On Saturday, Marcell Ozuna was arrested for domestic violence. Proving this year, he’s a piece of shit on and off the field. There’s no way he plays again this year. Too bad he’ll miss Player’s Nickname weekend, when they could’ve put on his uniform back, “I’m A Garbage Human.” My guess is Ozuna’s suspension goes into next year too; the Braves void his contract, and he’s playing the outfield somewhere with Puig. By ‘somewhere’ I mean not in the MLB, as he rightfully becomes Ozuna non-grata. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Taijuan Walker – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.84, as he was activated from the IL. Cougs keeps saying I have to watch Captain Fantastic, and I keep saying, I have, and his name is Taijuan.

Trevor Story – Hit the IL with elbow tightness. Hey, am I losing much by replacing Trevor Story with Alex Blandino on my NL-Only teams? *insert Tommen falling out a window* Brendan Rodgers just got guaranteed everyday at-bats for the foreseeable future. He was my lede in Buy column on Friday. I jinxed Story, didn’t I?

Jon Gray – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.71. Jon Gray and his opponent, the Pirates, were in a battle to see who was more the Pitts.

Chase De Jong – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, as he was called up. I streamed him yesterday. Not because of the Streamonator but because of the Colorado Suckies.

Julio Urias – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.61. What a sideways shizz show.

Cody Bellinger – 0-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the IL on Saturday. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “If the fountain in the main lobby is the same water as in the bathrooms, I’m not sure how what I did was wrong.”

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Could he do a Facetime call with Juan Soto to show him how to hit homers again? Maybe Pujols’s grandson could show him how.

Mauricio Dubon – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Box score says he has three homers, but, as someone who sadly has this guy in a league, I don’t remember one decent game from him.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.40, and out after 72 pitches. He left with hip tightness. Take my hand, bow your head, and form a hexagon.

Austin Slater – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in the last five games. Gotta watch for platoons, but hot schmotato alert.

Roman Quinn – Hit the 60-day IL with an Achilles injury. Too bad the Phils have no one else–*cough* Cornelius Randolph *cough*. Sorry, I think I’m coming down with a Randcough. What, was that too Cornylius?

Mike Zunino – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .222. Catcher questions incoming in 3, 2, 1…

Jake Odorizzi – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.75, as he was activated from the IL. Odorizzi returned after a month on the IL, and threw 20 more pitches than Paddack has in six weeks! Liked Odorizzi when he first signed with the Astros, but that ship has sailed, landed in a New World, where Cleveland is the home to the Indians, and every pitcher is good, so in shallower leagues I’d use the Streamonator for Odorizzi.

Freddy Peralta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.38. I officially love Freddy Peralta. It’s requited too! Is that a word? I only ever hear unrequited. Fine, it’s un-unrequited.

Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.27 vs. Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.34. This matchup was billed as one guy who sounds like what everyone names their dog and what I want to name my next dog  — Max vs. Arfer Woofruff.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Don’t think he’s rostered in less than 50% of leagues, but if Avisail is, uh, available: hot schmotato alert.

Omar Narvaez – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .306. Realmuto has 4 HRs, hitting .286. Cust kayin’.

Ross Stripling – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.11. When I was single, I used to be 5’11” with size 17 shoes, because I’d jam my sneakers with phonebooks.

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Best thing for Rowdy, the Jays and his fantasy value would be him getting traded for a pitcher. Yo, Jays, don’t you want Kyle Gibson?

Josh Naylor – 3-for-6 and his 5th homer, hitting .253. Like Naylor more than perhaps is warranted, and, even I have to admit, he’s at best a 20/.270 hitter. Much better two-hole hitter. Hey now!

Jesus Luzardo – Activated from the IL, and will work out of the bullpen for now. That should last as long as it takes for me to say, “Cole Irvin,” assuming Luzardo doesn’t just miss getting to a next level in a video game.

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.88. He’s already brought one game into the 7th with a no-hitter, and, yesterday, he took a no-hitter into the 5th. Kikuchi is the ace lurking at the back of your pitching staff, huh? Time to take a dive! *looks at his player page* Well, usable, but surprisingly yawnstipating. All the talk about his increased velocity made me think I was going to be drooling at his peripherals. Better than a streamer, but too many homers allowed and not enough Ks for his command.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer. The lesser of the Seager brothers in drafts, who should likely be the greater of the two. Corey Seager, see there, shade. That sounds like a half-realized poem at Def Poetry Jam.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Not to get greedy, but I have homers coming from a bunch of guys. Hit .340 this year, Ketel, and you and I will be best friends, then you can pick up the check for me, and laugh at my jokes and do all the things a best friend does.

Dylan Carlson – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .270. Member in April when I kept regretting not drafting Carlson, yeah, about that.

Jorge Soler – Out with a groin issue. Sounds like me in high school. Hey, good news all you prospecting junkies! You giant ding dongs of upside! You wild boys of the waiver wire! Check out the next blurb!

