The other day Cougs told me her eye drops went from $20 a bottle to $240.  Naturally, I didn’t even know she used eye drops, because I don’t pay attention to much aside from who’s the backup catcher on the Nationals.  So, I said to her, “$240?!  Wait, you’ve been spending $20 on eye drops up until now?!  Why?”  She replied, “I have dry eyes, you know this.”  “Dry eyes?  Get some Visine!”  “Visine doesn’t work.”  Thinking on my feet, I responded, “Fill a bucket with water and I’ll dunk your head.”  She didn’t go for that, so I continued, “Buy a $12 Super Soaker and I’ll spray your eyes whenever your eyes are feeling dry!”  She started to leave the room.  “Is this a hot flash thing?  Don’t buy $240 eye drops!  Please!”  And that was how that conversation ended.  Segue Alert!  Nick Senzel could be a bucket of water instead of $240 eye drops.  There were a lot of expensive eye drop, middle infielders at the draft, but if you grab Nick Senzel, he could be the same and free off of waivers.  In Prospector Ralph’s top 100 prospects for fantasy baseball, he compared Senzel to Alex Bregman.  Seems like a great comp to me.   Senzel should be a 20+ HRs, 15+ SBs, .270 hitter immediately.  The only thing stopping Senzel is ‘When will he be called up?’  Word on the street he could be up this weekend.  If that’s the case, you’re gonna wanna own him in every league.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Pedro Severino – I’m pretty sure Pedro Severino can throw 96 MPH and get the Nats out of a two-men-on jam with no outs.  He’d also be my choice for the starting catcher in Washington and not Wieters.  Seems like Dave Martinez agrees.

Colin Moran – I Googled “Moran” + “Launch Angle” and I found all about Erin Moran’s historic, meteoric rise from small-town girl in Burbank, California to Joanie on the original TV classic, Joanie Loves Chachi.  I hear Alan Sepinwall is writing a book, “Joanie Loves Chachi to ALF:  The Original Golden Age of TV.”  As for Colin Moran, he’s off to a hot start, and there’s talk he’s got that new, sexy swing.

Jed Lowrie – No one ever wants to own Lowrie even though they should.  I’m guilty of this too, Lennie Briscoe.

Yolmer Sanchez – Another one of those sexy names you wanna take to the tool shed.  Speaking of tool sheds, if I had one and a son, I’d have a sign for my son above my toolbox that read, “Hammer, You Can’t Touch This.”

Ryan Flaherty – He’s already cooled off from his scorching start, and he kinda sucks.  Apparently, Flaherty won’t get you everywhere.  However, maybe he still has some petrol in the fuel tank.

Niko Goodrum – Speaking of petrol in the fuel tank, get me some of that Goodrum!  Arghh!  Yo, ho!  A pirate’s life for me!  And now I’m mentally transported to Disneyland and I want to yell at the person behind me to stop standing so close.  “Don’t stand so, don’t stand so, don’t stand so close to me!  No, just singing!  You’re good standing on my heels!”  As for Goodrum, he’s a BUY-cardi!  Sorry.  I need a nap.  *three minutes later, claps hands*  I’m back, snitches!  In Triple-A, Goodrum was  a 13/11/.265 guy, which puts him at about 9/15/.220 in the majors.

Maikel Franco – Bit surprised to see he’s not owned in more leagues (the cut-off for this post is 50% owned in ESPN — old habits yadda3).  Then I look at Franco’s stat-line and I’m impressed with how Maikel Maikel’s been.  Looks headed for yet another 23-26 homer, .250-ish season.

Dansby Swanson – Podcast Ralph and I talked about Dansby a bit on the last show.  Dansby could be breaking out, but I think that’s still a fairly yawnstipatng breakout.  He’s definitely not going to sustain his .400+ BABIP.  (This is one hell of a buy.  So enticing!)

Franklin Barreto – I’m sorry for the negativity on so many of these Buys.  I would buy all of them for the right price and in the right league.  I mean, Pedro Severino is better than some other catchers, for unstints.  With that said, what are the A’s doing calling Barreto up to sit on the bench?  I want my ticket money back for Moneyball.  Billy Beane’s strategic expertise is the Easter Bunny by way of Santa Claus’ workshop.

