No ham sad-wiches at this Fiers fest!  Mike Fiers pitching a no-hitter with 6 Ks, ERA down to 5.48, and he only needed 131 pitches.  Previously, he threw a no-hitter in 2015 when he threw 135 pitches.  Man, pitchers really threw a whole lot more pitches back then in the mid-twenty-teens.  Way back when we still thought Game of Thrones was a good show and not a shill for Starbucks.  Way back in 2015 when we all got along outwardly and just simmered under the surface with our political differences.  What a time!  Of course, Mike Fiers was facing the Reds, and Fiers is red and *insert Spider-man pointing at himself jpg* and Ramon Laureano needed to rob Joey Votto of a home run, but…piece of cake.  As we knew all along, there’s nothing to Fiers except Fiers himself.  He was a streamer I strongly considered yesterday, because Fiers is the epitome of a Medi-OAKer pitcher, and he was at home facing a terrible team.  Sadly, the one thing that puts out Fiers is when you put your stream on him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Ya know, I’m not saying this is it, but he made a fantastic play in the field, then homered soon thereafter.  Maybe with some confidence on defense it’s turning around Profar’s bat, literally.

Matt Olson – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL. Be interesting to see how much of his power is there for the first three to four months after his hamate bone injury, and by ‘interesting’ I mean I wouldn’t expect him to be anywhere near 100%.

Mac Williamson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs with his 1st homer, as he was called up.  In our Giants minor league preview written in 2013 by Prospect Scott Evans, he gave Williamson an ETA of 2015.  Hee-larious.  Scott Evans was wrong, but not about Mac Williamson; he was wrong thinking the Giants would try to get young at any point.  The Giants would rather try a 47-year-old Gerardo Parra, who was fifteen years past his sell-by date, then try Mac Williamson.  The Giants are the only team that could trade for a 30-year-old statue like Pillar (1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .197) and get younger.  Williamson has been hitting homers for the Giants’ minor league system since 2012.  Only now, less than 14 months from his 30th birthday, do they call him up.  He’s killing the minor leagues this year, because he’s seen every minor league pitcher about twelve dozen times.  He’s capable of 30 homers, so if you need power, grab him.  Not if you need black power, Mac Williamson only sounds like a blaxploitation actor.  Hopefully, the Giants don’t give him the Shaft.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .291.  After the game, Chazz Noir reached for his full-length fur coat and Mac Williamson was like, “Yo, cuz, that’s my fox.”  Awkward!

Shohei Ohtani – 0-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL and hit 3rd.  Also, being activated was Cody Allen and Zack Cozart.  Mean’s while, Bourjos and Stratton were DFA’d and Rengifo was optioned and Ausmus stuck his hand under his armpit and made farting news while using Hansel Robles (1 IP, 0 ER, 3rd save) to close the game.  You are now up to date!

Griffin Canning – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  He had 18 swinging strikes in 86 pitches.  More like schwinging strikes, amiright?!  12 of them came on his slider.  *puts handkerchief to forehead, falls into Giancarlo Fathead wall mount*  Giancarlo, you always catch me when my estrogen falls too low.  Canning will have problems going deep into games — because of all dem Ks, yummers! — but he looks as good as all these other young sexy starters who are better than those old, been-around-the-block starters your leaguemates are trotting out there.

Carter Kieboom – Was demoted back to the minors.  Sucks if you spent a lot on him in FAAB.  We should have a glossary term for overspending in FAAB.  Please suggest in the comments. Do not make the term anything to do with Kieboom, Kiebust or anything to do with one player.

Anthony Rendon – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “After much soul-searching and tolerance training, I’ve come to realize I can’t wear pants in public.”

Trea Turner – Took some batting practice.  *kneels in front of candelabra made of Giancarlo bobbleheads*  Please, Candela-bro, make Turner return within a week.

Freddy Peralta – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.75, as he was used after an Opener.  I kinda love Peralta in this role.  Bring him in a low stress situation and just let him throw, until he can’t anymore.  Gonna definitely cyclops him for the next time he’s due to follow an Opener.

Dakota Hudson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 unearned runs, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.63.  When the Regression Fairies show up but they’re unearned runs, it’s like you show up in hell for murder and the devil’s like, “Honestly, your victim was kind of an asshole.”  As for Dakota, three days in a row now I’ve received NL-Only notifications to my email that someone was dropped mid-game.  Speaking of notifications, I shut off my phone notifications about nine months ago, and have never been happier.  Then, at some point yesterday, I received a notification, and I thought it snuck through.  Then, they started filing through one after another.  Seems like the iPhone update shut off my no notifications status.  Yuck.  How does anyone get anything done with notifications on their phone?  Seriously, I feel like it’s someone whispering in my ear non-stop to procrastinate.  This was a shaggy dog story about iPhone settings?  P to the erhaps.

David Robertson – Will begin throwing this week and might return early-June, then be named closer mid-June, then be named setup man late-June, then work the 7th inning of a blowout on July 5th.  I’m sorry, I paid for this fifteen-minute call to the Psychic Friends Network and I’m gonna use my time.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.57.  Hard to know if he’s corrected himself or the Phils’ early lead propelled him and deflated the Cards.  Either way, obviously a step in a better direction.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .236.  Harper’s terrible plate discipline from last year?  It’s become worse.  His walk rate is down; his weak contact is up; he’s not hitting for a good average and has neutral luck; semi-colons are fun.  I thought Harper would make improvements on last year back to his previous years, but bad habits are getting worse.

Rhys Hoskins – 4-for-5, 3 runs, and his 11th homer, hitting .302.  Prolly confirmation bias talking or some other Psych 101 term, but it was so obvious Hoskins was headed for a huge season this year.  Truly annoyed I don’t own him anywhere.

Max Fried – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.97, and left after taking a comebacker off his hand.  Sigh.  We can’t have anything nice, can we?

Justin Turner – 4-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 2nd, 3rd and 4th homers, hitting .302.  He would have to come out of his funk right when I have my Fried facing him.  Stupid, Max, you should pronounce it fried like shizz is too hot to handle, and not freed like the gee-dee balls!  Beginning to think Justin Turner is like a redheaded Matt Carpenter.  Absolutely awful for a months (or years as was the case on the Mets), then he’s a house (and beard) of fire for a few months.  Could be in for a fun ride, Turner owners.  Shame I didn’t even get to call him a sell on Friday.  Wait, I think Anime Grey did.  Nice!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  Please, someone put a plastic bubble around his groin so he stays healthy.  Where’s Howie Mandel?  Can he blow up a condom for Ryu?

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.14.  Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-BUT I thought he was fixed after his last game.

Pete Alonso – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .284.  Dammit, I love Pete Alonso.  Nothing else.  Just pure, unadulterated man-on-man love.

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .261.  Fun fact!  Mac Williamson looks in the mirror and sees Franmil Reyes.

Ty France – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  For France, that’s as good as it baguettes!  I’m torn between thinking he’s a Quad-A player, and someone with power for deeper leagues. Won’t hurt to try him in those deeper leagues.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal.  Not sure how he got one steal let alone two, but he’s still hot schmotato’ing.

Collin McHugh – 3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.37.  McH-Ugh.  How about all those tasty pitches he learned last year in middle relief translating back to the rotation?  Fantastic. If I owned him, I’d look elsewhere.

Whit Merrifield – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (7), and a double short of a cycle, hitting .299.  I whiffed on Whit this preseason.  Was expecting him to go backwards, but he’s apparently a shark.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .261.  Barring injury, you know what kind of year Soler’s headed for?  2018 Piscotty.

Ryan O’Hearn – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .202, but hitting close to .400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.41 vs. Caleb Smith – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.11.  Since I started both guys in one league, and Smith in multiple leagues, I watched the majority of this game.  Huge strike zone, but Smith is as nasty as his line consistently is.  No one is touching Paddack right now for late-round pitchers who are paying huge dividends, but Smith’s stuff looks pretty close to as filthy.  By the by, I picked up Lester off waivers in my RCL, which is a head-scratcher at best.  I get the wont to stream, but look at Lester’s ERA and peripherals.  I don’t know who did it, but it’s over-managing when you’re dropping starters with a sub-2 ERA.

Kris Bryant – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games.  Reverse sell jinx is alive and well. Goes to show you, your dad was right — badger and mock someone long enough and they’ll come around! Since I own him, I’d like nothing more for Bryant to be 100% healthy and hitting like it.  Here’s to him making faint memories of his April.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and third homer this week, hitting .215.  Been miserable outside of home runs, but at least he’s hitting home runs, right, Jackie Bradley Jr. (0-for-2, hitting .147)? Is anyone hitting worse than JBJ?  Okay, maybe Vlad Jr.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .323.  All Just Dong does is.  Dot dot dot.  Well, five homers isn’t that many, tee bee aitch.

Xander Bogaerts –  1-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .254.  You ever have a player on one team that’s doing poorly and don’t him anywhere else so you kinda hope he does poorly even though you own him?  That’s where I’m at with Bogaerts, because I only have him in NFBC, and that team *holds nose*

Ryan Brasier – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.68, as he entered the 8th inning.  Mean’s while, Matt Barnes got the save (1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.88).  For selfish reasons, I want Barnes to close.  For non-selfish reasons, I think Brasier will still get saves.  For shellfish reasons, I’d own both in a pinch.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1), hitting .273. Brocktune!  If you get the Brocktune reference, you’re part of a very exclusive fan club.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.77.  If Tanaka holds his end of the bargain that he’s a lights-out, filthy AF 2nd half pitcher, he could be headed for his best season ever.

Marco Gonzales – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.08.  Nothing inherently wrong with a low-K guy, but if I’m being honest I would’ve looked at the Streamonator for Gonzales and benched him.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .196.  Coming into this game, Bruce had 19 total hits and 11 had gone for homers.  Yesterday, he had three measly hits.  Someone’s an anti-vaxxer.

Anthony Swarzak – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.10.  His last name sounds racist, so he needs to get cancelled anyway.  My guess is Roenis Elias gets the next save opportunity.

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.53.  About to institute a strict only-draft-starters-under-the-age-of-26 rule.  Sure, you might miss out on Verlander and Scherzer-types, but that’s fine with me.

Mitch Garver – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Mitch don’t kill my vibe!  Not as in a command telling Mitch to withhold his buzzkilling, but saying as a celebration that Mitch does not, in fact, kill my vibe.

Aaron Sanchez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  At some point, the Regression Fairies are going to do Sanchez dirty.

Lucas Giolito – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.06.  In an AL-Only league, I’d be on Giolito like clams on a casino, but life is so damn short, which isn’t just what a shirt reads that I send Altuve every Christmas.  His peripherals do say Giolito appears to be real (11 K/9, 4.4 BB/9, 3.68 xFIP), but those walks are going to bite him against some teams in a miserable way.

Corey Kluber – Told reporters, “I don’t have a plan not to pitch again,” then, when asked to say it again without a double negative he said, “Yes, I will pitch again, for sure.”  Then when asked to do it again without a double positive, he said, “Huh?”  The timetables (not times tables, put away your calculator) are now saying Kluber might not return until August, and, if the Indians are as bad as they look now in August, Kluber may only get a handful of starts, or none at all.  It ain’t ideal.

Jefry Rodriguez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  His K/9 is 5.8 and his BB/9 is 2.4.  *insert Grey cackle*

Jace Fry – 1/2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.54.  Pitching in this game was Jefry and J. Fry.  They are also top picks in a game of Hot Potato.

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Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
3 years ago

Jose Ramirez or Bryce Harper rest of season. Our league uses runs, HR, RBI, SB and average.

No Hitter
No Hitter
3 years ago

Berrios or Sale ROS in QS league?

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: you still like Marquez? Conforto/Porcello for German?

Db
Db
3 years ago

Thornton @giants [email protected] White Sox next week

Db
Db
3 years ago

. I’m down 1-18 this week. Getting every guys best week against me lol.
R/2b/3b/hr/rbi/k/Tb/avg/ops/nsb
W/L/saves/homers/k/era/whip/k9/was/nsvh
On waivers Giolito @toronto, Mikey vs Texas, peacock @tigers next time out, wacha vs Pitt, kintzler, Profar, pence, Vasquez, Cesar Hernandez, Moreland, Cahill @detroit, chirinos vs yankees, gio, luchessi, Walden, Baez
C Alfaro
1b ee
2b mondesi
3b vlad
Ss lindor
If moose
Of Betts, reddick, Jose Martinez, soler
Util Cruz, Dan Murphy
Bench Escobar, Cole tucker
DL upton

German, ed-rod, mikolas, Odorizzi, porcello, minor, Marquez, desclefani, Alvarado, greene, brasier, kelley

Bobbo
Bobbo
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
George springer for Ozzie Albies?
Currently have odor and Dietrich but both aren’t doing great. 2B is my weakest spot. Lineup with trade would be:
Molina
Goldschmidt
Albies
Devers
Story
Bellinger
Soto
Meadows
D Santana
E Escobar
A Gordon
Tapia

ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
3 years ago

peralta for paddack?

TA says its a bit in favor of peralta. and im doing better on pitching than hitting.

think i already know the answer…

ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

how early do you think he gets yanked? i know hes on a leash, but hes been super efficient all year too…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Holy Brad Peacock. Streamed him then dumped him chasing SAGNOF. Too hasty?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

Yeah after his debacle last week I dumped him too – I’m hoping it’s not a “Reynaldo Lopez-esque” mirage

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
3 years ago

couple names of SP you would target in NL ONLY for kirby yates?

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

Romo, Givens , Robles or Braiser for saves? Yes, I have reached bottom now that Strop is out.

ERod or Kikuchi?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
In a 12 team keeper league(keep 10) would you grab N.Mazara,Tapia, or Verdugo over T.Shaw or J.Aguilar? I would like to keep one of the 2 brewers as a backup to EE at 1b but they have both been brutal so far. Id probably give the edge to shaw for his position eligibility/consistency in the past. I should iterate that we only keep 10 and the odds are that none of these guys will be kept barring an amazing season. I could also grab the resurgent E.Hosmer. He of the 1 good year 1 bad year career.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

14-team OBP league.
I traded off my SS to get Robles and have Ronny Rodriguez in the short term.
SS options that are FA are:
Hampson, H.Perez, Arcia, A.Diaz, Munoz, Adames, Iglesias, C.Tucker, B.Crawford, and not much more available….Keep Ronny or add-drop?

Also, I have a couple of bench spots open. J.Candelario and Ryan “Brohearn” are available. I have Vladdy, Freeman, Hosmer, and Devers but, do I dare pass up either JC or Brohearn??

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks.

Someone just dumped Marwin G. Is he that big of an upgrade over Ronny R at SS?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I didn’t think so…I’m gonna keep ol’ Ronny R around for a bit!
Thanks Grey!

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: you buying into boyd at all? mancini too much to give up for boyd? weekly roto.

Db
Db
3 years ago

Drop Skaggs for e-rod. Skaggs is @twins next time out

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Or drop minor,mikolas, desclefani instead
W/L ,homers given up, k/9

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

drop another pitcher for peacock @ tigers next outing

Db
Db
Reply to  Db
3 years ago

?

Franz
Franz
3 years ago

Rank these hitters. I know some of them do different things, but I just want to know how you prioritize them.

Shaw
Olson
Soler
Votto
Amed Rosario
Ender

Fundle Bundle Life
Fundle Bundle Life
3 years ago

n.lowe back down, this actually helps me in some leagues where i hadn’t called him up yet and only today needed to since losing strop or somebody else. but in AL only i kept him over r.nunez, can FAAB nunez or go to somebody such as c.tilson (sounds like mullins with less power and playing time BUT he’s started i think 3 games in a row now), wilkerson, beef jerky appendage man (alberto), JBJ (good god how useless it is if he hit the ball hard last year when he’s doing this now), cordell, little nicky, naquin, o’hearn, maybin, pence (here is somebody i was crazy happy/lucky to get in a 30 team league, doing quite well).

have this already:
C jansen
1B tellez
2B altuve
SS villar (2B)
3B vlad
MI odor
CI n.lowe (going down when i can or dropped)
OF (4) tauchman, bauers (1B), gordon, grichuk
util gallo (1B/OF)
BN otani (DH)
DL: upton
SP: bassitt hound, gibson, bieber, minor, porcello, swanson, jefry rod, duffy
RP (4 max): pressly, barnes, wittgren, buttrey
DL: paxton
NA (1) pearson

1. hold which of these for NA slot: n.lowe, pearson, biggio, honeywell, b.bradley, n.jones?

2. grab which of those hitters for lowe, also, hold tauchman for now over all of them or not? tilson’s speed could be what i thought i drafted in mullins. pence might be good when he’s rolling this well, even if platooning mostly.

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Jorge Polanco is smokin right now but I’ve got chance to sell high. I give Polanco and Domingo German and I get Corey Seager (woof!) and Walker Buehler (Yea!).

Seems a no brained, am-I-rite?

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. hunter dozier/conforto for charles noir?

TheConsigliere
TheConsigliere
3 years ago

Hey Grey, i’ve had a couple of trade proposals in a 12 team weekly points league where there is no negative points for strikeouts. In our league, my Gallo is the 3rd best 1B on the season and my Rizzo is 5th.

His Rendon for my Rizzo
His Bryant for my Rizzo
His Rendon for my Gallo
His Bryant for my Gallo

I’m more interested in Rendon than Bryant, but I’m not sure if I’d want to pull the trigger on any of those trades. What do you think?

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: I sold Bryant for Benintendi a couple of weeks ago and am now regretting it. Mind posting a sell for Benny on Friday?

Much appreciated.

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Perez or DeSclafani? QS league. Is it close? Debating how much faab to bid on them.

Thanks

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
3 years ago

NL only with holds and saves sold separately. just lost steckenrider (who had been a bit better lately and was getting holds/leverage again). have these for RP slots: p.baez, urias (somebody DROPPED urias which is nutzo, i dropped kelly for him recently), bearclaw, and an open spot shortly.
also these: DL (5): k-rob (i f’ed up not getting to neris earlier and l.jackson lately), steck

options: alexander/kelly (who i’ve both owned a few times, nobody else seems to like them and baez has seemed to grab that 8th now), OR CUBS guys seem to have some value uppage with strop out now: sire of sandwiches (back again, gotta think he’ll move up the ladder shortly), kintzler, brach?

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now

winkler ATL also in play. but i’m thinking since i need saves here one of those CUBS guys is better bet there. also if urias goes back to starting (actually WHEN that happens) i could drop my worst starter and move him to SP slot.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
3 years ago

the club round these parts is larger than the actual mr belvedere fan club from that skit that knows who brocktune is (ours anyway)

– in crazy out of the blue news yahoo is actually (so far) doing something i’d never thought would happen, include logic in their workings. anybody who’s in any dynasty league in yahoo knows that some otani is TWO entities in yahoo (espn/fantrax got this right in the first place entirely by simply having him be ONE player, and you can slot the pitcher or hitter); and in some dynasties comishes last year ruled that otani (both) have to be owned by whoever drafted one of them. this presented a problem this year of course since we probably had like a 3% chance of yahoo realizing that the pitcher otani should still be DL’d (unless/until he was ruled he’s pitching again) when the hitter comes off the DL. well, that 3% came in, you don’t have to DL activate the pitcher one while still getting the hitting one in your lineups.

Bay of Puigs
Bay of Puigs
3 years ago

Too early to give up on Travis Shaw?
Thanks

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Bay of Puigs
3 years ago

league depth and what you’d be dropping him for are probably quite important in this.

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

How would you rank Dietrich, peraza, fletcher and Wong in OBP

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Wilson Ramos or Chirinos?

Ramos:

110 AB
13 Runs
1 Home Run
18 RBI
.227 Average
.295 OBP
.282 SLG

Chirinos:

81 AB
15 Runs
5 Home Runs
15 RBI
.272 Average
.384 OBP
.519 SLG

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Play Ball
3 years ago

Or Christian Vazquez
90 AB
16 Runs
5 HR
14 RBI
1 SB
.278 AVG
.333 OBP
.438 SLG

I’m in a shallow league where every little bit helps even if it’s a catcher.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
3 years ago

Grey,

Pick up Kintzler and drop Seranthony Dominguez in 10-TM NL-Only? Dominguez will probably get picked up before Strop comes back, so I would lose any long-term possibility of him get saves later in the season.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Got him, Thanks!

Clown
Clown
3 years ago

Yay injuries, who am I replacing Strop with?

Buttrey/Robles
Luke Jackson
Martin/Kelley/LeClerc
Jeffress
Swarzak

Clown
Clown
Reply to  Clown
3 years ago

Or
Cischek/Kintzler/CJ Edwards
Seranthony

Clown
Clown
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cishek over Jackson?

MrBaseball
MrBaseball
3 years ago

Travis Shaw at the moment has no value – still wait or pick up César Hernández for him

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I got a trade offer and would like your opinion on it.

I give up: Billy Hamilton ($26), Eric Lauer ($5), and Garrett Hampson ($5)
I get: Kiki Hernandez ($5, Who I would not keep), and Raimel Tapia ($5)

Would you make the deal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

he accepted the offer of Hamilton and Lauer for Tapia

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

is it a fair deal on both sides?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hamilton and Lauer for Tapia

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

so I won the deal by giving up the two for Tapia

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

thanks for all the advice

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
3 years ago

Looks like you’ve already made your choice for the glossary term, and it’s more on point than this one, so I’m just going to post it in case it makes anyone chuckle in remembering a funny show: Absolutely FAAB-less

J-Money
J-Money
3 years ago

Whatup G,

12 team H2H OPS, Shaw has been brutal but I’m not giving up on him yet…instead I’m fairly loaded in the outfield with Yelich Conforto Acuna Domingo and Franmil. Would you consider offering Domingo for Senzel?

Thanks

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
Reply to  J-Money
3 years ago

I would, and I’d expect to get rejected, TBH

iifish
iifish
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
Odor, Brandon Lowe, Jose Peraza ROS?

Johnson
Johnson
3 years ago

Have J. Nelson and Heaney as DL stashes but my SS is Schoop/Semien. Would you drop one of the 2 to stash Didi and if so, which one? Thx

Jax
Jax
3 years ago

How long to hold Aguilar? Also, please rank him, Soler, Chavis, and Clint Frazier. Thx.

Mark E
Mark E
3 years ago

Grey, today’s intro was so funny that I sent it to my friend who stopped playing fantasy 10 years ago because I knew he’d appreciate it.

Also…
FAABankrupt

FAABBA dabba doomed

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Waivers question. 12 team daily 6×6 with holds and OPS the extra categories:
C Alfaro
1b Bellinger
2b Baez
SS Machado
3b Muncy
CI Alonso
MI: Empty
OF Acuna
OF Benitendi
OF Hoskins
OF Dahl
OF Domingo Santana
Util Robles

SP: Snell, Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Strahm, Weaver, Yu
RP Chapman, Leclerc, Parker, Brasier, Pressly, Urias

IL Tatis and C Mart

Having Urias who has SP eligibility is huge as it allows me an extra reliever for holds or saves. I have one open spot to pick up a player. Debating between Martin Perez, DeScalfani or could pick up Didi to put on my IL we have 3 spots and then I could pick someone new up next week or if Tatis come off the IL Friday I would have to cut someone unless I grab Didi to open up a roster spot.

I guess my question is would you pick up Didi or would you grab one of the other pitchers but if tatis comes back I’d have to cut a player and not sure if I should?

Also, do you think keeping Urias to get extra holds/saves until he’s a starter is someone I should hold on to or would you cut him if I was to pick up someone other than Didi?

Thanks

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Brett
3 years ago

Why pick up Didi if Tatis is going to be your MI in 2 days and you’d have to cut him.

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

I can keep didi on il

JP
JP
3 years ago

I’ve been offered Tim Anderson for Robles, thoughts?

Could also get Josh Bell or Edwin E. instead

RTP123
RTP123
3 years ago

Strop to the DL…. who is the add in ChiTown for saves???

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  RTP123
3 years ago

Cishek probably.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Another injury out of nowhere – Pedro Strop with a hammy issue and placed on 10-day IL

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

I know Mallex is hitting in the minors, but do you think he comes up after the minimum? Where does he play unless you think Vogelbach heads to the bench.

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You think he could play over Bruce?

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
Reply to  Brett
3 years ago

DiPoto will make a trade to open a spot, or he will trade Mallex for something else.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Tatis activated Friday (will drop Lemahieu) and need a bench bat. Who between Eroy and Sano? Tiebreaker who comes back earlier.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
3 years ago

Time to move in from Walker in obp? Moreland and Dannys Antana on the wire…

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He’s kinda tailed off ….itchy trigger finger maybe

IV
IV
3 years ago

Term suggestions (shotgun approach)
DeFAABcation
FAABrication
FAABible
FAAB-Lure (two meanings, if you think it sounds like failure)
FAAB Bait
FAAB Whale (because replacing white with FAAB is clever…)
FAABpportunity cost

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
3 years ago

Which side in standard roto?

1. Harper/Josh Bell for K. Bryant/Tatis
2. Harper/Josh Bell for K. Bryant/Merrifield

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
Reply to  Bat Flip
3 years ago

and 3. Harper/Weaver for Jo-Ram/Wheeler

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you Grey. Of the 3 scenarios, in what order is your preference to package and trade Harper?

1. Harper/J. Bell for K. Bryant/Tatis
2. Harper/Weaver for Jo-Ram/Wheeler
3. Harper/J. Bell for K. Bryant/Merrifield

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

I was kidding about Travis Shaw being eligible for your buy/sell, but he’s actually down to 59% ownership now… at this rate, he might really qualify for next week’s buy/sell

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Speaking about struggle – Strop, Brasier, and now Holland – 3 BS this week, c’mon man! I’m playing a team with NO closers but lo and behold he got one from Urias this week…

I was confident that I’d beat him in SVs but right now I’m a bit nervous

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

You have 5 days. Step off the ledge.

Joey
Joey
3 years ago

Hold or drop J. A. Happ in a 10 tm 6×6 QS league?

Jason Allen
Jason Allen
3 years ago

Guys we waste a lot of FAAB on can be named something like

FAAB-you-lost
FAAB-you-bust

Or something like that. Shit I don’t know. You make the bug bucks for this stuff

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

12 team league — Is Fried more than a streamer?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 years ago

SON is streaming Yu tomorrow, are you?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

vs MIA

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty OBP

my lucchesi/cole tucker for amed rosario

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

Which side….

Eugenio and Franmil or Chavis, McNeil and Parker.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Doesn’t seem like Tucker is long for the majors, they regularly pinch hit for him. He and Kieboom are AAAA stars unfortunately. Not a single SB in his brief action so far.

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
Reply to  Steve
3 years ago

LOL. Kieboom is 21!

Harry Reid
Harry Reid
3 years ago

12 team, H2H, 6X6. Whatcha think about my Bryant, D.Santana and Bieber for His Stanton, Puig and Bumgarner??

CARLOS
CARLOS
3 years ago

GREY!

You da man. Andrelton Simmons or E Escobar ROS? E Escobar has been hot and was ranked hired pre-season. A Simmons ROS rating is almost double!

Thanks. You remain, da man.

Trickrey
Trickrey
3 years ago

Eduardo Rodriguez or Rich Hill in a redraft 6×6 QS league

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
3 years ago

How about SCAAB…shouldn’t have picked em

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
3 years ago

Grey,
Want to bug you again. I asked earlier about a supp draft I have coming up. I mentioned taking H Dozier if he’s there with the #2 pick. I have pretty good hitting and will get Trea and Tatis back soon so Dozier might be overkill. That said, Fried’s injury doesn’t look too bad and my initial idea was to go with him until last night. So,
1. Do you think Fried’s still a better value at #2 than Dozier or should I not trust him
2. If Dozier is gone and you don’t advise picking Fried, would you go Chavis (I have Muncy and Schoop)
3. Lastly, if it’s a no on Fried and I don’t go with a hitter which of these SPs do you think is a worthy candidate to go with instead: Chirinos, Minor, Montas, Odorizzi, Turnbill, Eickoff, Bassitt, Perez

Hope that wasn’t too confusing.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Haha. I know confusing. Just trying to work it out in my head.
I guess what I’m really asking is do you think Fried is still sound going forward?

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks

happyharry
happyharry
3 years ago

Hey Grey, Drop me a few names of trade possibilities for my Kris Bryant? Thanks Man.

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
3 years ago

Is Fake Ass Bitch too much haha?

msh2404
msh2404
3 years ago

Drop one: McMahon, Muncy or Shaw for MI?

Spec Saves: Jeffress or Allen?

Thanks

JP
JP
3 years ago

HxH league, deal Bieber for Daniel Murphy?

Jedi
Jedi
3 years ago

Grey,

Need to make room for Rendon; drop Christian Walker or Max Muncy?

Thanks!

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

Stunk Cost?

“I hate to drop Kieboom after spending so much of my FA budget on him, but at this point he’s a stunk cost.”

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
3 years ago

Grey! Someone has made an inquiry about obtaining Cody Bellinger from me in my 10 keeper forever league. Specifically he is looking to send a package of guys over to me with Alonso being the center piece. Can you tell me A. if I should trade him, and B. if so who I should ask for?(Rosters are loaded as this league has been around a while, and we are two of the top squads)

Me – Gomes, Bellinger, Mondesi, Rendon, Lindor, Acuna, Benintendi, Dahl, Bregman, Bryant, Encarnacion, McNeil, Astudillo, Marquez, Bieber, Lucchesi, Kikuchi, Matz, Minor, Alvarado, Kelley, Chirinos, Anderson

Him – Grandal, Alonso, Murphy, Chapman, Machado, Trout, Betts, Springer, Votto, Frazier, Miggy Cabrera, G. Polanco, Winker, DiDi, Kingery, D. German, Strasburg, Bauer, Gray, Cole, Teheran, Kluber, Strop, Vazquez, Holland

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, I’m there too…and who gets dropped then? I”m already having problems finding playing time for my bats now that Bryant and EE are on a tear.

lct
lct
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Alvarado or Robles for saves going forward?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’ll ask for Alonso/Springer. If that works, I’ll about flipping Dahl or Benintendi for a SP?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You’re the best! Thanks

Thesportsguy
Thesportsguy
3 years ago

10 team Al only, limited FA bidding… I have one open bench spot..thinking of stashing a prospect…Manning Jorge Mateo or Mountcastle…quickest to the majors and likelihood of making a difference… already have Puk filling another spot on bench if that matters

The Sportsguy
The Sportsguy
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Interesting. I thought Manning for sure…do you think Mountcastle is up before ASB? No issues with service time on such a bad team?

Hoboknives
Hoboknives
3 years ago

Should I want to cook Brocktune a simple dinner if he truly accepts the offer?

MrWrigleyField
MrWrigleyField
3 years ago

Spending excess FAAB is like eating empty calories.

So why not call it FLAAB?

HamPorter
HamPorter
3 years ago

In a 10 team 5×5 AL only dynasty league. I currently have Healy in the last year of his contract at first, Chapman at third, and Urshela at corner. I have Ronald Guzman coming back soon. Who would you drop between Guzman, Urshela, and Healy. My thinking is Healy will be the short side of a platoon when Seager comes back at the end of May. Also, Urshela could lose playing time if he cools off and the rest of Yanks come of the IL. Any professional insight would be greatly appreciated!!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

STOP SAYING NICE THINGS ABOUT BRYANT!!! Yeah, sure he also had a triple in that game, but we don’t talk about how good he’s doing! The number one rule of the reverse jinx is that you don’t want to invoke a reverse-reverse jinx! You’re supposed to say, “it looks fly josh, he can’t possibly keep this up. I’m sure that shoulder is still hurting.”

Sheesh, you know the rules, man!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Fly josh? Really autocorrect? Flukish is just too hard a term?! Sigh

sal
sal
3 years ago

since philly had a hot bat yesterday would you consider not starting flahrety today?

Hilson
Hilson
3 years ago

Soler or Franmil ROS

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Yo Grey, shallow 10 team mixed league questions for you, yay!

1) Trey Mancini, overall numbers good, but so blech lately. Is he a hold or drop for batty call types (examples of guys on waivers, Rockies hitters Desmond/Reynolds when at home, Avisail, Redddick, Fletcher, more boring names etc!)

2) Saw some Mallex comments above. I could use steals, but am not desperate for them. Without much more context, should we be picking him up to stash? Or hold? I would not be dropping anyone good, would probably use a roster spot on Mallex that I use for batty calls.

3) I have Matt Olson for $1 in a keeper league. I know you are worried about him for the foreseeable future, but do you value him higher in a keeper league? Simply put, as a very cheap keeper is a he a buy, hold, or sell? I know it depends on what I can get, but looking for a ‘in a vacuum’ answer.

Thanks Grey

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

good stuff, thanks Grey.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
3 years ago

Is Odubel Herrera anywhere near a buy low? Another owner has him under contract for 2 years at $4 and can’t be dropped. He’s trying to unload him because he doesn’t want a player he can’t drop, and offered him to me in a trade for my worst player (Laureano). If I trade for him, and I get a much better player in the deal in return too (a 2 for 2 deal), would you trade for him knowing you’re tied to him until the end of the 2020 season?

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

So would this work?

ODB/McCutchen (or Upton) for Laureano/T. Richards work? Or is that remarkably favourable to me? I told the other owner that taking on a non droppable player would mean a 2 for 2. Or was that a mistake to say that?

Thanks by the way.

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

10tm have a logjam of bats need to clean it up do i drop either
-m.franco OR jo.martinez
or drop
-a.verdugo AND j.pederson and replace that platoon with m.kepler?
really just trying to open a spot or 2 on my roster.

but more importantly ….

Glossary Term
-FAABra-ca-dabra- to make all your FAAB $ disappear in an instant.

-FAABulous Thunderbid – to use most or all of FAAB on one player.

Siho
Siho
3 years ago

Drop Shaw or Ender for the following? I have no specific needs

Jay Bruce
Kike
Tim Beckham
Jo-Ma
Bader
Olson
Desmond
Soler