Nathan Eovaldi was sent to the Red Sox for Jalen Beeks. That’s right, Beeks in Tropicana. Orange you glad they’re Trading Places? We can only hope Dan Aykroyd comes to the games in black face to switch out Beeks’ briefcase. *insert Eddie Murphy laugh* Sigh. I miss Eddie Murphy. Speaking of aging comedians, I was watching Comedians in Cars Yadda and, boy, Jerry Seinfeld got old and bitter, right? He’s becoming Robert Klein, Jerry Lewis and, well, lots of old comedians. Any hoo! Eovaldi is getting passed around the AL East like Johnny Damon. Thankfully, he can throw better than him. Moving to Fenway does not help Eovaldi. I won’t tell you he had a 2.12 ERA at home and a 5.18 ERA in away games, except to tell you that while telling you I won’t say it. It’s not completely fair, though, because players are just better at home, in general, wherever that home is, but Fenway is unforgiving, especially if you’re not white. (I kid.) Eovaldi should provide value in the right matchups, but he’s far from a ‘start every time out’ guy. As for Beeks, he was placed inside a gorilla suit and shipped off to a much better landing spot. He appeared on Prospector Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects list. You scrolling for him, “Uh…Um….Is he here….Where is he….Oh, there. Geez.” Yeah, he’s deep, and he’s simply a streamer for this year. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .181. Rudy texted me yesterday that he couldn’t believe Kiermaier was on waivers in our 15-team league. See, even the best of us have blindspots! Rudy sees floors much closer than they appear.
C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer. The Sciosciapath said, “I’m happy Cron is hitting for the Rays, but I wouldn’t trade anything for forty-five straight 1-for-5’s from Luis Valbuena.”
Gary Sanchez – Will miss a month with more groin problems. Gonna start calling him The Hurty Sanchez.
Yoenis Cespedes – Out at least 8-10 months with surgery on both his heels. That’s assuming he…heals correctly! *turns to mirror* Damn, Grey, you still have it. And I’ve never felt better. Receptionist, in a white jacket, enters, “Grey, the Mets trainers will see you now for your checkup.” I smile with two thumbs up as I unknowingly walk to meet my maker.
Anthony Swarzak – 2 IP, 0 ER and the save, as Robert Gsellman pitched in the 7th inning. As I said when Familia was traded, Mickey Callaway is doing some weird shizz with his bullpen where he decides on pitching his closer multiple innings every few games, but it’s never the same guy. And that’s me paraphrasing me! My gut says Swarzak is the better bet for saves, but that might be my IBS.
Austin Hedges – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer. Fun fact! Travis d’Arnaud, Devin Mesoraco and Austin Hedges have garnered over 1,700 words the last few years about how you should draft them and they’ve collectively hit around twelve homers.
Walker Buehler – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.92, as he was recalled. Assuming he is staying up now and off the minor league carousel. Or I guess with Buehler he was on the Ferris wheel. Yesterday, was not great, said Mr. Exposition, but I’ve give him another whirlybird.
Max Muncy – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer. To the Max!
Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 18th homer, and his 4th homer in the last five games. Somebody’s walking on water so far this 2nd half and his name sounds like candy E.T.’s Lord, Savior and Redeemer would eat. It’s Rhysus!
Scott Kingery – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 1st since June 29th. Felt like much longer. …That’s what he said to her!
Carlos Santana – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs, and multiple hits in back-to-back games. I’ve been hesitant to go full-out fan boy on Santana, but he does tend to get hot in the 2nd half. By the way, Full-Out Fan Boy is the worst cover band ever, and their version of This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race sucks.
Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 2 ER (1 unearned), 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.45. He has more unearned runs (17) than anyone else this year. Holy ticker season! Extended box scare? Okay, moving on.
Danny Duffy – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.70. Duffy’s about as reliable as Lindsay Lohan with a 5 AM call time.
Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was activated from the DL. He changed his name from Johan to Ervin so people wouldn’t think of the former Twins pitcher, Johan Santana (seriously, this is true). And he changed it to Ervin?! Hey, buddy, people are going to think of another famous sports star with the name Ervin. Why not just take the name Joe Namath Santana? How about you call yourself Hillary Rodham Santana? Ervin, you got problems, dude.
Mitch Garver – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer. Funny story not about Mitch Garver, but Steve Garvey. I saw Steve recently in a restaurant and his son was with him, an absolute carbon copy of Steve when he was younger. Like fresh peaches, it was uncanny. Okay, not funny, per se, but you wanna hear about Mitch Garver? Please.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-6, 1 run, hitting .297 and now has eight games in a row with multiple hits. Holy schmotatoes, Batman! This is one short of the franchise record and the new Jays’ rookie record, once held by Al Woods. Excuse me, the great Al Woods, who went on to own a strip club called Al’s All Woods.
Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .278. You could see Ohtani’s confusion at first facing James Shields. My Japanese is basic, and it’s hard to read lips, but what I believe he said was, “This guy throws like a batting coach in Japan who has shamed his family.”
Mike Trout – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 27th and 28th homer. There’s a chance here that this Trout guy might have a decent career for himself. Just needs to keep his chin up.
Albert Pujols – 3-for-4 and a slam (17) and legs (1), hitting .253 (if only effi’ Jose Abreu was hitting this well). Pujols was able to steal third base when the pitcher allowed him to get a 89 foot lead. Never let that happen, man. He will make you pay.
Tyler Skaggs – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.62. Doesn’t matter what the Stream-o-Nator says (though it likes him), he should just be owned, and blessed with voodoo dolls to keep him on the field.
Seung Hwan Oh – Traded to the Rockies. Oh will bridge gap to Wade (in the water). At some point, Oh will be on the O’s and all will connect in the world like a giant game of Tetris. Until then, we have Colorad-Oh.
Jon Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.16. Hey, against the Astros in Coors? Oh — not yet with the team — you best believe I’ll take it! Shizz could’ve been more sideways to Tuesday than Wednesday Addams with an oblique strain. So, looks like Gray might’ve got his mojo back. Him Gray, not me Grey; I never lost it. If you’re ready for a bit of a ride, jump on Gray. Him again! Not me!
Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-2 and his 20th homer, hitting .288. Chazz Noir, because the night doesn’t begin without him.
Jose Altuve – Left game with knee discomfort. Trainer originally thought it was his ankle, but after, “Wait, your knee is all the way down there?” They figured it out.
Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. Uh-oh, Chirinos!
Khris Davis – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and two more homers (26, 27), hitting .253. Imagine a rollercoaster made of flames and everywhere it goes it leaves flames, but they aren’t destructive flames, instead they are Hot Wheels decal flames. That’s Khris Davis. He is a Hot Wheels decal of flames-coaster! Non-destructive, very family friendly flames!
Freddy Peralta – – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.74, as he was recalled. I started him, but don’t worry! I benched Robbie Ray. *takes 14 hours to line tacks onto mattress in backyard, invites amateur wrestling camera crew over to film it, climbs to top of roof and dives onto tacks* OW!!! Amateur cameraman, “You didn’t call action.”
Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, to go with 2 Ks, hitting .216. I have it on good authority that the same black ops agents that hypnotized Sirhan Sirhan to kill Senator Kennedy hypnotized Bryce Harper to be Adam Dunn. A’la Reggie Jackson in The Naked Gun, “I must eat all tacos supreme.” By the way, you know what’s a fun gag? Go to a Supreme sneaker store and throw sour cream at people standing in line for sneakers. “Here, you want supreme? I’ll supreme all of you!” When I was your age, I waited in line for sneakers, because we had feet and had to cover them! Not to look pretty! (So old.)
Juan Soto – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .303. What’s that? You Juan Soto? Then open up and say hello to Sexy Dr. Pepper!
Tanner Roark – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.55. That’s an impressive enough start for me to immediately look at picking him up in all leagues. Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, but I’m sorry, robot, he gets the Mets, and I’m going in.
Starling Marte – Left after being hit on the hand by a pitch, but it’s being reported as a bruise. Or maybe that’s a braise, which is great in the winter, but it’s a little warm for that.
Jameson Taillon – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.73. Another Pirates pitcher managed to keep the Indians down for one more game (I know the Indians won, I’m talking for fantasy, please don’t @ me). The Indians/Pirates matchup is also the beginning of every nightmare I’ve ever had where I’m in a Disney park.
Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.32. He’s a top 10 starter on the Fantasy Baseball Player Rater. And that’s with bottom 50 in the league run support (4.59 runs/game).
Yonder Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 3rd homer since the break. Or more homers than Jose Abreu’s hit since June 28th.
Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.90. Sonavabench! Why do I feel like I can empathize with Amy Adams’ character in Sharp Objects? Somebody cut me! Seriously, you know what’s going to happen now, right? We’re going to start him in his next start and he is going to kill us. It’s inevitable.
Matt Andriese – Acquired by the Diamondbacks to work long relief. Now whenever he can’t pitch, and the bullpen blows a game, the Diamondbacks can say it was Sans Andriese’s Fault.
Pedro Strop – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.57, and his 4th save, and 2nd save in his last three appearances, but in his third appearance he entered the game in the 7th inning. My point? Between Cishek, Gsellman, Swarzak and Strop, I have no idea who is getting the next save. My guess would be the two guys who got saves yesterday.
