I put a poster of David DeJesus up on my bedroom wall.  Cougs said to me, “Grey, why do we have a picture of David DeJesus on our bedroom wall?”  She was right.  It was silly to put DeJesus up on my wall.  So I cut out his face, cut out his lips, cut out his eyes and taped it around her face with masking tape, so she could see and talk to me through DeJesus.  Then I asked my religious poster-ography if it could please leave my sweet, sweet upside pitchers alone.   DeJesus said back to me, “Yes, can you please untape this thing from my head now?”  DeJesus spoke to me!  Too bad I didn’t do this prior to Yordano Ventura going out and getting rocked (2 2/3 IP, 5 ER) and then complaining after the game of elbow discomfort.  Dah!  As we know by now, no pitchers get away with elbow discomfort without a DL stint.  The MRI will either lead him to a 15-day DL stint or a 12-18 month one.  Lowercase yay.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lorenzo Cain – 4-for-4 and his 6th steal.  Cain…Sugar!  Get higher, baby!  Get higher, baby!  Get higher, baby!  And don’t ever come down!

George Springer – 4-for-4, 5 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  A lot of good has come of Springer’s emergence for the Astros, but the one drawback is now Barbara Bush needs to learn all this new shorthand when keeping score at Astro games like a double, an RBI and a homer.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4.  Said he’s done switch-hitting.  GLAAD could not be reached for comment.

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  On the fo’really, he hasn’t done a whole lot, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets hot at some point.  Maybe that point is now.  Yes, I’m kinda saying that because Arenado left a giant hole at my corner infidel spot, and I need something.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 13th steal.  He’s seven for his last sixteen with two steals, 3 RBIs and five runs as he’s been back in the two-hole since this weekend.  Hmm… Been a whole lot easier since the Prince left town!  Been a whole lot happier without that face around!  I hope them Hostess cupcakes are gonna make you cough!  Hope you read this blurb and it pissed you off!  Yes, that was a Spin Doctors mash-up.

Nick Tepesch – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Hmm, maybe I should temper the Tepesch/Passover jokes and actually look at him for fantasy.  Eh, no shanks!

Jose Abreu – Took grounders, played catch and hit off a tee.  Though, he wasn’t able to win a giant plush SpongeBob.

Scott Downs – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his first save.  This wasn’t a stereotypical save because he came into the 8th inning in a save situation but it was a four run lead, and it remained that way into the ninth.  That’s not to say Belisario is safe, after all his nickname is Very-sorry-yo, but I’d continue to hold Belisario and Webb, in that order.

Conor Gillaspie – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting around .350 in the last week, and — God, this is sad to say — I actually filled in for Arenado with Gillaspie in one league.  *goes to shake fist at sky, doesn’t feel like going outside, shakes fist at picture of Razzball contributor, Sky*

Dayan Viciedo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Exactly a week ago I said, “Rather than a hot schmotato, I’m beginning to think now we can set our clock to Viciedo homering again in a week, assuming we have a clock that has a day hand and a homer hand.”  Prescient ain’t just a word you need Dictionary.com to define!

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He’s a streamer and yesterday he was against Cleveland, so hehe.  He does have a nice next matchup, per the Stream-o-Nator.

Carlos Santana – Missed yesterday because he could be dealing with a concussion.  He should’ve never been catching, or messing with that black magic woman.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 8th steal.  All he does is fill up the stat line!  Which better be enough for you.  You greedy, yo!

Mark Teixeira – Scratched due to a stiff wrist.  WebMD says it’s Legionnaires’ disease, but it’s prolly a day-to-day wrist thing.

Carlos Beltran – Took dry swings and said, “I feel good,” then did a James Brown split and felt less good.

Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA is at 2.67.  His peripherals are as pretty as you thought they would be (9+ K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.17 xFIP) back in March.  Can we teleconference Danny Salazar, Gerrit Cole and Tony Cingrani into this blurb?

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  21 to go!

Casey McGehee – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .286 on the year and 7th best RBI total in NL with 31.  With the success of McGehee, more players might go to Japan to jump start their careers.  From very-cacki to teriyaki to teri-riffic!

Nate Eovaldi – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Florida’s Captain EO providing you with real-life thrills without the depressing memories of vitiligo and a sham marriage to Priscilla Presley.

