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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GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Would you pickup Dahl over Tyler O’Neill in RCL? Might STL just never let TO play enough to have value? Only other drop is Jank but like his SBs. Either a drop for Dahl? Thanks!

Iceberg693
Iceberg693
4 years ago

5×5 cat league

OF are Betts, Stanton, Cruz, Herrera, Braun, Soler

Should Soler be dropped for Villanueva or Candelario (could use backup 3B for now, also have Vlad Jr on ice tho… splooge)

Offered Synderg and Britton for my Gallo and Herrera. Which side u like?

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Also I get 6 pickups a week… in that format do u value streamers more or a deep stable of closers…. atm I have Jensen, Brach, Herrera along w fresh scoops Hughes, Alvarado, and Tepera. (Melancon on DL but who knows there)
Starters are Grienke, Paxton, Archer, and Heany.
So again the question is basically what’s ur strategy as far as plug and play starters vs streamers vs deep pens when cats are ERA WHIP Ks Wins and Saves?

Iceberg693
Iceberg693
Reply to  Iceberg693
4 years ago

@Iceberg693:

To clarify trade offer is for my O. Herrera* sorry

MW
MW
4 years ago

Thanks for another great write-up. That picture of Acuña is gnarly.

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
4 years ago

Jansen, Wade Davis or Treinen ROS for saves and ratios?

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
4 years ago

Please rank…

1) Domingo, Soto, Schwarber

2) Desmond, Braun, Zimmerman

Thanks in advance.

bossmanjuniuor333
bossmanjuniuor333
4 years ago

Would you drop Godley for T Ross, C Smith, Cahill, Velasquez, or Kingham …or hold?

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I drop Gyorko for villar, they are just a bench bat or fill in… I need rbi most but I’m losing faith that Gyorko will move down in the lineup.

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I drop Junis for wacha?
Should I drop Andrew Miller for Richard Rodriguez or fry, or any of Pitts relievers?

Alex Perez
Alex Perez
4 years ago

Just got offered a trade.. Trout for Kris Bryant and Marcel Ozuna.. I have trout should I accept?

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Need to drop a pitcher-
Cahill, Flaherty, Ross, Mengden or Wood

Who would be the drop
Thanks

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
4 years ago

Thoughts on Ozuna, Devers and Hoskins?

All three have been dreadful. Ozuna and Devers are #368 and #286 on the season. Hoskins is #892 over the last 30 days. (Standard O cats + OBP) How much rope should each be given? I assume Hoskins deserves the most rope since he started the season off strong before imploding.

Beeeball
Beeeball
4 years ago

Drop Mancini for Villanueva or Choo? Thanks!

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
4 years ago

My Jon Gray for his Charlie Morton in a 16-tm QS dynasty league?

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

I accepted a trade of my JD Martinez and Tim Anderson for Asdrubal and Trout in a redraft 12tm H2H. Team looks like this
1- Rizzo
2- Albies
3- Freeman
SS- Cabrera
OF- Trout
OF- Benintendi
OF- Eddie Rosario
Util Rendon
Util Ozuna
Bench Moncada and Vlad JR
Carrasco Bauer Pivetta Wood Newcomb Folty Reyes Castillo and 3 closers
I’m 1st in 4 hitting cats 2nd in avg and 4th/5th in pitching cats, (even though this is a weekly H2H league)
Im in 2nd, stay put for now or trade away a bat / SP for a SS upgrade? Obviously depends on league.
And thanks for still responding to comments on a holiday!

