To paraphrase Collective Soul, “Diamondbacks, your cup runneth over with outfielders.  Don’t scream about!  Don’t think aloud!  Trade an outfielder now, baby!  Just spit him out!  Don’t worry about!  Don’t speak of doubt!  Turn your organization’s head and spit Trumbo out!”  From Collective Soul’s website (that was surprisingly not a Geocities site or Myspace), they’re still touring.  Coming to a church bingo hall near you!  So, the Mariners acquired Mark Trumbo and Vidal Nuno for Welington Castillo, Dominic Leone, Jack Reinheimer and Gabby Guerrero.  During one of the games I took in at spring training this year, I screamed at Guerrero, “Hey, number ninety-two,” because I had no idea who he was and the media guide only went up to ninety-one.  Then I jawed at Guerrero for about ten minutes, giving him a little taste of some major league heckling.  Now that I realize who he was, it turns out we were both Gabby.  This doesn’t do anything major to anyone’s value.  Diamondbacks were one of the best team offenses in this little thing we call reality, so if anything, Trumbo takes the smallest of hits.  Park-wise, Mark can be Trumbomb or Trumboner anywhere, so I’m not concerned.  The ones that get the biggest value boost here are David Peralta (2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs) and Castillo.  Welington relocates his boeuf to the desert and becomes an everyday catcher with 15-homer power and a .270 average.  Definitely grab him in NL-Only and two-catcher leagues.  Peralta will have a chance to prove himself, but he’s more of a 14-homer, 8-steal guy, so nothing huge.  This does stop the Diamondbacks from benching A.J. Pollock (2-for-4, 2 runs, 7th homer, and 2nd in as many games; grab him!), Ender Inciarte (0-for-5) and Yasmany Tomas (3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI) when Jake Lamb returns.  Or as Lamb would say, “Not baaaaah for either team.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Rubby de la Rosa – 5 IP, 7 ER.  That’s the worst Rubby I’ve had since I accidentally grabbed the Icy/Hot.  Peripherals-schmpherals, get off my team!

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I learned how to say your name for this?!

Freddie Freeman -2-for-5, 4 RBIs and two homers (9, 10).  Okay, but he struck out twice too!

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting around .300 in his last seven games.  Maybin feels like the type that will lose playing time or get hurt at any minute, but he has been hitting and playing.

Ryan Braun – Flew to Los Angeles to get a cryotherapy shot on his thumb.  I would’ve opted for the wheatgrass.  By the by, you’ll hear me roll my eyes on the last podcast when JB says Braun’s thumb is fine.  It’s fairly quiet and under some cackling, but the eye roll sound is there.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.41.  Bad day to quit quaaludes.  And to start Nelson.  I’d reset Nelson expectations to a streamer, and begin to monitor the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Gerardo Parra – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  With Khris Davis out, I’d be remhiss in not saying Parra will be getting everyday at-bats.  Likely more of a deeper league get, but any guy that gets four hits in a game with a homer is likely a hot schmotato.

Jean Segura – 2-for-5, 1 run.  I love Segura way more than is justified for almost no discernible reason.  It’s like when you liked that girl in high school and now you look at her post on Facebook with her cats and her chins and her Nick Jonas Spotify updates and you can’t understand what it was that ever did it for you.

John Lackey – 7 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  I get the feeling that Lackey could pitch for the Cardinals until he’s 78 years old and they’d still coach him to a sub-4 ERA.  In fact!  If Jimmy Nelson was on the Cards, he’d be as good as Wacha.

Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.24. Liriayes!  Hmm, that needs work.

Jordy Mercer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and two homers in two games, his first two of the year.  Hot schmotato alert!

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  One game, two schmotatoes.  It’s a schmorgasbord.

Stephen Strasburg – Effin’ Stressburg was able to throw off flat ground yesterday.  Well, here’s to hoping the grounds crew member in charge of the mound owns him in fantasy and does some extra raking.

Mark Buehrle – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  So unremarkbuehrle!

Jose Bautista – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Okay, so I’ve gone over my terrible trade of Baustista for Strasburg already (still time for Jose to get injured and Stressburg to return!).  Well, yesterday, your Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it) made another trade.  I traded Jeurys Familia to Sky for Chris Davis.  Was really a needs trade.  I need to win the league and Sky needs to help me!  Kidding.  He needed saves and I needed power — thanks, Abreu, Sandoval, Rendon, Cain — should I go on?  Why not! — Bogaerts and Yoenis.

Jordan Lyles – Needs season-ending surgery on a torn ligament in his big toe.  The toe surgery will be performed by the foremost foot doctor, Dr. Scholl’s.

