Apparently, it was never the elevation in Coors.  It was because it was cold in Colorado.  Or at least that’s what the Yanks/Tigers game looked like last night while it was played in Arctic temps (granted, a hot day in the Arctic) and snow.  Other teams may get some ideas that it’s all about the cold.  “Let’s get Howard, Utley, Galvis and Asche on that side of the air conditioner, and the outfield on the other side.  Now go straight from the AC to the batter’s box.  No, don’t stop at the on-deck circle!  You’re dropping to room temp!”  Yesterday, David Price gave up 8 ER on 13 baserunners in 2 1/3 IP.  That reminded Yankee fans of their teams from the 1950s, or when most of the current roster was teenagers.   Obviously, this is just a blip, but if you can buy Price from a panicked owner, I’d consider it, even if it did seem yesterday like Price was Rocky screaming at Mickey to cut him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joe Nathan – Exited his rehab assignment after aggravating his elbow injury.  Funny, I aggravate myself whenever I draft him.

Gregorio Petit – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs.  With the Yanks middle infield combo of Gregorio/Gregorius, the Yankees right field bleacher chants have never been so moving.

Brian McCann – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He’s a professional hitter!  Seriously, they pay him to play baseball, hitting’s involved.

Chase Headley – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Just another Yankee hitter that was grooving in Motown.  He ain’t Headley, he’s my brother.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Don’t have to tell me twice!  Apparently, you have to tell me five times because I dropped Lind and grabbed Te(i)x in my RCL.  (My RCL where I’m in first by, like, 30 points.  Good showing, guys!)

David Wright – Expected out for three weeks.  He better hurry, the Mets might clinch by then.

Matt Harvey – Has a foot issue and having it looked at by doctors.  All of us that don’t own him can hope he misses the podiatrist’s office and accidentally goes to the pediatrician’s and gets chicken pox.

Eric Stults – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks. Stults looked Some Kind of Wonderful yesterday, but usually he resembles Rocky Dennis.

Dillon Gee – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Gee ended up with a no decision, but the Mets still won.  I swear, Jeurys Familia is going to tie Mariano’s career mark in one year.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  His other homers came on my off days so I didn’t mention him, but he’s raised his average from .143 to .273 in the last ten games and has three homers in that time.  I own Flores on two teams, and I’d consider him for more.

Dexter Fowler – Left yesterday’s game with groin tightness.  That’s something that every Cubs fan is currently suffering from.

Vance Worley – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Okay, but never trust The Vanimal.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Polanco is basically Marte just a year behind him in school.  Damn, that made me think of Underclassman, the terrible Nick Cannon movie.  Was it not enough to ruin my favorite movie, Can’t Buy Me Love?  Was it not enough?!

Mark Melancon – T. Wats– Sorry, Tony Watson got the save yesterday (2 IP, 0 ER), but only because Melancon had worked in previous days.  Hurdle said that he was going to keep Melancon as the closer.  Hurdle went on to add, “I didn’t spend all that time to learn how to correctly pronounce Melancon for nothing.”  Yesterday’s game does clarify the hierarchy for saves for when Melancon finally gets replaced.  Get and own T. Wats– Sorry, Watson.

Starling Marte – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the hand by a Hammel pitch.  Buh-buh-buh-buh-but Marte is my Blue Ivy.  Baby needs me and I need him!  X-rays are coming back that he’s fine.  He best be, otherwise Hammel and I gonna be warring.  I might even war with Hamels cause his name is so similar.

Matt Wieters – Expected to try out his elbow in extended spring training.  As long as it’s not hyper-extended spring training.  High five!

Jimmy Paredes – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1).  Hey, it’s Ethel Merman’s favorite player!

Devon Travis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (1).  Pedafroia Man is back!  You remember Pedafroia Man’s hit single, “Because I didn’t get drafted high.”

Jose Bautista – Due to a throw to first from right field, he hurt his shoulder and could require a DL stint.  Here’s one for John Gibbons or anyone that wants to play at home.  Who’s the Jays DH?  You can Google it if you need to, I’ll wait.  If Gibbons is reading and needs to Google it, it’s sorta my point.  Edwin was the DH yesterday, but he can play 1st.  So, really the only ‘bats’ that need to DH are Justin Smoak and Dioner Navarro.  Those are the reasons Bautista is risking serious injury.  Good thing Bautista’s in the outfield with a shoulder that makes it impossible for him to throw.  An excellent call, Gibbons.  *smashes head into desk, desk’s middle gives and head gets stuck*  A little help!

Aaron Sanchez – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (7 BBs), 4 Ks.  Are we sure he isn’t Jonathan Sanchez in disguise?

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  No word on how long Bautista might be out.  He could be back today, but, in deep leagues, I would cyclops-monocle Smoak.  I like him if he’s getting playing time.

Shane Victorino – Left yesterday’s game due to hamstring tightness.  In related news, 99% of fantasy baseballers went to their league waivers to see if Rusney was available.  It sounds minor with Victorino, and Rusney isn’t even playing himself.

Dustin Pedroia – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Pedroia making sure no one forgets he’s the original Sparky Anklebiter.  Mini OG!

David Ortiz – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .208.  Speaking of OGs (Old Geezers, in this example), Ortiz has looked his age in the early going and I’m gonna start calling him David Oldgeez if he doesn’t pick up the pace.

Alex Cobb – The Tampa Bay Peach is set to throw a bullpen session on Friday.  Mid to late-May seem the most optimistic of timetables.  Definitely more optimistic than 1 x 1 = 1.  That is the saddest times table.  Who’s doing that math?  Aimee Mann?

Steven Souza – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, but left early with a forearm cramp.  Sounds like he’ll be fine.  Just take two Midol.  Not you, Cougs!  Damn, I was reading that aloud.

Nate Karns – 6 IP, 5 ER.  Karnsarnit!

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  Welcome to the 2015 season, ‘Drubal!

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-5, hitting .304.  Meanwhile, Saltalamacchia spent the afternoon spelling his name to a Starbucks barista.

Jarred Cosart – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. the Phils.  The Stream-o-Nator yesterday predicted Cosart would get six innings, four strikeouts and give up two earned runs.  Stupid machine!

Cody Asche – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .340.  In the Phils’ lineup, Asche is the Cracker Jack prize.  Not in the traditional sense, because some people like the caramel corn and nuts.  No, it’s like Asche is stuck in the middle of the crack of a very large man named Jack.

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Right after the game, he sent his LinkedIn profile to the Giants.

Wilin Rosario – Sent to Triple-A.  It’s a real pain for Wilin to pack since he’s currently carrying with him every other team’s jersey.

LaTroy Hawkins – Sent to the Disgraceful List with a biceps injury.  While it was being reported, you could hear Walt Weiss in his office playing Eminem’s Cleaning Out My Closet.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-3 and two home runs (3, 4).  Put your plantar fasciitis concerns in a pot and plant ’em in a well-lit spot!

Yangervis Solarte – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .343 and that was his 2nd homer since Sunday.  Hot schmotato alert!

Wil Myers – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .309.  Prolly the one player I own more than any other player, so I’m being sincere when I tell you I call collect to Nepal every night and ask a sherpa to pray for Myers.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .325.  What fun, Wong dong!  I give it about five days until the Cards move the .193-hitting Heyward out of the two hole.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Did anyone see the replay of his home run trot?  If you didn’t, imagine he crossed home doing The Truffle Shuffle.

Doug Fister – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Fister was hit hard by Wong and Carpenter.  All they needed was a pizza deliveryman and they would’ve had an amateur film.

Archie Bradley – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks vs. the Rangers.  Coming into the game, the Rangers had a .291 OBP.  Andrus hadn’t walked yet this season, Bradley walked him.  Beltre had a .234 OBP.  Walked him too.  Odor had a .288 OBP, yup, him too.  I like Bradley, and he has a 1.45 ERA, but his peripherals are about as bad as they come.

Chris Owings – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I liked Owings coming into the year, and he went 3-for-4 on Sunday with a steal and could be starting to heat up.  I wouldn’t say I’m Owings Chris yet, but I’m about to.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, and his 2nd steal, hitting .358.  Judging Pollock on his first four games when he was hitting .130 was like judging Pollock by how clean he kept his studio.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .183.  Up until now he’s been like A-drain.  Amiright?!

Carlos Quentin – Signed a minor league deal with the Mariners.  Quentin, there’s no such thing as minor league deals, there’s only minor league players, remember that!

Mike Zunino – 1-for-3 and his 2nd home run.  Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

J.A. Happ – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  The Stream-o-Nator predicted Happ would get 5.7 Ks, 2.6 ER and go 6 IP.  What a crock!

Brad Miller – 2-for-3, 1 RBI, hitting .298.  If this is a trust exercise, I’m failing.  You hurt me too much last year!

Chris Carter – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .122, which, I believe, is just percentage points above his career average.

Matt Shoemaker – Placed on the bereavement list.  That’s nice of him to mourn my fantasy team’s ratios.

Ben Zobrist – Ready to do baseball activities.  So, he went from getting scratched to scratching himself.

Billy Butler – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd in as many games, hitting .377.  Why can’t his walk-up music be Chili’s baby back rib jingle?

Ike Davis – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .348, which comes a day after he pitched a 1-2-3 inning.  Regarding the ease in which he took the mound, Ike said he just imagined pitching to himself.

Josh Reddick – 3-for-5 and Marcus Semien went 2-for-4, 1 run with his 2nd steal.  Didn’t see the game, but I’m guessing Semien was running because of Reddick.

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the Angels.  I love my Sonny boy, so don’t take this the wrong way, but the Angels offense looks pitiful.  It’s Calhoun, Trout then a bunch of pooholes.

Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. Madison Bumgarner 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  This was also a rematch of Tino Fernandez and Walter Thompson.  Oh, you don’t know those two people.  They just meet by the giant glove in the outfield and shout insults at each other.

Alex Guerrero – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs, hitting .438.  And still pinch hitting!  Seriously, someone needs to paste a mustache on Mattingly’s face while he’s asleep so he wakes up with some smarts.  He’s the King of the Mr. Bungles.

Danny Santana – 2-for-5, hitting .218.  I hear the calls for Dannys’s head.  10-4, over-the-internet buddies.  I still think you should hold him a bit longer.

Mike Pelfrey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I might be going crazy, but where are the bats on the Pelfrey?

Jimmy Nelson – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 1.35.  Just as I drew it up when I meant to draft him everywhere and got him nowhere.  Nelson looks like the one bright spot for the Brewers team.  Well that and they didn’t lose anyone to an injury yesterday.  By the by, I have K-Rod on multiple teams and am dying for saves in those leagues.  T. Wats–Sorry, Tony Watson has as many saves as you and he’s not even an official closer!

Johnny Cueto – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Lose Crew.  Takes a real bully like Cueto to beat up on the Brewers when they’re down.  Speaking of which, stream everyone against the Brewers.

Carlos Carrasco – Indians revealed that he was removed early on Tuesday due to being tight.  I sure hope the Indians are using that in the Urban Dictionary sense like, “Carrasco is tight, yo!”

Michael Brantley – 0-for-3, hitting .226.  Saberhagenmetrics is a fickle mistress that deletes from your DVR the result show of The Voice and tells your wife you watched it without her.

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 6 ER, 14 baserunners, 6 Ks.  More like Klubed.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  The Grande Dolor looks like he is worth the price of admission.  The price of admission is having Frank Thomas send cease and desist letters every time Abreu’s mentioned.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  Mr. hot schmotato rising!  Got to keep on rising!

Jeff Samardzija – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 3.33.  Alphabet Soup didn’t look like he had his best stuff, but as Hawk Harrelson said– Oh, who are we kidding, I wouldn’t watch a White Sox game with the Hawk feed.  That guy would grate on a monk’s nerves.  I asked my Nepal prayer sherpa, he confirmed.

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musky smell
musky smell
7 years ago

Grey,
Would you do a Tanaka for Archer?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Hmmmm – not exactly 3 easy outs for ol’ Wade here.

Web
Web
7 years ago

Ranks these 3 please
Bogaerts, Segura, Alexei Ramirez
And
Betts or Dozier?

Web
Web
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thanks..I was worried you’d say Xander (which I own) just hate his place in the batting order

Alex Dodd
Alex Dodd
7 years ago

who do i drop with smyly coming off the DL (H2H league)?

arrieta
samardzija
archer
carrasco
salazar
bauer
pomeranz
hahn
desclafani
carlos martinez

Alex Dodd
Alex Dodd
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thanks! do you think smylies’ ready to go right away against the dongpiece that is the jays lineup right now?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

C’mon Royals – get a lead for ol’ Wade.

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

@Grey: *googles crack pipe* yeah looks like a good time!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Yum, yum, get me some.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
Only thing better
Is smoking crack
Right after

Alex Dodd
Alex Dodd
7 years ago

Josh Harrison just appeared on the waiver wire. would you drop anybody to pick him up? i’m pretty severely lacking in steals, and also behind in homers, era and whip.

C Hundley
1B EE
2B Travis
3B Arenado
SS Bogaerts
OF Upton
OF Cargo(nzalez)
OF Blackmon
UT Eaton
UT Duda
BN Hosmer
BN Kipnis
DL D’Arnaud

SP Archer
SP Hughes
SP Bauer
SP DeSclafani
SP Iwakuma
SP Eovaldi
SP Hutchison
SP Arrieta
SP Anderson
RP Allen
RP Street

Alex Dodd
Alex Dodd
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: i was thinking harrison might be a big enough upgrade from duda or eaton, but i abide by the master lothario.

Alex Dodd
Alex Dodd
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: would you try to flip any of these pitchers for cain? i’m *really* desperate for steals and his owner is suffering in the Ws and Ks.

Alex Dodd
Alex Dodd
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: always the voice of reason. you should apply for a job as the Royals bench coach.

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

I need to drop a SP for Smyly in another league, too. Drop AJ Burnett, Chase Anderson, Hahn, Paxton, McCarthy, or Shoemaker?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Jon
7 years ago

Or I could keep all of those SPs and drop Travis Snider instead.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
7 years ago

Been playing Middlebrooks at IF while Longo and Wet Tail suck ass. Would you dump Middlebrooks to give Yasmany a shot at IF?

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Wilsonian
7 years ago

@Wilsonian: Think Longo is still who you want. Small sample size, but his walk % is higher than K%, and line drives look good. His BABIP is under .250. He’ll come around its early.

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

I have Smyly eligible to come off the DL tomorrow. Drop any of these guys for him:

Shoemaker, Paxton, McHugh, Iwakuma, Salazar, Hughes, or Wood?

chad
chad
7 years ago

I was offered Andrus for my Greene in 10 team h2h, I need to jump on that right?

My pitching is: Kennedy, Cobb, Arrieta, Hamels, Lynn, Carrasco, and Hutchinson

primetime_players
primetime_players
7 years ago

ROS Familia or Ottavino?

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
7 years ago

BFF some how pre-draft my H2H ESPN league deleted a Utlility spot, but replaced the 1b/3b & the 2nd /SS into 2 IF spots. These “adjustments” were made without my knowledge which I compare to Spygate, Deflate-gate or in Razzball terms some sort of “Roofie” Long story short we only have 3 bench spots & 1 DL Castillo & Saunders are available….
I have the following squad in a 10 team H2H;

Vogt
Rizzo
Dee
Arenado
Xman
IF-E5
IF-Wong
AJ
Upton
Dickerson
Bruce
Ozuna
Bench-A Garcia, Moose & Tomas

SP-Samardzjia
SP-Arrieta
SP-Wood
SP-Fiers
SP-Castro
RP-Britton
RP-Davis
DL-Doolittle

The guy I’m trading needs OF cause he has Cargom on the DL

Upton & Bruce for Cain & Duda

Upton & Moose for Cain & Duda (I like this one better but if I can move Bruce and get Duda and grab Saunders I feel I’ll be in good shape) thoughts??

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Teddy Heater
7 years ago

@Teddy Heater:No good, my aquaintance. You have E5 and Wong for infield and Rizzo at 1b why do you need Duda? Gotta keep Upton.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  nick the dick
7 years ago

@nick the dick: I’d put Duda at the other IF spot and pepper Wong in if I needed him. Ozuna will cover Bruce’s numbers and I can grab Saunders or Castillo

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Teddy Heater
7 years ago

@Teddy Heater: I hear ya, I’d want to keep Upton though and drop Moose to grab Saunders if that’s who you want to fit in then worry about Rusney when he’s up. And if you reeeally wanted to stash Rusney then I’d drop Fiers or Tomas. I think with Upton being by far the best player in the deal it’s just too much. But I like big dogs so what do I know?

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  nick the dick
7 years ago

@nick the dick: I just told Grey I was high on the Sugar Cain. I like where you’re at. I definitely like Saunders over Moose, but the whole post, post, post hype sleeper has me hypnotized Arenado, Dickerson and Upton injuries didn’t help that paranoia

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Sorry BFF I’m high on that sugar Cain, I have him rostered on 3 of 5 trams so I just caught up and with you pushing Brantley so hard last year I didn’t want to be on the Outside looking in. Thanks for talking me down! Ha! 2 quick questions, have you watched Interstellar and what do you think about Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams for True Detective 2???

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

@Grey: Don’t like Vaughn a ton??!…oh, for this role you meant…Please say you meant just for this role!! Grey. GREY!

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

@Grey: Phew!

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Teddy Heater
7 years ago

@Teddy Heater: Haven’t seen Interstellar yet. Vince Vaughn can do no wrong although it’s an odd choice, Farrel sucks. Rachael McAdams is……ahh my bad, you were talking to the guy who talked you off that trade. Rats, I thought I made a new friend

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  nick the dick
7 years ago

@nick the dick: I’m actually pretty intrigued to see how Vaughn does. He hasn’t made a bad movie, even delivery man had it’s moments. Interstellar is a trip, I definitely recommend it.

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

This is a nice Royals/White Sox brawl here. You think they saw that Chris Rock interview and are trying to get gully?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  nick the dick
7 years ago

@nick the dick: nah, they’ve been watching hockey. Cain got jersey pulled up over his head.

Best one I’ve seen since Cards/reds with Cueto on the fence.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  The Great Knoche
7 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Ha I saw that. I thought he was doing Cornholio and calling them buttheads. It was a nice tussle.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  nick the dick
7 years ago

@nick the dick: You have TP for my Bunghole?

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  The Great Knoche
7 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Chick once asked me when we were messin’ around if I have pee pee for her tongue hole. Strangely, she had never seen Beavis and Butthead.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  nick the dick
7 years ago

@nick the dick: Ha, that’s the kind that leaves you with “fire” later when oupee.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
7 years ago

@The Great Knoche: you pee.

Happy Vegans
Happy Vegans
7 years ago

WTF is up with Ventura lately? Dude better be the baddest a$$ smurf on the planet, cuz one day somebody’s gonna take him to the woodshed.

Happy Vegans
Happy Vegans
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: That’s exactly why pitchers should have to hit.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
7 years ago

Fisticuffs in Chicago!
Ventura is a punk haha

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
7 years ago

Hi Grey,
Always enjoy your updates and write-ups.
Any idea when the Phillies might recall Franco? Also, if Fowler misses time, should I gamble and drop EY for Alcantara?
My team:
H2H 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG.
Ca Plawecki
1B Goldschmidt
2B Gennett (DL)
3B Wright (DL)
SS Flores
INF Bryant
OF Dickerson
OF Myers
OF Pollock
OF K. Davis
Util. Guerrero
Bench M. Franco
Bench EY Jr.

CL Chapman
CL Melancon
SP Shields
SP Arrieta
SP Alvarez (DL)
SP W. Peralta
SP K. Hendricks
SP Locke
SP Heston
SP Bolsinger

Big Magoo
7 years ago

Moustakas just barely avoided a Sale fastball to the face. This came after Abreu was plunked in the previous inning. The Royals would do well to sign Adam Dunn or Wily Mo for some added bench muscle.

Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Brawl in Chicago. Ventura started jawing at Eaton and all hell broke loose. What’s up with KC these days? It’s gonna be a mash unit over there by Memorial Day.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: And now blowing up over a 23 year old getting nuts about a ground ball. Yikes, love the Royals spirit.

Samardzjia wants to play some football. Kansa City doesn’t need Adam Dunn, they need Christian Okoye.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Grrrrrr. Benched Castro again, in favour of O’Day hoping for a Hold.

Sad trombone.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: And just like that, I’m OK with it.

Brooke
Brooke
7 years ago

Hi Grey! So my RP is Allen and he looks like he stinks. Andrew Miller and Soria are out there, would you drop Allen for either of them and if so what order do you rank them? Thank you!

Josh
Josh
7 years ago

Is axford worth rostering? on one hand if ottavino is hurt its nice to have his handcuff, on the other hand rostering axford at coors field is asking to lose ERA/WHIP each week Alternative would be picking up a streamer to stay competitive in K and W this week (i’m slightly behind in K with same amount of pitchers as other dude, and tied in wins)

WHODAT
WHODAT
7 years ago

Hurting for pitching. Travis Wood or Hector Santiago for short term help?

Bryan
Bryan
7 years ago

Grey, should I pick up Rusney and drop Smoak, I just read he is ramping up baseball activities.

Bryan
Bryan
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thanks

Tom
Tom
7 years ago

Should I drop Doug Fister for one of the following and if so which one?

Jimmy Nelson, Anthony DeSclafani, or Chris Heston

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Okay thanks. I am also thinking of placing a claim on Stephen Vogt as insurance against losing Devin Mesoraco for the rest of the year. This hip looks like a problem especially for a catcher.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Tom
7 years ago

@Tom:

Also Vogt is awesome

Colonel Angus
Colonel Angus
7 years ago

Would you drop Weaver for either Melky or Happ?

ryanoger
ryanoger
7 years ago

C-Mart or Salazar ROS?

thanks grey
Ryan

John
John
7 years ago

Hutch you Bas*** anyhow would you drop any of betances clippard davis in a saves lg shallow bench for betances or/and hahn?

John
John
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: oyyy drop betances or clippard or Davis or 2 of them for Hahn and or hutch

John
John
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: its wade Davis sorry about that!!

John
John
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: So hahn hutch not screaming at ya. My current sp richards carrasco wacha pineda keuchel quintana, thinking i dont need add any sp at the moment?

Eng
Eng
7 years ago

Fuck Drew Hutchison. T’is all.

Travis
Travis
7 years ago

Which sidd you like: Gerrit Cole + Pujols for Wil Myers + Abreu?

Blake Bruce
Blake Bruce
7 years ago

With Victorino having hammy problems (once again!)
Some beatwriters think Allen Craig me be the beneficiary..
Your thoughts? In AL only is Nava or Craig better? Or just ignore them both and roll with Pillar
even though Saunders is coming back soon? Thanks my man!

Blake Bruce
Blake Bruce
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Also I am curious… That Jose Ramirez or drop it cold for Brad Miller? I have Lindor in the minors at $1 (TAH TAH TASTY)

Pb&j
Pb&j
7 years ago

Hutchison! Should I be dumping Paxton or Simons for him?

Red Barons
Red Barons
7 years ago

Y! 12-team 5×5 roto:
Somebody just dropped CarGo. I’m last on waivers, but nobody seems to claim except me so here’s hoping…
Do I drop Ozuna, Avisail, or hold? These guys have a lot of upside and CarGo is rather blah to own so I’m leaning towards holding.
Thanks!

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Ike Davis had another opposite field hit. Now that you think about it, if you’re a mile away from home you should be able to take everything oppo.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

If Hunter Pence, Kenley Jansen and David Wright are all activated on the same day (all owned on one team for me), I will post the name of a bar and a time that day and I will buy unlimited drinks for anybody who approaches me and uses the code words: Oaktown Steve.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

I’ll fly down for the day.

highheat17
highheat17
7 years ago

Dang I’m sorry!! Rough day…Drop Chris Davis (Not Steve Pearce) p/u Osuna. The brain is a terrible thing to waste!.

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
7 years ago

Grey I know you don’t like Daniel Murphy but he is sitting on the wire taunting me to pick him up with his 4 ribbie game i’m thinking hot streak. Dropping Solarte for him, well put claim in. He always seems to be 10-.280-10 so tell me how wrong i am.

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: A little 1 F rubbing off on you.

Phil
Phil
7 years ago

Would you trade my Headley for his Archie Bradley? 7×7 standard 5×5 with obp, slug, k/9 and qs. This is how my roster currently looks.

Yasmani Grandal LAD – C,1B
Anthony Rizzo ChC – 1B ?
Wilmer Flores NYM – 2B,SS
Chris Davis Bal – 1B,3B
Ian Desmond Was – SS
Lucas Duda NYM – 1B
Xander Bogaerts Bos – 3B,SS
Matt Kemp SD – OF
Wil Myers SD – OF
Starling Marte Pit – OF ?
Danny Santana Min – SS,OF
Joc Pederson LAD – OF
Chase Headley NYY – 1B,3B
Félix Hernández Sea – SP
Edinson Vólquez KC – SP
Miguel Castro Tor – RP
Luke Gregerson Hou – RP
Carlos Carrasco Cle – SP,RP ?
Trevor Bauer Cle – SP
Drew Hutchison Tor – SP
Eric Hosmer KC – 1B
Jason Kipnis Cle – 2B
Michael Saunders Tor – OF
Tony Watson Pit – RP
Aarón Sánchez Tor – SP,RP
Matt Shoemaker LAA – SP,RP
Chris Heston SF – SP,RP
Kenley Jansen LAD – RP

tals23
tals23
7 years ago

I have been offered Felix Hernandez for grilli, segura or boegarts and odirrizi …..my question is two fold….is this a trade I should jump at? I currently have three closers (grilli, boxberger, and wade Davis….two of the three seemingly destined to be out of a job sooner than later….so Trading grilli could potentially leave me with no closers in a 2 closer league..not sure it’s worth it….the other part of this query involves the SS in this deal….do I give up segura or boegarts….the other other will take either one

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
7 years ago

10 team h2h limited moves league, trying to work out a trade for Souza. The plan is to pair one of Moss/Duda with a starter for Souza, but so far he doesn’t like any of my offers.

Here is my team:

C McCann
1B Ortiz
2B Kipnis
3B Donaldson
SS Desmond
OF Trout
OF Marte
OF Soler
UTL Duda
BN Moss

SP Hamels, Carrasco, Arrieta, DeGrom, Wacha, Kuechel, Salazar, Paxton, Shoemaker
RP Casilla, Rondon, Ottavino

What is the best pitcher you would pair with one of Moss/Duda for Souza? So far I have tried Shoemaker, Paxton, and Salazar to no avail. Maybe try Kuechel or Wacha, or is that too much? I don’t think this is a bad asking price for a guy (Souza) that is just sitting on his bench half the week (he already has Dickerson, JD Martinez, Blackmon, Pederson, and Carter splitting time between 3 OF and 1 UTL).

Peter
Peter
7 years ago

@grey, who do you like the least out of these pitchers Iwakuma, Wacha, or Carlos martinez?

The Bandit
7 years ago

Someone dropped Dyson in my league. Do I drop Campbell and put in a claim for him? (Campbell is playing in my OF).

I am dominating every offensive cat except SB… and Campbell is gonna lose his spot soon and is not that good… Did I just talk myself into it?

hondo
hondo
7 years ago

Geez Travis stands far off the plate.He’s like a mini 2014 Ike Davis that doesn’t suck.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: He stands around the middle of the plate with his foot in the outer 3rd.He crouchs over and he’s short,so it looks further away and he kind of lunges at the ball,but he makes contact on the outside of the plate from what little I’ve seen.I think they’re going to catch up to that.Luckily,I will soon have an experienced backup after Russell gets his 5th start at 2B.Oh wait.

Come back Zobrist,I’m sorry I dropped you in 2012 but it was the playoffs and I needed the spot.Can’t you just put it behind you and quit faking these minor injuries to get my attention?You need to live in reality dude.I appreciate you taking the cortisone shot but what you really need is a spike of Lydocain so you can’t feel that loose cartilage.It’ll work it’s way out with some luck and you won’t feel a thing..Hopefully by then Russell will be hitting and I can drop you before you blow out your knee.
Luv Ya,Hondo

MattTruss
Editor
7 years ago

Meant to pop on this morning but had a busy day today. Wanted to give a big shout out to Razzball DFS writer JasonWalker who took down a big ol’ tourney last night for a sweet pay day, congrats to him!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
7 years ago

Pick two (currently own Paxton and Shoemaker) 10 team h2h limited season moves

Paxton vMIN, @HOU, @LAA, vSD, vBOS, @TOR

Shoemaker @OAK, vSEA, vHOU, @BAL, @TOR

Hutchinson @BOS, @CLE, vBOS, @HOU, vLAA

Desclafani vCHC, @ATL, @PIT, vATL, vSF, @CLE

Bradley vCOL, @COL, vSD, @PHI, @MIA, @STL

Eovaldi vNYM, @BOS, vBAL, @TB, @KC

C. Anderson vCOL, @LAD, vSD, vWAS, @MIA

From the looks of the schedule, it looks like holding Paxton and dropping Shoemaker for Desclafani makes the most sense, what do you think?

Ronwell
Ronwell
7 years ago

Hey Grey.
I need a good Utility bat to replace Lind in the long term. Just got offered Heyward for my Cishek. Doing good with saves w/Grilli, Soria, K-Rod, and have Ramos and Dunn stashed already.

Should I make the move or hold? (15-team Roto)

Thanks Grey. Your verbal musings are the brightness in an otherwise Grey world

Ronwell
Ronwell
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Done! Thanks for the speedy response!

Nate
Nate
7 years ago

Would you move Strasburg for Samardzija and Archer?

SF
SF
7 years ago

Grey,

I’ve got Morse in my sometimes Utility spot and as a back up 1b. Should I drop him for Guerrero, Marisnick, or Saunders ? Or i could cut ties with Shoemaker? Thoughts?

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Can’t thank you enough for you help. Your writeups are the highlight of my workday.

kinslerismyhero
kinslerismyhero
7 years ago

guerrero should be hitting 5th

kinslerismyhero
kinslerismyhero
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: well don’t you have any pull to make that happen?

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Masterful use of the bullpen, Donny.

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

Axford need to be on rosters devoid of save opportunities?

kinslerismyhero
kinslerismyhero
7 years ago

wacha for heyward?

Chuzwozza
Chuzwozza
7 years ago

Am I too late down here? Is it worth dropping N Walker for Valbuena or Solarte?

Thanks as always!

Chuzwozza
Chuzwozza
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Saw some interest in M Johnson above. Is he any better than Vally B? Sorry for the slow walkthrough required!

Chuzwozza
Chuzwozza
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for your patience! Gonna give Valbuena a go and see where we end up.

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. braun or cargo (col)? tomato/tomahto?

kinslerismyhero
kinslerismyhero
7 years ago

trade souza for soria and t watson?, 6×6 holds ops

Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke
7 years ago

Grey-

What are your thoughts on Jarrod Parker ROS? Is he worth a stash in a 14 team league over someone like Jake Peavy? There is basically nothing available through FA in my league other than Tommy John cast-offs. My pitching staff is Harvey, Liriano, Ross, Salazar, Shelby Miller, Shoemaker, Latos and Peavy. I also have Y. Petit if the Giants would just give him a SP job for crying out loud.

Henry
Henry
7 years ago

Would you take valbuena or semien over either pearce or d. santana? or both?

HighHeat
HighHeat
7 years ago

Thoughts, Ozuna just cleared waivers in my 8 team h2h. Would you drop Steve Pierce for him?
Encarcion is my 1B and Rendon will take back 3B. Seimen will cover 3B until then. As always Thanks!!

Negatto
Negatto
7 years ago

Based on what we have seen so far this year for overall value.

Andrus an upgrade over Bogaerts?

Headley an upgrade over Lind?

Robert D
Robert D
7 years ago

One other question Flores or Valbueno ROS?

Robert D
Robert D
7 years ago

Trade Ellsbury, Shields for Jose Abreu? Trying to get him to throw in Wil Myers, if he does that it’s highway robbery. ( even if he doesn’t could pick up Dalton Pompey on waiver wire). So Ellsbury, Shields for Abreu?

primetime_players
primetime_players
7 years ago

Another HR for Guerrro Today…

Dude, should he be owned?

If so I need to drop someone..

Pollock
Garcia
Travis
Headley
Hosmer

primetime_players
primetime_players
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: What the hell? Uribe sucks! I don’t get mattingley at all.

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  primetime_players
7 years ago

@primetime_players: alex G’s D also sucks.

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Grey, one more question. Escobar or Flores for ROS?

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Well I started Jordan Lyles and lived to tell the tale. Also ran Masterson and Miley out there this week. That’s a lot of happy hunching. That said, I expect Masterson and Miley to get torched over the weekend in Baltimore.

Travis
Travis
7 years ago

My SP pool seems solid (Harvey, degrom, gerrit Cole, Lynn, Cobb, DeScalfini, Salazar, Shelby miller, Kennedy)… Trying to shop for a bat. Offers on the table are Freddie Freeman for Cole or Wil Myers for Shelby Miller.. Or both

Thoughts?

Travis
Travis
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: kinda way I was leaning. Cole is off to a solid start and I worry bout Freddie’ value in the current ATL lineup

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

I’d kind of like to see Wacha start missing a few bats. His velocity is down just a tick but nothing major. His swinging K rate is sandwiched inbetween Josh Colmenter and Jason Hammel on the leaderboard. That’s not a real appetizing sandwich. Off to a good start but FIPping 4.30-ish.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve:

Nats have had the lead runner on in 4 of 5 innings.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

He’s definitely gutting through it if that’s the case.

Cram It
Cram It
7 years ago

11 in a row!!!!

Love,
The ghost of David Wright

JeF WiTH 1 F
JeF WiTH 1 F
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: Now they better take at least 2 of 3 from the skanks

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  JeF WiTH 1 F
7 years ago

@JeF WiTH 1 F: Perfect weekend to go on a bender.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It:

Aren’t they all?

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Hey, Grey! Wilmer Flores or Peralta at SS for rest of season?

JeF WiTH 1 F
JeF WiTH 1 F
7 years ago

Time to kick some Yankee ass this weekend

JeF WiTH 1 F
JeF WiTH 1 F
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Im enjoying it while it lasts

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
7 years ago

Grey,

Blackmon & Rondon

For

Ventura & A Gordon