Dan
Dan
4 years ago

I posted this yesterday and got an opinion but given its a major trade i would like your opinion as well. Ive been offered bregman,devers,albies for stanton and correa. Do i go with albies or stay with correa ? Keeper league. Thanks

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
4 years ago

16 team h2h with OPS and hits added. 6 keepers with no round costs
C chirinos
1B goldy (K)
2B gone varnish (SS)
SS nunez (still getting playing time even with pedroia back, 3B/OF/2B)
3B torenado (K)
OF (3) soler, puig, gallo (1B/3B)
util (2) jankowksi, choo
BN segura (sounds back soon though)

DL thames, pollock
NA (1) senzel

drop jankowski (do like his steals though, but SD’s offense doesn’t supply many counting stats, he’s started every game but one at leadoff since the 18th and he has NO runs and 1 RBI in that time, 3 steals though) for any of nimmo, guzman, gorkys (in COL for another couple), muncy, palka. 7 day rater likes palka here.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  jason batteiger
4 years ago

@jason batteiger: pollock/segura even with the aging, seem to be 2 more of the keepers here. thor and somebody else the last.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  jason batteiger
4 years ago

@jason batteiger: same league as above, has holds added. have:
DL raise the church
fry, alvarado, boxy, archie, kelly, lyons. drop fry for which of: c.martin (has the 8th again over leclerc, leclerc also out there), cingrani, the putting challenge (OAK, 8th inning, great stats too)

Boomer19
Boomer19
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

I was offered Moncada for Guerrero Jr. I could slot him over Peraza at 2B this year. But it is a 3 year keeper league so am I giving up too much for the next two years? Will Guerrero be significantly better than Moncada over the next 3 years?

Thanks

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Happy Memorial Day!

Just lost Acuna to the DL and have Betts day-to-day, so I need to drop a pitcher for a hitter in a 10 team h2h OBP league. Position doesn’t really matter.

Pitcher to drop: Skaggs, Fulmer, Godley, Newcomb

Hitter to pick up: Carpenter, Cron, Aguilar, A Jones, Happ, Soto, Choo

Right now I’m thinking Skaggs for Carpenter.

Thanks!

WhyOWhy?
WhyOWhy?
4 years ago

I recall we were recently celebrating being smarter than the average Joe with Gausman and Mancini on our rosters. How quickly things change. Can I assume we are both eating crow in 12 teamera and cutting their sorry sacks?

WhyOWhy?
WhyOWhy?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: ha! Belly laughed there!

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

With Hanley out, how do you feel about Moreland? Hitting 3rd in that lineup—maybe 5th with Mookie back. Do you like him over Matt Chapman or Meadows? Start him over Sano until he starts hitting? Did Sano go to a buffet when on the DL? He looks more out of shape than before—or is it just television?

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

Which one of these is least valuable the rest of the way (or right now)? Need to package one in a trade: Puig, Haniger, Meadows, or Desmond

Thanks!

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
4 years ago

Lost Hanley to DFA (and honestly he was sucking lately anyway). Right now I have Mancini at 1b.

Do like any of Desmond, Bird (which I think you are a hard pass on from reading), Moran, Ronald Guzman, or Braun over Mancini?

I know, pickings are slim.

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
Reply to  fletch f. fletch
4 years ago

@fletch f. fletch: Thank you for the advice.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

drop quintana for stripling and/or musgrove?

Ollie
Ollie
4 years ago

That Greg Holland/Game of Thrones joke as A++

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Grey,

Got a Goldy counter in my 15 team keep 11

Give SMarte Odubel Smoak LeMahieu

Get

Goldy Reddick Pillar Peralta Lamb

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
4 years ago

Drop Hector Neris?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
4 years ago

@Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

SON likes Duffy tomorrow v. MIN ($11.1) – would you stream?

Mauricio Frid
Mauricio Frid
4 years ago

Can I feel safe dropping Weaver on 12 teamers?

iifish Horton Heat
iifish Horton Heat
4 years ago

Bird or Miguel Andujar ROS?

Herb Gurb
Herb Gurb
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Who do you like better ROS, Gausman or Cahill?

Lost my week thanks to Gausman’s turd yesterday, would love to cut him.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Richard Rodriguez: When save speculation goes horribly wrong. In my defense it never occurred to me that he’d be used in the 9th inning while down 5-0. Ugh.

happyharry1958
happyharry1958
4 years ago

Hey Grey, great stuff as always! 12 team, H2H, 6X6. You think it’s time to consider trading Paxton? What power hitters should I target? Thanks

zombie
4 years ago

Hi Grey. Acuna’s stint vacates a helpful spot for a pitcher. (Trying to find ANY upside?) Do you feel that VV or Kingham or stupid Smardzja would have the best chance to return immediate and ROS value? Thanks for working on the holiday for us razzers. You’re the goods.

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
4 years ago

Conforto and Buehler a good deal to give up to get Cruz?

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Have a great Memorial Day!

Matty
Matty
4 years ago

Of course Gausman has truck nuts.

Would you drop Chase Anderson or Gausman to activate Reyes?

The rest of the starters in a 12 team h2h redraft are Tanaka, Buehler, Pivetta, Manaea, Snell, Clevinger, and Wacha, so I think Gaus and Chase are the options. I followed your drafting advice and am now cursed with difficulty in deciding who to let loose.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Matty
4 years ago

@Matty: I suppose Part B of the question is whether you’d lose the other one for Folty.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

I just Lost Acuna to the DL, and I need a replacement. My choices are:

Billy Hamilton
Brock Holt
Gorkys Hernandez
Daniel Palka

Who should I get? Or is there someone I am not thinking of?

Henry
Henry
4 years ago

Folty for Chapman in 16-team, OPS keeper? Folty is prob my 4th best SP behind Sale, Nola, and Happ.

Henry
Henry
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: sorry. Yea. Matt.

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
4 years ago

In a standard 5×5 (R, HR, RBI , SB, AVG) season-long roto league.

C Perez
1B Freeman
2B Merrifield
3B Arenado
SS Correa
OF Trout, Springer, Judge, Rosario
UTIL Abreu, Bregman
BENCH Gordon (DL)

SP Severino, Kluber, Paxton, Stras, Thor, Bauer, Kershaw (DL)

Would you trade Kershaw for either Rizzo, Blackmon or Benintendi to put in place of Bregman in the UTIL spot for more power and run production?

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Yes, sorry. It was a duplicate. It looked like my first one didn’t go through when I clicked Post.

While I have your attention, the other team owner agreed to trade Rizzo for my Kershaw and even throw in Rendon. Would you drop Bregman for Rendon?

Also, of these closers what order do you like them…Morrow, Vazquez, Knebel?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

So trade Vazquez for Morrow?

Sherm Reinhardt
Sherm Reinhardt
4 years ago

Grey quick question and thanks. 10 team standard 5×5 50 transactions max.

Pick up Tanaka,

drop Chase Anderson or Zac Godley.

Which one to drop, or should I hold?

Sherm Reinhardt
Sherm Reinhardt
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You the man

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
4 years ago

In a standard 5×5 season-long redraft roto league.

C Perez
1B Freeman
2B Merrfield
3B Arenado
SS Correa
OF Trout, Springer, Judge, Rosario
UTIL Abreu, Bregman
BENCH Gordon (DL)

SP Kluber, Severino, Strasburg, Bauer, Syndergard, Paxton, Kershaw (DL)

Would you trade Kershaw for either Rizzo, Blackmon or Benintendi to put in place of Bregman in the UTIL spot for more power and run production than Bregman can provide?

alps
alps
4 years ago

here is a ffollow up
earlier you said hold polanco
How about
Dropping Dustin Fowler for
either
Mac Williams, Nimo, or Guzman
Thanks Grey

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
needs ar SB’s and RBI’s

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Got an open spot. Would you add stripling or tallion? Qs league. Thx

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey? Happy Memorial Day. My 12-team, H2H, keeper-league squad is riding dirty. Like 44 games above .500 dirty. Not worried about too much except my outfield. I have Pollock injured and made a minor move over the weekend (i.e., I traded O’Neill for Peralta, Nimmo, and Robertson). Anythehoo…my current outfield is Puig, Herrera, Peralta, Pillar, Nimmo, and Happ. It’s an OBP/SLG league and the best options out there are Parra, Heredia (fulltime PT now with Gordon moving to 2B), Pinder, Teoscar, and Franchy. Make any moves on the waiver wire or stand? Have a good one.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You like Donald Glover at all? I’ve been watching “Atlanta” and it’s a quality show. Also, you should check out the video for his (Childish Gambino) newest single “This is America”.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: He’s a talented guy. Very funny on SNL a couple weeks ago as well.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Good point. It usually goes down hill from there on SNL.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Lonely Island Part Deux

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Slimcompoop
4 years ago

@Slimcompoop: As I mentioned above, I got some time to mess around with the DL. Are any of these hurt outfielders potentially helpful down the road? Cordero, Souza, Zimmer, or Kiermaier?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You know you’re the man, but you the man. Thanks.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Keeper league question…I have Kluber and don’t need to give him up by any means, but I think I could get Mazara, Snell, and Robbie Ray (DL) back from him. What do you think?

aardvark
aardvark
4 years ago

Rosario vs. junis or Puig vs. Velasquez ? Leaning Puig but VV k’s a lot

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: would you play Puig over ozuna vs. suter?

Chucky
Chucky
4 years ago

Polanco benched today. Meadows in right. The handwriting is on the wall for the big right fielder.

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

I have a logjam at CI…..Freeman, Eugenio, Seager, Vlad and Santana. Would you do any or all of these deals?

1. Peralta and Seager for Upton
2. Peralta and Vlad for Upton
3. Peralta and Santana for Upton

MadBum coming off DL…need to create a spot hence the 2-1.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

How’s your outlook on Ray and Kepler ROS? Was offered either of the two deals below in a dynasty league. Should I pull trigger or hold?

Deal A: Robbie Ray for Luis Robert and Dylan Cease
Deal B: Robbie Ray and Max Kepler for Luis Robert, Dylan Cease and Colton Weller

Jay
Jay
4 years ago

Need an Acuna replacement
Almora
mac Williamson
Grandy

What about gorkys? The 3 in Coors have any appeal?

alps
alps
4 years ago

Hey Grey
What do i do with G.Polanco
11 yeam league
do i drop for
Guzman , Nimmo, or Tony Kemp
Thanks

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

Grey, can you rank the following as roto keepers:

Alex Reyes
Buehler
Pivetta
Flaherty

Thanks for all you do!

Jean Genie
Jean Genie
4 years ago

Hello, Grey. Who do you like more in standard roto dynasty, Nimmo or Bader?

Jean Genie
Jean Genie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Thank you!

YC
YC
4 years ago

Hey Grey- impossible SP choices this week. Are we trusting McCullers hosting BOS? It’s down to him or Weaver (@MIL, PIT) as my last SP.

Thanks!

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

so drop vasquez? I dunno wtf they are doing with him with no DL stint.

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: waiver wire deadline 7 pm! S+H league.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:@Grey: maybe I am being too impatient. But he’s blown 3 saves in a row. Hurts his elbow on the last one. And now they are going to just ignore that all?I did this at the beginning of the year when he blew a save his first appearance. Think I should just chill?

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m dumping him for fuck’s sake. You just pushed me over the edge.

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: also, weekly roto, need to start one of the following:

Pivetta – @ sf
Gibson – @ kc, vs cle
Ed Rod – vs tor.

Who do you like?

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

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

Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Are you starting Acuna this week? My other options would be Chris Taylor (4 vs phi, 3 @ col) or Tim Anderson (3 @ cle, 3 vs mil)?

Thanks.

Chad
Chad
4 years ago

Felipe V has got to sit right? Jones or Alvarado? And I had asked about my Benny for Goldy and you said sure – never did it and now Betts has an booboo and Benny is really needed. Should I still do that and start Soto and Puig? Or which one if either for Betts this week? Let me set the record straight I value your word more than most any but was and hesitant on that trade (full dyno w no dough or yrs)… thanks as always for your thought. Cheers!

Chad
Chad
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: kind of ??? Ha! Betts may be fine and Benny is a guy I like so that’s on me to decide I know but should of just asked – sit Betts for Puig or Soto this week?

Chad
Chad
Reply to  Chad
4 years ago

@Chad: btw thanks on RP and it’s a big week! Wk 10 already damn!

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Ian Desmond or M. Franco?
Thanks!

Nutsadamus
Nutsadamus
4 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Got offered:
My Paxton and Dickerson for his Lindor and Flaherty

Lindor would slot into a Utility spot, already have Trea at ss. I’m currently tied for first and not necessarily need to make a move, but concerned about Paxton dropping off later in the season.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Wow. Felipe Vasquez says he feels better and expects to be available Tuesday. The Pirates are going to “monitor him closely.” WTF? Are they seriously not going to give him an MRI? Doesn’t this sound exactly like the ten days Middleton spent resting before coming back and needing TJ? Much like MLB has an automatic concussion protocol, there should be an automatic MRI mandate anytime a guy clutches his forearm in pain. Hope they don’t wreck this poor guy’s arm.

PS: Any chance dropping a slumping DeShields winds up biting me in the ass and he steals 40 bases for a competing manager? Or is he a comfortable drop given how lost he is?

PPS: Thanks!

Hugman
Hugman
4 years ago

Yo Grey! A memorial Memorial Day to you (people who say, “happy Memorial Day!” are why we’re a nation at constant war. Whoah, hot take!)
Anyhoo! I have Reyes coming in and I don’t like the way Trevor Williams is trending (and his lack of k’s). seems like Williams is the odd man out of these guys, yeah?
Castillo, Odorizzi, Folty, Pivetta, Flaherty (I plan to bounce Flaherty in and out of my NA spot cuz I’m kinky like that).

RV
RV
4 years ago

In light of this unknown injury to Acuna would u start him or meadows this week? Weekly h2h 5×5. Braves play 8 w acuna sitting today, meadows and pirates play 7 with meadows batting 2nd today but in a rotation? Thx!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
Great stuff. Your story about Ted reminded me of what some folks up here in NE call Dustin Pedroia – Dusty 2 Bags. Yeah, I would rather be called 2 Poops! HA! And I laughed at (and loved) the Gausman write up. That was awesome, especially since I suffered with that bag of shite for so long.

Ok, finally dropped L. Weaver in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League because I had too many players. Rest of the staff is Tanaka, Bauer, Snell, Pivetta, Heaney, Flaherty, Corbin, and Bundy. Kinda tough call, but then again, not a very good pitching staff. Did I make a mistake?

Thanks much Grey and have a nice holiday.

ChrisL
ChrisL
4 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

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 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!

RV
RV
4 years ago

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

RV
RV
Reply to  RV
4 years ago

@RV: oops thx ??

RV
RV
Reply to  RV
4 years ago

@RV: @RV: oops thx ??

RV
RV
4 years ago

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

RV
RV
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: home for both vs wash and vs nyy

Chucky
Chucky
4 years ago

Ok with dropping Polanco for Peralta?

Milarky
Milarky
4 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)?

Fred
Fred
4 years ago

Activating Reyes on Wed and need to drop someone

Trevor Williams
Byron Buxton
Trevor Cahill
Luke Weaver
Ross Stripling

Acuna's ACL
Acuna's ACL
4 years ago

Jankowski or DeShields ROS?

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
4 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
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

GoJays
GoJays
4 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)

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

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

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Jon
4 years ago

@Jon: or over Billy Hamilton

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

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

Thanks!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  200 Proof
4 years ago

@200 Proof: None?

kyle
kyle
4 years ago

Thoughts on

Carlos Carrasco

for

John Flaherty

Keeper league

Kyle
Kyle
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

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

Frank the Tank
Frank the Tank
4 years ago

Ros please rank, OBP instead of avg
Andujar
Bird
Gattis

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 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!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
4 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!

Sdub
Sdub
4 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

Alex
Alex
4 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.

Kingslayer
Kingslayer