If I had to choose a background song for my Michael Conforto feelings right now, it would be Lucinda Williams’ Those Three Days.

You say there’s always gonna be his swing,
So many DL days filled with screams,
Conforto’s news crawl across my screen,
Shows how he hit an oppo taco that sent him home,
Now he’s beneath my skin.
Underneath my dress, stick their tongues (figuratively),
The first game back a dong, and I am so effin’ alone!
Since those five days.
If I could’ve just waited out his DL trip of five days!
Those five days!
Did you not want me in five days?
Did you not want me in five days?
Did you not love me more than Mitch Haniger?
Just for those five days!

I’m literally standing on my table, crying, singing Lucinda Williams.  I’m wrecked.  I might need a new hobby.  So, Michael Conforto — 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer — came back way quicker than I expected, and I’m feeling major regret that I don’t own him.  I still think shoulder injuries are tricky — to rock a rhyme, that’s right on time (callback to title!) — but I wish I had a share of him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Before Conforto, Yoenis was looking like the best hitter on a bad hitting team.  We have a term for best pitcher on a bad team, Ace of Basement.  We should have a glossary term for best hitter on a bad hitting team.  Please suggest in the comments.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Bruce is like, “What do you mean ‘best hitter on bad hitting team?'”  To which I respond, new phone, who dis.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.54.  Jury’s still out on how much his hair mattered.  Jeurys hasn’t reached a verdict either.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  Wearing deGrom’s shorn hair as a merkin isn’t helping Strasburg either, for what it’s worth.

Adam Eaton – Left yesterday’s game with an ankle injury.  Whoever had April 5th as the date in your Adam Eaton Injury Pool, congrats!  Nats are saying he’s day-to-day; he likely is, until he’s not.

Scott Kingery – 0-for-4, 1 run and his first steal, as he hit third, hitting .222.  Love an aggressive manager, but Gabe Kapler is like on a sugar high.  Is he gulping down Pixy Stix between innings?  “Batting third today is Kingery and cleanup is PURPLE!”  “Um, coach, purple is a color, not a player.”  “A delicious color!  And I want ORANGE HITTING FIFTH!”

Maikel Franco – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .267.  Kingery in right, Maikel at 3B and Crawford at SS is prolly my favorite Phillies setup.  Or as Kapler calls it, LIME GREEN!

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-2, 1 run and two steals (1, 2), hitting .304.  “BLUE!  I mean, RUN!”

Nick Pivetta – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  Yo, Cousin Sweatpants, can I throw every starter vs. the Marlins?

Yuli Gurriel – Will begin playing rehab games at Corpus Christi.  Fun fact!  Billy Joel wrote a song about his divorce with Christie Brinkley called, “Over My Dead Corpus, Christie.”

Mike Zunino – Will not return this weekend, so if you were baking biscuits and timing them with the return of Zunino, dem shizzes are gonna be burnt.  Being real with you.  Ya got burnt biscuits.

Kyle Gibson – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.87.  Hey, there’s Kyle Gibson circa “his whole career prior to last start.”

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer.  Whew, thank God for short schedule days, so I had Rosario in my lineup.  Speaking of short schedule days, was the MLB hitting the liquor cabinet when they made this year’s schedule?  Why is there not a full schedule on a Friday?  Are they trying to reach a younger demographic who likes to go out on a Friday night and isn’t watching baseball?  Did they think it was a leap year and the entire schedule is off a day?  I have questions, y’all!

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Ugh, if I had a Sano for every round I passed him by in the preseason, I’d have at least 15 Sanos.  I blew my Sanos!

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks in Petco.  I’m pretty sure you can win any fantasy league by only starting underowned guys in Petco.  Only ‘pretty sure’ because I’m guessing with no actual math involved.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 as he hit cleanup.  Renfroe will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you don’t need to wait for that if you need pop.  If anyone’s reading in Minnesota, Renfroe doesn’t have soda for you.

Joey Lucchesi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  That’s Joey Lucchesi of the Original Ray’s Lucchesis.  That’s Joey Lucchesi of the “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” Lucchesis.  That’s Joey Lucchesi of the “Does you mom shave her mustache too?” Lucchesis.  I own Lucchesi in two deeper leagues, and tried to get him in a third (was outbid).  Hey, any time a guy is starting for the Padres, there’s interest in deeper leagues.

