Okay, hooligans and hooligals!  I did my best to ward off Rudy from recommending the title, “I’m Keano For Severino.”  Or his 2nd recommended title, “Poop Breath < Severino.”  I think Rudy’s been drinking.  So, as they say when they remove tassels from cow udders in Tennessee, “Playtime’s over, let’s get down to business!”  Yesterday, Luis Severino threw 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks to lower his ERA to 4.50.  Maybe not so much better than poop breath?  I keed!  Much better.  Between the lines, where the game is played as I sound vaguely like George Will, Severino looks dominant.  Fastball: 97 MPH, ground balls around 45%, xFIP at 1.95.  Okay, I just put tassels on my udders, because those numbers are gorgeous.  There’s not much fun to be had in his division and park, but his stuff should play anywhere.  I’d absolutely look to add him in all leagues; he’s dramatically better than poop breath!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

James Kaprielian – Will undergo Tommy John surgery.  The former Bruin has had trouble staying healthy after being the Yankees’ first round selection two years ago.  Last time the Yankees trust scouting by Cam Neely.  *intern whispers in my ear*  You sure it’s not those Bruins?

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homers as he fills in for a beat-up Gardner.  That sounds like an ICE situation in a sanctuary city.  Topical!

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.33.  You know the stories about how Yoan Moncada will eat anything?  Well, if you don’t, you need to use your Google or buy my IP history that AT&T is selling.  Yoan Moncada once ate 225 Twinkies in a week.  More, from news reports, “On the island in their kitchen sat cookies, candy, cakes, all sorts of sweets, and to keep ants away, they set bright-colored boric-acid traps.  Moncada thought it was liquid candy and tried to eat it before screams of “No!” caused him to drop it. This wasn’t the first time Moncada mistook a household item for food.  He once tried to ingest a berry-scented liquid air freshener, too.”  With that in mind, what does Yu Darvish eat?  I’m gonna say he eats Japanese game show hosts, opposing hitters and colored chalk, cause it looks like Easter marshmallows.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Uh-oh, someone’s trying to post-hype-sleeper-slump-superstar-garbage-vet-bounce back!  I.e., The Rising of the Zombino!

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .368.  Bless this door with the Mazuzah!

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st steal, hitting .353.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  You can hardly wait!  No you!

Ricky Nolasco – 5 IP, 5 ER.  I call him Pineda OG.

Danny Espinosa – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, to tie Mike Trout.  Should be a tight race for team MVP.

Tyler Naquin – Sent to Triple-A.  Grab Bradley Zimmer!!! *a millisecond later*  Hmm, maybe it was too early to grab Zimmer and I shouldn’t have dropped Arenado.  I grabbed Zimmer in one mixed league, and looked for him in another mixed league, but he was gone already.  I don’t know if it’s time for Zimmermania, though it is Passover.

Josh Tomlin – 1 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 18.47.  Keep that up and he could be closing for the Rangers!

Michael Brantley – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer.  I get the sense Brantley is only batting third, because of some kind of loyalty rewards program.

Geovany Soto – Hit the DL with elbow inflammation.  Too bad, he was having a great year.  Um, week.  Okay, he had two good games.

Matt Davidson – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  As Frazier sat out with the flu — That’s going around, huh?  I blame the flu shot. — Davidson filled in.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-6, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  He’s hitting .167 and Tomlin was throwing meatballs, and, hey, it was a good 1st inning.

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .452.  Yes, you absolutely should pick him up, but let me try and pee on the electric blanket for a second.  If Avisail were hitting .450 for the week of August 3rd-10, you wouldn’t even notice.  Things are blown out of proportion right now.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam, and 3rd homer in three games.  OZUNA loves the sound of contact.  OZUNA favorite actress is Jodie Foster.  OZUNA let you guess his favorite movie.

Wei-Yin Chen – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.00.  Unfortch, I have him only in deep leagues where I can’t readily dump him, but I wouldn’t go down with him in mixed leagues, and would look elsewhere.  This Chen-ship is over.

