If any good can come from Joey Votto going to the DL with a strained quad, at least he didn’t try to play this weekend and have a set back. Well, there’s other good that can come of it. We can be thankful for our own health. Actually, that’s BS, I’d give my quad to have a healthy Votto. I don’t need my quad to type up my fantasy baseball ‘pertness. I got acumen for days! You know what a smart Indian chef uses? Acumen. Take it, Highlights magazine, it’s yours! Fortch, Votto sounds like he should be back in the minimum fifteen days. Here’s hoping, I got hard-hit singles I need hit! In tangentially related news, Reds manager, Bryan Price, said Jay Bruce would return “very, very soon,” then he was activated from the DL. I’d go as far as saying that was very, very, very soon. Bryan Price added “Very, very soon,” I will buy a thesaurus. That’s a very, very good idea! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Alfredo Simon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.31. It’s obvious what’s going on here, the Regression Fairies are afraid of Simon, whose idea of regression to the mean is falling back on the old habits of shooting people.
Zack Cozart – 3-for-5, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .227. Hey, Marla Gibbs called, she wants her address back!
Gio Gonzalez – To play catch on Friday. I’d use a pelota and a cesta, that jai alai just seems like fun!
Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 3.42. Doesn’t Tanner Roark sound like the love child of Ricardo Montalban and George Hamilton? No? Maybe it’s me. Roark is the stereotypical NL-Only starter or mixed league streamer. I concur with the Stream-o-Nator that his next start is solid.
Denard Span – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, which comes after his 5-for-5 day. Won’t you join me in picking him up? C’mon, our interests will be aligned and it’ll be fun and then we’ll go for Fribbles at Friendly’s after the game (we won’t go for Fribbles after the game).
Prince Fielder – Won’t travel with the team. Up until now, it was only his bats that weren’t traveling with the team.
Nick Tepesch – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks. Tepesch said he left the last two-thirds of the 7th inning to be finished by the Ghost of Elijah.
Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer. I wonder if Shin-Soo Choo is an onomatopoeia in Korea. I think deeply.
James Paxton – Nearing rehab assignment after missing two months with a lat strain. People have returned quicker after being bitten by the monkey from Outbreak.
Logan Morrison – Could begin a rehab assignment on Friday. Or as LoMo would prefer, hashtag rehab!
Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. I don’t own him anywhere, but I hope he gets hot cause I got dolla-dolla bills, y’all on the M’s winning the World Series. Wow, that sounds a lot more ridiculous than when they looked good the first five days of the season.
Chris Young – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K. He gave up a homer to Elvis Andrus in the first and just hung his head the rest of the game. Or maybe he was hanging his head so he could see earth.
Matt Lindstrom – Will have ankle surgery and miss three months. Too bad, so sad. Grab Ronald Belisario! Ventura named him the closer. Will he be good? What difference does it make? SAGNOF! (Though he had only given up one run in the last 18 1/3 IP, so he can be good. As good as the White Sox got at least. Okay, someone get me out of this parenthetical. A little help here!)
Chris Sale – Will return to the rotation on Thursday vs. the Yankees. Sale’s 12-year-old self would be quivering. On the fo’really, it will be interesting to see how well he returns from his elbow problems. I’m guessing not very well, but we shall see. Or not. Your choice.
Evan Reed – Charged with sexual assault after he allegedly drugged a 45-year-old woman. Hey, that’s how I met my wife!
Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 6 ER. Only one person happy to see Ervin fail, Donald Sterling.
Kyle Lohse – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Braves, but his ERA is at 2.67, and he’s pitching perfectly respectable this season. 7+ K/9, sub-2 BB/9, 3.65 xFIP. That’s meh/decent/nice, which put through the 90’s rap translator is “They call meh, D-Nice.”
Mark Reynolds – 1-for-4, and a grand slam in the 1st inning. Due to Prince Fielder being sidelined, I had Mini Donkey in my lineup, so by default this was the most helpful Fielder’s been on my team all year.
Carlos Gomez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. The interesting race that no one is talking about is who will have more fantasy value this year: CarGo or CarGomez. Right now, CarGomez has him edged on the Player Rater and CarGo’s owners hope it goes down to the last weekend of the season, because that would mean CarGo is still healthy.
Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 7 ER vs. the Indians. Must’ve been getting revenge on the Tigers for this.
Victor Martinez – 3-for-6, 3 runs 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. Calm scene, wind blows through the trees, leaves bristle. Suddenly, a pimply-faced teenager runs into frame, screams, “Zombino!” and runs off, followed by thousands of people.
Alex Avila – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer in two days. The Indians shizzy pitching isn’t hurting, but Avila now has a five-game hitting streak and could be a short-term catcher fill-in for deep leagues.
Joe Nathan – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, ERA up to 4.02. I wonder how many teams have a closer whose ERA is above that of the setup man. I don’t wonder enough to actually look it up, but still.
Lonnie Chisenhall – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer as he bats .367. Seriously, how long until Carlos Santana (0-for-5, hitting .146) is pushed to the bench? I’ll put the over/under at June 15th.
Michael Bourn – 3-for-6, 2 runs, hitting .267 on the year and that was at .250 about a week ago. The Indians are scoring buckets of runs lately, and Bourn has been at the top of that. Maybe he’ll even start running a lot again, assuming Bourn remembers his identity.
David Murphy – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting near-.550 in the last week with three homers. The hottest schmotato in the land!
Michael Brantley – 4-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two steals. I gushed over Brantley on yesterday’s radio (webcast? video-taped podcast?) show. Well, gushed more so than usual.
John Axford – 1/3 IP, 1 ER. For all you lamebrains (me) who thought Axford would be back in the closer role soon, think again! Take it easy on yourself, Grey, and stop talking in third person. It’s weird.
Buster Posey – Didn’t start his 2nd day in a row with nerve irritation in his back. He needs to stretch out, maybe try downward facing dog, Posey.
Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, average is up to .222. It was at .204 when I told you to buy him. Like the ghost boy in the window of Three Men and a Baby, Sandoval is not dead.
Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer. What you didn’t think in March: Well, I could get Ian Desmond in the 3rd round or Brandon Crawford off waivers in May.
Matt Cain – Left yesterday’s start with a hamstring strain. The Fantasy Baseball Overlord would’ve made it an arm injury, but heard Cain had a pick-up soccer game going this weekend. FBO, you are unyielding in your resentment for all that is healthy!
Carlos Gonzalez – Left yesterday’s game with index finger inflammation. Mom always said it was impolite to point.
Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Phil Hughes (7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks) in a battle of an actual Hodgepadre vs a wannabe Hodgepadre. The wannabe, Phil, has an ERA of 3.15, the real Hodgepadre has an ERA of 2.64. Why hello there?! I don’t fully trust either, but there’s nothing in their peripherals that is screaming this is due to luck. I mean, a tad. Neither are this good, but they’re not that bad either. Obviously, I like Ross: Pitch for Less better.
Seth Smith – 3-for-4, hitting .339 on the year. Thath amathballth!
Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Plouffe goes the dynamite!
Felix Doubront – Hit the DL after bumping his shoulder on the car door. That’s why I jump into my car Dukes of Hazzards-style.
Clay Buchholz – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 6.32. The good news is the sky was partly cloudy at game time, so he didn’t get sunburn without his suntan lotion.
Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two more homers (12, 13). The slide show opens with a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. then Mahatma Gandhi then a baby picture of Edwin Encarnacion. When Edwin gets on stage, he needs two swirling spotlights like at a grand opening, and the spotlight should be in the front so his giant shadow behind him appears to be looming over him, protecting him. That’s an entrance fit for Edwin.
Adam Lind – 2-for-4, 2 runs. Okay, but what about Edwin?
Drew Hutchison – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, which comes after a 6-strikeout shutout, which follows a 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER game. I.e., I before E except in Teixeira, he’s capable of solid games, but he’s also risky.
George Springer – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, but hurt his hip diving back to first base on a pick-off. He was diagnosed with a hip flexor strain and a DL stint sounds likely. The good news, if there can be any from this, the Astro fans can now take as long as they need going on bathroom breaks.
Collin McHugh – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks. Houston gives no room for wins — McHugh’s will lose! — but his peripherals are purdy darn purdy, 9.7 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and 3.32 xFIP. I probably won’t own him either, but I could see streaming him.
Jered Weaver – 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Asstros. I’d say why doesn’t Weaver pick on someone as ugly as him, but yesterday I believe he did.
Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, but left the game after a Matt Adams foul ball hit his elbow. It’s like the universe is conspiring to remove elbows so everyone walks like Victor Martinez, the Zombino. After the incident, Matt Adams callously commented, “Wacha should have more fat on his elbow.” Wacha said he should be fine; not if the universe has anything to say about it.
Matt Adams – 3-for-5 and a steal as the pitcher let him get an 89 foot lead.
Allen Craig – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .234, which works for the Dewey Decimal system but not so great for fantasy. Thankfully, he should be much better. If someone were betting me on that, I’d go Allen.
Brandon McCarthy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks. This start comes after I told you he was worth picking up. Second verse, same as the first!
Chris Tillman – 1 IP, 6 ER. Why is there fruit punch on the back of my shorts? Wait, that’s not fruit punch! It’s blood! But I didn’t eat Olestra! Oh my God, Tillman!!! Goodbye, and please don’t write, it will only remind me of this horror show.
Nelson Cruz – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. Sure glad I drafted Norichika Aoki instead of Cruz. *opens window, jumps out, lands in rose bush that is one story down* Dah!
Wandy Rodriguez – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER, but 5 unearned runs. See that, Tillman? That’s how you get rocked, you schmohawk!
Ike Davis – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, which comes a day after he homered. The Pirates are protecting him from lefties, which they should, but if you’re in the mood to platoon a 1st baseman while you wait for, say, Abreu to return. I could see grabbing Ike, which isn’t quite saying I like him.
Brandon Moss – 1-for-2 and a solo homer, his 10th homer, which was the only hit against Erik Bedard (5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks) or any Rays pitcher yesterday, and the A’s won 3-2. That’s how well the A’s are playing right now. They get one hit, a solo homer, and win a 3-2 game. Joe Maddon had the umps replay the scoreboard changing, but it stood.
Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, lowering his ERA to 1.46. Fun fact! When Jeff’s dad was telling the nurse in the hospital how to spell their last name, he put his hand over his mouth, forgetting how to spell the end.
Junior Lake – 3-for-6 and his 5th steal. Hitting over .300 in the last week with a homer, but still not playing every day. Lake and Corey Dickerson should start their own team called The Grey Really Wants Them To Play All-Stars. I could manage it.
Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-4, 1 run. I own him and he’s hitting well for me, so don’t take this the wrong way, but there is some serious Yankee bias with fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!). No other way to explain how he shot up to 100% owned after a ten day hot streak and a guy like, say, Todd Frazier isn’t even owned in 100% of leagues.
Brett Gardner – 2-for-6 and his 11th steal. On our Player Rater, Gardner is the 13th best outfielder and Jacoby Ellsbury is 33rd. Yup.
Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as the Marlins scored 14 runs. Holy ticker tease!
Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer. OZUNA! OZUNA chomp chomp, OZUNA enjoy run production, OZUNA take nap, ears hurt from capped name.
Christian Yelich – 3-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBI. For Yelich, this was better than the The Suite Life of Zack & Cody finale.
Garrett Jones – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs. Hitting over .450 in the last week with a homer and 8 RBIs. Yes, hot schmotato. Yes, own.
Domonic Brown – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Damn, even when he hits a homer I see his stat line and hear a sad trombone.
Cody Asche – 2-for-5, 1 run and hitting close to .400 in the last week, but had the misfortune of having to tell Yelich he wasn’t the Cody on The Suite Life.
Eric Campbell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. He was hitting .355 in the minors with three homers and steals, but he’s old for a prospect and is likely just being used as a llama, which will leave you thirsty for more.
Jacob DeGrom – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks and two straight Quality Starts and two losses. Welcome to the Mets, we’re in Flushing, like the toilet. Like I insisted for my wedding march, here’s comes deGrom, here comes deGrom, his mustache has its own bedroom, here comes deGrom. He could be a number three or four starter eventually, right now, he’s a matchups play in mixed leagues. The Stream-o-Nator is about as excited about his next start as it’s going to be, so be careful if you have high blood pressure because he’s coming with a grain of salt.
Wilmer Flores – 3-for-4, hitting .318 since called up. His career started on a stut-stut-stutter due to the flu, which was more of a vicious strain of the inflorenza, but he’s healthy now and hitting.
Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks. Solid start back from the DL. If all his starts can be this good, we’ll have a number three starter and all Ryu was cracked up to be. Look at me having faith in Ryu!
Adrian Gonzalez – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, and 3rd in as many games. Either he’s reverted back to who he was prior to 2012 and 2013 or the bottom will drop out. Unless he, and not Ponce de Leon, found the Fountain of Youth, I’d bet that the bottom drops out. Only now, I’d bet a lot less than I would’ve a month ago.
Yasiel Puig – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer. And this little Pweeg went deep!
Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his 2nd in three games. Uh-oh, his insouciance is about to give way to his God-given ability.
Juan Uribe – Hit the DL with a severe hamstring strain. At third base, the Dodgers will probably go with Justin Turner, who isn’t good at, how do I say this, baseball. He’s not even good for slap hits like his uncle, Ike.
Alex Guerrero – Will miss five weeks after having his ear bit off by Miguel Olivo. Perhaps the Dodgers shouldn’t have hired this ex-Cardinal as a roving instructor. Guerrero will now have to wear a Little League helmet in the field, giving John Olerud a chance to finally laugh at someone. Fun times during pop-ups — I got it! What? I got it! What? I got it! Wow, the wind really whistles in here! I got..splat!
@Grey I have Chris Davis and Eric Hosmer in a dynasty league H2H (UTIL spots avail). I’ve been offered George Springer for Hosmer. Should I take it? Hosmer’s lack of power is somewhat of a concern. Can Springer really become the 30/30 guy? Thanks!
Just wanted to ask what I did to make fantasy baseball gods hate me? JoFer AND prince…fo really?!? Thought Profar Hamilton gio Rosario Jansen Archie Sano was plenty to test my keeper team. -OBP league-
Need CI from this group: can add 2 as I had to drop hart also..
kendrys (speculative and can’t wait a month for the production)
Thanks, I’ll be sobbing in the corner while I await a response/hug.
i’m a billy hamilton owner but still almost last in my league in steals.. i need more. who should I try and trade alex gordon for?
starling marte (also last in Ks, taking him on worries me)
waiver wire: aoki, revere, EYJ,
Just pick up Young
Stubbs or SIngleton ROS?
would you trade Morenau for A. Craig at this point?
Garrett Jones or Singleton to replace an injured Prince Fielder. I currently have Matt Adams as my 1B.
@Josh: Same boat,same question.I grabbed Garrett,but might try to squeeze Singleton in for a look.
Great call selling Fielder a couple weeks ago. I was all for holding out but Im liking Abreu a lot better haha. You da man!!
is anyone starting Chavez @TOR Saturday?
@Bobby Nice: Oh man after what they did to lester, not if i can help it
Hutch or Lackey or too close to waste transaction?
@John: Lackey gets Braves in second start, looks juicy
Alex Gordon or Bret Gardner or yelich
Nice to see pence and desmond startin to slam but where’s the legs?! In a 10 team porcello or zobrist arent worth a #1 waiver priority are they? Ive been sitting on it so far but I feel like there might be a better grab eventually. What say you?
Zobrist is if you need a MI
Do you do eovaldi and anibal Sanchez for Strasburg ?
And if I have to. counter would you do drew pomeranz and anibal for Strasburg?
Thank you in advance
10man deep bench league, standard 5×5
Trying to upgrade a pitcher here are my following
Sp: yu gray anibal bailey pomeranz keuchel porcello eovaldi kluber
I’d take Strasburg in either
would you trade melky or brantley for segura?
@Party Boy John: not Brantley segura blows
Carlos Santana – holy shit!
Drew Hutchinson or TIllman ROS?
Pick 1 ROS between Koehler, Hutch, Roark, Leake, and Floyd?
Thanks, and great write-up as usual!