Ryan Zimmerman – Progressing to swinging and throwing.  That’s good, since, ya know, he is a baseball player.  Bravo, Zimmerman.  If only ‘bravo’ had the same effect on you as Bert Cooper.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer in his 2nd game back.  That didn’t take long.  Definitely would own if you were struggling with the loss of Fielder or Arenado or Votto or you name ’em.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  George Hamilton and Ricardo Montalban’s love child has a 3.47 ERA, but pretty lousy Ks and xFIP, making him more of a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start.

Cliff Lee – Not ready to throw yet, and there’s no timetable for his return from his sore arm, i.e., The Adverb’s got dangling claws.

Kyle Kendrick – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks.  With four walks to two Ks, he shows why he’s about as appealing as what his last name sounds like, an anatomically correct Ken doll.

Ryan Howard – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Howard tore through the ball yesterday after hearing Walt Weiss repeatedly move his center fielder back.  That one is for you Rosa Parks.

Chase Utley – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  Phillies should take a DeLorean to every game.

Ben Revere – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Hasn’t stolen much recently, but he is hitting .400 in the last week, and the steals could come in bunches.  Hot schmotato!

Brandon McCarthy – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Tyson Ross (5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks).  In a battle that was billed as “low scoring” and ended “”Ugh, why wasn’t this low scoring?”

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer in the last 4 games.  In good conscience, I can’t tell anyone outside of NL-Only leagues that he’s worth picking up.  Or in good conscious, I think they both work.

Everth Cabrera – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and a slam & legs.  EverCab making owners sing that late 90’s song, “Middle Infielder of Mine.”

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Damn, I dropped him early in the day yesterday.  Oh, well, bombs voyage!

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.86.  Where’s the emoticon for a middle finger?

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and Brandon Moss 1-for-4 also hit his 12th homer.  Anagrammed out Donaldson and Moss are the Dos Almond Sons.  Not quite as catchy as the Bash Brothers, but sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you feel like two.

Kyle Blanks – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 1st homer.  Not much here to see yet in mixed leagues, but for AL-Only he has power and in those leagues you’re just filling in the Blanks.

Derek Norris – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, as he hits .316.  Has cooled off dramatically since April when he hit .386, but at least he’s been better than Ricky Gervais’s show, Derek.  What a mess that is.

Tommy Milone – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  His home ERA is below 1.35, his road ERA is 5.80.  In other words, he’s a homeschooling MediOAKer.

Erik Bedard – 4 IP, 7 ER.  Memorial Day in Toronto was not kind to Bedard.  Or as Canadians called it, Monday.

Desmond Jennings – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, that’s to go along with his 11 steals.  He’s on pace for around a 15/30 season, though he is batting in the .240’s.  That’s shabby chic.

David DeJesus – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  I wonder if that was really him or Cougs wearing my poster face.

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Can someone check to make sure the fences in Rogers Centre are meters and not centimeters?

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .322, and, more remarkably, is the best hitting M. Cabrera.

A.J. Ellis – Hit the DL after hurting his ankle in Beckett’s no-hitter celebration.  The reminds me of the time I won the New Jersey state Connect Four championship and my buddy Pickles started hyperventilating without his inhaler.  He was fine, but it sorta bummed out my celebration.

Hanley Ramirez – Missed Monday and seems headed to the DL, but this season it feels like I could say that about any player and I have an 80% chance of being right.

Matt Kemp – Sat out his 4th straight day.  Mattingly built a dog house for Puig, but since he’s hitting, he just hates to see it go to waste.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  He had a perfect game going into the 8th inning, which had Elias Sports Bureau scrambling for the last back-to-back no-hitter for a team, which was the Cleveland Spiders vs. the Hoboken Arachnophobes, but that was an unfair matchup obviously.

Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.06.  Where’s the magic, Ervin?!  He hasn’t pitched a whole lot worse than two weeks ago when his ERA was 2.76.  If you can get him on the cheap, this could be a solid buying opportunity.  Or po’tunity, if you’re in a rush.

Chris Johnson – 2-for-5, a day after a two-hit game and a homer.  Wouldn’t expect much from him in the power department, but he could hit for a lot higher average than his current .268.  Plus, if you scream his name real fast, it will make you should like an old man in a urinal who can’t urinate.

Clay Buchholz – 3 IP, 6 ER.  Red Sox said he could get bumped from the rotation.  Since he has a 7.02 ERA, I say what the hell is taking so long?  Rubby de la Rosa could replace him in the rotation, which also would make him the player with the most porn star-sounding name in the majors.

David Ortiz – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Big Papi has been outspoken with the media about how he doesn’t like how he has no protection in the lineup.  Um, Jackie Bradley Jr. walked three times in one game and Grady Sizemore has taken some of the sexiest selfies.  Papi’s way off here.