Edward Olivares – 2-for-4, 1 run, as he was called up, and I grabbed him in a 15-team mixer. He has speed and power, hitting five homers and stealing seven bags in only 20 games of Triple-A this year, and, oh, a tidy .395.

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .143. Throw out the Mendoza Line this year and have the Man, Dozier Line.

Greg Holland – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.86 and the save. With Staumont on the IL, the Royals might go with Barlow, Zimmer or Holland, which really would be them going Dutch. If they go with just Holland, well, you don’t have to be clairvoyant to see blown saves in the future for the Royals.

Max Kepler – Hit the IL. That gives more playing time to Rob Refsnyder. Is it me or does everyone sing Refsnyder like DMX? Meh, prolly just me. Little to no interest for me in Refsnyder, but he has been a hot schmotato.

Blake Snell – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.55. Blake Snell is the slapdick prospect. I hate him. Then, coming into the game was Joe Musgrove (5 IP, 0 ER, zero baserunners, ERA at 2.08), which so effin’ dumb. The Padres were down by seven runs. Take the L and move on, rather than risk hurting your best SP (or 2nd best to Yu Darvish). Even though, it worked out fine for Musgrove, it’s bad process. Plus, when can he pitch again now? I get it, the Padres had to rest their bullpen, but do the Padres not need starters? It sure seems the opposite. If you’re losing and want to save your bullpen, do as every other team, and throw a position player.

Wil Myers – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. We’re coming up on 60 games played, and if Myers did this shizz last year, he would’ve been ranked around 250th overall, and that once scary Padres’ lineup, looks pretty meh, after FTJ.

Ha-Seong Kim – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .195. No matter what he does people will still overrate the next ‘big-time slugger’ who comes over from the KBO. Just as they did after Jung-ho Kang. For reference point, in the KBO, Dan Straily is Roger Clemens.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .230. My big worry with Tucker was he would be a .230 hitter, but now that everyone’s a .230 hitter, does that make me right or wrong? Wrong, huh? Sigh.

Zack Greinke – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.67. That’s a whole lot better than paying extra for guac at Chipotle.

Trevor Rogers – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.87. Yeah, and you don’t stop. Cause it’s a 1.87 ERA.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.01. I’ve already decided no matter what Eovaldi does I will never recommend you draft him again. Not that I don’t think he can be good, but no one ever wants to hold him. The questions to drop him are nonstop!

Deivi Garcia – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.48, as he was recalled from Scranton/Jamaal Wilkes-Barre, and likely sent back there after this start.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.59. This start was vs. the Yanks, a team much scarier on paper, and that paper is stained yellow from the sun and has a picture of Jeter on it.

Alex Cobb – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.78. If you drafted Kyle Gibson, Alex Cobb and Robbie Ray, you’d have a solid backend of your pitching staff, assuming your leaguemates didn’t commit you to an insane asylum for drafting those three guys. “Hey, guys, can I get this strait jacket removed now? Hello…?” That’s you waiting on your friends.

David Bote – Hit the IL. This opens up room for *looks at the Cubs’ depth chart*…uh…I wish I had the Wisdom to see who’s the guy who benefits here.

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 7.22. Okay, for real, who is this pitcher and what has he done with Luis Castillo?

Tyler Mahle – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.42. This time T. Mahle burns so good!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .163 with a .241 OBP, as he hits leadoff still. Just an absolute giant brain oozing out of David Bell’s ears.

DJ Stewart – 1-for-2 and his 5th homer, and he was last week’s hot schmotato because he was hitting dongs on the daily, and he’s still going. BTW, Hittin’ Dongs On The Daily was such a classic Nicki Minaj album.

Lucas Giolito – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.73. Orioles are around a league average offense, so this was more Giolito being great vs. Orioles being bad. His fastball velocity was up (hitting 97, sitting around 95), which couldn’t have hurt his change, and that produced 57% Whiff Rate, and his slider was at 50%. This start looked like what people were paying 2nd round value for with Giolito.

Billy Hamilton – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Billy Hamilton only has two barrels in the past three seasons, as he ties Gleyber Torres on the year for homers, and Nomar Mazara. Speaking of Nomar, Billy Hamilton has more career White Sox home runs than Mazara had on the Pale Hose. Next up for Hamilton will be tying Juan Soto with four homers and that’s when I commit a war crime.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.37. And yet another short start for Lynn; this one at 82 pitches. If I were in the White Sox clubhouse, I’d double check with Tony La Russa on something. “Hey, Tony, when we told you Lance Lynn had thrown 100 pitches in 34 straight starts, were you sober?”

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Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Albombso!

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Sorry. 28% 22% started.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  Joe
1 year ago

both sound about right if cbs is mostly 12’ers. spots i have him are far deeper than 12’ers though. AL only, 16’ers got him in a bunch of those. 13 teamer with 50 max active rosters able to add fairly lately (2 days ish ago). and of the 28% that own him 78.5% start him, that makes sense.

