The Brewers, as you likely heard, sent down Keston Hiura, which means the return of Travis Shaw, The Mayor of Ding-Dong City returns to Milkwaukee.  *sees Travis Shaw carrying a box of Ding-Dong snack cakes*  Oh!  See, the whole time I thought that meant home runs.  The nickname makes more sense now, and would’ve been good to know in the preseason. Let me hear your jubilation for manipulation of service time.  This, more than anything else, MLB really dominates. Hear that’s why MLB is the most popular sport amongst knobsticks, blacklegs and union busters. I grabbed Shaw, because he hit .235 during his rehab in the PCL, which is like hitting with aluminum bats on the moon.  No, his .235 average isn’t the reason I picked him up, it’s because I called him my preseason MVP and must wear him like a Scarlett Letter.  No, not for that reason either.  Because I had room and it was a deep league and I was like dubya tee eff.  That really is the reason.  Muy excitamente Señor Ding Dong!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was called up by the Cubs.  I DM’d Prospect Mike to find out his thoughts about this call-up, and PM said, “Please don’t contact me.”  CarGo is the ultimate prospblock, even when there’s no prosps to block.  Have you ever seen a player be Spanish Fly to all managers like CarGo?  It’s almost like because he’s older, they’re able to talk about stuff that Olds like to talk about so they always play him.  “Remember when we needed a TV Guide magazine to find out what was on?”  “Those blurbs were the best!  24-character synopses!  None of this thinkpiece crap!  Kids nowadays!”  “Hey, wanna start in right field?”  “Sounds great!”

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Seems ludicous to even have to point this out in today’s pitching environment, but I’m still very much in on Lester, and own him.  Yeah, I know, owning a 3.32 ERA shouldn’t need to be pointed out, but everyone’s got Shiny New Toy Syndrome–How about that Smeltzer guy?!  “Vegas is giving Smeltzer an over/under of five Ks for his next start.”  “That’s a clown prop.”

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and 14th homer, hitting .301.  Glad to see him pull himself out of his week-long slide, which lowered his average twenty points.  Didn’t need for Baez to then go on to sing, Diamonds & Rust.  Sorry if that’s folked up.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .291.  He’s the 3rd best catcher (as of yesterday) on our Player Rater.  Any guesses where that leaves him overall?  Did someone just say Michigan?  How is that even a guess?  He’s around the 100th best player.  As I always say, even the best catchers are not that great.

Trevor Cahill – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.18.  Ausmus texting pitching coach:  Should we try an opener and have Trevor start the 2nd?  Pitching coach:  K, he’ll still suck.

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.62.  Solid start, yadda3.  On a side note, if you haven’t watched Chernobyl, I give it my 4-star Grey approval.  That’s out of three stars.  I make up the damn rating system!  Even if you think you know the story, it’s worth checking out.  Though the one random Starbucks cup in the reactor was an odd choice.

Christian Walker – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, and third homer in the last five games.  Turns out all Walker needed to do to get going was some hot air from the Diamondbacks saying, “We want to see what Cron can do.”  Cron’s Disease is similar to IBS, Intentionally Benching Sluggers.

Corey Seager – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th home run, hitting .246.  Ya know the Player A or B Test?  Don’t ever do that with Seager, he fails.  Watch:  who do you want Player A:  14 HRs, 3 SBs, hitting .276.  Or Player B:  8 HRs, 1 SB and .246.  Player B is obvious, Player A is Ketel Marte.

Walker Buehler – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, 0 walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.69.  Is it finally the end of Spring Training for Buehler?  Please tell me it is.

Corbin Martin – 3 IP, 2 ER, in 76 pitches, ERA at 5.59.  Corbin Martin is about as efficient as following a sherpa to the summit of Mt. Everest to get some pink Himalayan salt.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Wade LeBlanc – 3 2/3 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, 1 walk, ERA at 6.19.  The Relievonator, which rates Openers (and relievers, dur), loved LeBlanc yesterday. No word if it’s because it just wants some Friends.

Mallex Smith – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, as he continues to hit leadoff.  Someone asked yesterday about where Dee Gordon bats when he returns, and I’m not sure, but my guess is Mallex is performing well, so Gordon gets Pipp’d back to the nine hole.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer.  As Edwin rounded the bases, he had his usual parrot on his shoulder, only this time, it was saying, “Polly, want off this team.”

Jon Jay – Beginning a minor league assignment and working on these papers he’s hoping becoming “federal.”

Hunter Dozier – Hit the IL with a pulled muscle in his chest.  Should’ve never changed his walk-up song to Squeeze’s Pulling Muscles (To The IL).

Manny Machado – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .251.  “I know he’s not known for hustling, but I think…it’s worse. He hasn’t moved in almost two months. Maybe we should see if we can make him fertilizer. We can call it, Man-ure–Wait!  He just moved!  Oh my, Manny’s alive!”

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .247.  Hitting about the same as Machado with seven more homers.  *places tacks on desk, slams head into desk* I’m good.  Just a little frustrated.

Eric Lauer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  The Streamonator was positive on Lauer for this start, but I’m positively never starting him in any leagues.

Aaron Nola – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.63.  Not sure how familiar you are with Nola’s game, but it’s usually solid 9-ish Ks and great command.  So far this year, he’s getting more Ks (fractionally), but his command just isn’t there.  Everything else looks relatively normal, now that small samples have normalized.  My guess is it’s mechanics thing and he’ll right the ship. So, while I didn’t love him coming into this year, I’m in the Buy Low camp.

Andrew McCutchen – Went down in a heap during a run down, and needed to be helped off the field McClutchin’ his knee.  He also could not go down stairs.  Are there stairs on a baseball field?  Not unless Matt Stairs is back, so we so good!  *intern whispers to me* Being told we not “so good.”  Damn.  Gotta appreciate the Phils’ foresight to trade for another OF the day before this ghastly injury.  More like Phils of the Future!

Adam Haseley – Phils’ 2017 1st round pick is being called up to replace McClutchin’. Wonder if the Phils remembered they just traded for Bruce.  Guess they figure Bruce can’t play center, but Kingery can.  Prospectonator doesn’t love Haseley, giving him 15/7 with little average over the course of a season (by the way, if you click on Haseley’s name, his projections are there for free — like every player). I will say this for Haseley, he looks ready to contribute in the landmark case of sooner vs. later since he played college ball.  In NL-Only leagues, I’m interested since McCutchen looks out for a while, but wait and see in mixed. Kingery also gets a boost again as a possible replacement for McCutchen.

Nelson Cruz – Activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Someone cooked fish in the microwave with the sign ‘Don’t cook fish in the microwave, it smells’ and framed me!”

Chance Sisco – Called up from the minors.  That’s right everyone’s favorite roll-of-the-die Bum Wine!  If you can say his name without singing ABBA’s Take A Chance On Me than you’re a lot straighter than I am!  He had 10 HRs and a .289 AVG in Triple-A, and you have to wonder why he hasn’t been with the O’s the entire time.  Anyone else notice the Orioles’ catcher situation sounds like a Vegas two-day vacay?  “We’re going from Wynns to Chance.”  In most mixed leagues, I could see grabbing Sisco if you’re struggling at catcher, and, no, Alfaro is not struggling.

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The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

1. Shaw, Albies, Chavis …. which one gets cut?

JC
JC
3 years ago

Best stash saves and holds league….Strickland, Betances, Robertson

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 (OpS)

Gotta drop 2 hitters
GCooper, LGurriel, BReynolds, La Stella, CWalker, Biggio, Ohtani

prestige
prestige
3 years ago

Favorite start for tomorrow in a league where K’s don’t count. So basically need ERA + the W

Darvish home vs Rockies (Marquez)
Pena home vs A’s (Mengden)
Mengden @Angels (Pena)
Hudson vs Reds (Desclafini)
Vargas home vs Giants (Beede)

abmsports23
abmsports23
3 years ago

Need a backup 1b. Yuli, Belt, or Walker?

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Drop Mallex or Schwarber to add Pressly?
Thanks!

TJ
TJ
Reply to  TJ
3 years ago

Or Yordan?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 years ago

Framber Valdez taking over for Martin’s rotation spot & gets BAL for his first start.

Worth taking a flyer on in 12-team redraft leagues?

Would need to drop either Hiura or Yordan Alvarez (or Jimmy Nelson, but he starts tomorrow)

As always, thank you in advance

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey.

On a side note, I only have 1x NA spot and currently have Alvarez occupying it. Is it worth keeping both him and Hiura or should I cut 1 loose?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

…so I’ll hold onto him for another day or 2 so Houston can prove you wrong/right; got it.

Thanks again!

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

I’m done with Josh Donaldson. I’m not sure if its just age or that he doesn’t take PEDs, but enough already. Should I try Kingery, Shaw or Christian Walker?

CP
CP
3 years ago

Drop one of aguilar, thames, or hiura in nl-only redraft?

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Poor man’s 1st basemen……..What order do you like for immediate and ROS?

Ryan Braun, Daniel Murphy, Travis Shaw

Thank you sir

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

14T obp – L Gurriel or Cooper @ UTIL?

Thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

This Hiura thing is a right pain in the arse. I only have one NA spot and it’s currently occupied by Kyle Tucker, so I can really only hold one of these guys in order to have any sort of roster flexibility.

Who’s going to be more 2019-relevant?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Thought you might be interested to know Segura is batting third again tonight, between Harper and Hoskins. I like his counting stats to go up if they’ll keep him there longer than one damn game this time!!! BUY!!!

Jerseyjon
Jerseyjon
3 years ago

10 team h2h. Riley and Conforto for Rendon?

Tbone
Tbone
3 years ago

10 team head to head dynasty

My Moncada for Woodruff and Buttrey

I have Hiura waiting in the wings.

Would you do it? Is it enough?

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Summer break starts this week with students going home for the summer. Going to celebrate by starting Chernobyl and trading for a player at the cornerstone.

Would you flip Dahl, Chavis and Carrasco for Baez and Folty?

Thanks

prestige
prestige
3 years ago

SON loves Vargas at home vs Giants tomorrow. Would you stream him in 12 team league?? I don’t trust him

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Haven’t watched Chernobyl yet too busy lately.
How good is it?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Nice. I’ll check it out.
My razz nfbc teams bench is literally too small.
Crazy. With Freeland being the 6th major leaguer sent to minors so far haha. And 7 injuries. Haha.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Waiting for samardjza to be sent down next!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

My whole team got “Chernobyl‘d”

Db
Db
3 years ago

Start encarnacion vs Miley, votto @Genesis Cabrera hitting .400 last 2 weeks, Murphy @hendricks has 2 homers in minimal ab’s, Nelson Cruz vs bieber, mondesi vs Ed rod, Eduardo Escobar vs Ryu which 2 sit

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Cutch out for ROS..torn ACL.

bananafactory
bananafactory
3 years ago

kiermaier or laureano ros

2 of the 3 kiermaier laureano yandy ros

Joe Schmo
Joe Schmo
3 years ago

Rolling out the Beebs vs MIN tonight? 12 team roto league and I’m ahead in the innings projection cap. This start worries me. Thanks!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

NL only 10 team h2h with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals and total bases added.

gotta drop somebody for mcneil back today.

C wieters
1B freeman
2B wong
SS NEWMAN! (2B)
3B riley (OF)
CI kike (almost all positions outside catcher/3B)
MI gone varnish (2B/SS)
OF (4) conforto, harper, rhysus (1B), bader
util (1) franco (3B)
BN dyson (OF)
DL: molina, mcneil

thinking franco/dyson but maybe peraza from the playing time and he’s now listed as lefty side only guy, and this is before scooter gets back.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

2. different league drop thames or c.stewart first for mcneil back. OPS, total bases, hits added.

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
3 years ago

carlos carrasco worth a buy low for ROS? maybe trade Paul DeJong for him?

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team 5×5 obp dynasty

Was just offered Vladimir Guerrero Jr for my Gary Sanchez

Take it before he cancels?

J-Money
J-Money
3 years ago

Whatup G,

In a 12 team OPS league, you like Vogelbach or Shaw? Was high on Shaw as were you, then dropped him once he was sent down. Dozier on the IL, so this is likely a temporary fill in.

Thanks homie

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Was afraid you’d say that. Thanks man.

Bjooooohns
Bjooooohns
3 years ago

Got offered a trade in a Dynasty league and would love some feedback:

I was offered Machado and Benintendi for Acuna Jr. I love Acuna, but it’s definitely a proposal I’m struggling with…

Bjooooohns
Bjooooohns
Reply to  Bjooooohns
3 years ago

Fogot to add that it’s an OBP league, if that tips the scales either way.

abmsports23
abmsports23
3 years ago

How would you rank the following batters as $5 (minimum) keepers for next year?

Sano, Piscotty, Brandon Lowe, Tapia, Yandy Diaz, Kingery, Peraza

Looking to trade a few of my extra bats but wondering which I should hold for next year.

abmsports23
abmsports23
Reply to  abmsports23
3 years ago

Probably should have mentioned it’s a 14-team h2h points league with a deep bench

abmsports23
abmsports23
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

So you would be fine trading away Kingery, Peraza, Lowe, amd Yandy?

Im looking to snag a SP or 2 and one of the teams that is out of it has Folty, Eovaldi, Trevor Williams and Kimbrel that he’s willing to give for a potential keeper or 2.

Ryuserious
Ryuserious
3 years ago

Soler or Domingo Santana ros?

Ryuserious
Ryuserious
3 years ago

Lourdes or Travis Shaw? Shaw is on waivers.

drosey44
drosey44
3 years ago

10 team H2H. 2 pts for runs scored and rbi, 1 pt for hit, 2 for 2b, 3 pt for 3b, etc.

Dropping one to make room for Cruz: who?

Chavis, F. Reyes, Senzel, or Pence?

avogt555
avogt555
3 years ago

Sadly dropping Hiura. Who would you pick up on waivers? Dietrich, Choo, Renfroe Or Shaw? Thanks

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

NL only 10 team h2h with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals and total bases added. who’s my legs mcneil drop?
C wieters
1B freeman
2B wong
SS NEWMAN! (2B)
3B riley (OF)
CI kike (almost all positions outside catcher/3B)
MI gone varnish (2B/SS)
OF (4) conforto, harper, rhysus (1B), bader
util (1) franco (3B)
BN dyson (OF)
DL: molina, mcneil

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

gotta think it’s one of dyson/franco, but maybe gone varnish will lose enough playing time with scooter maybe?

Jingle Dahl the Way
Jingle Dahl the Way
3 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Please rank – Biggio, Kingery, Schoop.

Please rank – Cron, Avisaill, Soler, Kingery, Hicks.

JP
JP
3 years ago

Woww tv guides… i remember seeing the hot cougars from the soap opera shows on the cover

Keeper league would you trade segura for buxton?

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
3 years ago

Buehler has been looking good since May, excluding his previous start. He’s been getting K’s finally, ratios solid and 5 QS in last 6. This owner is less worried about him now.

Who would you want ROS between Carrasco and Morton for QS and ratios?

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
Reply to  Immaculate Inning
3 years ago

Actually, please rank these for QS and ratios ROS

1. Morton
2. Marquez
3. Carrasco

Dong Show
Dong Show
3 years ago

Grey, you’re god damn saint and Trooper for answering literally every question, everyday in this forum. It’s why your the defacto #1 fantasy guy in my mind (and why I’m also a mad man for reading almost every comment)

Dynasty trade question for you.

Was offered Realmuto for Andrew Vaughn and Khris Davis. I have Alonso long term and catcher right now is Ramos. Is it really worth considering this for a top 3 catcher?

Thanks as always for you advice!

Dong Show
Dong Show
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey. This answer kind of answers my suspicions on what I thought. Prob not worth it.

Have a great rest of the day!

Jonny
Jonny
3 years ago

Hey i got a few things ive been pondering.

I just picked up swanson, i have lindor and am trying to trade him. 4 of, 2 Util spots, 1 ss
Is swanson/lindor going to be better than marte, eaton, brantley or tapia? I was going to milk Tapia until blackmons back then see but then i saw dansby, jw what you would do

And drop cesar hernandez for macneils return or drop macneil?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

With Glasnow hurt, I am regretting dropping Clevinger when he first went down with that upper back injury – and now it looks like Clevinger will be back at the end of June. Grey, can I get a hug?

Smitty
3 years ago

Tempted to trade Grandal for Nola while he is beaten down. Whad’ya think?
If I do who is best replacement:
Sisco
E. Diaz
Zunino
Flowers
Weiters
Thanks Guys!

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Would you trade Grandal for Nola?

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

Would you drop Ramos for any of Chance, Phegley, or Ramos?

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Oops, meant to write “Alfaro”there instead of that duplicate and confusing second Ramos.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Philosophy question:
How much of a batter being “hot” do you attribute to seeing the ball well for an extended period (like a hot basketball shooter) vs. a string of great matchups?

Example, many people saying “Renato Nunez is red hot!”
However, it was pointed out by Rudy prior to his hot streak that he had an amazing string of matchups coming up. How do you distinguish?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Its cosmology. Start reading their natal charts and figure out their good planets.

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Grey
I need rbi’s
In a 10 team league
Is Eaton droppable for
Either Cooper or walker
Eaton is not really giving me much

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

In AL only keeper, Jansen, Sisco, or Phegley?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Stop clearing your throat, Grey.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Grey, if you had to choose one for today, which would you roll with?
Fried at PITT (Josh Bell not in lineup) (SON $8.3)
or
Canning vs OAK ($6.3)

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

I gave up Lucas Giolito (boo) but got Trea Turner (YEA!)

Now I need another starter for this (Tue-Mon) period in our 14-team QS league.

Corbin Martin vs BAL looks like a good one, doesn’t it?

Others that look good are

Anibal Sanchez (vs CHW and @ CHW)
Chase Anderson (MIA & PIT)
Thornton vs NYY
S.Anderson @NYM

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

OK, thanks.

Now I need a RP, also…or maybe TWO? It’s a saves+Holds league so I’ve had Hansel Robles and Ryne Harper.

Harper hasn’t done much.

How about Zack Britton, Ty Buttrey, Alex Claudio, Pedro Baez, or Kahnle, Oberg, Bettis or J.Diaz??

Keep both Robles and Harper or drop one for one of the above?

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Btw, I watched some of the Angels/Cubs yesterday and Cahill was fine for 4 innings. In the sixth he had clearly lost it and Ausmus waited way too long to yank him. Anderson buckled with the bases stacked but Ausmus really showed poor instincts with pitching moves. I think he’s actually worse than Sciosciapath that way,

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

At least I can turn the game off or switch to another. Trout has the rest of his career to be tortured by this crap!

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

I traded Mallex for Sano yesterday because I need power. It was nice of Mallex to give me a Bomb Voyage!

I need saves. Which RP to grab since I hate myself: Oberg, Workman, Brasier, Diego Castillo, CMart, Gant, or stash Strickland?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Sorry let me rephrase, whos the drop?
Giles
Alvarado
Greene
Rogers
Barnes
Strop

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you, threw me off with loving part, lol

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
3 years ago

I know it’s apples to oranges but Peacock for Moose. Thanks

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Need a util to replace Dozier (I assume a short-term IL). Nunez or Christian Walker?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Would you trade Riley for JoRam in a 14t obp keeper? A lot of risk there but Riley could turn into a pumpkin any day now…

Thanks

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
3 years ago

Was just offered Cole & Goodwin or Cooper or Grichuck for Meadows and either Bieber or Castillo.

Which side do you like and if you its not a hold, which players would you choose.

As always thanks in advance.

hip hop panda
hip hop panda
3 years ago

Have a good chance to win my league without making this move. With that said, would you move Rd2 Bennetendi for 2 years, Rd11 Hanigar for 1 year for Arenado whose contract expires after this season?

Gary Z
Gary Z
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

I got offered Thor, Benintendi, & Elias for Bregman, Jordan Hicks & Carlos Martinez.

10team h2h 8×8 league. r,hr,rbi,tb,k,sb,avg, ops
W,L,QS,K,SV,H,ERA,WHIP
I’d hate to lose Bregman, but I do have Lindor and Correa at SS. I could figure out 3B (Sano is available on the wire) Benintendi would be a huge upgrade at CF (have Myers now) I don’t care about Elias, but losing Hicks and Martinez I’m not worried about.
What would you do?

Thanks!!

-g

Gary Z
Gary Z
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks! You think my Brewers can make the playoffs this year with the current roster?? Hiura will be back soon enough, I think we need an arm or two…thoughts??

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, with Strop back these are my closers
Giles
Greene
Alvarado
Rogers
Barnes
Strop
Whos the drop?

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Disclaimer: I’m probably tinkering with my roster too much.

I owned Chavis in a 12 team, H2H, 6×6. I dropped him for Dietrich after your sell post. But I know Dietrich isn’t exactly ROS friendly.

Would you want Cesar Hernandez over either of them? Someone made a good point about Cesar moving to lead off spot. I’d try to trade Blake Parker before he officially loses his job.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He countered with Cano for Parker.

Cano or Cesar? Cesar seems more exciting to me.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, Grey.

So I have Wade Davis, Robles, Parker, C. Mart for saves and speculative saves. I’m middle of the pack with saves, so I don’t think I should necessarily punt.

They rejected Parker for Cesar, but countered with Wade Davis for Cesar. Gotta hold there, right?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

MRI today, but no other updates.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He likes Dietrich and Parker for Cesar. I’m pulling the trigger.

Regardless of Cutch, I think I want Cesar as my 2B. Parker is about to be useless anyways.

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

12 team h/h points Just did a Bauer-Lucchesi & Canning for Cole-Nelson & Reyes ….betting on the come with the latter two, might bite me but taking the chance

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Me too… huge cookie league plus all transactions cost ….

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

H/H points 12 team redraft
How much of a upgrade is G Cole over T Bauer …..and is a Lucchesi & Bauer to much to give up to get G Cole

Adam Lorber - SIYANKS
Adam Lorber - SIYANKS
3 years ago

slow week for ya? going on Mish tomorrow? cant you do some additional draft research or wash your sox? Smeltzer or Chase Anderson?

motown_magic
motown_magic
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Just got offered my Devers, Segura, and Dom German for his Arenado and Flaherty. He needs steals, i need power and already have Tim Anderson and Jorge Polanco at SS. I think I run with this 100%, right?

Blue Devil
Blue Devil
3 years ago

Carlo Carrasco was dropped in my league. Would you pick him up? His last four starts have been bad.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Seen some legit Kingery love from you. I guess I need to give him a whirl in my sorta deep 10 team league.

1.) Drop KTucker, AGarcia, or A Hicks for him?

2.) Rank: Ohtani, Biggio, Kingery

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Jimmy Nelson returning tomorrow. Do you like him more than strahm ros?

Starflyer 59
Starflyer 59
3 years ago

Pivetta or Porcello. Eating a meal on chernobyl graphite plates is not an option.

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
3 years ago

is Marco Gonzales a drop after his latest disaster? Gonzales or Tyler Mahle ROS as my 8th or 9th SP? Alex Reyes over both of them?

MarvPesos
Marv
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

Been offered this trade:
MY: Stella, Carrasco, Davis, Perez, Musgrove
For HIS: JoRam, Chapman, Boyd

My team:
C – W. Ramos
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – K. Marte
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – J. Polanco
CI – A. Rizzo
MI – T. Turner
LF – J.D. Martinez
CF – C. Yelich
RF – D. Santana
Util – T. La Stella
BN – L. Urias (NA)
DL – H. Dozier
DL – C. Blackmon

SP – C. Carrasco
SP – J. Verlander
SP – W. Buehler
RP – K. Jansen (RP)
RP – K. Giles (RP)
P – J. Paxton
P – J. Musgrove
BN – M. Perez
BN – K. Gibson
BN – A. Heaney
BN – Z. Gallen (NA)
BN – M. Keller (NA)
DL – W. Davis (RP) (10-DL)

Thanks bud
Marv

MarvPesos
marv
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

aroldis

MarvPesos
marv
Reply to  marv
3 years ago

sorry I would give W. Davis and he’d give A. Chapman

Buster Moon
Buster Moon
3 years ago

Please rank:

Albies, Gennett, Shaw, Schoop,

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Two thoughts today.

First, remember when you said the Brewers would send down Hiura and I said no way! Then you said “watch” and I replied that I hate you because you were always right about these things. Well, as usual, you were right. But I don’t really hate you!

Next, thought #2, would you take a chance on Chance and cut Astudillo to take that chance?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks! I took Sisco and cut El Tortuga. I like the upside Sisco has in Coors Field East. Also liked your approval of the move, so I did it.

Very disappointed in the Brewers sending Hiura down. Hope he’s back up in a month or so.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, please pick top 3 streamers
Darvish home vs Col
Nelson home vs Mia
Skaggs home vs Oak
Porcello at KC
Lynn home vs Oak
S.Anderson at Mets
SON likes all

Mr. G-Unit
Mr. G-Unit
3 years ago

Looking to upgrade hitting. Got offered Devers for buehler in a standard 5×5 keeper league, but can’t see myself wanting to do that. Flaherty or Thor a better counter? Don’t want to undervalue Flaherty, but not sure where to value Devers in this.

thoughts?

zombie
3 years ago

Am I the only one still holding out playing time & subsequent production hope in Aguilar? In a limited moves league, we are stingy with our transactions. BUTT, Christain Walker has been made available. With riding the hot-hand not really an option, is there belief enough in Walker’s bounce back to commit to him long term? Or should I get back into attempting a one man Aguilar prayer circle? & speaking of shows, tried “What We Do In the Shadows” yet?

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It’s Jemaine from “Flight of The Concords” show. A modern day Staten Island Vampire spoof. If you liked Concords, it takes it a whole further level. Hysterical premise and characters. + about 25 minutes also. So no harm if you don’t dig it. But damn its funny. On FX. Thanks for the Aguilar – Walker perspective. Aguilar just feels like one of those regretful second half drops. Yet, Shaw’s return might just grab more ABs; if that’s even possible at this point! Ugh. Thanks again.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
3 years ago

Pablo on the bench today @Milwaukee, right? It’s Coors Light and a potential silver bullet to opposing pitchers.

Fred
Fred
3 years ago

Can Lauer finally be trusted and taken seriously as a pretty good pitcher? If so, would you drop Kingery, Musgrove, or Harold Ramirez for him?

sheriff paddack
sheriff paddack
3 years ago

12 team 6X6 w/ OPS

Would you drop Biggio or Urshela for Shaw?

3b slot is only temp until Dozier comes back, 2b also until Scooter is back and Shaw could fill either. Will end up being a bench bat.

Thanks, as always!

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Have you watched any of W Smith in LA? Kid’s a gamer! He roped a double in his 2nd AB then stole a base in the 9th and was originally called out and got overturned.

Dodgers should consider keeping the kid around.

portbigcity
portbigcity
3 years ago

12 team H2H 1b-HR/1-4 SO/-1 BB/1 Ptiching W/10 L/-5 QS/1 IP/1 SO/1 ER/-1
C chirinos (Molina DL)
1b Bellinger
2b Mondosi
3b Moustakas
SS Bregman
OF Benitendi
OF Soto
OF Meadows
OF Yelich
DH Chavis
Bench
Senzel, G Polonco, Yandy Diaz

SP PItching 5 SP 2 RP
Marquez
J Gray
Giolito
Lance Lynn
Maeda (RP Spot)
Felipie Vazquez (RP)
Matz
Ray
Gonzales
Caleb Smith

Need more pitching was thinking of dropping Polanco or Diaz for Reyes. I know he is a long shot but there is not much available. Also, Alfaro for chirinos?
Thanks for the help
Portbigcity

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

Would you drop any of Strahm, Gibson, Kikuchi, Maeda, or Miley for Pivetta?

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  DLev45
3 years ago

Or drop any for Ed-Rod.

Bond
Bond
3 years ago

Would you pick up Pivetta or Nelson over the following?

Strahm
Heaney

Bond
Bond
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m streaming Nelson and Pivetta in my other league based on their matchups this week, but I see Strahm and Heaney as better long term assets

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Hey Grey, can you rank these next few day streaming options for me please? Top 3 would be great if you dont mind. Shallow 10 team roto league.
– Darvish vs COL (SOn $26.8)
– Lucchesi vs PHIL ($15.7)
– Nelson vs MIA ($14.9)
– Lynn vs OAK ($15.5)
– Gibson at DET ($15.4)

prestige
prestige
3 years ago

Would you stream T Clarke home vs Dodgers today in 15 team league?

Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Sorry about McCutchen. My fault. I have him on my roster, and by law, all my players get hurt this year. I don’t make the rules bros (& 5 chicks) it’s just how it is. We all gotta roll with it. Ain’t no sprain – that AFL is torn. Has to be. He’s on my roster. Again, them’s the rules.

My bad.

The good news is that Halle Berry is the next guest on Hot Ones. Yes, a Bond girl will eating my hot sauce. Wait, are we still doing phrasing?
/archer

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

And they turned Nick’s reaction to my sauce into a meme. “Tasty….not too spicy, oop! It’s a creeper.” (They all cough & rice for the milk)

Man, I couldn’t have scripted that any better.

Sure hope Halle digs the Dog! (On the flip side, of she says “yuck”, I believe seppuku is an option)

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

*teach. Man, my typos make me sound like I’m having a stroke sometimes.
…which is still somehow better than proofreading.
lol

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hey! Phrasing!