This is a true story.  Pamela Anderson has an identical twin sister, and when Pam went to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune, her twin, Peggy, stayed behind in Minnesota.  That part everyone knows.  The part less people know is Peggy followed nearly all of Pam’s career moves, but in Minnesota.  Peggy starred in a Minnesota-based TV show, Lakewatch, she took off her clothes for the Minnesota rag, The Viking, and she filmed a sex tape with Chris Mars.  Sadly, the people of Minnesota canceled Lakewatch to show more Paul Molitor car commercials.  The people of Minnysota asked Peggy to “Please put on a sweater” in The Viking, and Chris Mars was hung like a California Raisin.  Peggy, like so many things Minnesota gets its hard Norwegian hands on, disappeared from people’s consciousness.  Now replace Peggy with Aaron Hicks, replace Pamela Anderson with A.J. Pollock and imagine they’re related.  When Hicks first came up, people thought he was going to be better than Pollock.  No, not dumb people.  In Double-A, Hicks had 12 homers, 32 steals and a .285 average.  Then strikeouts enveloped his game in the majors and he hit .192 with a 27% K-rate in 2013, and hit .215 with a 25% K-rate in 2014, but this year, .277 and a 17% K-rate!  That’s a huge improvement.  That’s what she said!  What?  Oh, and he’s only 25 years old.  Right now, he has 6 homers and 9 steals, so the power/speed combo hasn’t disappeared like Peggy Anderson, but the K-rate has.  I’d own Hicks in all leagues, and am starting to prep myself for him to be a sleeper for 2016.  As long as David Wasslewoff, Peggy’s old co-star, doesn’t try to coerce him into revamping the Lakewatch series.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Arodys Vizcaino – We’re gonna pound out SAGNOF real quick, so hold onto your hat.  Oops, sorry, didn’t realize that was your hair.

Alex Wilson – What do you need to subsist?  Food, water and SAGNOF.  Everything else is for children and puppies.

Tommy Kahnle – Walt Weiss hasn’t named a closer yet, but he also hasn’t named a 1st baseman and we’re over a 100 games into this whirlybird.

Roberto Osuna – Y’all a bunch of Robert De Niros in Awakenings with your reaction time.  Osuna’s been the closer for six weeks, grab him!

Robbie Ray – Okay, let’s bang out some Stream-o-Nator picks real quick.  Michael Montgomery looks solid, The Cobbler, Shoemaker, should likely just be owned and Ray’s got me like Dwayne, “Hey, hey, hey.”

Patrick Corbin – If someone was turned off by his last start and dropped him, I’d grab him, in the non-sexual way, because he had looked good up until that point.

Jonathan Gray – Don’t love him due to Coors being the worst place on earth for a pitcher — like a reverse Snapple, if, uh, Snapple were a stadium — but I’m kinda excited to see what Gray can do in Metco this Monday.  Wait, I’m gonna be in Metco this Monday?  Okay, that’s news to me.

Welington Castillo – Where’s the boeuf?!  *looks at Castillo’s last two weeks stats*  There’s the boeuf!

Travis d’Arnaud – Hasn’t done a ton since he returned, but he has a Frenchy name and you know those French are good at baseball!  “Pierre, did you see my baguette?  It’s time for me to adjourn to the plate to take my licks.”

Ryan Howard – Sure, Danny Glover would be the right person to play Howard in a movie about his life, but he has been hitting recently and he’s apparently not too old for this sh*t.

Hector Olivera – I’m thinking I’m gonna have to make Olivera the lede buy next week, because it’s almost that time.  What time you say?  Time to get busy!  *does the Roger Rabbit*

Yangervis Solarte – To the tune of Dean Martin’s Volare, “Solarte…. Whoa oh… Can’t-hit-hard-eh?  Whoa oh… Is a hot schmotato, aren’t he?  Whoa oh…”

Asdrubal Cabrera – There’s been no one hotter than Asdrubal, and hotter and hitter are only one letter difference, I, and there’s no I in Asdrubal.  Coincidence?  No, read the signs!

