At least one of you is reading this with a bandaged thumb from a fireworks mishap. I had a Cousin Pete (Italian side of the family) who lost the tip of his thumb on the 4th, but rather than stop the festivities, he taped the tip of a hot dog on his thumb to act as a tourniquet for the rest of the 4th, so we could all go about our fun-having business. I suggested my Cugino make a PSA about hot dog tourniquets, but I was turned away by NBC Cares. Let us bow our heads and pray that if anyone loses a finger, may there be a proper-sized hot dog nearby.  Okay…*claps hands* Play ball!  Yesterday, Matthew Boyd went 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners (zero walks), 13 Ks, ERA at 3.87.  Flavor Flav secures his giant clock to his chest with one hand and pumps his fist with his other hand, “Yeah Boyd!”  Boyd was the 1st pitcher with less than 6 IP, zero walks and 13 or more Ks.  You kinda have to get hit around a bit to have that record, but, damn, that’s impressive.  Let’s hear it for the Boyd, let’s hear it for the…MATT!  See what I did there? No one saw that coming!  Not a soul!  Boyd is one of the few guys in the entire major leagues who is pitching better than his ERA would indicate.  I’m kidding, everyone’s ERA is crap!  But Boyd’s been very special — 11.9 K/9, 1.7 BB/9, 3.33 xFIP — and is looking like a solid number two with upside. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs, and his 5th homer, hitting .303.  If he wasn’t hitting like a power hitter from 1903 when everyone was named Chappy, he’d be having an okay season.

Niko Goodrum – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .242.  There’s one 75-year-old punk rocker with a Velvet Underground banana sticker stuck to their weed chest like, “Niko!  Yeah, man!”

Jeimer Candelario – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in three games, and is hitting .350 in the last week since being called back up.  He should be in this afternoon’s Buy column. Let’s see if he is…*looks into future* Move out of the way, lottery numbers, I’m trying to see the future for Jeimer Canderlario!

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .243.  I kinda hope Eloy’s 2nd half is lackluster so he’s not super inflated next year and then goes full-Bellinger.  I have very specific wants.

Alex Wood – Scheduled for a minor league rehab game at Louisville, which is a town that takes in all tired and poor Louies.  Speaking of Louie, I wouldn’t touch Wood.

Luis Castillo – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.29.  Sell high!  Seriously, I love Castillo but this is slightly absurd.  My man is not a 2.29 ERA pitcher.  Unless he waits until 2020 to blow up his spot like Snell.

Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  If only someone told you to draft Woodruff.  Wait a second, someone did!  That someone was me!  If only I ranked him high enough so it was possible.  Wait again!  I did that too!

Kris Bryant – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .294.  It’s amazing K. Bryant aka White Mamba was able to get out of Kobe’s shadow.  Almost as amazing as Joey Chestnut becoming famous for swallowing hot dogs, getting out of his equally talented sister Juwanna Chestnut’s shadow.

Willson Contreras – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .294.  His hitting is almost as good as his outfield defense.

Albert Almora Jr. – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Albert Almora Jr. has more homers than Miguel Cabrera.  Ha!

Robel García – 3-for-5 and his 1st homer as he was called up by the Cubs to play. Dot dot dot. 2nd base?  Maybe.  I don’t know, tee bee aitch.  He had 15 homers in Triple-A in 50 games, and hit .281, but, honestly, everyone is hitting at every level.  He also had a 34% strikeout rate so he might hit .205 in the majors.  If you click his name, you’re magically transported to his player page where his projections are and they’re not bad. Again, playing time though?  I guess I can see a flyer in deeper leagues.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .299.  Trout is Jordan but instead of a flu game he’s got a “no swag” game.

Griffin Canning – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.43.  I’ve been pretty out on Canning for a while now, refusing to own him in any matchups.  Unless this is a food drive, an Opener might help Canning.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .191.  I don’t want to be one of those cynics who doesn’t believe anything, but until I see video proof, Odor went 0-for-5 with 4 Ks and a grounder to 2nd.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  You know what kind of year Lynn’s having?  What we should’ve got from Happ.  I will call him Perchance Happ.

J.A. Happ – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.02.  Speaking of the devil (so coincidental!), if only you could’ve been Perchance better.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Also, in this game, Edwin Encarnacion (1-for-5) hit his 25th homer.  It’s a miracle when the Yankees don’t hit a home run.  “Ain’t one of my miracles.”  That’s The Ghost of Earl Weaver.