Kris Bryant – Could be headed back to the DL. Damn, looking like a lost season for Bryant. This is not good at all. Even when he comes back, you have to figure the Cubs will wrap up a playoff spot at some point, and then Bryant will rest some more. It’s possibly the worst case scenario, besides maybe being R. Kelly.
Ryon Healy – 2-for-3 and his 21st homer. Kids are terrible, in general, but our friends have this one kid who smacks his forehead when he forgets to do poopers in the toilet. It’s a rueful head smack he does. That little kid is gonna be you when we get to the end of the season and you look at Healy’s numbers and think back about how you kept dropping him.
Brandon Belt – Left yesterday’s game after hyperextending his knee. He should be fine after a few days, Belt just buckled a little.
Dakota Hudson – Was pulled after one inning today, then got the hashtag hug watch and appears to be making his way to the Cardinals to start this weekend. Why do we care? Because it’s Don Johnson, Melanie Griffith, Goldie Hawn and some Hudson person’s kid! Also, he had a 2.36 ERA in 110 2/3 IP in Triple-A and bleh strikeouts (7.1 K/9). Cards fans are going crazy, but he looks like a streamer to me. Because your daddy needs some gambles, I grabbed him in a few leagues to see. He made Prospector Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects too.
Jose Martinez – 1-for-5, hitting .295. Don’t want to knock a good thing, and it’s good he’s starting again, but why did it take the new manager a week to figure that out? He became the major league manager without knowing his personnel? He was wearing those ‘open eye’ glasses while napping the entire season? I got questions, ya’ll!
Paul DeJong – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer. Similar to Tim Beckham, it’s a shame Colonel Mustard was injured earlier in the year, would’ve liked to see what DeJong could do over a full season. Yup, priming the pump for next year. By the way, I invented the phrase “priming the pump,” you like it? These things just come to me.
Yadier Molina – 3-for-5, and his 14th homer, hitting .287. Serious: is Yadier Molina a Hall of Famer? ESPN tells me he has a strong case due to “things that can’t be defined by statistics.” Is he going in as a manager?
Jack Flaherty – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.28 vs. Sal Romano – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.07. This matchup was billed as, “Say Cheese vs. Say ‘Geez, Flaherty, you can’t pitch better than that?'”
Jesse Winker – Sounds headed to the DL. Phillip Ervin will see more starts until Schebler returns. Phillip Ervin’s nickname is Dr. Smokin’ A Jay If You Start Him.
Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Kris Bryant, Jose Abreu, Anthony Rizzo or Eugenio Suarez? Well, one of them is not disappointing!
Adam Duvall – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .205. Someone should send Duvall a letter welcoming him to 2018’s Big Red Machine with a seventeen-page explanation about how they’re being sarcastic and robots would be ideal now, not machines, and Florence and the Machine hasn’t even had a good song in a decade. Then politely sign off, your biggets fan. Then a 17-page P.S. about how you spelled biggest wrong on purpose.
ok, what is this happy horseshit mean?
“X-rays on Aaron Judge’s injured right hand/wrist were “unclear.”
Judge went for X-rays after taking a pitch off his hand Thursday against Kansas City. After the X-rays proved inconclusive, the Yankees slugger was taken to the hospital to undergo an MRI. None of this sounds promising.”
actually considering x-rays tend to stuff being broken this IS promising, compared to what i would’ve thought the results were.
@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: chip fracture (which is worse than the kind of chip fracture fantasy baseballers are used to, where you spill some quac on your shirt) can’t swing a bat for 3 weeks. sounds like 4.5ish weeks.
-venters going back to the dirty
– really MIL, rather than trade from your super OF surplus for a good SP they’re bringing in harvey….. really.
@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: i GOT it, MIL’s attempts to improve their SP is like STL’s to improve their bullpen this last offseason. why nab morrow or one of those guys who all did pretty well at LAD (before being injured) when they can save good prospects they have well too many of (SP) and just cheap out with gregerson/cecil (2017 preseason)/holland. leone was doing ok till injury to be fair there. cecil simply shouldn’t be in MLB at all anymore (except for about 5 weeks in middle 2017). holland is getting to that point too.
– TEX is in same boat as MIL, except it’s worse since they have a LOT of money they could’ve spent on SP.
that’s what i get for benching gibson in:
1. AL only where i had a slight lead in ERA/WHIP/QS
2. 20 teamer where i’m behind in same but probably would’ve gotten close had i played him
3. 16 teamer. probably can’t fault the 16’er.
these are all h2h’s. rotos i’m not even close to sweating this, a few more of those.
Meh, couldn’t have started him there
@Grey: esp yuckers in the 16 i DID play mahle though, so i got that (not) going for me. it’s rare for me to have a mid 3’s ERA in the AL only, which i did going into the gibson near -20 SON tonight.
longo back, makes some leagues complicated
1. 16 team roto dynasty with OPS, OBP over AVG, total bases, hits added. after being in 2nd most of year have reovertaken 1st place (got 1st last year too, and went miggy last year over freeman in opening year draft, also cueto over stanton (already with mookie at time, needed SP quality, imagine how good this team would be with those now).
1B fatt adams (just dropped zimmerman too, coming off FAAB tonight, probably need to reobtain)
2B solarte party (SS/3B)
3B jose ram (2B)
MI yolmer (2B/3B)
LF jd mart (DID get him last year in draft on the cheap while injured, THAT’s working out, RF)
RF mookie (CF)
OF brocktune (RF/LF)
OF heyward (CF/RF)
util maybin (all OF, doing fairly well lately, the steals finally started to show up a bit)
util pearce (1B/LF who i dropped r-zimm for lately)
BN bader (CF/RF, only held since dynasty)
BN kipnis (2B/CF, doing better than yolmer now for a while)
DL longo, miggy
SP (1750 max innings): morton, stripling, wood, carrasco, cueto, straily (streamer)
RP (room for 6), yates, kimbrel, cishek, green, rivero, alexander
DL reyes, fields,morrow
NA + off the active roster prospect list: meadows/kiriloff/paddack/c.stewart/m.baez/meadows/mcmahon/trammell/k.lewis/kieboom/w.javier
1. yolmer the drop for longo here, move jose ram to 2B and solarte to MI?
2. who’s a drop for r-zimm, pearce IS playing against more than just lefties now, super crazy good OPS (.944), runs + RBI per at bat (.474, so it’s WORSE lately than before, and still awesome as shit), could be maybin i guess. kipnis would remain to be the backup for the MI slots, when one guy is off he could move the others over.
@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: obviously if we think r-zimm is starting all the time fatt adams could be a drop, but that’s risky as all shit.
1. Makes sense 2. Maybin
@Grey: so see just how insane pearce’s RBI + Runs per at bat are, here’s his top 10 or better hitting teammate’s version of these:
mookie (1.105 OPS and .409 RBI/Runs per)
jd mart (1.031 and .432)
pearce’s i did wrong earlier (still his seasonal is .388 which is probably a top 20 overall number, this stat is done by hand so i’m not checking that)
obv this stat is lineup and luck driven but a .944 and .388 is clearly crazy to be not owned until lately, for OPS leagues anyway.
We talked Pearce on the last podcast
You may know call him Rhysus Christ of Philadelphia. I’m so glad I traded for him 2 weeks ago.
Nicely done, Turd!
@Turd Wendell: somebody didn’t have an OPS rater if you were able to trade for him do to a cold spell. clearly not a razzballian there.
Which side wins this trade ROS?
I trade Rizzo & Yates
Schoop & Alex Wood
uh oh on judge. the freeman fear time event.
Just saw it, uh oh is right
@Grey: this one went IMMEDIATELY MRI so probably a higher % chance of really bad than a lot of the others lately with this. it’s also possible NYY are just smarter than a whole bunch of other teams though, maybe. betting line is at least 70% of month+ loss though if i’m making a line.
Well, you know how I feel about it, but it would suck
@Grey: yeah not needling on it, trying to get more talented at prognosticating these things though based on early reports, video clips sometimes. even if i were so inclined to needle on judge being hurt (i’m not) what’s his face hasn’t been around in a while now.
Would suck for his owners
In a 5×5 10-team standard roto league – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG.
Interesting trade proposal where I would give up Rosario, Springer and Doolittle to received Trout.
My OF’s currently are Betts, Judge, Springer, Rosario with Benintendi in UTIL slot. My RP are Kimbrel, Jansen, Vazquez and Doolittle.
I don’t really need Doolittle.
Would you trade these 3 players to get Trout? Fair deal or overpay?
Yes, to get Trout
Bumgarner and upton for severino? It’s a keeper league format. Seems steep but those two are fringe keepers for me
Look at that, Abreu isn’t dead!
10 TM Keep 10, thinking of stashing Cano, drop Eovaldi, Bieber, Sano (can be kept for cheap), Jo-Ma for him?
No idea playing time for Cano but seems like a decent gamble.
Ha, yup…. Bieber
Fry, Parker, Bear Claw. Pick 2 for saves please
So done with Parker
What a friend we have in Rhysus!
He’s the only one I trust, I’m damaged
@Grey: Wow. Powerful share. I hope that, in time, you heal.
I checked out the Tout NL page because you mentioned you were in it. Hope you can hold on!
It’s a mess right now, barely holding on
@Grey: What are the transaction rules in tout?
FAAB, but no one is available
@Grey: I figured no one potentially useful was available with the rosters/format, but didn’t know if there were in-season transactions.
