The album I released called Father’s Day has an intro as its first song, here it is, “This is dedicated to all those dads out there that stood by their responsibilities and raised your seed.  Unless you would’ve been a terrible father, then it’s better if you shirked your responsibilities and hightailed it out of there.  Something that’s rarely mentioned about absentee fathers, if you would’ve been a crap father, then it’s best if you weren’t around.  The best thing some fathers could give their kids is not being there.  This is dedicated to all the fathers that left.  This is for all the dads that would’ve been so bads.  All the pops that drank nonstops.  You’re often forgotten, but we appreciate your fatherhood was misbegotten”  Any hoo!  Yesterday, Julio Teheran went 6 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 3 walks, 11 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.97, as he was activated from the DL.  He didn’t go on a rehab assignment.  Well, technically, he didn’t but he returned to face the Padres, so same diff.  Teheran’s peripherals are a mess like the father who abandoned us who we now appreciate, so Teheran was money on Sunday, but don’t expect child support (this is so hashtag woke).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Mike Foltynewicz – Hit the DL for his tricepasaurus. He’s eligible to return next Saturday, which is what he will do because I’m relying on him.  I am a fantasy parasite.  Feed me!

Carlos Carrasco – Hit the DL with an elbow contusion.  On Saturday, he got roughed up early (1 1/3 IP, 4 ER), then removed after Joe Mauer shot one back into Carrasco’s arm.  Was especially devastating for Carrasco because he just watched Vaxxed.

Shane Bieber – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.97, as he was recalled.  Depending on when Carrasco returns, Bieber could stay in the rotation for a few more turns.  Here’s my previous Shane Bieber fantasy.  It was written on a bathroom wall in horseradish sauce at a Arby’s.  At least I hope that was horsey sauce.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  As he’s been his entire career, he’s still great in home games.  Unfortunately, his home is in Tampa.

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  I’ve been way off Manaea recently, but the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and I could see going back in on him.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in two days.  Semien’s starting to heat up, and not like that time you stood too close to the microwave.

Andrew Heaney – 8 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.64.  Heaney’s ERA on waivers is 1.75; his ERA on your team is 7.50.  How do I know?  Oh, I just do.

Blake Parker – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, and the blown save, ERA at 3.18.  I get Parker didn’t start the inning off in All-Star fashion, but if he’s your closer, at least give him a chance to right the ship.  The 2nd run was inherited because one game The Sciosciapath brings Parker into the 7th and then this game it’s the ninth and he’s pulled after three batters.

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.77.  Not to get all Biblical and illuminati on you, but his name anagrams to:  All I Is, Locust.  We would’ve made an Exodus sooner on him if we were Dan Brown.

Scott Schebler – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .281.  I like Schebler more than most ‘perts, but him batting leadoff and Winker not even in the lineup is so straight goofy — stroofy?

Joe Musgrove – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.68.  Catatonic Self, “Joe MusgroveJoe Musgrove…Joe Must go…”  Thank you, Catatonic Self.   Kidding aside, Musgrove’s peripherals aren’t terrible, and he’s about a 3.75 ERA pitcher so this isn’t that surprising.  On a related note, I feel like the Reds have done more damage against my teams than any other team, but the stats don’t exactly back that up.  The Reds are not supposed to be very good.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and his first hit since April 12th.  Not exactly, but feels that way.

Colin Moran – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, as he was activated from the DL on Saturday.  Good to see him back, assuming it’s him and not his Freaks and Geeks doppelgänger.

Evan Longoria – Out for 6-8 weeks as he will undergo hand surgery.  This could severely hinder Longoria’s aspirations of playing Thing in the next remake of The Addams Family.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.48.  Eff you, Regression Fairies.

Clay Buchholz – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  Yeah, but it was in the humidor vs. the Mets, which brings me back to, dubya tee eff, Patrick Corbin?!

Jeurys Familia – 1 IP, 1 ER as he was activated on Sunday, and used in the 8th.  Paul Lo Duca said he’s happy to see Familia back, he’s the heart and soul of the Mets.  Then everyone associated with the Mets said, “Who gives an eff what Lo Duca thinks?”  Familia will likely be used in the ninth more times than not, but, well, who really knows what goes on with bullpens?

