During the slow Monday, when there was five games on the docket, and half of them were Yankees, I started thinking about some either/or’s.  Though maybe because I was listening to Elliott Smith — that guy was uplifting!  Luis Severino was out doing his norm — 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.20 and 0.93 WHIP with peripherals that are just as gorge — 10.7 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 2.83 xFIP.  First either/or for you, wait for it, here it comes, follow the arrow –> Next year, Luis Severino or Kershaw?  Is it even close?  Don’t think it is.  Okay, next either/or, Luis Severino or every pitcher not named Max Scherzer?  Maybe, maybe not.  There’s pitchers with better peripherals than Severino right now — Scherzer, deGrom, Cole, Corbin, Kluber and Syndergaard.  Throwing the two Mets out because they’re injury risks; Corbin and Cole don’t have the track record; semicolons are fun.  That leaves us with Scherzer, Kluber and Severino.  So, three’s company, and Severino is Joyce DeWitt.  Come and knock on my door!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 7th steal, hitting .245.  Obviously been struggling over the last six weeks or so, but, hootie-hoo, did not realize he had stolen so many bases already.  He’s already reached his career high, and is now on pace for 20+ steals.  If that came with 27+ homers, that’s a pretttttay, pretttttay good year, even if it comes with a .245 average.

Austin Romine – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .373.  Too bad the Yanks have that other catcher, what’s his name again, Harry Tanchez?

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-7 and his 10th homer, hitting .307.  Why do I already want to avoid him for next year at his presumably inflated price?

Greg Bird – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  If you own Bird, and your fantasy team is not named, My Corner Man Is A Bird Your Argument Is Invalid, then I don’t even know you.  Also, we go over Bird on the podcast that’s coming later today.  You can hardly wait.  No, you!

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-8, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  He was hit earlier in the game by Fiers, and words were exchanged, then, later in the game, Giancarlo drilled a home run and stared Fiers down.  Fiers is a jackass, but if that gets Giancarlo going, God bless that jackass.  Also, Fiers stepping up to Giancarlo is laughable on so many levels.  The biggest one is Giancarlo would literally remove Fiers’ head from his shoulders, then squash his cantaloupe with his man-hands.  Fiers will wish he sat on his testicles and missed the game like Mr. Belvedere sat on his testicles and missed a week of filming.  Snopes verified!  Finally, does Fiers think he’s Ivan Drago?  He hit Giancarlo in the face in a past season with a pitch and knocked him out for the season.  I’m not saying he can’t go inside, but if he hits him shouldn’t he immediately be like, “Yo, my b.”  By stepping to Giancarlo, he’s essentially saying he meant to hit him in his face last time.  What kind of animal is Fiers?!  Besides a Tiger, of course.

Drew VerHagen – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 9.22.  Understandable start here, VerHagen is a character created by Anne Rice and what does she know about baseball?

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-8, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .333.  Do we have any psychic readers?  If so, can you conjure a ghost for me?  I have an idea.  We need a ghost to stand right next to Castellanos as he’s batting, then just as he swings, we need the ghost to poke Castellanos in the ribs so he jerks up and uppercuts the ball.  Hitting .333 is great and all, but is he now a 15-homer hitter?

Leonys Martin – 2-for-7, 3 runs, as he was moved down the order in the 2nd game.  The schmotato de Leonys was kinda predicated on him in the leadoff slot, so it’s worth cyclops’ing.

Roberto Osuna – MLB announces yet again they can’t decide about punishment for someone with an assault charge.  Good stuff, MLB, keep it classy!

Anthony Banda – Wil undergo Tommy John surgery.  This is the third Rays pitcher sent for Tommy John surgery this year.  Sometimes the stamp card is just too enticing!

Matt Davidson – Activated from the DL.  His back issues are said to be behind him. *Groucho removes cigar, raises eyebrow*

Caleb Ferguson – Will be called up to start on Wednesday.  Lot of Cale B’s in the majors recently.  I wonder if a bunch of moms heard Cardi B., the feminist icon, jumped in a time machine and went back 20+ years, got pregnant with the intention of having a girl, but had a boy and named them Cale B.  And by ‘wonder’ I mean that’s likely what happened.  Ferguson only has 47 IP past High-A, but when you lose Kershaw, Maeda, Hill and Ryu you need to make adjustments to short-term plans, which is different than needing to make adjustments in short pants.  The Prospect-o-Nator doesn’t love or hate Ferguson — 8.2 K/9, 4 BB/9 and a 4.17 ERA.  Sounds to me like a mixed league streamer in the right matchups, and an NL-Only own if he’s in the rotation.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Someone heated up the McCutchoven.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .320.  Has hits in nine of the last ten games, and has been one of the lone bright spots on the Giants team offensively (not that their pitching has been great either).

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .277.  It’s so baseball that Sandoval is still in the league.  If this were football, he’d be out of the sport four years, just off his third arrest, and already on his 2nd year as a preacher.

Zack Godley – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.12.  Bad year to get cute and draft anything with the letters G-O-L-D.  Au crap.

Nick Tropeano – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.35.  Did the Stream-o-Nator fall in love at Disney and it explains Mr. Trop’s Wild Ride?  Of course, it doesn’t mean anything for my stream of Andrew Heaney today, but now I’m suddenly shook.

Justin Upton – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .244, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Upton the boogie!

Jefry Marte – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Fun fact!  J-Marte goes by the nickname, The Big J.

Jon Jay – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .311, and hitting over .400 in the last week out of the leadoff spot. The Federalist is a schmotato, and very democrat with his production, a little of this and a little of that.  He’s definitely LOL, Lots of Littles.

Cameron RuppTwins signed him to a minors deal.  Molitor said he’s a big Blondie fan, and the thought of walking around singing Rupp-ture is just too delightful!

Zack Littell – Will make his major league debut today, but is reportedly being sent right back down.  His pitching tends to get by on guile, which is good for a 42-year-old vet holding onto a career because if he retires he has to go spend time with his wife and kids and that one kid who he’s not sure is his who annoys the crap out of him, but for a rookie, it’s less impressive.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Could Little Joey Votto, or as I like to call him, Joey Joey, finally switch the teacher/student roles?

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  That’s five homers in only 17 games, bee tee dubs.  Oh, and he has four walks to five homers.  Okay, that might be less of a positive, but not to his daddy, Kyle Blanks.

Cory Spangenberg – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .188.  Excuse me, Interstate 188.  By the by, did you know interstate numbers that are even go east/west and odd ones go north/south?  That blew my mind when I first learned it.  Dot dot dot.  From a truck driver.  Dot dot dot.  At a rest stop.  I’ve said enough.

Raffy Lopez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .191.  The Padres have put together a softball team in the world’s largest park.  Can they get Jake Fox out of retirement?  Or at least as their unofficial mascot.  We’re unathletic…like a Fox!

Luiz Gohara – 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  I’m just going to grab Gohara for some ratio help, maybe a few Ks and just an all-around solid middle relief–OH MY GOD, MY EYES ARE BURNING!!!  DID I USE EYEGLASS CLEANER AGAIN TO CLEAN MY CONTACTS?!  MAKE IT STOP BURNING!!!

Julio Teheran – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.31, and might be injured.  Now I know why everyone who I ask about Teheran tells me, “I ran so far away.”

Ronald Acuna – Has yet to resume baseball activities.  The tilde is high, and let’s get moving on.  I’m sure Acuña can be a number one…Number one…Sorry, I still have Blondie in my head.  Thanks a lot, Paul Molitor!

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Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

14 team H2H auction redraft.

Is Byron Buxton worth DL stashing? Or will he just be a headache once he’s activated.

Thanks!

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Even though i own tim anderson. Should I drop Murphy and Bader to get Swanson, and /or a reliever ?
One of these guys, Jimenez, Rondon, edubray, crick, Madson, devinski, Alvarado.?
Or just drop Murphy and grab who? It’s a deep league but only 11 teams. Obp no holds.

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, I have Baez in Reserves as a replacement in case my regular SS/2nd get hurt – would you drop him for Profar (who has SS/2nd/ OF Eligibility )?
Thanks for taking the time.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

I was about to complain about Corbin when he loaded the bases after giving up an RBI double to Crawford – all with nobody out. Then he proceeds to strike out Bumgarner, Hernandez, and Posey to end the inning. Starts the next inning off striking out McCutchen – loading the bases suddenly got Corbin to refocus!

bad hombre
bad hombre
4 years ago

Hey Grey –
In my 14 team league (with OBP and SLG instead of AVG and QS instead of Wins)

My starting 2B is J.Lowrie
My SPs are Kluber, Morton, Corbin, Pivetta, Wacha, Bundy, Roark, Musgrove, and Darvish (DL)

Got offered S.Gennett for Corbin. Would you take that offer?

Thanks!

bad hombre
bad hombre
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!!!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

I’m taking a break from the pool. Anything to see in Joc’s current mini-surge?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: OK, and I’ll have a Drunken Coconut :)

Was it the Tiki Ti that we went to after the game that time?

Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Sandwich
4 years ago

We dropping Vladimir Guerrero Jr. with the news that he’s going to Triple-A within the next month? Looking like next year for a call up. Non keeper league.

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
Folty for Chris Taylor?

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
4 years ago

cargo or nah

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
Reply to  prescriptionnugs
4 years ago

in other words, cargo or carstay?

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: that’s why they pay you the big bucks

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
4 years ago

I added Andujar as a short-sched batty call, but if he keeps this up he’s gonna be a bat mitzvah.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: A rabbuy for sure!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: This is getting meshuggamer!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

C Mart looking every bit a guy that needed another rehab start. Damn it throw strikes. Four f*cking walks already. Just walked Jt Riddle and JB Shuck on 9 pitches.

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

@Grey: I blame myself for starting him. He had a month or so lay off, and looked very iffy in his only rehab start at Double A, but I trusted an organization that views Mike Matheny as the man to take them forward..

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: matheny is a reason NOT to have started carmart. madox would’ve been a reason to possibly believe he was ready. but i’m STL’ian, we know all about matheny, i don’t know how he’s viewed elsewhere.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: danielle de luca. nice….

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: haha….or maybe she has a friend that called her up and was like, “i was listening to a fantasy baseball podcast and heard your ex…” not as quite as exciting as the skinemax call, but still….

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
4 years ago

AL only 10 team h2h with QS over wins. somebody just dropped night of the living dead’s creator pitcher.
have: happ, skaggs, yarbrough, otani, heaney, morton, gibson, montas (just added, hard to believe he wasn’t nabbed here before this after THOSE 2 starts)
DL: archer, gossett hound (stashed when i knew i had room, probably nothing comes of it), karns (same)

romero over anybody here?

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah that’s true, can a guy NOT get a QS even if he goes over 6 innings IF he didn’t start (this might be the exact definition of a QS here); he has gone over 6 innings before, BUT he doesn’t start the game mostly.

acorreale
acorreale
4 years ago

Nice write-up, Grey. Curious as to who you prefer in a Bellinger for Carlos Martinez swap? The league is 6×6, OPS & K9 are the extra stats. The Trade Analyzer is firmly in the Bellinger camp, but I’m not so sure that it’s that much of a landslide.

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Streamer for tomorrow-
1st team
Odorizzi vs CHW-Son 10
Stratton vs AZ-Son 2.0

2nd team
Wheeler vs Balt-Son18.9
Bundy @NYM-Son 14.0
J. Gray @Cin-Son 12
S. Gray @ TOR-Son 8

Thank you

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: with word that reyes is seeking a second opinion, are you still holding in redraft leagues?

Nevik Rowe
Nevik Rowe
4 years ago

Got burned by the Tropeano fever now want him gone. Pickup Buchholz, Wright, Rodon or Eovaldi? I know, gross.

Thanks as always Grey!

Nevik Rowe
Nevik Rowe
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey! Decided to grab and stash (dropping Zunino) and swapping Trop for Clay. Hopefully one of them sticks.

Another Dan
Another Dan
4 years ago

Grey,

Good stuff again. Am loving your pitching recommendations. In a 12 team 5×5 roto,I kept Severino this year as 1 of 5. Drafted Morton, Bauer, Wacha on your recommendation. Dominating pitching stats. Sitting 1st by 2 or 3 points. In the same league :-

1) have too many RP. Five slots – Diaz, Hand, Box, Sir Anthony, Tepera, Jones, Chad Green. DL Britton. Drop which 2 ?

2) still have Castillo, really should cut him loose right ? Prob should have done that weeks ago.

3) Hoskins and Acuna on BN. Carrying 2 C (Gattis, Hicks) to keep up with starts (it’s an add tomorrow league). Little flexibility – really should drop a C ? Which ?

4) could do with adding R and SB. Would you rank these please ? Peraza, DeShizz, Villar, Pillar, Bader (since it’s a tomorrow add league, quite important to have guaranteed playing time).

Another Dan
Another Dan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks Grey.

In a 5×5 roto is Gausman any more than a streamer ?

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Here ya go. I auctualy traded away Goldy for Rendon a few weeks ago and since Rendons salary was only $5 compared to Goldys $35 I feel good about that deal. That same owner now wants to trade him back to me for Robbie Ray at $12. My current staff consists of Corbin Nola Mikolas Hendrickson Morton and Happ. Fair trade? What other pitcher would you trade off for him. Thanks

Bolger James
4 years ago

Think I could pick up Stanton for my Bumgarner?

Gold titties
Gold titties
4 years ago

Traded Gattis/Crawford/Bellinger for trea turner and Benintendi in redraft. Good move?

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

15 team 6×6 (OPS and QS)

I can trade away Scherzer/Sano/Yu and get back Stanton/Clevinger. You cool with this?

I have a nice leg up on Ks and QS at the moment.

The Trade Analyzer shows a $15 advantage to the Yu side (who is worth about $13).

I’m thinkin I can stream my face off rest of the way and make up for it. The comments at the end of today’s Pod have me thinking that it would be totally fine to just dump Yu right now like this.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
4 years ago

@knucks: My SPs would after the trade would be Corbin, Jon Gray, Newcomb, Gibson, Clevinger, Soroka.

For a 15 teamer, there is a surprisngly decent amount of quality in the Streamers that are available, as this league only has 4 bench spots. So this has me leaving towards making this move.

I am in 1st place in this league… in 1st in most of the pitching cats. Within the top third of the hitting categories.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Hi Grey

12 team league, h2h
avg, obp, runs, rbis, hr, tb sb
Would you trade Daniel Murphy DL for JOnathan Schoop?

Thanks,
Chris

Gatorade
Gatorade
4 years ago

Keeper league with OBP and SLG instead of AVG and HR…. Which side do you like?

Altuve and Treat Urner
OR
Mookie Cookie and Torres

Gatorade
Gatorade
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! How close is this?

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Trade offer I received in an ESPN 6*6 (ERA, WHIP, K/9, BB/9, QS, NSVH) auction keeper league:

Tanaka ($20) for Hand ($15)

I generally get the sense that RP are a dime a dozen with the format, but Tanaka hasn;t been anything special.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Grey

Which side ya got in a keeper

Smoak and Newcomb

Or Josh Bell and Schoop

Gatorade bottle
Gatorade bottle
4 years ago

I’m in a keeper league that uses OBP and SLG instead of AVG and HR…. which side do you like?

Altuve and Trea
OR
Mookie Cookie and Torres

Bk
Bk
4 years ago

Kinda needing an OF in a 12 team 6×6 OPS league. I have Matt Carpenter who’s been solid and has 1B-2b-3b elg which is nice. Which of these OF would take straight up for him?

Cargo, Williamson, CSantana, Pham.

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Archer to the DL – hopefully he’ll be better when he comes back. Who knew that I should’ve dropped Archer instead of Mikolas when I picked up Pivetta

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
4 years ago

Start Manaea @ TEX in 10-team H2H?

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Which stream do you prefer for tomorrow? Thanks.

Wheeler v. Bal ($18.9)
Ed-Rod v. Det ($15.9)

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago
Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
4 years ago

Bench Manaea today @ TEX in 10 team H2H?

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Russell out with an inj. Baez at ss. Happ still on bench. He has 8 hr and a .360 obp in limited time. Wtf? Can I cut happ in a redraft roto league with daily lineup changes or will I regret it?

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Trying to turn a 3B into a 2B in a dynasty league (5×5 scoring) – none of these offers are 100% finalized. What do I keep working on? Which do you like best?

A) Bregman for Dozier
B) Vlad Jr. for Dozier
C) Vlad Jr. for Moncada-plus (not sure what the plus is yet)
D) Jose Ramirez for Altuve (other guy might be asking for more to balance this out)

Other 3B I have are Chapman and Suarez.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Anybody have an inside scoop on Pirates baseball? As a Marte owner, he hasn’t been the same since his DL stint. I’m wondering if he’s playing banged up/injured. Benched today after a day off yesterday.

Thanks

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
4 years ago

Was offered Story (not keepable) for my Porcello ($3, keepable at $7, then $11)

12 team 5×5 OBP no AVG, keep 5-10 players

I’m at 64.5 points, top three teams are in high 80’s/low 90’s

I’m hurting big time in RBI, R, OBP.. last or near last in all categories.

Rest of my staff: Verlander, Mikolas, Ed-Rod, Kingham, Caleb Smith, S. Dominguez, Strickland, Doolittle, N. Jones, R.Ray (DL), J. Nelson (DL)

Do the deal?

Worm Hole
Worm Hole
4 years ago

SON likes Vargas a lot $10. Too risky or worth it? H2H league

Ashtray
Ashtray
4 years ago

Any chance Kang will be the best bat to be called up ROS? Who loses ABs to him: Moran, Lowrie, or Bell?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto, need to grab a bench bat….who do you like between muncy, guriel, candelario, leonys or soler? thanks!

Vrugg03
4 years ago

12T H2H 6×6 OPS league
Pleas rank: Kepler, Happ, Muncy, Bader, Mancini
Thanks!

Vrugg03
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

One more question if you please,
Muncy or J. Harrison going forward?

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

@Gotime: Oh and reports say Jays could call up Vlad to AAA Buffalo by next month. I guess he can hit .400 there instead of .409 at AA and they can claim he needs more “seasoning” before the big call up….. ugh…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: based on AAA news, you still holding Vlad in redrafts? I guess he’s an injury away from a call up but if they aren’t budging after Donaldson maybe the writing’s on the wall.

Jay’s are pinching those pennies!

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Better DL stash for a 12tm H2H redraft: Rodon, Maeda, Ryu..or none and hold the move for now.

Dnut Eastwood
4 years ago

Milwaukees Aguilar and Darvis for Goldshit
5×5 roto

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
4 years ago

Great up as usual!

I picked up EFLIN AFTER his first three starts and got two mehhh starts for my efforts (FFFFFlin).

My SP has tough matchups this week and I could use the points.

Start Eflin tonight against cubs? Or stay the FFFFFlin away?

Thanks!

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA

Traded McCutchen and Castillo for Bumgarner. Thoughts?

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

One more question-

When do you foresee Melancon back as the closer. I have Strickland on several teams and worried he will be back as a setup guy soon.

Thanks as always

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Would you take D. Fowler over J. Harrison for one team
and Fowler over Alonso on another team. Could use the speed for both.

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you.

Ryan
Ryan
4 years ago

6×6 roto ops and QS. Currently in top spot looking for some SP help. I have the offer of seguera and kneble for McCullers and chris Taylor. Seguera is my only speed guy until Polluck returns. What side do you like?

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
4 years ago

What’s Acuna’s ROS outlook? I was offered him for Ross. I already have Betts, Cruz, Rosario, Cespedes.

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
4 years ago

Start C-Mart (vs. MIA), Heaney (vs KC) neither or both tonight ?

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

I just traded Verlander and Morton for Trout and German

Did I overpay? or did I win the trade? or just fair

Lucky Dog
4 years ago

If this were football Panda would have gone full on Nate Newton, except instead of a van full of drugs it would have been a van full of stolen baby back ribs. At his sentencing he’d still have BBQ sauce on the corner of his lip, and he would drive to the courthouse in a 2nd van full of stolen baby back ribs. As a Giants fan, and a fan if 2nd chance stories in general, I’m kind of loving that Panda is still playing, and still playing for my Giants. Dude was a hero and fell so far so fast. I still can’t inagine what Boston was thinking – but it’s good to see Pablo back and smiling and hitting the baseball as he was so clearly put on this Earth to do.

The Gregorious D.I.D. Is creeping back to respectability – dude had one of the worst slumps I’ve ever seen (likely thanks to your “sell high” jinx, if you believe in that sort of thing) but he’s been pretty consistent. I think your projection is spot on, but Imma say he finishes with a .265 average. As long as you don’t go jinxing him again, ya jinx. lol

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Don’t look now, but Didi did it again. It’s like those old Foldgers commercials – “we’ve secretly replaced Didi Gregorius with Billy Hamilton – let’s see if anyone can tell the difference!”

Never knew he was so good on the bases

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
So that’s why Godley spent all those weeks on my Bench and Duffy was on the wire? Yup, started both in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League because I am a greedy A-Hole who figured one of them might give me one good start, but no. They both suck! I actually don’t blame Duffy that much, as he was playing a semi-talented offensive team, although his stuff is way too good for him to get 0 Ks. Now Godley, that fat D Bag who was staked to a 2-0 lead in SF, and f’n choked it up with a 7 Run gag job. F’n worthless! And now he goes to Coors!!!!! I’m this close (holding fingers very close) to dropping him. Duffy will be gone by tomorrow.

I’ll ask a question of you later, as I can’t even think clearly now.

Thanks Grey.

RICE
RICE
4 years ago

Hey Grey! I’ve said it before, but Anime Grey is hilarious!

Keeper league:

Would you give Abreu and Meadows (both non-keepers for me) to get Kluber (also a non-keeper)?

I have plenty of 1B backup options for Abreu (Whit, Desmond, C. Santana)

Thanks!

Drew
Drew
4 years ago

What sort of hitter would you ask in return for Folty? 16-team OPS

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

What are your thoughts on Dustin Fowler? He’s started to heat a bit and his underlyings are pretty solid – worth a pickup and stash or better off rolling with a Matt Adams/Max Muncy on the bench?

Thanks Greay

Jr
Jr
4 years ago

Good stuff! Agree with your take on Severino. He’s a top 3 guy next year. In a keeper league would it be worth it to buy low on Kershaw? Where would you put him going forward?

Kershaw or Strasburg? Kershaw or Corbin? I know how we feel about top starters, but if he can be gotten cheapish…k/9, bb/9, QS league.

Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good
Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good
4 years ago

Fantasy Master Lothario,

I appreciate the shout out in the post today.

I know you say to buy Ian Desmond, but like… how much do you like him? If I could get him for say, Brandon Nimmo or Austin Meadows, is that the right price?

Follow up, would you buy low on Jon Gray also?

Sean
Sean
4 years ago

Who would you try and move for a pitcher when Betts comes back from the DL? Current options are Treat Urner, Starling Marte, Tommy Pham, Eddie Rosario, and Juan Soto. 12 Team H2H league with keepers. Turner can’t be kept next year and could move Machado over to SS.

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks

zach jany
zach jany
4 years ago

Wacha and yadi for meadows and bird

What side u like?

Fight for facts
Fight for facts
4 years ago

20 teams. Lindor for Cole and Lowrie. Hi and thank you!

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

Grey
Would you trade Suarez for Molina? Got too many corner infielders (Rendon, Rizzo, Moist-ass-kiss, Moreland and Suarez)

Murph
Murph
Reply to  Murph
4 years ago

@Murph: Or would you rather trade Moustakas? (he wont take Moreland)….

Murph
Murph
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: ha! funny you say that – i’ve been playing without a catcher for weeks and i’ve gone from 5th place to 2nd place… cant justify dropping anyone….

NH
NH
4 years ago

Would you trade Brad Hand to get a solid bat or SP? I am just worried about the lack of saves opportunities

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

In a holds+saves league, drop Greene for barraclough or melancon?
Thanks G

Gonzo
Gonzo
4 years ago

This story about Bellinger potentially being demoted is so maddening… Roberts doomed Cody to fail since benching him after not legging out a double into a triple. Then he sits him on June 1st, in Coors, to open the series. What the hell does Roberts expect from an ego hit like that? It’s complete and total mismanagement of a young star. And Im not just upset because Cody is my prized late round keeper, no siree…

Anyway, question about my AL only 5×5 keeper league. Im in 4th but the guy in 1st is up 33 points on me, and up on 2nd by 23. Hes got JoRam and Trout with strong pitching. Pretty sure theres no catching this guy. Ive been offered this by the 2nd place team:

Abreu (one year left to keep at $26) and McHugh (throw-in) for Kimbrel (cannot be kept next year) and Gurriel (one year left to keep at $9). I’m getting the best player and gotta do it, right? SAGNOF and all… thanks in advance!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
4 years ago

12-team, 5×5 league, weekly line-ups. Please rank for the upcoming week:

2-start Stratton vARI $1.1 and @MIA -$0.8
2-start Mengden @TEX -$3.5 and vHOU -$6,4
DeSclafini vSTL $4.6 (but just off DL)
Richards @MIA $1.9
Eflin vMIL $0.1

Thanks.

Steeeve
Steeeve
4 years ago

Have you ever considered bringing someone on to do a weekly top-50 catcher list and literally nothing else? Pretty sure the position is described in Dante’s Inferno.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

I am such a loser I would read it religiously every week. LOL

waffles
waffles
4 years ago

trusting Reynaldo Lopez @MIN today y/n

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 years ago

Wacha > Newcomb?
10 team H2H QS instead of W

Newcomb’s K rate has been lower lately.

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Would you give Vlad Jr. for Moncada in a dynasty league? 5×5 scoring. I have a glut of 3B and need someone at second.

Richard
Richard
4 years ago

Elliott Smith and fantasy baseball, literally my two favorite things, here together at last!

I’m in love with the world, through the eyes of Grey

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I am a huge Elliott Smith fan too!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: La Bamba!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: GNOC!

P.S. no idea what the Lambda nor LDP means

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I prefer bro’lmates, now GNOC.

wait so my La Bamba comment was brilliant!

Carlos
Carlos
4 years ago

GREY GREY GREY

My big money league team started off slow but has now won 5 weeks in a row. Need to keep the momentum.

SON isn’t giving much love to Newcomb tonight. Not sure why, but I suspect its lack of strikeouts. Newcomb @ SD is a must start though, IMHO. Thoughts?

Also, what about Musgrove at home against the Dodgers tonight? Dodgers are hot, Pirates are not.

I dont think Musgrove is an automatic sit, but I am passing on this start. Not much love from SON either. One of the things I dont like about younger pitchers is they are hard to predict. Thoughts?

Thanks!

Don Bropre
Don Bropre
4 years ago

greyber, question.

12 team, H2H OPS league, pitching includes QS…my currently owned outfield options are Eddie Rosario, Ozuna, Haniger, Ian Desmond, Chris Taylor, Nimmo, Austin Medows, with Acuna on the DL. My pitching is Bauer, J.A. Happ-ening, Chicken Stripling, Pivetta, Wood, Castillo, and a streamer spot. Ozuna for Garrett Richards? I tried Haniger, was countered with Ozuna. Should I just hold out for a couple days to see if his Sunday Salami lit a fire?

NH
NH
4 years ago

I was just offered this trade. Would you do it

I would get Bauer & Hader and I would give up Mikolas & Quintana

ChefBoyRG54
ChefBoyRG54
Reply to  NH
4 years ago

@NH: depends on if you want to or not

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  NH
4 years ago

@NH: What are the league settings/what type of league? If there are holds, or its a keeper, I would probably do it.

NH
NH
Reply to  b the esq.
4 years ago

It’s a 14 team, H2H league
Here are the pitching cats:

Innings Pitched (IP) Earned Runs (ER)
Wins (W) Losses (L)
Saves (SV) Blown Saves (BS)
Strikeouts (K) Hits Allowed (H)
Walks Issued (BB)

Holy Chette
Holy Chette
4 years ago

Morning Grey!

No particular position or category of need, just looking for a higher quality bench bat than Alen Hanson…

12tm, redraft, +OBP/+QS, 30 man rosters w/ 3 DL spots

You prefer any of the following over Hanson:
Nunez
Hamilton
Happ
Franco
Camargo
Bader

Thanks!

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Holy Chette
4 years ago

@cutchs dreads: Happ

Roger Anderson
Roger Anderson
4 years ago

8 team H2H 6×6 redraft
I have no B back up to Votto (who starts 99% of games but has off days)

Drop?
Chris Taylor
Ozzie Albies
Yoan Moncada
Gleyber Torres

for Jose Martinez or Wil Myers. (Was leaning Myers but someone put J Mart on the waivers and it is tempting)

Your thoughts on this and any other important subject like CA Gov race are welcome. (My son tells me I am supposed to care about CA Gov race, but does it really matter?)

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Roger Anderson
4 years ago

@Roger Anderson: Drop Taylor Jo Ma

Come Sale Away
Come Sale Away
4 years ago

Chris Sale for Syndergaard, Price, and Gennett. Who wins?

Richard Merryman
Richard Merryman
4 years ago

Zack Wheeler shows as a $18.6 value in Stream-o-Nator at home tomorrow vs BAL. Do you trust him as a streamer?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Richard Merryman
4 years ago

@Richard Merryman: trust SoN

David Tarnowski Jr
David Tarnowski Jr
4 years ago

Davidson,Bird,Hanram Pick two for the rest of year please. I cant freaking decide! Argh~!

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  David Tarnowski Jr
4 years ago

@David Tarnowski Jr: until we know where hanley goes, not him.

Tinkerbell
Tinkerbell
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: What I was thinking also.

Zubaz
Zubaz
4 years ago

12 team h2h points league. Looking to stream a guy today/this week…choices:

Eovaldi: @ Was, vs. Sea
Urena: @ STL, vs. SD
S. Wright: vs. Det, maybe vs. ChW if he gets another start
Buchholz @ SF
Pomeranz vs Det
Montgomery vs. Pit

coacher
coacher
4 years ago

14-team 5×5 roto (QS) and we are a 2-year keeper league.

$1 Alex Reyes and $10 Caleb Smith for $17 Trevor Bauer.

Which side wins?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  coacher
4 years ago

@coacher: Bauer