Opening a gift, “Aw, geez, Kershaw, you didn’t have to give me your arm.”  That’s Ross Stripling at the office Christmas party.  “Don’t mention it.  Hey, Tommy Lasorda, could you get off my lap, my back is starting to hurt.  Also, you’re not wearing pants.”   I forget if I ever told you — the royal you since you’re wearing that Burger King crown — but a friend of mine told me Lasorda still goes to the Dodgers’ clubhouse to use the showers and likes to walk around naked.  How’s dem visuals!  By the by, I’ve reached the age where I forget if a friend of mine told me that, I heard it on the radio or if a commenter told me.  Welcome to your 40’s, you don’t look a day older than 27.  No, really, I don’t.  Anyhoo!  Last night Stripling did what he’s done all year — 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.52.  The slightly bizzonkers thing is his peripherals say he’s nearly this good — 11.1 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 2.63 xFIP.  Don’t love he throws only 92 MPH, but he’s dominating with the curve.  He credits pitching coach, Rick Honeycutt, with his newfound success, saying he told him to throw the curve as hard as he can.  I see no velocity difference in his curve, according to the stats, but stats-schmats, Honeycutt-Schmoneycutt, whatever works.  At this point, hard to ignore the results(schmults).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw in fantasy baseball yesterday:

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer as he was dropped to 7th in the order.  Dave Roberts nurtures young bucks like whoever it was that shot Bambi’s mom.  Sorry, spoiler alert.  By the way, bigger mystery:  who shot Bambi’s mom or who shot Tupac?

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .261.  At some point, Roberts fell in love with Muncy and bestowed all his confidence in him, but Pederson has been hitting well recently, though it was coming off a Coors series.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .253.  Pound for pound, the Dodgers might have the best bottom of the order vs. top of the order.  I wonder if Roberts is holding the lineup card upside down.

Justin Turner – Sat out with a sore wrist.  Podcaster Ralph and I discuss Turner on the latest installment of “What the hell did Grey just say?”

Joe Musgrove – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners (1 BB), 5 Ks, ERA at 1.89.  The game ERA doesn’t look terrific for this start, but he looked solid from what I saw.  He was never a sub-1 ERA guy anyway, so not much has changed.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – The Blue Jays said they’ll promote Vlad Jr. in the next month….don’t read after the ellipse….it’ll drive you insane…I’m warning you…okay, you’re insisting…promoting him to Triple-A!  Vlad Jr. and Sr. are gonna be the first father/son combo to play 15+ years in the majors and the minors.  If the always-aggressive-to-promote Tigers sign Vlad Jr. Jr., we might see him first!  Obviously, this is a blow to Vlad Jr.’s 2018, and we might not see him until September.  Sigh.  He’s a drop in most redraft leagues.

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .254.  Somehow this guy has remained on my 12-teamer since the moment he was called up.  He hasn’t been bad, but he gives me such a case of the mehs I kinda wish the bottom would drop out so I can just drop him.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Might be coming out of his funk, but he was hitting .077 in June.  I’d say, “Don’t just stand there, Pillar, and do something,” but I’d worry someone would hear me and think I was filming a Mannequin remake with my iPhone.

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (0 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 5.29 vs. CC Sabathia 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  This matchup was billed as, “Ponch vs. Ate All The Chips.”  Not a fan of either pitcher, but I would stream if the Stream-o-Nator gave its robotic blessing.

Jordan Montgomery – Will have Tommy John surgery, i.e., Jo-Mo no mo.  Or slo-mo Joooooooooo-Moooooooo nooooooooooooooo mooooooooooooo.

Miguel Andujar – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .305.  Usually hold hot schmotato alerts for guys who are owned in less than 50% of leagues, but was shocked to see Andujar is only owned in 51% of leagues.  Your league can’t be that shallow.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Hitting near-.450 in June, but could say that about the entire Yankees team, except for Gary Sanchez and Giancarlo.

Todd Frazier – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “Ever find it weird that it’s sexual harassment if you walk around with a hot dog sticking out of your fly?  I mean, it’s just a hot dog.”

Ervin Santana – Could resume throwing on Thursday.  Just has to get over the hump day.

Fernando Romero – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (0 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.96 vs. Reynaldo Lopez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.42. This matchup was billed as, “Two guys I don’t want any part of,” and you can imagine not a ton of people call it by its official name.  Just me and my Cousin Larry.  He’s a good cousin.

