In 1776 on July 1st, Ben Franklin grabbed Betsy Ross and four of her friends, and was like, “This will be better than Flag Day.  We will call this Flagellation Day.  Now twerk with a firework!”  That lasted for three days until Ben yelled out an Astros’ hitter last name and called for a volunteer fire department to put out his redness.  As the fire department extinguished his Reddick, Ben proclaimed July 4th to be a day of national celebration and the rest is history.  It’s also when The Stros Spangled Banner was written.  Any hoo!  Josh Reddick (3-for-4, 2 RBIs) had a slam (8) and legs (4) yesterday, and it’s 2nd day in a row with a homer.  He’s owned in only 30% of leagues and that is a crime to humanity, a first world one, at least.  God Bless America and Ben Franklin’s Reddick!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 3.94.  Giles is A.J. Hinch’s fetch.  He’s really trying to make Giles happen.  I’d continue to hold Hector Rondon, he did get a four-out save the previous night.

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t rooting for the Regression Fairies to find Cole outside a discotheque while wearing their platform shoes with a dead goldfish in them.  Yesterday’s game, though, was just natural ebb and flow of the season.  Cole’s peripherals still look gorge.

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .296.  Okay, I’m starting to confuse Yuli and Lourdes Gurriel.  Can one of them be a Jr.?  *intern whispers in my ear*  I’m told the Jr. thing is not gonna help.

Mike Minor – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Astros, ERA at 4.63.  Was this the lowest scoring 4th of July ever or was it me?  Not a lot of offense, right?  No?  Yes?  Hello?  Crap, I just realized I accidentally hung up on you.  Calling back now.  So, I gave you a Mike Minor fantasy last week after his last gem.  The peripherals don’t exactly back this up, but I think you have to pick him up until further notice.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .289.  I know, he’s only six away from his career high in homers of 22, but you really taking the over bet?  Seriously?  I’d put all kinds of fake cash down that he still only hits 22 homers or under.  How about I bet you one page view or .0000000642 of a penny?  Too rich for you?

Manny Machado – 0-for-3 and his 7th steal.  Was traded yesterday to every team and the O’s received back way less than they should’ve.  Okay, not yet.  But it’s coming.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  Since it was the early game, I watched a lot of this game.  Ya know, 4th of July, baseball, boba and Cougs at Orange Theory (whatever the eff that is).  Not to take anything away from Ed-Rod, which is what everyone says before taking something away from someone, the Nats look lifeless.  If Bryce grounds out one more time, I may start posing with tourists in Norway outside an Edvard Munch museum.

Erick Fedde – Left yesterday’s game with shoulder issue, but an MRI revealed no structural damage.  The MRI added, “There’s no fantasy value here either.”  Coldblooded.

Gleyber Torres – Hit the DL with a hip strain.  I don’t want to scream in the commedia dell’arte of Razzball, but what’s he 15 years old?  How does he have hip problems?

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer.  I’m not saying he’s going to hit 50+ homers, but if you watch his home run yesterday, it’s ludicrous he doesn’t hit every pitch out.  His infield popups are homers.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer.

Kyle Higashioka – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.   He’s only started five games!  He has 16 ABs!  Higashioka, can I ask you a private question?  Are you really Tom Murphy?  If yes, just nod and get on my fantasy team.  If no, get on my team anyway.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.02.  *letters in alphabet soup form “You own Tanaka and refuse to pick up Sabathia question mark”*  Damn, soup.  Stream-o-Nator even has CC as a positive in his next start (barely).

Freddie Freeman – Left after being hit by a pitch.  Freeman has a contusion, which is doctor mumbo-jumbo for a bruise.

Johan Camargo – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .260.  He has 31 walks and only 41 Ks (.363 OBP); his pitches swung at outside the strike zone has dropped by almost 6%, same with his first pitch strikes, and his launch angle has increased by 3%, putting him over league average.  His exit velocity is 89.8 MPH which is the same as Castellanos.  Am I grabbing him everywhere?  No, but I could see a place for Camargoadams outside of Wade Boggs’ bedroom.

Sean Manaea – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.33.  So few Ks, but he made them “hit ’em where they were,” like a reverse Willie Keeler.  I will call him, Killie Weeler, which, if I’m being honest, is what most people call him.

Lou Trivino – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.49.  He now has a 7-1 record, and I think he’s best pitcher on my RCL team.  I want to cry.  Please hold me.  Metaphorically!  Why are you taking off your shirt?

Christian Villanueva – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .231.  Ever wonder why Villanueva waits until after you drop him to homer?  It’s not a coincidence.  Villanueva is very spiteful.

Andrew Suarez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.92 vs. Tyler Anderson – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  This game was in Coors, which proves my point, this was the lowest scoring July 4th since at least 1968.

Chris Iannetta – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .244.  You don’t need to bring a shovel to Tom Murphy’s funeral, the Rockies will supply it.

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Calhoun continues to quiet the critics who say he shouldn’t be hitting leadoff.  I’m kidding, of course!  It’s madness he’s hitting leadoff!  He’s hitting .180 with a .230 OBP!  Ohtani hitting leadoff makes more sense.  Like a lot more sense.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5 as he was dropped down to the five hole for the first time since his rookie year.  He should’ve been dropped to the six hole about three years ago.  Pujols has gotten more rope than Kevin Smith after Clerks.  “Okay, Kevin Smith’s done 17 terrible films since Clerks, but I hear this one is good.”  It’s not!  They’re all bad!

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, average up to .239, after floundering in the .225 range for eternity for men.  Mentioned this a few weeks ago, but Seager can be hitting .250 with, like, one bloop falling in every ten games.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .252.  You can take your Lindor and Jo-Ram, Cleveland!  We’ve got Healy and Seager!  Said maybe one or two M’s fans.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  He’s going to end the year with 25 homers and 20 steals and you’re gonna be like, “Hmm, guess I should’ve held him all year.  It’s also weird I’m thinking about Yoan Moncada when I’ve been playing fantasy football for the last two months.”

Daniel Palka – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 3rd homer in two days.  Hot schmotato alert!

Corey Oswalt – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 7.94.  The Mets call him C.E. Roy Oswalt.  C.E. is for Current ERA:  7.94.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBI, hitting .265.  Where the hell has Nimmo been?  Googling Nimmo’s previous whereabouts tells me he was co-starring with Ellen.

Marcus Stroman – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.50.  Was not a big fan of Stroman in the preseason, and now he’s coming off a shoulder injury, so let’s say you’d have a hard time limboing my expectations on him.  (Even if Stroman would not have a hard time limboing under any stick.  He’s tiny.)

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 9th homer.  You know what’s weird?  Don’t worry, I’m gonna tell you.  There’s a crapton of offense everywhere (except yesterday), but there’s no decent DHs.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .231.  Wow, one Pirates player may actually get to 20 homers this year.  Ya know, what Max Muncy already has.

Francisco Lindor – 0-for-4, 1 run and his 11th steal.  Not to be outdone, Jose Ramirez also went hitless but he stole 2 bags (16, 17).  Incredible.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.05 vs. Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  This was a matchup billed as, “They both wear serious musk to avoid an interaction with the Regression Fairies.”

Travis Shaw – 2-for-3 and his 15th homer.  So happy to see this because now I can stop my fretting — I’m a fretter, y’all! — about Shaw’s wrist.

Chase Anderson – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.99. Jon Lester has the biggest difference between his ERA and his xFIP but Chase Anderson is hoisting a koozie to hold his beer.  Or maybe beer mittens.  Beer mittens aren’t a thing?  I have one word to say to that:  YET!

Nate Orf – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Not a great hitter, but during rain delays, when Orf kneels, pretending to be extremely short and does these Orf on Golf routines?  He’s just great!

Brad Miller – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .338.  I don’t care how well he’s hitting, he is standing between me and Keston Hiura!  Though, yes, Miller has been fine.  Said begrudgingly!

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  Berrios is taking one of those old school paths to greatest, waiting for his third year.  No idea yet, but I’m guessing he sneaks into my top 20 overall for starters next year.  Love me some Berrios.  Oh yeah!  *smashes through wall*

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, and his 13th homer, hitting .277.  Apparently, he’s still playing with the return of Jorge Polanco (2-for-3, 1 RBI and his 1st steal).  Yes, this just became a flustercuck of playing time.

J.T. Riddle – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .258, and came up a double short of the cycle.  I’ve mentioned this before, but I have Riddle on one of my more charmed teams (Tout Wars) and for that reason alone he’ll likely do well.  Plus, I’m wearing Riddler leotards as I type this.  Too much synergy to be denied.

Shane Greene – Will have an MRI on his shoulder.  That sounds terri… –fic or –ble?  Twitter poll results:  85% for –ble, 10% for –fic, 5% for Jill Stein.

John Hicks – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .280.  During a moment in mid-June, I felt this scratching sensation, and it was my catcher scab calling for me to scratch it.  Unable to #resist, I picked Zunino off my team and added Hicks.  Best moment of my life.  Sorry, wedding ceremony, you’re moving down the list!

Nicholas Castellanos – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer, hitting .309.  The Greek God of Hard Contact came down from his booth atop the Mt. Olympus Diner and gave us a 4th of July Light Show, while refilling our coffee.

Javier Baez – 1-for-4, 1 run and two steals (14, 15), and one of those steals was of home.  Liriano threw to first, appearing to forget there was a runner on first, but later revealed he has dyslexia and thought he was throwing home.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Hitting for a solid average (.284), but has really yet to catch fire, though I wouldn’t be surprised to see those emojis get lit soon.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.22.  Quick question, can Quintana be more yawnstipating?  What a snoozecannon this guy is.  He is walking that fine line of “I would own him, but when I own him I’m not going to want to own him.”

David Bote – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Hues Corporation tried to warn us, don’t rock the Bote, don’t tip the Bote over.  Don’t rock the Bote, baby.  Don’t tip the Bote over.  So, I’d like to know, where’d you get the notion?

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Brian
4 years ago

Using random relievers for ratio help has really screwed me today.! With Adam Conley and Justin Miller, today my team has an ERA of 94.50 and WHIP of 12.00.

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
4 years ago

weaver perfect game through 5 and this is the joy of playing in deeper leagues cause it’s very very likely few competitive teams in shallow leagues
1. own weaver
2. start him if they do own him

but 20’s, 16’s, weaver is still being started.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

*Puts on David Tennant Broadchurch voice*

Miller!

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
4 years ago

Jeebus. I hope someone besides me just saw the brutal interview with Orlando Cepeda and his grandson on MLB. “It’s not time for your grandpa to go yet.” What dafuq? Good Lord, lady.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Can we get someone to wake up Abreu’s bat? I have no idea how he has 50 RBIs when he’s been batting under .200 for almost a month now

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Harper is on my rival’s team – he can kick rocks for all I care

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Have a day Trea!

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes: He definitely gets to headline the player blurbs tomorrow.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes: Fuck that, he didn’t even steal a base!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Harper and Rendon 0-8. Awesome.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 years ago

@SteveNZ: But Schoop is dope!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Are you seeing anything with Harper? I mean, the guy gets on base and hits homers on the reg, but that AVG!

Is it maybe that he got off to such an unbelievable start that he felt like he could swing at anything and get away with it?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. you have any faith in harper doing anything more than his best joey gallo impersonation ros? need pitching help. harper for severino or hold?

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Odor, Camargo, B. Miller to fill in for Gleyber?

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

ROS. Garret Richard or Shane Bieber?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

@Grey: SON says Schoop is gonna turn things around – agree or disagree?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

The Nationals performance today really makes a bad case for players-only meetings.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: spoke too soon….

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I like to think my comment made them turn it around, fellas. That’s right. I shamed them. You’re welcome.

robhalla
robhalla
4 years ago

JUST INCASE EVERYONE FORGOT

JUST INCASE ANYONE ELSE WAS FOOLED

JEREMY HELICKSON FKING SUCKS.!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: some guy in my league streamed him 10 mins. before the game was gonna start – hahahahaha sucker!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Max Muncy – someone to trade for? Looks like it’s his year but ROS Rater has him at -$24.5 for my league…

Dougie
Dougie
4 years ago

Peraza or Dejong ROS?

crimedog
crimedog
4 years ago

Grand Master lothario. Apologies if you’ve had these questions recently. Been busy moving to a new city and getting settled in and haven’t been reading as much as I would like.

Are you picking up Osuna every where he is unowned? Due back Aug 5 and I think the Jay’s have said he’s closer right when he’s back considering no one else in Toronto has done anything.

Also wanted to give you a shout out because I’m in 1st, 1st, and 5th so far in my 3 leagues mostly thanks to some of yours calls on players and your advice in the columns. So thank you!

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

Puigy Bank
Puigy Bank
4 years ago

Which Catcher should I roll with for the foreseeable future?

Zunino, Barnhart, Stassi, Higashioka, or Cervelli (when he returns)?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: think romine salad is back pretty soon.

alps
alps
4 years ago

Hey Grey
i asked earlier but now i have a trade offer made to me
I give Hoskins
I get Greinke
I am in 1st place and I need SP
it is a keeper league and Hoskins would be $16 next year
Greinke would not be kept because he would be too much
What do you think
Should I hold ormake that trade

Screwballs
Screwballs
4 years ago

Hope you survived the 4th ok. One of my leagues is a 8 team H2H keeper league with 15 keepers. We can also hold 4 NA’s off the roster, including any player on the DL list who is out for the season. I am currently sitting with 7 players in this position and would appreciate your thoughts on ranking them and whether any are worth an roster or DL spot. My active roster is much stronger batting than pitching.

Byron Buxton
Miguel Sano
Alex Reyes
Jonathan Loasisgia
Kyle Tucker [may be up soon]
Jo Adell [Ralph is high on hime]
Brendan McKay [the only pitcher]

Thank you in advance!

Dougie
Dougie
4 years ago

Would you trade Paxton straight up for Dozier? It’s H2h with k9 and BBs. He asked for Cueto and Bieber or Morton straight up.
Thoughts?

Hankg
Hankg
4 years ago

Who do you prefer ROS – Ray or Berrios?

Is Ray, Alvarado and 5th pick too much for Berrios, Knebel and 14th pick (particularly when Ray has better keeper value, by round, for next year)?

Thanks

Hankg
Hankg
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yes. But he would cost a 6th round pick next year while Ray would cost a 24th round pick. The way our league is set up it’s unlikely I would keep Berrios under these circumstances.

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

Thoughts on Teheran overall?

Worth holding or picking up on waivers say, Bentances, Danny Duffy, or Andrew Miller?

Thanks!

Bk
Bk
4 years ago

Are Thames and Schebler guys to own in 10-12 team daily pickup roto leagues? I know, depends on who’s out there, but generally? They’re both so meh.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft, scooter/box for berrios/peraza?

thanks!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: i would be giving up scooter (getting berrios). definitely need pitching help. i could also try tim anderson/box for berrios straight up?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 years ago

I was offered Blackmon, Darvish, Abreu, Happ, Wade Davis and Luis Urias for my Bellinger, Berrios, Kingery, Eloy Jimenez and Sixto Sanchez. The league is a 10-team H2H keeper. The other team is rebuilding and I’m trying to maintain a playoff spot. The veteran players would be nice but I have two main issues…the health of Darvish and my team would get old in a hurry. I’m thinking I’ll hold, but I could use another opinion. Thanks!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey? Is Carlos Rodon (4.55 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 6.67 K/9) droppable in a 12-teamer yet? The Stream-O-Nator is telling me to not start him tonight against Houston and I’m thinking of just dropping him for weekend spot start (e.g., Marquez, Kingham, Zimmerman, Odorizzi, etc.)

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You convinced me to drop him, but do I roll him out for tonight just to get his IP (which our league counts) and take the ERA and WHIP, or just drop him outright?

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

I was offered Harper, Giles, Suter for my Corbin, Kimbrel, tyson Ross

Should I take this, Should I have him swap Suter for Clippard so I dont lose saves? Maybe I can take this and add ottavino as a speculative closer for the deadline?

JP
JP
4 years ago

Please Pick 3 ROS: Puig, Matt Kemp, Parra, Aaron Hicks

I currently have Kemp, Parra and Hicks and essentially platoon Parra

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, would you take Reddick over any of those 3?

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: would you take Reddick over Matt Kemp, Puig or Aaron Hicks?

Dock Ellis
Dock Ellis
4 years ago

Drop Eaton for Reddick?

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
4 years ago

Greylord!!
Got a scenario for ya so stay with me now…..

Team A wants to make a trade with Team B. Team A really wants a Greinke or a Cueto with some Bryce Harper mixed in. Who should team B be asking for?

Team A players to possibly trade: Gary Sanchez, Goldy, Blackmon, Quintana, price,

Team B players to possibly trade: Greinke, Harper, arrieta, Cueto

Rene De La Torre
Rene De La Torre
4 years ago

Team is offering me

Nolan Arenado, George Springer and Adam Jones

In exchange for…

Manny Machado, Eddie Rosario and Scooter Gennett

I checked the trade analyzer and I was surprised to see Gennet’s value so low.

What do you think?

Your blogs are as good as ever!!

Scandalous Bob
Scandalous Bob
4 years ago

I’ve been hanging onto Greg Holland, hoping that he might work his way back into some saves. But I’m not sure if that’s going to happen this year.

Hang on a little longer or drop him?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Scandalous Bob
4 years ago

@Scandalous Bob: He hasn’t been good since 2014. Injuries, a couple years older, and 2 guys performing in front of him mean he’s likely not gonna see the 9th unless the Cards are losing 10-2

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Grey,

Couple questions/concerns:

1. Springer has had just 1 HR and 1 RBI in his last 19 games played. In June, he hit just 4 HR and 8 RBI while batting .190. I’m losing faith in him. For 4 or 5 category stats ROS, are there better options to try and trade him for – Castellanos, Hoskins?

2. It might sound crazy, but would you trade Correa for Tim Anderson? Correa has 36 fewer AB’s, but their stats are similar with the SB Anderson provides standing out among them. I have both Correa and Story for SS. I don’t necessary need Anderson’s SB, but he looks to provide solid 4-category production.

Correa 269 AB / 46 R / 13 HR / 49 RBI / 2 SB / .268
Anderson 305 AB / 48 R / 13 HR / 34 RBI / 19 SB / .252

I’m in a standard, 5×5 season-long roto – R / RBI / HR / SB / AVG

The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Calhoun is hitting .306 with 4 HRs in 14 games since coming back off the DL. Maybe he was hurt? I’ve been rocking him since they put him at top of lineup.

Bote is pronounced BO-tee, when I read that I was wondering why Grey was rocking a BO-tee, and sailing with with a cargo full of love and devotion.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
4 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Also can you say something bad about Joey Votto. He hit the 4 HRs in 4 days in April, and has hit 4 in the 2 months since then. Give him some bulletin board material.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Can you pronounce all star voting is a sham?

Sparkakis leading the NL OF voting.

AL 1B – Abreu, Yuli (Come On), Moreland, Pujols, Cabrera. Where’s Healy?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I thought it was all online now? Do they still do the punch/ scan cards at the games?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You should do a reader poll. Maybe spice it up a little bit and see who the all star Razzball writer would be? I’d vote Lance this year, but Tehol always has that Wow factor the appeals to the fans.

alps
alps
4 years ago

Hey Grey
I need SP
Would you give up
Hoskins and Mazzara or
Bellinger and Mazzara
for either Greinke or Kershaw
I doubt Hoskins or Bellinger by themsleves would do it but I could try
Is it fair
It is a keeper league but Kershaw would be too expensve to keep next year

Eric
Eric
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Who would you rather have for saves at the moment, Clippard or Romo?

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: haha for sure. Sage advice as always. Thanks!

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

Some laughed, some ridiculed my OF on my NFBC team but My patience with Reddick is finally paying off. My current starting OF:

D. Peralta
Red-dick (no scab yet)
M. Kemp
Soto
Acuña

Reserves:
Leury G.
Rajai

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

Corbin or Greinke for ROS? QS/WHIP/ERA/K league.

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
4 years ago

Stephen Piscotty, Teoscar Hernandez, Matt Chapman – which 2 to keep ROS? and Stephen Souza – good add?

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
4 years ago

Would you rather have Tim Anderson or Wil Myers heading into next year in a keeper?

twig and berrios
twig and berrios
4 years ago

Is Robbie Ray a top 10 SP ROS?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
4 years ago

In 13 starts not against the Yankees, the numbers for this SP are

5-2 W/L, 10.5 K/9, 2.58 ERA, and 1.11 WHIP yet you think he’s a pleb

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I was thinking more along the lines of this century, specifically 2018. Garrett Richards!

Speaking of plebs, where are the hockey boys? No articles in 3 months.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Oh, that’s good to hear. I couldn’t remember how much they did in the summer, thought there were sleeper posts or something. Thanks

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I was judging your hatred of him based on his blurbless notes up top. He’s staying on the field this time!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Stay woke, Garrett’s creepin!

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  Fungazi 2.0
4 years ago

@Fungazi 2.0: still has a damaged elbow, and in a similar vein boss tanaka (who used to be and probably still would and could again be a top 10 overall SP IF he ever got his fixed) ain’t right, please please please otani don’t listen to that sad sack medical team at LAA and do what’s right to get good again.

ERad
ERad
4 years ago

I think you could go the rest of the year without writing a blurb for Quintana and no one would notice.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

do you like Trivino over Chad Green? (ratios, Ks, occasional W)

Odor, Peraza, Thames, Gallo – who’s out? (5×5 H2H)

Thanks

Salsa24
Salsa24
4 years ago

Once/If Darvish comes back this year I will need to free up some roster space in order to activate him. Currently I have a six man rotation consisting of the following players not including Darvish:

Thor
Paxton
Eflin
Ed-Rod
Bieber
Peralta

Would you recommend dropping one of the following pitchers to free up the roster spot or drop one of the two following players:

Odor
Trumbo

Also, Kike is currently on waivers and I was wondering if you valued him over Trumbo or Odor?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You would trade Darvish for Pivetta right now if you could in a 15 team roto?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Great! Thank you. Hoping he hits accept before Pivetta throws a gem tomorrow. This is the only league that I’m doing for $ that I don’t own Pivetta in.

Starz
Starz
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Why wouldn’t he come back? Absent misdiagnosis or another setback (not unrealistic), he’ll be back in August. Cubs have every reason to be cautious with him to get him on a mound by September. Granted, he still shouldn’t be a buy-low target, but just for those where he’s already stashed on DL.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Starz
4 years ago

@Starz: he needs to get surgery on something (doesn’t appear to be TJ though)

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Starz
4 years ago

@Starz: misdiagnosis or not he had a quote himself a week or so back about “being in pain when he pitched” that’s not good. i know there was a lot of writing about him “tipping” stuff in the playoffs, but it’s way more likely he’s just been hurt for like grey said just short of a year. i own the man in TONS of dynasties or keepers that used to be him slam dunk kept (like around 5) and it’s been rough.

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

Feel like my team is coming back down to Earth after a few hot months. Any moves you can see making? H2H 6×6 w/ OBP and QS. Moves capped at 70, I am at 17 moves. 1st place 19 games ahead.

C. Romine (will drop once Cervelli is back),
1. Hosmer,
2. JoRa,
3. Machado,
SS. Didi,
OF. Brantley,
OF. Trout,
OF. Merrifilder,
Util. Bellinger,
Bench-Cain(DL) DL-Cervelli

Ed-Rod, Berrios, Chapman, Britton, Norris, Bauer, Manaea, Snell, Newcomb, Peralta, Stripling, deGrom, Wacha (DL)

Bats avail are Cesar H, Lowrie, Hicks, Maz, Avisail.

Pitch avail are Chase Anderson, Tyler Anderson, really nothing else out there.

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks!!

Starz
Starz
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Snell, Bauer, Chapman, and deGrom is considered “good enough.” lol

Starz
Starz
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Oh it definitely is. For whatever reason, I had read your comment in the voice of it just barely being good enough. To me, that’s a great pitching staff.

Ellis
Ellis
4 years ago

Also loved the Kevin Smith comment, his movies have been awful, although… I have a soft spot for Mallrats, it was really funny, maybe not so much anymore, especially loved the early shout out for his love for the Hartford Whalers, I bleed green!

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  Ellis
4 years ago

@Ellis: clerks 1/mallrats/chasing amy were quite good, albeit so damn long ago. the whalers left town 2 years after mallrats to carolina so technically it would be a “late” call out (hartford whalers 71-97)

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: dogma/clerks 2/jay and silent bob (for fans of his, at the time was) were fine, as was the clerks cartoon show (even that was 17 or so years ago now though), yeah everything else…. yuck. only thing not utter crap was zack and miri make a porno since about 2001.

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: that’s a good answer.

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
4 years ago

Roughly where would you rank Wil Myers overall for next year?

Ellis
Ellis
4 years ago

Rank for only saves ROS, including possibility of being traded and not being a closer, how does this look? thank you!

Morrow Hand Rondon

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

14 Team H2H auction redraft league: 6×6. Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

1) drop Cesar Hernandez, Ryon Healy, or Jake Lamb for Yoan Moncada?

C: Evan Gattis
1B: Ian Desmond
2B: Cesar Hernandez
3B: Ryon Healy
SS: Francisco Lindor
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Mitch Haniger
OF: Eddie Rosario
UTL: Aaron Hicks
Bench: Jake Lamb

P: Max Scherzer
P: Blake Snell
P: Matt Barnes
P: Keon Kela
P: Hector Rondon
P: Mike Foltynewicz
P: Miles Mikolas
Bench: Clayton Kershaw
Bench: Freddy Peralta
Bench: Nathan Eovaldi

DL: Michael Wacha

Thanks as always!

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Brad Miller has been productive in mil. Do you think he plays just about every day ros. He qual at 1b,2b,ss which is nice to have as bench bat. He had a 30 hr year in 2016. Thanks

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Scott
4 years ago

@Scott: yeah he’s been kicking serious ass i’m pissed i held taylor just long enough to find out just how many at bats he’s been losing over miller in NL only, and i did just add him in a 20 team league (no MI/CI slots of course or he’d have been gone already). turning back into the b.miller we’ve all known and owned for many years.

Scott Kocsis
Scott Kocsis
4 years ago

Hey, Grey. Another superb write-up.. Reddick?….beautiful.

10-team, mixed H-2-H…standard 5×5, plus QS (and L instead of W). Looking to possibly shake up my pitching staff and was wondering if any of the current WW guys are worth grabbing to replace some of mine.

My Guys: C.Richard, K.Gibson, K.Hendricks, G.Richards, M.Tanaka
On the Wire: N.Pivetta, A.Suarez, J.Gray, C.Rodon, D.Price

Thanks!!

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

Good morning! Hope you all had a great 4th of July holiday.

11 tm keeper, roto. I had picked up M Taylor to get me back in the SB race and he’s done that…but he’s my 4th OF (Hoskins, Bellinger, Rosario). Would you add A Hicks or A Garcia over Taylor right now? Are you still holding Hosmer with Abreu at 1B and guys like Hoskins and Bellinger having 1B eligibility over Hicks/Garcia/etc.

12 tm h2h redraft: Do you like Trivino over Ottavino or Kirby Yates? Add Reddick over Schebler or Puig?

Thank you for your help, as always.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: THAAAAAAAAAA 4th.

Cahills Have Eyes
Cahills Have Eyes
4 years ago

Drop Gurriel from a UTIL spot for any of these hot schmotatos? G. Polanco, Reddick, Camargo, Piscotty?

12-team H2H weekly categories w/ OPS. Thanks Grey!

Ralphy
Ralphy
4 years ago

Drop Hosmer for Kyle Seager or Yoan Moncada?

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
4 years ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB). Have an extra spot now with Gleyber on the DL. Pick up either Castro, Heyward, K. Marte, Bird or M. Adams? Been leaning toward a hitter since I only have one bench bat now, but could also pick up a pitcher instead: Minor, C. Anderson, Rodon or Leake.

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: Buehler in, who’s out (1 drop)?
Mikolas
Bieber
Newcomb
Mazara
Desmond
Acuna
A.Garcia
…many thanks.

mthom42
mthom42
4 years ago

Bauer for Abreu? H2H points

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks

MJ
MJ
4 years ago

Shelby Miller at home today vs. San Diego – worth a stream, or stay away?

Bk
Bk
4 years ago

Reddick or Healy?

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Have room to stash one prospect Vlad or tucker?

lubey
lubey
4 years ago

Sir Anthony Dominguez is sitting on waivers. I’ve currently got Sir Fernando Rodney. Pull the trigger or hold?

Thanks Grey. Hope you had a wonderful 4th

lubey
lubey
Reply to  lubey
4 years ago

@lubey: Ya never know what wiley, old Gabe will come up with next!!!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

14 Team H2H auction redraft league: 6×6. Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

1) drop Cesar Hernandez for Yoan Moncada?

2) is there a term (aside from Son-of-a-bench) for 2 players that you are platooning but always bench the good stats and start the 0 fers? Benched Healy’s homer yesterday and Lambs couple hits he day before. Maybe “Musical Pairs”? Maybe others can help in the comments too

C: Evan Gattis
1B: Ian Desmond
2B: Cesar Hernandez
3B: Ryon Healy
SS: Francisco Lindor
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Mitch Haniger
OF: Eddie Rosario
UTL: Aaron Hicks
Bench: Jake Lamb

P: Max Scherzer
P: Blake Snell
P: Matt Barnes
P: Keon Kela
P: Hector Rondon
P: Mike Foltynewicz
P: Miles Mikolas
Bench: Clayton Kershaw
Bench: Freddy Peralta
Bench: Nathan Eovaldi

DL: Michael Wacha

Thanks as always!

Goodman
Goodman
4 years ago

Good read Grey!!

Odor, Schoop or Kike (2b) RoS 14 point league?
Thanks always

NH
NH
4 years ago

Grey,

Would you accept any of these trades

I give Votto
I get Rizzo

Or

I give Votto and Brad Hand
I get Rizzo

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

Archer comes of DL soon and is available in my league. Would you rather have Berrios or Archer ROS in a standard roto using QS- K-SV-ERA-WHIP ?

Ciizen5
Ciizen5
4 years ago

Taillon for Cespedes?

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Yo Grey, hope you had a good fourth. I have tyler anderson as FA in my league. Whats your take on him- should be owned? stream away games? he just put up 34 points home against san fran… 32 points at Dodgers…. both 8 inning outings . I know we hate the rockies for what up with Gray but my starting pitching staff may need help. right now its, morton, mikolas, f. peralta, eovaldi, carlos rodon, taillon. ( i recentanlty have tilted toward hitting with some trades – gave up c-mart and jack flaherty for au shizz) Anderson worth dropping someone? (also have k. marte as a droppable bat)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 years ago

Is Yuli Gurriel worth adding/ starting in a 12-team league?

I had him earlier in the year and dropped him, but had no idea he was hitting almost .300! to be fair, its not like i was actually tracking him or anything,

Cheers & hope you had a great Independence Day!

Starz
Starz
4 years ago

Please rank ROS:
Adam Eaton, Mini-Miggy (Avisail) or Finding Nimmo ?

Here Comes the Pizza
Here Comes the Pizza
4 years ago

What’s up Grey

Needed a Gleyber replacement and went with old friend Odor for now.

In a vacuum, you like Odor over Moncada, Nunez, DeJong, Happ?

Thanks!