Yesterday, Carlos Santana went 0-for-5 with 1 RBI.  He could’ve hit six homers yesterday and still only had one RBI, because the guy in front of him said to the media, “By the power vested in me in the state of Cleveland — is this a state? — I now pronounce myself Lonnie Gonnie.  I will now release an album that will be critically drubbed, but the masses will enjoy it called, ‘Lonnie Went Gonnie.’  Then the straight-to-DVD movies I star in will be reprisals of the Ernest movies, but with Lonnie in the title.  For example, ‘Lonnie Goes To Africa’ or ‘Lonnie Goes to Jail.’  Is there any questions for Lonnie Gonnie?  No?  Good, because I got homers to hit and ribbies to eat and average to drive up the wazoo like I’m a wazoo driving machine.”  Yesterday, Lonnie Chisenhall went H.A.M then damn, then come again, ma’am.  Three homers (5, 6, 7), nine RBIs, and raised his average up to .385 while going 5-for-5.  That’s a career .265 hitter.  Zoinks!  He’s probably going to remember who he really is at some point soon, but ride the lightning while Lonnie’s rocking out.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Brantley – 3-for-3, 5 runs, 1 RBI and his 10th homer.  “Just stand in front of Lonnie and watch it gonnie.”  That was Michael Brantley talking into his armpit so the Rangers wouldn’t hear.

Yan Gomes – Didn’t play as the Indians scored 17 runs.  Holy sit!

Michael Choice – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  I batty called that Choice prime rib hunka hunka burning bam bam.  Sorry, I’m on a Lonnie Gonnie adrenaline rush still.

Derek Holland – Not ready for a rehab assignment.  Not all of us are, you have to first realize there’s a power greater than yourself.  I call that power the Fantasy Baseball Overlord.

Gregory Polanco – With Neil Walker going on the DL with an appendectomy, Josh Harrison will move to 2nd base and the Pirates are calling up Polanco.  All hail the maybe-will-be-great one!  A few weeks ago, I gave you my Gregory Polanco fantasy.  Prescient ain’t just a word you need Dictionary.com to define!  In that post, I said, “The Sexy Dish That Ate Pittsburgh…I’m wearing only my boxers and just ate a can of beans…which has me excited…like…the immortal words of John Popper.”  Hmm, I gotta work on what quotes I pull.  In Triple-A this year, Polanco hit seven homers and stole 15 bases while slashing .347/.405/.540.  They say the Japanese leagues are like Triple-A, so watch out Tanaka!  To give you a real world comparison, Irene from The Real World:  Seattle.  To give you a baseball real world comparison, what we got last year from Marte, but with a better average.  He should be owned in all leagues.  To put your shizz in perspective, he could be great, but check Oscar Taveras’s numbers so far.  He will be great too, but he’s not yet because things don’t always work that way.  Sorry, I had this wet blanket and didn’t know what to do with it.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Sonava-didn’t-have-the-balls-to-start!  I was thisclose to streaming him because the Stream-o-Nator really liked yesterday’s start.  I’m gonna go have a nurse ask me to cough to make sure my kumquats are working.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  The Dread Pirate is more or less on the same pace as his MVP-winning season last year, so why is it so boring to own him?  Not to answer, but to ponder.

Starling Marte – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th steal, hitting .240 on the year.  I wonder if Starlin Castro says to Starling Marte, “Whaddup, G?”  Any the hoo!  The crazy thing (not that crazy), Marte really isn’t having that bad of a season from a fantasy perspective if he were to just play.  A ten+ homer, 40-steal season would be fine.  I do think he might be the odd man out when Walker returns.

Josh Harrison – 0-for-4, hitting .289 with four homers (same as Marte) with two steals.  Seriously, how long until Harrison is hitting around .240 like Marte?  It’s not like Harrison’s great.  When did Harrison become the Pirates darling with them wanting to say ‘fly, fly away’ Starling?  I’m a poet and aware of it.

Starlin Castro – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .276.  I said in March I’d eat my hat if he had more fantasy value than Segura, and right now they are locked with nearly identical value on our Player Rater.  It’s a good thing I got one of those new hats from Taco Bell made of Doritos.

