Yesterday, Robinson Cano went 4-for-4, 5 RBIs and became the oldest 2nd baseman to ever hit three homers in a game (and he still has 4+ years on his contract!), hitting his 7th, 8th and 9th homers, and nearly had a fourth homer, but pulled it fowl (Mets sold the rights to their foul poles to Chick-Fil-A; don’t ask).  Kill me now:

Seriously, lay me down on the hot pavement and let Tawny Kitaen stomp my genitals like I’m Chuck Finley. The awfulness of owning Robinson Cano coupled with actually owning him for a three-homer game while he’s on my bench is too much to bear.  Sprinkle Doritos dust on my head, put me in an office chair, and roll me towards Billy Butler, then run the other way so you spare yourself.  He was going against Chris Paddack (5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.84) — my baby boo! — how could I start Cano?  How? *screaming in the rain, shaking fists at the heavens* How?! So Cano hasn’t been good, but maybe this is the turnaround he needs.  More than likely, I’ll now put him in my lineup for an 0-for-45 stretch.  HOW?! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jason Vargas – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.96. After a steady diet of junk, Vargas was shoving, which could describe his pitching or him greeting reporters.

Yandy Diaz – Hit the IL with a left foot bruise. Incredibly, and this timing really is incredible, Matt Duffy returned from the IL at the very same moment. What’s the chances?  1,000,000 to 1? 5 million to 1? 1 to 1 and they activated Duffy because Yandy was hurt?

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Someone put a audio clip of Chris Berman in The French Terminator’s head, and now every time he goes to the plate he’s saying, “I’ll be back-back-back-back-back-back.”

Mitch Moreland – 0-for-2 as he was activated from the IL, after missing six weeks with a quad injury. He said, “I was hoping to miss the minimum ten days, but that turned out to be unrealistic #quadgoals.”

Marcus Walden – 1/3 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 3.55.  100% sure that Alex Cora thought the Red Sox would’ve traded for a closer by now so he never had to use Eovaldi as the closer, and now that they haven’t yet traded for one, and Eovaldi is back, he’s like, “No, of course, Eovaldi is not the closer, are you nuts?”

Yonder Alonso – 1-for-1, 1 RBI as he was promoted by the Rockies to provide bench depth and play instead of literally any prospect they ever promote, because the Rockies are a bunch of prospblocks.

Trea Turner – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, as he hit for his 2nd cycle. Treat Urner with one of the best games of his career, and I’m happy for him. I will stick a noisemaker in my butt and play Take Me Out To The Ballgame in fits and sharts, but, if I’m being honest, I would prefer four steals.

Byron Buxton – Had three wisdom teeth on Friday, which has caused his delay in returning.  The good news is the three wisdom teeth brought with them gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Domingo German – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.03.  The Twins’ offense is like a bunch of Hit-Girls.  They look harmless.  What can Jorge Polanco do (3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 15th homer)? Nelson Cruz is old (1-for-5, 2 runs and his 21st homer).  Miguel Sano (2-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer) isn’t very good, right?

Didi Gregorius – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 7 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Didi is dangerous.  You don’t want to mess with him.  Didi is the only Yankees shortstop ever to have multiple 4-hit, 7-RBI games. Though, in fairness, the Yankees have a long storied history, but never any great shortstops.

Gary Sanchez – Left yesterday’s game after apparently tweaking something.  You wanna tweak something?  Look at Gary’s stats for the last month. That’ll tweak TF out of you.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .247. But the Noo Yawkers are more jazzed about his game-saving catch, “Oh my fahkin God, Teresa, you’re standing in the way, okay, not you, ya freakin’ hair, it’s all teased up and I can’t see the game, oh my fahkin God, he caught it!”

Tim Anderson – Will begin a rehab assignment in Charlotte today. Hope he got consent first.

Caleb Smith – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Through five innings, he had a perfect game, but, even after losing that and the shutout, he still cruised through two more innings. Not saying I like him way better than Paddack, but I’m finding myself a little more interested in Smith, especially since Paddack’s going to get shutdown and Smith likely won’t. You could say *blushes* I’m Smitthen.

Wade Miley – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  Nearly got the complete game shutout, but faltered in the 9th and his opponent Mike Fiers (7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.57 — Fiers from Oaktown’s 3.57 juicy got you crazy!) was so very, very worse with his 11th straight Quality Start.  Too bad you could never get Miley and Fiers in a draft with their 400+ ADP, because they’re currently top 30 starters on the Player Rater, above guys like Aaron Nola, Tanaka, Syndergaard…Okay, I won’t rub it in further.

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  He had 4 homers total as of June 9th.  Yup.

Merrill Kelly – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.22.  You before the game, “I don’t trust Kelly completely, but he’s got the Orioles and I’m ready for that O’s face!”  You after the game, “Hello, Cheesecake Factory hostess, can I have a corner table to eat and cry?”

Renato Nunez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer.  Any ideas how many homers he has?  I’m gonna say you’re low by about five to ten.  He has 24 homers.  Nope, his average is over .250 so it’s not that.  Yes, he’s been better than Khris Davis.  It’s not close, actually.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Hello, old friend!  I thought you retired after you’re big April.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in a week.  Don’t want facts and shizz to bog you down, but on the 7-day Player Rater, he’s been a top 25 hitter.  Hot schmotato alert!

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.54. Don’t go near the Giants right now; they’re G’s up and they ain’t the Aints!

Alex Dickerson – 2-for-5, 2 runs, and his 6th homer.  I told you to buy him last Friday; he’s hitting near-.500 in the last week, and I know he doesn’t sound good in theory, but he has been.

Ronald Guzman – Optioned to Triple-A to join Willie Calhoun. The Rangers are confused about how to get younger. They might’ve saw Benjamin Button too many times.

Dee Gordon – Hit the IL with a left quad strain. He went from 50-steal burner to ‘burner phone you need to get rid of’ overnight.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and third homer in the week.  I know, I know, he’s hurt me too, but he does occasionally have these month-long stretches that make us believe again (only to hurt us again eventually).

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  The Rangers should’ve threatened to send him down three years ago!

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer.  All aboard the Seoul Train!

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer, and 3rd homer in two games. And the Suarez says…Dong!

Jesse Winker – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .261.  He didn’t run out of the box on a possible double, was thrown out at 2nd, then was conspicuously pulled for Ervin.  Good luck getting out of David Bell’s doghouse, and better luck fitting in it next to Raisel!

Joey Votto – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .263. As terrible as Votto has been (there’s that word that should be hyphenated again), he’s been better than Benintendi.

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  Reds jumped out to a huge lead, so Mr. Roark sailed past Fantasy Island and straight to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.  Streamonator also likes his next start, assuming he gets back from his maritime adventures on time.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Au Shizz!

Andrew Miller – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.74 and his 3rd save. Carlos Martinez had been overworked recently, but Miller really should be the closer, even if it seems counterintuitive to playing in Busch.

Dakota Hudson – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.61.  Put German Marquez on the Cardinals and he has a 1.50 ERA.  No foolsies.  Any hoo!  Hudson’s next start on the Streamonator is no bueno.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  Said it yesterday, might say it again tomorrow, will say it here…*pats brain pockets* Crap, I don’t know what it is that I was going to say.  Oh, that’s right, I don’t trust Pirates pitchers.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.64 vs. Matt Boyd – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.07.  The Tigers gave away free home run-catching gloves in the outfield for this matchup, but these two only gave up one home run combined. That’s nightmare fuel for Rob Manfred.

Trevor Bauer – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  Only 117 pitches?  That’s not even worth an aw shucks!  You couldn’t even shuck an oyster with that crap!

Dalton Pompey – Was DFA’d. Took a while to find him. Pompey was buried in the ash from Gurriel’s volcanic hot streak.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  Justin is the type to get Smoak’ing hot, so I could see a short-term add. Might even call him a *pinkie to mouth* Smoak’tato.  WUT?!

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I read that Sanchez was pitching well, and I was thinking about how I hadn’t talked about him much then I saw his ERA was 6.06 and my brain slowly backpedaled out of thinking about Sanchez.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.32 vs. Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  I was thinking the other day that it seemed like offense had come down a bit recently and there were more solid pitching performances. Then I remembered the media cornered Manfred about the juiced balls at the All-Star Game, until he gnawed through Peter Gammons’s ankle and escaped. So, I thought just maybe the balls were different post-ASB, which led me to look at actual data and the post-ASB ERA in MLB is 4.71, which is laughably bad.  This is a long way of saying (and even longer still) these were good pitching performances but the ball is still jumping.

Adalberto Mondesi – Will be reevaluated on Thursday in Kansas City.  Well, you have your instructions Mondesi owners. You need to go early to the Kansas City clinic where Mondesi will be reevaluated, hogtie the doctor in a broom closet, pretend to be the doctor and tell Mondesi his shoulder is fine and can play on Friday. Our teams are relying on one brave soul out there to take an assault and battery, and kidnapping charge.

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron
3 years ago

watching gomorrah now (saw the movie first), ep 2, SERIOUSLY the boss is that stupid in that simple manner this quickly! (end of episode). AND we find out ciro’s ….. that quickly! notice i didn’t really spoil anything here.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

If you had only Robles for saves, how would you feel about being offered Taylor Rogers for David Dahl?

Bonesaw
Bonesaw
3 years ago

Zac Attack!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Dammit – Gallen threw a gem tonight… picked Lester over him for today’s stream

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

wish i was in leagues that shallow (not really, but in this case i guess so), only 1 league where i could even pick up gallen (12 teamer standard), which i of course did. can’t tell now what lester’s SON numbers were but @SF is a damn good start almost certainly. chatwood and his record setting BB rate over that many innings from last year’s numbers probably are banging around in SON’s head causing that ugly -12.9 that he has now after he replaced the sick lester.

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
3 years ago

Teams adjust to new players in the league so much faster then ever before. That’s why I lovin’ Luis Urias strategy of sucking against every pitch in every location. Pitchers have nothing to adjust to. Brilliant!

Sam
Sam
3 years ago

Gausman or urquidy ROS?

Sam
Sam
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for making this the only cite I look at for fantasy!

Sam
Sam
Reply to  Sam
3 years ago

One more! Didn’t realize someone dropped odor! I have buxton and urias as my bottom feeders. Make a move for him or stay put? My team avg on most weeks is not so great.

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
3 years ago

Reynoldo Lopez $$$$$$

He’s having a sick second half. I see him being good to very good rest of season.

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Late season waiver wire pickups doing work. Uriquidy, Gausman, reynoldo, Beede (meh today), later in the week Yarborough. Get looooooose!!!

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Which catcher since Molina is out of commission?
Cisco
Wieters
Alfaro

Ugh, what shite.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
3 years ago

20 teamer with slugging, OPS, total bases, holds, OBP over AVG, hits, QS, holds and innings added h2h redraft.
1. drop peacock or r.hill first to make room for gallo in DL slot (have stanton/hill/peacock for 3 slots)

2. best add: teoSCAR, b.anderson, j.jones, tauchman, redneck silence of the lambs (starling), a.jones?

have this team besides:
C vaz
1B rizzo
2B mostsuckass (3B)
3B mcneil (2B/OF)
SS polanco
OF (3) o’neill, senzel (that better be a sickness), gallo
util (1) otani
BN segura (him too, short term thing)
DL stanton
SP: yarbrough, junis, bailey, corbin, paddack, gibson, kelly, lynn
RP: parker (gotta drop him now too, some decent holds guys out there, but this is the ONE spot where i want hader closing due to few other saves, only possibly biagini out there, rooting hard for w.smith to get traded but not dyson), hader, buttrey, barnes, dyson.
DL: peacock, r.hill

Hip hip jorge
Hip hip jorge
3 years ago

Follow up from earlier today:
Which trade has me losing less?
My Domingo Santana and Ramon laureano for his scherzer (add Garrett Cooper from wire)
My Domingo Santana and hiura for his scherzer (add Luis Urias from wire)

Thanks for all the help and articles here at razzball – best fantasy site without question

Hip hip jorge
Hip hip jorge
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Any change if odor is also available on the wire (instead of Urias)?

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
3 years ago

anybody else add V2 to stream today (@ DET), then in less than 3 minutes decide lyles (vs STL) was better? hahahahaha. on SON they were very close, it seemed a close decision.

baby seal
baby seal
3 years ago

Yo G, anyone tell u Montas is still the 26th ranked SP on the ESPN Player Rater? *lol*

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Don’t be such a prospblock!

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: sagnof. how are you ranking the following (or top 3)? peralta, y lopez, strickland, martin and dyson. thanks!

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Who’s most rosterable …Lamet, Roark, or LeClerc overall value.
Thanks!

stevie
stevie
3 years ago

What would be your short-term replacement for Gallo? Hopefully short term. Best options look to be Hosmer, Sano, Vogelbach.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  stevie
3 years ago

sano pretty much is gallo (not long ago nobody would’ve thought it was easy to even say which of them was even better than the other one, but somehow neither played in the HR derby this year, nor judge, so the 3 best guys to even be in that weren’t in it)

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. alonzo/flaherty for degrom/k davis? which side do you like?

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
3 years ago

You watch Beede today? What u think? You holding him?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Ivanmakebasket
3 years ago

pretty tough upcoming schedule. @ phi and @ col next week….

Fleeced
Fleeced
3 years ago

Dickerson or O’neil?

Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart
3 years ago

Yarborough or Yamamoto?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Kevin Hart
3 years ago

Freddy Peralta

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. how do you rank sano, r nunez and rile? thanks!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  herschel
3 years ago

thats riley….

Philly Yayo
Philly Yayo
3 years ago

Yarborough or Yamamoto?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Philly Yayo
3 years ago

Freddy Peralta

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

Ha!

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Is Peralta the new closer in Mil? Or is Counsel just being Councel?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What the hell do you know about closers, Grey? Hansel Robles is still waiting for his apology and Hunter Strickland is laughing at you from Roenis Elias’ passenger seat. Back off!!! ;-)

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Steve
3 years ago

He has better closer stuff than starter so I think “yes”, that looks like a good assumption that Counsell sticks with what seems to make sense.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Steve
3 years ago

I added Freddy everywhere because I don’t trust that C**nsell not to screw me over…as I own Hader everywhere and already have the jitters about them acquiring a diff closer. I’m shook, yo!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

Good move. My gut tells me this sticks. At very least he will be the righty option in Hader’s stead.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m telling you “yes” Grey. I am rarely emphatic, but buy anywhere you can that you need saves. The Hansel drafter in me told me to tell you that.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

I have a DC league where it will help me immensely if Peralta gets saves, and could quite possibly help me win it as saves are my only weak area there. Fingers crossed. I have several Peralta shares and only one Hader.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yes, but no dark glasses nor myopia in this jury.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Dave D
3 years ago

Could be the non-move they make to get Hader back into the swing role. Can allow them to go after a Woodruff replacement instead of a closer next week.

It’s worth the add to find out.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It does. Honestly I thought about this a few weeks ago. He is a really good two pitch guy. Perfect closer convert material. I would bet a good chunk of change with the right spread that this sticks and he becomes a top 6 closer very quickly. Wager monopoly money anyone?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I say there is zero chance they stretch out Peralta. They have figured him out quickly and will pickup a better starter.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Dave D
3 years ago

I own him in several regular NFBC leagues and dropped him nowhere after he was pulled from rotation. I like him better in relief. We’re already seeing why. Seems like a no-brainer thing to me a la Andrew Miller, et al

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, I know. He’s been lights out as a RP. I’ve got him in several rosters and noticed. His K/IP/BB is excellent too as RP.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Dave D
3 years ago

That wasn’t that tough of a sell!!

The only negative is Magoo/Oaktown have him in our DC. I have him in two other DCs.

Waiverwirin
Waiverwirin
3 years ago

RCL format – Of the below, which three would you want for 5th OF, UT, and Bn?

Adam Frazier, Hunter Dozier, Kevin Pillar, Mike Yastrzemski, Maikel Franco, Brandon Crawford

Thanks!

Jesse LIBROT
Jesse LIBROT
3 years ago

McKay or Fried ROS?

THANKS!

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
3 years ago

Greyt write up!

I took a gamble on a trade: Yahoo, H2H 12 team 5×5

D. Murphy and Mondesi or J. Villar ROS?

Just checking if I gave up Mondesi too easily?

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Three leagues may have DL guys returning. Who should I drop when appropiate?

