Let me know if you can tell what song I’m listening to while I write this.  Scott Schebler hit his 13th home run; it was the third straight game with a homer.  Whoa, make me sweaty (Bam-ba-Lam)!  I’ve mentioned before (numerous times) that Schebler was always loved by Razzball/Steamer projections, but why?  He’s so rock steady (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Whoa, Dave Righetti (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Schebler took a while to catch on, but he’s still only 26, and, as a 23-year-old in the minors, he hit 28 HRs and stole 10 bases while hitting .280 in Double-A, and continued that in Triple-A, always hitting for power and getting some steals.  He’s not from Birmingham (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Way down in Alabam’ (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Well, he’s shakin’ that thing (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Boy, he makes me sing (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Whoa, drop confetti (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Across the board now, ROS projections are singing Schebler’s praises and I’m done fighting him.  If you combine his ROS projections and what he’s done so far, they have him down for a 30 HR, 10 SBs, .255 guy.  Whoa, pot of neti, (Bam-ba-Lam)!  At this point, there’s no reason to not own Schebler until further notice.  Whoa, sometimes I dress my dog up like a yeti, (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Finnegan – Will throw off the mound today for the first time since he strained his trapezius.  He’s still about a month away from returning.  People have returned quicker after falling from a trapeze.

Carlos Carrasco – Ready to start today in Cincy.  Indians pitching coach Mikey Callaway said. “He feels great.  His bullpen was outstanding the other day.”  When Callaway was asked about the water he was drinking, he said, “So refreshing!  Just really terrific!  Damn fine water!”  Apparently, Callaway only has one level.

Junior Guerra – Expected back from the DL this week.  ‘Member when he went down on Opening Day?  At the time, we thought pitchers would only go on the DL when they were hurt.  We were so young and naive then, and you had more hair.

Mike Zunino – Recalled from Triple-A.  Zunino will take over the catching duties, and just being an all-around doodie.

Kyle Schwarber – Didn’t start yesterday, which I wouldn’t have usually mentioned but short schedule day and it’s interesting because he sat vs. a weak lefty.  This could be a sign of things to come if everyone stays healthy.

Javier Baez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Also, in this game, Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 5th homer.  These two homers have Schwarber looking up like, “Hey, did someone turn on a heat lamp?”

John Lackey – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.82.  This guy is the biggest POS the world has ever seen.  How do get rope-a-doped vs. the Giants at home?  You couldn’t get the heater past Joe Effin’ Panik?  Panik, indeed, on your career, you horse-toothed jackass!  I need to move on before I get an ulcer from Lackey.  He’s making me lose my shizz!

Hunter Pence – Ran sprints on Monday.  Today, he will run Verizons.

Joe Panik – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I need to move on quickly because Lackey feelings are bubbling to the surface again.  I’m a volcano of emotions ready to explode!

Ty Blach – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  You know what neurons are firing in Maddon’s brain-melon, right?  The Cubs didn’t hit the starter yesterday and not coincidentally Happ was sitting out.  As for Blach, he’s the type that is huge value in NL-Only or deep leagues, but a Stream-o-Nator call in most mixed leagues.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .241.  Okay, one last thing on Lackey, the Giants were the worst National League team for runs!  Seriously, Lackey, retire forever and sell your teeth for billboard ad space.

Phil Hughes – Hit the DL, because he felt stiffness in his shoulder.  Supposedly, Hughes asked the team trainer, “Can you get that stiffness from my shoulder into my pants?”

Max Kepler – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Maybe he didn’t pan out as well as we hoped (maybe, my ass!), but there’s still time for him to come around, and he’s obviously schmotato’ing.

Joe Mauer – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .274.  Mauer was featured in Mike Honcho’s guys to stream this week.  I don’t have anything nice to say about Mauer; we’ve chosen to live separate lives, but Mike obviously likes him this week.

Jorge Polanco – 4-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .268.  Without looking it up, I’m guessing Polanco has at least four hits on the year.

Miguel Sano – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 11th homer, hitting .319.  In mere moments, nay, seconds, nay milliseconds, I will tell you why every single hitter Minny-sota (that’s how they talk, right?) was Babe Cobb Ruth.  Though, Sano has had a nice year so far, I’d still be looking to sell him if I needed another piece.

Kyle Gibson – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 8.62 vs. Ubaldo Jimenez 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.17.  This matchup was billed as, “The One Where Whitey Ford Can Still Pitch Better Than Either Pitcher, And You Legitimately Don’t Know If Whitey’s Alive, And It Doesn’t Matter Because Either Way He’s Better Than These Guys.”

Adam Jones – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  The pitchers in this game were so bad if you didn’t do something you suck.  I’m farting in your general direction, Schoop.  Mollywhop or go home!

Michael Pineda – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Usually Pineda is like a crazy ex-girlfriend.  Not the TV show, but an actual ex who paints on your parent’s house, “D*CKHEAD” from one angle and “ASSHOLE” from the other angle to cover visitors coming from east and west directions.  Meaning:  Pineda was just impossible to prepare for no matter the matchup.  This year, totally different Pineda.  Start to start, he looks predictable, in a good way.

Brett Gardner – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .281.  Not saying he gets there, but he’s on pace for a top 30 outfielder season.  Prolly should own just to find out.

Chris Carter – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  I’ve already gone over this but it escapes basic logic and reasoning that Carter’s batting ninth.  I understand Hicks has been hot, but Hicks is more of a 9-hole hitter and Carter more of a six-hole hitter.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and he went 4-for-4 on Sunday.  Junior M.A.F.I.A. can’t even stop him.

Jason Vargas – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  It’s slightly hilarious and slightly not hilarious that Vargas, with a 2.30 ERA, was dropped in my RCL league, and I’m not putting in a waiver claim for him either.  The Regression Fairies can stay in the den talking to a flamboyant uncle for only so long until they come looking for Vargas.

Jorge Bonifacio – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd in three games, hitting .268.  Looks like a hot schmotato, but no one is actually picking him up so let’s move on before we insult each other’s intelligence.

Jeff Hoffman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  Fun fact!  Jeff Hoffman is so boring people forgot who Jeff Hoffman was when he was at the Thanksgiving table, and those people were his family.  If people wanted us to remember Jeff Hoffman, they would’ve named him something like Mickey McHeatstein.  Hoffman does throw fast, and I’m marking the box to track him, but more for NL-Only leagues.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .291.  I just won this eBay auction to get a bag of grass from Splendor in the Grass that Natalie Wood rolled around in, and I can’t wait to show my dying mother–NOOOOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Jerad Eickhoff – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  A bleh start to go with a bleh season.  He’s a Jer-khoff.

Josh Donaldson – Began a rehab stint.  Not to be Mr. Exposition, but he’s been sidelined for the better part of three months with calf problems, I don’t think it’s going to be a great year for him.

Gerrit Cole – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.36.  Is it me (I don’t think it’s me) or does every time Cole gets near a 3.00 ERA he gives up a crapload of runs and is knocked back to a 3.30 ERA pitcher?

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  That’s one home run for each of his moobs.

Ender Inciarte – 5-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .279.  I hope this is him coming out of his funk of the last few weeks, because I did one of those things where I dropped someone (Pillar) and kept Ender so I will not give up on Ender because Pillar heated up.  I’m stuck with Ender as long as Pillar hits.  I don’t know why this makes sense to me.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  Solid enough start, but not worth the effort to spell out his name.

Zack Greinke – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  I’ll admit that I didn’t think Greinke had another great season in him, and it’s held me back from fully embracing him, but he looks like he’s having that one more great season.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .315.  Au Shizz!

Joe Ross – Will rejoin the Nats’ rotation on Tuesday.  After having a 7.47 ERA in the majors, he went to Triple-A where he had a 5.50 ERA.  That’s better like, “That’s not a pubic hair in your eggs, that’s a hair from the top of my head.”  I’d wait and see with Ross in most leagues.

Anibal Sanchez – Optioned to Triple-A Toledo.  For those unfamiliar with the city of Toledo, it’s the Mecca of Ohio, often referred to as Holy Toledo.

Michael Fulmer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.55.  Another damn good start from Fulmer, but his peripherals don’t scream 2.55 ERA.  They don’t even politely state it.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Also, in this game, Corey Dickerson went 1-for-4 with his 12th homer.  Mean’s while, the guy who owns Carlos Santana silently weeps like his guitar cover song.

JC Ramirez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.81 vs. Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  This start seemed bioengineered by the Stream-o-Nator to have two solid starts from Jesus Christ Ramirez and Jake “And The Fat Man Eats Two Eggs” Odorizzi.  Odorizzi is a little more ownable in the big picture, but why are you looking at the big picture, you voyeur?  You peeper?  Keep your dirty eyes on your own picture.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (2) and legs (10).  Maybin’s been having a sneaky valuable last week-plus.  He’s hitting over .450 in the last week with four steals in the last eight games.  It’s all about the sample sizes, snitches!

C.J. Cron – Demoted to Triple-A, a day after hitting a grand slam.  Guys and five girls, when you have prospects like Cliff Pennington and Nolan Fontana (didn’t make up that name), you can only wait on a guy that had a .792 OPS last year.  That OPS was only as good as Chris Davis and Adam Duvall.  I mean, c’mon!  Nolan Fontana had a .195 average last year in Triple-A.  You don’t get better than that!  Long story short, Cron shouldn’t have waved his Cron-nut at Mrs. Sciosciapath.

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Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Would you trade away Bregman and Matz for Alex Wood and Tailon?

Kennneth Dean
Kennneth Dean
5 years ago

In a six by six lg that counts ops and replaces wins with losses and counts quality starts as the sixth pitching stat… should I trade cespedes for leake n Dylan bundy?

My roster:

C Yadier Molina
1B Freedie Freeman (currently platooning Josh Bell and others until freeman)
2B Dee Gordon
3B Nolan Arenado
OF Cespedes/ Haniger/ Peraza/hernan Perez/ werth / broxton
Util Chris Davis
Util T Beckham

Kennneth Dean
Kennneth Dean
Reply to  Kennneth Dean
5 years ago

@Kennneth Dean:

SP Madison Bumgarner / Fulmer / Tanaka / joe Ross / Tehran / Biagini / holland /berrios
RP Tony Watson / Osuna/ Kintzler

CARLOS
CARLOS
5 years ago

GREY!

I amassed a bunch of vagabond MI’s with Cano on the DL. Need to drop one for a streamer.

N. Walker (he has been the hottest but lowest rank on the season)
M. Gonzalez (from Houston)
T. Beckham

Who should I drop? Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Benched George Springer tonight and he didn’t make me pay… c’mon man!

playadlc
playadlc
5 years ago

Gattis or Hedges ros?

Al Koholic
Al Koholic
5 years ago

Whats up boss man. What kind of numbers u see from Bradley Zimmer from here on out. Need steals but will he enough to trade for. Thanks

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
5 years ago

I have 4 guys who are eligible only at 1B and only have 1B, CI and U. I can bench one but stats don’t count. We are 5×5 roto with OBP (& HR, R, Rbi, Sb) so who is the odd man out? Votto is 1B, Smoak is CI and Josh Bell started at U this week while HanRam sat on the bench.

Right move?

Also, MI suck. I’m starting christian Arroyo but Forsythe is on the WW along with Schmpf, Gennett, Amarista, Merrifield, Lowrie, Reyes, Simmons, and Miller.

I’m thinking Forsythe…what do you think?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

1) Rank best DL stash: Taijuan Walker, Rodon, Familia, Cahill, Smyly, Finnigan, Street

2) Best starter pick up for a couple starts

Shoemaker @ MIA, MIN
J Ross SD, @OAK
Clevenger CIN, OAK
JC Ramirez @MIA, MIN
Folty @SF, @CIN

Packing
Packing
5 years ago

deals a no brainer innit?

