Scooter Gennett had the game of his life yesterday.  Well, isn’t he Vespecial?  You say to me, “Unkie Grey, can I sit on your lap metaphorically and you tell me why Scooter hit so many homers?”  Sure, Nephew, it’s simple.  A story of my Scooter in two tweets:

I am the first person in the history of fantasy baseball to bench two hitters for games with at least three home runs in the same season.  *opens oven, sticks head in oven, opens The Bell Jar to read*  Ugh, could someone check on the pilot light?  You might be asking yourself why I had Scooter on my bench, while you coyly bat your eyelashes.  I’ll explain, you coquettish bastard!  He was hitless the entire previous week!  WHAT THE EFF?!  Any hoo!  Scooter had a big game, and will now be invited to all the same parties as Mark Whiten, but Scooter is not much more than a hot schmotato.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Scott Schebler – Remained sidelined.  If you had told me two months ago I’d not only be updating everyone on the injury of Scott Schebler but it would also matter, I would’ve called you a liar and other angry words one might leave for someone who mis-parked.

Tim Adleman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  What if Adleman is the yin to my yang?  If I hadn’t benched Scooter, maybe Adleman wouldn’t have pitched well.  Scooter’s game has made me philosophical.  That’s the word for depressed when you’re wearing a bed sheet for a toga, right?

Adam Wainwright – 3 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA up to 4.82.  Step on that cat, because me-ouch.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games.  Looks like Piscotty is finally coming out of his early season struggles.  If he was dropped in your league, I don’t know why you won’t pick him up.  Grey doesn’t know!

Jacob Faria – Was called up to start today vs. the White Sox.  Short story:  I added him.  Stephen King short story:  was a bad year to draft Vince Velasquez and Danny Salazar in the same 15-team league.  I wish there was a better pitcher behind my Rita Hayworth poster, but there’s not so I’m crawling through a mile of sewage and bad pitchers — hello, Eric Skoglund! — to get to freedom.  David Sedaris short story:  I call Faria ‘The Rooster.’  He’s my crazy brother, who is crazier than my crazy sister.  O. Henry short story:  I grabbed Faria to help with my team’s ratios, and he’s going to give me Ks and terrible ratios.  Here’s a post from Prospect Ralph detailing his Jacob Faria fantasy, complete with GIF!

Jose Quintana – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 5.30.  Guys and five girls, this isn’t a good start.  Four BBs in less than six innings is gonna lead to someone shooting their eye out.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .333. I legit thought Avisail was headed back to his usual disappointing self, so this coupled with the .370 average across the last week are good signs.  Maybe he can finally put together that elusive full, solid season.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Now has four homers in the last eight games, which is a week if Ringo Starr is reading.

Jake Junis – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER as he was called up by the Royals.  Junis Priest!  *plays Smoke on the Water opening riff with mouth because I don’t actually know any Judas Priest songs or instruments*  According to Prospector Ralph, Junis isn’t worth mentioning.  According to Halp, Junis has a shot at mid-rotation upside.  Pitting them against each other!  Round 1 — Ralph!  Junis looks like a 92-94 MPH fastball guy that has good command and could be a 7.5 K/9 guy.  I’m more intrigued by Faria and would grab him first if I had my druthers or knew what druthers were.

Mike Moustakas – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .275.  Moistasskiss!

Marwin Gonzalez – Out with a sore hand.  This might put the Astros in the lead to trade for Brad Hand.

Carlos Beltran – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 4th homer in the last nine games.  Spooky voice, “It’s the rise of the Zombino.”

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 2 ER and has now given up runs in three straight games.  Let’s just say I went looking for Will Harris in all of my leagues.

Yulieski Gurriel – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .350 in the last week with two homers.  Hot schmotato alert!

Mike Napoli – Hit the DL with lower back tightness.  Funny, when I think about his mom I get lower front tightness.

Carlos Gomez – Nearing rehab games…And now he needs to make a u-turn and it’s rush hour.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  “You drafted Dee Gordon, Billy Hamilton and Peraza and the only power you took was Joey Gallo and Aaron Judge?  Wow, did you screw up your draft!” said no one in June.

Nomar Mazara – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .289.  You know who he reminds me of?  Gertrude Stein?  No!  Let me answer.  He reminds me of Piscotty.  Solid average, 25-homer power and kinda bleh on speed.

Matt Bush – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Kazaam!  Real question:  how is it everyone with even a passing knowledge of baseball knows you don’t bring your closer into a non-save game, but major league managers don’t know this?

Adrian Beltre – In a walking boot after jamming his ankle.  Ankle jam is the worst kind of jam after apricot.  Is that zest?  Gross!  Rangers haven’t put Beltre on the DL yet, but they’re likely saving something fun for later in the week.

Yoenis Cespedes – Ran indoors.  He sounds like a faucet!  Take it Highlights, it’s yours!

