The Twins organization removed one white glove, and smacked it across Miguel Sano‘s chubby cheek.  So disrespectful.  Not even Triple-A.  They demoted him to Single-A.  Not completely surprising.  Let’s recap Miguel Sano’s last few months.  He showed up at camp in shape.  Unfortunately, that shape was of a beach ball.  Coaches weren’t sure what to make of him, asking, “Are you ready to play?”  Sano put it into reverse to face the coach who questioned him, and his reverse lights came on but not his newly installed reversing truck beep, which sent him into a backspin, literally, for most of the spring.  Then, he came out of camp, looking ready to eat baseballs for dinner rather than his usual Triple-triple-double-triple-double-triple-single-triple meaty-meatburger, but that was short-lived, and he hit the DL towards the end of April with a hamstring injury.  At that point, Sano said, “If I had known I had a hamstring in my leg all this time, I would’ve eaten it.”  He then motioned for a tuxedoed waiter to pepper mill his leg, and asked for parmesan.  He told the waiter, “I call this hamstring carbonara.”  After about three weeks out of commission, he returned, but didn’t look fully recovered, because he’s in terrible shape, then he hit .162 in June and got demoted.   Hey, Sano, you don’t have to go home, but you can’t take the clubhouse refrigerator with you either.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Fulmer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  His xFIP is 4.11.  That means what you see is what you get like a phone sex line, from what I hear (literally).

Adam Ottavino – Activated from the DL.  Next time you’re at BevMo, it’s fun to tell the clerk they look like Adam Ottavino.  “You look like you’re Ottavino.”  “That can’t be, half of our store is stocked with vino.”  “So, you’re not denying you’re Ottavino?”  “What are you talking about?”  “Oh my God, can I get my picture with you?  You’re Ottavino!”  “NO, WE’RE NOT!”  Then it escalates from there.

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .202.  Comatose ‘Ryan McMahon is my favorite sleeper’ Man wakes from a three-month snooze, “So glad to see Ryan McMahon stuck at 1st base!  I knew the Rockies would do the right thing by him!  Give me a high five!  C’mon, your smartest-when-it-comes-to-baseball friend just woke from a coma!  High five me!  Guys?  Where’s everyone going?”

Vince Velasquez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.74.  There’s no greater encapsulation of Velasquez than his last two starts.  One start he surrenders 10 ER, and the next start he has a no-hitter through the sixth.  One start he’s Harvey Dent, then next start he’s giving up 8 ER in three innings.  *flips coin*  “All right, Batman, let’s see if you like this hanging slider.  Muahahahahaha!”  *ball sails over the fence*  “I need a new coin.  And ball.”

Rhys Hoskins – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .244.  He’s more overdue than a woman who is 12 months pregnant.  “We believe it’s in everyone’s best interest if we induce labor.”  “I’m really hoping for a natural child birth.”  “I understand, ma’am, but your child just said its first words in your womb, and they were, ‘Let me out.'”

Nick Williams – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .230.  I’ve mentioned this before, but have the Phils ever had Williams and Altherr on the field at the same time?  Guess technically there’s no room for both of them in the lineup at the same time, if they were indeed different people.

Trevor Cahill – Hit the DL with a strained Achilles.  Oddly enough, the same injury sidelined Achilles.

Frankie Montas – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.33.  I love what you’ve done with this cave in Afghanistan, do you mind if I leave my Sprite on your Bin Laden coaster while I go to the bathroom?  *five hours later*  Whoa, I must’ve fell asleep.  Hey, how come that guy is weighing my kidney?  AHHH!!!!  ROOFIE!!!

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer.  Anyone see if Davis goes to the plate on his tippy toes?  Because he is the quietest guy to 40 homers every year.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Between Rhysus and Allahson, I’m losing my faith.  One of these celestial beings needs to get fire hot.  You’re messing up my teams, and Wim Wenders’.

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  If I’m being honest, I thought this start in Atlanta was going to be much worse, i.e., I don’t trust Ross in away games, I before E except in Eckstein, he’s a Hodgepadre.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.93, WHIP at 0.96, year he must think it is 2013.  Anibal must feel so empowered with gender neutral bathrooms.  Howevs, you must be crazy if you think I’d pick him up.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. I said something the other day like, “Ender’s now going to have a .340 month after struggling for the last one.”  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Domingo German – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  The Stream-o-Nator loved Sunday Bratwurst yesterday, and has similar aspirations for him in his next start.  By the way, “Sunday with Bratwurst,” was the German adaptation of Tuesdays with Morrie.

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .295, and his 3rd homer this week.  So bummed I don’t own Gleyber anywhere, I’m walking around with a cardboard sign that reads, “Will Gleyber for Food.”

Matt Duffy – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because, well, it’s Matt Duffy, but he has been a light schmotato.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, as he hits third now, while the Mets tried to “hide” Conforto in the leadoff spot, but it didn’t work.  To be continued…

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  For the last week it seemed like he should put on 175 pounds of donut weight, so he can get sent down like Sano.  Then last night happened, and maybe there’s light at the end of the endless Flushing.  His homer went 445 feet, and it’s more than a homer, it’s showing he might be healthy.  Maybe it’s nothing, but if he was dropped, I could see going right back in on him.  Of course, he homered two weeks ago and it led to nothing, so expectations low.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .258.  Au shizz!  (It’s nice to have him back, even if I don’t own him.)

David Peralta – 2-for-3, and his 13th and 14th homer, and three homers in two games.  Imagine he actually reaches ESPN’s 30+ homer projection now?  He won’t, but imagine.  I’ve also been listening to John Lennon, apparently.  By the by, I realize now that ESPN’s “projections” are simply “on pace for,” which is completely not what projections are.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer this week.  Lamb’s a baaaaaaaaaahd man.

David Price – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.76 vs. Felix Hernandez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.44.  This matchup was billed as, “Cooperstown seemed so obvious three years ago, now they might be lucky to get a Coppertone tan.”

J.T. Riddle – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .211.  I looked at the Marlins lineup and saw so many guys hitting Dirt Nasty terrible averages, so I figured the Marlins must be awful as a team, and looked at their team stats page.  They’re not good (.234), but the Diamondbacks as a team are hitting .225!  Dubya tee eff, D-Bags.

Evan Longoria – Out with a broken finger.  Alen Hanson (3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .338) could see more playing time (and Pablo Sandoval might see some time at 3B too).  Hanson has been like Drew Stubbs of past years, meaning Hanson doesn’t play often but, when he does, he puts up solid fantasy-specific stats, and, if he played more, it likely wouldn’t be great for his stats.  We should have a glossary term for this type of player.  Someone who plays well but only in limited duty.  Please suggest in the comments.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .267.  Put it out of your head that you could’ve drafted comparable production about 250 spots later, and focus on the good times you had eating Flaming Hot Cheetos during your draft.

Dereck Rodriguez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.34.  He’s now handled teams in games where he should’ve, and had his ass handed to him in games where that appeared likely.  Dereck Rodriguez:  The Probable Outcome.

Mac Williamson – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .250.  You know what’s funny (not funny) about talk of launch angles?  When someone hits a home run, they talk about launch angles.  When someone doesn’t do jackcrap for two weeks, they don’t talk about launch angles.  Launch angles are like launch codes, as in I never want to hear another thing about them.

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  Now he gets the Indians again in his next matchup.  I get it, teams should face division rivals yadda3, but does it need to happen, literally, a week later?  Bring back that couple who used to make the MLB schedule in Maine and paste the schedule together with maple syrup.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Talk about a guy who looks like he should be a 40-homer hitter and instead flirts with 27 homers.  Yo, get permission first from 27 before flirting!

Melky Cabrera – Designated for assignment.  There’s supposedly a ton of deals available for him to sign with another team, at least that’s what I read at a website hosted by Celky Mabrera.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  June 14th and he’s already reached Steamer’s preseason homer projection.  Hootie-hoo, on that.