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Ah. Thanks. Haven’t noticed it. Dude’s been on a tear.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Joe
1 year ago

22% owned in cbs. And everyone be hurtin for OF’s.

joe
joe
1 year ago

When’s Renfroe going to get some love?

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  joe
1 year ago

he mentions him as an add over many others all the time for deeper adds (not super deep, clearly owned in those), even before he was doing well lately.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Logan Webb,Jake Odorizzi or Fylan Bundy ROS? Thanks for all your help and great writing every day.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 with OBP. I need SB, OBP and W.

1) Kelly or McCann?
2) Drop anyone for O’Neill?

C – C. Kelly
1B – Bellinger
2B – Villar
SS – Bichette
3B – Devers
CF – Mullins
OF – Just Dong, Kiriloff
UTIL – Alonso, Yermin
BN – Suarez, Brujan
IL – Seager, Alonso
NA – Duran
SP – Ryu
RP – E. Diaz
P – Clase, D. Castillo, H. Robles, PabLo, Bassitt, Manoah
BN – Means, Fried, Eovaldi, Civale

Thanks in advance.

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Grey. Should Tony gonsolin be rostered? Looks like he will start next week vs Pirates.

Coming off shoulder injury concerns me, he may only go 4 innings a start

Does he enter the rotation? If so what would give him ROS ?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Primetime
1 year ago

He’s a streamer at best for now.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 with OBP. I need SB, OBP and W.

1) C. Kelly or McCann?

2) Drop anyone for O’Neill?

C – C. Kelly
1B – Bellinger (CF/OF eligible)
2B – Villar
SS – Bichette
3B – Devers
CF – Mullins
OF – Just Dong, Kiriloff
UTIL – Alonso, Mercedes
BN – Suarez, Brujan
IL -Seager
NA – Duran
SP – Ryu
RP – E. Diaz
P – Clase, D. Castillo, H. Robles
BN – PabLo, Bassitt, Manoah, Means, Fried, Eovaldi, Civale

Thanks in advance.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Odorizzi or Bundy?

CP
CP
1 year ago

Rodgers or Wisdom?

Lauer or C. Smith?

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Time’s up on Matt Chapman? 0/4 3Ks including a K against Montero just now… I think he needs a IL stint or something. My starting 3B will be Villar going forward.

I’d use that roster spot for either one of the following pitchers – Manaeaeaea, Matz, Mize, Luis Garcia

Or another bat: Carlson, Brendan Rodgers, Blackmon

I feel like Chapman is bad juju for my team

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So Blackmon is a guy you only start at Coors & bench otherwise?

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

that’s what i’ve been doing but it’s easy since the league i own him is 13 teamer with 50 active sized rosters and have backups. i have tapia too and prefer to not play him on road but don’t always have that choice. i roster some bench active MLB bats but not tons. this isn’t one of those goofy draft and no adds leagues, i’ve in season added luplow and naquin and renfroe to play over principal blackman on his road games for RF or OF.

Tbone
Tbone
1 year ago

Stroman for my Solak?

I need pitching and basically use Solak as bench fill in for my OF when banged up.

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
1 year ago

NL only, added a bunch of bums last week from injuries, now l.thomas playing half the time, nido back to bench with alonso back, drury probably also gets squeezed, and dejong is closer to back than a week ago too (i.e. losing sosa’s playing time when that happens)
C molina
1B freeman
2B wong
SS sosa
3B riley (OF)
MI harrison (2B/3B)
CI shaw (1B/3B)
OF (4): gone varnish (2B/SS/OF), heredia, schwarber, l.thomas
util (1): drury (1B/2B/3B/OF)
BN: nido
DL: didi, harper, bader (probably back soon), moustakas, grisham, mcneil

clearly nido is a drop for at least one of: ahmed (sucks but a starting SS), wisdom (only playing since rizzo’s out, but he could easily get DL’d at any time), k.tom, y.daza (not starting any more, but lefty only guy and in COL for a while about to be, would probably be decent guy to have benched unless somebody else is benched over next little while)

2. drop drury or l.thomas for a 2nd of those?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Wow. I know that Rodon win the game, but Tristan looked the better pitcher.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Thoughts?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks bro.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks bro.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

In 6 home games, German Marquiz has beeen good 3x (ERA < 3); meh 2x; and the expected disaster (6 runs in 0.2 innings) only 1x. I assume you still won't touch him tomorrow vs Texas, right?

And my obligatory Moustakis question upon activation – Mous or Ian Happ?

Thanks.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Adames or polanco who do you like more ros?

Tim Na
Tim Na
1 year ago

In an OPS and Quality start league (everything else is regular) who wins this trade:
McGee and Wendle for Neris and Pineda

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Tim Na
1 year ago

unless one of the teams had specific needs to one of wendle’s positions or SP in general neris side in a vacuum i’d think.