Is NFBC FAAB as well?
Oh, there’s in-season moves… NFBC has no FAAB
I’m streaming Sonny Gray because I’ve always been curious who wins between the movable object and the stoppable force.
How can SON have Trop at 17+ yesterday to 5.0 today? Sox must have made a hell of a lineup change?
Not sure, question for Rudy
@lubey: yeah it was a HUGE drop off. i nabbed trop in a lot of deep spots back right after rosters unlocked and it was still in that 17 range. would’ve gone more straily possibly if the difference was smaller.
Wonder why, I’m honestly curious myself
Can you please rank for ROS?
Lourdes or Happ
That rank looks fine, Lourdes
good lord trop got really unlucky today on HR/FB vs K rate. watch this:
100 of his fly balls (in play anyway) were HR’s. he only HAD 5 fly balls ALL day in a big pitcher’s park. k% was 28% (awesome), GB rate 39%, few BB’s. 1 line out. a VERY good start by FIP i’m sure (or maybe only XFIP as nobody actually has a 100% HR/FB rate)
@Mr. A Knife: that’s 100% not “100” of his fly balls, he only had 5.
@Grey: yeah had he BB’d more or gotten unlucky on GB’s he could’ve had a REALLY bad line is the other way to look at that. and he for sure got lucky that IF he was going to allow 5 HR’s nobody was on base for any of them. one bright side is people tend to remember ONLY the ERA/WHIP scores so he’ll be an easy streamer again next time out in decent for deep league stream.
Considering picking up Dereck Rodriguez as a 6th arm in place of Eovaldi. What do you think?
Works for me
AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, holds added, QS over wins.
C hicks (1B)
2B whit (1B/OF)
SS fletcher (3B)
MI lowrie (2B/3B)
OF (4) brantley, grichuk, tucker, mancini (1B)
util (1) nunez (2B/SS/3B/OF)
BN kemp (platooner with tucker), willie (OF)
SP: archer, happ, morton, skaggs, gibson, heaney, borucki,
RP (4 slots, romo can go in SP) brach, j.anderson, romo, k.herrera
DL: pineda, font
in the span of a VERY short time i went from 1 closer to 3 currently, but who knows if that sticks (romo/brach could be traded, k.herrera out when doolittle is back), drop willie for fry or minaya here? this league might be too deep to drop willie though. but maybe willie is the drop later when correa is back anyway?
here’s other options:
hitters: uh oh, c.joseph, martini, d.fowler, grossman, choi, tocci,
pitchers: cashner, b.smith, keller, b.anderson, gaviglio, stanek (for holds in case romo is gone), pressly/rogers (in case rodney is gone)
2. entirely separately from above, for saves only (i’m merging many leagues of possibles here) how we ranking: greene, gsellman, fry, brach (i see fry is over brach above, likely from BAL being so damn horrible).
1. Fry 2. Greene, Fry, Brach
@Grey: yeppers, so drop gsellman for fry where i have greene and jimenez, and i’d suppose HOLD jimenez for now over brach in case for next little bit (also i’m running out of moves in this one league and have willie still when healy is out there, also k.calhoun)
@Mr. A Knife: that’s running out of moves for THIS week, not a season long concern.
@Grey: jimenez both on performance vs brach AND DET simply wins more than BAL seems like a good idea to hold on owning DET’s guy, possibly at expense of losing BAL’s guy. the fact that brach hasn’t been nabbed yet in that 14 teamer (not the AL only a different one) speaks to how he might be obtainable even later anyway.
– and i finally got why willie is such a drop lately, when mazouza is back he has NO playing time at all, and even is being benched to get profar into lineup even against a righty. TEX is screwy with these guys, it took them what 3 years go give profar playing time (at least that much) and he’s GOOD at defense (in numerous spots). this last tidbit possibly mentioned in recent podcasts but i’m behind on those.
Yeah, I hear ya on Willie
Can lose Brach if you want, don’t think the Tigers ones are that much better for SAGNOF
@Grey: yeah, but unlike espn or how you guys probably run your fantraxes, here other than romo/gsellman and their SP eligibilities i have 4 slots for closers total. so i could have romo/gsellman/fry/brach/rondon/greene but once the trade deadline is done i probably only need at most 4-5 for a 14 team h2h league. for now i have all of those except brach (holding jimenez), dropped willie for now for fry.
done to one move left on week, puig back soonish (in DL slot), how’s these being ranked for now (OBP over AVG/total bases/hits added): grichuk/tucker/K.calhoun/healy/chapman/puig? i have 4 of those.
Puig, Calhoun, Healy
14T keep forever, would you trade Thor for Vlad? Have been playing without Thor (basically) all season and doubt he stays healthy. If I’m crazy let me know.
I’d want Thor
@Steve: IF he gets traded off the mess watch him be not only healthy but in top 5 SP for next whatever years, and that shortly.
Afternoon Grey hope you’ve had a great day.
Dynasty League, guy has made Harper available in our league.
Thinking about offering Bauer, Archer, Kyle Tucker for him.
You think that is a legit offer and which side? This guy wants the moon for him.
Thanks as always!
Thanks, Topher! I think that’s fair, I’d take Harper, you might end up being overpaying
Hi Grey, We starting Gibson @Bos today or Eflin @Cin on Sunday… or neither?
Is Buehler droppable for one of the Broad-Street Bullies
ROS Jon gray or Eovaldi
Tanaka or Greinke ROS?
I Saw your second half top 100 but you were high on Tanaka the other day
K. Tucker or W. Calhoun?
Piss poor catcher options available but need somebody while Hurty Sanchez is on the shelf again…Who would you take: Cervelli (just activated today), Romine, John Hicks, or Jorge Alfaro?
Or I guess Cervelli if he’s playing
Just put someone on your team
Folty and Conforto for Greinke in 16-team Ops? Folty is prob my SP4 and Conforto has been my reserve OF/UTL. Currently in 1st. My other SPs are Sale, Nola, Flaherty, and Happ. Other OFs are JD, Muncy, Marte, and Peralta.
team 1 closers are Chapman, Yates, & Brach
available: Fry, Swarzak, Tepera, Clippard, & W Smith
team 2 closers are Kimbrel, Minter Brach, Smith, & Hicks
Available are: Peralta, Swarzak, Fry, Strop, & Hand
If you would …what are moves here
@henncoop: add on question if you could indulge me …Drop either Hand or Tepera for Swarzak? Weekly league so the move would be for next week …I guess Tepera would supposedly be done as the closer shortly after that.
1. Fry over Brach 2. Same
Better bench bat, Peraza or K Tucker?
Drop Kyle Gibson for one of – W. Buehler, A. Heaney, J. Lucchesi, J. Zimmermann?
What’s good Grey? I have BOTH Hand and Allen. Hand got the 4-out save last night, but I don’t think that proves anything going forward as far as who the closer is. My other two closers are Treinen & Rondon (safe in my mind). Does it make any sense to drop either Hand or Allen to pick up the likes of Fry, Brach, or Tepera? If so…who to drop and who to pick up?
Hand for Fry
@Grey: Four follow-up questions for you…
(1) If I said my league was a K/9 league does that change anything in your mind about dropping Hand for Fry?
(2) I currently have Peraza in my 2B/SS slot. Totally happy with what he’s bringing to the table, but I’ve been cyclopsing Amed Rosario and he’s been really good as of late. If steals aren’t any issue, do you drop Peraza for Rosario, or, slow your roll?
(3) There is no 3rd question.
(4) Puig, Hicks, Beltre, Lamb, Joc, or Bour for the rest-of-the-season in my UTIL spot?
1. Not really 2. Amed hasn’t been that good 4. Puig
On a strictly tit-for-tat basis, would you dump K Seager for A Hicks? He was just dropped.
Would you drop Shane Greene to pick up Fry? I’m casting a wide net for saves right now knowing I’ll have to drop a guy or two when things shake out – but who’s the best bet of those two for saves going forward?
Good morning, Grey! I love that you invoked Lionel Joseph from the African Education Conference. You can put out your Kools on my carpet any day!
With Soria now with the Brew Crew, should I drop him? Or should I hold through the deadline in case something ridiculous happens w/rest of bullpen?
Think Zach Wheeler is worth a waiver priority (especially if he’s moved)?
Who is closer to being matchup proof the rest of the way: Heaney or Musgrove?
Thanks a lot!
PS: Drink a lotta Soto so they call me Doctor Pepper! I don’t even want to think where my season would be if I hadn’t nabbed Soto. He’s been a godsend.
Haha, yup! I think you can lose Soria… Wheeler goes to any AL team and he loses value… Musgrove — Yup!
@Grey: Ugh. Kingham destroyed me today. De. Stroyed. I fooled myself into thinking I was smart. He was coming off two great games, pitching at home, vs the Mets. I guess I wasn’t as scared as I should have been. Nice follow up to my Bieber start though. Destroying my ratios is becoming my thing.
I can’t get anything going… Destroyed me too..
@Grey: I know, right? I should have known when I saw Flores batting cleanup, this would be a miracle Mets day. Had to be that damn emotional win yesterday. They’re playing above their heads today.
Haha, yeah, totally
16 team dynasty, I’m in last place and rebuilding. Hitting is terrible. My Buehler and J.Upton for his Stroman, Avisail Garcia, Joc Pederson and Jo Adell. What say you?
Buehler side, not close
Nice post as usual Lothario.