Jose Ramirez – Recently, the Hitter-Tron was filming a music video like D’Angelo for metal groupies everywhere, but when it had a chance, it said it liked Ramirez.

Delino DeShields – He has 18 steals in 71 games.  He had 83 steals in one year in the minors in only 111 games.  He’s likely a tad behind Dee Gordon and Billy Hamilton, but not much.  Like if he had John Niese’s nose he’d edge them out in a race.

Chase Headley – JayWrong is currently making pancakes and taking names on the fantasy football side of things, but if he were here, he’d tell you Chase Headley has never been in a sex dream of his that didn’t work out well for everyone involved.

Jake Lamb – Lamb hasn’t been baaaaaaahd, and, unlike Yasmany, he holds his glove like it’s well-shorn, but, damb, was Tomas that bad to get the Lamb chop?

Richie Shaffer – Because I like to do things literally, I grabbed Shaffer the other day as I wore wet OP bathing trunks.

Francisco Lindor – Crazy how hard I have to work to get you to pick this guy up.  Cut to:  “Cougs, bring me another daiquiri!  And, Intern, write a blurb for another player!”  Like really hard work here, guys and five girl readers.

Tyler Saladino – This doode falls into the category of guys I don’t even necessarily love, but own on multiple teams.  Teams that are sucking.  No, no, Random Italicized Voice.  One of those teams is doing well.  The one where you have Saladino on the bench.  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice.  Shut don’t go up, but Price does to Toronto.

Corey Seager – I just gave you my Corey Seager fantasy.  It was written while riding on a pony at a zoo.

Michael Taylor – I nearly didn’t put Taylor on here because Denard will be returning shortly and Taylor might find himself squeezed for playing time.  Then again, Werth could hurt himself walking with purpose to the Gatorade jug.

Michael Bourn – At some point soon, Bourn will remember his identity and go back to sucking, but he’s currently hot.

Domonic Brown – Let’s move on quickly before Tehol becomes aroused.

Ender Inciarte – Because you people need shizz spoon-fed to you sometimes and I was presumably cast in the role of Mary Poppins, on our Player Rater, Ender has been around the 50th best outfielder this year.  Five outfielders on a team, 12 teams in a league.  Please, don’t make me do the math for you, my solar abacus is in the shop.

SELL

Joe Panik – Since the trading deadline has passed in many leagues, as of this week, I’m now going to be naming players to drop in some mixed leagues.  No, I’m not changing the title, because a post called the “Buy/Drop” sounds stupid.  Panik could come back from the DL and be fine, but you can likely find his production elsewhere if you don’t have DL room for him.

Joc Pederson – I need just the right emoji for being depressed by Pederson.  Hmm, how about a floating goldfish?  Maybe a kitten walking into a burning building?  Well, I don’t know, but I know it’s sad.  I love him in keepers and long term, but if you throw out April and May, he’s hitting an un-robust .191 with 8 homers and zero steals.  Oy gevalt!

Matt Holliday – I told you not draft this schmohawk and now I’m telling you to drop him.  I think Eminem would call this cleaning out yo’ closet.  Uh-oh, I feel a rhyme coming on… Holliday hit some, but his average was I-don’t-knows, plus he had his usual health woes.  OZUNA goes 1-for-2 in Triple-A Who Knows.  How long do I have to wait, hourglass?  Hourglass, my ass, that’s a Sandoval.  He’s been so cold, for that, they have a Scoville?  My dyslexia got me thinking he’s my “ain vill,” and owning him was taking on the head an Acme Corporation anvil.  Anyone would better maybe.  Singing sweet baby, they’re saying, “You related to Macy Gray?”  No, the first name is Grey.  Property Virgins only filmed in Canada, eh?

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someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
6 years ago

rollins hurt do they bring up seager now?

