Those pitching last night:  Clayton Kershaw vs. Zack Greinke. Two surefire Hall of Famers, one who will give the shortest Hall of Fame speech on record. Also, pitching last night: future first ballot Hall of Famers, Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. Two more must watch: Cy Young candidates, Corbin Burnes and Joe Musgrove, toeing the rubber to go against each other. All in one night. That’s what we had yesterday. And the best pitching performance was the 41-year-old, 88 MPH hurler, Rich Hill aka Dick Mountain aka Dick n’ Blisters. That’s why baseball is incredible! Predict that shizz! Yesterday, Rich Hill went 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 3.63. His perfs (the kids call them that — the kids younger than Hill) 10 K/9, 3 BB/9, and almost exactly pitching to his ERA, as his luck has been virtually neutral. Will it continue? Well, since he saved his arm by taking all of his 30s off for blisters, maybe? Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adalberto Mondesi – 2-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. *looks out the window* The leaves aren’t turning colors, so I will take what I can get. *sees lineup* Mondesi hit 7th?! Is this a joke, Matheny? Even Kelvin Gutierrez hit above him. Only time Kelvin’s been hot is when he was confused with the Kelvin Scale. This is such BS. Putting Mondesi in at the 7-hole like they have to ease him into action, like he’s not a major league hitter. How do you take your number three hitter from previous years and drop him into the 7-hole? Because you now have Benintendi? Because that is a supreme joke, and I don’t mean it comes with sour cream.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .256. Up near the top 5 for 1st basemen on the Player Rater, and people with him don’t even know how valuable he’s been.

Kyle Zimmer – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.65, and his 2nd save. Not getting a clear picture of this closer shituation at all. Is Josh Staumont around and/or healthy? Who’s Closera Major, who’s Closera Minor, who’s John-Paul, who’s Ringo? As you can see, we didn’t really settle on a term from the other day. I wasn’t blown away, like how every closer is blown away.

Zach Plesac – Hit the IL with a fractured thumb. Hope you listened to Anime Grey in the video at the top of the page prior to this news. Oh, and Plesac hurt himself by aggressively ripping off his shirt.

Aaron Civale – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.04. Solid start from Civale against a weak team, now he just has to turn around and throw again on Friday because Cleveland’s down to three starters.

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd in four games. Get a piece-a, piece-a of lil’ Cesar while he’s hot.

Tarik Skubal – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.23. He’s up to (down to?) seven losses. A tidy little 21-loss pace. Streamonator hates his next start too, and you have to be a screwball to go with Skubal.

Bryce Harper – Hit the IL with a forearm contusion. Sounds like nothing, but the news happened on Tuesday, so I was stuck with him in my weekly lineups! Hayzeus effin’ Aguilar! Gee-dee-am it! Farkin iceholes! So, this news sounds pretty basic, but he’s been struggling for weeks with his shoulder, and I’m pretty much worried this is Harper bye-bye for a month.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .262. It’s beyond ludicrous that Hoskins is hitting .262 and Bohm (0-for-2) is hitting .212 if you’ve ever watched Hoskins. He takes ugly wild swings for three at-bats, then gets into one, like all the time.

Vince Velasquez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.95. Okay, way past time that I looked deeper into this schmohawk. Battenberg down your cakes, we’re going deep! *reads VV’s stats* He has a 5.4 BB/9?! He’s actually pitching worse than when he had his 5.56 ERA last year?! Oh, c’mon. Can’t believe I wasted Google search checking on this guy. Eff off, Vince Velasquez.

Sandy Alcantara – 8 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.46. Tough luck loser, which is also the most common thing they say to me in Vegas.

DJ LeMahieu – Went to the paternity list. Weird, usually DJ’s just on the guest list.

Corey Kluber – Exited his start early, due to being spooked by Johnny Vander Meer’s family waving a skeleton hand at him. Wait, that’s not right. Kluber hurt his shoulder. Damn, I liked the Vander Meer story better.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. The only way to stop him is to hide a box of Ding Dongs in his locker.

Steven Matz – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.28 as he returned to New York, and pitched 45 minutes away from his home in Long Island, where his family grows ducks and very attractive accents. Matz is the first Blue Jays starter in history to threw 10 Ks and zero walks in Yankee Stadium. That’s for the ducks and the accents.

