As George Bush Jr. once said, “Fool me once, shame on you, you can’t fool me again because we won’t get fooled again,” then he was joined by Pete Townshend in a duet that made sense at the time, but now seems inconceivable.  GB was right on, and that’s how I initially felt about Matt Moore.  How many times could we be fooled by this guy?  What’s that?  Twelve?  I was asking that rhetorically, I didn’t want a number.  Why did you just say thirteen?  I don’t want a number!  Whether it is twelve, thirteen or one time fooled, it doesn’t *pinkie to mouth* Matt-er.  Yesterday, Moore went 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners with 10 Ks.  He now has a 10.3 K/9 and a 1.5 BB/9.  That walk rate, I mean muah.  That with a 8 K/9 would have me interested.  With a 10+ K/9?  Yes, please and thank you, to get politely excited.  On a related note, not sure how this happened, but I have an abundance of AL East pitchers in different leagues.  Great, terrific, adjective, except when they face New York, Boston and Toronto, which is basically every game.  FMFBBL!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Alex Colome – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Saves can come at any point.  Sure, it took Colome longer to get a save than it will take Chrissy Teigen to get hot again after the birth of her child, but Colome could easily get three saves this week.  Maybe she can join John at my gym.  Yeah, I was creeping on the treadmill just to take a pic of John Legend.  Maybe if this blog shizz don’t work out (pun), I can paparazzo!

Brandon Guyer – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Who hit four singles and completed the Juan Pierre cycle?  That Guyer?!  *pointing my thumbs at Guyer’s name*  He’s hitting in the two hole, and Brandon’s gayer because he’s hitting .353.  Ya know, the other definition of gay, not that there’s another wrong with any definition of it.

Erasmo Ramirez – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  So, I was only three years early on this guy.  I went to pick him up in all of my leagues, saw he gets the Yankees in the Boogie Down next and turned him down for what?!  Actually, for that reason, bad next matchup.

Nick Hundley – Placed on the 7-day DL with a concussion.  He should be fine when his DL stint is up, plus or minus 750 days.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3 and his 1st steal.  He went 2-for-12 with 7 Ks this weekend.  Cust kayin’.  Literally.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4 and two homers (5, 6).   Auntie Em, hold down my Jose Canseco Sportflics while I’m holding down my Mark McGwire Beanie Babies during this Tor-enado!

Jon Lester – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.21.  Two Rockies were also caught stealing in this game by Lester and Ross, which is the first time in, like, ever, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Felix Hernandez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.00.  F-Her tied Randy Johnson for the Mariners’ all-time strikeout record.  To honor him, he threw six walks in five innings.  On a related note, you wish F-Her and The Big Unit could always be tied together.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This was a matchup of ex-teammates from Rakuten, a city that took its name from an audio cue on Street Fighter.  Tanaka and Iwakuma’s spouses watched the game from a bar in Japan with a group of men that won a gameshow where they had to eat a bowl of ramen while in the spin cycle of a washing machine.

Alex Rodriguez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd home run.  C’mon, only 75 more homers to extreme awkwardness for everyone in the front office of MLB!

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.23.  Four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twwwwwwweeeeeelve!  Someone get me The Pointer Sisters, I have an idea for a song!

Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 7 ER.  That Nola’s safe like right after Katrina, but at least not as boring as Treme.

Carlos Ruiz – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Or as it should be marked on his scorecard, ADHR.

Ben Revere – Aiming for the 2nd week of May.  Assuming this means when he’s aiming to return and not that someone put a calendar in the men’s urinal.

Jonathan Papelbon – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save in Citizens Bank Park.  I’m sure the Philly fans were nothing but gracious.  A few of the sweeter Philly fans even booed to help drown out the expletives.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.69, which is also code for Billy Butler standing next to a couple lying head to foot.  The Favorable Matchup Gods are smiling on Gio so far.  First matchup was the Braves, yesterday was the Phils and next is the Twins.  Obviously, the Stream-o-Nator likes him there too.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .359.  The guy who drafted second and took Paul Goldschmidt, “It’s gonna be okay.  It’s gonna be okay.  It’s gonna be okay.  Man, I’m high up here on this ledge.”

Kevin Jepsen – 1 IP, 0 ER and notched a save on Friday and Saturday, securing himself in the closer role until Perkins re-perkinates.

