Yesterday, Ronald Acuña Jr. (5-for-8, 5 runs, 5 RBIs) hit a leadoff homer in both games of the doubleheader, and became the youngest to homer in four straight games in the live-ball era.  Wistful sigh, member those good ol’ zombie dead-ball era stars?  Acuña now has 17 homers and 8 steals in 66 games.  Oh, I’m sorry, you my daddy?  It’s hard to understand how a 20-year-old can be my daddy, but I think you my daddy.  When that family that raised me told me to put mime makeup on every morning, I didn’t put it together, but now I know the one true thing in this world that only 23andMe and a gut feeling can tell me, Acuña is my daddy.  I’m going to start calling him Tildaddy.  Not as in ‘until I find my true daddy, you will be my daddy.’  Not Tildaddy as in what a teenager who works a cashier at a Waffle House makes his co-workers call him.  Tildaddy as in sloppily jamming tilde and daddy together.  You’re my Tildaddy!  People keep asking in the comments where I think Tildaddy (my fetch) will be drafted next year.  If you prorate his numbers out, he’d have 35 homers and 20 steals as a 20-year-old.  I’m sorry, you Machado’s Tildaddy too?  You Goldschmidt’s Tildaddy?  ARE YOU MIKE TROUT’S TILDADDY?!  He is at least a top 25 pick in 2019 and I might shock the world and shove Tildaddy in my top 15.  Un…Til…Daddy shows me different.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Touki Toussaint – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was called up and sent back down.  Hey, I got Touki nookie like the rest of Youssaints, so I’m happy to report Toussaint will be back for the start on August 23rd, also vs. Miami.  As I tell my mop dressed like a horse, giddy up!  To read more on him, click over to my article yesterday and earn me a cool .00000000067th of a penny.

Mike Foltynewicz – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  Faultygnuwits handily, uh, handled the Mehlins as one should, and gets the Rockies at home next time out, which is more robot bliss on the Stream-o-Nator.

Arodys Vizcaino – Will resume throwing on Wednesday.  Then a rehab assignment starting on Saturday.  Then he’ll rejoin the Braves next Friday.  Then he’ll be injured again by the following Tuesday.  Hey, if you paid what I paid for this Magic Eight Ball, you’d use it too.

Sean Reid-Foley – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was called up.  Also, went over him yesterday too.  *pulls up pants, snorts* RF should remain with the big league team, unlike Touki.  Yacht Rock, “Touki come back…”

Devon Travis – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, three homers in the last ten games, and hitting near-.300 in the last week and…You’re not getting excited, are you?  I hear ya.  But he could be heating up.

Josh Donaldson – Hopes to run the bases this week and return soon to the limpup.  Sorry, Freudian slip.

Danny Duffy – Hit the DL with left shoulder impingement.  Duffy was hoping to get to 200 IP this year for the first time in his career.  That explains why he’s been pitching since March with a shoulder injury and has a 4.90 ERA.  I’m not even joking.  He was removed from his final Cactus League start with a shoulder issue, and I told you to sell him almost immediately in April.  Somehow, the Royals have waited until August to DL him.

Robinson Chirinos – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Ronald Guzman – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, and 4th homer in the last three games.  Yo, Joey Gallo sneeze on this guy?  Guzman is a solid matchups play for now, but he doesn’t play every day.

Carlos Martinez – Will return as a reliever.  As I always say, if a guy can’t stay healthy pitching on a strict 5-day schedule, then pitch him randomly every few days while getting him up and down in the bullpen multiple times in a game to totally screw up his shoulder.

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  Wasn’t his best game, but, ya know what, he is still the Cards pitcher to own this year.  How’s dem apples?  Red delicious!  Yeah, but people will still try to convince you to draft top starters.  Oh…*rappels down Mt. Kilimanjaro*…Kay.

Jose Martinez – 4-for-5, hitting .306.  Quick, get him out of the lineup!

Paul DeJong – 1-for-5 and his 13th homer, and his 4th homer this week.  Yes, grab him.  Yes, now.  But, damn, if only he didn’t get hurt earlier this year, he would’ve made good on my sleeper post on him.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 33rd homer.  Nailed it!

Bud Norris – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.21, and his 4th blown save.  Then, Koda Glover (0 IP, 1 ER) came out for the Nats and lost the game.  The closepocalypse is real and it’s raining frogs on bullpens everywhere.  Podcaster Ralph and I go over bullpens and more on the podcast that’s coming later today, and so much changes in every game, I’m not sure it’s accurate still.  Norris is likely still the Cards closer, and the Nats’ closer is…Um…I guess some combination of Glover, Justin Miller, Greg Holland and pray that Sean Doolittle returns soon.

Tommy Milone – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.24.  I got major cackles at myself for starting this guy in a weekly league.  It’s NL-Only, but there’s really no excuse (but I will make an excuse on the other side of this parenthetical).  He does have a 2-start week, and Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, but, yeah, no excuses.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 29th homer, hitting .236.  That home run is better than a hug from Bryce’s dad.  Watch Harper get to 40 homers, a .250 average and not really appear that bad going into next season.

Juan Soto – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .301.  Listen, I love you, Sexy Dr. Pepper, but today is about Tildaddy.

Sean Manaea – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  I’m between thinking of him as a legit fantasy starter and a MediOAKer.  Seemingly every time I get off my fence of hedges, he goes the other way.

Jed Lowrie – 3-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs, hitting .271.  The A’s are about to win the division from the Astros on the shoulders of Jed Lowrie and what is the world coming to?

CC Sabathia – Hit the DL with pretendonitis.  The Yankees are saying it’s knee inflammation, and you have to wonder if they’d really make up an injury if it means Sonny Gray will be put back in the rotation, but *insert Ron Burgundy ‘I don’t believe you’ GIF*

Luis Severino – 4 IP, 4 ER vs. the Mess!  I can’t believe the Yankees have not put Severino on the DL.  It’s going on a month of ineffective pitching.  If the Yankees want him for the playoffs, they better DL him soon.  By the way, the best is going to be when Severino or the Yanks say something like, “Oh, yeah, he’s had a dead arm for the last month, but we were hoping he’d pitch through it.”  That’s when I contract Hand To Forehead Disease.

Amed Rosario – 2-for-5 and a slam (5) and legs (13), hitting .236.  I go over Rosario in the video at the top of this post.  I do all the voices like a regular Mel Blanc.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  If he’s out there in your league, we have a CODE RED: SCHMOTATO.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer.  Also, in this game, Jose Bautista (1-for-5, 2 RBIs) hit his 9th homer.  This also means the Mets have officially won the 2014 All-Star Game.

Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .249.  It’s hard to tell if the Mets had a good game (don’t laugh), or individual players are hot.

Jacob deGrom – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.81.  I’m rooting so hard for deGrom to win the Cy Young with under ten wins so old sportswriters’ heads can explode.  Actually, they won’t vote for him and my head will explode.  Damn, the fate of my head is riding on deGrom’s Cy Young.

Robert Gsellman – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as Seth Lugo entered the 8th and surrendered two runs.  “Hey, Shruggy the Emoji, what do we think of the Mets’ bullpen shituation?”  Shruggy shrugs.  My guess is the Mess go to Lugo next to keep fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) on their toes, but I have no idea.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 35th homer, hitting .301.  With 44 games left of the season, Jo-Ram has the Indians’ first ever 35 homer/25 steal season.  I ranked him the highest out of any ‘pert in the preseason.  You’re welcome.

Michael Brantley – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .300.  Take or leave Yonder Alonso, but how does anyone pitch to the top of the Indians’ lineup when the bottom is sitting there like a lump of shizz.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .306.  I told you he didn’t retire after the All-Star Game!  He just stopped hitting until yesterday.

Curt Casali – 1-for-1 and his 3rd homer.  If Votto needs to miss time, Casali could see playing time at 1B, which is only interesting in NL-Only leagues or leagues where you need at least one guy who sounds like the chorus of a Talking Heads song.  Psycho killer…Curt Casali!

Kenley Jansen – Resumed throwing off the mound.  That was a quick bounce back from a heartbeat issue.  He is built Chevrolet tough!  No idea what this means for his timetable, but it might be too soon to abandon hope for him returning this season.

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.47 vs. Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.71.  This matchup was billed, “Used to be the best vs. Used to be the 2nd best,” then the billing was changed at the last minute to, “Still great, but not the best vs. Still solid, but far from the best.”

Scott Alexander – 2/3 IP, 3 ER and the massive blown save, ERA up to 3.88.  Scott Alexander:  Cuddle Boy.  Up next in the Dodgers’ bullpen… Oh, I see why they’re called Dodgers, because I say up next, and everyone dodges my glances.  I’d guess Kenta Maeda, Pedro Baez or even Stripling will get next save opportunity.

Wil Myers – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  Myers said, “It feels good–Shoot, I think I might’ve strained my oblique going from the noun to the verb too fast in that sentence.”

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  “Hey, we need to make room on the raft and that body rolled up in carpet is starting to smell–Wait!  Hosmer is breathing!”  The best on Hosmer’s sign of life, it came on a pinch-hit homer, so there might’ve been a chance you didn’t even start him if you had other options.  Classic, Hosmer, classic.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and, like, his 39th homer in the last week.  Yesterday, I said hot schmotato.  Today, I say, hey, hey.

Andrew Heaney – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.88.  Yeah, well, okay, but it was the Padres.  Stream-o-Nator does enjoy his next start too, though.

Mike Trout – Away from the team due to a family matter, and may not make it back right when his DL stint is over on Thursday.  If you need a sixth for a prayer hexagon, I’m here for you.

Shohei Ohtani – Threw a 33-pitch bullpen session yesterday at 70% effort.  Or a 100% Hanley.

Taylor Ward – Called up by the Angels.  The Sciosciapath suffers from a rare Scioscia-logical condition that stops him from playing offensive-minded catchers, but, thankfully, Ward has moved to 3rd base, so, as long as The Sciosciapath doesn’t see his fantasy eligibility, we might be okay.  Ward was on Prospector Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects.  A tad higher than Danny Jansen, for what it’s Werth.  The Prospect-o-Nator has Ward down for fairly yawnstipating numbers, but he did have 8/10/.352 in 60 Triple-A games.  Worth a shot as long as Ward isn’t too hard on Jerry Blevins as The Bleever.

Adam Engel – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games.  Could be a super light hitting schmotato, and/or working on trying to get Rotowear to do a Launch Engel t-shirt. (Use promo code SAGNOF)

Omar Narvaez – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Never Nefarious Narvaez because he means well!

Nicholas Castellanos – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .291.  The Greek God of Hard Contact has the highest wOPA in the majors, which stands for ‘with Opa!’

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Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Are we rolling Gausman out tomorrow?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Robert
3 years ago

@Robert:
hells ya!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Acuna!

Count de Monetballl
Count de Monetballl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Tilde is making it hard not to be the lede two days in a row… Lurve it!!!

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  Count de Monetballl
3 years ago

@Count de Monetballl: Was thinking the exact same thing!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

What’s good Grey? I have a GREAT update on our VRBO situation (e.g., being forced to stay inside because of a local fire, staying in a former house of a celebrity, and setting records on numerous arcade games, etc.), but our waiver auction deadline is in an hour.

My current closing situation is Treinen, Rondon, Hand, Allen, and LeClerc. I really only want four for the playoffs so I can stream the other spot. Two questions for you…(1) how do you rank that quintuplet ROS; and (2) do I pick up Strickland off waivers and cut two of those guys?

My thought is Treinen, Hand, LeClerc, and Strickland. Crazy?

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

1st base is a black hole for me. Currently trying Sano but he’s done nothing. WW adds could be Braun, Cron or Thames.

Leaning Braun or just holding and hope Sano breaks out.

What do you think-Drop Sano for Braun?

Thanks

Ben
Ben
3 years ago

Do you think Bumgarner comes back next year to be a top 10 pitcher with the year to recover?

Do you think Bauer or Bumgarner next year? Close?

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: a minute for a response? Not bad! Thanks Grey.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

My offense is scuffling right now in a 12 team H2H. Pitching is hanging in there. My issue is that I have $6 left with playoffs starting in two weeks. I feel I need to save $ for the hot bat and the good streamer when it’s playoff time.

Or is Dejong a must-add for $1 over Sano?

C – Yadi
1B – Rizzo
2B – Whit
3B – Sano
SS – Bregman
OF – Benitendi, Calhoun, Blackmon
Util – Shaw
Bench – Desmond

ryanoger
ryanoger
3 years ago

10 team redraft

Should Jon Lester be owned or stream?

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Own or stream Kyle Gibson?

thanks man!

dubjay
dubjay
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
Trying to decide what to do with Maeda. Waiting to see who they stick in the closer slot but I am pretty loaded there already with Chapman, Treinen, Boxberger and W.Smith. Ryu is available and tempting. Would you hold Maeda to see what happens in the 9th or drop him for Ryu.

Also I have been struggling with 1b all season. Have been rotating Desmond and Olson in and out of there all season. I have Sano still in my NA slot so would have to drop someone to activate him. Do you think it is worth it to drop either Desmond or Olson to activate him and slot him in at 1B? Other potential drops include Ozuna, and the aforementioned Maeda. Trumbo is also available .

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Sounds like Jansen will be back sooner than expected.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  dubjay
3 years ago

@dubjay: desmond is getting a lot of off days to help mcmahon (he memorized some prayers for playing time)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Hey Grey – in keepers, $3 Albies over any of $21 Harper, $13 JDM, $31 Betts?

Thanks!

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

On and on…..TILDE!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
So fun he finally HOT!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Sucks about Bauer tho.
Kills me in two leagues if he out a minute.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

F! Paxton now too! Woes me!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

So Pivetta navigates the 1-7 of the Red Sox order with relative ease, but Sandy Leon and Rick Porcello get to him for 2 XBH’s and a run. Uh, ok.

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

@Grey: Hehe. He had a real make or break moment in the 3rd and got the double play he desperately needed. Going well through 5.

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Pivetta! It’s not a complete game shutout but 6 innings of 4 baserunners 1 ER and 6Ks… I’ll take my chips and cash!

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

@Fred Garvin MP: i have pivetta in every league possible (last count that’s 7) i can handle 1 ER in 4 vs BOS, but in a 30 teamer i NEED them leon XBH’s. i refuse to bid anything on catcher ever over league min and end up with scraps in FA. currently have leon/mathis.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
3 years ago

man, the worse quintana does, and the more blech ad russ is/has been (and this’ll ONLY get worse and worse the better gleyber and eloy do in MLB) the more fun it is to imagine just how mad (and how many fingers they have to use to attempt to count them) CUBS fans will be when they start to try to count how many more possible championships they could’ve had to NOT OVERVALUE rentals or mediocre MLB-level SP over SUPERSTARS WITH COST CONTROLLED CONTRACTS. “but but but theo’s well known as a genius!” they’ll all yell before they notice their fingers have probably gotten up to at least 3-4.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
3 years ago

the LAD SP returns causing some droppage. 14 team h2h with QS’s. have all of these, wood already was in active slot, ryu tomorrow is back. gotta drop 1: bieber/eovaldi/wheeler/V2/pivetta/wood/ryu/heaney/morton. i thought this was close between bieber/eovaldi, but their FIPs don’t have it so close.
bieber (3.02 vs 4.24 ERA)
eovaldi (4.07 to 3.74)
plus eovaldi is in an awful park and division.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
3 years ago

Hello Grey,
I know this is old news, but I need to mention as a cathartic release – Bauer has a stress fracture? He is the best SP I have on both of my teams. I am totally f’d! That makes Stras, Darvish, Ray (yeah, he just suks!) and now Bauer. WTF!!!!! Stras and Darvish will just about be ready to pitch when my team is eliminated. Thanks f’n f-Holes!

No way I hold onto that 6th spot now in our league.

Ok, that felt good. Thanks much Grey. Go Little Nicky Pivetta!

The Harrow
The Harrow
3 years ago

looky looky, now we have yet another guy who scosiapath will bench for no reason, ward. for super deep leagues i recently stashed this guy, now we get to see how much fun we can have waiting till after the early games lock to see how often he gets benched for no reason.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: we can finally find a counterexample though, fletcher, he was playing almost everyday even before kinsler was shipped off.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: they are of course less common.

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
3 years ago

So Dozier gets a bad EKG and he’s in batting leadoff tonight according to league lineup. Color me confused

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Turd Wendell
3 years ago

@Turd Wendell: bad EKG’s don’t necessarily mean anything, sometimes they are actually mechanical errors. also maybe he was in some sort of very high stress situation or on drugs at the time, which could schew the results. likely he just had another one and it looked just fine. also, even less likely but possible, some “medical” technician from the mess was involved in this, and simply didn’t understand how to properly read an EKG.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

NL only 10 teamer h2h with QS over wins, got ryu back tomorrow. also still have stripling (1st game back was COL game, which he kicked ass in but now demoted to bullpen, albeit he’d still have value IF anybody else got hurt, and they surely could). have these need to drop 2 out of them: stripling, suarez (he’s been the worst of these for a while now), gant, gomber, wheeler, miley, guerra, d-rod, weaver.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 years ago

In a keeper, so I can trade with non playoff teams. Would you rather trade Bauer for Carrasco or Syndergaard for ROS playoff run? Trade analyzer likes Carrasco by a few dollas.

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

@Crime Dog: man that’s close. might want to literally look at both’s matchups ROS, which is probably somewhat doable.

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

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Good call…might’ve just made up my mind. I start playing after my bye on 8/27 and Cookie and the Indians have a cake schedule. At home against twins, rays, royals and away against blue jays over those 2 weeks.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Following up.on the podcast…. Ward or Jansen worth taking a chance over gattis in the Catcher spot? I’d have to drop gattis… Weekly lock in leagues.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: could you elaborate on “let him go” do you mean stick with him and see how he does?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks grey. Also, man up! And watch your boy pitch against the red sox

What's A Drexl?
What's A Drexl?
3 years ago

14 team h2h redraft, OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added, QS and K/9 added.
C hedges
1B au rizz (2B)
2B odor (and he was a guy dropped, WW’d pretty large by somebody else, THEN dropped again before going off on my roster hehe)
SS machado (3B)
3B chapman (good lord is this guy undervalued for OBP/OPS)
OF (3) rosario, puig, yelich
util (2) grichuk, whit (2B/1B/OF)
BN beckham (2B/3B/SS), n-will

SP: borucki, heaney, rodon, bieber, V2, pivetta,
RP: (room for 4, 3 SP slots, so gsellman/romo go in those): rondon, greene, leclerc, steck, romo, gsellman
DL darvish, wacha

want more SP innings on this roster. this is the streamer list: desclafani, gant, M2 (CUBS), shields, hellickson, j-zimm, tropeano, gallardo, gomber, chen (so not a good list)

to obtain more should i turn borucki into a streamer (he was BN’d last time out vs BOS, but his FIP too damn good to drop) or drop a closer, and which one (gsellman maybe as he splits with lugo) if that.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Bummed Bauer owner here. Dang…how can I make up his production? So a leg fracture…if we’re looking at a month is he a drop?

Gotime
Gotime
3 years ago

Bauer… Great Scott! I have lots of Bauer love. But, I did trade him away for Stanton at all star break so now it’s like “What did I tell you!! 88 miles per hour!!!” Doing a Doc Brown dance in my head (not literally since the wife and kids would think I’m on amphetamines)

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Tough break (no pun)… News says Glover primary closer now, wasting a move (11 left) for him in a H2H weekly or is this all a mess to avoid (Playing Minter and Leclerc and Knebel on the bench)

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Rodon or Wheeler ROS for a standard, season-long roto using QS instead of W?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, if u had to pick one or both Fri
Luccessi at home vs Ariz
Or Ray at SD?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Cohen
3 years ago

@Cohen: Both

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

Snell will never be over 50 pitches ROS, right? In a keeper points h2h league, my team is pretty good and I have snell and no room to keep him next year.

You think I could trade snell for Jose abreu? Is that good value? I could also hold, just don’t want to waste if snell is going to only get 50 each week. I’m not going to keep either.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Chris
3 years ago

@Chris: 50 pitches a week? Huh?

If you’re not going to keep either, then trade him for something that will help you now.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
3 years ago

Ok Grey, is it time to consider dropping Altuve? I have my DL spot filled with Judge who also is sketchy on a return time. Idk what condition either will be in when they return so I feel I need to sure up their positions with some FA’s. I also have Dozer who if Jensens( whom I also own) situation is any compass, may miss a significant part of the remaining season.

Please advise, 10 team roto currently in first by 8pts.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Favio Vasquez
3 years ago

@Favio Vasquez: There has to be someone else you can drop. Probably a pitcher in a 10 teamer.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

They dont have a timetable;

” Altuve (knee) was unable to resume running over the weekend, Christian Boutwell of MLB.com reports. Altuve was hoping to test his ability to run on the field over the weekend, but continued discomfort in his right knee limited the second baseman to rehab exercises inside the team’s clubhouse. It’s still unclear when the reigning AL MVP will be cleared to resume on-field work, leaving his return date up in the air. Altuve has been sidelined since July 25.”

If im the Astros what would be the rush in bringing him back until just before the post season to get him in rhythm for the playoffs.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Word, ill look for a different strategy. Thanks Grey!!!

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Would you take Freeman 1 year at 28 over any of these other options that I have for 2 years?
Snell @ 3
Baez @13
Albies @5
Acuna @ 17

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Brett
3 years ago

@Brett: Over Snell

brian
brian
3 years ago

16 team dynasty h2h with qs and k/bb. in 1st. rotation has been meh…verlander, madbum, clevinger, wood, price, gausman, ervin, teheran, duffy, quintana. stripling and sonny just got bumped to RPs. been looking to move sonny if the right deal comes along. if not i’d just hold him and hope he rebounds next year (and hopefully gets traded somewhere else). best offer I have is for the 22nd pick in next year’s rookie draft. as much as i’d like him off my team, that seems light. what you think grey?

thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

I’m patting myself on the back for sitting Quintana in NFBC. Hard to pass up a 2-start week!

Also, can I get a G-D Kris Bryant sighting? Should have gone with my gut and drafted JD Martinez.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Though I could use the K’s, it helps that I’m first in Wins by like 10.

I think he pulled a Dave Chappelle.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Yeah doesn’t look good. That blows.

brett
brett
3 years ago

Grey my league has saves and a category for holds. I have too many relievers.

I currently start both Hicks and Seranthony in SP spots.

I then have one too many relievers for my RP and P spots. Box, Will Smith, Hader, Osuna, Yates, Cody Allen.

I need to cut one. I know hicks, Smith. I can play Hicks and he gets holds for me but I feel smith has been lights out. I’m close in both saves and holds What would you do?

Thanks

ERad
ERad
3 years ago

As a Yanks fan and Severino owner – their mismanaging of Sevy the past month has been maddening.

Make up a phantom injury and DL him for 2 weeks – just like every other team in the majors!

Jaone
Jaone
3 years ago

Drop Tim Anderson for Siemen?

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

great title!

-are we holding R.Stripling with hopes that he A. goes back to the rotation when Jansen returns? or B. becomes a lights out closer? dudes my sp2

Deadline is next week do you believe in C.Rodon? or would you sell high? My sp is thin but mi is thinner.

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Quintana off to a great start-down 3-0 in first-2 hr’s.

Is he more of a streamer these days?

Thanks you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you.

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Your thoughts on O’Neil coming back today-does J. Martinez go back to the bench. What a shame it would be to have him ride the bench after going 4-5 and hitting .400 over the past seven games.

Thanks

foul balls
foul balls
3 years ago

Hey grey, muncy or Trumbo ros.

foul balls
foul balls
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks how about schwarber or Trumbo?

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
3 years ago

With Dozier ailment, is Muncy a “must add”; or does LA have other potential replacement? Also, when would you expect Stripling to resume his starting role (3-weeks?).

LAD is sure the toughest team to figure.

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Grey,

Struggling if I should make the trade 12 team 6×6 daily I give up freeman get Kluber
Currently lead Runs by 46 hr’s by 13 rbi by 51 sb by 40 avg is 2746 second 2712 ops 8348 second 8278.

Team C open 1b freeman 2b allbies ss baez 3b machado ci hoskins mi torres OF benitendi Marte Acuna Bellinger cain util k calhoun. I have Devers available to replace Kluber. Current starters are Snell, Severino, JA Happ, Clevinger, Buehler, Flaherity

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Freeman has to be kept by me and I have too many better options Freeman is 28, I have Snell 3, Acuna 17, Baez 13, Albies 5, benintendi 11. We only keep 5. I sorta want to move Freeman’s contract which is still a great price for a top 15 player, but don’t want to take a hit in the standings as I’m 2 points out of first. I could wait until after the year and try to move him, but not sure if I can. I have 8 or more points in every pitching category too except quality starts.

brett
brett
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: What about freeman and clevinger for Kluber and an injured altuve? Am I asking for too much?

TrickRey
TrickRey
3 years ago

Which rookie catcher would you rather take a chance on: Ward or Jansen?

Also how much more do you think we’ll see of Buehler? Worth it to hold as long as he’s starting right?

Eng
Eng
3 years ago

Grey! Rather own Giles or Gsellman? Dankeschoen.

Mayor of Ding Dong City
Mayor of Ding Dong City
3 years ago

Are any of Lucchesi, Pivetta, Eflin, or Jacob Nix worth an add? Have an open spot on my roster and looking for some semblance of stability for my starting rotation. 12 tm redraft QS instead of Wins too.

Not sure any of them on stable so could just be strictly a streamer spot.

Also is it already time to completely ditch Alexander?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
3 years ago

One more Grey,
I am rolling Pivetta out there tonight against the Sux. I realize it’s a huge risk, but he has the Mets in his second start. I am kinda surprised SON has that kinda dollar figure on him.

That’s all. No question.

Thanks much Grey.

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

How concerned are you on Altuve?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
3 years ago

Hello Grey,
Great write up as usual. Good thing I added CC on Sunday night for his start, so he is now locked into my lineup for the week in a league that I really need starts. Useless piece of…

DeJong over Ass Dribble at SS for a Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with Holds and OPS?

And nice shout out to David Byrne and the Heads. One of my favorite bands (yeah, I’m kinda old).

Thanks much Grey.

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 years ago

12 team h2h – start Pivetta & VV at home vs BOS the next 2 days? SON is rolling em out there $13 / $8.5

Brian
Brian
3 years ago

Trade deadline day. In my dynasty league (both OBP and BA are separate batting categories), I am trying to repeat. I can trade Mookie Betts for JT Realmuto, Whit Merrifield, and Clayton Kershaw. I could alternatively trade Mookie for Realmuto, Merrifield, and Castellanos.

My catching is poor (Kiner-Falefa).

Merrifield would slot into the outfield with Pollack, and a bunch of lower tier guys including Belt, Teoscar, Kepler, Tony Kemp, Kiermier, and Schebler, while simultaneously backing up my infield of Votto/Baez/Andrus/Suarez. Castellanos would also move into outfield and loses his 3B eligibility next year if I took him instead of Kershaw.

Kershaw would beef up a SP group including Kluber, Carrasco, Jon Gray, Musgrove, Luccessi, and Stroman.

Should I swing this? If so, for which three players?

I would miss having Mookie for the next ten years, but these seem like G-dfather offers I should consider. Thanks in advance for your help.

Brian
Brian
Reply to  Brian
3 years ago

Also, just for context, it’s an H2H league where you can keep up to 13 players. I would keep all the players I trade for,

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Brian
3 years ago

@Brian: No way. Get a cheaper catcher.

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: this is one of those comments that I believe should actually be in all caps

Brian
Brian
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Well, this whole series of comments was quite edifying. :)

Thank you so much!

MarvPesos
marv
3 years ago

Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

With Dozier out (probably for a while) I can move Rizzo into my 2B spot but will need to pick up a CI, of the Waiver guys below (not pretty, trade deadline just past), who’s my best option over the next couple weeks:

M. Gonzalez, R. Zimmerman, Y. Gurriel, T. Mancini, R. Healy, J. Bauers, J. Bruce (coming back soon-ish), S. Pearce, R. Guzman, R. McMahon, T. Beckham, L. Forsythe, C. Villanueva

Thanks bud
Marv

diaperlover69
diaperlover69
3 years ago

12 team H2H redraft and I’m fighting for a playoff spot with 3 weeks left. Finally time to cut ties with Ozuna? Hosmer? Tim Anderson? Any waiver wire gems you recommend me picking up to stay alive?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  diaperlover69
3 years ago

@diaperlover69: There’s like 10 of them in this article. That’s mostly the point of these write-ups.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

What’s good Grey? On vacation for a couple of days and we got a VRBO surprisingly equipped with an old school sit-down arcade game out in the garage. It has over 60 games to choose from from the 80’s. Needless to say the beer was flowing like wine and I stayed up too late channeling a young ‘poop’s’ mastery of Mrs. PacMan, 1942, Gallaga, and Gunsmoke. What was your arcade game of choice from yesteryear?

Also…what are your thoughts on Lourdes Gurriel Jr.? I got middle-infield issues (e.g., cycling between Crawford and Duffy over the last couple of weeks) and was thinking about picking him up and throwing on the DL.

What do you think is Strickland’s role once he returns this weekend to San Francisco?

Happy Tuesday!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Dragon’s Lair! I was just talking about that game (among others) yesterday with friends. I loved it.

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

@Cram It: i miss old school arcades , dragon’s lair was 1 of a kind

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: We got Marble Madness with our Sega Genesis when I was a kid. An absolute gem. Great call.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: What about Golden Axe? Anyone play that one? That was the one I was most excited to see at the Barcade in Philly when it opened.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

@knucks: Yup. That was my #1 game. Ghouls n’ Ghosts (or Ghosts n’ Goblins?) was my #2. So goddamn hard, but I loved it.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Gurriel is fielding grounders but is currently on the short end of his initial time table. Pitfall and Spy Hunter are classics!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Slimcompoop
3 years ago

@Slimcompoop: Do you pick up and stash Strickland over Allen or Rondon?

Ian
Ian
3 years ago

Super…great work Grey! Oh!! You like Acuña too! My buddies won’t give me respect saying things like ‘he’s nothing like Vlad whoever. He’s on my dynasty team and at least there are 2 of us that think he has some potential!!!
I’ll try to calm down now!!

Wally Pipp
Wally Pipp
3 years ago

ryon healy is the worst kind of fantasy player

FantasticDaplan
FantasticDaplan
3 years ago

Need one ROS

Bauers
Bader
Mancini

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  FantasticDaplan
3 years ago

@FantasticDaplan: Bauers

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

Apparently post comment did work first time, thanks laggy ass mobile Mozilla Firefox.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

My bad double post

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

Great writeup! LOL Ohtani words LOL. Anyways, I clinched my division (13-5) with few weeks to go. But theres a problem.

DL: Yoenis (for life), Encarnacion, Trout, Solarte, Dozier(i would assume after today’s news), Doolittle, Devenski, Duffy (worthless anyways).

My roster: Salvador, Yonder, Simmons, Jo-Ma, J. Harrison, Piscotty (ice cold, thanks for recommendation :)), Villenuva, Aaron Hicks, Ohtani –Looks like a waiver wire scrubs team.

SP- Lester (dumpster fire), Arrieta (no comment), EFFFFlin, Folty Schizo, Lucchesi, Chase Anderson (not 2017 version) and Freddy Peralta. M. Barnes, Knebel, Ottavino, S. Greene.

I have Tatis Jr, Bichette and Forrest Whitley as best prospects.
I need a bat and SP at minimum to have a shot at the crown.

Last place team wants to trade Aguilar and Buehler for Tatis, Yonder and F. Whitley. I don’t like that at all. Is that fair?

What kind of trade value should I be asking for 3 minor leaguers? Hate to trade them but I need something.

Appreciate the advice!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

This guy is delusional, he says Bueller is a top ten pitcher.

Do i need to be asking top 20 SP? Batter? Have no idea
Thankyou

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Exactly. I’m done going back and forth with this guy, he’s in last place for reason

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

@Hebrew Hammer:

Speaking of fair trades, i was offered a case of mountain dew for Duffy. Best offer yet

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

@Hebrew Hammer: Baja Blast? Then yes.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

@knucks:

Done!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

Great writeup! LOL Ohtani words. Anyways, I clinched my division (13-5) with few weeks to go. But theres a problem.

DL: Yoenis (for life), Encarnacion, Trout, Solarte, Dozier(i would assume after today’s news), Doolittle, Devenski, Duffy (worthless anyways).

My roster: Salvador, Yonder, Simmons, Jo-Ma, J. Harrison, Piscotty (ice cold, thanks for recommendation :)), Villenuva, Aaron Hicks, Ohtani –Looks like a waiver wire scrubs team.

SP- Lester (dumpster fire), Arrieta (no comment), EFFFFlin, Folty Schizo, Lucchesi, Chase Anderson (not 2017 version) and Freddy Peralta. M. Barnes, Knebel, Ottavino, S. Greene.

I have Tatis Jr, Bichette and Forrest Whitley as best prospects.
I need a bat and SP at minimum to have a shot at the crown.

Last place team wants to trade Aguilar and Buehler for Tatis, Yonder and F. Whitley. I don’t like that at all. Is that fair?

What kind of trade value should I be asking for 3 minor leaguers? Hate to trade them but I need something.

Appreciate the advice!

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Drop Clevinger and use the spot as a streamer or is he worth hanging onto. 6 walks is pretty rough

Thanks

Manbearpuig
Manbearpuig
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

Awesome post!

I’m in DESPERATE need of HR/RBI support.

Renfroe, Alonzo, Mancini, Braun, Camargo, Nimmo, Guzman Are all on the WW.

Who would you take? Probably need 2 – so first and second choice?

I know the commenteors are great on the site, so I’d appreciate any thoughts.

Thanks!

Jays for Days
Jays for Days
3 years ago

Garver? Or take a chance on Taylor Ward getting the call up since he’s still catcher eligible?

Ralphy
Ralphy
3 years ago

The Steampnator likes Quintana and Pivetta today against MIL and BOS? Would you start them? Should I trust the robot? I usually do but he’s got me nervous today.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Ralphy
3 years ago

@Ralphy: I’m sitting Quintana in a 2-start week. I’m so done with him.

crenshaw07
crenshaw07
3 years ago

You trusting Kennedy (SD) vs. Angels today. SON likes but I’ve never heard of him.

crenshaw07
crenshaw07
Reply to  crenshaw07
3 years ago

@crenshaw07: I need good ratios to offset Alexander’s terrible horrible no good day.

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
3 years ago

Dear FML Grey,
If you owned Tildaddy and Sexy Dr Pepper in a keep forever Dynasty…
What would you name your team?

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: If I call it Razzball.com can I get a sponsorship? get some of that sweet sweet $$$ per click action?

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Would you start wood tonight in his first start back from the dl? Thx

And do think stripling will be back in the rotation soon. I don’t get the move. He’s been their best pitcher. I would have though buehler would be the one going to the pen b/c of innings. Thx