Brandon Lowe – Hit the IL with a shin bruise.  Too bad, because Lowe’s got all the tools.  Badoomtish!  Called up to replace him was Nate Lowe.  Wow, someone took Ludacris deadly serious when he said, “Get Low.”

Yonny Chirinos – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.15. He ended up with a no decision, but incredibly there was no blown save involved.  A shizzton of runs given up by the bullpen?  Oh yeah, but no official blown save.

Danny Jansen – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 7th and 8th homer, and 6th homer this week (!).  Jansen should’ve been the lede, but catcher so bleh.  He should be the lede in today’s Buy column, but still catcher so bleh.  He should be owned everywhere?  Yeah, even though, ya know, catcher.  Six homers this week! I mean, dubya tee eff.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .273.  Freddy Galvis or Vlad Jr.?  Okay, but really which one?

Rafael Devers – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .331.  Has anyone done a 23 and Me on Devers to make sure he’s not really Mookie Betts?

Brandon Workman – 2 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.85 as he blew his 4th save.  The Red Sox closer role’s womb is polluted!

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 30th homer. He joined an exclusive group of players who have hit 30 homers before the break and only 24 of those home run balls had a fuse that Commissioner Rob Manfred lit right before it was tossed to the pitcher.

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks in his 1st start back.  I went over my thoughts on Lamet yesterday. If you click his name, you’re magically transported to the last three previous mentions of him.  The General Gist, which was also my high school band, I like him for Ks, he’s okay in good matchups, but still risky.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.73.  I hope it never ends, but soon, I don’t know, we might have to start talking about, “What if it does end?”

Zach Eflin – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.78 vs. Mike Soroka – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.42.  If you’re going to make it inconvenient for the Regression Fairies to see Barry Manilow for his 4th of July “I Write the Songs, You Like The Songs,” spectacular, both pitchers are going to pay.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer.  Okay, he’s either getting hurt before his next home run or I will never mention this again.  Good luck, or as they say, break a leg!

Dansby Swanson – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer, hitting .274.  Great season for Swanson so far. It’s just too bad the manager got a haircut at the same time Ozzie Albies (2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer) bought him a comb, because Ozzie hasn’t been bad, but takes a major hit on value hitting 8th.

Jose Berrios – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Reads Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston final exam question, “Who’s pitching better as far as peripherals:  Berrios or Boyd?”  Gulps.  “Can I use the loo?”  After I’m excused, I call up Lou Pinella for some help, but he promptly curses me out.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homers, hitting .272.  Semien with a double dose of fireworks, which could also mean someone wasn’t enlightened by the Human Resources training.

Tommy Milone – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.56.  I streamed Milone in one league. So, how am I feeling post-Milone? Not exactly like a rock star.

Mitch Haniger – Not ready for baseball activity.  Yeah, well, no kidding, when the number one baseball activity is scratching one’s balls.  America!  Eff Yeah!

J.P. Crawford – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .299.  He will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because I think he’s been a hot schmotato for a minute, but an Urban Dictionary minute, which is longer than a minute.

Tim Beckham – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer.  It’s goofy that the M’s don’t play Beckham every day.  M’s for Mariners, not M’s as in Mickey Mouse organization, but can understand confusion.

Michael Wacha – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.54.  Starting to wonder if Wacha will ever be good again.  Cousin Sweatpants really went sideways from where he once was.

Kurt Suzuki – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  As frequent commenter, Fred Garvin MP once said, “Am I the only one sings Kurt Suzuki’s name to the tune of 2 Live Crew’s Pop that Coochie?” No, sir, you are not.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Serious question:  Rendon or Machado?  Don’t answer now. Wait until next week’s top 100 of the 2nd half.

Anibal Sanchez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  The Streamonator didn’t like this start, which is slightly bonkers to me, but I am merely a human and not a part of the Robot Ruling Class.

Miguel Rojas – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .296.  Been meaning to mention Rojas, and not because he’s the only player currently in the major leagues with a name that shares a Crayola crayon color.  Though, I hear Hunter Greene looks good in the minors. Rojas is currently in the top 15 in the majors for singles.  Dude, go to the strip club!  The top 15 isn’t all sexy, as you can imagine.  Hanser Alberto and Miguel Cabrera are in there, and since yesterday was Rojas’s 1st homer, he’s a bit of a bore.  He is hitting for average, and Rojas will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but here’s now, so do what you do if you need average.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-5 and his 6th and 7th homer.  Finally, he’s back on the juice!  You, “Does he mean juiced balls or steroids?”  Me, “You decide!”

Zach Plesac – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.00.  Fun fact!  Plesac is also what Haniger says when trying to coax himself back on the field.

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183414
183414
2 years ago

Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, or apparently the greatest catcher of all time, Danny jansen ? haha

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
2 years ago

Yo Grey,

10 team H2H 5×5 (saves no holds)

Your response above to “Are you holding on to Leclerc or ditching him for Hirano or Adams?” with Adams over Hirano got me shook.

1) Ditch Elias for Adams?
2) Ditch Hirano for Yoan Lopez?
3) Please rank Alvarado, Elias, Adams, Lopez, Hirano

Thanks in advance.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 years ago

I’ve got quite a few guys hurt (Stanton, Voit, Pence, Stroman, and Caleb, though he’s probably back this weekend). My question is, should I be dropping Pence, or anyone else, to stash Pollock for his return next weekend? Drop Pence for Newman and use Biggio as an OF?

12-team, 5×5, h2h, redraft

C – Realmuto; 1B – Rizzo; 2B – Biggio; 3B – Suarez; SS – Trea; OF – Conforto, Alvarez, Springer; Util – Franmil; Bench – Voit; DL – Stanton, Pence
SP – Anibal, Caleb (inj), Castillo, Gallen, Lynn, Pineda, Stroman (dtd)
RP – C-Mart, Hendriks, Holland, Robles, Vazquez?

SC
SC
2 years ago

Alfaro, Garver, Jansen or Narvaez?

baby seal
baby seal
2 years ago

To answer your question about why baby seal, since it’s apparently “too easy,” because, I am the baby seal. The seal chose me, not the other way around! (Also, DT from Shrek, is “hard” …??? haha)

I appreciate your Eloy needs. I need the same!

Hope you had a good 4th!

Rbid for her pleasure
Rbid for her pleasure
2 years ago

Would you trade josh bell and Aaron judge for Yordan alvarez Goldie rizzo didi and senzel in a keeper roto league I would probably have to drop Braun and porcello to make room ?

Quit Yo Pitchin
Quit Yo Pitchin
2 years ago

Grey,

10 Team 5X5 Category keeper League

C. Vazquez, W. Ramos or D. Jansen ROS? Have Ramos but has stinkin it up…

Thanks in advance and hope you had a great 4th of July!

Quit Yo Pitchin
Quit Yo Pitchin
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks as always.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
2 years ago

In 12 T H2H with L & QS, which one of these three schmucks would you keep rostered?

Fried
Ed Rodriguez
Darvish

Cabsen
Cabsen
2 years ago

Would you add Franmil over anyone here in a points league?

Murphy
Cruz
Olson
Laureano
Eloy

Cabsen
Cabsen
2 years ago

Would you add Franmil over anyone here in a points league?

Murphy
Cruz
Olson
Laureano
Eloy

Cabsen
Cabsen
2 years ago

Would you add Franmil over anyone here in a points league?

Murphy
Cruz
Olson
Laureano
Eloy

Cabsen
Cabsen
2 years ago

Would you add Franmil over anyone here in a points league?

Murphy
Cruz
Olson
Laureano
Eloy

Cabsen
Cabsen
2 years ago

Would you add Franmil over anyone here in a points league?

Murphy
Cruz
Olson
Laureano
Eloy

Cabsen
Cabsen
2 years ago

Would you add Franmil over anyone here in a points league?

Murphy
Cruz
Olson
Laureano
Eloy

Cabsen
Cabsen
2 years ago

Would you add Franmil over anyone here in a points league?

Murphy
Cruz
Olson
Laureano
Eloy

Cabsen
Cabsen
2 years ago

Would you add Franmil over anyone here in a points league?

Murphy
Cruz
Olson
Laureano
Eloy

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 years ago

Oh great Grey,

is AJ Pollock’s return anything that we should be getting excited about? How do you think he’ll perform second half?

Snell my finger
Snell my finger
2 years ago

In a roto redraft 5×5 w/ QS and SV+H, who would you drop Hendriks or Shawn Kelley, to activate Lamet? Or would you rather just drop Lamet?

Current Staff
SP – Buehler, Giolito, Flaherty, Clevinger, Paddack, Wheeler, Lamet (IL)
RP – Pressley, Neris, Kelley, Hendriks

sal
sal
2 years ago

i made a side bet with someone who picked up altuve.. he told me he was going to get 15 hr and 15 sb from this point out.. i laughed and said more like 5 and 5 .. so we did over under ten for each.. do you like my odds? home runs might bite me but no was he is getting double digit steals

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
2 years ago

Happy Friday Grey! 10 team shallow mixed league, we only have 1 bench spot which makes things a bit tricky. i am loaded and with Mondesi back from IL i have to make a tough drop. this is a keeper league, and although i am much more concerned with winning now, that does have a small impact. with that all being said, and without more context, in a vacuum, who would you drop? neither position or specific stat/category matters, going on overall value.
– D Murphy (will be too expensive to keep in future, and too blech anyway to keep)
– H Dozier (will be too expensive to keep)
– Hiura (can be kept at minimum $1)
– Lourdes (can be kept at $2)
I have already tried to trade some of these guys, but no bites, so gotta drop one. what say you Grey?

sopadopa666
sopadopa666
2 years ago

Heya. great write up. For a 14 team roto league would you drop either brian dozier or howie kendrick for Galvis? Wendle? Goodrum? Thames?

Thanks in advance.

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

Which side? Springer/LeMahieu or Snell/Villar.

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Hello Grey,
I was offered his Arenado, Heyward and Porcello for my Hoskins, Dahl and Pressly.
10 team hth with holds and obp.
Who wins? Fair?
Thanks and anxiously waiting for second half top 100!

fausto
fausto
2 years ago

is flipping m.minor for s.gray cray AF?..
.i realize its lateral-ish but i dont trust minor to A. keep up this level of pitching and B. keep his arm and shoulder intact throwing 159 pitches a game.

Jon
Jon
2 years ago

Looking for a QS today. Closed eyes who am i pushing in. Hudson vs Sf or Aaron Sanchez vs Baltimore.

I will be praying

Luke
Luke
2 years ago

Garver or Jansen ROS?

EA3
EA3
2 years ago

Phegley or Jansen ROS?

Also – do you think Carrasco will be back at all this year? Got offered Carrasco for Cease and that’s awesome but if he’s dead, well, ya nkow.

Prog Nation
Prog Nation
2 years ago

Good morning Grey/DT.

Have to make a decision on how to start/bench for my outfield today. I’m way behind in all offensive categories in my 10 team H2H. Who gets benched today?

1) Dahl at Arizona (Greinke)
2) Air Yordan vs LAA (I Don’t Noe Ramirez)
3) Conforto vs PHI (VV)
4) Acuna vs MIA (Jordan “Candied” Yams)

Also, who do you stream today, if any.

1) Julio Teheran, Iran
2) Brett Anderson
3) Aaron Sanchez
4) Drew Pomeranz

Thanks a bunch.

Feel bad for folks who need a Brat Tourniquet when they blow off their fingers.

Prog Nation
Prog Nation
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Hehe! Think Jesus Aguilar’s thumb would need the Brats over a dog.

Pom is at home against The Dakota Kid and his Cards.
1) Teheran is home against Yams and Miami
2) Brett at Seattle and Yusei
3) Aaron is home against the O’s and Al Bundy

Bundy is also available in my league, buts its the O’s.

Have a good holiday weekend.

Trickrey
Trickrey
2 years ago

Are we back to trusting Paddack that it’s worth throwing him out there @LAD tomorrow? Season-long roto 5×5 QS where I’m near the top in K’s, ERA, and WHIP but middle of the road for QS.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Trickrey
2 years ago

I think I’d pass on that one

James Bolger
James Bolger
2 years ago

Appears that Gallen has been dropped from this weekend’s scheduled start. What’s the short term future for Gallen? Would you drop or hold?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  James Bolger
2 years ago

Id hold and see

P_Swayz_on_a_horse
P_Swayz_on_a_horse
2 years ago

ROS: Phegley or Jansen?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  P_Swayz_on_a_horse
2 years ago

Jansen

Yes
Yes
2 years ago

Jansen or James McCann rest of season OPS league thx happy holidays

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Yes
2 years ago

Jansen

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Are you holding on to Leclerc or ditching him for Hirano or Adams?