Robert Gsellman – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  I’ve seen Mets pitchers with less tendons than you throw better games!   Meh, I’m not going to put lipstick on Puig, but I could see holding for his next start at home, then reevaluating.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-7, 2 runs and his 2nd homer as he batted cleanup.  He only batted cleanup because he started at 1st base and some old school managers like to bat their 1st baseman cleanup.  I think it’s a teamster contract thing.  Obviously it paid off yesterday, but that doesn’t make it right.  Don’t delude yourself.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-6 and his 5th and 6th homers.  Someone’s vying for Employee of the Month.  Damn it, that reminded me of Dane Cook.  I hate when that happens.  When did Dane Cook go from sold-out arenas to Joe Piscopo?  Did EotM do it?

Travis d’Arnaud – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .333.  All right, fam, you know he’s going to be in the Buy this afternoon.  You do you, I’ll do me, and we’ll wave at each other afterwards.

Jose Reyes – Benched due to early season struggles.  His fill-in T.J. Rivera has hit for high averages in the minors, but limited pop and speed.  Prolly nothing to see here outside of deep NL-Only leagues.  I’m going to be a cyclops with a monocle on the situation though.  You can relax.

Sonny Gray – Will throw three innings in a simulated game on Monday.  The simulated game will be made up mostly of Twitter eggs and autobots.

Jason Vargas – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.66 vs. Jesse Hahn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  This matchup was billed as, “Ugh, I’m starting both in my AL-Only league and this is gonna hurt,” but turned into, “Wow, better than I expected.  I wonder if it’s weird I’m talking to myself.  I prolly shouldn’t analyze this for too long.”

Trevor Story – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Don’t close the Buy Low window yet, I’m trying to get in there!

Byron Buxton – 1-for-5, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .088.  Well, obviously it was his first steal.  You don’t get a ton of opportunities when you strike out at a 85% of the time.  His one hit, by the way, was a bunt single in an 11-run victory.  That’s like when you’re the last one picked for dodge ball and they let you wear a suit of armor so it doesn’t hurt too bad.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .258.  I’m not renaming my dog, Max Tedler, but it’s a start.

Miguel Sano – 1-f0r-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .310.  Sano?  More like Say-yes!  See what I did there?  *does refrained Tiger Woods fist pump*

J.D. Martinez – Nearing a rehab assignment.  If he can…just…get…Waze to work.  Dah, he passed the rehab assignment again, didn’t he?  Okay, he’s gonna hit a U-ey and near a rehab assignment again tomorrow.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Damn, now it might be too late to sell him for fifty cents on the dollar!

Justin Upton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  The Tigers’ general practitioner, Dr. Trawter, checks struggling vets’ vital signs.  “I don’t believe in just prescribing medicine, but here…,” as he writes a prescription to ‘get at-bats against Phil Hughes.’

Jordan Zimmermann – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Where are those questions about his new approach?  The increased velocity?  What, too soon?

Eric Thames – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .360.  Looks like Thames was able to catch up to that major league fastball!  Oh, it was against Bronson Arroyo.

Ryan Braun – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Will say it’s pretty remarkable how Braun keeps trucking along presumably without any ‘enhancements’ and while never being healthy.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  Doesn’t he sound like he should be on a self-titled Disney show?  The Adventures of Jimmy Nelson?  No?  Meh, maybe it’s me.  Any hoo!  He does throw fast — 94 MPH fastball, gets a decent amount of ground balls, and, at one point, wasn’t just a ‘crappy Brewers pitcher,’ but a guy that could’ve had a bright future.  I’m not completely sold yet, but this would be his third full season, a time some pitchers break out.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .243.  HR to the Rizzo!

Addison Russell – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  You can put it on the booooooard–Wait, that’s the other annoying Chicago team.  Cubs fans went from long-suffering to insufferable in a blink of an eye, right?

Brett Anderson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.84.  He’s sitting on a 5.1 K/9.  Small sample yadda-cubed, but that’s about his career norm now, so I don’t think it’s the sample size talking as one might say about a naked ventriloquist.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.79.  That’s a Roshambo to the nethers, but he has a solid next matchup, a good home park and I’d hold.

Chad Kuhl – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (zero BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  This start came in Fenway and Stream-o-Nator said of it:  dumpster fire gif being violated by eggplant emojis.  But, apparently, even a blind squirrel can order nuts off GrubHub.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  There’s a small fog forming on the mirror under McCutchen’s nose.  Wait, it’s frosted glass.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks.  Real talk:  If Eduardo Rodriguez were on the Pirates, he’d be Chad Kuhl.  If Ed-Rod were that good, the Sawx would’ve traded him away already.

David Price – Two weeks from a rehab assignment.  Sounds like a day in the life of Gary Busey.

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Gary
Gary
5 years ago

Howdy grey!

H2h pts . Not weekly.

Say yes or no to the trade I received:

I send Adrian Gonzalez, Jake Arrieta & adam Eaton.

I receive: Anthony rizzo , Jason Hayward & adam wainwright

My 1b is A-Gon, on my bench I have josh bell yuck.

My OFers we start 5: Giancarlo Stanton, benintendi, schwarber, kiermaier, Aaron judge.

At utility I have Corey Dickerson & Margot

Bench: eaton, josh bell.

DL posey
DL trea Turner

SPs we start 5

Arrieta
Gerrit Cole
Dallas keuchel
Hamels
Nola

Bench Paxton , Blake snell, Jordan Zimmerman & wacha

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
5 years ago

Hey Grey, would you drop Severino for Joe Ross? Its a 12 teamer with limited moves (48 left for the rest of season).

The other question for the same league: would you add Moncada or Avisail for either Grichuck or Granderson?

Thanks

Boomer19
Boomer19
5 years ago

Nice write up Grey. Would you pick up Avisail over Domingo? Thanks.

negatto
negatto
5 years ago

Moreland or Joseph?

FeverDog
FeverDog
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

12-team, h2h, 5×5

Which of these guys do want out of:

Davies, Severino, Shields, Vargas, Wily Peralta

Thanks!

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Jesse Winker gets the call.
Maybe for a few days , or maybe (like Mazara last year) for 150 games

JC3Bagger
JC3Bagger
5 years ago

Avisail Garcia or Grichuk?

JC3Bagger
JC3Bagger
Reply to  JC3Bagger
5 years ago

@JC3Bagger: coming in with a double dip…Gsellman or Daniel Norris? Thanks in advance!

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
5 years ago

H2H Points league

Max 6 SP: Darvish, Duffy, Hamels, Keuchel, Nova, Manaea, (Price – DL spot)

Waiver Wire SP: Gio, Severino, Pomeranz, Garrett, Devenski

Would you drop any of my current SP for any on the WW?

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
5 years ago

Pick 2, ROS:

Avasail, Margot, Rajai

Jason
Jason
5 years ago

E. Suarez or R. Zimmerman at corner infield? Thanks!

The Boy
The Boy
5 years ago

Hey Grey,
Russ Martin has been bad and D’Arnaud is available… Would you drop Russ for Travy?

crock
crock
5 years ago

Floated a trade offer yesterday morning that got accepted before the games started last night. I sent Cespedes and Greg Holland for Correa and Carlos Gomez. With Cespedes being hotter than a whore house on dollar day I’m having some regrets. Did I make a mistake?

Good Bob
Good Bob
5 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
Drop Folty or E-Rod to pick up Nelson or hold?

G
G
5 years ago

Meant to ask this earlier. Have to pick two to start today and having a hard time: Kepler, Judge, Carlos Santana. Judge has been on fire but facing Wacha who is a righty. Santana has been so so but facing a lefty, and Kepler had a nice day yesterday and is facing a rookie righty.

GonzoChicago
GonzoChicago
5 years ago

Manaea, Finnegan, Severino, Cotton

Please rank for a QS & IP/start 6×6.

Thanks as always!

GonzoChicago
GonzoChicago
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Someone just dropped Gio Gonzalez- would he rank ahead of the other 2 for you?

Thanks again and have a great weekend!

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

This one is a doozy-

Give Jankowski, Paxton, Nola, Cotton

Get Haniger, McCullers Odorizzi

My Pitchers: Syndergaard, Stroman, Maeda, Bundy, Shields, Sabathia, Urias, Price, DeSclafani

My Wife Turned Down the Volume on your Podcast
My Wife Turned Down the Volume on your Podcast
5 years ago

I’m in an 7×7 OBP, slugging league / holds / quality starts

Would you make any swaps ? Dahl, Joe Ross, and cotton were all just dropped

C Castillo
1b Rizzo
2b drury
3b turner
Ss correa
Of polanco, Stanton, springer
Util – Puig, ozuna
Dl belre
Bench – Baez
Sp – strausburg. Hamlels, stroman, wacha, graveman, gray, taillon
Rp Watson, bedrosian, Andrew Miller, Giles

Thanks

Andre
Andre
5 years ago

Liriano, Snell, Cobb are all on the wire. Drop Devenski for one of them? If so, which one? In leaning Liriano

MR. SWEAT NECKLACE
MR. SWEAT NECKLACE
5 years ago

Would people rather have Margot or Moncada as a bench bat in a 10 teamer h2h? It looks like May 15 will be Moncada day thanks to his hot start.

Kendrick Llama
Kendrick Llama
5 years ago

Lose Russ Martin for D’arnaud? or wait

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
5 years ago

Oh great Grey: are we still high on Vince Velasquez? Just fell to waivers.

Derrick
Derrick
5 years ago

So my Trumbo for Lackey trade got nixed and was countered with Darvish for Trumbo. This is what my team looks like:
C – Weiters
1B – Rizzo
2B – Odor
SS – Correa
3B – Turner
OF – Kepler, Marte, Pollack
Util – Abreu
Bench – Rendon
SP’s – R. Hill, Darvish, T. Walker, J. Lackey, A. Nola, K. Maeda, J. Ross
RP’s – Betances, Benoit, Rodney, Ramos

Losing Darvish would hurt pitching, but I am lacking some power and Im a bit worried about Kepler. Pull the trigger here?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Derrick
5 years ago

@Derrick: Looks like a shallow league. There’s not power on the wire?

Derrick
Derrick
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It:

Its a 12 team league and no, not really. Chris Carter, G. Bird and Victor Martinez are all thats out there.

Derrick
Derrick
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

After I rejected that he just countered with Lackey and Ramos for Trumbo. Do it?

Matt
Matt
5 years ago

Would you drop Gsellman for Severino?

hothot
hothot
5 years ago

More 2017 total strikeouts: Jimmy Nelson or Byron Buxton?

If Buxton averaged 0.00 SOs from here until the end of the season, he would match All-Star Tony Gwynn’s SO totals in 91, 93 and 94. Everyone’s laughing now, but you won’t be laughing if he averages 0.00 SOs the next 6 months, will you?

Eng
Eng
5 years ago

G’morning, Grey, and thanks for another wonderful daily! Severino or Brandon McCarthy? Now there’s a million cent question.

Bryan Cohen
Bryan Cohen
5 years ago

Souza or Grichuk ?

Yankee my Wanky!
Yankee my Wanky!
5 years ago

Grey,
Need to make room for an OF on my team in our 10 Team H2H Points League. Choices to drop are:

Pineda
Gausman
Bundy
Nova
Cotton

Thanks much Grey.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

1. Trying to pry away Moncada from an owner in 13 team keeper, Pollock (7th round keeper next season) too steep? Have Keon, Margot as replacement CF.

2. Best two out of: Shoemaker, Corbin, Nelson, S. MIller

Thanks!

Fish
Fish
5 years ago

Ten team partial keeper with 8 hitting and only 6 pitching categories. I just got offered this trade:

Give Syndergaard (no keeper eligibility)

Get Trea Turner (can be kept next year for 10th round and year after for 8th round)

that’s a definite yes, correct?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Are you srarting aaron sanchez vs balt today?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

Severino’s strike zone last night was Grand Canyon large. He was getting called strikes a foot of the plate.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I’m a Tampa Rays fan for the next 7 days.

Matt
Matt
5 years ago

Happy Friday!
1. Pick 1 – Devon Travis, Brad Miller, Asdrubel, Semien, Swanson
2. Pick 1 – Melky, Suarez, Moreland, Grichuk, Kiermaier, Heyward, Kepler
3. Looking cash in on Britton. Any hitter targets immediately come to mind as a fair value? Kinsler, Abreu, AJones, others?

Thanks

Pousse-Pousse
Pousse-Pousse
5 years ago

What percentage of games do you see Thames playing going forward? I like what I see but I can’t keep him rostered in a weekly league if he’s only playing 4 out of every 6 games. Jesus is ruining it!

Thanks.

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
5 years ago

Finnegan, Pomeranz, Nova, Manaea, Gio – in a H2H Points league who are your top 3?

Not Your Average Joe
Not Your Average Joe
5 years ago

Would you drop Morton, Finnegan, or Matt Bush ASAP in order to add Severino or Nelson?

My staff is: Tanaka, Maeda, Duffy, Hamels, Eickhoff, Finnegan, Morton plus Holland, K-Rod, Treinen, Barnette, and Bush. (5×5 h2h 12-team redraft)

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Give- Nola & Jankowski

Get- Haniger & Odorizzi

Which side wins?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: t’was rejected. If I switch Jankowski with Thames, does Haniger side still win?

steve
steve
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Last one-

Give Cotton get Haniger & Odorizzi (dropping Jankowski)

SF
SF
5 years ago

Hi Grey,

Sit or start Norris against Cleveland today?

or

Drop Norris for either Severino or McCarthy?

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
5 years ago

Well…you can’t beat that post title…I mean I’m not getting Serevino…but great title Grey!

I bought in on Jimmy Nelson…I do every year…bc this time, things will be different…you just gotta keep telling yourself that…we gotta do it for the kids!

Principal Blackman
Principal Blackman
5 years ago

Grey, should I drop Estrada for Severino in my roto league that counts QS and K9 in addition to K, ERA, & WHIP? My other starters are Verlander, Cueto, Duffy, Gausman, & Manaea.

The Audacity of Schoop
The Audacity of Schoop
5 years ago

I’m going to the Cubs game this afternoon– first time at Wrigley. It was a last minute decision and now I’m kicking myself for not packing my SAGNOF shirt! Have a good weekend.

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
5 years ago

Good stuff Cousin Schwetty P!

Question for 11-team Roto, 6×6 (QS added):

Would you start either of these two today?

Duffy vs LAA (doesn’t come up due to glitch in SON, but IIRC, SON was indifferent)
Tyler Anderson @ SF (-5.1, but 3.70 projected era and 1.32 projected whip)

Thanks (Rock of) Grey-bralter!

hotmilk8
hotmilk8
5 years ago

GM Grey, Longtime reader and subscriber, In your opinion who would you rather own in a 10 team points mixed league? Thanks
J.Ross/B.McCarthy/J.Nelson/E.Santana/A.Garrett……Choose one please.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
5 years ago

Hey Grey!

Dropping any of Cotton, Gsellman, or

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  OldMilwaukeePounders
5 years ago

@OldMilwaukeePounders: Sorry, using my phone and have fat fingers…Cotton, Gsellman, or Finnegan for Severino?

Thanks, Homie!

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
5 years ago

Trienen for Cobb? my RPs are Kenley and Bedrosian. Only have 2 RP slots. thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: nothing to do with russell martin but wait and pray, right? ww options are castro, mccann and d’arnaud.

Also, 250 FAAB, how much to bid on Luis CK?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: haha…my bad, yo. 12 team, mixed weekly roto…..

GrandOlePal
GrandOlePal
5 years ago

I give: Edwin Encarnacion, Nomar Mazara and Michael Pineda

I get: Paul Goldschmidt

Am I crazy? Overreacting to my .150 avg on year?

Fish
Fish
5 years ago

Drop Buxton for Avisail in a redraft?

WhiskeyTea
WhiskeyTea
5 years ago

In a points league in need of pitching. Would you trade away Trea Turner and Lindor for Jon Lester and DJ LeMahieu? Or do you like Strasburg and DJ better? Thanks, always appreciate the advice!

Dawg
Dawg
5 years ago

Lord Grey,

I got offered Story and Miggy for Machado. What would you do? I’d be trading for my first rounder, but Story and Cabrera could be greater as a sum than Manny alone.

The Guillentine
The Guillentine
5 years ago

After you said there is no crying in fantasy baseball. But with the slow start Betts, Rizzo, McCutch and Polanco, i needed to cry

But yesterday, there were tears of joy were streaming down my face!

I know its early but when you have these guys plus harper and odor , i expect to be at the top in the hitting categories, and it just wasn’t happening.

G
G
5 years ago

I’ve never had a worse start to my keeper league year with such a great team highlighted by Correa, Machado, Arenado, Turner, Encarnacion, Benitendi, Polanco, Kluber, McCullers, K. Hendrick…don’t know if there’s a question in there but very frustrating and needed to vent.

But one question I have for my other league is if you had to sit one of Graveman (vs. LAA) or Perez (vs. Seattle) who would it be? This league has K/9 as a category rather than Ks.

Thanks and have a good weekend.

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

Site Cole versus BOS today? Hate sitting my ‘aces’.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  peacecoast
5 years ago

@peacecoast: oops meant CHC

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: hmm i wrote site, I meant sit, did you mean sure sit him or start him?

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

Anyone know if Joe Ross *cue music!* is actually pitching this coming week? Saw something last week about 4/22…

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

Hey! Seeing Story, Schoop, and D’Arnaud come alive a bit helped lessen that Gsellman 8-spot! Looking to see any room for improvements on my 12 team roto roster keeper. What do you think about the below?

1. I had the genius idea of grabbing Bartolo for the two starts this week. Also on my staff is Gsellman (who I still like) and Alex Wood (sounds like Hill is back soon). Would you drop any of those guys for the below? Would love to hear your top 2-3 from this list.
– Leake (2 starts PIT and MIL)
– Triggs (2 starts TEX and SEA)
– Montgomery (2 starts CHI SOX and PIT)
– Nelson or Chase Anderson (tough 2 starts, CHI and STL)
– Brett Anderson
– Vargas
– Conley
– Peralta

2. Dahl and JD are on my DL, and my current OF4, OF5, and bench bats are Souza, Rajai, Jankowski (Keon is my OF3 but I still love him). Drop any of those guys for Domingo Santana?

3. Hedges is my C2. Would you trade him for Tom Murphy if you could?

4. Current MI is Brad Miller (2B/SSs are Schoop and Story, so hanging in there). Hold Miller over Cosart, Simmons, Kendrick I assume?

Thanks!

seph meier
seph meier
5 years ago

Avisail or Souza ros?

Jimbo
Jimbo
5 years ago

Grey!

Drop Pomeranz for severino

Semen or andrus. Ros

Thanks!

PHIL
PHIL
5 years ago

Pick up Jimmy Nelson or Jason Vargas ?

malamoney
5 years ago

Stellar title! I sat front row at the Comedy Cellar, which is tiny to begin with, and Louis CK did a surprise set. He was working on new material and at the end he told the audience to ask anything and he’d answer it. He was wearing a blue tee shirt with a considerable grease stain on the front. I asked him if the shirt had that stain on it before he put it on. He proceeded to point out that I was drinking sangria. Was a nice exchange. I love him.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  malamoney
5 years ago

@malamoney: Ha! I had the same thing happen with Chapelle back in 2008.

malamoney
malamoney
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: At the Comedy Cellar? This night was like the first night he was playing around with new material. He told us it was likely going to suck. Some of it did, but in general he’s such a funny dude that he can make it work.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  malamoney
5 years ago

@malamoney: Yup, ny friends and I used to go see comedy shows in NY at the Cellar once a month. Life was good before kids.

The time we saw Chappelle was actually a Jim Norton show. When we got out of the cab, Robin Williams and Dave Attell were smoking a cigarette together.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
5 years ago

OZUNA favorite movie Blazing Saddles. OZUNA relate to MONGO. OZUNA only evil pawn in game of baseball.

Derrick
Derrick
5 years ago

Trumbo for J. Lackey…which side?

PHIL
PHIL
5 years ago

pick up for my minor league player Jake Bauers or Bradley Zimmer ?

macio
macio
5 years ago

Grey, as one of the derelicts who overpaid for Buxton as my 3rd OF, I’m of course benching him while he finds his inner peace through hot yoga, locates the golden ticket, and casts his golden sombreros into the fiery chasm from whence they came. In the meantime, please rank the following as a substitute moving forward:

Domingo Santana, Kepler, Peralta

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

John
John
5 years ago

Pujols and Melky for Carp and Fowler. Close to fair?

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
5 years ago

Funny Yu Darvish eating story;

His first year with the Rangers out in Surprise Arizona my buddy and I were having post game beers at Chili’s and splitting an awesome blossum. Out of the corner of my eye I see this gigantic Japanese dude walk in, followed by a tiny Japanese guy (the height they normally are). It’s Yu!! Swoon!! He sits down at a booth with his translator, and he’s going through the menu asking the translator questions about the offerings. After he realizes everything offered at Chili’s is greasy American boo boo he gets up and walks out. I got up from the bar and ran up to him as he was getting in his baller escalade. Got him to sign a ball, spoke a little broken Japanese I learned in high school, he giggled like a school girl. Long story. short…. still not sure what the man eats. Maybe those delicious grasshoppers they have at Safeco?

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

Speaking of LCK, you see his latest netflix special? Also of course Dave Chapelle’s is out recently. Which did you like better? I am torn I LOVE LCK but I didn’t laugh as much as I used to. DC was good too, he is huge now wtf I guess he was working out in Africa.

Also please watch the Trevor Noah stand up special, it is good. Started off like wow this is gonna blow. But ended up laughing more than both DC and LCK’s shows.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  peacecoast
5 years ago

@peacecoast: The Louie standup was fantastic, he’s been my favorite for a long while. I saw this material live last year and when I watched it on Netflix last week I howled like it was the first time. There isn’t a dick’s chance in my ass that Trevor Noah said anything better. Don’t try to convince me to watch Noah, I won’t.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  nick the dick
5 years ago

@nick the dick: Never watched Noah, so no comment there. I was a bit let down by the LCK special, Dave’s two were great. I do wonder if I subconsciously laugh a little harder at Dave than I should, due to wearing rose colored glasses/nostalgia

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Old School Brother
5 years ago

@Old School Brother: I’ll give you it wasn’t Louies best standup by any means, but I sure laughed my ass off. Nobody is Louie, to me…maybe same rose colored glasses in that I saw it live and have been waiting for it to come out? Haven’t gotten to the Chappelles yet.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  nick the dick
5 years ago

@nick the dick: I kind of felt the same way about Louie’s and Chappelle’s. Neither was their best work, but I still laughed at both.

Louie’s dick talk is always hilarious.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  nick the dick
5 years ago

@nick the dick: Noah’s stuff is more international and topical than LCK’s more brutally honest personal life stuff. As a first generation Canadian living in the US it was awesome.

TheBlackBarnacle
TheBlackBarnacle
5 years ago

Would you trade Mazara for Peraza in a 10 team 5×5 keeper roto league? Similar rounds taken ~12th. My other three keepers were Bryant, Miggy and Polanco but I’m struggling to find steals. I know its early and SAGNOF yadda yadda but I’m languishing over here!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  TheBlackBarnacle
5 years ago

@TheBlackBarnacle: Nope. 10 teamer…there’s no Jankowski or Mondesi or Gardner or Mallex or Kiermaier available?

SallyCips
SallyCips
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: Heck there may be even better in a 10-teamer.

TheBlackBarnacle
TheBlackBarnacle
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: It would just be really nice to slot JP into my 2b/ss. Jankowski and Mallex are there but my OF is really crowded right now. Do we really like Mondesi this year enough for him to be my primary MI? I’d be dropping Hernan Perez for him. No huge loss, but I liked him going into this year.

TheBlackBarnacle
TheBlackBarnacle
Reply to  TheBlackBarnacle
5 years ago

Maybe I could go Saladino and dump Perez?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  TheBlackBarnacle
5 years ago

@TheBlackBarnacle: Idk what your team looks like but you must have like zero speed if you’re considering this. You have Grey’s blessing.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: In a keeper? You’re nutty. Unless you think Peraza is the next Dee Gordon…

jeffrey wright
jeffrey wright
5 years ago

H2H points league
would you trade Pineda for RHill

Curtis Strange
Curtis Strange
5 years ago

Drop W. Castillo for d’Arnaud? TdA showing some pop in the early going…
5×5, OPS league

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Curtis Strange
5 years ago

@Curtis Strange: Same difference

Tweak
Tweak
5 years ago

Happy to see Kepler put bat to ball, but not so much the day after I dropped him in a standard redraft. I picked up Judge and the league’s not that active, so when Judge slumps, I should be able to get Kepler back no problem.

Separately, folks are on here asking about deals they’ve been offered or made, so I figured I might as well join in: In a 10 team, 50 players per team dynasty, I just moved Ian Happ straight up for J Dongs. Huzzah. OF is now K Davis, Eaton, Stanton, Joc, Mazara, Kepler and JD Martinez. Meadows, Brinson, O’Neill, Bader and Verdugo coming soon.

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Severino or Happ?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Robert
5 years ago

@Robert: J Happ or Severino?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Yesterday you said you’d cut Jason Hammel. Would that apply to 16-teamers too?

ty
ty
5 years ago

Morning Greystoke, 12 team 5×5 points.
Someone just dropped Dahl in my league. Would you drop K Brox for him?

ty
ty
Reply to  ty
5 years ago

@ty: Brox is just a bench player…..I have Trout Trumbo Peraza starting and owings on my bench

Ocho
Ocho
5 years ago

Kepler,grichuk,moreland, judge pick two

Synyster
Synyster
5 years ago

Do you think grays injury is serious and will land him on the shelf? How do you feel about Cole vs ChC today? Safe to roll him out?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Synyster
5 years ago

Let me try to ask everyone’s quest @Synyster: I’m not a doctor, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Since it’s a re-aggravation, I would say he hits the DL, but maybe for only 1 start.

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

You starting him, or no?

Synyster
Synyster
Reply to  Synyster
5 years ago
Hawk
Hawk
Reply to  Synyster
5 years ago

@Synyster:

Given his recent history you have to consider any negative injury news about Gray as serious

Joe Quadres
Joe Quadres
5 years ago

Starting Van Man at CLE in an RCL?

MarvPesos
josh
5 years ago

Grey,
10-tm H2H Keeper (keep 12 of 24) 7×7 cat
My low end bench guys are:
Tommy Joseph, Jonathon Schoop, Robert Gsellman

Waiver:
M. Moreland, H. Kendrick, S. Souza Jr., E. Thames, J. Panik, H. Pence, R. Schimph, M. Moustakas,
B. McCarthy, M. Leake, D. Holland, J. Nelson, Tony Watson, R. Iglesias

I was thinking of dropping Gsellman and possibly one of To-Jo or Schoop for perhaps McCarthy and Watson. My hitters are currently stacked and these would be bench guys anyways. I’ve got a limit of 35 moves per year so no streaming.

MarvPesos
josh
Reply to  josh
5 years ago

@josh: B. Finnegan also just got dropped (to waivers) but I think still McCarthy has the edge ?

Kas
Kas
5 years ago

Good morning Grey,

I’m looking to add Severino. Would you drop Roark for him or was his start last night a fluke? Thanks for your help, as always.

Kas
Kas
Reply to  Kas
5 years ago

@Kas: I almost forgot! Dickerson or A. Garcia ROS?

Kas
Kas
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: SEVERINO!!!

Jangles
Jangles
5 years ago

Good morning ! Max Kepler is on waivers, would you drop Schimpf or Parra for him? Gyro & Schimpf are my current options at third while Beltre heals. Thanks and have a great weekend!

Jangles
Jangles
Reply to  Jangles
5 years ago

@Jangles: Gyorko not Gyro, autocorrect. Damn now I’m hungry

Pousse-Pousse
Pousse-Pousse
Reply to  Jangles
5 years ago

@Jangles: Mmm, shrimp gyro

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
Reply to  Pousse-Pousse
5 years ago

@Pousse-Pousse: haha beat me to it

Jangles
Jangles
Reply to  Jangles
5 years ago

@Jangles: Just saw that Gallo is on waivers as well, to further complicate matters. Drop Schimpf for Gallo, Parra for Kepler? I just thunk that between Dahl and Desmond both being banged up Parra might have a lot of playing time for a few months…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Jangles
5 years ago

@Jangles: Parra is 3B eligible? I’d drop either one, but Schimpf first.

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
Reply to  Cram It
5 years ago

@Cram It: mmmm shrimp gyro….

jensen
jensen
5 years ago

Grey, what order would you add these pitchers: Khul, Vargus, Anderson. Volquez?

ryan
ryan
5 years ago

Grey or anyone else,

He gets: Trumbo, Kevin Herrera, Eickhoff
I get: Nelson Cruz, John Lackey

I had a closer to spare.

Verdict?

ryan
ryan
Reply to  ryan
5 years ago

10 team 5×5 redraft

eric
eric
5 years ago

Graveman, Manaea, Severino. Drop one.

GFY250
GFY250
5 years ago

You didn’t mention you’re cousin Jon’s toe injury. Also, what’s the deal with his lack of Ks the last 2 starts?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  GFY250
5 years ago