Brad Hand – 2/3 IP, 0 ER (3 unearned runs), and his 2nd loss, ERA at 6.75.  Let’s hear it for the boy, let’s give Brad a Hand!  (Cause he needs it.)  I’ve already picked up Kirby Yates everywhere I could.  I don’t think Hand’s out — arms inside the moving vehicle! — but sometimes early season struggles from a closer means they’re hiding an injury, so grab Yates just in case.

Manuel Margot – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  I saw he was listed as one of the top dropped guys in ESPN.  Guys and five girls!  Chillax!  You’re dropping players that you should not be dropping.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 4th steal, hitting .304.  Now we just need them to move him to the top of the order and our dreams will have been answered!  Okay, so we have modest dreams.

Yolmer Sanchez – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .400.  Hot schmotato alert!

Matt Davidson – 2-for-3, 4 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .318.  White Sox are like, “Yo, no one told us we were supposed to be bad.  What do you mean, ‘Did we get our voicemail to be bad?’  I think our pitching took down that message.”

Joakim Soria – 1 IP, 3 ER and the blown save.  You must be Joakim.  I looked to pick up Nate Jones in all my leagues, but I didn’t see him available.

Niko Goodrum – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1) after not even starting the game, and he accounted for all those late-inning theatrics to returning fire against Soria.  Surprised to see Goodrum not hitting .151.  Goodrum really left Soria feeling Dark ‘n Stormy.  I will say this for Soria’s time as a closer, he had a Goodrum.  Too bad for the Goodrum and choke.

Miguel Cabrera – Left yesterday’s game with hip tightness.  Question:  if Miggy and Adam Eaton get in your hot air balloon basket, do you immediately get off?  I mean, something has to go wrong, doesn’t it?

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Two homers?  Hahahahaha.  Mark Whiten could do that in three innings, brah!

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  Member how bad Tanaka looked in early March?  Yeah, not sure that matters.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .286.  Maybe leaving Jones for dead this preseason was not the move, but Jersey Shore’s back!  So whatever.

Andrew Cashner – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  This was such a throwback Cashner-type start I was expecting him to start talking about tax evasion, then scream, “Caaaaaaabs here!”

Steven Souza – Could return in about ten games.  And the band played on with Souza!

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 5.73.  Humidors take miles off a fastball, right?  Great!  I figured!  Don’t correct me, I’m living in denial!  What’s that, they were playing in St. Louis?  That’s super, but it’s humid there, so we’re still good!  Thank you, goodbye!

David Peralta – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs.  Swoon.  Why am I crushing so bad on a guy who’s barely a top 50 outfielder?

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .286.  He’s looking so good early on, we might have bring back his short-lived nickname from two years ago, Brocktune.  Don’t even remember why we called him that, which I think was part of the point.

Steven Brault – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 1.13.  Leading up to the All-Star Game, MLB should do an online vote between Brock Holt and Steven Brault, where they campaign with videos each of them screaming their name.  Brock HoltSteven Brault!  Brock HoltSteven Brault!  Brock HoltSteven Brault!  This would never get old.

Adam Wainwright – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Just as good as Jack Flaherty.  Or maybe what I meant was Wainwright is as good as Jackshit.

Corey Knebel – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, then fell down in pain from a severely hurt hamstring.  Not sure that’s a good sign.  You know how when a girl says she’ll call you, then you say, “Really?  Or are you just saying that?”  That’s desperation, and that’s what I felt like on waivers looking for a Brewers reliever, when I picked up Jeremy Jeffress.  That, my friends, is saying, “Really?  Or are you just saying that?” Jeffress is like six deep on the list of potential replacements.  But he saved games.  Dot dot dot.  Two years ago!  My first pick would’ve been Jacob Barnes, then Josh Hader.  Hader is sexier, but I’d guess Barnes is first choice for the Brewers, and Hader remains the BrewersArchie Bradley.

Ryan Braun – 1-for-3 and his 1st steal, and later picked off by Jon Lester  (6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.89).  Braun joins an exclusive group of players picked off by Lester that include the Phillie Phanatic during a rain delay and a fan who ran on the field carrying nachos.

Ian Happ – 1-for-6, 1 run, and his 1st steal, hitting .136.  Geez, you’d almost think he can’t get any sorta rhythm going due to sporadic playing time.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .400.  For those keeping track of my bet that he would be hitting 5th by mid-April, he was moved up to 6th for yesterday’s game.  Not a full “Natch!” yet but we’re getting close.  Natch adjacent!