Jorge Soler – Hit the DL with a left ankle sprain.  Whatevs, I told you to sell him weeks ago!  Soler will likely be back in the minimum amount of time, but this does open room for one of my main squeezes, Junior Lake (1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer).  That’s right, Junior’s camping out at Lake Jorgelimpa.  I grabbed Lake in every league I could, even a 12-teamer.  Hey, I have a soft spot for guys with speed and power.  Maybe that’s a hard spot.  Now, don’t make me shush you.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.86.  This game came in Crayola Canyon too.  That is the new blech.  It’s bad when you look across the box score and see Dan Haren (5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks) with a better ERA.  Get your shizz together, Lester!  You’re making Epstein look bad!  Oh, who are we kidding, nothing could make him look bad.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, hitting .231.  Some comments were mentioning this yesterday, and I hate to say anything negative about my novio, but I have been watching him, and on some yankers, Giancarlo flinches like I’m trying to touch his package.  (His package of snacks he keeps on his bedside table, c’mon!)  It could be due to being beaned in the head, but he doesn’t look 100%, and his strikeout rate suggests the same.  But, at 85%, he still has 17 homers.  Hopefully, it’s something he can move past.  I’ll do my best to assist him.

Joey Votto – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  MVP!  MVP!  MVP…ten spots behind Bryce Harper?

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 7th steal, and has multiple hit games for three games in a row.  Hot schmotato alert!

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  He was at 119 pitches, when Bryan Price finally came out to sprung the Leake.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his 4th homer and 2nd in as many games, hitting .225.  Not sure we’re going to see that much this year from him, but he’s swinging a hot bat right now and Prospect Mike is changing his name to Prospect Maikel, so he’s worth a shot.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-2 as he announced that he’s playing with a sprained left pinkie finger.  He injured it when Prince bumped into him while Choo was sipping tea.

Josh Hamilton – Out four weeks with a hamstring strain.  I can’t even with this guy.  Fortunately, that opens a huge gaping hole for…

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  If you wanna hang ’em, Gallo will bang ’em.  Like I said yesterday, he could surprise the league and hit eight donks in 20 games.  Donks is not short for badonkadonks, by the way.  Now, with Hamilton’s injury, he might be around for four to six weeks.  Giddy up!

Nick Martinez – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies know a great place for brunch, they just can’t lose this last five pounds, and they will rip your ratios out of your chest like Mola Ram.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Give me just 17 homers by the All-Star break and we’re good.  Please.

Tyler Flowers – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  That’s Flowers power, you stinking hippie!

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks.  Member when you were concerned about Sale and Corey Kluber (8 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks in a different game)?  You’re funny when you’re panicking.

A.J. Griffin – Began a rehab assignment.  Alfredo Jettuccini should rejoin the A’s rotation in about a month.  Hitters better ready their pepper mills!

Sonny Gray – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 1.65, and this game was in Comerica.  Gray’s my boy (literally), but, man, the Tigers are struggling.  It’s like they left their bats outside in Detroit unattended.

Josh Reddick – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Six out of his last ten games have been hitless, but when Reddick hits a dong he does tend to get hot.  Maybe that’s why he’s red.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA down to 5.69.  What?  Is his ERA on a seesaw with his Ks?

Wil Myers – Had an encouraging batting practice session.  That’s like an encouraging class of SAT Prep.  Whoopie doo!

Will Middlebrooks – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs.  I seriously make so many moves that I was like, “Yay, Middlebrooks did something again!  He’s so hot!”  Then looked at my team and was like, “Why did I drop him?  And when?”

Will Venable – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Where there’s a Will there’s apparently a Padre.  Venable went cold for a few games, but looks to be heating up again.

Craig Kimbrel – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.50, WHIP at 1.40.  I think he’ll be fine, but with how he’s pitching this year, I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to October and he says he needs surgery for something that’s bothering him all year.

Michael Cuddyer – Out yesterday with a stiff neck.  A little premature on my Cuddyer injury countdown, so I’m going to assume this neck thing will plague him for five to seven days and still hit the DL by next week.

Dillon Gee – 4 IP, 4 ER as he was activated from the DL and will become part of the Mets six-man rotation, or as I like to call it, “Pitch Whoever For A Few Games To Give Harvey Extra Rest.”

Lance McCullers – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA down to 1.88.  Yes, you should own him.  Yes, now.  Go, this will be here when you get back.  Promise.  Okay, now that you’re back, McCullers had a 13+ K/9 in Double-A, throws 94+ MPH and could be one of those pitchers that gets hot for a few months until the league figures out to wait on his wildness.  In the meantime, he’s ownable everywhere until we see different.

Chris Carter – 2-for-3 and two solo homers (9, 10).  You know what gave away that he hit two homers?  The fact that he had two hits.

George Springer -2-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .231.  Next year, Joc or Springer?  This will likely go down to the day before 2016 rankings.

Hector Santiago – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Ah, buying a day pass to a spa every time you see The Regression Fairies didn’t work this time, huh?

Nate Karns – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  This comes after throwing a great start in Baltimore last time out, and Karns falls back to a streamer for me, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start.

Steven Souza – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Play that funky music, Souza!

Joey Butler – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (1).  Seriously, there’s no slam and legses this year.  There’s been like one a week.  It used to be every day.   As for Butler, he’s hitting near-.350 in the last week and I’d grab him for a hot bat.

Chad Bettis – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  The ERA result looks good, but three walks vs. five Ks, and pitches home games in Coors and I don’t see anything here besides a streamer for road games.

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Uh-oh, Tulo looks like he’s about to go on one of those 12 homer in 20 games, hitting .470 stretches.

Charlie Blackmon – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 11th steal.  Blacker the mon, the sweeter the juice.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt the Rockies are in Coors.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 17th homer.  Seriously.  No.  Seriously.

Kenley Jansen – Not sure why Jansen wasn’t used in a save situation last night, but I own Yimi Garcia, who hasn’t looked good in a few weeks, and Adam Liberatore and J.P. Howell, the Third, could also be in the mix if something’s wrong with Kenley.  This, of course, could just be Mattingly being an idiot and asking for the wrong reliever.

Alejandro De Aza – The Red Sox acquired him to play short center as the Red Sox move to a six man outfield and nix pitchers completely, opting to allow the hitter to hit off a tee.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.61.  There will be rough patches, and not all opponents will be the Twins, but the nice thing here, besides the 1.5 million words by Boston’s media that has been said already, is Eduardo has good control, so when he goes pear-shaped, it shouldn’t be that bad.

Dustin Pedroia – 5-for-9, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Was only one of two Red Sox players to reach 2nd base in the 2nd game of the doubleheader.  Hey, Red Sox hitters, Pedroia will put you on his shoulders, but it’s not going to lift you very high.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal in the first game, and 0-for-3 in the 2nd.  Looked good in the first game, but little did I know his inner yodeler was about to fall off a cliff.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-7 with his 9th homer.  Not quite a bangfizzle, but Napoli didn’t do anything worthwhile in the 2nd game.  That’s a Nap slip.  Right, Mrs. Napoli?

Phil Hughes – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.96.  All of those in favor of killing me for suggesting to draft Hughes say aye.  Aye’m an idiot.

Brian Dozier – 3-for-7 and his 10th homer.  If Dozier is French for sleep, and Plouffe is French for the sound poop makes when it hits the toilet water, what’s Mauer French for?  I’m gonna say ‘heartthrob that causes Minnesotan teen girls in kitten sweaters to swoon.’

Trevor May – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 4.45.  In the 2nd game of the doubleheader, May looked in full bloom.  Too bad it’s June.  The preceding might’ve been lines from a Maya Angelou poem, I’m not sure.  May’s peripherals actually don’t look too shabby like Harrison Ford’s quarter Jewish heritage.  He’s upped his velocity from last year, has a 8 K/9, 1.4 BB/9 and a 3.54 xFIP.  Those numbers make him 14-team, mixed league ownable, but I’d likely go from start to start for now.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, but it’s at home and I’d give him a whirl in most leagues.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Coming into the doubleheader, he was one for the last week.  If Eduardo was on my waivers, and I had FAAB dollars to spend, I’d bid an Ugandan shilling.  That’s worth .00032 dollars straight from the Idi Amint.

Oswaldo Arcia – Activated and optioned to Triple-A.  He’ll join Kennys Vargas, Josmil Pinto, Alex Meyer and Bryon Buxton as the Twins build one of the best minor league playoff contenders in recent memory.  They could be better than the 1998 Watoozi Beavers.  Real exciting stuff.  If I were a Twins fan that wanted to make a difference, I’d start a petition to boycott the major league team and have everyone go see the minor league teams.  I hear online petitions are a good place to start.  The online petition is home for such civic change as “Those In Favor Of A Michael Jackson Stamp” and “Let’s Get Ain’t In The Dictionary.”

Fernando Rodney – Lloyd Christmas McClendon said this about Carson Smith, “He doesn’t yet have his man muscles.  He needs to mature and continue to develop.  He’s doing a nice job, but I think part of him doing a nice job is the fact we’ve put him in positions where he can be successful.  When you’re a closer, you don’t have that (luxury).  It is what it is, and you’ve got to go in and get it done.”  Let’s take this quote one piece at a time.  “His man muscles?”  Carson is 25 years old.  Someone tell Christmas that puberty ends a few years before that.  Unless Christmas is standing there with a ruler, waiting for Carson’s balls to drop and he knows something we don’t.  He’s putting Smith in positions to succeed?  Like in the 8th inning of one run games.  Yeah, no pressure there.  Okay.  When you’re the closer you have to get it done?  What has Rodney got ‘done?’  He’s given up 17 earned runs in 22 1/3 IP.  He’s done, yes, but cannot ‘get it done.’  In other words, Christmas does not dumb once a year.

Taijuan Walker – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Yeah, and the Stream-o-Nator loved this start too, and hates his next one.  So, is Walker a streamer or a holder?  You, “Grey, don’t Taijuanna believe?”  Me, “I do, but his ERA is 5.80 and has a 2.22 ERA at home and a 9.79 away ERA and he’s about to go on the road.  Maybe he’s a home schooler for now.  I don’t know, but I don’t trust him at all.  If you’re in the kind of league that adds guys rapidly, then grab him, but I’d bench him until I saw a decent road start.”

Brian McCann – Left yesterday’s game to have an MRI on sore right foot.  Next time, I’d schedule an MRI on an off day.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks.  That’s one earned run for every torn elbow tendon he has.  If I were a Tanaka owner, I’d be selling like my name was Trader Joe’s and I had cantaloupes that were 30 minutes away from going bad.  Is it me or does Trader Joe’s fruit suck?  Between the time you pay for it and take it to your car, it goes bad.  If you put a peach in your shopping cart and shop for more than a half an hour, the peach is rotten by the time you hand it to a Hawaiian-shirted cashier.

