“Hey, I’ll take two home runs from Khris Davis and be more than happy.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I’ll take one homer.  Gently farting in your direction, Prince Fielder.  Three homers?  Well that is too much for my little old heart.”  So began the monologue I told myself in my mirror last night.  I was wearing a fedora with a feather in it and no pants.  That’s added color for you to understand the scene.  Then, it was the ninth, the A’s in the lead and Davis’s night looked over with two homers until.  Dot dot dot.  Ian Desmond homered off Ryan Madson and sent the game into the bottom of the ninth inning.  Khris Davis came up to the plate, bases loaded, already with two homers on his scoresheet, could he hit one more?  Could my monologue presented to my reflection come to fruition?  Could my neighbors stop screaming for me to put on pants?  Yes on all three!  Finished the night with 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and three homers (9, 10, 11).  I had Davis ranked around eight rounds higher than anyone else because I thought he could easily hit 30 homers in an age when 30 homers doesn’t come that easily.  Has anything changed since the preseason?  Yeah, the date.  Dur.  I love Khris Davis and right now looks even better than his namelganger, Chris Davis.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mark Canha – Underwent season-ending hip surgery.  Yeah, him and every roller derby celeb!

Danny Valencia – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  The A’s are making the Coliseum look small.  Kinda like the Roman soldier they sewed an extra six limbs onto and sent in to fight a lion.  Hey, it was a different time.

Jesse Hahn – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I’d hold off on adding him just yet.  Or just talk to the Hahn about adding more Ks.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 1 run.  MLB said, “Smell ya later” to Odor for 8 games.  I thought the suspension would be longer due to the high profile nature of the beatdown, but others were right.  Oh well, first time I was wrong.  “What’s that?”  Shut up, Delino DeShields.  Odor will appeal the suspension and/or say he’ll appeal the suspension then suddenly drop the appeal on a Tuesday right after weekly fantasy lineups lock.

Jurickson Profar – Started at 2nd base yesterday in the minors, which means the Rangers might call the Jurickson store when Odor serves his suspension.  A whole eight games from Profar doesn’t strike me as worth stashing, but I’m sure someone will ask if they should drop Rendon, Eugenio or Lawrie for him.

Shawn Tolleson – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 9.20.  If it’s silly that Gregerson hasn’t been replaced yet, it’s idiotic that Tolleson is still the Rangers closer.  I think that idiocy is about to end for good though.  If Sam Dyson isn’t owned in your league, I wanna be in your league.  Send me an invite.  Thanks.

Yu Darvish – Made another successful rehab start yesterday and I need him back like yesterday from the DL, but he’ll likely make one more rehab start before returning.  Be safe, Yu marvelous sexy beast!

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .307.  I’ve seen him compared to a young Jermaine Dye.  Not a bad comparison, I will call him, Fresh Ink.

Mallex Smith – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs with two home runs (2, 3).  Not much for eating my vegetables, but how about that strong bean!?  This might be the most improbable two-homer game since Rabbit Maranville homered twice off Steve Howe in a pickup game in heaven.  Howe was carousing pretty hard with Billy Martin, Babe Ruth and Fatty Arbuckle prior to the game.  Fatty said every time someone said “However” with air parenthesis around the “ever,” Howe had to do a shot.  “Howe (ever), I’d like to have sex with Ty Cobb’s sister.”  That was a drunk Babe Ruth.  Air parenthesis are a big thing in heaven.

Juan Nicasio – 5 IP, 4 ER vs. the Braves.  Ray Searage watching Nicasio is like the face of a 5-year-old finding out there’s no Santa.  Everything they thought they knew, false.

John Jaso – 3-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .296.  Telling you stats about a white guy with dreads makes me an informer!  Sing it, John Ja-Snow!

Francisco Cervelli – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal, hitting .289.  As someone who has periodically owned Cervelli this year, let me be the one to tell you, you’re not going to enjoy owning him.  He yawnstipates.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .307.  Where’s the people that were giving me crap for ranking Polanco about seven rounds prior to everyone else?  They sure are quiet now.

Jose Berrios – Was optioned down to Triple-A.  Presidential nominee, Pat Dean, will take his rotation spot.  Berrios will join Buxton in the minors as Twins fans prepare to have their dreams for 2017 dashed soon enough.  “In 2029, we’re gonna have Joe Mauer Jr. at catcher and–Did that radio announcer that is on a bluetooth cereal box because there’s no more radios in 2029 just say Mauer has a concussion of his hand?  Stupid Stephen Hawking Jr. for finding that hand brain!”

Phil Hughes – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.70.  Paul Molitor said Hughes is battling shoulder fatigue and “Have I mentioned my 39-game hitting streak?”

Miguel Sano – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer, hitting .239.  Now has two homers in last two games.  Just the way Nicholas Sparks wrote it in The Sanotebook.

Joe Mauer – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  A third of the way to six!  You can do it Mauer!  Think of all of those Minnesotan women in oversized sweaters rooting for you.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and fifth homer in the last eight games.  Member when you wanted to sell him away for Colby Rasmus and a can of beans?  Shame on you and your bean obsession.