Nate Jones – 2/3 IP, 4 ER and the blown save.  Jones came into the game in the 8th inning, because it was a doubleheader and he was tuning up for the 2nd game.  Kidding.  Got no clue.  Just usual dubya tee eff with a bullpen.  Then, of course, to murk up shizz, Joakim Soria threw 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and got his 5th save in the nightcap.  Speaking of nightcaps, where the eff is Waldo?

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-9, 3 runs and a slam (8) and legs (7).  He’s cooled a lot since April which is either him thumbing his nose up at Al Gore or it’s just because he was never really a .275 hitter.  Prolly lats.  Instead of ‘probably later” I saved 1.2 milliseconds, though just threw all that saved time away.  Stupid, Grey, stupid!

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (0 BBs), 3 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  As fun as it is to think you can trade him away and say, “I got Mad-Bum to give,” like you’re Method Man serenading Mary J. Blige, I’d guess Bumgarner is in the best shape of his life right now.  Last year the random BMX accident cut his innings and this year he was sidelined with a pinkie injury.  Again, another injury that sucked, but kept innings off his arm.  Maybe he’ll be rusty, and I don’t love owning top pitchers, but there seems to be a lot pointing to Bumgarner’s ability to come back to full effectiveness.

Patrick Corbin – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.87.  Give him the Razzball award, “Even When He Regressed He Was Still A’ight,” right now.  Just give it to him!

Andrew Heaney – 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  All right, Stream-o-Nator we’re good now.  Not to sound like Murray Chass or some old-timer who bah humbugs a pitcher’s peripherals, but Heaney’s xFIP actually went up after last night’s game.  Bah humbug!  Fun fact!  Humbug is also what termites say when they’re getting oral sex.  Any hoo!  Heaney’s a must own, but I’d be wary in tough road matchups.  Or weary, if you need a nap.

Bradley Zimmer – Demoted to Triple-A.  Late night talk show and sneaky billionaire, Greg Allen (0-for-3, hitting ninth), will take over for Zimmer in center.  Hopefully Allen hits as well as he accumulates money from somewhere no one knows.

Lonnie Chisenhall – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs as he was activated from the DL.  I.e., Lonnie no longer gonnie.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .298.  Steamer projected him in the preseason for 22 homers.  Might get there by this weekend.  I was excited and believed in Jo-Ram, and I only projected him for 25 homers!  Jo-Ram is basically the moment Denzel starts screaming he’s King Kong in Training Day for the entire season.

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners (1 BB), 5 Ks, as he was activated from the DL.  As previously mentioned on the aforementioned tip, I’m low key interested in seeing what DeSclafani can do if healthy.  He was solid last time he had his health ducks in a row.

Scott Schebler – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .264, and hitting over-.400 in the last week.  He’s owned in 11% of leagues, which makes me roll my eyes like an owl getting asked if it wants to get some sleep.  Yo, an owl can decide when to sleep!  Hence, night owl!  Schebler is a 27-homer, .260 hitter, kinda silly he’s not owned in more places.

Chris Iannetta – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Terrific, more reason to not promote Tom Murphy.  Free Tom Murphy, you Rockholes!

Carlos Gonzalez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  At some point, Raimel Tapia is going to get traded and be a star for another team, and the Rockies are going to drop Shruggy the Emoji and I’m going to explode into a fireball.

Addison Russell – Underwent an MRI on his middle finger.  The MRI technician was highly offended.

Zach Eflin – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  After two straight terrible previous starts, I’m now just watching Eflin like I’m at a donkey show in TJ.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Any ideas what he’s hitting?  Nope, way lower.  Keep going.  Not a negative number, c’mon!  He’s hitting .224.  I own him, and I didn’t realize things were that much of a struggle.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Dallas Keuchel – 6 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.13.  There was only one Astros starter I told you not to draft.  So far, I picked the right one to avoid.

Sean Manaea – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  Only two Ks against the Rangers?  Before every game, the Rangers promise a good game to “Deer Leader,” at a poster of Rob Deer.

Tim Lincecum – Released by the Rangers.  At this point, his doppelganger, k.d. lang, has a better chance of a successful major league career.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!  Also, in this game, Adrian Beltre hit his 2nd homer; Jurickson Profar hit his 4th; Joey Gallo hit his 16th and Shin-Soo Choo hit his 10th.  However, not enough strikeouts for Deer Leader.

Jordan Lyles – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.70.  Someone bid $335 for him in my Tout Wars league.  There’s not enough blinking white guy memes for my reaction to that.

Julio Teheran – Hit the DL with a thumb bruise.  The Reflex here is to think Teheran Teheran has Come Undone.

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.49.  I mean, I like him a lot, but, well, yeah, dur, he was in Petco.

Dansby Swanson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer (3 homers in last five games).  He’s been great recently, but Dave Roberts must be ghost-managing, because replacing Acuña at the top of the order has been Camargo.

Freddie Freeman – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .339, and a triple short of the cycle.  Too bad, the fans like those sort of oddities.  Hey, I know what pleases a crowd.  *makes fart noise with hand under armpit*  You’re welcome.

Drew Pomeranz – Hit the DL with biceps tendinitis.  He said he felt it after his last start, but, with how he’s been pitching, I bet he’s felt it for a while now.  That’s right, calling him a liar.  Whatcha gonna do about it?

Jalen Beeks – Being called up to replace Drew Pomeranz.  I agree with Prospector Ralph’s assessment of him, “He’s a 24-year-old undersized lefty with a mediocre fastball, a decent breaking ball, and a good change.  So far in 2018 he’s been simply awesome.  He’s going to get a shot at a spot start sooner rather than later, and could find some re-draft relevancy if he gets a longer look due to injury.  Speaking of injuries, anyone want to hurt Grey for me?”  Aw, c’mon!

Steven Wright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.57.  Damn, Steven Wright is no joke.  I was about to say the Tigers, his opponent, aren’t that great but I just looked up their stats, and they’re actually not that bad.  Don’t fully trust Wright, but I could see the stream in the right matchups.  Check the Stream-o-Nator, yo.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Just Dong, because a ball ain’t gonna dong itself.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Might reach a career high in power this year, on pace for 24 homers, and his career high is 21.  However (damn, Grey, let me bask in that wonderful!), Jose Ramirez is gonna have 24 homers by June 15th!

Brian Anderson – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

J.T. Riddle – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .242.  This is far from a reason to grab a guy, but on my most charmed team, where everything I touch turns to gold, I own Jerry Tomato Riddle.

Yadier Molina – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  Not saying C-Mart also came back from the DL because there was nothing left to fix with Yadier’s groin, but, ya know what, just said it!

Carlos Martinez – 4 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 1.83 as he returned from the DL.  The Cardinals pitchers come back from the DL screaming, “COMING IN HOT!”  Then go skidding off the aircraft carrier.  Then as the plane sinks into the Caspian Sea, the pilot sticks his head up and, “Maybe I needed another rehab start.”

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.95.  Honestly, if he were to test positive for PEDs, I’d still be like, “There’s no way PEDs can make him throw that well.”  He throws better than I can imagine for someone using performance-enhancing drugs!

Matt Adams – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, hitting .255.  Somehow, he’s out-slugging Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper, and he’s not playing every day, or maybe because of that.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  “We saw that you threw six no-hit innings your last time out, but we’re gonna have to send you back to earth now.”  That’s ICE on the moon.

Chris Archer – Hit the DL with an abdominal strain.  He experienced tightness in his core.  When is the first known occurrence of “tightness in one’s core?”  I’m gonna say no earlier than 2003.  Imagine someone in the 1950’s saying tightness in their core.  1850’s?  1750’s?  “I think you have gorgeous tightness in your core.”  That’s Benjamin Franklin complimenting Betsy Ross.

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NH
NH
4 years ago

I need your opinion. I have been offered three trades, which one do you think is the best. I would be trading Morton.

Morton for Stanton
Morton for Molina & Strasburg
Morton & DeGrom for Jansen & Kluber

lucasred
lucasred
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Alex Wood, musgrove or sonny gray going forward?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

I have some questions for both Alex Reyes and the medical staff of the St Louis Cardinals.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  SteveNZ
4 years ago

@Stephen Lyon: it’s on wainwrong. they were already known for the team itself lying about injuries for a long time in some instances (craig), but now, wainwrong starts the year hurt, literally throws shit WHILE hurt at those saying he’s no longer good due to him “being hurt the last 2-3 years” as if he’s got a platform on saying this, meanwhile we have the youngin’s following him wholesale, if you want a job or to keep a job just lie and say you are healthy when not. you can’t use the “i’m still good except WHEN hurt “when you are STILL HURT and have been for three years.

-keep in mind though this is light years better than the mess, they don’t even know the basic mechanics of a human body, like at all. STL just covers shit up and for some asinine reason trusts their players when they are lied to. when they finally call in their doctors real knowledge comes out of that. you and me (and most slightly above average 13 year olds that know how to google stuff) are better doctors than whatever the mess have.

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Is Flaherty a streamer or hold for better days?
Thanks

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Now Flaherty, I think we can agree, he’s getting shithoused. Eff me. The Marlins!?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey, is the Federalist worth a pick-up now that he’s traded to Arizona? Was toying with picking him up anyway. My drop would be the aforementioned Margot, who I just picked up today. Need batting average as well as a little bit of everything. Buying him this year? Thanks!

