In what seemed like a meaningless spring training game, Dee Gordon bunted and it landed 12 feet from home plate.  The announcer said, “Wow, didn’t think that was going to make it out of the batter’s box”  And an investigation began.   Dee Gordon, unaware, of the investigation continued to use exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol, two performance-enhancing substances.  Later in spring, he knocked a single that fell just out of the 2nd baseman’s reach.  That ball, it was said, looked like a 47-footer.  It went 57 feet.  Another shot, sailed just over the pitcher’s mitt, and just before the 2nd base bag.  Gordon raced to 1st, and everyone looked around, “That was a half-a-pede.”  That’s baseball jargon for a 50-footer.  So, Dee Gordon will be out for the next 80 games, call him The Suspended Splinter.  Sure glad I bought him in my Tout Wars draft.  Super!  What the hell was this schmohawk doing?  Who thinks they can possibly get away with using in today’s game?  It’s just stupid.  This is a break for Derek Dietrich; he should be the 2nd baseman on most days.  He has 15-homer pop, and is worth a grab in NL-Only leagues.  Look forward to seeing Gordon return in August when his 28-footers go 28 feet again, and he’s back to a .215 hitter.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Fernandez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  Hasn’t been bad, for sure.  Hasn’t been totally dominating either.  You know how when you start to feel better from the flu, you go out only to get somewhere and feel crappy again?  You’ve pushed yourself to do too much too soon.  Maybe that’s what’s going on with Jo-Fer.  His arm feels good, but he’s trying to do too much.  I don’t know, I’m not a doctor.  I did write 70% of WebMD’s user-generated entries.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1….

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  43 more, and we can live together on an island and share a hammock.

Kenta Maeda – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 1.41.  I’m happy for Maeda, I really am, but could he give up five runs in his next game, because I don’t own him and I’m really not that happy for him.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.03, which comes a game after he struck out 15.  You can’t spell Roark without roar!  Amiright?!  I haven’t been this excited for a Tanner since I left Jersey!  And this one isn’t orange.  Or dyed blonde.  Or putting bubble gum on the bottom of a table in a diner.  Or saying, “I can’t believe you don’t drive an IROC.”  Or telling me her niece is older than her uncle.  Or talking about how she knew someone that went to school with DJ Pauly D.  Or me thinking of Dandy Tanner and DJ and telling her,  “To cut it out.”  Any hoo!  Tanner Roark is…  *looks at Stream-o-Nator for Roark’s next start, screeches to side of the road, someone runs out and pumps my gas for me*  Hey, I’m really in Jersey?  So, Roark’s next start isn’t great, but I don’t see how you can drop him at this point.  His peripherals are saying regression, but you don’t drop a guy with a 2.03 ERA and a 8.7 K/9.  Unless you’re crazy like a fox…y Jersey girl!

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  Solid start, but did have the benefit of facing the Nats’ B lineup — den Dekker leading off, Espinosa batting 2nd, Luis Severino catching.

Kris Bryant – Exited yesterday’s game after rolling his ankle.  Was he in Denver?  Cause that’s legal there.  He went for a precautionary MRI, which is better than a precautionary autopsy.

Miguel Montero – Hit the DL with a back injury.  It must’ve returned.  Pun points!

Jake Arrieta – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks.  This is goofy; I’ll admit it.  I mean, Arrieta has been one of the best in baseball for the last four months, dating into last year.  His peripherals, however (NOT HOWEVER!!!), look more like a mid-range ace rather than a top three starter.  It’s hard to find a positive when you take this year’s numbers vs. last year’s.  Velocity is down, K-rate is down, walk rate is up, xFIP is up, luck is up, homers are up, ground balls are down and fly balls are up.  It’s like looking under a Maserati’s hood and seeing a Mercedes engine.  It’s not bad, but it’s not a Maserati.

David Ross – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  In the time it took him to run around the bases, three guys stole second base.

Scooter Gennett – Hit the DL.  Surprisingly, not with a flat tire.

Matt Garza – Moved to the 60-day DL.  That’s the most relevant movement Garza has had since he eat a bag of prunes.

Jonathan Villar – 3-for-4, 2 runs and three steals (3, 4, 5), hitting .262.  I was enjoying Scooter for fantasy; he was rolling, but — and this is a J. Lo-sized butt — I also own Villar and if it means he moves up in the order and runs, then viva Villar!

Yadiel Rivera – 0-for-4 as he takes over 2nd base for Scooter.  Yadiel hit one homer and .238 in Triple-A in 290 ABs last year.  Yadiel say?  Yeah, I do.

