“But I can’t Jo-Fer that (Jo can do).  No, I can’t Jo-Fer that, (Jo can do).  Oh, I can’t Jo-Fer that (Jo can do), I can’t Jo-Fer that, can’t Jo-Fer that, can’t Jo-Fer that, but Jo can do!”  I can do this all day.  Seriously.  That yin vs. yang, angel vs. devil, Ho-Hos vs. Yodels constant battle wrecks havoc on me.  Jose Fernandez showed why he’s one of my favorite pitchers yesterday.  I mean, goddamn, he made that pitch famous, he made that pitch famous!  His line:  6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 14 Ks.  So, what’s the problem?  What is the yang, devil, Yodel?  That he will be shut down barely into September.  If the Marlins stay in the pennant race, Jo-Fer may even be shut down earlier to give him a chance to pitch in October.  I love him, but if you can get anything close to equal in value for him, I could see trading him in redraft leagues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tommy Joseph – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer.  JB and I go over ToJo on the podcast that is coming later today.  If that doesn’t get your juices flowing then you have no soul, or you have a decent corner infielder already and no interest.  I’m going with the former, whichever that one is.

Jeanmar Gomez – 1 IP, 2 ER, and the blown save, ERA at 2.89.  “Well, he was great for so long, I’m gonna write off this one outing like I write off my comic book collection.”  That’s you.  What you may not know is I just traded for Jeanmar in one league, so, of course, he’s about to go sideways, and I don’t mean he’s about to take a wine tour with a Paul Giamatti lookalike.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  Through a cursory trip around Google that ended at Morgan Fairchild’s exercise video, I couldn’t find any mention of Nola battling a dead arm or poor mechanics, but I bet he was dealing with one of those, and now he looks fine, so grab him.

Joc Pederson – On track to return on Tuesday after injuring his AC joint.  Couldn’t come at a worse time with the humidity recently.

Jordan Zimmermann – Threw a bullpen session and said he felt fine.  However, he didn’t spell out fine, to further solidify which J.Z. he is.

J.D. Martinez – Still a few weeks away from returning.  Just Dong’s gonna miss his chance to July Dong, which really is a shame.

Justin Upton – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer.  *stifles laughter*  Ten homers?  As his manager Brad Ausmus would say, oy gevalt.  Man or five non-man readers, even if Upton gets hot and ends the year at 25 HRs, is there any way you can draft him before 125 overall next year?

Matt Boyd – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Flavor Flav’s fantasy team “Yeah, Boyd!” just moved up in the standings.

Chris Davis – Out with a stomach virus.  Incredibly, Khris Davis was the one who ate a bad batch of oysters.

Darren O’Day – Could return this week.  O’Happy O’Day.

Kevin Gausman – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, 1 homer allowed, ERA at 4.05.  Stream-o-Nator predicted a line of 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks and 1 homer allowed.  What a rip!  I want my 2/3 IP, 1 ER and 1 K back!

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .301.  I guess he can hit for a decent average, huh?  That’s directed to the random commenter in the preseason that said Schoop can’t hit for a decent average.

Ivan Nova – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.92.  Out of curiosity, I just checked in on Luis Severino in Triple-A — 7.2 K/9, 2.0 BB/9, 3.28 ERA — but Cashman said Severino won’t rejoin the club.  Lesson here is don’t sleep with Cashman’s woman.

Alex Rodriguez – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Compliments of the RCL StatMaster, VinWins, in the comments yesterday, “A-Rod was 5-for-11 with 2 HRs vs. Gausman going into the game.”  When A-Rod gets inducted into the Hall of Fame, which will be him standing in front of a lectern in front of a mirror pretending to be in Cooperstown, I’m sure he’ll thank Gausman, after he thanks himself.

Steve Pearce – Will be activated for today’s game in Coors.  I’ll drink to that!  Not Coors though, gross.

Trevor Story – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (22) and legs (6).  Yeah, he’s on pace for 35/10.  Chasing the dragon is smoking opium.  Chasing the silver bullet is a similar feeling and as addictive, but it’s owning hitters that play in Coors.