Would you trade for mesoraco or stick with carlos santana?
“At first I thought men but who knows” .meh, not men. I definitely did not think men. Yeah that’s right.
Chen, Garza, Lestah, O’Day, Gregerson and Stults. What a day.
@Grey: I’ve lost 4 points in ERA in the FCL today.
I’m treading water overall… You in first still?
@Grey: Good heavens no. 4th now. 8pts out of first, 9 clear of OTS in 5th.
About where I am too… Treading water, hoping something clicks…
Hallo there.. Nice to see Cobb back and dealing. Masterson is killing me I amloast left him benched and felt real good there that I didn’t til the end. you still hanging onto him? Worried about the velocity drop and lots of home runs.
I was offered Brantley for my Teheran. It is a deep head to head league; my pitching hasn’t been terrific but I’m staring to lag in offense after losing abreu and votto. At first I thought men but who knows. I could counter with Ventura or maybe Chavez.. What say you sir grey?
hey ELias, the way to do this isn’t to put the first two guys each inning on base.
5×5 roto 10 team league.
I give: A. Gordon, A. Sanchez.
I get: Rosario, A. Jackson, C. Archer.
Looking for a good catcher, R, RB, andI SB.
If you are looking for a good catcher just pick up Norris
@Deck: He isn’t available. I have Castro, but his average kills me.
@Deck: He isn’t available. I have Castro, but his average kills me.
Belli-sorry-yo pretty shaky
@nick the dick: needed that shitty call
@nick the dick: flowers’ framing took away a strike from that at bat so it broke even. flowers really isn’t the right catcher for belisario either.
That’s an understatement
I can drop fatty fielder right?
Gotta drop someone to take Bruce off the DL, desperate for saves (as you will clearly see). Who gets the ax?
12 team mix OBP
C Rosario DL
B Taveras/Bruce DL
S J Chavez
Looking, J-Up? LOOKING?
to get alex cobb would you trade jay bruce?
16 team OPS and total bases as cats H2H league. jaso or pierzynski. jaso’s ranked higher on player rater in pretty much every category but only plays some of the time. (does have around 100 at bats, before today.
I’ve got mostly single-starters next week other than Skaggs. Can you help me pick 5 from this list? Cobb (@TOR), Kluber (COL), Minor (@BOS), Sanchez (@OAK), Skaggs (@OAK, @SEA), Fister (TEX), Liriano (@LAD), Archer (@TOR).
Not Liriano, Archer or Minor
Yes, I know some of us are beginning to doubt Mr. Eovaldi. Such doubts are understandable. Maybe even warranted. But always look at the upcoming schedule of your sometime beloved starters before abandoning them. Eovaldi’s next start is away at Washington. He’s not as good on the road and might get beaten up a bit. But then he has The Atlanta Whiff Machine in Miami. Boner. The Chicago Cubs. Road Boner. Pittsburgh at home. Home Boner. Cubs at home in Miami. Johnsonsville-Brats Boner. Then the Phillies Away and the Phillies at Home. So, you can go ahead and join the doubters and jump ship. Or you can let him sit unnoticed for his next start in Washington and then watch him look REAL GOOD after that for a few weeks.
Britton or Belasario?
Britton pitched the 9th tonight. SAGNOF
Wats good Grey, SON has Bailey at 10..would u start him tomorrow?
Cool to trade Alex Gordon for Ryu or Cobb? or just cobb?
Looking to dump Austin Jackson and Eric Hosmer…Desmond Jennings, Alex Gordon, Jason Heyward, Torii Hunter, George Springer all available in my 10 team, OBP league. What should I do???
Desmond over Jackson
@Grey: So you like Hosmer over Gordon, Heyward, Hunter and Springer, correct?
Yankees are trying to run up Sale’s pitch count by striking out…
I just traded Chris Sale and Tanner Roark for George Springer and Angel Pagan, not knowing about the Springer injury. Did I get hosed?
Trade Masterson for schoop? Thx
Pls rank for pts leagues?
Colon v ARI (13.3)
Anderson @ NYM (10.3)
Wood @ SD (9.9)
Jackson @ SD (7.5)
I’d go with SON
What the eff Lester!? And of course Crush is 0-3 despite them having scored 5 already, and Hamels couldnt even win vs the Fish. Hitters currently 3-32 tonight, freakin awesome!!
Braun hurt again. 4 of my first 8 picks are on the DL, and Braun and Trout are hurt/might be DL cases. I’m really close to rage quitting the season.
@Shoop Da Whoop: If I ate oatmeal, I’d be crying in it right now.
@Shoop Da Whoop: Tell me about it…fucking braun.
@Swfcdan: that must be a small league you are in to have drafted trout (so no lower than 2nd overall), and then got braun (so even if 8 team, that’s the 15th pick) on the way back? crazy town. or even lower (19th-23rd)
When LaRoche comes back……..
LaRoche or Tex?
Tex, flip a coin
carlos santana/beckett or gerrit cole/cj wilson?
Which side would yoy prefer Bautista or bummgarner in a H2H points league
Did I mss something in OAK, I thought Doolittle was the closer? It would have been his third straight day to work but that’s not a huge deal. What gives?
@John E. Depth:
They didn’t want him to go again. Melvin said pre-game he’d be unavailable. Gregerson has really looked like garbage to me. He’s got a low velocity sinking fastball that doesn’t always sink and which he doesn’t spot real well. His vaunted slider doesn’t always have downward bite. I said this before about him but I suspect the NL West parks and line ups have been propping him up.
@OaktownSteve: thanks man. Makes me feel a little better about picking him up today….
Any of these guys worth holding, or are they all streamers in a 12-team H2H?
Odorizzi, T. Wood, Skaggs, Quintana, McCarthy, Vogelsong
Do I need to get more than just Chris Sale in return for J Upton?
Also trying to get Bum and Werth for him, cool?
I wouldn’t trade him for a pitcher
16 team keeper league (keep 5). yahoo, roto, 5×5.
give- Jedd Gyorko, Kole Calhoun.
get- Jose Altuve, Geraldo Parra.
looking for an increase in AVG and SB.
CA- Rosario. 1B- CDavis. 2B- Gyorko. 3B- Machado. SS- ECabrera. IN- Moreland.
OF- Cruz. OF- Crisp. OF- Yelich. OF- Calhoun. UT- Saunders.
BN- CYoung, Duda, LaMahieu, Espinosa, Konerko. DL- Ruggiano.
SP- Bumgarner. SP- Shields. RP- Papelbon. RP- Britton.
P- O’Day. P- Shaw. P- Oviedo.
BN- ESantana, Kennedy, Ross, Tepesch. DL- Erlin.
I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but did anyone just see Sale’s first inning? Slinging like he was in his first few starts. 3 up, 3 K’s
Didn’t see it
Grabbed Taveras as a two week stash in multiple leagues today. As much as I like Polanco, I’d say it’s a coin flip between the two for most fantasy value in ’14. My money’s on Taveras though. Any takers?
I’d take Polanco, clear avenue for playing time
@Grey: True, the Pirates have nothing in right field, but Taveras has been starting in center field in the minors over the past couple of weeks. The Bourjos/Jay combo isn’t exactly lighting the world on fire.
@Big Magoo: Polanco will def have more plate appearances and he will get steals.
@goodfold2: isn’t polanco also doing a bit better than oscar in AAA too?
@goodfold2: Polanco is likely to steal more bases, but Taveras has better plate discipline and projects to hit for a better average. Power is debatable, but I’d give a slight edge to Taveras. This is a player who was a top-3 prospect going into last season, and #1 on many boards, who slipped due to injury issues. Skills are top-notch. And I really like Polanco. Just think that Taveras is being somewhat overlooked (in redrafts, mostly) due to the time that he missed.
@Big Magoo: i agree with the overlooked part, but he will get enough less at bats to give overall value to polanco, likely.
Tis is true
Hey Grey, trying to get some more pitching. I’d like to go at Teheran or Cobb and I have a stacked OF w/ Jones, Marte, Stanton, and Myers. What would you offer for Teheran? for Cobb? Thanks a mil, great writeup!
Marte or Myers for Cobb
Who you like better ROS Cargo or Cutch
F*** you Gregerson. F*** YOU. It had to be a home run, didn’t it? F****** asshole.
So many damn pitching injuries!
I lost Fernandez, Cashner, and Cliff Lee.
Who’s the best replacement in a QS league?
Niese, Bauer, Gee, Skaggs, Eovaldi
What’s wrong with another 2B? My bench currently provides me at least one backup at every position except 2B. It’s taken me a while to manage this kind of quality redundancy. You don’t like? I suppose I could roster 20 pitcher instead, but that’s how I’ve got it.
Players are hitting the wire everywhere today …
Drop Brett Lawrie for Pablo Sandoval?
carlos Santana or evoldi
@Tony Cingrani’s Ego: Bagel, or wrench?
With as many questions as Senor Albright answers, we’d do well to help him out w/more context/clarity…cust kayin’ :P
@JFK: which has more value its pretty simple
@Tony Cingrani’s Ego: so is bagel vs wrench, depending on what sit you are in
@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: Santana is bagel with all those 0-fers
@SwaggerJackers: unless you’re starving to death, then you’d rather want the bagel. or on all carb, and not wrench diet.
Fielder or Chris Davis? Which side are you on?
@Harvey: Uh……..Fielder’s out for the year.
@Harvey: That’s like asking Kershaw or Lincecum? Which side are you on?
i could just ask it this way till i figure out whether or not we have 3 or 4 keepers. rank top 4 of these guys for keeper status.
@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 2nd question,to shore up fielder for the year (and his ex roster spot). do you like kendrys better than parmelee, i can stash him in NA slot. singleton is gone, and no other 1B prospects can i think of. I’m thinking Kendrys gets job early into June.
Jones, Bruce, Springer, Fielder
@Grey: in this case i’m hoping either i only have 3 keepers or springer doesn’t in fact need a stint, so i won’t have to drop any other DL person to keep fielder.
Need to replace Prince at Util. Be great if Trumbo would come back a little sooner a la Bruce.
Moreland, Ozuna, Moobs, Reddick, Plouffe, or Olt. Need power. NEED power.
best fielder replacement: OPS/net steals/bb/K’s as cats. ike d./parmelee/duda. also i gotta find out how many keepers we have and i’ll get back to you about whether fielder is droppable or not.
Do you like Ozuna over Viciedo?
Tomlin or Baker?
You starting any of the dudes tomorrow/Saturday:
Wheeler v Snakes
Lincecum vs Twins
Koehler v Brewers
Duffy vs Angels
H2h OPS League:
Side A: zobrist and Headley
Side B: Pedro Alvarez and Aybar.
Two names go in the hat: Peralta and Mcgee. Which one do you hope to pull?
@Grey: What about the pitcher formerly none as Nunez?
Maddon seems to be using Peralta as the set up man… I don’t think Balfour is out anyway
@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: @Grey: leo nunez incognito doesn’t get high leverage at all this year (except today he came in with game tied, but only AFTER mcgee and peralta had already gone)
i saw Balfour blew another save and pretty much sucks at life- let alone baseball. You think he loses his job soon. If so, who would you speculate on Peralta or McGee? Peralta seems like the better pitcher but McGee is having a better year
I grabbed Peralta
Trade I would get McCann archer for wheeler n my 7 next season
I have montero now
Thoughts I’m hurting in power
Traded Fielder for Pujols/Jackson late last night. Following the day before where I moved Bauer (before his start agains the Tigers was over) for Myers.
Should I feel guilt about not feeling guilt? Why does fantasy baseball turn us into inhuman monsters? Can Godzilla save our souls? Can Grey? What if they had a monster-mustached love child names Greyzilla?
I absolve you of any guilt and sin
@Grey: guilt is simply guilt. there’s no 2nd level guilt. why somebody would’ve made that trade last night (with news even saying there was a chance fielder would have surgery) is retarded. You may be able to help stupid without fixing it, but in fantasy leagues we are competing with each other, so why would you want to? You are just lucky to have the opportunity to benefit from it, which is nice. Do lottery ticket winners feel guilty for the people who used to be in their tax bracket?
I hear ya
Would you drop Kyle Seager for Manny Machado?
keep up to 25 guys per year team. Fielder down. can’t drop. Also Profar delayed. I have Juan francisco (but he only plays righty days). I could either drop one of zunino/norris (don’t like this idea), or drop b.crawford (backup to andrus), to pick up one of parmelee/t.moore/lucas, or could try to trade one of those catchers for another 1st base (thinking i’m best off with picking up one of those other guys to platoon with juan f.)
Crawford for Parmelee
You the Man!!! I know you’ve got a little shit for telling peeps to sell E5, who I didn’t have on a any teams, but you hit a home run with the sell Prince. I traded him for Rizzo and Shields. Hell ya
sure is nice owning cobb and gray, but it does suck that cobb was taken out 1 out from a win. now OAK’s gotta find a way to take the loss from Gray.
@Grey: let it be written, let it be done. Blown save for Balfour… Again.
@goodfold2: Balfour blew the save, so there’s that.
@Aero: yep, dodged the loss while getting VERY nice ratio help. brought era/whip down to 3.71/1.52 from the trash stats tillman/beckett/smyly/wily p did to it earlier in week.
By the way, that’s 18 who are or have been on the DL for our Rangers at this point. I believe worst for all season Last year was 21 by the Nationals. Nolan Ryan appears to have begun dabbling in the dark arts.
Love this blog!
Haven’t seen much on Pedro Alvarez, I’d he a buy low? Where would you rank him as a hitter?
Trade frieri for him? I’d it close?
Top 70, good power, terrible average… I’d trade Frieri for him
Hey Grey, I take your point, but I have Bruce and Hamilton as RFers. I only have one 2B in Pedroia. Would you not prefer to field another potentially solid backup 2B instead of a third RF? Understanding that Profar is now out for another indefinite period of time, I would still think I’d seek out a 2B. You wouldn’t?
You’re not fielding Profar, he’s out for 3 months… Springer could be better than Hamilton this year, Profar is not great…
@Grey: Otaaay. Thanks for your thoughts. You’d stay with Springer as a 3rd RF rather than grab a Lawrie, Escobar, or Franklin as a 2nd 2B?
Why do you need a 2nd 2B?
@Grey: I have a 2nd of every position.
Guess I played it too safe with leaving Cobb on the bench today after returning from injury. Looks like he and Sonny are having a nice little duel.
@Grey: I saw you and some others saying yesterday to start Cobb today. Just curious what it was that made you guys say that when I thought it was conventional wisdom to sit pitchers coming off the DL?
He had an oblique injury, not an arm related one
@Grey: Ok, interesting. I have never been a pitcher (played soccer and basketball), but figured an abdominal muscle would be worrisome. Clearly less than I thought! Consider me educated. Thanks, Grey.
@Aero: @Grey: Grey, after posting this last comment and the page refreshed, the site auto download “flashplayerpro_Setup.exe” on me.
Weird, I’ll pass it along to my web person…
@Grey: FYI, that’s happened to me several times today, as well.
And Profar just got shutdown again. Got any extra potato sacks?
Get in line!
GM Daniels just made the official announcement. Blubber Boy done for season.
Jesus eff me
Pujols + Bumgarner for Goldy, which side wins?
Goldy, it’s fair
Thanks! What’s your take on Pujols and Longoria for Goldy?
My Choo cole fister for freeman bailey Gavin Floyd….12 man ops league only 3 OF, sound ok? I have Joey bats/cutch/pollock and Calhoun in my of
@Grey: I have no 1B, Abreu and hart r on the DL…is it close? I’ve been trying to get a 1B off someone since Abreu went down and am willing to eat a decent loss to have a 1B
It’s close, I’d remove Floyd and Fister from the trade
@Grey: I’d love to do that, but no way this deal happens then. I would def trade away cole and Choo to get freeman, so if bailey is anything close to what he’s been the last two yrs I’m happy with it…he offered Quintana instead of Floyd, but I wanted NL/park upside of Floyd.
Go for it then
Lestah. Feels kinda like a couple of teams went down the drain today.
I don’t have him, so don’t hate it
@Grey: Crappy day building. Thought Chen was a solid play too…
I have like a .100 average today