Huston Street – Hit the DL.  The word on the Street is he’s injury-prone.  ‘Injury-prone’ is actually written on him because he won’t wear the MedicAlert bracelet.  Joe Smith will fill in for the next few weeks to a month, and should be owned everywhere.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Made his first rehab start and that went swimmingly (3 2/3 IP, 2 ER), if Natalie Wood were the one swimming.  He’ll make a couple more rehab starts to try and get it together.

Clay Buchholz – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER vs. the Braves.  His ERA is now up to 6.51.  He should change his name to Buchlolz cause he’s a joke.

Hanley Ramirez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .287.  He only has one homer so far this year.  Tied with Justin Upton and Adam Jones.  A who’s who of “This Is Why My Team Sucks.”

Nick Markakis – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .305.  Right now, the Braves, as a team, have four homers.  Over/under for Markakis’s home run total this year is 4.  I’ll give you 3 to 1 on the over that it doesn’t happen.  Come on, I have money with Alfred E Neuman’s face on it burning a hole in my pocket.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, hitting .247.  Looks like the shame of him batting sixth helped.  Fredi Gonzalez is a regular ol’ Mystery with his negging.

Mallex Smith – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th caught stealings, hitting .188.  When Ender returns, Mallex better take a Maalox cause he’s gonna be eating minor league food again.

David Robertson – Went to the bereavement list and Nate Jones will take over the closer role for a few days, unless Jones is the main suspect.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Too bad I just traded him away.  Damn, I like when that’s followed by an about face or a psych and then I say I traded for him.  Not cool, Frazier, and neither is Niles.

John Danks – 5 IP, 6 ER.  Let’s listen in on Gavin Floyd’s voicemail that he uploaded to Danks’s Facebook page.  “Danksie, you’re on the hero’s journey like Broseph Campbell.  This is merely you hitting your Abyss like James Cameron, and you’re gonna emerge on the other side with Terminator 2: Judgment Day.  I love you, Danksie!”

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4 and 2nd day in a row with a steal (3).  Wow, I’m looking at Eaton with my mouth open.

Jimmy Rollins – 1-for-4 and his 2nd steal.  Unrelated, but I suddenly thought of something, what on earth happened to Jose Reyes?  Didn’t he have the charges dropped?  Our Manfred go on a cruise and forget to pass judgment or does he own Trevor Story in fantasy?  What’s going on, Marvin Gaye?

Jose Abreu – 2-for-3, 1 run, hitting .207.  Now it’s Juan-Two-Hits Abreu!  Do I hear Trey Hits Abreu?

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Khris Davis was conspicuously unproductive in his game  Mmm-hmm.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer, a grand slam.  Macho, macho Manny!

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .354.  He leads the AL in batting average and Elias Sports Bureau says he also leads the league in examples of how it’s too early to form any opinions on batting average.

Joey Rickard – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and hit a home run on Wednesday.  Might be a hot schmotato worth cyclops’ing.  By the by, the most frequent thing mentioned in the comments is, “Do I drop DeShields?” but a close second is, “I can’t tell anyone about this site for fear others will find out my secret sauce.”  Okay, but you realize if you tell someone, and then they read ‘hot schmotato worth cyclops’ing’ they’re just gonna be like, “What the what?  This is effin’ crackers.”

Brandon Drury – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer and 2nd in as many games.  Yeah, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but why wait?  You do procrastinate like your mother alleges, don’t you?  Damn, you’re never gonna shake that reputation.

Chris Herrmann – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Herrmann now has the record for most homers by a transgender player.

Rubby de la Rosa – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  His K-rate is kinda beautiful, and his xFIP isn’t bad either.  I’m still on the fence in shallower mixed leagues, but he doesn’t Rubby me the wrong way.  Fun fact!  Arizona Diamondbacks’ GM, Dave Stewart, sees K-rate and thinks it’s karate spelled like a Hasidic Jew spells God.

Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA up to 3.18.  Damn, even the bad starts by Wacha and C-Mart aren’t bad.  Never doubt the Ghost of Dave Duncan.

Chris Bassitt – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Where can you find Bassitt?  At the hitters’ pound.  Who let the dogs out?!  Who-Who-Who-Who– Wait, better, what dog can’t get an out?!

Billy Burns – 1-for-4, 2 runs and two steals (5, 6), hitting .268.  Lots of steals yesterday.  Winds must’ve been going left to right.

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .268.  A vote for Vogt is a vote for Vogt.  No hidden meaning.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-3, hitting .325, hitting over .400 in the last week.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  If that doesn’t get you coming back later, I’ve failed, but, more importantly, the college student I hired from Craigslist that I’m not paying who is a marketing major has also failed.  “You’ll get a reference!  That’s worth more!”  That’s me screaming at the top of my lungs, while standing next to a flyer I hung in the student union.

Anthony Gose – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I wonder if he ever drew on a red Fu Manchu and said he was Gose Goosage.  Now that I write it out, probably.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Who let the Jew out?!  Who?!  Who–  Sorry, that’s still stuck in my head.

Anibal Sanchez – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (7 BBs), 9 Ks.  After the game, Anibal used a Target men’s room, passing through a picket line where someone held a sign, “You’re a Fruit In The Loom.”

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John
John
6 years ago

I got offered Dee Gordon for my trea turner- if it was 50 games I’d do it but 80 is a lot. You think it’s worth it?

tbone13176
tbone13176
6 years ago

who should i drop (4×4) maraza souza v martinez.i have blackmon coming back

Lance
Lance B.
6 years ago

Grey!

Curious as to what you go for Frazier in that league. If it’s roto I would’ve been inclined to hold onto him for this usual first half HRs before a big falloff stretch.

And you drafted Adam Jones in a league?! Tisk, tisk. Should’ve gone with Piscotty! He knows!

Best,

Lance
BigThreeSports

Alex M
Alex M
6 years ago

I’m trying to get some value for Gordon now that he’ll probably return and not perform the same. Gordon for McCullers? My 5th starter is Pineda with Berrios and Manaea on the bench and DeSclafani on the DL. What’s Gordon worth ROS? 16 teams in my league.

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

Is Devon Travis worth a bench slot in an RCL? My MI is Castro, Lawrie, Villar. My DL already has Boxberger and Street.

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

We have to start Archer vs. Tor tomorrow, right?

Just trying to get a lil better
Just trying to get a lil better
6 years ago

Afternoon Grey ! I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly points league. We get minus 1 for a strikeout. 2 questions A. Gerado Parra just got dropped for some reason pick him up and drop DeShizz… or Hold and B. pickup rubby de larosa and drop either buckholtz, Tomlin, Gausman or McHugh or HOLD ? thx again !

James
James
6 years ago

C question. Drop Russell Martin for Realmuto?

Raindoggg
Raindoggg
6 years ago

Ok so, OBP league, rest of season……Diet Rich or Drury????????

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

The angle, the cutting action, the plane on Lester’s fastball is excellent. He’s got reverse splits this year again. That fastball really neutralizes RHB

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Adonis Garcia looks like he could play for a major league team.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Blair has a really nice change.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

If you shake your head from side to side vigorously while saying, “Blair…..Natalie….Tootie….Jo….” you end up with a good Mrs. Garrett imitation.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

He’s got that new style change where he throws it a little harder. Good downward action. I think they’re calling that the King Felix change these days.

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
6 years ago

14 Team H2H redraft:

Drop Kyle Seager or Jason Heyward to steam pitching?

Thanks!

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
Reply to  Great Bambino
6 years ago

@Great Bambino: I have Yasmany Tomas and Odubel Herrera in their place

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

C’mon J-Hey Kid. To paraphrase, you may nickname like Mays, but you hit like s***.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Somehow David Ross manages to control the running game with Lestah on the mound. Pretty impressive. Another CS today.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Yeah about that. If he wants it he’s gonna get a shot.

RIP Phife
RIP Phife
6 years ago

Lose my Dickerson, Duda, Rasmus, or Herrera for Khris Davis and/or Dyson? (need steals kinda bad since I was counting on DeShizz and already dropped him)

ziggaman730
ziggaman730
6 years ago

was it a bad move to dump tyler white for Villar?? I think White’s magic is gone and hes being dropped like a bad habit in alot of fantasy leagues. Plus I do have Longoria to play 3b still.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 years ago

This trade Frazier trade partner keeps changing his mind! Never fun. Now he wants Cueto + Nola for Frazier.

1. Too much?

2. How about Quintana and Nola?

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks! And Quintana still over Nola despite Nola’s awesome peripherals and better matchups?

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Was just offered Carlos Gomez for Michael Conforto. 12 team yahoo standard mixed head to head. I’m on the fence since I’m not so sure Carlos Gomez is going to rebound from his awful start to the year and I’m wary of giving up a young player who might take the next step. I’m also a met fan so trying to keep my own bias in check.

Don’t have any particular need, my team is pretty well balanced.

Thoughts?

Big league choo
Big league choo
6 years ago

QS league

Lose hughes or nicasio for a lil rubby tuggy?

MCCOOL
MCCOOL
6 years ago

so, my delino love is equally as strong as yours. so much so that i (…possibly?) jumped the gun and drafted him in the 9th round of my 13 team 5×5 w/obp. but now i am legit concerned about his playing time AND getting bumped down in the order. i’m wondering if it’s time to cut bait and sell. might be able to package him and kendrys morales for yelich or kemp.

this is crazy sauce, yes?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  MCCOOL
6 years ago

@MCCOOL: naw we are all in the same boat, I took him in the 10th rounds of a 12 teamer.

grey said give him a week (over and over)

hard to sell high on him though, not sure anyone wants him right now

MCCOOL
MCCOOL
Reply to  peacecoast
6 years ago

@peacecoast owner just lost dee gordon, so i’m trying to throw him the 25+ steals he could still get even with reduced playing time. but i hate to do it!

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  MCCOOL
6 years ago

@MCCOOL: oh shit that could be a good idea!

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

Someone in my league dropped Gerardo Parra – is he worth picking up? My OF is Betts, Marte, Polanco, and coming off the DL – Blackmon

I could drop Severino for him as a stash

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I’d be losing my SP streaming spot though – worth it if Parra is going to be an impact bat on a level similar to Polanco?

peacecoast
peacecoast
6 years ago

does anyone else in here like GHOST BC?

Year Zero might possibly be my walk up song, the chorus anyway

Josh b
Josh b
6 years ago

Where is Suarez in your ss rankings now? Top 5? Top 10
What about 4b

Josh b
Josh b
Reply to  Josh b
6 years ago

@Josh b: 3b

ryan
ryan
6 years ago

Is Brantley worth the #2 waiver?

Josh b
Josh b
6 years ago

Lawrie or logan

Josh b
Josh b
6 years ago

If I have an extra roster spot right now I have to keep snell there right?
No need to put Norris or Hahn there if there not going to better my team?

JP
JP
6 years ago

I’m trying to shop Puig, would you do either of these? I’d be offering both

Puig/Liriano for Gardner/Cole

Puig/Lemahieu/Liriano for Posey/Zobrist

quimmy
quimmy
6 years ago

Rodon and Strailey for Richards?

Hollaback Girl
Hollaback Girl
6 years ago

12 team h2h 5×5 ops
Drop Semien for Cozart, Drury or Lowrie

is the Hahn worth a desperate grab…prob a streamer?

great work, as always. thanks!

Chet Manly
Chet Manly
6 years ago

Like many others I am now looking to replace the 2b hole thanks to Dee. These are my best options: Owings, Infante, E. Hernandez. Curious what order you would pick them up? Thanks Grey

Enrique
6 years ago

This is a version of something posted above that git skipped over … I’ll leave out the commentary and re-post just the questions:

You’re sitting Fulmer vs. the Twins, no?

And in a league that counts saves and holds separately, I can keep two between Giles , Trevor May, Soria , and Cotham ? I have Giles and May from that foursome, but am leaning toward cutting Giles for Cotham.

Do you know if Rubby de la Rosa was much of a prospect? Would you roster him over Fulmer if Fulmer gets lit up tonight? It’s a 14-team league.

Many thanks!

Enrique
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey. Have a good weekend.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
6 years ago

Excellent write-up Grey!

Better pick up Hahn or Snell?

thanks

Big league choo
Big league choo
6 years ago

10 team h2h redraft qs league
C martin
1b Votto
2b lowrie
3b bryant
SS aledmys
MI villar
CI franco
Of Trout
Of heyward
Of kemp
Util frazier
BN pujols/jones

Sp Jo-Fer, raisel, matz, ventura, Corbin, hughes, nicasio, Darvish dl

Slow start hitting, Starting pitching is my weak spot…if I could package darvish and a lesser sp for archer would you do it….should I hold until he returns or try to move a big bat for an sp?

SteveA
SteveA
6 years ago

Grey,

I am a long time follower, and am not willing to tell anyone in my league about your site.

Would you mind providing your thoughts about this team? It seems well-rounded so I’m having some trouble making objective decisions about potential trades, and I am looking for thoughts about players that may just be hot early to flip for slow starters.

Thank you.

12 team, redraft, 5×5, h2h (20 roster spots per team and 1 DL)

C – Sal Perez
1B – Pujols
2B – Altuve
3B – Maikel Franko
SS – Segura
OF – Betts
OF – Martinez
OF – Braun
UTIL – Polanco
BN – Deshizz

SP – JoFer
SP – Salazar
SP – Matz
SP – Rodon
SP – T Walker
SP – M Moore
SP – Gausman
SP – Berrios
SP – Manaea
RP – Colome
DL – Yu Darvish

1. I am in first place in my division (2nd overall);

2. Saves are an area of need, and I will adjust with WW pickups as the season moves on;

3. Freddie Freeman is available in the FA pool

4. Other notable Free Agents include…
Nola (I recently dropped him for Manaea), Joc Pederson, Conforto, Mazara, VMart, Soler, KDavis…

5. I think I could possibly makes these deal(s):

Altuve for Correa (move Segura to 2B);

Salazar and Sal Perez for Harvey, Kluber or Maeda (my order of preference) and pick up the hottest schmotatoe at C (until someone settles in)

Thoughts. Thank you. I realize that this post may be hard to “digest” quickly.

SteveA

SteveA
SteveA
Reply to  SteveA
6 years ago

@SteveA:

My inclination is to start proposing consolidation trades where I offer 2-for-1 type deals, with the intent to obtain as many proven 1st or 2nd rounders in exchange for good players that have started hot.

For example, maybe try Segura and Braun for Correa.

Thoughts?

SteveA
SteveA
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Got it. Thanks. The thought of waiting a bit to pick up Nola crossed my mind.

Would you drop Deshizz for Nola since he’s a “bench bat”?

Or drop someone to pickup Freeman (he’s been available for a few days in the FA pool)? I know that you ranked him top 50 but the Braves are just so damn weak.

SteveA
SteveA
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

thanks again

JimmyJackJames
JimmyJackJames
6 years ago

Grey, great write-up as always.

As a Perkins owner, I dropped Trevor May to pickup Joe Smith – yay or nay?

Thanks broham

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Favorite Tweeterer this week

dan haren Verified account
[email protected]

@JArrieta34 saw you gave up a run, hang in there. Thinking of you.

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Haha, love it. Brandon McCarthy is a solid follow as well. as I am sure you’re aware.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: that’s an incredible tweet. I just followed him and read some of his old stuff. He’s hilarious.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Wilsonian
6 years ago

@Wilsonian:

He’s really funny. Always seemed like a good dude here in Oaktown.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Hahn going tomorrow for the Athletics. Probably seen the last of Bassitt for awhile is my guess.

Negatto
Negatto
6 years ago

So the mad rush to grab that pitching prospect nookie in my league has begun.

Are there any that we should be thinking of stashing now?

Berrios, Manaea, Giolito already grabbed.

Is Snell the next one in line or are there others we should be thinking about instead?

Thanks!

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: “He’s been impacting us in a big way and he’s done it in an even bigger way as a reliever,” Cash said.
And looking at all the off days Rays have between now and late May, Rays probably won’t need a 5th starter until around May 25th unless someone gets hurt. So that week will probably be when we see Snell again.

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  Todd25
6 years ago

@Todd25: sorry, that Cash quote is in regards to Erasmo

Cosmosis
Cosmosis
6 years ago

You compared Arrieta to a mercedes disparagingly and consistently encourage trades undervaluing him…seriously cole and archer for arrieta? @ Runner rethink your life. Grey you have watched archer pitch right…like this year. Are you looking for any peripheral stat to support you ranking him lower than top 3? What quality start streak/no hitter/pitcher hitting a long ball part of Arrieta do you seriously not value? Man that xfip seems less scary when you know that the bats behind him can get him out of trouble. And trouble for Arrieta is a 7-2 game with the Brew Crew. Honestly how can you sleep at night.

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  Cosmosis
6 years ago

@Cosmosis: dafuq did I just read?

Enrique
Reply to  Cosmosis
6 years ago

@Cosmosis: I think the argument that Arrieta is good but not great is pretty well explained in the blurb above. I haven’t seen the dude pitch and I don’t have him on any teams so I haven’t had reason to look into his peripherals, though I suppose one could choose agree or not agree with Grey’s or anyone else’s conclusion regardless.

But you ask “how can you sleep at night”? Sounds to me like you might be taking this stuff a little too seriously.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

Yo Dawg. I’m guessing you didn’t watch the NFL draft, but I got to recommend checking out what happened to this dude Laremy Tunsil. Guy lost about 7 million thanks to a video that was uploaded to his Twitter feed through a hack, showing him taking bong rips through a gas mask. Some making a murder shit right there.
Anyways, thought it might be time to re-assess one of my teams. This is in a 12 team H2H with 2 catchers:
Cx2: Hundley, Norris
1B: Goldy
2B: Odor
SS: Story
3B: Castellanos
2b/SS: Cozart
1B/3B: Lamb
OF(x5): Dongs, Springer, Yoenis, Polanco, Cain
Util: Nomar
B: Odubel, Reed
DL: Scooter
SP: Arrieta, DeGrom, Iglesias, Nola, Joe Ross, Gausman, Sanchez, Jimmy Nelson
RP: Jeurys, Zieger

See any obvious holes – room for improvement? I’ve been toying with shipping DeGrom and Cain for Bryant.

Tanks!

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Schweet! That is kind of what I was thinking too. Deadpan has been tracking the case if you want to see the video. It’s like 25 seconds long, and made me really want to buy a gas mask with a bong attachment.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Why is Chris Russo?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Fuhgeddaboutit

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

DeShizz or Revere?

H2H points.

Paul
Paul
6 years ago

is zach Greinkie a good buy low if I were to offer Tulowistzki

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Paul
6 years ago

@Paul: I’d want Tulo

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

@Mrs.Featherbottom: I have machado I would rather slide to 3B and either pick up lamb or castinanos to play 3rd

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

@Mrs.Featherbottom: i mean i can slide machado to SS

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Paul
6 years ago

@Paul: What if i asked for a big trade here: Moustakas 3B to take over my 3B and i can move machado to SS, and upgrade catcher and 2B
so i would ask moustakas, grenkie, sal perez, and dan murphy
give him devin mesoraco, schoop, tulowiski, and AJ Griffin

Harper'sBetterThanTrout
Harper'sBetterThanTrout
6 years ago

Grey, you’re still high on Delino Deshields? Someone dropped it on my league, I could put a waiver claim for him, I don’t really think anyone will get him and anyway my priority is 8th of 10.

I can drop Mesoraco or Vogt.

Enrique
6 years ago

Hi Grey — I’m the one (or one of the ones) who asked by the SoN wasn’t higher on Tomlin, which you mentioned in yesterday’s wrap-up, which I was only able to read today because of traveling. I never saw him pitch before Wednesday’s game — yikes! I have no idea how he did so well before that. He numbers looked great heading into that Twins game.

Speaking of the Twins, it’d be irresponsible to start Fulmer tonight, right? I grabbed him in two leagues to see how it goes but the right move is to sit him, isn’t it? I’ve seen some other sites saying he’d make a good spot start. But I’m skeptical, especially after seeing Barrios (not on my roster) get manhandled.

And in a league that counts saves and holds separately, I can keep two between Giles, Trevor May, Soria, and Cotham? I have Giles and May from that foursome, but am leaning toward cutting Giles for Cotham.

Do you know if Rubby de la Rosa was much of a prospect? Would you roster him over Fulmer if Fulmer gets lit up tonight? It’s a 14-team league.

Thanks, Grey. Have a good weekend!

EggsOdorizzi
EggsOdorizzi
6 years ago

Give Tomás and Stroman to get Maeda and Ozuna?

Other OF are Grandy, Gardner, Joc and Bruce
SPs are Kershaw, Keuchel, Ventura and Wheeler

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

I just got a corporate e-mail at work from some guy I’ve never heard of named Pedro Velasquez. I swear my first thought was wondering what his K/9 was in AAA.

JJ
JJ
6 years ago

I know that you are probably sick of this question so I apologize ahead of time but here it goes….
Is it time to drop Deshields?
Top FAs are
J.LAMB
B.DRURY
S.SOUZA
K.DAVIS
M.DUFFY
B.BURNS

Dee Bonds
Dee Bonds
6 years ago

Jeffers or Joe Smith?

JJ
JJ
6 years ago

Is it time to drop Deshields? I know that you are probably sick of this question
Top FAs are
J.LAMB
B.DRURY
S.SOUZA
K.DAVIS
M.DUFFY
B.BURNS

LagunaBobbyI
LagunaBobbyI
6 years ago

Happy Friday Grey! Need your thoughts heading into the weekend for next week’s lineup decisions. Questions are for 10 team standard 5×5 roto leagues. Thanks as always for the input and have a great weekend!

a) who you plugging in at MI right now – Forsythe or Duffy?

b) please rank top 3 or 4 for me for the near future , no specific category needs, just based on overall value…..Tomas, Souza, Saunders, Drury, Domingo, Arcia

c) same question as b), please rank top 3 or 4…..T Shaw, V-Mart, Longoria, C Carter, plus all guys listed in question b)

Bonny
Bonny
6 years ago

Hello grey!

H2h pts/weekly.

Add either Sean Mannea, Michael Fullmer, Aaron Nola, or these two to stash: Glassnow or Giolito

Which bat to stash? AJ Reed/ trea turner, Orlando Arica?

GoJays
GoJays
6 years ago

Follow-up to the above – I need to see if I can get a good rookie off of waivers. Aledmys Diaz is obvious and I’ve read what is being written about his amazing contact and lack of Ks – a definite worthy claim even with regression coming. But assuming I don’t get him, what are your thoughts on Hazelbaker ROS? Is he just a lucky hot schmotato who is destined to plummet? Any other rookies that have come from nowhere that I may not be thinking of?

GoJays
GoJays
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey! Diaz totally worth it though, yeah?

Commish Cauda
Commish Cauda
6 years ago

16-team H2H-Points League, (W=7, QS=5, L=-5)

Trade Belt & Wainright for Votto and Jose Ferandez?

GoJays
GoJays
6 years ago

As a waiver drop, would you dump Chirinos or Hector Olivera? Chirinos is my backup catcher (we start 2 and I’ve also got D’arnaud and Castillo), and Olivera was my starting rookie hitter (unfortunately replaced by Naquin). They’re both pretty much useless so it’s probably a moot point!

GoJays
GoJays
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, they’re both boiling hot garbage. I was just thinking that since we’re not even sure what Olivera’s suspension will be (or when it will start when comparing to Reyes) that he will likely be out even longer than Chirinos.

Nightmare
Nightmare
6 years ago

hey mustache. Trade is official. 12 team H2H points

My 2 start Waino, 2 start gio, and sano
For
Tanaka, Pence, and Brian Mcann

How’d I do for ROS outlook

New Day
New Day
6 years ago

Who will be more valuable in a H2H league ROS?

Jenmar or Berrios?

New Day
New Day
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Is Jeanmar an upgrade over Osuna or Madson?

New Day
New Day
Reply to  New Day
6 years ago

@New Day: My closers are Madson, Osuna, and Chapman.

Would you drop Berrios for Jeanmar or any of the above closers? Thanks.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 years ago

Hey Grey – re: the Frazier trade (obp ops h2h), he offered Frazier + Eickhoff for my Nola + Cueto. Seems like a no trade to me . . .

Would you do Cueto for Frazier straightup?

david
david
6 years ago

I was hoping you’d say that! Lol

Cooper
Cooper
6 years ago

Mornin Grey and Razzballers!! You have coached me to make a ouple deals so far with a guy in my league. I have traded Springer fof Betts and Story, Trumbo and Matz for Diaz, Tanaka and Strasburg, in seperate deals of course. I have a very strong team and this guy has come back again offering Springer for Straisburg or Cole Str8 up. It is 10team h2h and we keep 6 (i have 8 keeper worthy players). So, who would you rather part with, Cole or Straus? I’m leaning toward Cole and using Upton as bait for a SP later in the season. Who knows, maybe to the same guy

Cooper
Cooper
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks for the quick reply and advice. I just took the deal

david
david
6 years ago

So all the drop dee gordon questions are for 10 team leagues. What about 12 team Yahoo standard H2H leagues? No n/a spot to stash him and I’m not sure I can tie up a bench spot for the next 3 months. Seems like a losing strategy. Would be nice to have him in the playoffs but I have to make the playoffs first. What are your thoughts? Thanks

Skeezix
Skeezix
6 years ago

Grey, we’re finally opening up waivers (only one per week) this Sunday, so there’s a feeding frenzy coming. We start 3 RPs and I got caught when Giles didn’t get the job – my RPs are Giles, Osuna, McGee and Rodney. So I have 3 starting closers at the moment, but I’m worried. The only three active closers with a job to themselves available on waivers are Madson, Jeanmar Gomez and Jepsen. Who do you think is the better bet to continue providing value?

Skeezix
Skeezix
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey – Jeanmar still a worthy add I’m assuming – do you see him as an upgrade over either McGee or Rodney? I figure he’s worth it if only because there’s strength in SAGNOF numbers.

Rondo
Rondo
6 years ago

Would you trade for Tulo in a H2H Points league? Of the guys I have listed below, is there a single player or combo of these guys that are solid fair value for Tulo?

Parra, Segura, S. Castro, Melky, Zobrist

Thanks.

Rondo
Rondo
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Castro and Segura combined?

Ryan
Ryan
6 years ago

Brantley just hit waivers…
1. Do I drop deshizz for him?
2. Drop Corbin for Joe Ross?
3. Pedroia — are you a believer yet? Would you use him over Brantley as utility?

Thanks! You do great work here!

2nd Base
2nd Base
6 years ago

Please rank: Matt Duffy, Schoop, Forsythe, Neil Walker, and Detrich. Thanks

Mikey
Mikey
6 years ago

Keeper obp league trying to win this year.
I have Lawrie as a replacement for Dee.
Was offered Walker for Dee.
Take it or hold?

Tio
Tio
6 years ago

Look Boss! The Plane, The Plane.

Mr. Roark was pretty good yesterday.

Grey – Take a look at Mychal Givens. Some have compared him to Betances. Nice story but probably only good for Al-only/dynasty at this point.

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Starting rodon @BAL today?

JJ
JJ
6 years ago

I have a feeling i know the answer to this but…..
In a keeper league, is it time to cut bait on K.GILES? I have Gausman on the DL and could activate him with the drop.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

UTIL: Schoop or Byung-Ho for power

ryan
ryan
6 years ago

Grey, can you help me with the following questions?
1. Drop Corbin for Joe Ross? Also have Aaron Sanchez, Berrios.
2. Drop Deshizz? I could grab Pedroia (starting Dozzzzzier), Trumbo, A. Diaz, or Brantley
3. Someone dropped Brantley. Is he worth the #2 waiver?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey would you do this trade I got offered over night

I get familia and Quintana for moose Wacha and Cishek

I have Donaldson and Machado at 3b
My closers are Davis, Madson Cishek Tolleson and Siegrist for holds

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

He countered with Moose and Madson plus a 2nd rd pick for Quintana, Familia and a 4th

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

he took it down and offered me this, and I am thinking about taking it.

He gives me: Familia, Quintana and a 4th rd pick
I give him: Moustakas ( I have 3B covered with Donaldson and Machado), Cishek and a 3rd rd pick. Thoughts?

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: I am resting easy now.

Big league choo
Big league choo
6 years ago

10 team H2H 6×6 OBP/QS

Pujols/stras/corbin or goldy/ventura/hill

Big league choo
Big league choo
Reply to  Big league choo
6 years ago

@Big league choo: same guy just offered ventura or smyly/trout for my j.d. mart/stras which trade do you like more?

Big league choo
Big league choo
Reply to  Big league choo
6 years ago

10 team 6×6 OBP / QS

ventura or smyly/trout for my j.d. mart/stras which trade do you like more?

runner
runner
6 years ago

My Arrieta for his cole and archer?

WillisReid
WillisReid
6 years ago

Hey Grey-

Bryant Lawrie Archer owner is offering me Archer For Seager and Odor. That leaves me with Panik and Franco and Kang on the DL.

My rotation is Salazar Smyly Matz Rodon and Hammel with Carrasco on the DL. Thoughts?

WillisReid
WillisReid
Reply to  WillisReid
6 years ago

Kyle Seager

Herschel
Herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. My Arrieta and Story for Correa and DeGrom. My other pitchers are k-zar, Rodon, Velazquez, Gausman, maneaa, e-rod, t ross and Darvish. I would also be able to keep story in the 22nd round moving forward (other players aren’t keeper eligible).

Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: yup you would make that trade?

Stumanji
Stumanji
Reply to  Herschel
6 years ago

@Herschel: Take Correa and Degrom right quick, son!

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
6 years ago

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. 43 more, and we can live together on an island and share a hammock.

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“Share a banana hammock” must not have made it past the editor…

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 years ago

Someone just dropped Mazara in my h2h obp league. Mazara (7 games, @tor @ det) over Rasmus (7 games in houston, min and sea) or Obudel (7 games @stl, @mia but no fern) for next week? Thinking of dropping Rasmus for him, as Obudel has been on a Votto 2.0 streak…

Pager24
Pager24
6 years ago

Grey would you start Rodon today vs. BaL? and Sanchez vs TB? 12 team league. Also, if you wouldn’t start Sanchez is he droppable? Don’t really see the point of him on my roster if I never want to start him

Thanks!

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Pager24
6 years ago

@Pager24: I am starting Rodon, but I have a bad feeling about it

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  peacecoast
6 years ago

Ditto, let’s start the prayer triangle that it’s less than the 135.0 ERA he had vs. the Angels

MattTruss
Editor
6 years ago

So true, I was so worried about telling anyone about Razzball but once I started writing here I got over it and shared it all my league-mates. Now I mention it and half of them just stare blankly at me…I don’t think they get it…and I’m no longer friends with those people.

Stumanji
Stumanji
6 years ago

What’s the opposite of a Batty Call? Used my last weekly move to pick up Chris Carter yesterday and he promptly went 0/4. FMFBBL!

Discuss.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Nice!!!??? :(……. :(

Stumanji
Stumanji