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
4 years ago

here comes ian desmonds huge june….

you have any interest in mike montgomery?

im looking to replace trevor williams

For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
4 years ago

NL only. have a reyes sized hole, likely best option is another pitcher but whose knows this as of yet (i come to you for that just now). h2h 10 team keep 3 at previous season ADP prices (late season, ADP data culled from september used for round costs the march after), OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added, QS over wins, holds added. 7 moves per week.

C barnhart
1B freeman (3B)
2B harrison (3B/OF)
3B longo
SS gone varnish (2B)
MI owings (him or wong as far as guys with playing time, wong falling off of even that, 2B/SS)
CI b.anderson (3B/OF)
OF (4) harper, marte, nimmo, taylor
util (1) bader
BN hanson
DL rhysus (1B/OF), thames (1B/OF), r-zimm (1B)
NA (1) senzel

SP gohara, wheeler (the benefits of the super deep league, you don’t have to search out the rare SON loving value town specials, but of course you start them most/all the time for their shit sandwiches too), kingham, wacha, stripling, guerra, reyes
RP (4) sera anthony, minter, hand, boxy
DL ryu, dervish

best use of the reyes hole: one of
1. another SP (likely best value): could stream from vargas, suarez
2. a SP possible holds guy: lugo or w.smith
3. a 2nd BN bat such that he actually plays most of the time: fowler/sandoval

separate issue
question 2: how youse valuing bauers up now (or tomorrow supposedly)

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

How much rope we giving Flaherty in a redraft.. 3 runs at home to Miami…there’s no better spot than that. Hold or drop for Heaney

Josh
Josh
4 years ago

Drop Mancini for Desmond?

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Cheers!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

I own Flaherty. Saw it’s 3-0 Miami. Said, “Oh, jeez, I at least hope some of those runs are unearned.” Checked. First thing I see is 1 error for STL. Phew. Looked down at his line. Three earned runs. Is that a sub-set of the cousin of the ticker shock?
Sucks to be any STL pitcher right now, though, cause that offense is pathetic.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha! Yeah, doesn’t feel benign either. I should have known that I’d have to pay somehow for Carrasco’s good day. Can’t I just have nice things?

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

I’m almost ready to drop Anderson for Swanson but no right? Is it a no way? He doesn’t get rbi.

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: I only said that so he would do the opposite tonite..

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

For Holds rather Yates or Barnes

Thanks

Big league choo
Big league choo
4 years ago

10 team dynasty 5×5 OBP league

Goldy or bellinger
Goldy or hoskins
Goldy or Nola

Goldy is turning it around and I want to get rid of him at max value. I think when goldy sbs start to dry up in the next year or two he’s going to be about as valuable as Carlos Santana.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

With Box blown save today, would u drop Nate Jones for Bradley or hold?

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
4 years ago

Osho begins to fear the Detroit juggernaut offense.

They have scored more runs this year than the Nats, Brewers, and Rockies!

IChiro
IChiro
4 years ago

Please Pick 2 for util spot.
Yonder, Thames or Hanley ROS?

I’m curious to see where Hanley ends up, but idk if he’ll out perform the other two.

Josh
Josh
4 years ago

I want his trout, Jose Ramirez, merrifield, story

I got C chirinos
1b Abreu
2b Albies
3b Bryant
If moose
Of puig, benetendi, Ozuna, Cain
Util, Ohtani, haniger
Bench joc pederson

Pitcher
Ohtani, Bauer, gray, Nola, sale, wacha, Trevor Williams, Steven wright, pivetta

Jeffress, Bradley, Alvarado, Colome

He’s in 6th I’m in 1st 12 team yahoo h2h added cats
He needs starter help his best pitcher is deGrom, gray, Castillo
He’s weak at 3rd, 1st, outfield will Myers and pollock on dl

tweedledee
tweedledee
4 years ago

Mazara or Hoskins ROS

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Soria was taken last nite, and I doubt I get brad, so should I go for edubray, crick, Yates, Madson, Jimenez, Alvarado, devinski, oh, or minter?

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, I have Baez in Reserves as a replacement in case my regular SS/2nd (Lindor/Dozier) get hurt – would you drop him for Profar (who has SS/2nd/ OF Eligibility )?
Thanks for taking the time.

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Reyes/ surgery in the same sentence. I’m in a keeper, should I drop him instead of Andrew miller..

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
4 years ago

anybody else get lucky enough to be streaming g.allen only to realize with like 20 minutes till that game started that
1. chisenhall is back so allen’s job is gone
2. the king of sagnof was starting for like the 1st time in 2 weeks or something and nab him to stream instead (keep in mind i was quite aware that the king had been pretty bad in his most recent at bats 2ish weeks ago, HOWEVER today was a good matchup AND he’d probably have some extra incentive to prove something to somebody after that much time off)

if i had the kind of phone that i could get screen shots with, i should might get a shirt for this if youse guys were like closer monkey.

this is very obviously a deep league situation of course.

– HOW in the shit is palka, out of all those worst OF in baseball WSOX outside of him(yes worse than MIA for hitting anyway) getting benched against righties yet again. pretty sure the man gets at least 2 bases and/or on base twice per game for at least 7 out of the last 10 games. the other 3 twits have OPS’ in the .430-.612 range (so he’s .450-250 ahead of them) and one of those has a broken back issue on top of this.

– oh yeah, anybody notice how good hanson’s been with his one at bat per day? only noticed this since even after dropping him DL slot (panik back of course) but in super deep leagues (NL only, 16’s with horrible MI “options”) i held on and hmmm, he’s been more valuable BN’d every game in real life than no small amount of my hitters on those teams.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Looking towards 2019 in a 15 team keeper

Getting a little worried about Bellinger

Would you trade Bellinger Newcomb for Kershaw and Lowrie

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
4 years ago

better D/L stash – Rich Hill, Hyun-Jin Ryu, or Danny Salazar for ROS?

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
Reply to  Thomas Petrone
4 years ago

@Thomas Petrone: ryu, probably easily.

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Bundy? The world really has fallen off its axis.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

@DodgerWindowClosed: this week’s sell maybe ?

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yep….like one run per week for them.

The Harrow
The Harrow
4 years ago

on similar note, did MIN borrow the mess’ medical team for buxton’s broken foot/toe? he comes off DL, only to find a weekish or so later that the DAMN THING IS STILL BROKEN!

The Harrow
The Harrow
4 years ago

oh my dear god, this is SOOOOO wainwrong’s fault. the young guys see him lying and getting away with it (for a few starts anyway) to stick a job, just SAY you are healthy (in reyes’ case he actually took this farther and made damn sure he got that velo back up to 95-96 on the last 4 pitches, WHILE TEARING A LAT!!!!) to keep his job, albeit for a short time. THIS needs to be wainwrong’s last memory as a SP in MLB, doing this to reyes (or at least setting this exact example anyway), remember that sucker. but with reyes it was so bad that not only did he tear his lat to prove to his coaches he could still hit the velo and should stay in the game, he also told everybody for up to 22 hours after the start that he “felt fine, still feels fine”.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
4 years ago

@The Harrow: STL fans need to make this a shirt something like this:
on the front: “reyes’ exact quote here, “felt fine, still feel fine (have this time indexed 22 hours before MRI shows really bad lat strain, out 6 months, but after last baseball was played)”
then on the backs “thanks wainwrong (time indice of just “2018 season should suffice)

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: that’s so funny! But so sad for everyone that held him for the past month.. I’m one of them..

For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: well not for those of us were the leagues we had him were/are dynasties 4/5 of so of the time. and the other 1/5th was an NL only with one stash slot where somebody dropped him just over a month ago and i slotted in one of the 5 DL’s for a bit. not anymore (see below if interested, haha)

hugman
hugman

@For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron:
I’ve held him all season! But I don’t give a shit about my last place fantasy team, I just wanna watch Reyes pitch for my Cardinals! Hugman needs a hug.

hugman
hugman
Reply to  hugman
4 years ago

@hugman: Also to add to the brutality, the update is Reyes getting second opinion on lay STRAIN to Reyes HAD surgery on TORN lat. WTF?!

vee
vee
4 years ago

Alex Reyes gone for 6 months boys

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  vee
4 years ago

@vee: Yeah, must have just hit the wire. I thought it was an older note, but nope. He is done for 2018. That sux!

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
4 years ago

In a standard, season long roto league (QS, K, ERA, WHIP)…who do you like better ROS:

Cole or Nola?

Cole K’s more, Nola better ratios. Cole’s ERA/WHIP has come down to earth since the middle of May. I think his ERA is high 3’s in during that time.

Spud Bud
Spud Bud
4 years ago

Whom looks best for the rest of season. Whom should you rather have (in a vacuum). TROUT OR SCHERZER thanks

Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Odds on Melancon being the Giants closer by mid june?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: see with big head bochy i’ll take that action FOR A LOT, not even kidding if somebody wants to book this. i’m not of course saying either of:
1. it’s smart
2. i want that (have strick as a saves source in my most important money league, and already threw brach away when he lost his job for a bit, j.anderson is probably “best” spec saves guy in that league)

i think a line that is more likely to get equal action on both sides would be more in the 7 or so to 1 neighborhood.

