To find my preseason article, I Googled “Kevin Gausman sleeper” and Google asked, “Did you mean 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018?”  Google can be such a little snitch sometimes.  Yo, Google, mind your own business!  “Did you mean ‘How do I start my own business?’ or ‘How do I start my own business that actually makes money?'”  I hate you, Google!  In the preseason, I said, “In the 2nd half, Gausman was a top 20 starter-ish.  Top 20-ish?  Top-ish?  You get the drift.  In the 2nd half, he had the 16th best K/9 with a 2.8 BB/9.  He had the 21st best ERA with the 23rd best xFIP.  He had the 24th best fastball with the 3rd best splitter.  Or spliiter, if Desiigner is reading.  He averaged the 12th fastest, uh, fastball while throwing it the 12th most in the majors.  Some of these factoids are neither here nor there, but I’m filling in your charcoal sketch.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Yesterday, he went 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (1 BB), 10 Ks, ERA at 3.48, and xFIP down to 3.65, which is the 29th best in the majors, between Hendricks and Newcomb.  And I ranked him 31st for starters in the preseason!  What does this mean?  Nothing really, but cool.  He has carried over that newfound command from the 2nd half and still striking out guys around mid-8 K/9.  Do I love owning an Orioles starter?  Do I look daffy?  But Gausman has been solid.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

James Shields – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.62.  The O’s made Shields look good, ’nuff said.  By the way, if I had a boy, I’d name him, Nuff.  And that kid would be so curt!  “Nuff, can you explain the Revolutionary War?”  “We beat Brits.  Nuff said!”

Dee GordonMariners are saying he’ll only miss ten days with a fractured toe.  Middle infielders are going down like crazy this year.  It is like they all have to take turns while Chase Utley takes them out one by one to stay in the league through attrition — Cano, Gordon, Harrison, Panik, Aledmys, Odor, Seager, LeMahieu, DeJong, Bogaerts, Andrus.  Also, if the M’s didn’t have bad luck, they’d have no luck at all.  In his place, the M’s called up Daniel Vogelbach.  He can also steal 75 bags.  If he has a 79-foot lead.

Trevor Cahill– 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  His peripherals are actually saying he’s been nearly that good, so I should take the brakes off my Cahill indifference.  Though, if it’s indifference, it’s not the brakes, but more neutral.  Then again, if you’re in neutral on a Cahill, you’d like go down–You know what?  I’m stepping out of this metaphor.  Cahill looks solid, and I can see owning him.

Willy Adames – 1-for-4 with his 1st homer, as he was called up for a few days while Joey Wendle has a baby; don’t ask how a baby kangaroo has a baby.  It’s similar to Russian nesting dolls though.  Why is Wendle so important that one of the Rays top prospects can’t stay on the major league roster?  See the 18,000-page tome, “MLB Teams Are Cheap AF.”

Wilson Ramos – Left with a hand contusion.  Or he has hand confusion and there’s a smudge on your computer screen cutting off the top of the ‘f.’  You’ll never know!

Jake Faria – Left last night’s game with an oblique strain.  Or yesterday’s game was the worst episode of The Strain ever.

Steven Souza – Hit the DL again.  And the band played on without Souza.

Matt Koch – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.77 vs. Jhoulys Chacin – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Apparently, the Regression Fairies were in Milwaukee for this game, but they couldn’t pull themselves away from the Laverne & Shirley museum.  The future and past is female!

Ryan Braun – Could return from the DL on Thursday if things go smoothly*.  *Things haven’t gone smoothly for him in five years.

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.567891011121314–Okay, I’ll stop.  If you’re curious, it wasn’t one of those games where Taillon got roughed up early, then gutted it out.  Oh no!  This is C**nt Hurdle we’re talking about!  Yeah, he was left in a few too many hitters and gave up a grand slam, then stayed in for two more hitters!

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .400.  Truly hope the Pirates keep him up after Marte returns, but knowing all I know it is so hard to imagine that.  I’m jaded, y’all!