“Then a 17-page P.S. about how you spelled biggest wrong on purpose.”
Funny story (not funny.) This reminds me of a tweet containing the mysterious word Covfefe which was subsequently explained as ‘a message to his inner circle’ and ‘they know what it means.’ I dunno. P to the erhaps that ‘message’ could have been better conveyed in a meeting later that morning.
Fry or Swarzak?
Couple of questions-
1. Drop Wood for either Taillon or Heaney?
2. Have W. Calhoun sitting on bench. Hold for now or drop to pickup another reliever (this is a holds league and can always use extra relievers to pick up points)? This is a keeper league (only 10 teams though).
1. Meh 2. Sure, lose him
fry or osuna ros?
@Grey: just checking…Gsellman or Osuna ros? I’m thinking Osuna but just want to be sure.
@Nucky: tis a saves/holds league
@Grey: thanks for your advice. I don’t know how you do it.
No problem, Nucky
Any relation to Nucky Thompson?
@Grey: This is actually Arnold Rothstein, moonlighting as Nucky, trying to find a gambling deal I like.
In a 12-team keep 8 forever, I’ve got the following keepers for sure:
J-Ram, Arenado, Scherzer, deGrom, Bauer.
On tbe fence about the rest of these:
Rizzo, Verlander, Pollock, N. Cruz, Bo Bichette, I. Happ.
Who wouldn’t make the cut for you?
Rizzo, Verlander, Pollock
Do make the cut
In July at least, 9 months before keepers are due
1. Devenski or Edwards Jr. in a holds league ROS?
2. Oh just got traded to Coors. Time to drop him for any of Alexander/Leclerc/Crick/Stammen?
Thanks in advance
1. Devenski 2. Alexander
pick 2 from fry, givens, tepera for ROS saves.
12-team H2H with QS. Limited to 10 starts per week…and could use some QS and a lowered ERA. Which one of the following would you NOT start this week:
Fiers at home vs. CLE
Mikolas at home vs. CHC
Who is the White Sox closer pickup with Soria going to Brewers?
Would you trade for Eovaldi in a 12-team 6X6 (OPS & QS) league?
Could use some SP help, but now that he’s in Fenway, I’m a bit weary.
If so, would you trade away Ian Happ or Jake Lamb?
I’d trade Happ for him
Would you still trade Happ with Bryant going back on the DL and Happ likely getting more starts at 3B?
Also, would you drop either Happ or Lamb or even Pivetta to grab Fry since he’s now the closer (likely) in CHW? Currently have: Chapman, Barraclough, & W. Smith as my RP’s.
Lamb…Pivetta for Fry
@Grey: appreciate it (as always)
Roark or musgrove ?
Would you stream Sonny Gray tonight at home vs KC?
If you can’t start him there, you shouldn’t own him in any league
@Grey: Agreed but I don’t own him. Would just pick him up for tonight’s start with the empty spot Strasburg’s DL appearance created on my roster. It would be my 3rd move out of 5 for the week.
Hold your moves
@Grey: Thanks. I am a Yankee fan so I am even more biased against him than fans of others teams. That is why I have to see if I am being logical. :-)
Ha, I hear ya, I think you are
1. Rendon to miss a few games on the paternity list. Who’s the best 3B as a stopgap?
Franco @ CIN
Chapman @ COL
2. 12 team league, Alex Reyes in my DL spot. I can hold him and take him the 6th rd next year. Is he a keeper? Or drop and grab him later?
Chapman 2. Seems doubtful
@Citizen5: you won’t have to pay anywhere NEAR 6th round if you drop.
So this Roark thing has me trippin…. was there a change you noticed int he perforamnce or just stat lines … this guy is is pick up and stream? Pick up roark musgrove, drop duffy and peralta? seems prudent? not that i’m trying to be entirely prude.
Lose Duffy until further notice
What do you think of a trade that would land me Altuve and Blackmon, but cost me Stanton, C. Seager, plus more? Seager wouldn’t be a keeper for me, but obviously Stanton would. I’d likely/obviously have to pay more than those two, but this trade would be strictly to upgrade my keepers. Worth going for it? I know Stanton is your boo, but Altuve…
Yadier Molina may be a fantasy HOFer as far as being a lowerishly drafted catcher posting decent counting stats. But a real-lifer HOFer? Nope.
Joc Pederson vs Kyle Tucker?
I need to activate Buehler from the NA spot. Who to drop: Buehler, Hader, Strop, Barraclough? H2H 12 teamer…
Thanks in advance!