Lourdes Gurriel – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games. “You wanna go hear some accents and ducks?” That’s Matz to Lourdes, as he bashfully invited him back to his house.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .276, and 2nd homer in three games. You know the drill.

Vladimir Gutierrez – Being called up by the Reds to start on Friday. His name sounds like my aunt guessing at the Blue Jays star’s name. Last June, Gutierrez tested positive for Stanozolol, which sounds like an illegal drug and also what happens when MLB catches you. Prospect Itch said, “He’s got the strikeout-hungry combination that’s all the rage these days, pairing high-velocity four-seam heat with a blood-thirsty curve. Speaking of blood thirsty, anyone know Grey’s address?” Should I be worried? Gutierrez seems like an NL-Only guy at this point.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .150, as he hit leadoff. Ding Dong Bell shouldn’t be a MLB manager; he should be in a mental asylum.

Tyler Mahle – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.75. Best bounce back for a T. Mahle since I Kareem’d my entire tray into the garbage at Chipotle.

Amir Garrett – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 7.24, as he started the 9th inning. Ding Dong wanted Mrs. Muslim Garrett to get the save, but Lucas Sims (1/3 IP, 2nd save) doesn’t suck quite as much.

Josh Bell – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .215, but has raised it a hundred points in May. Wonder if David Bell is so dumb he thinks Josh Bell is one of his sons.

Hansel Robles – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.05, as he worked the 7th, and Taylor Rogers (1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.21) got his 3rd save. A few thoughts: A) Baldelli’s Joe Torre’ing all of their arms. B) There is no closer here, just a group of relievers. C) There’s no C.

DJ Stewart – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Clayton Kershaw – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.94 vs. Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.97. This matchup was billed as, “Last year won all the marbles vs. talks with marbles.”

Justin Turner – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .271. When he was hitting .330 with six homers after April, I told you to sell him. Did you listen? This Justin, ya didn’t. Don’t lie.

Nico Hoerner – Strained his hamstring on a bunt single. If he were batting leadoff, he never would’ve been up to bat!

Joc Pederson – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (3, 4), hitting .267. Yeah, leadoff is where you want a guy who hits homers. Bring back Nico! Any’sway, two homers goes a long way to being a hot schmotato for Joc.

Cody Ponce – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, in his first start of the year for the Pirates. This is the guy they chose to keep. Oh…*counts to self up to a billion, then*…kay.

Harrison Bader – Hit the IL, fracturing his rib. So much for his newfound equilibrium.

Jack Flaherty – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER but 4 more unearned, ERA at 2.84. Ticker shock! I told you regression was coming for him. You’re damn lucky it came in the way of unearned runs.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .256. Was gonna say I’d love to see him raise his average, but this year his average is Wade Boggs-esque with a fried chicken drumstick. The league average is .237. In 2009, it was .262.

Marcell Ozuna – Dislocated his ring and middle fingers and is headed to Hot ‘Lanta for tests. In a normal year, this might be the lede story, but another injury? Yawn.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.98, as this start was in Fenway. Sonavabench! Mommy, make the pain stop hurting.

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer. Pfft! Enjoy the exhaust sitting behind Vladdy, the Mini Impala!

Jared Walsh – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .321. How about that Jared Walsh sleeper post by me?! *insane madman cackle*

Justin Upton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. He will homer again today, or my name isn’t Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it).

Kyle Gibson – Hit the IL just in time to miss his start vs. the Mariners. Whew! Smart!

Adolis Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .290. He actually has one more homer too, because his 1st home run was called back, which I know because I was watching it, and why I told everyone to pick him up immediately.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.53. Still slightly crazy to me I wrote a sleeper post on Gausman, ranked him crazy high, drafted him even higher to make sure I could get him, and he was still being drafted at a discount.

Logan Gilbert – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 7.59. In case you missed the memo, I’ve moved on — the memoved? — let’s go, Alek Manoah!

Cole Irvin – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.92. Against the Mariners?! At home?! With a deadened ball?! Did gravity give out halfway through the game?

Drew Pomeranz – Experienced tightness in his lat and will be shutdown for a week. How about we just figure out which team has the most healthy players and make them this year’s World Series champs?

Joe Musgrove – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.26. I’m sorry, if I were Musgrove, I’d be like, “Yo, Tingler, is that a sex toy? Also, don’t pull me with one out to go for the win.”

Corbin Burnes – 6 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.33. Not to be a hater, but how about another run’s worth of regression?

Kyle Freeland – 4 IP, 1 ER, as he was activated from the IL. Meh, he’s at best a Streamonator pickup and at worse I’m wasting keystrokes talking about him.

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. When your Rockies hitters are all doing better on the road, it might be time to tamp down the humidor.

Taijuan Walker – Rumored that he will return without making a rehab start. What could possibly go wrong?

J.D. Davis – Been on the IL all month, and just had an MRI yesterday. Don’t ask, you don’t want you know.

Noah Syndergaard – Left his rehab start early with a sore elbow. Um, that’s not good. Actually, I take back what I said for Taijuan. No one rehab on the Mets. It’s too dangerous. Syndergaard’s headed for an MRI, but the Mets aren’t overly concerned. If the Mets aren’t overly concerned about someone’s MRI, pray for that player.

Tomas Nido – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. The Mets are playing James McCann (0-for-3, hitting .196) at first base to get Nido’s bat in the lineup, and that actually makes sense with the Mess.

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.80, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I was seeing if I could make extra lunch, and well, the photocopier is jammed with chicken salad.”

Johneshwy Fargas – Hit the IL. Soon, it’s going to be just James McCann playing every position for the Mets.

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Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

Teoscar or K. Marte?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Gotta take Marquez for a spin @ Mets tomorrow, right?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Foget it. He hasn’t come off waivers in my league.

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
1 year ago

Belli or Kris Bryant ROS?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Christian Javier just got dropped in my league – scoop him over Kikuchi?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Clase, Romano, T. Rogers, T. Rogers, Robles, Soria, Antone – pick 2 for saves por favor.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Add Fulmer and Trivino to that list…gracias!

Ty
Ty
1 year ago

Santander or Soler ROS?
Thanks!

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Hi Grey- Alzolay or Kaprielian? Are both 12 team mixed relevant as more than streamers? Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

In a redraft league , who do you value rest of season? Position eligibility aside.

Adolis Garcia or Trevor Story

Thank you!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCm3bS6wXvk

Ignore the video, listen to the music. You have to give it a while… ;-)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Though the video is pretty fun too, if it’s your thing…

Neil
Neil
1 year ago

Which side would you rather have in a 12bteam H2H OBP and QS instead of AVG and W league. Springer and Kikuchi or Lindor and Bregman? Thanks!

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Have Bellinger and McKinstry comin back.

Who do I drop?

G. Cooper, Benintendi, Gilbert 14 team league OBP

Thanks sir!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 team 6X6 with QS and K/BB keep 6

Current staff: $12 Glasnow, $23 Lynn, $15 Alcantara, $13 P Lopez, $11 Paddack, $9 Kluber, $5 German, $2 Carrasco, $1 McClanahan, $1 Manoah

1) Shallow benches and only 2 IL spots (currently have Carrasco, Votto, Biggio and Kluber), is Kluber a drop at this point?

2) Is this still a strong enough staff that I should look to move some starting pitching for hitting (my hitting has been struggling)?

3) Team willing to trade hitting for pitching has these hitters: $35 Arrenado, $25 Story, $22 Teoscar, $14 Alonso, $12 Winker, $5 McMahon

Which of my pitchers would you look to trade and which of his hitters would you target?

Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Do we need a low-key support group for Garcia taking on the Dodgers? I’m a bit concerned about what a very patient hitting team might do to him…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Now get him out of there!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

A great outing!

Around the Horn
Around the Horn
1 year ago

Would you take Mondesi over Ketel? On a scale of 1-10 in favor or which player? It’s a standard roto league. I have Semien at 2B and plenty of SS. Semien and Ketel are my only two 2B eligible players. It’s a small 6-team league.

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

I’m in a 10 team H2H redraft mixed league. I currently have 4 hitters on the bench which is too many.

Who would be the BOTTOM two on this list?
Kirriloff
Santander
Hiura
Gurriel

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Jason
1 year ago

which gurriel might matter. hiura’s gonna be one of the bottom 2 regardless i’d think. but 10 teamer might change that. nobody values santander properly (i.e. he’d be easiest to get back i’d think not that i’m saying he’s bottom 2 in a vacuum).

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It’s Yuli. I also have Lourdes but I didn’t put him on the list as I don’t want to drop him.

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It’s Yuli. I also have Lourdes but I didn’t put him on the list as I don’t want to drop him. Does that change your answer?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

I currently have 7 IL players (6 pitchers) and really need to pick up replacements.

Should I consider dropping any of them?
* Tony Gonsolin
* Lance McCullers Jr.
* Zach Plesac
* Jesus Luzardo
* Kenta Maeda
* Taijuan Walker

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Happ at cleanup? Me likey.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

I want to re-advocate for the following neo-lingo: “a jar.” Usage: Staumont, Zimmer, Holland, Davis and Barlow are in a jar. As in that’s how Matheny picks the closer, reaches into the jar. Plus points for ajar, as in not at all closed.

TOGMAN
TOGMAN
1 year ago

Y! 12 team 6×6 OPS

I need a replacement for Harper. Who do you suggest?

Avisail, Bell, Bohm, Hiura, Pham

Thank you

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

12 team H2H. Like everyone on this blog, my lineup is ridiculous — populated with critical uys on IL. But I do have Hoerner (IL) and Framber as possible cuts. For now, I;m focusing on Hoerner. So no bench bat. Two more weekly moves (but lots of time for more injuries).

Possible bats to pick up: Vaughn (not much); Hiura (platoon); Villst, Candelaria; and Brandon Rodgers (all meh?). IMHO – hold.

Pitching pick up possibilities. DeSclafani (nrxt start: LAD) or McCklanahan (promising next start: KC; but then NYY and Cole). If Cole, could swap him for Framber after his KC start.

Or I can hold until more info available.

My thinking. Pick up Descklafani (and keep the other move). But Framber sounds interesting.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

A trade offer in the ol’ H2H… 14 teams, OBP in addition to AVG…

Give: Devers/Bard

Get Ozuna/Goldy/Crawford

Crawford is kind of irrelevant as I have Story/Swanson and I already have a bit of a logjam at 1B/OF (and have Bellinger to come back), but I am kinda intrigued.

I could slot Moose (when healthy), Sano or Riley at 3B.

Whaddyareckon?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Trade analyser has it pretty even but clearly favours Ozuna/Goldy if you remove Bard and Crawford from the queation…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

*equation

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, only just saw that. It’s a No from me.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

… dawg.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

6 weeks of sitting around on pain meds,getting in even worse shape.He joins Castillo on the “never again” list.
Jazz,Voit,Ozuna.What a window of joy this week is shaping up to be.

Will
Will
1 year ago

Alzolay or F Valdez ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

nice – someone had the same Q

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Who should I batty call for the double header tomorrow?
A. Clint Frazier vs. Robbie Ray
B. Rowdy Tellez vs Jordan Montgomery
C. Neither
D. A giant foam finger

chris pierce
chris pierce
1 year ago

Grey. 10 team keeper OBP

Lose Biggio for Rodgers Rockies?

A lot of DL but guys coming back this week

Smith
Freeman
Villar
Arenado
Story
Garcia A
Haniger
Schwarber
Arozarena

Moose DL
Biggio DL
Chapman m
Mondesi
Stanton DL
Bellinger DL
Lewis k
Happ

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Or make move (for 1 day) and use final move to pick up Framil Valdez for Friday?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Is Desclafani a real starter or closer to streamer class?

Desclafni vs Mcclanahan.
– DeSclafani (vs LAD again; and Cubs)
– McClanahan (vs KC; and NYY – Cole)

Probably depends on generic intermediate term. Both TB and SF both decent.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

depends on league size on this. i sure ain’t dropping/streaming him in 15+ for sure. anything more than 1400 innings cap he’s a str up hold if roto. 3.57 FIP and 1 really bad start total over 7ish weeks (honestly only 4 total not really good starts, and even then the other 3 not great ones weren’t really bad either).

