It’s not easy writing a post about a hitter that went bingo-bango on your pitcher three times. Why the hell was Trevor Bauer in the game for 119 pitches?  Did Bauer invite Tito Francona to his house for one of his baseball player meet-and-greets and serve him coconut water? Cause if he did that, then hell hath no fury like someone served coconut water.  “Is this sweet…perspiration?”  That’s me drinking coconut water.  Trevor Bauer (8 IP, 5 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.93) has the Twitter handle BauerOutage and, gotta be honest, it’s meaning something that he’s not intending this season.  It’s like 1977 in New York City power outage and Son of Sam is talking to his dog about what a mess my fantasy pitching is, due to Bauer.  Any hoo!  Max Kepler went to-the-window-to-the-wall three times yesterday (4-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .266) with his 13th, 14th, and 15th homer, and is doing what I always dreamt of, only I was dreaming about it in 2017. See, I’m accurate about everything, except years.  Right now, on our Player Rater, Kepler is around the 25th best outfielder.  However, before his home run yesterday, he was hitless for close to a week, so it shows you his hot and cold natural.  Right now, it’s Max Power:

Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Taylor Rogers – 2 IP, 1 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.25 and the save.  Glad he got the save, but Rocco Baldelli is beating the crap out of his bullpen.  Who hurt you, Rocco? Actually, don’t answer that, it’ll take too long.

Roberto Perez – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .227.  You would’ve been better off drafting Roberto Perez 5th overall instead of Jose Ramirez.

Dallas Keuchel – Signed with the Braves, which is a helluva lot better for a barber’s floor somewhere in the Bronx.  Reaching underneath couch with dustbin, “Damn, this beard got all over the place,” falling to the floor, “I give up.”  That is the sad tale of The Barber of Sevilempire.  May that barber always keep his trim near him.  So, Dallas to the Braves, meh. I never liked Keuchel, even when he was good, because it came with bleh Ks.  There was one year in there when he won the Cy Young when he was crazy valuable, but it’s been two fairly mediocre years since. If Dallas Keuchel signed in January, he wouldn’t even be news. The NL could help him but it’s no guarantee. Hello, Kevin Gausman (and likely goodbye Gausman once Keuchel is ready). Facing the Nats or Phils is that much easier than, say, the Indians or Orioles? Detroit’s bad, but so are the Giants. All right, you get the drift. I haven’t even mentioned how long does it take him to get up to speed? I’m not interested in him. Realistically, he’s around a 3.75 ERA guy with 7.5 K/9.  Shruggy the emoji shrugs.

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.89.  Can’t wait until around October when the Braves announce that Faultysandalsresortwitz needs surgery on his loose bodies in his elbow or something equally illuminating why he looks so mediocre.

Colin Moran – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  You best know he’s going to be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you don’t need to wait for that.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .260, and had two steals the game before.  Brocktune has been moved down to the six hole, which is aight with me, I mean, according to me who doesn’t own him, but it is encouraging how Bryan Reynolds (2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .346) has been moved up to the two-hole. He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, too.  Bry-Rey not Bro-tu.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.20.  Archer reminds me of this week’s The Amazing Race. The Afghanimals are lucky their archery skills are better than their map skills, amiright?!  Oh, I’m the only one that’s watched The Amazing Race in 12 years?  Okay, cool.  As for Archer, meh.

Jose LeclercRangers manager, Steve Winwood, said Leclerc is getting close to taking over the 9th again, and ooh, ooh, higher love.  Winwood, then, of course, interjection, sent Shawn Kelley out there for the save yesterday.

Hunter Pence – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .288.  The Gangly Manbird has risen from the ashes like a phoenix whose wings keep smacking its own head as it flaps.

D.J. Stewart – Hit the IL with a ankle sprain.  Apparently, he got hurt sitting on the bench.

Dwight Smith Jr. – Robbed Odor and ran head-first into a wall.  Robbed Rougned Odor; Robbed Odor isn’t an Odor brother.  That’s Rougned too.  Don’t ask!  Any hoo!  Smith has a concussion and will be out for a bit.

