I’m like Neo dodging bullets, only instead of bullets, it’s bad pitchers.  Bends in slo-mo and avoids Ed-Rod, twists to the right and avoids Trevor Bauer, twists left and sees Jalen Beeks…Well, I’d never own him, so…Then again, he has been pretty good as the Malcolm for the Rays.  Ya know, their Middle man.  Oh, crap, I’ve been shot!  *dies in slo-mo*  Beeeeeeeeeeks!  *clutches chest, searches for bullet wound, can’t find it* I thought I was shot.  Oh, noooooooo!!!  It’s worse than I thought!  It was my fantasy team that was shot!  You could’ve avoided this whole megillah for the last, oh, I don’t know, 12 years, minus two random years in the middle (not Malcolm) if you just owned Justin Verlander.  Yesterday, he took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, and went 8 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.24, and on our Player Rater, he is the number one starter.  Barely as good as Tim Anderson, but, ya know, those are noogs for another day.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-4, and his 4th homer, hitting .269.  I told you he didn’t retire!  I’m talking to myself, because I thought he retired.  Call up, Yordan!

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .261.  I’m old enough to remember when he was hitting .291.  If you’re not, you should be commended for reading this because you’re two-weeks-old.

Brendan Rodgers – Didn’t start yesterday for 2nd time in two games.  Us before every Rockies call-up, “I’m not falling for it this time!”  Us immediately after every Rockies call-up, “They wouldn’t call him up if they weren’t going to play him, right?”  Us a week later, “I fell for it again, didn’t I?”

German Marquez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  What’s the German word for finding joy in German? *Googles*  Wow, there’s a giant rabbit hole about Proud Boys and Germany I didn’t need to go down.  We will say finding joy in German for German makes me a…Deutschfan!

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .286.  No point in continuing to point out how he’s doing vs. Jo-Ram, he dusted that young brother a long time ago, in 70 less at-bats.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.95, and now three of four terrible starts, all home starts, which raised his ERA from 2.45 to almost 4.00.  As our frequent commenter, Frank Grimes, nicknamed him, until further notice he will now be known as Bauer the Broken.  I’m gonna let you warg out on my bench!

Carlos Santana – 1-for-2, and his 8th homer, hitting…Guess.  Go ahead.  To lead you astray, he hit .229 last year and his career average in 4700+ ABs is .248.  Okay, too slow, he’s hitting .290.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-1 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, third homer this week, and has raised his average from .178 to its current (in)glorious .206 in five games.  Profar’s back, snitches!  Hope you got your order in at the Jurickson store.

Khris Davis – Left yesterday’s game, and he should be on the IL as of five days ago.  Crazy to think he wasn’t IL’d already if you saw him swing yesterday.  He was so off-balance that he looked like he just spun his nose on the bat handle 17 times.

Clint Frazier – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer, hitting .268.  He’s been one bright spot of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo getting into a dispute with their healthcare provider. Not the only bright spot, I mean one of a few.  DJ LeMahieu (3-for-4, 2 runs) is hitting .325; Gio Urshela (1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) is hitting .336 and these guys have nothing to do with the outfield openings, but I sucked you into a blurb about Judge and Stanton and pulled the rug out from under you.  Suckas!  I don’t mind Frazier for fantasy, but it’s about streaming all hitters vs. Orioles instead of some great stock photo of mirepoix with just carrots thrown at this ginger.

Domingo German – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  *gesticulates wildly at Domingo’s line in front of Just Awful Happ*  Any hoo!  Been in on German for a while, I’m a Deutschfan!

Jose Quintana  – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.30 vs. Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.76.  I’d own both of these pitchers, but I’m nowhere near-stan enough on Eflin to fight off all the people asking to drop him.  Quintana is a hill I’ll die on until further notice when I might run for the hills.

Dee Gordon – Hit the IL with a wrist contusion that happened about seven days ago.  Once a week, someone should hire a skywriter to fly over MLB front offices spelling out, “IL stints are only ten days long, just IL the player that is day-to-day…” Then another biplane flies by being piloted by Liam Gallagher in WWII goggles spelling out, “…is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you…”

Roenis Elias – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.70. *rips up Mariners closer lottery tickets and throws them out the window, walks outside and tapes the tickets together and they read, “Brandon Brennan”*  Hunh, cool.

Omar Narvaez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .301, and his 3rd homer in the last seven games.  Never Narvaez is having a sneaky top five catcher season.  Less sneaky now that I pointed it out.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.67.  Turns out J.A. Happ wasn’t the old-as-Methuselah starter we were supposed to own, it was Mike Minor.  You thought I was gonna say Lance Lynn?  Nah, he’s not that good either.  Streamonator hates his next start, but I could see it going either way in Anaheim Which Is By No Means Los Angeles.

Shawn Kelley – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 3rd save, as he was activated from the IL. Don’t think he keeps the closer job with Leclerc pitching well, but put what I know of managers’ bullpen decisions into one hand and the key to a Taiwanese city where fake turds are made in the other hand, and at least one hand has something in it.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.43.  As I say about pitchers who have great ERAs but terrible peripherals and how you should just own them at this point, the opposite is true for Ed-Rod. You can’t keep running him out there with these results, no matter how much better he’s supposed to be.

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and two homers (7, 8), hitting .248.  Done a lot of nothing recently, but a two-homer night can go a long way to a hot schmotato run.  I’d say a Rowdy Run, but that sounds like a Tough Mudder, and I don’t have any cross trainers.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .243.  After he homered, he placed his bat down like a gentleman and explained to a group of 3rd graders why we celebrate Columbus Day.  Either way, Grichuk is the type to homer multiple times in a week, once he’s hit one.  This was his one.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  That home run barely landed in the stands and I had already added JBJ in two mixed leagues. No one ever said I wasn’t a whore for homers.  Put the scarlet letters H-R on my dress and pinch my butt, Reverend Dimmesdale!

Rafael Devers – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .320, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  There he is now, Rafael Deversdale!  Deverend Rafflesdael?  Okay, I’ll stop.  Devers must’ve been insulted by how I was saying he was a 15/25 hitter like some throwback David Peralta, and now he’s more of a 20/25 guy like vintage Aaron Hicks, but with a bad glove. Call him Err-on.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .239.  Know what kind of season Moreland is having?  Stop talking and I’ll tell you!  He’s having one of those seasons where he’s never owned more than 50% in shallower leagues, but has a top 100 season.

Andrelton Simmons – Out with a Grade 3 ankle sprain, which indicates a tear, and Luis Rengifo will be the Angels’ shortstop for the rest of the year with Andrelton outta space for any fantasy team.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer.  Yeah, yeah, but what did Tommy La Stella do?!

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .255.  Has hit in all but two games in May and a near-.370 average.  Still a full-on schmotato!  Though, I dropped him for JBJ in one league.  Oh well, I got one last homer — bombs voyage!

Luis Arraez – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .583.  Not sure how he keeps playing, but a guy hitting .580+ should be able to find some eh-bees, sí?

Shaun Anderson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  I’d start just about any Rice-ja-broni, which is all Anderson is, until further notice. Whose notice?  Mine!

Luke Jackson – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.38, as he blew his 4th save.  Mean’s while, Craig Kimbrel screamed at his remote control for ten minutes until he realized he had to change the batteries. Starting to look like it might be smart to pick up Sean Newcomb.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .274.  The best party school in Arizona is *checks notes* Edu.Escobar, because of *checks notes* how it does running down lines.

Matt Strahm – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  Strahm! Let the boys be boys!  He beat Zack Greinke (7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.89) with the help of Eric Hosmer’s 7th homer (1-for-3, 2 RBIs).  As we know, Hosmerpfeffer Incorporated is making our Strahms come true.

Caleb Smith – 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.38 vs. Spencer Turnbull – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.68.  Funny (not funny in the least) how if you look at just their ERAs, you get the impression they’re pretty close, but Smith is knocking on top 15 starter value, and Turnbull might not be a top 50 starter when shizz is all said and done.

Harold Ramirez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .263.  Sonavabench!  Don’t even ask why I own him, let alone have him benched.  I’m in some deep leagues, okay?! *stands on standing desk* Cougs, yell timber, I’m going over!

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.78.  I have it on good authority that when Gray saw that Yelich wasn’t playing, due to a sore back, he said, “It’s all coming up Sonny!”  For what it’s worth (and its worth is free for a trial period), the Streamonator likes Gray’s next start.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.74 as he took on his nemesis, the Nats, who mollywhopped him all year.  On a side but related note, the Mets and Nats both seem like they don’t want to win any games.  It was like they were playing hot potato with the Win.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer, hitting .260.  Terrific, wonderful, adjective, but can we pause for a half a second to recall how there was serious talk in March about keeping Alonso in the minors. He’s about the 20th best hitter in the NL and they were considering keeping him down!  I’m farting in Yordan Alvarez’s general direction.

Trea Turner – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th steal, hitting .297.  Only 54 more steals to 60!  *Homer Simpson receding into bushes GIF*

Erick Fedde – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.87.  In two leagues, I won Fedde this week in FAAB and so far he’s been better than Brendan Rodgers!  Got Fedde and acting petty!  Of course, Fedde’s garbage, but Streamonator liked his 2-start week.

Juan Soto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .254.  Having a hot cola sounds terrible, but, in this case, a cold Soto has been much worse.  Get hot, Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .207.  Brain, please don’t look at how crizzappy Dozier has been nearly as good as Juan Soto.  Don’t do it to me!

Clayton Kershaw – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.33.  Start was made even better because I streamed his pseudo-opponent, the Rays’ Malcolm, Jalen Beeks (4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.19).  Beeks made me want to trade places with someone who didn’t stream him.

Corey Seager – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, hitting .235.  *holds finger to earbud* …I’m being told this is Corey Seager’s first mildly productive day for fantasy since 2017.

Julio UriasDodgers said they “reinstated Urias from administrative leave.” Short diatribe that you can tune out on if you like. Administrative leave sounds like when your accountant wore his pants on his head at the Christmas party and needed two weeks off to think about how he made Karen feel.  Urias is returning from an arrest over domestic battery.  That’s not administrative leave; that’s “You’re prolly a piece of shit but we’re gonna do like one side of your face and turn a blind eye for now so we avoid lawsuits.”  Woke Grey is the best Grey!

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William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Somebody at RW is a big fan of Albert Almora Jr. – his player blurb is all over the place right now

I hope they leave it like this and don’t fix it

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

yeah it’s like 32 out of 33 with only scherzer in the middle. weird wild stuff.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

I’m now calling Rudy “Rudy Tools.” I’m gonna stick with it I think.

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
3 years ago

Who do you prefer ROS in an H2H 12 team league?

Quintana or Peacock?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  SwaggerJackers
3 years ago

peacock

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
3 years ago

Hi Grey & DT.

These fellas seem like streamers in normal leagues, but we get about 70 SP deep in this H2H league (with a 7 SP roster cap) so it seems a little more significant.

Matz off DL is a delayed movement on my roster. Drop Lucchesi or Gibson to activate him, or drop Matz himself? That’s my order but open to your opinions.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  hal_incandenza
3 years ago

drop matz to make other moves. if no moves to make, schlitz. or labatt. or just wait till you want to make a move as pitchers get hurt all the damn time. or implode.

The Harrow
The Harrow
3 years ago

man BOS sure is basically throwing darts at ANYBODY not named brasier for saves at this stage eh. already moved on in shallows obv from brasier by now, but for deeper even with holds this is getting nearly the case.

crimedog
crimedog
3 years ago

Gleybar Torres is on a pretty crazy pace. 8 of his 12 homers have come on multi-homer days. four multi homer games this year.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

“Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. That home run barely landed in the stands and I had already added JBJ in two mixed leagues. No one ever said I wasn’t a whore for homers.”

You took the words right outta my mouth, Meat Loaf!

