“Ree,” opens the front door, walks down the driveway, says hello to my Polish neighbor, Stash, walks to the DQ, gets a Blizzard, eats said Blizzard, walks home, opens the door, says “Dick,” hits the head, not like that, comes back feeling a Blizzard lighter, does some Netflix and chill, shuts it off, says, “You,” brushes teeth, gets into bed, moves arm over Cougs, hears about her splitting headache, rolls over and says, “Lus.”  That’s right, in honor of Mookie Betts, I just did the most ridiculous ridiculous call ever.  You earned that shizz, you madman!  I’d count the ways I love this man, but like a savant Blackjack dealer I can only count up to 21.  After his three-homer game yesterday, Betts (3-for-5, 5 RBIs, 10th, 11th, 12th homers) now has those twelve homers to go with eight steals, a .283 average and is on pace for 115 runs and 85 RBIs.  Don’t make me do another ridiculous ridiculous call, cause if you want me to, I will.  Oh, and with what he’s doing, it’s not even inconceivable that he keeps up this pace.  His BABIP (.290) is actually below his career average (he’s getting unlucky!), his fly ball percentage is down (he could be hitting more homers!) and he hasn’t been caught stealing once (so steal more!).  You are witnessing the emergence of a perennial first rounder.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Out on paternity leave.  Should be back sooner than most because the naming’s easier.  Just tack on another Jr. and let’s go!

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Aw, look how cute, it’s Betts in 2025.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Well, I would’ve liked to see more Ks or more innings, but beggars (Intern:  insert a ‘not equal’ sign) choosers.  I’d absolutely grab Ed-Rod in all leagues.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff.  The orange-jersey’d emoji inside Buck Showalter’s head, “I’m trying to figure out where to bat the guy we prefer to get less at-bats, and, I’m thinking…. Leadoff!  Tell the boss!”

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.78.  Was obviously a tough matchup (vs. Sawx), but when a pitcher’s in the AL East, you can’t sit them vs. half the division, which is the reason why in my 12 team mixed league, I dropped Aaron Sanchez, Smyly, Severino and Pineda.  (Damn, I had a lot of AL East starters to begin this year.  Must’ve ignored my own rule number four for drafting, go with NL starters.)

Seth Smith – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (5, 6).  The Lisper’s Nightmare cruthed both homerth like he crutheth pink cookith in a plathic bag getting cruthed by buildingth.  Yo, Seth, mama thaid knock you out!  Mariners (What?!), Mariners (What?!)  He’th ready (We’re ready!), Seth thinkth he’th gonna hit bombth, because he’s got the thrength to rock hard!  Thance the boogie, thance the boogie!

Ketel Marte – Expected to return next Monday.  Don’t ya love when guys return on Monday?  Makes it so easy for weekly lineups.  5,000 fantasy moves go against me, this one goes for me.  It’s gonna be a good week! *sees Jackie Bradley Jr. is out of the lineup*  Damn, that was short-lived!

Franklin Gutierrez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer as the Mariners laid into James Shields and the Padres.  The Big FraGu was joined by Adam Lind (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer) and Kyle Seager (3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer).  FraGu’s got three homers in the past four games, Lind is hitting almost .500 in the last week with three homers, and Seager’s hitting around .350 with two homers in that time.  Did the Mariners visit Coors?  Nope, they got Twins’ and Padres’ pitching.  Two teams whose pitching could actually make pitchers’ parks hitter-friendly.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  He got out to the early huge lead then simply sailed to the Ivictory Coast for a free room at the W.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .229.  Be interesting to see what Kemp can do on another team.  On yesterday’s podcast, JayWrong and I talk about the mental aspect of the game.  I wonder if Kemp’s not as lame as he appears, but just doesn’t want to play because it’s the Padres.  In fact, what if that was every players’ problem on the Padres?  What if the Padres became the Madres and moved to San Dimas?  *wavy lines*  Hey, here I am in an alternate universe where there’s Madres playing in San Dimas.  Let me turn on the game to see how they’re doing.  The Madres are winning!   Wow, they’ve scored so many runs!  What’s that?  In this alternate universe, the idea is to score the fewest runs?  Oh, no, Twilight Zone twist!  *wavy lines*  Alternate universes are never what they seem.

Christian Bethancourt – 0-for-3, but also threw a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.  Why is it so amazing when a position player pitches?  It’s like watching a polar bear ice skate.