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
5 years ago

Nope been here a while

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
5 years ago

I’m in a H2H yahoo points league in a vacum is me trade geritt Cole for trea turner a good move or should I be aiming higher ( I was offered this trade)

Packing
Packing
Reply to  Mr. Glass
5 years ago

@Mr. Glass: You must be new here.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Mr. Glass
5 years ago

@Mr. Glass: If you can get Trea for cole do it

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Can you rank Paxton, Cueto, Duffy, C-Mart

Thanks

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Brett
5 years ago

@Brett: C-Mart Paxton Cueto Duffy..Cueto and Duffy are a coin flip for me

rick
rick
5 years ago

drop bedrosian for garza?

beddy have a chance at reclaiming when back? was so good healthy…

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
5 years ago

I think there’s a chance Adams is going to be very valuable playing in The ATL

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: i’m with grey wherein in my own (likely, i thinj grey’s is a 12) 10 team NL only, fatt adams (bitch tits as he’s known around STL) albeit he did lose at least 45 lbs, just look at him now, was drafted by somebody who has way too many BN bats yet shorts himself at SP even with QS.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Yep. If we have Coors (COL), Coors Lite (ARI) then the ATL is looking like Coord Cutter

Good Bob
Good Bob
5 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
Would you start tim Anderson over Addison Russell for the time being? At least until Russell finds his groove and improves?

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

So I had Nunez starting for me tonight at 3B to chase SBs, but right before the game I swapped back in Rendon just cause I had a feeling that Rendon was going to blow up tonight.

Between Rizzo, Rendon, Lindor, and Conforto – 6 HRs and 12 RBIs

There needs to be a term for a player with Rendon where he busts his nut for all his stats. Between this game and his crazy one against the Mets, he has 99% of his R, HR, and RBIs

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
5 years ago

Anyone watching Carrasco? I was checking the game cast and it seems like he’s pulling a Salazar.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Mrs. Featherbottom
5 years ago

@Mrs. Featherbottom: it certainly got better than is was early

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: No doubt – Looks like he was pretty wild – 2 hit batters, 4 BB, 104 p/62K. I’m looking to sell. Guessing he is still hurt.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Mrs. Featherbottom
5 years ago

@Mrs. Featherbottom: wasn’t the injury in his non-throwing arm? trust me, before THAT was reported, and even after it was, since i didn’t immediately know which arm it meant, i was freaking the F out

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: it was his left pectoral, so yeah, opposite arm.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Mrs. Featherbottom
5 years ago

@Mrs. Featherbottom: yr right about the BB’s and hit by’s and doubles against though, not good.

Packing
Packing
5 years ago

I have Conforto and Rendon —2 man wrecking crew.

Osnam
Osnam
5 years ago

For the rest of the season who would you rather own? Puig or Pillar? You’re the man, thanks!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
5 years ago

carrasco, TELL ME ABOUT THE GOLF SHOES! oops, meant K’s there. damn literary/film flashback.

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

@Grey: buk/thompson/burroughs always come to mind when traveling drunk around the environs (opps got punched there, no mattter, didn’t feel it)

Cheese
Cheese
5 years ago

16 team h2h 6×6 (ops, qs, k/9, k/bb)

I get Adam Jones
I give Gregory Polanco and Charlie Morton

Packing
Packing
5 years ago

Drop Cishek or Rondon? Holds league.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Packing
5 years ago

@Packing: why are you dropping, somebody off DL or you have better holds option somewhere. i hold rondon.

Packing
Packing
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
5 years ago

@And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: Neither one is on DL. Carl Edwards is getting more action in the 8th, Cishek unknown quantity so far. Thus my quesion.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Packing
5 years ago

@Packing: edwards/rondon i’d still rather have.

Packing
Packing
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
5 years ago

1) Please rank Villar, Devon Travis, Odor.