1. Eloy. Drop Ryan Braun or Christian Walker.
2. Strickland. Drop Liam Hedndrick or Carlos Martinez (or Strickland).
3. Wheeler. Zack Gallen (delay moving Wheeler from DL until I need to make a move).

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

2. strickland himself, the other 2 are def closers already, if no other moves can just leave strickland in DL slot
3. same here, i’d see wack zheeler do well before activating (maybe if gallen gets destroyed tonight you can activate sooner. it’s also possible wheeler does badly tomorrow, then doesn’t start for a little while longer if/when he gets traded shortly)

1. i’d probably drop white walker first. depends though, as if you start braun everyday, he’ll get tons of off days (he hadn’t till just lately, but some other DTD thing popped up on him just now and i’d be a bunch of money it continues for ROS), so owning braun you’ll want a BN guy to slot in for him, often.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
3 years ago

bet a bunch of money not “be a bunch of money”

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  The Harrow
3 years ago

Exactly my thoughts. Thanks.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

wheeler friday is back. strickland supposedly pretty soon.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m asking now because of their imminent status. I know not to act until the moment they’re activated (and also know not to act too soon) since I’ve been burned frequently when players are supposed to “be activated Friday” and then don’t really do so for another couple of weeks (e.g., I’m talking to you, Tatis).

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

My two cents if theyre worth anything to you….

I’d say you gotta get Torres if he’s offering….then Albies and the order you have them now. Lowe’s rehab could be slower than we thought.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

I’d do the deal today also if u can…as Grey and I just discussed above, Mondesi is prolly droppable in 10 tm

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
3 years ago

10 Tm OBP Redraft

Team that has been hot on Mondesi all year is still trying to trade for him. He has said he would move Mondesi 1:1 for any of Hunter Dozier, Kingery, B. Lowe. He also has Albies and Gleyber who he has included in past deals. My current 2B/SS/MI trio is Lourdes, Escobar, Semien. To start, a new CI would have to be better than Voit or J Turner. Yordan, Mookie, Yelich and Dahl are my regular OF & U, so I wouldn’t sit those guys most weeks.

How do you rank my options of Albies, Torres, H Dozier, Kingery and B Lowe for a deal before word comes out on the reexamination results tomorrow?

Thanks!

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
3 years ago

can take far more risk in h2h, esp if/when you are say losing ratios badly later in week. in fact if you are almost certain to lose ratios anyway you can stream a ton to for sure win wins and K’s.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
3 years ago

YUP ^^ Balloons is so right about taking risks. I win W, QS, K every week and my ERA/WHIP are toss ups

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

risks like streaming lyles over V2 today, good thing stats clear at midnight or so monday

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Drop Dannys Antana, Joc, or Mercado for Odor? Getting tired of holding Conforto all year too lol

Also if Gallo heads to the DL would you drop Mondesi to free up a spot? I really feel like he’s not coming back this year. They have no reason for him to play.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks G

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I believe he’s asking what’s the reasoning for starting a pitcher in H2H but not in a Roto points league

Dam
Dam
3 years ago

Someone just dropped Merril Kelly. He’s @ Miami on Monday, so he’s lining up to be a two start streamer next week. Should I give him a shot?

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

I haven’t see Miguel Sano’s name on any Buy’s and he definitely wasn’t on the second half top 100. His pace that he has produced so far projects him at about 30 home runs and 125 runs+ rbis right now if he had played the whole season.

His last 30 day hitter rating is #53 which is just a bit higher then Bryce Harper, Josh Bell, Yordan Alvarez and Juan Soto. Should he be rostered in every 12 team league or are the strikeouts so bad that he is too risky for all that?

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok, thanks. In Yahoo he is 30%. I’m going to roll with partly due to needing a HR boost but also that it seems Baldelli is playing more and moved him up to 5th the last 3 games.

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
Reply to  krazyivan
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 team mixed redraft league.

1. Is it time to cut bait with Giancarlo. I have others who could keep his season-long IL seat warm (G.Sanchez/Mondesi). Giancarlo’s pee pee angle averages out to more than his launch angle.

2. Would you drop L. Urias for a hot bat, Odor-type, or give the kid more time?

Thanks and Have a good one

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
Reply to  Worm Burner
3 years ago

My apologies, i didnt mean for this to be a reply………

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Lester’s start today epitomizes my fantasy baseball season this year – I just cannot make good streaming calls this year and it’s sinking my fantasy team

I need to worship a different fantasy god or something

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I was thinking of streaming Marquez tomorrow too but watch what’ll happen – he’ll either get “sick” or make Puig and/or Suarez the second coming of Albert Pujols.

Since you are in first SON must have helped you somewhat, but in my H2H league, it’s been at like roughly 50% for me

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

lester getting sick is somehow your fault how now? pretty sure almost everybody would agree lester had a good start today if not sick. unless you somehow knew in advance he was sick and thought he’d play with it anyway (and well) nothing you thought or did or could’ve done (unless you poisoned him or got him sick) affected him getting sick and this being in the news after first games locked (as it appears you’re in those kind of leagues where you can’t add somebody else after picking lester).

– this type of thinking does generally go with thinking god worship affects the things in the world (and that certain ways of doing that or certain gods are better than others), so points for coherence on that if all this isn’t a joke.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  The Harrow
3 years ago

We all know Fantasy Gods and jinxes are real

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

not all of us. i got a big ego but i’d never assume anything i say or think about anybody many miles away affects anything they’re doing (or even the next door neighbor really), isn’t big enough for that.

– on the gods part, if that were true, how in the hell would anybody know which ones are the “right” ones. this isn’t like regular religions where people assume theirs just happens to be the only “right” one and everybody else should be killed and/or is going to hell since everybody else by definition are heathens.

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
3 years ago

My:
Luis castillo ($14, $17 in 2020, $21 in 2021) and bo bichette ($5, $10, $13)

Or

Their:
K davis, f vazquez, degrom (none keepable)

12 team obp keeper league. Im in 2nd/3rd but 1st is running away with it.

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks grey

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

I have a surfeit of closers on a couple of mixed redraft teams. I proposed trades using both my valuations and the ROS player rater, all to avail.

What are some SPs and Bats that you think are commensurate with Vazquez and Yates?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It’s kinda funny that one of the trades that was rejected was Yates for Bieber and didn’t even get a counter. So apparently, I need to try another route. Also, offered Yates for Rhysus in another league, same result.

Thanks for the input. I’ll keep plugging along.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

look for the owners that need saves or good RP in general. nobody not in serious need of saves would trade bieber for yates (at least i never would, unless in some odd spot where i have like 4 top SP types and am in need of saves pretty badly)

Tim Anderson Project
Tim Anderson Project
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
3 years ago

Agreed, I believe Gray is the one who taught us not to pay for saves. Especially right before trade deadline as its very risky and there will be a whole new croup of closers available probably on wire after trade deadline.

Sorry but closer should not warrant a top 50 hitter or top 20 sp. Too random of a category.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Tim Anderson Project
3 years ago

his opps might not work like that though, it’s at least worth trying to get bieber for a closer. but my guess is it doesn’t work for him, and easiest way to make trades when you have too many closers is to find the teams that need them, THOSE guys are the most likely to actually pay a guy like bieber for yates.

Buster Moon
Buster Moon
3 years ago

DeJong or T. Anderson?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Buster Moon
3 years ago

jedong’s OPS since april: .660.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

ok, now it’s up to a more entertain(ment)ing .720 since april (14 total bases in one day’ll do that)

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

For next year, would you rather have Trea Turner at $61 or Manny Machado at $50? Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

$300

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Agree. Senzel dizzy again and taken out.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  DonnieB
3 years ago

i don’t think he had any previous dizzy issues this year. he’s had ALL sort of other issues of course.

Coolwhip
3 years ago

WTF Suarez is getting day off today… what the hell is wrong with managers, why do they sit guys in the middle a hot streak? there is no one hotter than Suarez.

Prayer circle for Gallo, getting MRI on hand today, missing 2nd straight game :(

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 years ago

wrist, and we’ve not been told anything about when this even occurred.

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

ok, TEX now getting into the realm of LAA (not quite that bad), there was no news of any kind on when/where box wine even got hurt, then it was called a “sore wrist”. now it might be a “broken hamate bone”. see that had to have happened by something like a hit by pitch, which we never once got any update about at all.

happyharry
happyharry
3 years ago

Hwy Grey and DT..12 team, H2H, 6X6 – Being offered Josh Bell for Jose Ramirez.?Yes or No?

Ty
Ty
3 years ago

Drop Riley for Mercado or Urias in roto? My hitting is stacked and I’ve been waiting to drop Riley for a while now

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
3 years ago

i have daniel muphy contemplating seeing what it would take to land yuri gurriel. which would you expect to be better going forward and by how much.

Chucky
Chucky
3 years ago

Vazquez or Realmuto? Seems that Realmuto has the big fish little pond syndrome in Miami, that hasn’t translated to that mess in Philly.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
3 years ago

Pitching has been bad this year without a doubt. I’ve done my share of venting/ranting on here. But today I took a hard look at the only league where I’m out of it to see how I got there.

My pitching in that league has been terrible. I’ve been hovering around the very bottom of ERA and WHIP all year. And as terrible as my pitching has been, I’m losing because of my hitting. Judge, Benintendi, Conforto, etc. As it turns out, most people have bad pitching. Exactly half the league has ERA’s over 4. I can’t recall seeing that in a 12-teamer before.

With offense being up so much, you really need to keep up or you’ll sink fast. It’s still about offense is the take away for me. I’m not going to overreact in drafts next year. I may just be more aggressive on guys that can steal while supplying other counting stats. That’s my take 2019 away.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Hey Grey- hope all is well in the desert. Curious on picking up Beede as a streamer. Its a points league H2H and I think he could make my weekly line up occasionally with a stream.

current pitching roster:
German Marquez
Jack Flaherty
Matt Boyd
Caleb Smith
Sonny Gray
Zac Gallen
Joe Musgrove
Jose Urquidy
Taylor Rogers
Liam Hendriks
Alex Colome

Since I only have spots for two Rps may one of the three I have can go for Tyler Beede? I’m trying to wait if Colome gets traded to a team and if hes the closer on that team. Should I move now or wait? what do you say , Grey?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks my man

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Between Marquez last week, Merril Kelly & Domingo German last night, my team Roto ERA went from a league dominating 3.11 to 3.42 and I fell from threatening 2nd place to dropping to 5th.

It would take a unbelievable heater to climb back in the race now.
Ready to throw in the towel. Goodbye fantasy baseball 2019.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I guess we’ll see if the team-wide reverse jinx works.

I went back and looked at my 2017 season, and noticed I picked up Rhys Hoskins on August 14th, and he ended up with 18 HR and 47 RBI for me that year.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Fogimon
3 years ago

Don’t leave now, you’ll miss Luis Urias’ historic home run streak

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

So I guess now the move is Odor over Barretto at the end of my bench in a dynasty?
I thought I was done with that heart ache.

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

What side:

Shane Bieber and Zach Wheeler

Or

Whit Merrifield

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I just got a trade offer.

I give Corey Seager ($39) and Buster Posey ($30)
I get Mad-Bum ($40)

Make the deal or hold?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

ok i’ll make the deal. thanks again.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

15 team roto keeper w QS not W, I’m shooting for a top 3-4 finish (Keeper rounds in parenthesis):

I give: Luis Castillo (6th), L.Gurriel (8th), Lamet (22nd)

I get: deGrom , Giolito and S.Marte

Thoughts?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
3 years ago

d’Arnaud or Jansen? Has Travis taken over starting duties?

baseballbanter
baseballbanter
3 years ago

is there any point to blake treinen in a 16T?

his xstats are unsightly, he has already had 2 IL stints this year, and his K/BB is 1.4. ONE POINT FOUR.

i only have fringe arms like pivetta (looked good outta the bullpen), eflin, d. castillo, barnes, mchugh, or eovaldi on the wire.

drop treinen for any of them? thanks old greyworm.

baseballbanter
baseballbanter
Reply to  baseballbanter
3 years ago

also some more un-established but better performing arms:

n. goody, andres munoz, chris martin, brebbia, drake

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

So May 26 wasn’t the time to drop Yuli for Kevin Cron? Ugh.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Hey Grey, need your help with shallow league problems! 10-team 5×5 roto daily moves league, I need to maximize my at bats, I have too many Pitchers and need to drop one for a bat (batty calls) that I can swap in for hitters that are getting a day off. B/c the league is very shallow, I am taking this more start by start rather than best option ROS, unless any of these guys are must keeps. With that all being said, which of the guy/s below would you not hesitate to drop for a hitter? I am including just their next starts with SON numbers. Thanks Grey!
– Darvish at STL ($16.6)
– Lucchesi vs SF (19.6)
– Marquez at CIN (14.6)
– Ed Rod vs NYY (6.1)

Doggie
3 years ago

Need to cut at least 1 maybe 2 players to activate Scherzer. Saves are very close in league, can be a difference of 2-3 points ( same with wins, but innings limit) . Help!
Narvaez
M Olson
Muncy
Lindor
Hiura
Bryant
Springer
Y Alvarez
J Abreu
Puig
Chapman
Dahl
Strasburg
Synderguard
Price
Giolito
Beiber
C Martinez
I Kennedy
R Inglesias
Giles

Doggie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

We only play 3 OF’s in starting lineup. Does that change anything? Who do you think the 2nd player to cut if need to? Thanks as always! I enjoy your work!

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Would you drop Upton or Schwarber for Odor?
Need a 2B!
Also need HRs
Thanks!

madden_curser
3 years ago

At this point I would be better off playing Yuli Gurriel over Laureano? What about Hiura over Senzel? The are rest of season roster decisions and then there are those whose the hot schmotatoe decisions… Thx!

jaybo903
jaybo903
3 years ago

Lyles or Lamet worth a stream today? If so, which one is top choice?

Thanks

jaybo903
jaybo903
3 years ago

Lyles or Lamet worth a stream today? If so, which one is top choice?

Thanks!

Murph
Murph
3 years ago

Hey guys
Justin Turner or Renato Nunez for a bench bat going forward?
Thanks!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Hey Grey/DT/Coolwhip

Got a few things for y’all today:

a) Funny trade offer I received from a kid I used to play baseball with in college

His Kingery and Fiers for my Macho OR Bryant *insert poop emoji* after i just traded Buehler Dozier for Lindor I was hoping the market on Bryant or Machado would be considerably better lol

b) He’s trying to deal Fiers and I have some interest but obviously not for that price. It also made me lift up the hood on Fiers a-la Coolwhip. He’s an interesting case because I can’t figure out what is giving him so much success and I see regression coming hard and yet he keeps firing great games.

His 5.67 K/9 is his lowest in the last 5 years, his 2.59 BB/9 is his third highest in his last 5 years, and his FIP and xFIP make me want to puke in my mouth at 4.61 and 5.37, respectively.

What he has done well is he gives up 1.12 HR/9, and a .241 BABIP both his lowest since 2014. but it seems like theres room for regression there. He IS using his sinker and cutter about 3% more than last year while his velo on all of his breakers are up at least 1 mph.

c) Do y’all buy in to what Fiers is doing? He’s on an impressive streak right now and regardless of his under the hood stats he’s getting the job done right now every. single. time. What would be some hitters you guys would conservatively suggest to make a Fiers deal happen? I don’t want to overextend because I think he could turn into Cashner in a HOT second.

Sorry for the being long-winded

Coolwhip
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

a) LOL I’d send him a poop emoji, and then tell him this is why scouts never liked him

b) So with him, I see that his K-rate is down (along with lowest whiff% in career), BB-rate up, and Hard hit% against is highest since 2016. It also looks like he’s relying a lot on his curve this year (increased a LOT) but with a 90ish fastball not sure how much I’d want to buy in. I wouldn’t want to give up anything too valuable for that.

c) i feel like the wheels might come off soon, he basically been missing barrels by jussst enough, and not sure i’d want to bank on that. i’d only give like a mediocre bat thats on a hot streak, otherwise i’m sure you could stream better.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

A. HAHAHA yes former friend now

Thanks a lot guys. I guess I’ll pass since I can’t figure out a bat to give him that aligns with the price. appreciate the in-depth response Coolwhip!

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Do you think Verdugo will be on a platoon? Drop him for Odor or Sano,? Trade analyzer rates both of them higher

thanks

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Is anyone else a little bit excited about Alex Wood? There is no pitching to be found this season and I’m stashing him now.