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Kyle Lewis or Brandon Lowe ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Lowe is still under the mendoza line and Lewis looks like he’s starting to heat up a bit

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Right when I said that the Mariners take Lewis out of the game… So you off the Lewis bandwagon? I’ll cut him for Carlson or Blackmon, or a streaming pitcher – or any of the guys on your last buy column

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The manager said it was the same pain he experienced with the his other injury. If that’s the case it’s too bad cause he was finally starting to do something.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

holy crap if the k.lewis counter had added to it the b.lowe counter for drops asked about it would break the counter and easily be over like 250 since the start of may i’m sure. that’s only about 4 per day each which i’m sure has been matched.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just my luck – I had no interest in dropping Lewis, but I guess we gotta wait and see with this injury

TriggaMike
TriggaMike
1 year ago

Yo Grey! Appreciate your daily content man. Been following for years now.

12 team points league where I’m currently in 1st.

Some of the scoring as follows:
-1 k’s, +4 hr, +1.5 sb

ip +1, k’s +1, er -1, win +3 , loss -1

Was offered: Devers, Wheeler, and L. Gilbert
for my Soto, Snell, Trevor Rogers.
Thoughts!?

Thanks in advance!

TriggaMike
TriggaMike
Reply to  TriggaMike
1 year ago

+1 for Bb

He owns Nola, who I can try and swap for wheeler?

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 year ago

So Rich Hill got taken out of the game today after throwing 5 shutout innings and only 56 pitches. Cash said he is fine and it was a strategic move. WTF?!? This is what we do now? I guess so since they did so in the World Series as well. With BS like this there is no way I will be able to compete (QS league).

I have lost Robert to an old man hip injury. Lost Reyes to a strained tummy muscle. Lost Luzardo because he got into a fight with his Wii. Lost Plesac because he took his shirt off too “aggressively” or whatever that means. Yuli is out with an irritated finger for 3 days but no DL.

Now I have Betts out due to allergies. $365 million and he can’t buy some Flonase? Could you imagine calling out of work because of allergies?

What must Cal Ripken think of all of this? Sorry I am at the point where I hate fantasy and baseball in general. Rant Over. :-(

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Big Dog
1 year ago

depends on what kind of job you have. if your vision is blurry from alergies you can’t hit well since you can’t see that well. hitting is mostly being able to see a ball moving crazy fast (and moves often in weird ways) and reacting extremely quickly. i don’t have a job that semi blurry vision would inhibit me from doing it and most people probably don’t either. it would be funny if fixing it would be as simple as getting some alergy pills or something of course and they haven’t figured that out. not that weird though, this is the same team that took 5ish days to figure out bellinger’s “leg bruise” was really a fractured shin. if it say were to take the LAD 5 days to find out which type of allergy remedy fixes mookie i’d not be surprised. the mess would probably give him hemlock or something.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

let’s say i was trying to play ping pong (the closest thing i do to baseball hitting as far as quick reactions based on seeing a ball move quickly at me), and was really stoned or drunk or on some pills or something and had blurry vision. pretty sure in that example i’d be playing far shittier ping pong from the vision thing.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Sup Grey,
12 Team Roto
K. Bryant or Bellinger ROS?

Thurman
Thurman
1 year ago

my offer of trading away zack wheeler for joe musgrove was just accepted. did i f up?

Thurman
Thurman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

was mostly due to your boy blair saying wheeler is in for some regression fairies :)

JC
JC
1 year ago

Weekly checkup. In fifth place 12 team h2h league.
Saves and holds are separate categories. Must play five OF…LF, CF, RF and 2 OF. I have no RF at the moment so that is an issue. The squad:
Kelly
Abreu, Freeman, Bergman
Trea, Albies, Polanco
Winker, Happ, Peralta, Benny, Cain (streamer)
DH- Yordan
Bench- Bell, Kepler
IL- Springer
SP- Burnes, Gaus, Hill, Alozady, Eovaldi, Kaprelian
RP- D Castillo, Neris, D Williams,

1. Trying to trade for an outfielder now. Ballpark what would Bell get me? Or maybe Bell and Kepler?
2. Fulmer available. Add? If so who goes?
3. Kepler is my RF. I could drop him or Cain for: Eaton, Olivares, Soler, Frazier, Dozier,
4. Figuring Kaprelian is a time bomb. If proven to be right, the best in the WW is Corbin, Pivetta, Matz, DeSclafani. Thoughts?
Thank you

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Very helpful. Thank you

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Mountcastle or Sano ROS?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Or Pavin Smith?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Welp no Ohtani smh

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

yeah @ SF might be none of him for series besides he should get pinch hits. i didn’t notice he was @ SF till lately either.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

in the future there will be a “behind the career of t.chatwood” in it we’ll find out 2 things, one, that after the 2018 season he went to a hypnotist who tricked him into thinking he was a pitcher without a completely horrible BB rate. the hypnotist’s mind spell had a shelf life that ran out may 30th 2021. the second thing is far stranger; he has access to voodoo dolls of his managers, rather than poke them with needles or knives or burning them, he sticks little barbie sized headphones on them and sends in a track that constantly reads: ” chatwood is good, leave in chatwood at his current role, and do not change chatwood’s role for he is good”

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 year ago

Thanks for your help above!