Trey Mancini – 3-for-4 and his 13th homer.  If I drafted Mancini and Kepler everywhere this year instead of years past, imagine how happy I’d be? Sorry, was practicing for when I meet with my therapist.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-2, 1 run as he returned from the IL.  I’ve been faithfully hoping for this day for longer than I thought it would take.  Guess you could say I was a praying Tatis.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .250. No one wants to own him, and he quietly hits homers. Renfroe is like the outfielder version of C.J. Cron. I will call him, L.F. Cron.

Joey Lucchesi – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.21 vs. Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  I mean, Jesus Effin’ Christmas.  Every stadium needs a humidor!  I open my fantasy page to look at my pitching with hands over my eyes, then slowly crack a hole between my fingers, sigh and close the page.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .293.  I gotta admit after owning Trout for the 1st time, I feel kinda the Larry David “meh” face.  I mean, he’s good.  Have I seen better?  Hands out, palms up, sorta, yeah.  Okay, I’m partially saying this to try to spur him on to be better than Yelich or Bellinger.

Tyler Skaggs – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.97.  Skaggs really needs an Opener.  *thinks about it*  And a Middler.  *thinks more*  And a closer.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .265.  I thought he retired.  How could I make that mistake?  Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!

Khris Davis – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .247.  Death, taxes, Khris Davis hitting .247.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.48.  I’ll take it.  It’s better than J.A.’s Crapp or Just Awful Happ, but it was against a bottom three team in the majors that seems to think Eric Sogard should be their leadoff hitter.  His 5th home run aside, obviously.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in three games, and is finally starting to look comfortable at the plate.  Still worry about what happens when Aaron Judge returns and, Lord hear my prayer, Giancarlo, but for now Hicks is playing and getting hot.

Gio Urshela – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Supposedly, Didi is returning today.  Gleyber is out for a few days with an injury, but, once he returns, the Yankees are going to get crowded very fast. Urshela sounds like the noise of something disappearing in the wind, and it might just be.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  Old friend sighting!  Now we just need something from Uncle Festeraco.

Willy Adames – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .256, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Matt Barnes – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.28, as he secured his 4th save, and 2nd save since May 7th.  Um, guys and five girl readers, not to get all calendar on ya, but that’s a month.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .271.  He’s been around the 40th best player on the Player Rater, similar to that of Whit Merrifield and Brad Hand, for some apples to oranges.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .239.  Kinda surprising his average is as low as it is because it feels like I mention him every day.  Kinda like my own personal Groundhog’s Day and Soler’s causing some shade on his average.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer in six games since he was promoted.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he’s obviously a hot schmotato, and Cuthbert is just The Boy Next Door.

Alex Gordon – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  Since I was just looking at the Player Rater for Betts, Alex Gordon has been a bit better than Bryce Harper.  Haha…*rams head into wall*

Jack Mayfield – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .074.  Mayfield with the Superfly!

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Has he Uh-Oh Chirinos’d every day this week?  That seems good.  By the way, you hear about the race between Santa and Easter Bunny?  Santa won by a Chirinos.  Take it, Highlights!  It’s yours!

Tyler White – 3-for-6, hitting .220.  This was White’s first 3-hit game of the year.  See that, he just needs more 14 inning games!

Alex Bregman – 3-for-6, and his 18th homer, hitting .281.  Don’t think enough has been made of how much people were fading Bregman in the preseason, due to his elbow.  Something that was bothering him since 2016.  Ya know, even during his huge 2018.  That’s what “since” means.  C’mon, use some common since!

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  Sonavabench!  I bench him for his solid starts, then start him for his crap ones.  What do I have to do?! Robo voice, “We didn’t get your message because you were either not speaking or it’s a bad connection.”

Jordan Hicks – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 12th save.  The Cards aren’t ready to skedaddle da fudge away from Hicks, but John Gant (1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.10) looks worth owning either way.  This has been your Up To The Minute Fantasy Minute with the Fantasy Master Lothario.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Colonel Mustard has been hitting near .190 in his last 100 at-bats with four homers.  Colonel Mustard in the bathroom with the toilet brush!

Caleb Smith – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  Man, the Regression Fairies are finding pride this month in ripping the heart out of all my starters.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4 and his 17th and 18th homers.  Moistest of Moistasskisses!  Imagine he had ten working digits.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (23) and legs (13).  Yelich gets so many slam and legs he should open a 50’s style diner-slash-internet cafe, Apps ‘n Hashtags.  Kidding, that’s my franchise business I’m pitching on Shark Tank, don’t be stealing that shizz.

Freddy Peralta – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.11.  Dude, when your ERA is higher than Marcus Stroman’s height, you need to throw, like, another four games before I’m picking you up, and preferably against teams other than the Marlins, even if they’ve been acting like the 1927 Marlins.

Austin Barnes – Activated with Will Smith sent down….down to Meeee-aye-meee!  Welcome to Meeee-aye-meee!  Oh, he was sent to Oklahoma. OK, ignore.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. He hit leadoff, but that’s because Robinson Cano was out of the lineup, even though Cano should hit 8th. Not to go too far down the rabbit hole of real baseball, but how awesome would be if Mickey Callaway started batting Cano 8th? Why have any loyalty to Cano? He signed for some cash, has decided he doesn’t want to play, looks like garbage in the box and keeps lamping but not good lamping like in A Christmas Story.  Cano is fra-jeel-lay!  Would make such a great statement to bat him 8th and Amed leadoff. Will, obviously, never happen.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  His home run would’ve been a pop-up in most Little League parks.  After his home run, Rob Manfred was spotted with a Mets cap low on his head as he ran out of Metco with a suitcase handcuffed to his arm.

Dominic Smith – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .373 (in 67 ABs).  Dom Smith should be seeing a lot more at-bats, which is to say he’ll likely be benched every other game as he has been.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.61.  Since I don’t own Jason Vargas, I can’t get a freakin’ break against the Giants. Wheeler had a good WHIP.  WHIP-dee-doo, Random Italicized Voice!  Wow, you’re hot.  Sorry.

Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .285. He’s out-slugging David Dahl.  I’ll be right back. *submerges head into tub of ice water*

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Everywhere Sandoval goes, so does the Giants’ Belt.  Thankfully!

Shaun Anderson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  Would’ve been too much to get this kind of effort from Beede on Wednesday.  Too much!  As for Anderson, the Streamonator doesn’t love his next start, but I’d be okay with it.

Peter Lambert – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, in his 1st start, which was presumably a spot start.  His 9 Ks in his debut broke a Rockies’ record held by Jeff Francis, Jason Jennings and Shawn Chacon.  Damn, there’s some names there.  Literally.  They are names.  Or in Shawn Chacon’s case, it’s his name and the picture of the GM who he tried to kill:

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Jedi
Jedi
3 years ago

Grey,

Add Z Davies (home v. PIT tomorrow) and drop Caleb Smith or no?

Thanks!

Jingle Dahl the Way
Jingle Dahl the Way
3 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Please rank top 2 for best overall production:

Brandon Lowe, Biggio, Adames, Cesar, Marwin, Schoop, Kingery, Shaw

Thanks.

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
3 years ago

Marquez, Bauer or Morton and in what order?

It’s a QS league. Looking for counting stats and ratios.

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Would Rich Hill be last?

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
3 years ago

Bryan Reynolds, Didi or Dietrich? Either would be a bench bat or possible trade piece later.

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Rather canning and v Robles or didi and wheeler?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
3 years ago

One quick question….

Do you think Josh Bell is for real and is there regression coming? ROS regression and beyond to next year……obviously he won’t hit like this for the rest of the year but can he maintain a much healthier average and power than last year for 2019 and 2020?

A Catcherless Dream League
A Catcherless Dream League
3 years ago

Garver K’s 4x last night and not looking good since his return. I hate when injuries derail momentum.

I’m starting to regret dropping Ramos for him. Should I swap them back or hold Garver?

hebrew hammer
hebrew hammer
3 years ago

16 team H2H Keeper LEAGUE

Like to pickup another pitcher that possibly help ROS.
Gallen or Frambar?

Thankyou!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Be really annoying if they send Framer down, then bring Corbin back up.

If this was MIL I wouldn’t even ask.

Have a good weekend!

183414
183414
3 years ago

Kepler goes 4-4. 3 h.r.’s, and Baldelli says, yep, I”m sitting him v. a lefty tonight. Some pretty woke mgrs. in baseball. Plain awful !!!

sal
sal
3 years ago

heany against the mariners?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

IMHO, Barnes is now the BoSox closer. Cora uses his best guy when needed in early innings, but Barnes had a few bad appearnances and now Workman, not Barnes, is the go-to guy. So Barnes has been DEMOTED to closer.

baseballbanter
baseballbanter
3 years ago

Greytings,

One UTIL slot to fill. Points league. Average doesn’t matter, counting stats are everything.

Rank for ROS pls:

Adames, Grichuk, Lourdes, L. Urias, Wendle, Cuthbert

RICE
RICE
3 years ago

I’ve got room to stash one hitter and one pitcher. This is probably like splitting hairs but do you prefer:

Urias or Tucker

Cease or Gallen

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks (again) Grey!

Dong Show
Dong Show
3 years ago

Happy Friday Grey!

Dynasty league: we had a massive 3 team trade yesterday. Curious on your thoughts

I traded Robles, Moncada, Mize, Gore for Acuna and Puig

(Acuna Onwer) traded for Ohtani and Beni

(Beni/Ohtani/Puig Owner) traded for Moncada, Robles, Mize, Gore

Which side do you like the most for dynasty? (I wanted Acuna so I could have an Acuna, Mookie, Blackmon OF (with K.Davis, LoCain and now Puig as backups)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
3 years ago

I got laughed at when I proposed Benintendi for Paddack…..but that Paddack owner wants deGrom from me.

His contract is expiring….I am in 8th and probably not doing much to improve myself. Playing for 2020, would you trade:

I trade deGrom
I get Paddack $1×2 and F. Reyes $1×2 (years based on the start of the 2020 season)

deGrom could be kept for a discounted draft price, but cannot be dropped….with pitchers having high risk for injury, I never want to do that.

Pts league keeper….I feel like this deal might even help me this year as well, if and when Paddack readjusts, but I do think he takes a consistent step forward in 2020.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Right now he’s $39 for the rest of the year. If he goes for say $40 in the draft, whoever owns him would get him for $30, but could not drop him for 3 years (even with season ending injuries).

You don’t see Paddack elevating himself to deGrom-like status over the next two years? Or even a top 10 pitcher?

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I think he might go for more than $40 in a $300 draft (probably should have said that). As a frame of reference, Scherzer went for $71 to start 2018, Thor is $55 this year and Cole is $43 this year.

Again, information that I should have included. Sorry.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for your help.. I realize context when asking for trade help is the most important thing….thanks for being patient with me:)

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

Now that Seth Smith has retired, is Cheslor Cuthbert the newly annointed Lisper’s Nightmare?

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

Sorry, Semi double post here as two new SP stream options came up. The choices are down to:

Current favorite: Matz at home v Rocks or….

Framber at home v Balt

Pivetta at home v Reds

Thank you

Chet
Chet
3 years ago

I realize Chavis sucks right now. I’m wondering if he’s worth keeping (in my starting lineup) in a dynasty league? I guess my question is: Will he amount to anything this or next year?

Thanks.

Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
3 years ago

Selling or buying Bauer and/or Corbin?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

J polanco and domingod or abreu in OBP league?

Luke
Luke
3 years ago

Dropped Kepler for Bruce 1 day before the 3 homer game. Do I now drop Bruce for Kepler? Oy.

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Would you trade j polanco and domingod for Blackmon in an OBP league

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

Shane Bieber for K. Bryant?

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

With my SP’s in the crapper this week, I am in need of a streamer for this weekend. Which among the following would you recommend? If any.
*Valdez v BAL (SON $18.4)
*Bundy @ HOU (SON $5.9)
*P Lopez v ATL (SON $4.1)
*R Lopez @ KC (SON $3.4)
*Sabathia @ CLE (SON $ 0)
*Lauer v WAS (SON $-1.8)

jmccullough
jmccullough
3 years ago

Yahoo H2H 1yr League (10 teams)
Batter Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG

Time to cut the cord on Chavis at 2B…

Some available options (while I pray for Shaw’s continued demise and Hiura’s return):

Profar, Adames, Marwin, Goodrum, Wong

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, best streamer to pick
Plesac home vs Yanks
Matz home vs Col
Framber home vs Balt
SON likes all

SH
SH
3 years ago

Grey I am in a 20 team head to head dynasty league. SP is highly sought after, I am looking at getting Clevinger from another team. The other owner wants Eloy and Soroka from me no dice I say. But would do Eloy and another item player or pick for him. I would still have Benitendi Robles and Acuna in my OF. Or keep Eloy and go after a cheaper SP.

JD Yuck
JD Yuck
3 years ago

Too early to call JD Martinez a huge bust? Seems to get back spasms every time he turns around, and his power stats are iffy — certainly not worthy of a first round pick — with a third of the season in the books. I would have been better off drafting Tommy La Stella.

RICE
RICE
3 years ago

Hey guys!

Would you rather have Kingery or C. Hernandez now?

Thanks!

RICE
RICE
Reply to  RICE
3 years ago

…or sit on Kyle Tucker?

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

keuchel is available in roto league

is it worth dropping anyone for him?

my staff chirinos, golito, minor, woodruff, martin perez

cishek, shawn kelley, peacock, robles romo

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey good call Cishek is probably odd man out

JR
JR
3 years ago

Need help with a Dynasty league trade. Two possible deals for my JD Martinez. Do I take one or hold?

Offer 1: Flaherty, Luzardo, and Kirilloff for JD
Offer 2: K. Tucker, Y. Alvarez, and Mize for JD

My team looks like this right now:
C Ramos
1B Goldy
2B Baez
3B Sano
SS Escobar
OF JD, Hoskins, Ozuna
UT Mancini
BN F. Reyes, Kingery, Vogelbach, Shaw
DL Altuve, H. Dozier, Didi,

SP Corbin, Marquez, price, Hamels, Quintana, lucchesi, strahm, kluber, Weaver

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for the input! If I’m sitting in 8th and not looking like I’ll make playoffs does that change anything?

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you sir!

JR
JR
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m also in talks to swap kluber for blackmon. Guy who has blackmon needs pitching bad and his outfield is stacked. So id replace jd with blackmon for this year

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  JR
3 years ago

Id hold on both.

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 OBP roto keeper league.

Need saves. Who would you drop for Leclerc? Who would be the second guy you’d drop to activate H.Strickland if he is activated soon?

McNeil, B.Rodgers (my only 2 2b)
Mercado, Winker, Hicks (McNeil would have to fill OF until Springer returns, B.Rodgers would be starting 2b)
Folty
Yu
G.Canning
A.Reyes (stash)

Thinking Rodgers/Folty? Tough decisions

My staff: Strasburg, Ryu, L.Castillo, Hendricks, Yu, Folty, G. Canning, A.Reyes, Doolittle, L.Jackson

Thanks.

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I can only drop one outfielder. Who would be the second player if i cant drop mercado or mcneil?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Would you trade j polanco and domingod for Donaldson or Cain in an OBP league?

Andre
Andre
3 years ago

What’s up everyone? Add/Drop question.

Someone in my league dropped Castellanos. The only spot I can make the add/drop is if I drop Y. Alvarez. My mind keeps replaying the Family Guy episode where Peter is asked if he wants a boat or the mystery box and he says “a boats a boat. The mystery box can be anything. It could even be a boat!”

This is a 10tm league, with 5 keepers that you keep forever and no draft pick penalty, and uses OBP

Gadson
Gadson
3 years ago

Stream one this weekend

Kikuchi @LAA
Buddy @HOU
Keller vs CHW
Rey Lopez @KC
Samardzija vs LAD
Wainwright @CHC
Pablo Lopez vs ATL
Cashner @HOU
Plutko vs NYY
Hoffman @NYM
Valdez vs BAL

Ryan
Ryan
3 years ago

In a h2h dynasty league I need sp help. The most expendable? bat I h?ave is probably albies. Should I trade albies for gerrit cole???

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Can you rank Wheeler, Soroka and Marquez in a QS league.

Thanks

Chucky
Chucky
3 years ago

Looking to grab SD’s Urias. Which slug is the cut, Brendan Rodgers or McMahon?

Jingle Dahl the Way
Jingle Dahl the Way
3 years ago

Which 2B should I stash if I can only hold one?

Luis Urias or Keston Hiura

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

14-team QS league.
Streamanator likes my guys except for Lynn next week (next week will go to Boston and Cleveland at home)
I have one other open spot.
Should I roll with Lynn at Boston or try to trade him or dump him?

These are the FAs that Streamanator likes…
Thornton @BAL & @HOU
S.Anderson vs SD
Duplantier @PHI & @WAS
Plutko @DET

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Shaun Anderson (Giants) last night @NYM 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K. Last week at Baltimore 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, and now faces SD at home on Tuesday.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I picked up Alex Reyes for this week thinking he would get a start for STL this weekend….they fooled me!!

Is he worth holding for next week?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thought so. Thanks. I’m keeping one eye on Reyes.
Cyclopsing, right?

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

12 team mixed H2H 5×5 w/ 6 keepers:

Is Strahm a hold through the DL stint if you don’t have a DL slot?

I have Glasnow occupying one DL slot and Strahm the other, but J.D. Martinez might be heading that way as well.

Cole
Cole
3 years ago

I love how you get catty with Freddy Peralta. How dare you throw 6 innings with 9 K!
Looking to sell high on Castillo and fill my Christian Walker sized hole at 1B. ROTW, Muncy or Alonso? I have Giancarlo coming back (I bought some raffle tickets from some nuns and asked them to pray for him). So seems like Muncy might be a better compliment to him. It’s an 8 cat roto league that has hits slugging and obp.

Trey
Trey
3 years ago

Chavis is terrible right now. Can barely make contact and now with Moreland coming back, he may not even play everyday. Boston has options at 1B and 2B. Waiver wire is thin, but who do you like among Howie Kendrick, Fletcher, or McNeil as a 2B? Points league so I don’t care about ratios, just counting stats

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

1. In a 12 teamer no one wanted Chavis in a trade so thinking he may be a drop for Laureano for steals and average. You good with that? The Other best option is probably G Polanco but he sits a ton.

2. Best matchup on Saturday? My ratios are good but Ks home runs allowed and losses are tied. Must start one of these guys.

Kikuchi at Angels (undetermined)
J Gray at Mets (Matz)
Gibson at Tigers (Boyd)
Matz home v Colo (Gray)
Richards home v Braves (Teheran)

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  The Other JC
3 years ago

1. I just did the same thing.

The Other JC
The Other JC
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

Nice! I went for it just now too. Thanks for the input…now what to do about Trea, Albies and Carrasco LOL

The Other JC
The Other JC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks! I was leaning Richards but Rockies are bad road hitters. Good call.

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Lourdes Gurriel or Adames?

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

in H2h league i was offered jose altuve and andrew benintendi for my Giancario Stanton and craig kimbrel..

that is probably a good deal if you look at it without context but i don’t know that it helps me that much other my hitting is off the charts and middle infield i have more than i can play. it would just be a marginal upgrade of benintendi over dahl.

i think i need a pitcher and should wait. what do you think

my team
narvaez, freeman, albies, suarez, trea turner, acuna, bellinger, dahl, mondesi
muchado, correa, stanton

bieber, flaherty, montas, price, soroka, iglesias, treinen, clevinger, kimbrel

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey

Lucky Lue
Lucky Lue
3 years ago

So yesterday I ran a JD trade by you involving Blackmon and Rosario. When I heard JD left with back spasms I rejected the offer. Now he’s offering this. JD and Hader for my Blackmon and Peacock. I know back spasms can be long term problem so is this worth the risk. Thanks.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Lucky Lue
3 years ago

He has a bout of back spasms every year it seems. I’d still take JD.

Big Al
Big Al
3 years ago

I have been hanging onto Chavis thinking he might gain at least a portion of his form from a month ago, but realizing daily that won’t likely happen. I also have Lourdes who has returned to his April/May form. If I hold on to one, who would you think might find something soon? Howie Kendrick was just released so thinking he is a better option than both but not much else out there to drop both.

frank cloud
frank cloud
3 years ago

points league…would you consider trading away JRam and Eddie Rosario for Bauer? Points league points favorite pitching…i followed you pretty good, have Bellinger, yelich, mondesi, lindor.

Jerry Kenly
Jerry Kenly
3 years ago

Better keeper in dynasty league

Pablo Lopez
Zac Gallen

Mike L
Mike L
3 years ago

I just want you to know that in the midst of a steamer drop this morning (not streamer) I got a hell of a laugh from the Steve Winwood reference. That’s all.

MookieBestt
MookieBestt
3 years ago

I know Adames is just mentioned as a hot schmotato, but his April was terrible. May and June he’s been solid, .302 avg with an .853 OPS. He started the year 1 for his first 30, and ever since has been a useful MI with strong AVG, a handful of steals and some pop. I’m buying him where I can.

Brill
Brill
3 years ago

Im having a pretty sh*t week of pitching Grey.

Here’s my current bullpen

Starters

Flaherty
Marquez
Wheeler
C. Smith
Luchessi
Eflin
Pivetta
Urena

Relievers

Doolittle
Holland
Davis
Romo
Jackson

IL: Glasnow

I’m in a points league so when my pitchers are on, it’s a good week, but when they get rocked, I almost always lose the week. Based on my team, what changes would you make? Here are some available starters. I’m trying to look at guys to keep long term.

Hudson
Strahm
Porcello
Kikuchi
Taillon
Sandy Alcantara
Fedde
Plesac
Skaggs
Nelson
Eickhoff

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Brill
3 years ago

You should be streaming the bottom two spots. None of those guys stand out as being more valuable long term, if you mean ROS. Maybe Strahm or Kikuchi.

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
3 years ago

Slappy Jack says:
May 15, 2019
“I remember Caleb Smith being really good last year too
right up until mid-May *checks calendar *
then he turned back into a 4.50+ ERA pumpkin for the next six weeks before getting hurt.”
and that’s me quoting me!

Actually I looked into this a bit because I don’t actually believe in arbitrary time points as useful baseball information.
He’s a fastball, slider, changeup guy.
The changeup is not good, and I think this might be the biggest problem.
His fastball is pretty good but has been losing a little juice as the season goes on, not a lot but it could be something.
His slider is an elite top 15 pitch.

It seems to me that he might be falling into the trap that affects essentially 2-pitch Pitchers. If their money pitch is off for the day or the other team has decided to ignore it, they can get into trouble quickly. Also third time through the order can be a struggle for 2-pitch only guys. (Paddack says hello)
I realize he’s really only had one terrible game but, there are other red flags like 4+ FIP and allowing HR’s in 8 straight starts including 5 in his last two (fly ball pitcher in a juiced ball league).
He’s not garbage but I think he’s probably closer to the 4.00 ERA , High WHIP / High K guy we thought he was coming into the season, than the Ace we saw in April & early May.
Not saying to sell him for a fanny pack of off-brand condoms collected after your local Pride Parade, but I would look into options personally.

ellis
ellis
3 years ago

Which OF should I pick up:

Avisail, Renfroe, Gordon, Nomar, WMyers, Reddick, Richards or JBJ

thank you!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  ellis
3 years ago

Renfroe for me

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
3 years ago

Morning Grey, DT, Cram it and Razzball

Been holding Kyle Tucker for about a month now on the bench in a redraft league. Was hoping that after June 2nd he got the call up. Any news on when or if he might get the call?
Is he worth holding?

Or should I drop him for any of these players. I have no particular needs , just looking for who you might think would be the best ROS:
Puello, Rengifo, Choi, Straw, B Dixon, C Stewart, D Fisher, M Rojas, R Guzman, Grichuk .

This is a 6×6 league with obp being the 6th cat.

As always , thanks in advance and have a great weekend.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Ace of Spades
3 years ago

Not sure but I’d hold a bit longer. My guess is any day now…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Ace of Spades
3 years ago

I would hold if those are your best options.

Blergball
Blergball
3 years ago

Need a 2B with Fletcher being my best option in 12-team mixed H2H. Was offered Chavis for Riley but think that might be selling a bit low on Riley. Should I take it?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Blergball
3 years ago

Hold

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

Grab Eovaldi or stash A. Reyes?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  rhodyballer
3 years ago

I’d go Reyes

CTFDU
CTFDU
3 years ago

Thanks for the write Grey. A couple of questions:

Strahm or Taillon for a DL spot?

Drop 1 please ROS H2H:
Peacock
Pivetta
Lucchesi
Caleb Smith

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  CTFDU
3 years ago

Strahm for me. Lose Pivetta.

Cg
Cg
3 years ago

I actually benched Bauer basically everywhere yday. Starting anyone vs the Twins seems insane at this point. Regarding the pitches, Bauer is insistent on throwing more pitches always. He throws something like 500 pitches in between starts.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

I assume Oberg will be irrelevent when Wade Davis returns (soon). Who to pickup?
League-1: Robles, Kelly, Rogers, or (use as a streaming spot).
League-2: Romo, Keylly, Rogers, or (use as a streaming spot).

Note. Texas has announced that leclerc is close to resuming as closer.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Robles and Romo if you need saves, otherwise stream

tjw4404
tjw4404
3 years ago

Kingery, Avisail, or J-Up?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  tjw4404
3 years ago

Kingery for me

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

14-team OBP league.

I have Odor, Russell, and Mercado with a Utility and 2 bench spots.

Meh.

Who else is available??
Moran, Cuthbert, Luplow, Maybin, Naquin, Bote, The Melk-Man, Panda, and some other guys with goofy nicknames.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

I’d hold

tshank13
tshank13
3 years ago

Hey guys. Need a trade blessing before I throw it out there.

My Ryu & Ozuna for his Degrom & Hoskins?

12 tm keeper(3) with OBP and slug%

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  tshank13
3 years ago

Id hold

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  tshank13
3 years ago

Degrom side, go for it

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Neither is much, but he is my (last) starter in a limited move league – Matz or Folty?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Matz

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Folty for me

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

So I went out to eat last night….I left a 19.5% tip and *runs for the door covering head*.

Got ravaged by another MR in ‘Perts last night. I rage dropped Blake Parker 2 days ago and because I was on my phone I just wanted to pick anybody up that’s not terrible. “Oh, Will Harris, you’ll do. 3 hits and a run in 0.1 IP your first day on the job?!” I can’t catch a break on the pitching side.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

A**hole

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Only if it comes with soy sauce and chopsticks.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I eat it in my car. I don’t eat IN the gas station. That’s just nasty.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Resourceful and delicious!

Milarky
Milarky
3 years ago

Thinking about selling Austin Riley before it’s too late, and i really need a 1B (we start two, and I’ve got Rizzo, O’Hearn and Bauers!). Which of these guys seem like realistic targets, and would you go for it? Extra eligibility is a bonus.

Abreu (1B)
Goldschmidt (1B)
Hunter Dozier
Max Muncy (1B, 2B, 3B)
Matt Olson (1B)

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Milarky
3 years ago

Only Olson seems realistic. Meh, I guess I’d go for that.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Milarky
3 years ago

All but Gold seem realistic to me, depends how much your leaguemates like the shiny toy. I’d go for Abreu, Muncy, Olson in that order…

Pine Tar Incident
Pine Tar Incident
3 years ago

***bulk (un)alert****

With Chirinos starting there don’t appear to be any openers today. Sick and sad!

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I still think we should be calling openers Fluffers.

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

12 team mixed H2H 5×5

Staff is as follows:

SP: Cole, Buehler, Ed-Rod, Maeda, Gibson, Quintana, Miley
RP: Chapman, Barnes, Robles
DL: Glasnow, Strahm

Would you value a streamer spot over any SPs? Or are they all holds?

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  DLev45
3 years ago

Also, Pivetta is still out there.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  DLev45
3 years ago

I’d hold

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  DLev45
3 years ago

Depends on bench size but could probably stream Gibson and/or Miley spots if you wanted

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

6 bench slots.

Cooper, Kingery, Didi, & Dom Santana as bench bats.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

1, Tatis and Buxton

2. Lauer

3. Bruce

Thundergunn
Thundergunn
3 years ago

1. My Luis Castillo and Austin Riley for his Tatis and Buxton in a 14 team mixed H2H Yahoo 4 player keeper?

2. Would you throw Lauer @ home vs. WAS or Mer. Kelly vs Toronto tomorrow?

3. Bruce or Moran for a hot schmotato?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Thundergunn
3 years ago

1. Tatis side
2. Lauer
3. Bruce

Btdrnks
Btdrnks
3 years ago

Great stuff Grey!

With Didi coming back, do you prefer him over DeJong? His slump has been going on for what seems like forever!

Jayrod
Jayrod
3 years ago

Damnit Kepler! I’m glad my trade didn’t go through until this morning so I got the 3 fingers before I dealt him for Benintendi! Benintendi really needs to step up now because Kepler trying to make himself a case for top dog in AL.

Can Houston stop using Mayfield. It’s not Baker so let’s move on.. Myles Strawman definitely needs to be in that lineup.

Jayrod
Jayrod
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

HAHAH! Both comments got me rolling this morning!!!

Cheers and have a great weekend my dude!