Ozzies sure seem to always be MIs.  Oswaldo Arcia must not have been allowed to change his name, he should’ve switched with Orlando.  I’m at the waiver wire like this, “Go shopping…Go shopping…Let’s all go shopping…Go shopping…”  Ya know what?  I’m just gonna leave this here…

I’m at the Albies Square Mall!
I’m at the Albies Square Mall!
I’m at the Albies Square Mall!
I’m at the Albies Square Mall!

You have to love Biz’s way with words.  Can only be described as slow and methodical.  Ozzie Albies can best be described as mini-Altuve.  What’s he a dwarf?  You little person, Ozzie Albies Square Mall?  He has a ton of speed (70 score), and makes contact, while his power has made serious gains.  Or GAINZ, according to Endorphin Ralph.  He’s a must grab in all leagues, and could be a top 25 fantasy player for dynasty leagues.  This little guy is big-time.  Unlike Ozzie Guillen and Ozzy Osbourne, this Ozzie will use his bat for something useful vs slapping and biting.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lucas Sims – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was also called up by the Braves.  According to the Prospect-o-Nator, Sims is the number one rookie pitcher for this year.  He also carries a briefcase and is drawn in pixels.  I grabbed him in one deep league, and had him in an NL-Only league up until last week when I must’ve dropped him because he’s now on Lance’s team.  Um, I’m dumb.  His peripherals in Triple-A are kinda gorge –> 10.3 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and a 3.42 xFIP, only being done in by the home run a bit too much.

Matt Adams – Left yesterday’s game with dizziness.  This is what happens when your blood sugar drops too low!  Eat a Twinkie, and bring back Fatt Adams!

Johan Camargo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .296.  If in March you were like, “Should I draft CarGo in Colorado or Camargo?” I would’ve wrote you off as crackers.  Not so, Ritz Bits now, are ya?

Jim Johnson – 1 IP, 0 ER in the 7th inning of a losing game.  I’m getting the sense the Braves are going the Caitlyn Jenner route, and are fed up with their Johnson.  Obviously, Arodys Vizcaino should be owned everywhere.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4 and his 29th homer.  Judge or Bellinger?  You have to choose one for their career.  Firmly in the Bellinger camp, but there’s no wrong answer.

Kenta Maeda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Behind home plate last night, Stu Scheurwater was calling balls and strikes, and Stu is about 85 pounds underweight and 30 years too young to umpire.  Who is this kid?  Is he Doogie Howser of umpires?  He start umpiring as a ten-year-old?  If an umpire doesn’t look on the brink of angioplasty, he is not an umpire!

Johnny Cueto – Developed forearm tightness in rehab.  Yeah, that’s where he developed it.  You mean it wasn’t random bouts of blisters on his hand that’s made him look like a shell of his former self?  Shocking.  For those slow on the uptake, shocking with a period is not shocking.  It’s like opening a closet and a cat jumps…five minutes after you opened the closet and you’re already in the other room.

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.77.  I’m gonna win a lot of leagues if Schmohawkzija manages to get his ERA down to where his xFIP is in the 2nd half.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 17th homer, and hitting near-.360 in the last week.  This guy is hitting with reckless a-Brandon!

Keon Broxton – 0-for-3 as he returned from the minors.  Brinson will be the man left without a starting job now, as Broxton said, “Reclaiming my playing time!  Reclaiming my playing time!  Reclaiming my playing time!”

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-4, as he was activated from the DL, and picked up right where he left off, unfortch.  I know he’s got real life sadness in his heart, with his moms battling ALS.  I can’t even imagine.  We don’t know Piscotty!  We don’t know Piscotty!  With that said, it feels like a lost season for him.

Jimmy Nelson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.37 vs. Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.59.   This matchup was billed as, “Grey could see ranking both of these guys in the top 20 for starters next year.”  I’m the only one who calls it this.

Dylan Bundy – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  No one Belieber in the Orioles, that is apparently how they like it.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.81.  CC made his 500th start, and is only the 2nd pitcher to do that without a relief appearance.  After the game, he was informed he’d be moved to the bullpen for Sonny Gray.  I’m kidding, but I shouldn’t be.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .303.  Didi’s ready to make one fly, that’s why he hits that way.

Shane Greene – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save, though he is apparently also staying in middle relief.  Way to trust your other guys, Ausmus.

Edinson Volquez – Don Mattingly said Volquez is “definitely” out for the season with a knee injury.  I imagine he said it straight-faced right after Edinson tried to pick up a paperclip and fell to the ground writhing in pain, because, later it was revealed, Edinson needs Tommy John surgery.  No wonder why he hurt his knee; he’s trying to throw with his leg.

Max Scherzer – Homered in his first at-bat, but then left the game after one inning with neck spasms, saying he slept on it funny.  Next time, he won’t sleep on his Kings of Comedy box set.

Howie Kendrick – 5-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .353.  Kendrick is exactly the kind of guy Dusty will find a way into the lineup, in a good slot, for the rest of the year if he’s healthy.  Also, five hits goes a long to a schmotato.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Mentioned before, will mention again, Ziegler could coast into October with the job and rack up 12+ saves in two months.  SAGNOF!

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .313.  OZUNA take Matt Albers deep.  OZUNA say HEY HEY HEY.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-4 and hit 7th, as he was called up.  You can’t stop the Amedness!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .316.  I’m going to place the last four years of my tax returns by the open window to signify what a breeze this audit is going to be–NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .249.  It’s a little crazy how much I’m rooting for Donaldson now.  Not because I own him, but because I want people to draft him too high again next year.  Future schadenfreude!  Schadenfuture?

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .302.  I get at least one comment a week asking if Smoak is for real.  Guys and five girls, he has 30+ homers and hitting over .300, and I keep saying his peripherals are supporting his breakout.

Patrick Corbin – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.77 vs. Jon Lester – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.96.  I don’t have kids, but I think I have the same feeling of a parent the first time they put their kids on the bus and send them to school.  I get that feeling every time I start a pitcher.

Adam Rosales – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs as he hit third because he played shortstop for the Diamondbacks and that’s where Owings hit on occasion.  Seriously, 100 monkeys with a 100 typewriters could fill out a major league lineup card better than any major league manager.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homer.  HR to the Rizzo (repeat refrain).

Javier Baez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Fourteen homers is good.  Dot dot dot.  For May!  This is 2017 and it’s August!

Ian Happ – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer, as he hits 8th.  See 1/18th of inch above.  Or five inches above if a girl is reading.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  This start is the new shutout.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  LoMo’s home run went 412 feet and 140 characters!

Evan Longoria – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, as he hit for the cycle.  Hitting for the cycle is such an odd thing, right?  It’s a good game, sure.  Does it really mean anything?  It’s like getting a 100 on a test in a class you ultimately get a C in.  Hey, great job!  You’re still hitting .276 on the year and on pace for as many homers as Bellinger already has.

Alex Bregman – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Fee, fie, fo, fum, I smell a schmotato, and a mystery-flavored Dum-Dum!

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, and 4th homer in three games.  Bet you’re glad you dropped him, huh?

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homer.  Gallo’s like a fine, screw-off top wine!

Alex Claudio – 1 IP, 0 ER.  For what it’s Werth, I’m not entirely sure Claudio is still the closer.  Last night, he just randomly came in to the 8th inning, the game before, he weirdly pitched two plus innings.  I’d guess Keone Kela is the closer, but he pitched the 7th yesterday.  I grabbed Leclerc, but have no idea where this is headed, or three-headed.

Austin Hedges – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .220.  I bet he hits more than 14 homers this year, and less than 50.  What, I like Hedges.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.99, which tells only half the story.  Or better yet, it’s telling the full story, and you really only want to know half the story.  The story of the home games.  At home, his ERA is near-2.  You keep Chacin on a tight Jhoulys, and you’re doing golden.

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Okay, everyone’s an ace in Petco.  Fair enough.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  On June 16th, his ERA was 4.76.  Yup.  More yup, on my team, he has a 1.52 ERA in 47 1/3 IP with a 0.99 WHIP.  Now let’s all form a prayer hexagon that the Phils are rained out once so he misses his next start in Coors.

Ricky Nolasco – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.90.  I actually streamed him yesterday because:  Stream-o-Nator.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  I’ll point you back to how I said a few weeks ago Pujols had a solid 2nd half last year.

Scott Schebler – Hit the DL with a shoulder strain.  Knowing MLB trainers, he’s prolly been suffering from this for the last six weeks and why his numbers have taken a sharp downturn.  Elementary school nurses > MLB trainers.

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Meh, we get those from everyone.  We should be able to call a homer from Hamilton four steals.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he was called up to replace Schebler, and Winker will play on the reg.  All right, time for a cyclops’ing with a monocle.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .258.  Eugenio reminds me of Freddy Galvis.  Forgotten in deep leagues, and these are the type of guys that win you leagues.

Gregory Polanco – Ran the bases on Tuesday, and hopes to be activated today.  Hopefully Brocktune returns humming something not catchy.

Jameson Taillon – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.74.  I love the ball on this guy.  Love him.  But can’t own him right now.  C**nt is not helping matters by letting him get absolutely murdered.  Why did he even go out for the 4th inning?  Treating the surviving twin like a punching bag!

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (17) and legs (7).  The homer, a crack off Kimbrel, as the Indians were dusting the Red Sox off their shoulders.  Only Christian Vazquez was catching all their dust and waiting for his moment.  To be continued in six blurbs.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Seems unlikely he’d get close to preseason projections, but two hot-as-dog-balls months and he’s there.  Wouldn’t be the strangest thing that happened this year.  A catcher scored from first on a swinging strike this year.

Carlos Carrasco – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.89.  Hello, Jehovah, you don’t know me, but I bought your likeness at a consignment store.  I started Carrasco and Taillon, can you give me strength?  *sees at bottom of bag a grip strengthener*  Thanks, dreadlocked God!

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 2.70.  The Regression Fairies lower the volume on their yellow Walkman, “This isn’t us.  This is juiced baseballs.”

Eduardo Nunez – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs.  Since he’s come to the Red Sox:  Beastmode.  I can’t be beat-mode.  I’m listening to my Beats by Dre and it’s a good song-mode.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  The homer was because he didn’t hit it towards Austin Jackson.

Christian Vazquez – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a walk-off homer in a game that caused every Red Sox fan to lose control of their Shift key and go all caps.  From a fantasy perspective, I was gonna mention him the other day, he’s hitting .500 in the last week.  You know the drill.  Or DRILL.

Dustin Pedroia – Hit the DL with knee inflammation.  That’s what happens when a Sparky Anklebiter lets the sparks travel too far north.

David Price – Played catch on Tuesday.  I bet he didn’t play catch with Dennis Eckersley.

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Milarky
Milarky
5 years ago

So in our league we have to start a rookie pitcher. I’m currently rolling with Josh Hader since I haven’t been able to trust Newcomb (and Hader is a free keeper for me as a prospect).

1) Is Sims likely up to stay?
2) Should I drop Newcomb to pickup Sims?

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

UTIL: drop Mallex for Winkler or Granderson (in COL)?

Have Albies for steal in theory, making Mallex somewhat expendable. Mallex seems to sit a lot. Same problem with Winker you think?

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
5 years ago

Well, it certainly does look like Vizcaino–for the time being, at least.
Until they start moving Albies over from second base to pitch in the ninth.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Sal perez or Gary Sanchez?

RomaPizzaOfStuartFL
RomaPizzaOfStuartFL
5 years ago

Any fellow razz Ballers ever want to stop in and talk baseball stop in

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Stuart ,fl 34997

RomaPizzaOfStuartFL
RomaPizzaOfStuartFL
5 years ago

Plain simple cheese pizza question.

Ros villar or solarte

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
5 years ago

Trade Freeman for Nola and Braun? It’s close right?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
5 years ago

Am I wrong in thinking Suter is this season’s Rich Hill (from last season)?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Touché

Scott steelers
Scott steelers
5 years ago

Bellinger as 11th rd keeper (only can keep 3 years) for Marte, Yu, Felipe rivero (none with keeper elig)
Current team
Posey
Smoak
Moncada
Jose Ramirez
Machado
Pollock
Bellinger
Osuna
Betts
Lucroy
tea turner

Pitching
Rodon, happ, archer, fiers, matz, weaver, rich hill
Closers
Shane green, vizcaino, familia on DL….. trades hurt me

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

If I’m in a league with ops, walks and hits added to standard 5, meaning speed is only 1 cat of 8, is Ozzybstill the better play over Ian Happ?

When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank
5 years ago

14 team OBP over AVG and total bases added h2h. it worth stashing correa (would have to drop shoemaker or maybin)? have semien at SS and villar/flores (flores for COL, could go some others) at 2B (no MI slot).

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
5 years ago

Grey-

My closers are Ed Diaz, Hand and Ramos….nothing special……Doolittle, Vizcaino, Treinen, Neris and the Texas closer are available. Would you add any of these guys instead of one of the guys on my roster? Thanks in advance.

Ben
Ben
5 years ago

I missed out on Albies. Bummer. I own Brinson. Double bummer. Thoughts on Dominic Smith? Drop Brinson or hold? Broxton is available I could pick him back up I guess?

What are your thoughts about Brinson next year? I’m in an OBP keeper league and I could keep Brinson for $10 for next year if I hold onto him. Move limit league I’m down to a handful of moves left for the rest of the year trying to ration them out / save them for major injuries etc. The rest of my team is solid right now.

Also, Vizcaino runs with the closer job for rest of the year? So many closer carousels right now. Cray!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Does Kendrick play nearly everyday or everyday for wash? I assume Kendrick could be an everyday OF until Werth gets back and also fill in at other spots. He gets a big boost in the wash lineup if he plays. Since he qaul at 1b, 2b, 3b, Of he isn’t a bad guy to have on a fantasy bench for depth in daily lineup leagues if your regulars aren’t playing. Would you cut kinsler or Alonso for him?

Rot10
Rot10
5 years ago

Prior to posting this, I skimmed the whole message board to see if you answered my question…. By any chance do you like Albies?
Rosario, Devers or Albies??? Hahahaha

I got Albies, Devers and Rosario!! And I double checked Albies 6 times! Lost Correa, springer, McCullers, Kershaw, and Castro. They all couldn’t have come up at a better time.

I need a closer. Should I add Clippard, Belisle, or Leclerc? While typing this I just noticed Miller went on DL. I can now add 2. Which 2 please? Albies, Leclerc and Belisle?

Thanks! Thanks for Albies!

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
5 years ago

AL only, 10 team h2h with QS over wins. drop sabathia (not great lately, but solid across season since probably early may or so) for skaggs, back saturday? snell is probably best out there in case i lose sab. shoemaker also out there he sounds back soonish (i had to drop shoe recently, with trumbo/correa/chisenhall in DL slots)

Andy Dwyer
Andy Dwyer
5 years ago

who can I get for someone like segura if I needed some power? Specifically an OF

mrbaseball
mrbaseball
5 years ago

Offred Desmond COL for Duffy in Keeper League

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: next year when his hand is finally given the rest it clearly needed (look at those HR per at bat on the year, he clearly is trying to just make gap at best contact all year thus far) we’ll get a MASSIVE discount in redrafts. i’ll be glad i traded for him and/or signed him to big contract in 3 dynasties. lots of other examples of guys who come back too early from hand brake injury (hopefully freeman doesn’t apply too much for this, but probably does) aren’t great, TILL they get a full 3 months or more off on the hand.

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
5 years ago

What’s up Grey

You listen to Cousin Stizz at all? I just got around to listening to his new tape. I recommend starting with Suffolk County if you’ve never heard him.

Zimmer or Polanco ROS?

Thanks!

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Stizz is good shizz! Boston guy that’s just starting to blow up. Don’t know how he didn’t make the XXL freshman list but not sure that even means much these days.

Last one out of Liberty city
Last one out of Liberty city
5 years ago

1) Would you drop Bautista for pujols or Albies?
2) are devenski and/or Addison Reed dropable?
Thanks

Last one out of Liberty city
Last one out of Liberty city
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks.

My roster is :
C posey
1b votto
2b school
3b rendon
Ss boegarts
Of conforto , braun, jd
Util encarcion, odor
Bench bregman, Rosario, story, Bautista

Looking at my team, I think I need a better OF with braun being so injury prone. Who do you think I should trade away ?

maccer64
maccer64
5 years ago

Yasmani or lucroy ROS?

jon
jon
5 years ago

Moustakas for Aroldis?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

Just to clarify your above answer this morning, even if my two weakest hitters are Odor/Story and I’m stacked at OF/UTL with Harper/Bellinger/Conforto/Marte, you would still carry the best bat available (Moustakas) over a 2B/SS eligible hitter like B Miller/Albies/Peraza/Gyorko on my bench?

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Hedges or Lucroy?

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Are you holding Honeywell for any reason? I’m hoping he joins the Rays rotation but maybe that’s unrealistic at this point.

Fleeced
Fleeced
5 years ago

14 team redraft.. Broxton or Albies?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Does Doolittle remain closer or kintzler?

And Dusty baker has rendon hitting 6th with a .422 obp. Wtf? He will throw anybody in the 2nd or 5th spot on his team except rendon. And those guys are difo /goodwin types, backups. I still cannot believe how this guy is allowed to manage a professional baseball team.

SDub88
SDub88
5 years ago

drop Hanley or anyone below for Albies? I need steals. lineup looks like this:

Schwarber
Thames
Odor
Story
Rendon
Trout
Ozuna
Judge
Util: Khris Davis
Util: Khris Taylor
Bench: Santana
Bench: Hanley

Or I might just drop Clevinger/Corbin and carry 3 bench bats for the time being

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
5 years ago

Your boy Lackey, anything more than a streamer at this point?

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks man. Fantasy aside, I’m a Phillies fan and word is Darren Dutch Daulton is apparently dying from brain cancer. Brutal.

A2K
A2K
5 years ago

Albies or Albies?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

Would you rather now take Devers over Moncada in a keeper given the SSS we’ve seen (that’s what she didn’t say!) of them?

Chucky
Chucky
5 years ago

Bottom feeder choices, Beef, Martin, Pina, JMcC, Cervelli, d’na, Chirinos and Rupp?

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Can you rank fulmer arrieta and Lester?

jon
jon
5 years ago

Treinen or Viz ROS

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. are any of these more than streamers? ryu, folty, weaver, bridwell and marquez?

also, same league, who do you like between altherr and fisher?

gracias.

Make Richie Sexson Again
Make Richie Sexson Again
5 years ago

I need help ranking some wire adds for a keeper league. I am dropping villar to add one of these dudes.: Moncada, Albies, Fisher.

Make mine a venti
Make mine a venti
5 years ago

This seems like a no brainer or am I missing something. I get Odor. Severino and Edwin Diaz for Lindor. Jump on it?

I Am The Liquor
I Am The Liquor
5 years ago

How do you feel about Joey Gallo next year? Think he makes the top 150?

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

Would you trade Devers for Mad Bum and Longo in a keeper league where you must keep longo another 2 years?

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

dtbran
dtbran
5 years ago

Jim Johnson just placed on waivers (MLB not fantasy), pick up Viz over Treinen and Ziegler?

Q
Q
5 years ago

With my team, trade Giancarlo for Sale?

12 tm 6 x 6 H2H. OBP & SLG, no AVG. QS instead of Wins, K/BB Is extra category.

Grandal
C Davis
Odor
Bogaerts
Moustakas
MFranco
Semien
Betts
Stanton
Peralta
Reddick
Puig
Tapia (streamer)
Desmond (DL)

Strasburg (inj)
A Wood
Ray (hurt)
Manaea
McHugh
Lamet
Doolittle
Kela
S Greene
Devenski
Price (DL)

Thanks.

Stras

Q
Q
Reply to  Q
5 years ago

@Q:

Oh and I have Jon Gray. Doubt it changes your opinion

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: 12 team, weekly roto mixed redraft. $116 out of $250 FAAB remaining. How much to bid on Ozzie?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: we bid on everyone. i could use the sbs but we also only start 1 2b and 1 dh (no middle infielder) and I have Rizzo and Odor. i could see playing him over odor if he really starts running….

Chud
Chud
5 years ago

ROS Castellanos or Longoria?

ROS Souza, LoMo, or Clint Frazier?

Thanks!

knucks
knucks
5 years ago

Albies

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  knucks
5 years ago

@knucks: went 0/2.. bust

G
G
5 years ago

Was offered Kris Bryant and my choice of Segura or Cespedes (I would probably go Segura based on my needs) for my Judge, Devers, and Nova. He said he’d throw in Moncada as well if I want. Its my 14 team, 5×5, K/9 redraft. Segura gives me more security at 2B/SS and Nova is not much of a loss. I guess it comes down to the Judge, Devers, Bryant pieces.

Heres a quick refresher of my offense and SP

SPs: Darvish, Ray, Samardija, Duffy, Nova, Happ, Lackey

Offense
C Zunino
1b Freeman
2b Spanenberg
3b Rendon
SS Story
OF (3) – Judge, Betts, Gardner
Utility(1)/Bench: choice of C. Santana, Devers, Peraza
DL: Bour

Thanks as always

Slowmez
Slowmez
5 years ago

Any chance Devers, Albies, Story, Odor or Nunez are top 50 picks next year?

Mo
Mo
5 years ago

Hi Grey, add Mancini, Zimmer, ODB, Duda, Howie or Albies?

TJ
TJ
5 years ago

Hey Grey. I was wondering what your take on German Marquez’s recent success would be. Looked fairly dominant in his start against the Nationals and his K/9 is looking pretty good right about now. His stock is definitely rising (+17% in the last day for Yahoo Leagues). I know we don’t talk about Rockies pitchers (outside of Jon Gray), but just curious as to where you see him ROS & for the future.

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
5 years ago

Andrus or Siemien, ROS? (points league, I know they have different skill sets, but that’s washed out in points)

I like Andrus, but I not a believer. I don’t want to just cut him, but doubtful I find a reasonable trade also.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

Checked out the tout wars site, looking good G. Take that thing home!

I like Odor for his pugilistic skills as well as for fantasy purposes, but, and perhaps I’m wrong, there seems to be a lot of negativity towards him in most of the stuff I read on other sites. People, constantly pointing out the pop ups and strikeouts as killing his avg. They are definitely a significant hindrance, but he’s also quite unlucky on balls in play and a 23% k rate is hardly awful.

He’s probably a luck neutral .250 hitter given his batted ball profile. Oh yeah, and with sexy time counting stats.

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

@Grey: That’s it. I’m getting you a t shirt to commemorate your victory when it’s official. I’m thinking something emblazoned with
“Ask Me About My Tout Wars Championship”.

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

@Grey: Done. What size?

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

@Grey: Erm, I don’t know how comfortable I am asking the local t shirt guys for a “cutesy” medium.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Probably about as comfortable as you’d be wearing a cutesy medium

maccer64
maccer64
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: hahahahaha

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
5 years ago

Hello Grey,
Well, Clevenger sucked much more than Fister, as I feared and you had predicted. Oh well. Good thing I have him going again against the Yanks (Fuc$&@!!!).

Anyway, I am sitting on Didi and Rosario in my 12 Team H2H Keeper League, and Albies is available. Should I add him for Didi and see how both work out as Keepers, or should I simply add him and drop the other 2? I guess I’m asking which one out of Didi, Rosario and Albies?

Thanks very much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey. I will hold Didi, but may swap Albies and Amed. That seems to be general consensus in this post, although it seems close.

Keep up the very fine work.

Burt Macklin, FBI
Burt Macklin, FBI
5 years ago

Whit or Albies?

E
E
5 years ago

C – JT Realmuto
1B – Edwin Encarnacion
2B – Brian Dozier
3B – Freddie Freeman
SS – Jean Segura
OF – Charlie Blackmon
OF – Nelson Cruz
OF – AJ Pollock
UTIL – Ryan Braun
UTIL – Logan Morrison
BN – Eugenio Suarez

E
E
Reply to  E
5 years ago

@E: Guess I could finish my comment

I’m going all in this year, trading much of my immediate future for a chance this year. I have my 2nd round pick I can trade next year to help me this year, where do you think I should try and upgrade my hitting? 12 team h2h, R, HR, RBI, SB, TB, AVG, OBP are the hitting categories

C – JT Realmuto
1B – Edwin Encarnacion
2B – Brian Dozier
3B – Freddie Freeman
SS – Jean Segura
OF – Charlie Blackmon
OF – Nelson Cruz
OF – AJ Pollock
UTIL – Ryan Braun
UTIL – Logan Morrison
BN – Eugenio Suarez

E
E
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah I’ve been trying to decide if I should upgrade my hitting or pitching, pitching staff below. W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB are categories. I could probably go out and get Kluber

SP – Verlander
SP – Salazar
RP – Jansen
RP – Chapman
P – Knebel
P – Kintzler
P – Taylor Rogers
BN – Keuchel
BN – Taijuan Walker
BN – Jimmy Nelson
BN – Aaron Nola
BN – Lance McCullers
BN – Brad Brach (soon to be dropped)

Blah
Blah
5 years ago

As an accountant/tax preparer, there are no words for how much I enjoyed that Arenado blurb.

Dougie
Dougie
5 years ago

In one of my leagues, I’m out of the running. Injuries effed me. I want to make some moves to improve my keepers for next year, so I’m going after Correa… We get 3 in this league. It’s a 12 team H2h 6×6 with BBs as the 6th offensive cat. I was considering making a play on Turner- The guy who owns him also owns Bellinger.

Where (I realize it’s early for this) can you see ranking Turner and Bellinger going into next season, and would it be worth swapping my Freeman for his Bellinger to also get Turner?

Dougie
Dougie
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Obviously, it would take more than Freeman alone, but guys who are outside of the top 36. Thanks for your reassurance, my friend.

Dougie
Dougie
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Where would you rank Freeman for next year?

Dougie
Dougie
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Where would you rank Freeman for next year?

Mitchell
Mitchell
5 years ago

Looking to add a SP for playoff push in dynasty what order would you try to acquire these guys. Thanks Grey

Arrietta Hamels Duffy

BootsyBaby
BootsyBaby
5 years ago

Trying to work an NL only trade for Arenado: who do you like least, cause I will offer him? Jedd Gyorko, $1 through 2018; Javier Baez $6 through 2108; Raimel Tapia $2 through 2019

BootsyBaby
BootsyBaby
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Arenado’s contract is up at the end of the year, so he is a two month rental. He wants Tapia, but I’m having trouble getting over my Tapia man crush. Thus looking to see if I can have Rockies cake and eat it too.

m0se
m0se
5 years ago

didi, amed or albies for ROS? need AVG

m0se
m0se
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: could i drop carp or han ram for albies? I already have smoak at 1B and encarnacion at UTIL so it’s a little crowded

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
5 years ago

Catcher question before I turn in: Lucroy’s barely-gonna-improve numbers in Colorado or Mr. Manuel Piña?
Or should I just wait for Albies to get catcher eligibility?
Thanks, Grey, have a good one!

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
Reply to  Mike in Busan
5 years ago

@Mike in Busan: I guess part of it is “how long is Vogt out?” But then I can move on to the next catcher, I guess.

Road Warrior Falcon
Road Warrior Falcon
5 years ago

Will Rizzo get that 1 more appearance to become 2B eligible in Yahoo leagues? Please tell me yes :(

Tank1
Tank1
5 years ago

Who do you prefer ros- Inciarte or Zimmer? Thanks

abmsports23
abmsports23
5 years ago

ROS Closer Ranks – Kimbrel, Diaz, Britton, Giles

Who would you drop? Or should I try to keep all 4?

Five-On-One
Five-On-One
5 years ago

Please rank ROS: Gyorko, Arcia, Forsythe

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

Hey Grey! Have my eyes set on H2H playoffs in a 12 team OBP/OPS keep-5 league, looking to win this year but not be screwed next year keeper-wise. What do you think about the below trade?

1. My Springer (keep for $19) for his Machado (not keepable) and Darvish (keep for $23). Machado would serve as insurance/replacement for my Trevor Story.

2. If I did ditch Springer, my 5-keeper options would be the below. Any off the cuff suggestions? The league is pretty deep, but the team rosters are shallow, so Goldy / Harper would probably go for $58/62 respectively. Springer would obviously be the best of my keepers.

HITTER OPTIONS
Goldy ($51 2018)
Harper ($58)
Upton ($13)
Moncada ($7)
Devers ($5)
Domingo ($5)

PITCHERS
Nola ($6)
Cullers ($7)
Yu ($23)
Stroman ($16)

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

@Grey: Thanks!

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

@Grey: haha! FUN FACT – Albies has been said EIGHTY TWO TIMES in this article according to Ctrl+F.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
5 years ago

Nola. DAMN. I picked him off waivers earlier, held him for a bit, and then eventually dropped him myself. These are the moments you remember the season is long. Then you get to next season, remember this moment from the previous year, but do the exact same thing all over again. But seriously, no way I don’t see Nola in your top 20 SPs next year…I’m guessing.

Scandalous Bob
Scandalous Bob
5 years ago

If you had to pick one streamer for tomorrow…

Bridwell vs Phi
Marquez vs NYM
McHugh vs TB
E.Rodriguez vs CWS

Fungazi
Fungazi
5 years ago

Tanaka – sample size or real?

6 Day games: 0-5, 14.81 ERA
15 Night games: 8-4, 3.15 ERA

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: That’s plain weird considering it was never a problem in past years. Guess today will be a good test against a Tigers lineup featuring Jim Adduci batting 2nd. Or his name might have been Tom Adduci, I closed the page.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

In a single season roto league where steals are a big need would you try Rosario or Albies first?

Thanks, Homie!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  OldMilwaukeePounders
5 years ago

@OldMilwaukeePounders: Or I could read the other comments and not be such a Jamoke!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
5 years ago

Russell Martin or Lucroy ROS?

Thanks!

Trey
Trey
5 years ago

expectationns for Carrasco ROS? Is he still a “just below” ace level guy or should I be worried?

abmsports23
abmsports23
5 years ago

Grey- Is it finally time to drop Cueto?

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
5 years ago

Story or Ozzie?

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
Reply to  Pete Incaviglia
5 years ago

@Pete Incaviglia: Could dump The Toddfather for Oz too

Ashtray
Ashtray
5 years ago

Albies or Albies?

Ashtray
Ashtray
Reply to  Ashtray
5 years ago

@Ashtray: Forgot to include Albies.

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: which Albies?

Alex Sutara
Alex Sutara
5 years ago

Grey I’ve been doing very well with not holding onto guys I love. I.e. with trading away McCullers a couple weeks ago.

And now with my latest move, traded My dude Amed Rosario, whom I’ve literally been stashing since early June, along with Nick Williams for my new found Dude Ozzie and a playoff stasher in Correa.

I don’t like giving up on Amed this quickly since I’ve even been following this guy on Twitter and buying into the hype train. But my main need at SS is steals anyway. Hope this shit works out, onto following Ozzie Oz on the Tweet

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Caser H. or Ozzie for ROS if I need SB?

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Myers or Hanley for ROS?

LeggoPens
LeggoPens
5 years ago

Which side would you take in Berrios and Cain for Just Dong?

Also, what are your thoughts on Nunez ROS (especailly compared to Semien)? He’s looking pretty good right now but I could see a flare-out. If you DO believe in him, what would you be willing to give up for him?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

Had enough of Trumbo and K Broxton in my dynasty league. Tried for Brinson and Margot but got rejected, add AJ Reed to it or too much?

bigbear
bigbear
5 years ago

In a 12 team H2H league I’ve been rolling without a C for a while (because there is no C). Thinking of grabbing Christian Vazquez. My team is meh for speed with Cain, Pham, Simmons and Taylor. I also have Maybin and Desmond on the DL and the plan is to drop one of them to make room. Do I have enough speed if I drop Maybin?

I’m back in on Bundy. Sure, he’s lost some velo. But the guy changes speeds well. And has a few pitches that dance. Maybe he’s learned to pitch and not just throw…

BSA70
BSA70
5 years ago

Looking at a minor adjustment here and want to make sure my thinking is right here –
I am not going to be able to trade CDavis in my keeper but hate to walk away from the power. Yet his Ks, AVG, and OBP are killers.
Right now I am second in AVG and OBP and middle of the pack in Ks.
My 1b are CDavis, Miggy, Rizzo, Smoak
I am thinking that dropping CDavis for Pujols gives me the same power but doesn’t hurt my peripherals as bad as Davis does.
In the end I realize it is probably not a big deal and lets not even get into Miggy. I’m counting on him waking up. Thank goodness for my H to the Rizzo.

BSA70
BSA70
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah I know. CDavis’ strikeouts are so painful. Feels like a move just to make a move.
On the humor front – someone wants my albies, offered Kinsler. He has Machado and Correa in a keeper – he’s in last place.
I am sure he also sees I need to choose my keeper next year with both my MI of Altuve, Rosario, and Albies.