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd home run, hitting .296.  Someone yesterday asked about dropping Choo.  People have serious Shiny Metal Object Syndrome this time of year.  Quick shorthand:  Don’t drop guys who are currently hitting for ones that are not.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Will return on Sunday.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t have it listed yet (as of this writing, it’s prolly there now), and I don’t love first starts off the DL, but it will be against the Rays, and that outweighs all downside.

David Price – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, still perfect ERA.  Since I don’t own him anywhere, I’m rooting for Dennis Eckersley and David Price to look at their plane tickets at the same time as they realize they’re sitting next to each on a five-hour flight.  However, according to Prospector Ralph, and Sawx fan, “(Price) is hitting his spots and he’s super efficient.  He can opt out, so I think he knows he could get close to $30m somewhere else if he’s good.”  Ya such a homah, Ralph!

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  That’s all right, the Yankees will still trade for him to be their sixth inning man.

Yonny Chirinos – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  You think you have a tough life?  Think about the baristas in Latin America trying to figure out which spelling of John to use.  “Yan?  Jonny?  Juan?  Juanny?  Yonny?  I’ve X’ed out so many names, I’m gonna need a new cup.”

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Ganggreen
Ganggreen
4 years ago

Should I pick up some of these pitchers pivetta,triggs,hammels, mahle,Castillo, chironus, odrizzi, Skaggs, Estrada, Gibson, lucceshi, Heaney, I guess Yates.
I can drop snell, mikolas, Trevor w, longoria, Brian Anderson (since I have lamb ,Murphy, and Nunez). Or roark

Ganggreen
Ganggreen
Reply to  Ganggreen
4 years ago

@Ganggreen: brault and Ed rod are also available.

Joey
Joey
4 years ago

The best hitter on a bad team should be a swat’em feeder

Fish
Fish
4 years ago

Glossary term: Solo Shot Artist

I’m immediately reminded of Frank Thomas (not his doppelganger, Jose Abreu), who was the master of the 1 run HR.

fredtbn1gs
fredtbn1gs
4 years ago

What kind of player would you be looking for in return for Alex Wood? Either pitching or hitting is fine. If it matters, I’m in a 12-team Yahoo 6×6 (+OPS; +QS and using SV+H) roto.

Looking at the appropriate $ values for hitters I’m seeing like…Josh Bell, Kyle Seager, Albies with similar value, and on the pitching side people like Cole, Gray, Weaver, Castillo…shoot higher? Lower?

Thanks as always

mihai
mihai
4 years ago

Hello! Neil Walker or Yolmer Sanchez as a 2B for the next 2 months? (I have Baretto for the long future) How do you see Vogelbach once Cruz is back? Do you think Bader will get any regular playing time soon? Thanks!

Jason
Jason
4 years ago

Pick one, alonso, hanley, Thames, Bennett, belt.

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Sorry, autocorrect on my phone. Meant scooter gennet

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Try to sell high on tim Anderson and Mitch Haniger for gallo in OBP league?

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
4 years ago

Conforto or Mancini ROS. thanks

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
4 years ago

Lalouche of Douche. Yeah, yeah, Sultan of squat is better, I know.

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:Yeah that one IS good! Like your Jeurys pun too.

Cyler
Cyler
4 years ago

10 team OPS league with QS. 6 X 6 roto scoring.

Drop Chase Anderson for Jon Gray?

Boomer19
Boomer19
4 years ago

Good day Grey. I am thinking about dropping Ketel Marte to pick up Owings for my middle infield spot. Make the switch or hold? 13 team 5×5 roto league. Thanks.

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Edwin Diaz was just dropped in my 12-team H2H categories league. Drop Chatwood for him?

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

For all these years of Joey Votto on the Reds and now we are creating a term to describe this type of hitter because Cespedes has a good healthy week. I find it interesting that Jay Bruce is the teammate for both these guys.

synyster
synyster
4 years ago

Howdy Grey, who are you rolling with tonight 3 OF and a flex wise? Trout is already in my lineup starting. Need to choose three from the rest.

Cain VS Kyle Hendricks
Braun VS Kyle Hendricks
Puig VS Holland
Merrifield VS Carrasco

Have a good wknd!

synyster
synyster
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I’ll keep an eye on it. Ty sir!

Notorious H.U.G.
Notorious H.U.G.
4 years ago

Brinson or Peralta?

beebop
beebop
4 years ago

Help ranking the save speculators: O’Day, Yates, Bedrosian, Alex Wilson, Watson. Thanks!

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
4 years ago

Just dropped a bench bat and picked up Jordan Hicks in my S+H and K/9 league. Consistently hitting triple digits on his heater and only 1 walk in his 4.1 so far.

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Do you think his strikeout rate will rise? I’m assuming it will simply cause of his velocity, but he there’s not much to go off of since he came straight up from A ball

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Would you want Reddick, D Peralta, Owings, Pillar, or Schebler over Calhoun and/or M Taylor? 5×5 scoring.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

We take you now live to Dinelson Lamet’s rehab work, already in progress…

Lamet: …so you want me to get on my knees and make some throws?
Coach (sighs heavily and looks skyward): Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Lamet, put your listeners on. I said “take a knee” not “get on your knees.”
Lamet: Ok take a knee. Just don’t play the national anthem while I’m down there.
Coach: Dammit Lamet, this is no time for jokes. And I did not say “some throws.” I said 12 throws. A very specific number.
Lamet: Why 12?
Coach: Why 12? Why 12?! Science, that’s why. What are you some kind of flat earther?
Lamet: Ok, 12 throws, one knee got it. About this next part. What exactly do you mean by “stationary throws?” Can I move my feet?
Coach: No.
Lamet: My head?
Coach: No.
Lamet: No movement at all?
Coach: Imagine you’re delivering a monologue in a David Mamet film.
Lamet: I don’t know what that means but I’ll try to be stationary. And are we doing a science number of stationary throws?
Coach: 12 throws. You make a 13th throw or if you’re not Crouching Tiger stationary, you may never throw a baseball again.
Lamet (aside): At least I don’t have to throw the rolled up socks.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Great Ricky Jay pull.

Geoff
4 years ago

Boba not good. 20 grade texture, 30 on the taste. No major league future.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Loserville Slugger is terrific.

Now you need a name for the worst hitter on a great hitting team.

Seems there’s always someone high on a “defensive specialist” just because he’s part of a murderer’s row, as if he’ll magically transform.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Wait what?

What’s the term, man?

jp
jp
4 years ago

Trade Matt Olson for Jameson Taillon?

Captainpyper
Captainpyper
4 years ago

Yo Grey!

Pick 2 to add:

Jeffress
Yates
Middleton
Bedrosian
Dyson
Lincecum
Fields

Robpopp
Robpopp
4 years ago

Picked up Albers for Mil Cl as he’s the next highest salaried and I feel this can sometimes be indicative. All others owned except for Jj, but that chain of inane tweets from Jj’s agent doesn’t leave me inspired… All due respect to the state of Wisconsin but Albers looks likes he enjoys a good beer & cheese party and could become a fan favorite :)

Robpopp
Robpopp
Reply to  Robpopp
4 years ago

@Robpopp: If Jeffress gets it, the team should extend free *Counselling* to its fans

Robpopp
Robpopp
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: hear ya! pry too early to go deep sea fishing in this particular league anyway, must stay on land

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

1. Good idea to stash Flaherty even with a short bench in a 12-team H2H?
2. Estimated ETA on Kopech?
3. When Zunino is activated, him or Beef Welington?
Thanks!

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

10 team h2h points league

Ozzie Albies or Whit Merrifeld?

maharis
maharis
4 years ago

my Adam Jones for his Byron Buxton? 6×6 OPS

maharis
maharis
Reply to  maharis
4 years ago

@maharis: Jones is $12.6 in yahoo 6×6 OPS according to Rudy while Buxton is $15.4. I already own Marte and Deshields, who do alot of the same things as Buxton

Scott Levine
Scott Levine
4 years ago

Who are your two favorites from the hitter list below?

Maikel Franco, Yonder Alonso, Matt Chapman, Matt Davidson

Mex
Mex
4 years ago

That post looks a lot longer than I thought it would be. My apologies.

Earl
Earl
4 years ago

Here is the probably the stupid Friday question for you.

Would you give up Justin Upton to get Paul Goldschmidt?

Owner I know in one of my leagues seems really down on Goldy due to his terrible start although Upton is not tearing cover of the ball for me either.

I am so so at outfield without Upton (have Conforto and hopefully Acuna soon) and Trey Mancini. Do really need Goldy as my 1b and CI have Freeman and Sano but Goldy could be good for Util as upgrade over Yonder Alonso.

Anyway, thought I would see what you guys think. Thanks.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Earl
4 years ago

@Earl: 1000x yes.

1. We now know the humidor fears were overblown. If we could go back to Feb 1st knowing this, Goldy is a consensus top 5 pick.

2. Goldy is Goldy – if there’s two things I know for sure, it’s that if I have an erection lasting 4 hours the last person I’m gonna call is a doctor unless she’s really hot, and Au Shiz is gonna hit. Dude’s a machine – golden buy low.

I like J-Up, but he’s not what he was, and Au Shiz is what he is. I’d absolutely make that deal.

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

So, is Parra basically an everyday OF again? Sucks for all those guys we love, but interesting for streaming @COL matchups (like next week).

Mex
Mex
4 years ago

Long time lurker, First time poster.

14 team, 5×5 Roto, Keep 5 guys for one year then back into the draft pool. 5 bench spots. The number in ( ) is the requirement for those positions that require more than 1 player at that position.

C(2): McCann, Ramos
1B: Goldschmidt
2B: Schoop
SS: Simmons
3B: Rendon
MI: Semien
CI: Moustakas
OF(4): Hamilton, M. Taylor, Mancini, Stanton
UTL(3): Vogelbach, Cron, Yolmer Sanchez
BN: W. Calhoun, F. Mejia, Acuna, A. Hays

SP(4): Bauer, Snell, Gausman, Berrios,
RP(4): Bedsrosian, Kela, Yates, F. Rivero
SP/RP: Wacha
BN: Lynn

Usually dont have 4 minor leagues on my bench. But, that’s just how the draft went for me.

Type of guys on the WW:
Bats: D. Machado, B. Anderson, M. Duffy, B. Goodwin, R. Flahertry, D. Fisher, (I dropped R. Healy, L. Martin)
Arms: T. Williams, Pivetta, K. Gibson, Brault, R. Lopez, Chirinos,

So, do I pick up one of the guys available and who would you drop?

Obviously I’m holding onto Acuna. But, what about Hays, Calhoun, Mejia? How much longer do I hold out for them?

Thanks.

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. I figured Mejia was a definite to go. Wasn’t sure bout Hays and/or Calhoun.

Yolmer was on my watch list pre-draft. I just picked him up.

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Mex
4 years ago

@Mex:

Do you rank Williams, Pivetta in that order?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Hosmer/soria or Ohtani SP/folty
Which side you like more in a 16team OBP H2H

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
4 years ago

H2H Points – Maneae, Junis, J. Montgomery, Taillon

How would you rank them ROS?

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
4 years ago

Tim Anderson has gotten off to a nice start, but it’s worth noting that he’s feasted on Royals, Blue Jays, and Jordan Zimmermann pitching thus far. Has 4 hits and 2 HR against left-handed pitching. Still has all 38 games remaining against the Indians and Twins in which the only LHP he might see is Andrew Miller. Multiple series loom vs the Astros, Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, and Cardinals too. His already exorbitant O-Swing% and SwStr% have actually increased this year. Could be a nice opportunity to sell high in the coming weeks.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Still has some decent matchups remaining in April. Doesn’t face the Indians for the first time until Memorial Day weekend, for instance. His numbers could look mighty appealing to someone who’s stuck with a Peraza/Baez/Arcia type at SS/MI.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Hey Grey, how worried are we for serious about the Ray velocity issues?

Watching last night I think the location problems can be chalked up to early season rust etc…but he was barely touching 93-94…

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Why can we not have nice things.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Move Ray/Odor for Bauer/LoCain?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Alex
4 years ago

@Alex: when I turned the game on in the 3rd I didn’t see a single pitch faster than 92. A few FBs were down around 89-91. I’d be terrified if I owned him.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Alex
4 years ago

@Alex:

You should be very worried.

Mikey
Mikey
4 years ago

In an NL only weekly H2H scoring league that heavily rewards ERA (up to 24 points if pitcher gives up 0 runs for the week, 10pts for wins, 4pts for QS), 1 point for K’s, etc.)

Pick two SP’s you like for rest of season: Trevor Williams, C. Stratton, T. Mahle, C. Richard, B. McCarthy.

Thanks Stash

mikey
mikey
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thank you, Grey!

Tyler
Tyler
4 years ago

Best Hitter on a garbage team:

A Shafted Donger

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

Sites been running like a dream since the other day. Thanks guys.

foul balls
foul balls
4 years ago

Quick trade question would you trade Thor and osuna for jram and mccullers,

Charlie Varon
Charlie Varon
4 years ago

Gray,

6×5, 10 team, h2h, including ops. I’m a little light at ss, or rather Chris Taylor hasn’t done a damn thing this season. Looking to upgrade there. I just picked up Conforto and someone has offered me Segura for Conforto straight up. Accept or pass?

I could also try and trade for Bregman since he hasn’t done much to start the year, although he would certainly cost more. Thoughts? Which SS would you rather have, Segura or Bregman, or stand pat with Chris Taylor?

Here is my team.

C – Yadier
1B – Goldschmidt, Abreu
2B – Odor, Albies
3B – Arenado, Castellanos
SS – Chris Taylor
OF – Trout, Judge, Pollock, Braun, Conforto
NA – Robles, Senzel, Vlad Jr.

SP – Scherzer, Price, Archer, Jon Gray, Luke Weaver, Wacha, Manaea, Jordan Montgomery
RP – Herrera, Kela, Middleton
DL – Britton

Charlie Varon
Charlie Varon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I was digging a bit into it since I messaged you and while I was looking at the trade analyzer the season output for Segura and Taylor are eerily similar.

Who knows if either or both get to their projections, but is it worth giving up Conforto to get Segura, who is projected to put up similar numbers to Taylor?

R:
Segura 72.3
Taylor 75.9

HR:
Segura 12.7
Taylor 13.1

RBI:
Segura 57.8
Taylor 57.6

SB:
Segura 19.4
Taylor 15.9

AVG:
Segura .275
Taylor .262

OPS:
Segura .726
Taylor .734

Charlie Varon
Charlie Varon
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Gotcha. My outfield is pretty deep so I could stand to turn Conforto into Segura. Thanks!

omar
omar
4 years ago

8 team AL Only 5×5 standard roto:

Give: Bregman, Kluber, E. Rosario, Duda
Get: Stanton, Sonny Gray, Moncada, Vogelbach

All players can be kept thru 2019 on both sides, with the exception of Kluber, who I would have to throw back into the next draft if he remains on my team.

Too much?

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

@Grey: Duda the commenter is a keep forever!

Also, I honestly forgot that Lucas Duda was a current MLB baseball player (and have never owned him on a team). Pun value > player value, always.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I dropped Duda the commenter like a hot potato in a 5×5 mixed league once we dropped the categories of “snark” and “insightful commentary” where he’d occasionally contribute. As it ended up he was terrible for my other categories, and frankly there were newer, younger commenters who contributed more.

It’s an I forgiving game that way.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
4 years ago

@Lucky Dog:
*unforgiving

Damn autocorrect always be fuckin up my jokes.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Lucky Dog
4 years ago

@Lucky Dog: I’m more of a streamer in that format anyway

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:
I’ve got a monocle on you!

Never know when you’ll get hot, and then it’s Sonovabench!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Travis Snider just signed with the Long Island Ducks. Now I’m gonna think of him every time I’m about to drop a known quantity to pick up the potential of a shiny new prospect.

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
4 years ago

McMahon out of the lineup again today… Is he droppable in NL-only leagues? I need another batter for next week with Myers out.

On a side note, what are your thoughts on Vince V? Could drop him instead of McMahon, unless you still see big things from VV. Thanks

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

FAABers! What sort of $$ are we putting on the below SPs in $100 FAAB league, min bid of $1?

Junis
Reynaldo Lopez
Albers / Barnes
Pivetta

The SPs would be streamers when they have favorable matchups only.

YC
YC
4 years ago

Hey Grey- is Leone a drop in a 12 team weekly at this point? Any chance Holland comes up and doesn’t take over immediately?

Thanks!

crenshaw07
crenshaw07
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Jordan Hicks looks pretty snazzy.

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

Perhaps we can start the Loserville Slugger award by handing them out retroactively annually for best hitter/worst team.

I hereby retroactively nominate Dmitri Young (29-85-.293) Detroit Tigers (116 losses) for the 2003 Loserville Slugger Award.

Thank you.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Dave D
4 years ago

@Dave D:

Actually, he hit .297. My bad. Even better!

Dave
Dave
4 years ago

EmBomber of the Dead

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
4 years ago

Of course dropped Franco for Drury since the former doesn’t have a full time gig and now I’m out if moves until Sunday, doh!

bwyce hawpor
bwyce hawpor
4 years ago

Drop Michael Taylor to add Choo?

Look Ma No Hand
Look Ma No Hand
4 years ago

Best Hitter on a bad team: Tehol – for obvious reasons

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
4 years ago

Great work my man. In my 12 team keeper h2h cats league with obp and average, someone just dropped carlos rodon. My lineup goes as follows:
C: Yadi
1b: Goldy
2b: Albies
ss: Tim Anderson
3b: Arenado
Of: Trout
Of: Springer
Of: Chris Taylor/Jose Martinez
Util: Devers
Bench: Acuna, Cozart (going to get 3 eligibility), Kingery (going to get nice eligibility too, which is huge in this league)
Would you drop any of those guys for Rodon to stash on DL and then pick back up? I’m thinking either Taylor or Martinez. Thanks man.

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
4 years ago

Sultan of Squat is a light hitting catcher known for his defensive prowess. Proposing that for the glossary. Thanks

jaw
jaw
4 years ago

bradley zimmer or lewis brinson in a 5×5 h2h dynasty league?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  jaw
4 years ago

@jaw:
Ugh fucking brinson better breakout soon
I can’t takes much more!

IV
IV
4 years ago

Sultan of squat and Loserville Slugger are really good.

Here are my attempts for the term:
The Colossus of Crap
Stuck in the two-hole
Surrounded by Schmohawks
Man amongst Schmohawks

Fred
Fred
4 years ago

Start Trevor Williams vs. CIN?

Ohtani Bonaduce
Ohtani Bonaduce
4 years ago

What in the hell is going on with Votto?

Also, never bake biscuits set to a catcher returning from DL.

Ueck
Ueck
4 years ago

The first three good hitter/horrible team names to come to mind for me:

The Great Basementbino

Sultan of the Cellar

Mr. Octobers at Home

Sultan of Squat doesn’t really reference being on an awful team.

Ueck
Ueck
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Excellent – that is better than mine!

rhala010
rhala010
4 years ago

Margot or Kingery ROS at Utility
Pujols or Gurriel ROS at 1B

Thanks in advance!

rhala010
rhala010
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
You read my mind.

Thanks!

Christopher Rider
Christopher Rider
4 years ago

As my bats await the return of Murphy and Acuna, who should I drop my failed Mychael Givns stash for:
12 team standard 5×5 large bench

Yates (Have Boxberger, Parker, Barnes, Middleton, Minter can only play 5 at a time)
Renfroe (Have Hoskins, Benintendi, Puig, Inciarte, Mancini, Jose MArtinez)
Franco (Have Machado manning short right now, chapman at 3rd. Franco would be a waiver grab, 7th position)

Also available is Choo

Thanks Grey, and Glad you think Barnes is the right guy!

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
4 years ago

I drafted and stashed Conforto in hope he would arrive sooner than later. Had an offer of Broxton for him yesterday. I love Conforto with his average and HR stats but Broxton is intriguing with those SBs. Also he’s a very streaky player. Not sure if I should hold or take a flier on Broxton. Thanks Grey

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sorry dam spell check. Buxton of the Twinkies

Pager24
Pager24
4 years ago

I know there has been some recent concern with Alex Wood’s velocity of late. Would you try to trade him for Acuna in a 12 teamer? I don’t have a ton of pitching but feel i can likely stream his stats if he’s not 100%

Thanks

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Sano was one of my sleepers last year, but faded down the stretch.

Adam Jones has been on my team since man first crawled out from the primordial ooze and eventually walked upright.

Shockingly, neither are on my team this year.

Sano came to ST very overweight according to all reports. Adam Jones was productive last year, but not productive enough to justify where he was taken in my league.

Sometimes that’s how the ball bohnces, but like you I wish I had them both. Still only one week in though. Sample size works for regret as much as jubilation my friend.

It’s week #1, stay frosty.

Except Conforto – you blew that one bad & should be filled with regret. lol

Paps222
Paps222
4 years ago

Someone in my 12-team league dropped K Seager for Barnes after the Knebel news…Feel like he’s too solid a player to be on waivers. Should I use my last weekly pickup on him or wait to see if the brewers name Albers the closer (hurting for saves right now)?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Paps222
4 years ago

@Paps222: same in my league for Hader.

As commish I used it as a “teaching moment” for a relatively new league member that it’s week 1, and Seager ain’t babe Ruth, but he’s an 11th round pick that shouldn’t be dropped after 1 week for a scrubby RP who may or may not get saves.

That he likely could have traded Seager for a closer to the guy who’s posted 3x that he needs a 3B.

I’ve got low priority and no one I’m inclined to drop, but I agree he shouldn’t be on the wire. Add him for sure. He’s been too consistent to just stop hitting. .

Bac
Bac
4 years ago

5×5 obp
Did the morrow for zimmerman/kiermaier trade as suggested (thank you) now need to open a spot to hunt for saves by adding yates

Drop l morrison, brinson, belt, pillar (have inciarte, acuna, tim anderson for sbs), or odor? Leaning pillar but making sure. Thank you

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Would you hang into Neris or drop him for a guy like Hader

It seems that it will be a frustrating year for him in the Phillies ‘pen

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

Stan Urinal?

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
Reply to  Dave D
4 years ago

@Dave D: I don’t think it really fits but I did laugh hard at this.

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Moncada… ugh… but this is expected right.. 240ish BA with power and speed, team to keep him near top of lineup? Amiright? Ned?! Ned Ryerson?!…. stop panicking?

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Harvey or Odorizzi in H2H?

W/K/ERA/QS

crumbelievable
crumbelievable
4 years ago

Better DL stash in a points league–Pomeranz or Alex Reyes?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
4 years ago

Middleton dropped in my league, worth a claim as a saves gamble? Parker hasn’t been very good and it seems the Sociapath actually likes KM.

Or rather have Reddick (ouch!)? Started hot and playing regularly.

dubjay
dubjay
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
I just grabbed Whit Merrifield off of waivers for E.Thames. Good move? I think its a little early for somebody to cut bait on .275 15hr, 25sbs. Or is what were seeing so far from Merrifield what he really is? I also have Albies and Odor manning 2B but figured I couldnt pass him up. Also wondering what to do with J.FLaherty. Looked amazing in his first start and Wainwright looked like….well…ahem…Wainright in his first start. Could plug him into the NA slot and activate Albies in anticipation of him impending callup or grab another SP. Best available are JUNIS, FOLTY, Z.DAVIES

DUBJAY
DUBJAY
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Also Kingery was just dropped this morning. Would you rather Kingery? It is a keeper league but we only keep 10. Could try to pick him up off waivers for Merryfield.

Melvin
Melvin
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
Any concern about Trea Turner hitting 5th or 6th? How would you adjust his ranking?
Draft Day tomorrow and he was right in my sights.
Thanks bud!

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

Dumping Soria for Nate Jones 100%?

Have a great weekend! Can’t wait for the Buy Column.

Schwann
Schwann
4 years ago

Best hitter on a bad team: Schmoldbreaker

Rising Son
Rising Son
4 years ago

Whit Merrifield just got dropped. Shoiuld I drop Kipnis for him? Also have kingery

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
4 years ago

is streamonator down?

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
4 years ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league with extra categories being OPS and total bases. Would you pick up Choo, Owings or Pujols as a UTL?

The Eye of Horus
The Eye of Horus
4 years ago

Grey–
You might want to sit down for this.
So, “boba” in Chinese is actually slang for “big boobs.” A girl with “boba” is stacked. The phrase was then co-opted as a cheeky and humorous way to order “zhen zu” (pearl) tea due to the big tapioca balls’ similarity to breasts (I guess). So, when you ask for boba tea, you are asking for big boob tea. And when you put a banner on your website saying “Buy me Boba” you are actually saying “BUY ME BIG BOOBS.” :) Hope it works!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
hehehe

Jimmy
Jimmy
4 years ago

I picked up Davidson in a 20 team mixed keeper league after his opening day performance. I was going to flip him for a prospect now before the shine wears off. Would you advise other wise? Thanks!

jon
jon
4 years ago

Who wins this blockbuster: keeper league 10 team league

trout Bellinger for Hamilton, Arrieta, Rizzo and Altuve