Did you hear about this Joc working overtime?  He was too uptight!  Take it, Highlights, it it yours!  One guy whose completely uptight in the forbidden Fruit of the Looms is Joc Pederson.  Yesterday, he went 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs with his 5th and 6th homer.  That gives him five homers this week.  Yabba dabba drool!  “So, I was hoping to buy a screw in this hardware store, but I’m having lustly feelings about a Joc.  Will you serve me?”  That’s me walking into a hardware store in Tennessee.  Some of my hotter buys — buys I make while wearing a thong — are owned in more than 50% of leagues — Rendon, Desmond, etc. — but Joc is pretty sexy if he’s going right and available in a multitude of leagues.  By the by, someone who changes attitudes frequently has a multitude.  The royal we are talking about a guy in my Joc who could sneak into a 30+ homer, 7-steal season, and he’s not even hitting for a bad average this season (.272).  Giddy up on this Joc!  And that’s not the first time I’ve said that!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dennis Santana – Scratched with late lat (say that fast 117 times!) soreness, which forced the Dodgers to do a Rays game, and throw all middle relievers.  When your kid is your age, they’re gonna be like, “How weird is it that team threw a starting pitcher as a starter?  Ruining baseball, I tell ya.  Leave your starters for the 2nd through 6th inning!”

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, and homers in three straight games, and homering every game since Lance gave his Cody Bellinger breakdown.  Is it weird that Lance fixed Bellinger?  I wonder if he could fix Luis Castillo too.  Can he fix Byron Buxton?  Can he just rub his hands on Justin Turner’s wrist?  Yo, Lance, you shaman?  I got questions, y’all!

Max Muncy – 1-for-4 and his 1st steal.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you do you, I’ll do me and may we forever hold our piece.  Misspelling FTW!

Elias Diaz – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Also in this game, Francisco Cervelli hit his 9th homer.  Pirates may not be doing great in the majors, but they’d win themselves a deep, two-catcher league.

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  I wonder if they were to put a walnut in his underwear to balance him if he’d get back to where he was last year.

Scott Schebler – 3-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI and now hitting leadoff, and has now appeared in every roundup this week and will appear in today’s Buy column and he owns the world.  Look out your window, there he is.  Don’t just stare!  Say hello!

Jesse Winker – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, as he came in to replace the god-awful Adam Duvall (1-for-3, 1 run, hitting .185).  All respect to the Reds for trying to keep their scrubs in check, but what are they doing starting Duvall over Winker ever?  They’re 19 games under .500 through 63 games, they’re not playing for anything except to see what their youngsters can do.  That Billy Hamilton (0-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .195) ever plays is bewildering too.  Clean house like my maid Graciela!

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.76.  Meh, it was a tough matchup and the final line is worse than he looked.  I’m still all-in on Pivetta like our hockey writer, Viz, at the final table of the World Series of Poker.  Our hockey guy is a pro poker player, do people know this?  They should.

Tyler Chatwood – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners (7 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  Speaking of final lines looking better for Pivetta, well, this line by Chatwood is garbage found under your Aunt Audrey’s sofa.  “Aunt Audrey, is this a bowl for the dog?”  “That’s my diaphragm.”

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 4th homer in the last ten games.  HR to the Rizzo!

Paul Blackburn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  He has a career 3.4 K/9.  I will now laugh hysterically, then stop abruptly and say, “Nah.”

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .312.  Serious question, do you ever think to yourself, ‘Why didn’t I just listen to Grey on everything?’

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .286, as he bats third.  In my NFBC league where I’m in first, I put Escobar in my lineup the 1st week of the season (he was intended as a backup) and I haven’t removed him.  Not a bad 34th round pick.  (Joc Pederson wasn’t a bad 31st rounder either.)  Suddenly, screaming, “Give me my just desserts!”

Jose Berrios – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  Solid #2, yadda blabbity bloo.  Something just occurred to me, I wonder how many complete games there are now vs. any other decade where the pitcher gives up runs.  These seem especially rare.  A shutout is a clear case where the pitcher should be left in, but it seems that if the pitcher gives up a run, he has little chance of completing the game.

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.27.  In that aforementioned NFBC league, I drafted Mikolas in the 25th round.  Hey, I told everyone to draft him; blame yourself.

Jose Martinez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .311.  Racist!  You know what’s a bit odd?  I like Jo-Ma a lot.  I almost want to call him Jo-Momma and have you start calling me daddy because I loved Jo-Momma so long and sexy and incredibly sensually, but he really doesn’t hit for much power, huh?  If you’ve ever seen him, it’s even more surprising.  He looks, build and swing-wise, like he should be hitting 30+ homers.

Fernando Abad – Suspended 80 games for PEDs.   He’s Abad man.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 6th homer in the last ten games.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy because he’s owned in too many leagues, but if he’s out there, by all means.

Alex Bregman – 2-fo-4, 2 runs, and his 7th homer.  I’d say he’s overdue, but he really might only be a 17-homer hitter, i.e., Alex Blehman.

Jalen Beeks – 4 IP, 6 ER as he was called up.  Beeks looked better when he had his mouth taped shut in a gorilla suit.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .299.  Not trying to strum up a conspiracy theory here, but MLB is miscounting Benintendi’s homers.  He’s homered like 17 times in the last week, so how you figure eleven?  Exposing lies here!  I’m a fantasy baseball Carl Monday.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs  and his 8th homer, and three homers in his last ten games.  Could be a little schmotato here, but he lost some shine when he was moved down the Tigers lineup.

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Grey prods a guy on Thursday morning in the roundup, guy hits a home run later that evening.  You’re welcome.  *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt*  Crap, why did I have ketchup on my knuckles?  Cougs is gonna kill me.

Denard Span – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games.  Hot schmotato alert for Span, or is it really Ben Revere?  You’ll never know.  Seriously, don’t think about it too long.

Austin Pruitt – 7 IP, 5 ER, as he entered the game in the 2nd inning.  Maybe I’m being daft, but what is the difference between a reliever pitching the 1st inning, then a starter pitching 2nd thru 8th and a reliever again for the ninth vs. a starter pitching the 1st thru 7th inning, then a reliever in the 8th and 9th?

Daniel Robertson – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .263.  He is so yawnstipating.  He should change his name to Yawniel.

Brad Miller – Designated for assignment.  His assignment is ‘you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.’

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4 and a homer.  I was floored when I saw how many homers he had and his average.  Floored, I tell ya!  I know he was injured, but he has three homers and is hitting .292.  Yo, Joe Mauer, take off that Trumbo jersey!

Austin Wynns – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer to go with his fabulous Vegas casinos that I can no longer go to anymore because I’m too woke.

Josh Donaldson – Sounds like he won’t come off the DL today.  Donaldson said he’s “kinda iffy.”  Choosy fantasy baseballers don’t choose an iffy Donaldson.

David Hess – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  Just looked at the Stream-o-Nator for Hess and it read, “Whatchu talkin’ about Willis?”  You don’t find that crack analysis anywhere.  Sorry, shouldn’t say that, don’t believe Willis is smoking crack anymore.

Zach Britton – Aiming to return on June 15th, as he finishes rehab at Triple-A Norfolk.  Fun fact!  People from there are called Norfolks.

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Mdw
Mdw
4 years ago

What side do you like in a Gallo/Wacha for Kris Bryant/Junis swap?

OldNavy
OldNavy
4 years ago

Picked up Peterson in my Yahoo league Tuesday to play Wednesday but he didn’t play so I dropped Peterson Thursday to be off my team Friday. The good was I played him Thursday the bad I don’t have him anymore.

Skeezix
Skeezix
4 years ago

Which two of these guys would you SIT next week?

Mikolas (SD)
Newcomb (SD)
Snell (@NYY)
Wacha (CHC)
Tanaka (TB)
Weaver (SD)

Milarky
Milarky
4 years ago

My offense is horrible. I’m getting slaughtered in almost all categories except Runs and SBs (we also use SLG%). Given that, who would you bank on rest of season from this group on the wire?

Joc Pederson
Austin Meadows
Max Muncy
Brandon Nimmo

Second, who to drop?

Franmil Reyes
Ian Happ
Delino Deshields
Brad Brach (he’s my 4th closer behind Kimbrel/Herrera/Knebel and we start 3 RPs)

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Treinen or Cody Allen ROS? My concern would be Treinen being traded and not having a defined closer role on a new team.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Hey Grey.

I own both Correa and Escobar. I was surprised to see the R/HR/RBI stats nearly identical, but Escobar is hitting nearly 20 points higher in average. Who do you like better ROS?

Also, with Kershaw likely only pitching the last 2 1/2 months of the season and his injury history, would you trade him for Berrios or Morton or hold?

Ac
Ac
4 years ago

5 x 5 , 12 teams , 4 keepers a year

Have Soto thinking about trading for Jamison Tallion ???

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
4 years ago

taylor or leonys, in OBP over AVG/hits/total bases added.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Happy Friday Grey! Shallow leagues, please rank for me
1) Moreland, Schebler, Bird
2) Nimmo, Cron, Schebler, Joc

Thanks Grey, have a great weekend!

Hurling darvishes
Hurling darvishes
4 years ago

Castellanos or meadows? Who you like more? Either equal value to Bauer?

Thanks

Hurling Darvish
Hurling Darvish
4 years ago

Castellanos or Meadows? Either of them equal to Bauer?

Thanks!

Michael Gaughan
Michael Gaughan
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

Entertaining as always.

Is it time to drop Jeurys Familia?

He starts the season on fire and is now regularly pitching the 8th inning.

If he put together Miller-like numbers – I could see holding on longer.

Thanks!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
4 years ago

20 team dynasty league with defensive stats, OPS, BB’s as separate categories. have to have at least 9 TEX players either DL or active (NA’s don’t count for that 9)
C uh oh
1B desmond (LF)
2B whit (1B,CF, RF, nice he’s gotten all those other positions)
SS semien
3B gallo (1B/LF)
LF mazooza (RF)
CF blackman
RF stanton (LF)
util (1) choo (RF)
BN (we have to use either 3 or 4 out of 4 BN spots for hitters to prevent SP hoarding)
brinson (CF/LF), beltre, odor
DL andrus,
NA w.javier, eloy, leody taveras (CF), y.alvarez (1B/LF), big willie (LF)

SP V2, pivetta, buchholez, conley (streamer), skaggs, morton
RP (7 slots) peacock, kela, morrow, giles, diekman, leclerc, steckenrider
DL ryu, urias, archer, darvish

drop bauers here or brinson? brinson much higher ranked prospect, i’m thinking he’s worth more long term. of course if/when eloy comes up (if this year) brinson would be a drop anyway.
NA a.hansen, greene, crouse, m.baez

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
4 years ago

Hey grey
Ed Escobar for Luke Weaver. Is that a decent deal?
whats Escobars end of season looking like 85/25/85?

los locos
los locos
4 years ago

Grey, besides Rendon Pederson and Desmond. Any other ROS Buys, like pitcher? Takes on Bour. Hope he is traded to Rockies.

Desmond was dropped in our 10 team keeper OBP.

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Anderson or Schebler?

Jack
Jack
Reply to  Jack
4 years ago

Brian, that is.

Hendricks and Tanak
Hendricks and Tanak
4 years ago

Add Ian Desmond ($12) or Joc Pederson ($0) for either Shin-Soo Choo ($0) or Michael Conforto ($3)? Keeper auction league, those represent contract values this year.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
The old hidden walnut in the underwear trick was a gem today. And thanks for setting me straight about the Dodgers game yesterday and the fact that they did not mean to start the RP, but an injury made it necessary.

And finally, good thing Willy Mo didn’t see that erroneous comment of mine from yesterday, or I might be banned from all commenting for 1 year. He is certainly in rare form today.

That’s all. Thanks much Grey and have a great weekend.

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, Lamb or Andujar for ROS?
Thanks!

Prog_Nation
Prog_Nation
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
Another team need SB’s. I need AVG/OBP and Relief Pitching. My Tim Anderson for his Eduardo Escobar and Devenski, seem fair. Trade analyzer favors his team but close.

Thanks.

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Meadows inconsistant play time — drop him for Joc?
3B: Eduardo Escobar or Lamb?

buster moon
buster moon
4 years ago

Start Montgomery vs Pit today?

buster moon
buster moon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Thanks – he is worth keeping until Yu returns or streamer? Has @ Mil next week.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
4 years ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league with extra categories being OPS and TB: Schebler, Peralta (at Coors this weekend) or Pederson?

ERad
ERad
4 years ago

RIP Bourdain – an absolute legend.

PK
PK
4 years ago

Abad suspended for using StanozoLOL made me laugh out loud.

/dodges tomato from heckler

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
4 years ago

Hey greylord!! Happy Friday!

1) Felipe Vasquez, Ken Giles, Zach Britton…..tank these guys for me

2) just traded my Luis Castillo for his AyyyyyyEugenio Suarez. How’d i do?

3) who’s the pitcher to add?
Musgrove, wheeler, Tyler Anderson, Fartolo Colon, chad kuhhhhhl

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
Reply to  Nightmare!
4 years ago

@Nightmare!: add Rodon to question #3 as well

LastPlace
LastPlace
4 years ago

Bradley ZImmer (AL only-keeper league, thinking about 2019):

a) young player’s slump while figuring it out, but will still be a stud (or at least a solid fantasy player) – Buy low!

or

b) maybe he isn’t that good… stay away

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey!

Quick hit: Schebler over Carlos Santana?

Thanks a lot!

fredtbn1gs
fredtbn1gs
4 years ago

I’m in first in my league but could use RBI and AVG boost. Are any of my hitters worth dropping for The Federalist or Brian Anderson (seem to be the best RBI and AVG guys on the wire; I know Jay will get more runs than RBIs), or just hold out for now? I’ve got a trade processing of a draft pick for Abreu so that will help some too. I feel like I’m sitting on too many second basemen.

League is Yahoo roto 6×6 (normal 5 + OPS), 12 team, 3 keepers.
C: Cervelli
1B: Goldschmidt
2B: Zobrist
3B: Rendon
SS: Story
OF: Benintendi/Soto/Gallo
Ut: Munoz/Guzman
Bn: Schoop/Hernandez
DL: Betts/Acuna/Eaton

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

need to make some roster room in yahoo dynasty 6×6 with OPS. cut daniel palka or send him down to minors and cut luis alexander basabe (chw) instead? is palka worth keeping or is he just a body?

thanks.

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
4 years ago

Grey last one for today for me,

Joc or Matt Chap ROS?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

Who is the better overall pick-up in a 12 tm H2H? I’d be dumping Schoop or K Seager.

Joc, M Taylor, Sonny Gray, Conforto, or Domingo Santana?

Happy Friyay! I’m a Texas-guy, in Vegas and the west coast time-zone, for the weekend! Loving it!

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you, my fearless leader!

bigbear
bigbear
4 years ago

1 spot for Schebler, Joc, or Jo-Ma. Speed isn’t a factor. But looking for the best over everything else. And the winner is?

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

@Synyster:

Had didi on the block, just put Hosmer on there. What do you think is fair for SP? 6×6 w/ OBP/QS.

RICE
RICE
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Dropping a bench bat (Conforto….finally) to add some Streaming depth. Who would you rather have ROS?

Cahill
Manea
Heaney

Thanks!

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
4 years ago

You ever see “A river runs through it” ?

I cry like a bitch everytime

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
4 years ago

Soroka or J Gray ROS? 6×6 QS

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: TY SIR, peep my message below, your response beat me to it lol

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  ROTO OVERLORD
4 years ago

@ROTO OVERLORD: M Chapman or Joc 6×6 OPS ROS

Bolger James
4 years ago

Soroka, Rodon or Lucchesi as a pick up & why?

Andre
Andre
4 years ago

Not the greatest of options, but in a 10tm H2H categories league that uses average. Which 2b would you like ROS

Eduardo Escobar, J. Lowrie, Starlin, Villar, or Dietrich?

I realize they’re all kind of “meh” but would any be an upgrade over my current Asdrubal Cabrera?

Koufaxian
Koufaxian
4 years ago

Would you trade Albies and Santana for Jose Abreu in a ten team Roto? I have Moncado as a backup

RIP Anthony Bourdain
RIP Anthony Bourdain
4 years ago

Is packaging Carrasco/Jose Martinez together for Severino worth it? 10 player keeper league. I’m middle of the pack at best right now and Severino is like 7 years younger than Carrasco. I have HR to the Rizzo at 1B. Thoughts?

Ozzie Albies' Helmet
Ozzie Albies' Helmet
4 years ago

Keeper league, drop dahl for Michael Taylor or Joc?

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Rondon or Nate Jones?
Drop Domingo for Joc? Will Joc get enough at bats or at least more than Domingo?

Thanks and you are the best fantasy writer on the internet! Not close!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

So would you do Rondon and Joc in a 12 team roto keeper or Jones and Domingo? Not clear. Thanks.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
4 years ago

Mornin’!

Choose 1 streamer for this weekend:
Gausman @Tor
C.Richard @Mia
Kingham @Cubs
Straily vs SD
DeSclafini vs StL

Need QS, Ks, low ERA, low WHIP…yea soooo everything.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Stumanji!
4 years ago

@Stumanji!:
or Chacin @Phils today?

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Scrolling through the comments before any of your responses have been posted…..a lot of Pederson or_______ questions, so whats one more at this point? Thing is Pederson is super streaky and in weekly lockin leagues i almost really hate having the choice of Pederson but here goes: Pederson or Nimmo? Inclined to give Nimmo a few weeks- if someone picks up Pederson, so be it. I just feel like if I pick up Pederson, he becomes Jack Peterson not Joc Pederson fo two weeks and I drop and then vice versa. I’m not int he mood for that ulcer…

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

@Johnnyhobbes: H2h Points league

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

@Johnnyhobbes: Scott Schebler is available too

Scottydoes
Scottydoes
4 years ago

Is it time I stop hoping Carlos Santana gets out of his funk and begin streaming guys like Joc Pederson, and whoever else?

I need someone to definitively tell me that Carlos is not going to be getting on track and hottttt

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Do you see DeJong coming back as an everyday player or will he be rotating come September? I have to decide between him, Semien or Peralta for one cut.

Thanks!

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

@DodgerWindowClosed: dejong signed a 26 million dollar extension this offseason, hes playing nearly everyday upon his return.

Drop semien.

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: truly a monumental day!

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
4 years ago

Suzuki or cervelli ROS?

I feel like its a toss up but curious if you feel strongly one way or the other. 6×6 with ops

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago
FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

RIP Chef

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes: not using this to promote an agenda but marijuana is a miracle drug for depression, ptsd and suicidal thoughts. Why are we stuck in the dark ages and acting like this plant is so fucking evil?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Willy Mo
4 years ago

@Willy Mo:
Wish it was as easy as that bro…

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes: don’t underestimate the power of that plant

Go take a look at the studies on how it fights cancer

It’s a legit miracle drug

Beastman
Beastman
4 years ago

On a scale of “take a spa weekend and you’ll be fine” to “time for your straightjacket”, how crazy am I to consider trading $9 Ozzie Albies for $17 James Paxton and $23 Bumgarner? 16-team keeper league where SP depth is gold and I have Dozier to plug in at 2B.

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
Reply to  Beastman
4 years ago

@Beastman: doesnt seem that crazy too me. then again i see nothing wrong with wearing a straight jacket to the spa. are you looking at locking up a win this year if you do?

Beastman
Beastman
Reply to  jiggy nits
4 years ago

@jiggy nits: Ah, straight jacket spa day, of course. Yes, very much in contention for the title this year and could use the pitching. But man, Albies could be a top 10 guy next year.

Kelley
Kelley
4 years ago

Whazzup Grey, I’m in a h2h points that has holds/saves. Which 2 would you drop, Box, Siranthony, Betances, Chad Green, Hader, Barnes

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
4 years ago

In a vacuum, would you start one (which one), both or neither in a 12-team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups? If answer is Both or Neither, can you rank please?

Straily vSF ($4.4) and @SF (not on SON yet)
A.Suarez @MIA ($3.6) and vMIA (not on SON yet)

Member Berries
Member Berries
4 years ago

18 team keeper league

Need SP Depth

1.Is Lance Lynn a good buy low option? Last three starts have been encouraging

2. Top 5 SP to buy low on right now. Quintana top that list?

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Member Berries
4 years ago

@Member Berries: piggy backing this q. Lynn, Taillon, Flaherty? best arm rank ros? Piggy backing on q isn’t poor etiquette is it?

Member Berries
Member Berries
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I’d probably give up a bat like Teocar for Lynn

I have depth with bats but cannot get decent value on ERosario or Pham. I was hoping to flip Rosario for Trevor Bauer since other team desperately needs a LF and has Sp Depth but no go

Any of these arms worth trading for?
Cueto
Duffy
Manaea

Member Berries
Member Berries
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks. I know you’re a sell on Corbin, but….

Rosario for Corbin
Rosario for Greinke
Or hold?

fataz
fataz
4 years ago

Love the Mr Beeks reference. Always enjoy reading your post. The answer is YES I wish I would just listen to Grey on everything . Merry New Year !!

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
4 years ago

been bothering you a lot recently

so we need power and walks. NL ONLY ROTO 5×5 with BB instead of R

our jose peraza and kyle barraclough for conforto and will smith

you approve?

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: great thank you

KCC26
KCC26
4 years ago

Power-starved owner here:

Joc or Thames ROS?

Thanks!

Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson
4 years ago

Grey, should I deal Price for Andujar? I have Darvish, Bauer, Happ, Snell, Suter, Rodon left over if I do. Or you think I need to hold him? My bats are ok but maybe I can do better?

RobMac
RobMac
4 years ago

Great stuff as usual, Grey!

Agree with the Pivetta love. But… would you drop him for Carlos Rodon, who has looked great in his rehab starts? Who do you like ROS?

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

U like any of these streamers?
German at Mets Saturday
Straily vs SD at home Sat
Eavoldi vs Sea at home Sun
SON likes them all

boognish
boognish
4 years ago

Prolly a question for Lifshitz, but in a 14 team deep-ish keep forever league would you drop either Hunter Greene, Carter Kieboom, or Jesus Luzardo for Seuly Matias? Inclined to dump Greene. Need to move this week before mid season prospect lists come out… Thx!

SheaSeraSera
4 years ago

Can use more Offense but particularly HR’s Avg and OPS (6×6 12 team league) which two you like from this Misdemeanors Row?
Schebler
Matt Chapman
Denard Span
Semien
Goodrum
Hicks
Leonidas Martin
Almora Jr

Fred
Fred
4 years ago

Should I drop Desmond for Pederson for ROS? Yahoo H2h 12 team league

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Reply to  Fred
4 years ago

@Fred: No

Zain
Zain
4 years ago

hey there, was wondering if you could give me some advice. I’m in a 14 team keeper league where we keep 8 and someone in 3rd (i’m in 4th – 20 points away from 1st!) offered me Devers Josh Fields and Joe Kelly for Vince velasquez and tanner roark. Devers would cost me a 21st round pick to keep.

In brackets are the rounds in which it would cost to keep them.

Here’s my team C – Perez (8) 1- Justin Bour 2 – Dozier (1) 3 – Arenado (4) SS – Anderson (12) OF – Puig, Benintendi (20), Soto (22) Util – Chris Taylor (16) Bench – Greg Bird (9) DL – David Dahl (19)

SP – Gio Gonzalez, Roark, Velasquez, Heaney, Romero, Cahill, Wood RP – Kintzler, Soria, Watson, Moronta, Dyson DL – Ottavino (17), Carl Edwards jr

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Reply to  Zain
4 years ago

@Zain: You won’t win this year if you deplete your already thin staff further, but it’s a win for you from a keeper perspective.

Polish neighbor
Polish neighbor
4 years ago

Herrro
What do we do with Conforto?
Drop?

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Reply to  Polish neighbor
4 years ago

@Polish neighbor: For who?

David Niven
David Niven
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

Oprah frikkin Winfrey at this point…

Polish neighbor
Polish neighbor
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: joc is available

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Cram It
Reply to  Polish neighbor
4 years ago

@Polish neighbor: If Conforto is just a bench bat, I would hold for when he comes around. If he’s in your OF everyday, I’d make the switch.

Moonshine
Moonshine
4 years ago

Dropping Conforto for Joc?
Keepes league.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

DL stashed Eaton last week. He might come back soon. 12t mixed roto (do I always have to say that? I mean don’t you remember anything about me??). Drop Villar or D Peralta when he comes back? Cespedes comes back soonish too and I will need to drop the other of the two anyway so yay another kinda dumb/pointless question from PC. Lambda forever!

Weekend off baby! Couple bottes of wine and several episodes of Expanse in my future.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: btw watch movie called The Lobster. Colin Farrell. I think you might lambda it.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: kinda dark and dsytopic. I liked it.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Question about the last episode of The Leftovers (SPOILER ALERT IF ANYONE ELSE IS READING THIS).

Do you think she lied and made up the whole story about going to the other side? I didn’t even consider that until I went to Reddit sub for the show. I want to believe she was telling the truth.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: There is quite a large group who believe that she made it up for whatever reason. e.g. how the fuck did she travel across the world in a place that only had 2% of the population? infrastructure must not have existed. Also how did the guy build the machine over there with no science and/or manufacturing? bla bla.
That stuff kinda ruins it for me tho.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

Totally un-related but did anyone see the woman in the white dress behind Ovechkin last night?

Worth a look before they censor it.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

I get Syndergaard back Sunday and faces Severino at Citi Field. Two questions:

1) Would you drop Pivetta or CC to activate Thor? The other will be dropped when either Kershaw, Britton, Ray or Hellickson come off the DL
.
2) Would you start severino and thor against each other on Sunday?

Thanks in advance as usual

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey

Joc Pederson is available. Would you drop Tony Kemp or Billy Hamilton to pick him up? Thanks again

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

How do I set this lineup tonight? Does what I have look good? This is why I hate carrying bench players sometimes!

C- Cervelli
1B – Bellinger vs McCarthy (5-2 4.38 ERA)
2B – Dee Gordon @ Wilmer Font (0-2 9.78 ERA)
3B – JoRa @ Fulmer (2-5 4.73 ERA)
SS – Machado @ Happ (7-3 4.08 ERA)
OF – Trout @ Lance Lynn (4-4 5.46 ERA)
OF – Cain @ Velazquez (4-6 3.82 ERA)
OF – Brantley @ Fulmer (2-5 4.73 ERA)
Util – Merrifield @ Frankie Montas (2-0 0.64 ERA)
BN – Hosmer @ Caleb Smith (4-6 4.03 ERA)
BN – Gregorius @ deGrom (4-0 1.49 ERA)

Thanks and have a good wknd!

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Synyster
4 years ago

@Synyster: bench trout. Lol

Looks like you have it right dude Hosmer vs the lefty and Didi vs degrom on the bench.

What else were you even considering?

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I really wasn’t considering anything else. Just bouncing it off the powers that be. But I am in first by 20 games and never won this league before lol, it would be huge to cruise into playoffs.

Grey- Any recommendations for trade? I was hesitant because my team is really firing on all cylinders right now. I think I’d rather try and trade away one of my bats instead of SP? I’m not sure. Recommendations? Thanks!!!

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Synyster
4 years ago

@Grey: My pitching is…

deGrom, Bauer, Chapman, Herrera, Norris, Wacha, Stripling, Snell, Ed-Rod, Ohtani, Newcomb.

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Agreed. Thanks!!

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
4 years ago

These are all for H2H Points ROS

1) 1 pickup – Josh Bell, Max Muncy, Brian Anderson or Derek Dietrich?

2) Rank – Leonys, Jon Jay, Meadows, Schebler, Nimmo, Cargo?

G Funk Error
G Funk Error
4 years ago

What are your thoughts on this trade in a 10 team h2h categories league… Lindor and Kimbrel for Hader..Newcomb..Baez?
Thank you

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

Fantastic write-up. While your fantasy baseball advice is good, I find your comedy even better. If Vic the Hockey Guru is a professional poker player, then one can only speculate what you do “professionally” since we all know this website won’t support you sipping lattes at Caffe Luxxe during breaks from shopping with the cougar on Montana St. If television were still intended to be funny I would say you would be a great writer for a late night show. Speaking of which, my friends cousin lived two doors down from Johnny Carson in Malibu growing up back in the day. That was back when one could turn on the t.v. and laugh for the right reasons. I miss Johnny. Now I just look forward to spitting coffee onto the screen of my mobile phone every so often while reading razzball.

Jogon
Jogon
4 years ago

Pick two ros limited moves:
Richards, godley, gibson, l. Weaver, gausmann

Drop deshields for pederson, t anderson

BillyLoverocket
BillyLoverocket
4 years ago

Would you drop Mancini or Trumbo for Pederson?

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
4 years ago

Are you at all interested in either mike montgomery or shelby miller?

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
Reply to  Willy Mo
4 years ago

@Kelley: hader should be [email protected]Willy Mo: lets see how monty does today!

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: would you drop trevor williams for montgomery?

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks im going to mull this over some more

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

Hey all,

what do you think of this trade it came up for review but i don’t know much about either of these players espcecially stripling but his numbers look good lately? Is it too one sided or fair?

mitch haniger for ross stripling

thanks

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

@LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: stripling easy, my dude

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

@LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: ohhh you mean from a commissioner standpoint….

I mean it’s not so absurd that it’s collusion. Don’t commission the league by babysitting owners, that’s not how trades work, let it go through.

I hate when commissioners with trade veto power use it and unnecessary spots like this. Allowing a trade isn’t about whether you think it’s fair or not it’s about whether you think it’s collusion or not

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Willy Mo
4 years ago

@Willy Mo: I hate when Commissioners with trade veto power use it in* unnecessary spots like this

That’s not how this shit is supposed to work

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Willy Mo
4 years ago

@Willy Mo:

Right i guess i am asking more if it is collusion than fair. The trade is from a worst to first team so just checking. The weaker team is getting stripling.

In this league everyone can object/approve and commissioner can veto. I’m not the comish and i agree i never objected to a trade before. i think this one seems ok but i never heard of stripling.

thanks for the feedback

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

@LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: the fact that you even have to ask makes me think you are unfit to be commissioner. Certainly unfit to have full veto power. Sorry but that’s how I feel.
Let the trade go through

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Willy Mo
4 years ago

@Willy Mo:

i’m not the commissioner, and i did not veto nor have i ever vetoed a trade.

i was just asking as i am not familiar with stripling at all.

simple as that

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Willy Mo
4 years ago

@Willy Mo: Rare form today Willy Mo, even for you! A bit harsh for a sunny Friday (in MA), but rare form indeed. I felt the need to comment because I literally laughed out loud at this portion of the response. Perhaps you should police all leagues and take down anyone you see as unfit. I mean who doesn’t know Stripling…

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Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

@LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: @Jason: Don’t bother with how Willy Mo feels. Slight edge to the bat, but the trade is fair enough. Could still be collusion though…ya never know!

Willy Mo