Brandon Nimmo – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .274, and 2nd homer in four games.  One of the few bright spots on the Mets, but, when your team goes out and gets Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce on purpose, the bar for bright spots isn’t high.

Steven Matz – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  Yes, the entire Mets organization’s womb is polluted, but Matz’s ERA is better than Corbin, to name just one guy whose name is stuck in my craw.

Trevor Richards – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.45.  You in time lapse, “I don’t know much about this Richards guy, but he’s got two solid starts this week….Yes, he pitched great in his first start of the week, now just one more start to go and it’s against the Orioles…I AM JOHN HURT IN ALIEN AND MY ULCER IS BURSTING OUT OF MY STOMACH!!!”

Justin Bour – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .240.  *looking at Carlos Santana’s stats vs. Justin Bour*  I think I need to sit down.  *sees I’m sitting in a chair with Carlos Santana’s face*  Maybe I stand.  *sees Carlos Santana standing in the corner of the room like the mom in Hereditary*  AHH!!!  If you haven’t see Hereditary yet, you should go see it.   I slept with the lights on last night.  Shizz was scary AF.

Jace Peterson – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .196.  Fun fact!  He’s been moved so many times Jace Peterson doesn’t even know what team he plays for anymore.

Wade LeBlanc – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  This start came against the Sawx.  Zoinks!  We need to dig in on him *looks at his player page*  Well, that’s a joke.  His fastball is down to 86 MPH, he is literally throwing all the same pitches, but his BABIP is .266 and his LOB% is 88%.  I mean, c’mon, I wouldn’t even let LeBlanc pitch if I had a capable chimpanzee.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .080 in the last week.  Which has been a hot week for him.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .239.  He’s been showing more signs of life recently, multiple hits in three of his last four games, two homers in the last week.  For Cubs fans reading, Rafael’s gone from Stinker to Devers to Chance of something.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  In the last ten starts, he’s gone deeper than six innings once, but he hasn’t given up more than three runs since May 5th, when he gave up five, but it was Cinco de Mayo, so, I mean, c’mon, give him that.

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .268.  He’s homered me into submission.  I no longer even consider dropping him because he just homers again in a few games.  You win, Teoscar.  *tosses jersey, Teoscar opens it to see, “Fantasy Master Lothario, Real Squad Members Don’t Abbreviate.”*  Welcome to the squad, Teoscar.

Randal Grichuk – 3-for-3, 4 RBIs and a double slam (6, 7) and legs (2), hitting .196.  He’s a lousy one, Mr. Grichuk, but maybe Mr. Grichuk is a hot schmotato.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer, and 3rd homer in three games.  Look at your 2nd baseman, now look at what Yangervis is doing.  Oopsie.

Michael Taylor – 3-for-4, 2 runs and 4 steals (18, 19, 20, 21).  He’s doing what you wanted from Billy Hamilton — not playing every day, not hitting much of anything, stealing literally everything in sight.

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 13 baserunners (6 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.73.  I like how what appears obvious to the entire world is being sloughed off like it’s nothing to the Cardinals.  The entire world, “Um, C-Mart doesn’t seem right because, ya know, he’s throwing 98% of pitches outside the strike zone since he returned from the DL.”  The Cardinals, “C-Mart looked pretty good on Saturday.”

Zach Eflin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Was absolutely cruising through the Brewers’ lineup, but pulled from the game after 73 pitches, because Gabe Kapler hit the bowl of green M&M’s too hard.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .247.  I just had a wild idea.  Maikel gets traded to the Giants for Strickland, so Strickland can close games for the Phils, then Strickland is used in the 4th inning, because Kapler is trying to shorten the games, but really it just makes them longer because then he has no one for the 7th, 8th or 9th, after using Dominguez in the 5th and 6th.  Oh, but we can call him, Maikel Francisco.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer this weekend.  ODB is hot like Mariah!

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 3rd in four games.  Praise Rhyus!

Eric Thames – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .244.  Hard to get crazy excited about Thames or Aguilar (also homered, his 13th), because the Brewers are crowded at 1B and left field, but Thames is the type to hit a bunch of homers in a short period of time.

Chase Anderson – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.54.  From start to start, he went from fire emoji to fire-hot diarrhea.

Blaine Hardy – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  He was in Friday’s Buy as a guy to grab, due to the Stream-o-Nator, and that remains.