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

12-team H2H. Big question is whether I should be dropping DeSclafani.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

In other news… Yanks game PPD but Mets game still on… so I’d guess Mets are going to try to get in just enough innings before the giant rainstorm comes through sometime between 8-9pm

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Or they are just trolling Stroman again… like they did last time…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I keep refreshing Y! and Twitter waiting for the announcement that the Mets game is PPD… nothing yet

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

PPD announced – at least they didn’t try to get it in… apparently a hum dinger of a storm is coming through NY at 7

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Mets and Yankees PPD not cause of rain but cause of the Knicks playoff game… wants all NY fans focused on the Knicks tonight

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Kluber’s out for at least 8 weeks. I have nothing to add here.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Have to LOL – Yordan Alvarez has a wrist injury and is scratched from the lineup tonight. Can we get a prayer hexagon?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

thanks, this is yet to hit rotoworld too (probably soon there). now scrambling to move off if possible in like 5 spots or so. that dude is altogether too young to be needing this much time off already, esp when he doesn’t even play baseball at all. anybody thinks stanton is an injury problem (he is) he wasn’t even close to this DTD knee/back stuff at that age.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i love how my injuries are all timed around another guy coming off the IL

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Is Grand a buy low? He seems to be making hard contact but his BABIP is awful. Would you bet on a rebound and drop Gomes for him?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Grandal*, not Grand. Thanks autocorrect.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Another A-Bomb from A-Dolis

Imma start calling him mini-acuna (or MiCuna for short)

Best pickup since rookie year Braun.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I have a feeling Adolis is going to disappointment a lot of people next year – I’m sensing a lot of Year 2 Mark Reynolds

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Eh, he’s way more patient than Reynolds. Yes, they’re both free swingers, but Reynolds was a human fan, while Adolis actually works a few counts & walks here and there. Adolis has much better command of the strike zone, and his happy zone is a lot wider. I’m not feeling this comp.

He might be over-drafted by a round or 3, but only because he’s gonna be hyped hard.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Adolis’ walk rate has never been high, I think it’s been like 5-6% – but yeah, that Mark Reynolds comp might be off – I also was wrong about Year 2 Reynolds – that was the year he went 20/10 and Year 3 he busted out for 40/20 before getting derailed until some point with the Orioles

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Yeah – he had a solid few years. I had him in his 40 /20 year. The next year I missed him by 2 picks – totally dodged a bullet there!

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
1 year ago

Bregman and Yordan for Aaron Nola and Betts. Which side in a keeper league? Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Ugh. Sunavabenched Edman today!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

TOR @ NYY just got bounced to sometime else, with all these weird early times adjust your lineups for today. sucks to lose TOR players right now.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

really shitty part of this is NYY might dick kluber owners around an extra day as i’ll bet there’s a good chance the people that do the paperwork for DL stints surely can use this as excuse to get off early today.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

NYY so far appear to be doing this right, albeit haven’t DL’d yet either. but when manager’s say stuff like “out long time” they tend to be pretty quickly. that happened right after i typed above

Jake from State farm
Jake from State farm
1 year ago

GREYSTRODAMUS!!!!!! Did uncle Biff leave you a note that Upton was going yard again today? Well done sir! And a Johnny Dangerously quote on top of that. Bravo sir.
I figure you get enough trade questions. Time for some praise.

Jake from State farm
Jake from State farm
Reply to  Jake from State farm
1 year ago

I think a Fantasy Madter Lothario Miss Cloe type hotline is in order

Jake from State farm
Jake from State farm
Reply to  Jake from State farm
1 year ago

*Master … fml

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: unfortunately i wasnt able to unload him before he went hulkamania. is plesac a drop in 12 team mixed redraft leagues?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Sano’s alive!

JP
JP
1 year ago

My OF is in shambles due to injuries

Send W. Calhoun/Moncada for Grichuk/Urshela?

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
1 year ago

Hey Grey…I post questions mostly about my “loser” team because, well, losing…so let me post one for the “winner” team for a change. I’ve got a good problem with pitcher surplus…I’ve tried to leverage a 2-for-1 trade or something like that to get value back but nobody’s biting. 5×5, H2H, 12-team…

Active starters: Woodruff, Lynn, Means, Ray, Pablo Lopez, Manaea, Stroman, Alzolay
Active relievers: Kimbrel, Barnes, Neris
IL: Framber & Eliieser

So I’ve run out of time to get a trade done (thank you stupid, worthless, nanny-state, “we’re too lazy and cheap to provide active commissioner services” Yahoo 2-day trade review rule) since they just announced Framber is starting Friday.

When I’m forced to drop somebody, I assume it has to be Alzolay? But I could make arguments for Manaea or Stroman too? I really want to keep all 13 of my pitchers, but they tell me you have have hitters in baseball…that’s just silly.

Any thoughts?

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN points, ROS

Drop Bundy for Pineda?

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Is F. Valdez an immediate pickup for ROS. I would end up dropping Trivino for him?

thanks

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you prefer Framber over Adbert?

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Framber back and starting Friday! Possible top 25 starter rest of the way?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

We take you now to Twins camp..,

Dr. Twin: So Byron, how’s the hip coming along?
BB: Not so great I’m afraid, doc.
Dr. Twin: What seems to be the problem?
BB: I’m having trouble with my deceleration.
Dr. Twin: Deceleration? I’m sorry, I’m not following.
BB: I can get going, but then I can’t slow down.
Dr. Twin: So let me get this straight. You can run. Full speed?
BB: Like a springbok.
Dr Twin: A springbok?
BB: Medium sized antelope of the West African plains.
DrTwin: Ah yes. So you hit top speed and then?
BB: Cannot slow down.
Dr. Twin: I’d like to see this. Why don’t you run down to first and I’ll have a look?
BB: Doc, I’m not sure that’s such a good idea.
Dr. Twin: Hey, who’s the doctoring person here anyway? No go ahead and take off.
BB: All right, if you say so.
*BB sprints towards first base*
Dr. Twin: Yes! Great. I see what you mean about the antelope. Perfect. Now turn around and come back. Byron? Byron that’s far enough! Byron, the right field wall!! LOOK OUT!! Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Like the kid in the Mighty Ducks who can skate real fast but can’t stop

hondo
hondo
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Forrest Gump.(The book is actually better than the movie but too short).

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Could you rank…Joc, Avisail, Willie Calhoun?

Thanks a lot!

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
1 year ago

YO GREY.

Ross playing the same game in Chicago as Girardi with Harper in Philly. Contreras takes a 500 mph pitch on his wrist (slightly important body part of catching) and Hoerner pulls a hammy (can’t really use that speed missing a wheel) but neither goes on the IL because they have to be evaluated. Given that dudes are checking out to the IL for stubbing their toe I’d say both guys would qualify as well. Why does this impact me? Poor Mondesi is stuck in the no man’s land of being active but unable to play. Waa waa I’m a big baby.

Anythewho, is Aguilar cooked? Should I dump for Santander or schmotatos like Brad Miller or Joc Pederson? Would you be so kind as to rank them? Can I take up more of your time?

Thanks as always.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Garbage Day
1 year ago

we’re not close to the same timeframe on how long PHI took on harper compared to contreras (2 days including today on will con) and hoerner (DL’d already). harper wasn’t DL’d at all from may 2nd to may 22nd. it is of course possible CUBS jerk us around that long, but i’m betting a lot it won’t be close to that long. CIN with moustakas, the mess with a bunch of people (mcneil pretty decent while, at least a week), LAD with bellinger (supposedly had a shin bruise, took what 5 more days till they announced it as fractured shin) those are the bad ones for sure.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

WAS’s had a very bad history on this kind of b.s. (rendon at least twice, harper at least once, others too) in say last 5ish years.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

and will con is playing today, so CUBS did this fine.

No Bueno
No Bueno
1 year ago

Bregman or Riley ROS and long term in a keeper league, is it close?

Also long term outlook on Yordan? I have him and Vlad but considering moving one in dynasty for an arm to help me. Thanks.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

One additional question. Because of Realmutto injury, I picked up Mike Zunino. He is playing against Minor and has a $ value of -16, Would you play him?

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Leave it blank is my other option. His point value range from 11 points to – 3. His bathing average against pitchers like Minor are .125 On the other hand, it sounds crazy to leave the spot empthy. Thoughts?

Thanks again!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!!!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Here is the point system in my league:

Innings Pitched (IP) 3
Wins (W) 10
Losses (L) -5
Saves (SV) 5
Hits (H) -1
Earned Runs (ER) -3
Walks (BB) -1
Intentional Walks (IBB) -1
Hit Batters (HBP) -1
Strikeouts (K) 1
Holds (HLD) 1

1. I have a chance to pick up Austin Gomber. Is a good pickup? If so, I would have to drop Matthew Boyd or Vince Valazquez. Vince pitched will last night. The other option is to drop a better such as Austin Hays who just went on IL or Tyler Naquin.

2. I also have a chance to pick up Manuel Margot. Would you do it and drop Jed Lowie or Austin Hays or pass?

3. I benched Vince and of course he pitched well. Is there another metric besides $ on low $ starts or just one of those things?

THANKS!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

great response!!!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Dodgers jinxing things by saying Bellinger is on track to come back this weekend… if all things go according to plan, here is my team of Buy Lows:

C- Carson Kelly
1B- Olson
2B- Lourdes
3B- Villar
SS- Story
OF- Betts, Alvarez, Kelenic
UTIL- Tim Anderson
B- Bellinger, Lewis, Brujan
IL- Moose

SP- Pineda, Means, Ryu, Cease
RP- Chad Green, Castillo, Rich-Rod, Rogers Twins, Staumont

I’m going to drop Staumont for another IL player to take Belly’s spot but I have too many bats. Unfortunately, I know the easy call is to drop Villar; however, Chapman blows right now and I need Villar to take that spot right now, or be forced to “hate-start” Chapman if that’s the best thing for this team. I could also drop Brujan; but then I’ll prob be potentially repeating my IKF mistake. Managing a team full of buy-lows is tough!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Who’s my drop for Bellinger? Do I drop Villar and roll Chapman out there until he “Travis Shaws” me to death or should I drop someone else?

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

Jason Martin is getting called up to the Rockies and apparently his AAA numbers are fantastic. You buying it? Its Colorado after all.

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  ashtray
1 year ago

Shoot didn’t realize Dahl was a ranger now. So yeah no Colorado snafus.

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah my mistake. So are you buying that 1.168 OPS and 70 HR pace? 10/13 BB/K ratio looks good. A couple SBs…

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
1 year ago

yeah grey mentioned this last start which was an early day TV game too, pretty sure MIN @ WSOX or i guess it could’ve been WSOX @ MIN. dude did get real fat.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

Should I be looking to buy low on Kelenic?

Rank Kelenic, Solak, Blackmon

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Isn’t it too soon to call Kelenic a “buy low”? He hasn’t even been up for a month…

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Some people are antsy when their shiny new toy doesn’t hit 15 dingers in the first couple of weeks.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Is Pineda doing the Bartolo Colon method of pitching, where he just gets fat and gets better with his control? This is the first time in awhile that I’ve had Pineda on my team so I’m watching his start, so I didn’t realize how bulbous he got

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

He’s been pitching really well too. It’s crazy.

Earl
Earl
1 year ago

Need some of these hot rookies to come up and play soon that I have stashed away. (Brujan, Duran, Jesus Sanchez).

Wondering how they will do after watching Kelenic pretty much struggle over past couple weeks.

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Do you like Mondesi or Semien more going forward 5×5 ops?

Considering shopping semien for a bat in the outfield. semien and either Walsh or Hosmer for J Soto Sound like a fair offer?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

As I watch Michael Pineda issue a 2 ball, then a 3 ball walk. I have to say umpiring in the realm of balls and strikes this year obscenely horrendous. The Sunday night game between the Cubs and Cards was a prime example. Send in the bots!

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Yeah,I’m an Orioles fan and I’m PO’d about how bad they’re screwing the Twins.It’s almost as if the ump has been told what the script is supposed to read like.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  hondo
1 year ago

There was a fastball to Sano that was in the opposite batter’s box that was called a strike.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Then you’ll have several other umps where if it’s not somewhere in the middle of the plate, it’s a ball

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 year ago

Just lost Aarez for the week and a bit to the IL and traded Cronenworth right before the news broke. Do you like any of these options for the short while in an Otteneu points league?

Danny Santana – do you believe in him now that he’s healthy?
Jean Segura – seems like he’s on a streak
Kolton Wong
Ty France – is he healthy now?
Profar – what else do they have who isn’t injured?
Villar – ugh

Any thoughts? Do you like any long term in case I need to stick with one?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

depends on needs – I’d go Villar if you need SBs and hope for the best… Profar has been appeared to be a bit 4020 so far

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

In my shallowest league, my Friends and Family, a ten team mixer, I have made 7 starts against the Mariners this year. My ERA against them, the worst team in MLB going into last night by wOBA, is 5.07 with a WHIP of 1.21.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’ve won that league in all but 2 seasons we’ve played, but it is not for lack of trying to screw me over by the spirits of fantasy baseball. This is pretty much an annual thing. Yet, somehow I emerge on top.

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

I’m worried now. Bryce isn’t right, and now Ozuna is hurt. I’m in 4th place in my 5×5 roto trailing 1st by a lot, and might need to shake things up?

$260 Auction keeper league

My Bryce ($44) for
his Jazz ($1) and Corbin Burnes ($3) ?

I have Solak; JRojas, and an unkeepable Swanson as my middle infidels. My OF is the hurt trio of Springer, Ozuna, Bryce along with Teoscar, KLewis, Chazz & the Greek God of Hard Contact.

He wants Bryce bad but so far is offering me JTurner & Carlos Santana. bleh.
Should I target others of his? Winker ($1), CTaylor ($1)?
He also has unkeepables of Freeman, Muncy, Yuli, & Ketel. My CI is Hoskins, Hosmer, & Sano.

Thanks

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The ol 3 for 1. I’ll see if it flies, thanks!

That Guy
That Guy
1 year ago

Carlos Santana or Hosmer ROS?

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Would’ja start Kaprellian at home vs SEA? SON has him at $1.5 I’m just hoping for a W and decent ratios i have rodon v stl and stroman v col to hopefully balance him if anything cray happens.

ERad
ERad
1 year ago

Happy Manoah Day!

YOLO baby!

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No undershirt today at work, chest hair out, I have no idea what that has to do with Manoah but YOLO!

On an unrelated note – seeing one of your guys get caught stealing is one of the worst fantasy baseball feelings – it’s like you’re so happy they’re out there trying to swipe bags, but don’t get caught man!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Villar had initiative coming out of his butthole last night

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  ERad
1 year ago

it’s not just an ugly feeling in net steals or steals % added leagues, it’s actually bad. can lose you that category for week if h2h. in fact FROM the leagues like that it’s FAR easier to remember when so and so got caught or picked off rather than so and so got a steal since the 3-1 on negative pain to positive pleasure ratios (as proven in numerous psychology or gambling literature tomes)

Coolwhip
1 year ago

“Yeah, leadoff is where you want a guy who hits homers.”

Tildaddy has entered the chat.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah, all for the jokes!

funny thing is Upton is 4/9 since hitting leadoff, hahahaha. maybe thinking like a leadoff hitter is the key. If you can visualize it, you can attain it!

brett
brett
1 year ago

Drop Cease for Hill?

Thanks!

realquiz
realquiz
1 year ago

My Solak for his Justin Turner?
(10-team, Dynasty, 6×6 OBP)

I’d be fine at 2B since I’d slot my Cronenworth there, and Turner would platoon with Moncada and Kiner-Falefa.
The long-term upside might not be there (I’d be fine with payroll), but I think I’d be OK sacrificing that for any short-term gains.
Danke.

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
1 year ago

The curse continues
to replace Hoerner I have the following possibilities. Could you order them (it’s ugly)

Pindar, Adamas, Harrison, Fletcher

These injuries are way out of control
Thanks as usual

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Update Sunday: “JDD should be back Tuesday”
Update Tuesday: “JDD’s hand is somehow more fucked up than it was when he went on the DL.”

Starting to think the Mets medical staff are time travelers from the 1500z, treating players with bloodletting, leaches & torturous stretching devices to release the demonic humors. Just what the AF is going on.

Los locos
Los locos
1 year ago

Thought of Kimberl ROS?

Only have Diaz in Rp.

Bieber
Giolito
Flaherty
Urias
Peralta F
Lynn
Alozay
Darvish

Los locos
Los locos
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Should I trade for him and what pitcher ? Thinking peralta?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Fry or Fulmer for saves?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Cohen
1 year ago

Zimmer also