Brock Holt – 2-for-5, 2 runs and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  I actually picked him up to fill in for Arenado in one league.  I will now laugh hysterically on the 405 until I am committed.

Noah Syndergaard – Hit the Triple-A DL with an injury to his elbow.  They should just throw a shirt on Mr. Met that reads, “We can’t have anything nice.”

Jacob deGrom – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks vs. Brandon Cumpton (6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K).  This was a rematch of deGrom vs. Cumpton that saw Cumpton win the first time.  Not a major league game rematch, that matchup was of British flavorless shortbread cookies.  As anyone that has followed this in the British tabloids, The Queen Mum likes deGrom, but Cumpton sounds like Compton and is loved in Brixton.  F0r fantasy, I wouldn’t touch either outside of NL-Only leagues.

Jose Valverde – 2/3 IP, 4 ER and released by the Mets after the game.  Not sure what they were expecting from a guy nicknamed Poopie Grande.  A small poopie?  That would just be unfair to him and the verisimilitude of his nickname.

Dave HudgensMets also fired their hitting coach because they can’t fire the guy that built Metco and Sandy Alderson won’t fire himself.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  What a Duda day!

Gaby Sanchez – 2-for-2, 2 rund, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer as he replaced Ike Davis mid-game.  Too bad, the Mets fans were enjoying seeing Ike do squat and step in the bucket for another team.

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save as Jason Grilli worked, um, Friday.   How is the Pirates coaching staff tying their shoes while wearing those kid gloves?  Obviously, I’d continue to hold Melancon, until Grilli goes on back-to-back days.

Josh Hamilton – Diagnosed with a bone bruise on his surgically-repaired thumb and hopes to take batting practice on Wednesday.  I have a feeling that this is going to be an ongoing issue for him all year.  Call it mustache intuition.

Tyler Skaggs – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  You never know what you’re gonna get out of Skaggs — a 7 IP, 2 ER game or a 7 IP, 5 ER game — and yesterday you got both if you count his three unearned runs.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal, hitting .332 on the year with two homers.  Did he switch bodies with Fred Savage?

James Jones – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th steal.  Has a hit in nine of his last ten games with three steals over that time.  SAGNOF Mike just went over his James Jones fantasy.  I concur.  Or concurr, if Mystikal is reading.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners (0 BBs), 10 Ks.  Nice step in the right direction from what Alphabet Soup was doing that made me list him as a Sell last week, but his Ks are still low and his ERA (1.68) is still absurd for the pitcher that he is, so regression will still be his.

Nate Schierholtz – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  I’ve had an iCal reminder set for me since the end of April to pick up Schierholtz as soon as he hit his first homer.  So yesterday I was like, “Siri, pick up Schierholtz.”  And she was like, “There are three stores in your area that sell sheer pantyhose.”

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Since I told you to Buy him, he has a .364 average with 5 homers in 33 ABs.  Looks like Sandstraightline can hit as well as Sandoval.

Jim Henderson – Had a setback with his shoulder.  K-Rod will continue to handle save opportunities and any teammates’ beef with their stepfathers, even though K-Rod hasn’t looked nearly as good recently (since I traded him to Tehol), giving up two earned runs and blowing his 2nd save yesterday.

Khris Davis – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and his third homer in the last week and hitting over .300 in that time.  And that’s all I needed to see.  I’ve now picked him up in all leagues where he was available.  Hopefully he channels his namelganger and goes on a tear.

Jonathon Schoop – 3-for-5 and two solo homers (4, 5).  He’s still only hitting .228 and has been sporadic with fantasy value.  I’m kinda hoping he stays sporadic so I can highlight him next year for a sleeper.  Josh Rutledge and Brad Miller who?!  Middle infielders that you were crazy about the last two years that failed miserably.  I was being facetious, Random Italicized Voice.  I never watched that Keri Russell show.  Facetious, not Felicity!

J.J. Hardy – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .304 with zero homers on the year.  I got a Hardy mystery.  When did he become Yunel Escobar?

Chris Tillman – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Hey, it didn’t work out, but if you’re holding onto him, you’re doing damage to your team for no reason.  His upside isn’t that great that you can’t find someone similar off of waivers.

Chris Davis – Missed the last two days to see the birth of his baby girl, Marykakis.  That’s the last time Davis makes any bets with teammates too.

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SMLV1
SMLV1
8 years ago

Better stash Gio Gonzalez or Taijuan Walker?