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  You know how in old timey baseball guys would be nicknamed Kid (and in the world of rap-rock) ?  They should call Kinsler, Kid Dish.  When your curve is flat like your unleavened bread, you can’t pass over the Kid Dish!

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, 2nd in as many games.  Yeah, he’ll get hurt again in the next two weeks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t own him in the mean’s while.

Luke Gregerson – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 3rd blown save this week.  I mean, seriously, it’s silly now.  The Astros have not one, but two competent relievers behind him.  I know, Giles hasn’t looked good, but he was cuckhold’d and can be a lights out closer.  Or there’s Will Harris, who has just been incredible.  Harris is the obvious replacement, but I wouldn’t be shocked if they give Giles back his balls (to the ninth).

Colin Moran – Was called up by the Astros.  Colin Moran is Joanie and Chachi’s child, and a light power corner man.  He’s like a Tyler White-lite.  I will call him Tyler Translucent.  Moran’s likely a temp fill-in until Reed comes up in June.

Tyler White – 3-for-4 and two homers (6, 7) and his first productive day in about a month.  Apparently, Colin Moran is a mouth breather, because White could feel it breathing down his neck from miles away.  White could be getting hot again, but now he’s going to lose playing time to Moran, unless the Moran call-up was a ploy to light a fire under White.

Carlos Gomez – Hit the Disgraceful List with, “Hasn’t been good in two years.”

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, but as a DH.  Do we really need Jason Castro to continue to be a thing?  Astros have this infatuation with flatulence sometimes.  See Marwin and Valbuena.

Dallas Keuchel – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.43 vs. Carlos Rodon 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  These two pitchers are also featured on many fantasy teams with this managerial approach to their pitching, “Well, it can’t get much worse, so I’m just starting them.”

Todd Frazier – Didn’t start yesterday due to an illness.  The clubhouse guy they call Willie, whose name is actually Tom, said don’t eat the egg salad.  He said it.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  Okay, no foolsies, please get crazy hot.  I need you.

Rubby de la Rosa – Will be skipped next time out due to his groin.  Guess he’s just lucky his name isn’t Stabby.

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.08.  Will he get his ERA under 4 this year?  I’m not sure, but, out of curiosity, how many games will he face the Padres?

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I wish I owned him everywhere.  This much is true, a novel by Basebally Lamb.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals (4, 5).  Does it suck that he’s only batting .232?  Yes, of course, but that also means he’s going to hit .400 one of these months and still end the year with a .300 average.

Phil Coke – Designated for assignment.  Coke’s assignment is to become the number one soft drink on the planet.  I wasn’t paid to say that but I would like to be.

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.60.  I said I dropped him after his 2nd start of the season.  Not entirely sure why people are asking if they should start him still, but I wouldn’t own him.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Don’t you want to put an apostrophe at the end of his first name?  Starlin’?  Meh, maybe it’s just me.

Madison Bumgarner – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  This game came against the Padres, which is a totally fair matchup.  Surprised this wasn’t a closer game.  Ow, eye roll headache!

David Wright – Sat out yesterday with a back issue of Men’s Health and the Podiatric Journal of Medicine’s swimsuit issue.  “Ooh, what a sexy gladiator sandal…”

Lucas Duda – Didn’t start yesterday due to a back issue, as well.  Must be something in the air.  Germs!  Germs are in the air!  AHHHHH!

Steven Matz – Will be back in the rotation for Friday’s start.  Matzel Tov!

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-2 and his 7th homer, hitting .212.  Up until yesterday, if you saw Granderson on your team, you wanted a Curtis-y flush.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .283.  This will be the last year you are able to get him at a Conforto-able price.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.19 vs. Max Scherzer 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.01.  This felt like a first round playoff matchup.  Of course, if this were a playoff game, Daniel Murphy would’ve homered and Donald Trump would’ve thrown out the first pitch, then stayed in to pitch the first inning for both teams, because as he says, “Reagan did it.”

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-3 as he was dropped to sixth in the order.  I wonder if Trea Turner can play 3rd and short simultaneously.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.38.  Hey, I’ll take it, but I can’t say the walks have me doing cartwheels dressed as Carol Channing, which the universal sign for everything’s great.

Brad Miller – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, was hitting in the .100’s over the last week and hadn’t been good in my mind since he was the second coming of Cano.  Ah, good times!

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  Okay, just about everyone on the Rays had some hitting-action last night, but Kiermaier has a six-game hitting streak with a homer in that time.  Granted, he only had one hit each game, but it’s something.  Like herpes is something.

Brandon Guyer – 1-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and 1st steal, hitting leadoff.  Finally, a hot schmotato from Tampa!  Guyer had two homers on Sunday — glad I have a 72-hour memory bank! — and has been hitting near-.350 in the last week.

Marcus Stroman – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.23.  For most pitchers yesterday, it was not a good day to get out of bed.  Let’s leave it as an off day like that Tuesday you wore sweatpants out of the house.  And by Tuesday I mean 2009.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  When Pillar went to high five him, Bautista flinched real bad.

Alfredo Simon – 4 1/3 IP, 10 ER.  Alfredo got creamed.

Tony Cingrani – 1 IP, 0 ER and Ross Ohlendorf 1 IP, 0 ER.  In the same game!  Clean innings from back-to-back Reds relievers!  Too bad they were down by 12 runs.

Michael Brantley – Received an anti-inflammatory for his shoulder.  Or he received a placebo.  We’ll never know.

Danny Salazar – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.80, as he was staked to the huge lead and cruised out to the iVictory Coast for a free night at the W while watching Oliver Stone’s W in his room after just starting to surf the internet by simply typing WWW.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-3, 4 runs, 3 RBIs, and five for his last seven.  I picked The King of SAGNOF up for Monday’s batty call, he wouldn’t leave in the morning and I let him stay for the 2nd day.  Maybe I’ll just let him hot schmotato around my team for a week.  I’m in love!

Lonnie Chisenhall – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  An opposing pitcher is unable to defend Chisenhall when he does that “I’m pinching your head” thing.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Had a setback with his knee.  I.e., I before E except in e-i, e-i, oh, I wouldn’t expect anything from him for at least another two months.

Joe Kelly – Expected to return on Saturday.  And not a moment too soon, said every hitter in the major leagues not on the Red Sox.

Rick Porcello – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.51.  He looked so promising up until this game, so what happened?  I picked him up.  Mea culpa.

Travis Shaw – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .329.  You know who his stats remind me of?  What we should’ve been getting from the bleb, Sandoval.

Yordano Ventura – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.85.  Hey, he got the win.  Lowercase yay.  This was still not a good start.  He hasn’t looked right all season, and I’d be seriously exploring waivers to replace him.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  I was thinking Hosmer felt like he was hitting for more power this year, so I went back to his game log from last year.  He hit his 7th homer last year on…Guess.  June?  July?  Actually, three days earlier on May 14th.  Oh well.

Daniel Nava – Headed to the DL with a groin injury.  No lie, I own Nava in one very deep league, and I didn’t even realize he was off the DL from his last injury.  Saves me a move!

Huston Street – Hopes to be ready to rejoin the Angels around Memorial Day because ‘Murica needs saves.

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  In 70 IP, he has 88 Ks and 4 walks.  That’s ridiculous.

Corey Seager – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and his 5th homer in the past week.  Sure doesn’t seem as obvious that Correa will be the better shortstop this year between the two.  Long season, things change.  Either way, right now, the Player Rater is absolutely stacked with shortstops.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homers.  Glad to see him moved up to the five hole in the lineup, but it’s likely only because A-Gon was out yesterday.  If it is a temp situation, he should make sure to steal the stapler.

Joaquin Benoit – Was activated from the DL.  Cishek, which sounds like a chorus in a Missy Elliot song, hasn’t been good recently, and Benoit could be the handcuff, so if you need to vulture some SAGNOF, get sniping.

Wade Miley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.32.  I like him in the right matchups per the Stream-o-Nator, but I think Miley should stop twerking after every pitch.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer.  I don’t own him; I only say this as an observer of baseball things — baseballings? — Cruz is overdue for a 12-homer in 15-day stretch.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He was hitting .163 on May 1st.  He’s now hitting .254.  Yup.

Wei-Yin Chen – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Phils.  Chen doesn’t look totally off, but he doesn’t look totally right either.  While I’m working with these hedges, would you like me to move in the patio chairs?

Vince Velasquez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.42.  Someone commented yesterday they weren’t sure if it was worth owning Velasquez anymore.  He has a sub-2.50 ERA and a 11 K/9.  H to the Mm…

Tommy Joseph – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer as he plays 1st base, bats cleanup and hangs up on people who thinks he’s Caleb Joseph.  “Wrong number.  Ugh you all!”  That’s Tommy Joseph sick of getting wrong number calls.  “You rang?!”  That’s Dan Uggla getting the wrong idea from Joseph’s wrong number frustration.  Joseph has power (6 HRs in 27 games in Triple-A), but looks like he’s in a platoon with Howard at 1st base.  If the Phils DFA Howard (wishful thinking) or trade him (very wishful thinking), then I’m intrigued.

Emmanuel Burriss – 0-for-1.  Good to see Emmanuel surface again on the Phils.  Phillies assistant GM, George Papadopoulos spearheaded the adoption.

Chase Anderson – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.32.  If Anderson faced the Cubs seven more times, he wouldn’t come close to this good of a game again ever because baseball.

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  Anyone in North Carolina?  I need you to break into JB’s house and steal the voodoo doll he has of me.  It’s the house with the giant Joe Ross Fathead.

Joe Nathan – Signed by the Cubs.  Nathan will top himself in neon relish and star in the newly-established Cubs 7th inning Hot Dog race.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  *can’t believe own eyes, splashes water into eyes, realizes that’s not water but hydrogen peroxide from Cougs’ face mask mixture*  “Yes, doctor in the ER, my eyes are burning.  Please help!  You know what, forget the eyes, I don’t want help with those!  I need someone to look at the box score and tell me that Heyward really homered.”

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Tyler E Robinson
Tyler E Robinson
6 years ago

would you do this trade?

Adrian Beltre, Nelson Cruz, Dallas Keuchal, Kluber for Tulo, Cargo, MadBum and Jose Fernandez

Jon
Jon
6 years ago

Who do you prefer in a keeper league – Hosmer or Puig?

Also, would you deal any of these pitchers for Puig?

Eovaldi, Liriano, Karns, Nelson, Conley, Harvey, Aaron Sanchez, Gausman, McCullers, Wade Davis

Dudeman
Dudeman
6 years ago

Parra or king of sagnof

Papa Jean Seugra
Papa Jean Seugra
6 years ago

1. Would you trade Springer and Osuna for Marte?

2. Trade Cisek for Puig?

I have Piscotty, J.D., Mcutchen, Span, Valencia, Grichuk, Springer

Q
Q
6 years ago

Better side of each:

1. I give Strasburg & Grichuk, get Abreu & Rodon.

2. Give Stras & Pujols for K Bryant & Rodon

Either of these good for me?

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

Attention Razzballers!

Tune in weekly for my start/sit starting pitchers. GUARANTEED 75% success rate.

Start= My opponents pitchers

Sit= Mine

jal179
jal179
6 years ago

My Dyson on the block for an SP.

Who u prefer ROS Liriano, Kennedy or Gio?

Chapman + Rondon fair for Kzar?

Nightmare
Nightmare
6 years ago

Who do u think bounces back and performs ROS
Keuchel or Gray or neither

Jerry
Jerry
6 years ago

Hey, Grey! Khris Davis or Holliday? Also, Wei-Yen or Taijuan ros? Thanks!

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
6 years ago

Grey,

Drop Schoop or Starlin’ for Kris or hold? Both Schoop and Starlin’ are bench bats for me but I’ll need one of them when Odor gets suspended.

Thanks

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
6 years ago

Grey,
Who you got in a keeper league, keep forever but +4 dollars each year you keep, 260 total salary cap

Betts $8
Trout$26

The Situation
The Situation
6 years ago

@Grey: Leonys or Inciarte ROS? Still searching for my Delino replacement. Need steals. Thanks!

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: how do you rank these sagnof’ers (sagnofees?)? jumbo, benoit, bush (im sure there is some sexual innuendo in there somewhere).

Derrick
Derrick
6 years ago

Trying to move Mazara because I have Upton, Blackmon, Polanco and JD M in the OF.

Would you move him for a closer? SP? What range SP?

Thanks!

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

Looks like Odorizzi might get a win. Definitely won’t get a loss………..because he’s on my bench.

Besides that. Why is he pulled with under 90 pitches so often?

Charlie Hustle
Charlie Hustle
6 years ago

Gregorson or Boxberger? Does Houston make swap away from Greg?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

Your site keeps crashing Firefox and Chrome boo..on two different computers..just a heads up, probably AD related you money whore lol

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: ha ha

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

I’m going to try and count tomorrow how many do I drop Upton for K.Davis questions you get

alps88
alps88
6 years ago

Would you drop Saunders for Valencia
Who do you think has a better ROY

Alps88
Alps88
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Ok great
Another option would be maybin for Valencia
So I guess I am asking who would you rather have maybin or Saunders
I can use SB”s

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey,

Can you rank Holliday, Duda, Pearce, Inciarte. Thanks

JAL
JAL
6 years ago

G, 12-team 5×5, Fielder and Mazara for Hosmer or too much? Except for rbi prince has been cooked. Thanks!

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

Sorry for all the questions tonight Grey but you’re the man!

Need some pitching guidance now… I had asked about my starters a few days ago but the landscape has changed a bit… I’m actually smoking my opponent this week in our H2H Points matchup (up by 100 points) but I’m trying to rack up as many points as possible while also getting a win this week .

Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

1) Stream Gray @STL (4.4) tomorrow or no?

2) Best starts out of the following for Friday (4 maximum):
Matz vs. MIL (21.4)
A. Wood @SD (13.5)
McCullers vs. TEX (15.3)
Anibal Sanchez vs. TB (4.9)
Straily vs. SEA (3.0)
Wisler @PHI (0.8)

3) Best starts on Saturday?
Fiers vs. TEX (17.3)
Gausman @LAA (5.6)

4) Best starters for Sunday (4 maximum)?

Scherzer @MIA (30.3)
Eickhoff vs. ATL (10.4)
Rodon vs. KC (5.1)
Nicasio vs. COL (3.2)
Salazar @BOS (-4.1)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Effing Jennings. Only about 5 effing years too late as far as I’m concerned.

Maeda's Family Reunion
Maeda's Family Reunion
6 years ago

could we please start referring to Odubel as ODB? k great, thanks.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I like that

Rory
Rory
6 years ago

Which side?

Franco and Trumbo for JD Martinez and James Shields?

(I have no room for Franco currently, not that he’s doing much)

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

Grey, that Stretch and Bobbito documentary I saw with the Q&A after is airing on Showtime tonight. Just an fyi, it’s good stuff.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I only have Showtime because of my every movie station free for a year promotion. Can’t wait until I forget to cancel and get railed.

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

(1) C: Posey
(1) 1B: Abreu
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Correa
(1) 3B: Seager
(3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, J. Upton
(1) UT: Polanco

Sorry back again Grey! I’m going to try and go after Kris Bryant first… so which of my OF should I package with Seager in this first offer I’m going to send over? So I’ll offer one of JD/Upton/Polanco and then Seager for Bryant? Any of those worth it assuming I then pick up Conforto, Davis, Ozuna, etc for my OF/UTIL spot?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Votto’s not going to keep being this terrible, is he?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I’m asking the same question about almost every member of my h2H team:

Vote
Pujols
Heyward
Dozier
Frazier (HRs aside)
Stanton (HRs aside)

These guys might well hit their numbers but it will probably be too late by then!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You’d be starting Leonys ahead of Hayward right now? Leonys is on waivers, along with Grichuk…

Johnc
Johnc
6 years ago

C Dick and Holt as bench bats gives me lots of flexibility….but C Dick benched v a right handed pitcher tonight? After two hits yesterday, what??? Holt cooled off. You liking M Upton, Guyer, Moyà, Smoak, Saunders, Werth better or hold? Thanks! Also, I kept Khris due to your guidance when he had two home runs and was hitting near .200. Gracias

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Better than smoking Rock.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
6 years ago

2 questions
1) Want to make sure I’m following correctly. You valuing Valencia a smidge better than Khris Davis right now? If both were on waivers you’d pick up Valencia?
2) Conforto or Valencia?

Timmy C
Timmy C
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

In a vacuum Schoop or Conforto for bench bat?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

Well the decision to start Valencia over Upton worked out.

Probably Taijuan’s toughest matchup up to this point in the season. I know you’re inclined to start him, but I think I’m going to sit this one out. Best of luck to the brave ones who run him out there.

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

@Grey: This way I can make dinner in peace. My starters have a nasty habit of bed pooping while I’m watching from the kitchen.

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

I saw this and thought it was pretty cray-cray (courtesy of Sportsnet):

stats since Aug 1st:
(prior to today’s game)

Chris Davis: 31 hrs, 72 rbi
Khris Davis: 31 hrs, 72 rbi

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Brett Lawrie dropped in my league. I have 1 move left for the week (weekly move limit).

I have 0 closers. Which do I spend this last move on. 12 team 6×6 H2H, no batting average or wins, but with OBP/Slug% and QS/Kper9 as categories

1) Drop Brock Holt for Brett Lawrie (serve as backup 2b and MI)

2) Drop Jesse Hahn for Will Harris (Dyson, Giles already have been snagged)

Thanks.

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Matt
6 years ago

@Matt: Go with #1. Dyson was already named closer. And Holt isn’t an everyday starter.

Matt
Matt
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell: Right, But Dyson has been snagged for a week or 2 by now.

Will Harris is the option—-different team from dyson.

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Matt
6 years ago

@Matt:
Oh you’re right, sorry, brain fart…And I have Luke Gregerson too! lol
Will Harris has been the 8th inning guy (and has been good) so he may be the one to get but Giles has always been “The Guy” they’ve been grooming from day 1.

Depends I spose… if you need a 2b, I’d go with Lawrie because Holt isn’t an everyday guy and the Houston situation is murky.
But if Lawrie won’t even be a starter on your team, I’d take the lotto ticket on Will Harris. If Lawrie is a starter for you, I’d go Lawrie.
JMHO. Good luck!

Matt
Matt
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell:

Anxiously paying attention to the White sox game as Ken Giles as just been brought in with 3 run lead in the 7th. Will see if gregerson has a chance to finish this game off and/or does well..

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks.

The new-found patience in Lawrie (.350 OBP) combined with power #’s (.450 slug) makes it tough for me for pass, but I guess it is time to get serious about finding a closer.

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
6 years ago

Drafted Khris Davis then dropped him.

Now he’s on waivers staring at me with those home run eyes.

12 team H2H OBP league. My team AVG and OBP haven’t been pretty most weeks

Drury or KDavis for UTIL spot? Could also drop Bauer

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Jonathan
Jonathan
6 years ago

I am in the hunt in my dynasty league. Currently 2nd. I have a chance to get Roark but I have to give up Carson Fulmer…. My rotaiton of MadBum, Degrom, Severino, Iglesias, Porcello, S Wright, Teheran, Wacha and McCullers has suffered some injuries.

Is it worth it to give Fulmer for Roark?

My only real concern is that Giolito comes up and takes Roarks spot? I know I am overthinking this but Roark could be a nice addition to my rotation, or am I just giving away a good prospect. I am probably over valueing prospects again, thank

Jonathan
Jonathan
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Ok thanks, I guess I am overthinking Giolito coming up…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

Valencia worth a #3 waiver spot? Or is he likely to turn to shit as soon as I pick him up?

You know it’s a strong possibility…

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(1) C: Posey
(1) 1B: Abreu
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Correa
(1) 3B: Seager
(3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, J. Upton
(1) UT: Polanco
Bench: (n/a)

(4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
(3) RP:Osuna, Jeffress, Betances
Bench: (Hill, McCullers, Gausman, Odorizzi, Chen/streaming)

(1) DL: Carrasco

Available Bats (most points): Herrera, Lamb, Ozuna, Rasmus, Napoli, Conforto, Parra, Eaton. K. Davis, Calhoun, Span, Reddick, Pederson, Panik, M. Upton…

Available SP (% owned): Volquez, Ventura, Iglesias*, Pineda, Fiers, Corbin, An. Sanchez, A. Wood, Rodon, Leake, Conley, Tomlin, Bauer, J. Gray, Eickhoff, Wisler…

Wow you were right about this Khris Davis character! I’ve been watching him closely all year but haven’t been able to find him a spot on my team. My team has been putting up some good points lately and I think my team’s even better now after making some trades yet I still feel like I need some of this K(HR)is Power! I’m even tempted to cut a pitcher and carry him as a bench bat just so no one else will grab him… then again my league isn’t very sharp when you consider who is available. I bet you’d wanna play in this league too but for now you can play vicariously though me… so would you make some changes at all or just try to forget about Davis!?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: Ha thanks okay I guess that’s all I needed to hear from you! Or maybe like “Trade Players A & B for Player C and then pickup Davis” but I guess if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Oh of course! Thanks to you I was able to pull some good 2 for 1 trades off already this year!

First, I got Salazar for Story + Familia a month ago. Then a week or two ago I was able to get Polanco for Jansen + Piscotty and then I Upton for Brantley straight up somehow which now I almost feel bad about! My elite closers had some good trade appeal but now I’m just out of ideas..

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Great now I’m itching to trade again! Which of my OFs should I try to package with either Abreu, Odor, Seager, or Correa to possibly upgrade my any of my respective 1B, 2B, 3B, or SS positions? And what are some preferred infield positional players you would go after to improve this team ROS?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yeah so I guess the question is where do I actually need to upgrade, if at all?

I obviously just want to build the the best team possible but I guess what you’re saying is that my lesser pieces aren’t really going to get me thaaat much bigger of a piece? I understand my “lesser pieces” are all still top bats but I figured why not package an outfielder with one of my top infield guys for an even better infield guy and then grab one of Conforto, Davis, Ozuna, etc? Sorry for over-analyzing!

Idontcare
Idontcare
6 years ago

Outfield as follows: trout Harper Mazara ozuna parra

SP as follows: kluber Harvey walker salazaar Nola Liriano Gausmen Roark,

Khris Davis and McCullers on waivers, see any moves?

Any guys I should be trying to deal away for an upgrade (kluber/Harvey/Nola?)

Thanks

Zobrist Guy at the Bar
Zobrist Guy at the Bar
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto. For some reason Valencia was just dropped. You like Valencia over Calhoun for a bench bat?

Owen Simring
Owen Simring
6 years ago

Is Duvall a guy who should be owned in a 10 team ESPN league? What kind of average do you think he finishes with?

Lucky Dog
6 years ago

Jeanmar Gomez: SAGNOFMOTY!

Bravesfanintheuk
Bravesfanintheuk
6 years ago

Give: J Familia
Get: J Heyward

Or hold?

Basically, how bad is Heywards wrist, is this too big a risk? I’m ok in both OF and saves, this would be a ‘too good to turn down trade’ rather than for need.

Thanks!

Bravesfanintheuk
Bravesfanintheuk
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks Grey as always !

I will steer clear….

Westy
Westy
6 years ago

Would u trade away jose fernandez for Carlos Gonzalez? Assuming no particular stats or position is needes.

JimmyJackJames
JimmyJackJames
6 years ago

Drop Nate Jones (handcuff to Robertson) to speculate on Jumbo Diaz? He looked large and in charge in Triple A – pun fully intended – and Reds pen is a dumpster fire

Thanks Grey – keep up the good work

Rusty
Rusty
6 years ago

Parra or Krush?

Rusty
Rusty
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Parra has been great for me this season! But hard to pass up on a potential 40HR guy!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey,

I picked up Dyson this morning expecting Tolleson to lose the closer role in Texas which he just did. I have Boxberger on DL. My question is should I drop Tolleson now and pick someone up or wait until Boxberger comes off the DL then drop him?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

I think you misunderstood me. Box is on my team but in my DL spot already. Are you saying activate box now and drop Tolleson

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Ok I’ll pick up a bat until box comes off the DL. I’m thinking
Khris Davis
T Thompson
Pearce

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Is there a 1b under the radar that’s worth take a flier on

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Pick up khris Davis or Valencia

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Thanks so much Grey

Gerry Randell
Gerry Randell
6 years ago

Hey Grey!
Looking for some advice for the ONLY source I follow!!!
So here is my current team in a 20 Team League:
C- J Castro
1B – Belt
2B – Lawrie
3B – Franco
SS – A Diaz
OF – Cain
OF – Springer
OF- JD
UTIL – Khris Davis
Bench – Brock Holt
NA – Trea Turner

Ventura
Rodon
Nicasio
Leake
Bauer
Nola
Severino
DL-Ryo

You may ‘recognize’ a few of your pics’ – lol

This trade is proposed:
Greinke or Hamels
Urias (and Pagan/Aoki)
for
JD and Severino

I am near the basement in this league but am movin’ on up!
Any advice would be great!!

Gerry Randell
Gerry Randell
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
What IF he offered both Greike AND Hamels for JD and Severino (I have him on the ropes!LOL)

Gerry Randell
Gerry Randell
Reply to  Gerry Randell
6 years ago

@Gerry Randell:
Or Gray and Greinke for JD and Severino?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
6 years ago

Kris Davis with another homer. 2/2 with a single and a walk to go with it. Was just listening to the fantasy focus baseball podcast and he was discussed at length. His walk rate is 2% so far this year compared to 10% last year. Hopefully that means that he has a decent amount of room for improvement in average and and score a few more runs as the season goes on.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  letsgobravos
6 years ago

@letsgobravos: Just walked again. Maybe he has turned over a new leaf!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  letsgobravos
6 years ago

@letsgobravos: …and scored a run.

F'ING RAIN OUTS
F'ING RAIN OUTS
6 years ago

I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly POINTS league -1 for a strike out so anyways my question is would you pick up Khris Davis and who would you drop if you would pick him up ? This is what I have to fill my 3 OF spots a 1 Utility.

Pence
Polanco
Kemp
Odubal
Valencia ( he also backs up Longoria for me )
or pitcher tyler Glasnow but I was going to drop him and pick up Jon Gray….. Thx for your help !

F'ING RAIN OUTS
F'ING RAIN OUTS
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Damn wasn’t expecting that. So you would drop longoria for him then i’m guessing start valencia in his place ?

the swinging
the swinging
6 years ago

Trade braun and rich hill for dexter Fowler and Kenley jensen?

I don’t trust that braun and hill hold up.

the swinging
the swinging
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: if u could somehow wiggle greg polanco instead of Fowler u obv love no?

Todd25
Todd25
6 years ago

Davis strikes again.

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

Drop a newly picked up Maybin for Gattis?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Which side ya got?

Cruz Tomlin

Vs

Kemp Pom

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: the best kind of porn!

F.K.A. Ralph
F.K.A. Ralph
Reply to  Nightpandas
6 years ago

@Nightpandas: 11,000,000% Cruz. Pom and Tomlin are fringy in most leagues and Curz >>>>> Kemp

smegma
smegma
6 years ago

Need a RP in points league: Madson, McGee or Dyson?

Timmy C
Timmy C
6 years ago

I know Gregorson struggling lately but would you drop him for Box who is available and coming back presumably this wknd?

JJ
JJ
6 years ago

Hey Grey,
In my neverending quest for a quality Util player….
After his outburst last night, do you like K.Davis over C.Carter? Or does Carters home park still give him the edge.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  JJ
6 years ago

@JJ: They’re like the same player. CC is pretty solid quality, no?

Maximumxpower
Maximumxpower
6 years ago

Drop Justin Upton for Kris Davis yet?

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

Hill spitting hot fire right now . . .

reese
reese
6 years ago

two parter:
would you trade away david peralta & pineda to get greinke & mallex smith (or billy burns instead of smith)

Comment_Section
Comment_Section
6 years ago

Do you think Saunders is worth roster-ing in a 12 team Y!, or is he waiver wire fodder?

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

Do you think Giles gets a shot at the 9th soon with Gregerson blowing 3 of 4?

FKA Ralph
FKA Ralph
6 years ago

Upton might be heating up. Hits in four straight games, including a couple doubles. Maybe. Maybe. Please?

Nitro
Nitro
6 years ago

10 team Head to Head keep points league.
Do you drop any of the following for Khris Davis?
Eaton
Heyward
Sano
Mazara
Belt

Nitro
Nitro
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thank you!!

Reid
Reid
6 years ago

Would you want to roster K(HR)is Davis or Valencia over Herrera? Have Just Dong, Polanco, and Marte right now at OF. Donaldson and Frazier as my 3B and Utility, respectively.

Thanks Grey and co.!

alps88
alps88
6 years ago

would you drop Kennedy, Maeda,or Gray for Mchugh
Just wondering if he is worth a shot
I just picked up Gray before Mchugh was dropped
what do you think
thanks as always

web
web
6 years ago

Moose coming off DL and picked up Castellanos 2 weeks ago, Who would you recommend using going forward? Are either droppable?

Chester
Chester
6 years ago

10 team mixed – someone dropped Freddie Freeman – is he worth picking up?

Comment_Section
Comment_Section
6 years ago

So I recently accepted an offer than I ran by you a couple days ago, one that you and Jer with an F thought I should take: I get Bryant+S. Marte for Odor, Beltre, Salazar, and Kluber. Anyway, I’m kind of regretting it already because according to my calculations (adjusts glasses), I got the worse end of the deal. So I wanted to get your take on my analytical methods/”results “. You often give trade advice in the comment section but don’t offer much in the way of reasoning (time constraints, I understand). So on a related note, if you could write an article on how you analyze trades, that’d be sweet tits.

So my method for analyzing trades is this: I assign a numeric value to each player involved in the trade. The assigned number is the amount I’d pay for a player, in a vacuum, if he (and everyone else) were auctioned off today (assuming a $260 budget in a 12 team Y! roto format). Then I add up the numbers, and the side with the greatest dollar amount is the winner.

Ok, so that’s my method. Here are my “results”: Bryant ($40)+ Marte ($35) +2 roster spots ($2)= $77 Odor ($25) + Beltre ($20) + Kluber ($20) + Salazar ($20)=$85.

So whadyou think of my method/valuations? I know this may require more than one sentence but thanks in advance FML.

PeteRosesRevnege
PeteRosesRevnege
Reply to  Comment_Section
6 years ago

@Comment_Section:

Does’nt it depend more on your team needs than those numbers?

Comment_Section
Comment_Section
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: It wouldn’t mean that because I add $1 for each roster spot gained. My equation wasn’t $75<$85. It was $77<$85. And the Goldy example is a case of "reductio ad absurdum". My example was a 4 for 2 with the 4 each being very valuable players. It wasn't a 25 for 1 with the 25 being somewhat okay dudes.

Do you have a method for evaluation or is it just kind of a feel thing?

Mrs. Kimmel
Mrs. Kimmel
Reply to  Comment_Section
6 years ago

@Comment_Section: if you’re only getting 1 dollar of value from the spots you backfill then you aren’t doing it right. There’s gotta be someone available to plug in or at least stream for one or two of those spots

Doc
Doc
6 years ago

Price vs royals, cueto vs Padres, or liriano vs braves

Lucas
Lucas
6 years ago

Would you attempt to trade Trumbo for JD Martinez or Maikel Franco/Marco Estrada for Martinez?

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

I miss 2006 Bill Hall

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Bill Hall redoes bathroom stalls. Everything is constructed out of pink Mother’s Day bats.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
6 years ago

Is Puig worth hanging on to in an 8 Team H2H league? I grabbed him off waivers when someone dropped him last week and he continues to be useless.

H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: kind of what I’m thinking. In this league, it definitely pays to just have the hot bat/arm. As long as you have a good core, which I do, then you just frankenutilityplayer everyone else.

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

Does Anthony Rendon ever drunk dial you at bar time, offering his soul to have you rank him as a second rounder again, or just to talk.

740
740
6 years ago

Grey, need help!

10team h2h 6x5cats

drop Gregerson pick up Dyson?????

thanks!!

The Tucker
The Tucker
6 years ago

Great stuff Grey!

Which side do you like more ROS?
R HR RBI SB TB AVG OPS

Bogaerts and Betts or Correa and Brantley

Thanks!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  The Tucker
6 years ago

@The Tucker: Betts

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

A trade this morning caused an uproar and was already reversed…

Kluber/Ellsbury for Joe Smith/Josh Harrison

I agreed that it wasn’t fair, but I never vote against a trade or call for a reversal.

I then offered a trade an hour later to the guy who was sending away Kluber in the previously reversed deal…

My Corbin/Ketel/Giles for his Tolleson/Stroman

I don’t really want Stroman to be honest, was trying to get Pomeranz (without sending Corbin) and this was his counter. Tolleson will be dropped immediately and I’ll ship Stroman for a much more needed/razzy piece in short order. But my question is…. does anyone see my offer anywhere near as unfair as the Kluber one?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: Forgot to note. The Kluber owner getting Giles is the Gregerson owner. Was my angle in the first place, but went better than expected, netting Stroman for streamers and a guy who migh not even be next up in HOU.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey, I didn’t think so either. The Kluber one obviously was though. You would have taken Stroman, no? Just hoping to see a nice start in MIN for Stroman over the weekend. Then possibly use his name value to get something I like better.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Tolleson is worthless, why would you trade for him?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung: So that I can drop him!

Hah in all seriousness… the guy has been making some bad trades that get voted down. The Tolleson was cover, as I am the Dyson owner. It shouldn’t be this way but that’s what it took for me to get a deal through. I agree Tully is garbage. But a Stroman for my Giles (after the Kluber trade thing) wouldn’t go through. Anyways, I’ll stfu about it now.

Kevin
Kevin
6 years ago

Grey,

Thanks for your great work, as always. I have a quick RP question for you. Would you own Giles over Rodney, Cishek, or Neris? In a SV+H league.

Kevin
Kevin
Reply to  Kevin
6 years ago

@Kevin:
Nvm. Just saw you had Harris as the cuff to own in HOU.

ebudz