Now, on most occasions, if one were to toot his own horn, he’d never leave the house.  And, coincidentally, I don’t go out that much.  However, seriously, rain down your props on me for Nick Pivetta.  Rain them down!  Who else told you to grab him the 1st week of the season?  Yesterday, he went 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  I’ve been telling you people — yeah, you people! — to own Pivetta forever (six weeks).  He’s a new, different — better even! — pitcher this year.  He has a 10 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9.  If you don’t know why that’s good, I can help you, but it could take some time.  You do know what numbers are, right?  Okay, good first step.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Edubray Ramos – 2/3 IP, 2 Ks to start the 9th in a save situation, without breaking a sweat, then was removed for Hector Neris to get the last out.  Instead of going to the matchups, Gabe Kapler should be going to the mattresses.  Gabe Kapler is the worst person in history.  I saw it on the History Channel, don’t dispute me.  I’d still hold Ramos and Neris (I guess) if you need saves, but this is a shituation of epic barf.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .267.  Cesar said he’d take that ball toga!  No?  Okay.

Adam Jones – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .259.  You can’t find a more boring (boringer?) outfielder.  The boringest?

Trevor Bauer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.59.  Speaking of horn tooting, I ranked Bauer in the top 20 starters!  If you don’t own him, that’s on you, homey.

Michael Brantley – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .338.  He gives me such serious mehs, but even I can’t deny he’s having a decent season.  …And here’s Grey King Cole with Unmistakable!  “That’s why, Brantley, it’s incredible, that Grey mentioned you…It’s unmistakable, that’s what a mention of you are (good English).”

Nelson Cruz – Out for a few games with a sore right foot.  They call that a *pinkie to mouth*  Nelson Bruz.

Robinson Cano – Underwent surgery on his fractured finger.  The doctors said he mumbled in surgery, “The PEDs never helped me lollygag to first on a ground ball.  That lack of hustle was all me.”

Bartolo Colon – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, ERA at 2.82.  His ERA is officially under his weight.  His walk rate is down to 0.71, which is his age.  His K/9 is 5.7, which is the average number of times someone asks him to autograph something in exchange for a burrito.  He could pitch until he’s in his 60’s, and this suddenly became evidence in a child support lawsuit against him.

Carlos Gomez – Hit the DL with a groin injury.  That’s the bad news.  Good news is he has a groin.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and he’s getting so many runs, he must have Cron’s Disease!  In a good way!

Jake Faria – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.20.  This start was against the Royals, and even the Stream-o-Nator was like, “Let’s discuss my disgust,” then clicked the landline, “Hello, is anyone still there?  Why does no one like me?”

Jarrod Dyson – 0-for-1, 1 run, 2 BBs and his 6th steal, as he hit 2nd and took over for Pollock in center.  If Dyson is going to suck up Pollock’s fantasy value, blow some of that in my direction (in deeper leagues, let’s not get carried away).

Matt Koch – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  Ouch.  Koch got Dinkins’d!

Ryan Braun – Sounds like he’s headed to the DL.  Such a PEDs of shizz.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .258.  “I wish we could keep his body in this sky lift, but it’s best to drop it out and let it roll down–Whoa!  Domingo’s hand moved!  He’s alive!”  Not sure where Domingo’s ownership is right now, if he’s available or not, but he has to get better, so BUY!

Travis Shaw – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Cainye MidWest (1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th steal) has been doing fine, but Yelich (1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer), Braun, Domingo, and Thames have been more or less bleh.

Tyler Saladino – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd this week (though, the first was an inside-the-parker, which is also what Sean Parker calls his blood).  Can say hot schmotato, but don’t expect too much.

Rich HillDodgers say he will start Saturday.  Notice how I didn’t say, “Will start Saturday.”  There will be at least five more updates about his blistery fingers from now until then.  Rich is a total BILF — Blister I’d Like to stab with a Fork.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .255.  Wouldn’t mind seeing Smoak get hot?  Pun?  P to the erhaps.

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .272.  Once again, he does something just as he’s in the 24-hour countdown for getting dropped off my team.  Way to stay on my team (barely).

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  Like a donut, I wholly enjoy Happ — his peripherals are gorge — but this was against the Mets, so obviously a bit more glorious than anyone has reason to expect.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .242.

Yoenis Cespedes – Hit the DL with a flexor strain.  Phillip Evans (0-for-3) was called up and started in his place.  He has 98 fewer legs than Cespedes, lacks speed and power and was hitting .254 in Triple-A this year, so, well, he’s ownable in NL-Only leagues, and that’s about it.

Zack Wheeler – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.92.  Forever the optimist, Mickey Callaway said, “As far as we know, Zack still has his elbow and forearm, so we’ll take it!”

Jameson Taillon – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  I like him, but he’s kinda basic, huh?  Not like ‘sleeps with her friend’s man’ basic, but like ‘aight, you gotta dazzle a bit more here’ basic.

Yolmer Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  It’s the Rise of the 1st Week of the Season Schmotato!

Leury Garcia – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Damn, I was thisclose to making him a batty call to fill-in for my Rockies hitter, who was off.  By the by, why are there teams off on a Wednesday?  Did MLB schedulers use the Jewish calendar?  Listen in on the MLB front office for something like this, “5775’s gonna be a great year for baseball!”

Tyler Chatwood – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.14 vs. Brandon McCarthy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.05.  Good old fashioned pitchers’ duel.  Well, not that old fashioned, or they both would’ve thrown into the 9th inning, and at least one of them would’ve thrown more than 85 pitches.

Arodys Vizcaino – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save, ERA at 2.61.  I guess that panic was over nothing — Snitker, Snitker.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .212.  I keep making fun of CBS for the preseason ranking of Gattis in the top 20 overall for ALL positions, but, ya know what, he’s doing better than Goldschmidt.

Justin Verlander – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.05.  I know this doesn’t fully make sense, but Verlander’s ERA actually went up after a shutout complete game.  Believe me?  Look it up, but that would hurt my feelings, so just believe me.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer, and 3rd homer in three games.  It’s without can, i.e., uncanny, he always homers in five straight games, yet still somehow never tops 20 homers in a year.

Andrew Suarez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Sucks he didn’t get to face Eugenio Suarez (was nursing an injury).  Not for novelty sake, but I bet if Suarez faced Suarez the Ghost of Teddy Roosevelt would show up at the game.  Damn, lost $50.  Thanks a lot, SCOTUS!

Matt Harvey – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.17.  He’s like a graphic novel crossover of Jimmy Stewart’s Harvey and Donnie Darko.  Jimmy Stewart voice, “Yeah, see, this Harvey character is weird AF.  Now, here’s a poem about my dog, Beau.”

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  I’ve been cyclops’ing him on the down low.  He plays close to every day, and he’s hitting close to .300 in the last week (good for him), and has three homers in the last ten games.  First name hot, last name schmotato.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and, like, his 17th homer in the last three weeks.  Scoots McAiry-them-out!  Son just gave you his Scooter Gennett fantasy.  Go read it, and earn Son and I .000000001 of a penny that we can split.

Trevor Cahill – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.79, as he was activated from the DL.  If you started him fresh off the DL and in Fenway, you have stones larger than your head.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Between him and OZUNA, I can’t believe I’m in third place in my RCL league.  They have combined for the same amount of homers as Nick Markakis.  Eff me.

Matt Olson – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, and two homers in the last three games.  If he was dropped in your league, now is the time you need to grab him.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .344.  I will say this, Just Dong seems to know he’s always injured, so he gets his stats in while on the field.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .306.  All about that new launch angle.  Dot dot dot.  That has him on pace for 19 homers.  Okay, okay, he was hurt at one point.  Why you making excuses for him?  You Scott Boras?

Elieser Hernandez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  The Dodgers are promoting everyone into a top prospect.  It’s like, “He’s got a 60-grade fastball, but 80-grade vs. the Dodgers.”  Elieser, author of Night, has 12 IP above High-A ball, so, ooh, baby, you like it raw.  His last High-A season, he had a 3.98 ERA, and the Dodgers made him look good.  Oy.

Justin Bour – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Hot schmotato risin’, gonna keep on risin’!

Starlin Castro – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .300.  He seems like the type of player who plays well when no one is watching, right?

Walker Buehler – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 2.67.  Oh, no, the Dodgers have polluted Buehler’s womb!

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .278.  A bit unrelated, but this got me thinking, I’m not saying Austin Barnes has the curative powers of Windex, but maybe start him at 2nd base over, I don’t know, the 58-year-old Utley?

Lance Lynn – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.47.  Coincidentally, his pilot program with the Twins is not working out well.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .312.  I was off on Pham in the preseason.  I’ve seen enough now, he is a legit late-career breakout.  It’s all right, I’m correct enough, occasionally I need to throw bones to the Fantasy Baseball Overlord.

Miles Mikolas – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.63.  Appizzarently, I have more faith in Mikolas than Matheny.

Carlos Martinez – Headed for another MRI on his lat strain to see if it’s healed.  Reminds me the time I did an x-ray on my stomach to see if I was hungry.

Byron Buxton – 0-for-3, 1 run.  Must’ve hurt Buxton’s feelings that Robbie Grossman pinch-hit for him in the 8th inning of a close game.  They’ve know each other since they were child actors on the set of Richie Rich.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .206.  To say this is a hot streak is like saying Kathy Bates was a hot streak in About Schmidt.

Jason Castro – Done for the season.  Mitch Garver will take over catching duties like a toilet.

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DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Gotta take one of these fliers…..Melancon, Osuna, Parker, Jones. Who gets saves come September?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

10 Team roto 5×5, am I holding Andrew Miller? Can grab Givens or Minter or an upside RP for saves instead; Miller seems like he’s hurt.

hebrewhammer0124
hebrewhammer0124
4 years ago

trying to trade Corbin and obtain for either trea/happ or Bauer/bregman. 12 team h2h points.ill have decent pitching (Paxton mcullers jgray twilliams mikolas quintana flaherty) and have insane hitters (freeman altuve rendon springer acuna Gallo kdavis buxton Dahl delino)

also grabbing vlad jr and stashing for 12% of my faab for mahle

just wondering your thoughts on these , thanks!

hebrewhammer0124
hebrewhammer0124
Reply to  hebrewhammer0124
4 years ago

@hebrewhammer0124: *ohtani

hebrewhammer0124
hebrewhammer0124
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: hes desperate, I might just pull it off. maybe throw in your boy Tim anderson. anything to get Ralph’s boy trea!

Hebrewhammer0124
Hebrewhammer0124
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: got trea and happ!!

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
4 years ago

@Grey: Sorry i should know better to list league specs: 14 team ESPN 5×5, and yes there are $0 bids

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Pick up Meadows and drop any of Conforto,Margot or Yuli? Thanks.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

I wish I owned guys like Richie Sexson and Adam Dunn more in my FBBL career – it would have been good practice for owning Joey Gallo right now

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
4 years ago

How much out of $126 FAAB to bid on Meadows?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

I’m sure I’m sick of answering Pivetta question already….Add Pivetta,Heaney or Flaherty and drop any of these SPs:
Taillon
Newcomb
Quintana
Buehler
L Castillo

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

@Andrew Mellars: I’m sure YOU’RE sick of answering. No one has asked me shit about Pivetta

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thank you. That was what I assumed your answer would be.

YC
YC
4 years ago

It’s May 17 and Mookie Betts has 46 runs. Is he going over 150? That’s insane.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Could you please put these guys in order: Heaney, Buehler, Flaherty, Romero, Peralta? Or did I?

Thanks!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: @Grey: Great answer! Thanks again

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Jacoby Jones, Austin Meadows or Dustin Fowler?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Jones is back in lineup leading off. Still Meadows??

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
4 years ago

Deal Clevinger for Ozuna?

slew
slew
4 years ago

Austin Meadows is on his way up!!

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Reply to  slew
4 years ago

@slew: GD it in NL only where i’m in 1st place fairly easily BUT i have toooo many guys on DL (ryu, harrison, marte, r-zimm, hanson, reyes, thames, 5 slots) i got beat to him by like 6 minutes just now. odd he wasn’t already stashed though (1 NA slot, i have senzel). total bases, OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, QS over wins, holds added.

but the guy who added meadows just dropped nimmo, him or mini donkey?
C suzuki (dropping for barnhart shortly didn’t realize just how 1. often he plays, and 2. how damn good his OPS is)
1B freeman (3B)
2B howie (OF)
SS peraza (2B)
3B longo
CI b.anderson (3B/OF)
MI wong (losing playing time lately)
OF (4) hoskins (1B), harper, jankowski, harrison (left here from thinking he’s first guy back)
util mini donkey
BN marte (PIT)
DL thames, hanson, r-zimm
NA senzel
SP darvish, marquez, weaver, wacha, gohara, wheeler, guerra, stratton
RP (4) minter, boxy, hunter, hand
DL ryu, reyes
good thing i built up a cushion (h2h) here as i’ll be falling with all these injuries.

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season

@Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: another option would be to drop wong, hold mini donkey and add nimmo. put harrison (or hanson, whoever is back first, thinking harrison) in the MI slot.

triggercut
triggercut
4 years ago

Teoscar or Franchy ROS? They’re like pretty much same guy, no?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Was offered Betts straight up for Trout. Take it or hold?

triggercut
triggercut
Reply to  Launch Angle
4 years ago

@Launch Angle: Hold. Trout is always the answer here.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Jacoby Jones or Dustin Fowler?

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: i don’t think it’s DL hurt (yet anyway)

Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season
4 years ago

AL only 10 team with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. palka losing playing time (benched today against righty), if this continues, add anybody listed:
C uh oh
1B yonder
2B whit (OF)
SS correa
3B devers
CI mostsuckass
MI lowrie
OF (4) mancini (1B), fowler, brantley, nunez (2B/SS/3B)
util hicks (C/1B)
BN palka (1B/OF)
options: rechavarria , beckham (when he gets his 2B), pinder (2B/SS/OF, he might actually be fowler’s platoonmate, so this might have extra value), adrianza (3B/SS/OF, but upside appears to be a single a day, and when sano’s back that’s gone too), mahtook, d.machado, allen (is a starter now), rajai (is also playing more lately with naquin out), engel, delmonico (who i dropped for palka),

Todd
Todd
4 years ago

Still considering JD Mart as a sell high? His numbers seem high, but he’s been staying hot hot hot.

Considering swapping him for Blackmon in a Roto league, but a case could be made to hold.

Thanks…Feliz Jueves!

Todd
Todd
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: @Grey:
How about a Martinez/Mazara-ish OF for a Blackmon/Abreu.

Other team looking to move on some surging OFs

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Got offered Stanton for my JD Martinez and Alex colome…

I’m ok with closers, so can afford to lose colome. What you think? Take Stanton?

web
web
4 years ago

Need to DROP 2 of these…suggestions

Heaney
W Buheler
J Flaherty
Snell
Manea
Clevinger

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

Grey…my dog ate my Big Lebowski oriental rug mouse pad while I was at work. We were just talking about Lebowski Fest the other day. Not cool man, not cool.

omar
omar
4 years ago

8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: All players can be kept through 2019. Which side?
A: Judge, Zunino, Britton, Peacock
B: G. Sanchez, Buxton, S. Greene, A. Miller

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

MY Goldy offer got countered

15 team keep 11

Give SMarte Odubel Healy Newcomb

For

Goldy Pillar Reddick Barraclough

Really only keepers are Marte Newcomb Goldy

Am I giving too much ?

Your Mothers Lover
Your Mothers Lover
4 years ago

Is it time to drop Desmond and Villanueva.
Cron, Healy, Franco and Soler are on the wire
10 Team H2H

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

And what is Teoscars reward for yesterday….sitting today. Im so glad I effed up when I set up the AL only league settings and forgot to change it to weekly locks.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I know, I own him all over the place. I even drafted him in my AL only dynasty as a 3rd outfielder platoon with Mallex and Delmonico, speaking of which, WTF is wrong with Nicky D.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  J-FOH
4 years ago

@J-FOH: They’re saying back issues.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

@VinWins: Sore back, that is. Not his back issues of Penthouse breaking his concentration.

Los Putos
Los Putos
4 years ago

Gotta check to see if the Doyer offices are loaded with asbestos or some disease left by the McCourts .

Donny Baseball, Roberts and Kapler all got affected by something floating around in the air that are making them make the dumbest decision.

Also, caught the final innings of last nights Halos game. Cameraman kept panning to Kate Upton as Verlander was wrapping up the CG/SHO.

After final out, cameraman caught a nice shot of Mrs. Verlander standing up with a whole lot of buttons undone from her shirt.

‘Well Dones’ handed out to Mr and Mrs Upton, JV and you too Mr Cameraman.

Joel
4 years ago

Late to the part here with this question. Its a rather redundant trade opportunity but I’m interest on your thought(s).

Pretty even on the razz trade rater:

1 – Hoskins or Bellinger?

2 – Tanaka/Hoskins or Bellinger/Nola?

How close do you think each are? Tanaka is a tough starter to start.

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

Eflin or Junis?

Thanks!

fredtbn1gs
fredtbn1gs
4 years ago

Question: I’m in first in my league by a decent margin (standard 5×5 roto) and trying to figure out if I should try to trade to solidify my lot or hold. I’m leading basically all hitting cats, but for pitching I’m in 3rd in aggregate and can make up some points on SV, ERA, and WHIP (especially the ratios). Given my current staff, does it make any sense to trade for another closer, another starter, or just hold and avoid looking the proverbial gift horse in the mouth? I had been considering dangling Justin Turner to a closer heavy, hitting needy team since I’m heavy on CI, but I’m curious of your opinion. Thanks

Current staff
SP: Severino, Corbin, Wacha, Wood, Gibson
RP: Herrera, Iglesias, Strickland; Edwards, Ottavino

Fredtbn1gs
Fredtbn1gs
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: 12 teams. Thanjs

Charlie
Charlie
4 years ago

Grey,

Seeing my team (above), would you burn the number 2 waiver priority on Pivetta?

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! Earlier in the year you wrote that you think he’s a number 2 sp. Do you still project him as that for ros?

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks!!

Charlie
Charlie
4 years ago

Grey,

6×5, including ops, 10 team, h2h, play with 1-c, 1-1b, 1-2b, 1-ss, 1-3b, 3-of, 2-util, 2-sp, 2-rp, 4-p, 6-bn, 2-dl and my team is as follows:

With Pollock, Braun, Molina, Britton on the DL should I lose two of these in favor of ww hot bats/streaming pitchers? If so, which two should I lose?

c- Mesoraco, Molina
1b – Goldschmidt, Abreu
2b – Albies, Odor
3b – Arenado, Castellanos
ss – Bregman
of – Trout, Judge, Inciarte, Puig, Pollock, Braun

sp – Price, Archer, Weaver, Wacha, Luis Castillo, Scherzer
rp – Herrera, Kela, Devenski, WInkler, Britton

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I’m surprised you’d get rid of Molina with how awful and barren catchers are. Lol Mesoraco/Zunino types are the best available. And that’s not exactly a pretty picture…esp with Mesoraco’s mug.

Do you think Britton has any value when he comes back? He should be back soonish now that he’s started to throw.

You wouldn’t toss Braun back?

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Gotcha. Would you keep both Winkler and Devenski, or are they pretty redundant and you’d lose one? If so, which one?

A few bats on the wire. Any of them pique your interest? Lose one of Winkler/Devenski for one of them?

Matt Davidson
Cesar Hernandez
Mitch Moreland
Teoscar Hernandez
Justin Bour
Semien
Leonys Martin
Todd Frazier
Tyler Austin
Mallex Smith

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks!!

Turd Ferguson
Turd Ferguson
4 years ago

Dump Faria for Musgrove in a 12 teamer? Cash won’t let the guy go 5 and his upcoming schedule is brutal. SIERA, FIP and xFIP are all brutal. Can’t understand why this guy is so universally owned? Or, forget Musgrove and stash Senzel? My SP is fairly deep. Thanks.

Turd Ferguson
Turd Ferguson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Stroman, Lynn, Salazar, Kuhl, Estrada, Velazquez, Cobb… Mostly garbage. Guys have already stashed Vladito, A. Reyes and they have no concrete timetable. Young guys like Pivetta, Eflin, Kingham, Flaherty, Soroka, Buehler have been gone for weeks. Pretty sharp league.

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

10 team 5×5 H2H

C – S. Perez
1B – Goldschmidt
2B – Schoop
SS – T Turner
3B – J Ramirez
OF – Ozuna, Marte, Polanco
UTIL – Acuna, Cron
BN – C Taylor
DL – Schoop
SP – Paxton, Nola, Morton, Bauer, Quintana, Pivetta, Buehler, Heaney, Castillo, Folty
RP – Holland, HANDCUFF DU JOUR
BN – Osuna
DL – A Reyes, C Martinez

Domingo and J. Happ on the wire.

Ideally I’d have three RPs, so I guess I’m asking if I’ll regret dropping R. Osuna for Domingo, and if Holland, Heaney or Pivetta are next to go in favor of J Happ?

Thanks in advance.

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Would you cut Price for Pivetta? (I expect to if Pivetta still available — unless Price does well tonight).

David
David
4 years ago

CC or Wacha ROS?

vee
vee
4 years ago

so…….. my league allows 2 DL spots, and i have 5 players on the DL: Cespedes, Pollock, LeMahieu, Soroka, and Alex Reyes.

would you drop any of them for production? im guessing only Soroka and Reyes are droppable…

vee
vee
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks. when are you pulling the trigger on the speculative Vlad Jr add?

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
4 years ago

Do you like pivetta more rest of season over any of these characters?
Gausman
Heaney
Newcomb
Alex wood

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Thanks! Of anybody on that list I would was hoping you would say him.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey, w/Soroka on the DL, should I hold him or drop (because it’s his throwing shoulder)? My other drop could be Leonys? Thanks!

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. are you buying Quintana anywhere? my dejong or chris taylor for Q or is something off with him?

JJ
JJ
4 years ago

Just out of curiosity, have you checked out Ozzies home/road splits? Insane

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

14t Mixed h2h keep forever

Blackmon owner looking to move him for pitching, who would you offer:

Kershaw
Thor
Bauer
J Gray
Porcello
Taillon

I can also stand pat, have Stanton, Harper Beni, Puig & Brantley

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
4 years ago

I have next day adds. I streamed and dropped Caleb Smith before his start yesterday, and he got moved to today and blown up. Divine Inattention?

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
4 years ago

Good news, Puig gave me the old bomb voyage!

Regan
Regan
4 years ago

Puggy likes the 8 hole..All the sudden the Doggers are a little dangerous. Thought for sure Caleb could handle them at home but nope. U bum, get off my team!

JJ
JJ
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
Finally dropping I desmond. Trying to decide on D.Santana or Olsen. Who do you like better? Also does your gut tell you that Bundy or Gausman will be the better starter? I currently hold both but hate having borderline pitchers from AL east. Too many sits. Like tonight with Gausman @bos

Big Dog
Big Dog
4 years ago

Man I don’t recall managers ever being as bad as they have been the past few years. I have Baez and I knew going in that Maddon was insane and would randomly bench him or bat him 1st one day and 8th the next.

However, this Bellinger and Merrifield batting 6th is pure nonsense. At least the Cubs are stacked. The Dodgers and Royals offense are dreadful right now. Jon Jay? Austin Barnes? Kike Hernandez? These are the legends batting ahead of these guys.

Sorry no question just a rant!

Don Bropre
Don Bropre
4 years ago

Soroka DL….FYI

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Grey,

I was all set to pick up Caleb Smith in a shallow h2h league but his clunker today has me reconsidering. Would you hold Michael Fulmer (@SEA, @MIN, LAA, TOR) or drop for one of:

C Smith @NYM, @SD, @ARI, SD
Kingham SD, STL, CHC, LAD
Pivetta ATL, TOR, @SF, @CHC
Soroka @PHI, NYM, WAS, @LAD
Gibson MIL, DET, @KC, CLE

Thanks!

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

@Grey, 12 team 5×5 roto

Which stream do you prefer for tomorrow?

Tropeano v. TB ($11.3)
Wacha v. PHI ($5.3)
Gibson v. MIL ($2.6)
Sabathia @KC ($2.1)

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

How do you feel about trading my Wacha and McCutchen for his Merrifield? The trade analyzer has the Merrifield side coming out only about $1 ahead.

Thanks!

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  The Shoe
4 years ago

@The Shoe: Also, Soroka just hit the DL with a right shoulder strain, oh my. Report says the Braves think he’ll be ready to go for his next start. Something is not computing. Thoughts?

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I have a DL spot available for Soroka, so it won’t be hard to hold him for now, but how much should I lower my expectations for him to have a productive season?

Also, do you like him or A. Reyes better ROS?

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 years ago

In a standard season Long 5×5 roto league ( R / HR / RBI / SB / AVG ).
Would you give up Trout and Bregman for Betts and Lindor?

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

@Grey,

Would you swap any of D. Peralta, Puig or C. Santana for D. Santana or Kemp?

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
Reply to  Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Saturday streamers
Kingham vs SD
Jon Gray at SF
Heaney vs Tamp
SON likes them all
Pick one please?

Vrugg
4 years ago

Grey, another great write-up. In a 12 team 6×6 OPS & QS and received this trade offer:

Give: Corbin Get: Chris Taylor and Maeda

Current Staff is: Carrasco, Wood, Buehler, Castillo, Snell, Newcomb, Weaver, and Darvish (DL)

I’d appreciate your take on the offer.

Thanks in advance for the advice .

Vrugg03
Reply to  Vrugg
4 years ago

Other possible gets are Benintendi or Haniger.

Replace Taylor or drop Maeda altogether?

Thanks, again.

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
4 years ago

Greylord!!! 3 episodes to go and they totally shit the bed on last nights. I thought it was a snoozer. Give me more Beeman on the trail!

1) Soler or Puig?

2) when is Toronto gonna call up Guerrero! Effff

3) I’ve got Strickland. Should i cut him loose for melancon? Or what about pick up Giles instead for SAGNOF

Nightmare
Nightmare
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: melancon should be back at the end of this month. Strickland has 5 games next week and I’ve got a two start Walker Buehler next week for RP. Just trying to decide to drop Strickland for Giles or Melancon in the future. I don’t wanna lose out to either. What you think my dude

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
4 years ago

Grey,

Thanks for answering earlier. I’m thinking because I read your great write up everyday I’m trying to do too much.

I have Freeman, C Hernandez, Bogaerts, Bregman, Trout, Ender, Acuna. Rosario, Adams and E. Escobar on the bench, NO catcher!!! Pretty strong in SB’s.

SP’s are deep. My Corbin and Ender for Goldy, I’m worried about him but think it’s worth a gamble. Razzball is virtually even but do you think its fair.

Looks like it’ll be mid 70’s and sunny but hopping to hear back from some Grey.

CCC

waffles
waffles
4 years ago

always a good read Grey

are you trusting Soroka today vs Cubs?

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS BAA
Closer question. How many do you typically roster?
I have Aroldis Chapman, Edwin Diaz, and Raisel Iglesias.
Thinking of doing a deal to acquire Tanaka for Iglesias (and maybe Matz).
Are two elite closers enough in your opinion? Is three more standard?
Would you trade Iglesias and Matz for Tanaka?
I need the SP help with all the injuries and poor performing starters I have collected.

Thanks!

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Do you think it leaves me at a distinct disadvantage with only two closers even if they are elite?

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
4 years ago

what do you think about Andrelton Simmons for Lowrie, my SS are Chris Taylor and Semien and my other 2B are Rizzo and Jose Ramirez, is Simmons really that much of a upgrade or is it a kinda blah move

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: follow up would Pivetta, Lowrie, and Giles be enough for Carrasco and Teoscar in your opion or maybe just carrasco

ERad
ERad
4 years ago

Anyone know what will happen to the stats from the suspended Yanks/Nats game in H2H leagues?

Game is getting finished on 6/18 – so will they update the stats for this week’s matchup or will all the stats get moved to the future date?

Also – I’m a little late to the party but that blurb on LeMaheiu from the other day perfectly describes fantasy baseballing with a wife/girlfriend.

Me in the other room: FUCK

Wife: Oh my god, what happened?! Are you ok?! Is the baby ok?!?

Me: Anthony Rizzo just grounded into a double play so I don’t get credit for the RBI

Wife: Files for divorce

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
4 years ago

Traded Altuve and Benentidi for Stanton and Jean Segura. Could have had Javier Baez instead of Segura but figured Segura gives nice category balance to Stanton in 5×5 roto league.

I think trade is fairly even with Trade Analyzer slightly favoring my side. I needed help in virtually all hitting categories.

What do you think?

Thanks

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
4 years ago

the dodgers batting barnes 2nd and puig 8th is laughable

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  MediOAKer Matt
4 years ago

@Matthew Lehman: and bellinger 6th! roberts should be fired for rolling out this lineup card

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
4 years ago

It’s gotta be time to dump Holland in an NL-Only H2H for another player with a pulse, right? I was thinking of stashing Ryan McMahon in hopes of a call-up and regular playing time. Plus, McMahon would be a really cheap keeper to have.

Another batter of interest would be Mac Dub.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I understand they aren’t great options, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot there.

Bats: M. Reynolds, Hernan Perez, Ahmed, and Sean Rodriguez.

Other pitching options are Stripling, Musgrove, Anibal, Watson, Cishek, and T. Guerrero.

Current Roster:
CA Barnhardt
1B Au Schizz
2B Scooter
3B Rendon
SS Arcia
INF Kendrick
OFs Acuna, Polanco, Souza, Pederson
UTIL Rosario
SP Hendricks, Godley, Castillo, Weaver, Mikolas, Mahle, Efflin, Kuhl
RP Knebel, Holland, Fields
B Robles
DL Ryu

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

jdred5
jdred5
4 years ago

Start Archer tonight at LAA? I have pretty much lost faith in him at this point, but feel compelled to keep running him out there anyway so as not to miss the few good starts sprinkled in …

dau
dau
4 years ago

SON has Kopech starting a game on 5/26—haven’t heard that anywhere else. SON wacky?

dau
dau
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank you, let me know when he pongs.

RA Dickey Jokes
RA Dickey Jokes
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

I’m in a 12 team 5×5 weekly league where you have to start 6 SPs each week and I’m struggling in pretty much every pitching category.

An owner is looking to trade Chris Sale or Verlander for a 3 to 1 deal and looking for a power bat, closer, and a lower end SP.

A couple of potential options:

Bellinger, Taillon, Brach for Sale
Adams, Porcello, Hand for Verlander

Bellinger/Adams replacements would likely be Leonys off of DL at this point.

Thoughts on those or any others from my lineup? Or just stay pat and trust that Archer and Castillo won’t continue to be complete sh*t the rest of the way?

C: Mesoraco
1B: Matt Adams
2B: Schoop
3B: Villanueva
SS: Bogaerts
CI: Josh Bell
MI: Tim Anderson
OF: Trout, JD, Bellinger, Cain, Span
Util: Lowrie
Bench: Odor, Moran
DL: Leonys, Hanson, Molina, Beltre

SP: Archer, Castillo, Pivetta, Ohtani, Porcello, Taillon
RP: Hand, Colome, Brach, Miller
Bench: Skaggs

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  RA Dickey Jokes
4 years ago

@RA Dickey Jokes: I’d take Verlander

RA Dickey Jokes
RA Dickey Jokes
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Thank you both!

The_Redd_Mist
The_Redd_Mist
4 years ago

Taillon or Pivetta?

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Would you trade Corbin($4) and Conforto($8) for Justin Upton($21)? Upton can be kept one more year while Corbin and Conforto two more years.

Or would you trade Nola($4) for Upton?

Stickball Al
Stickball Al
4 years ago

Do you have that laggard Darvish stashed on any of your teams waiting for fog on the mirror ? Asking for a friend………

EG
EG
4 years ago

Please rank: Odor, Domingo, Cesar Hernandez

Thanks

EG
EG
Reply to  EG
4 years ago

@EG: @EG: H2H 5×5 12 team league

Brian Markham
Brian Markham
4 years ago

Any idea was the SON was so down on Pivetta yesterday? SON had him as the worst starter worth a whopping -$26 — I balked at starting him, had flashbacks from his Washington start.

Eric
Eric
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

You starting Gausman in Fenway tonight? 12-team H2H with QS.

Thanks!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Nice write up today. The Gabe Kapler statement reminds me of The Simpsons calling Jimmy Carter “history’s greatest monster”. Also, Suarez vs. Suarez sounds the Spanish language version of Kramer vs. Kramer.

Jake
Jake
4 years ago

Olson or Mancini

Thanks

DLev45
DLev45
4 years ago

Wacha or Flaherty?

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  DLev45
4 years ago

@DLev45:

My rostered SPs:

Cole
Newcomb
Pivetta
Buehler
Junis
Flaherty
Lucchesi (DL)

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali