You know that expression, “If you’re alive long enough, you will see a time when Samoans are skinny, petite men who request silver dollar-sized coconuts to cover their nipples.”  You don’t know it?  That’s because I just made it up!  You’ve been TRICK’D!  It’s my spinoff of Punk’d with your host The Amazing Johnathan.  The expression’s sentiments I just made up are accurate, however (as far as I’m concerned, and, sadly, this isn’t a democracy, and I’m the one that matters).  The expression’s root is from the actual expression, “If you live long enough, you’ll experience everything.”  This feels especially apt today because we’ve gone from wanting to own Miguel Sano, to cursing Miguel Sano, back to wanting to own him again.  What’s next?  A skinny Miguel Sano requesting smaller coconuts to cover his nipples!  Okay, maybe not immediately, but if we live long enough!  I don’t have any great hopes for Miguel Sano, but he’s owned in 30% of leagues and that seems low for even him.  There’s not a ton of guys who can hit 15 homers from now until the end of the season; Sano’s on that list.  Will it happen?  I don’t know, maybe if we live long enough.  Circular logic is your friend because it too can cover your nipples.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Francisco Arcia – The Sciosciapath refuses to play catchers who are good at hitting because it makes him reflect on his own shortcomings as a catcher and it upsets him so.  Arcia has been hitting though; we’ll see how long it lasts.

Jake Bauers – Maybe it’s because I used to go to Psych 101 drunk (it’s all in Who Is Grey Albright?), but it fascinates me why some rookies come up and get owned immediately and you can’t pry them from their owners, while other rookies arrive with a long pull of apathy off a plastic straw — you heathens and your plastic straws!

Kendrys Morales – I don’t want to sound like Joe Simpson ranting about batting practice attire, but I have a feeling in ten years we’re going to look back at Statcast and think, “Wow, we really put a little too much emphasis on those exit velocity numbers.”  Anyway, if you do buy into Statcast, Kendrys is a surefire buy (and Trumbo, Olson, Palka, Pham…Well, Statcast is littered with a lot of emoji shrugs).

Ryon Healy – As of this writing, he has 21 homers and 38 runs.  Yo, Adam Dunn called and wants his stat line back!

Logan Forsythe – Quick unrelated note (like the rest of this shizz is related), Robinson Cano is not listed because he’s owned in more than 50% of leagues.  Barely at 51%, but it should be much higher.  As for Forysthe, more of an AL-Only play with his new home.  Not much long term.  For dynasty leagues, I’d go with John Forsythe.  Hip cultural references!

Jonathan Villar – Will be fun to watch my enthusiasm for Villar wane from now until next Friday, but, right now, I’m so jazzed up about owning him in Baltimore.  Next Thursday Grey, “You are a f***ing moron.”  Farming?  It’s true, I don’t really know the first thing about hoes.

David Fletcher – Malcolm Gladwell Blink Fletcher take:  He’s played well in his short time since his call up!  Actually looking at his stats:  Okay, so, he seems okay for AL-Only leagues.

Yairo Munoz – Maybe it’s because the Cardinals connection, but he reminds me of Aledmys Diaz.  Allow me to demonstrate:  *hits pizza delivery guy over head with a blackjack, shows up fifteen minutes later dressed as pizza delivery man, knocks on hotel door, Aledmys Diaz opens door* “Did I ever tell you you’re my Yairo?”  *rips pizza delivery shirt off revealing shirt “Bette Midler’s Biggest Fan”*  Do you see how far I will go to illustrate a point?

Nick Williams – Since I’ve been doing this shizz since you were in diapers, which also means you were in diapers as an 18-year-old, allow me to tell you what is going to happen to Nick Williams this offseason.  Around January, I will write a sleeper post on him.  In February, another sleeper post will come out on him.  By March, dozens will write a sleeper post on him and he will suddenly be overrated.  He will have done nothing this offseason to change perception of him, but people will suddenly realize he was not bad this season.

Tyler O’Neill – Kinda wish we could see what O’Neill could just do with everyday at-bats, but he’s sharing time with Harrison Bader, who I’d also love to see with everyday at-bats.  I guess Mick had it right, you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime you find SAGNOF elsewhere if you need speed.

Mallex Smith – Hey, Mick!  Over here!  Has hit for a decent average and stole a bunch of bags this year in relative obscurity, hitting at the bottom of the Rays lineup will do that to you.  If he ends up with 35 steals and a .285+ average, you’re gonna wish you owned him rather than some more high-priced SAGNOF gambits.

Jose Leclerc – Unlike Mychal Givens or Mike Wright Jr. or whoever the Orioles could turn to, the Rangers’ Leclerc has solid peripherals and might actually help your fantasy team more than hurt it.  Trying to help your team vs hurt it?  We’re in a brave new world.  A novel idea, I know.

Pedro Strop – Half of me thinks we’re not going to see much of Brandon Morrow the rest of the way.  Or if a leprechaun is reading, the full half of methinks.

Drew Steckenrider – WebMD describes Beef Stew Brain as being unable to think clearly.  The disease originates from the feeling of nonlinear thinking making one feel like their brain is submerged in a beef stew.  Don Mattingly suffers from BSB, and even he thinks it might be time for Steckenrider to take over for Barraclough.

Will Smith – I have Hunter Strickland, so I have no ulterior motives saying this, but Smith should just remain the closer the rest of the year.  Strickland punched a door like a moron and should be made to pay the price of not getting the closer job back.  This has been an installment of Real Talk with Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it).

A.J. MinterArodys Vizcaino and Brandon Morrow should go on a fishing trip with John Lurie (one of the best TV shows of all-time, by the way), because I don’t think either closer is going to be doing much baseballing the rest of the year.

Bobby Wahl – Went over him this morning.  Click around the site to find it and earn me a cool, hard .00000000067 of a penny.

Freddy Peralta – It is with much trepidation that I recommend Peralta, but this is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to a personal injury attorney to see if it has a claim because its feelings were hurt when it was called a ‘stupid pile of metal’ at a grocery store.

Trevor Cahill – Another Stream-o-Nator call for this weekend.  “I was standing in the express lane, buying aluminum foil to see if I could mold it into a friend and… Did they have to be so cruel?”

SELL

Travis Shaw – Yes, these Sells are nearly drops, but we’re getting close to that time of the year when trading deadlines are passing in fantasy leagues.  Next week, I will be giving you straight drops.  Though, in some shallower leagues, these guys might already be drops.  The addition of Moistasskiss was a blow, in the non-sexual way.  The addition of Schoop was the nail, and Shaw’s been coughin’ up all his fantasy value since.

Max Muncy – To use the most dominant curse of the Rastafarian people, bumba clot!  How do you go from being the unheralded leader of the team, the heart and soul, the je ne sais quoi of what was making the Dodgers work, the unlikelyiest of unlikely Home Run Derby contestants to a bench player.  Even if I do think Brian Dozier could be one of the best players in the 2nd half, it’s just a bad move from a morale standpoint to bench Muncy, but there’s also no way he can play every day anymore, so go to the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer to see what you might be able to get.  I wouldn’t trade him for two front row seats at a “Raspberrying Lips” contest, but I would explore options.

373 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Surfer dude
Surfer dude
4 years ago

Hi Grey 10 TM H2h pts for ROS – need to drop 1:
Buehler, Bumgarner, Desmond or Franco – thanks!

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
4 years ago

if my DL slots are already taken up with wacha/stripling/darvish in a 14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added, QS and K/9 added. redraft
C hedges
1B rizzo (2B)
2B whit (1B/OF)
SS machado (3B)
3B chapman
OF (3) rosario, yelich, n-will
util (2) odor, beckham (2B/SS/3B)
BN puig, grichuk
NA (1) hiura
SP: pivetta, bieber, V2, romo (in SP slot), rodon, borucki, heaney
RP (4 slots): swarzak (attempting gsellman tonight), rondon, greene, leclerc, steckenrider on BN (in case i lose rondon shortly)
DL wacha/darvish/stripling

sounds like puig is going DL yet again. drop for any of: souzamaphone, pearce, otani (batter only),

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
4 years ago

worth dropping flores here, 20 teamer with total bases, OPS, slugging, hits added. h2h redraft. thing is flores works as a backup to cron/jedong and 3B too, whereas hosmer wouldn’t.
C hedges
1B cron
2B jedong
SS anderson
3B box wine (TEX, 1B/OF)
OF (3) rhysus, stanton, rosario
util (1) the other white fish (pollock)
BN flores (1B/2B/3B)
hosmer coming off WW tonight and i have the 5.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

This is more for 2019…obp and slg

Springer or Bellinger and Freddy Peralta

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
4 years ago

I am in 1st place by 20 pts in our 5×5 NL Only 12 team.. with that said.. do I use any of my remaining $31 in FAAB for Dozier or Schoop..
Or Archer or Gausman?

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

The Indians bullpen is confusing to me and the lack of info on the extent of Mazara’s injury puts a trade in limbo. I have until midnight to answer before trade deadline.

In a Saves and holds league, my RPs are: Allen, Leclerc, Osuna.

I have been offered Hand for either D Peralta or Haniger. I may have enough bats to support this trade despite my fear of trading bats for arms. This could really help my pen. With my OF consisting Trout, Rosario, Haniger, Peralta, Dee and Mazara on DL would you:

1. Accept sending Haniger
2. Accept sending Peralta
3. Decline and grab a RP off the wire in Sept near our playoffs? ( best on the wire now is Hicks now that Swarzak is on DL). Not sure Norris is going anywhere. But things seem to change rapidly in the month of August so struggling with this. Your guidance is appreciated.

Thanks.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

I had a deal in place to give Springer for Hoskins, but my sore thumb tells me that may be off the table now. Assuming Springer ends up on DL, who do I want of those available? I need HR and RBI.

Joc Pedersin
Nick Williams
Piscotty
Reddick
Soto

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start one of these guys. Who do you like?

VV – @ ari
Gibson – @ cle, @ det
Lynn – @ cws, vs tex
Tropeano – vs det, vs oak

Thanks!

Hershel
Hershel
4 years ago

Ugh, Springer leaves game with thumb injury…..

Fish
Fish
4 years ago

Ah!!! You done messed up Ottavio!!!

Goddamnit.

Hershel
Hershel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start one next week. Who do you like?

VV – @ ari
Gibson – @ cle, @ det
Lynn – @ cws, vs tex
Trop – vs det, vs oak
Boyd – @ laa, vs minn

Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Sano or Chapman?

Thanks!

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

So usually the rule is always have hitters going, but in a H2H category league what about pitching. I say this since I’m holding moves for a likely playoff run, so I’m left with heaps of garbage next week. Newcomb @ Was and vs Mil (2 start) Maeda @ Coors Pivetta @ Ari.. would you start Newcomb and Pivetta? Weekly lock tomorrow

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Would you just keep 2 slots open and bench these guys or hope for the worst and expect even worse ha

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Really considering adding Mallex Smith and dropping Flash (always hurt). Anyway. In a vacuum but seeking HRs and steals for rest of season. would you drop Flash for either Mallex or Dickerson. Thanks

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sorry I screwed up. Let’s try again. Would you drop Flash or Dickerson for Smith. Dickerson gets reunited to Coors this week.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

Would you drop Billy Hamilton for David Bote?

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Would you drop Ozuna to add Yairo Munoz? Cats are R HR RBI SB BB AVG. I could especially use help in AVG.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

OBP….

start Haniger v Gaviglio or Bellinger v Cole?

Joel
4 years ago

Sneaky Sunday question. I don’t really care about Dallas Keuchel but was offered him for my Eovaldi 1 fer 1.

Who would you rather?

Fanks!. See you tomorrow

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

5X5 h2h match up for this week, here are the pertinent pitching match ups going into today

K: 58 me, 65 him
ERA: 3.05 me, 3.88 him
WHIP: 1.16 me, 1.19 him

I have 4 starters going today: Nola v MIA (1:35 ET), Castillo @WAS (1:35 ET), Cahill v DET (4:05 ET), Price v NYY (8:08 ET)

He has one starter going: Teheran @NYM (1:10 ET)

So obviously I have an opportunity to pass him in strike outs fairly easily with 3 more starters going today, but am very close in WHIP and close enough in ERA. Luckily, I have the luxury of having two of my starters going later in the day, so I can tentatively change my plans depending on what happens here in the next couple hours. So who would you plan on starting? Start Nola but sit Castillo for the 1:35 starts and then just play it by ear with Cahill and Price depending on what happens with my Nola and his Teheran? Or would you risk starting Castillo against the Nats?

Thanks!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Morning, Grey!

Gotta sit Tanaka at Boston today, right? SON hates it, but he’s been great lately.

Thanks!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: PS: Bit of a crazy question, but which MI going forward: LeMahieu or Ketel? DJ looks not quite healthy. Thanks!

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Morning Grey
Ugh, the pitfalls of weekly leagues. Trout is out again today but they haven’t put him on the DL. If they don’t stick him on the DL by morning, my choices for tomorrow: H2H categories.

Trout: 6 vs Det and Oak, Semien 5 vs Dodgers and LAA, Bellinger 6 @ Oak and 4 @ Coors

A. Keep Trout in, bench Semien, and play Bellinger.
B. Take Trout out, play Semien and play Bellinger
. My keyboard doesn’t have the letter that’s in between X and V
D. Keep Trout in, play Semien, bench Bellinger

Adrok
Adrok
4 years ago

Bauers or Hosmer Ros?

Ted Williams' Frozen Head
Ted Williams' Frozen Head
4 years ago

Just got offered Mookie and Kirby Yates for Cole, Hoskins and today’s streamer (hes panicking on making playoffs and needs starts today, last day of the H2H week) –> I know its a good deal to get Mook but I worry I’d be thin on pitching after. Here’s my current lineup, would love to know if you think the move makes sense or if I should hold…currently sitting in 6th place out of 12 and just on the cusp of playoffs:

C- Zunino
1B – Votto
2B – Albies
3B – Rendon
SS – Simmons
OF – Trout
OF – Hoskins
OF – Soto
UTIL – Olson
UTIL – Franco
Be: Dejong, Mallex

SP: Scherzer, Cole, Archer, Rodon, Gray, Hamels, Wood (DL), Darvish (DL)
RP: Osuna, Barraclough, Fry, Morrow (DL)

Thank you Grey!

Ted Williams’ Frozen Head
Ted Williams’ Frozen Head
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Appreciate the needed push Grey! Loving the Trout/Mookie/Scherzer combo. Got em to throw in Vladi as well, think he gets the call this year or should I just try n flip em for some help elsewhere? (Non-keeper)

Fish
Fish
4 years ago

In different news the Sciosciapath announced his retirement after the season.

I’m not sure what we should do in this instance. I mean, I guess the custom is to pour one out. But given his managerial style I’m not that the correct choice. Maybe we should better honor him by pouring one in or drinking it through a turkey baster.

Fish
Fish
4 years ago

Time to pick up Ottavio? If so, I’m not sure which reliever to drop.

Tepera – was last night’s bullpen usage a sign he’s been replaced by Giles?
Rondon or Osuna – seems even blurrier than TOR.

Sandman
Sandman
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

In a very tight race in a standard 5×5 roto league… I could use batting average and RBI in that order.

How do you rank these guys ROS based on avg and RBI?
Alonso, Smoak, Muncey

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
4 years ago

@Sandman:

can you add Tyler O’Neil to those rankings ? Thanks!

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Chapman or Bellinger rest of the way?

Thanks

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
4 years ago

Need 2 ROS

Heaney
Gausman
Archer

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

I need HR and RBI in a standard 5×5 season-long roto league.

Thinking of giving up Springer to get Hoskins. Good play or no?

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
4 years ago

oh baby, how many players are calling each other and celebrating over this one, much less a large assortment of southern CA nearish LA fans. sociapath is quitting… (after the season though, so somewhat subdued happiness here).

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Damn you for being right on McCullers.

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
4 years ago

After weeks of agony, I dropped Jo Ma last night for O’Neill. It is surprisingly tiresome to hold such power in my hands.

Where was the trade to an AL club? Sept playoffs looming.

1. Hold O’Neill or Drop him and Grab Gyorko or Villar?
2. Or, gulp, grab Jo Ma and wait for the trade again?
3. Gattis or Ramos come September?

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! Felt good to whine.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Do you like Story or Rendon for next year? Close?

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks Grey, different question, would you send Rendon, Bumgarner, and Hader in a keeper for either of 1) Jose Ramirez or 2) Harper, or too much to send in either case?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks again…for next year, is Freeman, Story, Rendon, Pollock, Starling, Rosario the right order?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: alrighty, thanks!

Eric
Eric
4 years ago

Hold my beer Grey, suddenly Jose Martinez is playing in RF! I believe he only had 6 starts in RF prior to tonight! Hopefully the Cards keep his bat in the lineup.

Tinman95
Tinman95
4 years ago

ROS Eovaldi or Gausman

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

For my limited moves league are these SP still streamers and hold off adding? 2 free spots 13 moves left
Musgrove, Eovaldi, Bieber, ASuarez

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Carrasco Archer Wood(DL) Maeda Flaherty Newcomb Robbie Ray JR (Pivetta) Eflin .. in 2nd in a H2H cats weekly… keep holding?

Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
4 years ago

AL only with saves and holds sold separately. 4 slots for RP, romo in a SP slot. have romo, fry, brach, kelvin, j.anderson. drop fry for alvarado (dropped recently?) WSOX don’t appear to have a “closer” in the sense of one guy getting that job. alvarado meanwhile will get holds and romo could in theory always get traded later. doolittle is more messed up than they lied about in the first place and will probably be out for what could be a LONG time, h2h league here but we do have 5 teams fighting it out for 4 playoff spots so this isn’t just about weeks later.

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Martinez hit for O’Neill in the top of the first. Watching without announcers, so I don’t know why.

And, the Cards just lost had another runner thrown out.

Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

@VinWins: he was scratched just before game, groin discomfort (that’s what she said)

Mex
Mex
4 years ago

Making a trade for next year…forgetting position, who would you rather have next year Yonder Alonso or Aaron Hicks? Is it even close?

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks. I like Hicks, but I’m not sure if this is his
“Career” year.

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
4 years ago

Drop Jo-Ma for Pillar?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Start which 2 in an OBP h2h league, need R/RBI/HR…SB/OBP not important

Albies @ Wheeler
Haniger v Estrada
Bellinger v McCullers

thanks!

Eric
Eric
4 years ago

I think it is high time to pull the pin on Jose Martinez.

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Trade deadline has past so I have a couple look back questions…thoughts on these two deals?

1. I traded MadBum and Morton for Kluber and Leclerc
2. I was tempted but passed on giving up Haniger for Hand. I have Allen, Osuna and Leclerc as RPs so not a strong area. Hand seemed to fit like a glove (wow, that is not funny). While I like Haniger more, I had replacements for him as you can see below. May have missed an opportunity there?

My projected team for Sept H2H playoffs…

Gattis- Freeman, Santana, Suarez – Cano, Bregman, DeJong – Trout, Haniger, Peralta, Dee, Rosario
DH – Cruz. Bench – O’Neill, Mazara

Max, Kluber, Bauer, Wood, Ryu, Hendricks – Osuna, Leclerc, Allen

Would you drop any of my guys for Jo Ma, Villar, Gurriel, ERod, Strickland.

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Glad you are ok with #1 since you have been pointing out MadBum’s impending implosion and directed us to get rid of Morton because you don’t think he will be pitching in Sept. We keep notes LOL

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
4 years ago

This is not a drill….. somebody just dropped Chris Archer in my league. Pick him up immediately?

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Jon Gray
Heaney
Gausman
Musgrove

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
Reply to  CaptainKnauer
4 years ago

@CaptainKnauer: which one goes?

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

Think I’m dropping Pham. Dude kinda sucks and now will on DL for a month. I’m probably preaching to the choir. LOL Grey in a choir. Singing: “because your kiss is on ma lips!”

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Speaking of which, your mustache kinda looks like that Hall guy (or is it Oates).

P.S. you can’t seriously like their music.

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

With Fowler going down it looks like Bader and O’Neil will get everyday playing time. I know both are different type of players but in a vacuum who would you choose.

I’m leaning O’Neil for the raw power but Bader looks like an overall better player.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Agreed- just wanted your take. Thank you.

luvdarooks
4 years ago

5×5 OBP and I need the OBP SB and a few RBI in there too
Slim pickings from
Y Munoz- Rosario- Camargo -Br Anderson- Tucker (hou)-Marwin Gonzalez
who are your top 2 for rest of year?

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, when i activate Dickerson who is the drop between Piscotty,Trumbo,Bader,Oneil?

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto. Got a few weekend questions.

1) Start McCullers @LAD ($8.4)

2) Start Jon Gray @MIL tomorrow? ($12.8)

3) Which stream do you like better for Monday?

Tropeano v. Det ($21.9). Luke Weaver @ Mia ($14.7)

Sandman
Sandman
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

1) ROS: Alonso or Smoak ?
2) thoughts on profar? Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. With Fowler out with a broken foot, who do you like best of Bauers, Calhoun and O’Neil?

Thanks!

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
4 years ago

Need 2 ROS

Jo-Ma
Nick Williams
Sano
Yairo

Bob
Bob
4 years ago

I have a poor offense that Trout and Goldy has been hiding it’s flaws. Here is my team and the trade proposals. It’s weekly 10 owner league and you keep 5 players without penalty. Hold or make trade:

C – Contreras
1 – Goldy
2 – Schoop
3 – Rendon
Ss- Simmons
O – Trout
O – Brantley
O – Herrera
U – Shaw
B – Peralta
S- Scherzer
S- Severino
S – Bauer
S – Snell
S – Gibson
R – Hader
R- Rendon
B – Buehler
B – Hill
B – T Anderson

Potential Trade –
Bauer for Springer and Eovaldi
Snell for Marte and Eovaldi

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: 5 keeper and rest you redraft. No penalties for keepers. 2 offers for my pitching now are:
Bauer for Springer or
Bauer and Shaw for Votto

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Grey need help determining who to cut.

12 team daily league with OPS and Holds the extra categories.

Once Osuna returns tomorrow I have one too many relievers that I can play daily. Current roster
RP Hader
RP Yates
P Will Smith
P Cody Allen
P Boxberger
SP Seranthony Dominguez
I have Osuna on my bench until tomorrow. I also have Eloy on my bench. I’m looking to pick up Jordan Hicks to help with holds and can play in a SP spot. Who would you cut to pick him up? Eloy or one of the extra relievers I have as I can’t play all of them? If a reliever which one.

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: we keep 5. I wouldn’t keep Eloy but someone probably would. If I was to cut a reliever who would you cut?

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Grey,

6×6 daily league with ops. With Devers coming back this week I need help.

Kole Cahoun or Devers?

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

Would you drop Ian happ for either villar or sano other notable FA mancini DL pham who would u rather have for the rest of the season?

Ted Williams’ Frozen Head
Ted Williams’ Frozen Head
4 years ago

I’ve got a DL overload in a 10 team mixed H2H. Who doesn’t make the cut out of Stripling, Pham, Morrow, Donaldson, Happ? For what it’s worth I’m probably most thin at closer however it’s a 6 category league with quality starts so they’re not really valued as much. Thanks Grey! I also have Dee Gordon and joined that real quick prayer hexagon but fortunately he was right back in action. I swear any time I make a trade involving a DL player (in this case Donaldson) all of a sudden everyone else hits the DL even if every spot was open before the trade, I guess the Fantasy Gods don’t like an owner doing that haha

Pat
Pat
4 years ago

How would you rank these outfielders?
Gregory Polanco, A. Hicks, and David Peralta. Thank you

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Hamels available; and my only possible drop is Muncy. SHould I do it?

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
Reply to  Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

@Norm Ginsberg: Muncy is my bench bat and will be able to get someone with more reliable playing time next week.

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Would you drop Jo Ma for Bader or O’Neil?

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Please rank ROS

1. Hendricks, Wood, Heaney

2. Villar, Williams, Jo Ma

Better stash….Ryu or Viz

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Odor owes me (us) this for last year…
Maybe it was two years ago (shrug emoji)

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
4 years ago

everybody rejoice the mole of the CUBS (fowler) is hurt. good for bader/o’neill here. although this probably means it’ll take o’neill longer to get his CF, which is only 2 more CF starts away now.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:WOW,he LOOKED like an injury sustained running (thus rotoworld’s idea of “hamstring” made sense) but then it got worse for us, just a “bruised toe/foot” but NOW it’s awesome, “broken foot”. man this sure looks like bader and o’neill have lately invested in a couple of voodoo foot dolls for pham/fowler.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Top 2 options for this weekend?

Eovaldi NYY
Buccholz SF
Minor BAL
Eflin MIA
Gausman @NYM
Miley COL
Santana KC
M Perez BAL
Cahill DET
Leake TOR
Holland @ARI

emphasis on ratios and strike outs

Thanks!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 years ago

that’s two in a row that fry used far from the 9th/closer role. honestly all this fry talk wasn’t based on actual evidence but some WSOX reporter ONLY, that the monkey ran with. didn’t notice this till now.

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Sal Perez is a FA in my league. I have Molina now at C. Do I make the swap?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Launch Angle
4 years ago

@Launch Angle: salvy has been awful about all year, but has come out of of it lately, appears he waited till like july 20th to try hitting this year, but him now. weird his owner held him this long to drop just now.

Ty $egall
Ty $egall
4 years ago

Do you approve? Keeper league…trading Corey Seager to a team that is eliminated from playoff contention for Knebel. I need a Doolittle replacement for a playoff run.

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Grey

You are usually putting stud prospects in your buy lead. Eloy is playing ridiculously how confident are you he’s not up any time soon?

Surfer dude
Surfer dude
4 years ago

Sorry, that was 3 questions ; )

Surfer dude
Surfer dude
4 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: 2 questions pls & thks.

1) Drop any of the following; Muncy, Piscotty, Olsen for Bauer?

2) Drop either Bumgarner or Taillon for either Buehler or Roark?

3) Thor just came off IR so need to drop one; any of the guys left over from questions 1 and 2.

Big THANK-YOU for taking the time and being “the main man”!

NH
NH
4 years ago

Grey,

I tried to trade Marte for Grienke, Archer, Berrios, etc but no one in the league wants to trade for Marte. I dont know why. Who else would you try to trade to get a top 10-15 pitcher

NH
NH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

C – Molina
1B – Votto
2B – J. Ramirez
3B – Arenado
SS – Machado
OF – Hoskins, Stanton, Springer (Hurt)
Bench – S. Marte, O. Herrera
DL – Judge

SP – Severino, Morton, Kershaw, DeGrom, Bauer, Sale (Hurt), C. Martinez (Hurt), Happ (Hurt)
RP – Kimbrel
Bench – Corbin, Lynn

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: SON seems to love Glasnow next week (vs bal, @ tor). You streaming in 12 team leagues?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: SON also like Lynn (@cws, vs tex). Streamable?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
4 years ago

Quick question.

Would you trade away Matt Olson for 2 months of Arenado? Nolan must go into the draft next year as his contract is up while Olson is $1×3. I know OF are easier to find on the ww so I’m thinking yes. Pts keeper. Thoughts?

Thanks as always.

Junkmastah
Junkmastah
4 years ago

Bauers, O’Neill or Bader?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
4 years ago

In AL only, Maybin or Solarte?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sorry, I meant Solarte or Villar?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: i got a bet down right now (solarte party also benched today, has hit like garbage for over a month) on villar winning this one.

stevie
stevie
4 years ago

Your favorite pickup to replace Pham; Calhoun, Hicks, or Polanco? Thanks!

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  stevie
4 years ago

@stevie: pham’s on DL for at least a month.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
4 years ago

NL only, OBP over AVG, total bases added. now with this (dropped kike)
C barnhart
1B freeman (3B)
2B dozier
SS gone varnish (2B)
3B longo
MI harrison (2B/3B/OF)
CI b.anderson (3B/OF)
OF (4) harper, rhysus (1B), thames (1B), marte (PIT)
util (1) nimmo
BN legs mcneil (2B/3B)
NA (1) hiura
somebody dropped kingery. him over mcneil here, today the mess are actually playing jose MF’ing reyes over mcneil, and even wilmer is back to being BN’d again.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Crime Dog
Crime Dog
4 years ago

I can’t imagine the Brewers don’t play shaw almost every day against righties. At least I hope so. In a 14 team I think I have to keep him and just platoon with Matt Chapman. Screw the Brew crew!

Tinman95
Tinman95
4 years ago

Jo-Ma sitting again today. Would you drop him for Sano?

Drew
Drew
4 years ago

16-team OPS keeper. Hader and Andujar for Folty and Muncy? Other starters are Sale, Nola, Happ, and Flaherty.

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Drew
4 years ago

@Drew: or this: my Muncy and Folty for his Rendon and Wheeler

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Yo Grey, just a quick follow-up from before: would you rather have Odor or Bauers over Chapman? Thanks!

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
4 years ago

Archie Bradley or Andrew Miller ROS?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

So if I’m seeing this right… RP preference … Seranthony, Strop, Osuna… Where does Will Smith fit in that order?

Thanks , have a good weekend

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

I was also offered maneda and clevlinger who is a 15 rd keeper