Rolling the dice on Gausman despite a pending MRI on his hip or start Manoah vs MIA? Weekly lineup locks when the Giants game starts this afternoon.

Thanks again!

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
1 year ago

AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. 10 teamer. somebody dropped big willie, drop either of larnach or naylor (1B/OF) for him? 7 day rater likes larnach a lot less than either of the other 2.

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
1 year ago

Apologies in advance for the long post.
12-team H2H locked lineup 5×5 OBP league Lindor owner, buried in last place.
“Buried” is an understatement, actually. More accurately, my team was secretly cremated, then buried under the last place team of some other randomly-selected league, from 2007.
I’m 22-49-7, and 6 behind second-last place.
With your help, I moved Soto for castellanos and semien last week.
Now, I’m trying to figure out what to do about lindor. I’m thinking to move the Miami T Rogers (my best sp, so far), for either a SS or 2B.
I’d bench lindor, hoping for him to eventually blindly flail his way into a productive week, then try to move him for a SP to replace T. Rogers.
Thanks for wading your way through that preamble. Now for the actual amble:
Do I:
1. Hold. I could play solak at 2B, semien at SS (or just keep trotting lindor out there, benching solak). This will be my first week with semien/castellanos.
2. Make a claim. Paul dejong just got dropped. Seems he’s on his way back, but likely a couple weeks away.
3. Pick up one of either B Rodgers, villar, j Harrison.
4. Try to move Miami soundmachine Rogers, for:
O. Albies ATL
C. Taylor LAD
T. Anderson CHW
T. Story COL
M. Machado SD
C. Correa HOU
T. Edman STL (my team is weak on speed)
Am I over-shooting what I should expect as a return for Rogers?

For context, my SPs without Rogers:
P. Lopez
D. Cease
A. Manoah
C. Bassit
A. Wood
M. Fried
S. McClanahan
IL L. Severino

Gratitude!

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, again.
Starting the week off with the hotness, going 1/16 so far.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Like Clase or Robles better at closer?

Thanks

Scott
Scott
1 year ago

Hello,

My pitching staff is DeGrom, Nola, Musgrove, Rodon, P. Lopez, F. Valdez, and M. Manoah. My offense is in the bottom 1/3 pretty much all the way around except last in avg, which is nice. Would you consider trading DeGrom for Acuna? Thank you.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Also…what about DeGrom for Soto?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Edman for Bohm and Story. Which side?

It’s Memorial Day!
It’s Memorial Day!
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Feels crazy asking this but please rank em:

Olivares (autocorrected to “I luv area”), Aguilar, Santander

Thanks!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Thanks for the awesome and hilarious write-up as always.

A. I traded Kikuchi and Kelenic for Judge over the weekend. How’d I do?

B. Have to figure out which two of the following starts NOT to go with:

Garcia vs BOS
Garcia @ TOR
Alzolay vs SD
McClan @NYY
Elieser H. @PIT (assuming he’s activated from IL)

D. Olivares over either Choi or W. Calhoun?

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thoughts on Matt Chapman? My thoughts, playing him daily is killing me. With Trout & Mondesi & my 1st 2 picks……

Zunino or Wilson Contreras?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh, could you share why you’re out on Elieser @PIT? First start back rustiness?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

I really hope people are watching Rich Hill & understanding how good Rich Hill is right now.

I don’t care how old he is (what most folks talk about) – it’s that Hill is getting out major leaguers, and on the Junior Circuit where there’s no break in the lineup.

And he’s doing it with an 87-90 mph fastball. And getting swinging strikes. It’s just so fun to watch.

He’s a master of changing location, timing, and subtle speed changes. He’ll throw any pitch in any count, and will move them in, out, up, down, and always seemingly where the batter least expects it to be. He also doesn’t get rattled, like in the Yankees game after giving up 2 hits. He just trusted his stuff, pitched to contact & got a nice ground ball for the 3rd out (or woulda been a GIDP if only 1 out). So many pitchers get rattled and start nibbling, and as a baseball fan those guys get me yelling at the television. “Just make a pitch you gutless pussy”! Montero on the Mariners is like that. He’s nails until he gets in the stretch & then he falls to pieces. Not Hill – he’s cool as a cucumber, makes his pitches, throws strikes & walks off the field.

In an era of power pitchers, it’s great to see a Maddux-esque dude like Hill getting it done. That 13 K game was against a pretty free swinging team, but it wasn’t luck or flukey – he’s just really good, and it’s really entertaining to watch.

Plus he’s old as fuck & that’s a good story too. If y’all haven’t watched Hill pitch this year, you should. It’s just good baseball.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Exactly. It’s a huge difference, and I wish we had more pitchers in the game. We need another knuckleballer, too.