Nicholas Castellanos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and his 3rd homer in the last two days.  I mailed a letter to P.O. Box Detroit Tigers, addressed to Nick(holas) Castellanos, The Greek God of Hard Contact.  It read like this, “Mr. Castellanos, before going to bat, take a sip of a La Croix — pamplemousse, peach-apricot, really any of them except coconut — so this way you hiccup and/or burp right as you swing, which will jerk your swing into an uppercut motion.”  I’m not saying he read that and followed my advice, but, yes, he did.

Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  Nice showing, but it was against the Royals, who are a constitutional monarchy, and have power in name only.

Jorge Soler – Likely out for a while with a fractured toe, but don’t worry the Royals went into their bag of “Hey, this guy was a fun prospect at some point in the last half decade” and called up Adalberto Mondesi, who you might remember as Raul Mondesi Jr..  Crazy Father’s Day for the Royals, they lost a ‘sun’ and called up one who no longer wants to be named after his father.  Adalberto and Nelson Cruz (who dropped the Jr. at some point) should start a We Got A Bastard Father Anonymous Club.  Mondesi has 70-steal speed, but .185-average ability, so grab him if you’re desperate for speed in deep leagues.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.55.  I found this interesting (it’s not intersesting), and maybe you will too (you won’t).  The Orioles are a terrible pitching staff, this is well known.  According to the stats, the Royals are much worse.  Told you interesting (not in the least).

Whit Merrifield – Left the game after fouling a day off his knee.  He seemed to be in great pain, but really we’ll never know another man’s pain.  Except the pain of a standup comedian at an open mic night.  That pain is pretty clear.

Brad Keller – 6 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.63.  He’s a Rule 5 guy.  Rules 1 thru 5 are, “Don’t talk about Rule 5 guys.”

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  True story, Brian Dozier took a dookie and it floated into a radioactive sewer and turned into Hunter Dozier.  He is Brian Dozier’s dookie.  Let that sink in.  Psyche!  It can’t, because it’s a floater!

Matt Duffy – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .318.  Duffy has been hot, dating back into the middle of last week.  I’m sure he will wake up at some point and realize this season is all a dream.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting .243, 2nd homer this week, but hitting near-.150 in that time.  He was filling in for a beat-up Gardner.  That sounds like an ICE situation in a sanctuary city.  Topical!

CC Sabathia – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Resist the urge to look at Corbin’s ERA vs. Sabathia’s.  Resist, Grey, resist.  Dot dot dot.  Ugh!  I can’t!

Luis Severino – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.09.  The Rays had multiple opportunities to score in this game.  They received 12 opportunities, exactly.  The twelve pitches Chasen Shreve threw between Severino and Chapman.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .243.  Yes, much better than he’s ever been.  I *pinkie to mouth* Profar this Jurickson.  However, eight homers and .243 is good?

Trevor Story – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .270.  I know you hate when I get scientific, but Trevor Story has been near a top 15 player overall on the year, according to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.

Wade Davis – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.55.  Well, you knew what you were getting when you drafted a Rockies closer.  Though, you might’ve expected that garbage in Coors not on the road!

Jon Gray – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.89.  Jon Gray went in to see a doctor about his sleeping disorder.   “Do you have trouble falling asleep?”  “No.”  “Then what is the problem?”  “Right before I’m ready to wake up, I shit the bed.”

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yankee candle factory worker
yankee candle factory worker
4 years ago

Is Matt Duffy good now?

Justin
Justin
4 years ago

great stuff as always…got a question

16 team Dynasty Points League…i just got offered Altuve straight up for Arenado…am i crazy to prefer Arenado?

position isnt really much of an issue

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Couple questions below given this overachieving squad below (H2H league, 12 teamer, 20 games in front)

C- Gattis
CI – Freeman, Eugenio, Carlos Santana (walks is a cat, so he helps me there)
MI – Dee, Bregman, DeJong
LF – Rosario, CF – Trout RF – Mazara. 2 OF: Jo Ma, Peralta
Util – Cruz
Bench – Seager (no one wants him on a trade right now)
SP – Max, MadBum, Bauer, Morton, Kendrick’s, Pivetta, Wood
RP – Parker, BearClaw, Britton (yep, a mess but SAGNOF)

1. Seager always gets his 25 HRs but such a drag on average, Ks this year. Tough to trade. He hardly ever cracks my lineup. About what level of player would you seek in return or hold for a few weeks before our trade deadline and hope for a streak?

