I went into the Mike Foltynewicz vs. Red Sox in Fenway matchup a spry, jovial young rascal.  The mischievous imp of Chinese food, the rapscallion.  Then Mike Faultywirewitz went 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.55, and I aged forty years.  “I was told just the painting of me is supposed to age.”  That’s me trying to get a refund for my Dorian Grey Albright portrait.  The time Finkynewhitch was on the mound was like the three-year span when I lost my fortune investing in Beanie Babies compressed into two hours.  He just loses all semblance of the strike zone out of completely nowhere.  It’s like, “We’re cruising….so cruising…And now I’m throwing five feet outside the strike zone.”  With that said, it’s hard not to be encouraged — his velocity is up to 96 MPH; his K/9 is up to 10.4; he’s got the best xFIP of his career, and his team should provide run support.  He’s also in his third full year when I like to look for starter breakouts.  The only drawback is his command is a mess.  As long as you watch him pitch with cucumbers on your eyes to combat the wrinkles, you’ll be fine.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Sean Newcomb – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.75.  This was a tough start at Fenway.  Sean will overcomb.

Mike Soroka – Will begin a rehab later this week.  In the biz, we call this a Mike check.

Ronald Acuna – Left yesterday’s game after going 175 MPH through first base, calling himself safe and twisting his leg.  The replay of Acuña hurting himself while calling himself safe shows why umpires make safe and out calls while standing still.  Since Acuña walked off the field on his power, I’m assuming he will be fine.  Leave the safe calls to the professionals.

Tyler Flowers – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .286.  The home run came off Sale and went over the Green Monster, who I’m told is named Wally and is racist.

Drew Pomeranz – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.75.  You are a flawed specimen.  Goodbye, Pomeranz.  I said that in my most evil voice.

Mookie Betts – Scratched with side tightness.  Nooooooooooooo… *takes a few breaths* …oooooooooooooo… *sobs for a few minutes*  …oooooooooooo… *forgets why I’m sobbing, checks email, sees an email from my bookie, reminds me of Mookie, sobs again*  ….ooooooooo!!!!

Chris Sale – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.76.  You’d think Sale would be able to handle the Braves’ tomahawk better considering his dexterity with scissors.

Andrew Miller – Returned to the DL with knee inflammation.  He’s battled knee problems for years, and you have to wonder if the Indians are the right team for a wounded knee.

Trevor Bauer – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.61 vs. Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.05.  According to Bauer, Gerrit said Bauer has no future in baseball back when they were teammates in college.  I wanna believe Cole said this, but it likely never happened and Bauer is using it to fuel some kind of massive grudge that only he is holding.  Like I wanna believe every ex-girlfriend thinks I’ll never amount to anything, and it keeps me fighting every day.  I’ll show you, Stacey Pawlowski!

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .234.  His homer tied the game at 9-9 in the 11th as Alonso proved no one gets one over Yonder!  YODEL-AY-EE-OOOO!

Evan Gattis – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .230.  Sure, CBS ranked him top 20 overall in the preseason, but he does have catcher eligibility!

Jose Altuve – 4-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .330, and back-to-back four-hit games.  If might were height, Altuve wouldn’t need a phone book to drive.

Ken Giles – 0 IP, 3 ER, and an epic Kazaam, raising his ERA to 5.06.  Hopefully, he doesn’t beat himself up too badly.

Lance McCullers – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.98 vs. Carlos Carrasco 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA also at 3.98.  Neither of these two pitchers seem Mediterranean, but they are both giant PITAs.

Jordan Lyles – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.83.  ‘Member way back, like, all the way back to about ten days ago when everyone was saying Lyles was a brand new pitcher due to one start in Petco?  What are they saying about him after two mediocre road starts?  Could he have been a Hodgepadre as always assumed?  It’s kind of incredible how some people can break down the angle of a guy’s breaking ball, the change in a guy’s arm angle or an array of other things, but can’t tell the difference between one start vs. a month of starts vs. a season of starts.

Phil Hughes – Acquired by the Padres.  Well, that’s it for the NL pennant.  Call it a day every other NL team, you’re not going to be able to compete with that.  Sorry, good try out there.  When Homer Bailey becomes available in 2021, you will have another opportunity, but until then you’re playing for 2nd.

Clayton Kershaw – Will return on Thursday.  For the starter hoarders and those saying Ron Washington is a coke snorter.  Sorry, listening to too much Pusha T.

Walker Buehler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.20.  Not trying to evoke the Ma Anand Sheela of Dodgers starters, but Kershaw wasn’t nearly as good as Buehler in his rookie year.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .237.  What a snooze this young brother’s been.  Yo, Cody, get your shizz together!  Final warning!

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .232.  Yes, I saw his home run.  It was a moon shot as they said on a Hollywood stage with Neil Armstrong, but, damn, I’m glad I have Harper in an OBP league.  Woof on that average.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .267.  We’re overdue for him to have one of his insane months.  It’s gonna happen in June.  Did I just reverse jinx him or reverse reverse jinx him or reverse reverse reverse jinx him?

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-4 as he was recalled to play 2nd base.  Was surprised to see people in my NL-Only leagues still holding McMahon, guess they thought more highly of him than I did.  Not saying there won’t be some value here — Coors, dur — but LeMahieu will return at some point, and the Rockies have shown no willingness to play rookies ever.  It’s remarkable that Arenado isn’t still backing up Vinny Casilla.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .324.  I found these treasury bonds from 1954 in my attic.  I’m just going to carelessly leave them by this open window—NOOOO!!! Torenado!!!

Carlos Gonzalez – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Also, in this game, Ian Desmond ( 1-for-3, 2 RBIs) hit his 9th homer and David Dahl (1-for-5) hit his 3rd homer.  When I was younger, I had a Matt McConaughey from Dazed & Confused-type friend who used to tell me how he loved when the weather warmed up so girls would wear less clothes.  I feel as pervy as him but about the weather warming in Coors.

Alex Reyes – Will debut on Wednesday, which makes me so horny.  So, that’s why it’s called hump day!

Jack Flaherty – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.15.  Where does Flaherty go once Reyes and C-Mart are back?  Haven’t a clue.  I will say the Cards are a weird organization.  They have no problem promoting rookies, but that never means they’re going to play them.  It took Pham and Jo-Ma until they were 29 years old to see regular playing time.

Greg Holland – Hit the Disgraceful List, though, in his case, this was just showing mercy to a character we once admired.  Greg Holland was basically Theon Greyjoy last year, then he was captured by Ramsay Bolton this year, and WHIP’d and lost his ability to command his balls.  Greg Holland, you’ve been placed on the Reek List.

Felipe Vazquez – His third blown save in the last three save chances and he left with forearm tightness.  For a pitcher, there is no other tightness.  Tightness in the chest would be better.  Since Vazquez will likely be DL’d for 18 months (not fully joking), we have to pick up a replacement.  Richard Rodriguez would be the smart choice; Michael Feliz would be an interesting choice; Edgar Santana would be the obvious choice.  The shot-in-the-dark-because-who-knows-what-C**nt-will-do choice?  Kyle Crick.

Jason Hammel – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  5+ K/9 pitcher + team who strikes out 45% of the time = Ky Young.  Damn, so close!  My math’s a little off there, but you get picture.

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 87th homer this week, hitting .325.  I told you to grab him in Friday’s Buy.  Now you have to start examining everything you did this weekend that you thought was more important.  You really needed to spend time with your friends and family at a BBQ?  I think we both know the answer to that.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .316.  *holds up American Express card*  “Asdrubal, because as anyone else is not enough.”  That’s Asdrubal rehearsing in his mirror for a nonexistent commercial endorsement.

Aaron Nola – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.27.  The Marla Gibbs line!  Like that’s more arbitrary than the Wandy Line.  So, when do we consider Nola a top 5 starter?  Not to answer, but to ruminate.

J.A. Happ – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  Granted, I don’t read what other ‘perts write, but it feels like I’m the only talking about what Happ is doing this year.  What the haps on Happ, people?  You’d be hard to find someone pitching as well as him, peripherals-wise.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer, hitting .242 (.381 OBP).  He’s done nothing in the past week, but Grandy has been known to get scorching hot for a week or two spell — S-C-H-M-O-T-A-T-O.

Ryan Tepera – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, and two saves this weekend.  Looks like the Blue Jays are going with panko to cover their closer role.

Daniel Mengden – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (zero walks), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  At the beginning of last week, Rudy grabbed Mengden.  Because he’s some kind of wizard?  Rudy was going off the Stream-o-Nator, which he created, so maybe he is a wizard.  Guess that explains the purple robe too.  Mengden’s next start?  More of the same goodness.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks in his 1st start.  Look at Frankie Montas showing Bryan Cranston he’s not the only one to find success after Malcolm in the Middle.  Montas is a converted middle reliever/child actor, who throws damn hard (97 MPH), and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t hate his next start.

Clay Buchholz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  He is chum for the Regression Fairies.

Jean Segura – Was kicked in his melon on Saturday and now he might be dealing with a concussion.  Damn, I didn’t mean to curse him with my Friday Sell.  Sometimes I don’t even know my own power.  Though, when I try to lift anything that weighs more than fifteen pounds, I do seem to know my own power.

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.93 vs. Jose Berrios – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  This matchup was billed as, “What do get when the Kool-Aid Man needs first aid?  Berrios/Leake, oh yeah!”

Jeimer Candelario – 0-for-3 and homered twice on Saturday, hitting .272.  If he was dropped while he was on the DL, I could see getting back in on him.  Fantasy value this year, Jeimer > Miggy?  True or false?  Seems crazy to say true, or crazy like a fox?  Think before answering, young prematurely balding man, a lot is riding on this answer that we can’t verify.

Matt Davidson – Sounds headed to the DL with back issues.  Back issues of Men’s Health, to be exact.  Filling in for him was Jose Rondon (1-for-4 and his 3rd homer), and his third homer this week.  Rondon is a hot schmotato as long as Davidson stays sidelined.

Anthony Banda – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95, as he ‘started’ Saturday’s game in the 2nd inning.  Too bad the RCLs moved away from a Games Started limit this year, would add a whole new wrinkle into the equation trying to guess who will be the 2nd inning man for the Rays.

Kevin Gausman – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.31.  Hey, Gausman, why not just run over my grandmother, then keep reversing your truck nuts over her lips, so it looks like her newly dead body is teabagging your truck?  It would be a lot quicker to get me to hate you!

Sonny Gray – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.98.  You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay on my team anymore.  Guys and five girls, we can’t carry a starter who has a 6 ERA through two months of starts.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.62.  Tanaka strikes Ohtani out twice is the highlight from this game, according to ESPN.  So raycess.  Why don’t they point out every time a Dominican pitcher strikes out a Dominican hitter?  *black guy meme pointing at his head*  I’m so woke.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .332.  One year he hits for power, one year no power; one year he hits for average, one year no average.  Yo, Andrelton, pick a lane wth your UFO!

Garrett Richards – 2 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 3 hits, 5 walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  Try to put that start behind you, and focus on how much Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, i.e., from f**k us to focus.

Albert Almora – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .326, hitting over .400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Yu Darvish – Hit the DL with triceps tightness.  Why does it feel like they’ve been trying to figure out what’s wrong with Darvish since last year?  Pitchers do have a bit of a Catch 22 to deal with when injured.  You wanna see a doctor, but if they recommend you to Dr. James Andrews, then you’re done and will lose vital parts of your arm.

Jose Quintana – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.78.  Sometimes my dog, Ted, goes out and does two poops, and, like any proud father would be, I celebrate him by calling Teddy Two Poops.  This weekend, he went on one walk and did three poops!  That’s right, a new world record, Teddy Three Poops!  I mean, who does three poops in today’s day and age?  Who?!  Then Quintana went out and did four poops.  Always the competitor this Quintana.

Hunter PenceGiants are talking about releasing The Gangly Manbird.  This comes after Pence reworked his swing to use more launch angle and less “getting a running start while flapping.”

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Top 20 Gattis in Full Effect
Top 20 Gattis in Full Effect
3 years ago

What’s up with Ralph’s boy, Rhys Hoskins? Buy low?
You giving up on Bellinger?

Did you see CarGo’s bomb? 461 ft

Have you seen the movie Patti Cakes? I was pleasantly surprised by it. You watch Westworld?

Went to century City Eataly and they had this devilishly handsome man with a magnificent mustache in their shoplifter section, looked very familiar…

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
3 years ago

Hi Grey, in a points league how would you rank Nimmo, Franchy, and Duvall? I have to drop one of them

Raf
Raf
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

Please rank: Aguilar, Soto, Beltre (this is for my bench, so the fact that Beltre’s on the DL for now doesn’t really matter to me). Thanks!

Seth Swirsky
Seth Swirsky
3 years ago

12-team, h2h:

1) ROS, which 2 Sp’s would you drop first?
grienke/arrieta/gio/buehler/nola/caleb smith/cahill/ed-rod/happ

2)i have plenty of power, but you can never have enough — rank best pick-ups off waiver wire, ROS: Duvall/ Matt Chapman/Teoscar
thank you!

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
3 years ago

Grey!

Great write-up. So nice of Ted to poop so often.

a. Nice wild, wild country reference. Been watching Safe s01e01 and Manhunt:Unabomber s01e01! Both are solid.

b. In first again but only just at 85.5. Mind you on May 1 I was in 9th at 55.5 so there is hope for all of you.

c. Mark Twain quote for May 28

A baby born with a billion dollars – where is the personal merit in that? A baby born with nothing – where is the personal demerit in that? The one is fawned upon, admired, worshiped by sycophants, the other is neglected and despised – where is the sense in it?

That’s a billion dollars in 1857 which would be all the money in the world 2018 money!!!

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Grey!

Safe is good. Just watched episode 1. The constant thread about the main character that I have read practically everywhere (rotten tomatoes, wikipedia, IMDB, etc) is that his British accent is weird or cannot be localized. But if you can get passed that trivial piece of information, it has intrigue, a love interest (I think they call it going for a quick shag in the UK, if I’m not mistaken) and teens being teens. I guess it’s kind of like Big Little Lies, UK style.

Question? Start JV tonight @NYY? He’s facing Domingo German.

I got pummeled this weekend in ERA and WHIP by McCullers and Gausman (actually dropped him after his start, can stand the gas, man!), so why not take another hit!

In pitching, I’m fourth with 38 points.

9th in W – 25, 1 W away from a 3-way tie in 6th (26), only 1 W ahead of 10th (24)
tied for 9th in IP – 406.2, 8th is 412.1 IP, 11th is 406.1
6th in Ks – 453, 5th with 470 and 7th at 452
Saves – 4th with 36, 3rd is 44 and 5th is 35
ERA – 6th with 3.50, 5th is 3.26 and 7th is 3.57
WHIP – 2nd with 1.129, 1st is 1.051 and 3rd is 1.135

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Grey!

Thanks, man! Will look it up.

The name for Safe comes from the idea that one is ‘safe’ in a gated community but the fact is we are not safe if the contents of that community is not good. This feeling comes up almost immediately from the start of the show.

Best, Ante

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Safe is really good about half way through the season. Michael C Hall always picks quality mini-series.

Phil
Phil
3 years ago

I picked up all four of Quintana’s poops. Cost me a friggin’ point. Why am I laughing so hard?

Would you drop Tanaka for Heaney or F. Romero? Asking for a friend.

Stickball Al
Stickball Al
3 years ago

I’ve been having a affair with some RP-SP’s lately. Cahill, Stripling, and Musgrove. If I take 2 out of 3 who would you drop ? Any opinion on Plucko from the Indians ?

NJJN
NJJN
3 years ago

Good morning!! I have Zunino as my C but Gattis is on the wire. Shall I make the switch to Gattis and drop Zunino? Thanks!

Eric
Eric
3 years ago

Hi Grey, if Acuna is NOT ok , who would u pick up in a points league with no bench:

Soto
Meadows
Cron
Cervelli
Villanueava

Thx

batflix
batflix
Reply to  Eric
3 years ago

@Eric: or go on the DL10…………

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
3 years ago

Thanks for the great write-up Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league…

who should I play in my one of my RP slots…

Buehler @ COL or Jose Alvarado 4 games @ OAK and 3 games @ SEA

Thanks again!

phennore
phennore
3 years ago

16-team 5×5 league. Mancini or Margot ROS?

Chud
Chud
3 years ago

Happy Memorial Day!

Please rank the following 4 SP for dynasty purposes:

Jack Flaherty, Manaea, Wacha, Fernando Romero.

Thanks!

Max Freeze
3 years ago

Great stuff Grey and on a holiday no less!

Quick question, can Gausman and Bundy ever have great starts in the same week or does one have to suck ass when the other dominates? Asking for friend of a friend’s brother

Max Freeze
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Yup, owning both would be like playing the lottery. The kind where your chance of winning is 1 in 1000000000

Last One Out of Liberty City
Last One Out of Liberty City
3 years ago

In a 10 team head to head keeper league – Heaney is available. Do I drop lamb or odor to grab him? Neither guy plays and both are sitting on my bench

c ramos
1b votto
2b merrifield
3b rendon
ss bogaerts
of jd, cain, gallo
util – encarcion, bregman
bench – m. olson, inciarte, soto, schoop, lamb, odor, haniger

Thanks!

Joe Di Banger
Joe Di Banger
3 years ago

I got in a trade Bauer for my Corbin. I usually don’t swap SP for SP, but since Corbin has been a sell for a while, I thought it was the right call.

Only question is, fair or good for me?

Tigres
Tigres
3 years ago

Hey Grey! still angling for SBs… drop Odor or Buxton (both on bench for now) for Jankowski? gracias hermano.

Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
3 years ago

Would you trade rendon for berrios and Castillo in head to head 12 man league

C Barnhart
1b Encarnacion
2b Escobar
3b Suarez
Ss Correa
If rendon
Of Betts, Bryant, Soto , upton
Util Devers , Domingo
Bench buxton, Matt Adams, goodrum
Dl cespesdes, d. Murphy
Sp gio, degrom, t. Williams, bauer, McCullers, pivetta, newcomb, wacha, Duffy, king ham
Rp Hughes, a. Bradley
Dl Cueto

Uno Mas Cerveza
Uno Mas Cerveza
3 years ago

So much for Free Willie Calhoun. He gets benched for not running out a grounder last night in his only at bat in Round Rock. I can see the Rangers moving him before the trade deadline. If there is not a place for him in the current dumpster fire of a Texas line up there probably won’t be…

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Is Bartolo the other one?

Worm Hole
Worm Hole
3 years ago

Add Mac Williams or Candelario?
Cather question (puke): add Barnhart, Flowers, or Alfaro?
Thank you in advance

Tony C
Tony C
3 years ago

Thanks Gray for the sterling article today! So I own Felipe Vazquez bday TYker O’Neill. Which RP should I pick up for overall value in a saves/ no holds league: Richard Rodriguez, Edgar SAntana, Tepera, Dominguez, Shane Greene, Brach or Bradley? And for immediate OF help please pick 2 among O’Neill, Williamson, Kepler, Nimmo, Santana or Thanks!

Big Ticket
Big Ticket
3 years ago

Standard roto, weekly league. Who do you like for this week?

Odor, Conforto, or Puig?

Jay
Jay
3 years ago

Who wins in a 15 team keeper league that counts OPS and has incredibly thin WW pitching (laptop 100 pitchers are gone).

Mazara for Jon Gray and Paul Dejong?

Bonus question: is Dejong even a keeper someone should want to control?

Thanks!

Gotime
Gotime
3 years ago

12tm H2H redraft, I’m sitting top 3
Trade offer: My Just Dong / Tim Anderson for his Asdrubal Cabrera and Trout… take it?

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: If I can, take Chris Taylor instead of Cabrera?

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
3 years ago

Drop either Gausman or Godley for Cahill in 5×5 QS league?

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
Reply to  Sano Chance in Hell
3 years ago

@Sano Chance in Hell:

Note: this is largely to stabilize ratios as I have a ton of boom or bust guys, just not sure if Cahill’s floor justifies losing the ceiling of Gausman or Godley

TeddyBB
TeddyBB
3 years ago

Was offered Blackmon for my MadBum & Chris Taylor.
My SP is solid- should I pull the trigger ?

Milarky
Milarky
3 years ago

Which two of these OF should I sit this week?

Buxton (7, CLE, @KC)
Conforto (8, CHC, @ATL)
Happ (7, @PIT, @NYM)
DeShields (7, @SEA, @LAA)
Kepler (7, CLE, @KC)

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Milarky
3 years ago

The Dentist can be dropped for sure. The occasional base hit is even rarer than the occasional base hit.

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Chucky
3 years ago

Oops….sorry the occasional base hit is even rarer than the occasional stolen base.

Skeezix
Skeezix
3 years ago

Go with Dustin Fowler (TB, @KC) or Scott Kingery (@LAD,, @SF) this week?

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
3 years ago

Hi Grey!

Another great Daily Notes article for the books!! Thanks so much for the advice that you gave me on my roster. As of this writing, my team has moved up from 9th to 7th. It’s onwards and upwards from here! Meanwhile, I ditched Caleb Smith per your advice and added Kemp. I couldn’t bring myself to part with Conforto. I just have a hunch that he’s gonna right the ship, Plus, he’s 1 of my keepers and he managed to have a good weekend, so I think he’s turning things around. Now, I have to make room for Alex Reyes, whom I actually drafted. SO GLAD that he’s finally being called up!! Wish the Rangers would bring Calhoun up already!

Thanks again for your advice and for ALL that you do!!!

You’re the BEST!!!
LadyScorpio

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
Reply to  LadyScorpio
3 years ago

@LadyScorpio
Oh, and Happy Memorial Day!!!

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

Great write up…..

Looks like Marte is back with a vengance who should i sit to get him back in the line up….12 team h2h league.

Gleyber Torres, Bellinger, Kris Bryant, Juan Soto…..

I was thinking sit Bellinger but Torres was out yesterday and probable with a Knee.

Murph
Murph
3 years ago

Happy holiday grey
1 Is Candelario an upgrade over Olson?
2 is almora an upgrade over Soto?
3 drop Vlad Jr for either?
4 Can we get a prayer hexagon for acuna?
Thanks man!
Have a hot D(og) on me! Ha ha

EZ
EZ
3 years ago

Foreseeable future. Bud Norris, keone, Tepera, Oh, Greene, vizcaino, or Nate jones ?

EZ
EZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: over Felipe Vasquez?

EZ
EZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks. Lowrie or odor?

EZ
EZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thank you grey

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
3 years ago

In a weekly AL-Only league……

Swap Mookie Betts for Zack Cozart for fear the Mookie is going to end up on the DL and give me noting?

Cozart Matchups:
M. Boyd (L) M. Fulmer (R) M. Fiers (R)
.417, 12AB F. Liriano (L)
.192, 1 HR, 26AB B. Colon (R)
.375, 8AB C. Hamels (L)
.333, 18AB D. Fister (R)
.444, 9AB

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

It’s almost June so hopefully Buxton remembers how to hit. It’s a deep league, so dropping him has been tempting.

Would you drop him for Aguilar, Bird, Moreland? I’m good on steals and just need some pop.

Sdub
Sdub
3 years ago

Got offered Solarte and Matt Adams for Mikolas. Pass on that right?

SPs are Kershaw, Bauer, Mikolas, Flaherty, Castillo, Pivetta, Wacha, Cahill

I’m just not sure either of these guys move the needle much for me

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
3 years ago

Happy Memorial Day, Grey!

You rock the party that rocks the body.

Also, ROS rank, please: Happ, Taillon, Mengden, Gaviglio.(That’s Player Rater’s order, but also the opposite of what I find sexy.)

Love yas!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
3 years ago

Good morning and happy memorial day, Grey. The Vinny Casilla line killed me–and it’s so true!

Tanaka, Weaver, Junis, Heaney, Mengden and C Smith are all sitting on the wire. Is one an automatic pick-up? And how would you rank them in RCL?

Thanks a lot!

Frank the Tank
Frank the Tank
3 years ago

Ros please rank, OBP instead of avg
Andujar
Bird
Gattis

kyle
kyle
3 years ago

Thoughts on

Carlos Carrasco

for

John Flaherty

Keeper league

Kyle
Kyle
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: hahaha, that’s even more of a steal if it was John Flaherty, Jacks dad.

Jon
Jon
3 years ago

Add Nimmo, Span, Hicks, Brian Anderson, or Healy over Mancini? 5×5 scoring

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Jon
3 years ago

@Jon: or over Billy Hamilton

200 Proof
200 Proof
3 years ago

Grey,

Which one to drop: Puig, Haniger, Meadows, or Desmond?

Thanks!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  200 Proof
3 years ago

@200 Proof: None?

GoJays
GoJays
3 years ago

Lots to choose from for 2-starters this week. Can you help me pick two of the following to SIT?

Mikolas (PIT)
Severino (HOU)
Tanaka (@BAL)
Wacha (PIT, @MIL)
Weaver (PIT, @MIL)
Newcomb (WAS)
Snell (@OAK, @SEA)

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
3 years ago

Good morning!

Currently in first after a strong week. 6×6 (OBP, SLG) league, weekly. Been running with a patched together outfield at the bottom (Judge, Cain, Pillar, Nimmo, Tyler O’Neill) with K Davis on the DL. Not much on the waiver wire, but would you replace any of the ones I have for this week (Davis scheduled to come back) with Parra (7 games in Coors), Pirela, Preston Tucker (with Acuna probably out), or Tony Kemp? or should I just put Davis in, hoping he’ll have a good half a week, and drop one of the guys I have?

Thanks,
Jeff

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Acuna's ACL
Acuna's ACL
3 years ago

Jankowski or DeShields ROS?

Fred
Fred
3 years ago

Activating Reyes on Wed and need to drop someone

Trevor Williams
Byron Buxton
Trevor Cahill
Luke Weaver
Ross Stripling

Milarky
Milarky
3 years ago

Cron (7, @OAK, @SEA) has really slowed down over the past week. Use him in my UTIL spot, or put in Deshields (7, @SEA, @LAA) or Happ (7, @PIT, @NYM)?

Chucky
Chucky
3 years ago

Ok with dropping Polanco for Peralta?

RV
RV
3 years ago

Howdy Grey, bundy in a 2start this week or Buehler @ COL? Thx!!

RV
RV
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: home for both vs wash and vs nyy

RV
RV
3 years ago

Buehler @COL or Bundy vs WASH and vs NYY? Thx

RV
RV
Reply to  RV
3 years ago

@RV: oops thx ??

RV
RV
Reply to  RV
3 years ago

@RV: @RV: oops thx ??

The Shoe
The Shoe
3 years ago

Happy Monday, Grey. Could you help me figure out who to sit from these starts (if you could name 2-4, that would be awesome!):

Wacha (@Mil and Pit)
Morton (@NYY and Bos)
Gibson (@KC and Cle)
Clevinger (CWS and @Min)
Quintana (@NYM)

So many of my pitchers with two-starts this week. Thanks!

ChrisL
ChrisL
3 years ago

Grey,
5×5 keeper 12 team…who do you like going forward SPs?

R. Lopez
T. Ross
Hellickson
F Romero
Junis
Teheran

Thank you