On the first pitch Justin Upton (2-for-4) saw back from the IL, he slammed it into the seats for his 1st home run. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Anyone who wants to come over on Saturday, I’m doing a screening of the short film I did about O.J. Simpson and a lovable group of his former Bills teammates plotting to break into a Vegas casino to steal back his memorabilia called, O.J.’s Eleven. I play O.J. in blackface.”  People have been asking about adding Justin Upton, and he’s currently owned in 70% of ESPN leagues, though Klara Bell owns 17,000 teams to help fill his virtual trophy case, and doesn’t own Upton, so, technically, Upton’s owned in 101% of leagues, but, if he’s available, I’d add him everywhere.  Prior to his injury, he was a top 30 outfielder, and see no reason why he can’t do something similar from here to there.  There being October.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Trout – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .296, and a triple short of the cycle.  Not quite a Mike drop.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .283.  Podcaster Ralph and I talk about Ohtani on today’s pod, and how well Ohtani has done over the last 162 games worth of at-bats and how he should never pitch again, or maybe as a closer.  It’s not a segment we submit for a Webby, but it’s adjacent to one.

Edwin Jackson – 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 12.43.  His next team is going to be with the Washington Generals.

Cavan Biggio – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, and 2nd two homer game in a week.  Craig Biggio who?!  He’s a Hall of Famer and the father of Cavan.  I know, Random Italicized Voice, it’s a figure of speech.  Oh, yeah, people always go around saying, ‘Craig Biggio who?!’ Yes, very popular.  I grabbed Cavan in another league, maybe he’s starting to figure this shizz out.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  He never hits a home run that isn’t followed by another home run.  I know, technically, that would mean he hits 162 homers every year, but eventual he stops hitting home runs, stop being so literal.

Trevor Williams – Will return on Wednesday to face the Tigers.  Sometimes I say Cougs looks like Paul Williams and that upsets her, so I say it more. Then I send her pictures of Paul Williams over text, saying, “You never told me you did a duet with Kermit the Frog.”  Any hoo! I’m not a fan of Williams this year, but that’s a decent matchup.

Roman Quinn – Activated from the IL. I grabbed Quinn in one league a few weeks ago, because I had an extra IL spot. By the by, not to be Willy Wokestein, but Yahoo still calls it a DL slot on their site, which I imagine is because changing DL to IL would involve hiring someone to work on the site for three-quarters of an hour, and, well, let’s not kid ourselves.  Either way, I like Quinn for cheap steals in deep leagues, especially with Bruce banged up.  Hearing “Bruce banged up,” a 45-year-old woman in Jersey just started fanning herself.

Logan AllenPadres will call up their pitching prospect to fill-in for their other pitching prospect who they’re keeping on a tight innings count.  Of course, the reason is obvious, due to service time, but if you were to stop to think about “their stated” reasons, you’d have an aneurysm. Allen had a 5.15 ERA in Triple-A, but it was in the PCL, which is like hitting with an aluminum bat on the moon…actually, that what it’s like in the MLB now too.  For what it’s Werth, Allen is top 15 on the Prospectonator for rookie pitcher projections.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer.  He was suspended for one game for aggressively arguing with an ump.  You know it’s BS, because Machado’s never done anything aggressively.

Joey Lucchesi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  Now do it again on the road.  Please, Joey Lucchesi of the Stromboli Crime Family.

Tyler Beede – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.67.  Sonavabench!  I start this guy every time out at home and he’s worse than Nadir Bupkis, then he goes out and does this in Los Angeles.  Jesus H. Christopher Robbin!  By the way, Beede walked Matt Beaty of the Dodgers.  That Beede Beaty AB is now a collector’s item.

Max Muncy – 2-for-3 and his 17th homer.  And you doubted my high ranking of him.  You should’ve been doubting my high ranking of Jesus Aguilar!  Or Nicholas Castellanos.  Or any pitcher.

Tommy Milone – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  If you trusted the Streamonator on this start, and streamed Milone.  Cheers!

Tom Murphy – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .300.  Member when the Rockies refused to start Murphy for three years straight?  Good stuff, Rox!

Mike Fiers – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.28.  Why did yesterday feel like the day to stream everyone? Even Cashner pitched well, and that’s the 1st time in the history of the English language anyone has ever said that.

Dallas Keuchel – Expected to return on Friday.  Yo, when’s Kimbrel returning?  He only needs to throw one inning.  Asking as a stunod who owned him longer than any MLB team this year.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 hits, 2 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.94.  Whack Zeeler is a very special kind of pitcher. He manages to turn every scoring opportunity for the opposing team into runs.  Great work, Whack.

Mike Soroka – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.12.  Why can’t I have one pitcher who fends off the Regression Fairies like it’s a group of straight guys discussing the oeuvre of Kevin Smith.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Tildaddy says every day is Father’s Day and belches!

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .286.  Braves’ eight-hole hitter is hitting better than the Mets’ three-hole hitter.

Brian McCann – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .303.  Too bad you weren’t more anal retentive and went for McCann over Posey.

Raisel Iglesias – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.97, as he pitched from the 8th until one out in the 9th, then ceded the save opportunity to Michael Lorenzen.  You remember when Raisel criticized the Reds for how they were using him?  Well, you don’t have to remember, that’s my job, as well as going up to strangers on the street asking them for change.  Wanna find a quick way for a team to mess with you even more? It’s by criticizing them on usage, and yesterday was a great example.

Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.48. Guess we shouldn’t have worried so much about Mikolas in this layup matchup, and went with the cold hard facts of the Streamonator.

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer, and a standard, run-of-the-mill, bunt double.  Or more accurately, “I’m a bunt that trickles to where the shortstop should be and allows the hitter to run to 2nd.  I’m not actually a double, call me a stunt double.”

Elieser Hernandez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  Wow, one of my random pickups actually worked out.  I’ll be a jackass’s monkey.  Caleb Smith is returning to bump Elieser or Yamamoto, and, outside of deep leagues, it’s hard to recommend either.  Elieser interests me more, because his slider’s got a little bite and he has solid command.

Mike Clevinger – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.70, as he was activated from the IL.  I’ve mentioned this before, and I will mention this one last time before going back to goofing on him, but I don’t trust back issues to be solved that quickly, though, I admittedly don’t know how severe his were.  Just throwing up some warning flags.  *wipes mouth* I really shouldn’t have eaten those warning flags.

Oscar Mercado – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting near .370 in the last week and two steals in the previous two days.  Hot schmotato alert!

Hunter Pence – Hit the IL with a right groin strain.  His left groin is the man groin. His right groin is the bird groin. Called up to replace him was Willie Calhoun (0-for-3, 1 run), who I added in one league, and I’m day-to-day with Calhoun, because I’ve been burned by him so many times I’ve go asbestos fingers as they say in every episode of Top Chef.

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (8), hitting .305. Dannys Antana might also be a recipient of some extra playing time with Pence (and Mazara) banged up.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.16.  Been about two weeks of me saying you should just pick up Lynn.  Gotta start to wonder if you’re just reading for s’s and g’s, and, if so, that’s cool too.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.31.  CWM’ing Porcello, but he’s one of the few pitchers I’ve seen with an xFIP north of 5.00, which is really something even with Capri Sun straws stuck in the balls.

Jose Berrios – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  Due to Berrios, I went looking for Quality Start leaders, and that led me to Fox Sports.  Woof!  Actually, that’s what the dog says.  The Fox says Berrios is in the top three Quality Starts, which is what I assumed, thereabouts.  I assumed and thereabouts are two hedges making a positive.

Yonny Chirinos – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Didn’t get the win, and was overshadowed by his opponent, but in The House They Built Across From The House Ruth Built? Damn good start for Yonny. Streamonator sorta likes his next one, and I wouldn’t hesitate starting him.

Masahiro Tanaka – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  From a real baseball standpoint, this was against the Rays, and he just steamrolled them.  Fun fact!  Steamrolling comes from dim sum ladies pushing steamed pork buns to the other side of the restaurant and through lots of hungry people.

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and, like, his 7th homer in the last two days.  I guess schmotato, but Aaron Judge and Giancarlo are returning any day, and Maybin’s about to get steamrolled.  “Judge is pushing shumai at 3 o’clock!”

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  “That’s not shumai, it’s LeMahieu sitting on a cart!”

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Mojoman
Mojoman
2 years ago

Hello Grey, Hello DT.
Great write up as usual :)

Time to drop Cain Sugar?
Long slumping veterans always give me worries.
Giancarlo is activated tonight, need a room for him.
I have also Mallex, Andrus and Meadows. SB is enough.
So it’s Cain?

Thanks :)

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Mojoman
2 years ago

Hey Mojo,

I’d do my best to keep him. Any other options?

Crazy J
Crazy J
2 years ago

Aguilar and Castellanos? How about Peraza

Let’s talk about Segura… he has one less home run than David Dull… is he going to run? I need to know… for a friend.

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
Reply to  Crazy J
2 years ago

Segura is driving me nuts. He’s hit leadoff a couple times since McCutchen went down I think. Maybe that’ll get him going and he’ll run more if he sticks there? Don’t know why he’s not stealing bases. Agreed it’s so frustrating.

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Alvarado… when you coming home? I need to know… for a friend.

galica
galica
2 years ago

Grey!!

Good job!

a. Signed up Kennedy as he was available like 3 hours after the game finished. He is the Royals closer, right? I finally figured one out on my own. Thanks, Grey!

b. Signed up Biggio. Let’s see if there is any truth to your statement above.

c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day

Still enjoying In society, 1944

The cab arrives in front of the mansion!

Albert (Costello): Hey, hey, hey. This cab is taken. Here you go. Catch. Would you hold that?

[Albert (Costello) throws down his plumbing equipment from the cab.]

Eddie (Abbott): Elsie, you sit down here, honey. We’ll be back in a minute. All right. Go ahead, honey. You listen to the music.

Mrs. Van Cleve: So glad you could come.

Albert (Costello): Oh, thank you. Where is it? Where do we go?

Mrs. Van Cleve: Oh, right in here.

[She leads them right into the ball room, thinking they were guests of the party which turns out to be a costume party. Albert (Costello) looks up the skirt of a 17th century squire (could be a guy dressed as one of Robin Hood’s merry men). I ask is this a porno or what?]

Albert (Costello): Tsk, tsk, tsk [to the merry man].

Mrs. Winthrop: A beautiful affair, Mrs. Van Cleve.

Mrs. Van Cleve: Thank you, Mrs. Winthrop.

Cheers,
Ante

Manley Ramirez
Manley Ramirez
Reply to  galica
2 years ago

B –> Be forewarned, he’s about to face a long streak of lefties.

galica
galica
Reply to  Manley Ramirez
2 years ago

Manley!!

Thanks. He’s a bench bat for the moment, though Christian Walker was upset that he had to share part of the bench with Biggio.

Cheers,
Ante

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 years ago

yahoo took like 17 months to change k.maitan from ATL to LAA and routinely leaves at least 30 out of any top 300 prospects list completely out of their system. sometimes they even remove guys that were in the system in previous season only to have to add them later. supremely lazy. but with the DL vs IL thing we actually get to reap the benefits of this, and not have this asinine “IL” change over (at least for probably like 3 years). why not just have IR slots for all sports leagues anyway, 2 terms for different sports is just stupid and always was.

anyhoo, 20 teamer with hits, slugging, total bases, OPS, OBP added redraft h2h. gotta drop one of desmond or bauers (and when gallo is back likely the other one). is silly that i drafted both of segura/j.polanco here though (polanco was super cheap even in a league of this size and otani was out for at least a month when i did it)
C vazquez
1B rizzo
2B mostsuckass (3B)
3B senzel (OF)
OF (3) bauers (1B), legs mcneil (2B/3B), desmond (1B)
util otani
BN: segura
DL: stanton/gallo

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 years ago

oops, and SS j.polanco

Manley Ramirez
Manley Ramirez
2 years ago

Hey, came here for my daily David Dull reference and leaving high and dry. I do realize Rockies were not on the slate today but that does not change the fact he has fewer HR than Freddy Galvis.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Hey guys!

Great write up Grey! Rank these streams for me today…

Kelly v Col ($12)
Kikuchi v KC ($22.5)
Anderson v BAL ($6.9, nice)
Plesac @ TEX (-$1)

Can I trust Kikuchi yet? He has two $20 starts coming this week. Kelly looks great lately too. Thanks guys!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Also, should I try a surging Biggio or stick with Avi Garcia as my squad’s last hitter? Thanks again!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Kikuchi, Plesac, Kelly for me

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks DT and thanks Grey for both!

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
2 years ago

Hey Grey, DT, Razzball brethren,

What is up? Awesome recap per usual, Grey!

My roto team’s offense kinda sucks. It’s improving a little so I might wanna stay the course, but wanted to see what you guys would do in a similar jam:

Lineup:

C – J McCann
1B – Bell (via trade, Caleb Smith)
2B – Albies
3B – Machado
SS – Segura
OF – Hoskins
OF – Choo
OF – JD Martinez
UTIL – Didi
UTIL – Mallex Smith
IL – Hunter Dozier

Standings:

Runs – 8th
Hits – 8th
HR – 10th
RBI – 11th
SB – 11th
OBP – 9th

I’m thinking Didi or Choo would be first out, but Choo is playing well and Didi hits in the middle of a good lineup (for now). Do I try to get a guy like Mercado or Kiermeyer (sp) in for SB help? Segura, Machado, and Albies have killed me there (Mallex only added recently). Not sure those FA guys will contribute in the other categories….

Pitching ain’t great either but I’ll spare you that for now. I won this league going away last year so I’m kinda down about this performance so far.

Any general ideas? I keep thinking this lineup should be better than it is. Slow start? They’ll turn it around slowly? Or blow it up? Thanks in advance, guys.

Jake

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  JakeTPE
2 years ago

Not sure how many teams there are but it looks good. I’d expect a turn around with JD and Manny heating up.

Choo would be first gone for me…

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Thanks, DT.

Sorry, should have clarified: 12 team, 6×6 roto.

I hope things keep trending in the right direction. I have 73.5 pts and am in 7th. But there’s like a ten point gap to 6th.

Good news is Albies and Machado have not been totally useless the past week. Hopefully they keep it going. I’ll try to focus on the positives!

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Nice. Thanks Fantasy Master Lothario!

aardvark
aardvark
2 years ago

Stash Hiura or Luis Urias?

stayinhot
stayinhot
Reply to  aardvark
2 years ago

*crossing fingers Grey says both*

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  aardvark
2 years ago

Urias

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

Hey Grey it was no too long ago you were espousing how wonderful it was to have Wheeler and Matz at or near the top of your rotations are you wavering on that at all?

Fanciful Basesball
Fanciful Basesball
2 years ago

Dear Grey

Is Robles droppable in 10-team leagues? Like, drop Robles and Add Biggio droppable? Asking for a friend.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Fanciful Basesball
2 years ago

Nah

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Assuming Luzardo gets called up in a few weeks would you rather have him or Canning ROS? In a keeper?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Joe
2 years ago

Luzardo for me for both…assuming he’s called up

MJP
MJP
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Chavis or Urias ROS

Cable
Cable
2 years ago

Tanaka = 9 IP..10K’s…110 pitches in a CG/SO

Says here he won’t get 5 IP next start or one after that…my 2 pennies

phennore
phennore
2 years ago

16-team 5×5 league. I’ve fallen out of first place as my offense has slumped. My current starting pitching staff is: Giolito, Hill, Price, Trevor Richards, L. Castillo, and Glasnow. I’m looking to move an arm to bolster my offense. Two part question:
1. Please rank the following potential trades
Giolito for K. Marte
Giolito for Yordan Alvarex
Giolito for Encarnacion and Pivettta

2. Are there any of the above trades that you would NOT do? Thanks,

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  phennore
2 years ago

I’d want the Giolito side in all of those deals. I like the Yordan Alvarez one the most though…

phennore
phennore
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Who would look for in return for Giolito?

Joe Schmo
Joe Schmo
2 years ago

I know Corbin has been hot garbage lately but would you flip Soroka and a draft pick for him? Thanks

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Joe Schmo
2 years ago

Sure

The Scrant Dog
The Scrant Dog
2 years ago

Great write up, thanks!

10 teamer 5×5 OPS/QS DYNASTY

Would you trade Jorge Polanco (I have javy baez/Kingery)and a Rd1 Draft pick
for
Trienan/Corbin/Simmons

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  The Scrant Dog
2 years ago

1st round pick is probably a little much but it isn’t bad. Is that a rookie-only supp pick? If so then I’d probably pull the trigger…

The Scrant Dog
The Scrant Dog
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

not technically rookie only. 5 players per team go back into the pool

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
2 years ago

Wow goes with Upton for the lead. The story of the night was Tanaka, sir!

msh2404
msh2404
2 years ago

Judge or G. Sanchez and N. Cruz?

Thanks

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  msh2404
2 years ago

Judge for me

Pine Tar Incident
Pine Tar Incident
2 years ago

***bulk alert***

Yarbrough is back in his traditional bulk role @Yankees

Doc Samson
Doc Samson
2 years ago

Could this be the first time someone wins both the ERA crown and Best Supporting Actress in a TV Mini Series in the same year?

Doc Samson
Doc Samson
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

“Satan’s Concubine”. They wanted Natalie Portman first for the role.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
2 years ago

“Manny Machado – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer. He was suspended for one game for aggressively arguing with an ump. You know it’s BS, because Machado’s never done anything aggressively.”

A legit LOL….not one of those LOLs where you just type LOL.
Wait, maybe Grey doesn’t type LOL??
Anyhoo…

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
Reply to  Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
2 years ago

This!

LastPlace
LastPlace
2 years ago

I can’t shake your pre-season Jake Cave love…Do you see any 2019 value? If yes, when?
Thanks!

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
Reply to  LastPlace
2 years ago

i believe Grey did caveat that with “he also may not have a position” and he could be worthless.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

How would you rank these SPs below? Thank you!

Yusei Kikuchi
Jhoulys Chacin
Shaun Anderson
Elieser Hernandez
Martin Perez
Reynaldo Lopez
Chase Anderson
Jakob Junis

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yuge Donkey Balls!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sorry, boss

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I understand, I’ll be celebrating my victories with Cougs anyway

Anon
Anon
2 years ago

Was offered Khris davis and Senzel for Muncy… I don’t really need an extra bat, but is that too good to pass up on?

12-team Espn h2h

C-Alfaro
1B-cooper
2b-Muncy
3b-Kingery
SS-story
OF-trout
OF-benintendi
OF-Eloy
U-Mondessi
U-Dahl
B-Joc
B-Dozier
B-Hiura
B-Kyle Tucker
IL-Gallo

P-Flaherty
P-German Marquez
P-Valdez
P-Lucchesi
SP-Ryu
SP-pivetta
RP-Wade Davis
RP-Neris
RP- Luke Jackson
B-Gallen
IL- Glasnow

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Anon
2 years ago

Davis side, lose Hiura

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
2 years ago

I’m Surprised you activated Quinn it’s been awhile since i seen him but i don’t remeber him doing all that much at the plate.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

got it did’nt read it closely enough….phil’s are in at a low patch when you bring on the mighty Quinn

Hopefully the bats will come around soon and pull the pihllies out of this funk

Trickrey
Trickrey
2 years ago

As far as Clevinger goes, are you looking to sell him in 12 tm 5×5 QS & OBP redraft to see what you can get in anticipation that back injury might rear it’s head again?

I think he may be worth holding on my team as I don’t see many weaknesses, agree? My one thought would be to maybe try and trade for an even better starter?

C – Alfaro
1b – Freeman
2b – Moncada
3b – Kris Bryant
SS – Mondesi
OF – Betts, Soto, Dahl
Util – Alonso
Bench: Eloy, Jose Ramirez

SP – Buehler, Flaherty, Giolito, Whack Zeeler, Framber, Clevinger, Paddack (minors), Carrasco (IL, not sure if he’s even coming back)
RP – Pressley, Diego Castillo, Robles (SV+H league)

Thanks as always!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Trickrey
2 years ago

I’d trade him for a better/safer starter if you can

lastplace
lastplace
2 years ago

Crystal Ball: Myles Straw v. Cedric Mullins. Who has more value in 2019? 2020? Is it close?
Thank you!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  lastplace
2 years ago

I have very little interest in either of em….Mullins, it’s close

Cats
Cats
2 years ago

Bench one

Domingod vs KC (Bailey)
Soler @ SEA (Kikuchi)
Olson vs BAL (Ynoa)
Dahl @ ARI (Kelly)

Cats
Cats
Reply to  Cats
2 years ago

Or
Eloy @ CHC (Hamels)
Segura @ WAS (Corbin)

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Cats
2 years ago

I’d bench Domingo

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Better streamer
Lester home vs White Sox or
Brett Anderson home vs Balt

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Cohen
2 years ago

Lester

Dad
Dad
2 years ago

Pickup Brasier or continue to stay away from the Sox Bullpen?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Dad
2 years ago

Depends how desperate you are…

Dad
Dad
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

I would be adding him over any of the following

Holland
Kelley
Elias
Robles
Rogers

Blue Devil
Blue Devil
2 years ago

Which three shortstops would you drop?

J. Polanco
E. Escobar
Swanson
Didi
Mondesi

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
Reply to  Blue Devil
2 years ago

1. none 2. package up and trade 3. middle three if the world were on fire

The Other JC
The Other JC
2 years ago

Weekly checkup in my h2h 12 teamer, ten hitting categories, saves and holds are separate cats. ….best hitters on the wire are Kendrick, Gennett, Pollock, Calhoun, Simmons, Winker, Biggio, Bradley, R Nunez.
Best SP are Framber, Gibson,
Best RP are Minter, Kennedy, Morgan, Buttrey

Ramos
C Santana, Moose, J Turner
Trea, Moose, Segura
Acuna, Bryant, Hoskins, Maz, Soler
Util: Laureno or Myers
Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Hill, Yonny, Lucchesi
Strop, Neris, May, P Baez (aiming at holds when Strop goes to 8th inning role)

Any swaps? Thanks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  The Other JC
2 years ago

I’d hold

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
2 years ago

12 team roto obp keeper league. Someone just offered me their stanton (not a keeper) for my e escobar ($3 this year, $8 next year, $12 in 2021). Gotta do it to try to win this year right?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Molina bros bbq
2 years ago

Yep I’d do it

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Follow up streamer question
Lester home vs White Sox or
Boyd at Pirates

Bregman-Turner Overdrive
Bregman-Turner Overdrive
2 years ago

If one were to need pitching help and have some offense to spare, is Goldschmidt for Giolito fair or selling a bit low on Goldy?

Also, I keep benching Porcello for his good starts, which lull me into starting him for his bad ones. If you own Porcello, bench him for his next start because I’ve already decided to start him.

SallyCips
SallyCips
2 years ago

Getting bored with Soroka myself. K rate is meh. Based on that alone I’m starting to feel he’s a streamer.

Thoughts?

SallyCips
SallyCips
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

No, I know it’s tough, but I’m still meh’d. Not enough juice! lol.

chrisL
chrisL
2 years ago

Hey Grey,
Who do you like of these going forward for saves + holds in a 12 team league (choose 3)?

Ty Buttrey
B Parker
L Trivino
R Brasier
A Garrett
J Jeffress
C Roe
L Hendricks
W Harris
J Guerra

Thank you for your help, as always.

SallyCips
SallyCips
2 years ago

Also how do y’all feel about this:

I give Soroka/Segura(another dude that’s putting me to sleep)

I get Darvish/Cain.

???

Pax
Pax
2 years ago

When Healthy, who would you rather pick up, Kluber or Severino? Also, who would you drop for them out of this list?

Valdez
Wheeler
Eflin

starz31
starz31
Reply to  Pax
2 years ago

Both are likely 1-2 months away, at best. Severino probably has edge with the better team this year. Wouldn’t add them unless you have an IR spot, which I’m guessing you don’t if they’re available.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
2 years ago

What are your thought on Piscotty 2nd half and beyond. He had a monster second half last year. I have him and am losing patience. I offered him and Rodgers for Upton and the owner said he wants to see Upton play first but likened the deal as being fair and would probably accept in 2 weeks. I hate playing the waiting game. This is a keeper points league and I’m also tired of Rockies prospects.

Maybe I’m just tired and grumpy today too.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

If the trade above doesn’t get done and nobody wants him, Piscotty is dropable, right?

Blaster
Blaster
2 years ago

Pick up Plesac if he clears waivers or stash Luzardo?

Kcc26
Kcc26
2 years ago

12 team mixed league, H2H

Trade J. Upton for Jose Ramirez?

omar
omar
2 years ago

10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 – Standard + OPS

Got offered Strasburg for my Alonso.

Only other 1b is Voit.

Yandy, Chavis, G. Cooper on the wire as 1b backups. Problem is, I have too many bench bats already, so I would prefer to just run Voit as my only 1b.

I could definitely use the pitching though. Staff is Bauer, Corbin, Gibson, Lynn, and Thor.

Thoughts?

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
Reply to  omar
2 years ago

you could/should get more for Alonso.

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Your comment about albies doing better than the mets 3-hole hitter was aimed at cano. But I took it as you referring to who should be their 3-hole hitter, conforto. Do you expect him to get going? I swear everybody has a ton of homers and is doing well except the hitters I own.

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Which hitter would you cut out of g polanco, mazara or Moran? Obp league. Thanks

Manormachine
Manormachine
Reply to  toolshed
2 years ago

Best starter for today:

Teheran vs Mets
Happ vs Tampa
Skaggs @ Toronto

Troy
Troy
2 years ago

With Altuve back today or tomorrow and Gallo over the weekend, I get to drop two of these clowns, but which ones?

T (mvp) Shaw
K. Seagar
R. Odor
J. Nelson

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
Reply to  Troy
2 years ago

nelson, shaw

starz31
starz31
2 years ago

Jose Leclerc was just dropped in my league and I’m not sure what to make of it. Worth using a waiver claim on? Wait to see if he clears before adding? Ignore regardless?

I have room to be patient with him out of hope he regains his form and closer role. He had been better over the past month+ but still not there yet.

Looking at a Pablo Lopez, Franmil Reyes, Framber Valdez drop if so.
Too many “Fra’s” on my team apparently (just dropped C. Frazier for Framber).

pizza5788
2 years ago

Drop Marquez for Eflin?

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
Reply to  pizza5788
2 years ago

hold

jose
jose
2 years ago

Chris Basittt vs Bal over Williams vs Det? SON likes Basset

jose
jose
Reply to  jose
2 years ago

*Bassitt

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 years ago

Would you offer any of my OF/Utils – Stanton, Conforto, Y.Alvarez, or Voit for any of Hamels, Snell, Tanaka, or Thor? Especially interested in what an Alvarez could get me, and how high you are on him ROS.

brett
brett
2 years ago

Curious if/when you see Urias joining the Dodgers rotation? Ryu, Buehler, Hill none reached over 150 innings last year including playoffs.