2. Saves and holds league. Herrera just hit the wire. Could he be a decent answer to holds which I have punted so far this year? If so, who gets cut?

3. Should I stop tinkering and let my boys play? (Over manager?)

Note: my favorite nickname is The Federalist. Do you have one that you are most proud?

2.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Would y ou trade encarnacion for dozier? Obp league. Both of these guys always start slow. Thanks

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Who is a better return for Rondon with 2019 in mind? Job or Castillo?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Nightpandas
4 years ago

@Nightpandas: joc I mean

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Gallo is currently 0 for his last 7 with… wait for it… 7 strike outs!!! I feel like that homer barrage has got to be right around the corner… right?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: that kind of stat sticks out when you own him

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

You like Albies or Rendon ROS? or apples/apples?

Thanks man

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

I’ll bet a Bauer… I’ll see your Bauer and raise you a Nick Pivetta… says my team to themselves… dealing!

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Kapler!! Well I won this round as it’s QS league, until next week or so and he pulls him out of a 5 inning shutout after 56 pitches…

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 years ago

Would you trade Severino for Judge in a keeper?

Thanks,
LG

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

I do not think fondly of Gabe Kapler…

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

So dropping Pivetta today was not the right move. Ouch. I’ve already put my claim in to pick him back up.

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Drop Bradley, Jeffress, seranthony, bieber for Kevin McCarty or joe Jiminez

12 team h2h with holds/saves

lubey
lubey
4 years ago

Nicky P dealing tonight

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: too bad he gets the Nats next – no point in streaming him there – the first time didn’t go well at all

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

I actually did listen to you on one player this year, Alright. You and the Razzers convinced me on Bauer. I was wrwrwr. He’s a champ maker. Oaktown kids! By the way the Oaktown Kids are about to get a finally red hot Rendon to go with Myers replacing the Guzman/Panda platoon.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

So I’m gonna guess that Soto owners aren’t going to get that 2 run homer on their ledger unless they inexplicably had him in their lineups on May 15?

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: yeah that’s what I’m looking for. That’s about stupid

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Al KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@Al KOHOLIC: You’re preaching to the choir, Al. If mlb deemed him eligible and the stats count for them, shouldn’t the numbnuts at ESPN do the same?

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

i grabbed Freddy Peralta for his start tomorrow, feel I wasted a move. Should I drop him and reinvest in Trevor Williams? Or try and get Musgrove off waivers? Hold? Thanks.

lubey
lubey
4 years ago

Herrera owner here!!!

I’m assuming Doolittle remains there closer, Rodney, Britton or Barraclough going forward?

Thanks dawg

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. i know youre not a huge fan of lester, but if i can swap musgrove and caleb smith for him straight up, do it?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Ugh. You could drive a truck through the hole in Bryce Harper’s swing right now.

Is it just me or did the Nationals get Kelvin Herrera for basically nothing? The haul didn’t really seem to include any top-of-the-line prospects to me, but I’m no Ralph.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Wow. Nats just walked Gleyber to load the bases for Bird. Would love to see that stat: Youngest to be intentionally walked with two men on. Gotta think Gleyber reached “feared-hitter status” quicker than most rookies.

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

12-team H2H OBP. Which one ROS?

Hoskins or Acuña?

Cotton voom
Cotton voom
4 years ago

Who closes for KC?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Closermonkey has some dude named McCarthy as 1st in line – but the peripherals are blah… this looks like a shituation to avoid anyway

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Drop Grandal for Tom Murphy? The Rockies appear to be letting the kid play…

vee
vee
4 years ago

twitter says kelvin herrera may be traded to the Nats.

KC’s bullpen handcuffs look awful though … looks like another TB shituation.. skip?

dave anchovies
dave anchovies
4 years ago

ohh boy, i’m up late… forgot to hit “post” this moring

solarte/descalso vs dj le-meh? h/hr/r/avg/sb

8 team h2h

also, im overstocked on pitchers…need a solid 2b
flaherty/sonny gray/johnny lasagna/bieber for ros? and/or vs barria or domingo german [on wire]

sorry…sleepy. the first batch is mine and asking who to keep ros or drop for barria.
qs/k/avg/whip all matter.

so…i got that pic of Grays Place…in all its neon glory [not Greys, unfortch) where to post?

thanks, as always. great stuff.

