Yesterday, it was a good day (freaking brothers every way like M.J.) to be an ace.  Corey Kluber went 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.57, pitching against the Tigers. One of the best, if not the best, pitchers goes against one of the worst, if not the worst, hitting teams, and you have a masterpiece by the pitcher.  Just be clause.  Qualifying, that is.  To not be outdone, Max Scherzer went 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 0 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 0.90, and stole his first base.  Take that, Ohtani!  Scherzer has 80 grade speed if he’s in a DeLorean and wants to go back to 1955.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bradley Zimmer – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Hopefully, he stayed after the game and worked with Jo-Ram and Lindor.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  Right now, I might be able to pitch against the Indians, and throw a Quality Start.  And I throw like 50 Cent.

Nick Delmonico – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Dying for a White Sox announcer to say, “Delmonico’s steak’d the White Sox to an early lead!  That’s A-1!”

Chris Archer – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.94.  Man (or five ladies), I think I’m dropping Archer down to a number two fantasy starter next year.  I know, it’s early, but he is so “high Ks, iffy everything else.”  The Ks were blinding me, yo!

Mallex Smith – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals (1, 2).  *wraps phone cord around pinkie, talks seductively*  What are you doing, Mallex?  Wanna come over for a batty call?  Aw, c’mon, you know my parents are in Hawaii touring caves with Vincent Price.

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  I got a chance to watch Colome yesterday, and, as I imagine Samuel L. Jackson would say, what the f**k is this motherf**ker doing right here?  Yeah, he closed it, but didn’t look great doing it.  I grabbed Sergio Romo, but I could see dropping Romo in a game or two.  The Rays have a vested interest in Colome getting saves, and I think they do everything to allow that to happen, as much as Colome tries to stop them.

Miles Mikolas – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.00.  Hey, at least he didn’t walk anyone!  What?  Where are you going?  I wasn’t making excuses…entirely.  It’s a good sign!  Come back!  Sigh.  I don’t think the Mikolas late-round gamble is paying off.

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  I didn’t see this game, but, since it was vs. the Marlins, I’m going to assume there were five four-base errors for the Marlins to score one run vs. Syndergaard.

Jon Gray – 5 IP, 7 ER.  Pitchslapped by Clayton Richard?!  It was the Padres!  He is one-half Jon Snow, and one-half Greyjoy.  But the Padres turned him into Reek.

Chris Iannetta – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .345.  Hey, he now leads my RCL team in homers!  I think I might need some power.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .237.  In Ryan McMahon news, he’s started calling bingo in the dugout via closed circuit TV for a lovely little church in Sloan’s Lake, Colorado.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .250.  I don’t want to own CarGo, but my desire to own all Rockies hitters cancels that out.

Carlos Asuaje – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer, as he hit leadoff, hitting .244.  Yup, it’s Coors, but Asuaje is one of those guys I’m watching, because he told reporters he wants to hit all them launch angles.  Unless he was misheard and talking about lunch at Bojangles.

Zack Godley – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.64.  Times like these when you wish you drafted off the preseason rankings in the Bible.

Xander Bogaerts – Will miss 10-14 days with a small fracture of his ankle.  That medical report continued, “It was the best of times, it was the blurst?!”  You know why?  Because instead of 100 monkeys on a 100 typewriters trying to type up a novel, the Red Sox have 100 monkeys on 100 MRI machines.  An ankle fracture and he’s only out 10-14 days?  What was the exit velocity of Bogaerts traveling through the MRI machine?  Because I think it was too fast.  I don’t care how small that fracture is that sounds like an underestimate of time missed by about two more weeks.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .429.  I gush like a Tide pod on the podcast that’s coming later today about Rhysus.  All praise!

Scott Kingery – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .259.  Since I watched this game, I got to see a whole lot of Kingery.  He looks like he could be Yelich’s little brother, and I can see how he can hit homers, but, similarly to Yelich, Kingery does not look like a big-time power threat.  Pretty impressive all-around game, though.

Tucker Barnhart – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Tucker “The Anvil” Barnhart!

Anthony Rizzo – Hit the DL with back issues.  Specifically, they were back issues of Men’s Health.

Jose Martinez – Left yesterday’s game with an Achilles contusion.  So, we finally know his weakness.

Greg Holland – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 walks as he was activated.  Holland needs to recalibrate his windmill.

Matt Albers – 2 IP, 1 ER, and the blown save, but the win.  I’d say Matt Albers only lost the lead and not the game by the skin of his teeth, but we both know that anything that comes close to Albers’ mouth is getting eaten.  I contend (for the featherweight title) that Jacob Barnes is still the Brewers’ best bet for saves.  Maybe yesterday will convince Craig Counsell, as well.  (Image below provided by our points writer, Malamoney.)

Kendrys Morales – Suffered a hamstring strain.  The Morales of the story is Kendrys should be swinging a bat while parked in a folding chair.

Jakob Junis – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  Or is it Jake?  Jacob?  Junis Christ, can you figure out your name?  Any hoo!  Royals jumped out to the early lead and Junis cruised into the Ivictory Coast W Hotel for an all-expenses paid trip.  I liked Junis so much after his first start, I picked him up.  Guess how I’m feeling after this start?  Rhymes with mexcellent.

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Moistasskiss!

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  I thought he was pitching better than a 3.94 ERA.  Kidding!  It’s only through 16 IP!

Steve Pearce – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .286.  Now has three homers in three straight games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .238.  With two outs in the ninth, he hit a grand slam, which foreclosed the game, and defaulted on the potential save.  (Using glossary terms like a baller!  By the way, baller and glossary have never appeared in a sentence before, but no balloons dropped from my ceiling.)

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.35.  Damn, and I was too much of a lily-livered fraidy-cat to draft this AL East pitcher!  By the by, has any expression sounded less intimidating than fraidy-cat?  “What are you, fraidy-cat?!”  “What are you, naming a new cat food?”

Alex Cobb – Set to debut with the O’s on Saturday in Fenway.  That should go swimmingly like Natalie Wood.

Mark Trumbo – Will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie.  When it’s early in Bowie, there’s lots of Young Americans chasing Fame, and Trumbo’s gonna feel like The Man Who Fell To Earth.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks in 109 pitches, ERA at 1.45.  Don’t wanna be too much of a fanboy, but, I mean, c’mon, dude’s like from another era.

Ken Giles – 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  That save was of the “I guess we have a closer, we may as well use him now that we have two outs in the ninth, I mean, how bad can he screw it up,” variety.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.00.  As I said after his last start, he likely needs more time to get up to speed after signing late, and, sure enough, my cherrypicking is right.

Jaime Barria – To fill-in for injuries to Shoemaker and Jesus Christopher Ramirez, the Angels called up their young righty-slash-female neighborhood (Spanish es bueno!).  Here’s what Prospector Ralph said about him, “(Barria is) a control and command righty with a bulldog makeup, and a knack for hiding the ball well. Barria rode his three pitch mix and elite pitchability to the upper levels of the minors, despite entering 2017 as a 20 year old with only 117 innings above rookie ball. You have to like the results from Barria, so it’s tough to knock him…..but, he’s maxed out physically, his fastball velocity is just mediocre without a ton of movement, his changeup is a good pitch, but it should be noted pitchers with control and feel for a changeup tend to over-match hitters at the lower levels. He’s a back end of the rotation profile, and someone who likely will get a few looks at the major league level if he again pitches well at AAA. The kid can pitch, but I don’t see much fantasy upside.  And he seems like a jerk, wait, I was thinking of Grey for that last part.”  Hey, c’mon!

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  Yeah, yeah, but Ohtani blew the biggest bubble ever using grape-flavored Big League Chew!

Garrett Richards – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.20.  Garrett Richards is named after two of the sexiest working women in sitcom history, Mary Richards and Mrs. Garrett.

Doug Fister – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Angels.  Well, they were Angels before Fister!  You sicko!

Rougned Odor – Hurt his hamstring on the base paths after a walk.  He must’ve been so disoriented he walked.  Like a shark that can’t stop moving, a Rougned can’t stop hacking.