Thanks

Sid Bream Cream Dreams
Sid Bream Cream Dreams
2 years ago

Someone proposed this trade to me but i cant seem to do it…my treat urner and david price for chaz noir and dansby swanson. I have starling marte, adalberto, and mookie ballgame so i have some speed. 10 tm h2h cat lg. My lineup after the trade would be below:

C mcann
1b belly
2b adalberto
3b aranedo
Ss swanson
Of betts, blackmon, marte
Util hoskins, scooter
Dl ozuna

Sp l castillo, giolito, wheeler, clevinger, c smith, b mckay
Rp hebdricks, t Rodgers

Stanks as always and appreciate yall workin on the holiday!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Sid Bream Cream Dreams
2 years ago

I’d pass

Ciwa
Ciwa
2 years ago

12 team keeper league:

with Severino, Kluber and Glasnow in IL I need some pitching help. I was offered Boyd for my Kyle Tucker. What do you think?

Thanks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Ciwa
2 years ago

Don’t know your keepers rules but sure, it make sense

Ciwa
Ciwa
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

I can keep only 7 of my 13 batters (divided into 2 groups) and 3 of my 7 pitchers (the same). I’m Italian and it’s a bit difficult to explain, i will show you an example from my team this year.

Giancarlo Stanton NYY – OF 30 K
Trevor Story Col – MI 29 K
Cody Bellinger LAD – CI,OF 23 K
Charlie Blackmon Col – OF 22
Whit Merrifield KC – CI,MI,OF 16
Adalberto Mondesi KC – MI 11 K

Max Muncy LAD – CI,MI 11
Gary Sánchez NYY – C 10 K
Aaron Hicks NYY – OF 8
Mike Moustakas Mil – CI 8
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Tor – CI 8 K
David Dahl Col – OF 6 K
Luke Voit NYY – CI 1

Sorry for the bad english

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Ciwa
2 years ago

Haha no problem. Odds are you won’t keep either so I’d go with Boyd.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
2 years ago

Good morning sir,
1.) Which of these streamers would you roll out in a 10 team? Need some innings-
Pomeranz STL 7.7
MPerez TEX 9.9
Voth KC 4.1
Bassit @SEA 9.8
Piñata TEX 8.7

2.) Need saves, been mixing and stashing RP trying to scrape some saves while still helping ratios and K/9
Rank these-
Pagan, Workman, AAdams/ Probably going to drop one.

Thanks

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Travis Hafner
2 years ago

1) Bassitt, Pineda, Pom
2) That order for me

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

$13 Devers or $34 Betts in a keep forever 12 team?

Is it also close for this year only? (I own betts but am trying to win this year, so don’t want to sacrifice current production for keeper value)

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 years ago

I’d keep Betts but it’s fair

Chad Bowling
Chad Bowling
2 years ago

I should trade Jeff McNeil for Matt Boyd, right?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Chad Bowling
2 years ago

If you need the arm, it’s fair

Jaca
Jaca
2 years ago

Yo Grey,

Someone dropped Ozuna in my league, having trouble picking someone to drop for him. Can u assist pls.
12 team roto 5×5 avg

Garver
Olson
Mondesi
Tatis Jr.
Baez
Dahl
Puig
Yordan
Ohtani
Hiura
Olson
Riley
(IL) E. Rosario
(IL) Voit

Wheeler
Clevinger
Bieber
Paddack
Luchessi
Marquez
Gallen
Yates
Hand
Hader
Smith

I’m thinking Gallen is my weakest link?

Thanks Grey!!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Jaca
2 years ago

Gallen works for me

AndyAndy
AndyAndy
2 years ago

Long time reader – infrequent commenter who gleans a ton from reading these responses. Thanks for taking so much time with these.

12 team ROTO keep 12 forever. 6X6 OPS Saves and Holds

I’m firmly in 3rd. on offense I need Steals without giving up too much in Avg and OPS. Trailing Holds, era and WHIP.

Is JoRam a reasonable target for a say Bennintendi. Looking at offering Benni and H Robles (JoRam owner is short on OF and Saves) for JoRam

my team is
Grandal
Hosmer
McNeil
Bregman
J Polanco
E Escobar
DeJong
Benni
Meadows
Harper
Jo Martinez
Kingery
Yandy Diaz
Ozuna
Rosario

RP
I have
Jansen
Robles
Strop
Minter
Givens
and Stickland on IL.

So….
Make the offer and hope they accept. or Hold and hope to find some steals on the wire?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  AndyAndy
2 years ago

I’d make the offer, it’s fair

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Can you rank Lamet, Gallen, Mckay, or do you consider them in the same tier?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

Gallen, McKay, I have Lamet a tier below but he could jump up quick

Cab
Cab
2 years ago

Who would you Drop to pick up Cruz in a points league?

Murphy
Laureano
Olson

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Cab
2 years ago

I’d lose Murphy

BAC
BAC
2 years ago

12 team 5×5 OBP. Saves + holds.

WHat are your thoughts on Daniel Murphy? Do we have to hold at this point for a hot streak? I love coors potential but he’s been brutal. Replacement would be Emilio pagan to pick up some more holds as I’m way behind there

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  BAC
2 years ago

I’d hold

brett
brett
2 years ago

in a qs league rather Marquez or Paxton?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  brett
2 years ago

Coin flip, Marquez

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
2 years ago

Catcher question (sorry): pick up Jansen or hold on Christian Vasquez?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
2 years ago

Jansen

Leah
Leah
2 years ago

Was offered his Merrifield for my Lance Lynn. Keeper points league. Thoughts?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Leah
2 years ago

Whit, it’s fair in points

Leah
Leah
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you!!

Joe Schmo
Joe Schmo
2 years ago

Hey Grey, I know a lot can change between now and the end of the year but I’m currently in first place with an eye on my keepers for next year. We keep 8 guys with no costs, 12 team 5×5 roto. C – Contreras
1B – Freeman
2B – Baez
3B – Bregman
SS – Trea
OF – Hoskins
OF – JDM
OF – Meadows
Util – Alvarez
Util – Brantley
bench – Upton, Villar
SP – Scherzer, Bauer, Giolito, Boyd, Wheeler, Corbin, Bieber
RP – Chapman, Doolittle, Hand, Martinez

As of now I’m keeping : Freeman, Baez, Trea, Bregman, Hoskins, JDM, Scherzer with one spot left for : Bauer/Alvarez/Giolito/Meadows.

Who would you keep out of that last group?
Would you make any changes to my current 7 keepers?
How high end of a bat do you Think Yordan will be next seas? Top 50?

Thanks and have a good weekend, brother

Donkey Teeth
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Reply to  Joe Schmo
2 years ago

Really depends how these guys finish but Bauer or Yordan if you had to pick today. Giolito might continue to put himself in the argument.

Top 50 for Yordan, maybe higher.

Jason
Jason
2 years ago

Would you drop villar for Swanson in a redraft league?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Jason
2 years ago

I’d keep Villar unless you really don’t need steals

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
2 years ago

12 team H2H OBP keeper league and Muncy is the only player that can be kept in the trade (for a 15th).

I was offered Muncy & S. Gray
I give Khris Davis, Shawn Kelly, Domingo German

I have Eloy Jimenez, Austin Meadows and Stanton on the bench to fill the Khris gap. No brainer?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Jammer McSlam
2 years ago

It’s fair, I actually prefer the Davis side but it could go either way

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
2 years ago

Would you trade Jean Segura for Carlos Santana?

I am very thin at 1B with only Pete Alonso and fairly set at SS with Story, Mondesi and Machado can all play there.

Thanks

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  edietrich1962
2 years ago

I’d want more for Segura

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Funny I was wondering if Segura would be enough to get Santana since Carlos has been on a tear for the 1st half of season!!

KCC26
KCC26
2 years ago

Laureano over A.J. Pollock, yes?

Thanks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  KCC26
2 years ago

Yep

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

Hi GREY and all! Would you take Odor over Hiura ,Kingery or Senzel?

Also,please rank Gallen,Julio Urias or Lamet ROS?

Thanks much.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  DonnieB
2 years ago

I’d hold them over Odor.

Gallen but kind of a crapshoot with those pitchers…

Grand Salami
Grand Salami
2 years ago

Would you start Sampson in Minnesota tonight ?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Grand Salami
2 years ago

Nah

mex
mex
2 years ago

I know that pitching is not at it’s peak, but it still consists of roughly 40% of our starting lineup…so how would you rank the top 7 or so pitchers ? Not for this year, but if you were putting together a dynasty team who would be your top targets?

Who is gonna replace the likes of Veralnder, Scherzer, Kluber, Sale, de Grom, Kershaw?

I imagine Buehler and Bieber have to be at or near the top of the list…Cole seems to be right in the middle of his prime.

American Troutfisher
American Troutfisher
Reply to  mex
2 years ago

It’s a crapshoot, but if you eliminate Verlander, Scherzer, Kluber, Sale, de Grom, and Kershaw, here’s my top 7:

Cole, age 28
Clevinger, 28
Bauer, 28
Snell, 26
Nola, 25
Berrios, 25
Beuhler, 24

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  mex
2 years ago

If you’re eliminating that older group longterm then I rank em: Buehler, Snell, Cole, Bauer, Giolito, Nola, Castillo, Berrios

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

That is pretty much what I had in my mind. No Bieber ? I thought he would be in there.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Mex
2 years ago

Right after that group for me

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

Jansen or Alfaro

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Bob
2 years ago

Jansen

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Donkey, is that for ROS or just for now? I’m asking b/c I have Alfaro and Jansen is available. Thanks.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Jason
2 years ago

I’d want Jansen for now and lean that way ROS also

Yabo
Yabo
2 years ago

Drop Dak Hudson for Lamet in a points league?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Yabo
2 years ago

Sure

bigbear
bigbear
2 years ago

12 team H2H redraft 5×5. I’m light on pitching and heavy on hitters.

Someone just offered Boyd for Hoskins. Boyd’s been off my radar, but his K totals look delish. Take it or leave it?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  bigbear
2 years ago

Leave it

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Chirinos or Danny Jasen in H2H for the rest of the year?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Chris
2 years ago

Jansen

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Hello Grey,

I’ve been getting pretty consistent production out of Narvaez all year. I liked what he did last year in a limited amount of PA’s.

My plan was to plug and play him all year and hope for the best which has worked out well so far. What is your strategy when someone finally figures it out like Jansen? Chase the hot guy or roll with what I have?

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

Thanks again for your thoughts

Blaster
Blaster
2 years ago

Whit Merrifield was dropped. Lose any of the guys below to pick him up?

Yuli Gurriel
Scott Kingery
Austin Meadows
Hunter Renfroe
Corey Seager

Also, lose Wilson Ramos for any of these guys or hold? Hearing Ramos might get traded but not sure if it would really help his value

Christian Vasquez
Mitch Garver
Danny Jansen

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Blaster
2 years ago

Whit over Yuli. Jansen over Ramos.

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

Pick one for ROS in h2h redraft: cease or miley

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Mike
2 years ago

Miley ROS

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

Now we’re really in the FA doldrums. Eflin now has a 5.58 ERA in my lineup and a 1.12 ERA on my bench. Sheer brutality.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
2 years ago

Hey Niko,

You had 6 weeks of starting everyday for my injured Andrelton Simmons. Think you had one or two decent games. Glad you set my bench on fire yesterday!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I meant 2 innings ha

synyster
synyster
2 years ago

Offered this trade in standard 5×5 H2H league redraft.

My Lindor for his Buxton&Sale.

My team as follows:

C. Vazquez,
1. Cron,
2. Mondesi,
3. Bryant,
SS. Lindor,
OF. Betts,
OF. Domingo Santana,
OF. Conforto.
Util. Suarez,
Util. Newman,
BN. Kendrick

synyster
synyster
2 years ago

Offered this trade in standard 5×5 H2H league redraft.

My Lindor for his Buxton&Sale.

My team as follows:

C. Vazquez,
1. Cron,
2. Mondesi,
3. Bryant,
SS. Lindor,
OF. Betts,
OF. Domingo Santana,
OF. Conforto.
Util. Suarez,
Util. Newman,
BN. Kendrick

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  synyster
2 years ago

I’d pass

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
2 years ago

Any word on Taillon? He’s playing catch, but even that was delayed a bit. I think they’re going to be very cautious here. Curious if you would buy low on him going forward for 2020? He’s $35 in my league and my gut says no to that without knowing anything more than what we know now.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Twins Peaker
2 years ago

Nah

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

I’m in a10 team, H2H, 4 player keeper league. Was just offered degrom for my Nola and will Smith. I picked up Carlos Martinez to offset the loss of Smith, as my other closers are iglesias and terinan.

Seems like a fair trade to me and also send me up with a nice core for next year in trout, mookie, bregman and degrom.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Mike
2 years ago

I’d take deGrom

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
2 years ago

We starting Pomeranz ar home vs. STL and/or Austin Voth home vs. KC? In a weird h2h matchup in which I need to start 24 SPs due to all star break schedule.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
2 years ago

Wouldn’t feel great about either, but sure if you need the starts

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Dont neccesarily need to start these two, but do need to find 17 good/decent starts between now and next Sunday.

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Perez home vs. TEX is another option. Is he better in your opinion that either of the two I noted?

The Cardinals have been slumping pretty hard and they’re on the road so it’s more of fading the Cards than faith in Pom.

On Voth…he wasn’t even on my radar until I saw him listed as a stream on SON. Kids been throwing some nasty stuff recently and his velo is highest it’s ever been touching 96mph. Figured 1. The Royals are not good and have never seen him, 2. Nats at home vs. a soft opposing SP should be high probability for the W.

I might just hold off til the weekly buy column and may end up sitting all 3 and rolling some RPs out there for K’s tonight.

Bill Surety
Bill Surety
2 years ago

Are Lourdes or G Coop legitimate starters in 10 team ?

What kind of SP could Polanco retrieve ?

Earl
Earl
2 years ago

Would u do any of following trades?

1) give nelson cruz and zach plesac for franmil reyes and mike soroka

2) give anthony rendon and nelson cruz for nolan arenado and franmil reyes

3) give nelson cruz and zach plesac for jose ramirez and mike soroka

Thanks

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Earl
2 years ago

Sorry forgot one:
Give brendan mckay and nelson cruz for franmil reyes and mike soroka.

With this one probably only makes sense to me if feel mckay will not amount to much. I do need pitching help like everyone right but is Cruz too much hitting over Reyes to give up??

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Earl
2 years ago

Eh its ok, I like #2 & 3 a bit more for you…

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Earl
2 years ago

I like #2 most for you and then #3. #1 is fair, lean Cruz.

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
2 years ago

Grey!!

Excellent stuff, man.

a. Guy wakes up from his 36-month coma….Grey! I told you I’d win your 5$ over the internet bet that a Pirate will hit 20 HRs in one year!! Grey? U there? I’m going back into my self-induced coma.

b. Answer to the survey question…Rendon. Not even close. The guy is money, better lineup, better ballpark, better division for hitting…Rendon all day and all night long.

c. Funny how Jeimer Candelario gets mixed up with John “The Candy Man” Candelaria, doesn’t it? No it doesn’t because nobody mixes him up with Candelaria except the odd commenters who misspell Candelario’s name as Candelaria or worse.

d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 5

From ‘Keep ’em flying’ (1941)

Abbott and Costello are two fellows working for the man at a carnival. They are working at a stand called ‘Kill the Umpire’ and Lou is the umpire.

Abbott: Get to work! Go on, you.

Costello: What are you pushing for?

Abbott: Get in! Get up!

Costello: What are you doing?

Abbott: Just do as the boss tells you.

Costello: What are you gonna do?

Abbott: You like to play ball games?

Costello: I love baseball.

Abbott: What part do you like to play?

Costello: I want to be the big boss! I want to be the umpire.

Abbott: You are the umpire! Everything all right? Friends, step right up. Three balls for a dime. Kill the umpire! Kill him, neighbor. Knock his brains out.!

Costello: Get another boy. My mother never raised no foolish children.

Abbott: Look, they’re only cheap balls.

Costello: Yeah?

e. Have a nice weekend.

Cheers,
Ante

Omg
Omg
Reply to  Ante Galic
2 years ago

Omg cheap balls LOL

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Grey!!!

Great! So we can call him Jeimer “The Candy Man” Candelario! If he only was known outside of Detroit and fantasy land.

Cheers,
Ante

Lil Petey
Lil Petey
2 years ago

So I guess Soroka was dragged to the dance floor by those so-called Regression Fairies and not even the Hindenberg-style disaster known as Led Z-Eflin that took place on the same field could save him.

Question for Grey and DT…where are you placing D German now that he is back? He seemed to have been creeping up the Top 100 list prior to his injury. Would you consider him Top-50 or better? I am growing impatient, and am almost out of Woolite, waiting for Flaherty to quit soiling the sheets. But I also dont want to do anything rash. Stay the course w. Capt Jack?

This is a h2h, 10 team, redraft with Wins and QS.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Lil Petey
2 years ago

I have German penciled in at #32, I think Grey was a bit lower on him last time we discussed. I have Flaherty just a couple spots ahead of that right now but they should both be owned IMO.

Lil Petey
Lil Petey
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks guys, have a good weekend.

FantasyLand
FantasyLand
2 years ago

Would you drop Newman for Kingery or Chris Taylor?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  FantasyLand
2 years ago

Kingery

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  FantasyLand
2 years ago

Agree with MP