James Shields – 2 2/3 IP, 10 ERA.  The Regression Fairies have a friend that wore a camouflage Speedo for Halloween and called himself Ramboner, they scoffed when they saw carpeting in their hotel bathroom and they will crush your ratios.

Domingo Santana – Began a rehab stint in Double-A Biloxi.  Domingo was excited to be there, being a fan of the Venezuelan movie, Biloxi Azules with Matthew Brodricardo.

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .299.  Damn, Lucroy’s making me look stupid.  Luckily, it’s the first time ever.  *doorbell rings*  Can I help you?  You drafted DeShields?  Sorry, Grey’s not home.

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  The slow march to respectability continues.  He dropped his ERA from 6.03 to 3.82 in May.

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .330.  Hey, Superfluous H, no rush, doode.

Matt Carpenter – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs.  Signs that it’s still early:  Carpenter raised his average thirty-one points in the last two games.  Seriously.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .193.  I mentioned on yesterday’s podcast that Morales was a guy I’d buy super cheap in deeper leagues, because he should be much better than he’s been.  Those in shallower leagues, should cyclops him.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .297.  Member how you hated him in April?  Yup.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 2nd steal, hitting .364.  Need some speed and runs?  To Whit.

Drew Smyly –  4 IP, 8 ER, ERA up 4.77.  Well, when I dropped Smyly early on, I looked like a total stunod, and I’m not dyslexic with pastry Tourette’s, but I don’t regret that at all now.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .204.  Note to major league teams, don’t trade for Carlos Gonzalez.

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Sometimes I scream ‘Gomez’ in the office to get A.J. Mass to turn around, making him think someone is screaming ‘Go Mets.’  He really needs to stop wearing that Mr. Met head.”

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.79.  So, it hasn’t all been rainbows and unicorns, but I still believe in McCullers if he’s healthy.  In that ‘if’ lies the sun, the moon and Sandoval standing in front of the sun making an eclipse.

George Springer – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .288.  I’m not joking when I say Springer or Trout?  I’m as serious as a mural of Neckface.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Still schmotato’ing, still worth adding.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and has been hitting around .300 in the last week.  He’s not much more than speed in AL-Only leagues, but he has been known to get hot enough for a week or two in all mixed leagues.  He’s also one of the fastest guys in the majors.  That’s what she said!  Damn, she’s mean.

Patrick Corbin – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.96.  Instead of promising to get rid of Common Core, if Trump can get rid of Corbin, I’m in.

Julio Urias – With Alex Wood hitting the DL, Urias is on his way back and could start Thursday.  As the roofie turns… Yes, I’d grab Urias again if he was dropped.

Kenta Maeda – Questionable for Thursday due to swelling in his right hand.  Maeda’s Swelled Hand is also Tyler Perry’s worst TNT movie to date.

Alex Guerrero – Designated for assignment.  That was the humane thing to do after leaving him on life support for three years.

Yasiel Puig – Was scratched with a sore hammy.  I.e., Puig’s lil’ piggy went weeg-weeg-weeg all the way home.

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.38.  But this game was in Wrigley?!  And his last game he gave up 5 ER in Petco!  Sonavabench!

Corey Seager – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .278.  Becoming Joc Pederson’s rookie year Part P.U. seems to be avoided.  *intern whispers in my ear that Pederson didn’t go south until the 2nd half*  Shut up, intern!

Justin Upton – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .217.  I’ve been telling people in the comments to buy Upton or at least not drop him.  He always gets crazy hot for months at a time.  They just didn’t happen to be April and May.  That doesn’t mean they won’t be June and July.

Cameron Maybin – Left yesterday’s game injured.  Well, it had been almost two weeks.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Member when he was a buy low?  See Justin Upton again.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, a grand slam.  And look at Upton one more time for s’s and g’s.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  Okay, I won’t say I like him again, except to say I do like him but I’m just not saying it.  Don’t make me say I like him.

Jefry Marte – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I thought the Hand of the King killed Jefry?  Or was it Littlefinger and the Hand was blamed?  Or was it the Hound?  Can I get a Cliff Notes for what I need to know prior to each Game of Thrones episode?

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .336.  If you wish you owned Valencia, don’t worry.  Just hang around waiver wires, whistling, eventually someone will drop him.  Or at least it seems that way from the comments.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .342, and batting close to .500 in the last week.  The hottest schmotato in the land is one of the Twins’ two dozen Eduardos.

Anthony DeSclafani – Could return next week.   That’s what DeScalendar says.

DJ LeMahieu – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, which was one of nine homers in Coors. Know how I say you want Rockie hitters in Coors when it starts warming up?  At this point, I’d start Tony Wolters (3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) in my Utility slot if the Rockies are home.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers, hitting .301.  In a motel somewhere, Corey Dickerson watched the Rockies’ highlights and sighed so loudly his neighbors banged on the wall.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 3, runs, 4 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homers.  Auntie Em, hold down your skirt, there’s a Toreando coming through!

Carlos Gonzalez – 3-for-5 and his 10th homer, and 8th homer in the last three games.  See CarGo?  See CarGo go!

Joey Votto – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting .213.  Votto would be a 40-homer hitter in Coors.  No foolsies.

Joe Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.37.  Someone got lucky on an Alaskan cruise last night!

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .397.  Let’s just say I had no intention of drafting Murphy this year, but I did in one league and, not coincidentally, it’s the one league I’m way out in first.

Danny Espinosa – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .199.  After the game, Dusty calmly asked, “Can Trea Turner do that?”  Then refused to hear the answer which is obviously yes.

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in the past three games.  I wouldn’t pick him up myself, but if you’re totally desperate (how enticing does this sound?).

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Quickly:  Kershaw, Sale, Jo-Fer, Syndergaard, Scherzer?  Si or no si?

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .300.  He’s like Yunel Escobar with a catcher’s mitt.  I will call him, Yukneel Escobackstop.

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, Zero Walks, 3 Ks, ERA down to 6.34.  7+ ERA vs. the major leagues = Hiring Bill Cosby to be your bartender.  Eek, math’s off there.  Should’ve equaled a zero ERA vs. the Braves.

Denard Span – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .274, but hitting over .350 in the last week.  I’d grab him (make sure you don’t accidentally pick up Ben Revere).

Matthew Wisler – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  For what it’s Werth, I grabbed Wisler in one league about a week ago and am not dropping him.  Also, have him in a weekly league going twice this week (later in Los Angeles; real Los Angeles, not Anaheim).

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Rangers announced that Profar could stay with the Rangers when Odor is reinstated.  No good came come of this.  Either Profar starts over Odor at times inconceivably, or Profar sits on the bench rather than getting ABs in the minors.  I’m dying to see how this plays out.  Dying as in ceasing to live with stupid manager decisions.

Colby Lewis – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  That’s nice, I still wouldn’t own Colby with your fantasy team.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.15.  Was cruising (relatively) then gave up three runs in the 8th inning without recording an out.  Yes, I’m constantly making excuses for Kluber.  At least I’m aware of it.  I am not floating down the River Denial, drinking a cocktail while someone else paddles!  Damn, the River Denial sounds awesome!

Todd Frazier – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .219.  Though, .219 seems so much better than .246, when it’s Jose Abreu hitting .246.

Tyler Saladino – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and double legs (1, 2), and 2nd homer in three games, hitting over .300 in the last week.  I’d say hot schmotato, but he’s more in the Bedouin camp with the LLAMAS.

Travis d’Arnaud – Could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.  Yeah, him and what d’army?!

David Wright – Received a pain-killing injection for his neck as he tries to avoid the DL.  Do we care?  Let me drink on it and I’ll tell you later.  *five hours later*  Boozy Grey, “No.”  Burp.

Noah Syndergaard – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st Hold.  I usually don’t talk about middle relievers, but this guy looked pretty good.  I could see him being used if Familia falters.

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Walker’s too modest.  More like Neil Homer.

James Loney – 0-for-4 as he was added to the Mets’ 25-man roster and hit sixth.  Loney has never been able to do much with his bat outside of the occasional schmotato sesh, so we don’t carez now.  (Carez shows one doesn’t care even less because you can’t even be bothered to spell care right.  The explanation of carez does undercut the lack of caring a little.)

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.85 vs. J.A. Happ 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  The home plate umpire must work as a notary during the offseason, because, before each half inning, he’d point to the mound and say initials here.  Rather than point you back to Gausman’s blurb, I’ll just say I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for both of these guys, no matter how nice their ERAs look.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  No exaggeration, I’ve been waiting for Smoak to get hot for five years.  I’m like a firefighter with blue balls.

Jason Grilli – Traded to the Blue Jays.  Toronto’s heard many great things about Americans and their grilling, and, well, this is what happens when you make a trade on an empty stomach.