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GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

At this point, it’s ridiculous to use anyone but Hader as Milwaukee’s closer. Worry about using him for middle innings after he actually gets you some wins.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding:
It’s a shit show. Not really Counsells fault either.
Wild pitches bloop hits walks and bad defense.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: barnes looks awesome almost all of the time, the other NL central t-will also. plus hader would be better utilized as you know what he is, a SP, esp on a team with such awful other SP’s.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
4 years ago

@Mordacious Levator: Yeah, I hear what you guys are saying, but to know who your best arm in the bullpen is, and then to not use him to fill this important glaring hole that suddenly appeared on your team? I know what the plan was/is for Hader, but they still have not either made him the closer or made him a starter. They’re not the Diamondbacks, with an embarrassment of riches pitching-wise. It’d be nice to have the luxury of using Hader as a two-inning guy, but not when those games always end up tied or lost in the ninth. They should probably just stop the bleeding, closer-wise, first. And I don’t really agree that Counsell is blameless. If a player moves his chess pieces in the wrong places and loses the game, that’s not just bad luck. Some pitchers just don’t have the basic chemistry for closing. The arm is only part of what makes a good closer. I think Hader’s got the it factor. Wow, I wrote way too much on this.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Re: “Shallow OBP league with limited season moves

Hold Alonso or drop for: Choo, Davidson, Franco, Tucker, Thames

Thanks!”

It’s a 100 dollar budget with $1 add/drops before the trade deadline, $3 after the trade deadline and $5 during the playoffs. I’ve only made two moves since the draft, so I could definitely afford to make a move if it’s a good upgrade.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
4 years ago

Lowrie, Asdrubal, Kingery, or Baez for 2B for right now?

H2H – H, R, HR, SB, RBI, AVG, OBPS

Fundle Bundle Life
Fundle Bundle Life
4 years ago

yep like i thought, MIL’s bullpen was sooooo tired they had to not only use drake but leave him in even though he continually kept walking everybody. hard to believe he was left in for the 2nd inning though,

nightpandas
nightpandas
4 years ago

looking for a couple of pickups with 2 dl trips, k/9, qs league

Pivetta
Lucchesi
T Anderson
T Williams
Y Chirinos
Fat Albers
Faria
Homer

Fundle Bundle Life
Fundle Bundle Life
Reply to  nightpandas
4 years ago

@nightpandas: pivetta is up tomorrow, him for sure. i think y oh chirinos is up soonish too (he’d have probably near zero chance of a QS due to be a RP who starts on TB’s “bullpen days”). to hold it’s probbly lucchesi due to tonight.

Tradebait
Tradebait
4 years ago

In a 12 team roto 6×6 (+OPS, +QS and using SV+H) league, I have more RP than I need (Chapman, Rivero, Bradley, Boxberger, Madson). I’ve been thinking of dangling trades to closer-needy teams Would you:

1) Hold

2) Trade either Chapman or Rivero for Godley OR Smoak OR Pollock (or a combo of those 3)

3) Trade either Chapman or Rivero for J Upton OR T Anderson OR Manaea (or a combo of those3)

Thanks

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

Oh great Grey one,what do u think about Franchy Cordero

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC:

Dude is special. Was the best talent in the Dominican League this year.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  FrankGrimes
4 years ago

@FrankGrimes: thanks,he should be up real soon right?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC:

I read when he’s 100% again he
Will be playing everyday in the bigs.

andfog99
andfog99
4 years ago

Drop Arcia for Senzel?

Fundle Bundle Life
Fundle Bundle Life
4 years ago

kingery teased us with having his first bad day.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Fundle Bundle Life
4 years ago

@Fundle Bundle Life: i love him,its only gonna get better

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
4 years ago

Mookie Lynn Betts with a Salamai Sandwich

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
Reply to  mrs. featherbottom
4 years ago

@mrs. featherbottom: and Dallas Keuchel is pitching like one

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
4 years ago

AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. have this: (10 team h2h)
C uh oh
1B swiggy
2B whit (OF)
SS correa
3B devers
CI mostsuckass
MI lowrie
OF (4) mancini (1B), little nicky, brantley, nunez (2B/SS/3B)
util yonder is closer to my heart (1B)
BN grichuk (benched twice in a row now)
i’m guessing we aren’t QUITE to a throw grichuk away for any of these starting hitters yet right: d.robertson (2B/SS/3B), wendle (2B), santander (now been starting every day for longer than i thought)

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan MD
4 years ago

@Mantis Toboggan MD: and big willie in the NA slot.

Fundle Bundle Life
Fundle Bundle Life
4 years ago

skaggs owners, he’s doing VERY badly. not just whip, BB’s, pitch count, beltre was THIS close to a line drive grandslam. me yikey

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Aaron Sanchez

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Hot shot through Donaldson’s legs called a hit?? To break up a no-hitter in the 8th.

