Will Grey poop on?  Not this DeJong!  But, c’mon, we just have to look at Paul DeJong for one brief moment:

Dude looks like he owns a pair of Opti-Grab glasses.  Some things that sound like they’d be said to the guy in that picture:  “Um, Paul, why are you walking a lizard on a leash?”  “Paul, you shouldn’t sit three inches from the TV.”  “So, you say you’ve been frozen in that gaze for six months?  Hmm, have you tried a cup of coffee?”  “Paul, are you wearing those glasses with open eyes and are really sleeping?”  “Paul, I’m happy you got laid, but that was two months ago, can you lose the shit-eating grin?”  Seriously, I can go on all day.  “Paul, buddy, you’ve been out of the water for twenty minutes and the shark is still biting your arm.”  Okay, done now.  This week Paul DeJong had four homers and has 14 homers in 50 games.  That’s almost as goofy as his grin.  Buy him right now!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Manny Pina – I hear March Grey is still waiting for Andrew Susac to get some at-bats.  *doorbells rings*  Hey, March Grey, what are you doing here?  *March Grey punches July Grey in the nose*

Wilmer Flores – 1st base waivers was stacked early in the season.  Then we pulled out Matt Adams, Mark Reynolds, Travis Shaw, Smoak, Bellinger, Bour, Morrison, Thames and now we’re left with a pile of Jenga blocks on the table, while holding a block that reads, “Wilmer.”

Cesar Hernandez – Too bad Roman Quinn has been out all year.  A Roman-Cesar platoon would’ve been colossus, except when facing Arquimedes Caminero.

Cory Spangenberg – Is it just me or when you see his last name do you think of the girl from Bosom Buddies and Back to the Future?  She’s dead, twelve years now.  Wow, this is a Wendie Jo bummerberg.

Rafael Devers – I just gave you my Rafael Devers fantasy.  There was a nice balsamic over that word salad.

Maikel Franco – Something I don’t mention enough that I have mentioned before, in deep leagues, there’s an actual benefit to having guys on terrible teams.  Sure, Maikel’s been struggling on and off for four months, but the Phils have all but no choice to play him.

Matt Chapman – This guy is one middle name away from killing a national icon and pleading not guilty by reason of insanity.

Yoan Moncada – He’s fun to watch.  No foolsies, watch him sometime.  His first home run off Arrieta was a shot to deep center that looked effortless.  I’d GIF you right here, but I’m being lazy.

Amed Rosario – The Mets said they were going to call up Rosario in the next week or two, then they licked a giant postage stamp and put it Asdrubal’s head.

Marcus Semien – Instead of licking the postage stamps, they could’ve just used Semien.  Oh, like you haven’t!

Harrison Bader – Just gave you my Harrison Bader fantasy.  It was calmly written while standing on the antenna on top of the Empire State Building.

Lewis Brinson – Of course, I’ve given you a Lewis Brinson fantasy, but rather than link to it, I’ll give you this other thing I just said, “‘Hey, Grey, all-knowing, sayer of soothes, Brinson, Bader, Devers, Moncada, rookie diarrhea, blabba, blabba bloo.’  Devers has upside, but has Nunez; Bader may be gone when Fowler or Piscotty return; Brinson’s likely here unless he bombs out, though could split time with Phillips.  Though, Part II:  Really Though, Phillips looks completely lost; finally, Moncada has the most upside, downside and least playing time concerns.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Randal Grichuk – He’s burned us before with his strikeouts, and he will burn us again, because he’s about as all or nothing as they come.  It’s a shame he can’t correct that part of his game even in the slightest, because he could be a 35-homer, 10-steal guy if he struck out less than 30% of the time.

Manuel Margot – I realize it’s a sickness that has me already dreaming about drafting Margot super late next year.  They say admitting the problem is the first step, though, I’d argue having a problem is the first step.

Derek Fisher – Just now realizing that Fisher wasn’t included in my rookie vomit above in the Brinson blurb.  There’s a simply reason for that, I don’t see the Astros playing Fisher a lot unless there’s some serious injuries.  Too much on the line right now for the Astros.  Their time is now.  Hey, if I included some F-bombs in that, I’d sound like the coach in Last Chance U.  I don’t watch football, but I will say football has better TV shows than baseball.  Friday Night Lights vs. Pitch?  Oy.

Sam Dyson – The best Rangers reliever this year has easily been Dyson.  Unfortch, he didn’t do it until he was on the Giants.

Brad Hand – Too bad she’s spoken for by a different major league pitcher, because a match of Brad Hand and Kate Upton would be a match made in swimsuit cover heaven.  Of course, with Brad Hand, the first D would be silent, while you can’t ever silent Kate Upton’s Ds.

Blake Treinen – The guy who drafted Treinen and Dyson in March and then fell into a coma, just woke, “Hey, I’m getting saves from both of these guys still?  Awesome!  How’s the Syndergaard, Bumgarner, Tanaka, Gausman, Cueto pitching staff treating me?  Guys?  Why won’t anyone answer me?”

Tyler Clippard – Seems the likeliest candidate for saves on the south side of Chicago.  At least that’s the way Rick Renteria seems to be leaning.  By the way, if I owned a cheap hotel that allowed long-term renters, I’d call it a Renteria.

Jerry Blevins – In a couple of leagues, I have Blevins stashed in case the Mets trade Reed and take the 9th inning and “Leave it to the Blevins.”

Sean Doolittle – He’s been a mess so far for the Nats, and I’m not even sure why Ryan Madson isn’t getting saves.  Why don’t we have a concrete answer on who their closer is?  I’ll give you one reason, rhymes with Crusty Maker.

Jharel CottonStream-o-Nator calls are sad this weekend, kinda like the calls it made last week to the Chamber of Commerce, trying to get its home designated a landmark so tourists will come by to say hi.

Charlie MortonStream-o-Nator is basically saying over the next few days that streamers will give you Bobby Brown jaw.

SELL

Clayton Kershaw – Okay, hear me out.  We know he’s going to be out for a few weeks.  How many weeks?  Well, there’s the pickle, Vlasic.  The Dodgers are cruising with the top down, Puig catcalling honeys, A-Gon saying, “Hey, guys, can we put up the roof?  I’m getting tan and looking more Hispanic than I like,” Seager’s bedding the honeys Puig’s calling and just an overall swell time.  Why are they pitching Kershaw?  To get him ready for the playoffs, that’s the only reason.  At no point am I saying Kershaw won’t be good when he returns, but he might throw all of 30 innings here and there just to prepare for the ‘offs.  Would I trade Kershaw for a tour of Bud Selig’s toupee closet?  No, but I would explore options.

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iifish
iifish
5 years ago

Moncada, Bader, Fisher, DeJong. Which ONE, ROS? thanks Grey

Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing
5 years ago

Do you think Phillips continues to play most days for The Braves down the stretch? I need a contact MI who walks and does not strikeout so thinking he has more value than Semien or Addison. Agree or am I off base?

Also, Margot, N Williams or VMart…same issues.

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For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
Reply to  Last Man Standing
5 years ago

@Last Man Standing: while he’s playing there is an argument for him over semien (and definitely over addison) if you are in points league with K’s having negative points. he’ll play as if albies comes up it’s camargo getting screwed not phillips. that being said semien’s got much more upside and likely will get more steals.

Hdhfhfhf
Hdhfhfhf
5 years ago

Drop Madson for Treinen?

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For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
Reply to  Hdhfhfhf
5 years ago

@Hdhfhfhf: treinen easily
1. madson has been used exclusively as 8th inning man and if they trade for wilson that only gets worse for madson
2. treinen is being used as closer and only possible challenge would come from dull, but he’s been bad earlier in year, and unless treinen hits the luck he had at WAS he’s probably safe. casilla is out of it completely, used in 6th or 7th innings last 2 days when losing.

For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
5 years ago

could be a lot of closer movement in next 20 or less hours
you got the guys who either are closer now, could be, or should be
1. treinen/clippard/vizcaino/bedrosian

and you got the guys who probably are in a matter of minutes if a deal happens
2. yates/greene

what’s the overall order in case this movement happens in seconds and i want to add somebody? assume the 2nd group have those trades, not this second (i’m not dropping any of the treinen-viz group for the other 3 now of course)

my guess is treinen/yates/greene/clippard/vizcaino/bedrosian

For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron

@For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: greene is like 95% closing now, so i’m guessing the THIS minute ranking (saves only):
treinen/greene/clippard/yates/vizcaino/bedrosian

now the only question is whether to drop clippard or the viz first for greene (assuming nobody has a bench guy to drop in the next 2 hours 5 minutes)

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For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron

@For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: OOPS, just saw the ATL manager claiming he’d have used the viz if a save arose, so i guess it’s
treinen/greene/viz (who’d move to 1st if there was more info in that direction)/clippard/yates/bedrosian.

Let's Call A Spade A Spade
Let's Call A Spade A Spade
5 years ago

ROS Kyle Seager. Melky. Cain overall. Thanks

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
5 years ago

AL only with OBP over average, now with lucroy to COL, add uh oh chirinos over avila? figures to get more playing time than avila now. i was lucky to grab chirinos in a 20 team dynasty (also had avila and streamed a 2nd slot) this morning when i read the rumor, plus it appeared even back at like early morning that chirinos might start today anyway.

2. NL only, use a #2 waiver on lucroy over flowers? same specs and league size (10 team h2h OBP over AVG total bases added). can’t think there’s much else as far as big hitters/pitchers traded to NL in next 15 or so hours (or is it a later deadline)

Hoosier Daddy
Hoosier Daddy
5 years ago

Keeper league – Devers or Tapia

Cohen
Cohen
5 years ago

If Wilson is gone in Det who is closing?

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Cohen
5 years ago

@Cohen: rondon is the most unlucky pitcher in entire league from FIP (seriously he’s got like a 12.40 ERA and a 3.47 FIP, but lately soylent greene has moved ahead of him.

Closer
Closer
5 years ago

What’s up with Johnson’s 0.1 IP in the 8th today? I thought no closer change yet in ATL? Has something changed?

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(1) C: Zunino
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Lindor
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Harper, Myers, Souza
(2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
(6) Bench: HanRam

(2) DL: Springer

(3) SP: deGrom, Severino, McCullers
(2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
(4) P: Betances, Nova, Lynn, J. Gray
(6) Bench: Corbin, Roark, Morton, Ryu, Chacin

(2) DL: Aaron Sanchez

Okay Grey so I saved one of my adds all week hoping there’d be a big closer trade but now I’m not sure what to do with this last add?

1) Drop someone and add one of these available RPs?
Dyson, Familia*, Hand, Maton, Bradley, S. Greene, Swarzak, Kela, Claudio, Clippard, Barraclough, Tazawa, Vizcaino, Rondon, Blevins, Jennings, Minaya, Oh, Cecil, Robertson, Doolitle, Madson

2) Or pickup a streamer for one of the next 3 days?

7/31
Pivetta vs. ATL (-1.2)
Folty @PHI (-3.8)
Clevinger @BOS (-20.2)

8/1
Nolasco vs. PHI (5.8)
Bundy vs. KC (-5.8)

8/2
M Moore vs. OAK (14.4)
JC Ramirez vs. PHI (4.8)

3) Or maybe even swap my catcher since I’ve seen you recommend Martin over Zunino a few times and I know Pina in your BUY? Since I have a spare add now?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Cool thanks! Yeah I was leaning towards Hand but with my luck he’d get traded right after I added him!

I know you hate catcher questions but Lucroy getting traded to Coors doesn’t change anything does it? I’ve got Zunino now…

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
5 years ago

NOW it might be time to worry about norris. one bad start i wasn’t at all. this is getting bad. at least street’s out of the picture yet again (not that really ever got near the 9th inning when healthy anyway). bedrosian/hernandez is the order i guess (but we’ve been through this one at least twice already)

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

grey tomorrow which do you like better as a stream

estrada at CHW or
Folty at PHI

KingScooter
KingScooter
5 years ago

My team needs help!
Posey, bellinger, Ramirez ,arneado ,owings,ozuna, judge ,Stanton Dickerson Thames, Pham
DL- correa, Castro, kemp

Pitchers
Martinez, kluber, wacha, a. Miller, g. Holland, Vargas,taillon, servino, Rivera
DL- price , melancon

I only have 2 DL spots….. what do u suggest I do with this team lol

Available people
-Hendricks , E Santana ,fiers , Morton
-marte, gennett

KingScooter
KingScooter
Reply to  KingScooter
5 years ago

@KingScooter: drop owings and pick up semien?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

Short but sweet today: You buying Thames still in a dynasty? Also Urias, Trumbo and AJ Reed to much to send for McCutch (dynasty too)?

Oh can’t forget …DEEEEEEEEVEEEEERS

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
5 years ago

Yolo Greylord! Cozart goes down so I send him to droppsville and pick up Didi instead. Did I make the right move for next week?

Didi gregorious (3vsDET, [email protected])
Pauly Walnuts DeJong ([email protected], [email protected])

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Add Fisher, Tapia, Gurriel, Choo, Parra, Rajai, Difo, or Melky?

The Harrow
The Harrow
5 years ago

are familia and chapman now gonna have to file a grievance with their union? pedro beato?! AND he’s a RP! this is unfair. a guy can’t just come in and usurp them, they are actually good pitchers. who’s this guy to steal their thunder?!

Frank Lynch
Frank Lynch
5 years ago

Hey Grey.. How you feel about Parker Bridwell??

Trailor park Boy in ny
Trailor park Boy in ny
5 years ago

Should I bench straily against the reds today, also should ibench castillo against miami?

Trailor park Boy in ny
Trailor park Boy in ny
5 years ago

Should I trade votto and odor, for murphy and abraue I need average and obp.

goodfold2
goodfold2
5 years ago

30 team dynasty. OPS and holds added categories 6×6. 3 tags per year, 1 restricted (can match highest offer or take pick(s)) 1 franchise (pay real life average amount per year of contract), and 1 flex tag of either type. 110 million budget per year. roster (shown only who MIGHT be kept or is already for next year):
C
CI moustakas (13.4 per year through end of 2018)
CI alonso (thinking he’s a possible tag, 2.6 mil 2017 right now)
MI segura (2.6 from franchising and WILL be for sure again if it’s near that cheap)
MI drury (CI/MI/OF league minimum .4 mil till end of 2019)
OF (3) altherr (.4 till end of 2019)
OF rosario (.4 2018)
OF
util beltre (CI 10.5 rental, probably too old to tag)
BN m.reynolds (5.1 rental)
DL desmond (CI/OF 16.301 and should be beast mode when his hand is healed next year 2018 ending)
SP sale (12 million rental, could tag), quintana (13 per till 2019), z.davies (.4 2019), urena (.4 2018),
RP (room for 6) vincent (3.2 2018), gregerson (5.2 2018)
DL n.jones (5.348 2018)
prospects (of some note, the others could be dropped when need be, max 35 spots, all of which are free and if they were up right today would have .4 till end of 2020 contracts):
C okey
CI w.craig, denton, lavalley, padlo, e.rios
MI demeritte, p.gonzalez (OF now i think you’ve said), a.a. tejeda, a.rondon
OF cozens, dj davis, v.garcia, kirilloff (who i drafted AHEAD of acuna, not having a mixed list of 1st year guys last year with big movers from 2016 season, this should be remedied this offseason), sierra, tocci, g.whitley
SP r.lopez, kilome, diplan, b.martin, a.smith, r.yarbrough, v.alcantara,
RP staumont, sherfy, m.cabrera, m.ynoa, rj alvarez

trying to move beltre and/or reynolds for pick(s), prospect(s). got 2 teams offering
1. 3rd rounder and i take some junky rental contracts for reynolds and he has these prospects (i’d either get one better pick than 3rd, or the 3rd and prospect(s) or 2 picks):
trammel/erceg/j.reyes (BAL)/almanzar/i.soto (MIA)/wilk garcia (NYY)/vlad gutierrez (CIN), zeuch. the picks in play would be a crappy 2nd rounder (about 20th in that round), good 3rd rounder (5th or so) or middle 3rd rounder. i’d only get a mix of this (pick/prospect together) if he gets both beltre/reynolds.
my team is doing the best it ever has (5th now, most of year 5-6th, never higher than 9-11th in a season), BUT we turn to h2h league for september and by far the best team is in my division.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
5 years ago

@goodfold2: actual deal in place being

my giving rentals of beltre/mini donkey
for
early 3rd rounder, trammel (a top 60 ralph power/speed OF) and i take some shitty contracts off his hands to make it work, a-gon (cut it immediately and eat 9 million for only this year), diekman, annabelle (who i’ll start and can cut at no loss)

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: for one example, e.rios (CI LAD), who ralph loves and is now a top 100 for him, was obtained in the last round (5th) this year by me on his words. i got trammel (ralph’s 59th overall prospect now) and a good 3rd. and since i’ve seen in past year’s a guy like beltre (old but producing and on a rental) get only 5th rounders AND nobody else was willing to give even close to a top 100 prospect it’s probably not worth even haggling with anybody else. i’ll be tagging segura (real life contract average now at 14 mil per), sale (12.5), and restrict alonso likely. my guess is he’ll be cheaper bid up than his actual value if he keeps up this hitting change.

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

oh my dear jebus the WSOX closermonkey blurb just now was awesome. a bunch of crap RP used yesterday and we have no idea what’s going on, readers please advise.

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
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: clippard moving up, went the 9th tied and had at least his 2nd good inning in a row.

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

Losing by 3 W’s and by 2 L’s with a 2 game lead in QS and up by 17 K’s … ERA & WHIP are close but I’m losing 2.73-2.70 & 1.15-0.97 respectviely. My opponent is only starting J Montgomery vs. TB today so are all of these guys starts today for me!?

Ryu vs. SF (6.6)
Lynn vs. ARI (4.9)
J Gray @WSH (-4.0)
McCullers @DET (-4.7)

Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing
5 years ago

In a 12 teamer, H2H, I have a playoff spot locked up so I can be patient…..but my pitching is scary especially with Kershaw out and my Pirates imploding lately. . My staff: Kershaw, Verlander, Nova, Taillon, Faria, Severino.

WW has Wacha, Chacin, Bridwell, Gausman, Morton, Davies. Nova and Taillon have SD at home this week, so I am thinking one more week and then decide. Or would you make a move now?

Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing
Reply to  Last Man Standing
5 years ago

@Last Man Standing:
Forgot I have Cobb also who I don’t trust LOL

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 h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases added, QS, holds added. 12 max starts per week with 7 max moves.
C zunino
1B goldy
2B schoop
SS arcia
3B longo
MI spangenberg (2B/3B/LF)
CI valencia (1B/3B/RF)
LF braun
CF pollock
RF stanton
OF pham (CF/LF)
util brinson (CF)
BN flores (1B/2B/3B), n.williams (LF/RF), pujols
DL maybin (CF/LF), taylor (CF)
SP paxton/darvish/faria/hill/gio g/duffy/wood/straily
RP (max 5 spots) holland/kimbrel/treinen/hand/baez (it’s WAY easier to get closers in this league than good holds guys, some teams punted closers, i’ve dropped bad closers, want treinen to NOT close actually, wish hand gets moved in this league in real life)
DL mccarthy

pujols just keeps getting worse and worse. i’m thinking i’m better off with that spot as a streaming for SP and catchers (but it’s an espn league and zunino plays at least half his games so late in the day that i’d have to ALREADY have a backup catcher to use one, unlike in yahoo i can’t wait till 1 hour after the 7 PM easterns start a lot of the time to grab a catcher for his off days). these players are out there as far as streaming
C = barnes/avila/d’arnaud/suzuki
other batters: chapman/pirela/mahtook
SP: conley, newcomb, lamet, lugo
i’ve finally just gone completely against TRON on pujols, he’s benched every day except for a valencia off day, and i’ll probably start spag’s and flores in the CI/MI upcoming anyway.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: ahahahahah, HAD to play pujols with all of pollock/stanton/pham having day off. hahahahahah. 0-23 at least before that one.

BOb
BOb
5 years ago

Altherr or benintendi?

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Who should I start tomorrow?
Montgomery vs TB (Faria)
Walker @STL (Lynn)
Tomlin @CHW (Rodon)
VV vs ATL (Dickey)
Ryu vs SF (Cain)

Pick two, thanks.

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Is Ryu safe to stream? W, ERA, WHIP
And, It seems SF changes starter from Cain to MadBun.

Stephen Gilchrist
Stephen Gilchrist
5 years ago

ROS do you prefer Ray or Quintana?

The sportsguy
The sportsguy
5 years ago

Please help settle an argument in our 28 year old 10 team AL keeper league

Assuming you have to keep contract for 2018 please rank
Marwin $1
Moncada $5
Dickerson $12
gurriel 8
Berrios 3

And need at least top 3 to help argument.

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Trade help , 5×5 non keeper
Need SB and Saves
I give Bryant and Mazara
I get Chapman , Lindor and Castellanos
I still have Lamb, Bellinger to play the corners
Whata think?

Dave
Dave
5 years ago

Great job as always.

S. Gray or Keuchel in 2018? Looking for fifth starter, $1 each. Points league, where we lose points for homeruns allowed.

Or if neither are good options, that too.

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
5 years ago

good god sogard must be SOME kind of fielder, as he’s not doing anything at all, villar is getting at least 1 or 2 bases per game (plus steals). hernan too, he’s not done much in a while either.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
5 years ago

Brett Lowrie or Tim Beckham?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
5 years ago

@Robert Steinberg: Sorry, Jed Lowrie or Tim Beckham?

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: actually for March Grey. where do you benintendi going next year? top 75?

braves uk
braves uk
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

15 team roto

Traded away Rizzo and now have R Healy at 1B.

Healy ice cold. Dom Smith an upgrade at all if he comes up?
Or any of Valencia, Avila, Moreland, Headley, B Moss, S Pearce,

I’m guessing I’m sticking with Healy?!

Thanks…

braves uk
braves uk
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: ok, thanks, will hang on for a hot streak…!

I Could Have Been a Contender
I Could Have Been a Contender
5 years ago

VP says Ziegler. Manager says Claw (assuming shoulder is alright in a week). Tazawa in the mix. Can you sort this mess out or would it be more prudent just to take Trenien and see how that works out?

Champsok1
Champsok1
5 years ago

Ghz Grey,
I write this to you sadly from a place I haven’t been before in my 15 yr old Yahoo Fantasy keeper league…last place, yep last. Dead last…dead ass, so many things to do with those words.
Alas…( sorry, got stuck on rhyming’) Anyway, I am 33 games out of first, 14 games out of 6th place who is sitting at 500. So obviously, I have a mountain to climb…

I won;t go into my terrible woes of how I got here, but 6 starts on the DlL at same time for weeks on end didn’t help, so my team looks drastically different from what I drafted.

We are a 12 team , 2 keepers per year,m where keepers move up 2 draft rounds each years and start in 10th round…So this is my last year to own the Big Fish as a keeper after this last 5…but here goes.

Sitting in laat place the 4th place team who is desperately in need of pitching has offered me the following….
Correa SS ( who would end up being a keeper and I get him in the 6th round next year….But won;t do too much to help me this year of course)
DeJong
& Nick Williams
for my- Rich Hill, Andrew Miller & Villar ( who makes me angry everyday)

My team is
Gattis
Handly Ram
Kindler
Simmons. Villar
Longoria, Castellanos
Céspedes, Trout, Betts, & Derek Fisher
Pitchers, Severino, Tananka, Hill, Wainwright, Wacha, Nova, A Miller, Diaz, Norris & Clipart & family on the DL

He has some decent players, I originally asked for a combo including Merrfield, Altherr he also has Devours on Bench and owns Donaldson, Rosario and area Turner…

So bottom line would you take this trade? Correa, Williams & DeJong or counter with something different from above.
Thanks, I hate to throw in the towel and hope I am not doing so by doing this trade but at least making a run for 6th place to get into the playoffs…
Thanks in advance as always! Enjoy your Saturday!
Champs ( Ed)

Zeus
Zeus
5 years ago

Side note to the Semien letter sealant. I have a friend who’s an employment lawyer. One of his suits involved a fast food restaurant worker. Said worker was suing because someone told her she had a phone call and when she put the phone to her she realized Marcus Semien was on the other line

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

One more

Gary Sanchrez, Myers, Darvish or

Healy, Bumgarner, Marte

Thanks.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

Dahl or Derek Fisher ROS?

TomToms
TomToms
5 years ago

Can you please rank these players in order? I am currently in a 11 team points league.

Justin Smoak (Currently own)
Miguel Cabrera (Currently own)
Wil Myers (Waiver)
Jonathan Villar (Waiver)
Mark Trumbo (Waiver)
Lewis Brinson (Waiver)

I Could Have Been a Contender
I Could Have Been a Contender
5 years ago

1. Need holds. Am I ranking these guys correctly?
Harris, Viz, Givens

2. Does anyone understand why Rizzo got to nine appearances at 2B and then stopped there? Need one more. Perhaps they stopped recognizing Maddon’s ploy?

Thank you

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
5 years ago

Grey, just noticed that the Indians have five lefties to face next week. Would you call this a “sit Bradley Zimmer” situation?

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

In a holds league Edwards Jr or Will Harris?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Brett
5 years ago

@Brett: harris, koji and edwards split the 8th, also harris’ ratios tend to be better.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Is Jon Gray worth owning or am I better off streaming?

Claudio or Rosey?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
5 years ago

AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals.
have avila (benched last 3 days), and the rest
C avila (1B)
1B miggy
2B segura (SS)
SS tejada (3B)
3B mostsuckass
CI devers
MI hanson (2B/OF)
OF (4) cargo 2 (TEX), trumbo, k.davis, zimmer)
util (1) mancini (1B/OF)
BN chapman (3B)
DL chisenhall/correa (keeper, keep 3)
can’t get anybody to trade a MI from, unless i give away devers for whitfield or some garbage like that

1. hanson or e.escobar?
2. drop chapman for another catcher (j.mccann/castro/chirinos)
3. drop avila to stream catcher (man i knew this was gonna happen again when i traded zunino for avila)
with mccann and avila i’d always have a catcher, and if sometime they both played one of them could move to util, issue being if any of my OF have day off and one of avila/mccann i’m short a starter somewhere.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
5 years ago

@Beware the Shit Rope: also i have these 4 RP (holds added), j.wilson/rondon/giles/m.barnes. with kelly out i regrabbed barnes. with the idea of waiting till end of trade deadline (to make sure i have the DET closer),

4. drop either of barnes/rondon for t.rogers? rondon is actually THE UNLUCKIEST pitcher in entire league by the FIP vs ERA machine. he’s got a high 2 FIP vs the above 10 ERA.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

I thought I’d get a shot at some good closer options finally. But it’s guys I don’t wanna touch, like Tazawa and Clippard. The team I inherited already had Jansen and Santiago, and I guess I lucked into Rosenthal now. Is that good enough, or should I ruin my day by adding one of those two? I don’t even like saves. I played in a league that was saves+holds. Loved it. Saves are stupid.

Yoyo
Yoyo
5 years ago

Alex wood and Nelson Cruz for Chris sale and Tanaka?

KillerB
KillerB
5 years ago

@grey — Keon Broxton is obviously out of the show for now. Do you drop him in a bench spot in a dynasty league? Do you like Margot, Fisher or Bader better? And if so, which one?

Please and thanks.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Kershaw/Honeywell for Sale/Grienke, good trade?

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
5 years ago

Petricka or Kela AL only ROS 7×7 holds and qs

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
5 years ago

BEARCLAW shoulder injury

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  ROTO OVERLORD
5 years ago

@ROTO OVERLORD: No chance he’s back soon then?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
5 years ago

@hal_incandenza: Add Steckenrider?

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  hal_incandenza
5 years ago

@hal_incandenza: shoulder impingement i believe, i dont think this season never know though….i like mcgowan but most likely tazawa, until ziegler gets back on rehab

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  ROTO OVERLORD
5 years ago

@ROTO OVERLORD:
@Grey:

Thanks to you both.

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: new news, ziegler front runner. i’m hoping in one spot to either get stuck with the viz over the mess in MIA or hopefully treinen is still around by late sunday. treinen bad luck most of year (FIP 3.78)

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
5 years ago

Okay to drop Santiago Casilla for Barraclough? I already added Treinen.

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
5 years ago

Happ Brinson Semien Mazara ROS Pick 1 6×6 OPS

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: you would say put semien oF and go nunez BOS to OF

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: you would say put semien ss and go nunez BOS to OF

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
5 years ago

are we dropping the viz or clippard for tazawa? that dude has been really bad this year (5.38 FIP and bad ERA too). seems more like a j.garcia in less than a week with bearclaw stashing not a bad idea.

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Steve Anus
5 years ago

@Steve Anus: even clippard has been a LOT better than tazawa (4.98 FIP and WSOX have less options as they keep trading them away). WSOX are smart though, everybody knows you can just get RP cheap anyway, it’s like punting closers in a dynasty league for real life prospects (good hitters and such in fantasy)

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Steve Anus
5 years ago

@Steve Anus: the two spots i’m talking about
1. 12 teamer with osuna/norris (can go in SP slot)/treinen (dropped kela)/viz/clippard. eventually might drop clippard if i know treinen is closing or not

2. 14 teamer with kimbrel/rivero/viz/clippard

both have 1 move left on week. was able to drop bush for tazawa in a 14 team roto dynasty elsewhere (daily tomorrow moves could do it right now). only had bush/e.diaz/clipp in that one (3 slots max).

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Steve Anus
5 years ago

@Steve Anus: no option anymore in the 14 teamer (2).

TOGMAN
TOGMAN
5 years ago

12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

Drop Ramos for McCann?

Benny
Benny
5 years ago

Dynasty league where you can keep guys forever – Rosario or C Frazier?

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Catcher question : Ramos or Pina?

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
5 years ago

MAZOUZA at least a triple-double today (baseball version it’s not as good relatively as the basketball one)

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
5 years ago

are they seriously leaving mchugh in their rotation over peacock? this is bat shit. well at least until mccullers is ruled out officially (it’s taken them a LONG time to do that though, almost like borrowed the mess’s medical team)

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

So is rosenthal the closer in st. louis?

For holds kela or vizcaino? Is it close?

dtbran
dtbran
5 years ago

Might be losing Robbie Ray for a bit, Thames for Rich Hill fair?

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  dtbran
5 years ago

@dtbran: he looked better than most that get hit in head, and it was above ear in side of head, but these things almost ALWAYS take longer than the reports say. they’ll say a week it takes 20 days, 2 weeks a month yada yada yada. and that’s if it’s ONLY a concussion (which i’m thinking it is only that i saw the play).

Chrisjen17
Chrisjen17
5 years ago

Your Greyness:
In a dynasty league where I need a backup SS and too many 3b.

Drop one of Franco or E. Suarez (both suck) for DeJong or Arcia?

2nd option is trade Suarez+Pederson for Semien.
Thanks!

Taylor
Taylor
5 years ago

It’s Christmas every day waking up to your wit but Fridays are insane we get Christmas TWICE!

Looking to replace Springer….Schebler Grichuck Gamel, Choo what order? Thx G

Chud
Chud
5 years ago

Following hitters for ROS rankings for 5 x 5 league:

Domingo Santana , Souza, Alonso.

Thanks!

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Better keeper to 2018 ?
Dee Gordon or Rendon

Other keeper would be : G. Sanchez, K Bryant, JD, Noah, Abreu or Dozier

buckler
buckler
5 years ago

Yo Grey! In a bit of a spot…..
H2H pts….OF of Springer, Dickerson, Pham, Polanco….so it appears I need to pick up someone. Who’s your top choice of:
Schwarber
Brinson
Adams
Happ
Emphasis on next week’s scoring, but also a ROS lean given Polanco’s glass…well, everything

buckler
buckler
Reply to  buckler
5 years ago

Gonna add in a few more just to make it fun:
Altherr
Margot
Parra

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

better keeper 12 team keep 5 260 budget

Freeman 18 for 1 year
Lamb 7 for 2 years

Slowmez
Slowmez
5 years ago

Worth dropping Devers, Tallion or Nova for A Simmons or Rosario? Hold?

Current SPs: scherzer, yu, Cole, Paxton, Ray, McCullers, Nola, manaea, tallion, nova

Ronald
Ronald
5 years ago

Grammar question. Is bullpen a noun or a verb?

Ronald
Ronald
5 years ago

Reynaldo Lopez? What is the outlook on him? So much offense getting called up. Which call up pitchers are worth targeting. I dropped NIck Williams for Lopez.

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Who Should I stream tomorrow? W K Whip Era
Leake vs Ari (Greinke)
Gaussian @Tex
Freeland @Wsh (Fedde)
McHugh @Det (Boyd)
Eickoff vs Atl (Newcomb)

Let's Call A Spade A Spade
Let's Call A Spade A Spade
5 years ago

Good afternoon. Rest of season on the following catchers. Please rank Gattis. Lucroy. Ramos. Cervelli. Sanchez. Thanks

Spencer Siegrist
Spencer Siegrist
5 years ago

Grey,

Am I crazy for considering dropping Villar to pick up Rosario? I feel like Villar is just going to contiunue being an anchor on my roto stats if I keep him any longer now.. plus I couldn’t trade him for anything of value with how bad he’s been all season

J-Money
J-Money
5 years ago

Evening Grey,

In a 12 team OPS league, who has the bigger impact ROS?

D. Smith or D. Fisher? (Assuming Smith gets the call sooner than later)

Thanks man!

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
5 years ago

After a 2 bomb game Maddon sits Schwarber. They need start checking managers for CTE.

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
Reply to  Pete Incaviglia
5 years ago

I [email protected]Pete Incaviglia: Maybe I should after that debacle of a sentence.

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

Great title. Props to Rudy.

How was Al G? How much time do we have before the planet explodes?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

Morton or Clevelander aka Clevenger?

Doc
Doc
5 years ago

Based on my 2-year subscription to your newsletter, I just secured trades for Arenado and Kluber, although I did give up Odor and Brinson and Benintendi in the process.

The Odor was excitement, brinSON! I benintendi to be more optimistic.

It was time to flip the script. I’ve got more prospects in the Cards, also based upon this website.

Grey-t read, every day. I do think you should look into doing fantasy baseball leagues directly at this site, but I have no idea how many servers yahoo need to handle that kind of obsession/compulsion.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

What do you think about Piscotty? Can’t trade him but dropping seems to severe. I didn’t own him last year so don’t really know what he’s capable of since he’s been mediocre when on the field this season. We talking 10-15 HR ROS or lower?

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: yikes, that’s what I was afraid of, drop for streamer?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: gracias

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  Steve
5 years ago

@Steve: his mother is likely dying, this is just like the segura situation from he went from awesome to shitty for about 18-20 months or so, now back to awesome. in his case his kid came out weird and then took a long time to die. piscotty’s mother has some sort of bad sickness.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
5 years ago

@Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: oh man, that’s awful. Had no idea.

Richard Davis
Richard Davis
5 years ago

Taylor Trammell or Dansby Swanson going forward in a Keep Forever Dynasty?

Racehorse
Racehorse
5 years ago

Which bat do I roll with …

Grichuk vs Ray
Healy vs Garcia
Pujols vs Happ

Thanks!

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
5 years ago

Greater production rest of season:
Judge
K Davis
Machado
Davis seems to be on pace for 40+hrs again
Judge has cooled off a little
Machado with all the numbers and stats is in a huge hr slump.

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Favio Vasquez
5 years ago

@Favio Vasquez: Judge

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  mthom42
5 years ago

@mthom42: sounded like you meant power. Machado better all around

mthom42
mthom42
5 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Which side: Betts/Nola/Semien or Bryant/Segura/Duvall?