Manny Machado‘s epitaph:  He always found more success throwing a bat at a ball.  Better than Salvador Perez’s:  Together again!  Machado wasn’t just struggling, he was like that friend of yours that not only is having a rotten time at a party, but also sucks the prettiest girls in the room into his sad funk of despair and before long, the girls are like, “I don’t want to go out and get drunk and party and potentially hook up with you.  Your friend Manny Machado is too depressed.”  The buzz kill friend.  Yesterday, Machado went 5-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 8th homer, and fourth homer in his last seven games (skipping the suspension games).  About time he listened to your advice, did a body shot off the tummy of the girl that wants to be a physical therapist and cheered up!  I don’t own Machado anywhere this year, due to the knee issue coming into the season, but he just turned 22 years old (almost literally; his birthday was Sunday) and I’ll be all over Machado again next year.  Of course, if you can acquire him in a trade this year, by all means, which sounds like it was said by Malcolm X’s less militant brother, Bobby X.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Dickerson – Traded to the Indians.  Damn, that news alert was like trying to trade Ryan Braun, the reliever, for Puig.  For a millisecond, I thought Corey Dickerson got traded somewhere he would actually play.  Instead, this is Chris.  You know a guy has been traded a lot when the club they are leaving isn’t even the team cap they are wearing in pictures on their player page.  Maybe for old time’s sake, the Indians will trade for Chris Heisey and him and Dickerson can platoon.

Justin Masterson – 2 IP, 5 ER.  Shizz is painful to watch.   Send him to the Disgraceful List already.  Seriously.  No foolsies.

Michael Bourn – Out for a month with a hamstring strain.  Since he’s been battling this from last year, I’m guessing he’s likely going to be useless all this year too.  Too bad Bourn can’t give his hamstring amnesia.

Carlos Beltran – Didn’t start yesterday due to a swollen knee.  I remember in the 90’s when being swole was a good thing.  Beltran remembers.

Shane Greene – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I’ll cop to seeing the box score for this game, and seeing S. Greene and thinking, “Shecky Greene pitched for the Yankees?”

Brian McCann – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  You know your offense is a mess when the catcher, who is hitting .230, DHs.  That’s all I’m going to say on that.

Brett Gardner – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Is it weird that while I was writing Gardner’s name I started hearing Klymaxx’s I Miss You?  The video for that is when videos were videos and love meant something.  I particularly enjoy when the family shows up.  “Hey, what’s going on, mom?”  “Nothing, honey child, just came to watch my baby make a video.”  And tell me that doesn’t look like Cutty from The Wire at 2:05.  Yes, I dissected the Klymaxx video; leave me alone.

James Shields – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Guess a visit to the Rays cured whatever was ailing him.  Good news if you held him during his bout of miserablitis, and great news if you picked him up off waivers from someone else who couldn’t take the heat.  Now get yo’ hindquarters out of the kitchen!  Sorry, for someone reason I just became Florida Evans.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5, 1 run and 2 steals, and three steals in three games.  Cain…Sugar! now has four straight games with a hit and has been leading off.  I love to bedizen (Word of the Day!) my fantasy team with power/speed guys and Cain’s giving me the speed I so desperately need as I try to fend off Rudy and his Dee Gordon/Altuve slap n’ dash middle infield.

Alex Gordon – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs  His day off on Sunday worked out splendidly.  Maybe he can take off Tuesday through Friday and hit a freakin’ homer on Saturday.  Do we dream in color, Ned Yost?  Do we?

Omar Infante – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs.  It’s not HBO, it’s Hispanic Baby Omar.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  In the offseason, the Royals moved their fences back 800 feet.

Jeremy Hellickson – Will make his season debut today vs. the Royals.  Hellickson hasn’t been good in two years, had a 7+ ERA in the minors leagues this year as he rehabbed and I wouldn’t own Hellickson with your team.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating, or bares, if you’re a naturist.  Odorizzi seems like he gets positive mentions from me twice a week, yet his ERA is still only 4.10.  This is obviously due to an April ERA of 6.85, and a solid ERA the rest of the way. (Okay, so I didn’t actually calculate his ‘ERA the rest of the way,’ but I’m sure it’s better than 6.85.  Don’t have to be a rocket surgeon to figure that one.)