And Meadows spanks the 1st pitch he saw, 2-0.

Woot!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah – I for one welcome there era of slow pitch disruption coming. Like when a position player comes out throwing 67 & it just befuddles MLB hitters. Teams should keep a beer league softball player on the bench just for those situations. Haha

Another thing Hill does that I love is 1st pitch strikes. It’s gotta take a mental toll on hitters when they’ve been up there 2-3 times & they all know it’s coming & they still can’t do shit with it.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

And after I said all these nice things, Hill isn’t back out for the 6th at 56 pitches? Wtf?

pinkman
pinkman
1 year ago

Olivares over Kiké ROS if I need SBs? 10 tm al only

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No bench in this league T_T

Grabbed him in RCL, that’ll have to satiate me. Thanks Grey, and thanks for not making too much light of the Ozuna story, ugly stuff there.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Are you dropping Bundy?

183414
183414
1 year ago

Who would you rather own, Edman or Cronenworth. 10 regular nfbc categories.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

End of May – currently 9/12 – here’s my god awful roster full of Buy Lows and your faves:
Scoring offense is standard 5 batting cats + Ks, OPS, and ABs
Pitching is: W, L, SV+HLDs, QS, K, K/9, WHIP, ERA

C- Kelly
1B- Olson
2B- Lourdes
3B- Chapman
SS- Tim Anderson
OF- Betts, Bellinger, Lewis
UTIL- Kelenic
B- Villar, Alvarez, Brujan
IL- Story

SP- Means, Framber, Ryu, Cease, [Streamer]
RP- Green, Castillo, Rich-Rod, Rogers Twins
IL- Gonsolin

I know originally you told me to drop Villar, but I don’t think I’m in position to do that – I think Villar is probably a better 3B than Chapman. I really don’t know what to do cause all my guys are underperforming… and my offense which is supposed to be a strength has turned into a giant weakness. Just getting dominated in most offensive categories weekly. Do I just hold steady and hope for the eventual turnaround or be more proactive?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah I figured… Lewis looks like he might start getting hot. Lourdes is starting to come around too.

Smart money right now is probably to keep playing Villar over Chapman until Chapman becomes Travis Shaw 2.0 and I drop him in a month, or he actually wakes up and turns it around.

Do you like Seth Lugo in SV+HLD leagues? I’m thinking of picking him up after the first few games.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I think the most shocking part of my free fall right now is that as a team, they have been batting under .200 for 2 straight weeks with little to no power… WTF

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

10T 5×5 redraft

Villar or B Moore at 2B?

14T obp, b Hamilton or Olivares?

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

Meant B Lowe

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

1. Would you drop Austin Gomber and pick up Josh Fleming?

2. Would you keep Austin and get Josh Fleming off waivers and drop Manuel Margot?

3. How do i use Yusmeir Petit in a points league? Do I just use him every day? His overall point for the year is about 100. His last few appearance were +11. -15. +1 and +5. Would you use him against Seattle?

Thanks!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!!

master of the pez
master of the pez
1 year ago

12 team keeper roto league, with QS and OPS. Prices are only listed for guys who I see as being keepable.

Is this as big of a no brainer to you as it is to me?

Give: Bregman, F. Reyes, Hoskins, Means ($8)
Get: Vlad ($30), Flaherty ($18), Realmuto, JD Davis

Can keep 6 guys, my current list is: Jimenez $20, Robert $13, Musgrove $13, Gallen $13, K. Marte $13, Means $8, Witt Jr. $6

going from 7 keepers to 8, so I now have to drop 2, but it still make sense to get a $30 Vlad and $18 Flaherty no?

master of the pez
master of the pez
Reply to  master of the pez
1 year ago

OH, I am firmly in 5th place, which comes with a $50 prize from a $100 buy in. I don’t expect that I’ll drop to 6th, they are 14 points back. I’m 10 back from 4th, which would carry a $75 prize

luvdarooks
1 year ago

Edward Olivares– Adamas or – Cooper over Bader ROS? — 6×6 (2+3 OBP SB RBI HR R )

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I have already mentioned about your riley sleeper post. Not only did you nail the breakout prediction, you also said he’d eventually be their clean up hitter this year. Granted it took a couple of injuries and an unthinkable act by ozuna to get there, but he is locked in that spot now all year. Well done sir.

Mr. glass
Mr. glass
1 year ago

Im trying to move Carlson for a SP i have a deep OF, would Ryu or Manaea be a reasonable type of pitcher to receive. If not is there a couple names you could think of for fair value in return for him.
Btw its a standard H2H yahoo points league

Mr. glass
Mr. glass
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Who would be a reasonable pitcher to get in return in your opinion, i want to dump him before his value plummets anymore

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Okay thanks, yeah no definitely not high value id rather move him for someone than drop him for Wavier fodder. Reader interaction is why i keep coming back here for fantasy advice, you guys do a great job at it and kill the competition thanks alot.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Please rank: Rodgers; Dylan Moore; Moustakis.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Life wouls be so much easier if Jazz started playing again (I have him; Moustakis; and now Rodgers in numerous leagues). Then I could simply drop Rodgers (extra roster spot) and Moustakis (extra DL slot).

Ciwa
Ciwa
1 year ago

Hi grey!
I’m in a 12 team keeper league and i really don’t know what to do with Lamet.
If he will spend the year in the bullpen i’m okay with this if peripherals are good and he could help me in era, k and h/9 but i’m a bit worried.
But dropping him for cobb or kaprielian or ray don’t know if it’s a good idea.
Thanks for everything!

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Would you start Jazz this week who hasn’t played the last 5 games or go with brad miller (3 @ cin, 3 vs was)?

Thanks!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Need to make two adds since losing Harper and Story to IL…..who would you add from this group?

Longoria
Will Myers
Profar
Kyle Lewis
Solak
Margot
Cedric Mullins

Thank you!

Ricky Vaughn
Ricky Vaughn
1 year ago

Dynasty lge. Would u trade Springer for Luis Castillo? Prolly need pitching a hair more than OF long term but not by much. Thx Grey

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

50 moves max league. Drop Duffy for Luis Severino, Luis Garcia, Kikuchi, Alzolay, McClanahan, Alex Cobb or Mike Minor?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok thanks. Was Severino close?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey for the response and for working on this holiday. We all appreciate it!

KevinB
KevinB
1 year ago

Hi Grey!

I have a team that has Bo Bichette (SS), Freddy Galvis (MI), Paul DeJong (IR), Dylan Moore (IR) and
Trevor Story (IR). Moore comes back around 6/3 along with DeJong and Story on 6/8.

I am curios, what type of value do you feel Story can fetch in a trade? The Trade Analyzer has him at $37, but no one is willing to pay close to that price. What type of OF, 2B or SP could be fetch?

Note: I don’t need to trade Story, but I would like to know his value in the event a trade comes in and I could upgrade elsewhere.

KevinB
KevinB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks for the feedback! :)

KevinB
KevinB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

At this stage in the season, would you consider Lucas Giolito or Max Scherzer as a good target or is it bat > arm?

Kelley Hayes
Kelley Hayes
1 year ago

Please rank ros, h2h for 2nd base. Polanco, Villar, jazz, fletcher

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

1. Moustakis is close to being Activated. But should he then be my cut? (other options are : Brandon Lowe; Suarez; Lourdes; or Kyle Lewis).

1b. Brantley is a FA (and close to coming off IL). Should he be claimed over one of the aforementioned options?

2a. Luzardo (FA) is not yet in the rotation. For now, should I drop Heaney for him?
2b. Once he starts, is he much more than a streamer?
b. Luzardo or Heaney?

3. In another league, Brantley is a FA; and I think he will be activated soon.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Grey how excited should we be about Severino likely joining the Yankees rotation in a month?

Kelley Hayes
Kelley Hayes
1 year ago

Fletcher or Villar ros h2h

Dr Easy
Dr Easy
1 year ago

Start or bench Rich Hill @ Yankees today? I’m thinking of benching him, even though the Yankees offense doesn’t scare me, but it’s the ballpark that scares me. But I don’t want to drop him, as he’s facing the Rangers in Texas next.

And did you see Chatwood’s implosion yesterday? Charlie Montoyo burned both Dolis and Romano in the first game of the double-header even though Stripling was going well and was still on a very low pitch count, then in the second game he went with Chatwood to close but he just couldn’t find the strike zone at all. Montoyo watched and watched till it was too late to bring someone else in to save the game.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Lux or Rodgers at 2B?

Bluffdale Mike is Watching Us
Bluffdale Mike is Watching Us
1 year ago

My M Chapman and Stras for his Bregman and J Bell. Which side? Close?

cable
cable
1 year ago

h/h points 12 team redraft weekly lineup set …..Y Alvarez status up in the air this week need a DH ..need a DH from this list

Kelenic
Kirilloff
N Lowe
T Oneil
Avisail Garcia
G Hampson

cable
cable
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

good..save myself $5 I have him

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

Dunning too dangerous on his 2 start week? @Col, vTB?

Looked up his advanced stats, and his xFIP and FIP show he’s been incredibly unlucky with his ERA. Positive regression coming?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thinking if he does well this week, we start with confidence from here on out.
Only knock on him right now is not going deep enough into games.

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Lolrussa is starting lynn on 3days rest at the beginning of june in a season where injuries are up. What could possibly go wrong? Another mlb manager with brains oozing out of his ears. If he breaks lynn I’m cooked in my 16tm. Double-you-tee-eff.

luvdarooks
1 year ago

Thinking of trading my Bobby Witt who I can only hold for next year then he becomes a FA for Hand or I. Kennedy. Make the move or hold for now till a non-rostered closer makes the jump to exclusive closer? (due to injury or blown saves by the current guy)> —–
I have Clase and W smith now and am in next to last in saves. ———-
FAYERIESEN-MIDDELTON-SIMS-KITTREDGE-P. FRY-ROBLES & ROGERS(min) are all available.