Ji-Man Choi – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .167.  There’s no truth to the rumor that Pujols was playing Pokemon Go mid-game and began chasing Ji-Man.

Mike Trout – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  His go-ahead homer came off Keone Kela.  After the game, the Rangers had no patience for Kela walking around in a black trench coat saying, “I am the Keone.  Whoa.”

Nicholas Tropeano – 2 IP, 4 ER, and left with elbow soreness.  In related news, Tyler Skaggs had 14 Ks in his last start, allowing one hit.  Grab Skaggs now.

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .274.  Beltre hit one of three homers (Rougned Odor 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his 17th; Mitch Moreland 2-for-3 and his 12th) in the first two innings vs. the Trop, who obviously was more hitter-friendly than The Trop.

Shin-Soo Choo – Sat out again, and hasn’t played since July 10th.  Don’t want to be that guy, but I did say on July 1st he was due for an injury.  Okay, I am so that guy.

Matthew Wisler – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.67.  Thankfully, he’s in Coors later this week, so it was an easy call to bench him in my weekly league.  Yes, this is about me.

Adonis Garcia – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  I don’t know why, but I want Adonis to succeed, so I’m constantly looking at him through rose-colored glasses, and now he looks like Adorable Adonis with all of this rose color.  He’s hitting over-.300 in the last week, and could be a light schmotato.

Joey Votto – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a homer, hitting .265.  Also, in this game, Eugenio Suarez (1-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .225) homered, as well as Zack Cozart (1-for-5, hitting .263).  Okay, now for some fun (not fun)!  Guess how many homers each player has.  I’ll give you the homer numbers:  15, 15, 16.  C’mon, match them up!  I’ll give you another hint, Suarez is the one with 16 homers.  Surprise anyone?  Yeah, me too.

Billy Hamilton – 3-for-5, 2 runs and three steals (25, 26, 27), hitting .245.  I had Rajai so I didn’t need him at the time, but I regret not picking up Hamilton a few months ago when Prospector Ralph dropped him.

Brandon Finnegan – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  There was a crapton of garbage pitchers going yesterday, huh?  Not to answer, but to ruminate.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th steal, hitting .241.  He’s on pace for 30 HRs, 12 SBs, and, I swear to you, every day people still ask if they should pick him up.  And it’s not just here, he’s only owned in 35% of leagues.  Yes, grab Semien.  Plus, he makes great lotion.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 23rd homer, hitting .255.  Another guy no one wants to own.  No idea what it is with A’s hitters, but no one wants them.

Kendall Graveman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.25 vs. Mike Fiers 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.75.  Fiers succumbs to Graveman sounds like a film you watch in elementary school that you can’t ever shake.

Marwin Gonzalez – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games, and hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Yes, he’ll be demoted to a bench bat at some point soon, but he’s hot now.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-4 and his 1st steal.  He might be the hottest schmotato in the land.  Is the land bereft of hot schmotatoes?  P to the erhaps.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, and his 3rd homer in as many games, hitting .255.  After the game, Kemp said, “I’d waive my no-trade clause to any team, including any in the Mexican Baseball League.”

Jhonny Peralta – Sat out with pain in his surgically-repaired thumb.  Now he’s got nothing to do and nothing to twiddle.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  At some point I said something like, “Grichuk could hit 15 homers in the 2nd half.”  And that’s me vaguely remembering me!

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .252.  This homer came off his old team, the Padres.  What a Gyorko.  Sorry, it’s wrong to Judge Jedd.  Oh, snap!  One blurb, two puns!

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (zero BBs), 11 Ks, ERA at 4.00.  Damn, I mean, yes, the Padres were the opponent, but still damn.  That’s a terrific start, and coming off another start with 10 Ks.  His K-rate is still only 6.7, but his walk rate is 1.3 with a 3.62 xFIP.  In most leagues, I’d still look to stream him with the Stream-o-Nator, but could see trading for him in deep leagues.

Stephen Piscotty – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .299.  Why bother in a game they were winning by seven runs?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!