Jacob deGrom – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.75.  DeGrom’s pitching in emoji form:  open-mouthed emoji eating a poop emoji thinking it’s soft serve ice cream.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 3-for-5 and his 4th homer.  Also, in this game, Neil Walker (1-for-4) hit his 8th homer and Juan Lagares (4-for-5, 2 runs) hit his 2nd.  They were happy to see their old teammate, even if their exclamation of “Gee!” underplayed their true feelings.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  The excitement of you picking him up off waivers will injure him.  Do you want that on your conscience?

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  Not trying to find problems with Arrieta, but three walks and only five Ks in a home start against a team that is bottom third for away offense?  Well, kinda Mehrrieta.

Justin Bour – Hit the DL and was spotted in a walking boot.  So his ankle is either really injured, or he parks as bad as me.  No idea how you’ll ever find a corner man to fill in for him.  There’s only 45 corner infidels on waivers who are exactly the same as Bour.

James Paxton – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  Wake me when I’m supposed to be super impressed by Paxton.  Don’t wait too long though, because he’ll likely be injured again soon.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .258.  Yawnstipating’s not a great look, Seager.  Step up yo’ game!

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.35 vs. Brandon McCarthy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  Preview of Game 3 in the 1st round of the MLB NL playoffs after Dusty makes the puzzlingly choice to start Joe Ross and Gio Gonzalez in the first two games.

Aroldis Chapman – Expected back between June 16-18, and should go out on a rehab assignment in Trenton.  As someone from Jersey, I can confidently say he won’t be the only one in Trenton that needs rehab.

Jacoby Ellsbury – Still not feeling right as he deals with a concussion.  Hate to be that guy, but concussion injuries were so last year.  This year is blisters.  You’re kinda making yourself look silly, Ellsbury.

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.55.  Right now, he’s Apollo vs. Drago and Girardi is Rocky holding the towel.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Mitch don’t kill my vibe!  He does occasionally kill the ball, though.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .273.  Ben-extendi says, “Boing!”

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .253.  The Buy Low Window will close eventually methinks, said Grey dressed as a leprechaun.

Devon Travis – Hit the DL with knee issues.  Damn, this guy’s got worst knees than Vicki Lawrence in Mama’s Family.

Jesse Hahn – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.40, as he was activated from the DL.  Hahn’s a weird one, I like his stuff, but his peripherals are kinda mediocre garbage on the surface of the moon.  Not a hot steaming pile, but the moon also doesn’t exist except in a soundstage in Burbank.  I’d go with the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Cam Bedrosian – Wasn’t activated on Tuesday as originally agreed upon by Bedrosian and his fantasy owners.  Can’t believe this, but Bud Norris might’ve Pipp’d Bedrosian anyway.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and sixteenth homer in the last two games and he’s the hottest schmotato in the land.  Don’t grab him at your own peril.  So, if you do grab him, you’re a nonpareil.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He is *the* banana in the ol’ tailpipe.

Alex Avila – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 9th homer, hitting .324.  Don’t make me point out on our Player Rater how many catchers Avila is better than.  It makes us both appear to be foolish.

Ian Desmond – Didn’t start yesterday.  And you people think Dahl will have a starting job if he returns?  Yeah, you people!  And it was rhetorical!

Gerardo Parra – Hit the DL with a strained quad.  Not so fast, previous blurb!  Parra will be out for up to a month!  Dot dot dot.  And Raimel Tapia was called up.  Wow, the Rockies hate Desmond.  I’d grab Tapia if you need steals, but I have to think Desmond plays.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homers.  I cycle through a lot of players, but it’s never even crossed my mind to move on from Reynolds.  For Reynolds on my team, it’s a wrap!

Antonio Senzatela – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  He seems like he’s taking the slow drive to a 4.00 ERA.  Honestly, though, for the NL-Only league where I own him, he’s been more than respectable.

Edwin Encarnacion – Didn’t start yesterday in Coors.  I get it, no DH, but I kinda think I’d find a way to get Edwin into the starting lineup.  Ooh, speaking of starting lineup, I have to search my mom’s attic for my Carney Lansford Starting Lineup figurine.  I mean, now that I have my own place, it’s important I have all my prized possessions with me.

Danny Salazar – Hit the 10-day Disgraceful List with being supremely crappy.  Indians are hoping to find a cure in the next two weeks.  If they do, sell the cure to Tanaka.

Bradley Zimmer – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .275.  He’s been a bore to own, and, truthfully, I’m only holding because I know if I drop him, Prospector Ralph will grab him.

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.28.  Has only one straight game where he’s looked respectable, so let’s not start diddling each other just yet, but I do love Nola and own him in multiple leagues.

Hector Neris – 1/3 IP and the Hold because Pete Macktheknife has a crazy quick hook.  He has a hook like the Phils aren’t 15 games under .500.  Talk about killing a guy’s confidence for no reason.  Pat Neshek came on to get a two-out save, and I would absolutely grab Neshek in every league if you’re looking for saves, and who isn’t?  Seriously, who?  You’re a commie if you don’t want saves.

Jaime Garcia – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  I know it doesn’t make a ton of sense to say I love Nola, yet Garcia is someone to look at the Stream-o-Nator for when Garcia’s ERA is a run below Nola’s, but so it goes, so it goes.

Zach Britton – Threw from a flat mound.  “It’s flat now!”  That’s an unhappy queen ant.

Kevin Gausman – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.86.  Fo’reallies, any pitcher with an ERA over 5.75 should be sent down or shutdown.  Not joking.  If your ERA is that bad, something’s wrong.  Work through it in the minors.  Then when you come back, you get two starts to get your ERA under 5.50, if it doesn’t happen, shutdown or sent down again.  And I just fixed baseball!  You’re welcome!

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers.  This ain’t toothpaste, it’s Schoop!  Okay, that needs some work.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  If I were a kid, I’d say my favorite player is Kh/Chris Davis and I’d have a jersey and cap that were split in half so it was O/A and I’d do interpretative dance.

Seth Smith – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Also, in this game, David Freese (2-for-5, 2 runs) homered, his 6th.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time two players who sound like Batman villains, The Lisper’s Nightmare and Mr. Freese, homered in the same game.  To further the comic book-style writing, Freese looks like he could be a hot schmotato.

Ivan Nova – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.04, but left with knee tenderness.  If Ivan Nova wants to go into Camden and have a Quality Start, that’s what Ivan Nova’s gonna do.  Recognize!  Or rather, recognIvan!

Tony Watson – 1 IP, 2 ER and yet another blown save, ERA up to 3.91.  Felipe Rivero should be the closer, and might be by this time tomorrow.  If he’s available in your league, he should be owned anyway.

Chase Anderson – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  His last three starts:  21 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 22 Ks.  I told you to grab him after his last start; today, I say, well, dur, same.

Madison Bumgarner – Nearing mound work.  Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!  Almond Joy’s got nuts!  Mounds don’t!  Unless you consider risking a Hall of Fame career to ride a dirt bike nuts.

Sam Dyson – Acquired by the Giants for cash.  The cash is said to be more than one dollar and less than two.

Eduardo Nunez – 3-for-4, 1 run.  This is the third time in the last week I’ve told you to pick up The Convent, and second time I’ve told you why I call him that:  Edu-Nun, an educational institute for nuns, a convent.  Frank Voila!

Chris Owings – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .296.  He was oh for his last five games so it’s good to see him get out of the funk, like James Brown stepping out of a hot tub.

Robbie Ray – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  I love him, but, um, yeah, Padres.

Yasmany Tomas – Hit the DL with groin tendinitis.  Groin tendinitis?  Is that when you use your penis like a tennis racket?  A penis racket?  Usually your hand or elbow get tendinitis first, but Tomas’ hands and arms are so jacked that they resist tendinitis.  Unfortunately, his groin is also jacked which leads to tendinitis.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4 and his two homers (12, 13).  I was thinking about this yesterday.  With Commish Manfred sticking Capri Sun straws into baseball and juicing them up, if you don’t get at least four homers a night in a 12-team mixed league or shallower, you’re gonna fall behind in, like, three days.

Dinelson Lamet – 3 IP, 7 ER.  Hey, Dinelson, you’re whack, son, and a whack off.

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Xhibit
Xhibit
4 years ago

Enjoyed the read this afternoon, Grey.

6×6 12 team Yahoo (OBP, TB, R, RBI, HR, SB and K, ERA, WHIP, S, H, QS). My A. Miller and Y. Alonso for his J. Lamb and C. Kluber.

Thoughts?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Some guy dropped Matt Carpenter in my league – are you expecting him to turn things around? My drop would be Jumbo Trumbo or Crush Davis in this case… though I’m leaning towards staying put since his counting stats the past few years are pretty meh. He gets a slight boost in my league’s format since we count Ks and OBP.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: carp’s getting very unlucky and still supplying a very decent OPS considering the average. when you have K’s AND OBP it’s more than a slight boost.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
4 years ago

c’mon mancini you don’t homer for like 5 or more weeks (i really think more without looking it up) and then go twice when you didn’t start! come the F on. so only those in deeper than 20’s or 12 or up AL onlies that had to start a benched guy OR didn’t set their lineups got these.

mrbaseball
mrbaseball
4 years ago

Jeff Hoffman Col – SP – you think he is this good or there will be a stat correction

mrbaseball
mrbaseball
4 years ago

Wheeler and OH in keeper league for Tanner Roark Was – SP

Joeg414
Joeg414
4 years ago

just traded Wheeler for Piscotty in a 6×6 mixed roto. Some of my OF is not hitting: Broxton, Melky, Schwarber. Did I do good?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

I need Betts to go on his crazy hot streak this week – lets form a prayer circle or hexagon or octagon?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: then you aren’t invited to my prayer circle

JC
JC
4 years ago

My OF blows and Schwarber was just dropped. Take a risk on him in a 12 teamer, redraft that plays five OF spots? My OF is Conforto, Schebler, Melky, Maybin, Owings and Marwin.

Before I saw Schwaber on the wire, my plan was to drop Russell for Kepler or Beltran and move Owings to SS. Diaz also on the wire if I want d to drop Russell and avoid Schwaber. Any thoughts on this puzzle?

Reed Smith
Reed Smith
4 years ago

Love the “Elementary” reference on the poop emoji. Classic!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

For sixth consecutive start one of my starters is getting blown up. This time by this worst offense in baseball (the Giants). Running about a .450 babip in this stretch. Effin terrible.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: on the flip side Folty is having a nice game

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: Ugh. Frustrating because he was my other choice besides Nelson. Glad for you if you have him though WH.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: No – I didn’t stream him tonight

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: see i’d rather have had nelson but he’s been owned in all those leagues referred to above for at least a month.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m officially done with him.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: I think Lackey’s officially done. Lost velo that he didn’t have to lose.

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

@Grey: Haha. I needed that. Puts things in perspective. Lackey would fit perfectly on my team. Low walks, strong K rate, but gets hit around and has major homer problem.

Karlj
Karlj
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Nelson actually ended up with a quality start and 6 K’s in 6 innings so no complaints from me. He made one bad pitch to Posey

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Are people rolling Pineda out there against the Red Sox tomorrow? I feel like I need to play the matchups wisely this week – and I am thinking of benching him.

I have Berrios @ SF and Peacock v. LAA still to go – along with Nola’s start @STL at the end of the week.

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

man i have these guys in multiple leagues going and it’s been a while (seemingly) since i had this many guys running this good at the same time faria/buck/black sab/folty (and even lackey is doing fine)

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
4 years ago

@Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: who is black sab?

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: CC sabathia. and i spoke too damn early on lackey (and i own him in at least 5 spots)

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
4 years ago

@Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: is there a white sab?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
4 years ago

@Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: Yeah little early to dole out compliments after 3 innings for future reference.

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: it’s more the parlay of that many doing well across the same day, i was aware not all of them would end well, but at this point 4/5 of them did, and i don’t know what your pitching looks like if you play in mostly above 14 teamers but 4/5th of starters that you own in numerous leagues all doing well in same day (esp when 2 of them are rookies)

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
4 years ago

@Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: is pretty good.

John Lettiere
John Lettiere
4 years ago

Hittertron had smoak at -8.5 today, how does that robot not see the power of the Smoak? Do you see him having that Chris Davis type year where he hit 53?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  John Lettiere
4 years ago

@John Lettiere: One of the shortcomings of projection systems (algorithms) is that they are slow to notice adjustments. However, this can be good thing as they are not as susceptible to recency bias and base their projections on a very large sample size.

Not likely on the Chris Davis career year comp.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
4 years ago

20 team dynasty with holds/QS/k per 9/relief wins/relief appearances.
we start 7 RP (team is based around TEX and needs minimum number of them at all times, i meet the minimum for now)
SP (6 max) edison/cobb/darvish/archer/lamet (with lament, should’ve been your lead)/hahn (with andriese/morton in DL slots, probably dropping edison for andriese later)
RP -giles/jeffress/fields/hembree/phelps/hoover/kela
DL morton/diekman/andriese
NA urias/mendez/barrett

got an offer from the BOS owner of law + leclerc for hembree
-hembree comes in mostly in the 7th, no holds since the 26th (but those are notorious teamly dependent), has been used for multi inning last 3 times out and all 3 times since last hold. rosterresource has him like 5th away from closer though.
– fields best FIP worst role (for NOW, and he’d seem to be my drop if i did that trade)
– law best role worst FIP
– leclerc barely used (rosterresource claims he’s 3rd in line man, monkey has claudio) but pretty good stats (innings don’t qualify at razzball but by fangraphs has him at 1.48 FIP)

another option would be to do the trade and not make fields the drop but jeffress. this is riskier though if leclerc were to either lose job entirely or jeffress were to get as good as he was at MIL and be useful.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
4 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: actually fields now listed as 3rd from closer, which his performance deserves, it can’t be a good idea to drop him.

GL3
GL3
4 years ago

Need to drop some bats to clear space for SP stream. I’ve been trying to trade but the Likes on Suarez, Wil Myers and Abu Garcia are not hot enough names to gain interest. Also put carrasco on the block. Still tough.
Currently:

Flowers (trying not to stream every week, aiming for Murphys return)
Smoak, Travis Shaw, Wil Myers
Odor, Owings
Lamb, Suarez
Lindor
Harper, Avi Garcia, Gardner, Mccutchen, JBJ

Drop 3 please

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Piscotty over ODB, right?

Every29Years
Every29Years
4 years ago

Simmons, Diaz or Russell? I own Russell in a 12 teamer and his benchings and sorry performance is testing my patience (draft pick 101 no less).

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
4 years ago

choose 1 for ROS OPS league
rizzo or stanton

Judge Jury Executioner
Judge Jury Executioner
4 years ago

Sup G, good read as always
So I was offered Trevor Story for my Pillar (lol)
I have Lindor and Machado SS….and Yelich, McCrutches, Judge, Happ, Sano, & Bellinger at OF
Should I accept? Its H2H points league btw (dont Judge me) Thanks FML!

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. with maeda supposedly going to the pen, drop him for any of wacha, gray, senzatela or miranda or hold and wait for the dodgers to put someone else on the dl?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Cozart va Peraza ROS.

Think Cozart keeps hitting?

jon
jon
4 years ago

ROS- Roark, Leake or Pomeranz

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 years ago

ok, the FIRST time i think to drop the king he goes 2 doubles, triple, single IN ONE DAY! let me go find how long it took him to do this before today (IF he has no triple this year yet i’ll allow a HR to count of course or a 3rd double). ok, you have to go back to may 18th vs BOS to find the last 2 doubles, 1 HR (in place of the triple) and obv a single in his season. he just TODAY moved his OPS right next to .600 and moved his season OPS up to .598 from .543.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
4 years ago

Been trying to buy low on Odor in 10 tm h2h keeper (OPS league).
I was offered his:
Odor
Cesar Hernandez
D. Travis (DL)
For my:
Schoop
Gallo $3
Dahl (DL) $3

Keeper considerations $ are listed, others aren’t good value to keep.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yea methinks it’s too much.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Unsolicited glossary suggestion: A good, productive hitter who hits homeruns, but for whatever reason hits low in the order : Power Bottom.

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

@Grey: Yeah. You would think he would be a top due to his size….. Oh wait, I think I’m mixing up my terms.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Last night I dropped Neris for Rivera and of course Hurdle says today that Watson is staying the closer. Did I make the wrong move? Is Watson still on thin enough ice that it warrants holding onto Rivera over Neris. It just doesn’t seem like they trust Neris completely and he only has 5 saves on the year.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

@bossmanjunior333: Likely the wrong move at the moment, but equally likely that Hurdle is being an idiot as per usual. You can take solace in the fact that Rivero is the best pitcher of those 3, and Watson is not likely long for that job due to his own ineptitude and Rivero being a vastly superior pitcher.

dragnet
dragnet
4 years ago

Should I do my Trea for his Thames and Daniel Murphy, H2H standard keeper?

richard
richard
4 years ago

trade my cespedes for pollock? need runs

jon
jon
4 years ago

if you owned Jansen, Melancon, Diaz and Allen… would you trade one and who

jon
jon
4 years ago

what in gods name is Cody Allen doing pitching bottom of the 7th?????

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
4 years ago

good god is CLE this bad against lefties, they’re in COL getting eaten up.

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
4 years ago

this one’s weird it’s almost like the HOU manager forgot they are playing a lefty today (vargas)
reddick @ vargas .7
or
franco @ folty 6.4

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

@#!^*&$! Bauer was supposed to start against the White Sox. Thanks NFBC weekly league!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha. We might have the same staff. Did you start him under the same pretense?

bob loblaw
bob loblaw
4 years ago

10-teamer, which broken starter do you speculate on? Samardzija, Verlander, Tanaka, Harvey, RHill, TWalker, Empty Roster Spot? Personally, I have Samardzija first followed by ERS.

The Audacity of Schoop
The Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto

Piscotty or Altherr?

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
4 years ago

12 team h2h

Kris Bryant for HanRam, Pineda, Giles.

Which side do you like?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 years ago

AL only with QS over wins/holds/total bases/hits added and OBP over AVG. net steals over steals.
C avila
1B miggy
2B pinder
3B mostsuckass
MI miller
CI valbuena
OF (4) mancini/trumbo/k.davis/delino
util (1) zimmer
BN rajai
DL segura/cargo 2 (TEX)
NA fisher
with all of segura/cargo 2 (sounds like he’s back soonish)/duffy in the 3 DL slots and salazar/morton also taking up BN slots on DL:
1. drop miller for any/which of: e.escobar/adrianza/rutledge
2. drop valbuena for headley or sandoval or hicks (DET, plays less than valbuena but is doing well)
3. rajai has been awful for a while, doesn’t start all the time and has 4 net steals on the year (which is 2nd on my team to delino’s 7), drop him for any/which of: EYJ/g.heredia/chisenhall presley (amazing how much deeper OF is than MI in this league or CI)
4. same people as rajai question, but for mancini, but at least he hits for decent OBP with his crappy counting stats and disappeared HR’s after he sold out his HR’s to hit baseballs for contact apparently.

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

@Grey: damn shame, i’m just now getting around to getting a rutledge COL jersey. but it’s hard trying to find one of the purple ones. i probably should visit COL and could get one in about 5 minutes at a local bar the price of one drink.

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

@Grey: my sewing skills not existant, but probably still right. me thinking thrift stores in the COL area probably easiest, albeit not cheapest.

jon
jon
4 years ago

ROS- Healy, Cozart, domingo santana, would be dropping adrian gonzo held him far too long

jon
jon
Reply to  jon
4 years ago

@jon:

Piscotty is there too, also Bour whos on the DL but i got no dl spot

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

Need to make room on the DL for D Travis …drop Morton (who supposedly start throwing soon) or Duffy (out 6-8 weeks) This a 15 team with 5 keepers league.
Was offered Dozier & A Miller (holds league) for my Judge to replace D Travis but then I’d lose Judge who could be kept as a 13th rounder.
My options for 2B after clearing room by dropping one of the DL’d guys would not be great : Scooter, Y Sanchez, Flores, Romine, Riddle, Beckham, Pinder, Panik, Goins, Robertson, d’Arnaud or Sogard. Appreciate the advice in advance.
Thanks for all you do ..have a good one

The Guy
The Guy
4 years ago

Drop ToJo or Cesar in a 14 tm obp QS keeper league for Hoffman?

The Guy
The Guy
Reply to  The Guy
4 years ago

@The Guy: lacking in SB, RBI, SP so uh… that’s my pickle

nyjacobs
nyjacobs
4 years ago

hey grey hope all is well, what do you think – my kinsler & holland for their lester & andrew miller?

Dr chym
Dr chym
4 years ago

Need some more pert advice… monster trades make me nervous!

Was just offered: Murphy/Edwin

I give: Sale/Hosmer

12 man league and pitching is “ok” so Sale would be a big loss but return seems solid. Also it’s 6×6 w QS and OPS added on.

Help me

Jarrad
Jarrad
4 years ago

Hey, Grey…

Sittin’ in last with Betts and I’m trying to make a little something happen. Worth it to do this?

Give: Betts & Randall Delgado
Get: Encarnacion, Kipnis, Estrada, and Jose Rivera

Verlander and Tanaka are my top starters and my main bats are Correa, K Seager, Lucroy, Odor, Belt, Cain. Yuck.

Jarrad
Jarrad
Reply to  Jarrad
4 years ago

@Jarrad: Jose Ramirez*

Jarrad
Jarrad
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Alright, cool. Thanks, as always…

ebudz
ebudz
4 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

So originally with my 3 adds left I was gonna stream Lamet below + Bauer and maaaybe Moore? Bauer’s start got moved and some new options have presented themselves so which are the best streams to use? Don’t HAVE to use all 3 adds but curious who you think is worthwhile to start/pickup?

6/9
Godley vs. MIL (?)
Moore vs. MIN (15.9)
Glasnow vs. MIA (7.0)
J. Montgomery vs. BAL (3.1)
Peacock vs. LAA (0.8)
Biagini @SEA (-9.3)

6/10
Fiers vs. LAA (2.3)
Miranda vs. TOR (-4.5)
Guerra @ARI (-6.6)

6/11
Lamet vs. KC (12.9)*
C. Anderson @ARI (-8.7)

Thanks for all your help! Can’t say it enough!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  ebudz
4 years ago

@ebudz: Oops I believe Godley’s start is Saturday actually … not that it really matters?

dude of life
dude of life
4 years ago

What do you think about Chris Taylor? I was just offered Gyorko & E. Suarez in my 20 team H2H 6×6 league

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Better Segura stopgap, Merrifield, Motter, Scooter? 14-team H2H OBP, counts Ks (batter)

Thanks

Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
4 years ago

wow, they just almost certainly fake injured miller just now. and it’s funny as 2 nights ago he for a minute had one of those yahoo F-up middle of the night DL tags, where it doesn’t exist really and usually when you refresh the page it goes away.

Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
Bull in a Chinese Restaurant
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: but in his case they only let him start 2 games out of like 4, and then yesterday he got 2 BB’s and a steal not having started.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
4 years ago

man lots of SP prospects coming up all since last tuesday, deleon/faria/paulino (just earlier i think)/duke newcomb/his name is buck

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
4 years ago

Pinder or Scooter?

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
4 years ago

Hi Grey — battling you for 6th in the NFBC – we need to get close to 100 by mid July or it’s over.

Need a SP for Salazar in classic 5 x 5 roto, probably for ROS.

Please rank top 3 — J Hoffman, Matz,, Folty, Delgado, Newcomb, Biagini, Volquez, Tanaka,
J Garcia

Thanks, DD

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

yup, especially era.

Saves & K my weakness now.

My first year in it, and even though no FAA, I’m finding it more interesting than the daily ESPN stuff.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

More interesting with such big rosters. The ESPN leagues need daily moves- lots of them. I’m not online sometimes for hours….

jon
jon
4 years ago

Moustakas for Hendricks?

mikestatic
mikestatic
4 years ago

Hey Gray, Solarte, A Diaz or Panik ROS? debating on dropping Diaz for either of them. 12 Team H2H 5X5 weekly keep 6 forever. Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Wow – Vegas is bullish on Faria with the White Sox expected runs at 3.73. On the flip side, Colorado and Cleveland are both expected to surpass 5 runs, so for anyone running Bauer out there, I’ll pray for you.

There’s a good chance the Rockies fans will be getting FREE TACOS tomorrow!!!!

jon
jon
4 years ago

Need to make a roster move.

SP: Darvish, McCullers, Carrasco, Bundy, Wood, Maeda
DL: Morton, T. Walker, Rodon

OF: Blackmon, Stanton, K. Davis, Owings, Maybin, Valencia (only 4 starting OF spots, 2 UTIL)

Drop Valencia or move Maybin to DL and drop Morton? Feel like wanna control as many SP as possible with the state of pitching, even on DL.

thanks!

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. who do you like better as a bench bat, kepler or duda? thank you….

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: works for me. thanks!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: neshek > harris > soria > nicasio look right?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Drop Rosenthal for Neshek? Rosenthal has been pretty good and could step in for Oh whenever something might happen.

And thanks for the write-up, as always.

jon
jon
4 years ago

Where’s the cut off for RPs you’d rather have Miller over? Like, how far down does it get before you’d prefer Miller and his one-Allen-injury away from elite?

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

just seeing if my avatar is still there or was it all a dream

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  peacecoast
4 years ago
tony
tony
4 years ago

Stroman or paxton in a keeper?

Points League
Points League
4 years ago

Hold wil Myers?

Don
Don
4 years ago

Drop Mazara for Renfroe? 10-team points league

ryanoger
ryanoger
4 years ago

10 team h2h

chase anderson worth owning or just stream?

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
4 years ago

You absolutely know “Breaking The Law” by Judas Priest…you ain’t got to lie Grey, you ain’t got to lie!

Wainwright kinda screwed me yesterday, but Chase Anderson didn’t, and neither did Felipe, and then I added Neshek after Neris got yanked early…so all and all, not bad.

You think I love Gallo now, wait til he gets first base and possibly OF eligibility…ohhhhhhh baby!

Hopefully last rehab start tonight for Taillon…wow what a lottery ticket that might become if he pans out.

Here’s to hoping my boys in blue (Seager/Bellinger) turn it around…two of my potential keepers and I can’t even start ’em?…yo what up with that B?

jon
jon
4 years ago

Drop Neris for Rivero? Neris is my 4th RP for 3 RP slots: Brach, Bush, Ramos, Neris.

Whom do you want – Neris (free now) or Rivero (will cost probably 5-10% of FAAB).

Thanks!

jon
jon
Reply to  jon
4 years ago

@jon: Daily moves so filtering in the 4th RP helps. Hence having an extra, plus Brach may lose it eventually.

Eggs over Myhammy
Eggs over Myhammy
4 years ago

With pitching help , I think I can win this year.. I think that trading Trout is my best shot at a big improvement.
OBP keeper league..
Is this a good enough return?
Trout (2018 keepable), Eaton (2018, 2019 keepable)and Gausman(2018, 2019 keepable)
for
Kershaw (2018 keepable), Todd Frazier(2018, 2019 keepable), Lo Cain(2018, 2019 keepable)

dubjay
dubjay
4 years ago

Hey Grey
looking for some streamer help to help my pitching staff which includes….Bumgarner, E.Rod, D.Duffy, A.Chapman, D.Salazar, T.walker and C.Morton. this is getting ridiculous. I think that the 10 day DL is the worst thing to happen to fantasy baseball in a long time. Leagues need to add 2 extra DL slots just to cover the triage units managers are running out there.
Could you let me know your top 3?
Friday
A.Triggs @TB
[email protected]
[email protected]
sat
[email protected]
Miranda vsTOR
sun
J.Garcia vs NYM

Ashtray
Ashtray
4 years ago

Would you trade Betts for Trout if it means you also get to keep Trout (1st round cost) for the next two years?

Would be left with:
Yelich
McCutchen
Bellinger
Sano
schebler

I’m currently in 1st place.

Ashtray
Ashtray
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: No. It’s a “keep for 2 years” and I’ve kept for him 2. So, he goes back to the pool after this year.

John Crimmings
John Crimmings
4 years ago

My deGrom and Bregman for Healy and Glover?

(have shaw and watson fwiw)

kind of feel like not much difference between shaw/healy ROS, but deGrom has me nervous.

hankp
hankp
4 years ago

Grey
Which side do you like better ROS in a deep 5×5: Desmond and Tim Anderson or Calhoun and your boy The Convent? Thanks!

vee
vee
4 years ago

In round 2 of a boxing match, Harper’s helmet or Strickland?

Reece King
Reece King
4 years ago

Add faria for Gausman in a points keeper league?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: SAGNOF – would you drop Bedrosian for Neshek or hold?

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
4 years ago

Start Jay Bruce vs Darvish or Thames vs Ty Blach (LHP)

Thanks!

dtbran
dtbran
4 years ago

My Keon Broxton for his Chapman (my RPs Diaz JWilson, Hand). Or if he comes back Owings for Chapman.. none, one, both?

ebudz
ebudz
4 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(1) C: Wieters
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Peraza
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Harper, Springer, JBJ
(2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
(6) Bench: Owings

(2) DL: Haniger

(3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Nova
(2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
(4) P: Betances, Glover, Severino, Ray
(6) Bench: Lynn, Shoemaker, J. Ross, J. Garcia/streamer

(2) DL: Walker

Was just offered Trumbo for Ray… take it or offer what a counter instead? Wouldn’t mind offering a 2 for 1 since Haniger is returning soon and I already have a bench bat…

Other team:

(1) C: Sanchez
(1) 1B: C. Davis
(1) 2B: Altuve
(1) SS: Nunez
(1) 3B: Longoria
(3) OF: Judge, Trumbo, Bautista
(2) UT: Reynolds, C. Gonzalez
(6) Bench: Tulowitzki, Castro, McCutchen

(3) SP: Keuchel, Lester, E. Santana
(2) RP: Reed, Johnson
(4) P: Devenski, Miller, Rodney, B. Norris
(6) Bench: Berrios, Quintana, Roark,

(2) DL: Duffy

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ah I was afraid you’d say that because I was tempted to accept but I was hoping you recommend packaging two guys from my roster for one of his instead taking on another hitter…

You don’t think that’d be selling Ray too low? If I accept it then my team would like following:

(1) C: Wieters
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Peraza
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Harper, Springer, Trumbo
(2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
(6) Bench: Owings, JBJ

(2) DL: Haniger

(3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Nova
(2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
(4) P: Betances, Glover, Severino, Lynn
(6) Bench: Shoemaker, J. Ross, J. Garcia/streamer

Wouldn’t my pitching be taking a big hit there? Granted in this shallower league streaming has been working but it’s not ideal with a weekly 6 add limit…

And plus I’ll have so many bench bats, especially when Haniger returns …

1) Would you drop any of my bats if I were to accept to take Trumbo for Ray?

2) Ideally I wanna aim for someone better on his team by offering 2 guys to help clear my bench bat? I know he doesn’t want to trade away Judge and he JUST traded for Altuve. I know he needs pitching and was frustrated with guys like Lester and Quintana? SO maybe offer some combo of a Ray + a bat for Trumbo and one of his SPs? Badunno you tell me, you’re the expert! Sorry to be annoying and overthinking but trades are hard to come by in this league so I want to make them count!

Other team:

(1) C: Sanchez
(1) 1B: C. Davis
(1) 2B: Altuve
(1) SS: Nunez
(1) 3B: Longoria
(3) OF: Judge, Trumbo, Bautista
(2) UT: Reynolds, C. Gonzalez
(6) Bench: Tulowitzki, Castro, McCutchen

(3) SP: Keuchel, Lester, E. Santana
(2) RP: Reed, Johnson
(4) P: Devenski, Miller, Rodney, B. Norris
(6) Bench: Berrios, Quintana, Roark,

(2) DL: Duffy

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Word thanks for the reassurance! However he did just message me saying he’d trade me an OF + SP for my Ray and a Hitter or SP of my choosing? Any ideas that could land me a better return for Ray? Am I crazy for wanting to ask for his Lester? He seems open to a different deal but it’s good knowing I can settle for his Trumbo for my Ray but I’d rather get a SP back in that deal!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha well clearly I don’t know how to assess SPs correctly! So you’re saying Keuchel is the only SP he has that’s better than my SPs? Interesting I thought Lester might be a good return for Ray since he seems down on him but what do I know!? … and plus he just traded for Ervin Santana (clearly he didn’t read your SELL) and he stashed Duffy (who I dropped) and jumped at the chance to take Berrios off my hands in our last trade sooo…

But anywho I messaged him asking him to choose from the potential offer of Ray/Haniger/Owings and JBJ for Trumbo/Keuchel so we’ll see what he says/offers! Appreciate your assistance!

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

I wish I had an excuse to pick up Tapia in 12 teamers, but have a hard time seeing him get regular PT. Reynolds was slumping a bit but broke out again, so I doubt he gets benched . . .

bigwormsherm
bigwormsherm
4 years ago

Which side you on?

Xander & Trea

Betts & Villar

Daniel k
Daniel k
4 years ago

Drop Happ for Rich Hill who was just dropped?

tank1
tank1
4 years ago

Which side would you prefer in keeper league – Betts/Lindor/Keola for Harper/Owings/Kimbrel? Thanks.

Whit
Whit
4 years ago

Is there a term for getting fucked by Dusty’s stupidity? I expected Dumbass Dusty to finally give Harper a day off in Coors but Francona waits til Coors to give Edwin a day off? WTF! Speaking of Dusty & the other Maddonwannabes, how do they not understand to not bring in the closer when there isn’t a save, there is like a 128% chance they have a meltdown.

Trade Question, non keeper league, who wins? Correa/ Strasburg or Trout/Owings?

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
4 years ago

In a vacuum ROS

Junior Guerra or Felipe Rivero?

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Great Bambino
4 years ago

@Great Bambino: Rivero

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Great Bambino
4 years ago

@Great Bambino: A and O yo. But yea, grab the potential saves, cause they are harder to scoop off the wire than an SP.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
4 years ago

12 team 7×7 H2H league (extra categories are OBP and SLG): Kiermaier or Calhoun?