Garrett Jones – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Don’t expect much, but could be a short-term hot schmotato.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .241.  This Zombino season should be narrated by Vincent Price.

Alex Rodriguez – 0-for-3, 1 run.  I was just thinking how we haven’t heard about A-Rod much in the news lately.  You know how he could remedy that and something that makes total sense — he starts dating Caitlyn Jenner!  C’mon, you could totally see it.  They would be the new It couple!  A-Rod and Once had a Rod.

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Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

In a roto league very similar to an RCL (200 IP, 1 DL slot), I was just offered Lester and Bolsinger for Wil Myers by the first place team. I am in third. I have to accept, right?

C Stephen Vogt
1B Jose Abreu
2B Addison Russell
3B Nolan Arenado
SS Xander Bogaerts
2B/SS Jung Ho Kang
1B/3B Chris Davis
OF Bryce Harper
OF Carlos Gonzalez
OF Delino DeShields
OF Yasmany Tomas
OF Austin Jackson
UTIL Billy Burns
Bench Wil Myers
DL Travis d’Arnaud

P Tyson Ross
P Jake Arrieta
P Joakim Soria
P Jake McGee
P John Axford
P Brad Ziegler
P Shawn Tolleson
P Tsuyoshi Wada
P Michael Blazek
Bench Mike Fiers
Bench Jesse Chavez

Gray's sports almanac
Gray's sports almanac
7 years ago

Anybody know why Kevin Jepsen closed the game out for Tampa Bay tonight?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Gray's sports almanac
7 years ago

@Gray’s sports almanac: Box threw 30 + pitches last night, the next 4 hitters in the M’s lineup in the 8th were left handed.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Sorry, 3 of the next 4

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

wow, now that’s a stupid way to end a game, with taylor at 2nd and robinson at first with two outs and rendon up robinson gets picked off of first. they were only down 1 run, even if they both were thinking to steal shouldn’t they try to get the game tied first before they go about stealing 2nd when it’s currently occupied

Henry
Henry
7 years ago

10 team h2h obp

Was offered Goldy, Gomez, and Souza for my Harper, Springer, Carlos Santana. I feel like I should take it but santana and springer are so much more valuable in OBP im not sure.

Thanks Grey!

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
7 years ago

Nightmare on Elm Street marathon on…can’t beleive they scared me as a kid….so much cheese

Offered Greinke, Nicky Mart, Fatolo for Rodon, Ross, Ventura

Thinking of countering for Greinke with Ross and Ventura (keeper)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Be super if the White Sox could take the lead here…

Crock
Crock
7 years ago

How much out of $100 should I bid on trumbo? It’s a 10 team AL only h2h points league.

Cheese
Cheese
7 years ago

Harper for rizzo and Tomas. 12 team standard + OPS

Cheese
Cheese
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: what if I could choose between Russell, Tomas and Alvarez?

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

14 team roto redraft with no ERA, just whip, K’s and BB’s. 60 moves left for year (about 3.5 per week) my staff is happ/fiers/arrieta/buchholez/bauer/carrasco/c.anderson/heston. dropping heston for any of
jaime @ LAD (SON loves it)
walker vs TB (i’m guessing if he kills it again he’s the add for sure longer term)
ubaldo @HOU (SON hates it but he’s been much better than he should be, except his whip isn’t good lately)

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: if walker kills it again though he becomes add i’m guessing?

Groovy
Groovy
7 years ago

Tyson Ross for seager? Stuck with pablo and gallo presently….too little…. Too much?

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

I think Baez got treated like shit by Dylan in Don’t Look Back. Just sayin’.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Great White North
7 years ago

@Great White North: good movie though.

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Hey Grey! Two things:

1. Drop Correa, Kendrick or Murph?

2. Bruce or Reddick?

Thanks as always!

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

give dickerson guerrero siegrist
get price, zobrist

ops holds league
who wins

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Would you drop Avisail for Heyward?

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
7 years ago

Hi my name is Toe Knee and i’m a middle infielder junkie.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

some twit (who has like 7 top 50 prospects on his team, since clearly before i joined it late last year few people knew what they were doing) dropped franco in 12 team dynasty with deep benches. OPS and slugging added with holds. H2H league. who’s drop (likely one of alonso/crawford)
norris
forsythe
pedroia
crawford (while he’s hot)
harrison
LF upton
CF cain
RF calhoun
util polanco
BN segura/E5/alonso
DL soler/mesoraco/morneau
NA alcantara/tapia/t.anderson
SP bauer/carrasco/kluber/richards/cashner/carmart/happ/c.anderson/bolsinger/wada/arrieta RP – K-Rod/Rodney (i’ll be happy when he loses his job, i’ll go to 3 closers, 3 holds guys)/cecil/perkins/tazawa/ohlendorf (in SP slot)

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
7 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: also have rajai as CF/LF backup and for steals.

Ulysses
Ulysses
7 years ago

blockbuster trade in h2h category roto league. I am trying to land an ace as my mchugh tyson ross tandem is not working out.

i give
stanton
altuve
mchugh

i get
mccutchen
price
wong

what do you think?

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
7 years ago

I just stashed Baez in all my leagues. The Cubs got him playing 3rd and if it’s like their 2b experiment last year it means 5 games. I think at the very least he will a valuable trade asset. I had that Rubby-Folty pitchers duel go on 1 of my teams yesterday with a side of Karns and Yimi woo hoo blew the whole week in 1 day, dropped 5 cats yay

Ty
Ty
7 years ago

Just got caught up with Silicon Valley. I never thought watching awkward men could be so damn hilarious!

Knighttown
Knighttown
7 years ago

Looking to add an arm. What kind of pitcher should KRod/RZimm get me back?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
7 years ago

Salazar for Jones?

Keeper league have a loaded offence and getting killed in pitching (15 teams )

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

shit yeah, rendon day. got him back in in the one NL only where he’s one of two keepers (over puig) along with rizzo. dynasty league with 14 teams. just took this one over, roster seems to have way too many steals and little other stuff. i sent out that i’m moving b.hamilton. got an offer of kemp, who does count as all OF spots in yahoo. but this team isn’t competing for this year likely, and am apprehensive about giving up future value for a dude who may have had his last gasp in the 2nd half of last year.
d’arnaud (in active slot since i ran out of DL spots with byrd hurt)
howard
altuve
c.davis
segura
LF tucker
CF marte
RF streamer (was grichuk)- butler
util delino
BN lind/kang/b.hamilton
DL – werth/byrd
NA – dahl/bell/sano/a.jax
This team was weak at RF before Byrd got hurt. By league rules we have to have 3 or 4 of our 4 BN spots be hitters, to prevent P hoarding, which works out, since in a 14 teamer the streamers are great.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: ask for more, or better (i.e. future better) for billy ham.

Gray's Sports Almanac
Gray's Sports Almanac
7 years ago

Trevor Bauer at KC tonight…SON = -10.4 (yes negative 10.4, I was surprised) ,10-team 5×5 mixed league…. start him tonight?

Gray's Sports Almanac
Gray's Sports Almanac
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Gray, as always your words are the first i read in the morning! Thanks for the advicertainment

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
7 years ago

Hi Mr. Grey,
Is Soler droppable?
189 AB 50Hits 4HR 19RBI .265 Avg. .402 SLG
Is 200 At Bats a pretty good judge of a players ability?
Thanks

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: wait until the allstar break?

King Felix Targaryen
King Felix Targaryen
7 years ago

Does this trade I just made in my dynasty league call for a celebration?

My Bauer and Thor for his Rizzo, McCullers and Blake Snell

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
7 years ago

dynasty league. got this offer for liriano/melancon, opp would give holliday/j.garcia/moreland. 20 team league with a bunch of added categories including assists/double plays turned/hits/put outs/OF assists/holds/relief wins/QS/k per 9
zunino
fielder
forsythe
andrus
franco
LF choo
CF ozuna
RF stanton
util inciarte (counts as all three OF’s)
BN owings/leonys/rios
DL beltre/profar
NA gallo/a-jax/tapia
SP (5 slots, can have at most 1 BN pitcher) liriano/quintana/hammel/a.bradley/hughes/c.anderson
RP (7 slots)- melancon/k-rob/ohlendorf/giles/betancourt/tolleson/fien (gonna drop for improvement since he was demoted for another low K rate guy, but can’t till gallo is resolved)
DL darvish/holland/walden
NA urias/heaney (need bradley to go back here)

I seem to have no room for moreland, don’t like j.garcia vs liriano but melancon i might not mind moving. I need to keep at least 9 TEX players at all times on this roster (i have 11 now)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: yeah, and i’d have to drop 2 people since trade wouldn’t be allowed unless i took gallo out of NA spot.

Dan
Dan
7 years ago

What would be your max Baez bid in 12 team league with $100 budget? I have $92 left and Aybar at SS.

Thanks.

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
7 years ago

12 team, 5×5, yahoo public league.

give- Gerrit Cole, Jason Kipnis.
get- Chris Archer, Nelson Cruz, Joey Gallo.

is Archer going to continue this good / better than Cole the rest of the season?

MY TEAM
CA- Gattis. 1B- Goldschmidt. 2B- Kipnis. 3B- Arenado. SS- Desmond. OF- Cespedes. OF- Span. OF- LMartin. UT- HKendrick. UT- Seager.
BN- Yelich, Rios, Gallo.
DL- Werth. DL- d’Arnaud.
SP- Price. SP- Cole. RP- Robertson. RP- Miller.
P- Gregerson. P- Tolleson. P- Zeigler. P- McHugh.
P- Syndergaard. P- Lynn.

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
Reply to  SpecialFNK
7 years ago

@SpecialFNK:
doh! Gallo on the wrong side.

give- Gerrit Cole, Jason Kipnis, Joey Gallo.
get- Chris Archer, Nelson Cruz.

Primetime
Primetime
7 years ago

How you feel about lucroy ROS?