SF
SF
8 years ago

Drop Yelich or Austin Jackson for Khris Davis?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
8 years ago

someone offered me Cobb for springer at first I poo-pooed it but what says you?

Grey #1 Fan
Grey #1 Fan
8 years ago

Pick 2 ROS.. Pomeranz eovaldi mchugh

Thanks in advance !

MB
MB
8 years ago

Who do I want: UTIL

Butler, Aoki, Leonys, Span

6×6 ops

Thanks

John
John
8 years ago

trade away pujols n harper for chris davis and wacha?? id not Davis and scherzer?

E
E
8 years ago

Pls rank for pts leagues:
Colon vs PIT (12.3)
Morton @ NYM (4.5)
McHugh vs BAL (3.7)
Milone vs LAA (2.3)
Leake @ ARI (1.5)

Thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Can i get a double-play for Britton up in here?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: Grrrrrrrrrr. Tying run scores on an infield hit? C’mon.

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

I can’t believe revere just hit a home run. I actually asked mike a question earlier today about when he thought revere would hit one in his major league career.

It was today apparently!

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. trying to replace arenado (currently starting xander). would you drop calhoun for francisco or stick with xander?

HANDSOME ED
HANDSOME ED
Reply to  herschel
8 years ago

@herschel:

I can only say thank goodness I picked up Francisco to replace Harper and was able to slide him to third when arenado went down. I don’t know if it will last, but Francisco is carrying my power numbers.

The fan
The fan
8 years ago

Hey grey, I’m in a 10 team h2h points, redraft league, also it’s a weekly roster lock league which means if someone by the name of let’s call him Carlos Santana goes on the 7 day DL I’m stuck lol lol.
Ieven if I were to add a catcher I can’t use him til next week when rosters unlock grr!

That being said , Santana will prob come off DL next tues or wed, would you just keep him there & hope he comes back no later than wed & doesn’t struggle/ have days off or drop him or someone off my bench for a new catcher.
I know Santana has power, but he hasn’t looked good this season, I’d rather drop someone else on my team instead of Santana- but when do I throw in the towel on Santana .
Out of the options available here are the top three Devin mecarasco, sal Perez & Miguel montero. Salty & Ruiz are also available.

Looking at next week it’s as follows:

Mecarasco has the giants in cincy, phillies in cincy.

Perez has cardinals in STL, cardinals in KC, Yankees in KC.

Montero has Rockies in Colorado, and braves in Arizona .

Salty has rays in Miami, rays in TB, has cubs in Chicago.

Ruiz has mets in Philly, nationals in DC & reds in cincy.

Thanks again. This is my bench; Hosmer, votto, polanco & Harper on DL

The fan
The fan
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks grey- would you add Perez by
Dropping Santana, or by dropping someone off my bench?

HANDSOME ED
HANDSOME ED
8 years ago

My nightly fix my 2nd base question……..Every time I watch the cubs Valbuena is getting hits and now he’s batting 5th. Is he worth owning long term?

HE

BigRedLatrine
BigRedLatrine
8 years ago

They are putting Mejia in for the 8th. No me gusta.

Carter
Carter
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: AND [Carlos] Gonzalez left Tuesday’s game with a right calf contusion….The oft injured Cargo….is he now 2.0?

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft, in need of HR/RBI. how do you rank these guys – k davis, o arcia, cain, d murphy.

thanks.

jaw
jaw
8 years ago

drop hutchinson for any of the below? 10 team 5×5 h2h

rafael montero
lincecum
harang
mcgugh
betances

Rondelio
Rondelio
8 years ago

Khris Davis or Junior Lake ?

Drop Porcello, Bauer, Archer, Ventura, Eovaldi, Betances first in my 10 team 5×5?

Rondelio
Rondelio
Reply to  Rondelio
8 years ago

@Rondelio:

For Melancon or McHugh?

Shoop Da Whoop
Shoop Da Whoop
8 years ago

I hope the Chicago/Cleveland start is rained out. There is nothing more annoying than having your best pitcher get a start cut off after 3 innings because of rain, in a starts-capped league.

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

@Grey: with recent news of paxton experiencing additional tightness, is he droppable in redraft leagues if i dont have room for him on the dl? thoughts on how long he will be out?

stynyr
stynyr
8 years ago

Drop Wieters for Gomes in a 5×5 non-keeper with OBP instead of AVG?

