I missed out on Julio Urias in all of my leagues.  Shame because I was just looking at his stats the other day — 9.8 K/9, 1.8 BB/9, 1.10 ERA and I was like, “Those can’t be real,” and he winked at me.  An interminable wink.  And I was like, “Are you winking that those stats are real or are you winking at me that they’re not?”  He didn’t answer, he just kept winking.  So, I tried to pull a fast one on him and was like, “Wink once if I should wait to pick you up, wink twice if I should pick you up now or wink three times if you’re going to be called up to be a middle reliever.”  And he winked once.  Again.  Then, like I do at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, I climbed onto his head and blew into his eye to see if he was alive.  He wasn’t.  I mean, he is, but this was just a picture of him.  Don’t be like me, don’t worry about the wink test with Urias and just grab him in all leagues.  He could be a number one starter for the time he’s in the rotation.  That’s the catch, however.  (Or is it pitch?)  He’s filling in for Alex Wood, who has triceps tightness.  Wood could be out the rest of the season (not saying he is) and Urias would still not stay in the rotation.  The Dodgers have said they will limit Urias’s innings.  He could only pitch 60 more innings this year, which is about ten starts.  My guess is he’ll pitch a few starts in the rotation, then move to the bullpen and pitch an inning or three a week.  Sound about right to you, Urias?  Wink once for yes…. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shelby Miller – Said he has discomfort in his right finger.  The ol’ “This Isn’t Me, I Was Injured” excuse.  However you want to deal with your pitching and ego.

Michael Bourn – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal.  Also, in this game, Jake Lamb (1-for-4) stole his 3rd base.  If you didn’t own Bourn/Lamb, now ewe know.

Patrick Corbin – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.21.  I dropped Corbin the first week of the season (yes, after being excited about him in the preseason), and haven’t looked back.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-4, 1 run as he hit 7th with David Freese (1-for-4) moved up to third.  Let me get this straight, because I think I might’ve figured out the logic.  Freese hits a game-winning homer so he gets moved up.  So, if Jon Niese were to hit a game-winning homer, he’d bat third.  Got it.  This makes perfect sense.  So…ARE WE THIS DAFT, Clint Hurdle?  What in the flying fudge in the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory are we fudging doing?  Please, someone who has a fudging clue give fudging Hurdle a fudging nudging in the right fudging direction.  For fudging cake–sake!

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.53, and pitchslapped Corbin.  Shine bright like a diamond!  Easy on the ghost riding my WHIP though.

Logan Forsythe – Aiming to return June 10-19.  What if the Rays play a ten-day extra inning game on the 9th? Will he return on the 20th?

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.92.  Reminds me of Julio Teheran.  Their peripherals aren’t completely analogous, but their xFIPs are within .10 of each other and their K-rates aren’t that far off.  They also could win a combined ten games in 55 starts.  Smyly’s doing better for Ks, Teheran has been doing better with his luck-slash-ERA.  Wouldn’t surprise me to see them end up around the same fantasy value.  For the record, this is also the only time any variation of smile and Teheran have ever been associated with each other.

Brandon Guyer – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  This Guyer won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he’s been hot enough he could’ve.  Almost, Guyer, almost.

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-4, hitting .197.  As of right now, a hitter moving from Coors to another park loses hundred points on his average.  Unscientific!

Giancarlo Stanton – Still out with a sore side.  Or as I call it, sigh-de.

Adeiny Hechavarria – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he hit leadoff.  Too bad he’s not a Hechavarria good player.

Jose Fernandez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  Real question:  Arrieta or Jo-Fer?  Which one would you go-fer?

Chris Johnson – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  Chris Johnson is nearly exactly what an old man can be heard yelling while trying to pee in a urinal.

Joe Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.52.  Somewhere, under the Aurora Borealis, JB watches an iceberg float by.  He points to it, speaking to his wife, “You see that dear?  The way it’s staying afloat?  That’s Joe Ross.” “JB, can we not talk about Joe Ross on our romantic trip into frigid weather?”

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .245.  Uh-oh, someone needs to be walked four times in the next game.

Danny Espinosa – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .201.  In related news, a reporter asked Dusty about Trea Turner and Dusty said, “The Proud Mary backup singer?”

Matt Carpenter – Placed on paternity leave.  Hoping to hear Carpenter sees his child emerging and names him immediately, Phillips-head.

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .329.  He’s cooled off a lot since his scorching April, and he will lose playing time when the Superfluous H returns.  Of course, that doesn’t mean Diaz should be dropped prior to that.

Matt Adams – Left yesterday’s game with mid-back stiffness.  And mid-front jiggliness.

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  His ERA started at 8.31 after his first game and has declined every game since.  See, a Leake doesn’t make you cry, that’s an onion.

Matthew Wisler – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.08.  I streamed him for this start, and that might be my first streamed Quality Start of the year.  Yay for being a moron.  On a related note, 6 IP, 3 ER may be a Quality Start, but it sure doesn’t feel that wonderful.

Tyler Flowers – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  His middle name is “The Creator.”

Ryan Braun – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .361.  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, I don’t own Braun anywhere, but I’d like a piece of that.  Sorry, with the Jersey accent that sounded like, “How about some PEDs with that?”  Yeah, the Jersey accent adds words, what’s it to ya?

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .295.  Don’t take this the wrong way, becauase I own Villar on a lot of teams and he’s been great, but…Random Prediction Alert!  He’s going to have a top ten shortstop year in 2016, then never be worth drafting any year going forward.

Clay Buchholz – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.35.  This start came against the Rockies in Fenway.  Buchholz hasn’t just hit bottom, he’s dug out a hole in the earth the size of the Grand Canyon, installed an elevator that goes down 4,000 floors, and is now in a Barcalounger surrounded by magma.

David Ortiz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .337.  Retire?  He’ll be better than at least two dozen other teams’ All-Stars.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Is it June already?  Better buy low now because he’s about to hit ten homers in June.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  This is funny (not funny), Story has been better than half of the first round.

Jon Gray – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.95.  Sure glad I owned him for his one terrible road start.  Sure am glad!

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and third homer in the last three games.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s here now.  He is the hottest schmotato in the land.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homers.  At some point, he’s going to get insanely hot and you’re gonna wish you owned him.  Fo’reals.

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (6 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 4.60 thru only three starts.  Yesterday was an indication of why I wrote a sleeper post on him this preseason, and why I wanted to draft him on all of my teams.  The six walks is obviously concerning, and an issue he’s had in the past that’s worth monitoring.

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 1 ER, and his 1st save.  Gregerson was simply unavailable, so no change here, but it does show Harris is not moving out of the 8th inning if Gregerson goes down, in a non-sexual way.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .279.  Okay, okay, but his average is down 60 points since I told you to sell him and he’s not hitting homers at anywhere the same rate.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA up to 3.24.  Guess we were due for a random bleh start from Gausman.  Better luck Mexican time!  “Next, Siri.”  “Moving to next blurb, Grey.” “No, next time, not Mexican!”  “Yes, there is no time like the Mexican time.”  “Forget it.”  “Forget what, Grey?”

Starlin Castro – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  At some point in the preseason, I said Castro is a solid bet in later rounds, and wouldn’t bat 8th or 9th in the order all year.  Yesterday, he hit third and has had a solid year, yet, and this is Abominable Snowman-sized yeti, he’s been kinda yawnstipating.

CC Sabathia – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  Okay, time to look at his peripherals to see is it real, son, is it really real, son.  Let me know it’s real, son, if it’s really real.  *looks at his peripherals*  No, it’s not real.  I’d use the Stream-o-Nator and stream him in good matchups, which is something I haven’t said about him in a while, but I wouldn’t own him in most shallower mixed leagues.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.20.  Elias Sports Bureau said yesterday’s matchup of Happ and Sabathia was initially interesting.

Hector Olivera – Suspended 82 games for an alleged domestic violence incident.  He said, “For the record, in Cuba, a pressed ham with a little mustard and pickle, is a sandwich.”

Leonys Martin – Expects to miss a few days with his sore hamstring.  Can he miss September 12th thru 15th?  I will have made other arrangements by then.

Mike Moustakas – Done for the year with a tear of his ACL.  Kiss that moist ass goodbye.

Rougned Odor – Will begin a 7-game suspension today.  Knocking Odor out for a week proves that Commissioner Manfred is the world’s strongest deodorant.

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Ralphy
Ralphy
6 years ago

Should I trade Marte for Strasburg?

Note my team is desperate for pitching. Roto league. I’m winning almost all offensive categories and losing most pitching categories. Normally I would want Marte but give my circumstances should I do the trade?

mikestatic
mikestatic
6 years ago

I just traded urias for carrasco, 12 team head to head 5×5 redraft with 6 keepers. did i screw up? i have kluber, cueto, keuchel, hendricks, aaron sanchez and andriese currently for starters and keuchel has been killing me. thanks for any insight

moobs
moobs
Reply to  mikestatic
6 years ago

@mikestatic:

No. Carrasco is in the bottom of the elite SP tier and has no innings limit. Steal for you.

mikestatic
mikestatic
Reply to  moobs
6 years ago

thats what I thought as well, thanks. I do urias being a beast in a few years but i need help now lol.