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup

@someone pissed in my alphabet soup: sorry no kendrick hurt not rollins

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life

@someone pissed in my alphabet soup: could be peraza with 2B out.

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
6 years ago

nola over any of hendricks/jungmann in 14 team roto with QS? somebody just dropped nola.

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

In a 12 team weekly 5×5, I need to start Uehara or CSmith. Which would you go with Grey?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
6 years ago

Hey Grey, who’s you batty call tomorrow?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Next-day transactions :/

Going to go with Ender Inciarte though vs. Harangutan! Good luck with whomever you choose tomorrow.

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
6 years ago

I’m gonna make the playoffs in my league. Do I want Fiers or Latos? Thanks, man!

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: ha! Thanks!

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
6 years ago

for next little while for kipnis replacement in 16 team dynasty, Tron says jose ram for next 7 days, other options are dietrich/rosario/goins (anybody else hear “goins” like scooby says “zoinks”?)

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
6 years ago

guessing kahnle over wilson for saves ROS?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
6 years ago

Khris Davis or Preston Tucker?

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly root redraft. gotta start archer @ tex over cmart (vs pit, vs mia) and rubby (vs phi, @ atl) next week right? SON likes cmart, rubby, archer, in order.

nightpandas
nightpandas
6 years ago

8 moves left on the year, in second, Rios sucks (newsflash).

He is my bench bat, drop him for Peralta, Hicks or Gose?

nightpandas
nightpandas
Reply to  nightpandas
6 years ago

@nightpandas: Tehol Brown is another option

nightpandas
nightpandas
6 years ago

FML,

Which side do you like in an OBP / SLG keeper with emphasis on this year:

Miggy/Tulo vs Frazier/Brantley/Kang

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: best bet for sagnof. shaw, romo, machi or b rondon?

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

Ahh Grey my matchup is too close for my liking!

ESPN 10 Team H2H Points:
Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

Up by 16 points right now but I’m debating if I should start Alex Wood tonight @PIT (-5.9)! My prayers for Latos having a positive score backfired yesterday so I’m unsure if it’s worth the risk tonight. For what it”s worth, I also have Marte batting for my team tonight in that game but my opponent will have McCutchen what do ya think? Start or sit Wood tonight?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  ebudz
6 years ago

@ebudz: Ugh scratch that 16 point each.. Corbin just gave up another run and now I’m only up by 12 points!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the advice Grey!

BTW which streamer do you like best for tomorrow?

Kennedy vs. CIN (15.4)
R. de la Rosa vs. PHI (13.7)
B. Anderson (3.8)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Oops ! he’s vs. WAS…

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  ebudz
6 years ago

@ebudz: Oh also Ruby isn’t an option anymore

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly root redraft. need avg, abs and runs (in that order). which 2 do you like to start this week?

venable – 3 vs cin, 3 @ col
k davis – 3 @ chc, 3 vs phi
hicks – 3 vs tex, 3 vs cle
rios – 3 vs det, 4 vs laa
gose – 3 @ kc, 3 @ hou

thanks.

henncoop
henncoop
6 years ago

Nearing the deadline for weekly waiver pickups. Trying to hold on to 1st place with the loss of Stanton seeing my lead going from 20 points down to 7 since the ASG. Hitting is best in HRs, RBIs & Avg & lacking in SBs (7th) & Runs (4th) in a 12 team 5X5 roto.
Considering dropping (in order of request)the following
Segura for Lindor or Alexi
Molina for Wieters or Wellington
Jackson for Hicks, Inciarte, Gose, Brown, or K Davis
Rosario for Schoop, Asdrubal, Gyorko, or Odubel

Any comments or suggestions would be great
Thanks

Herschel
Herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Start two of the following:

J Garcia vs Mia
CMart vs Pit, vs Mia
JRoas @lad, @sf

Thanks.