Trevor Plouffe – Left yesterday’s game with an intercostal strain.  Plouffe goes the dammit!

Oswaldo Arcia – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, and a homer on Saturday.  Twins look like they’re just about done with Buxton and Arcia could be the answer, in fantasy leagues too.  I grabbed Arcia in one league, and looked for him in others but he was already gone.  If you’re hurting for some upside, I could see giving him a chance.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Ninth round!

Nicholas Tropeano – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.84.  I trust Tropeano about as far as I can throw him, and, though I was once recruited to throw shot put for my local synagogue, I would not touch Tropeano outside of deep leagues.

Ryan Madson – Notched his third and fourth saves this weekend as Sean Doolittle came in for one out in the 8th on Saturday.  Apparently, without any announcement, Madson became the closer.  I have a theory.  The A’s are super cheap so rather than tell Madson he’s the closer, they’ll use him as such, then, when it’s time to talk money for a contract, the A’s can be like, “You were the closer?  I don’t remember anyone announcing that.  We’re paying you 7th inning money or we’re gonna trade you for Yasmani Grandal.”

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Kris Medlen – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  Doesn’t look like a bad start, but he has eight walks and eleven Ks thru two starts.  Belch.

Adam Wainwright – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  After the game, he called 12,657 different people to tell them they need to shut up and trust him on their fantasy team.  He may no longer have dynamite stuff, but the customer service is terrific.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  This is what it’s like owning a Cardinals hitter, “Ooh, Aledmys Diaz is hitting everything, batting over .400.  I’m gonna pick him up!  Dot dot dot.  Hmm, he was benched for Gyorko…  Ooh, Gyorko is hitting homers.  I’m gonna grab him!  Hmm, now it’s Diaz again.  Let me try Hazelbaker, I mean they can’t bench him.  And they benched him.”

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .483.  I told you to pick him up the day after the season started, and today I’m saying I told you to pick him up the day after the season started.  How’s dem apples?  Delicious!

Shelby Miller – 1 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 8.53.  Left Saturday’s game after scraping both his knuckles on his follow-through.  Curt Schilling’s ankle laughs derisively.

Yu Darvish – Nearing a rehab assignment.  His arrival time will depend on whether he needs to stop at his bookie’s.

Adam Jones – 1-for-5 and his 1st home run of the season on Saturday.  Between Adam Jones, Adam Wainwright and Matt Adams, it’s been the worst year for Adams since 37,848 years ago, according to the Truth Book.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and, like, his 4th homer this week.  Salty is about as appetizing as too salty, but if it walks like a hot schmotato, hits like a hot schmotato, it’s a hot schmotato.  How’s that for a syllogism?!

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  The positives: his page in the Jewish athlete pamphlet keeps expanding.  The negatives:  who’s paying for all of this paper?

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Fun fact!  Altuve thought The Big Short was autobiographical.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Have a feeling we’re about to see one of those 12 homers in a month-type runs.

Jason Grilli – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save as Arodys Vizcaino had the day off due to being asked to throw 35 pitches on Friday.  So, Arodys can close games every fifth day?  C’mon, the Braves don’t even have a game on Monday.  Did someone play Fredi Gonzalez the PSA recorded by Jeff Nelson?

Patrick Corbin – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  This game was vs. the Padres.  Anything less is unacceptable.  Tough love!

Yasmany Tomas – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (1, 2).  I told you last year he’d be good eventually!  I just didn’t mention it would be for one random game vs. one of the worst pitchers in baseball.

Brandon Drury – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Hasn’t really done anything so far (hitting .241, 2 RBIs coming into this game), but I’m cyclops’ing him in case he starts to break out.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-4, 3 runs 1 RBI and his 13th walk of the season, tying him for the major league lead.  Pretty solid.  Dot dot dot.  For a six-hole hitter!  Move him up already!  David Freese is hot garbage!

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-6 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  He hasn’t had multiple hits in a game in almost two weeks, which is likely nothing, but I wasn’t a fan of his in the preseason.  I think the Dreadless Pirate is on the wrong side of 29.  Yes, I’m an ageist.

Juan Nicasio – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Went nine up, nine down with four strikeouts to start the game, and it looked like clear sailing like a WASP from the Cape, but then the 4th inning happened where he gave up all three runs.  I watched a lot of the game and he was in decent control, and limited damage as a solid starter would.  I’m big-time on the fence with him for his next start, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like it.  Likely will be a league by league decision.  Or a decasio.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Bullpen session was scratched with a groin issue.  TMI!

Scott Kazmir – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.43.  Velocity?  Where we’re going we don’t need velocity!  And that would be to the DL.  Fo’serious, how long until he hits the DL with a mysterious injury?  Two weeks?  Three?  After his next start?  Where’s Darvish’s bookie?  I wanna make a bet.

Carl Crawford – Will begin his rehab assignment next week in Triple-A Oklahoma City.  Hopefully, he’s Okie dokie!  Amiright?!

Kenta Maeda – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.47.  Damn, I wish I owned him somewhere.  You Maeda me mad!  I originally thought he was a notch below Iwakuma, but not I think he’s a few notches above current Iwakuma and about the same as Iwakuma when he first arrived here.  (God forbid anyone were to compare a Japanese pitcher to a non-Japanese pitcher.)

Joc Pederson – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  So far his strikeout percentage is 36.8%.  It’s still early, which is why he’s not batting .098.

Aaron Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks in Fenway.  Sonavabench!  Well, I didn’t capitalize on having him in my lineup, but at least he filled me with confidence.  Not confidence in being able to choose when to start and sit guys, but confidence in Sanchez, in general.

Jose Bautista – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He hit this home run off Steven Wright, who dryly commented, “At least Bautista didn’t flip off the bat, vampires scare me.”

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-4.  Sadly, that came with no counting stats because he was moved down the order because he was hitting around .170 in the past week.  Glad to see Pillar remembered he wasn’t being paid to just stand there.

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 6 ER.  He’s been a real joy to own.  About as great a joy as watching that movie, Joy.  I know, I know, he wasn’t helped by his outfield.  I remember a day…  *standing now, with my fist on the lectern* …A day when he didn’t need help from his outfield.  A day… *walking out from behind the lectern, audience sees my Bermuda shorts, wondering why they’re listening to this idiot*  …A day when Kluber could overcome poor defense.  Thank you for your time, bingo will begin in just a few minutes.

Matt Harvey – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  I’m not saying it was because they had him pitch too many innings last year, but I bet Harvey would like me and everyone else to say that as he pointedly looked at Terry Collins with his best “I told you so” eyes.

Travis d’Arnaud – Sat out yesterday; he left Saturday’s game with an elbow contusion after being hit by a pitch.  He now has as many hits with his bat as he does with his elbow.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .308, and five straight games with a hit.  Could be a rising hot schmotato in a sea of MI-tatoes.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs as he now hits third because Clint Hurdle is not the manager of the Mets.  ‘Member when I said Michael Conforto was a sleeper?  I do.

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  And you wanted to drop him after his last start.  Uh-oh, I feel a rhyme coming on.  Tsk tsk.  Drinking that lobster bisque, rocking a C64 with a floppy disk, going to see a chiropractor with a slipped disk, wave-wave Carlton Fisk, I got egg whites, where’s the whisk?!  You were too scared to start Matz, afraid of the Indian bats?  Their lineup’s got holes!  And the Indians’ bats should be miniature totem poles.

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JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Haz-baker (playing time ) or Maxell Smith as an extra bat ? Or maybe both ?
6×6 mixed roto

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414:
Use my number one waiver clam for Haz ?

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414:
It’s a daily league

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

We have categories for hold and another for saves. Would you trade Jepsen for stroman my relievers are tolleson colome street McGee jepsen and dyson.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey

I know you are a fan of Domingo Santana but would you trade him for Carlos Gomez?

Lucky Dog
6 years ago

There once was a fellow named Goldschmidt
I seriously thought he could hit
But it’s all “whiff whiff whiff”
This dude is a stiff
He’s totally playing like….crap?

I suck at rhymes.

Also; trying the reverse jinx to get his mojo back. Hey batter batter batter, swing batter!

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  Lucky Dog
6 years ago

@Lucky Dog: You are bashing a guy on pace for 40 homer, 120 RBI and constantly robbed of MVPS?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Fungazi
6 years ago

@Fungazi: not bashing at all….trying to get the mojo going.

Just having fun with it – he’s hitting .200 – I coulda had Harper. Gimme a break.

Clos
Clos
6 years ago

Would you had ryu or Carl Crawford into DL if you had a DL spot?

Derrick
Derrick
6 years ago

JD Martinez for Sanu/Salazar.

Which side?

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

Oh Story, a Bomb Voyage for me? How thoughtful!

Lucky Dog
6 years ago

The Story continues. 2B & a HR so far…

Cust sayin

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

And the Story continues.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: dang -ya beat be to it! lol

Moneyball
Moneyball
Reply to  Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

It’s gonna be tough to author the first rookie 40/40 season without some singles and walks!

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

Tanner Roark was my 2-start pick-up of the week….ugh

Moneyball
Moneyball
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Try starting both.

Moneyball
Moneyball
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Also had the Matz start last week mentioned above…. that ended with a sweet Sunday of Matz & A.Sanchez & Corbin [2 ER in 20 Innings].

Jon Doe
Jon Doe
6 years ago

Last week Matz, this week Rodon… Great ways to start the week. At least last week my era miraculously finished at 2.33.

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

damn the cubs offense is wretched right now

Big league choo
Big league choo
6 years ago

10 team qs

Jo-Fer or lester and c-mart

FrankGrimes!
FrankGrimes!
6 years ago

Rodon…
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  FrankGrimes!
6 years ago

@FrankGrimes!: My ERA just jumped from 3.29 to 3.69 in 1/3 of an inning.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  VinWins
6 years ago

@VinWins: GuaranTEE he misses his next start.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  VinWins
6 years ago

@VinWins:
I don’t even want to look.
It’s going to be worse than yours tho!

Elijah
Reply to  FrankGrimes
6 years ago

@FrankGrimes:

WHooops. Thankfully I only have him in HtH

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  FrankGrimes!
6 years ago

@FrankGrimes!: Reeeeeally didn’t need that in the FCL. Time to microwave my leftover shittacos!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  nick the dick
6 years ago

@nick the dick:
Brutal. I think FCL is only
League I don’t have him.

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Rodon doesn’t have it tonight. Hope he gets out of the first

herschel
herschel
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414: happy monday. what a way to start out the week….

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. currently rocking castro/story at 2b/ss and we dont start an additional MI. was offered odor for my papelbon (my other closers are gregerson and jeffress). pull the trigger or hold?

Greg
Greg
6 years ago

1)ROS, Nunez or Haze? All cats…little edge to speed.
2) trade rate, I give haze, Velasquez, Chapman get posey…pitching is strong, 4 Closers deep, no catcher
3) same q, trade to same team (has 3 catchers!) Haze for Cervelli straight up

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
6 years ago

10 team H2H…lost both of the first two weeks by a MFin SB!! Do I drop Ian Desmond or Gattis to add Rajai? Or do I add Billy Burns? I also have Hazelbaker and Angel Pagan as movable pieces!! Sorry, took the weekend off, don’t know what the hell is goin on!

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks G!

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

Grey
Would you do a A. Sanchez + Nicasio for C. Rodon

Jerry
Jerry
6 years ago

Hey, Grey! Peralta or Reddick for the season? Thanks!

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

half my team is slumping (mookie, bryant, heyward, xander, abreu) and I lost schwarber for the season….still in first place. Gotta love it baby…
#blessed

Funscombe
Funscombe
6 years ago

Thanks for a great write up as always, Grey!

My team is not off to a great start. I could use some more pop. Castellanos is available in my league and is really calling my name. Like a siren. The alluring song of the Castellanos. Hazelbacker is available as well

I have Todd Frazier at 3B, Tyler White in UTIL, and currently have Freeman riding the bench. I think I saw above that you feel Castellanos > White. Drop White for Castellanos? Or Drop White for Hazelbacker? Hold? What is the meaning of life?

Alternatively, I could drop one of my pitchers for either of those bats: Nicasio, Nola and Ross are all candidates…but in that case I would just be dumping a pitcher for a bench bat and I’m not as keen on that.

Separately, I parted ways with Hoover as my third closer because he made me feel like I belonged in a shanty town with my pockets turned inside out.

I can pick up Jepsen, Gomez, or Madson to fill the void…leaning Jepsen but not sold.

Can you help me end my great depression? ^_^ Thanks as always!

Corey
Corey
6 years ago

Should I try to flip Cano for an ace SP while people are still drooling over his out of the gate power surge? I only have Jean Segura in reserve as a replacement and there are slim pickings on the wire for 2B (Schoop, Harrison, Walker, KiKi).

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Corey
6 years ago

@Corey: He’s a late boomer!

Corey
Corey
Reply to  Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

@Mrs.Featherbottom: We just say sausage.

muskysmell
muskysmell
Reply to  Corey
6 years ago

@Corey:
I wouldn’t necessarily say schoop is slim pickings…he’s putting up elite numbers so far in, albeit, a very short season thus far. Major sleeper potential.

I would trade Cano for an ace and pickup schoop if I could before Cano’s walker gives out and loses it’s right tennis ball

hankp
hankp
6 years ago

I currently have Rasmus as my UTIL in a 14 team 5×5 with a pretty well balanced offense. Would you hold with guys like Khris Davis, Desmond, Yasmany, and Avisail recently cut loose by others? Thanks!

Dudeman
Dudeman
6 years ago

Drop severino for a streaming spot or hold?

Thanks meaaaaaaaan

mrbaseball
mrbaseball
6 years ago

Carlos Rodon for Belt – keeper league – which side

gangreen
gangreen
6 years ago

I have noah ,arrieta , rodon , lackey ,rich hill, dylan bundy, ziegler,britton, and papelbon for pitching. Limited innings pitched in my league rotisserie. I want to trade for domingo and could with my pitching since he has no pitchers. None hes got like ten bench bats. Who should I try offering and be fair with it. He has no closer no relief whatso ever. I wanted to offer will myers for him but hes my backup first basemen to pujols.

gangreen
gangreen
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I picked up oswaldo arcia yesterday I love hime every year but if think this years it. Also avisail garcia again every year I own him in the begining. Should I pick up drury and drop avisail. Did you think of arcia because I commented to you about him. I figured when I saw him it was so under the radar and then all the sudden hes batting almost .280

gangreen
gangreen
Reply to  gangreen
6 years ago

@gangreen: should I keeping rich hill over lackey

Knucks
Knucks
6 years ago

Really thought they’d give Brito a decent shot/look. Less than 50 ABs I’m sure. Wonder if this means a Peter O’brien appearance sooner than we though.

Josh d
Josh d
6 years ago

Villar, Melvin upton, hardy, Ahmed, Arcia, lamb

Choice for bench bat?

Boomer19
Boomer19
6 years ago

Good day! I want to trade one of my closers for Deshields. I have Kimbrel, Street and Casilla (5 rp roto league). Should I trade any of them for Deshields if I have to? Obviously I am starting with Casilla then Street then Kimbrel.

Thanks.

Bocephus
Bocephus
6 years ago

Which deal is better?

I give up Cole/Story/Maeda for Syndergaard/Bogaerts
Or
Story for Frazier straight up (Have Longoria at 3B)

Or would you hold?

Thanks!

Josh d
Josh d
6 years ago

You think the white sox vs Angels ( Rodon vs Santiago will get above 8 runs) Angels bullpen is beat up

Josh d
Josh d
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: high scoring game or low scoring

Cohen
Cohen
6 years ago

Grey, are u starting Rodon tonight against LAA?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks

True and Correct
True and Correct
6 years ago

Seager.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  True and Correct
6 years ago

@True and Correct: There are two Seagers playing baseball… specify. Don’t make this difficult.

True and Correct
True and Correct
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: Guess I assumed s.s./o.f. v. s.s./o.f.
My sincere apologies.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  True and Correct
6 years ago

@True and Correct: just say ceager

True and Correct
True and Correct
6 years ago

For this week. Points. Eager/Springer v. Story/Cain ? Feels like a coin flip. Thanks

True and Correct
True and Correct
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Corey. s.s./o/f/ v. s.s./o.f.
I presume you like Springer/Seager over Cain/Story in points, then ? Sorry for the confusion.

True and Correct
True and Correct
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
6 years ago

Great work Grey… as always.

14 team H2H points weekly league…

this is my team.

C Realmuto
1b Santana
2B Odor
3B Machado
SS Semien
OF Stanton
OF Marte
OF Springer
Util Polanco

SP Syndergaard
SP Maeda
SP Tanaka
SP Rodon
SP Iglesias
RP Colome
RP Storen
RP Tolleson

Bench
OF DeShields
SP Conley
SP T. Ross (injured)
SP J. Garcia
SP Latos

3 x DL spots
SP Cobb
SP Daniel Norris
SP E. Rodriguez

What should I do to make my team better? any suggestions?

Thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks again! I’ll try to move one of them… will keep you posted…

Big league choo
Big league choo
6 years ago

6×6 qs

Nate karns or shane greene as a flyer

Bosox
Bosox
6 years ago

Thinking of dropping Corbin for joe Ross. What do you think?

Jiggy Nits
Jiggy Nits
6 years ago

we share a bond sir.

i own a 4$ jake peavy in my NL only roto 5×5

what are we doing with him? hide the pickle except home starts? droppable? thanks

mike
mike
6 years ago

Drop Duffy for for one of Turner/Harrison/Castellanos, or hold?

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

Ozuna.

I want to believe… the guy has both Barry Bonds and Andre Dawson at his disposal.

jacks
jacks
6 years ago

How you feeling about Brandon Moss as a 5th OF? I added him and started him this week over Hazelback and Saunders on the premise that home runs usually come in bunches. There are playing time concerns of course, but he’s a 25-30 HR bat and could have a bounce back year, no?

Teddy Heater
6 years ago

We’re both predicting ToreNadoes over the next few days. Can’t believe he just turned 25, crazy! Quick trade Question 12 team h2h

Castro & AJ or Kluber & Heyward

Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You just turned 15 in feelings, don’t short yourself. AJ, Adam Jones, Yo!

We just hashed it back in forth to Castro & Hanley for Kluber & Heyward

Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Mang. I do like Hanley having that 1b eligibility, but I already have Rizzo & Belt, needed to move a MI as Odor, Segura, Rendon & Turner stashed.

Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Can’t complain. We skipped the LA Pug meet up because I had football, which for the 5th straight week, I scored 2 TD’s. I may be fat, but I got hands like Gronk! Odie and Mugise got to come to the game and got mad attention as usual, they’re total people whores. We’re going to a dog B-day next Sunday in Sherman Oaks at the Zoom Room. My buddy rented out a room or space, it’s indoor and they get to run around the agility course and stuff, seemed pretty cool. Would Teddy like that?

Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: HAHA! We like our small circle too buddee! I’ll be the guinea pig for this Zoom Room thing and if it’s cool we can get the boys together so they can do their Zoomies. Ironically that’s what we call Odie when he goes into spaz mode mode and starts running around doing his laps like a maniac.

Tyler
Tyler
6 years ago

Drop Domingo Santana for Travis shaw?

Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man
6 years ago

I give up Stanton and Harvey

I get Mookie and Noah.

10-team keeper points league. K’s are minus one for batters and plus one for pitchers. Harvey’s mechanical issues are making me nervous. I’m assuming Stanton and Mookie will both get going and be comparable. Tough call, please help me Lothario.

Enrique
6 years ago

Hi Grey … I nearly picked up Arcia for the short-schedule day but grabbed Granderson instead. The SoN was high on both. Here’s to hoping both have a good day.

Would you roster Arcia over, say, Ozuna?

In a league with both saves and holds as separate categories (with a special eye for Ks, ratio help, and holds guys who might become closers), who’re your top three choices between Soria, Joe Smith, Trevor May, Perkins, Jumbo Diaz, Ken Giles? Right now I have Smith, May, and Giles rostered; the others are on waivers or will soon clear waivers.

Many thanks!

Enrique
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Of the other three (Soria, Perkins, Jumbo) who do you think is most likely to have an uptick in value? I have a roster spot for streamers and I probably won’t need it for a few days. Could be worth grabbing a reliever in case the landscape changes.

Thanks again…

Enrique
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Cooper
Cooper
6 years ago

Grey, good sir. I’m trying to pull off a trade and send off Story, possibly with Trumbo and Kluber or Matz. Of course, when he said Sale was off the table i said so are my 2 pitchers.

I might be able to get Stressbird instead (and Diaz) Am i wrong to think of including Corbin or Walker. He has also offered Tanaka str8 up for Story. Maybe i do that as an alternative. This league has K/BB ratio as a category in 10 team h2h. (Keep 6)

Cooper
Cooper
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks for the help. He countered and added Tanaka wirh Diaz and Straus for Trumbo, Story and Matz and i took it. I’m solid on power. Tanaka’s whip and k/bb rate will give me a good trade chip later

Chisoxx_22
Chisoxx_22
6 years ago

5×5 roto 8 teams. I have springer and was offered mazara and familia for him. I’m leading hr and RBI but almost last in every pitching category, my pitching should bounce back but don’t want to get too far back in points

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Which matchup is more lopsided today?
Syndergaard vs. Eickhoff
JoFer vs. Roark

Big league choo
Big league choo
6 years ago

10 team 6×6 qs

Shane greene or nate karns as back of rotation flyer

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Your weekly reminder…continue the strong hate for Gio, it’s working. I hear he speaks ill of your mother, by the way.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve:

Stopped throwing curveballs, started throwing change ups. The ipso drafto narrative of the year is the Nats changed team landscape with the new coaching staff. Baker, Lopes, Maddux.

Sky
Sky
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

He’s also faced the Braves and the Phils and featured a 3.82 xFIP over that small span. With a career 3.83 BB/9 rate and currently only walking 2 per in those two lone starts, I’m not sure I’d be jumping on the small sample size myself.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Sky
6 years ago

@Sky:

What, you don’t think he’s going to finish the year with an 0.69 ERA?

I’m not saying he’s all of a sudden an SP1. I did have some reasons for liking him including Maddux picking up a flaw in his delivery which he thought might help the control issue.

I picked him in Scout, Albringer of Rain mocked me. I defended him. Then I doubted myself. Then said Albringer drafted him in Tout. Then I suggested we think positive thoughts. Then we decided I would think positive thoughts and he would think negative thoughts. So far so good.

Sky
Sky
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Haha, gotcha. I think a repeat of 2015 with better luck should be in line. Maybe an SP3? He went cheap enough that value should be reached on anyways.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Sky
6 years ago

@Sky:

I could see him as a high 3, yeah.

Sky
Sky
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Yeah, 2015’s .341 BABIP likely normalizes so there’s reason for hope in a bounceback to some reasonable WHIP numbers. I’m picking up what you’re putting down now.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

He has issues.

sagnof.R.E.A.M
sagnof.R.E.A.M
6 years ago

3 REALLY FUN QUESTIONS

1. Iwakuma/andrus/blackmon (dl)
Or
Heyward/Aledmys Diaz/Cishek?

2. Estrada over Nicasio?

3. Appreciate the d’arnaud elbow hit counter… dump him for keepin it Realmuto? d’arnaud can’t stay on d’field but I keep drafting him.
Thanks as always

Burt
Burt
6 years ago

H2H 5×5
Drop d’Arnaud for Wilson Ramos?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

The thing above about Frazier and Blackmon being dropped makes me wonder, is there an official razz term for a league that’s so uncompetitive as to be a joke?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: These guys are all baseball fans and know a lot about the game. This is a league with my college buddies, and my first year playing with them, but I’m in shock at how impatient they are.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I agree with @OaktownSteve that there needs to be a term for premature/panic dropping… On the flip side – if these players my leaguemates have been dropping don’t turn things around, it’s a smart drop. I recall guys like Hank Blalock or Garrett Atkins where the bottom fell off so fast.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I only call that back because he was on my team the season before the bottom truly fell out. The year I owned him, he still got to 90+ RBIs, but his BA was like .200 for a long period before he got hot. I avoided him like the plague the next year.

mike ferrari
mike ferrari
6 years ago

thoughts on Josh Harrison?

Thinking about getting Pap/Mcgee/Casilla for him.

if i do, which you recommend?

mike ferrari
mike ferrari
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Let me rephrase, thinking Harrison and Colome for pap. (have andrew miller, allen, 13 team mixed) fine on steals (got deshiznit)

Will harrison stick in the order when Kang back?

Feel like colome is just relevant until boxberger is back

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
6 years ago

Man how good does Travis Shaw look so far?

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

@Grey: A few days after some team dropped Charlie Blackmon, who I picked up and stashed on my DL, another team has dropped Todd Frazier… needless to say, I have a waiver claim in on him for Carlos Santana.

My question today is: Since my league counts both BA and OBP, is Mauer good value? I am thinking of picking him up if I end up with Frazier to hold my UTIL spot until Frazier gets going…

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung:

That’s all just silly.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: Yeah I know! These guys are so impatient – we only have 6 moves per week, and going into the season, I was thinking of using all 6 of pitching streamers, but I’ve been using them on waiver claims. Earlier drops included Kipnis and Rendon. Kipnis is still a FA! I can’t pick him up because I need power and Schoop profiles better as a power guy than Kipnis.

If I do end up with Frazier (my waiver priority is 10, so it’s unlikely), I’m going to need a hot schmotato to hold me over till Frazier gets hot…

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung:

Wow…how many teams are in this league?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  OaktownSteve
6 years ago

@OaktownSteve: 10 team league, cats are standard 5×5 with added Ks and OBP for batters, K/9 and L for pitchers

knucks
knucks
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung: Is the ‘pants on the ground’ guy in this league too?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: hahaha nice reference! No this league limits American Idol contestants to 1

ryanoger
ryanoger
6 years ago

10 team h2h redraft league (holds are counted)

c- Meso
1- Rizzo
2- Skinny Dee
SS- Corey Seager
3- Machado
OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
Util- Mazara, Deshizznit

NA- AJ Reed

SP- Thor, Salazar, Wainwright, Matz, Joe Ross, Corbin, Y. Ventura, Matt Moore
RP- K-Rod, Madson, Jepsen, Arold-Rage
DL- Darvish, Ryu

Moustakas was just dropped. I need the power, he is worth a waiver, based on my team above right? Who would I lose I’m running out of guys to drop…or hold?

thanks man!
ryan

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Yeah, that’s what I was thinking…we need to add a roster spot or two for next year…only having 22 roster spots kills me.

thanks grey!

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Which side do you like Miggy/Morales/Familia or Stanton/Ortiz/Romo?

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

Who’s your Batty Call for today? I’m in Yahoo so I can pick someone up even after the morning game

Dropping Dingleberries
Dropping Dingleberries
6 years ago

Grey – fantastic stuff as always. Bored out of my mind with underwhelming Corey Dickerson. Would you drop him for any of – Pagan, Colby Rasmus, Billy Burns or Brandon Moss (gulp)?

If so – who would you target? Thanks!!

Kirk
Kirk
6 years ago

Keep running Diaz out there, or grab someone like Semien or Asdrubal instead?

Det. John Kimble
Det. John Kimble
6 years ago

Doolittle or Madson in that A’s bullpen? I am inclined to say neither, but there are no closers I am comfortable with on the wire (Hoover and Rodney).

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Det. John Kimble
6 years ago

@Det. John Kimble:

Madson then Axford

MIke
MIke
6 years ago

Hi Grey,

I am in a league with a crazy man – just dropped …

Chris Archer
Garrett Richards

I am waiting on Yu Darvish to return, but should I drop him for either of the above?

Thanks!

Mike.

MIke
MIke
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
Reply to  MIke
6 years ago

@MIke: No offense, but you might need a better league… ?

MIke
MIke
Reply to  Bill Lumbergh
6 years ago

@Bill Lumbergh: None taken – I didnt make the move.

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
Reply to  MIke
6 years ago

@MIke: I should say “need a deeper league”… Good move staying put in a shallow league!

E
E
6 years ago

Starting Archie Bradley tonight?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey,

Got an offer where I give up Altuve for either Greinke or Felix. Was I right to pass it up and ask for either Kershaw or Arrieta

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Ooh, Kimbrel just stuck it to Tazawa.

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
6 years ago

@Grey: Just made a trade in my 16 team H2H points keeper league. Scoring heavily favors pitching and we only keep 3 players. Roster I inherited was very wonky. Just landed Jose Fernandez and Delino for Matz, Polanco, Salazar (none of which I would have kept). Loving this for the long term! Thoughts?

Slim
Slim
6 years ago

Re: Comparing Japanese pitchers to other Japanese pitchers… It’s so bad in basketball on draft day. If they are a 7-foot foreigner with a jump shot then they’re the next Dirk. If they are white they will only get comped to other white guys. Last year when Devin Booker was drafted was the worst, all the major outlets kept saying “he’s the next Klay Thompson!” I bet if you don’t know who Devin Booker even is you now know what he looks like… They aren’t even remotely apologetic about it like you kinda were. So yeah, thanks for pointing it out. It’s absurd.

So is this little rant considered ‘a millennial thing to do’? It kinda feels that way.

Scott
Scott