I was combing through pictures on the subreddit r/WaffleHouseHotcakesShapedLikePresidents, marveling at a hotcake shaped like Harry S. Truman — did you know the S stood for Syrup?  Then I clicked on the Reddit user who posted that pic, Ididyourmomssomanytimes, to see what other things besides Truman hotcakes they were interested in, and I saw they were also on r/fantasybaseball, only this was fantasy as in D&D and Cecil Cooper was a wizard and the father of the little black kid in Stranger Things.  Any hoo!  If I were on the real fantasy baseball subreddit, I’d find a lot of talk about Kyle Tucker, this you can be sure of, said like Gordon Ramsay.  Tucker is already stashed by Prospector Ralph in my RCL — that *ucker!  Why the hype?  Pardon me as I sprinkle chia seeds on your brain.  He’s hitting .315 in Triple-A with 12 HRs, 13 SBs and he’s only 21 years old.  Kinda unfair that the Astros have this waiting in the wings, but, since they do, you know they will not wait very long to come him up, since (two since’s one sentence, grammar!) they are playing to win it all.  So, what are you waiting for to grab Tucker?  Cecil Cooper’s put a spell on your arms?  Aw, shucks.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

John Hicks – Or Tom Murphy.  Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.  Tom Murphy and John Hicks walk into a Fantasy Baseball Buy column, and the bartender says, “Why the long face?” And they say, “We heard there was a Sarah Jessica Parker lookalike contest happening here.”

Jake Bauers – Weird stuff with how long it’s taking for people to pick up Bauers.  Are you worried you need two spots for him?  Bauers is one guy.  A 15/15/.280 hitter.  Essentially Kiermaier without the injury history of the “Merely a flesh wound” guy.

Ryon Healy – Fun fact!  Ryon & Healy was the working title for Turner & Hooch.

Danny Valencia – Or as he’s known to a select few in SoCal, Danny Awesometown has a few homers this week.  I feel like I’ve explained this so many times, but very few know about it and it absolutely cracks me up every time.  The Awesometown reference is because Valencia, California tried to change their name to Awesometown to strum up tourism.  They’re famous for a Six Flags and a Red Lobster.  So, naturally, vandals wrote on every Awesometown road sign, “Not” Awesometown.  I’m dead emoji.  Here’s a good read on the rebranding, if you’re interested.

Wilmer Flores – I often make fun of Wilmer for crying after he was almost traded, but he is definitely one of my favorites because of the crying.  Dude cares!  (Which sounds like a bowling charity.)  It’s also why it drives me nuts that the Mets seem to try anything they can to get Wilmer out of the lineup.  If David Wright were healthy (hold your laughter), they’d bench Flores in a second for a .185-hitting corpse.  With that said (turn this ship around!), Flores has been hot.

Brad Miller – My MI shituation is best exemplified by Golden Earring’s lyrics from Twilight Zone when they sang, “I’m fallin’ down a spiral, destination unknown.  Double crossed messenger, all alone.  Can’t get no connection, can’t get through.  Where are you decent middle infielders on waivers?”

Enrique Hernandez – I just gave you my Enrique Hernandez fantasy.  It was written without me calling him Kiké Vandeweghe Hernandez once.

Ketel Marte – I’m listening to all kinds of shizz on my iTunes today, so excuse me, but Crooked I said it best, when he rapped, “Money from the trap house, beef pull the Macs out, stuntin’ pull the ‘llacs out, in case you cats doubt, I’m picking up every player I write about.”

Adalberto Mondesi – I’m all for guys having issues with their fathers, so I was thinking what would be better than Mondesi dropping his dad’s first name?  Best I’ve come up with (after thinking on it for 12 seconds), Adalberto is the name of his mom’s mailman.

Derek Dietrich – Straight shooting here:  Dietrich has 11 homers and is hitting .300.  Now look at the crap you have on your team, you telling me that’s worse than all your players?  That’s nearly better than Rhysus!  (Sorry, Rhysus, but you brought that on yo’self.)

Matt Duffy – He’s 6th in the AL in batting average, right behind Mike Trout.  Two pees and a poop, those two!

Jorge Polanco – I went over George Sunkenplace the other day, but that was Jorge Bonifacio.  How many Jorge’s trying to get a leg up?  Would’ve expected more from an Astro.  Hoping Polanco returns to ride the bench instead of my new All-Star, Eduardo Escobar, but I feel that is not 100% likely.  Maybe they platoon.  Honestly, I’m not sure, but in deeper leagues, it’s worth grabbing Polanco (13/13 last year) to see his playing time.  By the way, if you have to think if your league is deep enough, it is almost 100% of time not deep enough.

Mark Trumbo – Feels like a guy who almost assuredly will be some people’s idea of a sleeper next year.  They also thought Miggy was a good bargain this year.  Either way, Trumbo has been hitting bombs recently.

Avisail Garcia – Has been hot this week and the Hitter-Tron thinks all carburetors should be fondled low and slow like good BBQ.

Manuel Margot – Nearly made Margot the lede this week, but A) Padres. B) I’ve already dug my heels in on him, and called him a sleeper this preseason. C) There’s no C.

Randal Grichuk – During the week, there’s just so much going on that I can’t possibly mention everything, but it did not go unnoticed that Grichuk hit leadoff the other day.  Oh.  *after a 4-month search on Nepal’s Craigslist, hires a sherpa, travels through the worst conditions man’s ever known to reach the summit at Everest*  Kay.

Ryan Tepera – Is the Jays closer.  Don’t make me come up with positives.

A.J. Minter – I’d even grab Dan Winkler because I don’t trust Arodys Vizcaino to return healthy.  Shoulder injuries are scary eh-eff.

Seranthony Dominguez – Putting aside Gabe Kapler and his penchant for snorting green M&M’s and pulling pitchers every 7th pitch, look at Seranthony’s stats.  How is he available?  He has a 0.66 WHIP with 34 Ks in 25 2/3 IP.  That’s ludicrous.

Shane Bieber – I already gave you my Shane Bieber fantasy.  It was written while Photoshopping myself into famous historical photos.

Zach Eflin – Here’s what I said the other day, “We are results-driven in this crazy hobby that takes 8,000 man hours and rewards us with a $45 check from our closest frenemy.  Since we are results-driven, I can understand why we may not have picked up Eflin yet.  He only has a 3.02 ERA, 9+ K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 94+ MPH fastball, 32nd best xFIP–Wait, these are good results.  Okay, now I’m not sure why you haven’t picked him up.  Fear of success like your mom says?”  And that’s me quoting me!

Joey Lucchesi – Hey, it’s Joey Lucchesi of the Brooklyn Fuggedaboutits.  Hey, Joey Lucchesi of the Brooklyn Fuggedaboutits, say hello to your mother for me.  I like Lucchesi, but his results since his return from injury have been scattershot like a stuttering porn actor, however, the Stream-o-Nator is calling this one, like it calls funeral parlors for something to do on a Friday.

Sam Gaviglio – Another mafioso and Stream-o-Nator call.  “I wasn’t related to the deceased, I was just hoping to meet some friends.”

SELL

Sean Newcomb – Briefly mentioned Newcomb the other day as a guy who had worse peripherals than his ERA and hype may indicate.  So, I’m back here again to rub salt in your gash.  *shudders*  I mean, okay, you have problems with moist, but gash is good?  That is in the top five worst words in English language — gash, moist, cancer, secrete and yeast.  So hard to lance a boil without a moist secretion coming from a gash, huh?  Any hoo!  I believe people still like Newcomb — it’s a recently purchased hairbrush, what’s not to like? — so you should be able to trade him for something worthwhile.  I’d check the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer, but I would not sell him for a ride in Jame Gumb’s wicker basket.

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Cable
Cable
4 years ago

Got me some Tucker

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

ROS: Odor, Avisail, Deitrich, Kike?

Americans question (SPOILER FUCK OFF). The dude’s second wife ?Martha the receptionist for the FBI boss John Boy (can’t get past that). So does she know he is a spy? He took off his disguise and told her something but does she know to what depth she is in with him? I am in season 4 just FYI.

Blake
Blake
4 years ago

So with Carlos Correa going down, I need a replacement.

the following are available:

B Crawford
K Marte
J Polanco
J gyrko
J peraza
E Hernandez
A russel

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Thoughts on Pollock when he comes off DL?

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Clippard, Melancon, Trvino. Most likely to be getting saves come September.

Humidor King
Humidor King
4 years ago

Need two middle infielders out of this list:

DeJong
Castro
Odor

Humidor King
Humidor King
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Do you take Kike over any of the two?

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
4 years ago

15 team roto dynasty with auction budgets and 3 year contract cycle, but we can cut people at no loss at any time. anybody added from FA costs 10/332 (budget goes up 10% every year) each and count as 1st year out of 3. OPS and QS added 6×6 with net saves and holds over saves. only 5 DL slots.
C uh oh (FA)
1B desmond (cheap, year 1, OF)
2B asscab (FA, SS/3B)
SS bregman (3B, $4 year 3, price will go up a lot in bidding)
3B lowrie (2B, FA)
OF (3) judge (5, year 2)
OF thames (1B, $1 year 1)
OF trumbo (FA)
util (2) delino ($14, year 1)
util cron (FA)
BN smoak (just added, dropping lynn, $10 year 2)
BN correa ($50, year 3, i won’t be able to pay his insane rate next year)
BN leonys (FA)
BN pollock ($24, year 2)
DL cespedes ($23, year 3)
DL kraken ($2, year 3)

SP (max 1400 innings): paxton ($10, year 2)
verlander ($7, year 3)
skaggs (FA)
gibson (FA)
lasagna (FA)
weaver ($1, year 2)
will shortly need a 6th SP either streamer or otherwise
RP (room for 5): hand ($10, year 2)
kelvin ($1, year 3)
romo, h.rondon, trivino (all FA)
DL stressbird ($49, year 2), wacha ($8, year 1), ryu (FA)

smoak must’ve been dropped recently. he seems better liked by TRON and player rater. drop cron for which of these till i get another hitter back off DL (pollock/correa/leonys seem soon):
heyward, canha, kipnis, or just hold cron? this team is still in 1st, but it’s getting way too close with my players constantly getting hurt all the damn time.

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: already have smoak (just now, dropped lynn for him), question was cron or one of canha/heyward/kipnis, hold, or nab a 6th pitcher.

ESalas24
ESalas24
4 years ago

Rest of season:

Trumbo or Bauers

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

ROS. Crawford or Andrus?

JP
JP
4 years ago

Grey-6×6 13 team dynasty all AL teams plus Mets, Dbacks, Cubs, Cardinals, and Braves. Avg, OBP, HR, RBI, SB and Runs. Would you deal Conforto and Dustin Fowler for Alex Bregman? Thank you

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Pivetta, Weaver, Heaney, Godley, Ryu…are any worth rostering??

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto, Peraza or chris Taylor.

Sorry if this is a double post, but not seeing my original. Something up?

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto, Peraza or Chris Taylor?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

I’m surprised CBS Sportsline isn’t scheduling an Evan Gattis party now that he’s on pace for 30 HRs and 100 RBIs

buster moon
buster moon
4 years ago

Drop Buehler for Hill?

Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
4 years ago

which of these for tomorrow?
castillo vs WSOX 21.2
eovaldi @ MIA 10.4

castillo’s obv been garbagey.

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
4 years ago

Also Im guessing Newcomb and Brantley for deGrom is a good sell ? thanks

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

I officially hate Bryce Harper. #neveragain

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
4 years ago

Bauer and Upton too much for Severino in a keeper? thanks

Oppo taco
Oppo taco
4 years ago

Bauer and Upton too much for Severino in a keeper?

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I drop wacha for eflin. He is on my dl.

Packers
Packers
4 years ago

Happy Sunday, thanks for being here.

12 team roto,keep all with OPS and net wins, currently in first.
I was offered Hamels and Doolittle for my Cmart. Trade analyzer likes it for me.
Trade has progressed to Archer, Hamels Doolittle for Pivetta and Cmart.
Hold or accept?
I’m thinking both Archer and hamels might end up on better teams fr the net win category, I don’t like Cmart as a person and I can gain 3-4 points in saves and get some ratio help with Doolittle. I want to accept but I’m losing the best player. Thoughts?

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Haven’t seen official word but looks like Kingham is getting called up for two start week (@ lad and vs phi). Worth streaming?

Also, with no available DL spots, drop or hold VV?

Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sorry about that. Strange double post.

Hershel
Hershel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Haven’t seen an official word but looks like Kingham is gonna get the call for a two start week next week (@ lad, vs phi). You streaming him?

Also, with no available dl spots, hold or drop VV?

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Would you rather Stroman or Effin in a qs league?

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

So did the Rockies just start Tom Murphy all those times to get us to drop our old catchers + psyche us out?

Hard to see logic in a team that just sent down Jon Gray though…it’s like they think sabermetrics and advanced statistics are witchcraft!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: he hit well too! So confusing!

He and Tapia are starting today, but that and the Gray stuff are literally the only reasons why I (and no one in my 12 team weekly lineup keeper) picked up Tapia last night.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: it’s not NOT the reason

ellis
ellis
4 years ago

choo v R Lopez @ Tex or Braun v Harvey @ Cin

both coming off day to day injuries

thank you

Hankg
Hankg
4 years ago

Couple of roster questions-

1. Drop Buehler for A. Wood?

2. Drop Giles for Romo (need saves- could also drop Minter or Rondon)?

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Ohtani’s not pitching again right? No use holding him in Yahoo for pitching. Already have Buehler boring a bench spot.

Bonus question: Fav RP: Familia, Peacock, Yates, Trivino (quietly having a remarkable rookie campaign, 6 W already and just got a save). Familia owner and very frustrated. Looking for Ratios+

Thanks

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
4 years ago

uh oh, i already had DL issues (next year this goes to max in espn) only 3 now. keep 9, 2 SP, 2 RP (might move to just keep 1 RP, 2 SP and 1 P next year), and 5 hitters of differing positions (can have 2 OF, and can use any position elig for which a guy counts as). h2h with OPS, holds, total bases, hits, QS added. OBP over AVG.
C uh oh
1B goldy (K)
2B harrison (3B)
SS anderson
3B andujar
MI gone varnish (2B/SS)
CI muncy (1B/3B whew was this a good pickup, him or andujar probably a keeper now)
LF rhyus (1B, K)
CF mcclutchin’ (RF)
RF stanton (LF, K)
OF puig (RF)
util (1) brantley (LF)
BN tucker (RF), mallex (CF/LF), schoop a doop (2B, used to be a keeper)
DL r-zimm, otani (espn so i get both for price of one)

SP (max 12 starts per week but since i streamed bieber i stopped streaming to keep him)
bieber, V2, pivetta, cueto (he sounds back before darvish now), wood, morton, heaney, lasagna
RP (max 5 slots): hand, kimbrel, bradley, kelly, alexander (man LAD have a rotating caroussel of useful RP from injuries)
DL darvish

1. drop r-zimm to DL stash V2 to stream here? muncy may have made r-zimm somewhat useless since i’ll have otani back anyway, and tucker or r-zimm or both have to be dropped.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  Mr. A Knife
4 years ago

@Mr. A Knife: that’s a 14 teamer

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: my hitting keepers are possibly weak enough that even though i KNOW he’ll be gone for 14 or however months otani longer term in a league where you get both for the price of one probably stays as a hitting keeper (count for DH)
so goldy, rhysus, one of muncy/andujar (couldn’t do both anyway with already having 1B covered by goldy, can’t have 2 3B guys), stanton and one of:
anderson/otani/schoop/harrison. plus next year we’ll have more than 3 DL’s.

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
4 years ago

20 team redraft with OPS, total bases, hits, slugging added
C murphy (not for long if this dude can’t even start 50% of the time, COL or not)
1B rhysus (OF)
2B flores (1B/3B)
SS anderson
3B box wine (TEX, 1B/OF)
OF (3) rosario, stanton, meadows
util (1) taylor
BN cron
DL jedong, the other white fish (ARI)
cron hasn’t done well for a while and now is playing half the time, they have bauers play 1B most of the time and just anybody else gets the DH half the time over cron (literally anybody, today it’s cargo freaking 2 for god’s sake)
. drop cron or even meadows for either/any of winker/canha? starting to look like flores is the hold when jedong is back here. he’s at least a possible backup for numerous positions.

Sandman
Sandman
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Hope you’re doing well.
1) how do you rank Healy, moreland, smoak rest of season? Smoak is starting to heat up and healy had a good game last night.

2) how do you rank Matt Duffy and almora in terms of rest of season batting average value? Thanks!

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
4 years ago

anybody noticing that thames, since he’s back from DL has played like ONE lefty, which is awesome, meanwhile cron a dong has had a HORRIBLE schedule lately, at least 2 different series’ against the murder row of HOU pitching. same for mallex.

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
4 years ago

@Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: meanwhiles bour is sour from facing lefties like every MF’ing day.

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

I have an open DL spot and am 26 games up in a 12 teamer, H2H, saves and holds league.

What do you think of these given I can be patient and aim for September. Would you do these?

1. His Cespedes for my Seager (bench bat now)
2. Cespedes and Ottavino for Seager and Britton
3. Cespedes and Peacock for Seager and Britton

4. Best bet for holds late in the season….Herrera, Robertson, Hirano. Top two please.

Thank you sir!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

10 team OBP h2h league

Need to start 4 and bench 2…I am down 2 HR, 3 RBI and 1 SB

Carpenter v Folty
Albies @ Gant
Acuna @ Gant
Haniger v Keller
Gallo v Lopez
Suarez v Peralta

btw…this is why shallow leagues suck. Just got Acuna back from the DL and I am actively trying to trade one of these hitters for a pitcher and am getting no bites whatsoever…ugh

I am leaning benching Suarez and Haniger. For Suarez, it has more to do with Peralta being death to right handed hitters in the majors. As for Haniger, I think I just like the match ups better. Gallo has been on fire the pst 2 days and gets Lopez at home. Acuna and Albies both have dynamic profiles that could net a homer or a stolen base. And Carpenter has been on fire lately and has good career numbers against Folty. What say you?

Thank you sir!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

@bossmanjunior333:

Btw…need to mention my benching instincts have been off this week. I benched Carpenter for his 5 for 5, 2HR game and benched Gallo and Acuna yesterday, not cashing in either of their big days.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Can Rendon stay hot please?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Believe he is another guy you were higher on than most.

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
4 years ago

1)How would you rank these closers….
Vizcaino, Vasquez, boxberger

2) which matchup you like best for a Win
Mikolas @arizona (Corbin)
Montgomery vsCIN (mahle)
Arrieta @Pitt (TBD)
Stripling @LAA (TBD)

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
4 years ago

I’m doing some housecleaning on my H2H 12 teamer and wondering if it’s worth holding onto Walker Buehler and/or Sano.

Stash or dump these two?

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

My pitching is getting messy with upside; looking more ROS and not for the next couple of weeks, would you drop any of Rodon or Pivetta for Maeda in a limited moves league or hold? Moves are at 22 left.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Rodon more of a streamer in 10 team leagues?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
4 years ago

i think e-jax had a start almost exactly like this last year, he’s the near worst SON pick of the day and just kills it (or nearly). 2 baserunners (technically they walked hehe, or trotted), 6 K’s, 6.66 innings.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: that’s the funniest part, last year i didn’t till he was pretty good over 3 times in a row, by then the next 5 were either horrible or useful and who knew how to predict which would be which, and even then only in deep (16’s and up) leagues.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Rendoooooooonnn!!!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Rendang. Delicious!

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
4 years ago

nobody else but the mess would demote their 3rd best SP lugo but here we go.

Alfred E. Naujocks
Alfred E. Naujocks
Reply to  Alfred E. Naujocks
4 years ago

@Alfred E. Naujocks: the “neat” thing is at this point if somebody told you “guess what team just demoted their 3rd best starter” you’d already know it was them.

maharis
maharis
4 years ago

dozier or morton ROS?

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Jon Gray demoted…does that mean I can expect him to come back better or drop for Marco Gonzalez?

JB
JB
4 years ago

What do you suggest on Darvish? Drop or hold?

Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
4 years ago

that’s odd, would’ve figured somebody who’s been dodging his comeuppance due to being a hubris filled (inaccurate) braggart would’ve tried to claim that good pena start yesterday as him “knowing it would happen somehow contrary to everybody else” since the guy is almost named similarly to his screen name.

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Abreu and Newcomb for Goldy?

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

This may sound crazy, but would you trade Correa for Story? I know you’re not that high on Correa and agree he’s overrated. But, who puts up better stats ROS and does Story sustain his decent batting average? Story has only 3 HR’s away from Coors where Correa is evenly split home/road. Oddly, Correa’s average is terrible at home and hitting over .300 on the road.

I’m in a season-long standard roto using R-HR-RBI-SB-AVG.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

I’ve got Maeda again. I’m starting him in what is a good matchup at home vs. the Rockies. I like it. Streamonator likes it, Vegas likes it. So why am I fairly certain he is going to serve a poo poo platter to my ratios and not get a win like he has so many times before?

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

@Grey: Hahaha (laughs like someone losing his sanity). Yup, inevitable and irresistible. I must’ve sworn off Maeda 10 times in the past 2 years.

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

@Grey: Welp, that went pretty well, outside of the Dodgers inability to do much of anything against the generational talent that is German Marquez. In their last 15 innings spanning 2 starts, the Dodgers have collected a paltry 4 hits and 2 runs against Marquez. Naturally, I’ve had the Dodgers’ starter in both games.

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

@Grey: Indeed. I’ll take it!

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Tom Murphy has been benched 3 games in a row. Swap him for Zunino or Barnhart or hold?

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I drop wacha, hirano, swarzak,Junis, or Archie bradly, to pick up Eflin . It’s a 11 team season long points league. No holds , but saves and walk to strikeout ratio are. Wacha is on my dl.

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: hold wacha or drop..

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

Would you drop Buehler( or a different SP) for Rich Hill, Eflin or Loaisiga? It’s a H2H category league. I currently have…
Snell
DeGrom
Flaherty
Archer(DL)
Buehler
Newcomb
Quintana

Jt
Jt
4 years ago

Drop pivetta 12 team h2h homers given up is cat or hold

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
4 years ago

How dumb are the Dodgers? Kid breaks a rib they don’t find out till weeks later. Instead of rehab they bring him out of the pen. Surprise he gets rocked. Then they go “oh you know maybe we should have rehabbed him first” Did LA hire the Mets medical staff?? Sorry for the rant, anyways think Tepara is a drop? Or think this is a quick 10 day DL stint?

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:Welp looks like I am picking up Tony Watson days after releasing him. HA! This shmohawk in my league has all closers or setup guys no SPs so these other shmowaks panic and go nuts for any other remaining bullpen trash. I punted saves because of it and I never punt. It’s H2H so I can’t really afford a zero in saves every week.

Alex R
Alex R
4 years ago

Offered G. Sanchez & K. Hendricks for Manaea & Hicks in a keeper league. Thoughts?

The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Good day for streaming.

Lucchesi, Felix, Weaver, Gagvi all liked by Streaminator and all available

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: i’d think gavig a good deal more risky than weaver though (see last 3 starts for him)

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: i did stream gaviglio in 3 spots
1. AL only (and that move might cost me getting d.fletcher (over r.herrera), who’s now starting 3 games in a row)
2. 16 teamer roto with 1800 max innings (albeit 7 RP started in RP/P slots)
3. another 16 teamer similar to #2.

went well esp after 3 runs in 3 innings.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sorry, wasn’t asking, just saying i’m in the gaviglio boat today myself. went as well as we could’ve hoped. got a QS out of him and good K’s.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: see I’LL SHOW UP in these instances

HA!

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I went with Weaver and Lucchesi. So I’m expecting a big day from Felix

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  The Great Knoche
4 years ago

@The Great Knoche: f-her? i like the other two for sure. weaver’s owned in all my leagues and lucchesi i had in one 14 teamer till i had to drop him a week or so ago, kept all these over him: V2, rodon the monster, pivetta, heaney, lynn, stripling, bieber (QS league, and K/9) and wacha/otani/dervish in DL slots. pena has been good, but yesterday; but pretty much anybody can be used vs KC.

Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
4 years ago

one move left in week h2h, i’d guess the clip better saves add than w.smith, as big head has no idea what he’s doing and just goes often with “guys who have closed” regardless how bad they are now (dyson, melancon over w.smith/watson)

For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
4 years ago

12 team dynasty h2h. OPS, holds.
C gattis
1B E5
2B scooter (3B/LF)
3B muncy (RF)
LF thames (1B)
CF acuna (LF)
RF kike (most all positions)
util (1) upton (LF)
BN kingery (2B/SS/3B with get LF and RF quite soon)
BN k.davis (LF)
BN cain (CF)
DL (only 5 slots) kraken
NA (7) willie, b.bradley (1B), r.lewis (SS), y.alvarez (1B/LF), mcmahon (1B/3B), mountcastle (SS)
SP: b.norris, gibson, carmart, pivetta, kendricks, heaney, arrieta, kluber, carrasco
RP (room for 5 daily): hand, knebel, kelly, morrow, raise the church, osuna (can’t NA in yahoo, for some reason they count suspended as “active” somehow)
DL: darvish, reyes, richards, ryu
NA: keller

if these are the streamers available: montgomery, shields, musgrove, suarez, gant, e-jax (record 15 teams now), t-will (PIT), j-zimm (surprisingly good this year in a thusly small sample), eovaldi, leblanc, pena, t.anderson should i cut arrieta into a streamer? this would also allow me to stream holds on off days for RP. i have only 1 holds guy. it’s hard to trade a closer for a holds guy + hitter though in this league.

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
4 years ago

Get Bird off waivers? Last night the sign of something?

Rexmania
Rexmania
4 years ago

Who do you like for the rest of the year?

Bundy or Ed-Rod?

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
4 years ago

that’s my ass for thinking COL might actually play murphy when they did for about most of a week. 20 team redraft h2h with slugging, OPS, total bases, hits added. had chirinos when i nabbed murphy, and barnhart was out there at the time. only good news is that barnhart probably gets dropped by the cervelli owner when he gets back.only starter (4/5 of games since back) left is hedges, him or murphy or e.diaz till cervelli is back (starting every day now)? these are only near everyday guys. if iannetta gets a bunch of murphy’s playing time he’d be an option too.

this isn’t a league where i could just stream everyday, 80 moves per year, albeit i am under that projection just now.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: well i have 50 out of 80 left on year, so i’m behind the 3.2 per week or however many i’d have for ROS (now have 3.57 left per week). could maybe wait till cervelli is back to nab a daily catcher like barnhart. if murphy played even 2/3 of the time i wouldn’t even have any issues with him, he’s literally missed 3 days in a row before today though, they’re jerking him around yet again. maybe iannetta’s defense is that much better (or they think so at least), but really it’s COL this guys are just idiots with players of a certain age group and have been forever.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: tha’s certainly true.

Raj
Raj
4 years ago

Thank you for the Buy column, always a good one. Miguel Sano is lost in the ether of Single-A ball…so I’m not sure why Jorge Polanco would cut into Eduardo Escobar’s playing time. There’s a shortstop position waiting for Polanco to step in. Escobar can play third base. Problem solved. Next up…world peace.

Josb
Josb
4 years ago

Dropping anyone for odor, winker, parra, Avisail

C chirinos
1b Abreu
2b Albies
3b moose
If Braun
Ss tim Anderson
Of Ozuna, benetendi, puig, Broxton
Util haniger, Bauers
Bench barreto

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
4 years ago

Grey 10 team league, are you dropping guys like Quintana and Pivetta for say a Bieber?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

After the offensive explosion from the Rangers last night, we still feeling good about Rodon today?

Crazy J
Crazy J
4 years ago

Looks at Rizzo’s STD… looks at Baez’s STD

FFS, it’s not even close!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

With Buehler sent down is he a drop? I hear they can’t bring him back for at least ten days and the current plan is to stretch him out over a few starts and not bring him back in mid to late July? I’ve got several DL players already. Worth holding onto him indefinitely?

Thanks!

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
4 years ago

5×5 roto 14-team (QS,K,ERA,WHIP, Svs+hd)
Which two to fill two open spots?
H.Rondon, Chaz Roe, Alvarado, M.Barnes, Winkler, Colome, Brach, J.Anderson, T.Watson, J.Kelly, Nicasio, or S.Alexander??

Thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Doron is no Ciro!

Free-the-man
Free-the-man
4 years ago

Traded Muncy and Newcomb for Dozier in a keepers league. How did i do?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Free-the-man
4 years ago

@Free-the-man:
I sorta regret dropping Muncy but nah

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS.

Eflin, Newcomb, or Rodon ?

Iglesias, Allen or Vizcaino?

Thanks a lot, I’ve come to trust your insight so much over the years, it’s also the only site I pay attention to.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Familia or Yates? ROS? Familia keep his job? We want him even if he does? Yates had to eventually inherit the 9th when Hand’s traded to a contender right?

So many questions.

Thanks

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Steve
4 years ago

@Steve: Tough one because Familia has the job currently but I don’t trust him. Yates may get the job, may not…. These type of decisions win and lose leagues. I grabbed Yates in most leagues to take a chance. Anyone else you could lose for a couple weeks? We are most likely talking 15 saves or so ROS or maybe a combined 30.

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Afters years of reading razzball I still get excited for BS Friday’s… Would you drop familia and Boxboy for any of S. Dominguez, Barraclough , Tepera , Soria… 12 team 5×5

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Ty
4 years ago

@Ty: Familia for Dom

Ty
Ty
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thought you’d say that. Thanks braddah G

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

12 team daily 6×6 with holds and ops the extra categories. We use qs instead of wins

Current roster
C Ramos
1b freeman
2b Allies
Ss Baez
3b Machado
Ci Devers
Mi Torres
Of Hoskins
Of Bellinger
Of Marte
Of Benitendi
Of Schwarber
Util Moncada

Sp Snell
Sp Clevinger
Sp Bieber
Sp Flaherty
Sp Seranthony
P Kela
P Cody Allen
P Boxberger
Rp Hader
Rp Yates
B Taillon
B Britton
B Stroman

DL Acuna
DL buehler
DL darvish

Need to cut 2 players to activate my dL players buehler and Acuna who is your 1st cut? Would you hold buehler, if so who is the second cut? Is there a third to cut for tucker?

Thanks

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Brett
4 years ago

@Brett: I would waive Britton as you have plenty of closers and he may get traded and only be a set-up guy. Could leave Buehler on the DL or waive, could waive Darvish or Schwarber for Acuna and Tucker.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

Are you holding Buehler in a keeper league (11 tm only keep 4 guys) after his being optioned or adding M Montgomery?

G Funk Error
G Funk Error
4 years ago

Hey Razzballers…thoughts appreciated on a 12 h2h trade… Who ya got?
Gary Sanchez…Bregman…Berrios..Pivetta..H. Rondon.. For Posey..Carlos Correa..C Mart.. MadBum.. Dyson and M Gonzalez
Thanks

G Funk error
G Funk error
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thank you ..final deal was my aguilar..bregman..Sanchez..rondon..mikolas..Berrios..and Rosario for

Posey..Hoskins..gennett…madbum..cmart..Correa..Castillo

Also traded Judge for Snell and Dominguez..

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Kipnis, peraza or happ ros? Obp league

Caught Looking
Caught Looking
4 years ago

Hey Grey, points league which side are you taking?

Judge and Godley

Clevinger and Mikolas

I’d be giving Clevinger/Mikolas

My other starters are Ray Kershaw Sale Bundy and Flaherty.

Thanks, enjoy the weekend

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
4 years ago

Knebel or Cody Allen in a standard roto ( K, QS, SV, WHIP, ERA)?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

That Philly park seems to play really small in the summer months. It’s a tough start for Pivetta.

Scrapski
Scrapski
4 years ago

Grrrey,
Polanco, Gorkys, Margot
Please rank ros
5×5 Roto
Thank you!