KATHLEEN Conroy
KATHLEEN Conroy
4 years ago

Grey! My man! Why are the hittertron and today’s pitching projections down? If I click on the hittertron link, then I connect, but there are no projections. bummer.

jack florida
jack florida
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks

jack florida
jack florida
4 years ago

anyone starting

gray at toronto

trevor williams home vs dodgers

thanks

Ashtray
Ashtray
4 years ago

Jake bauers called up. Thoughts? Pick up in a 12/14 teamer?

JC
JC
4 years ago

Oh, Peraza availabille also

JC
JC
4 years ago

Santa wonder if I should be dropping asdrubal.
Some options to replace him on waiver
Ketel Marte, culberson, Swanson, Nunez, Amed Rosario
Or hold?

jack florida
jack florida
4 years ago

is anyone starting
gray at toronto

trevor williams home vs dodgers

jack florida
jack florida
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: one 16 team, one 24 team inherited teams

suffering for this season

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Redraft league:
Pick 1: Meadows; Gardner; Michael Taylor?
Strickland or Boxberger? Both have potential (low probability) replacements.

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
Chris Taylor and seranthony Dominguez for Folty and Ian Happ?

Only concern is Dominguez is sort of a closer for me but I have Diaz and chapman so I still have studs for saves.

Thoughts?

chris pierce
chris pierce
4 years ago

10 team keeper

was offered Pham, Strausburg and Walker (Dodgers) for Servino. Thoughts?

my staff.
Scherzer
Seravino
Verlander
Bauer
Wacha

Bench
Manea
Soroka DL
Reyes DL
Tailon

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Would you package Rendon and Morton to get Arenado?

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
4 years ago

Are you buying low on Rizzo?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good afternoon, Grey!

You’re my Erik Estrada. All other so-called experts aren’t worthy of holding your Wilcox.

Would you drop Franmil to pick up Margot? Think MM might turn things around?

Thanks a lot!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Folty getting shithoused by the Padres. Because of course he is.

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

@Grey: He’d given up 2 runs and 5 baserunners in the inning. Maybe shithoused wasn’t the best description, but it wasn’t all that far off.

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

One more…Drop Semien for Odor?

Cyler8
Cyler8
4 years ago

In a 10 team dynasty keeper league. 6 X 6 OPS would you trade Aaron Nola for Yoan Moncada? My current roster is below:

C – Cervelli
1B – Rizzo
2B – Merrifield
SS – Trea
3B – Bregman
OF – Springer, Schwarber, Rosario
UT – Segura, Dozier, Austin Meadows
BN – Nimmo, Pham, Franmil
DL – Pollock, Dahl, Hoskins

SP – Nola, Paxton, Morton, Mikolas, Bud Norris
RP – Serantony, Familia, Barraclough, Iglesias
DL – Alex Reyes

Here Comes the Pizza
Here Comes the Pizza
4 years ago

What’s up Grey?

Sitting pretty in 1st place in both my leagues so thank you for that!

12 team redraft 7×7 w/ OBP and Total bases.

Getting frustrated with Devers as my lone bench bat and starting to think I can do better. Would you lose him for either Moncada or Andujar?

Here Comes the Pizza
Here Comes the Pizza
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you Grey!

Drew
Drew
4 years ago

Who do you prefer ROS in a 16-team OPS keeper, Swanson or A. Cabrera?

ty
ty
4 years ago

Sup brother G. 12 team 5×5 redraft…Drop Devers or Vlad for Moreland? need power stats

Ty
Ty
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks homie

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 years ago

Speaking of the Mets game…Familia in for the 8th inning and lines me up for a loss. Not sure what is going on with the bullpen there, but are we looking at a committee or a change of closer? Thanks!

Tony
Tony
4 years ago

Would you drop kepler to grab joc?

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Mommies, Conforto, Desmond…can you rank them ROS?

Ty
Ty
Reply to  Ty
4 years ago

@Ty:
Haha! Nimmo no Mommies!

Ty
Ty
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Auto correct.

Thanks man!

ERad
ERad
4 years ago

You buying what Zack Wheeler is selling, or still just a streamer?

7 IP, 0 ER, 5 K today – yes it’s Baltimore, but hitting 95+ and starting to throw his swing and miss split a lot more.

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

In an RCL in need of SP was offered Sale, Semien, & Gibson for my Jansen, Norris, & C Santana.