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ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

I need some help managing my team now that my trade for Stanton went through this AM! I gave up Scherzer for Stanton so now I’ve got a slight roster crunch and I have two bench bats (Odor and Upton) which makes streaming more difficult. Team looks likes this now:

(1) C: Posey
(1) 1B: Abreu
(1) 2B: Panik
(1) SS: Correa
(1) 3B: Seager
(3) OF: Trout, Stanton, J.D. Martinez
(1) UT: Polanco
Bench: (J. Upton, Odor)

(4) SP: Salazar, Harvey, Matz, Walker
(3) RP: Osuna, Jeffress, Betances
Bench: (Hill, McCullers, Shoemaker)

(1) DL: Carrasco

1) Number one, if I’m gonna start Carrasco today then someone has to get dropped? Who is it? Do I just cut Panik now and got without a 2nd basemen today since Odor should be back in a day or two? Or drop a pitcher?
2) Who do I drop for streaming now? I’m up by 30 points and my opponent has at least 7 starts left so I wanna make sure I can keep up. Thought I’d drop Shoemaker but you’re saying he’s worth holding? However his next start looks like it’s @NYA (-6.0)..

a) Start Carrasco AND stream Chen or Miley today? Or just Carrasco?
Carrasco vs. KC (24.8)
Miley @SD (4.0)
Chen vs. PIT (1.2)

b) Start one or both of these guys tomorrow?
Salazar vs. KC (20.4)
Walker @TEX (-4.4)

c) Start Hill AND one of Guerra OR McHugh on Sat.?
Guerra @PHI (17.5)
McHugh vs. OAK (4.9)
Hill @HOU (3.3)

d) Start McCullers, Harvey AND one of the other streams or just McCullers and which streamer?
Kazmir vs. ATL (21.9)
J. Gray @SD (19.6)
McCullers vs. OAK (8.4)
Tomlin vs. KC (7.7)
Gausman vs. NYA (4.6)
Harvey @MIA (2.0)

Sorry for the length but thanks in advance!

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
6 years ago

10 team AL only with QS over wins. gotta drop somebody for carrasco.
shoemaker/duffy/porcello/pineda/bauer/kennedy/hill/andriese

hard to believe this might be pineda, but it might be. looks as if bauer’s keeping his job over clevinger.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
6 years ago

with this roster in OPS, hits, total bases, K’s added 16 team h2h, do i have enough steals/runs to drop eaton for saunders?
C swihart
1B rizzo
2B schoop
SS bogey
3B carpenter
CI carter
MI miller
LF k.davis
CF revere
RF stanton
OF braun
Util r-zimm
BN suarez/hundley/eaton
DL pollock

Make baseball great again
Make baseball great again
6 years ago

What caliber pitcher should Corey Seager net in a trade in a h2h dynasty league?

Johnc
Johnc
6 years ago

Do I drop Park for LoMo or be patient?

Make baseball great again
Make baseball great again
6 years ago

What caliber pitcher should Corey Seager net in a trade in a h2h dynasty league?

Make baseball great again
Make baseball great again
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Make baseball great again: @Grey: Apologies for the duplicate post. It wasn’t showing up last night for some reason. Thanks Grey

Slimbo
Slimbo
6 years ago

Giving up cutch to get lindor and moncada in a keep forever dyno?

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

@Grey: I am at a loss with my pitching staff – it currently stands as –

Chris Archer, Gerritt Cole, Taijuan Walker, Danny Salazar, Kyle Hendricks, Cody Allen, Fernando Rodney, Alex Colome, Will Smith, Eduardo Rodriguez, Julio Urias

I was debating between Rodriguez and Fulmer last night and guessed wrong… I’m definitely picking up Fulmer if I can, for his next start and maybe beyond.

I don’t know what to do anymore – every pitcher I pick up and stream seems to forget how to pitch. I can’t believe that my top 2 pitchers (Archer and Cole) are garbage compared to expectations. I mean Aaron Nola is more valuable than these 2 chumps.

So how do I come out of this? How many sheep do I need to sacrifice to the Fantasy Baseball Gods?

/end rant

goodfold2
goodfold2
6 years ago

anybody crazy desperate enough to have streamed/grabbed paxton? hahaha. i’m sure JB did somewhere.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  goodfold2
6 years ago

@Grey: @goodfold2:

Paxton is to JB like
Dom Brown is to Tehol

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  FrankGrimes
6 years ago

@FrankGrimes: exactly.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

10 team h2h points league

Liriano or Ed rod?

Chad Donaldson
Chad Donaldson
6 years ago

Alex Bregman up in next few weeks? Worth a stash in dynasty, would dump Semien

Thanks

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Chad Donaldson
6 years ago

@Chad Donaldson: yea in dynasty I would grab him over semien. Could have a big impact next year. But he shouldn’t be available in a dynasty

Rusty
Rusty
6 years ago

Taillon or Fulmer?

Rusty
Rusty
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thank you! I need to choose 2 out of these 3 Fulmer, Liriano and E Rod.

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: fulmer or shoe…? Didn’t get to watch much of the game, but saw 10 hits no walks for shoe? Sounds like he was living on the edge a bit all night? I jinxed the shizz outta fulmer. Sent out several texts, sorry present fulmer owners/streamers.

Looks like shoe’s next matchups are @NYY… then vs. CLE the following week.

fulmer’s next two are vs. TOR then @NYY

regan
regan
6 years ago

Archer or a rotting dog carcass?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

OPS league where I’ve bene hit with OF injuries. FraGu or Jarrett Parker (who should see AB with Pence gone)?

Derrick
Derrick
6 years ago

Justin Upton for Danny Salazar.

Which side?

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

10 team h2h points league

Brian McCan or Wilson Ramos

McCan has sucked for a while and Ramos has been lights out. I’m confused.

Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Chris
6 years ago

@Chris: seriously, ramos has kicked ass all year.

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
6 years ago

Niese of Fister ROS/

Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  I am the Walrus
6 years ago

@I am the Walrus: fister

Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: ah the old making the dichotomy a false one gambit, didn’t think of that. if he’s that desperate though at least fister’s playing time is more sure.

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: i miss ron pompei. weekly roto, martin or gattis?

Jordy
Jordy
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Which side comes out on top?

Trevor Story/Maikel Franco or Lindor/Jimmy Nelson?

Thanks a lot.

Jordy
Jordy
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Ok. But between Lindor and Story you take Lindor ROS right?

aki
aki
6 years ago

In ops league, welington castillo or gattis ROS at C, thanks so much

Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
6 years ago

don’t look too hard but cargo 2 giving some value for those of us in 20 teamers that added him and have to start him (or i guess pedro is also having a good day in that league)

Joe
Joe
6 years ago

Archer or Hamels ROS?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

Brocktune is available to pinch hit according to the Marlins broadcasters. Lowercase yay.

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: great reporting, thank you. Tweeter has been useless.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Knucks
6 years ago

@Knucks: No prob. BTW, your comment yesterday was about having to rosterbate after each at bat was classic! Take a bow.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yes! Way to get the word out about the nickname!

rick
rick
6 years ago

which side, my harrison colome eaton or grichuk archer lawrie

i have dyson, allen and rodney

Rick
Rick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: you’re the man!

Can you rank grichuk lawrie conforto ros?

Rick
Rick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: lawrie last?

Scott Levine
Scott Levine
6 years ago

14 team dynasty league. Choose a side

Side A: Victor Robles, Brent Honeywell, Austin Meadows
Side B: Scherzer, Lackey

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

Is the Boston pitcher’s last name pronounced Buckles or Buck Holes? Because one sounds like a good name for yellow lab, and the other sounds like the name of a porn star.

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: said buch holes, spelled buchholez

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
6 years ago

12 teamer h2h with OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added, and losses for pitchers.
C swihart
1B au rizz
2B walker
SS segura
3B todd father
OF duvall/hanram/mookie
util ortiz/villar
BN upton/walker/lawrie
NA turner
DL hundley
SP walker/nola/salazar/shoemaker/smyly/both duffmen/wisler/gausman/chen/porcello
RP allen/osuna/casilla/dyson

drop who to activate carrasco for tomorrow? since villar also has 3B i don’t need lawrie’s 2B/3B and he only plays on short days. it’s also fairly likely he won’t be added if i drop him.

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

@For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron: this roster is going crazy, 29 hits so far this week, 12 of them homers.

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: “EDIT” if there was another response it isn’t showing up.

For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: what was other response, since i’ll likely stream that spot if it’s a pitcher. if duffey’s hit hard a 3rd time in a row it’s probably him, although wisler’s complete inability to not only get no wins, but constant losses (albeit not his fault) is likely reason i had to been able to drop him and stream him for 3 starts in a row. i have enough high ERA (lately) SP that i’m happy to have somebody with good ratios and decent K’s though. yordano had recently been dropped here after owning him all year.

Lucky Dog
6 years ago

MOOKIE MADNESS!!!!!!

~tomorrow’s headlines, today.

Talk about making up for lost time. Last two games have been a pretty good month for Mookie.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: lost time?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Crapshoot Kershaw
6 years ago

@Crapshoot Kershaw: go look at his 1st month. Not awful, but not 2nd round pick either.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: no, he’s filled up the stat sheet with a bit of everything, but he’s also been unlucky a lot, and he started the season pretty quietly.

But you’re right, he was on pace for ~20/20….he looks like he could be more like 30/30 though.

Having him & springer and feeling like they’re both due for a crazy 4-5 week stretch is a nice feeling.

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

14 team keeper league.

My Trea Turner for his Addison Russell and Mccullers

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

Just cause I am never giving up. Jedd Gyorko has 6 HR in only 100 ABs and his splits look good. He could be a .250 30 HR 2B for most teams…Why did they have to trade him to the only team with platoons at every position.

Ashtray
Ashtray
6 years ago

Add will Smith and drop Andrew Miller?

12 team h2h

Other pitchers are:

Price
Carraaco
Nola
Walker
Maya
Miriam
Pearl

Dyson
Colonel
Jepsen
Abad
Miller

Ashtray
Ashtray
Reply to  Ashtray
6 years ago

@Ashtray: autocorrect butchered it. Those last 3 SP are mats, liriano, and roark.

Ashtray
Ashtray
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: No. Extra pitcher cats are QS and L

Dirty it's
Dirty it's
6 years ago

Starting Moore tomorrow @twins???
Or waiting for guerra @phillies

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

MOOKIE MOOKIE MOOKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 HOMERUNS IN 7 AT BATS!!!!!

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell: I’ve caught two of the 7 at bats. The line out and the groundout from last night. Just tuned in to the game. I should maybe turn this off though, shouldn’t I?

Grey is there a rule against being the lede two days in a row? Though the caged Byrd is likely a better bet for tomorrow.

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Not trying to xnij anything… But it could end be a pitcher that was traded for Cespedes at the deadline last year! I’m sure your watching.

BrewerFan
BrewerFan
6 years ago

Is Liriano a good ‘Buy Low’ or not worth anything right now and a total ‘avoid’? Thanks Grey

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

in the immortal words of Mugatu….Mookie…”he’s so hot right now”

PB&J
PB&J
6 years ago

You like Cron or Bour?

PB&J
PB&J
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey. You are the cat’s pajamas.

Cubbie Blue
Cubbie Blue
6 years ago

I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly mixed points league -1 for a strike out. Gattis now has 4 games at catcher and will gain eligibility at catcher at 15 games so he has 11 left. How soon would you stash him? how many games would you guess till he gets another 11 games? 40 games? so about 2 months. Wait a month before we should start stashing him?? thx for your help Grey

Cubbie Blue
Cubbie Blue
Reply to  Cubbie Blue
6 years ago

@Cubbie Blue: Since coming back from the minors he plays at catcher every 5.75 games so on pace for 63 games or so before he’s eligible. Do you think this speeds up at all? at this point by week 18 or 19 in a 20 week season before you could use him at catcher. I guess just in time for the playoffs…

The Black Adder
The Black Adder
6 years ago

I don’t agree with you about Profar. I am fairly certain from what I’ve been hearing and reading today that Profar is here to stay and they want him playing.

Regardless, would you at least say that Liriano and/or Dozier are safely droppable?

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey

Anything you see in smyly that is making you so open to cutting him? Jb had him top 20 last week now everyone wants to cut him

Chester
Chester
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: But those are just results!

The Black Adder
The Black Adder
6 years ago

I don’t agree with you about Profar. I am fairly certain from what I’ve been hearing and reading today that Profar is here to stay and they want him playing.

Regardless, would you at least say that Liriano and/or Dozier are safely droppable?

The Black Adder
The Black Adder
Reply to  The Black Adder
6 years ago

@The Black Adder: What about Justin Upton?

The Black Adder
The Black Adder
Reply to  The Black Adder
6 years ago

@The Black Adder: I won’t drop Upton, but he’s cruisin…

Clive
Clive
6 years ago

Thoughts on Cobb? Worth a stash on DL?

JP
JP
6 years ago

Grey-6×6 roto I have a dl spot and slim pickens. Any interest in Tex, Wright or Plouffe> All old and ugly better off to leave the spot open?

JP
JP
Reply to  JP
6 years ago

@JP: Grey also have a dl pitching spot i know how you feel about al east but do you like Eovaldi or Gaus?

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Starting Carrasco in his first game back tomorrow vs Kansas City?

Thanks!

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

Every year Lind seems to get insanely hot for a stretch. Looking back over the last few years it’s been the end of May and into June. No coincidence this year it’s happening again.

bing
bing
6 years ago

Brett Gardner, Cameron maybin, grichuk, Matt Holliday, schoop, Pearce… Gerardo parra is there too..

Which ones do you like as a bench bat? No specific needs just a healthy all around contributor

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Manaea or Bradley in a keeper?

Thanks señor.

Chester
Chester
6 years ago

Which 2 of the group are you most confident in for the rest of season:

McCullers, EdRod, Urias, Keuchel, Maeda, JRoss (I won’t tell JB)

Chester
Chester
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Awesome, thank you.

Do you think shipping Urias, Beltre, and Jose Ramirez for Taijuan Walker and Seager is a good/fair deal? Then can pick up McCullers.

Chester
Chester
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: Kyle

California Bob
California Bob
6 years ago

Paxton Shoey or McHugh? What order for Wood replacement Grey? Thanks in advance!!!

LightBlack
LightBlack
6 years ago

Prayer circle for Polanco. Man, hope its just some toe jam that got enrusted and is rubbing up hard between his sock and toe nail.

Tank1
Tank1
6 years ago

Would you deal either Odor or Lindor plus Ross for Scherzer and a closer? Scherzer cannot be kept and would be giving up long term value with either Lindor or Odor. I have Schoop and Villar currently as backups. If you would make this deal for either, who would you offer first? Thanks so much.

gangreen
gangreen
6 years ago

Wil myers for paxton or drury batting lastin the lineup still attractive though vs fiers. Who should I start today

gangreen
gangreen
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanxs I am starting myers, but I know since Iasked yiu drury wil hit a grand salami tonite just because. Its kinda like the thing with avisail.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Omg how do you keep up with all this lol! 14 team league h2h roto have an abundance of pitching need depth for hitting. Drop Robbie Ray or fiers for Lind? Would you touch Tyler white right now or leave him alone? Thanks!

Joe Cool
Joe Cool
6 years ago

Most droppable: Smyly, Gausman, or Velasquez?

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
6 years ago

Abreu – Segura for Cain – Desmond

web
web
6 years ago

Need to clear roster space…Safe to drop Castellanos? I have been starting Valencia over Castellanos at 3rd, do you feel confident Valencia out performs Nick Ros? Castellanos seems to have come back to earth.

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
6 years ago

Good lord. What to do with Abreu? sell low? bench and pray?

George
George
6 years ago

Attempting to buy low on Stanton. Would you part with Belt, Matz, and Peralta for Stanton?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
6 years ago

What are your thoughts on Sonny after a stint on the Disgraceful List?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: nice. Just canned Boxberger out of my DL (luckily I hadn’t activated him yet) and stached Sonny.

Another Dan
Another Dan
6 years ago

Gattis at C again, tonight. That’s his 5th start.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Another Dan
6 years ago

@Another Dan: heck yeah – see ya McCann!!

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
6 years ago

Per mlbtraderumors:

The breakout performance of Aledmys Diaz has the Cardinals looking for ways to adapt the rest of the roster to a new full-time shortstop, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. St. Louis has had discussions with both Jhonny Peralta and Matt Carpenter about occupying more versatile roles — something in the mold of, but less dramatic than, Ben Zobrist’s old position-less situation with the Rays. Both Peralta and Carpenter have played multiple positions in the majors already, but it seems that the variety and day-to-day volatility may increase somewhat. Meanwhile, GM John Mozeliak said that he has high expectations for Diaz. “[G]iven what you’re seeing out of Diaz at his age [25], you really need to see him develop at shortstop,” said the veteran executive. “When you look at what he’s been able to do, seeing him hold that spot for the next five or six years is reasonable to think.”

THIS MAKES ME HAPPY IN THE PANTS.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  CMUTimmah
6 years ago

@CMUTimmah: the gist of this reported here about 4 days ago, per STL’s paper (often just a cardinals owned rag)

Snyders of hanover
Snyders of hanover
6 years ago

Yo G

I am in a keeper league( 12 team). You have to keep 5 players each year , with 1 being an SP.

I do not have a good keeper SP but have plenty of ammo to trade for one. Who do you think is on the verge of becoming that next Stud elite SP.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Snyders of hanover
6 years ago
Snyders of hanover
Snyders of hanover
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks:

I wish… With his monster season right now guy will never trade him. Thanks for the idea though!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Snyders of hanover
6 years ago

@Snyders of hanover: Matz, Nola, Velasquez, Salazar, Taijuan, Gausman, Rodon, Snell, Taillon, Glasnow, Giolito, Joe Ross, Todd Coffey

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

@Grey: More saves this season: Doolittle or Will Smith?

Chucky
Chucky
6 years ago

12 T Dynasty forever, Baez or Profar?

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

Will Archer pull a Harvey and find his slider today?

Dirty it's
Dirty it's
6 years ago

Lol erod. High whip and al east. Please everyone pick him and start him vs blue jays on Sunday !!!!
Please

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

I think the buy low window on DeGrom has shut.

Clive
Clive
6 years ago

10 team H2H – Need a 3B

Trade Maeda for Franco? (Would still have Stras, Cole, Salazar, Walker, Urias, Taillon)

Or keep Maeda and grab someone like Nunez off waivers?

Thanks!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Clive
6 years ago

@Clive: Franco

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: He is not in the lineup tonight though, so make sure he’s healthy first

Jon A
Jon A
6 years ago

Would you own Corbin or Shelby Miller as a back end starter/spot starter?
If so which one? both are on waivers.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Jon A
6 years ago

@Jon A: Leave em there unless this is a ridiculously deep league

a bag of sand
a bag of sand
6 years ago

arenado & salazar
or
seager & thor

alps88
alps88
6 years ago

Grey
2 questions
1-With King Felix on the DL
who is the best option
Eduardo Rodriguez
Collin McHugh
Jon Gray
CC Sabathia
2- Whoever is left would you pick up and drop Fulmer
I know he pitches tonight
Thanks as always

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Interesting thought with Gray over Ed-Rod

The Black Adder
The Black Adder
6 years ago

Hey Grey, time to drop Dozier? I can drop him and add Profar, and I really want Profar. I want to do it, but I’m a scaredy cat. Do it? Do it? Do it?

My other potential drop is Liriano, but I feel like he can add something that Dozier might not.

Kevin
Kevin
Reply to  The Black Adder
6 years ago

@The Black Adder: At best Profar turns into a platoon player come saturday

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Gregory Polanco was scratched from the Pirates’ lineup Wednesday due to left foot discomfort.

Kevin
Kevin
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414: Facing a lefty tonight. I’m hoping its minor and using the lefty as an excuse to rest it

knucks
knucks
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414: Update… Polanco scratched with left foot discomfort after getting it lodged up Clint Hurdle’s ass.

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Brocktune with a sore left foot. Who does this guy think he is, Christy Brown? Run with your right foot!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: fingers crossed

smegma
smegma
6 years ago

Offer Hammel for Carrasco? Is that close?

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  smegma
6 years ago

@smegma: You gotta be kidding

Kevin
Kevin
6 years ago

Also, Beef Wellington or Russell Martin? Thanks as always

Kevin
Kevin
6 years ago

kluber/Colomne for Matz/Hammel which side?

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey,

I need help 6×6 roto league with holds and ops as the extra categories. Daily league so having relievers on off days is good.

My current staff is: J Fer, Salazar, Matz, Nola, Joe Ross, Smyly, Taillon, McCullers, Rodon, Colome, Dyson, Rondon, Will Harris.

I am thinking of picking up Rivero in Washington for holds. Would you cut any of my starters, and if so who, for Rivero in Washington or would you hold off on doing anything.

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: anything make you turns so much on smyly? Jb had him ranked top 20 last week now everyone is turning on him

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
6 years ago

Buxton or Morales ROS?

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I have Morales as utility without a bench bat. I just need the one who causes less damage overall.

Dirty it's
Dirty it's
6 years ago

Starting Moore @ twins
Manea vs twins?

Ranked 30th vs lefties also have least games vs lefties

ragingson
ragingson