The Tigers have filled their corner outfield with eight year olds that would be friends with the little white kid from The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights that won the hearts of stoic football players.  “Gotta go, Mikie. We invited, JaCoby over!”  You know the little white kid aka Brandon Inge.  “Hey, Ron Gardenhire, can we invite Leonys Martin to live with us?”  Ron thinks about it for a second, then, “Sure, if you’ll help me check my blood sugar.”  “Ron, no more Ben & Jerry’s!”  “Aw geez.”  Ron musses Brandon Inge’s hair and they walk off into the sunset, which in Detroit is a spray-painted sun on a wall.  In the doubleheader yesterday, Leonys Martin (3-for-10 and his 3rd and 4th homer) continued his recent brilliance.  This was why I begged numerous past teams to give him a starting job!  Also, in the do-he (totally an abbreviation), Jeimer Candelario (4-for-10, 6 runs) kept being red-hot schmotato hot, hitting his 4th homer, and his 4th homer in the last 11 games, while hitting near-.400 in that time, raising his average almost hundred points.  Candelario also must drink a lot of Mexican tap water, because he’s got the runs!  Then there was Nicholas Castellanos (5-for-9, 5 RBIs, 2 runs, hitting .333, and his 2nd homer).  It’s the Greek God of Hard Contact from the country of Hekindahitit.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Francisco Cervelli – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  If the Pirates’ announcer’s home run call is not, “Ciao Francisco Cervelli!”  Nothing is right in this world.

Colin Moran – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  That batty call was almost worth waking up at three in the morning and accidentally spraying Aquanet in my mouth and splashing Listerine on my hair.

Jameson Taillon – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.91.  That’s a real kick in the nut.

Ronald Acuna – 1-for-5, 1 run.  I was told on Twitter Acuña is with a Tilde Swinton on the N.  Know what?  Whatever Acuña wants Acuña gets.  Personally, I prefer ACUÑA!  Know matter if it’s in the middle or end of a sentence.  Example, “I’m wearing a yarmulke so I look like the N in ACUÑA!”  Or, “ACUÑA! is the name I scream during sex.”  See, always capped, always exclamatory.

A.J. Minter – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 2.19.  That save is random.  I hope the Braves didn’t suddenly make a closer change.  If they did, it’s a head scratcher, presumably with a tomahawk.  Minter has been solid, but Vizcaino hasn’t been less so.  Hoping it’s just because the Braves scored super late, and Minter was already warming up.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .283.  Albies and Acuña were both born in 1997.  The onion powder in Cougs’ cupboard is older.

Joey Votto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  “Hey, you almost closed the Buy Low window on my finger.”  Then, blushes, “Okay, that wasn’t my finger.”

Eric Thames – Hit the DL with a UCL tear in his thumb, and could cost him a few months.  Damn, he had six more days of excellence!  Let me see if I can count my Ryan Braun (3-for-5, 2 runs) shares.  *insert GIF of Grey making snow angels in a pile of money*  This will also mean more playing time for Jesus Aguilar (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) and Domingo Santana (0-for-2, 2 runs).  Rejoice over the fallen Thames thumb!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Trevor Richards – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 4.94.  This week’s Danny Salazar Award goes to…Trevor Richards!  Congrats, we think.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 8.44.  The Marlins’ bullpen is like my college dorm room — a complete mess and occasionally you’ll turn over something covered in vomit.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer.  And here’s Jerry Tomato singing lettuce entertain you!

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .324.  Why do I feel like I want to carry a catcher in my UTIL spot?  Gross.  Dot dot dot.  But maybe not.

Mac Williamson – Scratched with neck stiffness.  He was making me scratch with other stiffness.

Jeff Samardzija – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.23.  Ah, there you are my old friend.  Not Samardzija, but the ulcer I have from owning Samardzija.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.62.  Only thing Scherzer is losing to Jeff Samardzija in is Scrabble.  “I see your X and Z, and I raise you two J’s and a Z.”  Though not even in Scrabble if you count Scherzer’s Ks.

Matt Adams – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Nationals love guys like this.  Or maybe they make them into this.  This one tool, platoon once-a-week, productive when playing corner man.  Last year, it was Adam Lind.  This year, Adams.

Trea Turner – 5-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th steal, hitting .267.  Seems like we’re likely seeing Turner’s floor right now.  I know, sucks.  A 60-steal pace.  What are we ever gonna do with him?

Andrew Stevenson – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs.  After it took Michael Taylor 4 years to become a regular, watch him lose it in one game to Stevenson.  Why?  There’s a ghost in the corner of the Nationals’ dugout chewing a toothpick that’ll tell you why, wise guy.  Stevenson profiles as a guy who could steal 75 bags if one could talk their way on first and Andrew had a knack for arguing.

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.79.  Not sure why I didn’t realize this, but it’s gonna be a rollercoaster owning him, huh?  A rollercoaster with both eyes opened like we’re in A Clockwork Orange.

Jose Abreu – 0-for-2 then left with the flu.  Yo, down some Tussin and get back out there!

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Maybe going for boring reliable Robinson Cano wasn’t the move you should’ve made at 2nd base.

James Shields – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.14 vs. Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.96.  This matchup was billed as, “F-Her vs. Shields, But Wear Condoms For Both.”

Mike Zunino – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Sonny Gray – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 BBs, ERA at 7.71.  I watched him throw a four-pitch walk to Robbie Grossman while Larry Rothschild sat in the dugout with a giant animated question mark over his head, and I’m convinced of the narrative that Gray’s mechanics are off, like it’s Christmas, Hanukah and Toyotathon all on the same day.  I’m invested in Gray, so I want him to be right, but I don’t think he is.  My guess is the next stop will be the Disgraceful List.

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .372.  In Monument Park, the ghosts of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth float on a cloud.  They look out at Didi.  “You think we should let him continue a little while longer?”  “Sure, if it goes too far, we can always insist on an asterisk.”  Babe sips from a Coke bottle, grimaces.  “I have to stop accepting Coke bottles from Fatty Arbuckle.”

Tyler Austin – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .305.  I knew I should’ve drafted Tyler Austin instead of Giancarlo in the 1st round.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.80.  I know it was in Philly, but shouldn’t every Diamondbacks pitcher have a negative ERA from the humidor?

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.82.  Sell high!  What can you get?  Get it!  Okay, not Daniel Descalso.  No, not Daniel Decalso, either, which is just Daniel Descalso misspelled.

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  If there’s anyone on this site that doesn’t own Bauer, it means you didn’t trust me in the preseason, so why trust me now?

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .222.  Hand to God truth, I almost wrote 0-for-3 with a homer for Lindor he’s been so bad.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Damn, on pace for 35 homers.  Now I know why everyone keeps asking in the comments if they can drop him.  WUT.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  Okay, super, great, you know all I want to talk about it Ian Happ batting ninth again, right?  Albert Almora Jr. is not good!  C’mon!

Tommy Pham – Left yesterday’s game with a laceration.  When will the Asian street gangs realize, he isn’t Asian.  “I am not going to fight you with rosined taped hands with affixed glass shards!  Please, go harass, Kolten.  The Cards don’t want him anyway!”

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Don’t worry, he won’t play in back-to-back games.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.62.  Not saying he’s all the way back, but I saw him hit 97 MPH on the gun.  Juggs Life!  If I was at 60% glass filled on Wacha before this, I’m at about 77% filled.  Moving in the right direction.

Steven Matz – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.98 and may be out of the Mets’ rotation.  Mickey Callaway’s recent Google search, “Has there ever been a team with a two-man rotation?”

Tim Beckham – Hit the DL with a groin strain.  Here I thought I was the one pulling my pud waiting for him to do something.

Chance Sisco – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .255.  Might be too many nights drinking in a gas station during high school, but Sisco always makes me shudder.

Alex Cobb – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 13.11 vs. Jake Faria – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.33.  This was billed as, “Keep Cobb-Faria Away From Me.”

Adrian Beltre – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  So, I attempted to start a petition at Moveon.org to get Willie Calhoun promoted, but it says I need to be a non-profit.  Does being a for-profit organization that doesn’t make a profit count?  Unfortunately, it seems like the Rangers would rather split Kiner-Falefa into two people than call up Calhoun.  “Kiner-f and Alefa…Damnit we need a better knife! Wish we could get the guy who cut Pham to help us.”

Joey Gallo – 3-for-3, 1 run with three singles.  Is My Cousin Vinny impersonating him?  He’s got grits now.  And it takes him 20 minutes.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer, hitting .350. Mookie Ballgame!

Andrew Benintendi – 0-for-3 and two steals (4, 5), hitting .218.  Cool impersonation of Billy Hamilton, but could you hit a homer please?

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.69 vs. Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  If you don’t own either of these guys, ask someone who does if they ever feel confident starting either of them.  Gonna go out on a sturdy limb and say no.

Shohei Ohtani – His blister is now a callus.  By the way, how coveted is 1-800-Call-Us by dermatologists?  That’s the royal flush on the river of call-in numbers.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .257.  He’s actually on pace for a similar season to last year.  Only problem, last year wasn’t a great season for him.  By the way, it was recently revealed Pujols might be older than he said for his whole career.  No way!  Shocker!  You mean, he wasn’t bald at 24?  Eff me.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .333.  Know what would’ve been a wild “BOLD PREDICTION?”  Yes, caps and bolded.  Saying Altuve would have less than 10 homers this year.

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.00, WHIP at 0.67.  Me listing those numbers is saying, “Like he’s been bad.”  Cut him some slack, Hinch!

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 1.36.  Late in the 1987 classic movie Can’t Buy Me Love, Ronald Miller romantically eyes an airplane graveyard and tells Cindy Mancini, “They don’t make them like our grandparents used to.”  Granted, Ronald Miller never showed a love of old war planes prior to this, and it was merely a farewell to Cindy before Ronald dumped her so he could date other ‘chicks he didn’t have to pay for,’ which undercuts the scene, but for a minute, when he wistfully looks at those planes, that’s how I feel about Verlander.

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Happyharry
Happyharry
4 years ago

Great Stuff as usual Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6. Which one do I drop for DL activation….
E. Rosario or Mancini? Thanks man!

Dau Tranh
Dau Tranh
4 years ago

so…..ohtani not the next babe ruth then?

Dau Tranh
Dau Tranh
4 years ago

ozuna/weaver for blackmon/hill

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

10 team limited moves (budget for moves) h2h league

Which of these starters do you like best for the interim:

Skaggs: NYY, @SEA, MIN, TB
Mikolas: @PIT, CHC, @SD, @MIN
Ross: @SF, WAS, STL, @PIT
Pivetta: ATL, @WAS, SF, @BAL
Minor: @TOR, BOS, DET, @SEA
Stratton: LAD, @ATL, @PHI, CIN
Flaherty: @PIT…..?

Normally I would prefer to roll the dice on Flaherty, much like I did in the RCL, but with there being limited moves, it might be too risky if Flaherty is sent right back down.

Thanks!

Bob
Bob
4 years ago

Villanueva or Candelaria?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

I think I’ve finally figured out why Colome continuously pitches into trouble. He’s not turned on by getting thirty Saves. He’s gunning for twenty Wins.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Which side please. Votto and Blackmon for Turner and Encarnacion

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Can’t tell if Archer being my worst pitcher is good or bad – I can’t believe he couldn’t get at minimum a QS against the O’s

Thank your for your advice with Corbin, Pivetta, and Bauer – else my rotation would be screwed

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah, just sucks how I have so many underperforming starting players like Archer, Puig, and Eddie Rosario – who I ended up dumping for Sano

Karlj
Karlj
4 years ago

Morton too high a price to pay for Moncada ?

hanklongball
hanklongball
4 years ago

Grey,

Would you take Severino, Treinen, Semien, Britton for Hosmer, Segura, Clevinger, Snell? With Acuna going live on my roster tomorrow, Hosmer will go to the bench (Hoskins at 1B). While the offense is loaded, my “ace” is Bauer and my “closer” is Minter.

Thoughts?

Dangerfield51
Dangerfield51
4 years ago

Currently Have Reyes and Souza in my DL spots. Who is the better DL stash? Alex Reyes or Luiz Gohara. I know Gohara could be back May 8 but who will help the most this year.

Thanks

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

I liked Joey Wendle a little on the A’s. Scrappy, versitile. Some hit in him. The two bags he’s gotten are interesting.

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Which trade would you prefer qs instead of wins

Chris Taylor for Godley

Or

Torres for Castillo

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
4 years ago

@Brett: I’m giving up the hitter. Trying to improve my staff

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

Who do you use to include as a trade chip for a top 20 pitcher…Schoop, Acuna or Story? Standard 5×5 season-long roto.

Roster

1B Freeman/Abreu; 2B Merrifield /Schoop; 3B Moose ; SS Bregman; OF Trout, Judge, Springer, Pollock; UTIL Acuna; Story

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Am I the only one crossing my fingers and watching the clock waiting for Joey Gallo to gain Outfielder eligibility? It’s really gonna change my whole lineup–not to mention my stress level.

Who’s my first drop upon Buxton’s return: Big Mac or Teoscar?

PS: Giolito seems like the kind of pitcher Lucas Duda is gonna homer off three times today.

Thanks, Grey!

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Luis Castillo or Eduardo Rodriguez?

Tbone
Tbone
4 years ago

What is thoughts on Jameson Taillon? Should I try to move him for prospects or do you think he can be something worth owning long term?

Mookiewilson
Mookiewilson
4 years ago

Traded Luke weaver and my 1st round pick next year (36 keepers, so pick will be 37-48) for Acuna. Good deal? What round do you think Acuna goes next year?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Mookiewilson
4 years ago

@Mookiewilson: great trade for u

Mookiewilson
Mookiewilson
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

thanks! That’s what I thought

E
E
4 years ago

Is T. Story and Starling Marte too much to pay for Bryce Harper?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
4 years ago

Guess this player

“Over his last 10 appearances, — is hitting .345/.387/.621 with two home runs and four RBI.”

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ian Happ, will the cubs please trade him to the Orioles or someone else equally bad.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

would you trade Cutch For Mikial Franco.I have way too many OF’s cud use a 3B for depth.

10 team roto 6 x6 dynasty

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

I traded Albies for Brad Hand and Nunez. I did not feel good about it at all. I think that Hand’s save potential could be worth 4-5 standings gain points. Gambling that Albies won’t be 5 standings gain points better than Ian Kinsler/Nunez platoon. He might be though. Of note on Albies is that he’s only stolen in base.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

One base that is.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I said I didn’t feel good about it already, you gotta Leake on me? It was in the FCL and the relievers are all all all gone and I have no prayer of being first to the wire anyway. Out of context it looks bad but I’m pretty sure it’ll end up as a net point gain. In order for it to work I had to move really soon though. I think I could finish 2 or 3 without moving up in saves, but not first. This was by far the best offer I got. I shopped Albies, Acuna, Kingery and Happ in some combo and got nothing.

My offense in the NFBC is heating up. The pitching will come around. I think I’ll have a shot at that league by end of the year.

crimedog
crimedog
4 years ago

Where’s that guy that has a familia fettish?

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  crimedog
4 years ago

@crimedog: I’m not Harvey Weinstein asking where bill Cosby is either. I legit remember a guy on here who’s obsessed with familia the pitcher.

Big Ticket
Big Ticket
4 years ago

Gyorko or Cron ROS? Standard roto

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

Would you recommend me dropping:

-Wacha
-Darvish
-Greinke

for any of the following:

-T Williams
-Guerra
-Jarlin Garcia
-Pivetta

or hold tight?

Thanks!

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Or with how badly Bundy’s doing right now (6 ER so far) is he a candidate to drop for one of those guys?

Thanks!

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Ones I think would be candidate would be:
T Williams
Guerra
Jarlin Garcia
Pivetta

Thanks for working late. I hope you’re paying yourself time and 1/2.

-Jedi

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

buxton dynasty league follow-up, part deux

dynasty league, which side you prefer?

Side A: Springer
Side B: Buxton and Semien

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Kang’s back! Anyone assigned to scouting KBA talent? :)

MarvPesos
MarV
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

H2H 14-team cat. keeper (keep7) balanced stats, but a lot !!! (R,H,2B,3B,HR,RBI,SB,BB, IBB, K, TB, AVG / IP, W, L, CG, SHO, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, QS), 6 moves per week
Standard batters (individual OF spots) with Util and Pitching is 5 SP slots and 5 RP slots, 5 Bench

One of the teams has proposed:
I would get : E. Rosario and C. Seager for my J. Martinez and M. Tanaka

I’m desperately in need of a SS and have SP to spare, decent trade? He also has C. Correa and Trea so he can afford to give up an SS. If I can I’ll try to get Correa or Trea but I mean Seagers still decent right ?

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

I just picked up my phone and it said Votto successfully dropped. Wtf shouldn’t he be on the can’t drop list. What is standard procedure when something like that happens.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka:
someone leagues, like mine, no have no cut lists, where you can cut anybody, important in dynasty leagues where you don’t want to be stuck with a broken star..Votto is a head scrather..Just too good to cut.

I hope you get get him thru waivers..

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Sanchez! I recently traded Bryant for Darvish and Gary Sanchez because the trade analyzer said I had to, but I was sure I shouldn’t. Hope Darvish turns it around and Sanchez stays healthy.

And Gregorius 0 for 4! (I don’t own him anywhere.) He did score on the Sanchez HR, though.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

@VinWins:

Nice for you Vin, I like the trade and watched the Yankees game, they cud do nuthin against Gibson, but nuthin like a walk-off in the bronx!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: Thanks! Everyody always likes my trades more than I do. I guess I just expect the worst.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

TeeRipzzz
TeeRipzzz
4 years ago

Do you ever wonder if Trey Mancini is the son of Ronald Miller and Cindy Mancini and the reason his last name is Mancini and not MIller is that Ronald got tired of Cindy, ditched her and the fam for other chicks, and then Cindy made Trey go to court to legally change his name? Also, why do they have lawns in Arizona? Isn’t that the desert? Seems like xeriscaping is the more responsible choice. Cust sayin…

Castle
Castle
4 years ago

Hold on Matt Chapman or scoop up Eugenio Suarez in H2H points league?

Andre
Andre
4 years ago

Hey Grey…thoughts on this trade?

Stroman and Junis for Matt Chapman and J. Taillon?

10tm H2H categories league. W, L, Saves, K, ERA, Whip, QS…….H, HR, Avg, Steals, Walks, RBI. Runs.

I’d be getting the Taillon side.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 years ago

Is this the order for some current RF options (hopefully Puig at least returns to some level of decency soon): Mac Williamson, Canha, Heyward.

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

5×5 12 team OBP no avg keeper league.

my Hosmer, Eaton, A Vizcaino, H Strickland for his Arenado

Strickland is only potential keeper in the lot and he’s only keepable if he ends the year as closer and is reasonably expected to be closer next year. which side? is it close to fair?

Happyharry
Happyharry
4 years ago

Grey, 12 team, 6X6, H2H, Rest of Season….Hosmer or E. Rosario??
Thanka,

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Trade my Schwarber for Ryu+Choo? Points league where walk strikeout differential is a key stat I’m thinking about. Wondering if Schwarber can keep up his current BB:K pace (13:19 this year compared to 59:150 last season).

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Would you trade Chris Taylor for Godley? I have moncada to replace Taylor

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
4 years ago

@Brett: or would you rather trade for Castillo or archer?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: so archer over Godley?

Also Torres or Chris Taylor?

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
4 years ago

C’mon Sparkakis and Crotch Rocket, Acuña needs one more at bat!

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Lots of Wacha today.. so let’s keep it going. Streamed VV this week for 2 start but when Rendon comes back he’s the drop.
I can pick up Wacha and drop Devinski ( I own Giles) but what to do when Rich Hill comes back off DL Wacha or Hill ROS moves are limited to 30. Hill is in my DL spot. H2H weekly thanks

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Gibson tossing a no-no against the Yanks in their own stadium. That’s Kyle Gibson not Bob Gibson, right????

RobMac
RobMac
4 years ago

Hey Grey, great stuff as usual! Always look forward to reading your post first thing here on the east coast.

What to do with Domingo Santana? I realize he’ll get more playing time now but do you see a turnaround coming anytime soon? He has no value to trade with and I’m reluctant to drop him at a low point.

Hold? Or drop and stream hot schmotatoes?

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

Great wrtie-up, as usual!
Your trade evaluator tool on the site says landslide for Allen side, but I want your opinion:

Yahoo 12 team, 5×5 H2H ROS:

Cody Allen for Kyle Schwarber?

Thanks!

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
Reply to  Hepcat13
4 years ago

@Hepcat13: (Sorry for the spelling-at work!)

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
4 years ago

stream tyler anderson tomorrow @MIA ($10.5)? Was shocked by his career home/road era splits 3.36/5.17

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

Acuna looking mighty fine so far! Eager to get him into my weekly lineup next week.

1. Speaking of prospects, wondering if a guy like Jorge Mateo is worth hold in a 12 team keep-7 league, 7 bench spots (no NA)? Mateo would have to really be valuable to keep him on my roster, as I’m already working with pretty solid keepers.

2. In that league, I’m thinking of dropping Mateo to save spec on either Barraclaugh or Bradley (if I didn’t drop Mateo, I’d have to drop a guy like Chirinos). Do you like either of those guys to takeover the closer role? Ziegler has been pretty despicable…I know Marlins probably want to save money, but still . . .

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
4 years ago

Acuña!!! Daaayummmm 3/4 (Haha, that guy that caught his home run ball, bet he is a fantasy baseballer)

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

@Grey: That dude caught the ball and, like any person celebrating a HR catch like that, immediately put his backpack on and ran away as fast as possible.

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

Hopefully not to late! Worth losing Gray, or any other SP for any of the below? 6×6 QS.

My team: Taillon, Sonny Gray

Avail: Jarlin, Junior Guerra, Liriano, Colon, CC, Maeda, Folty.

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thx!!!!

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

Semien or Leonys ROS? Pretty similar apart from position? Thanks!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Rudy tell you about my mild fleecing of Oaktown in FCL?

Traded him E Nunez and Brad Hand for Albies. He was hard up for a closer, and I still had 2 on roster behind Hand.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

The Soria for Tyler trade got vetoed by the league. I have to go back to the trade table to make it happen. I may need to offer someone else along with Soria to make the deal happen. what can I offer to acquire him? Soria and a minor league prospect for Tyler?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

He accepted Soria and minor league prospect Julio Rodguez (17 yr old OF prospect wit Seattle) for Tyler Austin. Thoughts??

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

thats a fair offer right? Be honest.

Andy Dwyer
Andy Dwyer
4 years ago

Is it too early to cut Rosario or Ryan ZImmerman to scoop up someone like Mac Williamson or Leony’s Martin?

Java
Java
4 years ago

Daniel Murphy a definite stash in 10 team H2H?

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
4 years ago

Rank ROS Please (top 3)
Teoscar Hernandez
Chris Taylor
Jose Martinez
Yasiel Puig
Eddie Rosario

Thanks G!

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Ouch, was afraid of that, you are really out on Taylor now huh…

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Whew!! Sorry, this cold has got my brain F’d up. At least I get to stay home and watch Acuna!
Out of the following 5 OF’er’s, who do you think will have the best stats for the rest of the season:

Teoscar Hernandez
Chris Taylor
Jose Martinez
Yasiel Puig
Eddie Rosario

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Thanks, dam I still f’d that question up, who would be the next two top players after Puiggy ROS out of that list?

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

favorite two SP from below?

trevor williams, chris stratton, kevin gausman, junior guerra, michael wacha

Ryan
Ryan
4 years ago

In a h2h dynasty league should i trade trevor story for travis shaw? I currently have machado that will serve as my primary ss.

cyler8
cyler8
4 years ago

Not sure if anyone has done this. But I am keeping track of each start that I stream using stream-o-nator. I am curious to see how effective it is at the end of the season. So far I have used it to stream 11 pitchers. Total stats are:

ERA – 3.64
WHIP – 1.21
K – 61
QS – 6
IP – 59 1/3

Those stats are inflated by one really bad start from Andrew Triggs (1 1/3 IP 6ER 2BB 0K). Take him out the ERA is under 3 and WHIP is around 1. Will update as the season goes on and if anyone at Razzball wants the data sheet let me know.

newbvic
newbvic
4 years ago

how would you rank price, weaver, samardija and wacha ros?

denp1717
denp1717
4 years ago

I have both Lindor and Turner in my 12 team points keeper, Nunez and Kingery are my 2b. Do you think trading either Lindor or Turner for Jose Rodriguez is a fair deal. I am leaning Lindor but would appreciate any advice. Thanks!!

denp1717
denp1717
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: God I am brain dead.Jose Ramirez sorry

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Do either Teoscar or Big Mac W. have a shot to be that guy you’re glad you held onto all year long? Or are they just two more examples of a carousel of upsidey power plays that pitchers eventually figure out after two weeks?

Thanks!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Cool, that’s what I was thinking. They’ve been a godsend for this DeShields/Buxton owner. I had to cut Franchy yesterday cause he was killing me in average, but I’m loath to get rid of these two. Seems like I might regret it.

BTW, C-Mart hit NImmo twice in today’s game. I think he might remember that last good game Nimmo had off him.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Dynasty league, still a big believer in Buxton?

Got offered Yordan Alvarez, Luis Robert, and a future Top-25 prospect.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Have two catchers now that Perez is back.

Would you flip Grandal/Wacha for Pivetta is that overpaying?

Thanks

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
4 years ago

So this is what owning Votto usually feels like. Swing of beauty, grand salami time.

Bye bye sell low window. Glad I held.

Drip Drop
Drip Drop
4 years ago

Mr. Grey,

For my ROTO 6×6 (QS and OPS):

Wacha is available on the WW along with Marco Gonzalez, Mengden, Jr. Guerra, Z Davies and Jimmy Nelson. Any of these guys you like better than Ed-Rod ROS?

Also,

Drop Matt Davidson for any of these guys?
-Pujols
-Calhoun
-Avisail Garcia (on DL, could stash and add another one of these guys on the list)
-Bradley Zimmer
-Jason Heyward
-Schebler
-Eduardo Escobar
-Brinson
-Canha
-Alther

I appreciate any advice or thoughts!

Drip Drop
Drip Drop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you sir!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
I dropped VV in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League and grabbed Wacha. I could grab VV back over the weekend and drop T. Williams. So in English, I guess my question would be which 2 to roster out of Wacha, VV and Williams?

Thanks much Grey.

Jacks
Jacks
4 years ago

Drop Smoak for Cron, Tyler Austin, Villanueva, Bour, Alonso, Moreland or hold? Thanks!

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Would you try to get Rosario from a frustrated owner? Peralta a fair offer?

Thanks

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

How would you rank Triggs, Newcomb, Nova, and Fulmer ROS? And which of those would you take over Samardzija-y-ay-ay.

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
4 years ago

Did you just see ACUÑA’s! first HR? he CRUSHED it.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Trade offer of Thor for my Acuna. I’m leaning no. His 5-cat potential with a decent number of SB is hard to give up.

In a 5×5 standard, season long roto. Do you trade him for Thor?

My roster

C S. Perez
1B Freeman / Abreu
2B Merrifield / Schoop (DL)
3B Moose
SS Bregman
OF Trout, Judge, Springer, Pollock, Acuna

SP Klub, Severino, Godley, Bauer, Corbin, Pivetta, E-Rod

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Sounds fine as you would pull the trigger and get Thor for Acuna?

Dan
Dan
4 years ago

Six bats for three OFs and my utility spot. 5×5 standard 12-team. Going to try and move one or two but who would be your 2-3 regular bench players?
JD Martinez (duh)
L Cain
Acuna
Haniger
Conforto
Castellanos
*Also Turner eventually coming off the DL.

Schwab
Schwab
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
Drop Kingery for Solarte? Thanks.

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
4 years ago

dynasty question. h2h 6×6 OBP instead of AVG, and SLG is category. standard pitching categories plus K:B.

My Newcombe and Kyle Seager + 2019 4th Rd pick for his Aroldis Chapman and Maikel Franco + 2019 3rd rd pick.

slight context : I don’t have any closers, and SP is a tad more valuable in this league than others because it’s extremely deep. I’m currently in win now mode but have a young squad. Thank you.

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

you don’t think Aroldis has staying power as a closer? or did I mis-read that?

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

ah, I think i see the communication glitch. So he was the one who drew up the offer, so it’s on my place to accept or decline.

AllThePrettyStantons
AllThePrettyStantons
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

you’re the magic grits of fantasy aide, thanks again.

los locos
los locos
4 years ago

10 team keeper league 5×5 OBP.

Would you offer Kershaw for Acuna?

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

To put Acuña on the active roster, who should I drop:

Gardner
Todd Frazier
Markakis

12 team league, h2h, 3 OF and 1 Utl, no corners or middle if… obp and avg

Thanks!

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

ACUNA!!!!! <3 <3

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  ryanoger
4 years ago

@ryanoger: Nuh na nuhÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yayayayhhhhh

knucks
knucks
Reply to  NUX
4 years ago

@anicholsnj: Haha so excited that I am logging in and commenting with all three of my accounts.

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
4 years ago

Moncada for Buxton a good sell high/buy low trade?

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
Reply to  fletch f. fletch
4 years ago

@fletch f. fletch: Thanks Grey-kwon the Chef.

Omar
Omar
4 years ago

8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: which side?

A) Gallo, E. Rosario, Junis, Gausman
B) Upton, Cron, G. Richards

omar
omar
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks. I’d be getting B. Safe to roll with Cron as primary 1b in this league? I could grab Duda as a backup… Right now Gallo is my only 1b.

mthom42
mthom42
4 years ago

Better stream – T Anderson @MIA or Gausman vs DET?

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks. Yeah, that was my gut. Maybe he’s turned it around

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

Grey –
1 Wacha or the shark?
2 Teoscar or Ryan Zimmerman?
3 Peralta or Leonys Martin?
Thanks
Any thoughts on my team are welcome…

Hitters now:
Ianetta / freeman / Cesar / Chapman / Lindor / bregman / devers / stanton / marte / puig / Cain / acuna / Teoscar / Dahl / Peralta
Starting ptchers
Darvish / c-mart / snell / clevinger / Castillo / shark /