Aledmys Diaz – To paraphrase The Avett Brothers, “I am a breathing time machine, and my Delorean is gassed trying to remember when Aledmys was good.”  However, he was, and could be again.  So far, so good.  Or if a furniture salesman is reading, sofa, so good.

Teoscar HernandezJays Manager, John Gibbons, might finally be done scratching his butt with Steve Pearce, Grichuk, Pillar and the Gift that keeps Ngiving.  Gibbons was heard saying Teoscar’s coming up, and I grabbed him in one league.

Curtis Granderson – I’d say the Jays are stocking the Buy with a bunch of vets who have seen better days, but it’s kinda redundant.  Mention the Jays and you can only mean vets who have seen better days.

Brian GoodwinAdam Eaton is sidelined for 10 to 120 days, and filling in for him is Goodwin.  Dave Martinez also seems to subscribe to the school of Jim Leyland managing where when a player is injured you just put his replacement in the same lineup spot like you only have one lineup card and you don’t want to have to White-Out too many names.  Honestly, Goodwin is essentially Eaton with less batting average.  By the by, Essentially Eaton is also a great name for a vegan restaurant.  “Hey, this soy chicken is Essentially Eaton!”

Franchy Cordero – I just gave you my Franchy Cordero fantasy.  It was written while selling my car to pay for Cougs’ eye drops.

Mallex Smith – Yeah, all about that SAGNOF, but this is also a Hitter-Tron pick.  Like when it picks a car with a custom car bra to rub its metal finger along.

Keynan Middleton – I see in a lot of places either Blake Parker still listed as the closer or as the Angels having a committee.  Hey, I’m the first one to say The Sciosciapath needs meds to keep him from batting Trout ninth to turn over the lineup, but Middleton looks like the closer.

Adam Ottavino – His season so far, put in terms you’ll understand:  if Ottavino started a game and went eight innings, he struck out 16 guys.

Matt Albers – Hey, hey, hey, it’s Fatt Albers!  If I had to put the Brewers’ closer job at percentages, I’d say Albers is likely 80% the closer, Jacob Barnes is 12% and the field is 8%.  I’m not saying the field is not technically better.  In related news, Albers is at 80% full after two porterhouses and a milkshake.

Nate Jones – Soria or Jones is a matter of good vs. experience.  Good usually wins out, except in every facet of life that annoys you.

Nick Pivetta – Usually I stick to SON calls for my starter pickups in the weekly Buy, but Pivetta has me old school shook.  Before shook meant scared and when it still meant ‘all shook up.’  I want to stand outside a CVS and sell people on why they should grab Pivetta.  I’m a Girl Scout Shookie!  I’m like Fred Durst circa 1999 and doing it all for the Shookie!  Pivetta has a 10.3 K/9, 1.1 BB/9, 2.35 xFIP with a 94 MPH fastball, a top ten slider, and looks as good as anyone early on.  Grab him!

Ivan Nova – This is a Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to 911 to chat.

Joey Lucchesi – In most leagues, I’d own Lucchesi of the “New York pizza is better than Chicago pizza, fuggedaboutit” Lucchesis, but this is also a Stream-o-Nator call for this weekend.  “No, ma’am, no emergency, unless you consider not having friends an emergency.”

SELL

Eric Thames – As George Bush once said, “Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice and I’m going to drive you off my Texas ranch with a 4×4.  Not a 4×4 car, though, but a Hacksaw Jim Duggan wood block I’ve glued wheels onto.  Wait, is that a 2×4?”  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Last year, Eric Thames looked like a 50-homer hitter in April.  This year, more of the same.  On our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Thames is ranked in the top 25 for right now.  On our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer, it’s a solid buy to get Ian Happ with Thames.  Would I do that?  Yup.  Would I trade Thames for a New Jersey-scented air freshener?  No, find the right deal for yourself.

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vee
vee
4 years ago

Heyo Greyo,

1) drop any for Ryan Zimmerman who just hit waivers?
2) drop who for Pomeranz upon return?

Pujols
Tesocar
Mazara
Ender

Odorizzi
Lance Lynn
Estrada

thx n cheers

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Solarte, Kiermaier, Teoscar, Castro, Delino….please pick one who is contributing the most come Sept.

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
4 years ago

Won Senzel/Middleton today in our free agent bidding and traded Darvish/Alex Wood for Joey Votto (our league counts BB’s as it’s own categy) Had too much SP. Pretty pretty good day for me!

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
4 years ago

Last one for the night – rank choo, Michael Taylor or Frenchy cordereo

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

serriuosly 45 year old no-hitting the Stros,snapped in 8th

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Bartolo pinpoint accuracy tonight. Amazing how many pitches just grazed the zone. And the ump is calling them all strikes.

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
4 years ago

Michael Taylor or Senzel? Think Taylor is finally breaking his slump?

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
4 years ago

Drop Wood for Pivetta

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: drop Soria for Nate Jones or try and hold both?

Thanks.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Wtf -JoMa-every game this dude getting into a collision.

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Grey would you start Rendon (toe no DL yet) in a weekly lock league tomorrow or bench in favor of Puig.

adam goldstein
adam goldstein
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Worth dropping dejong or Beltre for Lowrie? Thanks.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Miami bullpen:

Have Ziegler who is terrible. Drop for Steckenrider or think Barraclough gets the nod if/when they pull the plug on Z?

Thanks

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
4 years ago

Yo dawg – Hope your weekend has been stellar!
The roster gods have frowned on me and I have to drop one, and maybe two of these:
Hill, S. Gray, Junis, E-Rod.
I’m leaning E-Rod, Junis in that order.
What say you?

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Realmuto or Grandal?

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Can you rank these Starters. QS not wins

Lynn, Eduardo Rodriguez, Pivetta, Lucchesi

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Where would Gaussman fall in that group?

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So if you were to keep one of Gausman, Lynn, E-Rod on your team. Who do you keep?

Thanks for the help

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
4 years ago

i’m seeing on april 2nd that your RCL’s DO in fact allow players to be grabbed for THAT day even after the first game time (so NOT like espn). vinwins and others i believe quoted that your RCL’s were in fact EXACTLY like espn in that sense though (and it’s why i’m not in any, well that and the moves limits in a roto league). i never understood why anybody would intentionally have that setting, so it sounds like you don’t, and can in fact add players all day as long as it’s before THEIR gametime (as it clearly should be)

also i have cueto coming back, and want to stream mengden tomorrow (SON loves it, plus his FIP is awesome thus far), HAD thought to drop V2 here, rather than wheeler, but then checked and saw that him and pivetta BOTH have FIPs under 1.65 thus far, making them both top 5 in MLB starters thus far. i guess wheeler is the drop here (we have 12 max starts per week in this league)
i own: otani, ryu, wheeler, pivetta, V2, skaggs, wood, darvish (cueto DL). i guess skaggs could be a drop here too but
skaggs (2.25 FIP, SON’s next 2, $7, -5.9)
wheeler (3.35 FIP, SON’s next 2, 10.7, -3.1)
V2 (-3.3, 5.2)

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Stupid Sexy Glanders
4 years ago

@Stupid Sexy Glanders: could also drop brantley here but that seems early to do, this is a 14 teamer with a lot of starting hitting slots so the guy in FA are pretty weak. and my injuries are piling up at hitter with
C suzuki
1B goldy
2B gone varnish (SS)
SS anderson
3B sano
CI zimm
MI harrison (2B/3B, but got injured today, could be a DL finger thing)
LF rhysus (1B)
CF mcclutchin (RF)
RF stanton
OF puig (RF)
util otani
BN andujar, maybin (all OF), brantley (LF), severino (losing playing time was only streaming a 2nd catcher, am attempting to drop for a MI (howie kendrick) as i’m thin there now, with schoop and possibly harrison BOTH going DL)
DL schoop/delino

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: so RCL’s do or don’t have it where you can add players before THEIR own gametime every day for that day. it was spelled out that this wasn’t the case and was like espn in that way back in preseason.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: good, vin was in error (or whoever wrote the “rcl preview” pages) on this. i thought he said it was like espn, where once FIRST game locks you can’t add anybody for that day.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Stupid Sexy Glanders
4 years ago

@Stupid Sexy Glanders: Pretty sure I never said that.

Some people can’t be making changes to their lineups all day, so locking at the first game is fairer for them.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

@VinWins: it might have been somebody else, there were numerous rcl preview posts. finally i do hear one possible defense of it though. same way how for weekly leagues are good for those who are coal miners and can only get to surface where the internet works once a week (or other spelunkers/lumberjacks and assorted other trades in non-internety areas). am glad to hear the RCL’s are no longer like that (but now do have moves limits)

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Stupid Sexy Glanders
4 years ago

@Stupid Sexy Glanders: None of which I wrote.