Oh, well, next batter gets an actual hit.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
4 years ago

sheeeit! carmart just got hit by a ball in foot, doesn’t seem bad…. yet, heel probably

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  jason batteiger
4 years ago

@jason batteiger: WAS still able to finish off next batter, very likely it’s just a bruise. and he finished off the next batter very quickly too.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  jason batteiger
4 years ago

@jason batteiger: he’s fine, stayed in game longer to bunt, and ran it out.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Dropping Gallo to seventh in the batting order? I understand fifth, maybe sixth, but seventh? It just bit the Rangers in the ass too. bases loaded, two outs and the number six batter (friggin’ Chirinos?) struck out swinging. You know… like Gallo sometimes does. Why the hell bury him behing Chirinos? Gallo was sixth last night. Worked fine. Ugh. Managers.

PS: Can you tell I own Gallo?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: sagnof, nate jones, romo, alvarado or barnes. if it matters, i own soria. much appreciated…

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Dee and Billy each have 2 SBs tonight! Hanley with 1. Speed is back in style!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I can’t believe Hanley already has 3 SBs… does he finish 25/10 this season?

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

Someone offered me Luke Weaver and Jesse Winker for Bellinger. I like Weaver, but I like Bellinger too. I could keep Weaver for next year at $13. Bellinger is $31 and not keepable. 5×5 OBP league. Thoughts?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Shallow OBP league with limited season moves

Hold Alonso or drop for: Choo, Davidson, Franco, Tucker, Thames

Thanks!

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
4 years ago

I’m looking for a 5th starter for my 12 team H2H, limited season pickups, so streaming isn’t a great option at this point of the year. Here are some of the top SP available:
Cobb, R. Lopez, T. Roark, I. Kennedy, L. Giolito, Skaggs, Triggs, Y. Chirinos, Pivetta.

Any suggestions on a few guys that might have long-term success? Thanks!

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

From MLB.com: Last week in New York, after an April 2 game against the Mets got postponed because of snow, Neshek bought a few boxes of 2018 Topps Heritage baseball cards to open in his hotel room.

Neshek, who is an avid baseball card and autograph collector, pulled a lottery ticket from one of the packs: a Shohei Ohtani card signed in red ink, one of just 69 in existence. “It kind of blew my mind. I knew somebody would cherish it a lot more than I did, so I was like, I’m going to list this so I can get something I want or go buy another case [of cards]. That’s kind of how the hobby works. Yeah, so I put it up, it was pretty fierce bidding there.”

The card sold for $6,100 on eBay.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ah, no worries. He has baseball card money.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So I made that deal I asked about – Ohtani and Ozuna for Giancarlo, but got him to throw in Murphy.

vee
vee
4 years ago

Yo Greymon, you ever watch the Digimon cartoon? search up Greymon – he’s a big, fire-breathing, badass T-rex.

anywho, Dickerson or Pujols worth picking up in a 12-team? Currently have Mazara, Franco, and Mancini cycling through my 2 bench spots and playing 1 of them depending on matchups.

thx n cheers

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

How would you describe the thread by which Colome hangs?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

How’s your tout team? Gray/Shark gambit off to a slow start. Arenado hasn’t gone off yet.

I like today’s Blake Snell.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Nice. I’ll root for that team.

Fundle Bundle Life
Fundle Bundle Life
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: here we go, let’s see: we got 2 instances thusly of you being FAR apart on
1. t.will vs what SON thinks about t-will
2. folty today was a -12 plus change play.

the 2nd turned out MUCH better than a -12 play, by and large.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Trade Tim Anderson haniger and Reynaldo for Eddie Rosario and Alex wood in a 16team H2H OBP league?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
4 years ago

Godley’s curve is insane. I know it was against the Giants, but he made those guys look foolish all night long. It’s right up there with Kluber’s slurve and McCullers’ curve as one of the best breakers in the game.

Watched the last two innings of the Brewers game yesterday. Albers was very unlucky in the 9th. Gave up a single to start things off, then the next batter hit a weak grounder that glanced off of his glove. Wong bunted his way on base even though he was telegraphing it. Albers did well to get out of it by allowing just one run, then shut the door in the 10th. Barnes got roughed up in his previous appearance against the Cubs and his walk rate is an issue. I think that Albers is the guy at the moment.

The Indians have one player in their lineup today who’s hitting over the Mendoza line, and it’s a backup outfielder. Bet they can’t wait for the weather to warm up a bit.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, it’d be nice if Lindor got going soon

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: This is me also complaining about Lindor… rabble rabble

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: is this where we complain about Lindor?

When I look at the players I could have had there. Gah.

It’s cold – it’s early. he’ll get his.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Big Magoo
4 years ago

@Big Magoo:

I think that’s a good read on the Brewwers situation. If there is a save op for them tonight I think Jennings could get a shot.

I was dead wrong on Godley it looks like, though I do like Jack’s comment above that he’s faced two of the worst offenses in MLB

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: The Dodgers and Giants aren’t exactly setting the world on fire, but they’re in his division, not to mention the Padres too. Several more matchups to come against those teams. I was thinking that the only place I’d consider benching him right now would be in Coors, but he only allowed 4 ER across two starts there last season. Looks matchup-proof at the moment.

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
4 years ago

Would you bench Sonny Gray since his start got pushed up to @ BOS in 10 team?

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

Tim Anderson now 6-6 on SBs!

hankp
hankp
4 years ago

Jon Gray and Semien or DeJong and someone like Clayton Richard in a 5×5?

Bostero111
Bostero111
4 years ago

Yo Grey.

12 team H2h keeper league (Can keep up to 5 players for 3 years max).

Drop Eddie Rosario or Jose Martinez for Senzel or hold?

Thanks man!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Nasty sonavabenching there from Javy B.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I have Schoop at 2nd and Tim A at SS. Javy had hit the wire and I wasn’t going to let anyone else have him!

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

I didn’t reply soon enough earlier so I think it got lost in the shuffle – wracking my brain on Correa + Cano for Corey Seager + Darvish.

10 team 5×5 OBP. pitching light and I have Domingo / Schwarber / Will Myers for the Util slot occupied by Cano. Seems close on the trade analyzer here but I always hate shipping away the best guy in the deal.

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

10 team redraft

Someone just dropped Stroman–Should I add Stroman or Snell?

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Would you drop Peraza,A. Bradley or Hader to roster Senzel? Currently have Peraza at DH and Yuli coming off DL next week. Senzel better than any of these in 12 team keeper?

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
4 years ago

Hi Grey — couple questions for you sir regarding my –5×5 traditional mixed league from Miller Park….

-with J. Gray and Wacha part of my 6 man SP rotation, and 2 good closers – Osuna, Morrow, my 3rd RP is Devenski. Do you think that Devenski or A. Miller w/ their low ERA/WHIP is better than a shaky 3rd closer? Gray and Wacha have talent, but seem to be on the edgy side with ERA/WHIP–I should be solid w/ K’s from the other 4 SP.

-are Matz, Lynn, Pivetta, or Cobb worth replacing Wacha or Gray?
Thanks,

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Thanks Grey.
Where did I just read something about ‘stashing guys’. HAHA

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Closers ROS, after Holland–please give 1 and 2

Soria, Rodney, Colome, Greene, Middleton

Jerseyjon
Jerseyjon
4 years ago

Mrs. Garrett really? That explains a lot. That totally ruins the image I had of Cougs. So in a vacuum Ginger Mary Ann or Lovey Howell you sicko.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Damn, Eddie Rosario is now 2/2 in sitting against lefties

hankp
hankp
4 years ago

Josh Harrison or Ian Happ ROS in a 14 team 5×5? Thanks!

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

Harvey or wheeler ROS?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Apparently the Rays didn’t get the memo about 5 innings is the new quality start.

They prefer to run their future ace in Snell out there for 114 pitches in the freezing cold, and keeping him out there in trouble with his mechanics falling apart as he gets tired. Raye gotta be different.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: his analytics sheet must have said, your bullpen sucks.

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

Thanks for the shoutout in the bag! I won’t tell Trevor Bauer about your Devers love if you won’t!

In my weekly keeper league, I overpaid a bit to draft Hendricks (in lieu of Ohtani…let’s not discuss that!) because the rest of my rotation was very upside/K-heavy but relatively volatile (Ray, Castillo, Morton, Clevinger, Taillon, Ryu, Mikolas, Wacha). Hendricks seemed like a guy who could give me some ERA peptobismol

It’s still early, but Hendricks looks like he’s downgraded from the smoke and mirrors he’d been doing the last few years. Thinking about shopping him after his next clean start or two, aiming for a guy in the Rich Hill / Arrieta general range. What do you think?

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Drop Jose Martinez for Sunzel for spec add or hold

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
4 years ago

Is Rosario a platoonytoon now?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. drop Ed-Rod or wacha for pivetta or hold?

thanks!

H
H
4 years ago

I need to choose the best two, needs aren’t necessary. One will be used as utility and other a bench bat. Thank you.

Jake Lamb
Scott Kingery
Miakel Franco
Trey Mancini

Also do you like Sean Newcomb over Aaron Sanchez or Tanner Roark? Thank you!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Yo Grey, in a vacuum are you starting Ryu tonight in a shallow roto league where you don’t need starts but SON is loving him? vs OAK, SON is at $12.6

Humm Baby
Humm Baby
4 years ago

Finally, Nats lineup makes sense.. Eaton, Turner, Harper, Rendon… hopefully this sticks and leads to Rendon going for 110+ Rib-eyes.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Humm Baby
4 years ago

@Humm Baby: i didn’t know what the F was going on before, that sounds normal. or treat urner then eaton, but it’s close either way

Humm Baby
Humm Baby
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
4 years ago

@And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: Yep, has to be turner/eaton 1-2 in some order, and Rendon protecting Harper… Harper should get Bonds treatment if Adams/Kendrick /Zimm behind him.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Humm Baby
4 years ago

@Humm Baby: He was getting the Bonds treatment during the Mets and Braves (so far). He got intentionally walked yesterday before he even made it to the batter’s box.

Humm Baby
Humm Baby
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Ha, maybe that created the lineup change today.. we’ll see what they do when Murphy is back.

EZ
EZ
4 years ago

How many more starts are you giving Castillo?

Dau Tranh
Dau Tranh
4 years ago

Owings or Kingery ros?

D
D
4 years ago

Drop one
C hedges
1b Abreu
2b Peraza
3b Bryant
Ss Anderson
If Moustakas
Of Ozuna, benetendi, Puig, Cain
Util Mancini, Albies
Bench Nunez, haniger, Ohtani

Looking to drop haniger maybe but it’s a 5×5 league with ops, triples, tb , net steals

Is haniger the drop or will he help me in power in ops.

Or is Nunez the drop since my speed is good with Peraza, Anderson, Cain. But full time roll with Xander broken ankle

Haniger you might say the drop is but what if he has a better year then Puig hmmmm

Matty
Matty
4 years ago

I’ve been cyclopes with a monocle-ing the yahoo position eligibility with Kingery. Once he becomes a better Zobrist he’ll be so much more useful for daily lineup tweaks.
Imagine that; Zobrist flexibility with a bat you want in the line up.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: SS 2 more, 3 for 3B, 4 for RF in yahoo anyway

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
4 years ago

Grey –

Couple quick questions:

1. Is Trey Mancini droppable in a 10 team league?
2. Do you believe in Andrew Triggs as an ownable SP in the same league?
3. Does Chirinos end up in the rotation in the next month?

Thanks!

Reds Sorta Rising
Reds Sorta Rising
4 years ago

Say Hey Grey-
With the Suarez injury, the Reds might be taking a closer look at Nick Senzel. Is this just a test drive or could he stick with the team?

(un)Lucky Dog
(un)Lucky Dog
4 years ago

I scored the rare 2-DET when my OF Cain tripped over my CI JoMart

Wait, we don’t get points for that? Now both DTD?

FML-a-Thon

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: also, “2-fer”

Why does autocorrect hate me?

I blame the FOX crew – on opening day, there was a close play at 1st & one of them (Smoltz?) made a comment about how JoMart could have had the out if his foot was just touching the bag, and how dangerous it is for him to leave that much of his heel over it.

Damn jinx! (And a very accurate observation, apparently)

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah – Cain too.

Hopefully he learns from this and doesn’t leave 1/2 his foot over the bag any more.

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Think he is more likely to play today than Cain??

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  henncoop
4 years ago

@henncoop: that’s what it sounds like from the coaches – sounds like they migh give Cain a day or two as they’re calling it a strained quad.

I have a 6.75 team ERA and need a HUG
I have a 6.75 team ERA and need a HUG
4 years ago

Gausman or Lynn? Or a closed garage door and a hose from the ole tailpipe?

(un)Lucky Dog
(un)Lucky Dog

@I have a 6.75 team ERA and need a HUG: contrary to popular PSAs, sometimes suicide is the answer.

Caught Looking
Caught Looking
4 years ago

H2h ROS

Mikalos, Folty, Ian Kennedy? Kind of want to hold Mikalos

Robert Thrasher
Robert Thrasher
4 years ago

Was offered Mancini for Cody Allen. I have Osuna already, could put in Shane Greene in for Allen, and need some offense help.

What do you think? Thanks!

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Is Whit Merrifield still > Tim Anderson ROS at this point?

Thanks

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
4 years ago

Senzel moving back to 3B in Louisville today. The Yahoo blurb suggests he could be up early next week. I agree, stash Senzel now if anybody has room.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  ThE sHiT
4 years ago

@ThE sHiT: contemplating offering Odor for Senzel just to get his stink off my roster.

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

10 team redraft

Bench bat:
Buxton, Kyle Seager, Kingery, or Franco?

thanks

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Guriel activated Friday. Who should I drop (Guriel; Franco; or Mancini)?

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
4 years ago

I’m looking for power. should I trade AJ Pollock to get Edwin Encarnacion?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
4 years ago

Which of these 3 different scenerios will be the best by seasons end:

Corbin/ Chapman
CMart / Andujar
CMart / Villanueva

Thanks in advance.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Who would you rather roster, Peralta or Brantley? 12T H2H, 5×5 Yahoo

Thanks

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

Grey,

What are your thoughts on Jose Ramirez start to the season and going forward? I’m looking at possibly offering a buy low trade for him for the SB potential as well as other counting stats he provided in the past.

I looked at where he was at the same point in time last season and he was hitting .182 1HR/5RBI/1R and slugging % .364 and he turned it around. This year his slugging % is .171 and Fangraphs shows he’s not hitting the ball hard at all. Makes me wonder if last year was a fluke.

Kate Jackson
Kate Jackson
4 years ago

Dynasty league OBP league would you trade Machado to get Moncada and Vlad Jr?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Kate Jackson
4 years ago

@Kate Jackson: not if u can win this year,Manny isnt a big OBP guy anyways but 290-35-100

Chris D.
Chris D.
4 years ago

Is dropping R. Zimmerman for Yuli Gurriel a good move? Zimm was real relevant last year, but wondering if I should ride out his struggles since he didn’t play in the spring or just take my flyer on Yuli (Smoak is my current 1b. This is more for a backup)

Thanks in advance per usual Grey

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Senzel over Andujar in a keeper league?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Mike
4 years ago

@Mike: Might be able to flip Andujar and Barnes for Brad Hand and then just pick up Senzel.

dubjay
dubjay
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
Have a couple of pitchers coming off of the DL in the coming week(shark/Lamet), and wondering who are the drops. I have a ton of RP depth. Lucked out with Boxberger/Strictland. Drafted Chapman, Treinen and Ziegler with my last pick. SPs are McCullers, Castillo, Bumgarner, Paxton, Bundy, Manaea, Snell. I don’t see any real droppable bats right now. I am alternating Desmond and Jose Martinez in my 1B/OF slot and Odor, Merrifield and Albies at 2B. Also have Acuna coming up soon. 1st world problems I know.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
That IS the plan. Just like to have a bit of an idea ahead of time. Been trying to move one of my closers with a 1b to upgrade there. No takers as of yet. Would love to move Merrifield or Odor but they have both sucked so far. Hard to sell high there.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
What about Chapman for G.Sanchez? You like that move for me in a keeper league?

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
He nixed that. Said he would do W.Myers for one of my outfielders. Ill try I desmond. Maybe throw in Ziegler or Strickland. That is an upgrade right?

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
4 years ago

Keeper league: I was offered Harper ($24) for Ohtani ($12), Hoskins ($3), and Bauer ($3). I’d love to acquire Bryce but I don’t think Hoskins is too far behind especially at their respective prices. Also Ohtani is looking like a bargain at 12 bucks.

For reference, the top non-keepers get drafted in the $50-60 range.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Negotiations have led to Goldy $34 and Ohtani $12 for Harper $24. Which side do you like?

b the esq.
b the esq.
4 years ago

Need to drop someone from my DL to put Rizzo there. 5 DL spots. Drop 1 of Shark, Pom, Britton, Alex Reyes, or Sal Perez.

Leaning Britton because he is on the shelf the longest, and when he comes back may be slowly moved into the closer role. Reyes has rookie keeper eligibility and just elite stuff I dont want to throw back.

Thoughts? Thanks!

Wondering Wilbur
Wondering Wilbur
4 years ago

I wonder who is the better minor league stash. Willie Calhoun or Nick Senzel. I wonder who will be up first. I wonder what it’s like to score with two chicks at the same time. I wonder why so many people are vegetarian. I wonder why more people don’t use a squatty potty. I wonder when my probation will be up?

shibboleth
shibboleth
4 years ago

Hey Grey, as always, sincerest thanks for the insights and humor.

The injury bug is sinking me! Would you drop Healy, Barnes, Crawford, or Kiermeireirerer for any of the following?

Swanson, Joyce, Sparkakis, Mallex. 6×6 OPS QS SOLD

C: Iannetta
1: Davidson [DL-Myers]
2: Barnes [DL-Rizzo]
3: Seager
SS: Turner
CI: Walker
MI: Crawford
OF: JD, Braun, Kiermaeir, Belt [DL-Yelich]
U: Ohtani (T. Austin) [DL-Healy]
Sp: Severino, Castillo, Weaver, Cole, Montgomery, Folty,
Rp: Allen, Hand, Reed, Treinen [DL-Melancon] [minors-Flaherty]

You da man!

SheaSeraSera
4 years ago

12 team Six by Six league (extras are OPS and CG’s)

Was offered a trade of Rodney for Desmond. I have Melacon (DL) MR of Miller and Edwards Jr and W Davis and Doolittle in the Pen. Trumbo about to come off the DL could take Desmonds UTL slot…
Don’t like Rodney much but if Desmond is going to lose time I am thinking about it. Thoughts?

crimedog
crimedog
4 years ago

Just read this HAHA

“According to Deadspin, former MLB outfielder/gym rat Gabe Kapler posted an article on his Kap Lifestyle blog this week in which he recommended that today’s players take time out of their busy schedules to “get a nice tan on their nuts” because vitamin D from the sun taken in by a man’s stones will lead to increased testosterone levels.”

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

@Grey: I can see it now, he has a mini tanning reflector right below his nuts

MarvPesos
MarV
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
H2H 14-team cat. keeper (keep7) balanced stats, but a lot !!! (R,H,2B,3B,HR,RBI,SB,BB, IBB, K, TB, AVG / IP, W, L, CG, SHO, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, QS), 6 moves per week

Currently have Tim Beckham at SS but do you see any of these as an upgrade ? Peraza, Semien, K. Marte, E. Escobar, J. Mercer, N. Ahmed ?

Also, have a free pick up so who would you grab out of: C. Davis, J. Kipnis, D. Fowler, B. Zimmer, Y. Sanchez, N. Markakis, St. Pearce, C. Villanueva, R. Flaherty, Mallex Smith, H. Kendrick, E. Thames, S. Castro

thanks bud

MarvPesos
MarV
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Hits, runs, avg. I managed to pull off so-so pitching last week but lost half the batting stats which leads me to think I should pick up a bench bat. But maybe I leave that spot open for streaming pitching, try to lock up all the pitching stats (if there’s no real value adding any of these guys as bench bats)

Pitcher's got a big butt
Pitcher's got a big butt
4 years ago

Mikolas or Kennedy?

Jake
Jake
4 years ago

Chris Taylor just hit waivers. Drop Michael A. Taylor or Brantley for him?

Stick with Alfaro or drop him for Zunino when Z comes off DL?

Drop Gausman for Folty, Newcomb, or Trevor Williams?

Thanks.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey! I am down with any Brady Bunch reference, but especially their Hawaiian excursion. Vincent Price would be proud. And nicely done on the Bowie references. You’re one of my Heroes.

Brinson just hit the wire. Would you drop Kiermeier for him? I’d kinda be happy if Brinson just winds up delivering Kiermeier’s stats from last season so it seems odd. But KK’s health is never assured, whereas Brinson is young and healthy as hell. Does he have the upside to outdo a healthy KK this year? Thanks a lot!

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

Grey
I know im late to the party…
Gotta cut someone if Im going to play a catcher (for the first time this year)
1 – Who to cut to pick up Ianetta?
Hitters: Franco, Matt Chapman, Brantley
Pitchers: Chad Green, Hader
(Or keep them all and play no catcher)

2 – Also – better DL stash (pitching and hitting suck equally) – Greg Bird or Danny Salazar?

Thanks sir!

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce