Ya know, if you’re gonna get busted for PEDs and be suspended for 80 games, the way to do it is right after fracturing your hand.  It’s like coming down with mono the week of your prom when you have no date.  “Damn, am I gonna miss that?  That is too bad, but I am so drowsy I feel like I have two Forest Whitaker eyes.”  That’s you getting prom-o-mono.  I am more surprised to hear Robinson Cano was busted for PEDs, than I am to learn he had no idea he was taking the illegal substance.  Baseball is currently batting a thousand for denials of PEDs suspensions. MLB players’ denials of taking the illicit substance should get into the Hall of Fame on its first ballot.  Speaking of Hall of Fame, I kinda thought Robinson Cano was headed there.  This will obviously shade Frowny The Cloud over his entire career, which I do think is a shame.  What’s also a shame, you need to drop him in all leagues.  He’s more or less done for the year.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryon Healy – Hit his 8th homer, and 117th homer this month.  He is literally the hottest guy since the guy on the cover of Wish You Were Here.

Jean Segura – Stole 4 bags (8, 9, 10, 11).  Four steals in one game is more steals than the entire Astros team has.  Kidding, but not by much.  The A’s seriously do only have 7 steals on the year.

Adrian Beltre – Will miss 2-3 weeks after hitting the DL with a hammy.  Sounds like a marriage made in pig heaven.

Joey Gallo – Hit his 13th homer.  I wonder which side of the field he homered to.  I still don’t know why baseball doesn’t take a page from soccer with the shift.  Just line all of the fielders three feet from home plate, as they cover their groins.

Jorge Soler – Out with a displaced rib.  Ned Yost told reporters that it’s not serious — “sort of a chiropractor issue.”  Hey!  “Not serious it’s a chiropractor issue” is highly offensive!  My mom’s a chiropractor!  And Jon Cryer played one!  And he’s a very serious actor!

C.J. Cron – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .284.  Everyone will be happy to know in my NFBC league, where I really need homers, I’ve finally moved Cron into my lineup and stopped the sonavabenchings.  Okay, I’m happy, and you should be too.  What, you have no empathy?

Clint Frazier – Was called up.  He will likely play a young Carrot Top in his HBO bio movie, and bench depth.  Looking forward to the former more, but if you want the flyer, I won’t stand in your way.

Francisco Cervelli – Left after getting hit on the forearm.  Is it sadder that I’m worried for him or because I’m worried for him because I own him?

Starling Marte – Left the game with what is being deemed as very oblique.  So vague!

Trevor Williams – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.72.  You know what Williams loves?  A favorable matchup.  In unfavorable matchups, Trevor gets sent back to the grocery for a different type of breakfast food because what he bought sucks.  In good matchups, he brings home the bacon.

Adam Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  As someone who owns Frazier can attest, his hot weeks look exactly like his cold weeks.  So yawnstipating.

Reynaldo Lopez – 2 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.50.  The Regression Fairies see a rainbow and say, “That would make a beautiful flag,” they remember Alison Sweeney from soap operas, and they will destroy your ratios.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th steal, hitting .232.  I know, it’s kinda crazy talk, but I’d love to see Rajai, The King of SAGNOF, hit leadoff as he did yesterday, and Lindor hit third, with Jo-Ram between them.  Can we make that happen?

JaCoby Jones – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .254.  Filling in admirably for Moises Alou.  Oops, sorry, thought I was talking about Jacques Jones.  A decade just became one memory in my brain.  Jones is filling in for Leonys, and doing quite well.  So well, I used the word quite which is like my moist.

Nicholas Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .324.  Four homers?  Beginning to think Castellanos is like the hardest hitting feather.  Hey, Greek God of Hard Contact, hit the ball hard AND out of the park more!

Ronald Acuna – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  Acuña goes tilde break of dawn!

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4 and a slam (4) and legs (18).  Not sure how many of you realize but Ender’s not just having a great season, on our Player Rater, he’s a top ten outfielder and top 20 overall!  Ender or Bryce?  It’s much closer than you think.

Arodys Vizcaino – 1 IP, 2 ER and has given up runs in his last two appearances, and Braves manager, Brian Snitker (real name!) said he could use A.J. Minter or Dan Winkler to save games.  Hey, I’m just telling you.  Don’t shoot the Randy Messenger.

Yu Darvish – 4 IP, 1 ER, as he was activated from the DL, and left early with leg cramping.  Sounds like it shouldn’t be a major issue, then again, he was just DL’d for the flu.  How about someone give Darvish some fluids and Vitamin C?  Can we do that?

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .297.  Next time I see someone with a cast on their hand, I’m going to tell them to dip it into the curative powers of the Suarez Canal.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Does he ever not hit five homers in five games then not hit another homer for six weeks?

Brandon Crawford – 4-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .290, three multi-hit games in a row and hitting over-.400 in the last week.  He also might be Irish.  Because he’s doublin’ like crazy.

A.J. Pollock – Out for eight weeks with a fractured thumb.  Before you start mitching and boaning, is there any chance Goldy has anywhere near the stats in eight weeks that Pollock put up already?  Little consolation?  I was trying to be positive! (While being negative.)

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  This start came against his old team, the Brewers.  A team he did not find much success with.  That must haunt him.  Actually, I think everything haunts Greinke.  He accidentally took a Starbucks latte made out to a “Zach” and it still haunts him it was meant for someone else.

Stephen Vogt – Out for the season after having shoulder surgery.  Vogt’s done, democracy’s dead.  It’s a wrap, polling stations!  Let’s go, stop bothering those seniors, they can have bridge games again on an early Tuesday in November.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  Well, sure, he got to face Paul Goldschmidt multiple times!

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-2, 4 runs, and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  He might be a sunken treasure and not just sunken eyes.

Juan Lagares – 4-for-5, 2 runs,  3 RBIs and his 3rd steal, hitting .357.  I’ve said for so long the Mets just need to get production from their center fielder.  However, I was talking about Conforto.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd this week.  Okay, he paid his penance, can we please move him out of the eight hole now?

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, and his 6th homer, hitting .269.  His home run wasn’t enough as the Dodgers fell to the 2nd worst team after them, the Marlins.  They also have in common that Don Mattingly made each team markedly worse.

Jack Flaherty – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.87, as he was recalled from the minors.  I’d grab him in all leagues, been saying that for a while, will keep saying it.

Carlos Martinez – Will miss more than one turn in the rotation, because, well, he’s kind of a POS.  Sorry, you want real, or you want sugarcoated?

Jose Berrios – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  You ever do this?  You watch a game for one guy (Flaherty) and you end up falling in love with the opposing pitcher.  Not sure if it was Taye Diggs or what, but Berrios got his groove back.

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.75.  Haha, spin rate this, you motherfudger!

Jaime Barria – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  As I said yesterday, there is just something about Angels pitchers in Anaheim.  Hey, we have rice-ja-bronis, Hodgepadres, Marginers and MediOAKers.  We should have an Angels pitcher at home name.  Please suggest in the comments.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (3), hitting .270.  The dyslexic in me wants to wish everyone a Hosmer Shabbos, and remind you not to roll.

Christian Villanueva – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .238.  And yet another homer off a lefty.  It’s getting to the point where I don’t think he’s startable vs. righties, and, sadly, there’s more righties.  Check scissors sales if you don’t believe me.

Travis Jankowski – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 4th steal, hitting .370.  You’re so worried about Franmil, you didn’t see Travos, in the service of Stannis Baratheon, is a hot schmotato.

Jordan Lyles – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.53.  More like Jordamn!  Jordan is Hussein in the membrane!  When Hussein, got no brain!  Bombs over Baghdamn!  Why am I now in the Middle East?  Oh, yeah, Jordan.  Mecca leka hi Mecca hiney holy cow, Lyles is throwing 93 MPH on average!  That’s pretty good (for him).  I think this was a favorable matchup, and the Stream-o-Nator liked it.  So, before we desert other starters, let’s see if Jordan’s the Amman.

Joey Lucchesi – Hit the DL with a left hip strain and a “We need to limit his innings, so we’re just gonna sideline him for a few.”  Similarly to how Altuve appeared normal height in a Home Depot, I think the latter had more to do with it.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .266.  Worried the hottest Benintendi ever gets is, like, a two-homer week, so I don’t know if he’s ever going to get back on his preseason projections after starting so slow.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.68.  He’s about as predictable as fish at a buffet.  “Hey, what could go wrong with halibut?”  *three minutes later* “My ID says I’m a donor, but I changed my mind!”

Daniel Mengden – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (0 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  Now has only allowed five walks in 50 1/3 IP.  He’s pitching Cliff Leely (stutterer!).