Grant Balfour – Joe Maddon said early yesterday that “even if I was going to change anything (at closer), I wouldn’t tell (the media) anyhow.”  Then gave Grant The-Opposition-Four the dreaded vote of confidence.  So, of course, within an hour, he replaced Balfour with a committee.  Balfour thinks he upset the Baseball Gods, so Maddon brought in a Seminole Elder to change the Rays fortune (seriously).  The Tribal Elder once brought rain to Tampa during a drought and Maddon said he’d be impressed if it rains in the Trop (you can’t make up this stuff, and I try).  The Rays Tribal Elder also was once responsible for a double rainbow.  To think Showtime followed the Marlins around with reality cameras.  Where’s Spike TV?  Joe Maddon and the Rays need to do a spinoff during the offseason, The Real House Husbands of Tampa.  I’d grab Joel Peralta, Jake McGee, and the pitcher formerly known as Leo Nunez, Juan Carlos Oviedo, in that order, but it could go a lot of different ways depending on what Chief Sitting On Fastball says.

David Price – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA down to 3.97.  Time to take the “I said not to draft him” blinders off, and really look at his numbers.  Are you ready?  I can’t hear nodding.  I also can’t hear you.  We’re not in the same room.  Price’s K-rate is 10+ and his walk rate is under one.  Humma-humma-what?  That’s insane.  Imma let myself finish, but that’s terrific.  That’s Cliff Lee at the height of his powers good.  His xFIP is 2.67, and his BABIP is screaming unlucky, and his homers per fly ball is ugly.  The chia seeds I’ve been eating for my brain say it’s not all lavender-scented peaches.  His velocity is down yet again from last year, when it was down from the previous year.  Last ace to go this route was Lincecum, but Lincecum is slight like a lady and his velocity is way below that of Price’s, so shizz isn’t dire.  Price should be better than his 3.97 ERA, but how much?  I could see a scenario where he has a 1-something ERA for six weeks, I could also see him going to the Astros next time out and striking out 12 and giving up three long balls.  Definitely worth a chance in a trade if you need to take some risk, but I wouldn’t say Price absolutely rattles off 3 straight solid months.

James Jones – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 7th steal, hitting over .300 in the last week (most of it coming in the last two games — five for last nine).  He’s primarily SAGNOF, but we all have our roles.  Billy Butler just has a few more than some.

Stephen Drew – Sat out yesterday with oblique tightness.  He’s hoping to avoid the DL, and get back in the lineup.  Hopefully since he’s missed three games in the last week, and it’s gonna be hard for him to get his timing back using Napoli’s farts as a metronome.

Clay Buchholz – Will make a rehab start on Friday.  Rain or shine, he’ll be using some of that suntan lotion he packed.

Jake Peavy – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA sits at 4.76.  It’s sitting on a toilet to be specific.

Tommy Hunter – 1 IP, 0 ER as he pitched the ninth in a four-run game.  Showalter’s so cute how he wants to be perceived as daft.  I don’t think Hunter’s the closer again, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Showalter tries to get the ball back to him in the ninth in save situations in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.

Bud Norris – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  Fun fact!  Chuck Norris sued a Colorado weed dispensary for using his likeness on their hydroponic marijuana called Bud Norris.  As for this Bud Norris, it was a nice start, but he’s not worth messing with in most leagues.

Adam Jones – 3-for-4 and his 10th homer.  I love when my players get hot.  Take the Michael Rapaport speech about beautiful girls in Beautiful Girls and replace girls with fantasy players.  And replace Rosie O’Donnell with anyone.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  In March, if I had told you Markakis would have three times as many homers as Cano in June, how many homers would you think Markakis had?  30 homers?  Or 3 homers and Cano has been hurt for 2 months?

Colby Rasmus – Nearing his rehab assignment.  Wasn’t he nearing it last week.  Maybe somebody should get on the horn with Rasmus and make sure he’s not lost.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer.  I feel like I just cracked The Da Vinci Code!  Encarnacion is Spanish for reincarnation and Edwin is an anagram for widen and what did Babe Ruth drink prior to every game?   Whiskey out of his manager’s wooden leg that he used to famously say, “We need to WIDEN it!”  Can’t believe I didn’t piece together those connections sooner.

Danny Santana – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer as he bats .364.  I watched the Twins broadcast yesterday because it was a short schedule day and I felt like torturing myself.  Any the hoo!  The Twins broadcasters were talking about Kendrys’s signing and this makes them a contender in the AL Central.  They were saying this while Ricky Nolasco was pitching for them.  I cannot tell you if their fingers were crossed.  Oh, and Danny Santana is crazy hot and should be owned everywhere.

Kurt Suzuki – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and hitting .307 while Joe Mauer went 0-for-4 and hits .259.  So, the real question is will Rotoworld put Suzuki in the first round and Mauer in the 2nd next year?

Michael Cuddyer – Hit the DL with can’tstayhealthyitis (sp?).

Eddie Butler – Hit the DL with rotator cuff inflammation.  I feel his pain; I once got ankle inflammation when I cuffed my Z. Cavariccis too tight.

Carlos Gonzalez – Will undergo exploratory surgery on his finger.  Cool, I wonder if they’re going to shrink Dennis Quaid for the operation.  How long will the exploration of CarGo’s finger last?  I ‘explored’ the Alamo for fifteen minutes and saw the whole thing.  After the surgeon’s done exploring his finger, will he leave a toothpick with a little US flag on it so no other explorers can claim it?  I got questions, y’all!

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  I hear from the Rockies that Dickerson will continue to fill in for CarGo in left field while he’s out, which leaves me wondering:  is that who they think has been starting for CarGo while CarGo’s been sidelined?  Cause I’d love if that were true.

Gavin Floyd – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks in Coors.  He better not be baiting me into feeling confident about starting Teheran in Coors tomorrow.

George Springer – Scratched with a sore knee.  He said he should be able to return today or tomorrow.  The Astros organization is debating whether to have the team play without him.

Dexter Fowler – 3-for-5, 2 runs as he continues his hot hitting.  *blank stare*  That’s your cue.  *blank stare* To pick him up.  *blank stare* Oh, forget it.

Jarred Cosart – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Josh Collmenter (7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks).  This was a battle between two guys that seem appealing until they are on your fantasy team.

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks with a 3.04 ERA vs. Jesse Chavez (6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks) with a 3.09 ERA.  This was a battle against guys you probably have owned multiple times on your fantasy team.  Chavez has struggled to go deep into games, but him and Richards are nearly identical.  I like Richards a hair more, which could help you eliminate that comb over.

Tyler Skaggs – Headed to the DL with a hamstring injury.  Hector Santiago will take his place in the rotation and get the A’s, so you could say Santiago is going to have the A’s handed to him.

Trevor Cahill – Designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks even though he has a 3.04 ERA and 27 Ks in the last 23 2/3 IP in the bullpen.  When Kevin Towers can’t trade a piece for fifty cents on the dollar, he just cuts!  Cahill says he’s going to go to the minor leagues and accept his assignment, though if he refused he would’ve still received the remaining $16.9 million on his contract.  I wonder if Cahill is fully aware of his options.

Eric Chavez – Headed to the DL with a left knee injury.  He’s had the injury all year, but it was only recently the Diamondbacks decided to give up on this season.

Denard Span – 3-for-5, 2 runs.  People keep asking me if I’m a Smurf because I’ve talked about Denard Span so much I’ve turned blue in the face.

Ryan Vogelsong – 6 IP, 6 ER, raising his ERA to 3.84.  Sad Vogelsongs (say so much).  So, drop him now, drop him now, when all hope is gone, Vogelsongs say so much.  The preceding was written at my rhinestone piano.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  The Grande Dolor!  Meanwhile, Frank Thomas hashtags a middle finger.

Ronald Belisario – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 6th save.  I’ll take saves any way I can get them, but, man, Belisario really pushes that to the limit.

Gordon Beckham – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .298 with twice as many homers as Robinson Cano.  Sigh.

Rick Porcello – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.04.  Hey, I liked him in the preseason too.  I also got over that lust.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  The Zombino Rises Again:  Hide All Your Baby Custard Brains by Troma.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer in the past three games.  Oh.  Huh?  Did Eugenio Velez change his name?  Suarez had a high of nine homers in Double-A, where he also had a .253 average.  .253 in Double-A comes out to about .119 in the majors.  He could be a real short-term schmotato though if you’re struggling at MI in deep leagues.

Tony Cingrani – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  I wish he’d go to the bullpen already so I wouldn’t feel as bad about dropping him in deep leagues.  Least you could do, Cingrani, is absolve me of my feelings!

A.J. Ellis – Hopes to return this week.  I’ll be sure to trigger my ceiling balloons.

Scott Van Slyke – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (5, 6).  Afterwards he called his dad to tell him about his big game, and his dad asked how was his fielding.

Carl Crawford – Doesn’t have full strength in his ankle.  You know what this means?  This is a great time to challenge him to a game of roshambo.

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chris
chris
8 years ago

grey, looking at my team below, where do you see weakness, think I should move a 2nd rd pick for beltre or a 4th rd pick for frazier.

10 team keeper league (HR RBI R SB OBP) (K/9 QS SV WHIP ERA)
Currently in 3rd, 9 games back.
Starters
McCann, Brian(C) NYY
Chisenhall, Lonnie(1B,3B) CLE
Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

Bench
Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
Arcia, Oswaldo(OF) MIN
Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL

Active Pitchers
Beckett, Josh(SP) LAD
Fister, Doug(SP) WAS
Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM
Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
Doolittle, Sean(RP) OAK

Eovaldi, Nathan(SP) MIA
Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
Gausman, Kevin(RP,SP) BAL

kR Express
8 years ago

I have Bauer & McCarthy, would you drop either/both for Wood or Gausman? 5X5 Roto 12 Team?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

ramos down (if anybody around here still has that guy), yet again.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Lot of Twitter chat that Cespedes’ throw to get Kendrick at the plate was all kinds of awesome.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

gotta love yahoo, after their huge multihour f’up, alex gordon now is listed as having a homer, but it’s only worth 3 bases, and has no run nor rbi with it. and these guys get paid money (i’m pretty sure) to put this out.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: They are horrendous…and yet we’re a slave to it

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  Mello Yello
8 years ago

@Mello Yello: Ever since that chick took over Yahoo,it’s all about pretty colors and the website appearance.

Reliability and facts aren’t important.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Hondo
8 years ago

@Hondo: don’t know about the chick owner thing, but it’s actually better than 2 years ago. specifically how there’s less instances of players who are playing having “X” next to their names, and less completely wrong game times listed. but the things that do mess up are still completely asinine.

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: No more team notes.Fewer nightly updates.More lavender.Some whacked out change to the player swap options.I guess I could go on.

Ron
Ron
8 years ago

Give Kluber OR Gray
Get Castro OR Alexie OR Marte OR Prado

1) Yay or Nay?
2) If Yay, which combo to Give/Get?

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Ron
8 years ago

@Ron: Kluber for Castro if you need SS help

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Watch Pujols find his stroke against Gregerson – who I also own…

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: let’s hope.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: at least not another groundout

Bartolo's Chin
Bartolo's Chin
8 years ago

Santana or Salvy?

Bartolo's Chin
Bartolo's Chin
Reply to  Bartolo's Chin
8 years ago

@Bartolo’s Chin: As in Carlos.

Bartolo's Chin
Bartolo's Chin
Reply to  Bartolo's Chin
8 years ago

@Bartolo’s Chin: Oh and I have Mesoraco

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Bartolo's Chin
8 years ago

@Bartolo’s Chin: Santana has the higher ceiling…I got Mesoraco over both right now

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

ONly consolation from this Heyward shit-show is that there’s no one on the bench who has done much better.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: So you got that going for you…which is nice

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Mello Yello
8 years ago

@Mello Yello: I’ll take solace anywhere, or any way, I can find it.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Mello Yello
8 years ago

Yeah bud

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Last two minutes I’ve had Pujols and Sandoval both thrown out at home #losesomeweight

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

How many years left on the Pujols deal?…is he going to make it?

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

we still want walden over shae simmons, even with tonight when walden couldn’t find strike zone?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: wait, i know Coors makes hits easier due to air being thin and field being spacious, what with the thin air the ball carries further and fly balls become line drives much easier and all that, but a pitcher throwing 14 balls in 24 pitches could be caused by bad umpires or simply being rusty coming off injury, certainly not a park factor cause though.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
8 years ago

Yeah I would not do that…even if Buerhle won 20 games, you would still keep thinking “Oh no, this is the start he gets effin rocked in” all the time…plus Rizzo is definitely the best player in this deal, an you could argue Cain is #2, so that sounds iffy…if he has a Rizzo crush (which I clearly do), you can get someone better…think big

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Mello Yello
8 years ago

@Mello Yello: Knightown…sorry I just rolling and forget to hit the reply button haha

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Mello Yello
8 years ago

@Mello Yello: get rolling…wow

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Something in the fantasy baseball world is wrong today!

Vargas, Correia, Dice-K, Tillman, Workman, Nuno and Arroyo all threw gems today.

Leake, Estrada and Kluber all got rocked.

SMH

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Andrew
8 years ago

@Andrew: Nuno is money on the road dude…look it up

Andrew
Andrew
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

True. Didn’t expect a gem from all those negative rated guys on SON though lol

Knighttown
Knighttown
8 years ago

Looking for pitching and got offered Buerhle and Hosmer for my Rizzo/Cain. Buerhle voted most likely to be on waivers by years end?

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

So i lost upton… my replacement options are david murphy (vs R), drew stubbs (vs L), or michael saunders (vs R)

7×7 obp slg daily league

Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

That’s just pathetic from Heyward. 1-5 in that rout? Shithouse.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: and remember his hit was the first at bat of the game too.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: Probably the biggest love/hate relationship going in fantasy

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Mello Yello
8 years ago

@Mello Yello: maybe, but who loves that guy. he’s been mostly horrible for what, over 2 years now? he should be loved the way kemp will be next year, because he’s cheap and people will remember a few years ago when the guy (either one) was great. and i’m pretty sure heyward was still way too highly drafted this year too (not exactly sure, i have him nowhere (see last 2 years))

rob
rob
8 years ago

did anyone watch kennedy or klubers starts? did they look better than the boxscore?

also, ozuna + a gordon for rios?

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  rob
8 years ago

@rob: That will get it done…it’s like $1.50 for $1.25 (seriously breaking player values down to quarter values has saved my life)

rob
rob
Reply to  Mello Yello
8 years ago

@Mello Yello:

sorry, little confused. so this is a fair offer you say? haha. idk if the guy will go for it, but imma try.

also, anything on kluber and kennedy? i was hoping for a lot better tonight. at least from kluber.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  rob
8 years ago

@rob: Coulda been worse for Kluber though…had six runs, but only 3 earned, K’d 5, walked 2…Kennedy went 7, walked no one…did give up 5 to a fairly shizzy Phils O, but it was on the road…they’re not all Tanakas man…take a hit now, but hold both…I would absolutely give up waiver priority for both

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  rob
8 years ago

@rob: In terms of the trade, I think it’s fair because you’re only overpaying by a quarter (Ozuna: 75 cents, Gordon 75 cents…both are very good, but crossing the dollar line means consistent all star, which I dunno if either are…Rios is a $1.25 because he’s there, plus he fills the stat sheet)…and according to how close you get to $2, the more you would have to overpay…like to get Trout (who is the scale), you would have to pay $3 worth of talent to get him (Abreu: $1.50, Tanaka: $1.50 for example))…so having said all that, overpaying a little for Rios isn’t so bad

rob
rob
Reply to  Mello Yello
8 years ago

@Mello Yello: interesting stuff. is there a spreadsheat for these “$” values, or how does player xyz get to cost said amount of dollars. for instance. who says trout is $3, and gordon and ozuna are 0.75?

thanks for all the insight!

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  rob
8 years ago

@rob: Oh I made it up man. I’m just looking from my overall perspective. If I had Rios, I would seriously consider moving him for Ozuna and Gordon…if I needed help in the OF. Otherwise, I would hold Rios

chris
chris
8 years ago

Any player you like for the ROS out of these? Looking for RBI, HR, R

Craig
Cuddyer
Napoli
LaRoche
Adams

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  chris
8 years ago

@chris: Craig, Napoli, Adams…LaRoche is a wild card and could go for a rogue 25 homer season…Cuddyer? Broken elbow socket…that sounds completely horrendous, so no

stonepie
stonepie
8 years ago

so is hosmer back now? another homer tonight.. probably gonna drop lind for him

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  stonepie
8 years ago

@stonepie: And the first stone was cast

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

hector santiago hasn’t looked this good all year. another start like this he’ll be possibly rosterable over such schlubs as porcello/wily p (if he sucks tomorrow) assorted others destroying my ratios all over the land.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Starting to feel a bit underwhelmed by Heyward’s 1-4 with a run in Coors, too.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: only rosario has saved me somewhat from the barrage of runs of heyward/gattis/c.johnson/dickerson i’m playing against. alex gordon’s homer was nice.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: ah, gattis yet again, we gotta get this super low scoring offense the hell outta COL soon!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: johnson, till yesterday probably shouldn’t be owned in this league. another 3 or 4 hits today.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Jesus Christ. Will Pujols ever get another hit with RISP?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: at least it was a fly ball. as far as we know that might’ve almost been a grand slam.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Be nice if Giancarlo cold join the party too. Rather him than that brat Yelich, who I’m against this week…

john
john
8 years ago

I just want to let everyone know I started Minor tonight!!! fuuuuuuuu

thats it

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

rutledge over scooter with cuddyer hurt for a long time right?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: ah, damn depth charts show him still behind culberson, but screw it, he’s played 2 of last 3 days, produced all the time, and i ain’t missing him this time. if he don’t play i can grab scooter later. see ya most useless number 2 hitter in baseball infante (who i held over beckham weeks ago, player rater still loves infante’s supposed OPS abilities)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Have Yahoo stats stopped updating for everyone else?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: mine have been F’ed for over an hour.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: don’t worry santana somehow got 2 hits in the same game, with an rbi.

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: Yeah well,if you can play guitar you’ve got plenty of groupies and,oh wait,wrong forum.

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  Hondo
8 years ago

@Hondo: NM, not only 1 but 2 wrong Santanas.

chris
chris
8 years ago

Your assumption of these 3Bs for the ROS, who worth owning/trading for – Frazier, Alvarez, ARAM. I can’t get guys like Wright, Donaldson Cabrera etc cause they will be kept.

chris
chris
8 years ago

Your assumption of these 3Bs for the ROS, who worth owning/trading for – Frazier, Alvarez, ARAM. I can’t get guys like Wright, Donaldson Cabrera etc cause they will be kept.

chris
chris
Reply to  chris
8 years ago

@chris: and is any of those guys worth trading a 4th rd pick for?

