I was feeling reflective yesterday, so I turned to the mirror and said, I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste–Mirror, “Please don’t sing that song.”–Pajamas, a hairbrush–“Please stop, please.”–New shoes, and a case! I said to my reflection, where in my rankings did Jose Ramirez place?!–“NO MORE!” I’d figured you’d like that song. “No.” You’ve heard it before? “Shut up.” Whoa, grumpy mirror. Yet another great day from Jose Ramirez (1-for-2, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (22) and legs (10), hitting .291) is what brought about my reflection. Through a 75-second detour through that website that puts everyone’s rankings together, I found out the person who ranked Jose Ramirez the highest last year ranked him 13th overall. Then I looked at where I ranked him — jackpot in my ass! — I ranked him 13th overall. I was the highest on Jo-Ram. By the by, someone ranked Jo-Ram around 130th overall. That person should quit this fake business. Bonus if it’s Clara Bell. In my rankings, I even said I wanted to rank Ramirez 12th, but wanted to separate Lindor and him. Sadly, I didn’t draft Jo-Ram anywhere, because I drafted Lindor everywhere, and, by the time the draft came back to me, Jo-Ram was gone. This was a fun trip down memory lane. Unlike when Memory Lane intersects with Cody Bellinger. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.10. The funniest thing about yesterday’s game (extremely unfunny), Kluber didn’t even look like he was bringing his A game. He was throwing 86 MPH slide-pieces with shrug emojis and the White Sox were removing their batting gloves on two-strike counts like, “Okay, this is unfair, game under protest, no one can hit that shizz.”
Jason Kipnis – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games. When I dropped that Odortross from my teams, I nearly grabbed Kipnis, and might still. He has been schmotato’ing (.333 in last week).
Brandon Morrow – Hit the DL with a sore lower back, which I presumed here after reading shizz elsewhere. I grabbed Steve Cishek. I tried to go Pedro Strop too, because I’m a save vulture and it’s a disease that causes me to spit up my food with stomach acid and re-digest my regurgitation while taking in saves. Justin Wilson could even get 9th inning looks, but I didn’t go that far. That is a SAGNOF too far for even me. Alec Guinness in The Bridge Over The River ‘My Closer’s Down, Why?’ would say, “Show some dignity and grab a reliever!”
Jon Lester – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.10. Great, fabulous, adjective, but Lester has one job as far as I’m concerned, since I don’t own him, and that’s to allow steals! Nary a steal yesterday by the Dodgers. P to the fft.
Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Also, it was the 2nd day in a row Joe Buck asked his mom to stop at a highway rest stop for “seven minutes in heaven.”
Franchy Cordero – Bone spur in his elbow and might need surgery. Franch toast.
Wil Myers – Could return this weekend. He called a fantasy owner to let him know how he was doing and the owner replied, “New phone, who dis?”
Joey Lucchesi – 1 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.86, as he was activated from the DL. Guess picking him up for this start was not the move. *paints self to look like traffic cone, volunteers to work the parallel parking portion of the driving test* I didn’t even know that many runs allowed were allowed in Petco. Have rules changed? I’m assuming he’s not healthy and will be back on the DL any moment now.
Christian Villanueva – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .228. “Are those smelling salts you’re curing that salmon with?” “Yes, for Villanueva.” “Well, it worked! You un-lox’d him!”
Franklin Barreto – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. He was rarely starting, but with Chapman out, Jed Lowrie (2-for-5, 2 RBIs, 11th homer) has moved to 3rd and Barreto has started playing at 2nd. Either way, that’s Situation: Fra-Bar.
Matt Olson – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .237. Can’t believe Allahson has out-performed Rhysus so far. Though, Carpenter has picked up some slack on the vague religious allusion front. Guess we also still have the Greek God of Hard Contact who wears Nike.
Mark Canha – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer, and his 2nd homer in his last three games. Canha isn’t just a verb for laughter, but could be a hot schmotato.
Frankie Montas – 6 2/3 Ip, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.41. Nope, don’t fully buy it, however (we’re turning this ship!), the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and Montas has shown enough to trust him in a favorable matchup.
Ryan Braun – Out a few days after undergoing cryotherapy on his thumb. You know those awful desserts at Italian restaurants that are sorbet inside of a fruit? Well, Braun has that but as a thumb.
Jonathan Loaisiga – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.12. Johnny Lasagna forced the Yanks to go to the penne early when his cheese turned out to be flat meatballs on the plate. In most leagues, you can move on, though the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, so I’m gonna stick around in a deeper league. Like Baby Jessica, wish me well.
Gary Sanchez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .197. I hate, hate, hurve catchers, but, c’mon, Sanchez is obviously not this bad. He’s likely about to go off.
Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .255. Sometimes I sing Lady Marmalade to a poster of Giancarlo, “Caramel mocha Giancarlo ya ya (oh yea)!”
Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Grandpa, I found a letter you wrote to grandma during WWII, before I read it to you on your death bed for your last special moment, let me carelessly air dry it by a window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!!!
Noah Syndergaard – Nearing mound work. Hope he has his Local 606 member card. The grounds crew union is very exclusive.
Dominic Smith – 3-for-5, 2 runs. He took over left field because Bruce is hurt and the Mets thought a guy who never played left before would be fun out there. Smith is around that of a 12-homer, .235 hitter, so an upgrade on Bruce.
Sam Dyson – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and Reyes Moronta got the 1/3 IP save, when we learned a few things about Dyson: he’s a Cuddle Boy, he’s a gingerbeard, he’s likely no longer the closer, and I hope he dresses up next Halloween as a door at a party with Hunter Strickland. I always get major FOMO when new closers are appointed, and most of the time it ends up burning me when I grab the first guy who the managers say is closing. I’d guess now it’s Tony Watson, Mark Melancon, Will Smith or, maybe even Reyes Moronta for the next save. I’d grab them in that order. And, yes, Bruce “El Grande Cabeza” Bochy may even try Dyson again.
Jose Altuve – 3-for-4 and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .347. Pretty much what I said for Gary Sanchez, but Altuve’s not hitting for a bad average, his power’s just been down. Not ironic, even though he is 4’11”. He’ll get hot for power; guys and five girl readers, players are who they are, until they prove they’re not.
Alex Bregman – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .268. In the same vein of thought as Altuve, Bregman has yet prove he’s a 20+ homer hitter.
Max Kepler – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .226. Member when I called Kepler a sleeper two years ago? I meant it as in he’ll put you to sleep. You need to read for my intention, not the words.
Michael Wacha – Left yesterday’s extremely mediocre start with an oblique strain. Might be good for him to have a few weeks off to come back correct, unless he returns to face the Cubs, then don’t come back until the start after that. Also, don’t want him to miss months with this injury like Robbie Ray. Okay, so some caveats.
Yadier Molina – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, and 2nd and 3rd homer in the last three games. Yadda, yadda, Yadier.
Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Cesar hit that ball TOGA! No? Okay.
Odubel Herrera – 3-for-4 and his 12th homer, and his 4th straight game with a homer, and fifth homer in six games. I’ll get to the ODB lyric drop, but I watched Odubel’s at-bats and he is so locked in that Tony Curtis playing Houdini couldn’t get him out. Ooh, baby, he likes it raw! Now give him a pitch so he can hit it away, off a fastball or change, Bon Voyage!
Adam Morgan – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.50, and his 1st save. It means nothing because Seranthony had worked too many previous games, or it means everything and Kapler has settled on a lefty with a career 5.07 ERA as his closer. Not even sure this would be the fifth wackiest thing Kapler did this year.
J.A. Happ – 8 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.56 (with a battered Tepera giving up two inherited runs to lessen Happ’s glory). We’re not here to talk about the time Prospector Ralph said Ohtani would be more valuable than Happ. I’m not going to mention that all year, every time I mention Happ. I just want to say Happ is pitching like a top 20 starter. ERA be damned.
Kendrys Morales – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. I’d love to sit here and tell you I made a Kendrys batty call because I can choose hitters off waivers without a sentient, horny, grabby-handed robot like the Hitter-Tron, but it’s not true. Thank you, you horny robot!
Kurt Suzuki – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .281. Yesterday, frequent commenter, Fred Garvin MP said, “I’ve been meaning to ask you: do you sing Kurt Suzuki’s name to the tune of 2 Live Crew’s “Pop that C**chie?”
Peter Bourjos – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. You wanted the Braves to test my theory from yesterday that they could get production from anyone they put in the outfield? Well, eat a carrot, you horses who were saying nay.
Austin Bibens-Dirkx – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 4.58. Also, in this game, Isiah Kiner-Falefa (1-for-4) caught him, which was the first time two hyphenated names were a pitching-catching battery since Courtney Thorne-Smith caught Daniel Day-Lewis in a celebrity softball game at a Wal-Mart parking lot, which aired on VH-1.
Rougned Odor – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer. HAHAHAHAHAHA–Breathe, Grey, breathe! We’re losing him! *eyes roll back in head* I think I’ll feel better if I just sit down. OH MY GOD, I AM SITTING!!!
Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer. Moistasskiss!
Jakob Junis – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.43. Been super yawnstipating in the last three starts, two starts that should’ve produced better results. His next start isn’t terrible, assuming he avoids the guy named after a fish, so I might hold him in the deeper league, where I own him, but I could see moving on in shallower leagues.
Jeimer Candelario – 2-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .252. As great as my Kendrys batty call was — thanks again, HT! — I did drop Jeimer earlier this week, which left the spot in my lineup. I had dropped Jeimer because, woof, he’s been terrible recently. That’s not a good woof either like every woof that’s ever come from a dog. I love dogs, y’all. I’d be a crazy dog person with 17 of them if circumstances allowed. I see a dog picture on social media and I’m slamming that Like no matter who’s posting it.
Niko Goodrum – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .248. I wouldn’t say Goodrum is top shelf.
Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.89. Stream-o-Nator loved this start yesterday, and hates his next one, so if you grabbed him, stream on, streamer.
Scooter Gennett – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .336. He’s definitely cooled off in June. Ya know, he’s only hitting .320 on the month.
Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .295. Oh, and in case you forgot, he’s putting up these stats in a season when he fractured his thumb. Whoever peed on Eugenio’s thumb to make it so strong — Moises Alou? A unicorn? A lifeguard thinking it was a jellyfish sting? — get them to pee on anyone else who has hand problems ever. Rich Hill, stick your hand through that glory hole!
Should I make a drop to pick up Yu Darvish (DL until Jun 30) for ROS? or no change?
(others available: M. Leake, C. Kuhl, J. Taillon, J. Teheran, V. Velasquez, R. Lopez, M. Estrada, A. Sanchez, K. Maeda, S. Wright, A. Heaney, G. Richards, J. Guerra, F. Peralta, J. Hellickson, L. Castillo)
SP: B. Snell, S. Newcomb, N. Pivetta, K. Hendricks, J. Flaherty, A. Wood, W. Buehler (DL)
RP: W. Davis, C. Knebel, J. Familia
Injured: J. Cueto
Go ahead… ask me if I am going to start my ACE, Carlos mArtinEz, against Cleveland next week! FFS
Hey, at least Cartinez only walked 2. I give you the lowerest case of yays.
I’m in a 10 team roto keeper league (deep rosters) where each team keeps 4 hitters, 2 pitchers. My keeper hitters are kinda weak (4 of Stanton, Rizzo, Rendon, Marte, Story). I know you’re not a fan, but Corey Seager just got dropped and I’m largely out of it. Given that I wouldn’t be able to keep both Story and Seager, would you bother picking him up for a $5 claim (real dollars)? Basically I’m asking ridiculously early which of those two you expect to be better next year. I was also thinking that worst case he’s trade bait later for other teams hard up for keepers.
Story’s better, but I’d grab Seager just in case, it’s only $5
Who would be your #1 saves speculation right now: Dyson, Hicks, Cishek, or Romo? Thanks and great write up today—as Always.
Thanks! Can I say none? Cishek
How do you rank Gibson, Musgrove, Eflin, Peralta ROS? Thanks!
So now joining Ray, Darvish, Buehler and Strasburg on my DL is Michael f’n Wacha, or Fwacha as I will start calling him. My God, that means I need to start Jon Gray – Nooooooo!!!!!!
Ok, that’s all. Time to watch the not yet DL’d but kinda husky Godley fumble his way through the Buccos.
Oh, and the Torenado snippets continue to be fantastic!
I have the chance to buy albies for Gleyber in redraft. Jump on it Or just a toss-up?
Thanks for all of your help
I’d take Albies
Grey, the Wacha blurb spoke directly to me.
A) I own Wacha
B ) I own Ray
C) I’m lucky there is no C
Only 2 DL Spots available. I have been watching Ray and Donaldson vacation there forever.
Wasn’t big on Donaldson coming into the year, but ended up w/ him via trade. Current 3B is Andujar
Drop one of the 3 now? If so, who is the drop? OR Try to hold out until Ray returns (sounds soonish)?
C) Ha! Lose Wacha, he’s out until August prolly
Chris Davis Toast?
Is that on the menu?
Let the boys be boys!
Getting ready to drop Wacha (no DL spots) to stream. Who do you start with? Stratton vSD, Richard @SF, Wheeler vLAD, J.Gray vMIA, Bassitt @CWS. Or hold?
Does Yadier Molina put up better R, HR, RBI numbers than Sal Perez ROS? Does he come close in HR’s?
KC lineup is garbage. Don’t see how Perez gets the R and RBI opportunities as he did last year. Could get even worse if they trade Moose or Whit.
Prolly close, I’d guess Molina beats him in runs and RBIs, but not HRs
And a better average :)
BTW, where is Willson Contreras’ power this year? Only one extra base hit all month. Sad.
Yeah, crazy on Willson, I’d guess he’ll come around, but yikes
I’m admittedly getting so spoiled with Jo-Ram that I saw the Indians score yesterday, and his line, and initially thought “only 3 RBI and 3 R and 1 HR and 1 SB? What a ticker tease”
Wonder how hurt Dee is? No SBs for weeks. So hot early this season that it almost made up for Severino and DeGrom going right before my draft pick in round #3. Average ok but without steals not close to worth it.
Hold or try to deal for Dozier?
I’d take Dozier
I’ve been wondering the same thing about Flash. I own him too. Frustrating.
Dozier is down in the SB dept this year too…he had 10 at this time last season. He’s only 2 HR’s and RBI’s at this time last season though, but average is down 25 points.
I said to sell Gordon 2 weeks ago
Keep Whit for SB and trade Gordon instead?
Target Scooter or Albies as my 2B?
Gordon has now gone 16 consecutive games w/o a SB, but he has been caught a couple times. I looked back at last year and he went a period of 13 consecutive games w/o a SB one month.
I wondered if it was his fractured toe, but it hasn’t kept him from running the bases on balls in play or playing in the field.
Likely his toe
Think he take 45-50+ this year?
Maybe, he might be hurt
Whit swipe more this year or about the same???
Yo Grey, what up, speaking on the hypothetical, if you had Eugenio Swatez, Manny Much-hitto, Giancarlo Smackin, Judge (I had nothing) and Marcell O-zuno-hes-gonna-homer. Would you offer Ozuno”””””””” for Bryce will start hitting them out of the Park’r-Harper?
I would take Harper
@Favio Vasquez: are you saying ONLY ozuna for harper? nobody with harper would ever sell you harper for him. harper is only having BABIP luck problems.
12 man obp, total bases, and slugging percentage league
Would you trade K. Davis, Upton, Shaw, and Cueto for Correa, T. Bauer, and A. Meadows
I was thinking of countering with adding in Bellinger instead of Meadows.
2b c. taylor
of harper, upton, k. davis
util – rosario, soto
bench – shaw, braun, m. taylor
Sure, try Bellinger
One more thing about Fantrax…I can’t drop a guy that has already played for a guy whose team isn’t even playing today. Like, when the hell can I add him? When the sunrises? After all games have started for the day? After all games have ended? 3 A.M. EST? Da fuh?
Ha, yeah, I had that problem at one point too… Also, how do I find just SPs who are scheduled for tomorrow? I don’t want all pitchers with a schedule, I just want tomorrow’s SPs, is that possible?
@Grey: Nope! You have to scroll through all of them. It’s a real hoot on a phone.
Ugh, that’s what I was afraid of… How can that work for anyone?
@Grey: there’s a probable button on the players page which after all of that day’s games start show the next day’s starters. i always have SON open already so i know who to look for. pretty sure you can drop a player you have on your BN right away for somebody who hasn’t played yet. otherwise it functions like yahoo daily-today in that if you are trying to drop a player who WAS in your lineup for today you’ll have to wait for the next day’s rosters to unlock so that’s 3 AM eastern.
@Grey: yeah but the benefit is that (unlike in espn) if anything changes THAT day you can add somebody right up till THAT player plays. in espn if a day had games at 11 AM eastern, and somebody in the 7 PM pacific games was ruled DTD after 11 AM eastern you COULDN’T sub for them at all. here you could in fact do that. you could also find a last minute batty call or the replacement pitcher etc.
Should I be a Be-lieber to start Shane against Detroit at home, Covey-dovey to start Dylan at home against Oakland or Eflin insane to start Zach at Washington?
I’m not starting any of them, Beiber seems safest tho
I’d really love to pick up LeBlanc (and hold him), but he’s at Boston and that just seems nutso.
Bieber’s start (and stream) over LeBlanc?
@BOS is nutso
Thoughts on Parra? He’s been a schmotato lately and is playing basically everyday hitting 6th in that Rockies lineup. I know he’s kinda meh but does have 6 bag swipes and hitting .300. Do you see a 10/75/.300/15 season out of him this year?
Jacques Cousteau could never get this low
@CP: I’d grab him as long as the Rox are in Coors
Wacha to dL open spot. Already added Braun as a bench bat my teams not hitting I have another open spot
Parra @ Coors vs Miami, Camargo vs baltmore, Pablo vs San Diego, Barreto @ White Sox double header, Frazier @ Tampa
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. my aroldis for madbum? other closers are box, rondon and britton (whatever hes worth). think i can get a better sp for him?
You should do better
Start CMart tonight?
Flaherty or Hill?
Hill if healthy, which is never
@Grey: Even w blisters, Hill would be my healthiest starter, and healthier than either closer (strickland/morrow).
Trea Turner and Yu Darvish for Chris Sale and Carlos Santana.
Thanks as always!
@Grey: Thank you, sir. What about if you subbed Ozuna for Santana? It’s a redraft league and I can find steals on waivers. Or you expecting Treat to be dominant second half?
I like Trea, not sure what you mean by sub Ozuna for Santana, they’re not close to same value
12 team H2H mixed 6×6 (OPS, QS)
probably need to drop a hitter (carrying two bench guys, have a few DL’d pitchers). Team has struggled to hit for power (thanks Votto/Bryant/Rendon)!
Drop C. Santana, Aguilar, Conforto, or Joc?
Or hold? Would really just be to open up a spot to stream starters.
Any comeback from the bake off audition ? Token straight guy ?
In my 12 team dynasty I am nowhere near competitive, as expected. But I am struggling with pitching strategy. It’s 7×7 so QS and HLD are extra cats. 1600IP minimum. We have 4 x SP, 4 x RP and 4 x P slots. How would you structure your pitching staff ? 5 x SP plus a streamer spot and 8 x RP seem the right numbers ?
Haven’t heard anything yet from bake off, they said end of the month… 5-6 SPs always, 3 closers, 3 holds, then wild cards on last spots depending who is available
Trying to work out who is worth holding on to in the hope they become viable down the line. And what I should ask for in trade negotiations.
Thanks, again for all your input.
Between injuries and other unpleasant things, my team could use a little pep in its step. My league right now is pretty trade averse. Any add/drops you think I should be doing? I’m worried LeMahieu is going to be a boring run-scorer and not much else all year, that Pederson sits too often (how many lefty SPs does the NL have?!), Roark is basically a streamer, and Simmons lost the magic and isn’t getting it back.
FAs of note: Profar, Jay, Conforto, German, Montas, Lynn, Cishek, any other Giants RP
12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Carpenter, 3B – Suarez, SS – Machado, OF – Stanton/Cain/Teoscar Util – Rendon , Bench – LeMahieu, Pederson, Simmons
SP – Berrios, Corbin, Ross, Roark, Velasquez, Newcomb; RP – Davis, Barraclough, Dyson, Morrow (inj)
DL (2 spots)- Cespedes, Darvish
Conforto, German, Cishek… Roark, Simmons, Joc
As much as I hate asking this question, but do you like Devon travis more than happ ros? Travis has better stats last 14 and 30 days. Happ just doenst play, do you expect that to change? Why hasn’t He gone down to the minors to get right?
I’d go with 3 days of Happ over 6 days of Travis
Mike Soroka or Mike Montgomery?
Context matters tho
@Grey: 12 team mixed redraft league. 5×5 w/ Quality Starts instead of Wins.
@prey879: I have Montgomery now w/ Soroka hitting waivers after his last start. Was just wondering if I should make the swap.
If that’s the context you’re looking for, not really sure.
I’d hold for now
@prey879: he’s likely going to say soroka, at the very least the bots hate M2.
@The Harrow: yep, the context indicating how likely it is to be able to add soroka at a future date (or M2 if you go soroka first)
In a way-too-deep dynasty league, would you rather have Randal Grichuk or J.D. Davis for the future?
nunez being benched for BROCK freakin’ HOLT! now
14 team h2h redraft with OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added
1B au rizz
2B whit (1B/OF)
SS machado (3B)
3B healy (got lucky when sano more went out that he’s out there at all)
OF (3) puig, rosario, yelich
util (2) schebler, joc
BN nunez (2B/SS/3B/OF)
NA (1) big willie
duffy (2B/3B) or nunez. i’d lose the SS backup, but machado mostly plays every day anyway. nunez was supposed to be there for steals (which he had EVERY other year in the league)
I’d go Duffy
What’s good Grey? Took your advice and traded away Ohtani for Sanchez, Berrios, and Allen in my 12-team keeper league. As you alluded to, Sanchez’s stats aren’t that bad considering he’s only hitting around the Mendoza line. He’s overdue to go off.
Starting Happ as my MI and I’m tired of seeing him play two games, sit one, etc.. Is Lowrie, Kipnis, Harrison, Simien, or Russell a better option in an OBP and SLG% league? Have a good day!
What’s good, ‘poop?
@Grey: So go for Semien over Happ? Are any of the rest of waiver wire guys (e.g., Lowrie, Kipnis, Harrison, and Russell) better than Happ?
All these are different versions of meh, I’d prolly try Kipnis
@Grey: Appreciate you…as always!
No problem, ‘poop!
Would you move Arrieta and Grandal for Will Myers?
@Chris D: dynasty league format
Meh, seems fair enough
Which one both short term/long term (keeper league): Jon Gray, Freddy Peralta, Seth Lugo, Nick Pevetta, Danny Duffy or Daniel Mengden?
Cargo or joc p ros? Obp league. I know you are not a big cargo fan, but he plays in Coors and probably has more secure playing time. Thanks
@Scott: i’ll take that “more secure playing time” bet. we know joc doesn’t play vs lefties sure, but how confident are you that cargo 1 stays healthy to GET those at bats. if you can add both i’d stream cargo 1 at home when joc doesn’t play. since cargo 1 IS healthy right now i’d think i could get 3/2 on my claim (40% break even point)
Which one for both short term/long term (keeper league): Jon Gray, Freddy Peralta, Seth Lugo, Nick Pevetta, Danny Duffy or Daniel Mengden?
Nelson Cruz and a 2nd tier closer. That go the same for Bauer?
That go the same? What?
@Grey: Sorry. You have a lot of comments daily. Yesterday the topic of Syndergaard. A fair trade suggestion was Cruz and (donkeycorn) Brad Hand. Is this too a fair trade offer for Bauer?
Oh, that sounds fair
How’s NFBC going?
I’m in 1st by like 10 points, Oaktown thinks he’s close in 3rd place… How about you?
@Grey: Awesome dude! I’ve been in 2nd for a while.
Nice! Yeah, it’s a tough league to do much in-season, really need help with injuries
@Grey: My offense is doing great. I still just need the pitchers I drafted at the top to act like it, and yeah, stay healthy. If Quintana, Godley and Hill could, I don’t know, get in the top 250! Pomeranz really F’d me too.
Quintana should be better, the other day are varying degrees of bleh potentially…. I drafted David Dahl as my 2nd OF, and have been playing Pillar all year instead
@Grey: With injuries and whatnot, at this point in the season, sometimes you just need a warm body in there. I’ve had to deploy Nick Ahmed here and there. Rudy has John Hicks at utility and some guy is playing Jordy Mercer.
@Cram It: my offense is rising from the dead. Rough start on injury front + Ozuna and Margot struggles. a healthy DeJong + Souza will help.
@Rudy Gamble: Ugh, Margot has been so awful. You’ve got a lot of ground to make up buddy. Idk if those guys can carry the weight but you’ve got time on your side.
yeah, I’m also hoping the Tigers bring up Stewart but offense has not gone as planned, that’s for sure.
I have Hicks as one of my catchers, luckily
The fact I think it’s lucky is sad
@Grey: Hicks is great at Catcher. Not so much as utility.
Hey, I feel lucky that Camargo is relevant!
Haha, that’s how I feel in the league where I have Camargo
Lasagna or Montas in AL keeper where I’m in first place and playing to win now too.
Montas, just bc safer rotation spot, but Lasagna has higher upside
5×5 HR, RBI, Stls,OBP,SLG & QS, ERA,WHIP,K/9, Sv+Hlds
Have Rendon as my everyday 3b and Khris Davis as an everyday util because of Mookie, Rhys, & Benintendi filling the OF slots. That situation has left me one util spot to choose between Muncy (3B 6 in this league), Jesus Aguilar, Conforto, and soon to be Acuna each day.
SP: Nola, Snell, Corbin, Clevinger, Rodon, flaherty.
Just traded my Muncy and Jack Flaherty for Trevor Bauer.
You know I love Bauer
Gsellman or Joe Jimenez moving forward?
best two out of this crew, pts h2h
soroka, peralta, pivetta, mahle, german
@Grey: you know yr asking for a 20 post troll war with this one right from wily mo (ego) penial enlargement.
Grey, 15 team league who do you prefer for 2nd UTIL slot? Kendrys, Grichuk or Avisail? Thanks!
Good morning Grey… Need to drop one..for ROS, would you DROP Conforto,Kiermaier or Joc? Thanks
Grey, 15 team who do you prefer for 2nd UTIL slot? Kendrys, Grichuk or Avisail?
12 Team league
Should I drop Peralta? He may not start until next week or possibly get called down.
Also probably gotta DL Wacha later but should I just drop so I can pick up some streamers today? Or is he someone you’d hold for the month+ he’s likely gone for?
Let’s hear how long Wacha is out — you can likely drop Peralta
12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Tomorrow would you start Puig @ NYM (wheeler) or Anderson @ COL (Gray)?
Also, would you regularly start Anderson over Puig until he hits a hot streak?
Whoever is in Coors — no, not regularly over Puig
Though I don’t know who Anderson is
@Grey: Brian Anderson of the Marlins. Sorry.
Still, whoever’s in Coors
Rank the following when speculating saves: Devenski, Hicks, Osuna, Yates
I went from confident at RP to crushed in like days (Strickland, Morrow, Herrera, Dominguez, Parker)
I need to spec/stash some RP until I can find worthy trades.
How do you rank these guys in terms of owning? Please rank all best you can, I need to add a handful in varying leagues:
KYates, TWatson, Strop, Cishek, Jiminez, ‘anyone in TB or KC’ (Romo? Hill?), W. smith, Moronta
I know it’s a meh question but its pretty rough out there!
Thanks as always!
PS- I traded Blackmon for JRam as keepers before the season started and my league mates laughed at me. I bet you know who’s laughing now, and you certainly know who gave me that idea… #AlmightyGrey
Yates, Watson, Cishek — nice trade!
Another great one today, Grey.
Weekly H-2-H, 5×5 (plus QS and L, instead of W). Thinking of a grab-n-stash with Kyle Tucker and was wondering what pitcher to drop.
CC, Roark, C.Richard, or K.Gibson. Thinking Roark would be the first go.
Also, for future reference, who would be 2nd and 3rd to go when my Tanaka and G.Richards come off the DL (assuming these two are better options than any of the four).
Thanks! Roark, Richard
Sir, Bregman and Bryant for Severino, fair? If not, which side wins. My offense is tops, and I am doing well in pitching. I want to bolster my lead but can’t pry Severino from this guy with one or the other. Thanks for your time.
Which side wins this trade? Is it fair?
C. Blackmon for R. Iglesias, S. Dyson, and E. Thames
Blackmon – not really
I dropped Odor on Tuesday, and knew he was going to go deep last night… but hey, there’s lots of guys with 2 jacks and 1 SB on waivers, we don’t want them either…
Who do you like more, Villar or Kipnis to replace Odor?
Are Rodon and Loaisiga equally streamers in a 12 team H2H?
I own Loaisiga, but Rodon just came available. Problem is I have a small budget remaining, $29. I’m in 2nd place, so I can play it safe for a bit and roll with Loaisiga.
I’d prefer Rodon
@Alex: it’s funny, i’m seeing rodon the monster being dropped too, he did OK in horrible matchups, SON loves him and he has easier schedule coming up (by a lot) and pitches in the worst division in baseball, particularly IF you are ON CLE (WSOX, KC, DET, MIN ain’t that scary with sano not doing anything)
If only Braun had needed cryotherapy on both thumbs – he could’ve named one Wesley and the other Stallone and then they could’ve had a thumb war after they thawed out.
What to do with Strickland and Herrera?
nothing on waivers… who would be an appropriate value for Gleyber Torres in a trade?
You can drop Herrera, DL Strickland or drop him, depends on the league
LOL’d this morning with the write-up, great stuff!! Apologies if these have been asked or answered already.
Are you feeling C-Mart at MIL? His lack of control since the DL has me nervous.
Gibson at home vs BOS? I started him versus Cleveland last week and that worked out.
Thanks and have a great rest of the day!
Thanks! I’m not starting C-Mart or Gibson
Grey – Nice write-ups!
I dropped J.Turner for KANG (hoping near future will be up w/pirates). thoughts?
Also, what do I do with Strikland and Herrera?
nothing really on waivers, who would be a value appropriate ask for G. Torres in trade?
Turner, the Dodgers #3 hitter for a guy who hasn’t played in 2 years? That’s not good
Albies or Torres as my 2B in a H2H keeper league with no limits? Thanks!
Hey Grey, great work! Do you think Stripling will remain in the starting rotation if the other 5 guys are healthy? Maybe they go to a quasi 6 man rotation using the dl.
Yes, he’s not going anywhere with how he’s pitching, and you’re talking about some world where all Dodger starters are healthy that will never happen
@Grey: You’ll be able to watch home games on MLB.TV(even in Guam) before the all Dodger starters are healthy thing happens.
The one GM changed his mind the trade. He now wants to do this.
I give him Kimbrel/Morton
I get Lester/Bumgarner
@NH: Sounds fair if you need SPs
What do you think? Here is my pitching rotation
RP – Kimbrel and Hand
SP – Serverino, Morton, Sale, DeGrom, Bauer and Tailon.
Bench – Robbie Ray
DL – Kershaw
I would like to drop Tailon tho.
I think your starting staff is stacked, not sure why you’re trying to get another SP
Trying to replace Tailon.
My offense is pretty good too.
C – Molina
1B – Votto
2B – Jose Ramirez
3B – Arenado
SS – Machado
OF – Hoskins, Judge, Stanton
Bench – Didi, Pollock, Sterling Marte and Cain.
Anyone you recommend trading? Any areas you think I should upgrade in?
You have too many bench bats, upgrade Taillon by trading Pollock, Didi, Marte and/or Cain
My pitchers all seem to be getting injured at the same time. Any recommendations for who to pickup for the foreseeable future? I can’t stream since we are capped 70 moves/season. This is assuming Wacha goes to DL and frees one pickup for me. Anyone else to lose either? This is a H2H 6×6 w/ QS. I am in 1st by 19 games, and only used 14 moves so far. Thanks Grey!
deGrom, Snell, Bauer, Berrios, Newcomb, Stripling, Ed-Rod, Wacha (DTD,prob DL), Urena (DTD, prob DL), Ohtani (DL), Chapman, Britton, Norris.
Available: Lance Lynn, Leake, Chacin, Manaea, Freddy P, Velazquez. Shelby Miller
Also just was offered Segura, Andrus, Rodriguez for my Correa and Darvish.
@Jays for Days: Don’t know who Rodriguez is but doesn’t look good
@Grey: pitcher from boston, Eduardo.
I figured, kinda meh
@Grey: Alright, I’ll reject and try yelich and yu for Ramirez
@Jays for Days: Would it be worth it to even throw a draft pick in with yel/yu?
Keeper league, this trade was offered.
@Kyle: Neither side? Take Gray/Weaver
@Grey: fair enough. thanks for the reply
Holds and saves league. H2H. Still trying to deal Seager. S Dominguez a good choice for me? Or maybe Parker? I have Britton, BesrClaw, Herrera in my pen now. So I tend to lose both categories. Need another arm to compete in either cat. Thanks
Follow up to a question above you answered above already. Concerning my offer of Goldy/Andujar for Trea and Hoskins…He has countered with Goldy/ W Myers for Trea and Hoskins ( again, its 6 cats with OBP in addition to standard 5 ) …Im tempted to pull trigger and welcome Trea and Rhys to my team…Should I ? or should I hold.
Thanks again in advance.
@Ace of Spades: Trea side
16 team 6×6 h2h dynasty with k/bb and QS.
drawn out strategy question if you don’t mind.
I’m leading in ratios (ERA 3.26 – 6.40, WHIP 1.32 – 1.47, and K/BB 5.43 – 2.12). I have 30 IP, he has 45 IP. He’s beating me in Ks 53-38. I’m up in QS 3-2.
My remainings SPs are madbum v SD, gausman @ WAS, Quintana @ CIN, wood @ NYM, Duffy @ HOU, Sonny @ TB, Teheran v BAL, Verlander V KC, and Clev V DET.
My opponent has Ross @ SF, Porcello @MIN, Godley @ PIT, Stratton v SD, Kennedy @ HOU, Covey v OAK, ERod v SEA, Odorizzi v TEX, Desclafani v CHC, Pivetta @ WAS, Boyd @ CLE, Caleb @ COL. So he obviously has a lot of unfavorable matchups and if he continues to get hammered in ratios I’d expect him to continue just rolling them all out to win Ks and QS.
I’m definitely benching Duffy and will consider benching Teheran since he’s at home even though he’s facing BAL. But as of today, would you sit Gaus? I’m leaning to rolling with him since most of my SPs are facing weaker offenses rest of week so a gaus clunker wouldn’t kill me, and my opponent’s matchups are pretty bad.
@Brian: Sure, start Gausman, you shouldn’t lose ratios or QS
Good stuff as always, trade kershaw altuve asdrubal, receive trout and t Turner? 12tm h2h