GMoney
GMoney
6 years ago

Which SP do you like better ros?
Joe Kelly
Jon Gray

I just dropped Gray to pickup Kelly
Now I am wondering…
thoughts?
thx

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
6 years ago

who do you think has more upside long term?

Dansby Swanson or Orlando Arcia?

Primetime
Primetime
6 years ago

Grey, ROS Roark, gausman, odorrizzi, gray? Also what reliever could get dealt at deadline Miller or betances? And lastly, ROS wieters or grandal?

crushbombs
crushbombs
6 years ago

is franco enough to get carlos gonz?

Nation
Nation
6 years ago

While park is slumping (8/41 last 2 weeks, 17/79 last month) is he just a hold? Hes on of those guys that will do this, and then explode with 6 homers in two weeks, but is he worth a bench spot or do you just stream a batty call while hes cold.

For reference, 13tm roto with one UTIL spot and not starting him anyway.

Dnut Eastwood
6 years ago

Better stash Alex Reyes or Aj Reed. Reed a stinking up AAA

Pu$$y Control
Pu$$y Control
6 years ago

I think Pineda might be righting the ship. SON likes his start in TB this weekend vs. Matt Moore. I think Pineda will get the win, but the score may be more like a Giants vs. Buccaneers score. Do you trust in SON on this one?

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Looks like Archie Bradley is starting Sunday vs SD. Worth the stream ? What about long term ?

Elijah
6 years ago

Shelby Miller to the “We just made the worst trade of the decade” List.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Elijah
6 years ago

@Elijah: I would think he is DL’ed in short order, whether he’s actually hurt or not. You are so right though, that was dumb as hell. And the funniest part is that everyone new this from the moment it happened. Heads should roll over that one.

G
G
6 years ago

Hey Grey. I know it seems like a swap of underachievers but which side do you like of Upton for Carlos Gomez and Wei Chen?

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
6 years ago

Grey!

Which side?

a. Sale and Devon Travis

or

b. Altuve

I have Altuve and Travis but want to move Altuve to improve pitching. But then maybe Travis doesn’t pan out, right?

Current pitching

SP Salazar, McCullers, Rodon, JoFer, Pomeranz, Walker, Carrasco (DL)
RP Britton, Osuna, WDavis

Cheers,
Ante

True and Correct
True and Correct
6 years ago

Grey, after the NBA game last night, TBS had a preview of Animal Kingdom (w/ Ellen Barkin in the lead role). Based on Australian film. Awesome. Starts in June, but had a preview last night. Definitely check it out.

True and Correct
True and Correct
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I loved it, and usually not a fan of adaptations.

True and Correct
True and Correct
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yep. Ellen Barkin plays the matriarch. She’s perfect. All the sons/grandson are wonderful. Suspenseful and reminds me a little of the real life Kray Bros.
TBS had a preview last night and couldn’t turn away. Should be able to watch it on Neflix or On Demand.

Will
Will
6 years ago

thoughts on Giolito vs Taillon?

who will most likely get the call first and who should I have on my keeper league team for this year and into next season. I got Matz last year and that is paying off.

True and Correct
True and Correct
6 years ago

12 Buys left with 2 calls ups on sept. 1. I know Buys are precious but thinking of buying JoFer for Stroman, and McCullers for Rodon. A little concerned with Lance’s control and therefore innings pitched (and also whip), but he’s such a stud (and only 22). Don’t have much faith in Rodon and think McCullers gets better and no more worries of an innings limit.
Thanks
Can’t drop Smyly right before a 2 step (points lg.).

True and Correct
True and Correct
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: What about McCullers for Rodon ? Yeah, I can drop Stroman for JFer. Thanks. Hate sitting Kershaw for his single home Atl.

True and Correct
True and Correct
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks

Oneeyedwillie
Oneeyedwillie
6 years ago

Did you by chance watch the McCullers/Gausmen start last night?

McCullers Is still on waivers in my league, worth dropping Gausman or Liriano for him?

Bats
Bats
6 years ago

Do you think N. Walker or Schoop RoS? Close? Thank you.

Bats
Bats
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the quick reply

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

Clinging to a 2 run lead during yesterday’s Pirates-Dbacks game in the bottom of the 8th, the Pirates load the bases with one out. Their number 3 hitter (David Freese) du jour steps to the plate to face Andrew Chafin who is sporting an era in the high 7s with about a 5 bb/9 and is generally garbage. He is also a lefty, a supposed distinct platoon advantage for Freese. Freese strikes out, and Big Greg, presumably, grits his teeth along with Pirates fans and fantasy owners alike as he sits on the bench hitting 4 spots behind the aforementioned Freese.