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  This home run was in his first at-bat back after dealing with his mom’s passing from ALS.  Baseball, man, it’s like that love letter you find in your childhood room from your 8th grade crush that makes you look her up on Facebook and see she looks stunning, which makes you go on a diet and hit the gym and then, three months later, you call her up, and yell drunk into the phone, “I love you!”

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Nevik Rowe
Nevik Rowe
4 years ago

Drop Nunez for Schmotato B Crawford? He’ll be my everyday SS so the multi-position doesn’t really provide me value. Can’t imagine I’d be able to trade him given his performance this year.

Thanks as always Grey!

Brade
4 years ago

ERAngels

Greys bum hair
Greys bum hair
4 years ago

With your advice to pick up Flaherty would you drop Quintana to do it?

Thanks

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Only good in Anaheim: Big A-ce

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Bregman or Segura ROS @SS in a standard, 5×5 roto?

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Please rank Flaherty, Pivetta, Richards, T.Ross, Kingman and Heaney

Thanks

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Pick one SP: Flaherty, C Smith, Pivetta, Soroka, Eflin

Thanks!

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Come Sept who will be better, Reyes or Castillo for QS, wins, K’s.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

As a real-life Marlins fan, I’m scared to pick up Ziegler. But I’m finally dropping Holland in a 12 team league. Ziegler is the best option out of the following, right?

Ziegler, Justin Anderson, Parker, Winkler

Also, in my search I came across Joe Jimenez’s ESPN profile picture. Is he wearing eye shadow or does he have vitiligo? If he’s wearing eye shadow he should also do Devin Mesoraco’s makeup

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

Great write up! I need to clear some space for DL in a 12 team 5×5 H2H Yahoo League:

Trea Turner for my Whit Merrifield and Patrick Corbin? Or too much to give up?

Thanks!

Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

To stream tomorrow, (just got Votto in a trade and am rostering Cron) would you stream Belt or Bour?

Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Or anyone else for tomorrows short schedule…..im open

Primetime
Primetime
4 years ago

TRAde for Realmuto for my next season 6th rd pick? I own McCann from tigers

Okebono
Okebono
4 years ago

How would you rank Franco, Mancini, Gennett rest of season?

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody
4 years ago

Drop Villanueva for Folty if you could use the sp but couldn’t imagine dropping villanueva two weeks ago

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Wow. Walker Buehler just had Bour 0-2, then started throwing balls until he had to deliver a meatball that Bour jacked out. He was cruising until then with 7 Ks. Just goes to show there’s no such thing as a gimme, even vs Miami. I started Buehler today but sat Berrios yesterday. Let me be your cautionary tale. You can’t get cute trying to protect your ratios. Ugh.

I’m currently hording Buehler, Peralta, Soroka, Romero. Which one’s my drop? Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, Braun talkin DL. I dont have room for him on DL. That being said do u think hes worth owning if hes just sitting on my roster?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

I never thought that I’d be scared of starting Archer this year, but here I am… debating on whether or not to roll Archer out there in my H2H matchup. If I only remembered to check my team before noon today, then I would’ve had Pivetta in there

Fundle Bundle Life
Fundle Bundle Life
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: always set next day earlier, then make adjustments if need be (benchings, sicknesses, late DL’s etc). this allows for best stream chances as well. if you miss the adjustments only it’s usually not close to as bad as benching guys accidentally.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: @LAA

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

The only way you’re hitting the gym for three straight months is if the best boba place is in the gym

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: your blurb on Piscotty screams autobiographical

Pager24
Pager24
4 years ago

Dang SON loves shark tomorrow at home vs Colorado (20.5). You taking the bait? Or best to see at least one good start beforehand?

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Grey

Which Phillies reliever do you want?

Thanks

nightpandas
nightpandas
4 years ago

Grey,

What ya think?

This is a 15 team keep 11 trade:

Give Marte, Healy, Odubel

get

Goldy, Reddick, Pillar

The only keepers here are Goldy, Marte and maybe Odubel…..

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Fundle Bundle Life
4 years ago

braun, so awesome, he’s too old for b.s. like that old man who walks out of his house naked to get the paper. no shame/hope left.

“i’m far more likely to go to the DL than not”

so true, every day, no more b.s. other players in that spot put on so much shit. he knows his body is a toxic wasteland.

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Fundle Bundle Life
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah i didn’t mean the above as a compliment to him personally. just that it’s funny and much different from what most players in his spot would do.

Schmohawks Bon
Schmohawks Bon
4 years ago

As lifelong Angels fan

Big A Holes

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bon
4 years ago

@Schmohawks Bon: didn’t read the contest. I thought it was to name their crappy bullpen. Sorry.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
4 years ago

Grey!!

I’m in second in isn’t league and 1 out if first. Hitting is stacked.

I offered Hosmer, Bregman, and Dickerson

For

Machado

He countered…

Same less Hosmer, add Treinen for Machado

I accepted. I have hitters to spare as my hitting is

C – None (picked up Yadier and DLed him and once trade goes through I’ll pick up Yan or someone
1B – Freeman
2B – Schoop
3B – Machado (when it goes through
SS – Baez (someone dropped him 3rd day of season)
OF – Harper
OF – Ozuna
OF – Acuna
UTIL – Hosmer
UTIL – Tim Anderson

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Who wins?! Thanks!!

Fish
Fish
4 years ago

WHY!?!? Please tell me you’re not going to have anything nice to say about Gabe Kepler tomorrow after he pulled Edubray Ramos with 1 out to go in the 9th **DESPITE** striking out both batters he faced.

And who’d he go to? Héctor flippin’ Neris!

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Lamb or Franco?

Okebono
Okebono
4 years ago

Is Scooter Gennett just a schmotato or can he continue at this pace? Is its the latter, should I trade Shane Greene for him? Ive got Wade Davis, Doolittle, and Britton as my closers.

Sandman
Sandman
4 years ago

I’m second place in stolen bases.. you think Michael Taylor is still worth a spot on the roster ? He hasn’t been stealing lately.

1) Would you rather have Travis jankowski?

2) Also, how do you rank teoscar, cron and Michael Taylor

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Freakin’ Kela. I guess I’m lucky he only gave up one run. I don’t think I’ll ever make my peace with the whole “getting a closer work” in a non-save situation. Isn’t that what bullpen sessions are for? If “getting in work” only counts if it simulates an in-game situation, there’s still no reason to use Kela because it’s not high leverage. Am I crazy, Grey?

Anywho, I grabbed Franmil when he came up. Hang on for another week or two or grab Domingo Santana after his good day? Feel like we already know what Sunday Santana might do, but thought I’d ask the expert…

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Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: exactly, why don’t they do real at bats vs their own TEAMMATES if what is wanted is real at bats vs live batters? however, i was scared he had a REALLY bad inning (with only one charged to him), till i saw it.

Herschhek
Herschhek
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Was offered goldy/Wilson Ramos for Smoak/McCullers. My pitchers other than McCullers are Nola, Darvish, Gray, Pivetta, Ed Rod, Caleb and Reyes. Goldy scares me but still? Accept?

Thanks.

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: do you own goldy anywhere? i know you dropped him down in your preseason rankings, so assuming not. im just nervous he is still feeling the side effects of the elbow injury at the end of last year. im sure once i trade for him he will hit the dl……

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: assuming youre less concerned with rizzo? may try and switch my focus to him….

ozzie albies' helmet
ozzie albies' helmet
4 years ago

Is it insane to offer a trade of Scherzer and Kershaw for Vlad Jr. in a Keeper league?

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

A. Would you take Pivetta over Wacha ROS? Also, could you rank them alongside Mengden and Cahill?

B. Would you start Soroka vs. Chc or Clevinger vs. Hou?

Thanks as always!

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: A. Hmm, didn’t expect that much of a gap. What about Soroka vs. Pivetta or Wacha? I’m hoping Soroka will develop into a keeper, so I’m willing to ride out the bumpy rookie road, but if it means winning now, I’m willing to part with him.

B. Soroka is home while Clevinger is away.

Chud
Chud
4 years ago

Looking for some 3B depth in my dynasty:

Davidson or CMoran?

Thanks!

Chud
Chud
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks! Wacha for Davidson fair? Owner passed on Wacha for Healy….

Much appreciated

Chicitysox23
Chicitysox23
4 years ago

Keeper league and we can trade draft picks.

I have beninteni for 3 more seasons. I am being offered Verdugo and a 1st round pick next year. What side do you like?

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Odor or Carp ROS 10 team roto league
R 2b 3b hr rbi bb sb avg

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Time to add Vlad? Do I drop Margot,Pujols or Domingo?

Would you trade Corbin for Chris Taylor,Odor or hold? Have Gausman to replace Corbin and have Happ at 2B.

cyler8
cyler8
Reply to  DonnieB
4 years ago

@DonnieB: Yep add him everywhere.

Robert
Robert
Reply to  DonnieB
4 years ago

@DonnieB: Is he being called up?

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
4 years ago

Amir Garrett over anyone for hd and k/9

A Miller
Winkler
Edwards jr

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Holland’s struggle is real. You still holding him or letting him be someone else’s problem…

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Steve
4 years ago

@Steve: yeah it turns out spring training is kinda important for pitchers huh. he can’t swim in the extra money he got from waiting though i’m sure so i doubt he gives a F. this ain’t football, that’s guaranteed contract money baby.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
4 years ago

@What’s a Drexl?: sorry, CAN swim in the extra money.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
4 years ago

yikes on the wheeler stream, good thing it was only about 5 leagues, and watch suarez kill it later too. in general dem were da choices.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
4 years ago

@What’s a Drexl?: at least SON was with that one, went lynn in other spots, buying the old “SP who thinks he was somehow wronged by ex-team goes lights out against them dynamic” but of course in THIS instance lynn and his agent F’ed HIMSELF out of 4.4 million (STL had the 16.4 offer for him, he told them to go F themselves), then later told MIN to go F themselves on their 20 mil 1 year offer.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: and yep, suarez also pile of shit today. wheeler had more K’s though.

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Nelson Cruz was just dropped in my 10 team h2h league. Lose Matt Adams for Cruz?

cyler8
cyler8
Reply to  Robert
4 years ago

@Robert: Yep I would take Cruz over Adams.

Sandman
Sandman
4 years ago

Hey Grey, Great writeup.. Michael Taylor or Denard Span for sagnof? Taylor is killing me right now, but I am willing to hold if you think his ROS will pick up.

cyler8
cyler8
4 years ago

Dynasty roto league. 6 X 6 OPS

My Rizzo, Schwarber, Brinson for his Aaron Judge

cyler8
cyler8
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah its an 8 team league. Real shallow. Like Charlie Sheen shallow.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Votto for Hosmer and Arrieta?

If no, would you do for Nola instead of Arrieta?

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

Should I trade Eduardo Nunez (and his multi-positional eligibility goodness) for Andrelton Simmons in a league that counts both BA and OBP and is a keeper league?

I’m fairly sure that Simmons is a better player than Nunez at this point, but I have Suarez, Baez, Schoop along with Lamb and Andrus on the DL, whereas in my OF I only have Betts, Belt, Schebler, Teoscar Hernandez, and Brinson, with Mac Williamson and Pollack on the DL.

I should do this, even with that context, right? Or is it worth keeping Nunez and his outfield eligibility? Thanks!

Connor
Connor
4 years ago

Should i trade Mancini and Morton for Carrasco? 14 team league, Mancini switches util with Healy. and would pick up Pivetti off Waivers.

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
Reply to  Connor
4 years ago

@Connor: Man I feel like at this point I like Morton over Carrasco.

Depends how safe you want to be. Carrasco may be the safer guy, but it seems Morton has a chance to be better than Carrasco at his current rate, though he might regress/get injured.

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
4 years ago

How much patience do you have right now for Sonny Gray? I’m thinking of dropping him for a bullpen arm like Dan Winkler, I’ve got plenty of Starters right now anyway

5×5 Standard Yahoo 12 team

Charlie Morton Hou – SP
Sean Newcomb Atl – SP
Blake Treinen Oak – RP
Joakim Soria CWS – RP
Brad Ziegler Mia – RP
Tyson Ross SD – SP
Yu Darvish ChC – SP
Sonny Gray NYY – SP
Michael Wacha StL – SP
Kevin Gausman Bal – SP

Matty
Matty
4 years ago

In a H2H redraft with Total Bases, AVG, and OPS do you prefer Teoscar, Pillar, or Khris Davis for the rest of the season?

After hitting the jackpot on a bunch of your late round pitchers I’m having a tough time deciding who if anyone to drop for Pivetta- would you lose Wacha or Tanaka for him? I didn’t spend more than $10 on any pitcher but I still can’t find someone to drop for a 10 K/9/ 2 BB/9 guy, so thanks for putting me in this enviable predicament.

Luke T
Luke T
4 years ago

Who do you like better ROS, Folty, Skaggs, Mikolas, Flaherty? Can you list them please? Thank you sir.

James Bolger
4 years ago

Drop Romero or Bundy to pick up Alex Reyes?

cyler8
cyler8
Reply to  James Bolger
4 years ago

@James Bolger: Keeper league? If so I already added him. He looked insane in his last rehab outing.

Lenard
Lenard
4 years ago

Probably super late to the party on this, but Angels pitchers at home could be called “Ehhlos”

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Trout and Semien to me for Ozzie,Manaea and Treinen. My pickup will be Reyes or Castillo. Thoughts on trade? Thoughts on Reyes v Castillo in H2H league so aiming for September playoffs.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago
Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
4 years ago

Was offered $1 Tatis Jr. for my $29 Dee Gordon in a dynasty league. Not going to compete this year… kinda worried how Tatis is struggling though. Thoughts?

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Random Collmenter
4 years ago

@Random Collmenter: He’s 19 years old. Who cares that he’s struggling now? Big picture, yo.

Regan
Regan
4 years ago

In honor of CJ Cron and Justin Smoak hitting homeruns today for my RCL team, i’m changing my name from DougFistersSisters to SmoakNCron. Most obvious name ever for for this team. Towlie approves!

Carl
Carl
4 years ago

Grey would you drop Taillon for Lyles? So tired of waiting for this clown to be a consistent pitcher.

Parasite Steve
Parasite Steve
4 years ago

Anaheim Streamroller

Parasite Steve
Parasite Steve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Hot Damn!

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
4 years ago

Matt Olson worth a waiver claim (7) in a 12 team standard Yahoo 5×5? How concerned are you about him?

My current lineup-

Salvador Perez KC – C
Eric Hosmer SD – 1B
Rougned Odor Tex – 2B
Manny Machado Bal – 3B,SS
Trea Turner Was – SS
Cody Bellinger LAD – 1B,OF
Eddie Rosario Min – OF
Marcell Ozuna StL – OF
Yasiel Puig LAD – OF
Justin Smoak Tor – 1B

Bench
Chris Taylor LAD – 2B,SS,OF
Matt Davidson CWS – 1B,3B

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
Reply to  Daniel Moran
4 years ago

@Daniel Moran:
I’d be dropping Buck Farmer, a streamer for Saves

Joeg414
Joeg414
4 years ago

One stream before I pickup Musgrove: JGuerra at MN. or Domingo German at KC ? 6X6 Roto

cmutimmah
cmutimmah
4 years ago

At home Angel pitchers:

Advantage-heimers
Ana-helpers

meh, I think we have better, lol

This just in, I suck at fantasy baseball this year.

Rosterbating
Rosterbating
4 years ago

Grey – you’re great as always…no matter what’s happening – I find time in my day to read your daily post (and read the banter).

Keeper league – not sure why Bell was dropped. I don’t have an immediate need, but is he worth a pickup over any of the following? Corey Dickerson, Jorge Soler, Tim Anderson?

Thanks!

Rosterbating
Rosterbating
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you as always kind sir!

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Well after today drop Winkler spec add for Pivetta now

JJ
JJ
4 years ago

Doesn’t have the name of the team in it but seems appropriate. How about “divine intervention”?

JJ
JJ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Cherub n tug?

JJ
JJ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Angelic upstarts? Name of an old punk band

Nitro
Nitro
4 years ago

Votto for Y Gurriel and Conforto
Which side?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,
Who’s the pickup: Jack Flaherty, Caleb Smith or Zach Godley?
Thanks!

Sagilchr
Sagilchr
4 years ago

1. Would you trade Taillon for Buehler? 14T mixed keeper. Taillon’s talented but worries me.

2. In redraft would you roster Vlad now over Moncada, S Perez or Realmuto? I wound up with S Perez and Realmuto (early season drop) and now have 2 catchers who aren’t bad… I know you say not to roster 2 catchers but they’re both top 100 hitters. I’ve tried trading one of the catchers in various 2 for 1s but I’m so far in front of the league no one will trade with me. I know whoever I drop will get scooped up.

Thanks

your mom
your mom
4 years ago

Hi!

which side in a 20 team h2h league:
cozart/kepler/clevinger or e.escobar/c.santana/t.williams?

Thanks

Alps
Alps
4 years ago

Hey Grey
In a 11 team league
Would you hold Taillon or drop for
Heaney
Skaggs
Cahill
Velasquez
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Alps
4 years ago

@Alps:
you can add Bundy to the list also

Jerseyjon
Jerseyjon
4 years ago

In the words of the great Marty Allen Halo there

Aaron J
Aaron J
4 years ago

Angels pitchers at home:
Two Wings and a Prayer
On Cloud-Mine
Heavenly Hosts
Domestic Tranquility
Hallelujah-saurus

James Bolger
4 years ago

Would like to pick up Alex Reyes. Who should I drop? Price? Soroka? Romero? Sabathia? Taillon?

Landisimo3
Landisimo3
4 years ago

Grey awesome stuff.. I’m in a complete rebuild.. 12 team 5×5 Roto… forever keep 10 & 10 farm…. just offered his Franco & Cano for my Suarez .. Thoughts? Thank you as always

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Redbulls…as in redbud gives you (angel) wings

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Nightpandas
4 years ago

@Nightpandas: as in Redbull..

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

I forgot the Phillies were playing at noon – ergo, Pivetta with the sonnavabench!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: is Pivetta back in your good graces? His ownership has sunk to like 30%

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
4 years ago

“…Hey, we have rice-ja-bronis, Hodgepadres, Marginers and MediOAKers…” – need a name for Angels now.

Is this a west coast thing? Are the Dodgers next? LAXtose Tolerables – got nothing for the Angels – maHalos locos

Cody
Cody
4 years ago

Okaylos
So-Scioscias

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
Reply to  Cody
4 years ago

@Cody: two thumbs up

nick the smooth dick
nick the smooth dick
4 years ago

Pivetta’s sticking it to me Grey. STICKING IT!

nick the smooth dick
nick the smooth dick
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So money. Own him everywhere and started him in a bunch of rcls but sat him in my home league on your advice. Ah well, he’s never sitting again.

nick the smooth dick
nick the smooth dick
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: PIVOT! Bauer will ease my pain

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Not sure if your still fielding q but a. heany or j. faria ? Both these guys i guess are streamers but if you had to go with your gut….

Johnnyhobbes
Johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks, Grey Side bet / question. I know we all love Vlad Jr and hes the best ever to touch a baseball… but do we really think the bluejays pull the trigger on him this year? Skills as a hitter – yes, needs work as a fielder. tons more value with playing the time of service move… i mean this is the blue jays. Its not the yankees, red sox or even phillies.

Big league choo
Big league choo
4 years ago

10 team 5×5 dynasty OBP league

Have Goldy, Rendon, Smoak, and Sano plus ohtani and only one util spot

1′) my Goldy for his Strasburg, khris Davis

2) Goldy/Austin meadows for Strasburg, story, Kyle tucker

Big league choo
Big league choo
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
That’s how I felt even though trade analyzer liked my side. Can’t believe I’m in 3rd place with Puig, Goldy stinking and my laundry list of dl guys like Sano, Thames, Rendon, hill and now the only guy hitting well on my team pollock is done for 2 months. I somehow have 6 hrs and only 6rbis this week. Weird start to the year.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Tough question but after todays great start where do u see Pivetta. I know u like him alot. What range of pitchers is he in?

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
4 years ago

Andrew Cashner got a 2yr 18 mill deal?! Wonder why Os are one of the worst teams in baseball…btw Endwin is a crumbum for screwing me today with the late scratch… Props to you starting Pivetta, I however took the sunuvabench

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: welp Trump is president- too many dumb people in the world.

Chris R
Chris R
4 years ago

am I ok to drop both Reynaldo Lopez and Brett Gardner to chase Dan Winkler for saves?

(Yu darvish needs to be activated, I have Gardner, Puig and Jose Martinez as bench ofers behind Teoscar and Mancini, only need 2 of them)

KW
KW
4 years ago

In the bottom 3 in HR, R and RBI in a 11 man roto league. Last place team wants Votto or Bellinger from me and I have ample depth at 1B but just Devers at 3B who has struggled. Guy is dangling Donaldson and Turner as trade bait. Crazy to ask for both in a deal for one of my guys? Is there another deal that makes sense?

KW
KW
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Justin

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

I heard Jaime Barria was starting for the Mighty Cucks this week….

Fish
Fish
4 years ago

So obviously we had Hodgepadre and the related names. Isc there a glossary tern for the opposite – a SP throwing in Coors???

Clinton
Clinton
4 years ago

Halo Be Thy Arm
Gel Birds
Killer Angels
Sosciopathic Stalwarts