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.11.  Funny, his ERA is virtually the same as Odorizzi yet I wouldn’t want anything to do with Tillman, but I like Odorizzi.  Granted, that’s only funny to a handful of people in the Czech Republic.  What, I’ve been checking my Google Analytics.  Hey, Andrej!

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer.  You win, Cruz, all your power belong to you.

J.J. Hardy – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  I’ve only said this about 500 times (maybe three times), but there’s still a lot of homers left in his bat if you can get him.

Chris Davis – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  See what I said 1/8th of an inch above for Hardy.  If you’re trying to impress a girl, it’s really five inches above.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 3.47.  On the bright side for his H2H owners, you still haven’t seen his best work.  On the down side, hopefully you get to the H2H playoffs.  On the it doesn’t matter either way side, Strasburg’s not the reason you’re winning or losing, but could be the reason you’re winning soon.  Soon, my pretty!

Cliff Lee – Threw two innings in rehab and told reporters he felt fine.  No word on whether he spelled fine out — F-I-N-E — like he was macking on a girl at a club.

Joey Votto – Awaiting results of his…cat scan?  X-rays?  Cavity search?  How many tests does this guy need?  Can’t they put him on the DL and figure out what’s wrong with him later?

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer and 2nd in as many games as he played 1st base.  It only took half a season, but it looks like he’s finally hot.  Just our luck, he’ll prolly cool off over the All-Star break.

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs.  If he were on the Braves, he’d be batting cleanup tomorrow.  Actually, probably ninth behind Justin Upton.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Only really pitched poorly last time out vs. the Padres because I streamed him.  *puts on sexy bear costume, gets in horny bear cage*  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, though I’m not exactly sure why.  Seriously, I have no idea and usually I can figure it out.  /mind boggled.

Chris Coghlan – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd steal.  He’s hitting near-.400 in the last week and playing every day.  It’s really incentivising the Cubs players seeing their bids go up on eBay.  I think the Yankees bid on Coghlan right before his last hit.

Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-5.  Still hot.  Still schmotato.

Jhoulys Chacin – Shutdown for 4 to 6 weeks.  On a related note, my dog, Ted, is always running after his leash and I’m like, “Stop Jhoulys Chacin!”

Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Sky brought up an interesting tidbit yesterday about how the first game coming into Coors is always an offensive dud.  Of course, he mentioned it in relation to the Rockies pitcher who got pounded, but ya know.

Chase Headley – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  It’s fun to see what mediocre players would look like if they called Coors home, isn’t it?

Alexi Amarista – 1-for-3, 2 steals.  EverCab who?!  The crappy shortstop for the Padres that disappointed then got hurt.  I know, Random Italicized Voice.  I was being facetious.  Facetious?  The broad married to William H. Macy?  Forget it.

Cole Hamels – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Marco Estrada (5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks).  This was a classic matchup of good vs. bad.  Damn, I should’ve went into broadcasting.

Chase Utley – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  That’s gonna make the pomade go on that much smoother.

Joe Kelly – Will return to the rotation on Friday and bump Lyons.  Later, Fibber McGee!

Michael Wacha – Will rest for two more weeks.  If he needs a good book recommendation, I’m reading Barbarians at the Gate.  Don’t tell me how it ends!  (It’s gotta be better than the book that new HBO show, The Leftovers, is based on.  It would be more interesting if the show was about reheating meatloaf.  “Hey, I got an idea, how about we have characters that don’t speak, but write everything down!”  The Guilty Remnant should start a blog.)

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 1.79.  Heard a lot of talk about whether Wainwright would start the All-Star Game or Kershaw.  Both are worthy, which is why I suggest they both start.  Tell me it wouldn’t be amazeballs if Kershaw threw the first pitch, then Wainwright came in for the 2nd pitch and Kershaw moved to 2nd base.  Then they kept switching back and forth for every pitch.  This would be must see TV!  Seriously, people who have never watched a minute of baseball wouldn’t just be tweeting about the game, they’d actually watch it.  How am I not in charge of the All-Star Game?

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  On pace for 20 homers, though he is batting .331.  Almost like Adams is a Joey Votto-lite.  And that’s the first time lite and Adams have ever been in the same sentence.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, but came out after 84 pitches because he had a late dental appointment?  I’m honestly not sure.  Left early because he was scared Jose Tabata’s wife was going to kidnap his baby?  I don’t know.

Bronson Arroyo – Will have Tommy John surgery.  He only throws 82 MPH to start with.  Isn’t it easier if he just learns to throw with his left hand?