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

@Grey: 1. That outcome could also be due to that fact that I batty called Freese, and my team is allergic to driving runners in from third with less than 2 outs.

2. I can now join you in lamenting Mazara’s rise. Got “stuck” with Ozuna because of my dithering. Though honestly, they project similarly, but Mazara has an appreciably higher ceiling.

brett
brett
6 years ago

Smyly or Nola?

Ty
Ty
6 years ago

Drop Dozier for Profar in a 12 team H2H or too risky?

Smashbaseball
Smashbaseball
6 years ago

Ozuna or Upton?

That said, ozuna/ Liriano for Upton/ carrasco?
Or substitute Gausmen or Roark for Liriano in trade above?

Thanks

Rusty Arms
Rusty Arms
6 years ago

I’m using Tulo now my utl slot. I’m good at ss with Villar and ss/2nd with Travis now. Trying to flip Tulo for Valencia at utl slot. I not sure if Tulo will ever return to form or hit the DL first. I know your high on him plus he’s playable at 2 positions which is a plus. Thinking yes.

Doughboy
Doughboy
6 years ago

Util spot today – [email protected] Bauer or [email protected] Hamels? Thanks

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Doughboy
6 years ago

@Doughboy: HT says Polanco. I’d go with that, if only because I hate Hurdle with a passion right now and want Polanco to hit a lefty so we can all come here on Monday to say F you Hurdle!!!

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

So no Rizzo today

If I swap in Khris, that means Dyson gets two steals on my bench and Rizzo PH homers. If I swap in Dyson instead, Khris will likely be taking that rattail around the bases a handful of times. So it goes…

Gus Pike
Gus Pike
6 years ago

5 x 5 keeper league (simple keep 5 guys each year)

Trade offer to me is Syndergaard and 1st round pick for Arenado and a 2nd round pick

My team is below. I know Arenado is a stud and trading hitting for pitching is a bad idea.

However:

1) Thor is great and I could use some pitching help.
2) My 5 keepers before the trade are: Goldschmidt, Rizzo, Stanton, Correa, Arenado; However, I have Polanco I wouldn’t mind keeping for next year, which means I could trade one of those five for pitching. From a keeper standpoint I’d be trading Arenado for Polanco and a solid chance at winning this year (am currently in 3rd).

Thoughts? Should I offer up Rizzo instead? Thanks in advance

C – Molina
1B – Pujols
2B – Travis
SS – Correa
3B – Arenado
MI – Villar
OF – Stanton
OF – K Davis
OF – Polanco
OF – R Davis
OF – Belt
Util – Rizzo
BN – Duvall
DL – Holt

SP – Walker
SP – Smyly
SP – Taillon
SP – Salazar
SP – Matz
RP – Doolittle
RP – Joe Smith
RP – Ramos
RP – Jepsen
RP – Rodney
RP – Dyson
DL – Street

Gus Pike
Gus Pike
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Sorry, 12 teams.

Gus Pike
Gus Pike
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks.

Hard to make deals, as I have essentially only six guys of interest to others (Goldy, Arenado, Rizzo, Correa, Stanton and Polanco) and I’d like to hang on to them, meaning my best pitching prospects are likely off the wire…

I assume Polanco would be the one guy I do not keep next year out of those six…

brett
brett
6 years ago

Better stash Reyes or Buxton?

Fromacitynearyou
Fromacitynearyou
6 years ago

Asked the following above and you were leaning on holding due to a keeper league, here was the initial trade offer:

Cespedes/ Jansen for ozuna, taillon, Cody Allen, Gausmen

If Gausmen or taillon were removed from the trade would you be more inclined to take the cespedes side? I kinda wonder if ozuna keeps this up how much different he’d be seasons end from cespedes.

Fromacitynearyou
Fromacitynearyou
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: would you accept their initial offer including taillon and Gausmen? Or try to remove one of them? I felt like it was a pretty good offer already but might as well try to hold onto a young pitcher in a keeper if I can.

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Probably best answered by Ralph but anyone have an idea when Contreras will be called up? When to stash?

Thanks

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Steve
6 years ago

@Steve: I’d say sometime next month, unless an injury forces their hand.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: time to stash him now or wait for a couple of weeks?

RagingSon
RagingSon
6 years ago

Got a catcher question. Wieters or Cervelli ROS?
It’s redraft H2H R HR RBI SB AVG OBP

Thanks always

Richard Tracy
Richard Tracy
6 years ago

Which side?

Keep One, Sell One

S Matz, T Walker?

brett
brett
6 years ago

Would you rather Hector Rodon and a rookie pitcher like Tailon or Smyly and Huston Street

Dnut Eastwood
6 years ago

Any thoughts on Michael Fulmer for the tigers. I thought he might of been of interest in deeper leagues

Dnut Eastwood
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Grey I would like to take the this time to apologize. I know your busy over checked your schedule. Good day

Bobbo
Bobbo
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 h2h
Pomeranz for Freeman?

Bobbo
Bobbo
Reply to  Bobbo
6 years ago

@Bobbo: @Bobbo: for context, I traded Pujols for Lester so Freeman will be replacing pujols. so… I guess it’s pujols and pomeranz for freeman and lester. not too bad I hope. thoughts?

B.o.B
B.o.B
6 years ago

Tulo droppable in 10 team leagues? You like Kang or him ROS?

Hi me Gar C Yuh
Hi me Gar C Yuh
6 years ago

SV + Holds keeper league, keep 3:

Boxberger, Dyson, Jeffress, Neris, Ramos, Street

Lucky Dog
6 years ago

RIP Moulistasskiss.
:(

My CI spot will now be manned by Lamb, Drury or the recently added Justin Turner. While it makes me a little ill to have a dodger on my roster, he hits 2nd for a decent lineup, and I have a hard time believing he forgot how to hit in just one off-season. Do you think it’s possibly he’s solar powered and needs the sunshine on his ginger beard to charge him up? Or was the owner right to drop him?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
6 years ago

@Lucky Dog: *moistasskiss that is.

Man, he’s gone one day and my spellcheck forgot is name. Too soon, spellcheck. Too soon.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: yeah – I get the feeling there have been a lot of Turner panic drops.

Or a widespread aversion to gingers.

One of the two.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: there should be a term for when you’re about to try to buy low on a player and the owner drops him.

I was literally putting a deal together when he hit the wire – I clicked “submit trade offer” and got an error that Turner wasn’t on my trade partner’s team.

Burned my 6th priority for him. He went 3/5 the next day. Hoping the warm days of summer are kind to a lot of hitters.

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
6 years ago

Altuve & Harvey or Braun & Cole?

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
6 years ago

6×6 H2H OBP league with hitter K and L as the extra cats. Need to make a drop to activate Darvish. With Yu I’m carrying too many (8) SP, so the drop should probably be either Rodon, Odorizzi, Roark or McCullers. Probably Rodon if I’m being honest.

That said, I also have Schoop at 2B with Dietrich as a bench bat and Trea Turner stashed, so I could drop Schoop too.

Who would you let go?

DonnieB
DonnieB
6 years ago

Wainwright,Corbin and Hendricks. Which two for ROS? Will Turner be less useful than Lawrie this year?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Bour or Gattis for Utility?

Andre
Andre
6 years ago

10 team, H2H categories, long-term keeper league…..offensive stats are Hits, HRs, RBIs, Steals, Walks, Average, and Runs.

Correa is killing me right now….that hot start to the season is getting further in my rear view. Have offers for him that include replacement SS. Wait it out with him or try and trade him for one of Lindor, Story, Bogaerts?

jdub01984
jdub01984
6 years ago

Would you do this trade in a 10 team Yahoo H2H – Hitter categories are H R HR RBI TB SB AVG – Pitcher categories are IP W L HR S K ERA. 45 inning minimum each week. Definitely leaning towards accepting it, but wanted to make sure I wasn’t overlooking anything.

I give: David Ortiz, Stephen Piscotty, and Adrian Beltre
I get: Starling Marte, Cole Hamels, and Nolan Arenado

My current Roster
C – Wilson Ramos
1B – Joey Votto
2B – Matt Carpenter
SS – Manny Machado
3B – Adrian Beltre
OF – Stephen Piscotty
OF – JD Martinez
OF – Justin Upton
UT – David Ortiz
UT – Chris Carter
BN – Jay Bruce
BN – Trea Turner
DL – Travis d’Arnaud

SP – Clayton Kershaw
SP – Jeff Samardzija
SP – Francisco Liriano
SP – Kenta Maeda
RP – Aroldis Chapman
RP – Wade Davis
P – Jeremy Jeffries
P – Jimmy Nelson
BN – Tyler Glasnow
BN – Jameson Taillon
BN – Alex Reyes
DL – Will Smith

Peter
Peter
6 years ago

ROS (not stat-specific, just overall value): Chris Carter or Charlie Blackmon?

Thanks!

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
Reply to  Peter
6 years ago

@Peter: Chahlie, not close

Jedimasters
Jedimasters
6 years ago

Grey is there an in season rankings list? The Rankings section only contain your pre season data. Thank you.

Jerry
Jerry
6 years ago

Hey, Grey! Kemp or Grichuk? Thanks!

Pu$$y Control
Pu$$y Control
6 years ago

Since Yu will be pitching this weekend, can you you make an ESPN get him in your line up joke for us? That would really brighten my day.

Blaster
Blaster
6 years ago

Doolittle, Giles, or Benoit for possible saves?

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
6 years ago

Reading about J Hon E Peralta playing 3B in his rehab… possible Carp moves over to the Jed Wong spot and plays 2B semi-regularly? At this point, Peralta’s range is shallow even if his sure handed. Diaz isn’t large step down defensively, and Carp has proved a MLB 2B..

Now, this thought of mine could be driven by:
1. previous seasons pegging (not in the urban dictionary sense) Wong and Gyorko as sleeper second basemen, only to have them semi-peg me (in the urban dictionary sense)
2. Diaz ownership

To keep with the theme here, I guess we’ll have to strap on in and just wait and see.

Richard Tracy
Richard Tracy
6 years ago

12 team mixed h2h league. 4 bench spot league where Odor is Suspended and Yu Darvish and Huston Street are returning. I can keep 3 players at the end of the year. (Last Year kept Arenado, Rizzo and Correa)

OF: J Upton, Polanco, Piscotty, N Mazara
SP: Y Darvish, S Matz, J DeGrom, D Salazar, T Walker, K Hendricks, T Roark, C Rodon, J Taillon

Ive been offered

Carlos Gonzalez and Wil Myers for my Mazara

Since the Opposing owner clearly likes Mazara and considering I will have to drop a player for nothing I should probably counter even if the current deal is more than fair. The Cargo Owner has Kluber and Arrieta who I would prefer over Myers (obviously)

1. Do I accept the deal? I know Cargo was drafted top 80 and heats up in June/July but I dont know how high Mazaras stock has climbed.

2. Fill in the blank! (from the SP list above) to help me send a counter trade

A) Cargo/Arrieta for my Mazara/_______
B) Cargo/Kluber for my Mazara/_______

Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Best player for fourth RP, elite ratios and occasional saves:

Nate Jones
Harris
Oh
Giles

Thanks

Pu$$y Control
Pu$$y Control
6 years ago

Drop Franco to stream hot hitting 3B eligible players like Valbuena? I moved on from Prince Fielder and didn’t feel any pain. I kind of feel like moving on from Franco isn’t such a big deal either…thoughts?

Jeremy
Jeremy
Reply to  Pu$$y Control
6 years ago

I dunno, I like Franco. I tend to play in deep leagues so dropping him seems unthinkable to me.

If you think you will have hot bats available to stream all year long, maybe, but I personally would be patient. Franco will bounce back. Prince Fielder’s batted ball distance looks like a light hitting shortstop, but Franco is still very young and very talented. His average will go up 10-20 pts, and he will finish with 25+ homers.

That's a clown question bro
That's a clown question bro
6 years ago

Spinning Chris Archer tonight? Or time to sit him down until we see a glimmer of life?

Pu$$y Control
Pu$$y Control
Reply to  That's a clown question bro
6 years ago

@That’s a clown question bro: SON says spin him. I would.

Jedimasters
Jedimasters
6 years ago

Polanco needs to stay in the third spot every game regardless of pitcher. He should only be out of the lineup for a day of rest. His presence in the middle changes the entire offense due to his plate discipline this year and ability to steal. Plus sandwitched between Cutch and Marte. Hurdle needs to stop with the match ups. Polanco is match up proof. He has been mashing. End of story.

Will
Will
6 years ago

I tried trading Encarnacion and Segura for Betts and Gausman and heard nothing.

What do you think about this try to a different owner?

Encarnacion and Segura for Rizzo and Neris

Neris is more of a throw in, I have Pearce, Rendon and Schoop who can all play 2B and Correa and Villar at SS so I really don’t need Segura for either position. Thoughts? Am I giving too much for Rizzo? I thought Gausman made the first a better option, but he didn’t bite.

Enrique
6 years ago

Quick advice: Ignoring specific team needs, who’s the best DL stash (15-team, redraft, roto league) between Perkins, Ross, Forsythe, Severino, or Cobb?

I have Perkins there but after the latest setback I’m thinking I should make a change.

Enrique
Reply to  Enrique
6 years ago

@Enrique: Duda’s available as well … so … Perkins, Ross, Forsythe, Severino , Cobb, or Duda.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey

Is time to cut the cord on Gausman? I was thinking about dropping Gausman, picking up Ryu, stashing Ryu put him on the DL, and picking up one of these pitchers:

Tomlin
Bauer
Duffy
Fullmer

Shoukd I pick one of stick with Gausman

Pu$$y Control
Pu$$y Control
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: I would just stream that spot.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Pu$$y Control
6 years ago

I was thinking that but I am personally against streaming pu$$y. So still not sure

Pu$$y Control
Pu$$y Control
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: I would hold Gausman then. Hehas the most upside of the group you listed.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: Stream some pu$$y whenever possible. I’d imagine life is a lot easier that way.

Alexadner seber
Alexadner seber
6 years ago

ROS – Villar or Castro?

10 team h2h standard points league. -.5k’s

Deep rosters – 2nd, SS, and MI

Jeremy
Jeremy
Reply to  Alexadner seber
6 years ago

Villar! I know Villar strikes out more, but he will probably finish with a better average, and that kind of speed is hard to come by! Power is very inflated this year so Castro’s home runs count for less, IMO.

Castro will probably finish 265/18/70, but he’s not scoring much for runs, and he will be lucky to steal 10.

Villar has an inflated BABIP that will go down a bit, but I suspect he always will have a high BABIP with that speed (360 last year which translated into a 280 avg). So he might hit about Castro’s average the rest of the way, but I bet his runs/rbi will be equivalent to Castro’s rbi/runs, and then you’re just comparing 18 homers and single digit steals, for single digit home runs/40 steals.

Jeremy
Jeremy
6 years ago

Man, someone offered me Odor for J.Upton (it is a walks league, which taints Odor’s value a little, but still!). it’s hard to let Upton go given his track record, but odor doesn’t seem so far off.

Does anyone have any objections?

Pu$$y Control
Pu$$y Control
Reply to  Jeremy
6 years ago

@Jeremy: do it

ichirosan
ichirosan
Reply to  Jeremy
6 years ago

@Jeremy: As an owner of both, DO IT NOW

Jeremy
Jeremy
Reply to  Jeremy
6 years ago

Thanks guys @ichirosan: and @Pu$$y Control:

I will! It seemed too good to be true, so I began to second guess my judgments.

ichirosan
ichirosan
6 years ago

16 man H2H dynasty with large rosters. I’m at the top or near the top in HR, RBI, SB, K, QS and ERA, and average in everything else but SV (where I’m 12th).

YET I’M ONLY 3-4. It’s really infuriating.

Anyway, would you trade Jimmy Nelson for a closer like McGee or Jeffress? I also have Strasburg, Salazar, Matz, Hammel and Kennedy, and because of the large rosters, every closer in waiting is already owned.

jdub01984
jdub01984
6 years ago

Drafted Piscotty, and can’t take him out of lineup the way he has been playing. Is he the real deal, or should I be looking to sell high on him?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  jdub01984
6 years ago

@jdub01984: He’s for real.

Murph
Murph
6 years ago

Morning Grey – Happy Memorial Day weekend. Drop Prince Fielder for Parra or Rasmus?

Rusty Arms
Rusty Arms
6 years ago

Tanner Roak is a top ten pitcher? Top 20 without a dought. Not sure if you’ve touched on this but when you throw out his 3 starts against the fish he has an ERA around 1.10 ! Yet only owned in 59% ESPN. He was just dropped to waivers. Gotta grab that!

Pu$$y Control
Pu$$y Control
Reply to  Rusty Arms
6 years ago

@Rusty Arms: Throw out my extra 25 pounds and I would be a size 32 waste and my penis would look larger than it does.

Rusty Arms
Rusty Arms
Reply to  Pu$$y Control
6 years ago

@Pu$$y Control: guess then at least you would be able to see it and that goes a long way. But which way is that dong swinging? Grab it or not?

Rusty Arms
Rusty Arms
6 years ago

Hey Grey. Gotta ask this. Having answered or punted a many a forum question. You must have a top 10 absolute wackiest, unmakesenseable (new word) comments. Why not share some with us in a post?

Rusty Arms
Rusty Arms
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: or One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest.

Dae-Ho Lee's Panda
Dae-Ho Lee's Panda
6 years ago

Your posts have become a staple of my mornings Grey, keep up the great work. In a h2h points league with some unique scoring. QS 7, W 5, L -5, IP 1, Bb -1, ER -2, K 2. Basically QS are King and so are high K pitchers.

Typically I rely on the SON but sometimes I’m not sure how reliable the $ start values are for my custom scoring situation.
I need to start 4 out of these 5

Stroman vs BOS. SON $/start value : -.5
Volquez vs CWS, $-1.9
Ray vs SD,$12.6
Conley @ATL, $10
Pineda @TB, $19.7

Thanks in advance!

Mr glass
Mr glass
6 years ago

I moved story for Salazar… Really wish I didn’t right now lol

Tony C
Tony C
6 years ago

12 team, H2H, 10×10 cats….includes 3B, BB, Ks, OPS for hitters.
2B – ROS – Devon Travis, Steve Pearce, Kolten Wong , Jonathan Schoop, Logan Forsythe or Howie Kendrick?

My starting pitching has been puking for a month. Would you pick up Sabathia, Guerra, Helickson, D.Duffy, Shoemaker, Cain, Blake Snell, Lucas Giolito and/or Alex Reyes for any of the following?:

My staff (Ha):
Harvey
Cole
C-Mart
Tijuan
Corbin
J.Ross
J.Nelson
Conley
Maeda

GonzoChicago
GonzoChicago
6 years ago

Great write up as always. We’ll all be deprived now over the long holiday weekend…

I’ve been offered a couple deals involving acquiring Archer, would like your thoughts.
Which deal do you prefer and who’s my drop between Dozier/Gallo/Bruce/Park/Reed
My 1Bs are Freeman/Park/Reed, so wouldn’t drop a 1B if I deal away Freeman

10 team QS 6×6 league with OBP instead of AVG

1) Archer & Smyly for King Felix (& dropping 1 of above)
2) Archer & Smyly (and Prince if I want him) for Freeman (& dropping 1-2 of above)
3) Yu, Archer & Prince for Greinke & Freeman (& dropping 1 of above)
4) Hold

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

Bernard Milkey
Bernard Milkey
6 years ago

Holy hell. The whole barcolounger in hell sh*t had me coughing up my warm milk in bed. I literally woke up my coug cuz of lol’ing. Thx for the knowledge n humor on the reg. #onelove #woundedcougar #hungrycoug

Kendrick Llama
Kendrick Llama
6 years ago

Leonys or Valencia ROS? Advanced stats league. I kind of like the Leon

Don Julio
Don Julio
6 years ago

Drop schoop or lemahieu to pick up trea or devon travis?

P.s. how much longer before I can drop Adam jones?

Holden
Holden
6 years ago

Weekly league, do I put Gallo in for Prince next week?

Dusty
Dusty
6 years ago

Bro, you need to move Dannys Antana, K-hris Davis, and/or Pujols in your Yahoo F&F league. BA killers. Stream an Adam Lind vs RHP and go get yourself a Dellin Betances or somebody to help that staff of yours… Don’t let Behrens win.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Dusty
6 years ago

@Dusty: Hahaha or trade Piano a closer or two, just to see how he reacts!!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: Offer*

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Dusty
6 years ago

@Dusty: I thought I saw Behrans on the tweeter, chirping about a trade last night? If that’s true, I’m curious to what the deal was… or will be if it hasn’t gone down yet.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Well done. Will be hilarious to read Andy’s shizz about Taillon a few weeks into June. Cause no matter what he says about him, we know whats prob on his mind. And it aint gonna be SAGNOF!

Bobby Bailor
6 years ago

Traded J.Ross & Saunders for Mookie.
Did I win ?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Bobby Bailor
6 years ago

@Bobby Bailor: Oh yeah

Dal
Dal
6 years ago

12 team dynasty, 10 (hitting) x 9 (pitching). I have been offered his JUpton for my Archer or Salazar. Thoughts?

Random Dude
Random Dude
6 years ago

Belt and Pujols for Price?

Random Dude
Random Dude
6 years ago

Pujols and Trayce for Votto?

Curtis
Curtis
6 years ago

15 team NFBC league with 7 man bench. Drop Domingo Santana for Valbuena or Orlando? Have flexibility due to Dietrich (2b/3b/OF elig.). Worried about that shoulder – this could definitely linger.

Thanks man.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
6 years ago

Bloodline is finally here! Bug isn’t coming home for lunch today, so would it be wrong if I watched the whole season today without her?

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Coldblooded! But funny.

fromacitynearyour
fromacitynearyour
6 years ago

deal ozuna, cody allen, taillon, gausman, for cespedes and kenley jansen?

keeper league

knucks
knucks
Reply to  fromacitynearyour
6 years ago

@fromacitynearyour: Cross out the closers, are you okay with Ozuna/Taillon/Gausman for Cespedes? If so, then I guess I could see it. Your obviously gunning for a pay day this year rather then next? I’d likely hold if it were me, as Ozuna looks like he could be putting it all together.