PS: Picked up Brujan& Menoah on uyour advise couple of weeks ago. THX

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

I think you’ve gone a little overboard on your Ozuna projection.

Like it or not, this country seems to look the other way on domestic violence issues. Maybe the Braves won’t. Maybe they’ll eat $64 million but I don’t think so. First, this is something well documented in the Ozuna family. His wife beat him up a year ago and he didn’t press charges. I sincerely doubt she’ll press charges or testify for the prosecution if the DA decides to press charges. If that happens, there’s absolutely no case. There’s no chance of a guilty verdict without the help of the star witness.

Next, the Braves and MLB will suspend Ozuna for a long time, my guess, 100 games minimum, which would be the remainder of the year. Then they’ll make him apologize publicly, attend some counseling and therapy and require him to do community service. After all that’s complete, he’ll be back on the Braves roster sometime in 2022.

The reason I say this is look at previous recent cases: Julio Urias beat his girlfreind up at a mall but it was swept under the rug by LA police and forgotten. Aroldis Chapman tried to scare his old lady by firing a gun in the air. He was suspended, did his punishment and nobody cares. Jose Reyes beat his old lady and got suspended, then traded from the Rockies to the Mets when Trevor Story emerged. Nobody lost their career over domestic violence related problems.

The one example you bring up is Yasiel Puig. The problem with your example is Puig is accused of sexual assault or basically rape. There’s a huge difference in how our society looks at domestic violence issues compared to sexual assault. Ozuna didn’t rape or sexually assault his wife. He’s not a rapist.

Obviously, Ozuna has problems that need to be worked on but they can be fixed with counseling, etc. But the bottom line is, the Braves are going to want to avoid paying $64 million to release him and I’m sure Ozuna and his wife will find a peaceful reconciliation with all that money at stake while keeping in line with what the Braves tell them to do.

This site tends to over-react to things from time to time. It’s “The Sky is Falling” mentality around here: Sell Ohtani, Trade Fernando Tatis. If people took some of this advice on these guys, they’d be in absolutely horrible shape. You guys do give some great advice and make some impressive predictions, but I believe you’ve had an over-reaction based on emotion rather than critical thinking here.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Harley Earl
1 year ago

The witnesses in this case are the police. Huge difference.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Fogimon
1 year ago

Doesn’t matter.

If the star witness, the wife, won’t testify, the likelihood of a conviction is almost zero. Lots of people witness these things all the time, cops included, but without the help of the victim, the DA won’t pursue it. He knows he’d be wasting the state’s time, money and resources.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The charges against Odubel were dropped. Wife wouldn’t testify. He was suspended 85 games and demoted to the minors. This is very similar to what Ozuna will face …

https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonystitt/2021/05/13/should-phillies-fans-move-on-from-odubel-herrera-controversy-bryce-harper-gives-some-subtext/

Again, the Sky is not Falling. The sun may be setting on Ozuna but the emotional over-reaction without reason is fairly clear. Of course, that’s part of what makes Razzball so funny. lol

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No, I think Ozuna gets a similar amount of time. I said 100 games. But that 100 will be retroactive to when the incident happened. So, essentially, he’s been suspended since a couple of days ago. The suspension won’t start after he comes off the DL. People get suspended while they’re on the DL occasionally.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Harley Earl
1 year ago

According to Ken Rosenthal, the suspension will start after Ozuna comes off the DL. So I’m wrong on that end.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Harley Earl
1 year ago

Are you confusing jailtime with fantasy relevance? He is all but convicted of a life sentence from a manor fantasy contributor. Isnt this a fantasy baseball site? Join a courtroom board if you’re looking for sentence length banter. We are here for a different kind if statistics.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Fogimon
1 year ago

Huh? I’m not confusing anything. You are though.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Fogimon
1 year ago

BTW, you’re the one who jumped in to make a comment and show me how smart you are. But when you realize you’re dealing with someone smarter than you, you want to end the conversation. Funny how that works.

Don’t like the subject matter or the direction it’s headed? Losing an argument? Don’t think it belongs on a fantasy message board? Tell your mommy. Or ignore it and scroll on. You’re the idiot who wanted to engage me on it.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Like I said, 100 games, or the rest of this season and possibly part of next season

But to end up out of MLB completely, and in Mexico? Not the likely outcome at all.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He’s done being a 2nd round fantasy star. Hell, he’s done being a slam dunk no brainer starter imo.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

This I agree with. By the time he gets back, he’ll be washed up and finished. I don’t see how he can miss that much time at that age and be ready to face MLB pitching once he gets back.

Harley Earl