Mike Clevinger and Greg Allen were traded to the Padres for Gabe Arias, Cal Quantrill, Joey Cantillo, Owen Miller, Austin Hedges, and Josh Naylor. Cleveland will be melting together Quantrill, Arias, Cantillo, Hedges, Naylor and Miller to form one super player, Johnny Q. Baseball who can catch, pitch middle relief and hit .215. Cleveland Indians’ GM said, “I have one rule, that’s Rule 5.” Before Clevinger can leave town, Zach Plesac will be planning a blow out going away party that no one is to know about. It will be at Carlos N’ Suzie’s, a downtown Cleveland favorite known for tequila and heating up Totino’s pizza rolls. Can’t wait for the postseason redemption story of Mike Clevinger ginned up by Fox where he does no actual apologizing for anything, but pitches well for six innings and gets some flashy graphics and wild hyperbole. So, Clevinger going to the Padres is obviously a huge boon for his value if boon means what I think it means. Let’s assume it does or at least makes sense within context clues. Everyone the Indians got? Useless for this year, but I’m sure Prospect Itch or Hobbs will go over the prospects at some point. Only downside I can see for this trade is it might actually be lowering Chris Paddack’s value, because now the Sheriff will have to spend all waking hours policing to make sure Clevinger doesn’t do anything stupid. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Taylor Williams – Traded to the Padres. In 7-inning doubleheaders, the Padres will be going to the pen in the 2nd inning. In Seattle, I’d guess the closer is now Yoshihisa Hirano, and in San Diego, I’d guess it’s still Rosenthal’s to lose, which I’d guess he loses.

Garrett Richards – 3 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.63, and pulled from the game after 47 pitches because Jayce Tingler heard they just traded for 17 relievers.

Mike Minor – Traded to the A’s. Pretty cool teams are trading for players and they don’t even know when they will play next. Welcome to 2020, check your expectations at the door, then have the coat check girl lose your expectations. Hopefully the addition of a Minor doesn’t distract Mike Fiers. Snap! Any hoo! Minor wasn’t as good as he seemed in 2019, and isn’t as bad as it appears in 2020. He can be a fantasy number four to five, but there’s only like six starts left for any starter, so mostly matchups based.

Shane Bieber – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.20 vs. Brad Keller – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.93. Looking at their ERAs, they both seem like Miracle Workers not just Keller.

Marco Gonzales – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.09. Mariners traded away all their relievers, so what choice did Marco have but to throw a complete game? Watching the Angels take on the Mariners is like watching paint dry, then every third inning someone speed-paints a Trout and a Lewis on the wall.

Jose Marmolejos – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer. I pronounce his last name: Marm-a-loogies. As far as I’m concerned, that’s correct.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.76. Only way Marlins were getting some good swings off deGrom is if deGrom started selling porch swings on eBay or the Mets’ defense failed him. Alas, they went behind door number two.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .375. Easily has been the best Mets’ best hitter, which is my not so subtle dig at Pete Alonso. Though, Pete Alonso doesn’t need any digs, he’s dug his own hole.

Todd Frazier – Traded back to the Mets. Old friend alert!* *Not talking to you, Adam Eaton.

Robinson Chirinos – Traded to the Mets. Brodie Von Wunker is so out of his depth. What’s he doing? A catcher…for what? They want Wilson Ramos at DH? Mets making trades like they’re in a two-catcher league.

Trevor Rogers – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.00. In the last week, Trevor, Taylor, and Tyler Rogers have pitched well. As Miss Moneypenny would say, give us Rogers Moore.

Garrett Cooper – 1-for-5, and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. On Monday, I said cyclops. Today, hot schmotato!

Starling Marte – Traded to the Marlins. Noooooooooo! Just as Lewis Brinson started to hit! Damn you, Cap’n Jetes! Is it me or is Jeter both a buyer and seller every year? It’s almost like he just enjoys making moves, i.e., he can cover more ground in the front office than at shortstop. Marte’s hitting too many ground balls, and has flattened his swing. It’s not great. I’d expect more of the same in Miami, but maybe a bit less power and more speed, because Mattingly grew up in the go-go 80’s.

Isan Diaz – Decided to rejoin the Marlins. We’ve all had a friend like this guy. “Nah, I don’t want to go to the movies.” “Okay, too bad, because Daisy Fuentes and her friends invited us.” “On second thought, I think I can make it.” Oh, get the hell out of here, La Isan Bonita! But, since he won’t, he’s a solid pick up in deeper leagues for power. I’d imagine he plays every day with Villar gone-zo.

Caleb Smith – Traded to the Diamondbacks. Anyone have one of those temperature guns? I’d like to check the Marlins’ temperature. First Zac Gallen, now Caleb Smith. Marlins gonna send Sixto nexto or what-o? Arizona Marlinbacks upgraded their rotation nicely, not just with addition of Smith but by losing Robbie Ray, which I get to later. Still am not a huge fan of Smith for this year (in fantasy; for real baseball, you get every arm you can). Smith is still a decent bet in right matchups, which he should have more of in the NL West.

Cameron Maybin – Acquired by the Cubs. I was gonna ask why, but I honestly don’t care what the answer is.

Austin Meadows – Out with a sore oblique. He always turns it on at some point. Hopefully he doesn’t wait until October.

Tyler Glasnow – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.24. To say the Yankees weren’t getting good swings on the ball is like saying the ocean is not too dry.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert! Which is what I say before Kevin Cash benches him inexplicably for three days.

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.91. I watched a lot of this game for s’s and g’s and I’m no Dave Duncan, but I wonder if Cole is tipping his pitches or his mechanics are off. He doesn’t look right. Gotta hope it’s not an injury and he’s just sucking. Well, if you own him, you don’t want to hope for either.

Gio Urshela – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .239. On a side but related note, the Yankees’ lineup is ugly.

Luke Voit – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .301, Okay, about the Yanks’ lineup being ugly. Yes, relatively, but Luke Voit is not in any way ugly. He’s beautiful.

Rich Hill – 3 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.94. I can guarantee you he started this game healthy, because even a hanging fingernail sidelines him. I can’t promise you he ended the game healthy.

Luis Robert – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .298. Just the ol’ rookie season pace of 50 homers. Covid robbed us of what might’ve been one of the best rookie seasons in memory, or he would’ve fell off in June. Guess we’ll find out next year when I rank him in the top 20 and he does a giant Pete Alonso turd.

Keegan Akin – 4 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in his 1st major league start. Keegan Akin Peele hid the ball well, and Rob Manfred will love how fast he works. He threw 92-94 MPH on the fastball and 79-82 on the change. Command was there, but that could be a problem, and why I’d look at Streamonator before going near him in most leagues.

Kevin Pillar – Traded to the Rockies. “Good, get rid of that Sam Hollared guy.” “It’s Hilliard, Bud.” “We also traded for a Hilliard Bud?” That’s Bud Black chatting with his coach. Pillar obviously gets a boost in value. Bud Black has never met a prospblock he didn’t want to start over a prospect. Kevin Pillar might actually become the leadoff man and get more at-bats in Colorado than any other player simply because he’s a vet. Bud Black is the stupidest motherf**ker that’s ever managed a team. Can’t wait until Sam Hilliard’s had a solid five-year stretch with another team, returns to the Rockies as a past-his-prime 35-year-old, and then Bud Black plays him every day.

Brendan Rodgers – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain. He strained his shoulder snapping his fingers and saying, “Dang!” after reading the lineup card.

Archie Bradley – Traded to the Reds. Great, love when a trade deadline goes through and I lose my closer. That is fantastic. *places tacks down on desk, slams head into desk* My guess is Raisel Iglesias keeps his closer job, because, well, why not? Bradley will go back to doing what he always excelled at:  solid 7th and 8th innings. Or I guess solid 5th and 6th innings, since all games will be 7-inning doubleheaders in September.

Brian Goodwin – Traded to the Reds. Hearing the Angels will be receiving back a BarcaLounger for Pujols if he hits a single and doesn’t want to stand on 1st. Sorry, sorry, I heard wrong. The Angels received back, and this is serious and hilarious, Reds’ prospect Packy Naughton. Hahahahaha–WHO?! Packy’s got Pall Malls, Mad Dog 20/20 and is closed on Sunday!

Anthony DeSclafani – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.71. Your playoff-bound Reds, right?

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .185. Not even .187, and I still need him to come back from the dead.

Paul DeJong – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1), hitting .321. Colonel Mustard in the lavatory with a plunger!

Dakota Hudson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.77. Only team to hit this year was the Pirates, which makes sense in opposite world where I wear pants on my head and ihatq–Damn, not bad since I also had shoes on my hands while typing that.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – Being called up by the Pirates. Why wasn’t he called up last week instead of Will Craig? If you can think like the Pirates, you’re a total loser and should immediately stop thinking like the Pirates. So, what’s all the hype about? Well, as I said before, out of 540 ranked players in the preseason, he was ranked 540, so there’s not much hype here. He’s a 2/3/.275 hitter in a month. Sound good? If so, I wish I were as easily excited.

Keston Hiura – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .229. Not trying to put too much weight on small sample sizes — that’s what she said! — but his average and strikeout rate (~33%) is very concerning.

David Phelps – Traded to the Phils. Brewers are always trading bullpen arms. Usually the trades are with Josh Hader and the trades are imagined in Brewers’ fans minds.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, three homers in three games and 17 homers in four games–mah gawd, Rhysus is so hot! If it wasn’t the trade deadline, I likely would’ve gave Rhysus the lede in one of the last two days. I haven’t seen anyone this locked in since Jodie Foster in Panic Room.

Spencer Howard – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.40. I’d use Streamonator for him, but on a side note, the Phils’ pen is still awful. Good luck, David Phelps, but you’re about to be garbage.

Juan Soto – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .367. Oh, by the by, he missed a week of games. I will now laugh and guzzle soda while mumbling, “Sexy Dr. Pepper,” as soda dribbles down my chin.

Trea Turner – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 7th homer. Just on the usual Treat Urner pace of 35/15.

Jonathan Villar – Traded to the Jays. Buffalo Wild Winds Stadium can only help Villar hit a couple more doinkers. It’s hard to picture him hitting too high on the order, if everyone is healthy, thinking mostly of Grichuk. If Bichette’s healthy, Villar’s not even playing, but he’s not, so there’s that. This move helps Jon Berti get playing time in Miami, which feels like something I say every month, only to have it followed a week later by saying, this hurts Berti’s playing time. Wait, Isan Diaz. Welp, sorry, Berti.

Ross Stripling – Traded to the Jays. If I were Buffalo, I’d put Stripling in middle relief to bridge the gap from starter to…Do they have a closer? I appreciate the Jays “going for it,” but what exactly are they going for? Third place and a 1st round ousting? They don’t think their rotation of “Ryu and a bunch of fools” is going to get it done, do they? I have questions, ya’ll!

Robbie Ray – Traded to the Jays. Apparently, the Blue Jays were hoping to get into their bullpen quicker, which has no one! Ya know, Jays, you could’ve just called in a long reliever, rather than trade for Robbie Ray. Jays’ front office, “We’ll never compete with the Rays!” Then, an evil smile, “Wait a minute…We can get a Ray!” As you can imagine, I still don’t like Robbie Ray. Only thing a Blue Ray is good for is watching my Kurosawa Criterion Collection.

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Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

yep, more players that once they stopped getting jerked around by maddoning (j.baez for a few years before being allowed steady playing time too), in happ

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

well THAT was a nice stream in 2 deep leagues a-dick

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

NL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added, QS over wins, holds added 10 team roto (usually h2h but not this year)
C suzuki
1B freeman
2B wong
SS amed
3B segura (2B/SS)
MI lux (2B)
CI votto (1B)
OF (4): tapia, mcclutchin, harper, grisham
util (1): mcneil (2B/3B)
BN croenworth (1B/2B/SS)
DL (10): pham
SP: urias, gausman, cueto, antone (streamer spot), mahle, lindblom, richards, pab lop
RP (4 max): raise the church, rainey, phelps, jeffress
DL (10: musgrove, a.miller, stressbird, smyly, moronta

waiver bids clock on guys traded the 30th-31st runs out tomorrow at night. i have 61/100 left. i have no chance on:
-clevinger
– austin nola

but could win any of moreland (bid is 20 so far), goodwin, milone and a bunch of guys that are almost certainly worse than what i already have.

1. moreland over votto here easily and just pay up? could also drop amed i guess, move cronenworth to SS, votto or one of the OF gets benched most of the time.
2. milone over streamer spot? (leaving only remaining money almost after this).

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Can you rank the SAGNOF suckas please?

Bradley, Hudson, Soto, Jimenez, Holland, Castillo, Bass

Also pick up Dunning, Houser, Minor, Peterson, Gonsolin over Burnes?

Thanks

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

Machado or Arenado ROS?

Trader
Trader
1 year ago

Best stash given only a few weeks left? Yes, we also expect you to be a doctor!

Giles, Salvador, Yandy.

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Rick Brown
Rick Brown
1 year ago

Sonny Gray 2/3 of an inning and an ERA of 81!! Yikes!!!

Rick Brown
Rick Brown
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Soory Grey,didn’t know you had the misfortune of owning him too!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Sonny Gray destroying our ratios – just didn’t have it today

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

Blackmon or Merrifield ROS? R/RBI close. Whit more HR and 7 SB.

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 year ago

I am streaming Lester tonight vs. Pittsburgh. Am I crazy?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Big Dog
1 year ago

A little bit crazy ya

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Bass or Buttrey in a saves only league? I’m concerned that Giles will return soon, and with bass having two bad outings he may be shifted soon

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

What’s up with David Bell? Why is Castellanos batting 2nd? Is this why I keep getting so many more Runs than RBIs?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

So if you lean Chapman over Suarez (but close), and you had both, would you give up Suarez if it got you Corbin? I could use a boost in Ks and/or WHIP. And I already have Voit at DH and Ohtani on the bench.

The Great Knoche
1 year ago

Villar hitting third? I was thinking hopeful it could be leadoff. Was setting myself up for 6,7 or 8. That’s gonna be a huge value boost if he stays there.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m hoping Villar just likes the AL more than the NL and we see 2019 Villar now

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
1 year ago

Cal Quantrill going to Cleveland is giving me the same feeling as when Glasnow went to Tampa Bay. Hoping for some mechanical tweeks that turn him into a starter.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Such a weird season. Feels like it’s time to start planning our keepers for next season.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Rosario vs CWS
Or
K Calhoun @ LAD

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Top five 2021
1 Acuña
2 Soto
3 Tatis
4 trout
5 Mookie

Wacky Packy Naughton
Wacky Packy Naughton
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’d drop Acuna to 4th and Trout out of Top 5. But I’m wacky.

Gator
Gator
1 year ago

Is Bauer a top 10 starter next year? Thanks

David
David
1 year ago

Shoop or moose

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

How do you rank Belt, Riley and Alberto ROS?

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Where would Madrigal fit in? Thanks!

StevenTyler
StevenTyler
1 year ago

In need of saves for the stretch run which two?

Workman,Melancon,Hudson,Montero,Jeffress

StevenTyler
StevenTyler
Reply to  StevenTyler
1 year ago

Castillo and Soto also available

StevenTyler
StevenTyler
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey

Rafael Kam
Rafael Kam
1 year ago

Hey Grey.. Just confirming, do you like Anderson @ Bos over Lindblom vs Detroit as streaming option for today?

For two days I tried to use Matthew Boyd vs Minn despite your advising against it but they kept postponing and eventually I used the roster spot for a bat and of course Boyd did well. Twins really suck vs lefties! Eh, none of this matters anyway. I’m feeling the ennui of nobody giving good chase in my league.

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Still a bit of season left to go, but where do you see mondesi in the rankings next year? Was very high on him coming into this year but starting to question whether he’s still a keeper.

Similarly curious on Laureano. Prolonged slumps in a short year, making it hard to evaluate some guys!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ooo if that estimation holds true, then I think that puts Mondesi at around when you usually draft your 1st or 2nd pitcher… will Grey not have Mondesi all over?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: you starting ian anderson at the sawx tonight (or would you)? 12 team mixed roto.

slevine1991
slevine1991
1 year ago

sorry for all the trade deadline qs, dynasty league still

strasburg or
bundy and jon gray

Jorge H
Jorge H
1 year ago

Adames or Swanson ROS?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

Hanser Alberto or Nick Madrigal?

ShortiveSchticks
ShortiveSchticks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Wasn’t Nick Madrigal one of those whimsical characters from Cats! the musical?

Dong Show
Dong Show
1 year ago

Grey you think Voit is legit beyond this year? Really have liked what he has done since coming over to the Yankees. Advanced stats seem to favor what he is doing, but still a small sample size overall for this year. Feels like hes slowly turning into a top 5 type at his position.

I flipped Kris Bryant and Javy Bazez for Voit and Moncada last night an hour before our league trade deadline. I feel good with that flip (I have Freeman, Correa and Jram at all those positions, so no loss for this year). Just something about Javy being this off scares me and Bryant just feels like a big name with more real life than fantasy value at this point.

Appreciate you as always for all your hard work and responses to everyone! The only must-read comments section on the internet!

Dong Show
Dong Show
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Abreu was one of my targets before getting Freeman this year, so this makes me feel good.

Have a great rest of your day! (I cant because I am forever a Pirates fan lol. Long way till this franchise sees the light again)

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

1. Chapman or Suarez ROS? And how close is it for you?

2. How do you rank Dom Smith, Santander, and Yas ROS (and how close)?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
1 year ago

Morning grey,
Finally dropped deadweight Pederson. Feel pretty good about that. Prepare for him to go on a tear now. Debating whether or not to hold onto Mize in a 12 team keeper league(keep 10). I know that he will get picked up if I drop him. But so far he has produced much at all and he wont be one of my top 10 keepers so…. I wouldnt be dropping him for any pitcher in particular. Just a streaming slot. But that may be more productive that what hes put up so far.
What do you think?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The other options are to drop either Karinchak, Buttrey or Jeffress. I have Melancon and Iglesias as well.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks again Grey

slevine1991
slevine1991
1 year ago

one more dynasty league q, which side would you prefer

brandon woodruff
stephen strasburg & ryan mountcastle

pjohnson
pjohnson
1 year ago

I have #1 waiver priority in dynasty keeper league where we can keep up to 20 players. Is Brendan McKay worth it with shoulder injury?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Taylor Rogers has a .436 babip against and a 51% strand rate. 10.95 k/9 .73 BB/9, good for a fip of 2 and xfip of 3.02.

Shizz should get better for him, but in this joke of a “season” small sample sizes and luck reign supreme.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

every time i’ve seen him this year he’s making hitters look bad. ain’t his fault if .436% of the time balls miss gloves. he’s not allowing crazy HR’s like e.diaz last year (the unluckiest RP last year, easily, possibly in many years)

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
1 year ago

Hey Grey, can you rank for me please? AVG and Runs are most needed. Laureano, Winker, Lourdes. Thank ya sir.

Doug
Doug
1 year ago

Grey, how do you feel about Franmil longterm? Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I just received two trade offers and want your take on the both.

1) I trade Jo Adell for Jarred Kellenic.
2) I trade Cronenworth ($5) and either Michael Brantley ($30) or Yuli Gurriel ($33) for Alex Bregman ($35), Mike Moustakas ($17) and $20 in cash. If I decide to do the second who should I pout in the deal? Brantley or Gurriel?

What are your thoughts on both deals?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

THe deal became Cronenworth ($5) for bregman ($35) and $25 in salary. im jumping on that.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

the real question now is what can I get SP,C wise for Brantley or Gurriel in a dynasty/keeper league

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

what are your thoughts of Brantley for Starling Marte?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

you are aware I am giving up Brantley

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

he just said no, i’m waiting to hear from him as to who he would trade to acquire Brantley

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

in fact I just learned that both Brantley and Gurriel are FA after the season. So i may just hold on to them and see where they end up. Personally, I think one stays and the other one moves on. I think Brantley stays in Houston and Gurriel moves on from Houston. What do you think?

erad
erad
1 year ago

I always want to use boon in a sentence but I always end up chickening out and use boom instead – what’s the deal with boon anyways?

erad
erad
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Exactly

MarvPesos
Marv
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limit of 20 moves/year

Thought’s on my team getting ready for playoffs next week (currently in 1st), trade deadline has passed, so any changes are now made from the Wire. Hopefully Buehler comes back in good shape, he’s def being missed with my SP’s

Waiver:
HIT –B. Belt, A. McCutchen, B. Miller, S. Ohtani, M. Moreland, C. Hernandez, J. Berti, K. Calhoun, S. Haggerty, D. Dahl (IL), J. Segura
PIT – K. H Kim, R. Dobnak, M. Minor, M. Fiers, T. Anderson, B. Anderson, A. Mills, C. Kuhl, C. Smith
RP – G. Holland, B. Kintzler, J. Jimenez, J. Jeffress, M. Barnes, T. Williams, G. Soto, D. Castillo

My team:
C – Y. Grandal
1B – A. Rizzo
2B – K. Marte
3B – E. Suarez
SS –T. Turner
CI –P. Goldschmidt
MI – I. Happ
LF – C. Yelich
CF – M. Conforto
RF – R. Grichuk
Util – L. Voit
BN – J.D. Martinez DTD
BN – D. Fletcher DTD
BN – Y. Gurriel

SP – D. Keuchel
SP – S. Gray
SP – A. Civale
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – A. Colome (RP)
P – B. Hand (RP)
P – C. Paddack
BN – G. Marquez
BN – C. Bassit
BN – C. Burnes
IL – C. Martinez (10-day)
IL – W. Buehler (10-day)

Thanks bud
Marv

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Dalbec or Heyward?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Tough question

Currently I have Freeman, Cronenworth, Canha and Olson who all can play 1st.

Out of the 4 Olsen has been HR’s or nothing. I need some pitching. Looking to drop Olsen and hang on to Croneworth and Canha because they can play more than 1 position.

Would you drop Olsen for more pitching given who I already have or Canha. I do have McCutchen playing LF while I wait for the A’s to get back to playing. Have been playing Canha in LF.

Have tried trading Olsen with not much luck.

Thanks

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  lwomack58
1 year ago

I guess if you’re not even playing Olsen, with Freeman at 1B he’s expendable, but I’d really try to Olsen for any pitcher better than what’s on the wire.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

*trade Olsen.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Currently looking at D. WIlliams for K’s and Ratios or Fleming from TB. That’s who is on the wire right now.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
1 year ago

Also Romo as I have Taylor Rogers along with Iglesias as closers

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You would drop Olsen for Romo?

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok. Thank you

slevine1991
slevine1991
1 year ago

Any idea where you may rank glasnow next year? Top 20 starter? Working out a deal for him in a dynasty league and trying to figure out if his value has gone up, down, or constant from end of last year

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  slevine1991
1 year ago

He’s a stud, but I’d temper that with health issue concerns.

slevine1991
slevine1991
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

thanks both, what do you think of trading brennen davis, jeter downs and brice turang for him? a bit too spendy?

Lubes
Lubes
1 year ago

Managed to lose two closers through all the moves this week :(

H2h 5×5 so I do need to pick someone up for this week.

Whose the best (ugh) of these options-
– h Harvey
– Hirano
– j Guerra (or someone else?)

Or keep romo for spec Ws/svs?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
1 year ago

ARI is straight up stupid, got about nothing for bradley, who’s cheap. first they barely let him start, then now he’s still cheap so why not throw him away just to make a move.

Wake Up

The OF they got back is actually good and Bradley is not that valuable.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

turns out i was wrong on stuart, number 8 at ralph’s site for CIN. if it’s not too late to let bradley start though, still stupid. clearly not stupid enough to be called out for compared to what other teams do routinely (PIT’s previous regime cough cough)

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

If Downtown Julie Brown’s going, I’m out.

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
1 year ago

do you think Hanser Alberto worth hand on a little longer or is he back to earth for good? He had a nice run there but i think it is over.

i had him filling at 2b while villar was out but seems to be wasting a roster spot now

Cram It
Cram It

“Worth hand”? ;)

He’s good for average, and that’s it.

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

hang onto ………….typing sux

Cram It
Cram It

I know what you meant.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

We don’t hear much about Mondesi on these boards anymore.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Tom
1 year ago

Rather own Jon Berti

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I hadn’t looked that closely at his stats and just assumed he was stealing bags but WOW, he sure has been bad.

I guess all the haters were right on him and Pete Alonso so far.

Jah
Jah
1 year ago

10 team H2H points league where IP and K’s give a solid floor and W’s are worth 10 points if you get lucky. We can only start so many SP’s during the week. I’ve chosen a few already this week (Fried, Urias v AZ, Darvish, Carrasco) and have removed them from the list. Here are my available options:

Fried v WAS (Fedde)
Urias v COL (Marquez)
Bundy v HOU (McCullers)
McKenzie @ KC (Junis)
Eflin v WAS (Sanchez)
Dobnak v DET (Boyd)
McCullers @ LAA (Bundy)
Tanaka v TB (tbd)
Tanaka @ BAL (Wojciechowski)

1. Choose 4 of the above options?
2. Any idea how long Tanaka will be on a pitch count?
3. Would you drop Rowan Wick for Diego Castillo?

Wake Up
1 year ago

CLOSERS (possilbe)

SD- Rosenthal (likely a committee)
ARI- Crichton (logo is a snake, mascot is a cat, closer wrote Jurassic Park)
DET- Soto (he is so good that not only is he the best hitter in MLB…now he is also closing in Detroit)

Wake Up
Reply to  Wake Up
1 year ago

Oh add

BAL- H Harvey
KC- Barlow

Wake Up
Reply to  Wake Up
1 year ago

Oh yeah add …

BAL- H Harvey
KC- Barlow

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Holland got save last night

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Wow, Preller stole Clevinger from Cleveland.

Wake Up
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

It’s a great move for SD but Cleveland got some nice pieces back…especially the pitcher

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Wake Up
1 year ago

Time will tell on that one……..but i think his team mates in Cleveland did’nt want him back

Wake Up

I think that played a part but they’ve also had the best rotation without him and the SS they got back is good too.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

Ian Anderson @BOS (-16.9)

12 team league, am I starting? If not I should probably drop him. Worth the dice roll?

Wake Up
Reply to  Travis Hafner
1 year ago

I am

Wacky Packy Naughton
Wacky Packy Naughton
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I am!

Duntroon68
Duntroon68
1 year ago

I’m very excited about Hirano and Isan Diaz. If Maybin falls into regular playing time and can get it going, relatively, than that would be spectacular. My draft and hold has been a wonderful carousel of guys coming off the IL or getting jobs just as some other guy goes down. I stashed Pineda in the 47th round as well. I love the wackiness of different settings. I’m going to have to try an Only league next season.

I couldn’t understand Diaz opting out. Here’s his chance to establish himself and he’s acting like a 35 year old veteran. No guarantee he has a job next year unless he plays. Maybe he has vulnerable relatives?

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Also ROS: Riley or Hanser?

I need average and HR… I see Riley hitting for avg right now, but do you think that’ll last? Thank you!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

For the next few days possibly.

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Amazing write up!

What do you think of this offer?

My: Blackmon and Bogaerts
His: FTJ

This offer might seem like a bit much, but Blackmon has been slumping lately, and the Red Sox are terrible. I figure I could slide one of my bench/UTIL players right into the OF spot.

here’s my team:

C: Kiner-Falefa
1B: Olson
2B: Villar
3B: Hanser
SS: Bogaerts
MI: B. Lowe
CI: Moreland
OF: Harper
OF: Acuna
OF: Blackmon
OF: Kyle Lewis
UTIL: Grisham, Grichuk
BENCH: Belt, Yaz
IL: Austin Slater, Garver

Thank you!

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

If he’ll do it, go for it!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Please rank the folling questionable closers:

Jeffress, Holland, TWilliams, Pagan, [Arizona reliever]

Thanks.

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Five-on-One
1 year ago

Porbably that order honestly. Jeffress seems to be the man, and thus is ahead of Holland bc Royals. The rest I don’t feel great about getting consistent opportunities.

Will
Will
1 year ago

Cubs got Maybin so they could finally put Almora out of his misery and ship him to South Bend. Take a peak at Almora’s numbers and you’ll understand.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Will
1 year ago

I didn’t even know he was still on the team…or on any team for that matter.

DLev45
DLev45
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 roto:

Saves only league, I had both Rosenthal and Pagan prior to the trade.

Would you drop either (or both??) for Holland (KC), Jeffress (CHC), or Castillo (TB)?

Crime dog
Crime dog
Reply to  DLev45
1 year ago

Drop Pagan for Jeffress

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Great write up! One thing is for sure, they are Packy-ing it in because it would take a lot more than one Good win to get back into the playoff picture, and all we have is the same old Pujols.

Could somebody tell Eppler and Moreno that Trout isnt getting any younger and it will take some starting pitchers (Clevinger) better than all of the furrent staff to get that done.

Enjoy the greenbacks, Mr. Trout. No playoffs for you until youre traded to the Yanks at 35.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The only significant positive coming out of deadline is not trading Bundy. Hopefully they extend him and find two or three more like him. Im still not sold on Heaney or Canning. Talent is there but not nearly consistently enough. They are 4/5 in a good rotation. In a great one probably just middle relievers.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago
Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Who is closing for Arizona? Worth grabbing over Williams and/ or Pagan?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Five-on-One
1 year ago

Committee – Guerra/Rondon/Crichton/Ginkel

I like Guerra so I listed him first but its more of a wait and see, though we only have a few weeks left.

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

Is MacKenzie Gore going to make it up? Padres need a lefty!

Wake Up
Reply to  Ben W
1 year ago

He will be up for the playoff push…

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

What side? I’m not sure how I pulled this off.

I’m trading:
Pete Alonso
Renanto Nunez
Ketel Marte
Cristian Javier
Matt Barnes

He’s trading
Ronald Acuna
Kyle Schwarber
Ryu

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Ben W
1 year ago

How do you know you pulled something off if you don’t know which side wins? Would you kill 1 person to save ten? Does nature or nature form a human’s personality? Do numbers really exist or are they something man has created? These are the questions that haunt me….

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

When one is being smug it behooves them to sepll correctly….

“Does nature or nUture…..”

lol

Cram It
Cram It

“Spell”, “nurture”. Right back atcha!

This is philosophy class, not English. lol

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

it’s my nature to nurture my Nietzsche

Wake Up
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Yes. Already have him picked out.

It’s pretty clear at this point that it is a mixture of both. It’s non-binary like Bart Simpson.

It is letters and language and time that do not exist. Yes math exists. You can see it in every seashell, every flower, every swollen red baboon butthole. You can hear it in every bluebird’s morning call, every time Bukowski broke a glass, every song. Every single R Kelly song contains the golden ratio you ignorant slut.

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Wake Up
1 year ago

are referring to Bukowski or Blutowski …………….

Blue Devil
Blue Devil
1 year ago

Would you drop Bradley?

What shoulyI do with Minnesota closer Taylor?

JKJ
JKJ
Reply to  Blue Devil
1 year ago

Yeah probably a drop unless you got holds. Get another SP stream slot to open up or get a ratio guru RP like Devin Williams. Bradley may get the odd save or two, but I wouldn’t hold onto that.

Would hold Rogers for now but he’s on thin ice.

galica
galica
1 year ago

Grey!!!

Wonderful report!

a. On Packy Naughton, I blame the parents. His name is Patrick Joseph Naughton, so naturally his stupid white boy nickname is Packy…Pa (first two letters of his name)+ck (last two letters of his name) +y…Packy from Boston…He might be an okay 4/5 starter though he had a 6.15 career ERA in college and we all know how super competitive college baseball is compared to MLB, right?

b. Let the Jays have some fun before their done, man. Buffalo Blue Jays management are just like us fantasy ballers, they want to have some fun and think THEIR team is the best.

c. Watch Ray become an ace in Buffalo, typical for this 2020 corona timeline. Or maybe even the closer or who knows what. He was garbage in AZ, impossible in my mind that he can be any better in his new league.

d. Have 50 moves left. How many should I have on September 15 again? Am being dead serious!!!

e. MLB quote of the day for September 1, 2020

‘I’m going to be stubborn and stay on the ball. I was more of a pull hitter (last year). It’s not the way I had approached things in the first 10 years, so I don’t know why in my 11th and 12th years I started changing…Not this spring.’

James ‘Jim’ Patrick Edmonds, aka ‘Jimmy Baseball’ and ‘Jimmy Ballgame’. He had 5 seasons of 30 or more HRs with a career .903 OPS and 393 career HRs.

His 162-game average was…

643 PA, 552 AB, 101 R, 157 H, 35 2B, 2 3B, 32 HR, 97 RBI, 80 BB, 139 K, .284/.376/.527 slash line, 132 OPS+, 291 TB

His best year was his 2004 season with the Cards, though most of his years in STL were pretty great…

612 PA, 498 AB, 102 R, 150 H, 38 2B, 3 3B, 42 HR, 111 RBI, 101 BB, 150 K, .301/.418/.643 slash line, 171 OPS+, 320 TB

Cheers,
Ante

Wake Up
Reply to  galica
1 year ago

Can’t wait to see Stripling throw any non-slider in the Wing Box!

mojoman
mojoman
1 year ago

today’s article much funnier than ever. hehe

Philip
Philip
Reply to  mojoman
1 year ago

Agree. I cackled a couple times.

JKJ
JKJ