David Robertson – 2/3 IP, 4 ER and his 3rd blown save.  Last week, he couldn’t pitch due to his leg strain, and I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point very soon we hear it’s still bothering him causing him to hit the DL.  I.e., grab Nate Jones.  I before E, SAGNOF.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 3 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.18, and the no decision as he went after his 15th victory.  Murray Chass said, “Sale would’ve won the game if he had more mettle.  Grizzle, grizzle.”

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .279.  What’s with the power?  He was known for speed in the minors.  Did he study under the same coach as Joc Pederson?

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .212.  He’s hitting .267 in July but with only three homers.  Batting average is not pop if you call it that then stop.

Joe Nathan – Could join the Cubs’ bullpen this weekend.  I.e., Nathan’s Famous lips, asses, and torn ligaments will now be a Chicago dog.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .293.  HR to the Rizzo!

Matt Szczur – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .294.  Lil’ Szczur defeats-a defeats-a Mets!

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 8th steal, hitting .281, as he hit leadoff yesterday, and is hitting near-.400 in the last seven games (on both sides of the ASG).  Still owned in less than 40% of ESPN leagues.  Oh…*pounds out a chicken cutlet, fills it with spinach and ricotta cheese, rolls it up, ties it with twine, bakes it on 450 for 18-22 minutes, pulls it out and breathes in the aroma* …kay.  That’s the Chicken Florentine pause.

Carl Edwards – 1/3 IP, 2 hits, which is totally irrelevant for fantasy, but I wanted to be the first to congratulate Carl Edwards on getting his MLB career going and no longer having to body double for Anthony Mackie.  “Yo, stop calling me Papa Doc!”  That’s Carl.

Matt Harvey – Underwent thoracic outlet surgery.  Sadly, performing the outlet surgery was not Plug 1, 2 or 3.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .260.  Glad to see Wilmer do well, the time right before the trading deadline is always a trying time for him.

Steven Matz – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  A few weeks ago, when it was announced that he had elbow spurs like a pitching John Wayne, Matz was dropped in my RCL (12-team mixed league), and I made no effort to pick him up.

Kendrys Morales – 0-for-1, hitting .225 in July.  Member when this guy was a thing?  It feels so long ago.

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, a grand slam.  Would’ve made a nice batty call, which is not the same as the drunk dialing you do to your high school crush.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 2-for-3, 1 run, hitting .288, and hitting around .315 in the last week.  Hey, don’t judge, he’s a little hot, also like your high school crush.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.42, and the decisive no decision as Bryan Shaw (2/3 IP, 4 ER) shouted loud and clear, “I hate you, Grey, and I hope you never get any wins.”  Thanks, Shaw.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  I’m so crazy about this guy I can’t handle it, which Cougs tells me is now ‘candle.’  So, no more ‘can’t handle,’ it’s now candle.  As in, I candle all the changes to the English language.

Yan Gomes – On Saturday, he sacrificed a chicken a’la Jobu from Major League to try to reverse his luck.  On Sunday, he separated his shoulder and will be out for one to two months.  The Chicken God makes a wish using your shoulder.  There are downsides to playing with cluck magic.

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A bag of sand
A bag of sand
6 years ago

Drop belt or agon for freeman?
Or both and grab a hot schmo?
No util spot unfort
Thx

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

10 team h2h obp redraft

Should I start Archer tomorrow in Coors? It’s h2h and I badly need the strike outs (down 7) and I’m tied in Wins and have a decent lead in ERA (2.17 v 4.43) and WHIP (0.83 v 1.35).

If Hill makes his next scheduled start, I’ll have 7 starters going compared to his 6, which would give me a chance to win K’s and Wins. If I sit Archer and Hill doesn’t start this week, I’m pretty much conceding K’s.

My remaining starts all seem like good bets: CMart v SD, McCarthy @ STL, Fulmer @ CHW, Nola @ PIT, Duffy v TEX, Hill v TB

What would you do?

Thanks !

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Stanton or Springer, ROS, Dynasty?

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
6 years ago

Grey,

Who would you rather have as your UTL in a standard ROTO league ROS:

Adrian Gonzalez, Naquin, Semien?

Thanks, homie!

PB and J
PB and J
6 years ago

Gattis just hit my waivers. Pick him up and drop Beef Well?

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

Grey – In a non-keeper how would you rank the following Nola, Guerra, Taillon?

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Josh
6 years ago

@Josh: Sorry, throw Bauer in that mix…..Nola, Guerra, Bauer, Taillon?

Paul
Paul
6 years ago

I was offered Bautista/Grandal for Justin Upton/Contreras

Am I losing out on my catcher trading down when I already have trout, mccutchen, belt, grichuck, as my OF and I only need to start three with also castilianos on my utility. And Justin upton as an OF on be bench

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Paul
6 years ago

@Paul: and I also have JD Martinez on my DL

RobMac
RobMac
6 years ago

I need a power upgrade for the second half. Can sacrifice speed.

Which side?

Give Altuve/Votto/JD Martinez, Get Rizzo/Saunders/Kipnis

Thanks!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

I don’t think any player I own on any team has hit a HR since the All-Star break.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You have less hits than the back of Taillon’s head.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Jason Heyward has a hit for me, so there’s that.

Watched Vice Principals tonight finally, has potential I think. Kenny Powers can do no wrong in my eyes. You watch The Night Of at all? I keep forgetting about it, but wanted to check it out.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Haha, as we were watching VP tonight, I said I don’t even care that Danny McBride plays the same exact character in everything. The character is perfect and he owns it.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: That’s awesome. It’s like he was actually Kenny Powers substitute teaching. O-M-G!

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

Give Cespedes

Get Darvish

Yay or nay?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

Cespedes should not be playing in this game. Clearly hurt, and hurting the team.

Nick
Nick
6 years ago

Drop Espinosa for Baez in a 12 Team H2H?

Pete
Pete
6 years ago

Should I drop Pineda or Kennedy to activate Steve Pearce for a bat tonight in Coors? I think I should hold on to Dull and Bedrosian because I need save speculation too, but they’re options to drop as well..

Ed
Ed
6 years ago

Senior Gray,

Your column today, as usual, was muy excellente. With your concern of a Fernandez innings limit I explored trade options today. Can deal Jose for Samardzidja and Jose Bautista. Whattaya think?

Bravesfanintheuk
Bravesfanintheuk
6 years ago

Hey Grey!

Just traded my Matz for Schoop. I think you will approve…?

Now need a SP in my 14 team roto. Need to lower my era/whip and get k’s rather than wins.

Any of Chen, Gausman, Skaggs, T Anderson, Ray, Gravenan worth rostering in that deep a league or just stream?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

1. My 70 year old father has started sending me memes via email. I’m not sure how I feel about this.
2. I was recently watching season 2 of Breaking Bad and found the story arc in the 2nd half to be quite moving. Confused by this strange upwelling of emotions, I revealed this to an ex-girlfriend with whom I still keep in touch. She seems to think that I am finally joining the human race, and becoming an emotionally mature adult. Please tell me something, anything, to disabuse me of this notion.
3. I saw you made a trip to Aspen. How was it? Yours truly lived out in Boulder for a while. Made the three hour plus trip a couple times. Love that state. Then I left, quit smoking reefer, and then they legalize the stuff. Ain’t that about a bitch.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, I saw Knucks mention me. Took me a second to figure out the the abbreviation.
1. The memes aren’t racist they generally involve pork products and Simpsons references.
2. It was strange, I thought I had seen every episode of that series until recently, when I was watching reruns and found out I somehow missed part of the 2nd and 3rd season.
3. Sounds like a good time. Awesome local for a wedding. Gotta love it when you attend a function where the pursestrings aren’t only loosened, but are essentially non-existent. Agree with you on Aspen, surrounding area gorgeous, but the town itself wasn’t really my scene. Decent day trip if your looking for a change of scenery from the Front Range. .Uber expensive too.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You’re not exactly making me want to find another serious relationship with these comments.

Yeah, the times I went there, I was quite a bit younger and money was tighter. I think that took some of the luster off.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: HA! Much better.

Kyle
Kyle
6 years ago

Just got a trade offer:
I send : Wil Myers, Greinke
Get: Hosmer, V.Velasquez and Darvish

J-Money
J-Money
6 years ago

What up Grey,

OPS league – Who gets the bench tonight? (Pick 1)

Belt (Porcello)
Choo (Big time Timmy Jim) (I know you aren’t a fan of Choo, but he’s been great the last month, and its lincecum)
Upton (Milone)
Yelich (Velasquez)
Myers (Martinez)
Krush (Velasquez)
Cesepedes (Arrieta)

I know Arrieta didn’t finish the first half strong, but am I crazy to think Cespedes? (I’m also starting Arrieta tonight…)

Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
6 years ago

Thanks for not mentioning that I didn’t pick up Arod for yesterday’s game. So, Asdrubal has the exact same stats vs Arrieta, and I’m not making the same mistake! Flores not playing, so in comes Cabrera.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Ha, now that you said that, it will work!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: 1 for 4!!!

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

Hellickson vs. Chen in Philly. Who ya got?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: I’ll go with Master Chen. Coin flip really.

Rusty Arms
Rusty Arms
6 years ago

Hey thanks for the write up. Nola Rorak Shoemaker or Santiago. Please rank them for ros. Thanks man

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

Prayer Circle / Lord of Light Pyre Time!

Today, recent trade acquisition Kershaw out “indefinitely” + soon-to-be Lord of Light tributes Tropeano, Ryu, Kim, Peralta all hit DL. Dammit, Bran!

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

@Grey: Eh, fortunately it’s my keeper league where I was already building for 2017 + presumably Kershaw will be fine by then. Right? RIGHT? RIGHT?!!!

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

@Grey: Though, was hoping to flip Kershaw for a cheap top bat, probably less likely now…

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
6 years ago

Kind of thinking the news of Cain returning to LF signals the end of his SB’s.

My Robertson and Cain for Britton

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Figuring that it indicates that Cain isn’t healthy enough to play CF. They could be putting him into LF to get him into the lineup faster. Worried about his SB output and also reinjury. Also tired of Robertson shitting the bed every 3 weeks. I dunno maybe giving up too much in Cain for a minor upgrade.

John
John
6 years ago

Have to sit one…who rests tonight?

Polanco v Guerra
Napoli v Flynn
Grichuk v. Rea
Franco v Urena
Maybin. v Milone

Not to curse it, but I have a nice lead in HRs, RBI, Runs, Average and steals in H2H matchup. So looking for help in general versus based on category needs. Thanks

Johnc
Johnc
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Too funny….. I Did curse it. Went 3-41 tonight. But at least I had Rondon to also add a loss.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
6 years ago

Great work Grey!

14 team H2H points weekly league…

Napoli or Kepler for my Utility spot?

thanks

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

Paging Prospector Ralph or Grey or any commentator..

Would you trade Francis Martes for Lewis Brinson?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I did, thanks

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

1. Kuhl optioned today. Glasnow time?
2. Hellickson or Skaggs?
Thanks!

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

Hazelbaker back in the mix!

Someone blew $40 of a $100 budget in my one league for him back in mid April. Hilarious.

12 team mixed, aka not all that deep.

Phil Rizutto is Alive!!!
Phil Rizutto is Alive!!!
6 years ago

Grey,
Awesome stuff as usual. So, team is meh. Stuck in the middle. Need to make a move. Hitting is stronger than pitching (thanks Harvey). Considering offering an OF for Kluber. Who would you offer, Blackmon or Polanco? I have Marte too, but I think that would be too much. Appreciate your insight as always.

Squints Palledorous
Squints Palledorous
6 years ago

Trying to move one of my non stars on Offense + anyone not named Thor from my SP’s for an upgrade at an offensive position. Leagues really inactive when it comes to trades, 3 all year. So annoying and boring. Who should I pair up from these groups and what kind of upgrade at OF should I look for? 6×6 OPS QS 10tm roto

Offense: Valencia, Hosmer, Ozuna, Duvall,
SP’s: Roark, Maeda, Pomeranz, McCarthy, Archer, Taillon, Duffy

Looking for overall R/HR/RBI increase, excess steals a plus

Tried Duvall + Pomeranz for Desmond and also Trumbo to no avail. Aiming too high? Thanks Grey

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

get Glasnow now with Kuhl sent down Glasnow takes his spot Saturday. At least I’m hoping!

740
740
6 years ago

hey Grey, wsup.

10team h2h 6x5cats

going forward, please pick 2. Tailon, Nola, McCullers

thanks!

Juan
Juan
6 years ago

Good or Bad Trade.
My season is pretty much over.
12 Team Keeper. H2H.

Traded Michael Brantley for Trea Turner and Vince Velazquez.

Also, I need to keep 10
Tre Turner
Devon travis
Jung ho Kong
Todd Fraizer
Odubel Herrera
Cespedes
Lorenzo Cain
Mazara
Moncada
Bregman
Matt Harvey
Velasquez

Another Dan
Another Dan
6 years ago

Good stuff as usual Grey.

10 team toto 6×6 (H, OBP and HLDS) moving towards a dynasty (we can keep between 9 and 18 next season). We also have 5 NA spots but keeping these will count as part of the (up to) 18. I’m in third but not really competing this season.

My Sale and Renfroe for Mazara, Glasnow and Maikel Franco ?

Thanks,

Another Dan

Joel
Papa Jean Segura
6 years ago

Maybin or Puig Ros?

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

Plse rank Nola, Leake, Kennedy ROS

Martin
Martin
6 years ago

Hey Grey, 12 team dynasty. Time to cut Smyly or should I drop Bell? Might try and pick up DeLeon instead, or use their roster spots to add hot hitters/spot starters.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

Hey Grey, I’ve asked you this before but it was just proposed again to me. Papelbon for my Aaron Sanchez. My other closers are Rondon, Allen and Ramos. As you know, Rondon could lose his gig in a trade, Sanchez could be headed to the pen. Should I take Pap now? Thanks

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
6 years ago

ROW, bench which 2 of these?
shark @ NYY -13.4 (this seems off big time)
guerra @ PIT -5.3
guerra vs CUBS -2.8
keuchel @ OAK 3.6
kennedy vs CLE .9

hondo
hondo
6 years ago

12 team redraft-use #2 WW on Bregman?I’ve got Didi,who I don’t believe in and Javy.I’m worried about Javy’s PT with Soler and the Foul One coming off the DL.

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Polanco back in the line up today

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: He will promptly be pulled in the 1st inning and be placed on the DL eligible to return in August.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  ashtray
6 years ago

@ashtray: And when this happens, I blame you. Why Ashy?!?

Should we kill him?

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: Me? Or Hurdle?

Scott
Scott
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414: Batting second. Was Hurdle waiting for him to get hurt before putting him where he’s supposed to?!?

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

Its that time of day where lineups pour out, but we sit and wait for the Pirates lineup for at least a few more hours…

Yahoo took it upon themselves to activate Taillon, but I can’t find that the Pirates made that move at all yet.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@Grey: The exact response I was looking for!

Clubhouse opens in 5 mins. I WILL be the 4th human being to know Brocktune’s status. Hurdle>Polanco>BucsBeatGuy>Knucks (via the Tweet Deck)>RazzNation.

I promise.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Polanco in the lineup! per the Bucs Beat guys!!!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@Grey: Remember, if its DL news, we have batty call scenario’s out the Yin/Yang till Sunday. S’all good. Suspense is killing me though. We need “El Coffee” to drink some of his namesake and blurt out some news to the Pitt Beat guys.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: We need FG MP to join in and tell us everythings gonna be okay!

jay
jay
6 years ago

Drop Liriano to get Tallion off the DL in a keeper?

Joe
Joe
6 years ago

Grichuk or Baez ROS?

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
6 years ago

Great work my man, hold duvall or lose him for grichuk? I see them as pretty similar so maybe i should just hold. Thanks man.

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Uh oh, Ryu with elbow discomfort….

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Agreed

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Agreed

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Lawrie, Kendrick or Pearce? Obp

Bartolo's Chins
Bartolo's Chins
6 years ago

12-team 10×10 H2H
SPs: Syndergaard, Aaron Sanchez, Velasquez, Bauer, Shoemaker, Ryu, McCarthy, Giolito

Worth dropping one of the above for Skaggs?

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
6 years ago

Grey!

How are you?

a. Was in one of the refugee camps trying to make a difference. Just getting to enjoy your masterpiece now!

b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 19)

New bride: You ready?
Bridesmaid: I caught it! (the bouquet) I caught it! Oh, my God! Roger? It’s Roger! Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
Horatio: No one’s cut him down yet?
Eric: Wouldn’t have made a difference. The first and second cervical vertebrae are transected, as is the spinal chord. Death was instantaneous. The rope’s tied with a double-knotted half hitch, positioned under the left ear.
Horatio: Which means it would have been tied by somebody who’s right-handed.
Eric: He wears his watch on the right hand.
Horatio: He’s a lefty– (cue the queue of sunglasses) he didn’t tie the noose.

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Grey!

Haha! I like the reference to the fact that the victim was a lefty as in the two lefties who are going to get rocked tonight.

a. Kazmir – got Espinosa in the lineup for that one, you know he’s a switch-hitter who loves creaming lefties!

b. Flynn – maybe he’ll be okay against CLE. Got to try.

Cheers,
Ante

eric
eric
6 years ago

ROS (HR/RBI): Vargas or Joseph. D’Arnaud or Grandal.

daze
daze
6 years ago

Hey Grey
With Tailllon coming off DL I have to drop one
DeSclafani or Conley
also Would you pick up Joseph and drop wellington
Thanks

daze
daze
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
thanks

stu
stu
6 years ago

Pick one: Baez, Forsythe, or Rendon

thanks

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Prayers out to Ron Kittle for ABREU to get going and Hit One Tonight.

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

Hey. I was that guy who dropped Matz in our RCL…lowercase woo but I’m also that jerk who streamed Leake to a river of K’s yesterday….uppercase WOOOOOO! (Ric Flair style)

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

@Grey: I saw him waivered and was happy that some sucker took the bait.

I think all levels of excitement shoukd reflect wrastling excitement. Like a macho man lowercase oh yeah and uppercase OH YEEEEEEAH! would also be acceptable.

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

@Grey: I got DDT drunk last night…I passed out like Adrian Adonis put me to bed

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

@Grey: hey there brother…..love! I pile drived that chick like Mr. Wonderful.

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

@Grey: I’m koko b ware…eeeeee of this

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

You’re just an Ivan PUTSki

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Esse Ventura!

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

@Grey: @Grey: Simone Gagne

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

@Grey: I’m on vacation

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
6 years ago

rank in keeper. Belt, Freeman, Hosmer

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

I prefer chasing that mile high

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

@Grey: yeah chasing the silver bullet feels more like a desperate batty call just because that player is in coors. Essentially saying you are settling for coors since all the other beer is gone.

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

@Grey: chasing mile high….Club!

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

@Grey: I’ve only heard of these things. Closest I got was some mile high chub
.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: I feel bad about last week when I brought up cheesesteaks and then you were jonesin’ for one. However, it took me until the third time reading this posts’ headline to realize Grey wasn’t trolling you’re cheeseteak hunger. But that’s prob cause the Phildos are blacked out where I live, so I wasn’t able to watch Jo-Fer TastyK’s.

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

@knucks: damn you knu k’s stop bringing up cheesesteaks

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  J-FOH
6 years ago

@J-FOH: Kobe hits up this spot in Huntington Beach called Philly Grille for his philly cheesesteak fix. Its very good but since ive never been to Philly, dont know what to compare it to.

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
6 years ago

Billy or Belt in a keeper?

Puigy Smalls
Puigy Smalls
6 years ago

1) Time to cut ties with aj reed and scoop j Baez or give reed more time?

2) Hold Giolito or drop him for NOLA?

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
6 years ago

Freddie Free or Billy Hamilton in a keeper?

LagunaBobbyI
LagunaBobbyI
6 years ago

Yo Grey, 10-team roto league, I cycle thru a lot of spot starters. I do not need to force any starts, just want to continue to pile up Ws and Ks while not hurting my ratios. With that being said, would you spot start either of these two headaches tomorrow?
– Freaking Pineda vs BAL, I wouldnt even ask bc of the headache he has been lately, but SON has him at $25.5 for this start, so….
– and Ughhh Jaime Garcia vs SD, SON is 10.9

john
john
6 years ago

10-tm H2H Keeper (keep 12 of 26) limited moves with balanced stats, 30 mvs/year (used 9)
My team is below, All comments welcome, see any weak spots ?
Avail waiver guys:
HIt – Kemp, Beltran, Espinosa, Andrus, Semien, Napoli, Vogt, J. Reyes, Grichuk, Espinosa
PIT- Skaggs, Glasnow, Hellickson, Leake, Dickey, Weaver, G.Gonzalez
RP – Sam Dyson, J. Gomez, R. Madson, K. Uehara, W. Harris, A. Miller

C – Realmuto
1B – Goldy
2B – Dozier
3B – K.Seager
SS – Villar
CI – Torenado
MI – Schoop
LF – Braun
CF – Blackmon
RF – Trumbo
Util – McCutch
BN – HanRam
BN – Bregman (NA)

SP -Arrieta
SP – Madbum
SP – Sale
RP – Britton
RP – Jeffress
P – Salazar
P – Carrasco
BN – Tanaka
BN – Velasquex
BN – Roark
BN – Paxton

thanks everyone, great write up Grey

Vinny Boombatz
Vinny Boombatz
6 years ago

Stashing Alex Reyes and Aaron Judge…..drop either for Skaggs?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

Sale, Nolasco and Kluber yesterday for the How the Fuk did I not get a win with these numbers? Not sure what the glossary term on that is.

Matt Kemp!

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

I’m holdings Cashner in the hope that his last start kicks off a string of QS… That said, drop him for Skaggs?

John C.
John C.
6 years ago

How deep of a league are you grabbing Skaggs? 14 team H2H deep enough? Would you drop one of Ryu or Tyler Anderson for him or drop a bench bat like Alvarez or Granderson instead?

Boy Wonder
Boy Wonder
6 years ago

I’m probably going to get crap for this..

14 team H2H redraft league

I traded Ozuna and Fulmer for Kepler and Chapman

I also own Springer, Duvall, Khris Davis and Casilla, Jeffress, Oh

What do you think?

Thanks!

Vinny Boombatz
Vinny Boombatz
6 years ago

Drop Valencia for Cuthbert?

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

Per Bill Brink, regarding Bell:

“Neal Huntington told us Sunday that the Pirates would have Bell play the outfield about one day a week to “reacquaint” himself with the position. Part of this stemmed from the possibility that Polanco would go on the DL this weekend. Hurdle has said he won’t play Bell at first base over Jaso, and until that changes, Bell has no avenue to playing time in the majors unless he plays the outfield.”

Stuff we kinda already knew, but he just said this a minute ago, so wanted to keep us all up to speed.

Diamond Joe
Diamond Joe
6 years ago

May need to let go of a DL pitcher. Who gets dropped, Joe Ross or Taijaun Walker?

B the Esq.
Reply to  Diamond Joe
6 years ago

@Diamond Joe: Ross is back potentially this weekend….I would say hold for a bit longer…

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
6 years ago

Happy Tuesday!

Nice stuff Grey.

Check the Rhyme- Fantastic!

Papa Doc reference was even better. HaHa!!

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

Was only a matter of time before you snuck an Ap rap in. And De La? Mad live in here…