Out on the road today, I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac, and the illustration next to it was Salvador Perez’s abuelita.  A little voice inside my head said, “Don’t look back.  You can never look back.”  I thought I knew what love was.  I owned Javier Baez in every league I could grab him, but what did I know?  Those minor league days are gone forever.  He’s got to let them go!  I can see you, Baez, your brown skin shinin’ in the sun.  You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby.  And I can tell you, my love for you will still be strong.  Not Giancarlo strong, but strong never the hoo!  Baez’s minor league numbers are eye-popping like John Lithgow in The Twilight Zone Movie — 23 homers, 16 steals and a .260 average in only 104 games.  What are you?  A 35/25 guy at shortstop?  Why stop there?  Why not just dress up like the Sun-Maid girl and feed me shrunken grapes?  What?  It’s my fantasy!  Like Don Henley and later The Ataris sang, I grabbed Baez in every league that I could.  He might not be any better than, say, Danny Santana this year, his K-rate in the minors is a little scary, and he might hit .220.  Whatevs, it’s an upside gamble, which I like at middle infield.  I’m guessing Baez will play 2nd base, Arismendy (I still love you!) will move to center field and one of the Cubs platooners will sit.  To paraphrase Harry Caray, if the moon was made of Javier Baez would cha eat it?  Well, would cha?  I would!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Andrew McCutchen – Could miss a month with a serious oblique injury.  I.e., Andrew’s McClutchin’ his side.  I said yesterday it looked like an oblique injury while the Pirates “weren’t sure of the problem.”  I’m sorry, but how can teams not be sure of the problem, when I simply watched the replay and diagnosed him?  Sure, I’ve written 70% of WebMD’s entries, but are they joking or are they stupid?  Joking or stupid?  Tomato or Dopey Stupid Face?  Answer me; I shall wait.  Too long!  They’re idiots.  Starling Marte will take over for The Dread Pirate in center, which means Travis Snider will continue to see playing time.

Dan Uggla – Rejected a Triple-A assignment.  Willie McGee once rejected his reflection but it didn’t change the fact he was ugly.

Matt Cain – Will have elbow surgery and hopes to be ready to start next year.  Like my tigerfish, I wait with baited breath.  Oh, and this means the Giants did get to do a trading deadline move!  They moved Cain from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

Tim Hudson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 2.74.  He’s been steady as a rock as he slowly regresses.  Call him Regressive Rock because Yes, he’s in no Rush.

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, raising his average to .280.  Member when I told you buy him after his April when he was hitting .176?  We were younger then, and you had more hair on your head and less on your back.  Oh, and in that post, I also told you to sell Shin-Soo Choo.  I eat the watermelon Tic-Tac before I kiss myself I always jump back.  Yo, gee, my ‘pertness is stacked, and you know that!

Joe Panik – 3-for-4, hitting .231, and I wouldn’t dance with Panik! at a disco or any other music-playing venue.

Dillon Gee – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He looked pretty decent — Gee, lowercase yay.  He didn’t look like he was nursing an injury or anything, but I also agree with the Stream-o-Nator and don’t love his next start.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (12).  If I hate him long enough, I’m sure he’ll disappoint at some point.  Or maybe if I suddenly start liking him, he’ll disappoint.  What say you, God of Faulty Logic?

Bobby Abreu – Designated for assignment.  The Mets have been trying to do this for a few weeks now, but their choice of language was confusing him.  They’d say “Take a walk,” and he’d say, “Bobby always works the pitchers.”

Brett Lawrie – Will be activated from the DL today.  T-Minus 5 days until some random injury.

Tyler Flowers – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Would’ve made a nice batty call, but we both know that Flowers and batty calls don’t go together.  You don’t leave flowers, you leave behind a wrapped bar of hotel soap, because you think you’re a baller like Jeter.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-2, 1 run and his 12th steal.  Whatcha Eaton?  A hot schmotato.

Hector Noesi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, but there were two unearned runs and rain ended it, so he finished this game by a Noesi.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Ah, only three short months ago, he was Javier Baez, with high hopes and crazy expectations and– Stop killing my Javier Baez buzz, Random Italicized Voice!  Yeah, we’ll leave that to Baez’s actual play.  Damn, you sound like someone kicked your Random Italicized puppy.  I’m sorry, I’m trying not to drink coffee; it sucks!

Nate McLouth – Hit the DL with an inflamed shoulder.  That’s the first time he’s been hot in four years.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  He didn’t quite have the power that Goldschmidt had, but Ramos has really struggled to return from his hamate bone injury.  Au, Godly, why?!

Tanner Roark – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.97.  The Regression Fairies have a friend that once dated Anderson Cooper, they have kitschy coasters that have on them Flo saying, “Kiss my grits,” and they will destroy your ratios.

Jim Johnson – Threw a side session with the OriolesA’s or O’s, I object to grabbing him, he’s abject.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer and now homers in back-to-back games.  You and I both know he’s been Nick Bupkis more than he’s not, but maybe the Greek God of Slap Hits has generated some short-term Sparkakis, and is worth grabbing.

Caleb Joseph – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in his last two starts.  Ding, ding, ding!  We’ve got a wiener!  The most unathletic name goes to Caleb Joseph!  Tell him what he’s won?  A detachable priest’s collar!

J.J. Hardy – 4-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .279.  Not sure what kind of O. Henry fable he’s writing for himself, but the decent average is nice, the lack of homers is not.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, 3.77 ERA and a 5.77 K/9.  Gonna be hard to peg him for next year, but I get the feeling that everything he’s doing this year will have no bearing whatsoever on his next year.  If he has another year of a sub-6 K/9 with a 95 MPH fastball, I’ll eat my hat.  Granted, I’m wearing a tostada for a hat, but still.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  Only 19 more– Yeah, forget that.  Just get to 24 homers on the year, and I’ll agree to go to counseling with you this offseason.

Alex Cobb – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks.  That wasn’t a start for the ages, except maybe Sabathia’s middle ages.

Desmond Jennings – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 14th steal.  On a real baseball note, is there more sub-.250 hitters with a sad OBP batting leadoff this year than any previous year?  Rickey Henderson is shaking his head in third person.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.09 on the A’s.  Well, it’s 3.09 on the S, M, R, D, Z, I and J too.

Jed Lowrie – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Hasn’t been hitting a ton in the last week.  Or really much this season.  One Jedd came out of it though, there’s hope for all Jeds, which is an I short of Star Wars fan fiction.

Yadier Molina – Making progress in his recovery.  Probably can’t wait to get out of the house before an incident happens with the triple-decker bunk beds.

Michael Bourn – Will start his rehab today.  Or Wii start, if he’s just playing in simulated games.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th steal.  I need 51 more games just like this.  What, too much to ask?  P to the fft!  It’s Michael effin’ Brantley.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Doode pulled a Rip Van Winkle there for about six weeks.  Props to those of you that sold him high.  Further props to those of you who still use the term props.  If Lonnie Gonnie is back on waivers, I’d watch him like a cyclops with monocle in case he’s getting hot again.

Yan Gomes – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  I’ve had Gomes so long on my team, my catcher scab has completely healed and it doesn’t even itch anymore.  Aloe vera and the occasional homer really does wonders.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 1st steal.  Sorry, friend, the line for hot schmotato middle infielders starts about ten guys back.

Corey Kluber – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  When are the Indians going to fully embrace Kluber, and give out glow sticks at the gate for the games when he pitches?  Or at least have shady guys at the gates passing out clove cigarettes.

Alfredo Simon – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Alfredo creamed.

Josh Hamilton – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  He’s now tied with Brandon Hicks and Michael Choice for homers on the year.  One more homer and he’s reached the almighty Yasmani Grandal and Scott Van Slyke.

Garrett Richards – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks in 122 pitches.  There’s been nothing meh about Richards’s numbers thus far – near-9 K/9, sub-3 BB/9, 3.21 xFIP.  Survey says, Richards awesome!

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, raising his ERA to 2.71.  Two errors by Hanley made this game out of reach early, but Hanley gave the Dodger fans a more apologetic shrug than usual, so all’s forgiven.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks.  This has nothing to do with anything, but there’s nothing to say on this Scherzer start.  Any the hoo!  The Razzball Tour has started and I found someone who looks like it’s Guru and Sky’s long-lost brother.

Brandon McCarthy – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, 2.08 ERA on the Yanks.  Pretty amazing the about face his luck took going to New York.  He wasn’t that bad in Arizona (5.01 ERA) if you remove bad luck, and he’s not this good if you remove favorable luck.  Ridiculous.  Or in the Yanks case, ridiculou2.

David Phelps – Hit the DL with an elbow injury.  Buhner never had any problems with his elbow!

Masahiro Tanaka – Played catch on Monday.  Great news if you’re in a league with the category, “Paternal Moments.”

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Lopes
Lopes
8 years ago

Gattis just became available in my H2H league, should I drop Rosario for him or roll with rosario for the time being

Nicholas Pieroni
Nicholas Pieroni
8 years ago

Been struggling at SS all year. Hardy, Bogarts, Alcantara, etc. Just picked up Baez. Got offered Hanley for Tyson Ross. H2H pts league where Ross has been pretty dominant. Other Sp’s are Sale, Stras, Liriano, Stroman, Arrieta, Kazmir, Alex Wood, Kimbrel, Robertson, Holland and Pineda on DL. Hold or pull the trigger? Anyone know is Ross will be on an innings limit? Thanks

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
8 years ago

Javy Baez baby!!

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
8 years ago

BAEZ! bout damn time with the 50% k rate.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
8 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: really hadn’t been a good game starting both him and alcantara.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

thanks for the mid-game reverse jinx, Jack-O.

bumped me into 4th place in the FCL, and him to 5th.

Do it again tomorrow!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: I just ordered a baez jersey….reverse jinx!

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  J-FOH
8 years ago

@J-FOH: he’s right though, rasmus didn’t have as many outs or K’s.

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
8 years ago

my fault, kelley was picked up almost right after i dropped him back on like june 9th. ok, any of these over thayer then (thayer has wonderful ratios but basically no holds, even pitched today when down by 2)?
dunn/herrera /jumbo D//duensing? of course i’m not talking about donkey the pitcher.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
8 years ago

uh oh, why did arenado come out after singling? they didn’t do it right away, so it could’ve just been a speed play from culberson (but is he even that fast?)

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: they had guys on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out (he was the guy on third) so it could’ve been just to make sure guy from third scored easier (if in fact culberson is supposed to be fast). but barnes double played.

john
john
8 years ago

would you trade dickerson and baez for harper? y/n Jupton y/n

AJ
AJ
8 years ago

Feel like its time to drop Aaron Hill, already have all positions covered, just looking for a valuable piece for the stretch run. Drop him for any of this mix bag, Rosario, Singleton, Taveras, deGrom. Nathan, Cody Allen, or just hold, he’s riding bench for now, thanks

Carter
Carter
8 years ago

Harper or a stray cat?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

miley is really pissing me off. i think i’ve used this guy like 5 times this year, and seen around 3 of those look just like this.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: am i better off later in week (SON actually likes Miley’s later in week start vs COL)
holding miley for that or keeping beckett @ MIL? had planned to keep miley, but now that ERA/WHIP is destroyed might as well try to get wins (i’ll be down 0-2 in losses now). beckett would def be grabbed by somebody simply due to season long ERA. miley is only used by me ever. i’m really not good at 10 team leagues. don’t know when to
1. draft pitchers higher in first place (every team in league has better pitching than me)
2. drop hitters for other hitters when drafted hitters are underperforming (rios/gordon)
there really is an adjustment to drafting pitchers between 10 and 12 team leagues.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: already have both beckett and miley. wondering whether or not this “start” overrides SON loving Miley for his next one. one of these guys is stream spot, and other is for 4th closer whenever i can find one. basically is either of these better start for later in week
beckett @ MIL
miley vs COL

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: agree with pitchers being droppable. i lost porcello/mchugh/smyly/others doing that.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: and how the hell are those last 3 runs earned? he struck out a guy for the third out, but guy got to 1st on wild pitch. aren’t those ruled same as errors as far as scoring goes? guess not. and just how bad must you be schultz to allow homer to aoki?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2:in different league i sure thought i was smart having noticed to grab miley instead of tomlin at last second. whew, thought i dodged a bullet there.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
8 years ago

Wow. So not only is Betances pulled from the game for hitting Torii, but now Interpol’s investigating him for damaging antiquities.

Also, my family was down on me for not wishing for peace in the Middle East when I bit into that genie finger at Burger King. But still, I think seeing Dunn pitch was worth it.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

holy shit, donkey just pitched an inning.

Jon
Jon
8 years ago

Hammel or Eovaldi ROS?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Is that really Dunn pitching?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Making an (ahem) ass of himself.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: he was a high school quarterback in texas and played quarterback in college.

J-FOH
J-FOH
8 years ago

My Rasmus batty call out hit your Baez

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  J-FOH
8 years ago

@J-FOH: that game is in COL and in the 6th inning.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I just got out of my delorean.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I can’t go back, only forward and back from where I came. Bought the budget delorean which looks like a Fiero among closer inspection.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I’m burping you like a baby and the guru is wearing a dress.

Jwjung21
Jwjung21
8 years ago

How much of my remaining $37 free agent budget would you spend to try and get Baez?

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
8 years ago

VARGAS! damn it was off hahn though .

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
8 years ago

i’ll ask Smooky too when his next post arrives, but it looks like kelley may have got back 8th inning over warren lately. in 20 team h2h dynasty with holds/RW/k per 9 .
drop thayer (was holding on in case of benoit trade, which i suppose could still happen) for any of
dunn/kelley/herrera (back to 7th inning)/jumbo D (actually getting holds now)/duensing?

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  A Wesley Snipes Life
8 years ago

@A Wesley Snipes Life: de fratus too.

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
8 years ago

I know you love catcher questions, so here goes!

Dumping Ramos (paternity leave), so who is the best fill-in (OBP instead of AVG): McCann, Rosario, Castro, Zunino, Arencibia, Flowers?

Thanks!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Bernie Brewer
8 years ago

@Bernie Brewer: flowers while his glasses magic holds.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: well he has struck out twice to one of the worst pitchers this year in the entire league, colby jacked up cheese. hmm.

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

mike fiers getting the nod with garza going on the dl?

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
8 years ago

gotta respect WSOX doing their part to make sure the balance in the world is right by leaving in danks to get a full day’s amount of regression.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

looks like anderson didn’t even stay as healthy as you joked about.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: this guy is gonna be living in a bubble before he’s 30.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: didn’t even notice lawrie, yeah, wow. you see neil walker said he missed 2 days with his back getting sore from the beds he “had to sleep on with on road games”? don’t these guys sleep in the best hotels in the country? probably better beds than 90% of us sleep in every day.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
8 years ago

Embrace Daniel Murphy, Grey. You know you want to…

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I sort of did the same thing to Cutter the other week, then he turned into Julia Child for the truffle challenge…

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I haven’t… Hold your tongue, man!

On second thought, if it was Courtney, you can tell me. Can’t stand how fake she is…

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Courtney’s not the word? Are you sure?

Only Elizabeth or Ahran would surprise me at this point. Maybe Daniel. Feels like he’s been flying under the radar.

Cram It
Cram It
8 years ago

Boneface > Alcantara?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Cram It
8 years ago

@Cram It: I’d prefer Alcantara here. Bonifacio looks like a platoon guy in Atlanta.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

dammit, that’s two weeks in a row that i bench polanco for 1 day early in week and he gets a steal (it was his only one last week too). Hitter T didn’t like him today against lefty plus PIT moved him down in order again. last week i lost steals by that 1 steal.

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Top 2 between andrus, marte and yelich?

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Yo would u rather have longo or josh hamilton in a util spot?

Scott
Scott
8 years ago

Was offered J. Harrison and Bauer for McCarthy and S. Miller. Take it?

Scott
Scott
8 years ago

Keep Choo or drop him for Alcantara or Danny Santana?

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
8 years ago

who is a better keeper 2015+.. Corey Dickerson or Kole Calhoun?

SteveV
SteveV
8 years ago

Hahn has brutal matchups rest of the way. Considering that plus his shut down, drop him for Gausman?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: somebody listed hahn’s matchups a bit back, they weren’t good. but for some reason ubaldo might get gausman’s job, so i’d hold for now.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: somebody listed hahn’s matchups a bit back, they weren’t good. but for some reason ubaldo might get gausman’s job, so i’d hold for now.

SteveV
SteveV
8 years ago

ROS for saves Feliz or Petricka?

stonepie
stonepie
8 years ago

with marte back, i need to drop an Outfielder. who goes out of hunter, calhoun, reddick, rajai, rios

Al koholic
Al koholic
8 years ago

anyone hear anything new on when Tulo comes back?trade him for Dee if i need steals

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Al koholic
8 years ago

@Al koholic: I’d hold for now

Al koholic
Al koholic
Reply to  jef with 1 f
8 years ago

@jef with 1 f: cool,thanks,i cant seem to find anything on him

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: SAGNOF

Al koholic
Al koholic
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: plus i need the steals points,could gain 4 points on this move,thanks guys

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Al koholic
8 years ago

@Al koholic: I hear ya..I was just thinking wait to hear something but if that something is bad news I guess you won’t get Dee for him then..I could go either way for steals

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  jef with 1 f
8 years ago

@jef with 1 f: some risky biznatch

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: you have successfully swayed my opinion..you sly dog

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
8 years ago

I held onto Baez for weeks
everywhere I read they said September September
dropped him Sunday and bam up the next day
¯\_(?)_/¯
I hope he chokes on it

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  frankgrimes
8 years ago

@frankgrimes: plus our own razzball prospect guy thought recently that bryant would be up earlier. i only got scooped to baez in one league yesterday after dropping him at trade deadline for joc pederson and was about to drop joc for bryant. also i missed the news and still had till like 6:30 eastern but didn’t notice baez news till like midnight last night.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:
it’s just not my year!

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
8 years ago

Lovin’ the Baez HYPE TRAIN, I’ve held him in the N/A slot all year long (now hoping for Bryant). If wheeler pitches another gym tonight, is he going to be a near “must start” for the season. I keep holding him on the bench while fearing the “roofie”, but he is wheelin’ and dealin’ right now!

Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
8 years ago

why the F doesn’t PIT DL a guy with a broken rib? is there something to be gained by this or is it just some lazy asshole taking too long with paper work?
you agree with mike to pickup arcia over cain sugar/venable for mccutchen replacement?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

now with this lineup in total bases and hits as extra cats h2h. 2 utils 3 OF
mesoraco
pujols/duda
alcantara/harrison
longo/harrison
andrus/baez
rios/gordon/polanco/jones/duda/springer (DL)
have 11
SP gee/miley/beckett/annabelle/keuchel/cobb/odorizzi/stroman/quintana/gray/wily p
miley is stream spot (unless he both rules and odorizzi goes back to sucking), beckett is turning into lindstrom or cotts for 4th closer.
first i though to ask about dropping gordon for beltran, but now i realize springer will be back soon, so i’m guessing gordon or rios is the drop for springer? i don’t need 4 bench bats, 3 feels like more than enough.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: also have lindstrom stashed.

Matt
Matt
8 years ago

Puig or Cutch ROS?

Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
Reply to  Matt
8 years ago

@Matt: you do know that cutch is missing at least a month, right?

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
8 years ago

@Bull in a Chinese Restaurant: No I live under Grey’s basement

Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
Reply to  Matt
8 years ago

@Matt: i wasn’t trying to be facetious, but if you are asking that question mine is a completely legitimate one. if you were running a race with a guy only a little faster than you are would it be a close race if he spotted you at least half the distance?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

anybody else thinking that craig didn’t just reinjure that foot on his first BOS day? would explain how somebody just “loses” 200 pts of OPS from career lines.

Scooterboy
Scooterboy
8 years ago

I just received these three trade offers today. Do you think any of them would be worth pulling the trigger on to help my team out. I play in a H2H 5×5 league. I’m currently tied for first, but have lost the last three weeks and my team avg. has been taking a huge dive. Thanks for the advice.
1. I give up Lucas Duda and Cody Allen and get Carloz Gomez and Yan Gomes
2. I give up Lucas Duda and get Dee Gordon in return
3. I give up Lucas Duda and get Ian Kinsler in return.

Here’s my team to date:
C W. Ramos
1B A. Rizzo
2B H. Kendrick
3B E. Longoria
SS E. Aybar
MI J. Kipnis
CI A. Pujols
OF R. Braun
OF B. Harper
OF B. Moss
OF K. Calhoun
OF L. Duda
UT G. Polanco
Bench A. Rios
Bench A. Gordon

SP M. Bumgarner
SP S. Gray
SP S. Kazmir
SP A. Simon
SP M. Latos
SP L. Lynn
SP J. Teheran
SP J. Verlander
SP S. Miller
RP T. Rosenthal
RP J. McGee
RP C. Allen

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: wow somebody really buying into wet tail being this good not just hot. is this jef sending these trade offers?

Jack
Jack
8 years ago

MadBum & Frazier for my Abreu? Or MadBum & the other CarGo (now the good one)

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
8 years ago

Should I pick up Brett Anderson over Gausman?

Greys #1 Fan
Greys #1 Fan
8 years ago

Hello Grey,

Do you drop Calhoun for Baez, and if that waiver doesn’t go through, do you drop Calhoun for Denard Span? I have Springer coming back soon and plan on freeing him up with dropping Qualls. Hopefully Cutch can avoid a DL stint..

10 team H2h Standard 5×5 Categories.. Team is hurting and im in 1st Right now.

C: Rosario
1B: Chris Carter
2B: Kipnis
3B: Longo
SS: Andrus
OF: Jupton, Polanco, Calhoun
Util: Adams, Tavares
Bench: McCutchen
DL: Springer, Goldschmidt

Thank you as always.

Castro's Revolution
Castro's Revolution
8 years ago

6×6 with OPS and Holds. Keeper league. My Samardzija and Billy Hamilton for his Felix Hernandez and Jayson Werth. Which side do you prefer? My only goal is to improve my team for this year.

Janssen with the Stars
Janssen with the Stars
8 years ago

Wheeler has been pretty good of late but SON doesn’t like his start tonight @Was ($1). What do you think, start or sit?

These Ho's aint Loyal
These Ho's aint Loyal
8 years ago

WHo do you like as a streamer better tomorrow, Locke vs Marlins or despaigne vs twins?

Bryce Krispie Treats
Bryce Krispie Treats
8 years ago

I just traded DeGrom for Pedroia in a keeper league. Im in contention, the other guy is in last. I didnt really need a second baseman (I have cano), but the flex is nice.

Good trade? Im just taking a lottery ticket at this point.

Gator
Gator
8 years ago

For 2015 who do you pick – Pedroia or Wong? Is Wong a 15/30 player next year or does he still need another year before putting together a full season like that?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

holy shit, so MLB network’s claim last night that mccutchen’s injury was caused at least indirectly by ARI intentionally throwing at him for retribution for Goldy’s hand is starting to look a lot more legitimate now that it’s a fractured rib. IF true, Frieri will have set off a chain of events that destroyed the last 2 months of 2 TOP 5 GUYS! definitely supplanting Quentin as comic book level villan.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: their stipulation last night was that he ripped oblique while violently turning out of the way of the pitch that hit him in back. which was a violent turning

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: Whatever happened to drag bunt down the 1st base line?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

in case i’m not able to move wacha + 1 hitter for better keeper hitter should i keep wacha or ozuna as last keeper for next year (or does wacha’s possible late season performance have bearing on this?) these keepers after that arenado/goldy/wacha for my miggy/shark/perkins trade.
arenado/goldy/upton/kinsler/cobb and either wacha/ozuna.

Bob
Bob
8 years ago

With Marte coming off the DL, who do I drop to roster him?

Josh Reddick
Kole Calhoun

Leaning towards dropping Calhoun.

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: so would you start Marte against Brad Hand at home over Markakis against Buehrle or Bruce at Cleveland against Tomlinson? Who sits?

Gabe
Gabe
8 years ago

So I tried to sell choo months ago when you suggested it, never got a taker. So instead he rots on my bench and gives me an empty 1 for 4 once a week. Please give me permission to hit drop! He is just not gonna get hot this season, right?

Gabe
Gabe
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: made my day, permission to rosterbate!

Dan
Dan
8 years ago

more valuable dynasty asset… Justin Upton( round 1) or Scherzer( round 10)?

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
8 years ago

Please rank Reddick, K. Davis and C. Davis ROS.

Thanks

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Where would you put Bruce?

Thanks again

Det. John Kimble
Det. John Kimble
8 years ago

As always, love reading your stuff, while also wasting time at work. Thanks again boys.

Look for a fill in for Goldy (at UTIL) in a keeper league where we can trade next year’s auction dollars. Standard budget of $260.

Should I pay $5 for Hamilton or shell out $10 for Bautista? I just splurged on King Felix for $15, so money isn’t tight… but it isn’t right. Another option is just throwing Springer in at UTIL too?

Dusty Baker
Dusty Baker
8 years ago

NL only 5×5 – Do I dump Howard and take Medica? Or does Howard have one of those huge Septembers he was notorious for ?

Jack
Jack
8 years ago

Bumgarner & Frazier for Miggy?

Cheese
Cheese
8 years ago

Was offered Bryce Harper for my Sonny Gray in a keeper league. Thoughts? Is Harper’s potential still real?

Chris
Chris
8 years ago

Hello Grey:

Would you consider this trade:

Get – Josh Hamilton and Round 20 next year draft
Give – Austin Jackson and Round 10 next year draft

H2H league, mix, 3 keepers

If you consider the trade not fair, what trade of rounds would be reasonable.

Thanks,

Snake Hips
Snake Hips
8 years ago

Ah feck- I picked up Allen Craig to replace Goldy and now he’s going on the DL too!

Who to pick up now at CI? Points league…
Singleton, valbuena, Francisco, Gyorko, solarte, headley, butler, medica, plouffe, Dunn, bogaerts, Howard

UGHHH I just sharted

Phil
Phil
8 years ago

dynasty league…kimbrel or chapman?

Paul
Paul
8 years ago

Sight unseen, is Baez in your top 100 for next year?

Fish
Fish
8 years ago

Bruce/Baez for Cueto? redraft, H2H yahoo

Phil
Phil
8 years ago

in a 12 team mixed league. 17.5 points up on 2nd place. He just lost Goldie for the year. Would you trade Polanco in a keeper for someone like Iwakuma to try and lock it up? or is 17.5 enough cushion?

Matt
Matt
8 years ago

If I am trying to win in dynasty, cool to trade Goldy and Cutch for Puig and Abreu?

Thanks

SMLV1
SMLV1
8 years ago

BENCH 1 –

(33) Rios @CWS facing Danks (Lefty)
(114) Polanco @Home facing Hand (Lefty)
(206) Moss @Home facing Smyly (Lefty)
(???) Baez @COL facing B. Anderson (Lefty)

Jason
Jason
8 years ago

Would you feel comfortable dropping Allen Craig? For Mookie Betts?

Bob
Bob
8 years ago

Think Cargo plays today? If so, he is a must start, right? Granted not the production I’d like but I still have to play him, I suppose. Thoughts? Sit markakis or Calhoun to plug him in?

Murph'sahn
8 years ago

Giving Gattis/Bailey

for

Brantley/Chen

Ive got Ramos also at C, 7×7 league. Seems great yeah?

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Murph'sahn
8 years ago

@Murph’sahn: do it

Baezaworldseries
Baezaworldseries
8 years ago

The Cubs heard Goldschmidt was injured so they called up Baez to see if he could help out my fantasy team.

Bob
Bob
8 years ago

Sit Reddick against a lefty today and start Bruce who’s bat has very recently woken up?(albeit a small bit but it’s better than it’s been) Or is reddick to hot to sit right now?

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
8 years ago

12 team h2h 7×7 with slg, obp

Rosario – Abreu – Wong – Frazier – Andrus – Bautista – Kemp – Bruce

Can you rank Top 2 for UTIL: coghlan, Trumbo, rajai, venable, singleton, kennys

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Speed or power. I see what you did there. Thanks man.

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  Whirlaway
8 years ago

@Whirlaway: Grey, in the same league, would you trade Abreu/Teheran for Puig?

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Whirlaway
8 years ago

@Whirlaway: I would

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Rank for today?

Morton home vs Marlins ($14.4)
Danks home vs Rangers ($1)
Kuroda home vs Tigers ($5.5)
Kendrick home vs Astros ($5)