Red Barons
Red Barons
8 years ago

SO(cob)B, I should have listened to SON. Hopefully starting Gray won’t a boo-boo as well…

Carter
Carter
8 years ago

Who you like

Wright, Bautista, Cruz, Price

or

Donaldson, Puig, and Bumgarner?

Carter
Carter
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: When does Cruz stop hitting bombs though?

Carter
Carter
Reply to  Carter
8 years ago

@Carter: Or would you rather trade away wright, kemp, cruz, price and shields

for

McCutchen, Waino, Machado

Carter
Carter
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the help my man. Wanna come party in NOLA for my friends bachelor party this weekend, we are considering it a bachelor party/winter meetings and I could use my residential expert.

Henry
Henry
8 years ago

ROS Mejia, Doolittle, or F. Rodney?

Also, worth using #1 waiver claim on Yordano now that he’s expected to miss just 1 start? 12 team league that counts quality starts.

Great read as always!

Henry
Henry
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Sorry, forgot to include one. Pick 2 between Frieri, Rodney, Doolittle, and Mejia?

Thanks!

Tony Cingrani's Ego
Tony Cingrani's Ego
8 years ago

you would not trade bruce for cobb would you?

Moronymous Lohses
Moronymous Lohses
8 years ago

I fear that, at this point, Edwin Encarnacion is after the children of the World. Nothing else can explain such violent treatment of a ball. Kids – stay away.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Second day of the H2H week and my opponent and I have combined for 8 HRs, 26 Runs and 27 RBI for the week so far…

Brett
Brett
8 years ago

Verlander stay away or buy low?

Hondo
Hondo
8 years ago

Wow-RainAgeddon.8 of 10 guys PPD or in a delay in one league.

I’m getting DT’s.

WTF do people in Scandanavia do when there is never any baseball?

Burt Macklin
Burt Macklin
Reply to  Hondo
8 years ago

@Hondo: Curling

Brett
Brett
8 years ago

Gray

Can you rank Calhoun Cain Wong it is for my utility position

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Gray

Do you think Calhoun is going to be regularly sitting vs lefties?

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
8 years ago

Who do you like best of this group

Garcia @SF, vKC, @TOR, vWAS
McCarthy vCIN, vATL, @HOU, vMIL

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
8 years ago

Tale of two line ups

Tampa 3-5 tonight: Forsythe, Jennings, S. Rodriguez

Toronto: Bautista, Lind, Encarnacion

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
8 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Aaron Harang pitches in some horrible luck. Pastornicky ole’s a grounder up the middle ruled a hit. Chris Johnson clanks a potential DP ball and records no outs. Fertilizer.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  OaktownSteve
8 years ago

@OaktownSteve: i would say harang’s likely over this season one of the luckiest people.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
8 years ago

Has it been raining continuously for 2 months in Philly/Wash/Balt? Jeez Louise.

Jacks
Jacks
8 years ago

Hanley was a late scratch INTO the Dodgers lineup today. Happy I played him this week.

Kemp is sitting for fifth day. This is getting ridiculous. Kemp has been pretty hot recently and sports a .343 wOBA overall. That’s top 60 in the league. His wRC is top 50. By advanced metrics he was clearly reestablishing himself as an elite hitter.

And you don’t play him? Word is out today that the Sox are looking to trade for a CF. Kemp’s value is apparently destroyed now, but are the Dodgers showcasing Ethier? Or is this all Donnie drama behind the scenes?

Jacks
Jacks
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Also, his average FB/HR distance is 299 feet, which is top 30. Watching the Dodger games, you could see how close he was to breaking out with a monster week. Just missing HR to deep parts of the park, lining out hard with bases loaded etc.

Just brutal for us owners. His offense would make up for his shaky defense like it always has … Stupid Donnie. Should have sold when Grey said sell, but it was simply too early to give up on the potential upside. My two big buys in my keeper auction draft were him and Fielder :(

Got lucky yesterday trading Ventura and Yelich for Bautista and Nathan. But I need Kemp playing to make a run.

Jacks
Jacks
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Weekly lineups really suck for situations like this!

mitchell
mitchell
8 years ago

grienke/choo or puig/springer
grinke/choo or puig/gomez

Myles Standish
Myles Standish
8 years ago

Marte vs LHP Neise in NY
or

Moss vs Sherzer in Oak?

Andy
Andy
8 years ago

Grey,
Please rank my sps
Teheren
Peralta
Eovaldi
Kluber
Pomeraz
Porcello

I would like to drop one to stream or grab Kennedy

Could also drop Allen cle
Or aramis Ramirez
Using headley while aramis on dl
Plouffe is available

Andy
Andy
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Headley or Plouffe
Who would u cut to stream?
Roster ian Kennedy?

Andy
Andy
Reply to  Andy
8 years ago

I was wrong aramis has my DL spot since Bruce off dl
I’d have to cut Bruce or billy Hamilton
Otherwise need to cut an aforementioned pitcher to stream or grab ian Kennedy
Could drop Cody Allen
I have rosenthal uehara krod soria and rondon

Abdoozy
Abdoozy
8 years ago

I was just offered JUpton for Bruce + Teheran.

No way, right? I’m not sure I’d trade Teheran for Upton straight up..

AJ
AJ
8 years ago

Jessie Chavez or Alfredo Simon needs to drop one thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

What’s got you leery on Hughes v TEX tonight? He’s at home and only Rios has been able to hit him in the past…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Swamped by it. Swamped I say!
Don’t own him per se – picked him up for a stream in the FCL…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Uh-oh. My opponent is starting him too! Not sure I can now…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Is it because it was PPD after other games started?

Shoop Da Whoop
Shoop Da Whoop
8 years ago

I think Chris Carter has officially lost his job. Sitting for the third straight game. OBP fellows like me can pour one out for what could have been and reach for the nearest hot schmotato. AVG fellows never drafted him

Red Barons
Red Barons
8 years ago

Rajai or Revere ROS? Or am I moving sideways?

Los locos
Los locos
8 years ago

Would you trade Shelby for Verlander at this time ?

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
8 years ago

If Hanley hits the DL, it’s pretty slim pickin’s for SS in my 15 team league. The best options appear to be Cozart, Turner, Aviles, B. Crawford (on waivers until TH).

Any advice? (Besides pray that Hanley gets better??)

Thanks much!

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! And in the meantime, the prayer hexagon worked!

A different question, if you don’t mind…no specific category need, in an OBP league, who’s the better OF play: Ozuna or Calhoun?

Thanks again!

sam
sam
8 years ago

rizzo or springer in a keeper, same keeper value

Joesh
Joesh
8 years ago

Alright Grey this may be a tough one. Rank these guys ROS, wanna see how your ranking lines up with JB’s on Thursday.

Here is my attempt.

Kluber, Keuchel, Kennedy, Smyly, Walker, Paxton, Eovaldi, Hutchison, Bauer

Joesh
Joesh
Reply to  Joesh
8 years ago

@Joesh:

sorry for double post (is it possible to edit these btw?), minor clarification – use QS instead of W for your assessment if possible.

jaw
jaw
8 years ago

would you still be looking to sell yordano in a keeper?

Bartolo's Chin
Bartolo's Chin
8 years ago

12 team mixed H2H 10×10 redraft
Pick a side:
A: Bautista, mesoraco
B: gray, carpenter

tank1
tank1
8 years ago

Looking for help in power categories, runs and OPS. Available options include:

G. Jones, Hosmer, Granderson, Soriano, Reddick, Domguez, Dunn, Quentin and K. Davis.

Best pick-up? Thanks.

booya
booya
8 years ago

I have 4 guys on the DL in my H2H keeper league. Should I trade Arenado for Cuddyer?

Thanks

Corey
Corey
8 years ago

In a H2H OPS/QS keeper league, is there more value in flipping George Springer for a top tier starter (which I am sorely lacking after injuries to J-Fer and Cliffly) or keep him and just stream in SPs with favorable matchups?

For full context, my current roster:

Hitting…
Mauer
Goldy
Pedroia
Encarnacion
Bogaerts
Stanton
Puig
Springer
Billy Hamilton
Matt Adams
Kolten Wong

Throwing…
James Shields
Ervin Santana
Zack Wheeler
Josh Beckett
Trevor Bauer
Drew Pomeranz
Mike Leake
Koji Uehara
Joakim Soria
Addison Reed

Hurting…
Cliff Lee
Derek Holland

JMAC
JMAC
8 years ago

10 team H2H standard 5×5

ROS Rank

Hughes
Cingrani
Latos
Pomeranz

JMAC
JMAC
Reply to  JMAC
8 years ago

@JMAC: and Liriano on that list if you see this

Greyismyhero
Greyismyhero
8 years ago

Ok my smoke buddy, I’m on a mission to turn my big $ keeper into a winner…, with your help I already landed Cruz for Zimmerman, now my mission is Bautista……lets do this man….

Here’s my roster, keep forever….