I do have 3 other closers in Hand, Vizcaino, & Tepera with Britton on the DL
My current SP are: Milolas, E Rod & Musgrove with Darvish on the DL
I would have Smoak, J Martinez @ 1B & CI with Hoskins on the DL

Per trade analyzer I win the deal by a landslide 48.30 to 34.00
My only real concern is Sale’s last couple of game …Gibson is pretty much a drop? Just a streamer.
Do the deal?

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Im torn between the 2, picking up swanson or a reliever?
Even though i own tim anderson.
Swanson or Jimenez, Madson, Rondon, Alvarado, edubray, Archie bradly, leclerc?
It’s a deep league with obp and no holds. Only 11 teams but deep. Keeper too. I would have to drop Murphy and Bader to grab both Swanson and a reliever.

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: or Andrew miller i could drop.. though I still am hoping a llen gets hurt or falters for a while.. I’m still kinda hoping on Murphy too since adsrubel could slump, is slumping.

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: @Jubaka: Soria is on waivers too.

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks, awesome podcast. Don’t get rid of the intro! I thought it was hilarious about the red head. I had a friend with a similar situation. His story was more juicy though.

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: hey just in case some one else gets bradly, what should be my next move? I have a feeling I won’t get him.

Wass
Wass
4 years ago

Grey,

1. Wasn’t able to get Bell (asked couple days ago about this) but instead got:
Mazara/Porcello and gave up NickC/Tanaka. Good deal, bad deal, or just totally fair?

2. Treinen or Cody Allen ROS?

3. Was thinking of offering a Fulmer fan, Fulmer/Herrera for Soto/Better of #2 above… Is this a good deal for me? Im not high on Fulmer but if he’s still valuable I’d hold on. It’s a 5 player keeper league, 12 team points league. I have 4 set keepers but my 5th is up for grabs. I don’t have a need for SP or OF so this is purely a trade I’d make if Soto is worth it.

Thanks!

Wass
Wass
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Appreciate it! Also bought low on Desmond earlier in the week, based off your advice. Have good afternoon of day baseball!

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
4 years ago

Hey Grey! Took your advice about not dropping players for pitching and instead traded Moistasskiss for Paxton, have Rendon for 3B anyway. How’d I do?

Idiot in my league also dropped Archer flat out, is he worth dropping say, Meadows or Caleb Smith for? Already have Syndergaard and Cueto on the DL so he would take a bench space, but both are close to coming back.

Thank you!

jaw
jaw
4 years ago

is it time to stash kyle tucker in a 10 team 5×5 dynasty?

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

Is Frankie Montas worth the risk to stream start tomorrow at home vs. the Royals?
Historically not the best pitcher, but has a 0.64 ERA over 14 innings so far this year.

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Culberson schamatoing? Speed, power, average – he’s been great recently. Better than Peraza?

Good job Dodgers, they couldn’t use him at 2B right now…

Thanks

Daddy Waxahatchie
Daddy Waxahatchie
4 years ago

WTF Jonny Venters? Who in God’s green is going to let the Rays keep starting RPs for 1/3 of an inning? Holy Fing S! Enough already!

Daddy Waxahatchie
Daddy Waxahatchie
Reply to  Daddy Waxahatchie
4 years ago

@Daddy Waxahatchie: If I pulled this crap at work I would get sht canned. The idea obviously isn’t working. Bring up a 5th starter…invest in the fing team! Jesus glad I’m not a Florida baseball fan.

Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Greater value ROS Albies or Torres? Also Andujar beasting lately, does he finish with 25+homers 85rbi 90runs with a .288 avg? What say you Grey???

favio vasquez
favio vasquez
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Lol always fun my man, Thanks Grey!!!!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

I’m with you on Stripling. Blah fastball and no real change in his pitch mix/type. He’s probably not a bad starter, but I have trouble seeing him being near this good.

My Heaney stream was delightful yesterday.

Listened to the pod. Good work from you and Ralph. Why am I envisioning a scene where you were helping your ex girlfriend run lines for her audition for a part in the Erotic Traveler tv series? Not the movies, because she found them too derivative.

Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Not “Hading” but Hader walking fools lately, did the regression fairies finally find him? Hes still a beast tho…..

Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

True, i had just read where he had gotten pulled recently because he had walked two batters or else he wouldve had another 2 inning save.

Josh O
Josh O
4 years ago

Bauer or Paxton?

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

The bad news is that I drafted Bradley Zimmer in two leagues. Indians outfield is bizarro. Almost drafted Greg Allen in DC with pick 50 but wasted it on someone who will not even see an MLB at bat this year. Pitching is good but OF injuries got me in a hole on counting stats in DC. Regular team looks good and picked up Chisenhall there as my 7th OF.

Lets see, besides Brantley there are how many candidates for two starting slots?: Chisenhall, Allen, Rajai, Zimmer, Naquin, Guyer, Melky. That makes 7 in my book. It’s hard to make any worth owning until the purge. I’m guessing Allen makes Rajai and Melky expendable. They have wuite the glut. Any thoughts?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Yeah, that’s what I imagined. Looks like Zimmer is the new Drew Stubbs. Lots of holes in that swing but too toolsy to give up on.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
4 years ago

I wonder if Cody and the Dodgers read Lance’s article. His bat was very upright last night on his homer. No where near the below parallel it’s been all season as pointed out by Lance, interesting.

Chubbs
Chubbs
4 years ago

Pick 1 to sit today Cargo @ Romano Miggy @ Edrod Gallo vs Mengdon JoMa vs Chen S.Marte vs Ferguson THanks 10tm H2H

KCC26
KCC26
4 years ago

Cesar Hernandez and Corbin for Dozier?

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
4 years ago

i didnt even gloat about my rant last week about how i thought it was unlikely vlad jr gets called up when he showed up in your buys this past friday.

Wait…

Anyway, he will be up as soon as donaldson is traded or goes IR.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Willy Mo
4 years ago

@Willy Mo: I’m sure Grey lost many nights sleep hoping you wouldn’t do your “Gotcha” thing regarding Vlad.

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: didnt you wake up in bed next to him? Just ask.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Willy Mo
4 years ago

@Willy Mo: Yes, we look forward to tomorrow’s episode of “Hey remember that time I didn’t agree with you and I was right? Gotcha!”

JB
JB
4 years ago

5×5 OBP keeper league. My Hoskins for his Morton?

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  JB
4 years ago

@JB: why would you want morton in a keeper league?

That said this is totally needs based. Its an apples and oranges trade. If you can win this season and are a solid sp away from a great team and loaded with power sure.

Morton has played over his head and his numbers are starting to regress. I still like him a lot tho ROS

JB
JB
Reply to  Willy Mo
4 years ago

@Willy Mo:

That’s exactly the case… 48/50 pts hitting while just 20/50 pts pitching.

cyler8
cyler8
Reply to  JB
4 years ago

@JB: I would try to get more.

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  cyler8
4 years ago

@cyler8: i agree but hes an underperforming player with no track record besides 6 great weeks whos currently on the dl with no time table to return.

I cant imagine paying top dollar for him, come to think of it hes a great buy low if you can.

Willy Mo
Willy Mo
Reply to  JB
4 years ago

@JB: hard to answer without seeing a lot more info about your team, the other teams, the free agents and the type of keeper league.

JB
JB
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks All!

cyler8
cyler8
4 years ago

Catcher question incoming…don’t cringe at me.

10 team OPS league. Best option ROS:

Cervelli
Gattis
Zunino

I feel like I just asked you which type of chocolate you like better. Milk or Milk….

Bk
Bk
4 years ago

I have 3 SS in one league (TAnderson, TTurner, Segura).

Would you trade Segura for Charlie Morton? He’s been so good, it’s hard to appropriately value him.

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Who sits today?
Teoscar vs. NYY (gray)
Desmond @ CIN (romano)
Ozuna vs. MIA (chen)
Puig @ PIT (williams)
C Taylor @ PIT (williams)

hittertron likes Teoscar and Desmond the least. Leaning towards sitting teoscar.

Leon
Leon
4 years ago

7×7 deep 18 man league. hoskins for nola hicks? keeper league

The Skrimmer
The Skrimmer
4 years ago

I was offered A. Judge at $6 and a wild card (so I can keep him for next season) for Kershaw who I have at $30 with a 3-year contract. Should I make this trade? Two year of Judge vs 3 of Kershaw. Not that Kershaw has been this, but if I trade him my ace is Cole.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
4 years ago

12 team keeper league, stream Caleb Smith (vs SD) or Luke Weaver (vs CIN)?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
4 years ago

Hey Grey great write up as usual!

Of course EFFFFlin goes 7 2/3 yesterday. But, if I STARTED him he would’ve been a disaster, FFFF.

Anyways, same dilemma today. My waiver wire warrior from last year is pitching today, Chase Anderson. Could really use points for SP, but he is back to who we thought he was, mehhhhh

Don’t have confidence in him versus Indians, but surely he will throw 7 innings on my bench.

Your thoughts?

Thanks!