Hondo
Hondo
8 years ago

Polanco got some horrible strike calls.I guess they had to keep him in the minors so long because he must be boinking Selig’s wife.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Hondo
8 years ago

@Hondo: haha

S P
S P
8 years ago

Trade offered in a standard OBP 16 team (10 player keeper): Khris Davis + Cishek + Mejia for Frazier + Kimbrel. Everyone is keepable for 3 more years except Kimbrel who can’t be kept. My current 3B is Arenado and while he’s out Plouffe. Hit accept?

As an aside, what are you expecting out of Frazier ROS and next year? Is he more legit that Davis in your opinion?

john
john
8 years ago

going hosmer over pablo aint no thang right, hes warming up pablo kinda just went through his surge?

john
john
Reply to  john
8 years ago

@john: and ozuna over dickerson correct?

john
john
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: ozuna over yelich hes heating up too…or diff players?

Mr. Tibbs
Mr. Tibbs
8 years ago

Really Tito? Yanking Kluber after 78 pitches in the 5th. If I wasn’t looking forward to watching the DVR of tonight’s Fargo, I’d be inclined to be rather ticked.

Mr. Tibbs
Mr. Tibbs
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: No worries, I won’t spoil it.

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
8 years ago

@Grey: In a QS instead of W keeper league, please rank ROS and beyond:

Evoldi, Heaney, Chavez

2 Cups 1 Braun
2 Cups 1 Braun
8 years ago

10 team OBP keeper league…who are you picking up for long term value after dropping a round 18 Phillips and a Round 4 Cuddyer? Just a note as mentioned above, I’m 10 games out of the playoffs and looking towards the future or a sneak into the playoffs scenario:

Pick Two :
Danny Santana
Howie Kendrick
Lonnie Chisenhall

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

Rank ROS… Odorizzi, Jaime, Rubby.

2 Cups 1 Braun
2 Cups 1 Braun
8 years ago

Grey : 10 Team OBP/QS Kepper league going on its 10th year. My team is in last place and 10 games out of making the playoffs.

Just got offered a 2nd round CarGo for my 6th round keeper Max Scherz. Not too interested in Mr. DL (already own Cuddyer) but his team does have a round 24 keeper Gregory Polanco who I do like.

If you were to give up Max, and ask for Polanco, what draft round would you also ask for to compensate for the talent gap difference? Maybe like an 8th round pick out of 24?

Project Merkin
Project Merkin
8 years ago

Greyhound,

I have Upton as one of my three keepers, will get him in the 5th round next year. I have a buyer who is willing to trade Homer (Christian) Bailey for Upton. I’m short on Home Runs/RBI, but have an abundance of hitting, and a small (but nasty) pitching staff.

My outfielders would be:
Marte
Polanco
Arcia
Leonys
Billy Hamilton

But I do have an abundance at 1B, so my Util and CI spots can fill up
Votto
Singleton
Rizzo
Kendrys
Craig

Would you make that trade or try for something more?

Love,
Merkin

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

best liriano replacement in two leagues, one 15 one 16 teams each. both H2H with QS.
1. 16 team, noesi/peacock/koehler/collmenter/e-jax. also still have porcello in case any of two of those should be picked up as liriano gets DL’ed. looks like peacock i’m thinking
2. 15 with QS and K/BB. same guys as above with floyd/mccarthy as well. thinking floyd after yesterday.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

What happened to J-Up?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: Back injury, apparently. Damn.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: too bad i played him last week, and do own him in league too. he’s in COL too so we’ll almost 2 games of that. won’t have to bench arcia or dickerson in that league i suppose.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Strained hamstring according to the exploding note on ESPN…

Ron
Ron
8 years ago

EverCab has been struggling to provide any real value for all of 2014 so far. In my weekly H2H points league (with -1 for K’s) here is how he compares to other SS in points and At-bats.

Should I be sticking with this guy any longer or make a move for one of the guys below?

EverCab – 74 points/254 AB
vs
Asdrubal – 123 pts/231 AB
Peralta – 115 pts/225 AB
Crawford – 108 pts/204 AB
Aviles – 85 pts/161 AB
Hardy – 79 pts/206 AB
Santana – 45 pts/77 AB

Playgrounder
Playgrounder
8 years ago

Latos coming back. Who goes?

Eovaldi
Kennedy
Ryu

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Can the Phillies, just for once, not score here with a three-run lead? Paps hasn’t had a save opp in, like, months.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: Jesus, can we get a double play going?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: This could not be going any worse for Papelbon owners.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Not much good pitching going on in COL just now…

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: yeah, makes floyd yesterday look that much better. i’m dropping liriano for him in less than 6 hours in 15 teamer.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Up against Estrada in H2H, streamed him in the RCL.

Conflicted.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

drat, finally that COL hitting bonus coming through for opp’s gattis/heyward/c.johnson, all getting hits and runs in first at bats.

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

Teheran worth cespedes?

Tony Cingrani's Ego
Tony Cingrani's Ego
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: pence?

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

A Gordon for Cashner? Who you got?

DLed
DLed
8 years ago

Any confidence in Verlander turning it around or has his fastball dipped too much for a power pitcher?

12 team Head to Head

I need pitching, Bruce for Verlander

If you don’t like which pitcher would you target for Bruce

Thanks

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

Hey grey,

I was just offered t Walker for cliff lee?

Hold or accept?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Been a while since Stanton hit one out…

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

2 trades just done by top team in my biggest money league. top team appears to have won both.
his g.richards/wright for beltre
his stanton/rollins/hammel for tanaka/hanram/cishek

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: really, i think the tanaka side is better, but on hanram’s name value, not outlandishly bad. i’m comish in this league now. clearly hammel likely appears to have a lot more value than he’ll have later.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: yeah, i’m comish but i don’t think it’s collusionary, but it is bad for the rest of us 9, since the top team is getting hanram/tanaka/beltre/cishek

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Santana with a single! And I have him in my lineup.

The two events do not often intersect…

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

liriano injured again. might be queasyness like last time. maybe he really does have a brain tumor.

Pedro Cerrano
Pedro Cerrano
8 years ago

Is Machado droppable? Or is this all a management thing trying to get him to settle down.

JoeMorgan'sMustache
JoeMorgan'sMustache
8 years ago

Grey, just want to give you props on the write ups and all the humor. Also, my wife enjoys it as well and I’ll read her some of your lines and she always cracks up. She wanted me to tell you that you are a very clever man and that your mustache glorious.

Bong bing
Bong bing
8 years ago

Need a second baseman due to injury

What do you think of me giving my grander son for his utley

Deep 16 team h2h redraft

I have lestella right now

Thanks

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Yo G 10 team h2h…c-rosario/1b-encarnacion/2b-hill/ss-desmond/3b-donaldson/of-jones, puig, pence/util-rizzo, polanco, taveras/bench-singleton, andrus/DL-harper/sp-wacha, teheran, ryu, lester, eovaldi, yordano, archer, walker, heaney/rp-uehara, cishek…my problem is 2 bench bats. I hate it. I dont even like one really especially in a 10 team but i cant just drop any of those guys can i? Elvis is damn near worthless to me as he isnt gonna start over any of my other guys. Shopped andrus and nobody seems to want him straight up and hard to shop prospects like taveras til they start hitting. If i maybe packaged andrus and taveras together what kind of arm could i realistically look for? Also kemp was dropped and while i obv dont need another bat, is he an upgrade over any of my position players? Im dreading you telling me to drop one of the youngns since i grabbed em all.

Brett
Brett
8 years ago

Grey

Is kole Calhoun worth holding on too? Seems to be in a platoon has sit last 3 vs left handed pitching

royce!
royce!
8 years ago

Hi Grey! Should I drop Chavez for Rubby in my 14 team h2h? Other notable options are Floyd, Gausman, and Arrieta. Thanks!

Dave
Dave
8 years ago

Trade J Up for Braun?

AB
AB
8 years ago

Hey Grey,
Which side? Puig or Iwakuma and Kluber

JoeMorgan'sMustache
JoeMorgan'sMustache
8 years ago

I see Segura is back to the bottom of the order. Probably where he belongs…7 walks for the year and .286 on base percentage is atrocious. Thanks god I was able to move him for Kluber recently. Still stuck with him in my 12 team roto though. I keep looking at his stats…because apparently I enjoy torturing myself.

Shea Sera Sera
8 years ago

Is Aoki worth holding onto, basically occupying a fill in spot, for SB’s or possibly HR’s as I need both. Can grab, Jones from SEA, Danny Santana, Lake, Saunders, Calhoun, Riddick….looking at the scrap heap basically. 6×6 Extra O Category OPS….Still not sure what to do, thoughts?

Knighttown
Knighttown
8 years ago

And are these guys ranked right?

CJ, Cobb, Yordano, Cain, Colon

Knighttown
Knighttown
8 years ago

Somehow ended up a schmohawk infestation in my starting lineup. I can’t keep track anymore of who is just a hot schmotato and who is actually worth owning in a 11 team daily:

Rank:
MI- evercab, Alcides, hill
CI- Rizzo, Zimmerman, Napoli, Chisenhall
OF- Gattis, Arcia, Dickerson, parra, span

Dkohn
Dkohn
8 years ago

Your Gr~eyjesty,

Should we still be holding Axford if we have Cody Allen?

Wtf Francona, let Cody be!

Dkohn
Dkohn
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Gotcha, thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Benching Mesoraco in H2H, Grey. Arcia, Gardner and Zimm too. Get them in your lineup!

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

and of course brad snyder isn’t even in yahoo yet. i’m watching everybody suck up mcgee everywhere, but isn’t it more likely mcgee’s used like shaw/j.smith in a lot of situations (since he’s actually the better pitcher) while j.peralta is likely first closer at TB?

B.o.B
B.o.B
8 years ago

I have an overabundance of OF. Offered Rios for Bumgarner and Rios for Greinke. Do you like either one of these?

john
john
8 years ago

ozuna or Ajax?

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
8 years ago

5×5 10 team redraft

With Taijuan coming off the DL I gotta drop somebody.

My other SPs are Gray, Cobb, Anibal, Cain, Lackey and my RPs are Rodney, K-Rod, Street, Frieri.

Otherwise I could drop Marte, Rizzo, Pujols, Khris Davis or just throw Taijuan to the wolves.

Thanks in advance.

chris
chris
8 years ago

Grey, what players pitchers/hitter would target in a trade for ROS? I’m looking for HR RBI R producers, guys who wouldn’t be considered keepers but guys you feel will finish strong and produce in the 2nd half. Ex. Allen Craig, he starting to hit drive in runs but no homers…

I think my pitching and outfield are pretty good, do you see anything I need to improve on?

Starting Squad
McCann, Brian(C) NYY
Chisenhall, Lonnie(1B,3B) CLE
Kinsler, Ian(2B) DET
Machado, Manny(3B) BAL
Ramirez, Hanley(SS) LAD
Cabrera, Melky(OF) TOR
Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
Rios, Alex(OF) TEX
Brantley, Michael(OF) CLE

Bench
Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
Napoli, Mike(1B) BOS
Singleton, Jon(1B) HOU
Arcia, Oswaldo(OF) MIN
Pence, Hunter(OF) SF
Taveras, Oscar(OF) STL
Arenado, Nolan(3B) COL

Active Pitchers
Beckett, Josh(SP) LAD
Fister, Doug(SP) WAS
Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
Wheeler, Zack(SP) NYM
Cishek, Steve(RP) MIA
Doolittle, Sean(RP) OAK

Eovaldi, Nathan(SP) MIA
Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
Gausman, Kevin(RP,SP) BAL

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: sent down? why? i know he’s getting a 5 game suspension.

Heyward is a Freeman
Heyward is a Freeman
8 years ago

Hey Grey great article!

What are your feelings on Keuchel? I was just offered him for Singleton. Don’t need Singleton because I already have Rizzo and Abreu plus my pitching is lacking.

Same owner also offered me Felix for Longo and Singleton. Which side do you like?

Thanks!

Heyward is a Freeman
Heyward is a Freeman
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: How do you feel about Keuchel?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

deep 20 man h2h league i had grabbed danks for his vs DET start today and had planned on dumping him for mccarthy tomorrow vs HOU. which is better now that both starts will be tomorrow, as WSOX vs DET is now postponed. also STL and possibly other games will also be affected by the midwestern rainpocalypse.
2. same league, should i grab brad snyder (TEX callup was killing the ball in AAA) over carter (who i have platooning with juan F.). if moreland comes back i can grab in this league as well.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: never mind the STL rainout, they are in TB (where i would think it would rain even more often?)

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: for tomorrow danks vs DET or mccarthy vs HOU?

Nate
Nate
8 years ago

@Grey: You really think Marte will be the odd man out after they signed him to a long term deal?

Dave
Dave
8 years ago

Would you play taveras or kendrys over coco tonight (not in lineup)? Coco always pinch hits and does well

The Thumb
The Thumb
8 years ago

Carlos Gonzalez would be the person to have a fucking tumor in his finger.

john
john
8 years ago

Doesnt it make sense that you can wait a week if not 2 for alex wood to be picked up?

ALSO Ozuna over hosmer or pablo? rank

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

Thanks for the help

Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor
8 years ago

Hey Grey

Arcia or Polanco ROS?

2 Giant rings
2 Giant rings
8 years ago

Adam eaton or Cory Dickerson? (CarGo had surgery today). Thx again.

Scott H
Scott H