team looks like…

C. Perez, 1B. R to the izzo, 2B. Gyorko, 3B. J.Turner, SS. T.Turner, OF. Stanton,Conforto,Broxton, Util.Duvall., Bench.Hernandez, Mancini

Verlander,McCullers,G.Cole, Bundy, Severino, Nova, Salazar, Holland/Mauerer

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

Schebler has cooled off. Drop for Valencia?

Steve D.
Steve D.
5 years ago

Drop Castellanos for Drury in a 12 team, 5×5 redraft for my bench? With Braun on the DL, have an opening in my OF, and Drury’s 2B/3B/OF eligibility could come in handy.

Baba booey
Baba booey
5 years ago

12 team, 5×5, trade my Desmond for his Severino? Would leave me in outfield with Harper/Pollock/Thames/Bellinger/Mazarra

John
John
5 years ago

Drop Wacha and add Karns?

Big Timmy
Big Timmy
5 years ago

16 team roto, keep 12 forever: Trade Billy Hamilton for Michael Taylor and Franklin Barreto?

Fogimon
Fogimon
5 years ago

Last place in K’s in a 10 team Roto, but 1st place in Wins and Saves. Start 9 pitchers. Do you punt K’s and play the ratio game, or go all out with starters every week until you catch up?

Kluber
Keuchel
AaSanchez
Nola
Triggs
Vargas
Velasquez
Berrios
Osuna
Oh
Giles
Reed

Best waiver options; Griffin, Holland, Cahill, Devenski, A.Miller, Wilson, Betances, Ryu, Andriese, JC Ramirez, HSantiago

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Fogimon
5 years ago

@Fogimon: Devenski, Miller, Betances are bullpen arms that are killing it every time they are out there. Devenski’s Ks are more than some #3/#4 fantasy starters.

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
Reply to  William Hung
5 years ago

@William Hung: how are miller and dev on waivers?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
5 years ago

Trade Carrasco for Judge, or is that just buying too high?

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
5 years ago

BB,
Quick I need something to be happy about.

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I’ll take it! Thx, BB.

los locos
los locos
5 years ago

Grey, how’s my team look heading into middle of May. I have picked up players and dropped a few along the way. Last time you said I lacked power and bags. I been hanging in there week to week, started from last and worked my way up to 3rd and about 4 games out of 2nd.

Not much on waivers now besides Schebler, Werth & Pillar for now. Not sure if I should drop guy below for one of the guys listed.

Guys like Domingo Santana, Bryon Buxton and Kolten Wong are on my watch list.. JBJ is dropped but not sure he will get started.

10 team keeper 5×5 OBP; 5×5 QS/k/9

C Yasmani Grandal C | LAD
1B Freddie Freeman 1B | ATL
2B Jonathan Schoop 2B | BAL
3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
SS Corey Seager SS | LAD
OF Cody Bellinger 1B,OF | LAD
OF Michael Conforto OF | NYM
OF Matt Holloday OF | NYY
U DJ LeMahieu 2B | COL

Bench

1B Y Alonso 1B | NYY
3B Nicholas Castellanos 3B | DET
3B Yoan Moncada 3B | CHW
OF Starling Marte OF | PIT (Suspended)
DL – OF Stephen Piscotty OF | STL
OF Gregory Polanco OF | PIT

Starting Pitchers

SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
DL – SP Michael Pineda SP | NYY
SP Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS
SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
RP Chris Devenski RP,SP | HOU
RP Ken Giles RP | HOU

Bench
SP John Lackey SP | CHC
SP James Paxton SP | SEA
RP Justin Wilson RP | DET

los locos
los locos
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Any areas I should address? Drop anyone on my team for any guys listed

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

Have both Gary Sanchez and Brian McCann in a 5×5 OBP H2H league. Someone offered me Dylan Bundy for Sanchez but think I can get better. He also has Archer and Carlos Martinez. Would you offer Sanchez for either of those SP and be good with McCann as your C?

Rice
Rice
5 years ago

Awesome write-up!

Another SS question for you today:

Galvis, Baez, Herman Perez, or Didi?

denp1717
denp1717
5 years ago

Great writing!! Need a stream today in my points league. Harvey is on the WW anyway you trust him at Mil? thanks!!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
5 years ago

Hey would u trade bellinger for Lester? Asked before but I think all the bro talk was confusing haha

Noam Levenson
Noam Levenson
5 years ago

Good stuff Grey!

In a 12 team ESPN root league, is Alex Wood droppable with his next start being in Coors?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Didn’t Kyle Hendricks just dominate at Coors? Cust kayin

Tom Haverford
Tom Haverford
5 years ago

Grey, should I trade Odor and Vargas for Desmond and Almedyz Diaz? I have pedroia and could use an OF since im starting Pence and Margot

Hugman
Hugman
5 years ago

Who’s the handcuff on Maurer? I was all in on Capps pre-season, but he was terrrrrrrible in his rehab outings and then vanished. I want to vulture all three of those save opportunities should Maurer lose his job!!! (Yeah, I’m that screwed on saves)

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
5 years ago

Who’s the drop among Bour, Tommy Joseph, and Smoak?

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Pilliar, Nunez or Peraza for ROS.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

About Nunez or Pilliar-which do you prefer?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
5 years ago

Happy Friday bro! Are you a bro guy? Some guys love saying bro and being bros… yoooooo bro!

I feel like G.I Joes would love being bro guys…
Yo bro!

Bellinger is my bro but I was offered Lester for him…
Should I say yesbro nobro or Hasbro I think they make games?

votto-voom
votto-voom
5 years ago

Grey,

Is Tommy Pham going to get every day at bats going forward, or is this just a 10 day DL stint in the line up?

Thanks

Jose
Jose
5 years ago

Trade Votto for Rizzo and Lester? Am I missing something?

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Jose
5 years ago

@Jose: If you can get Lester and Rizzo for Votto, definitely do that ASAP.

Jose
Jose
Reply to  B the Esq.
5 years ago

@B the Esq.:

I actually accepted it last night when it came though, but was making sure I hadn’t missed something and needed to rally a veto. haha

Thanks as always Grey and the rest of the Razzball crew!

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Outside of “Fantasy Baseball position eligibility” why would anyone in their right minds want Desmond to play SS? Dude has like a .800 fielding % and had almost 60 errors in his final 2 years playing the position with the Nats.

Boy Wonder
Boy Wonder
5 years ago

14 Team H2H redraft weekly league

Drop Schebler, Esllbury, Gardner or Hicks for Santiago Casilla?

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Daily Rizzo Rant

Pyrrhic Victory
Pyrrhic Victory
5 years ago

Been riding Vargas all season, but SoN hates his next start against NYY (-5.0). Do you start him in a QS weekly lineup league over inconsistent and/or bad guys like R.Ray (+17.6), Lackey (+35.2, 2-start), or JC Ramirez (+10.5)?

Geoff
5 years ago

I read partially covered Benintendi, and now I need to leave work and buy pants. Thanks Albright!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: I rub my Bellinger every time I see him in print or a video. If you looked in my briefcase you will find back-up pants and two sets of chonies

Geoff
Reply to  J-FOH
5 years ago

@J-FOH: You said chonies and I need more pants AGAIN!

What are chonies?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Geoff
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: that’s slang for underwear… it’s kind of a Mexican thing

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I only lift in Zubaz, serious squat pants. If you come to rack in tights you get the boot brah!

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

@Grey: *shudders*

Gregarious
Gregarious
5 years ago

Been offered his Lucroy and Logan Forsythe for my Maeda and Lamb in my 6×6 redraft. I’m running out Drury as my third MI and going the Frankencatcher route at the moment. Could slot Frazier in for Lamb. My pitching staff is solid (Carrasco, Paxton, Cole, McCullers, Urias, Kimbrel, and MadBum on DL).

What do you guys think?

Reese
Reese
5 years ago

Should I trade away benintendi to get judge, 12 team mixed keeper ?

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

@Reese: Nope

I Be Teheran it Up
I Be Teheran it Up
5 years ago

Aaron Judge or Bellinger ROS?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  I Be Teheran it Up
5 years ago

@I Be Teheran it Up:
Judge for me.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  I Be Teheran it Up
5 years ago

@I Be Teheran it Up: Bellinger

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Ditto

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  I Be Teheran it Up
5 years ago

@I Be Teheran it Up: Judge for me.

I Be Teheran it Up
I Be Teheran it Up
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

mcgaffer12
mcgaffer12
5 years ago

gotta drop one, similar dudes

Schebler or Tomas

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  mcgaffer12
5 years ago

@david arquilla:
Schebler

Just Busted
Just Busted
5 years ago

Two trades, who wins ROS?
Yahoo 5×5 12 team H2H

Segura, Gallo, Ervin Santana for Betts, Strasburg

Duffy, Leake for Britton, Charlie Morton

Thanks!

Zubaz
Zubaz
Reply to  Just Busted
5 years ago

@Just Busted:

Definitely the betts side and the Duffy side.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Just Busted
5 years ago

@Just Busted: Betts. Duffy.

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
Reply to  Just Busted
5 years ago

@Just Busted: that betts trade is rape

Zubaz
Zubaz
5 years ago

Was offered Taillon for my Dickerson. Any word on when Taillon will be back? I have a ton of OF. should I roll the dice?

Chumbo
Chumbo
5 years ago

So I have Maeda, Melancon, Nola, and Story all on the DL. Kinda tough to deal with, but do you think I need to hold on all?

BayOfPuigs
BayOfPuigs
5 years ago

How should I deal with my pitchers pitching against my own bats? Do you start them to mitigate any ER or sit to maximize points? I’ve got Duffy starting and deciding what to do with Crush Davis, Adam Jones, and Mccullers against Gary Sanchez and Judge.

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

@BayOfPuigs: Don’t worry about it, you’re over thinking it.

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

Just caught the new podcast. I Like it! Edgier and funny. Was that intentional or is there a change in sponsors? Anyway it was great keep it up! Is Halp going to be a regular?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Definitely edgier and funnier. No holding back on the cursing and jokes. Good energy with Halp. For some reason I got the feeling that with JB you guys would hold back so as to not offend sponsors or keep it non R-Rated?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: You need to remember your East Coast roots son.

BIGGIE RIP

Halp
Reply to  peacecoast
5 years ago

@Grey: @peacecoast: Turns out talking about bleeding out from 500 cuts in a back alley in New York during a SeatGeek ad is edgier than JB’s southern charm :)

In all seriousness, thanks. Great to hear you are liking the podcast

The Fridge
The Fridge
5 years ago

Great write up as always Grey….

Tommy Pham or David Peralta for my OF5?

Who’s the drop out of Snell, Ryu, Andriese? Like JC Ramirez better than any of them?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  The Fridge
5 years ago

@The Fridge: Peralta. Drop Andriese. JC and Andriese stream.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

Morning Grey! Rapid fire questions for you!

10 team h2h OBP limited season moves

1) Which of these closers would you target/avoid in a trade: Watson, Maurer, Casilla, Johnson, Oh, Reed, Osuna, Herrera, Robertson

2) Would you trade Taijuan Walker for one of the aforementioned closers?

3) Is Bautista droppable in a shallow league? Picked up Conforto and Bellinger so Bautista hasn’t been sitting on the bench.

4) Is Salvador Perez (low OBP I know) enough of an upgrade over Wieters to justify trading Bautista for him?

5) Replacement for Story: C Hernandez, Peraza, Miller, Harrison, Schimpf, Reyes, Cozart

6) Start 2, Sit 2: Bellinger @ Chatwood, C Santana v E Santana, Conforto @ Garza, Bautista v Bergman

Gurb
Gurb
5 years ago

Are you still holding Hunter Strickland?
What about Dexter Fowler/Avisail Garcia, stash or trash?

Thanks Grey!

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

@Gurb: Yes on Strickland and the other 2 depend on your league size and roster make up but I’d keep Avisail over Fowler

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
5 years ago

Great work my man, always a pleasure to wake up to these. I offered: Springer and Ellsbury for Severino and ERod in our 12 team h2h category dynasty league, and he didn’t take it. This was a bad offer from me right? My OF is stacked and pitching is at a premium in our league. For example, I just picked up Eddie Butler just in case he’s a senzatela type player. I will also grab Zach Godley but probably will bench him on Monday. Keep up the good work.

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

@TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: You’re lucky he didn’t take that

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: The dude is crazy for the Red Sox, he won’t part ways with ERod. He’s also got guys like Sandoval, Sam Travis, Kopech and Jason Groome on his team just to give you an example.

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

@TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: Then I wouldn’t waste your time dealing with him or you’ll have to overpay

Andy Dwyer
Andy Dwyer
5 years ago

Grey, should I trade Odor and Vargas for Desmond and Almedyz Diaz? I have pedroia and could use an OF since im starting Pence and Margot

Papa Jean Seugra
Papa Jean Seugra
5 years ago

K-rod a straight drop at this point?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Papa Jean Seugra
5 years ago

@Papa Jean Seugra: He is for me

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Papa Jean Seugra
5 years ago

Yep

Robert Schroeder
Robert Schroeder
5 years ago

Sano or K. Seager ROY?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Robert Schroeder
5 years ago

@Robert Schroeder: Seager

Flyin Hawaiian
Flyin Hawaiian
5 years ago

Brantley or Conforto ROS?

Im leaning Conforto?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Flyin Hawaiian
5 years ago

@Flyin Hawaiian: CONFORTO!!!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Conforto is so “CONFORTING” to know he’s gonna get on base most games either through hit or walk. Keith Hernandez said the other day that Conforto looks comfortable at the plate, whereas last year he could see he was pressing.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Flyin Hawaiian
5 years ago

@Flyin Hawaiian: All Conforto does is hit

Chucky
Chucky
5 years ago

Didi or Cozart ?

eric
eric
5 years ago

Cahill and Lackey for A Miller and B Norris

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

@eric: Cahill side for me but seems like more of a “needs” type trade

Ballsinplay
Ballsinplay
5 years ago

Those Yankees are so hot right now! ROS how would you rank Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, and Matt Holliday?

primetime
primetime
5 years ago

10 team keeper league OBP.

I was offer Price and Donaldson for Duvall and G Cole?

I know both are on DL and its a risk.. I don’t use Duvall right now, on my bench.

Wacha Wacha
Wacha Wacha
5 years ago

Pick two sp going forward in 10 team h2h with limited adds. Thanks Grey!

Triggs, t walker, r hill, t Cahill, a Sanchez

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

Is Cahill for Peraza a Sell High / Buy Low or plain Apples/Oranges?

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

@Chris: I’d want Peraza

Los Putos
Los Putos
5 years ago

JUST DONG!!

RePete
RePete
5 years ago

Who should I drop to activate JD from the DL (14-Team H2H OBP League):

1B – Cabrera
2B – Turner
SS – Correa
3B – Rendon
OF – KDavis, Broxton, Werth
Util – Healy, JBJ
BE – HPerez

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

@RePete: Perez for me, but that’s because I’m one of the few still holding out hope for JBJ

Db
Db
5 years ago

Trumbo and springer for sale?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Db
5 years ago

@Db:
hold

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

@Db: Springer side

Brent
Brent
5 years ago

In a Holds & K league and just lost J Wilson to closing duties. Whos the better guy to grab Ottavino or Givens?

Looking forward to todays BUYs!!!

Brent
Brent
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Looking for holds not saves..Still Givens?

Hanklongball
Hanklongball
5 years ago

Grey,

Someone in my league dropped MCutchen. ROS player rater has him at #13 OF, would you concur? Should I drop Piscotty for a bid on him?

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

@Hanklongball: Sure

Rizzo boy
Rizzo boy
5 years ago

Is Vargas for real? Like 3.50/180 K’s for real?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Rizzo boy
5 years ago

@Rizzo boy: Doubt it

Bigly Leagues
Bigly Leagues
5 years ago

Astrubal Peraza or Galvis as a Story fill in

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Bigly Leagues
5 years ago

@Bigly Leagues: Galvis or Asdrubel flip a coin

Clive
Clive
5 years ago

10 team H2H keeper league. I have 4 players on DL but only 2 DL spots. Need to grab a SS (Baez is available). Would also like to grab Broxton. Which 2 would you drop of this group?

Story, Gallo, Brinson (keeper stash), Hanley, Dahl

Or hold?

Thanks!

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Clive
5 years ago

@Clive: Hold on them all

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

@Clive: Broxton over Brinson for me

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
5 years ago

12 team keeper league and my future at 3b is killing me now. I can’t keep rolling Franco and Bregman out there hoping they figure it out. I tried trading for Lamb by dangling out Sal Perez and a mid round pick but was turned down. I’m hesistant to drop either cause of the potential they have, but potential isn’t helping me win categories right now. Going to sacrifice a streaming spot to get Chris Taylor for the rest of the Coors series, but after that I don’t know what I’m gonna be doing.

Hate List for Today

Joe Girardi
Blood Clots
Closers in non save situations

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Chasing wins-Moore or Clevinger

[email protected] vs Cin
Clev @ home vs Minn w/ Berrios throwing

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
5 years ago

This week has been DebiLitating! Melancon, Maeda and Story joining Pax and Bedrosian. Can’t really drop any in a twelve-team league (300+ players owned).

If Story has a fictitious injury, it’s about time we all get together for a fictitious prayer hexagon! Who’s with me?!

Happy Friday, Grey. Hope you have a good weekend. And no more injuries please!

McCullers 4 life
McCullers 4 life
5 years ago

I know you were high on Max Kepler going into this year.. has anything changed? Do you see him turning it around this year?

Thanks

Raider
Raider
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Twins are first in the AL central, it’s just Buxton that looks terrible!

PIGS
PIGS
5 years ago

This feels like a dumb question, but Chris Davis is on waivers. I have a few rotating offensive spots I use to pick up hot bats but is he worth grabbing and holding onto or is he cooked?

Adam Magerman
Adam Magerman
5 years ago

Is it about that time to drop JBJ? I’m in a ten team league.

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Adam Magerman
5 years ago

@Adam Magerman: I dropped him last week. It’s a 12 teamer.

M
M
5 years ago

Anyone starting Folty against MIA today? 15 teamers…appreciated the Butler blurb lol