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

Abreu or A Rod for ROS? Thanks

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
One more question, A Rod or R Howard for ROS? Thanks

chris
chris
6 years ago

For some reason someone dropped Liriano in my H2H pts league. I’m gonna try to use my waiver to get him. The bottom of my rotation is tyson ross, iwakuma and latos. Who should I drop for liriano. Thanks.

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Catcher Batty Call for today (thinking W.Castillo-AZ is not playing )

Wilson Ramos vs Flande
Yan Gomes vs Hughes
James McCann vs H.Owens

6×6 roto

John coakley
John coakley
6 years ago

Latos had a nice run but has zero strikeouts in two games and got lit up yesterday. In a 12 team league, is he more than a streamer when guys like Peavy, Tillman, Leake, Anderson, are on the wire? My SPs are Price, Archer, Salazar, JGarcia and Mr. Latos.

Mr Baseball
Mr Baseball
6 years ago

I just turned down a trade – Your 10th ranked player Carlos Gomez for Kyle Schwarber – dyansty league – AM I CRAZY ? – I am strong in the outfield on my team if you considered having Puig a strength there – it seems easier to find outfielders each year but tougher to find catchers – we use right field left field and center field in our league and Left field is the weakest outfield position which Schwarber also players – I dont think Gomez season the that bad except he lacks steals – he never was a 300 hitter –

John
John
6 years ago

This week only. Seeking outfield bat. Steals not a concern just hitting categories, walks and strikeouts….Avisail, Taylor or Herrera? Tx

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
6 years ago

Drop Samardzija for Joe Ross, Shoe or Nelson in a 10 teamer?

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. Thing is i dont have many moves left so if Ross is on any kind of IP limit, he cant be my guy. I need someone for ROS and someone who wont have a problem with his IP being limited at some point. Still Ross?

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: who then? Nelson? Jungmann? Shoe?…
Nelson btw, pitched great today…he was cruising up until the 7th but then the cards got to him for 4 runs…maybe he is still the best option?

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

5×5 H2H Would you drop Samardzjia for Jaime Garcia, brett Anderson or Taylor Jungmann? I’m just so done with him.

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

Hi Grey, i traded Abreu for B Hamilton for steals 10 days ago. But he seems very ugly recently and competitors are still running and i need at least 10 steals to vatch up them.

And now, i have a chance to get Abreu back to me (send B Hamilton back to him).
I also need homers and very competitive in power scores.

Should i get Abreu back ? Will B Hamilton not run too many for ROS? thanks

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Wilson
6 years ago

By the way, i am a bit worry about Abreu’s power consisitant or not.. He indeed shows power rencently . Should i trust him about homers for ROS? T hanks

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks, I know your point.
Abreu is hitting , and do you think that he will be much better than first half and keep hitting for ROS? Thanks

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks for your response , Grey.
I may need to give up chasing steals scores if I decide to send B Hamilton back.

Do you think it hard to catch up more than 10-15 scores in steals even if I have B Hamilton (and D Gordon.., then no speed style players) ?? Thanks

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks. I know what to do then.
I am going to focus on power and pitching scores for ROS.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
6 years ago

Coming to you for a quick response on a trade question man. Man Shark has been garbage this year, and im pretty much done with him in my 16 team H2H dynasty and looking to offload. One owner looking to next year is interested and has offered me either Volquez or Beltre this year. I could use another quality bat for Util, what do you make of him ROS? Seems to be better lately. And if you don’t like him anymore should I just take Volquez (who’s been fine for a deep league really) for Shark instead? We use OBP and TB over HRs, thanks man.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Don’t think he’s toast then? How long do you still see him being valuable for (dynasty league).

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

dynasty league 14 team H2H with hits/OPS/BB’s, Defensive stuff (put outs, assists, double plays) for hitters, holds, relief appearances, relief wins, QS, K/9, double plays and pick offs for pitchers added.
d’arnaud
lind
altuve
c.davis
sano
LF delino
CF marte
RF grichuk
util tucker
BN lowrie/pierzynski (stream hitter spot)/b.hamilton
DL souza/springer/mesoraco
NA a-jax/dahl/bell
SP arrieta/j.garcia/iwakuma/corbin/karns and ray (2 stream spots)
RP ramos/tolleson/britton/w.smith/mcallister/janssen/dyson
DL walden/darvish
NA berrios/stephenson

Was offered this trade, duda + lucroy for my grichuk + d’arnaud. I’m not sure if this’ll be value equal or not, but lind probably doesn’t do as well as he is forever, and when springer/souza are back i’ll have to drop some OF anyway (souza maybe actually). Duda would probably be better for future value to my team possibly. D’Arnaud probably worth more long term than lucroy and i might be able to get this shrunk down to duda for grichuk alone.

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

@Grey: what about lucroy vs d’arnaud if in fact i can get it down to grichuk for duda?

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

@Grey: due to age and what lucroy hasn’t done this year i might’ve thought d’arnaud was better. he’s also very very injury prone though.

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

Arenado bang today! Finally! Will he be in top10 or 15 players , top 2 3B in the beginning of next season?

ERad
ERad
6 years ago

Killed it!

John
John
6 years ago

What is up with Wade Davis? Mr. 8th Inning giving way to Herrera again tonight?????

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: again today too, we should have an update by now on this.

danny almonte
danny almonte
6 years ago

Can you give me a guess on where you think Franco and Rendon will be ranked next year? Ballpark guess is cool

Thanks!

phil
phil
6 years ago

Would you give Beltre for DeShields straight up? I need steals.

Slimbo
Slimbo
6 years ago

Just got offered Braun for my Russell in my keeper

Take it and run?

Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Mobin Couldn't Hack It
6 years ago

i’m reading that nate jones is back throwing 100, and may is now 8th inning in MIN (MIN finally decides to use somebody that issues strikeouts often in late innings, hmmmm, on, what, the 124th day since the start of the season, so they’re learning!).
so either of jones/may over any of
1. dunn/petricka (keeper but few, won’t involve RP)
2. janssen/dyson (dynasty)
3. lowe/walden (dynasty). lowe has been great, but he’s not in 8th inning at TOR. I probably shouldn’t drop walden in a dynasty of course (esp since may likely goes back to starting next year)

Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Reply to  Mobin Couldn't Hack It
6 years ago

@Mobin Couldn’t Hack It: or j.miller COL over any of those listed.

Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: which of may/jones/j.miller over dunn, dyson and lowe?

chris
chris
6 years ago

Latos imploded today. Corbin imploded earlier this week. Which do I keep ROS and which do I drop? H2h pts. Thanks.

Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Reply to  chris
6 years ago

@chris: who are you keeping instead of one of those?

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

Wish me the luck of the roast!

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: How did that go??! Don’t worry bout the roast, I cruuuushed!

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

@Grey: I got a pic of Teddy throwing on the mound in a very long hyperlink and and the group photo actually in the post

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

@Grey: Tehol was my first commenter! where you at?

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I’m super jelly

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
6 years ago

Drop Santiago Casilla for Tom Kahnle?

Herschel
Herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: razzball sat question. Weekly roto redraft. Could use some help in saves. 89 of 250 FAAB remaining. How much to bid on Kahnle?

Thanks.

uh oh
uh oh
6 years ago

Fernandez going back to Miami to see Doc about shoulder stiffness.

greg
greg
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Hey Grey. He’s on my team. So you know that means he’s out for 30 days minimum….

-KING of the DL!

McNulty
McNulty
6 years ago

how would you rank McHugh, Ray, and Nelson ROS?

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

Hi Grey , I need saves.
Who could be next in line for saves?

Romo , Shaw , Clippard ?

phil
phil
6 years ago

Nice article for the last trade push.

Would you trade Miggy for Sale in a redraft? If not is it close? I am winning all the batting Cats except steals.

Also I went to Cuba, and will post some tips if it’s useful.

Thanks

phil
phil
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Here are my big 3 Cuba tips.
1. Stay in Casa Particulars (Private rooms) – You’re going to want to meet people and that’s how you do it. I also got my haircut there. People love Castro and Americans. It’s not one or the other. We also met people and ate in their homes for $10 each through using casa particulars and getting to know the locals. The food was incredible. Old Havana is where most of the tourists are, so any place else is good. You can find them on tripadvisor.
2. If you send yourself (or your spouse or mom sends you) money via western union, you’ll avoid the 10% US Dollar tax, and get a better exchange rate. This helps a lot since you have to pay for everything with cash. There’s almost no violent crime. We were walking where ever we wanted and felt safe. You do hear about drunk creepy dudes getting rolled, so don’t be one of those.
3. Tourist travel is not legal. People to People travel is (I am not a lawyer and you’re getting this from the internet so use some common sense). Look at the People to People and figure out why you’re doing that. I think for the rest of my life, I will try to fit in the People to People rules and not the tourist rules where ever I go. I went to a church and brought people reading glasses (got them at the 99 cent store and they’re light to carry).
Hope this helps. Try to get there before the cruise ships do.

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Joe Ross over Hammel or Heston?

Thanks

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  Moscowitz
6 years ago

@Moscowitz: Let me ask you this way: Jungman, Nelson, Heston, Joe Ross, Hammel. PLease rank the the first three ROS. I own Hammel and Heston and would like to know if its worth it to waste a move or two to aquire any of the other guys.

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

Any of these guys worth starting tomorrow even though SON doesn’t like them?

Wood @ PIT
Lackey @ MIL
Hughes @ CLE

John coakley
John coakley
6 years ago

Storen to a holds guy has set me back in saves. I now have Britton, Giles and Ramos. Wondering if Kahnle, even with limited opportunities, is a better choice than Ramos? Or do I drop Leake and double down with four closers? My SPs are pretty solid…. Price, Archer, Salazar, Latos and JGarcia plus Leake so dropping Leake is not a killer. I am in Second place so somewhat steering toward solidifying the roster for the playoffs. Many thanks.

John coakley
John coakley
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: nice…just got more interesting. Nelson on the wire now. So in this scenario above, still Kahnele or Nelson?

John
John
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: got it. If latos and Garcia can hold up, I like it. Nelson has been really good so was scratching my head.

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

Excited to draft Joc in the 18th round again next year! Bummed about his prospects this year though. In a 12 team OBP h2h redraft league, is he droppable for any of the below, or should I try and hold until playoffs?

Hicks
Polanco
Fowler
Ether
Peralta
Enciarte
Paulsen
Tucker
Buxton (when he returns)?

Thanks!

Duda want to build a snowman?
Duda want to build a snowman?
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: sorry, not a keeper. Redraft, with playoffs starting in about 3 weeks… Still hold?

tone DEAF!
tone DEAF!
6 years ago

We gotta hold onto Billy Hamilton in a 12-team points league right? He’s got over 50 stolen bases already. I also have Melky and Eaton. Hold or drop any for these?

On the wire: Hicks, Taylor, Castillo, k. Davis

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

Starting any of these guys today? SON is blah on them but wondered your thoughts.

Hendricks v SF
Samardzjia @KC
Latos @ PIT

torenado
torenado
6 years ago

pick 2 ROS (weekly points league)

Jon Gray
Henry Owens
Jake Peavy
Ivan Nova
Ray Robbie

Thanks Grey!!!

torenado
torenado
Reply to  torenado
6 years ago

@torenado: It is a pretty deep league. 14 team with 9 reserve roster spots and 4 injured reserve

Henry Rowengartner
Henry Rowengartner
6 years ago

Hey Grey great article. Quick question for next year. I feel like I maybe a little biased with Joc Pederson since I’m a huge fan. Who would you rather have next year as a keeper Billy Hamilton in the 19th or Joc in the 7th. I also have to decide between mikael Franco in the 23rd or billy burns in the 23rd. It’s a 12T H2H. My other keepers are Josh Donaldson in the 21st, Lorenzo Cain in the 6th, and Mookie Betts in the 20th.

torenado
torenado
6 years ago

Do you like Jonathan Gray enough to start him in a weekly? After the Mets he has SD @ Coors.

M
M
6 years ago

Does Hicks still get regular playing time even when Buxton returns?

Luvdarooks
Luvdarooks
6 years ago

5×5. We start Tuesday so phelps has 2 starts and Heston one

Ok in wins in first by 9 and. K 100 more than second place so just don’t need a slaughter like they both had last time out. I’m in second in era with a shot at first there

First which one to start?
Second should I maybe plug in khale and an Ramos instead. I’m in first in saves by 9

greg
greg
6 years ago

This what you mean by “in the wrong post?” I wasn’t sure what you meant….

We were talking about Tucker…but man, Dominic Brown homered again today.

I have way too many infielders…but shizzle, don’t know who I’d drop: Odor, Lindor, Sano, Franco, Rendon, (Betts…but I can play him OF). Not like any of them suck.

Can only use one of them as UT, after all.

Ideally, I could use a power/speed mix. So Brown is appealing…but I wouldn’t know who to lose. Get decent steals from Yelliich, Betts, Eaton, but I have no SAGNOF. Odor gets a few, too. If you can explain to me why Lindor has more homers than steals, I’d appreciate it…. ;)

OF is Betts, Yellich, Eaton, but no backup.

Tucker, DBrown, RCastillo, KDavis, BMiller, Inciarte, Aoki for one of those IF? Obviously, if he is legit, Brown offers both….what the heck, losing to 11th place team now thanks to Kluber and Corbin’s duds…

Agree with you on Jimmy Nelson, but again, who’d I drop? LOL, Kluber, no, DeGrom, no, JoeFer no, Archer no, CMart hmmm, Carrasco, no, Corbin, not yet. If I could trade CMART I would. :)

When Eaton went down today, I almost lost my lunch….not a week goes by without an IR stint…then it fills up, and someone grabs the one I dropped on a stash, but what, am I going to drop Miggy or Springer? Nope. So someone snags Matz and Harrison. Cuz of GAGNPFA. Gregain’tgotnoplayforanyone.

Cheers.
Greg

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  greg
6 years ago

@greg: lindor for brown or tucker

mr. west
mr. west
6 years ago

Who do you like better ROS in a H2H league that uses yer 5 basic hitting categories (Avg,R,HR,RBI,SB) as VMart insurance? R Howard, C Carter, Paulsen or LaRoche?

mr. west
mr. west
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Reid
Reid
6 years ago

Hey Grey, I have a trade assessment question for you. In my 11 team keeper league, keep 4 players, and this is my first year in the league. I’ve been navigating without any keepers and have managed 6th place out of the 11 thus far. I was offered Lester, Tanaka, Reyes, and Springer for my Gausman, Correa, and Matz.

My initial reaction was no, Correa is the best player in the deal, but wanted your advice on the potential deal.

Thanks!!

Reid
Reid
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Interesting. So keeping those guys in mind, I have Donaldson, Frazier, C-Mart, JD Martinez, Grichuck, Soler, and Dee Gordon this year. Would anyone else, besides Springer, be a keeper in that trade out of the guys coming back to me? Obviously with this being my first year, I want to stockpile the best 4 keepers I can for next season and beyond. What do you think about the trade in that regard? Worth shipping off Correa?

Going to be tough to decide on the 4 for next season…

Reid
Reid
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I agree! Thanks Grey, as always. You are the man!!

Enjoy your weekend brother!