C- Castro
1- Adams
2- Lowrie
SS- Alcides
3- Frazier
OF- Cruz (k)
OF- Braun (k)
OF- Gomez (k)
Util- Yelich
Util- Marte
BN: S. Smith
BN: Seager
BN: Polanco
DL: Fielder (k)

SP: Strasburg (k)
SP: Kershaw (k)
SP: Peralta
SP: Smadge
SP: Teheran (k)
SP: Roark
SP: Chavez
RP: No one of trade value

He offered Longo/Pollock for my Polanco/Teheran…..which I don’t wanna do but he has Pujols/C. Davis and Bautista on his team…..

Who to offer for Pujols and Bautista? draft picks next year are in play except my pick #2….

I need a upgrade at 1st but really want Bautista also….

or just try to get Bautista or Pujols?

Thanks man.

Hondo
Hondo
8 years ago

The greatest lesson I’ve ever learned in FBB is to not drop guys like Yordano on the 3rd day of a 3 day weekend.

John
John
8 years ago

Hosmer and Cain or…. Lackey and A Gordon

Kratos
Kratos
8 years ago

Will Myers and/or Carlos Santana breakdown?

T
T
8 years ago

10 team, 7×7 (obp & slg), h2h categories, daily lineups, standard yahoo lineups (but add an IF slot and 4th OF), keeper league:

I get Cespedes (can be kept in 8th round next year) for Alex Gordon and Hosmer (both would have to be kept in 2nd round next year)

I’m short on power and there’s always guys on waivers I can replace guys with (Granderson, Quentin, Ryan Howard to name a few). However, I’m playing for this year and don’t want to sell Gordon and Hosmer at their lowest values unless it helps me. Thoughts?

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
8 years ago

16 team keeper. (keep 5). yahoo, roto, 5×5.

give- Madison Bumgarner, Kole Calhoun, Michael Saunders.
get- Michael Cuddyer, Torii Hunter.

currently last in AVG.
currently +54 in projected IP.

is this good, or should I get more?

CA- Rosario. 1B- Davis. 2B- Gyorko. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Moreland.
OF- Cruz. OF- Crisp. OF- Yelich. OF- Calhoun. UT- Saunders.
BN- LaMahieu, Duda, Blanks, Cron, Navarro, Flores.
SP- Bumgarner. SP- Shields. RP- Papelbon. RP- Britton.
P- Shaw. P- Oviedo. P- ESantana.
BN- Ross, Kennedy, Tepesch. DL- Erlin.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
8 years ago

If anybody wants to suggest a player to take a look at I have an hour or so free at the moment, I’d be happy to take a look and offer an opinion.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  OaktownSteve
8 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Stevorino, what about Dozier? Has he tailed off, does he keep up the pace ? Thanks man

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Nightpandas
8 years ago

@Nightpandas:

I gotta run and pick up the kid, I’ll post a Dozier write up for you in tomorrow’s comments.

Rudacious
Rudacious
Reply to  OaktownSteve
8 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Yea Dozier is a good one.

jvill
jvill
8 years ago

I was offered Chris Davis, Panda, and Alex Gordon for my Longoria, Springer and Teheran
I need First base badly, I had Napoli now Moreland. My OF is Jay Bruce, BRANTLEY, McCutchen, Myers, and my SP are Bauer, Eovaldi, Anibal, Minor and Porcello. What do you think?

fielder's fatties
fielder's fatties
8 years ago

12 team h2h points league:
I offered my frazier/myers/anibal for his cargo/longo
He counters my cano/a.jones/frazier/bum for his cargo/longo/carpenter

For reference, all 4 of my players in the counter have scored 160-170 points so far this year and all 3 of his are in the 150s. His counter is too high imo. Would you counter with my cano/myers/frazier/anibal for his cargo/longo/carpenter? Is that a reasonable counter or hold? I’m not big on Carpenter (and I know you aren’t) but he threw him in.

Fielder's fatties
Fielder's fatties
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: is my counter an ok deal or hold?

Fielder's fatties
Fielder's fatties
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey – two last ideas and then I’ll let it rest.
Counter 1: My Cano/Myers/Anibal for his Cargo/Longo
Counter 2: My JUpton/Frazier/Anibal for his Cargo/Longo.
I don’t want Carpenter – would you do either counter and which one’s better for me? Thanks again.

Fish
Fish
8 years ago

H2h Yahoo std + OPS. Who do you like more for ROS, Springer or Rios?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: loving life if you have both though.

AKSNOW
AKSNOW
8 years ago

Need to drop a pitcher. Who to drop? Ranking?