2) Are Happ and Zimmer droppable in a 9 team league? Gotta make room for Paxton and Maeda once they come off the DL.

3) Are any of Triggs, Lynn, Shoemaker, Duffy over Maeda?

Thanks in advance.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Shin-Soo Choo Choo
5 years ago

@Shin-Soo Choo Choo: 1.Odor, Collar, Travis…2.If you’re asking then I’m assuming they are bench bats for you so yes…3. No.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: *Villar

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

CONFORTO!!! My one bright spot, one of the nicest swings in baseball.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: see i can appreciate owning him, not that i do, i was busy probably holding kepler when he got added in all leagues (the ones he wasn’t owned already, re; conforto’s “playing time issue”). the only “consensus breakout” i have in many many leagues is wood. this isn’t a prop to me, i’m in deeper leagues pitcherwise, so ANYBODY doing fairly well at least gets streamed by me before he’s mentioned as a razzball love-add (not counting SON, who did of course influence the earliest wood ownerships for me). similar to the arrieta breakout year, where it was like good/great start 4 or 5 before he was being craze-added in the comments and long gone in every one of my leagues. worst part of that for me is i had conforto last year in many leagues.

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: I’m running out of ideas to cover my conforto pants tent when out in public. Happens a lot with him on my team

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Fungazi
5 years ago

@Fungazi: i would too. i was exactly like that last year in dynasties where i sucked up treat urner and/or gary sanchez. sanchez were all midseason where i just happened to be very weak at catcher, treat mostly drafted 1st round due to dynasties. one 20 teamer i have both.

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
5 years ago

@And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: I had the choice last year between Sanchez or judge when they got called up. Decided not to go with the catcher. Judge was garbage so I passed on him this year. Ah well

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Fungazi
5 years ago

@Fungazi: Boing!!!

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

we got the worst start of the year now, possibly 7 ER (minimum) and 2 outs. now only 2 hits were XBH, and this could go both ways since no BB’s (i.e. he got unlucky vs other bad starts that most certainly had BB’s usually a LOT) the outs he did get moved runners over.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
5 years ago

@And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: You are a glass half full kind of guy huh..lol

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: notice i actually gave him some outs, i.e. not a ton of XBH, nor BB’s. conley’s i believe 2.33 with like 4 BB and somewhere in the 7-9 ER is arguably worse. if these “most awful starts” each year don’t stand out i don’t know what kind of memory you have. i do the same thing with “best starts” of the year.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
5 years ago

@And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: i mean it just seems funny to say “start X is bottom 3 thus far” kinda deal, are you chacin’s in law or something here? haha

J-FOH
J-FOH
5 years ago

You said yesterday you burned yourself out on ramen spot. What your new food obsession?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I like the way Poke sounds…pain in the ass having to carry around all those dollar bills all week though.

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

either yahoo or mlb lineups is trolling the king of sagnof (WHILE i’m wearing the SAGNOF shirt! which doesn’t happen that often)l lineups says he’s in yahoo says X. yahoo has pulled this shite less this year thus far, but still

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: holy crap, yahoo beat mlb lineups to this. i still don’t know why, but rajai is out. and yahoo beat them by at least an hour.

jon
jon
5 years ago

Dozier or Murphy?

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto, better stash – gray or cahill? gracias.

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
5 years ago

Hi Grey, in a points league would you drop Kolten Wong for Brandon Phillips?

kevin
kevin
5 years ago

bour or smoak roy thanks

Maverick
Maverick
5 years ago

Hey Grey! Who wins a Piscotty / Samardzija trade ? Thanks man!

joe is a popular name
joe is a popular name
5 years ago

Schebler, Kepler or Broxton? standard roto

Bean Me Blazer
Bean Me Blazer
5 years ago

Do I move Miggy and Betances for Lindor? Or keep exploring my options?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
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5 years ago
Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms:

Keep xploring..