I find I seldom benefit from this new setting. I mean, there are only a few players I would be willing to drop just because they weren’t playing. So I have hope that their games have not started. But then, I have not taken to Fantrax and spend much more time on my ESPN leagues, especially once the games have started.

But I can understand that different people can like different things.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  VinWins
4 years ago

@VinWins: yeah it’s just about having the option anyway. in espn you don’t get this option at all. if you have 12 or however many people (league size) that don’t want to have the ability to pick up a player when they find out somebody gets hurt/sick or whatever later than first game starting in fantrax you can slot the option to “rosters lock at first game time of the day”. yahoo’s daily-today setting has always been this way as well (same as current RCL at fantrax). at yahoo you can do it the espn way too by doing the “daily-tomorrow” settings.

i appear to have mixed you up with truss or somebody else on those RCL posts.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Stupid Sexy Glanders
4 years ago

@Stupid Sexy Glanders: oh wait, but yahoo’s daily-tomorrow is actually worse than espn’s, as at least in espn if you can find out somebody is out that day before the first gametime you can still find a new player for that day. yahoo daily-tomorrow that only works if you know a guy is going to be out before 3 AM eastern of that day.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
4 years ago

Worryometer on Votto 1-10?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Think-he’ll-be-traded-ometer? That lineup is just bruuuutal.

vee
vee
4 years ago

so many.. postponed games… ughh

i have a free DL spot open, who to stash? trumbo, odor, morales, sabathia, britton

thx grey bruhh

Danny Almonte
Danny Almonte
4 years ago

Sup grey

Is Braden Shipley worth a spec add to replace taijuan in a 12 team mixed? Or is he more a streamer who’ll f up my ratios

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Having some roster issues:

Current Roster
C Empty
1b Freeman
2B Albies
SS Baez
3B Machado
CI Devers
MI C Taylor
OF Hoskins
OF Bellinger
OF Bennintendi
OF Marte
OF Schwarber
Util Pirela
B Moncada
B Acuna

SP Darvish
SP Tailon
SP Jon Gray
SP Lynn
SP Snell
RP Minter
RP Hader
RP Osuna
P Boxberger
P Kela
B Rodney
B Gaussman
DL Edauardo Rodriguez

League is a 12 team daily league 6×6 OPS and Holds are the extra categories. We use QS not W. I’m thinking I’d like to pick up Peacock to get another reliever for holds who has SP eligibility. However to do this I would need to cut 2 players(I’d have to activity E Rod or he can be 1 of my cuts). Another note is that closers are hard to find on waivers.

Would you cut 2 players to get Peacock? If so who? Or would you hold and keep my roster as is.

Thanks

flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho
flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho
Reply to  Brett
4 years ago

@Brett: you are benching a RP every day (have more than you can fit into lineup) but have no catcher. drop rodney for a catcher. or if you’d want saves more than holds drop somebody else but you’re coughing up counting stats daily for no gain to yourself at all right now.

Brett
Brett

@flowers misses his old glasses… he’ll be ok tho: Yes I don’t have a catcher. There’s not good one out there: Cervelli, Martin is it. I actually picked up Pirela to play whenever anyone is off or rested as I have major roster flexibility and he is way better than having any catcher.

Yes I have 1 to many relievers but I feel I can eventually trade a closer as there is none on waivers.

flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho
flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho
4 years ago

20 team redraft h2h with OPS, slugging, total bases, hits, and BB’s added
C uh oh
1B rhysus (OF)
2B jedong (SS)
SS anderson
3B box wine (gallo, 1B/3B/OF)
OF (3) stanton/pollock/rosario
util (1) cron
BN m.taylor, robles (no NA slot though, figured handcuffing taylor and needed speed, but maybe i need less than this now)

drop taylor/cron/robles for any of: panik, christ newtown?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Mikolas, you holding?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
We went and watched Shark get rocked for San Jo A team yesterday.
First inning Salami Sammy. Fun!

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Early reminder to set your Monday lineups today if you are locked at first game – 8 AM game.

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
4 years ago

With this slow start, I”m inclined to bench Hill against Washington this week. Which one pitcher do you go with next calendar week? Streamo has the following values for matchups:

Rich Hill vs WSH ($17.6)
Newcomb vs NYM ($8.0)
Clevinger vs @BAL ($7.2)
Chase Anderson vs MIA ($3.1)

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
4 years ago

Targeting Pivetta and Senzel on the wire Monday morning. Based on my roster, should I move aggressively for one or both of them, or hold tight? If I make a move for them, who is droppable?

C: Ianetta
1B: Bellinger
2B: Merrifield
SS: T. Turner
3B: Rendon
OF: G. Stanton
OF: E. Rosario
OF: Puig
UT: T. Mancini
B: Acuña
B: Kingery

SP: R. Ray
SP: C. Martinez
SP: S. Gray
SP: Godley
SP: Taillon
SP: Snell
SP: Junis
RP: Osuna
RP: Kela

(ESPN 12-team, h2h, 6×6 OPS/QS)

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Trying to sell Junis high for Bauer right now. If I pull off that trade, would you still make a move for Pivetta?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Brian Anderson or Todd Frazier ROS in OBP league?

hotmilk8
hotmilk8
4 years ago

Points league closer pick 2/3 Allen, Giles (5th time in 6 appearances in non save situations/drafted him round before Giles),Doolittle (Really only Injury Concerns) Thanks a bunch

Pat
Pat
4 years ago

Is Darvish for Bregman fair? Thanks

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Grey,

Curious your take on Peacock for holds? Do you prefer him over Minter?

Also, Jon Gray, Gausman and Eduardo Rodriguez, are you holding or cutting these guys?

prestige
prestige
4 years ago

P Severino or Caratini as my 2nd catcher?

kevin
kevin
4 years ago

Can you rank:

T Hernandez
C Granderson
B Goodwin
A Frazier

Standard 5×5 15 team league. Heyward and M Taylor as my last two OF’s aren’t doing much yet.. thanks.

prestige
prestige
Reply to  kevin
4 years ago

@kevin: Part 2: Is Duda above all of them?

Thanks

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
4 years ago

Can drop choo and leonys (OF and U). Pick up senzel, teoscar, yuli?

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: si capi, I had dinner and an evening of drinking with an Italian surgeon while I was in Seattle. I must have annoyed him with the Gomorrah gushing and saying Capi?? over and over. He was cool about it though. And he openly smoked (well, where he could). At a surgical conference! Those Euros!

so no drop leonys for anyone? Don’t I need to find a way to get Senzel?

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: no but we did go to this awesome sushi place. Prior to that I have been turned off from sushi since I took a sushi making class (don’t do it) cuz I got grossed out.

Did you mean you like Teoscar and Senzel? Maybe I just need another coffee. Didn’t think you liked Leonys that much.

Also drop Fulmer for Pivetta?

Asdrugal or Aledmys to cover Odor DL?

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: ok starting over: drop leonys for teoscar, franchy, pirela?

Crazy with the postponed games so far this season.

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

H2H league so I am all about building the best team for the playoffs in Sept. Of course so many things change during the marathon season, but I have found great waiver pickups early season before….so here goes:

C- Beef
CI- Freeman, Seager, Santana
MI- Dee, Bregman, Ozzie
OF – must play 5. Rosario, JMart, Peralta, Kiermaier, Mazara, Mancini
DH- Cruz
SP- Max, Hendricks, Bauer, Morton, Manaea
DL- MadBum
RP- ugly…Brach, Strickland, Melancon, Treinen, Devenski (saves and holds)

1. Beef or Cervelli
2. Not sure I need another CI but Zimmerman and Suarez just dropped…hold or pickup and who is the drop? Trade potential down the road?
3. Ziegler and Britton available at RP…both scary but Melancon’s status is equally challenging.
4. Castillo, Shark, Salazar, Lopez, Pivetta on wire.
Thanks Sir!

3.

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you. I have to play a CF so can’t drop Kiermaier (would love to)…. unless I move Dee to CF, drop Kiermaier and add a MI ( Arcia, Semien, Odor best on the wire ).

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
4 years ago

Help please. I can’t come to a conclusion here. I just got this trade proposal. Springer Conforto Thor and Jansen in exchange for Robbie Ray Bumgarner Lindor Jose Martinez Yelich and Chris Taylor. I would get the later (Robbie Ray ) side. Thanks.

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
Reply to  Uncle Ernie
4 years ago

@Uncle Ernie: too many cooks

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Man, what a day for Pham & Albies owners. I liked Pham leading off & JoMart hitting 3rd. Would love to see that continue.

Is Albies really gonna go 30/20? Because holy crap he looks a lot like a guy who’s gonna go 30/20 and scote 120+ runs with 90+ RBI

Also I took thei Kinsler plunge over ChezHer & it’s paid of nicely – Kinsler better power & it looks like the Angels are gonna rum him a heck of a lot more than the Tigers did.

zach jany
zach jany
4 years ago

would u drop any of these for pivetta?

wacha
Lynn
grienke
snell

zach jany
zach jany
4 years ago

keep 2 out of these 3:

senzel
kinsler
swanson

I'm Keith Hernandez
I'm Keith Hernandez
4 years ago

How much would you bid on senzel and Middleton in 12 team mixed league 200 free agent budget. Thanks!

Bobby
Bobby
4 years ago

Would you trade Thames for Chris Devenski? My RP are Brach, Strickland, Middleton, Reed, Edwards Jr.

Tigres
Tigres
4 years ago

Grey! I’ve got Senzel in a keeper and would love if gets the call, but don’t think he’s coming up quite yet… batting .220 in AAA (super SSS, but still…) and tonight he is starting at 2B again. Reds are awful, so no problem if they are also bland(ino) for a while. My two cents.

Tigres
Tigres
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Senzel HR tonight. He musta heard us!

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Did those space jam aliens steal Archers talent?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I am assuming Archer is a hold, but I’d suspect some people will be coming on with the “should I drop Archer for Pivetta” Q’s soon

Crazy J
Crazy J
4 years ago

So many trades this week!

In my auction league alone:
Sent Jose Martinez to get the always reliable Luis Castillo
Sent Eduardo Nunez to get “I can’t lose” James Paxton
Sent Conforto, Matt Chapman and Charlie Morton to get “Did the season start yet?” Ozuna and Luck Weaver
Dumped Jewish Villanueva to add Ozzie Albies, added Fat Albers, dropped Mikolas to add Bour, and scored J. Baez for Wacha from the waiver wire.

Still holding Jo Montgomery over Wacha or Pivetta? I loved Pivetta last year, til he exhausted himself! Honestly, IDC about any of these clowns, but if the Fantasy Master Lothario says we’re still on Wacha then I will heed the advice. What’s the right call?

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Thank you! I will go add Pivetta for JoMo, and just to clarify… Pivetta over adding back Wacha (when he clears my waiver)?

The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Quintana Sucks. Wind was blowing in at 25 MPH.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, he sucks too.

nick the smooth dick
nick the smooth dick
4 years ago

Charlie Morton is simply a pleasure

nick the smooth dick
nick the smooth dick
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: but the world should know of a love like this. There should be sonnets written and screamed from the mountain tops

nick the smooth dick
nick the smooth dick
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: it’s a whole new thing of its own. I’m the new Lin-manuel Miranda. Try Whispering about Ground Chuck love. Ends up like a preacher touching your head and putting the Holy Ghost In You

nick the smooth dick
nick the smooth dick
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: it’s my constant mental metronome

nick the smooth dick
nick the smooth dick
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: 80/20 salted and powdered. Ground Chuck!

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
4 years ago

i remember trying bubble tea back like in 1999 or so but i’m midwest. is that a west coast thing to call it “boba” rather than bubble tea or is it a strange midwest thing to call it bubble tea? here in STL i know for a fact (i read a thesis (parts) of how here in STL we’re like the ONLY part of the midwest that doesn’t call soda “pop”) we in at least one other instance don’t use terms that are very normal in other areas. the soda vs pop thing is very interesting as i can’t find out WHY this is true, but it is. i mean we KNOW what somebody is talking about if they say “pop” but we’d be just as sure whoever said that isn’t from STL.

meanwhile,
1. wacha dropped in 20 team h2h redraft with QS. who’s my drop?:
carrasco, weaver, stratton, duke newcomb, porcello, gibson, ryu (also have gohara/karns in DL), guess it’s gibson here.

2. in AL only with QS over wins have: otani, archer, happ, j.garcia, the trop, skaggs, gibson, morton
DL heaney, pomeranz

drop heaney or gibson? thinking heaney

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah it’s been here at least since probably middle-late 90’s but i hadn’t heard it called anything but bubble tea before. i might actually go get some in about an hour now though, i don’t live right by a place that has it on way across town to poker game so i can stop for some.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, what offensive roto team u like more, the one up top or the one on the bottom?
C-Perez
1B-Hoskins
2B-Altuve
SS-Lindor
3B-Bregman
CI-Bour
MI-Albies
Of-Hamilton
Of-Mazara
Of-A.Garcia
Of-Desmond
Of-Piscotty
Util-Gennett
Or
C-Alfaro
1B-Abreu
2B-C.Taylor
SS-T.Anderson
3B-Machado
CI-Hosmer
MI-Segura
Of-Stanton
Of-Springer
Of-Braun
Of-Renfroe/Acuna
Of-Happ
Util-Beltre

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
4 years ago

Owings or Moran? ROS

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

Senzel, Chase Anderson for charlie morton. keeper league

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

Last one for ya! How’s my ranking for these 4 sps?

Chirinos > Tropeano > Ross > Wacha (I know it’s early, but he doesn’t seem to be doing what we thought he would and control is all off)

Garrsh
Garrsh
4 years ago

Have limited pickups in my league but need a starter and there are 3 I like on the wire. For a long term pickup who do you like the best :

Razzball darling Trevor Williams , ryu or foltwenyz

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Who would you stream:

Ryu @ SD-Son +9.3
Pivetta @ Atl-Son -3.4
Gausman @ Det-Son +5.6
Estrada vs KC-Son +11.1

Which two do you prefer.

I know long term Pivetta and if he does well vs Atl. I might not be able to grab him after that.

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

holds league

SP- Darish, C-Mart, J Gray, Porcello, Castillo, Aaron Sanchez, and Pivetta
RP- G Holland, Box, Hand, and Bradley

Lose any above for Vizcaíno, Shane Greene, Neris, or David Robertson?

thanks man…my mind is all over the place– so many guys I want with it being so shallow

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: @Grey:

thanks man

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Reds made a roster move that didnt include Senzel comin up. Do u think he still comes up in the next few days or who knows?

YC
YC
4 years ago

Hey Grey- in a 12 team mixed are we moving on from Brinson for any of the aboves?

Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Need bench bat-
Hicks
Mauer
Gurriel
Lowrie

Thank you have a great weekend

Fred
Fred
4 years ago

bench Carlos Santana until he starts to pick it up and put Mancini in his place at 1B?

Shaune Beatty
Shaune Beatty
4 years ago

Read recent article promoting some waivers. I have a good amt of pitching but is there ever enough. I have Calhoun now Senzel even Pomeranz on bench waiting. Would you consider Lucchesi/Pivetta/Wheeler w those options?

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

12 team H2H. Does Dee having CF eligibility mean I should drop Kermaier or do I exercise a bit of patience LOL. Hang in with Melancon or cut? Best on hitter wire: Eugenio, Zimmerman, Delino Mallex, Grandy, Odor, Aledmys. Pitchers: Ziegler, Britton,

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

10 team redraft holds league

c-ramos
1-hanley
2-whit
3-rendon
ss- timmy a
OF- trout, bellinger, OZUNA
UTIL- Sanó and Smoak

DL-Rizzo

SP-Darish, C-Mart, S Gray, J Gray, Porcello, Castillo, Wacha, Aaron Sanchez, and Pivetta
RP- G Holland, Box, Hand, and Bradley

DL-Pomeranz, A Reyes

1. Apologize for listing the whole team. I’m out of room and like my squad as is, however, Puig was dropped. Based on my team above–I really can only stand to lose SPs, but wanted your thoughts on who could be my drop to add Puig?

2. I’ll need to drop another player Monday when Rizzo is back as well. Who is the player to go then when he returns?

3. Lastly, you see any areas I should look to beef up? Speed maybe? Or a second holds guy?

Thanks grey

Whodat
Whodat
4 years ago

Romo, Colome or Nate Jones.

Who gets the most saves this year?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey! Would you start Jon Gray today @ Washington? The Streamonator is not enthused–nor am I after his recent shellacking by the lowly Padres. Though that was at home. I suppose I should always start him outside of Coors, but he’s the scariest pitcher I own. So damn unpredictable. Thanks a lot!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ugh. Haha. That could have gone better. I picked JGray up on the wire because it seemed crazy someone dropped him. Now I think his other owner was just Gaslighting me. JG’s the last pitcher in my starting rotation: Strasburg, Carrasco, Berrios, Weaver & Godley. With that much pitching, safe to drop Gray back on the wire for better streaming or hot-bat purposes, correct? Thanks a lot!

PS: Thanks for the heads up on Franchy!

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

P.Severino over Alex Avila in 5×5 roto OBP league? I have Avila for $1 but he’s started 5 games at catcher so far and has played terribly. Though it is very early. Other catchers available are:
Pina, Flowers, Alfaro…

Also, with Devenski getting the save yesterday, do you still like Peacock more than him or should I add Devenski instead?

Ben Lyons
Ben Lyons
Reply to  Ben
4 years ago

@Ben: Ottavino is also out there. Would you take him over Peacock or Devenski?

Tony
Tony
4 years ago

Drop Longoria for Franco?

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
4 years ago

drop Archie Bradley for Devenski or Ottovino? I’m leaning Devenski because I’m doing so well in K’s and really need saves. 10 team league, the pool of high K bullpen guys is pretty big, Green is still out there too

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Old School Brother
4 years ago

@Old School Brother: Even Betances was dropped this morning

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Old School Brother
4 years ago

@Old School Brother: Devenski is best bet to get a few saves

Rudboy
Rudboy
4 years ago

Thanks for putting Jed Lowrie on this list. I feel like we are all guilty of juat watching his skill rot away in FA. Over that past 11 yrs, he owns a .308 BA .384OBP for the month of April. I believe hes only hit under 300 once in April. The guy is literally one of best/consistent April hitters of our time lol

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Why in the world are people jumping ship on Eddie Rosario? His Y! ownership % is now below that of Ian Desmond of all players…

Blake
Blake
4 years ago

ok – 12 team pts league (1pt for 1b, 2pts for 2B, 3pts for 3B, 4 pts for HR, 1pt for R, 1pt for RBI, 1pt for SB, 1pt for BB – no negative pts). can only use 15 drops. Have used 2 so far. my outfield is a bit weak. Here is my OF:

OF: Y Puig
OF: INciarte
OF: G Stanton

B: O Herrera
B: J Bradley

I have Josh Bell, M Carpenter, N Cruz, C Santana, Y Gallo to rotate between my U, 1B and 3B

So what do you think about the following on the waiver wire? do I hold my pickups?

M Haniger
T Hernandez
N Markikis
D Peralta
J Reddick
N Williams
P tucker

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

Sorry for the late question!

Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, H2H

I picked up Senzel, Have Chapman and Rendon.

Offered Jose Quintana for Chapman. Which side ROS?

Thanks!

mH
mH
4 years ago

Drop Ramos for Severino? ROS looking better for one over the other? Thanks

Eric
Eric
4 years ago

In a points league should I jettison Brinson for Senzel?

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

10 team

Alex Wood was dropped

Lose Pivetta, Wacha, or hold to add Wood?

Cheers

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  ryanoger
4 years ago

@ryanoger: 10 team i like woods upside more than wacha and at this point i would ride Pivetta a while

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  AL KOHOLIC
4 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC:

appreciate it

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

Hey Saturgray,

Longo is riding my bench in my weekly league (sort of accidentally ended up with him in the draft).

Since I’m not really using him, would you trade Longo to DL stash any of Britton, Salazar, or E Suarez? Thanks!

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

@Grey: thanks. He now changed the trade offer to:

I give Longo, Greene, Hendricks
I get Kinsler + either Salazar or Eugenio (my current 2B/MI is Chris Taylor Villar with Panik in reserve, weekly lineups)

What do you think?

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

@Grey: yeah, I’d replace the spot with yonny Chrinos/tropeano types and then be down to only 2 closers, Trienen and Boxberger (until the next closer gets booted).

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

@Grey: thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

I read your entry on Keuchel in the top 20 pitchers, but I have to take a chance on him as a free agent, right? For the record, I don’t have to worry about losing more hair.

Phil D Gravy
Phil D Gravy
4 years ago

Hold Sonny Gray or pick up Pivetta?

Thanks

be the reds
be the reds
4 years ago

hello grey !
i got an offer my luke weaver , paul dejong , adam eaton for brian dozier, chase anderson
is it worth a trade ??

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hello, 10 team h2h pts ROS, there are a few players on my rada