Mike Clevinger – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.15.  You’ll be happy to know I’ve been reunited with Clevinger.  Someone in my RCL league dropped him, and I grabbed him.  Okay, maybe not happy.  Too strong of an emotion for you.  How about a word that sounds negative but isn’t?  I’m sanguine the pulchritudinous crepuscular Kristen Stewart would approve of Clevinger.  Perfect!  Thanks, Thesaurus!  Totally makes sense!

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (15) and legs (9).  *thinks about how yesterday I said I was going to make Lindor hit for more power and how he did exactly that, looks at fingers, hesitatingly types, unsure of my power*  What if I type I want a million bucks?  *looks around, nothing appears*  Hmm, I guess my typing isn’t that powerful.  *hears something in backyard, goes to window, sees Ray Allen wearing a Bucks uniform*  Ray Allen, “Where do you want these 999,999 deer?”  AHHH!!!

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Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Who is more hittable Clayton Richardat home, or f iers at cws..? I have Swanson or Tim Anderson to start.

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I start Junis today vs houstens? And wacha against chicago?

Luke
Luke
4 years ago

Bryant or Blackmon in a keeper league?

maccer64
maccer64
4 years ago

Grey,

10 player keeper league:

Couple trade offers and need your advice:

My Acuna and Bregman for his Stanton
My Acuna and Rendon for his Stanton

who do you value more in a keeper Bregman or Rendon?

Thanks,
LG

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Alex Wood stinks. In my 12 team 6×6 (QS) league I was offered Soria for him. I’m a little light on starters and decent at closer but can never have enough. Take the closer value?

Crazy J
Crazy J
4 years ago

Grey, you mind talking some trash about Rendon for me? Thanks in advance!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

trade cesp/dickerson for ozuna?

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You’re right I gotta get rid of both so I can get room for a SAGNOF on the bench.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Let’s watch old episodes of The Wire on Skype together

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: the one where Jimmy gets laid, dur

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: problem is the guy with Ozuna is the guy who gave me Pham for Mannea, who now sucks. So maybe he doesn’t like me anymore.

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

I feel like Domingo Kraut would be more fitting. WWII era Germans may take offense to this but can they even see any more?

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

@Grey: Sorry, Sunday Kraut is what I meant

Jake
Jake
4 years ago

Drop Meadows for M. Olson, R. Healy, Y. Gurriel, Teoscar, J. Jay, or J. Bauers?

Thanks

NH
NH
4 years ago

Scooter Gennett for Gary Sanchez?

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
4 years ago

Grey,

Am I crazy for targeting Delino D. for steals, or is there hope he turns up his game?

Thanks and have a good weekend

Jerrod Jung
Jerrod Jung
4 years ago

Keeper points league, CMart for Clevinger and Soto?

hanklongball
hanklongball
4 years ago

Grey,

Thanks for the great write-up. I was offered his Pivetta for my Hicks/Harrison and I would love your take.

Wins is a much tighter race for me than saves; seven teams are within three wins of each other and the most I can realistically move in the standings for saves is +3 or -1.

Staff is Bauer, Snell, Mikolas, Hendricks, Ed-Rod, Nelson (DL) and RP is Davis, Treinen, Parker, Miller, Hicks. Also, Harrison is on the bench for off-days and tough matchups.

Which would you suggest:

1. Accept
2. Offer Miller instead of Hicks
3. Reject

Thanks as always for your help!

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Couple of questions for a 12tm H2H cats (Quality starts not wins), weekly lock league with limited season moves..
1. Bottom half of my rotation is Pivetta Flaherty Rodon Musgrove Alex Wood.. Soroka DL who would you be most comfortable dropping to reactivate Soroka..
2. Same league, I own Asdrubal as my only SS, hold or drop for Semien/ Russell… I know bleh.. it’s my only weak position
Have a great weekend Grey

dingo37
dingo37
4 years ago

IBS (irregular baseball star)

mernest
mernest
4 years ago

Drop Zunino for John Hicks? Hicks should play more between them since Miggy is gone (1B/C elig), you think he provides more well rounded stats for remainder of year since Zunino is mostly power-related stats ? My team has enough pop to manage the HR/RBI drop-off. I could also drop Bird…

6X6 with R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OPS

Thanks!!

Kermit
Kermit
4 years ago

Ryan Braun or someone like Teoscar Hernandez? Braun’s been meh this year, to say the least.

Kermit
Kermit
Reply to  Kermit
4 years ago

@Kermit:

If i can expand the choices–how do you rank: Ryan Braun, Teoscar Hernandez, and Jake Bauers?

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Leonys Martin and Margot are available as free agents. The possible drops are: Sano,Vlad and Conforto. Currently,Vlad and Sano fill my two reserve spots. Who are my adds and drops or do I hold for a month? Thank you!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

Yo r u a iphone guy or android? ima guess iphone. anyway I suffered for so long with a shitty Iphone 6 and then 6S plus. The fucking battery never lasted past a few hours, I finally bit the bullet and got an iphoneX on that plan that you pay monthly and get a new phone every year. It is amazing. Considering how long we all spend on our phones every day, it is well worth getting the latest phone.
What % of comments do you answer on your laptop versus your phone?

So you never asked about the Chappelle/Stewart show (wtf dude). It was great. They made us place our phones in these neoprene bags that they then locked using that magnetic shit they use in clothes stores. Fucked up huh. Great show tho. Chappelle openly smokes on stage and still has huge arms. Stewart looks old, he started his bit with that.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: so around 9 am your time you left your house? Where did you go?
Man I wish you didn’t tell me this my, e-stalking will now rise to another level.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: *unzips* ok…tell me more….

jp
jp
4 years ago

How would you rank these guys ROS:

Desmond, C. Santana, Merrifield, Peralta, D. Murphy, Gurriel

Matty
Matty
4 years ago

In a H2H league with the usual five offensive categories + TB and OPS, which Jays outfielder do folks prefer for the rest of the season between Teoscar and Pillar?
Thanks a bunch.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Someone who plays well but only in limited duty? We already have that. He’s called Matt Adams.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Yo Grey, I was looking at the Trade Analyzer and curious about Edurardo Rodriguez and why he is so much higher ($10.8 value) than other SPs that would seem to me to be similar value to him examples include – McCullers ($5.6), Folty ($5.5), Clevinger ($1.6), Pivetta ($2.7), Wacha ($4.6), Newcomb (-0.7), Rodon (-0.4), Bundy ($4). Is EdRod in same tier as these guys, or should I trust the Analyzer and value him a bit higher than the rest? Can we ping Rudy for thoughts? Thank you!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Nice, thanks Grey. Looking forward to Rudy’s response, even though it’ll go right over my head!

Jackson
Jackson
4 years ago

How would people rank Lugo, Pivetta, and Eflin ROS?

NH
NH
4 years ago

Thoughts

Kimbrel & Didi for Lester & Bumgarner?

This owner really wants Kimbrel and I would like a pitcher back for him. Here are the options.
Lester, Bumgarner, Archer, Snell, Keuchel or Colon.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Was offered CMorton and LCain for my Benintendi.

10 team roto 5×5, I’m dominating first and keep 4 players.

Benintendi been amazing and Morton has kinda been meh lately. BUT I’m down 47 innings pace so I could use the arm. Thoughts?

Cable
Cable
4 years ago

H/H points……. get C Morton give Moustakas & J Junis….Y/N

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Which side you like more Cain, Shaw and Steven Wright or merrifield, jo ma and Keuchel in an OBP league?

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
4 years ago

Looking for the best options to round out my pitching staff… Also, thanks for telling me I shouldn’t start Montas against Houston yesterday! Move limit league so I have to be selective with my moves. It’s 50 moves and I’m in mid 20s. And damn the Pirates for sending Kingham down again.. blech.

Right now I own: Doolittle, Strickland, S.Dominguez, Verlander, Mikolas, Folty, Caleb Smith, Kingham, Montas, R.Ray (starting for me but on the DL), J. Nelson (in DL slot)

1. Would you add any of these pitchers? I could any one of the DL guys and stash them without dropping someone. I could add one active pitcher and move Ray to the DL without dropping someone. I could add someone and drop Montas.

Ryu (DL), Cahill (DL), Lucchessi (DL), ReyLo, Eflin, Chase Anderson, Trevor Williams, Loiasiga, Covey

2. How would you rank these guys? Cyclopsing them for when/if they get the call again as I like them better than FA options… you agree? (you’re going to say “meh”) Beiber, Beeks, F. Peralta,

Thanks Grey

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I knew it. I’ll still be watching for them haha…

Would you hold Montas to start at SD next week? I don’t love him but I’m hurting in innings with Kingham in the minors and starting Ray on the DL. Hoping Folty is OK with the triceps too…

Thanks Grey!

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: That’s pretty clear haha…

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 years ago

Couple of suggestions for the glossary:

Part-time Baller
P.O.P – Platoon Only Please

Have a great weekend!

LG

primetime
primetime
4 years ago

Grey,

10 team keeper league OBP.

Been offered a crazy trade.

My Freeman and Seager DL for HIS Suarez, Albies, Dee Gordon, Stripling & K Davis.

My team
Realmuto
Freeman
Kinsler
Arenado
Story
Cain
Ozuna
Haniger
Mazara

Bellinger
Moncada
Schoop
Seager DL
Jose Mart
Nimmo

Starters
Nola
Bundy
Maeda
ERDO
C Smith

Diaz
Doolittle

Bench
Strausburg – DL
Rodon
Tailon
Kershaw – DL

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

12 team roto 6×6 (QS and OPS)

Odor or Semien

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Agreed.

Not happy about it. But the pool is not very deep.

Other options for the MI Adames, Yolmer, Cozart, Yairo

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Done! Thank you sir. Dropped Odor and it feels so good.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: HAHHH!

I throat punched that Add/Drop.

MarvPesos
marv
4 years ago

Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

I’ve been holding on to Mancini (Util/Bench spot) for some strange reason but are any of these guys better replacements ?

M. Conforto, K. Marte, R. Healy, S. Choo, B. Anderson, L. Martin ?

thanks bud

MarvPesos
marv
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Also, what do you think or L. Lynn (waiver wire for pitching is pretty slim)? I could use an additional pitcher and has strung together some nice starts, you see him as more than a streamer ROS ?
Would you say Lynn is the best option from A. Sanchez, T. Mahle, D. Duffy, F. Montas, J. Chacin, C. Stratton, I. Nova >?

MarvPesos
marv
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: well I don’t have enough moves per year to stream so it’s hold or pick one of them up hoping they have a good couple weeks/month

NH
NH
4 years ago

What kind of pitcher can I get for Didi? I have Jo Ram at 2B, Machado at SS and Arenado at 3B.

NH
NH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

I have Morton already LOL.

zombie
4 years ago

The McRib only graces the menu on a limited basis. This is often a more than a solid, if not delicious treat on occasion. But too much playing time with a McRib is most certainly not good for you. Hanson is a McRib. Happy Dads Day Weekend to all procreators.

phil
phil
4 years ago

Are any of these guys more than streamers: Lynn, Manaea, Wright, Covey, Shields, Buchholz, Gibson? I would be dropping Keuchel if he stinks tomorrow. I’m thisclosetodoingit. I already cut my 6th rounder today (Schoop). Keuchel was my 7th rounder. Breaking up is hard to do.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Guess we have to commit to starting VV every week or benching him every week. Because watching him blow up my team for 10 runs, only to bench him for his 6 almost 7 inning no-no is not helping.

Most frustrating fantasy pitcher ever. Ok maybe Pineda Pivetta rival him for that title.

Blah
Blah
4 years ago

Grey you sexy beast! You recommended I start clevinger over rodon and cmart earlier this week and I can’t give you enough kudos for that. I was at the office yesterday wishing I could hug you.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Settle down now, there is only one lambda/bro-lmate for you.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Start Goliath?

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: ya I could see it being annoying if he starts off like S1 and all drunk/washed up again. But also boring if he is a straight man now. They may have lost the edge with his char.

Drew
Drew
4 years ago

Which side in a 16-team OPS keeper:

JA Happ, Conforto, and Senzel for Lindor

Fair?

PK
PK
4 years ago

Glossary term: Something having to do with Refractory Period would be ideal.

Limited amount of ammo available. Overuse does not result in more output.

We can probably come up with a more clever variation.

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

@Grey: Little Blue Pills.

But you have better

PK
PK
Reply to  PK
4 years ago

@PK: Refractory Worker or Refractory Laborer?

bill_14
bill_14
4 years ago

What’s up Grey.

Can you rank these guys ros

Pivetta, Rodon, Taillon

Thanks man

sean taylor
sean taylor
4 years ago

14 team keeper roto league: Would you trade Trea Turner and Kenly Jansen for Harper and alex reyes. Im currently in 2nd place and need power.

Gregg Jefferies, Future Star
Gregg Jefferies, Future Star
4 years ago

Greetings and salutations from sunny New Jersey!

Do you see any needed roster adjustments based on available FA? Head-to-head league, 10 teams.

C – Contreras
1B – Freeman
2B – Baez
3B – Rendon
SS – Machado
IF – Gordon
LF – Rosario
CF – Cain
RF – Harper
OF – Markakis
U – Suarez
Bench – Desmond, Cesar Hernandez, Parra

Starters – deGrom, McCullers, Wood, Ed-Rod, Quintana, Soroka, Cueto (DL), Archer (DL)
Relievers – Box, Kela, Norris, Betances, Devenski, Sir Anthony

FA Bats – CarGo, Brian Anderson, Aguilar, Cron, Leonys, Moreland, Teoscar, Beltre, Sunday Santana, Lamb, Ketel Marte

FA Arms – Marco Gonzales, Wright, Jon Gray, Boyd, Velasquez, German Marquez, Castillo, Leake, Caleb Smith, Anibal, Chase Anderson

Thanks!

Gregg Jefferies, Future Star
Gregg Jefferies, Future Star
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Eating a pork roll sandwich in my Camaro as we speak

Thanks!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Gregg Jefferies, Future Star
4 years ago

@Gregg Jefferies, Future Star: You gotta go with the “Jersey Dirt Bubger”next time you are grilling bubgers. Throw some Pork Roll on the grill. It replaces the need for Bacon. One Slice below and one slice above the burger in the bun. Game changer.

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Gregg Jefferies, Future Star
4 years ago

@Gregg Jefferies, Future Star: Props to you sir for correctly calling it “Pork Roll”. I’m from Philly my girl is from Jersey City, a those troglodytes swear it’s called “Taylor Ham”.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Turd Wendell
4 years ago

@Turd Wendell: Noiceee, I live in Bethlehem. Going to another Iron Pigs game tonight. Grew up in Jersey though. But Western NJ. So its been Pork Roll and always will be.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Yo Grey….better steamer for today, Gausman vs MIA (SON $9.5) or Skaggs @OAK ($3.4)? Thanks Grey

hustla
hustla
4 years ago

TGIF!

Castillo, Clayton Richards, VV or German… pick 2 ROS

hustla
hustla
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: lol my bad, its not a limited move league … but i see what you are getting at.. i worded that wrong and meant to ask to rank them currently. cheers!!

hugman
hugman
4 years ago

Did you read about Robbie Ray getting throttled in his high A rehab start and his low velocity?

I don’t exactly feel like dropping Pivetta, Rodon, Flaherty, Soroka, Folty, or Marco Gonzalez to make room for him. (Man, I got fudged drafting Castillo, Quintana, and Ray this year.)

What say you, Grey? Obviously we’ll see how his rehab develops, but man. It don’t look good.

DLev45
DLev45
4 years ago

12 team H2H Keeper:

1B are Hoskins & Desmond
3B are Turner & Devers

Healy is on the wire and eligible for both. Make a move or hold?

baas.jm@gmail.com
4 years ago

Lamb + Alex Wood or Travis Shaw, which side?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

If you are of a certain age, perhaps even of a non-specific age, you’ll remember the cartoon about the singing frog. Unearthed from the cornerstone of an old brick building, he sings only for the poor destruction worker who found him. He rents a beer hall for the singing frog review but alas, prime time in front of an audience, it’s nothing but ribbit.

This reminds me of today’s glossary challenge. So I offer up a Michigan Rag (everybody do the Michigan Rag). Alan Hanson is nothing but a Michigan Rag.

Hey Culligan Man.

It’s like when Albright and Steve the Talking Dog went into a bar for a drink. Bartender says “we don’t serve dogs.” Albright says “this is a talking dog.” Bartender demands a demonstration. Albright says, “Hey Steve, who’s the greatest Yankee of all time?” Steve, barking wildly, “RUTH, ruthruth ruthruthruth.” Albright and Steve, bums rushed to the gutter. Steve, “What? I’m gonna say DiMaggio?” Albright, “STEEEEVE.” Steve, “dear god, not Giancarlo!!!”

Just terrible, of course.

The lesson is, always start Evan Gattis against the A’s

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

@Grey: $20 bill in the Wash

b the esq.
b the esq.
4 years ago

A “P.T. Cruiser” or a “carpe diemer” since they are a seize the day-er. Or a W.I.P.I.R “When I play I rake”.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  b the esq.
4 years ago

@b the esq.: I said PT Cruiser already, don’t steal my thunder again! But thanks for your vote.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Cram, Soto was offered for my Correa. Is it absurd to ponder about this or do you feel that Soto possesses more potential than Correa does? I know Correa plays a position where talent is scarce, but this Soto kid has been amazing so far. Interested to know your thoughts.

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: must have missed that, my bad

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: and if cram already said pt cruiser my vote goes to “carpe diemer”

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  b the esq.
4 years ago

@b the esq.: Ha

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

Someone in my league just offered Juan Soto for Carlos Correa. Am I nuts for considering this? Does Soto possess first round potential since it is clear that you believe Correa does not?

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
4 years ago

Starling Marte + Jose Martinez fair return for Stanton in a redraft league?

For a guy who plays well in small doses but gets worse the more he plays:

A Diminischewitz

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey!

How about Ad-Hoc Jock?

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Conforto or beltre ros? Obp league. This is for a utility position. Thanks

lubey
lubey
4 years ago

So I have been checking SON over the past week and targeted the Sunday Brat for his start yesterday. I got cold feet when his rating went from 17, which it was at all week, down to a 9 yesterday morning. Idk if this is more of a Rudy question, but what is the reasoning for the sudden drop before the game?

Thanks Greychacho

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

Seen the NFBC standings today Alright? This is going to be like a Poe novel. Drip drop a point here and a point there until you’re living like Howard Hughes, frantically clicking refresh until, on the last day at the last hour…

Cue Pagliacci

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

@OaktownSteve: I suck.

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

@The Great Knoche: 2 of my top 6 bats on DL isn’t helping.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Which is why this is eroding your sanity. I’ve never taken any advice from you.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Two words: foil hat

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

I don’t have time to scroll through. I’ll assune part time lover is on the board.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Sano or k seager ros? Obp league. Thanks

Don Bropre
Don Bropre
4 years ago

soupçon-men (may need a dictionary for that)

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
4 years ago

Where would you rank(roughly) Hoskins and Corey Seager in a Keeper (forever) league?

Would you rather have Stanton or Hoskins & Corey Seager in said league?

hawk
hawk
4 years ago

“Someone who plays well but only in limited duty”

Studstitute

hawk
hawk
4 years ago

“Someone who plays well but only in limited duty. ”

Part-time stud

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Stat-Aid or Cat-Aid

Stick it on and then rip it off

Mr Anderson, Soler Flare, Fowl Dustin, Cargo or one of the Phils (Winker or Williams) in RIght Field?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Brian

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Part Time not great –

An OquendoPhillips – Referring to Jose and Tony (RIP) some of the greatest super-utility guys to ever play the game.

Also like a “Tasker” crossing over with Football and referring to both someone who can accomplish the Task and Steve Tasker, greatest special teams player ever who wasn’t so great on offense or defense.

papasmurf
papasmurf
4 years ago

Streamed Analball and it didn’t stink!

He was spotting his pitches well on the corners and mixing up the arsenal. Totally kept SD off balance. But, we all know he will have one of those 8 run blowups for the ERA to normalize. So it’s a tough call whether to just punt or hang on for one more start and hope the magic continues.

papasmurf
papasmurf
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: The Costanza road to success (or failure!)

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
4 years ago

Hot Substitato

Bill
Bill
4 years ago

Someone who plays well but only in limited duty. Please suggest in the comments…

Stubbstitute

SallyCips
SallyCips
Reply to  Bill
4 years ago

@Bill: And close up shop, this has to be it, no?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

I want to turn my league into a salary cap league. What would the right amount for a max salary for a 40 man roster starting 32? I was thinking either 600 or 700 dollars?

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Salary caps in keeper leagues is the way to go. Keeps trades somewhat legit and one team cant load up every year to win just because they have better trade relations with more teams. We instituted a 350 salary cap in a 12 team mixed keeper that rosters 29 with 5 DL Slots.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

is 1000 too much for a 40 man roster

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

I saw that after the fact. But is it?

b the esq.
b the esq.
4 years ago

Need some trade help….sorry for the long post, but details help!

10 team Yahoo Roto, 5×5 usual cats. Currently sitting in 6th, 1 point behind 5th place, 18 behind the leader.
My offense is weak, pitching is strong.
Im 9th in R, last in HR, 8th in RBI, 5th in SB, 9th in AVG.
2nd in W, 1st in Savees, 7th in Ks, 3 in ERA, 2nd in WHIP

Hicks, Hoskins, Rizzo, Beltre, C. Taylor, Eugenio, Bellinger, Choo, Marte, B. Anderson, Leonys Martin. BN – Nimmo, Valdito

SP – Porcello, Stripling
RP – Kimbrel, Boxberger
P – K. Herrera, Britton, Yates
BN – VV, Bud Norris, Nola, Felipe Vazquez, Lester, Newk
DL – Kershaw

1250 max innings pitched for the season, currently projected 31 under the limit.

Been offered 3 trades:
1. His E. Rosario, Brantley and Carrasco for my Marte, Box, Herrera
2. His Hosmer, Rosario, Carrasco for my Marte, Herrara and F. Vazquez
3. His Rosario, Brantley, Scherzer and Hader for my Marte, Eugenio, Kimbrel and K. Herrera.

I believe Herrera is going to get dealt to set up somewhere, so I have no issue including him as he won’t be getting Ks forever. I can give up some saves, but dont want to give them all away and fade in the standings.

Trade 3 could be altered to include Beltre instead of Eugenio.

Thoughts?! I think Im leaning toward getting Scherzer but swapping in Beltre.

Thanks for the time reading and replying!

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: awesome. Thanks for the input. Proposing no. 3, the scherzer for Kimbrel with beltre instead of Eugenio. You truly are the fantasy master Lothario.

Jason Schwass
Jason Schwass
4 years ago

12 team H2H points ROS Max Muncy or Matt Carpenter?

KarlJ
KarlJ
4 years ago

Getting hit with a lot of injuries to my SP last few weeks ( Strasburg, Darvish, Reyes)
Don’t have a ton of waiver moves left so streaming is not really an option but I do need to grab at least 1 or 2 SP’s
Who would you prefer ROS from these guys currently available:
Manaea, J Chacin, M Montgomery, J Barria
I am also debating just grabbing Betances and sticking him in the P slot and taking the elite WHIP, ERA and K rate he has been putting up lately.
What do you think?

Thanks,