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
3 years ago

deep redraft. QS, K/9 added and total innings added as a scoring stat. archer dropped. guessing drop junis before kelly here for him.

crimedog
crimedog
3 years ago

Coming into the year I thought Vlad and Eloy would be about equal. Vlad is making it look easy while Eloy looks lost.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

do you remember how vlad looked right before he looks now, it could be that easy when it clicks for eloy too. i would’ve said this about brinson before too, but that doesn’t make it wrong either potentially. eloy was also better ranked prospect than brinson ever was by a large margin (at least for the hit tool)

crimedog
crimedog

Eloy is special. I think you’re right. And I guess with him being out multiple weeks he’s really only had a month of MLB exp. All this post was attempting to do was motivate the kid a little. It looks like it could be working, see below.

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

just as I type that he homers off Cole. You can thank me later for motivating him a bit. Knew that’s all it would take.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

drat i benched him today in a shallow starters dynasty 20 teamer too.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

TRON really hates people against cole. desmond/choo/blackman/whit starting in my LF/CF/RF/util slots. the COL guys are facing kingham and some guy named nearly after a concentration camp. plus since grandma absence eloy ain’t done much (small sample of course).

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
3 years ago

F yeah, went against TRON on catcher today in some 16’s and up where i stream catcher and went wolters due to what’s his face + kingham.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you drop corbin martin for heaney or nelson?

thank you!

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Hi GREY…I am debating whether to waiver claim Matt Barnes or Jose LeClerc. My pitching in a 12 team roto keeper league with only 2 reserve spots is: Trevor Bauer,Walker Buehler, Pat Corbin, Ed-Rod, Strahm,Soroka, Weaver, Lucchesi,Osuna and Giles. Any of those droppable for a third closer? Also could drop Mallex or Rodgers.

Also,Kyle Tucker is a free agent. Is he better bet than Rodgers? Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Who is the drop? Is Lucchesi the drop? If I drop Mallex, I need to start Rodgers as my DH. Thanks again.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
3 years ago

15 team roto dynasty. OPS, net saves and holds together over saves and QS added. have these. sounds like both maeda and paxton are back soon. esp maeda, but NOT stanton, who i need far more than the pitchers. running calhoun (LAA, actually the best RF over last 30 days, but far worse over last 14) and bader as only RF’ers at all right now. can only keep 18 per year predraft. the auction budget here isn’t too relevant but 18 max players and 75% of draft budget max keepers predraft.
C astudillo
1B cron
2B baez (SS/3B)
SS bregman (3B)
3B ronny rod (all IF)
LF mcneil (2B/3B)
CF desmond (1B/LF)
RF calhoun LAA
util (2) hiura (2B), moreland
BN: laureano (CF), tapia (LF), bader (CF/RF)
DL (5): stanton (LF/RF), judge (RF)

with k.davis out canha or calhoun here?

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

same league, got paxton/maeda both coming back shortly. need a RP for holds and/or saves. best out of
wittgren (best guy on CLE)
bearclaw (WAS much worse than anybody expected and his FIP is getting into shit land, still ownable in say NL only/20 teamers but not rosterable maybe otherwise)
estevez (should be the closer but not awesome underlying stats)
diekman (FAR better than he’s ever been in his whole career, albeit at KC, kennedy has also been FAR better but again, KC)
winkler (best team listed guy so far, l-jax getting worse, kimbrel coming probably, but unsettled rotation at ATL)
liriano (extraordinarily better than he’s been in years but crick still splits the 8th)
kintzler (also better than he’s probably ever been, on good team, but they use a lot of guys and that’s before strop is back, also i have strop in DL)

already have robles/buttrey/hand/barnes (strop in DL)

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves

actually kintzler is back to what he’s been before, it’s been a while since i checked it.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you drop corbin martin for heaney or nelson?

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
3 years ago

Mahle or Musgrove ROS?
And did Oakland hire someone from the Mets physician staff? What are they doing to Davis?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Are you rooting for Hunter Pence to come crashing back to earth? I know I am, and I even own a couple shares.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Stanton shut down with calf strain.

A most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality.

All’s Well That Ends Well

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ralph Kramden. I pay a fair amount of attention to baseball. How is it possible I can click a box score and say to myself, “there’s a guy named Estrada on the Yankees?” What’s more this is his THIRD homer. AND his first name is Thairo.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m one of those never saw an episode guys. But the kind who doesn’t think that’s somehow cool.

JC
JC
3 years ago

Pitch Giolito at Houston?

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Agree! Thank you

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Montana DuRapau sounds like the name of a contestant on Rupaul’s Drag Race.

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

Nice. I’ve always been ahead of my time.

FantasyBall
FantasyBall
3 years ago

Porcello or Peacock ROS in a 12 teamed?

Aquestion
Aquestion
3 years ago

Give Will Smith and get Soler? Standard yahoo 12 team. Trade analyzer doesn’t like ROS value for Soler but he’s been good

Follow up, what kind of SP would I expect to get back for trading away Hiura? Hard to guess value since he is a rookie, but in a second league I’m in I’m really lacking SP…

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Hey Grey. I didn’t see who is your choice for saves in Colorado
Oberg,Estevez or Shaw
I know they all suck
I would drop Wilson for one of them (he sucks too)
Even if you think I should hold
How would you rank them
Thanks Grey

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

By the way it was reported that bud black said
Oberg will be the closer.
I will hold for now
Thanks

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

Yep just one more FA pickup

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Drop Ed rod for canning in H2H league?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

With Simmons gone for a a long while, I have Goodrum to cover SS. But he’s not producing at all.

16 team H2H League.

Currently 7-0. Only have money for 1 FA pickup ROS.

1.) Should i pickup N. Lopez?
2.) Should i pickup another SP (Arrieta, Luchessi, Lester, Snell, Flaherty, C. Smith Maeda, and let Goodrum fill the void. (Canning, Bassit available).

3.) Hold until it Ertz?

Thankyou

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yep just one more FA pickup.

Hold until it hurts (Ertz, Zach Ertz. Cant believe you EFFFFLIN DIDN’T catch that!)

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Only my third year in fantasy baseball. Complicated league with contracts, etc..

Don’t want to miss out on getting a player that can help me ROS.

Tough b/c there is always a flavor of the week.

Especially when i know I’ll be another pitcher, bat.

Finished 5th out 16 my first two seasons. But, only one year of Razzball under my belt!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

If, and when that player does come along, mention it, literally.

Out of the roughly 600 questions and comments you receive daily, please keep my specific situation a high priority :)

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

If someone can find video or audio of Ralph Kiner excellent loaning the save rule I’ll give you something wonderful. A case of Pliny or something.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Explaining. Not excellent loaning. Although…

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Could be a beautiful fever dream, but my god the funny. The internet doesn’t help me.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It’s so weird when something isn’t on the internet.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

There’s a clip from the WOR years where it’s Kiner’s Corner and he’s got like a mail in question from Dolores in Bayonne or whatever about what is a save and he just goes in to an amazing word spiral of an explanation.

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Pliny the Elder?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

Pliny The Elder

The sportsguy
The sportsguy
3 years ago

So when Garver Castro and Astudio are all healthy (and assume Nelly Cruz back as well)…how are we splitting AB…Already have Vazquez and Hicks in my 10 team AL only league and spent half my FAAB…is it worth picking up Garver or is he 2-3 days a week ( maybe good days)

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Points re-draft league. Positions not important – please rank:
Hunter Dozier; Greg Polanco; Pence; Hiura; Domingod

Thanks.

RICE
RICE
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

10 Team – H2H (4 player keeper)

I have so many bench bats (I know I know). I’ve been trying to trade some away but my league is pretty quiet when it comes to trading. I got the below offer today. It feels like I’m giving up a bit much but I definitely have the bats to backup losing these guys and it would give me a streaming spot (I have no bench pitchers) What do you think?

I get: Charlie Morton
I give: Muncy (1B, 2B, 3B) and Dahl (OF)

C: Alfaro
1B: Voit
2B: Daniel Murphy / Hiura
3B: Bregman / Edu.Escobar
SS: Tim Anderson / Jorge Polanco
OF: Bryce / Acuna / Meadows
Utl: Dahl / Vlad Jr.
Bench: DominGod / Muncy / B. Rodgers

SP: Verlander / Wheeler / D. German / Peacock
RP: Parker / Holland / Jackson / Cishek

DL: Jimmy Nelson / Mike Clevinger

Thanks!!!

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

Hey, anyone know how to go back an edit your lineup on Fantrax? I didn’t mean to start Castillo.

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Mountcastle over Moreland?
Thanks!

TJ
TJ
Reply to  TJ
3 years ago

If promoted obviously

TJ
TJ
Reply to  TJ
3 years ago

Thanks

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Stanton’s smart, he’s getting all of his in-season injuries out of the way so he can be a force in the 2nd half/playoffs rather than fade as he’s done every other year. I salute the new strategery!

nightpandas
nightpandas
3 years ago

Keeper league trade obp and slg

Jd Mart and Meadows

Vs

Eloy Riley Paddock

nightpandas
nightpandas
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He countered with Jd and B Lowe for Riley Paddock Eloy

nightpandas
nightpandas
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yup sticking to my guns…Meadows or bust

Thanks Grey

nightpandas
nightpandas
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’ve got him at meadows for my Riley and choo …think that’s a good one for me…wouldn’t keep the Seoul train anyways

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

Best UTIL bat: Eaton, Calhoun, M. Adams or CL. Frazier?

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Grey, shallow 10 team mixed roto 5×5, i have 10s across the board in pitching categories (Carrasco, Marquez, Ry, Glas, Fried, Strahm, Minor, Canning) but could use an upgrade on offense. Without more context, would you deal Ryu for either Goldy or Segura? If yes, who do you like more b/n Goldy and Segura, no specific categories needed just overall value.

H
H
3 years ago

Profar or Calhoun?

H
H
Reply to  H
3 years ago

Bench bat – I know he’s on the DL. ROS

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 years ago

with Wade Davis headed to the IL, is Oberg a “should add” (I reserve the “must add” for tiers above him)?

How would you rank him vs the below closer/ relievers:

Luke Jackson
Lecleric
Blake Parker
Cishek

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Dancin Homer
3 years ago

He hasn’t even had a save opp yet. Has to be last.

Chud
Chud
3 years ago

Who would u rather own in a dynasty:

Altuve or Harper?

Thanks!

Scottsteelers
Scottsteelers
3 years ago

Was offered Jose Ramirez 12th ed keeper, Mancini and a 4th rd pick next year for Javy Baez. Eh?

Vincent Vega
Vincent Vega
3 years ago

12 tm H2H with OBP Would you drop any of La Stella E.Escobar Jomart Joc Senzel for Hiura?

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

H/H Points was offered ….Syndergaard for my Domingo German
Y/N

Barry
Barry
3 years ago

Hello Grey,

Moose or Profar in a vacuum.

Thanks

NUX
NUX
3 years ago

Oberg, Estevez, Shaw

Added in that order for my teams. Good luck gents.

dau
dau
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

Maybe they coax Manny Corpas out of retirement.

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Manny Corpas, hahahahah! Oh, the terrible memories…

Reed Smith
Reed Smith
3 years ago

What the hell is up with Hector Neris not getting the ball? I know I know, EFFING Gabe Kapler but seriously, WTF? The guy has been fabtastic when given the chance, fires a great 2IP save on Saturday then gets skipped both Mon and Tues? I’d like to think the Nicasio blow up will teach ol’ Gabe a lesson but he’s one hard-headed SOB.

nightpandas
nightpandas
Reply to  Reed Smith
3 years ago

Neris got the win in extras on Monday so I think he’s still the guy

Reed Smith
Reed Smith
Reply to  nightpandas
3 years ago

Yeah, i missed that part on the non-save opp so they effectively screwed themselves and lost a game because of it. Way to go GABE!

Reed Smith
Reed Smith
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I have other choice terms for him but sure, we can go with yours.

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Haha! Fletcher is at leadoff today. Joke’s on us.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

Limited moves & roster space…if you could only own one, Kelley or Leclerc? I.e., the guy who got the last save (with a HR), or the guy who the manager keeps saying will be the closer again.

dau
dau
3 years ago

Mazara, Reddick, D. Santana—please rank–h2h

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Need a bench bat now that Willie Calhoun is on the IL.
Any of these guys worth rostering as a matchup/off the bench play? Wouldn’t be an every day starter, just to plug in when needed.

Renfroe
Almora
A Garcia
Winker
Grichuk
Reddick
Marisnick
Panda
Votto
Schwarber
Gurriel

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Good Bob
3 years ago

About half of them are.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
3 years ago

With Springer out until the weekend and Mallex struggling, I think I need to drop both for OFs at least until the Astros get off their crazy pills and summon Yordan Alvarez. Question is, besides Mallex, who else would I drop? And who would you add from Almora, Choo, Kendrick, Kingery, Luplow, Mazara, Pence, and Reddick?

12-team, 10-cat, h2h, redraft
C- Realmuto; 1B – Rizzo; 2B – LaStella; 3B – Suarez; SS – Trea; OF – Springer, A.Jones, Mallex; Util – Voit; Bench – Y.Alvarez; IL – Stanton, Conforto
SP – Caleb, Castillo, Eflin, Gibson, Mahle, Quintana, Weaver
RP – Hicks, Holland, Leclerc, Robles, Vazquez

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Hang on to Luke Jackson or drop him for Newcomb or Alvarado? My other reliever is D. Castillo. Thought it may be smart to get both options in Tampa since I’m not a huge saves guy anyway.

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

That’s what I figured. Thanks Grey!

Nick
Nick
3 years ago

Let’s make it simple

1. is Maikel Franco droppable ? i’d get Fran-Wind-Mill…
2. Junior Guerra? duh ,,,, unafordable
3. Is it time to reach on Alex Reyes comeback?
C. there’s no C !! i dropped Alfor-a-Lucroy !!

Nick
Nick
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

see ^^ simple !!

just ,,
1. maybe Yordan “grey loves” Alvarez over Franco ? in dynasty
2. Guerra would be a drop for Leclerc?
3. Reys was about to be a king in dunho-asty ….

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
3 years ago

Hi Grey

10 TM, NL-Only H2H 5×5(OBP)

I picked up J. Webb (Newcomb already rostered) just in case the committee is in effect with Jackson’s most recent BS.

I want to stash Mitch Keller (PIT) as a possible starter, but given the Pirates history, they might wait till mid-June for a call-up. I am currently in first (4.5 games separate top 4 teams). Which of the following would you do?

A) Add Keller for Webb. In 2 weeks Kimbrel will sign for ATL or another team, and I have two Closers, and two new spots to play with. Long-Term I’m fine.
B) Hold Webb for a few days and hope Keller doesn’t get stashed by another team. See how things sort out over the next 3-4 games for the Braves BP, and add Keller.
C) Drop Parra for Keller since he’s not producing, and I don’t absolutely need his stats this week, and just put Hampson in my line up to collect dust.

I’m leaning A for the shot at an upside arm.
Thank You!

Roster:
CA Suzuki
1B Rizzo
2B Hernandez
3B Rendon
SS Escobar
IF J.D. Davis
OF Acuna
OF Harper
OF Robles
OF Almora Jr.
UT Parra
B Hampson
IL Zimmerman

SP Musgrove, Ryu, Eflin, Matz, Mikolas, T. Richards
RP Yates, Jackson, Stripling, J. Webb (Bench) Kimbrel (Bench)

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for the response!

I’m in first. 2nd week in a row. Playing the #3 team right now. I traded Bryant 2 days before his three homer day. Bryce will heat up though.

I think Kimbrel will be a difference maker, and if/when Hampson gets the call after All-Star break, that will be a huge boost. My biggest problem is I have no true Aces besides Ryu.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

M. Kelly just ruined my day. I picked him up for this start. Luckily the guy I’m playing had Davies (it’s about time the regression fairies visited him!). He still has Irvin @CHC, Wainwright @KC, and Hill @TB, so there’s a lot that could still go wrong for him.

Kirby Yates has been legit though. 3 Saves in 3 days should put me on top of his Doolittle (the pitcher…wow that sounds bad).

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Doolittle. Wait for it. Wait for it. KAAZAAAAM!!!!!
Looks like the ghost of Rosenthal made a visit. That along with Irvin getting lit may have stacked the deck in my favor after the blowups by Jackson last night and M. Kelly today. I wish managers would try to get their closers in a bit more, but glad this worked in my favor.

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

H/H points 12 team ….what SPer you giving me back for Do Santana & German …be nice

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Do German

Whatever
Whatever
3 years ago

Ten team mixed. Time to drop Aguilar for Cron? Tia.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I have Yoenis Cespedes ($5) on IL. Is he worth stashing for next year ($6), or cut him now? Thanks as always

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

FWIW: i would not rely on him.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I have Tapia, Calhoun, Bellinger, Brantley, JD Martinez, Rosario, Senzel, Markakis, and Aaron Hicks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

pitching is so thin right now. I could use another starter. my choices:

Ariel Jurado
Danny Duffy
Tommy Milone
Sandy Alcantara

Who should I pick up?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

i just lost wade davis to IL. There is no one available. i dont even trust Romo

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Support how G-Man?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

now im hearing that JD Martinez may be heading to the IL. I wont have any room to place him on the IL.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

im in big trouble. here is who I have on the IL

Sal Perez
Mitch Garver
Jose Altuve
Willie Calhoun
Didi Gregorius
James Paxton
Corey Kluber
Luis Severino
Corey Knebel
Wade Davis

No room to put anyone else on the IL. I am maxed out

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey,

My league is a keeper league. to keep perez and Knebel next year will cost me Perez ($11), and Knebel ($26) against my cap next year

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Perez is a steal at $11. i may have to wait until one of my guys come off the IL until I can possibly put Martinez on the IL

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

not yet, but they said its a possibility because of his back issues

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

According to Rotoworld:

J.D. Martinez is dealing with a sore back on top of the illness that has kept him out of the lineup.

Martinez has not played since Sunday, and the back issue likely has as much — if not more — to do with his absence than the illness. There’s a chance that Martinez also won’t be back in the lineup on Thursday, and at this point, you have to wonder if a trip to the injured list is a possibility. He’s still considered day-to-day, but it’s something to monitor.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

hopefully I can dodge a bullet

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

H/H points… is German a sell high or hold ROS

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

JBJ, J Aguilar, or Moreland as a last bat?!
Thanks!

TJ
TJ
Reply to  TJ
3 years ago

Or Tapia?

nightpandas
nightpandas
Reply to  TJ
3 years ago

Moreland

CTFDU
CTFDU
3 years ago

Head to Head 14 teams. Drop 3 please:

Willson Contreras ChC – C
Pete Alonso NYM – 1B
Adalberto Mondesi KC – 2B,SS
Manny Machado SD – 3B,SS
Gleyber Torres NYY – 2B,SS
Andrew Benintendi Bos – OF
Nick Senzel Cin – 3B,OF
Austin Riley Atl – 3B,OF
Ronald Acuña Jr. Atl – OF
Domingo Santana Sea – OF
David Dahl Col – OF
Austin Meadows TB – OF
Michael Conforto NYM – OF
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD – SS

nightpandas
nightpandas
Reply to  CTFDU
3 years ago

Assuming this is a redraft

Senzel Riley Dahl

CTFDU
CTFDU
Reply to  nightpandas
3 years ago

No redraft. Sorry.

NJW
NJW
3 years ago

More quality reporting on ESPN’s part in their Billy Hamilton blurb today:

“Hamilton is Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star for the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader with the Cardinals.”

…….

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

H/H points …..expect what SPer back in return for Do Santana

3mango
3mango
3 years ago

With Andrelton Simmons out (forever)..need a new Util spot (10team-Roto). Do you like Mitch Moreland or Nicky Lopez? Best all around upside..

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Awesome. Thanks!