Yeah, don’t think so either — Tucker
@bigbear: You have it exactly backwards. Not a fantasy HOF’er by any definition. Real life HOF without a doubt. 9-time all-star, 2-time World Series champ, one of three (maybe) top defensive catchers for an extended period…whether you look at Stolen Base % or the non-statistical measures like handling a staff & framing pitches. On pace for his 10th year (out of his last 11) with at least 136 Games Played at easily the game’s toughest position. Should reach 2,000 hits next year. That oughta do it.
-Squat Cobbler (such a homer)
@Squat Cobblers: 8 Gold Gloves (2 more and he ties HOF-er J Bench…., 2nd all-time in Defensive Runs Saved (not sure what that is!)
16-team 5×5 league. Rank for ROS:
LeBlanc, Fiers, Pivetta
16-team 5×5 league
Rank for ROS:
LeBlanc, Fiers, Pivetta. Thanks,
Strop or Swarzak?
Need a short term bat to fill in for my IF spot, pick (1):
Matt Chapman, Ian Happ, Bird or Bauers?
Would you rather have Rendon or Donaldson in a keeper? And about where in the hitter rankings do you see Donaldson next year? Top 10 3B, top 75 overall? Thanks!
@Grey: Thanks Grey, about where do you expect Donaldson in the rankings next year? Top 10 3B, top 100 overall?
Prolly not, maybe 120
“Jose Martinez…Don’t want to knock a good thing, and it’s good he’s starting again, but why did it take the new manager a week to figure that out? He became the major league manager without knowing his personnel? He was wearing those ‘open eye’ glasses while napping the entire season? I got questions, ya’ll!”
It was wong that he got gyroked around was sitting. It is also wong that he is now starting again and not being gyroked around. As in Wong and Gyroko got hurt. HA!
@Bill: gyorko is a fato who literally said last year that he’s not effective as a hitter if he has to play every day, and currently has the flu or some sickness is part of it, wong being hurt is more of it. the guess is that the new manager (who’s ACTUALLY managed baseball for years in the minors, and had moved up and up, successful at all of those stops, contrary to matheny who had never managed ANY baseball outside of 2 years of 10-12 year olds pre-STL job) noticed the math says that for a team built upon SP having a good hitter who can’t make routine plays at 1B was worth less than to have somebody else play 1B who can play defense. also for carpenter’s shoulder playing 1B is better for him, and he’s like the best hitter in baseball for the last while here. his arm at 3B had been pretty horrible for the last 1.5 or so years. wong’s D is quite good at 2B as well and he was hitting well for a while too before being hurt.
Funny fact: I just sorted some numbers and found that Valbuena has the lowest OPS of any 3rd baseman in the AL by 59 points!!! Not only that, he (.599) and his teammate Cozart (.658) are the only 3B’s with an OPS under .700.
The reassuring news is that Kinsler (.675) and Pujols (.729) are only the 3rd worst at their respective positions.
If Scioscia is the Sciosciapath, what can we call Billy Eppler? Any idea?
HAHAHA — I like InEpplitude — spread the good word!
Bad word, I guess
Apparently!!!??? I do that often like you ;-)
Thor and Harper for Severino and Eddy Rosario. Keeper league. Thank you
@Splunker: Severino side.
@Splunker: Agree with b
Yo what you seeing from my current man crush Gregory Polanco?I’m seeing more than just a hot streak.
I do like to crush his pink cookies
@Turd Wendell: Polanco looks the part, but so did Jason Heyward. There’s your comparison…
Man, who knew Swarzak’s numbers were so terrible. Either way, is he a better ROS saves gamble than Strop since Morrow will be back?
Bad #’s not a lot of IP tho
Dynasty league, head to head, OBP league.
Would you trade Bellinger, Trammel and Springer for Trout?
@Cant make up my mind: oh, yeah.
@Cant make up my mind: Assuming you are getting Trout, I would definitely do that.
@Cant make up my mind: Yes
How do you rank Clevinger ROS and project for next year? In a 10 team h2h Dynasty with obp instead of average, Tb place of r and rbi I’ve been offered Travis Shaw and Clev for Jansen. Jansen goes back to draft after next year, others can be kept much longer if wanted.
Pull the trigger or get more for Jansen?
@JR: Top 40 SP, Maybe Top 30 next year, prolly about 35-40 — Wait, Jansen and Shaw> Why are you asking about Clevinger?
@Grey: The deal is My Jansen for his Shaw and Clevinger. But seeing what you think of Clev and the deal as a whole.
Oh… I’d take that for next year
@Grey: Awesome. Thanks!
Swarzak or Hicks for saves?
@Five-on-One: Swarzak. Hicks is behind Bud Norris…..No idea whats up with the Mess, but Swarzak just got a save, so he is at least possible sharing the closer gig.
Treinen or Vazquez – QS, K, SV, ERA, WHIP standard roto. Trade analyzer shows Vazquez with better stats ROS, but I’m not so sure.