–dave

dave anchovies
dave anchovies
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

thanks,

i meant dj vs solarte

and were you ranking the ptchers? those guys better to hold or drop for berria?

ill post it shortly. its on my phone

thanks!!

Tb
Tb
4 years ago

Starting pivetta at home in daily h2h league or no if you won’t need his start this week I have Bauer going

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

A down side of being a teacher is that I have summers off to comment on Razzball 4 times on a Monday…Last question!

Would you drop Moncada for Healy, Yuli, Schebler,or Leonys?

Humm Baby
Humm Baby
4 years ago

Have had enough of Odor… Who do you like ROS between Kinsler, Villar or possibly Dejong when he comes back?

Thank you!

Arguing Balls
Arguing Balls
4 years ago

Seranthony, Rondon, Britton. Can you rank them?

KevinB
KevinB
4 years ago

I just moved up from 4th to 1st. if you would be so kind as to give me any advice regarding my team. thanks!!!!
Because of all your hard work I usually stay in the top 3. Because of your humor I lol causing many to wonder what the hell I’m doing at work!!!! thanks again
c Perez
1b Hoskins
2b Baez
3b bregman
ss turner
of ozuna, bellringer, Desmond
util rendon, cron
dl pollock, Cespedes
bench munch, Peterson
sp Severino, morton, bauer,stripling, rondon, pivetta
rp greene, gsellman, melancon,Rondon
dl archer, ray

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out why it looked like the Nats/Yankees had a double header today on Yahoo, but not on Fantrax. I had no idea they were finishing up a game (with Tankaka pitching) from earlier this season. As a Soto owner, I suppose there’s no way I get credit for his 2-run pinch-hit homer today, right? If not, that sucks, but perhaps if nothing else it’ll ensure he’s in the lineup later tonight.

Oh, and it looks like Elvis who hasn’t been hitting on his rehab stint has bumped Delino (who has been hitting) from the 2 hole back to the 9 hole. Seems like it’d be better the other way around. Can you tell I own the Dentist?

Have a good one!

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

Hey Grey – looking to win now in a 12-team keep-7 forever league (I’m currently 2nd/3rd). Would you trade your $3 Bellinger (lowest possible keeper price) for:

$18 Sale
$23 Manny
$9 Correa
nonkeeper Marte plus nonkeeper Kershaw

Thanks!

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

@Grey: Thanks! Amazing how half a season changes things, but I can’t help but agree.

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

@Grey: I assume Lindor ($9) over Correa ($9) if I could get him?

Thanks.

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
4 years ago

12 team, head to head, 5X5 ESPN league; I own Garret Richards. Even when healthy he’s a bench arm. My 5 starters generally are, Bauer, Morton, Hendricks, Berrios and Newcomb … also have Robbie Ray on the DL. Would you drop Richards to pick up any of the following arms: Arrieta, Weaver, Fulmer, Jon Gray, Teheran, Pivetta, Heaney, Luchesi and Gsellman? And do you look at any of those chuckers as more than simply a streamer?
Quick catcher question: currently own Tom Murphy (for his 7 games in Coors this week). Yadier Molina was just dropped … hold Murphy or make the swap to Molina?
Thanks Grey and rest of razzball nation!

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Was leaning that way … thanks!
Weekly lock league … would you start Pivetta for his 2 start week (Stl and @Wash) over any of Hendricks (@CIN) or Newcomb (Baltimore)?
Thanks again!

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Gotcha Newcomb for sure … who as my 5th starter this week: Pivetta and his two starts (Stl and @Wash) or Hendricks (@Cin)? Cheers

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Great thanks!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
Well, you saved the best for last my friend. Being a Jon Gray owner, that was spot (or should I say stain) on. For a guy with supposed good peripherals, he sucks! And Michael Wacha also stuck it to me but good last week. That -20 Points in our league hurt like hell.

So a question Grey. Do you know how today’s early Yanks – Nats game works? I believe Rendon is playing and he scored a run, but my team stats are not updated. Not that it really matters, but I thought I would ask.

Thanks for making a rather frustrating sport lately quite amusing.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey. It appears that no one is getting stats for this game, but we shall see.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: that’s ridiculous.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
4 years ago

14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added. while cervelli had that concussion scare i nabbed hicks right when miggy went down. drop either for murphy?

Cornjoelio
Cornjoelio
4 years ago

2 keeper league with keepers appreciating 2 rounds every year until they graduate into the FA pool. My current OF is Benintendi, Meadows/Jones, and Judge with Juan Soto a fill in and util player(Cespedes on the DL). Trade I am thinking about offering: Judge with 4 seasons of keeper eligibility remaining after this year for Trout and Yelich, both of whom would be ROS rentals. My other keeper is Trea Turner in the 9th and would likely keep Soto next year in the 10th. It’s a H2H 6×6 with Total Bases instead of hits. Only thing hanging me up on my side is the volatility of a 19 year old and putting that much faith in him. But he has been superb to start. What say you wise Grey? Currently sitting in 10th place about 10 games out of the playoffs due to ridiculous injury and opponent schomtatos. (2nd in roto stats but 10th in standings)

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: flags fly forever

mH
mH
4 years ago

Start Godley or Pivetta this week? Thanks

mH
mH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: my bad Pivetta vs STL … Godley @ PIT

mH
mH
Reply to  mH
4 years ago

@mH: game already started…hah I’ll look forward to hearing all about Pivetta great start on the pod

Luke
Luke
4 years ago

Just got offered arenado, acuna, stripling for Bryant Stanton and Paxton. Which side do you prefer?

Luke
Luke
Reply to  Luke
4 years ago

@Luke: it’s a keeper league and already have betts and Correa as 2/3 of batter keepers

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
4 years ago

Solarte vs Dozier (Minn)

Grey – what % of drafters do you think took Dozier way before Solarte went?
Me guilty.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

The Brewers offense really is this good that they can leave either Thames or Aguilar on the bench. And here I am, a Giants fan. Alen Hanson and Pablo Sandoval. Wow.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Marco Polo Gonzalez goes up against @NYY and @BOS this week. Finally time to stay far far away from him, or roll him out there for a 2-start week?

Fabsy
Fabsy
4 years ago

After a lot of negotiations today I have been offered this (12 team points league)

Send: Meadows, Josh Bell, Starling Marte
Get: Nelson Cruz, Desmond, Wilson Ramos

I have Lucroy as my starting catcher and he’s been pretty awful so Ramos will be a good upgrade…

Also, the guy I’m trading with is not a Pirates fan lol

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Whit Merrifield is playing today??? He looked like he was in a ton of pain yesterday… are the Royals using the Mets trainers?

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
4 years ago

Castillo droppable in a 12-team h2h Pts league ? Would just stream using SON in that spot.

Thanks

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m still holding Castillo in a 10 team league. Drop for Gibson? Hector Rondon? Weaver? Kela? Boyd? Eflin?

Aardvark
Aardvark
4 years ago

seranthony over Norris?

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: he’s been ok. Nothing special. Doesn’t really strikeout anyone

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Aardvark
4 years ago

@Aardvark: he has a K/9 of 12.16

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
4 years ago

now that neris is sent down, would u drop Kela for Sera Dominguez? ROS

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  ROTO OVERLORD
4 years ago

@ROTO OVERLORD: Is Streamo in love with either Pivetta or Maeda start tonight? or should I wait for flahrety @ MIL in the middle of the week

Milarky
Milarky
4 years ago

Iannetta is my second catcher in a 2-catcher league, and Murphy is on waivers. We only get one waiver pick per week, but I’m thinking I may need to jump on that. If you think that upgrade is worth making, who would you drop?

Iannetta
Brach
Kepler
Ian Happ

brian
brian
4 years ago

16 team h2h dynasty league 6×6. would you use #1 waiver priority on loaisiga?

aardvark
aardvark
4 years ago

Can you rank Pivetta, Alex Wood, Rodon ROS

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: would you straight up drop Rodon for pivetta or see what Rodon does in his next start?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 QS league;

Trade Kluber to get Nola and Story?

Story has been a STUD, SS is hard to come by and Nola to Kluber isn’t a huge drop off… thoughts?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: He wants me to add Tim Anderson, would that deter? So it’s a 2-2

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Send:
Kluber
Tim Anderson

Get:
Nola
Story

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Travis Hafner
4 years ago

@kilkennybrian: I would if you need help at SS.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

I’m in some need of RP help…..With Neris being demoted, should I run and grab Seranthony? Do you think he will be the guy for saves?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

Things I just learned:

Matt Olson leads the Fangraph Hard Hit% @ 52.5%, ahead of JDM and next on the list is Krush. A’s are a piece or two away from being legit. Get me Puk and Luzardo in two years and we’ll be in business.

Then again, Matt Carpenter is 5th on that HH list, so there’s that.

There are only two players with FB% above 50%: Gallo and Hoskins. The trends I saw with Hoskins at the end of last year, his Ks going up and his HH going down seem to have carried over. I think he’s an important guy to watch the second half to get a better sense of his true talent. One of those guys if he shows the ability to make adjustments and finishes strong but under the radar strong I might try to catch him on the rebound next year at value.

Here’s one I would not have guessed: Michael Fulmer has the 5th fastest average fastball. I like Fulmer. He’s got good compete and seems like he’s got an idea out there. I think he lacks deception. Be interested to know if he’s got some tells like weird arm slot tips or something. Just doesn’t really miss many bats. The increase velo came with a few more Ks over last year but also a few more walks. His ERA, FIP and xFIP are just about identical. I bet if he went to the Astros he’d be an animal.

Per Fangraphs pitch values, Michael Wacha has the most effective change up in baseball this year. He’s throwing it 22% of the time. IT’s one of those hard king felix changes it looks like. Relying on movement as much as the velo separation. Meanwhile his fastball velocity is down and it really looks like the command is as wall. Makes me think the shoulder still just isn’t right when you add the increase reliance on the change and the trouble with the #1.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve:
So Olson hit the crap out of the ball on both hits he’s had in his last 30 ABs?Couldn’t hang anymore in a league that counts Ks.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Who would you start this week at 1B, roto OPS

Desmond (in Coors), Hosmer or Jo-Mart

Thanks!

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. i know neither are great options, but who do you like between pivetta (vs stl, @ wash) and caleb smith (@sf, @ col)?

thanks.

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

Some guy from CBS called, he said Gattis was 41 on the player rater. BOOM MOFUCKA!

Sorry couldn’t resist.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  peacecoast
4 years ago

@peacecoast: Wow, I totally forgot that.. omg imagine Gattis ends up a borderline top 20 bat

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

I’m in a weird 16 team weekly H2H where you can only start 1 RP on your team.

I’ve had FVasquez all year but he hasn’t got many opps, nor has he been good.

I could replace him with any of the following:
Strickland, Norris, Rendon, Soria, Tepera

Hold or take of one the aforementioned? Thanks

southside dom
southside dom
4 years ago

1. Any trust streaming Tyler Mahle? vs DET ($15.4) on SON. Looking for a fill-in for tomorrow’s games. 6×6 with QS.

2. Pick 2 OFs to start of these 4. 6×6 with OPS:
-Ian Desmond (NYM4, MIA3, $31.4)
-Eddie Rosario (BOS3, TEX3, $14.8)
-Mitch Haniger (@NYY3,@BOS3, $13.8)
-Khris Davis (@SD3, @CHW3, $9.3)

3. Any thoughts on Mazara and Baez’ injuries? Have an H2H league and wondering whether to bench either of them. Chris Taylor would be the fill-in.

4. A belated thank you on ranking Jose Ramirez so high. Dude is raking, what a stud

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Is Rondon enough of a clear-cut closer to lose Britton? I know Britton isn’t the guy yet either, but he was a good stash.

jdred5
jdred5
4 years ago

Trying to trade for Nola. (12 team 5×5 – starting pitching hurting, first in saves because I have Diaz in addition to the two below)

Archer + ? = Nola

Which of the players below would you be willing to include in the deal? Which would you offer first?
Chapman, Kela, (closers)
J Gray, G Gonzalez, Corbin, Pivetta, Flaherty, Rodon (starters)

Thanks!

jdred5
jdred5
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Archer +Kela = Nola accepted! Thanks! If a 1 is heavily in his favor and a 10 is heavily in my favor, what would you give this trade?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
4 years ago

10-team NL only h2h … drop Castillo for Hellickson?

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

Holding on Schoop for H2H 12 teams?

I have Dosier and Merrifield at 2B but only Rizzo at 1st with Guriel on waivers.

Time to drop Schoop?

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
4 years ago

I dropped Rondon on Friday and traded Tim Anderson for Knebel on Sunday. Did I funk up? I’m kinda feeling like I just gave Anderson away for no reason.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Doh!

Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

One more thing, which 2 have highest value ROS in Roto of the following;
Albies
Kemp
Odubel Herrera
Gleyber
Andrus
Acuna Jr

Thanks in advance

Chris D
Chris D
4 years ago

Happy Monday to you Grey,

I just traded for Trea Turner in a keeper league. Gave up Gleyber and Mackenzie Gore.

This was a smart trade right? Trea having a bit of a down year offensively, but way too much upside to not get at this value, correct?

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

JR Murphy, Chirinos, Brian McCann, Gomes or Zunino over Molina ROS?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

I think I goofed and dropped Pivetta for Soroka. I could have at least let Pivetta pitch tonight. Who do you like ROS?

Also, would you drop Moncada for J. Harrison or Ketel?

Thank you!

ak111
ak111
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Need to sit one of these guys…

Soroka at TOR (SON hates it)
VV at home against STL (Russian roulette)
Domingo German at home against SEA

SON isn’t super high on the latter two either and German is maybe the obvious sit but damn I watched his start the other day and hit stuff is filthy when he is on (granted it was the Rays).

Thanks,

A

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

I picked up Conforto heading into Coors (and hitting a bit better) but now I see Nimmo is available.

Save a move and keep Conforto or go Nimmo?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Drop Teheran for Pivetta’s start today?

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Tucker Barnhart or Tom Murphy ROS/foreseeable future?

vee
vee
4 years ago

yo Grey

i usually hate posting lineups.. but here goes. i have Cespedes and Pollock on the DL at the moment, but im already quite batter-heavy. What would be your moves about a week prior in anticipation for their return? Perhaps make some trades for some SP? 12team H2H 5×5

C Grandal
1B Abreu
2B DJ
3B Freeman
SS Bregman
OF Kemp, Gennett, Mazara
Util Jesus Aguilar, Bryant
BN Soto
BN Ender
DL Cespedes, Pollock

SP/P Wright, Loaisiga, Morton, Wacha, Gio, Buehler, Soroka
RP Rodney, Kimbrel, Seranthony, Soria

thanks again!

vee
vee
Reply to  vee
4 years ago

@vee: if it matters at all, i’m in 2nd place atm

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

Rendon and Newcomb for Stanton or Kris Bryant?

Mookie Cookie
Mookie Cookie
4 years ago

Rather have murphy or hicks ROS? How bout Zunino?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

I traded Albies for Hand. Out of context an awful team. Worked out like I hoped though with Albies falling off a bit.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

We made our number! Three days to go so we’re going over. Humbling to think a couple of hundred people teamed up to hand us 23000 dollars. I swear having the store here adds 2-3% to the neighborhood real estate value. Walk score goes up. Lifestyle is easier/better. People are super supportive. Thanks for the endorsement, man.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Me too. I can never go corporate again. FREEEEEEEEDOM!

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
4 years ago

grey, in a 12 team roto league I’m on pace for 65 innings pitched over the cap. Should I bench either of Degrom (@COL $9.8) or Berrios (vsBOS $0.7) for their starts today/tomorrow?

I’m 1st in most pitching categories w/ degrom, nola, berrios, corbin, manaea, nuke & buehler on DL.

thanks

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: 12 team, weekly roto. you starting pivetta this week (vs stl, @ was)? other options are VV (vs stl) or Musgrove (vs ari)?

thanks.

Aardvark
Aardvark
4 years ago

Profar or Devers ROS

Aardvark
Aardvark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sweet thanks

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

sup

bored

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Office hours, going slow today. No games on. Kinda ADD in general all the time. Team in first place and have no waiver wire questions today. Although Dickerson sucks ass. He hits like 300 but has no power or counting stats in the last month! And Dee has 2 CS in the last two weeks and no SB. Ya ya I know you said to sell him. Anyway bored again. What you doin.