Price, Sanchez, Tehran, Keuchel, Eovaldi, Garza, Estrada, Cingrani, Peralta, Pomeranz

AKSNOW
AKSNOW
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: That is what I was thinking. Do you think it is possible Cingrani gets sent down though?

Rock
Rock
8 years ago

Brock holt or Denard Span at Util?

Roster is very deep at OF

Steve
Steve
8 years ago

11 team 5×5 roto league. Closers are competitive. I only have qualls and belisario. No one will trade one to me. I have 1 in the category and have decided to give up. I have beltre and Frazier (UTIL) but need sb’s. I think I can get kipnis for Frazier, qualls, and belisario from a guy who needs a 3b. I should definitely do this right?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
8 years ago

Darvish going for a precautionary MRI. He won’t be pitching today.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Wilsonian
8 years ago

@Wilsonian:

Wow.

Sky
Sky
8 years ago

Right back at ya! *Shakes Fist*

Dean
Dean
8 years ago

Best start today:

Darvish at twins
Greinke home vs Reds
Sale home vs Indiands

Party Boy John
Party Boy John
8 years ago

grey how would you rank these

g cole, homer bailey, beckett, ervin santana

Moronymous Lohse
Moronymous Lohse
8 years ago

Did anyone at Razzball successfully get the free Domino’s Pizza that Josh Beckett bought us with his no hitter? Because I did not. Servers were blown up!

(yeah-yeah, you wouldn’t be caught dead eating Dominos, even free. I get it. You’re a food snob and better than the rest of us. Now go rescue a Pitbull and tell everyone how awesome you are about that too.)

chris
chris
8 years ago

trying to work out a deals with teams… hosmer is killing my team, i still think he can turn it around, but i need to make a move and in my league ppl want draft picks for following season. who do you like ROS? Top 3 listed below. Its going to prob cost me a 5th rd pick but oh well.

Moss, Cuddyer, Morse, Belt and Adams…

James
James
8 years ago

Is a 10 team league where we keep 8 every year too shallow to keep holding onto Jose Fernandez? I know it depends on situation, but let’s just say I don’t have 8 top 80 overall hitters and only 1 other top 80 overall pitcher.

Dean
Dean
8 years ago

Hughes home vs Rangers or Masterson at White Sox?

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Hughes streamable at home vs Rangers today? Been lights out lately

flo-g-money
flo-g-money
8 years ago

top 3 for ROS: aoki, pollock, cain, ozuna

nick
nick
8 years ago

OF are cargo, brantley, Gordon, Myers,Bruce, taveras and polanco. Starters are bailey, liriano, Cobb, haren, porcello, walker, eovaldi, Tillman and Cole. I have the worst ERA and WHIP in the league. Would you trade Brantley for shields or wacha?

nick
nick
Reply to  nick
8 years ago

@nick: have cuddyer and crisp also at OF

Wild Thang
Wild Thang
8 years ago

Jose Bautisa and Jon Lester for Cespedes and Darvish. Which side?

Kazmir
Kazmir
8 years ago

Need HR/RBI. Morneau or Howard?

JWray
JWray
8 years ago

Keep Salvador Perez or Devin Mesoraco?

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. in need of hr/rbi. worth dropping gyorko for khris d or david murphy (have pedroia at 2b)? i dropped jedd last year in may and it cost me…

thegreater
thegreater
8 years ago

Need an MI not named Asdrubal:

Available:
Prado
Wong
Odor
Dietrich

Struggling in all categories except SBs and RBIs. Thanks

Pete
Pete
8 years ago

Aaron Hill for Iwakuma in a H2H points league where SP runs deep and scoring is heavily weighted towards SP? Hill is in 1 of my 2 util slots with Cano in the other.

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Miley home vs Padres $8
Masterson @ White Sox $4
Harang home vs Red Sox $5
Simon @ Dodgers $-2
Stults at Dbacks $-7

Accord to SON. Seems Miley is the only streamable one here. Agree?

Filkarri
Filkarri
8 years ago

12 team OBP yahoo league. I just got offered Buster Posey for Brandon Moss. I currently have Miguel Montero at catcher. The rest of my outfield is Melky Cabrera, Adam Jones, Alex Gordon, Torii Hunter, and Carlos Beltran on the DL. Honestly I’m leaning towards no just because Montero has been pretty solid (Posey arguably hasn’t been that much better) and unlike Posey, Montero hasn’t been dealing with back issues. Thanks in advance.

Filkarri
Filkarri