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .324.  Damn, he’s making a Scooter seem cool, and doing what Rays farmhand, Vespa Jones, could never do.

Matt Harvey – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.49.  This is a Catch 22.  Harvey seems like a total ass, but the NY Mess are the worst.  So hard to decide who to root for!

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .368.  Wanna see something funny that isn’t funny at all?  Check out how high Betts is on the Player Rater compared to everyone else.  Ha.  He’s like Chuck Yeager and everyone else is Pete Conrad.  Sorry, currently reading The Right Stuff.

Rafael Devers – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Guess what he’s batting?  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *sits, picks up my Cougar’s pocketbook and rifles through her purse*  Who was she talking to last night?!  Oh, right, Devers, he’s hitting .239.  Bleh.

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in the last two games, hitting .330.  Aaron Boone finally removed Brett Gardner from the leadoff spot.  And put Aaron Hicks (1-for-5, hitting .248) there instead.

Miguel Andujar – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .285.  The Yankees top of the lineup is trying to turn it over to get back to the bottom.

Elvis Andrus – Cleared to swing a bat.  Hey now!

Ronald Guzman – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .230.  He’s hitting cleanup.  Profar hitting cleanup wouldn’t make sense for any team.  If MLB went through a schoolyard pick ’em to pick through all 750 players, Profar would be in the last 10 guys picked.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  His career has spanned that of Razzball’s history, and, brucely, I’m sick of talking about Hamels.  Can he retire?

Franchy Cordero – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .252.  That’s only in 36 games, so that’s good, but Franchy flies have been caught a lot recently.  Guess his luck had to ketchup to him.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  He left the game with a blister because he simply read a news item about Rich Hill.  Damn you, Rich Hill!

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s one homer off the major league lead and he took about five weeks off from the end of April until this week.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 14th homer, hitting .286.  He takes offense to that Betts comment.  Ozzie actually takes offense everywhere, apparently.

Vince Velasquez – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  He is the epitome of a pitcher who is in danger of being counted out with a TK’do every time he takes the field.  Velasquez is Mitch Green’s eye.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-4 and yet another steal (his 3rd), and he hasn’t stole that many since 2014, and has never stole more than five bags.  Stop stealing bases and start hitting homers!  Does he not know who he is?  Is he broke?  I’m gonna start calling him O’Zune.

Luke Weaver – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.31.  You could do worse.  Though, the pessimist would tell you can do better too.

Alex Gordon – 3-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .262.  He’s out-slugging Ozuna.  Kill me now.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.35.  Every one of you should spam other fantasy sites with comments like, “Yo, why didn’t you tell me to draft Bauer as aggressively as Grey Albright, the Fantasy Master Lothario?  And don’t abbreviate it!”

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .297.  And you were cursing me under your breath for telling you to draft Ramirez in the top 12.  I got a pfft for you somewhere.  One serious scoff!

Tyler Chatwood – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.74.  He threw six walks.  Must be why he’s known as The Toy Rifle, because of an armful of BBs.

Ian Happ – 1-for-1 and his 8th homer, a pinch-hitter homer.  I can’t even with Maddon.  Are you grooming Happ to be Rusty Staub?!

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  The only thing I don’t like about Just Apricot this year is his last name makes me sing that Pharrell song, Happy, which is the worst earworm since Moves Like Jagger.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .178.  It sure isn’t the era of the DH.  Ron Blomberg is rolling over in his grave.  He’s not dead, but he sleeps in soil.

Garrett Richards – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  Richards gave up five runs in the 1st inning, but four were unearned for the heart-stopping ticker shock!  A really unnecessary box scare.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.86.  Of course, he’s not a 1.86 ERA pitcher.  Even Mr. Exposition doesn’t need to inform you of that.

Tony Kemp – 2-for-2, 5 RBIs, hitting .429.  Matt’s little brother has been swinging a hot bat, and I’m not talking about how he’s dating Lil’ Rihanna, Sprite’s claymation Rihanna.  He’s more of SAGNOF play, though.  Think 25+ steal speed.  He’s also platooning with about four guys.

Madison Bumgarner – Threw a sim game.  He’s a total Bella Goth.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .308.  That’s his 2nd home run in the last week, and he’s hitting near-.550 in the last week.  There is no hotter hot schmotato in the land.

Brock Stewart – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.72, as he was recalled.  By me.  And the Dodgers.  And the Rockies.  Everyone recalls Brock Stewart!

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and fifth homer in the last seven games.  Quick, get him out of your lineup, Dave Roberts!

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .180, which is about sixty points off where his average should be.  Your Buy Low Window will not last forever.  You have been advised, Nick Capozzi.

Jeimer Candelario – Ready for his rehab assignment.  First step, make amends to your fantasy owners for abandoning them.

Matt Boyd – Left yesterday’s game with an oblique spasm.  I’m just going to make the portmanteau, O’Boydlique, and leave it at that.

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting over .300 in the last week.  I’d say schmotato, but you just know Don Mattingly’s going to bench him today for no reason.

Caleb Smith – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Let me let you in on a little secret.  The Stream-o-Nator loves home starts, and hates rookies.  So, if it’s an away start and a rookie, as it was for Caleb, and SON still likes it, it means the other team is awful.  Good stuff, Metropolitans!

Jose Bautista –  1-for-3, 1 run as he signed with the Mets, as Bautista takes the casino bus to another stop.  It should be, “Signed, Mets:  We Don’t Care.”   Basically, Bautista is everything that is wrong with the Mets.  They’ve now signed Jason Vargas, Jose Reyes, A-Gon, Tood Frazier, Jay Bruce and now Bautista, while cutting playing time out of Wilmer Flores, Nimmo, Amed, Conforto and Gsellman at different times.  They are operating like a small market team — they’re in NEW YORK!   Granted, Flushing, which is a signifier of something else entirely, but still.  The Mets have gone from a few years ago blaming fans for their losses — there’s not enough of you in the stands to root for us!  They’ve received money from MLB to stay afloat, after Madoff, and now it looks like Madoff is running some Ponzi scheme from his jail cell signing players.  The Mets even tried to put a casino on their grounds.  Maybe they still will after they sign Jacoby Ellsbury!  Through all of that, they’re only 3 games out of 1st in the NL East, while they actively try to sabotage their team!

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Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Profar is going bananas. Do you trust him as a pickup?

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
4 years ago

Drop clippard? Blew another one horribly

joemorganhair
joemorganhair
4 years ago

@Grey: Sweet! Deal was just accepted. Feeling good about that one. Now I’m okay with your Carrasco is hurt voodoo talk.

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
4 years ago

Tomorrow’s tagline,

“Men are from Mars, Regression Fairies are from Plutko”

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
Reply to  Terrence Mann
4 years ago

@Terrence Mann: Tyson punches out Galotta Nats?

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
Reply to  Terrence Mann
4 years ago

@Terrence Mann: Beef Welington recipe sure to give you diarrhea?

joemorganhair
joemorganhair
4 years ago

I’m feeling good about my SP in a 12 team H2H and in need of an offensive upgrade

Thor
Carrasco
Morton
Newcomb
Mikolas
Castillo
Richards
Luke Weaver
DL – Reyes

That stuff can go without an ace, right? Trade Carrasco / Tim Anderson for Bregman?

Thanks!

Raset
Raset
4 years ago

Dynasty League: Rizzo and Faria for W. Buehler and Kyle Wright?

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Jon gray or Taillon in qs league

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Would you trade my Corbin and Hader for his Marcell Ozuna? My OF and DH are Yelich,Cain,Conforto,Castellanos and Domingo with Yuli at DH. I also have Sano coming off DL. Corbin and Hader are keepers and Ozuna is not. It’s a 12 team. My pitching replacements would be Gausman and Nate Jones. Is Ozuna enough of an upgrade over Conforto,Domingo or Yuli? Thanks.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

So decline trade?

DidgerWindowClosed
DidgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Mallex or DeShizz? Sorry if a dupe

Dodgers
Dodgers
4 years ago

Mallex or Delino?

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Trevor Bauer for S. Marte- which side do you like
Thanks

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
4 years ago

Current OF of Trout, Judge, Springer, Rosario. I have Benintendi, Bregman and Abreu for my 2 UTIL spots and Bench spot. My other 2 bench spots are for SP.

Would you trade both Judge and Benintendi for Mookie or hold?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

I cannot believe the Washington Nationals still let Michael Taylor bat. Is there a better rally killer in all of baseball?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Haha, you’re so easy!

Thunder Thighs
Thunder Thighs
4 years ago

Hi Grey, Appreciate all your work!

A. Thinking of moving on from McCutchen. Would he be droppable for a guy like Gardner, Moran, or Meadows (if he’s staying up), Reynolds, Adams, Puig?

B. If I were to trade McCutchen, could you name a couple players at the level you’d target?

C. Would you rather hold on to Godley or roll with Stripling, C. Smith, VV, Gibson?

Thanks!

Jason
Jason
4 years ago

Mous or Smoak ROS?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 years ago

man, remember back when bell (mostly as a prospect) couldn’t decide between hitting for power or contact (and good AVG)? well he figured out the way to solve that one, just do neither. problem with this is it’s like going to the store, realizing you can buy a lot of cheap lesser quality stuff or a smaller amount of higher quality stuff, and since you can’t decide you just take all your money and burn it to avoid this annoying problem.

thank god i have bell nowhere at all. the man never paid for the drugs, not even once.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Adames or Baretto MI

Thanks

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
Drop Dahl or O’Neill for Desmond in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H Keeper League with Holds and OPS?

Thanks much.

JC
JC
4 years ago

Eflin or Junis?

Dangerfield51
Dangerfield51
4 years ago

Have Hanley as my 1st baseman. Would you drop him for Ian Desmond? H2H points.
Thanks much.

Taylor Sims
Taylor Sims
4 years ago

Greinke and Brantley for G. Sanchez and T. Anderson?

I’m pretty comfortable with BA as is and desperately need homers. My current C is Castillo. My current OFs are Rosario, Soto, and Puig with a few more OFs on FA that are almost on Puig’s level. My pitchers include: Syndergaard, Greinke, G. Richards, Manaea, Godly, Fulmer, Castillo, Ross, and Cahill. Anderson is pretty much a throwaway, could use him until Andrus comes back and sell off Semien now.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
4 years ago

man it’s a shame fedde didn’t pitch like this last year. now streaming him in like 6 deeper spots today, thanks SON! it’s the kind of stream that people in 12’ers that aren’t desperate probably wouldn’t have done, but perfect for 16’s.

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
4 years ago

Trade Kela and one of Wacha or Newcomb for Bregman? Thinking Wacha first. Thanks

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: he countered with wacha/kela for Donaldson. Pull the trigger?

JP
JP
4 years ago

One more Goldy question, in a partial keeper league would you trade Morton/Torres (or Didi) – All of which can be kept for cheap for Goldy/Kimbrel (Neither of which can be kept)?

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Room to add someone. 5×5 scoring:

Kinsler, Jankowski, Parra, Hicks, Michael Taylor, Vince Velasquez, Chacin, Stripling, Lyles, Sabathia, Bettis, Jeffress, Goeddel, Kelly

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
I dropped Desmond a week or so ago, but he seems to be hitting again, so I am thinking of adding him back. Should I drop Dahl (he sucks!) or O’Neill in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds? It’s also a 2 Keeper League. I thought I did great picking up Dahl on both of my teams, but he never plays, and when he does, well you know how this goes…

Oh, and thank God I sat Godley (hey, look what I did) this week. He is not good either.

Thanks much Grey.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Trade my Trout/Correa for Betts/Lindor or hold?

My OF currently is Trout, Judge, Springer, Rosario. Don’t think there’s much difference between Lindor and Correa to make this move.

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

Thinking about picking up Eflin or Gaviglio and dropping Junis to try to out-inning/out-K my head-to-head opponent this week.
Is it worth it or should I hold on to Junis?

Thanks!

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Each other. Gaviglio is facing the Phillies and Eflin is facing the Blue Jays.

I would most likely stream a couple of pitchers (starting with one of those 2) and then try to pick Junis back up before his next start if able to… always a risk losing him through waivers though.

Taylor Sims
Taylor Sims
4 years ago

Why do you think the Player Rater ROS has been slowly increasing Longoria’s worth while Suarez’s worth has staggered out? They were both around 9.0 a little over a week ago with Longoria reaching up to 13.5 currently and Suarez staying around 10.3 currently.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Who’s closer in Cinn with Iglesias on the DL? Hughes?

Thanks

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

If I wanted to package jo ma and Cron got another hitter who would be a good buy low?obp league. Thinking Cespedes anyone else you can think of? Tried Ozuna and E5 already with no success

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: will try him. Think Cespedes is good to try as well? Injury history is somewhat worrying

Fabsy
Fabsy
4 years ago

Donaldson or Rendon ROS?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
4 years ago

how would you rank in an OPS league?

Happ, Escobar, Odor, Andujar, Lamb, Cron

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Sorry should’ve rephrased this, who are first 2 out?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank you one true FB lothario!

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Is something wrong with Archie? He’s been giving up hits and runs like crazy lately…

Still striking guys out but hate the ERA hits – FIP 12.11 today

lettiere1
lettiere1
4 years ago

You and Ralph were talking about the possibility of Juan Soto being sent down later in the year. Why would they do that if he’s hitting well? Contract control? Injured players returning? Would you try to trade him for something now?

lettiere1
lettiere1
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: so trade him now on the early success in a redraft league?

lettiere1
lettiere1
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: no idea… didn’t think about it until I listened to the podcast. I can start fielding some offers. Any suggestion as to the range of players I should target? 6×6 ops holds redraft

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

What are your thoughts on Gleyber as a late round keeper in a deep roto? I’m thinking of moving a proven bat like Dozier for him but seems like he could end up being a better real life player than fantasy.

Thanks Grey

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you – do you prefer Gleyber in the 15th or Albies in the 9th?

MrC22
MrC22
4 years ago

Considering trading Yelich and Roark for Kuechel. My offense is pretty strong (including bench) and looking to upgrade pitching. But do you think Kuechel is enough of an upgrade to sell Yelich?

5×5 league, W/K/ERA/WHIP/S

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

14T keeper QS k/9

Would you look to move Kershaw due to injury risk and natural decline? Is Nola the right level? Cole?

Thanks

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

With Mac Williamson coming back this weekend, I’m thinking of dropping Arcia for him in my NL-Only H2H OBP league. I’d like to see if Brito can do something while he’s up with AZ since Arcia has been trash for some time now and is sitting out twice a week.

CA Barnhardt
1B Au Schizz
2B Scooter
3B Rendon
SS A. Rosario
INF Muncy
OFs Acuna, Polanco, Pederson, Meadows
UTIL Arcia
DL Souza

SP Hendricks, Castillo, Godley, Weaver, Mikolas, Stripling, Efflin, Kuhl
RP Knebel, Fields
B Brito, Robles

Thanks!

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

@Grey: Thanks!

Hoskins Homer
Hoskins Homer
4 years ago

I wanna buy Hoskins before he gets hot again. Would love to have him as a keeper option next year. I haven’t loved my keeper options the last few seasons(Dozier, J.D. and Strasburg this year). I’ve been comparing line-ups for days trying to come up with a fair offer but I keep throwing up my non-decisive hands. Leaning towards packaging 2 guys for him because I’d like another streamer spot, but that always feels low ball to me when I get offered those packages. Is that just me? Any thoughts?

12 team H2H 6×6 OPS and Batting Average Against-3 Keepers-no penalties(CBS)

Mine:
C-Cervelli
1B-Encarnacion
2B-Dozier
3B-Rendon
SS-Segura
OF-J.D. Martinez
OF-Upton
OF-Rosario
OF-Polanco
U-Moustakas
U-Franco
Peralta
T. Anderson
Mancini
W. Calhoun

Strasburg
Carassco
Bauer
Nola
Wacha
Buehler
Duffy
Pomeranz
Williams
Colome
Rodney
Ziegler
DL-Salazar

His:
C-Realmuto
1B-Hoskins
2B-Schoop
3B-Lamb
SS-Lindor
OF-Choo
OF-Judge
OF-Jose Martinez
OF-D. Santana
U-Carpenter
U-Moncada
Vlad
Adames
Marwin Gonzales
Meadows
Gyorko
Kinsler
Pujols
DL-Cespedes
DL-Pollock
DL-Sano

Sale
Corbin
Bundy
Fulmer
Hamels
Sanchez
Skaggs
Kimbrel
Berrios
DL-Melancon
DL-E. Santana

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I think “here is my team, pick 2 guys to trade for Hoskins”.

mthom42
mthom42
4 years ago

Start Fedde vs SD today? SON says it’s decent

Negatto
Negatto
4 years ago

Looking to pick up Desmond

Who’s the drop between these: Jones, Parker, T. Williams, Taillon?

Still trying to find a few saves out of either Jones or Parker.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

2 Catcher roto 5×5 league;

Was offered Yadier for my Trevor Williams

My current catchers are Mesoraco and Ramos. Thoughts?

Dee Gordon’s Greater Toe
Dee Gordon’s Greater Toe
4 years ago

Thanks for all you do, Grey!

Is it time to move on from Godley? I’m growing sick of his lack of control, but pitching is scarce in my league. Think he’ll regain the form he had for his first two starts this year?

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

Thanks Godley! #*@%^&*!

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: I hear ya!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Good to see Shaw’s bat waking up – it’s amazing how Ks as a category skews his value in my league. In terms of player rater, he’s 80+ spots higher than Matt Davidson and 100 spots higher than Villanueva

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: Wake up? He’s been pretty consistent. Just not hitting for average, which is to be expected.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: That’s a real comfort.

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
4 years ago

would you give Gregory Polanco and Mitch Moreland to get Mitch Haniger and Jesus Aguilar?

Thanks

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Got offered Nate Jones and JA Happ for Whit Merrifield.

5×5 roto, little thin in both closers and starters (1800 innings, pitching hard to come by).

I’m also pretty deep at MI (Cesar, Rizzo, Segura) so I can afford to lose Whit, although he’s been good.

Take on the pitchers? Or hold Whit?

I'm Keith Hernandeaz
I'm Keith Hernandeaz
4 years ago

Drop Ozuna for O’Neill?

Chris Herman
Chris Herman
4 years ago

Edwin & Pivetta for Acuna. Which side do you prefer? OBP & Quality starts 12 team. My other 1st baseman are Belt & Smoak. My outfielders are Trout Marte Soto Buxton Soler. Trying to be Concious of my OBP & starting Edwin over Belt or Smoak is unlikely most weeks for me.

jose
jose
4 years ago

Grey,
Our boy Enyel De Los Santos had another great outing . Seven innings , five hits , one earned run, one walk and five Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.39.

We have to do something to create an opening for him in the Phillies rotation, maybe they can put Velasques in the pen as a setup man for the closer. They don’t even let him go five Innings when he is pitching well.

What do you think?

Espn writer looking for advice
Espn writer looking for advice
4 years ago

Yo G

My Goldie for Kershaw?

It’s a keeper league but you seem very down on Goldie.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Enjoyable pod as usual with you and Ralph. I hear ya, can’t trade Corbin to save my life. He’s been walking a tightrope for a major blowup in a few of his recent starts. I would posit that his walks are up due to his drop in velocity. Trying to be too fine because his “heater” is crap.

You mentioned Robertson as well. I read recently he’s changed his swing to add more loft. Looks a decent player for deeper formats.

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

@Grey: Yeah. I saw a baseball writer of some repute, maybe on fangraphs, say he was a 25 home run hitter now. I think that’s really aggressive. If he gets upper teens, you count your profits and walk away with a smile.

Alps
Alps
4 years ago

Hey Grey
I picked up a while ago Pedroia for S & G.
He maybe activated this weekend. Do I drop Chris taylor or Peraza for him
11 team league
Also
Is Tailion a streamer at this point in a 11 team league is he droppable for
Maeda, Wacha Cahill, Hamels or E-Rod
Thanks Grey

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks for the help

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

Btw, when is the next fantasy baseball group therapy meeting?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Ha!

JP
JP
4 years ago

Count me in the “Not sure what to think of Goldy Crowd”

I’ve been offered My Beltre/Morton for his Goldy? Thoughts?

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

With Reddick hitting the DL, I now have 6 OF’s from my NFBC draft champions team on the DL (Cespedes, Zimmer, Delmonico, Goodwin, Powell). I thought I would be safe. Drafting 10 for 5 starting positions…. but no!!!!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Yeah, only one other position player on DL, just all my OF’s at once. Thankfully Fowler got recalled and hoping Zimmer comes back this weekend. Thats kind of offset by owning and starting Rajai and Melky too, but whatevs. Cleveland outfield is like a turnstile at tge amusement park. OAK too.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Yo Grey, 1) trade my Corbin for his Whit Merrifield? 2) trade my Smoak for his Buxton?

rally monkey
rally monkey
4 years ago

Thanks for the write ups Grey!

12 team redraft obp league…was offered Schwarber for G Richards. I’m lacking power at the moment. Lost Marte for a bit and now Haniger dtd. But losing Richards leaves me with Snell Pivetta and Mikolas as my top 3 SPs. Trade analyzer says pretty close. Your thoughts?

rally monkey
rally monkey
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: arigato!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
4 years ago

Don’t store that rolled up carpet in the freezer yet, Goldsmitty’s hand just poked out the bottom

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. assuming ramos isnt heading to the dl, who would you rather have at catcher, ramos or hicks (he has catcher eligability in cbs)?

Internet Commenter 9501
Internet Commenter 9501
4 years ago

How badly are we feeling about Goldy? Was offered Goldschmidt and Heaney for Berrios and Smoak. I have SP depth and need some offense, so this is a no-brainer…right? Right?! Right?

(12-Team, H2H, redraft)

Internet Commenter 9501
Internet Commenter 9501
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: meaning you’d do the deal? Sorry at work at the Revenue Company 4 Business so won’t be able to listen to podcast until this evening, and dealing with a guy that changes his mind every 15 min.

Internet Commenter 9501
Internet Commenter 9501
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’d be the guy getting Goldy, so I’m going to do it. The Business 4 Revenue Company and I thank you.

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

10 team h2h I never win saves. I have Chapman, Allen, and Norris. Crazy to drop one of them for a hot bat?
Thanks!

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: not Buddy!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Quick one: Drop Blake Parker for a hot bat, or might he be the closer and we just don’t know it yet? Thanks!

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: maybe. mayyyyybe. Who is the hot bat?
There’s a huge difference between the slump buster sitting at the bar during last call, and the bookworm who took her glasses off to reveal a beaut!

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Worst fantasy baseball writer, Scott White or Al Melchoir?

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Peralta or Desmond?

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Whenever Vlad Jr is called up, he is an automatic plug and play I would assume. Meaning I can trade away Shaw when the time comes.

Is the same true for when Adames is called up for good? I have Tim Anderson there right now.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

HOsmer and jo ma or Nelson Cruz in an OBP league which side wins

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Could pick up Alonso with the extra roster spot still no for the trade?

mrm3711
mrm3711
4 years ago

Hey Grey, can you pick three of these guys to roster for SAGNOF purposes in a 5×5 standard league?

Rondon, Edubray Ramos, Addison Reed (the three I currently have), Ziegler, O’Day (should be back soon), Fields, Winkler, Joe Kelly. Fry

Thanks!

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: grazie!

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
4 years ago

O’Boydlique, O’Boydlaque, life goes ooooonnnnnn, … Barack?

Good book! RIP Mr. Wolfe (and I guess to a lesser extent, because he was supposedly kind of an ahole, Mr. Roth).

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Movie won’t hold up as well, but worth watching, and enjoy the book. His lesser appreciated great ish, I thought, was A Man in Full and I Am Charlotte Simmons. Bonfire and Electric are tops.

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

You are an underappreciated gem.

Christian herman
Christian herman
4 years ago

Morton and Pivetta for C Mart & Matt Chapman. Standard 12 team with quality starts.
Other pitchers include Degrom, Severino, Snell, Price, Corbin, Castillo, Newcomb, Happ, Quintana, & C Smith.

I have the Morton side. Which side do you prefer?

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, would u start Junis at Cards?
SON likes the start

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

You starting Fedde today? He was bad last year but has a good matchup today.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Travis Hafner
4 years ago

@kilkennybrian: You’re having a rough day.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: I’m in a lot of leagues, and Grey is my gospel

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

What do I do with Gregory Polanco? Do you think there’s some sell high in him? Fancy name, good early season #s… thinking about lobbing him around a bit.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Yo Grey, my MI is a mess, need to start 2 of these guys, obviously a little needs based with Peraza included, but in a vacuum, shallow mixed league, which 2 would you roll with for the short term?….Gyorko, J Harrison, Marwin, Peraza, Ed Escobar

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Any players come to mind that you’d “buy high” on? Maybe guys you feels a ton better than what the usual public perception is? (Besides the obvious Albies, Pivetta)

Fabsy
Fabsy
4 years ago

Drop any of these pitchers for Alex Reyes?

Nola, Bauer, Pax, Mccullers, Clev, Pivetta, Ray

RobMac
RobMac
4 years ago

Hey Grey, great stuff as usual!

Delino has been scuffling.

Do you consider him as a hold right now to see if he turns it around or drop to fill other needs/schmotato? 11-team roto with Avg and OBP.

Thanks

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey,

O’Neill is out of the lineup today. Not giving way to Fowler, but to Bader. Does the kid seriously have to hit a home run every single game to stay in the lineup? He’s still had a hit each game since his call up. After homering his way into the lineup you’d think Tyler would deserve a little bit of that long leash Fowler has had to stink it up for weeks at a time? Friggin’ Matheny.

Great take on the Metsies as usual. Their dysfunction is doubly infuriating because the team is doing their annual early stretch of competitive ball, creating the illusion to the Wilpons that the team is just fine as it is. Another month or so they’ll be in the basement and blame it all on injuries…injuries to all the old, injury-prone players they signed. Ugh. I’ve lived in LA almost six months now, but I still get so heated when I talk Mets, Jets & Knicks. Will that ever leave me, Grey? Will I slowly lose the NYC anger and get some of that laid-back left-coast chill?

Anywho… just had a basic question about your take on using SPs in the RCLs. Do you basically focus on a few starters who are start-able every time, then see where you are in August as far as streaming? Or is it good to chase a few solid win chances now if there’s a SON heavy favorite on the wire to stream? Curious…

Thanks a lot!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Whoah, if 20 years can’t do it, I will stop kicking myself around. Thanks.

UPDATE: Tyler O’Neill is now in the lineup, batting cleanup and Ozuna is now sitting. I think Matheny got a call from Management after he posted his earlier lineup. This has been GrassyNoelRedding from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup department.

PS: You’d pickup Yonder Alonso over Dustin Fowler, correct? Thanks again, Grey!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: PPS: Moving up to the 2 hole today is Juan Soto. Why did you just hand me a Dr Pepper…?