Mark Trumbo – Expected back right after the All-Star break from his traumatized foot.  Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t have used a thesaurus there for a stress fracture.

Chase Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  He’s a streamer, which is why I streamed him.  Booyakasha!

Martin Prado – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  He’s really only a one week hot streak away from being exactly what I thought he was, which is not a whole lot.  Don’t hate the player, hate–  Actually, no hate the player, in this case.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  He did have a homer on Saturday, and has been batting leadoff.  Yes, like every great Tom Cruise romance, there is a but coming.  But he hasn’t done a whole lot recently or this season.

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .331.  Now, unlike Ender, this guy has been a hot schmotato, and it doesn’t seem like it’s just a short schedule thing talking.

Daisuke Matsuzaka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the Braves.  Such a joke that Dice-K is pitching this well.  Or maybe that’s the Braves hitting that is the joke.  Or maybe no soap, radio.

Jenrry Mejia – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER and the blown save.  Probably just confirmation bias, but he seems to blow one save a week and earn one save every two weeks.  Might help if the Mets didn’t make him pitch in the eighth.  He’s still the closer, obviously there’s better ones.

David Wright – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Too bad he didn’t make the All-Star team.  Maybe he shouldn’t have pissed off the Cougars.  Never forget!

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Catherine the Great would’ve had me executed for beating this dead horse, but Grandy’s really the leadoff man?  Really, Seth Myers?

Evan Gattis – Not ready for baseball activity.  That means no spitting or adjusting your cup.

B.J. Upton – 1-for-6, hitting .210 and leadoff.  Meanwhile, Tommy La Stella (1-for-4) has a .380 OBP and is batting 7th.  Cust kayin’.

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  When Minor approached the pitching coach after the game to ask him what he did right here vs. his previous shellackings.  The pitching coach said, “No offense…Mets.”

Jesse Chavez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.06.  If it wasn’t for fear of GLAAD retribution, I’d say Chavez beat off those Regression Fairies.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Won’t go as far to say he came out of his three-month haze, but he’s now gone 2-for-4 in each of his last three games.  I’d make him my MI (not really a stutter!) and see what happens, if you’re struggling up the middle.

Pablo Sandoval – Missed another game with a sore elbow.  Guessing this is hurting his archery too.

Jered Weaver – Left yesterday’s game with lower back tightness.  Less awkward than lower front tightness, but more painful.

Jon Singleton – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Gon Homerton!  Yes, he’s batting .188.  No, that won’t continue.  In a small sample size — that’s what she said! Huh? — and being a rookie, it’s impossible to know what he will be.  What he could be is a young Ryan Howard.

Alex Presley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (4), but strained his oblique.  Vague!

Ricky Nolasco – Will undergo an MRI on his elbow.  I’d skip the MRI and just put up on the light box his 5.90 ERA.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!

Mike Zunino – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer.  If I wasn’t tethered ever-so-gently to Yan Gomes (who homered yesterday) and Zunino wasn’t batting .217, I would consider picking my catcher scab.

Michael Saunders – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting over .300 in the last week with a steal and two homers (including last night’s).  Picture Kole Calhoun, but without dealing with The Sciosciapath and not as much upside.   That’s Saunders.

Zach Putnam – 1 IP, 0 ER in the ninth inning.  Yay!  In a four-run game.  Lowercase yay.

Adam Dunn – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  I might be the only person in the world that was sonavabenched by that.  Stupid weekly leagues.  I like how expert leagues are like, “We’re gonna play OBP because it’s better representative of real baseball.”  Then they make it a weekly league.  Besides, maybe Fredi Gonzalez, who sets a lineup weekly?

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  A homer a day would be enough for us.  Dayanu!

Mike Carp – Was activated from the DL.  Super.  In related news, the Red Sox called up Mookie Betts to ride the bench.  Maybe I have Mookie rookie nookie, but they have dookie for brains.  Hehe, I said dookie.  They can’t even pinch hit him?  Seriously, dubya tee eff?  Don’t be a slave to the cliche “All Betts are off!”  Play him!

Shane Victorino – Will resume a rehab stint on Wednesday.  Dude updates his resume more than a recent college grad.

Kevin Gausman – Optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.  There’s gonna be a remake of Up in the Air with Gausman in the Clooney role.  Buck Showalter will be in the role originally done by Vera Farmiga, and when Gausman unexpectedly shows up at the stadium, Showalter will open the clubhouse door and Gausman will get a glimpse of Miguel Gonzalez playing catch with Ubaldo.

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Herschel
Herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: just traded for madbum. Any reason to be concerned?

MB
MB
7 years ago

Schierholtz or R Howard in obp (no avg) 5×5 league?

Gracias

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
7 years ago

Grey, now that the cubbies have called up Alcantara to replace the Purple Evolutionist for a few days now that his baby dino has hatched, what do you think the chances are that Arismendy hangs in the show for a while/ROS. Also, what would you expect from him production wise ROS if he was able to snag the starting job while Darwin is away (would be a hell of a baby shower present to get booted from your position)

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Count de Monetball
7 years ago

@Count de Monetball: they should tape that convo, barney comes back, everybody giving him cigars “hurrah!” for the dad. then walking papers and on a piece of paper (moneyball style) the number of a good day care center. “hope you like looking at that baby, cause you’ll have a lot of time to now buddy!”

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

that’s funny even rotoworld is confused about just how close together those wong homers were, it was today and 2 days ago, not back to back days (like i messed up above). it’s like his 0-2 yesterday didn’t exist

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
7 years ago

OZUNA!! Yeahhh buddy. Time to pick up Brad Don’t Call Me Dolph Ziegler

MB
MB
7 years ago

Hello, alcantara > lemahieu? 5×5 OBP

Thanks

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

great tom cruise joke. weeklies are for lumberjacks/splunkers/morlocks/ice fishers and other people who can only get to the interwebs once a week.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  goodfold2
7 years ago

@goodfold2: weird thing is MLB managers are probably the only people in the world who should be making lineups only weekly.

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

Okay to drop A. Hill? 12 team 5×5, QS instead of Wins, H2H w/9 active bats (no MI spots). I’d only have Dee for 2B and Segura for SS, but could add a SP.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

@Hal Incandenza: i’d be careful asking Aaron Hill who to drop, he probably won’t answer himself (at least not for your team, he’s probably dropped himself everywhere by now). only place i still have him is a 16 teamer as scooter backup, and a 10 team NL only.

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: Point taken. He’s “that guy” for me this year, the one I’ve been stubborn to let go of. Believed too hard, it seems.

monte
monte
Reply to  Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

@Hal Incandenza: i still have to hold him in 16 teamer and NL for sure.

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

can’t believe i look stupid for throwing hawkins away what at the time looked like for sure demotion (remember that, it was same day belisario got closer job).

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
7 years ago

if you go quickly ,
you can see torres pitching for the padres .
wearing a protective cap on the mound .

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
Reply to  costaricanchata
7 years ago

@costaricanchata:

pretty funky

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Used to be I could expect some ratio help in the FCL every fifth day when Tanaka and Bum both take the hill.

No longer, it seems.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: yeah, but sonny gray is back.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: that’s what I like to hear, coming at you with a vengance!!!

If you win are you going to wear the belt around?

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
7 years ago

Teheran stuck it in me tonight

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

this isn’t good, i picked up wong yesterday and dropped him early today for harrison since wong is still batting 8th (and harrison just keeps producing), but now double and 2 homers and single in last 2 days. he won’t be there again when i get more pickups. damn. hope it isn’t as bad as how i felt last year not having puig due to running out of pickups. he won’t be there till noon central. i f’ed up this time

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: it was in 3 days, my mistake, my only hope is for people to see his under .240 average and only 3 total homers. except this is STL league and honestly i had no right be able to pick him up the 3 or so times i have now.

Ryan
Ryan
7 years ago

The adverb or kazmir

Who wins Qs league?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Ryan
7 years ago

@Ryan: Kazmir

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

I’m behind in RBIs by 18-3.

18-3!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: He has Hamilton. 19-3.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Ha, no. Somehow I’m only behind 5-4.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

J-Up and Simmons really killing it with men on base there.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: And now Mesoraco. What the eff is it with my H2H hitters with the bases loaded?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Heyward hates me.

It’s mutual, believe me.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: He’ll probably like it even more when you sell low on him then suddenly heats up,,,this is the madness

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Mello Yello
7 years ago

@Mello Yello: That asshole knows that no one will give me anything for him

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
7 years ago

Wow that was like a 45 minute read with bathroom breaks and not looking at pot, you straight Bill Simmons that shizz!!

Dude, Zunino vs. Gomes is freggin brutal! I wanna just get them both because despite that being horrible strategy, I would probably save a few weeks of my future life…and who knows hoe many pebbles of sand are left on that hourglass (not saying I’m dying, but who the eff knows right?)

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Mello Yello
7 years ago

@Mello Yello: Haha I meant to say porn not pot…subliminals…

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

Great had ryu, tanaka, c mart and teheran going tonight and they gave me 18.1 innings, 39 hits, 21 earned runs, and only 15 strikeouts. For the love of all things razzy please Sonny get me a win!!

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

Grey, I’m in 2nd now, made a great run had a miserable start because of guys like hosmer and heyward.

Review my team and tell me what I need to get.

McCann
Frazier
Kinsler
Arenado
Hanley
Pence
Rios
Brantley
Calhoun

Bench
Hosmer
Napoli
Chisenhall
Machado
Melky
Heyward

Kershaw
Hammels
Fister
Beckett
Strausburg
DOlittle
Chisek

Verlander
Wheeler
Gausman

Hr RBI r obp SB k/9 era whip QS SV
10 team keeper league

Do you see a position that needs upgrading ?

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Where is Kid A, I passed his ass in the FCL then leap frogged SKY. I’m feeling it hommie! (Note: this lead won’t last so I need to enjoy it when I can)

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

@Grey: and you didn’t send me an e-mail so I could print that out and put it on my fridge?

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

@Grey: most of it, I started skimming towards the end. I think I want to change my name to 99 Problems. Screw J-FOH!

Steve
Steve
7 years ago

Blackmon or Melky ROS??

Brett
Brett
7 years ago

Who would you rather have rest of the year gio Gonzalez or samardzija?

Sange76
Sange76
7 years ago

12 team h2h points keeper

OF is pence, Brantley, Polanco, Alex Gordon, Corey Dickerson.

My Corey Dickerson and Matt Harvey (rd 11 keeper stash) for Alex Rios.

That’s a run and hit accept, right?

Thanks!

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

just as i pick up carmart (since he was actually great last time out, and getting better even at whip) then the last 2 innings happen. good thing era was already 8.7 with wily. those 2 losses might gonna lock up the week though, as opp is an absentee team (only one in league), and only has 4 starts total this week.

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

grey,

His M. Cabrera, J. Reyes, J. Morneau for my Tulo, R. Zimmerman and D. ortiz.
What side do you like better?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

wily’s getting screwed. all infield singles.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
7 years ago

@goodfold2: except for that revere double.

Greyismyhero
Greyismyhero
Reply to  goodfold2
7 years ago

@goodfold2: Yeah, killing me in too many leagues, wow, 6 er already

Greyismyhero
Greyismyhero
Reply to  Greyismyhero
7 years ago

@Greyismyhero: And I also have Ryu in too many, LOL….wow

Imoustacheyousomething
Imoustacheyousomething
7 years ago

Hi Grey,

I got offered Machado, Alex Gordon, Hyun Jin Ryu
for my Evan Longoria, Casey Janssen, Zobrist

(If it means anything, I’m in a keeper league and Machado is obscenely cheap here)

I come out on top?

Imoustacheyousomething
Imoustacheyousomething
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

pulled the trigger

gracias senor bigote!

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

@Grey: i guess that isn’t spainish for bigot then.

ebudz
ebudz
7 years ago

slightly revamped outfied but now gotta BENCH one for tomorrow assuming no last minute scratches.. need HR’s and R’s in my h2h yahoo standard matchup this extra long week

(39) A. Rios vs. HOU (Keuchel)
(78) R. Davis vs. LAD (Greinke)
(81) Polanco @STL (L. Lynn)
(209) A. Gordon @TB (Cobb)

Jimmy
Jimmy
7 years ago

Freese, Moustakas, or Uribe stopgap for E5. Strikeout league

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Jimmy
7 years ago

@Jimmy: mostsuckass son. he’s been quite good for over a month now.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

SCOOTER MF’ers! drive around in that SCOOTER!

Jake from State Farm
Jake from State Farm
7 years ago

Pay the premium for Anibal, pay a lot for cliff lee, or trade a pick for Arrieta? Which door do I choose?? Thanks.

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Would u trade Rosenthal and Blackmon for Kluber?
Need a good starter and have plenty of saves
Thx

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Mike
7 years ago

@Mike: iyeah

big league choo
big league choo
7 years ago

12 team qs league

Dee/Odorizzi or Hamels

big league choo
big league choo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: ended up trading leake instead of odorizzi….hoping his endline looks more like Mccarthy than his Fister lookin numbers

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

mentioned this before, but i forgot to mention that we have 6 keepers in this 10 teamer. is my
verlander and round 6 for opp’s archer and round 8 good for me (today might be important in this, verlander got lit)
k/bb and k/9 both stats here.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: of course not. i have bumgarner and 5 pretty good hitters for that.

Zeke
Zeke
7 years ago

Grey,

I have taken a hiatus from fantasy baseball and my team is in serious trouble. I know I need to trade pitching for batting. I am last in AVG and SB. My OPS, HR, R, and RBI could all use help too. It’s a 6×6 league QS league that has K, BB, SV, ERA, and WHIP as the other pitching categories.

C: Buster Posey
1B: Chris Davis
2B: Aaron Hill
3B: Miggy
SS: Alcides Escobar
2B/SS: Matt Carpenter
1B/3B: Adam Lind
OF: Holliday
OF: Cespedes
OF: Werth
OF: Khris Davis
OF: JD Martinez
Util: Austin Jackson
Bench: Yan Gomes
Bench: Xander
Bench: Nick Castellanos

SP: Yu, MadBum, Sonny Gray, Latos, Cobb, Lackey, Tyson Ross
RP: Kenley Jansen, Glen Perkins

The waivers are picked clean and I’m in second to last place by a lot. I need to make some drastic moves if I want to have any chance at competing in this league. What should I do? Thanks!

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

at least ortiz is getting tested a lot, that makes sense. 8 or so times this year, so he said.

Fish
Fish
7 years ago

Springer or Bruce ROS?

Mike Duffy
Mike Duffy
7 years ago

Hey Grey,
In a 12 team mixed league, would you trade Longoria and Cargo for Wainright, Kemp, and Matt Dominguez ?

Thanks,

Md

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

about to have my 3rd chance at waivering minor somewhere, i’ve yet to succeed.

DomMattingly
DomMattingly
7 years ago

Arenado or Duda?
Walker or Wong?
For tonight

Greyismyhero
Greyismyhero
7 years ago

Drop Keuchel or Locke for Gee or hold? Thanks!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Greyismyhero
7 years ago

@Greyismyhero: smoke that, and it’ll be locke.

CatalinaWineMixer
CatalinaWineMixer
7 years ago

Pick two: Dallas Keuchel, Jesse Hahn, Charlie Morton, or Jeff Locke

Malicious Phenom
7 years ago

Hey with Beckett going to the DL, who takes his spot in the Dodgers rotation?

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: cool, thanks..see you tomorrow..

Carlos
Carlos
7 years ago

Grey!

Drop Heyward for JD Martinez?

Thanks!

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

deep (20) team league where we need a pretty high amount of innings per week and are only allowed at most 13 pitchers to combat hoarding. if i could’ve made the innings i would just leave it alone but with fielder/profar/gyorko/d.holland/avisail filling up DL spots and beckett sitting there helping me not make innings this week. i either have to drop one of them or one of mercer/kike. this is full roster (up to 25 a year) keep forever league (at no prices). who’s drop for pitcher streamer? i could also drop hurry K’d carter and hope Pearce keeps starting when they get back to AL (i would only miss today having a 1B). so
1. carter (parmelee available again for later)
2. kike or mercer

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: drop carter/kike/mercer for stream spot since beckett is injured and i need to make innings. it’s almost certainly carter here.

Jason
Jason
7 years ago

addison russell or segura in a keeper

jaybird
jaybird
7 years ago

Addison russell or segura in a keeper?

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: interesting. Iwas leaning towards Russell.

any reason in particular you go with Segura?

Jason
Jason
7 years ago

sorry one more…

Trade fielder straight up for Arenado in a keeper? I’d have E5 to slot in at first next season.

Jason
Jason
7 years ago

trade matt moore for syndergaard in a keeper?

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: ok in this league we have to keep 2 pitchers as a requirement.

currently it looks like Ill be keeping Trout goldy machado brantley Yordano Sonny gray and then two of the following :
segura, Addison Russell, cole, syndergaard.

but which two?

Jason
Jason
7 years ago

I’m in a keeper where we keep 5.

current roster is:
rosario, freeman, kipnis, beltre, carpenter, zobrist, stanton, Alex Gordon, Khris davis, polanco andrus, arenado.
Felix, lester, cole, odorizzi, wood, hahn, kelly, soria, perkins, reed.

I’m pretty sure I’m out of it, so i was thinking of selling off some pieces. I’m leaning towards keeping Freeman, Beltre, stanton, and polanco. the fifth would be Felix, but I am getting a ton of interest in him.

most offers are dealing in picks for next years draft. is a first and third rd pick enough to move him? so far i have gotten three offers including the picks and players.
1) hamels a 6th rd and 8th rd pick (first and third after keeper rds)
2) Hammel a 6 and 8
3) Baez a 6 and 8

I just opened the bidding and have a mgr that wants me to take the best offer i receive and he says he’ll beat it. so not sure what that would be right now, but are these moves any good to take or am i better off keeping Felix? I would probably keep one of andrus, arenado or kipnis if i deal felix.

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Jason
7 years ago

@Jason:

just got another Cespedes a 6, 9, and 12 rd pick

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: ok cool. right now I just threw him on the block to see what offers came in, but it looks like they are all under value…

good to know. So unless something great comes along you hold felix and he’s definitely worth holding over the other alternatives I have?

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
Ok. Thanks OFfers are flying in.
Just recd Teheran a 6 & 7

Any good?

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Felix

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: alright I’m keeping him

Dave
Dave
7 years ago

Is this good enough of a staff for an 11 team league? 6×6 QS and W count

Lester, Homer, Iwakuma, Lackey, Wheeler, Kazmir, Arrieta

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Prado or Headley in keep everyone 5×5 dynasty?

Thank you in advance

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

now that casilla has been named the closer him or mejia?
2. better beckett replacement in 20 teamer, workman or bolsinger? probably workman

big league choo
big league choo
7 years ago

what type of pitcher would you want in return for Dee Gordon?

tank1
tank1
7 years ago

Trade C. Davis/Blackmon for Pujols/Gordon? Thanks.

smegma
smegma
7 years ago

So, with Masterson to the DL does that mean Salazar is coming back? If so, would you want him over a guy like Estrada or Hahn in redraft league?

Al koholic
Al koholic
Reply to  smegma
7 years ago

@smegma: id roll with Hahn till he shows different

Wacha Wacha
Wacha Wacha
7 years ago

Hey Grey, how much value will Dickerson have when Cargo and Cuddyer return? Which of these players do you like more than Dickerson ROS? Marte, K Davis, Polanco, Calhoun, Crisp, JD Matinez, Yelich

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
7 years ago

in 16 teamer with OPS/QS with these pitchers
shark/mccarthy/gee (back soon, have to drop somebody)/miley/lackey/morton/odrisamer/eovaldi/cobb, and a decent offense (2 utils)
navarro
hosmer
kinsler/walker
miggy/mostsuckass/zimmerman
castro
upton/ozuna/revere/zimmerman/a.gordon

1. is it worth it for me to trade mccarthy/a.gordon for beckett/beltran (NYY fan attempting this one)
2. drop which SP for Gee (or wait till he has good start)
3. drop any SP for locke?
thanks.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: 1. thought gordon may have been worth that much more.

Jack
Jack
7 years ago

Alex Gordon for Jose Quintana. Which side? Thanks!

Jack
Jack
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I have Bautista, Brantley, Khris Davis, and Dickerson. I’m going to keep Quintana

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Jack
7 years ago

@Jack: the shell game question i see.

AA
AA
7 years ago

I give Segura, Kuroda, Eovaldi, 1st round pick. I get Cueto and Iwakuma…thoughts?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

hells yeah, this schlub coglan in NL only (replacing owings at IF is a different guy every few days, first campbell, then van slyke) is working out real good. also ruggiano is working out. that whole team is filled with WAS/CUBS people; zimmerman/rendon/desmond/lake/ruggiano/rizzo/coglan

Dez
Dez
7 years ago

12 team h2h points league.

Chase Utley & Matt Holliday (LF)
for
Jason Kipnis & Yoenis Cespedes (LF/CF)

Night pandas
Night pandas
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

Bud Norris worth a look in a 15 teamed QS league? Have a spot open with Beckett down. Other options are Eovaldi and Gee.

(Limited moves)

No Soup for Yu
No Soup for Yu
7 years ago

Aftrnoon Grey! 3 quick ones for you all regarding 10 team h2h redraft OBP
1. ROS prefer Calhoun of K Davis?
2. ROS prefer J Hammel or M Minor
3. Pick one FA pitcher I should add I Kennedy, Hahn, Chavez, Haren, Heaney, Stroman

Thanks a bunch!

R.J.
R.J.
7 years ago

I have a glut of corner infielders (M. Cabrera, Seager, Morneau, Belt) and want to use that depth to trade for quality starting pitching. Overall my offense is excellent, but due to recent moves I have only 4 SPs at the moment: Sale, Bailey, Cobb, Gray.

Was offered Kershaw for Cabrera straight up. Would you pull the trigger? Or should I shoot for a lesser, but still top 25-ish SP with one of my other 1B/3B? I also was offered Anibal Sanchez for Seager. Personally, I don’t think Anibal looks anywhere near as good as last year (K’s way down, SwStr% down, unsustainable HR/FB rate, lucky BABIP), but would you rather do that kind of deal than give up Miggy? Thanks guys- great work as always.

Long Bawls
7 years ago

Completely agree about The Leftovers (the book). Maybe I’m just mad because my grandfather’s Lower East Side business (a pushcart filled with rags) was called The Guilty Remnant, which he lost when a guy named Perrotta beat him up and took it.

Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Even though I’m a youngish, prematurely cranky man, my grandfather was born 111 years ago. And in all his stories, he was the one doing the beating up, mainly of startled older, bigger kids. But unless they changed a lot for the TV show, the twist is gonna be the final shot: an HBO exec saying, “I want it to be like Treme, but more boring.”

Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: Sorry for the spoiler! At least now I know why I won’t be raptured…

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
7 years ago

Hey keep up the good work bud, my current roster sits at (not full roster obviously) Segura at SS, OF is Trout, Cutch, Brantley with my util a clusterfuck of Dickerson, Arenado or Zman, and Belt. Just got offered MadBum, Hanley and Hunter Pence for my Cutch, which is very enticing. Would you do it? It’s also a keeper league and I’m already in first place so there’s no real need to do this trade since Cutch is by far the best keeper. Thanks and keep up the good work.

big league choo
big league choo
7 years ago

12 man H2H No Hrs or Svs add in QS/L + TBs/BBs league

trying to get rid of kazmir before he gets hurt or starts getting his starts skipped.

1) not getting any takers, would you trade him straight up for each of these guys Fister, Cobb, Ryu?

2) Jose Abreu or Freeman/Kaz/Leake or Laroche/Arrieta/Price?

Sange76
Sange76
7 years ago

12 team h2h points

My pence and Gerrit cole for mesoraco and minor.

OF- pence, Brantley, Alex Gordon, Polanco, Dickerson
C- zunino. Mauer on DL.
Rotation- Hamels, Richards, cole, Arrieta,
Ventura, Stroman.

Thanks!

King Andrus
King Andrus
7 years ago

Great Column Grey!

Who do you like better ROS…Miller, Gennett, Hill, or Lowrie?

Thanks!

King Andrus
King Andrus
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Ok great, who would be your second choice if I can’t get Gennett?

Fish
Fish
7 years ago

Ignoring positions, Pearce or Kendrick ROS?

Fish
Fish
Reply to  Fish
7 years ago

@Fish: And as a followup thinking the answer is Pearce, who has a better ROS, Hosmer or Pearce?

Derrick
Derrick
7 years ago

Need some pitching help and already have Arenado at 3B. Was thinking of offering Longoria for Samarzdija.

Too much?

Tyler
Tyler
7 years ago

Grey! Trade Bautista and Balfour to get Papelbon/Ryu/Yordano Ventura?

Andrew
Andrew
7 years ago

Would you stream degrom home vs Braves today in 12 teamer? ($5 SON)

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

You sitting Chris Davis until he starts to look like a hitter? Flirting with the Mendoza line and I just can’t seem to justify putting him in my lineup until something changes. Your thoughts? Slump, the real Chris Davis, or something else?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
7 years ago

with Cole and Beckett going to DL
was thinking of stashing Baez (ss eligible CBS)
in case Segura keeps sucking
thoughts? 14team H2H

Bob
Bob
7 years ago

In a 6×6 with QS who gets left off the roster?

Marcus Stroman
A.J. Burnett
Tim lincecum
Taijuan walker