Something struck me the other day.  Luckily, not a bus.  No, it was a thought.  Bus-sized thought!  I was looking at Rob Neyer’s Twitter account, and he’s almost completely stopped talking about baseball and it’s all about politics.  It’s like he’s taken “stick to sports” as a directive of what not to do.  Occasionally, I’ll make a joke about Trump, but no more than I joke about being married to a Cougar, being a Jew who thinks he’s black, Mike Napoli’s mom’s breasts, hating C**nt Hurdle or an array of things.  Honestly, I miss baseball Rob Neyer.  His hot takes on politics are fine.  Personally, I agree with his politics, but at a certain point doesn’t he miss baseball?  He was the one person who I read religiously at ESPN.  Might be the last person I’ve ever read at ESPN.  The grand game misses you, buddy, come back from the MSM hot takes.  Any hoo!  Rudy’s title inspired me to talk on that topic, but Joe Ross.  He’s why we’re here.  Yesterday, he went 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 12 Ks.  Is it a Mirage or is the Circus, Circus back in town and he’s a Treasure Island of Wynn (I don’t know why I’m in Vegas now.)  His peripherals can go either way.  His 9.7 K/9, 1.7 BB/9 and 3.48 xFIP are gorge, but his velocity is way down.  Down to the point where his Hard Contact is up nearly 10% to just under 40%.  The absolute worst of the worst allow Hard Contact at that rate.  Yesterday was a great sign, and I’d hold or grab him, but I want to see another start before saying he’s back.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Trea Turner – 3-for-4, 2 runs and 3 steals (19, 20, 21).  I just thought of something on Treat Urner.  What if he’s a June thru October hitter?  What if as good as he was doing in April and May, and it wasn’t bad, but what if as good as he was doing was nothing compared to how well he’s going to do June thru October?  Like Technotronic, I’m pumped up the jam to find out.

Manny Machado – MRI results came back negative on his wrist.  Consider him day-to-day, or Day II Day if an R&B singer is reading.

Michael Fulmer – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.40.  Did someone say three forties?  That’s Billy Dee Williams’ wet dream!  Pretty pathetic to get rocked by the Los Angeles Is 40 Minutes North Of Anaheim Angels.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Joseph Gordon Levitt prayed that his favorite team, the Angels, would do well so Mike Trout has been ghost-batting for all the players.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting near-.375 in the last week with two homers.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but that’s more because of my lazy ass and Castellanos might be owned in too many leagues.  Never the hoo!  I’d own him.

JC Ramirez – 5 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  I’ve started Jesus Christopher Ramirez a few times, but always by request of the Stream-o-Nator.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .276.  Andrelton’s supposedly changed his launch angle.  I’m pretty sure they’re talking about him taking off in his UFO.

Danny Espinosa – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .165.  This feels like a philosophical fantasy baseball question:  if the Angels score double digit runs and none of the players matter for fantasy have they scored that many runs?  It’s like the sound of Jim Abbott clapping.

Juan Nicasio – C**nt Hurdle says Nicasio might be the closer instead of Watson and Rivero.  No going back now, Hurdle has broken the “Just Nicasio of a fire” glass.  You can’t unbreak that glass without getting blue paint all over your hands and having to explain to the firemen, “I couldn’t reach the Cocoa Puffs and knew you guys had a ladder.”  Been there, done that!

Gerrit Cole – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.83.  Not even joking, I looked at the box score twice to make sure it was Gerrit Cole and not Gerritt Cole or Garrett Coal or Garet Kohl or Grrrrit Cole or any other iteration of his name because I just didn’t believe it.  He was hit by Tyler Moore, Dudley and Roger’s lovechild, and Derek Dietrich?  I have to think Cole’s injured or dealing with a mechanics thing.  There’s no way he’s this bad.

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  Well, Johnny Vander Meer’s family no longer needs to follow him around, but the Vander Meers still got to see a solid performance.  He’s obviously locked in and, in one deeper mixed league, I grabbed him.

Ben Lively – 7 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.57.  I keep wanting to call him Blake Lively, and I know that’s wrong, but then I see how few Ks he gets and I feel like I’d prefer to be watching The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Francis Martes – Was called up by the Astros to work middle relief.  Francis had a 7.8 BB/9 in Triple-A.  More like St. Francis of Assy.

Dallas Keuchel – Hit the DL with a neck injury that was originally described as “an illness,” because, as I assume with most team announcements, they ask the least informed person.  “Keuchel is hitting the DL with an illness.”  “Aren’t you the janitor?”  “Sorry, I won’t be answering any questions at this time.”

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  With a game-winning homer in the 9th, Altuve came up big — oxymoron!

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.58, after losing a no-hitter in the 7th.  I feel a bit like McCullers is walking between the raindrops and those raindrops are coming from a giant hurricane named, “Disabled List,” but even when it looks like McCullers is going to get wet, he schooches inside a raindrop and rides it like a bubble in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and, yes, this is one sentence, but McCullers just makes me so happy.

Salvador Perez – Out with a sprained thumb.  Day to day for baseball, out indefinitely for thumb wrestling.

Kelvin Herrera – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 5.55.  I was pleasantly surprised to see Joakim Soria available in all of my leagues.  I mean, the Royals haven’t outright said Herrera is the dog food that you accidentally eat and think it’s pâté, but he is dog food that you accidentally eat, right?  Does anyone own Herrera and not have a perma-wince?

Matt Andriese – Will return from the DL on Saturday.  Yay, my favorite streamer is returning.  I look forward to streaming him to great success, or streaming him to not-such-great-success in one start and never streaming him again, until I’ve mentally blocked or forgotten that one bad stream.  I’ve actually just described 96% of all pitchers.

Derek Norris – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .200.  In one league — it’s deep, but it’s still a league — I owned Norris for the last two months.  Just put him in there and ignored the position.  You know what’s coming.  Invariably, it always happens.  I just dropped him yesterday.  Now’s the point where I laugh into the fetal position.

Kevin Kiermaier – Hurt himself sliding into first base, and was seen on crutches after the game.  Too bad no one’s ever said don’t slide into 1st base.  I’m pretty sure an 8-year-old could tell you two things:  1.  Don’t save used gum in your pocket.  2. Don’t slide into first.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-1 with his 8th homer, because: short schedule day.  If Kiermaier is out for a while, Rasmus might get an increase in playing time.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, but he’s here now.

Peter Bourjos – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (3) and legs (3), hitting .217.  His last name from French roughly translates to “Bore the crap out of youse.”

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .330 and his 2nd homer in three games.  Damn, they’re gonna stop calling him Mini Miggy, and start calling Miguel Cabrera — Caddie Avisail.  The Mini there is the car, right?  Am I messing that up?  You’re looking at me like I’m not wearing pants.

Todd Frazier – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .206.  This was his 5th homer in the last ten games.  Frazier’s so hot and in the zone Al Gore’s got a slideshow of him labeled global warming.

David Price – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.29.  How’s that working out, that whole “my pitching is going to come together once I get Price back?”  I couldn’t have been more vocal about telling people to avoid Price, and then to sell him right before he returned.

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homers.  Well, la di da!  I’m totally provoking him to be good, aren’t I?  Damn, can I provoke other guys like this?  Hey, Odor, you stink!  Anything?  A heartbeat, dude?

Michael Pineda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.39.  Lots of questions about whether to start Pineda yesterday.  I get it, it was the Red Sox, and Pineda was coming off a poor start, but ya gotta start your guys.  Pineda’s one of your guys.  A guy like, say, Jeremy Hellickson, he’s not one of your guys.  You especially don’t bench your guys at home.

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  Damn, this guy is yawnstipating.  As someone who owns both Cueto and Samardzija, let me just say, Samardzija is so much more exciting to own.  Sure, sometimes that excitement is like bungee jumping from a perch that reads, “9 out of 10 times this bungee is not going to snap.”

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 15th and 16th steals, hitting .298.  Okay, picture The Convent, then picture Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant then–actually, don’t picture that.  Abel Ferrara, you sick bastard!

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, ERA up to 3.12  Maybe the San Fran area should just steer clear from any guy whose last name starts with M and rhymes with Hanson.

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .255.  Fun fact!  Joe Panik’s family name was originally Panik! with an exclamation, but they dropped it at Ellis Island to assimilate.

Eric Thames – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  Suspiciously, before this game, his urine tasted like lemon-lime Gatorade.

Eric Sogard – 3-for-5, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .414, as he hit leadoff.  Laura Holt of Razzball and Remington Steele fame, just gave you her Eric Sogard fantasy.  There, she said, “I’m cheating…on…someone…bought him….for the potential fantasy….”  Whoa!  I either poorly pulled quotes or she’s trying to tell us something.

Patrick Corbin – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.38.  I refused to stream Corbin (like someone was twisting my arm), and he was going against the Padres, so that should explain everything you need to know.

Chris Iannetta – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 7 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .239 as he hit out of the two-hole.  I legit think he hit 2nd because the Diamondbacks were playing the Padres and the DBacks wanted to see how awful a lineup they could run out there and still win.  Turns out all they needed was Iannetta.

Daniel Descalso – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .228.  Resist urge to point out Descalso is doing as well as Odor.  Resist, Grey, resist.  They will try to tear you down.  Resist.

Jose Pirela – 2-for-4 as he hit leadoff.  Someone should start a Formula One team with Pirela and Ezequiel Carrera.  Any hoo!  Pirela is a low upside, decent floor guy for NL-Only leagues if he sticks at leadoff.  Don’t ask about him in mixed leagues, for the love of Giancarlo, don’t ask about him in mixed leagues.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .216, and his 2nd homer in as many game.  Too bad Lenny Dykstra already took the perfect nickname for Carpenter.

Mike Leake – 5 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, ERA at 2.81.  He’s given up 12 runs in the last 18 2/3 IP.  Leake’s sprung a, uh, um, whizz?  The thesaurus failed me there, didn’t it?

Joey Votto – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .300.  Not to sound all Tim McCarver-ey, but Votto is such a professional hitter.  In the movie of his life, he should be played by Jean Reno and Jose Peraza is played by a 12-year-old Natalie Portman.  True story:  In my phone contacts, I have Cougs listed as Natalie Portman, so when my wife calls it says Natalie Portman is calling.  Is that weird?

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but, of course, he will otherwise I’ll get hate mail from Mark Whiten.  Ain’t got time for bird sex, and ain’t got time for hate mail from Mark Whiten.

Scott Feldman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  Yes, I should’ve drafted Feldman over John Lackey.  *hols up boombox playing Peter Gabriel’s In Your Eyes, steps into bathtub*

Tyler Chatwood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  Not in Coors, but it was Wrigley.  C’mon, Bud’s got that Black magic and you need some voodoo that he do.  When guys like Gerrit and Cueto and you name ’em are looking bad, I’m about to take the reins off all Rockies starters and stream them everywhere, home and away!  Stream-o-Nator is gonna be shook.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .277.  Pretty bleh year so far — LeMEHieu — but a guy hitting at the top of the Rockies’ lineup would really need to try to be unproductive.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  This is gonna be blasphemous to some, but is Lester that much better than the random Rockie starter?  I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but is it?

Kyle Hendricks – Hit the DL with hand tendinitis.  Well, the Cubs are not due to win it all again for another 107 years, so he has time to recoup.

Addison Russell – Being investigated for domestic abuse.  On a serious note, A) I’m glad baseball is cracking down on domestic abuse.  I thought Addison Russell was just a piece of shit for fantasy teams, but it goes way deeper.  B) There’s been something like five instances a year of domestic abuse, so how many freakin’ assholes were abusing their significant other before the last two-year crackdown?  Was this worst than 90’s steroids before they cracked down?  Jesus Christopher Ramirez, hit the ball with the bat!  The ball!  C) There’s no C.

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Doc
Doc
5 years ago

Keeper league, debating on dropping Russell for Gleyber…what say you? I already have C Seager, just thinking Torres better long term option.

Grey
Grey
5 years ago

******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS*****

StephM
StephM
5 years ago

@Grey, you are a god among fake baseball teams managers. Please offer your wisdom.

Am I crazy nuts for this trade, or am I crazy like a fox to accept it? 14 team roto: R, HR, RBI, BB K, AVG, SLG/W, SV, HR, K, GIDP, ERA, WHIP, QS

I give:
Trevor Story (likes to wear the golden sombrero)
Yonder Alonso (blocked at 1B & Util by Zimmerman & Goldy)

I get:

Dee Gordon (upgrade from current 2B Kinsler & NSB)
Aledmys Diaz (I have Crawford as starting SS)
Jimmy Nelson (I need SP)

StephM
StephM
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you, sir! I’ll pull the trigger.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
5 years ago

4th starter this weekend…Ryu vs. CIN or Straily @ PIT? Thanks.

bob loblaw
bob loblaw
5 years ago

1b Votto
2b Carpenter
3b K.Seager
ss Bogaerts
CI Lamb
MI Castro
OF3/OF4/U Gardner/Pillar/Altherr

BN: Franco (3B); Bregman (3B/MI); Gyorko (1B/2B/3B/SS)

I’m probably going to need to stream soon and I’m not sure who my first drop is to do this or pick up some schmotato. I’m already pretty bare bones on the pitching side. Leaning towards Franco for the combo of sucking and being positionally blocked.

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
5 years ago

redraft league: drop Rivero or Volquez ROS? is Volquez ownable rather than a stream?

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
5 years ago

Choose 2 ROS: Hunter Renfroe, Aaron Hicks, or Odubel Herrera?

Thanks!

tank1
tank1
5 years ago

Thanks for previous advice – what about Betts, Lindor, Odor and Reynolds for Goldy, Bogaerts, Cespedes and Rendon? Thanks.

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: are you still on Fargo or did you bail? Feel like this weeks episode was finally something satisfying….

Lee
Lee
5 years ago

Better hold? Senzatela or Peacock? H2H 5 x 5 10 teams.

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. if you had to bet on one of j ross or volquez to be more than streamer worthy, where would you put your money?

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
5 years ago

Every time I see Machado, I think of Grey sitting behind 3B taunting him. Just gold. Can you post that ish again? Happy Friday!

Fogimon
Fogimon
5 years ago

Now have 9 players on the DL with 4 DL spots. The 10 day is the worst thing to happen to fantasy baseball since Coors Field.

Not your average Joe
Not your average Joe
5 years ago

How do you rank Renfroe, Piscotty, and Haniger ROS?

Not your average Joe
Not your average Joe
Reply to  Not your average Joe
5 years ago

@Not your average Joe:

Throw in: Dozier or Schoop ROS?

Good Wood
Good Wood
5 years ago

Please pick a side:

Machado & Quintana or Correa & Lackey

Thanks and have a great weekend

vee
vee
5 years ago

Yo Grey, great stuff as usual

Treat Urner is finally paying dividends as my 2nd overall pick… i had Miggy at 1st… early season has been rough for me.

are both good options to stream tmw?
Fiers at home vs LAA
Godley at home vs MIL

thanks again

Tank1
Tank1
5 years ago

Keeper league – deal Betts, LIndor, Odor and Abreu for Goldy and Bogaerts? Should I ask for an additional player like Mazara or Brantley? He also has Cespedes on the Dl. I would replace Odor with Villar (or could pick up Schoop off waivers) and Betts with Inciarte/Haniger. Thanks

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

kiermaier fractured hip, out two months. sigh. our league went from 2 to 4 DL slots this year. And it’s still not enough.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: mallex smith any good?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: he getting the call up to replace kier

YC
YC
5 years ago

Hey Grey- in a 12 team league I have really good batting and pitching that’s imploding. The trade market has flipped though, and to get an arm I’d have to greatly overpay. I’m in second place but up against a good balanced team. Normally I’d feel confident in rebuilding pitching mid-year, but this year has been crazy. Given the depth of a 12 team league and the current state of pitching is it too early to panic and overpay for an arm?

Thanks.

SHAun T
SHAun T
5 years ago

Souza or Domingo Santana for my last OF spot ROS?

H2H weekly points.

Fogimon
Fogimon
5 years ago

Pick 2;

Kendrys, ToJo, Healy

birrrdy!
birrrdy!
5 years ago

Wow, a Jim Abbott disability joke, followed by a folksy reference to Charles Manson. Only at Razzball! ;)

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  birrrdy!
5 years ago

@birrrdy!: At least it wasn’t a Dave Dravecky joke. On;y 1 ball cancers are funny jokes amiright?

birrrdy!
birrrdy!
Reply to  Fogimon
5 years ago

@Fogimon: Yeah, not even Taillon was safe from Grey the other day! Our league found it funny though because one of our team owners had a similar procedure. He jokingly named his team “One Nut Wonder”. When he picked up a co-owner, they switched it to “Three Nut Wonder”.

I had to google Dravecky. Holy crap!

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  birrrdy!
5 years ago

@birrrdy!: I’ll never forget watching him pitch in Montreal, and his arm basically flew off. Will Clark has never run faster, must have known it was bad.
Give him credit though, the guy battled his way back and pitched until his arm fell off. Freakin literally!!

He probably deserves a glossary reference. When a pitcher throws too many innings his arm may fall off = a Dravecky Grey?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Fogimon
5 years ago

@Fogimon: that should have read = a Dravecky, Grey?

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

ROS think soria or feliz gets more saves. i also have norris/nicasio/osuna/bedrosian (DL slot) and have one move left on week.

TOGMAN
TOGMAN
5 years ago

12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

Someone dropped A. Garcia..

Drop any of: Polanco, Herrera, Gallo/Longoria?
Already have 2 bench bats.

Drop Watson for Nicosia/Rivero or Nola? Already have 4 closers including Watson.

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
5 years ago

Domingo Santana or Odubel Herrera ROS?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Great Bambino
5 years ago

@Great Bambino: ODB.

Like Domingo in the short term, but once Braun is back, there may be playing time restrictions.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

when andriese comes back drop which of him/edinson/hahn in QS/K per 9 20 team h2h dynasty.

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

10 team Roto league keep 20

I am in 2nd, what would YOU do with this team to put it over the top.

C: Wieters (Tom Murphy DL)
1B: Votto
2B: Dozier
3B: Seager
SS: Seager
OF: Betts, Springer, Benintendi,
UTIL: Abreu, Peraza
Bench: Peraza, Moiiiistakas, Polanco, Piscotty, Russell

SP: Carrasco, Stroman, Cole, Peacock, Ray, Maeda, Salazar (Madbum DL)
RP: Jansen, Allen, Diaz, Melancon

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

I can’t reach the Froot Loops. Can you call the FD for me?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Ugh, Soria any better than Herrera?

Scandalous Bob
Scandalous Bob
5 years ago

My DL slots are full. Any reason to hang on to D. Salazar at this point or would you drop him? Thanks.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Would you start Andriese at the Trop or Wacha today against Phillies in St. Loius if you were forced at gunpoint in a dark alley to do one or the other?

In this case the gun is my league and the dark alley is the woeful torment that is my pitching.

Thanks!

Alex

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Oh, sorry! The Athletics.

mjcauda
mjcauda
5 years ago

12-team, 5X5 w/OBP

Start 1-catcher

Drop a disappointing Willson Contreras for Flowers, Iannetta or Zunino?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

NL only OBP league,
Should I keep Sogard or JBaez?

Five-On-One
Five-On-One
5 years ago

Regarding Neyer, do you think the sabermetric world just passed him by? He used to be one of the few guys who would use advanced metrics and cite WAR. Now these articles are mainstream and perhaps Neyer no longer has any quasi original baseball-related thoughts to share with his readers. So he does the politics thing, and lord knows, whichever side of the aisle you are on, there are plenty of non-original blowhards writing and speaking about politics.

Earl
Earl
5 years ago

Thanks for all your advice thus far. It helps me makes sense of things.

I find my self needing some speed, average and runs. I thought of targetting Eduardo Nunez from Giants.

1) what kind of value would you put on Nunez as to what it should take to get him?
2) which side of giving Kepler for Nunez would you be on?
3) would giving up Severino for Nunez be too much as I am pretty good with pitching (have Darvish, Paxton, Ray, Peacock and some decent relievers (Ozuna, Jansen and Knebel). Also have Cole but did not want to admit it; ha ha.

knighttown
knighttown
5 years ago

Sooo confused on closers.

I’m holding Rivera and Neris and just dropped Neshek but it sounds like I got this all wrong. Nicasio and Soria on waivers.

For saves ROS who rank:

Neshek, Soria, Nicasio, Neris and Rivera please.

Are Nola and Brandon MacCarthy guys to keep rostered in a 12 teamer? Highest ranked (non-hurt) SP’s on waivers are Volquez, Delgado, Chatwood etc.

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
5 years ago

Good morning lord of the grey! Write up had me rolling today.

Domingo Santana or Ian Desmond ROS?
2 start wade Miley (@white sox, vsSTL) or 1 start Feldman from across the hall @SD

Mr. Rickey
Mr. Rickey
5 years ago

Drop JBJ for any of these in 12 team Roto:

Avisail
Bruce
Hicks

Jake
Jake
5 years ago

Ummmm…someone in my league just dropped Miggie. Would this be the time to eject Odor?

Thanks

mernest
mernest
5 years ago

I’ve got Duffy, A. Sanchez, Berrios, T. Walker, Peacock as candidates to drop for Tanaka…

any of them worth dropping for him, or are his recent trends gonna continue.

Mixed 12 team league with QS, WHIP, ERA, Ks- thanks, as always!!

mernest
mernest
Reply to  mernest
5 years ago

@mernest: Joe Ross also available for pickup

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
5 years ago

Good morning and a happy Friday morning, Grey and Co.

Godley or Blach worth owning in a 12 tm h2h?

Looking forward to your Buy column!

Thanks!

Brad
Brad
5 years ago

Hi Grey,

I have a deal on the table, which is as follows:

I’d be getting Gary Sanchez, Bryant and Rendon and would be giving up Trout and Polanco.

It’s a H2H keeper pool (8 keepers). Offensive cats are: runs, hits, RBI’s, K’s, TB’s, SB’s, BA and OPS.

What side do you like better?

Thanks a lot.

Brad

Michael Villani
Michael Villani
5 years ago

I drafted Cole/Tallion and Glasnow thinking Ray Searage was the second coming of Dave Duncan. At least Tallions looking good in rehab.

She has Brad Hands
She has Brad Hands
5 years ago

1)Thames or Duvall?

2)rank neshek, Soria, nicasio, will Harris

Thanks!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

What do Kurt Suzuki, Adam Frazier, Jose Iglesias, Hyun Soo Kim, Kike Hernandez, Darwin Barney, and Taylor Motter all have in common?

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

@Grey: Sure, they can be included in the group called “Every Man with a Pulse”. They are also all starting for my nfbc team this weekend.

Piss in a Gatorade Bottle
Piss in a Gatorade Bottle
5 years ago

Rich Hill is somehow a FA. Would you stream him tonight vs CIN?

Scott Levine
Scott Levine
5 years ago

Pick two of the three to hold for saves:

Will Harris, Brad Hand, Joakim Soria

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

@Grey: This was going to get really confusing if his next question was who to save for holds.

Michael Brown
Michael Brown
5 years ago

Hey Gray, any reason I should hang on to Teheran? My pitching is good and he will be riding my bench. Do you like Joe Ross, Biagini, Tyson Ross or Rodon or should I hold on Teheran? 12 team h2h 5×5 keep 6 forever. Thanks

Not your average Joe
Not your average Joe
5 years ago

In a 5×5 redraft, how would you rank C.Santana, Polanco, Piscotty, and Hanniger? Also, at what point do Santana or Polanco become guys you’d drop for a hot schmotato or upside call-up?

We're Out Of Room?
We're Out Of Room?
5 years ago

What going on Grey, fellow razzballers? Couple of questions for ya: I own Russell and Contreras, I lack speed, and Im not getting a lot from either, even if Russell is cleared. Not much of anything on the wire SS related so Ive been hesitant to drop Russell. I also Have Sanchez, so Contreras was more for Sanchez’s off days and his OF positional flexibility. My question is with Maybin returning today(Trout is on my DL) should I drop Russell? i own Xander and have Peraza that can back up 2nd and SS a well as ha OF eligibility. And would you hold Contreras or drop him for say Haniger, who should return next week? Roster info is below:

10 Team ESPN HTH 5×5 OBP and QS daily moves
C Sanchez
1B Rizzo
2B D. Murphy
3B K.Seager
SS Bogarts
OF Polanco
OF Springer
OF JD Martinez
UTL 3B/OF Sano
UTL SS Russell
UTL 2B/SS/OF Peraza
BN C/OF Contreras
DL OF Trout

P Manaea
P T.Walker (DL)
P Carrasco
P Duffy
SP Bundy
SP Quintana
RP Giles
RP Kimbrel
BN RP Holland
BN RP Knebel
BN SP Nola
BN RP Diaz
DL Paxton

We're Out Of Room?
We're Out Of Room?
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks man, are you in agreeance with Maybin(for my lack ofspeed) and Haniger as adds? Best of the rest are Schebler, Cain, or stashes like Rosario and Marte.

We're Out Of Room?
We're Out Of Room?
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ok thanks, Im 1st or 2nd in most categories but last in SB’s so thats why I was curious, not that I think Maybin is a stud by any means lol. But yes Schebler is unowned, missed out on Smoak and Domingo unfortunately.

Charlie Chapman
Charlie Chapman
5 years ago

Grabbed Volquez yesterday for my rotating streaming slot (4 adds a week, h2h, 10 team). Drop any of these dudes instead? Shoemaker, Salazar, Hill, Walker

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
5 years ago

does this look about right (saves only)
1. soria/nicasio/rivero/feliz

2. neshek/soria/nicasio/rivero

Nature Boy
Nature Boy
5 years ago

Drop Tanaka for any of these: Godley, J Ross, J Guerra, Pom? How would you rank ROS?

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

10 team Roto keeper

My Cole and Salazar for Paxton

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Jon
5 years ago

@Jon: lol pretty one sided trade

Mvplatter
Mvplatter
5 years ago

Just got offered his Rendon for my C Mart, which side do you like?

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

Morning Grey.

Which two to drop? Salazar, Tyler Anderson, T Ross?

Paulino gets another start versus LAA on 6/11. Stream?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks! what if tyson is lights today in rehab start? AHH the decisions!!!!

also the obligatory hold Russell question? tim anderson on the wire. I could maybe see a way to just bench Russell. or should i cut him?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: you ever tried authentic quebcois poutine? thoughts?

as a kid I went to lots of expos games, it was a big stadium way outside of downtown, retarded really.
the games looked like rays games, was sad. I think 12-15k attendance. no wonder we lost the team. But we all blame the location. and the fact that the year the ‘Spos were gonna win the pennant the strike ended the year.

La Potencia
La Potencia
5 years ago

Which side you like better?

Freeman / Nola

or

Alonso / Haniger?

Raider
Raider
5 years ago

10 team fairly shallow h2h cats
what is a pitcher worth selling for the convent? Verlander? at this point he is decent k’s and name reputation only

RePete
RePete
5 years ago

14-Team H2H 6×6 (OPS+HLD) Keeper League (Keep 9 + 2 Rookies):

1B – Bellinger, Holliday
2B – Castro, Schoop
SS – Story, Cozart
3B – Bregman, Franco
OF – Blackmon, Hamilton, McCutchen, Zimmer
DL – Bird
NA – Acuna, Kyle Tucker, Senzel

SP – Carrasco, McCullers, Manaea, Nova, Gausman, Lively, Miranda
RP – Jansen, Harris, Vizcaino, Kela
DL – Morton, Cahill
NA – Urias

I took this team over from another manager this year and looking to rebuild long term and improve my keepers (keep forever league):

1) Shop Blackmon now at peak value? Maybe Blackmon + Bregman/Franco for Bryant?
2) Shop Jansen and punt saves? Not a fan of keeping RPs
3) Odor worth a buy low? Offer Hamilton for him?

Hawk
Hawk
5 years ago

Hey guys,

Standard 5×5 roto. Next week do you prefer:
Drew Pomeranz @Houston or
Buck Farmer home vs. Arizona, home vs. TB

dude of life
dude of life
5 years ago

Would you drop Addison Russell in a 20 team H2H 6×6, redraft?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  dude of life
5 years ago

@dude of life: I dropped him in a 12-teamer.

For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
Reply to  dude of life
5 years ago

@dude of life: it’s probably getting close. he’s been dropped in most 12’s of mine for over a month, starting in 16’s right around lately.

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

Time to move on from JC Ramirez in 12 teamers?

Looking at Delgado (rotation spot!), Faria, and J Ross.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Ross seems like the obvious answer to me.

Wizard of Oz(una)
Wizard of Oz(una)
5 years ago

So, I traded Nola for Iglesias… stop judging me.

Would you start Hoffman against the Cubs tomorrow, or would that be off, man?

La Potencia
La Potencia
5 years ago

Which side you like better?

Kemp / Domingo Santana / McCullers / Tommy Joseph

Or

Miggy / Khris Davis / Villar

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
5 years ago

What’s your take on Kluber the rest of the way, I was thinking or either trying to pry him for Adam Jones or Odor would either of them be enough. I have Benny Baseball, Stanton, Judge, and Kris Davis as my other OFs. At second I have Jose Ramirez and Segura when he’s back since I got story in a trade to put at SS.
If their not enough what would in your opinion be a fair comp for either of them cause I need pitching it’s a yahoo points league.
If this makes no sense I’m working on like 3 hours of sleep since Tuesday lol

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Mr. Glass
5 years ago

@Mr. Glass: Probably not enough, but try it.

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: yeah I had a feeling I should add to it I do have chase anderson or jimmy Nelson I could maybe add.

But what pitchers should I be aiming for if I’m looking to move Adam jones or Odor

TacktheKack
TacktheKack
5 years ago

Hey Grey, 1st base ROS….EE, Hanley or Desmond? Thx!

Bavier Jaez
5 years ago

This has gotta be the only fantasy baseball blog with a holy fool reference.

JohnnyBeGood
JohnnyBeGood
5 years ago

Hey Grey, TGIF!!

If you needed to free up a roster spot to activate Yoenis off DL next week, would you do this trade:

Trade away Contreras & C Davis to get Posey??

Richard D
Richard D
5 years ago

in Deep NL only league would you rather have Pirela or R Ruiz

D Dietrich or Riddle or Ozuna

The injuries are killing me

Richard D
Richard D
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Yes sorry;
J Osuna ( over the Miami Twice). Correct and thanks

FANTHEAD
5 years ago

Wise commentary, Grey. But what if you didn’t like Neyer’s politics? Your opinion of his opining probably wouldn’t be as carefree. That’s my problem with pushing politics into non-political zones–it’s a divider. Baseball, meanwhile, has the power to close gaps. Jackie Robinson, who was way ahead of the politics of his time, is one example of that. Also, I like baseball because it gets me away from political blather. There’s enough of it everywhere else.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  FANTHEAD
5 years ago

@FANTHEAD: I wouldn’t call this ‘pushing politics’. I’d argue that you’re incorporating it more in your comment than Grey did.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  FANTHEAD
5 years ago

@FANTHEAD: +1

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hondo
5 years ago

@hondo: I did enough googling the other day to make a response to the Baltimore comment,but realized I was wasting baseball time at my favorite baseball site.

Steve D.
Steve D.
5 years ago

Token catcher question:

Murphy or Ramos worth an add in 12 team, 5×5, redrafts? I have Willson Contreras in one and Realmuto in the other.

Sea Hags
Sea Hags
5 years ago

Have Andriese coming off the DL. Who you dropping to make room?

Justin Verlander
John Lackey
Matt Andriese

There’s not much streaming in this league. The top 70 or so pitchers are always owned.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Sea Hags
5 years ago

@Sea Hags: F Lackey.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

Grey,

Hendricks hit the DL and need a replacement. CHoices are:

Clayton Richards
Jhoulys Chacin
Mike Fiers
Tim Adleman
Randall Delgado
Eddie Butler
Jeff Locke
Sam Gaviglio

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: STREAM!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

i so hating streaming cram

ClemsonCrushers
ClemsonCrushers
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: streamonator loves Chacin tonight. But Cram is right, you need to stream.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

@Scott Kimmel:Then you won’t survive out there, Esskay.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: Scotty doesn’t Stream! Scotty doesn’t Stream!

elvi merkel is dank
elvi merkel is dank
5 years ago

1st base help? Josh Bell- Carlos Santana- or Danny Valencia??

Peter guigli
Reply to  elvi merkel is dank
5 years ago
mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
5 years ago

I thought there was a Mets training staff joke following the first sentance of the Keuchal blurb.

I grabbed Blake Snell a couple days ago cause SON showed he was starting in place of Andriese. Of course Andriese is actually owned by someone in my league. Steaming is getting significantly harder as the season goes on, as I’m seeing more and more guys I was steaming at will are just owned and being held now. Speaking of holding guys that I would stream. Alex Meyer has a two start week and is a recommended stream for both games… of course I dropped him after his last start for Ian Kennedy this weekend. Fingers crossed he’s still there when he’s off waivers…

Hate list
Catfish
Getting the chlorine level right in my pool at the start of the season
The guy in my league that rejected my Sal Perez for his Trevor Bauer last week and countered with my Sal Perez and 15th round pick for his Julio Teheran…REALLY?!?

Earl
Earl
5 years ago

IS there hope for Gerrit Cole to turn it around? I am debating to dump or trade him. He is making my earlier trade to get him look bad now.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Earl
5 years ago

@Earl: Sure trade him. Selling low works sometimes.

Chester
Chester
Reply to  Earl
5 years ago

@Earl: I dropped him; sayonara

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.’ A club started by Dan Pants? Asking for a friend.

Kas
Kas
5 years ago

Good morning Grey,

If you would be so kind, can you please pick 3 OF to start tonight?

Broxton @ Ari (Delgado)
Dickerson vs. Oak (Triggs)
Piscotty vs. Phi (Hellickson)
Ozuna @ Pitt (Glasnow)
Benintendi vs. Det. (Zimmermann)

Thank you very much!

Billybob
Billybob
5 years ago

Russell hasn’t actually been convicted of anything, just accused. I know the left hates our country, but here it’s innocent until proven guilty.

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Called a big payday. Americana 2017

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Billybob
5 years ago

@Billybob: Make Comments Great Again

Cram It
Cram It
5 years ago

I was thinking the same thing when I saw B. Lively on waivers.

Ross’ fastball sat at 91 the whole game. 91! He was killing them with the slider which didn’t even look that great but those O’s love chasing stuff a foot off the plate. Then a 91er would come right in the wheelhouse and I’d be like goddammit Mancini why didn’t you crush that mess?! Alas, Mancini did not homer, so he’ll have to wait until next week’s Buy.

I almost picked up Soria before games in RCL for a vulture save, but then I said, nah Herrera should still get the opportunity. He got it alright…right in the kiester.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: You were right about the velo drop. I don’t know if it was just this game or what.

Luvdarooks
5 years ago

Pirela or Rayburn or Goodwin for bour while he is out. OBP 5×5
Don’t need HR but RBI do need

Hoboken Squat Cobblers
Hoboken Squat Cobblers
5 years ago

It’s only weird if you’re envisioning a 12-year old Natalie Portman calling you…instead of the adult version.

Roger Anderson
Roger Anderson
5 years ago

PIT had it so bad they used an RP named Neverauskas – isn’t that pronounced “never ask us?” So, why did [email protected]#nt ask him?