Gomez or Brantley keeper LEAGUE?

Seager or c Santana ROS?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Would you start Lake ahead of Eaton?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Sorry, should have been more specific. Would you start him ahead of Eaton on the reg? Would only be for a week or so until Puig is back to man the CF slot…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. I also have Gose I’ve been using at CF – is the party over with him do you think? Been awful of late.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Yeah – still can’t bring myself to stream anyone against them, though. Miggy casts a long (and broad) shadow…

Turn Two
Turn Two
7 years ago

So I am 5th overall in our 12 team keeper league.4×4. Top 4 teams are in the money. Time to take a hard look at where I stand. Do I mortgage the future to compete.
The top 2 teams are 30 and 20 pts ahead of me. I am 1 point out of 4th.
Is it easier to make up ground when the categories I am struggling in is AVG (10th) ERA (8th) and 11th (WHIP)
Overall, my counting stats aren’t bad: 3rd in HR, 4th RBI, 1st SB, 5th SVS, 6th Wins.
Thanks for the good work!

Brad
Brad
7 years ago

Trade Bautista for Marte?

toofar
toofar
7 years ago

keeper league.

Britton or melancon ros?

$32 harper for $38 stanton

$11 rizzo/ chavez for Pujols/$10 scherzer

renDONE
renDONE
7 years ago

Rendon got activated, only took 2 years!

who to drop (please say pablo please say pablo)

Pablo sandoval
rusney castillo
dexter fowler?

rendon would be my new 3b.

Elwood Blues
Elwood Blues
7 years ago

How risky is trading for Cueto roght now in an NL Only league.. I need starting pitching.
Also Frias or Koehler : who would you keep?
I told you I was deperato.

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
7 years ago

Nice work my man keep up the good work, better dl stash: iwakuma or corbin? Gotta be corbin right? Thanks again.

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
Reply to  TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
7 years ago

@TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: or derek holland.

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

Excellent write up again Grey..

12 team Yahoo keeper with k/9 extra pitching cat.

J.Chavez and M.Gonzalez for Lester?

KarlJ
KarlJ
7 years ago

Think Segura is an upgrade ROS over Siemen?

Rich
Rich
7 years ago

Grey, who’s the better DL stash?
Matt Cain or Derek Holland? Thanks!

Dickerson's Jock...Strap
Dickerson's Jock...Strap
7 years ago

stanton desmond for trout liriano who wins?

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Dickerson's Jock...Strap
7 years ago

@Dickerson’s Jock…Strap:

Trout always wins

Dickerson's Jock...Strap
Dickerson's Jock...Strap
Reply to  Dickerson's Jock...Strap
7 years ago

@Dickerson’s Jock…Strap: stanton desmond
for trout liriano kang who wins

Prince George
Prince George
7 years ago

12 team, H2H, keeper: David Peralta or Preston Tucker? Thanks.

John
John
7 years ago

1.Was looking to trade richards and souza for degrom? that overkill. Would you rather give fiers and souza?

2.Do you like souza straight up for thor more than souza for bauer

Funketown
Funketown
Reply to  John
7 years ago

@John:
1. too much – hold
2. thor if you power to give

Jake from State Farm
Jake from State Farm
7 years ago

NL only league. With Rendon back from the farm who gets the boot? Utley, Flores or Cozart? Olivera is also available. You think he will be my best option at MI over whoever stays out of Utkley, Flores, and Cozart? I also have Jed Lowrie rotting away on my DL

Funketown
Funketown
Reply to  Jake from State Farm
7 years ago

@Jake from State Farm: blech – probably Cozart. Olivera is a flyer but probably won’t be much better this year

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Utley isn’t getting much category juice, but he’s hitting .300 since his nightmare April. He’s coming around a bit, he’s basically the anti-Cozart.

Funketown
Funketown
7 years ago

internet was down this morning … if anyone’s still listening – Stanton and JD Martinez (who i sit about 75% of time) for Altuve and Pollock. I have a 32 homerun lead and i could use speed. Fair?

Funketown

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Trying to decide how valuable carrasco is. in my league we keep 5 (11 teams), 7×7 with obp slg hold QS.

Would you be willing to keep him as a top 55 overall keeper or try to move him, gattis and a closer for archer if playing for next year?

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
7 years ago

Had quite an emotional day yesterday… my league has CG and SO as categories in head to head…

Had 5 pitchers already starting, but that Buehrle matchup looked tasty (ground ball pitcher vs a ground ball lineup against Taylor Jordan and his friendly ERA), so I dropped a scrub for Buehrle and benched Nelson. Nelson comes out and gets lit up… YAYYYY!!!!

Made a messageboard comment stating my ability to see the future and benching Nelson(tempted the fantasy gods) *storm clouds and a crash of thunder*

Then Rubby and Hughes got shelled…. and the message board lit up with “Why did you bench Nelson? He would have fit in nicely with the other guys on your team” NOoooooooO!!!!!

I apologize to the fantasy gods via the message board *winds slows, clouds dissipate*

Sale and Hamels have Great and Average starts respectively… and Buerhle throws his ground ball gem… Yaaaa!

All shook out to sub 3.9 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the day… but it could have ended in 6+ and 2+ without the Buehrle shuffle. It’s an optical illusion… it’s the pleats… I swear…

Using this site, I’m 22 games in first place (30 games/week head to head). Thanks Grey!

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

My Wil Myers for his Thor?

WalleyWorld
WalleyWorld
7 years ago

dynasty league. currently have Russell, Lawrie, Castro, and Alvarez sharing 2b/ss/3b. was offered Wong and C.Smith for my Carrasco and A. Miller. Take it? Counter with Zimmermann instead? Hold what I’ve got? Thanks!

WalleyWorld
WalleyWorld
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thanks! forgot to ask, same league, Cervelli or Wellington ROS. Thank you again.

ryanoger
ryanoger
7 years ago

C- Gomes
1B- Paul Goldschmidt
2B- Brian Dozier
3B- Evan Longoria
SS- Ian Desmond
OF- Nelson Cruz, Reddick, Billy Ham
Util- Jose Abreu, Belt

Bench- Chris Davis

DL- Anthony Rendón
DL- Will Myers

SP- Arrieta, deGrom, Salazar, Lackey, Fiers, Karns
RP- Rosenthal, Rodney, Street, Wade Davis

Who’s getting the boot or who should I look to sell now that Rendón is off the DL? Karns for now….? Although I’m using that spot to stream…

thanks Grey
Ryan

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Should I play Rendón and bench Longo tonight or wait and see how he does? Longo is going up against Elias (Longo’s average and OBP against Elias .143) and Rendón vs. Arrieta…thoughts?

you da man
ryan

Snoman
Snoman
7 years ago

Please rank these Shortstops

1-Castro
2-Segura
3-Andrus

Snoman
Snoman
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Thank you sir

jal179
jal179
7 years ago

Patience with Fowler? Love the spot and lineup

Patience with Avisail? Cuz he’ a motha effah

And thank you for your patience with all hese trivail 5of/bench bat questions!

Hooray for first world problems!

ashtray
ashtray
7 years ago

Plouffe has batted over .300 in 3 of his 4 homestands and has batted over .200 in 1 of his 5 road trips.

14 of his next 19 games will be at home.

Just a little Plouffe nugget for y’all.

KillerB
KillerB
7 years ago

@grey — dynasty league. Would you trade $1 unrestricted gallo for $1 restricted ozuna and $8 unrestricted Bauer? Or hold gallo?

**restricted = requires contract next year
**unrestricted = can be kept one additional year before requiring contract

VRugg
7 years ago

Grey- another great read.
I’m in in a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB

Received this trade offer:
Give: Grandal, Cano, and Colabello or Zobrist
Get: Wong, Marte,, and A. Russell

I’m thinking gotta do it. Yout thoughts? Thanks for the advice

The Dude
The Dude
7 years ago

Pick a side:

Souza, Tomas, Fiers

or

Alex Guerrero, Rusney Castillo, Gregerson

Thanks

Jay_0321
Jay_0321
7 years ago

Another one for ya! I recently traded Nolan for JoFer. Am I a jackwagon? Keeper league….

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Spider sense says another Napoli homer today.

Jay_0321
Jay_0321
7 years ago

Greybeard!

My Wacha for his Rendon? Do it? Or should I try and pry his Free man Freddie style?

Crock
Crock
7 years ago

How much out of $100 should I bid on trumbo? It’s a 10 team h2h points league.

Crock
Crock
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
Sorry. Al only league.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Cespedes left the game today with “flu like symptoms.” That’s for sure code for hang over. Yo’ likes to party.

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Al Alberquerque?!? Who’s next, Jim Phoenix?

endershadow
endershadow
7 years ago

14 team dynasty, 6×6 w OPS

Send Samardjiza for Odorizzi/Semien? He also offered CMart or Hutchison instead of Odorizzi. I assume he would not sub Pineda. Semien would be a back up, replace Owings.

Thank you!

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Kinsler got a hit! Kinsler got a hit!

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. when do you think olivera gets the call and worth the stash or no guessing when dealing with mattingly?

Prime_Time_Players
Prime_Time_Players
7 years ago

salazar, c santana, teheran, betts, cain for j peralta, seager, brantley, lucroy? what side? is it fair?

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Hahn looks like he’s pretty well settled in to what he’s going to be. I could see the k rate right around 6.5, the BB rate just below 2, ERA right around where the FIP is sitting at 3.30. Definitely a command and control GB guy who can hopefully generate just enough swing and miss on the curveball given good sequencing.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Super boring

Pete
Pete
7 years ago

Can you please rank Burns, Span, and Yelich in a points league with K’s being -1? I don’t own Burns but thinking he’s an add over one or both of those guys. Hitting is shallow in this league

Mitchell Freedman
Mitchell Freedman
7 years ago

I was offered AGon for Gallo and Howie Kendrick. I accepted. No brainier right?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Mitchell Freedman
7 years ago

@Mitchell Freedman: if this is in a redraft league people are out of their F’ing minds. i saw another on here yesterday looked about as crazy.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
7 years ago

Grey!!!

Great read, man! Have less than 20 minutes battery left, in a cafe on the island paradise with WIFI but have time for y’all today!!!

a. Dropped Semien to pick up Xander. My reasoning? Semien is on pace for 57 errors, I’m pretty sure the money ball part of OAK has figured that a Semien slump+1 error/game=not the winning recipe. I’m the idiot for starting a simian, right?

b. Ty on McCullers! Have him everywhere now. Hopefully he’ll be great from here on out.

Hope everyone has great matchups this week. See you all on board on Monday!!!

Cheers,
Ante

Fastpitch
Fastpitch
7 years ago

Currently starting Revere as one of my 5 outfielders in a 10 team redraft ops league. Wanted steals and average. Souza is on waivers and L. Martin is a FA. I have Colabella on reserves. So of Revere,Colabella, Martin or Souza who do you like ros? Thank you

tank1
tank1
7 years ago

Trade Betts/Samardzjia for Kipnis/Lester in a keeper league? Betts is worth a 24th rounder next year. Thanks.

Johnny
Johnny
7 years ago

Rubby or Jimmy Nelson ROS?

Boy Wonder
Boy Wonder
7 years ago

what does SPLAT mean?

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Didn’t get the reference? Holy guy under 40, Greyman!

Boy Wonder
Boy Wonder
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: lol I thought it might have been one of your phrases like “SAGNOF” or whatever..

ebudz
ebudz
7 years ago

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)

Woke up this morning to the following trade offer: My Kluber, Brantley for his Trout, A. Sanchez, and Bolsinger…

Worth countering with anyone to try and get Trout? This is the same team I traded away Kipnis and Freeman to for Rizzo a few weeks back! Originally I asked him if he wanted Brantley/Springer for Trout but he wants a SP upgrade… Ideally I’d like to be the one packaging 2 guys for 1 or even 3 for 2 since hopefully Rendon is returning soon and I’ll have to drop someone to activate him… Also keep in mind Myers and Soler are on waivers so I have monocles on them!

My team:
(1) C: R. Martin
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Kinsler
(1) SS: Reyes
(1) 3B: Donaldson
(3) OF: Springer, Brantley JD Martinez
(1) UT: Castillo
Bench: (n/a)

(1) DL: A. Rendon

(4) SP: Scherzer, Kluber, C. McHugh, L. Lynn
(3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
Bench: (A. Wood, T. Ross, Chavez, Fiers, McCullers )

His Team:
(1) C: Lucroy
(1) 1B: Hosmer
(1) 2B: Kipnis
(1) SS: Cozart
(1) 3B: Frazier
(3) OF: Trout, Braun, Marte
(1) UT: Cano
Bench: (Cain, Aoki, Freeman)

(1) DL: n/a

(4) SP: G. Cole, A. Sanchez, Cashner, C. Anderson
(3) RP: McGee, Rondon, C-Mart
Bench: (Bolsinger, Jimenez)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: For who? You’d accept his original offer as is?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: So who would I drop if I’m receiving Anibal and Bolsinger? Rendon can be activated off the DL so I’m already struggling with who to drop for him as it is…

I want Trout and/or Trout and a SP but need to offer 2 or 3 guys! So in this points league, is it really worth trading away Kluber and another SP (who) and Brantley for Trout and maybe one of his SPs? If so who should I offer and what pitcher should I ask for?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Ha I still think you’re confused…I was originally offered Bolsinger and Anibal and Trout for Kluber and Brantley… so I should just do Kluber and Brantley for Trout or am I giving too much?

Fireball Feliz
Fireball Feliz
7 years ago

Rendon activated! Since I got him back and need an outfielder drop Peterson for Joey Butler? other option is to drop Russell

Prime_Time_Players
Prime_Time_Players
7 years ago

Grey, these guys are sitting on waivers.

Plouffe, A Gordon, Napoli, Rollins, LaMahieu can you pick 4 to claim ROS

Prime_Time_Players
Prime_Time_Players
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Man you really have no love for Plouffe, huh?

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Prime_Time_Players
7 years ago

@Prime_Time_Players: Looks like the schmotato run is over.

Snarky Anklebiter
Snarky Anklebiter
7 years ago

Any belief that Fiers recent QS was helped by Lucroy returning behind the plate, or is that just grasping?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Snarky Anklebiter
7 years ago

@Snarky Anklebiter: got keep his wife (or others like most recent time) from dropping stuff on lucroy.

VamosALaPetco
VamosALaPetco
7 years ago

10-team keeper league. His McCutchen for my Springer & Carrasco. Which side do you prefer?

John
John
7 years ago

trade souza for bauer or
Souza and richards for degrom or sheilds? hold

collebllo leonys moss rusney ozuna deshields avail to replace.

Have Dickerson coming back so it may not be a long term need.

John
John
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: favor any those OF replacements above?

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

The A’s are pretty hot. Dug themselves a pretty big hole. It was weird beginning of the year. Really a very bad string of bad luck. So many one run losses.

Tom
Tom
7 years ago

Have Lucroy & Gattis in 1 catcher OBP league. If I can handle the DL stints is Gattis + Fowler + Calhoun too much to pay for Strasburg + LaRoche + Soler?