TheMuppetManiac
TheMuppetManiac
6 years ago

I was offered cano or dee gordon for Longoria. Which would you take, or hold with Longoria?

troy
troy
6 years ago

Who would be your #1 SP trade target for a late season push? I could use a decent whip/era but really need some Ws the rest of the way.

troy
troy
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Can I get CY young instead?

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
6 years ago

Four turns through the new Dre album. Kendrick makes a lot of the tracks. As of right now, “One Shot, One Kill” is my favorite. “Darkside/Gone, Deep Water and For the Love of Money” are legit as well. Happy listening.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Napoli to Texas. I’m intrigued, or not.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: I was streaming him for the weekend too.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: what do you think, a platoon with Fielder?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

there seems to be a hitch in my Wong’s giddyup. he’s been caught stealing on his last three attempts.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Hey grey,

Was offered Frazier for my Miggy. What say you?

I am currently in 2nd, 17pts out of first in my 15 team roto. It is a keep 11 as well. I am currently rolling with Plouffe till Miggy gets back.

Ryan
Ryan
6 years ago

10-team 5×5 roto auction; keep up to 6 with $5 inflation per year

Which 3 of the following do you try to trade (which do you least prefer as keepers)?
Correa-$5 next year
Arenado-$10
Sano – $5
Marte-$15
Maikel Franco -$5
Edwin Encarnacion – $21
Arrieta -$10
Joe Ross -$5
Carlos Martinez – $5

Thanks!

Ryan
Ryan
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! Traded Martinez and Encarnacion for Bumgarner and Kemp. Good deal? I need pitching for the final stretch and am well ahead in HRs.

endershadow
endershadow
6 years ago

14 team dynasty 6×6 w OPS

Should I trust Sano enough at 3B to trade Seager? He’s also my backup to Tulo. If I promote him from my minor league roster, I can’t demote him. Should I be starting him over the likes of Maybin/Melky/Reddick?

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

Howard or Plouffe for coming weeks? Thanks

Tehol Beddict
Tehol Beddict
6 years ago

DOMONIC THE MFING GOD!!!!!!!!

p.s. that rhyme was nasty, G-money

Brushback Changeup
Brushback Changeup
6 years ago

Please pick A or B in redraft:

A: Trout / Corbin

B: Harper / Thor

Brushback Changeup
Brushback Changeup
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thought you would go this way. Just accepted offer to send me Trout / Corbin..

As always, thanks for the quick reply.

Fungazi
Fungazi
6 years ago

NL Cy Young competition about to start – Kershaw vs Cole. Winner takes it.

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

You’re the man Grey!

ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

Down by 13 points at the moment so in my close matchup would you be starting A. Wood @PIT (-3.2) and Latos @PIT (-4.3) over the weekend?

M
M
6 years ago

What do we think of SP/RP Chris Basset? (OAK A’s) A non-ratio killing SP ROS?

M
M
Reply to  M
6 years ago

@M: as well as TB SP Nate Karns ROS?

M
M
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Great White North
Great White North
6 years ago

How high does Schwarber go in the draft next year? Dude just stole another base after knocking in two. He will be OF eligible. If he keeps this up, I’d be tempted to rank him ahead of Posey.

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Great White North
6 years ago

@Great White North: What up GWN? Schwarber is a beast. I wouldn’t put him ahead of Posey at this point, but like I said in Grey’s daily write up, he’s going to be close. Posey is a Top-35ish overall player, drafted as early as the 3rd typically? Schwarber will be sneaky next year as, unless he totally goes off the rest of the year and pulls the covers off the bed, you could probably get him in the 7th or 8th? Hard to call catchers not knowing the type of league.

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Peter Nincompoop
6 years ago

@Peter Nincompoop: I grabbed Posey in the 4th in an RCL and don’t regret it. Schwarber should probably be more of a later round pick, but I think I would have a hard time passing on him by round 5 or 6 next year if Posey is gone. But dual-eligibilty catchers are my kryptonite.

griff
griff
6 years ago

In a dynasty league, do you like Hicks over Eaton?

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop