When Jonathan Lucroy vetoed the trade to the Indians this past weekend, I thought we were going to find out Lucroy was Joey Lauren Adams in Chasing Amy.  Other teams were going to try and convert him into one of their players, but he was always going to continue to play for the other team.  Then, at some point, he was going to describe oral sex in insane, graphic detail, using balls, bats, and a gear shift, and other teams were just going to give up trying to get him to play for their team.  Then it turned out the Brewers were not going to be “Holden” him forever, you can “Banky” on it.  Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress were Chinese finger-cuffed to each other and sent to the Rangers for Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz.  By the way, Luis/Lewis is the Spanish version of tomato-tomahto.  I wonder what the Brewers finally said to Lucroy.  “We love you, but, dude, if you really love this organization, you’ll get the eff out of here.  Go!”  Then cried in the rain all super-weepy like Ben Affleck.  So, Lucroy gets a small boost in value from the lineup, but the stadium change is nearly a push.  As for Jeremy Jeffress, who is Jason Lee in this scenario, will work set up for Sam Dyson, who will keep the job.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Beltran – Traded to Rangers for their top pitching prospect, Dillon Tate.  Maybe there was a smell about him that the Rangers didn’t like.  Wait, that’s Dillon Taint.  Beltran fills the Rangers’ need for a super old guy who loves to strikeout in the playoffs on nasty curveballs.  This does little to Beltran’s value.  I mean, he’s 39 years old, nowhere is going to change his value.  He’s a Zombino that will mash and eat brain custard if healthy, and that “if” is the size of the caution tape aides have put around Clinton to avoid her using her own server.

Joey Gallo – Optioned back to Triple-A.  At least they didn’t trade him for an aging outfielder or overrated catcher.

Jay Bruce – Traded to the Mets for Dilson Herrera (okay, there are too many Herreras in the major leagues already — wait your turn, Dilson) and Max Wotell.  I like how the Mets’ PR department spun this, “The Mets acquired the NL leader in RBIs.”  Yeah, RBIs are something that always translates from team to team.  Sure, in Metco, batting between Neil Walker and Wilmer Flores (assuming Yoenis is injured), is an RBI paradise.  RBIs are solely about the player.  No other factors.  Sure, right, sarcastic interjection.  I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop on Bruce, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the move to the Mets starts the falling Timmmmmmberland.

Jon Niese – Reacquired by the Mets.  This move was actually for Bartolo.  He said he wanted more shade from the sun to avoid melanoma, and Jon Niese’s nose is just what the doctor ordered.

Matt Reynolds – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer as he plays shortstop for Reyes.  Would’ve preferred if Reynolds waited a day to hit a home run because I have a bid in on him in an NL-Only league.  Oh, wellskis.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  After the Mets’ game, their management said, “Please, don’t worry, we will get Flores out of the lineup as soon as we can.”

Gary Sanchez – Brian Cashman said on the YES Network that Sanchez could be called up as soon as Wednesday.  Though, I’m not sure you’re allowed to say anything negative on YES.  Sanchez has big-time power and plate discipline.   He also should be eligible at catcher, but is not in ESPN leagues (DH-only), though he is a catcher in Yahoo.  Allah forbid, we were to all get on the same page with position eligibility.

Jose Peraza – With the move of Bruce, Peraza should have everyday playing time.  I went to look for him on waivers in my leagues where I needed steals, and I found out I was about three days and a FAAB dollar short on all of them.

Archie Bradley – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  He’s pitching on the next level.  Unfortch, the levels are going down.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .355 as he returned to the lineup.  Holy Cheezits, I just realized something.  Daniel Murphy could win the NL MVP.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .263.  He had six homers in July (top month for power), and stole four bases with a .272 average (top month for average).  Compared to his breakout season:  he hit .287 in the 1st and 2nd half.  Though, six homers in a month would match his career high for power.

Joe Smith – Acquired by the Cubs.  Captain Joe Smith should work behind Strop and Rondon, and continue to harbor resentment at Elizabeth Warren being called Pocahontas.

Kyle Hendricks – 9 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He has the third best ERA in the major leagues at 2.22.  More like Kyle HendZOINKS!

Adam Conley – 4 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (6 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  His home ERA is 2.88.  Guess where this game was.  Go ahead, I have faith in you.

Hector Santiago – Traded to the Twins for Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer.  This is like the Chess Club announcing they added a new kid to the team on the same day that the high school football team won the state championship.

Max Kepler – 4-for-6, 6 RBIs and three home runs (12, 13, 14).  And here’s the president of the Chess Club!  “Can you talk about rook to Queen-3?  Kepler!”  Damn, too much press around him now.  Any hoo!  Talk about picking the worst day to have a massive game.  Dude, you’re not even going to be the back page lead on the trading deadline day.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks as he was recalled.  I imagine there’s going to be some ups and downs like how I rock your moms to sleep, but Berrios does have the stuff to be an ace.  Unlikely this year, but keepers should take notice.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Damn, I was thisclose to grabbing him for the batty call.  Stupid non-Blink move!

Joe Mauer – 4-for-5, 4 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .268.  Looks like Mauer will get to ten homers, which I didn’t think was possible.  You know, the same number of homers as Michael Conforto, who hasn’t been relevant since April.

Danny Salazar – 2 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.38.  That’s his 4th bleh start out of five and this one came against the Max Kepler All-Stars.  I don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but he did have an arm issue going into the All-Star break, and he’s headed for an MRI.

Steve Pearce – Was re-reacquired by Orioles.  *counting ‘re’s on fingers*  Or is that re-re-reacquired by the Orioles?  *writes Pearce’s years with Orioles on one hand’s fingers, writes ‘re’ on the other hand’s fingers*  Okay, now I just have a bunch of crap written on my fingers and still don’t know.  Pearce was with the Orioles twice before.  Whatevs, he’s a bench/platoon guy.

Andrew Benintendi – Called up by the Red Sox.  Wow, was this the biggest Monday in fantasy baseball ever?  I need a spritz, a massage and a Fanta.  I’m so giddy, I’m going to now start randomly quoting Eastbound & Down.  Mammy told me about your tomfoolery in the toolshed.  Mammy tells me you put a spoon up your behind and then sniffed it.  Is this true, Mammy?  You misunderstood, Mammy, that was love!  I’m now going to place a handkerchief to my forehead and pass out.  When I awaken, I will tell you about Andrew Benintendi.  Okay, so the Red Sox wouldn’t call him up to sit and he has a .312 average, 9 homers and 16 steals in 97 games in the minors.  If you don’t have room for him, make it!  Mammy, would want that.

Fernando Abad – This bullpen piece was traded to the Red Sox.  David Ortiz asked if he could wear Fernando around his neck on a gold chain, because he’s a “Abad man,” but the Red Sox haven’t agreed to that yet.

Craig Kimbrel – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as he was activated from the DL.  “May all of your closers return from injury as fast as Kimbrel.”  Thank you, imaginary fortune cookie that I’m picturing reading.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .306.  If I win my Scout league (I’m two points out of first), it will be in large part due to Betts.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.91.  I wonder if all the hitters yesterday were mentally drained thinking they were about to get traded at any point, so when it came time for the games, they had nothing left.  That’s for every offense’s hitters except the Twins, which makes sense since no one would be trying to trade for them.

James Paxton – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.93.  Every time we’re out, he pulls us back in.  I will call him Streamer Corleone.

Steve Cishek – 2/3 IP, 1 ER.  The end is unlikely near, but if it is, Edwin Diaz would be the grab.  I also briefly entertained picking up the other Mariners’ setup man, Tom Wilhelmsen, but I thought about how I’d prefer to be handcuffed to a piano while scuba diving.

Francisco Liriano – Acquired by the Blue Jays.  I mention this on the podcast that is coming later today (I also interview B-Real of Cypress Hill on the podcast — insert multiple exclamation marks), but I think the Pirates were the biggest winners at the trading deadline.  Not by what they acquired, but by dumping Liriano.  I imagine the Pirates drove Liriano to the airport like you would drive your mother-in-law to the airport after the holidays.  “No, we’re not going back to the house for the toothbrush you left, instead, I will mail you a case of new toothbrushes.  You can’t miss your flight.”

Scott Feldman – 0 IP, 1 ER, as he was also acquired by the Blue Jays.  I get it, the Blue Jays want Aaron Sanchez out of the rotation, but they could’ve just pitched Jesse Chavez and Drew Hutchison in the rotation rather than acquire two of the worst pitchers in the league.

Troy TulowitzkiJays are confident Tulo will avoid the DL.  Have they seen Tulo’s track record?  Not sure how confident I would be.

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks.  Damn, there was some pitching yesterday.  Stroman has alternated good start with not-so-good start for the last six games, so the time to grab him was before yesterday’s game.  His ERA is at 4.74, so obviously there’s been a bunch of terrible starts mixed in.  The Stream-o-Nator liked yesterday’s start, but doesn’t love his next one.  I could go either way with it, which shows the problem.  I have no faith in him.

Doug Fister – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  He was supposed to be on paternity leave yesterday, but Fister’s wife still hasn’t gone into labor.  She might be scared to spread her legs around Fister.

Will Harris – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and his 3rd blown save, and 2nd blown save in as many appearances.  The time to grab Ken Giles was about six weeks ago, but there’s still time (if he’s not owned in your league).

Aledmys Diaz – Hit the DL as he was diagnosed with a hairline fracture of his thumb moments after weekly lineups were set.  Ugh, put those stats in a ziplock.

Brandon Guyer – Traded to the Indians.  Cleveland is a top six offense, and the Rays were a bottom three hitting team.  Progressive is a top three field this year, Tropicana is a bottom five field every year.  Guyer is a platoon player and none of the preceding matters.  Hashtag all preceding matters!

Juan Uribe – Designated for assignment.  Now, if the Indians win the World Series, Uribe can look forward to getting a ring that features a topaz-colored lollipop.

Ivan Nova – Acquired by the Pirates.  It’s off limits for the Yankees to be selling at the trade deadline while the Pirates are buying, so this move was written off as a ‘change of scenario’ deal where maybe Nova can figure out his stuff under the tutelage of Ray Searage — or simply Ray Tutelage.

Will Smith – Traded to the Giants.  Now they just need to bridge the 4th inning to the 6th inning for Peavy, Samardzija and Cain starts.

Matt Moore – Traded to Giants.  Wait!  Maybe they don’t need to worry about Peavy or Cain anymore.  Moore gets a boost in value from this trade.  Tropicana and AT&T are essentially a push, but NL West vs. AL West is like Andre the Giant vs. Salvatore Bellomo.  I’m not grabbing Moore in any 12-team mixed leagues, but I wouldn’t have streamed him prior to this move, and now I’m considering owning him and would stream him.

Andrew Susac – Acquired by the Brewers.  If Susac gets the job as the starting catcher in Milwaukee, I will speak more effusively about him at that time.  Right now, he’s in the minors.  Look at Grey, holding back some sexy, upside info!  Plus, Grey, nice usage of effusive.  Also, love the way you drop some third person in your writing.

Hernan Perez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Okay, just put this hot schmotato on all my teams already and stop playing games!

Chris Carter – 1-for-4 and his 25th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and third in four games.  Yesterday, I said something like he can hit a dozen homers the rest of the way.  Today, I’m saying eleven more.

Travis Jankowski – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 19th and 20th steals.  Padres don’t need to trade for players to finish in 4th place.  Nah’mean?!

Matt Duffy – Headed to the Rays, because they need to have a Matt on their team.  “Yo, I’m here.”  Shut up, Matt Andriese.

Chris Archer – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  Solid start, and Imma let you finish, but Duffy had one of the best starts of the year!

Danny Duffy – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 1 Walk, 16 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  What the flippety-flap?!  You’re worse than Kepler!  What are you, president of the Oratory club?  4-H?  3M?  2 Legit 2 Quit?  1 Bad Motherf*cker?  Hayzeus Cristo, what a gorge game.  Not to make this all about me, but, well, ya know.  In 65 2/3 IP that I’ve owned Duffy, he has 77 Ks and a 2.74 ERA and 0.99 WHIP.  So, ya know, he’s kinda been doing this for the last two months.  And this is a league where I don’t hold anyone, and I’ve held him.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer.  He’s done ishkabibble in the last week, but might be the sign he’s coming out of it.

Paulo Orlando – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .323.  He has hits in six of his last ten games with two homers and two steals.  Sounds like we have a light schmotato here.

Jesse Chavez – Acquired by the Dodgers.  I bet this is one of those moves that looks like nothing at the time, then Chavez ends up a solid starter in September when McCarthy, Hill, Norris or Kazmir are visited by DLzebub.

Josh Reddick – Acquired (with Rich Hill, who I’ll get to) by the Dodgers for Frankie Montas, Grant Holmes, and Jharel Cotton, a group that sounds like cast members of Melrose Place.  Reddick had to get out of Oakland.  With Semien and Reddick together, Tipper Gore was threatening to have their games classified TV-MA.  I like this move for Reddick’s value.  Lineup is better, and the pitchers’ park in LA won’t affect him, if he wasn’t bothered by Oakland.

Rich Hill – As previously mentioned, Dodgers grabbed Hill too.  Hill gets a nice boost in value too.  Dodger Stadium is a solid place to pitch, and it’s NL over AL.  Hopefully, Los Angeles autograph seekers don’t embarrass themselves too much by asking Rich Hill for a sniglet.

Yasiel Puig – With the addition of Reddick, Puig took the biggest hit on value.  I.e., he got Reddick’d over.  So, the Dodgers said he’s headed to the minors, but, rather than taking it sitting down (literally), Puig stormed off the Dodgers’ flight.  The Dodgers have called in Tom Hanks to film a “There’s no crying in baseball” short called, “In A Puig Of His Own.”

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Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

Better stash,

Puig or Judge?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

Current closers: Colome, Thornburg, Maurer, Harris

Already going to drop Harris obviously, Diaz and Giles both available. Limited season moves, but obviously want the best players available. What moves should I make?

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

Musgrove replace mccullers should he need a dl stint? had 8ks in 4+ ip in replace of him today….

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

Drop Allen for bedrosian?
Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

Shoemaker with what is shaping up to be another start without Ks… it’s like that 13 K performance took everything out of him

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

McCullers has elbow discomfort

FML

AJ
AJ
6 years ago

Hi Grey being offered Arrieta for my Daniel Murphy, what you think? my current infield Bryant/Odor/Desmond/Turner/Diaz DL
.thanks!

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

Trade Duvall for Giles?

Thanks.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Altherr or profar?

Creepy Crespi
Creepy Crespi
6 years ago

FWIW, Trea Turner qualifies at 2B/OF as of Wed in yahoo.

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
6 years ago

Drop Heyward for Kepler or Reddick?
Thanks!

Frankgrimes
Frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Didn’t he get 200 million?
Uhhhhhh why?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Frankgrimes
6 years ago

@Grey: @Frankgrimes: he’s played about all year with a wrist injury. should he be, of course not. entirely possible next year he goes right on back to what he was last year.

Boomer19
Boomer19
6 years ago

Where do you see Trumbo’s ranking for next year? Top30? Thanks.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey

In a league with category with holds and another one for saves. My pen currently is colome Miller Casilla Harris rondon romo. With gregorson on the dl shouldn’t Harris be the man in Houston and having romo is nice with Casilla would you cut any of these guys for Cody Allen? Getting Allen would be nice having Miller.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

official deal is guerra + 10th rounder for diaz + 16th rounder (20 team redraft). that good enough or try to sell watson/colome elsewhere and keep diaz? liriano or pineda is the SP drop for siegrist/otta/knebel

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

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: oops, we don’t have draft pick trades here, so really, is guerra enough for diaz straight up, still have watson/colome.

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

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: what about this one
AA ron sanchez + guerra for diaz
this of course is ONLY if you think AAron is going to get holds, in which case i’d be taking him over siegrist/otta/knebel

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

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: that AAron one would only be done IF
1. AAron goes to bullpen (we’re waiting on that of course)
and
2. he gets holds there

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: wow, he likes diaz so much he’s doing the AAron +guerra right now for liriano +diaz

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. lose rajai or mazara as a bench bat?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  herschel
6 years ago

@herschel: or both?

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

half an inning and in and a rain delay in colorado. urgh…..

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  herschel
6 years ago

@herschel: and i just activated dahl and traded for blackman in a dynasty! i need dem stats.

chris
chris
6 years ago

in a 10 team h2h points league is justin upton droppable for max kepler? J up is just sitting on my bench

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

for some asinine reason boyd’s been demoted for annabelle (albeit annabelle is doing ok today). in AL only, where the only SP out there are
nolasco/liriano/pelfrey/gee/weaver/lincecum/whoever the fuck is NYY’s 5th guy now/overton/whoever the fuck is OAK’s 5th guy/karns, nuno (if walker isn’t back this weekend)/marty perez

and annabelle probably the one to go with zimmerman back at some point, use the 5th waiver on liriano? if that don’t work i guess just stream it like the plan had been pre-liriano trade.

Frankgrimes
Frankgrimes
6 years ago

First Kzar now cookie
Oh Fuck I can’t have anything nice!

Al Koholic
Al Koholic
6 years ago

Would u drop Robertson for bedrosian Or Giles

Al Koholic
Al Koholic
Reply to  Al Koholic
6 years ago

@Al Koholic: already grabbed Giles. Would u drop Robertson for bedrosian

Al Koholic
Al Koholic
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: @Al Koholic: thanks boss

Rondo
Rondo
6 years ago

10-team H2H points league – Saunders, Dahl, Kepler, Schoop, Castellanos. Who is the odd man out ROS?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

holy shit, it took a while, but here we are with bundy, in a bad park, against a good offense going no hitter (1 BB) across 16 outs, one start after last start going 16 straight perfect game outs into the 6th. i have him in some spots, but damn i wish i didn’t trust SON and have him in ALL SPOTS.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

Scioscia says he will use a committee, because of course he would.

I’m probably one of the few people that was unhappy with the closer changes today. I’m in a holds league and have Bedrosian, Giles, and Diaz. Throws a wrench in my plans.

You think that Harris slots back into a setup role immediately, or is he left to roam the hinterlands of middle relief with the Ernesto Frieris and Cisheks of the world?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: yeah, in a 20 teamer i went from 2 closers to 1 to 3 in like a week with
rondon/watson/diaz/colome. went from saying “eh, one closer’s fine in a 20″ to ok, back to the 2/2 i want, to dammit, 3-1 closers yet again.” good thing is in a 20 i’m pretty sure i can trade one of them for SP help.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: That’s wild, but like you’re saying they have more value in a 20.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: i’m trying to move one of watson/colome/diaz in 20 teamer for a SP help. guy is SEA fan and offered fatolo, to which i laughed in a friendly manner.

he then offered guerra + 5-6 bump in picks for next year (1 pick) for diaz. stick to guns and only attempt moving watson or colome elsewhere or take the pick + guerra for diaz?

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

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: liriano would be my drop, and i’d add siegrist/ottavino/knebel for holds (can’t believe siegrist is out here in this league, even if we only own about 4 RP per team)

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

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: or pineda could be dropped, but liriano has been worse.

Jerry
Jerry
6 years ago

Hey, Grey! Dahl or Kepler? Thanks!

Blaster
Blaster
6 years ago

I got Eddie D and I got Kenny G
SAGNOF SAGNOF
getting saves for free

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
6 years ago

man, our CLE aces not having a good time of it last week or so.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves

@Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: good night, this isn’t getting porcello’d either, 5 doubles, 2 HR’s, 10 outs.

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Aye Carrasco! SON blew it on Bundy today…

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

Shit, forgot about the B-Real interview. Might have to jump right to that spot now to listen.

So glad I dropped Giles to pick up Herrera this weekend, while holding onto Neris for when Jeanmar got traded. I’m good at this.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I’m listening right now. He kind of already answered my fake question of the sociological and economical effects of marijuana.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Glad to hear him lighten up a bit as the interview progressed.

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

@Grey: Interview was so solid, good stuff G. Could tell it was being recorded by an old fogey though…shoulda tried jiggling the cord! If that wouldn’t work, i’m out of ideas.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You held out for so long, then you just had to drop the “in the membraaaane” at the end, didn’t you? Haha. Awesome interview.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago
nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Probably just needed a little tin foil on the rabbit ears

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

@Grey: Street on the DL – I’m adding Bedrosian… someone beat me to Giles… grrrr

Jon
Jon
6 years ago

Would you go with Suarez, Gyorko, Cesar Hernandez, Brad Miller, Didi or Arcia as a replacement for Story?

Db
Db
6 years ago

Damn alther sweet swing, dropping Leonys or Moreland for him?

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: if you need steals?

Db
Db
Reply to  Db
6 years ago

@Db: or better off picking up jankowski to try and get that steals/net steal categories every week

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
6 years ago

Give up Archer for CarGo (COL) if you need OF help?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  ThE sHiT
6 years ago

@ThE sHiT: give up Archer for Steven Wright/Mazara?

Man vs fantasy
Man vs fantasy
6 years ago

Yo G

Kershaw or C seager in a limited keeper league

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team H2H Points
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Thornburg

Ah closer conundrum!? Dropped Dyson for Thornburg yesterday after Jeffress was traded but before Dyson was said to keep job. Was dropping Dyson for Thorn the right move? Giles, Estevez, Madson, and Diaz are all still available too… what’s my best move here in my points league?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, that’s what I figured! Also now I need help planning the rest of this week’s starts now after an awful start yesterday. Well thankfully Duffy put up 41 points to help easy the pain of Salazar’s -14 pts and Nelson @SD backfired because he lost me 11 points so after starting 3 guys yesterday in the first day of my points matchup I’m down by 4 and my opponent didn’t have any pitchers going!

Tonight I’ve got these guys going:

Carrasco vs. MIN (22.6)*
Shoemaker vs. OAK (19.8)*
McCullers vs. TOR (9.5) *

Originally had 6 more starts planned after tonight and before Sunday but Moore vs. KC tomorrow was one of them and Salazar obviously doesn’t have a 2nd start anymore so time to re-evaluate! Looks like Moore @WAS now on Saturday (that’s what SON says and Cain’s start was there so it makes sense)? The 4 starts are who we picked originally so which two additional starts should I use and/or pick a whole new group?

Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

8/3 (4 start max)
McHugh vs. TOR 10.0)
Nola vs. SF (5.8)
Nova @ATL (3.7)
Volquez @TB (-2.8)

8/4
Leake @CIN (7.5)

8/5 (4 start max)
Pineda vs. CLE (17.3)
Taillon vs. CIN (17.5)*
Snell vs. MIN (14.4)
B. Norris vs. BOS (9.1)
E. Santana @TB (0.6)

8/6 (4 start max)
Eickhoff @SD (10.3)*
Skaggs @SEA (11.4)*
Corbin vs. MIL (8.9)
Rodon vs. BAL (5.1)
E. Rodriguez @LAN (-1.5)
Duffy vs. TOR (-3.5)
Paxton vs. LAA (-3.6)
Moore @WAS (-8.6)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  ebudz
6 years ago

@ebudz: EDIT: there’s only 3 starts marked with an asterisk but I still need 2 more good starts this week!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: UgH and now Carrasco is about lose me another 18 points!? WTF?!

Should I drop Moore for streamer spot in order to stream McHugh and Snell next? I actually ended up picking up Giles by dropping Nelson my streamer but still have 4 RPs though I can only start 3 because hopefully I can work out some trade since my staff has me very worried ROS…

(4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, McCullers, Shoemaker
(3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Thornburg
Bench: (Duffy, Taillon, Skaggs, Moore, Giles)

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
6 years ago

I hope you guys grabbed Giles. I knew it was coming this morning. It just felt like it was coming.

VinWins
VinWins
6 years ago

Jays struck out 22 times yesterday (14 innings). McCullers probably only records 2 today.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: A jinxer has to jinx.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
6 years ago

Please rank ROS.
Hendricks, Wainwright, Matz, Guerra, Velasquez, J. Gray, Eickhoff, Ray.

Thanks!

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Arcia or Eduardo Nunez?

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
6 years ago

Please rank closers ROS

Casilla, Oh, Barrett, Thornburg, Edwin Diaz, Ken Giles, Watson, Herrera

Thanks!

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

I’ve been holding Forsythe because he is a Rd.24 keeper for me (out of 25 rounds). If I drop him, he loses the keeper value. We only get 3 keepers; do I have 3 better options or is Forsythe a definite keeper? — JoseFernandez (4), Carrasco (4), Lester (8), Odor (11), Kemp (11), Piscotty (22). It’s a 1-year keeper.

If I drop Forsythe, current options are guys like Naquin, Solarte, Maybin, Flores, Werth, Mauer, MUpton, Valencia, Heyward, B Miller, Crawford, Pillar, Profar, ADickerson. Anything jump out? Thanks!

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. lost story. currently have t anderson. how much to bid on arcia. $92 from $250 FAAB remaining….

FoRizzo
FoRizzo
6 years ago

Hey Grey! Great write-up as always. I’d like your input on this deal:

10 team keeper league offensive cats are R/H/HR/RBI/SB/TB/AVG/OPS/CYC/SLAM
My Stanton (1st rnd keeper) and Altuve (5th) for his Springer (1st), Polanco (3rd), and Dee (25th). So far my lineup looks like this:

C-d’Arnaud
1B-Rizzo
2B-Altuve
3B-Frazier
OF-Stanton
OF-Hanley
OF-Maybin
UTIL-Maikel
UTIL-Lamb

with Soler on the DL and Reed and Moncada in MiLB slots. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work.

#BlackmonMatters
#BlackmonMatters
6 years ago

I have a 13 game lead (thanks to you guys here at razzball), so basically I am just waiting for the fantasy playoffs. Do you think Tyson Ross will be back by then? I bundy and someone is offering me ross straight up. Do I take it?

Thanks

#BlackmonMatters
#BlackmonMatters
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Too much risk?

L-Boogie
L-Boogie
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: what about Cobb?

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
6 years ago

bench kepler @ carrasco 1.2 for either of
upton vs shields 25.7
or
duvall vs waino 21.1

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves

@Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: or really, which two out of those 3 and
hanram @ leblanc 13.6

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

Probably already asked but would you start McCarthy today @COL in a h2h league? Rockies 28th with a 76 wRC+ the last 30 days and just lost Story.

J-Money
J-Money
6 years ago

So our 12 teamer apparently hasn’t set a trade deadline…we’ve been rolling the same keeper league (keep up to 4) for its 5th year now with ESPN…a few years prior with Yahoo…and I’m curious to get your take on some trades that have been taking place this year. A couple teams are mathematically eliminated, and they’ve decided to sell their whole team for one solid keeper to a team thats in contention. The most recent trade: Goldschmidt for Daniel Murphy, Kyle Seager, JBJ, and Matt Carpenter. Its obvious the team of contention doesn’t give a damn and just wants to keep Goldy, so they don’t care what they give up for him. In the mean time, the team in contention gets better 3 fold…

Thoughts on this trade? It was veto’d, rightly so in my opinion, granted I’m also a team in contention, but isn’t that a little ridiculous?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Vetoes are real, Grey.

matt
matt
6 years ago

Grey, start Maeda @ coors tomorrow? SON doesnt like it (-4.8) but Maeda did throw 6 1/3 scoreless innings there earlier in the year and this time no Story. I’m on pace to be 38 innings under my limit in a 12 team roto .

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
6 years ago

who ever wins the NL rookie of the year shouldn’t feel too good about it, with both diaz/story likely out for the year with 2 months left.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
6 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Story will still win it.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: i’m not sure on this, but when was last time anybody who missed 1/3 of season won that? either way, unless diaz’s defensive WAR was really bad he’d have higher WAR in the 2/3 of season they both played. and yep, story has a 2.7 to diaz’s 2.5. of course the people who vote on that stuff aren’t forced to use any objective criteria of any kind, so who knows. i will bet 4-1 that it won’t be either of these guys though.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: same here and I have Seager on my team..lol

The Duke
The Duke
6 years ago

Please rank these closers…Colome, Estevez, Diaz, and Thronburg. Thanks

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
6 years ago

I read yesterday that Rubby is going to throw BP to Hermann and Pollock today. Last man standing gets to play this year.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: In all seriousness though, Pollock could begin playing this weekend. They want him to have a few weeks of regular playing and then possibly activate him as soon as the end of the month.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
6 years ago

With Arcia coming up does Perez become a super-utility? Gennett is slashing .294/.377/.456 verses lefties this year, which is actually better than vs RHP.

They’ve gotta find a way to keep Perez’s bat in the lineup. Perez’s splits favor against LHP for slugging, but everything else is close.

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Gotcha.

Diamond Joe
Diamond Joe
6 years ago

I’m getting tired of both of the Uptons. Would drop either for Dahl or Bregman?

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  Diamond Joe
6 years ago

@Grey: @Diamond Joe: Man…you’ve rode out J-Up this long…why not start to enjoy the ride? 12/3/9/.304/.950 the last 15 days…last 30 days pretty nice too…great lineup, finding his stroke…I wouldn’t let go

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  J-Money
6 years ago

@J-Money: I agree with J-oney on this as well..J up is heating up.

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  J-Money
6 years ago

@J-Money: Excuse me…10/4/8/1/.304/.950…

Henry Rowengartner
Henry Rowengartner
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Looking for steals but with a little production as well. Trea Turner or Jankowski ROS?

ashtray
ashtray
6 years ago

I hoarded some shitty closers. Would you cut any of these to pick up any dominant 8th inning guys?

My closers:
Dyson
Watson
Kintzler
Maurer
Thornburg

The waiver options:
Dull
Bedrosian
Addison Reed
Nate Jones

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

Pollock worth keeping stashed? Story hurt me.

Russell
Russell
6 years ago

Hey Grey!
12 Team H2H Categories

With Choo returning to the Rangers on Thursday would you drop Heyward for him?

Thanks in advance!
P.S. Went back and listened to the Canseco interview, it gets even better each time I listen

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
6 years ago

now with all of osuna/thornburg/herrera/casilla/dyson and only room to start 4 of them. trying to trade one of them not named herrera for SP.
1. what order should i go at fulmer/snell?
and with only ryan dull/m.cabrera left out there who might close later

2. if opp doesn’t go for this idea (he seems to want osuna, but would probably take casilla or dyson) would you move herrera for any of tomlin/paxton (and which if so)

my SP (h2h 12 teamer with deep benches): carrasco/shoemaker/berrios/nola/cashner/duffy/pineda/gausman/smyly/porcello
with salazar/walker in DL slots and about to drop chen for streaming spot. koehler/boyd/gibson best SP out there.

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

@Grey: no issues with fulmer being shut down in september? or i suppose same thing could be said for snell too.

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

@Grey Who would you want ROS: Brian McCann or Grandal?

Andy
Andy
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks.

JashFath
JashFath
6 years ago

“I get it, the Blue Jays want Aaron Sanchez out of the rotation, but they could’ve just pitched Jesse Chavez and Drew Hutchison in the rotation rather than acquire two of the worst pitchers in the league.”

The truthiest of the truths. What are they thinking?

Also, isn’t Alex Meyer a solid pitching prospect for the Twins? Why did they trade garbage for garbage (Nolasco for Santiago) and throw in one of their better pitching prospects? I had to double-take when I saw that trade.

JashFath
JashFath
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: All things considered, it does make sense. The Twins are terrible at baseball, this just further proves that.

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
6 years ago

Giles was just named closer for Houston… YAAASSSSSSS

The Duke
The Duke
6 years ago

Quintana or McCullers ROS

Jill
Jill
6 years ago

Trade Jon Gray for Giles?

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

Napoli or H. Perez?

J-Money
J-Money
6 years ago

What up G!

Reed officially back up and starting this evening for H town, thoughts ROS? Apparently he’s been tearing the cover off the ball the last couple weeks in AAA.

Also, your thoughts on my rotation heading into the playoffs (K/9 league):

Arrieta
Syndergarrd
McCullers
Shoemaker
Roark
Skaggs
Duffy
Matz
RP – Barrett
RP – Herrera

Im contemplating dropping Matz for another closer in Kintzler or Giles to help secure saves, granted Giles doesn’t have the role yet but Harris is doing a great job being terrible. Any suggestions?

Thanks, as always!

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  J-Money
6 years ago

@J-Money: Correction, Giles is now officially the closer for Houston.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  J-Money
6 years ago

@J-Money: Giles was just named closer, go get him before someone else does..

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: Haha, just did, however dropped Barrett for him. I have the #1 waiver and doubt he’ll be snagged. However I haven’t started Matz his last two times out, is he still worth rostering in a 12 teamer?

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks man.

Would you roster Matz at all or would you rather stream or roll 3 closers to attempt to lock saves? Head to head league

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You’re the man, thanks.

jon
jon
6 years ago

toyn watson or edwin diaz

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  jon
6 years ago

@jon: I vote for Diaz. His stuff is crazy good. And Watson is a lefty with Feliz pitching better.

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

Just lost Story. Would you try to trade Springer for Ian Desmond or just pick up Arcia?

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Jim
6 years ago

@Jim: I’d say that’s an overpay but what other OFs would you be starting without Springer?

Jim
Jim
Reply to  ashtray
6 years ago

Chris Davis, Trumbo, Billy Hamilton, and either Reddick or Duvall

Hankp101
Hankp101
6 years ago

Grey – I need to keep 2 for a 14 team 5×5 from: Bregman, Kang, Leonys and W.Contreras. Which 2 should I lose? Thanks!

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

Salazar to DL opens up a slot. I have Harris and can pick up Giles or get help in OF and pick up Naquin, Kepler, or Dahl.

Thoughts?

Andy
Andy
Reply to  Andy
6 years ago

@Andy: Also, Hernan Perez is available for OF.

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Andy
6 years ago

@Andy: Drop Harris and pick up Giles and Kepler

Andy
Andy
Reply to  ashtray
6 years ago

@ashtray: Yeah. I just grabbed Giles now that I see it’s official. So I should drop Harris for Kepler then?

The Duke
The Duke
6 years ago

Duvall or Naquin going forward?

Carmichael Show
Carmichael Show
6 years ago

NL-only H2H redraft – I want to move a closer (Gomez, Estevez, Maurer or Thornburg) for a UT bat.

Do you think Belt or Yelich are realistic targets?

Also, how would you rank the following? O. Arcia, T. Turner, Dahl, E. Nunez

Thank you!

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
6 years ago

I guess we know how the Story ends now! Torn Thumb tendon.