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Is Nola a must add? He’s avail in a 10 team toro. I’m chasing SB, but also behind in pitching. I’d drop DeShields or Buxton.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: whoops, typo. Meant K. Broxton

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Alex
5 years ago

@Alex: Or I can keep rostering both and drop Harvey after his start tonight. He’s in a streamer spot

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
5 years ago

if yahoo doesn’t F up (like with thames, it took 8 starts at 1B this year, or swihart, it took 11 starts in OF last year) c-sant should have OF tomorrow.

JP
JP
5 years ago

Would you deal Altuve/Rendon for Bryant/Zimmer?

have DJ to fill in at 2B

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
5 years ago

WTF skinny little speed guy gose hits 99 pitching!

Russell
Russell
5 years ago

12 Team H2H Categories

Schleber or Altherr?

Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
5 years ago

I just traded Cesar Hernandez and Mike Leake and received Michael Pineda and David Peralta. I had Cesar as my DH. Was it a smart trade? Or Meh? It’s a 12 team keeper league. Do you like Peralta or Joseph for the next month or so as a DH? Thanks Grey.

kevin Knowles
kevin Knowles
5 years ago

Peraza or gregorious… Have room to grab Rosario as well

enrique
enrique
5 years ago

I know trading for an injured SP is always a risk, but would you trade Severino for Paxton?

Simply Fred
5 years ago

They activate Story but don’t start him…why?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Simply Fred
5 years ago

@Simply Fred: dog’s nose in the shit, in this case “shit” translates to lack of line drives.

Simply Fred
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
5 years ago

@Beware the Shit Rope: even a dog learns if you kick it enough

Dnut Eastwood
5 years ago

How Scebrolet like Chevrolet

Dnut Eastwood
Reply to  Dnut Eastwood
5 years ago

How Scebrolet like Chevrolet @Dnut Eastwood: Schebrolet sorry folks

Dnut Eastwood
5 years ago

SCHEBLER OR Yonder Alonz? 6x6ops
GREG OR YPUR CRONIES feel free to answer
Had bless

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Dnut Eastwood
5 years ago

@Dnut Eastwood: soooo many questions lately involve players i own all on one team: schebler/pillar/alonso/odor (16 teamer) used to be to-jo and kepler too.

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

Hi Grey,

Would you trade:

Give: Edwin Encarnacio + Duffy
Get: Votto

thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Chris
5 years ago

@Chris:
I would.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Please rank: Smoak, To-Jo, Moreland, Bour

They close? Who would you use in OPS roto UTIL spot?

Thanks

Nico
Nico
5 years ago

Hey Grey! Weekly league – do you think Smoak is going to get enough at bats this week with the NL games in there? I can put in C. Santana, Heyward, or Pederson for him if not.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Nico
5 years ago

@Nico: No Smoak tonight fwiw. You do adds/locks on Tuesdays for Weekly? Is this typical? Never played in one, just curious.

Nico
Nico
Reply to  knucks
5 years ago

@knucks: Thanks! Adds before Tuesday. Tuesday lineup lock. That’s a custom setting. This is a work league, and ppl would always forget to make moves on Sunday for the Monday lineup lock, so we changed the lineup lock to Tuesday, so we could still add players on Monday. Yahoo doesn’t allow same day pickups/lineup locks for weekly… one of the many pitfalls.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
5 years ago

@knucks: Nice, good to know. So when you say custom, you mean custom Yahoo? Or that its ESPN?

Nico
Nico
Reply to  knucks
5 years ago

@knucks: Yeah, it was a custom setting we implemented in Yahoo bc everyone was forgetting.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
5 years ago

@knucks: Good stuff man, I may propose something like this with my buds next year, because their attention to detail is pathetic. Good luck with your lineup this week.

enrique
enrique
5 years ago

Grey — Would you drop Healey for Devon Travis? Right now, Healy’s part of a four-man crew manning three 2B, 3B, SS: Owings (SS/OF), Villar (2B/3B/SS), Jose Ramirez (2B/3B), and Healy (1B/3B). So switching out Travis for Healey would still leave at least two options at every position. I need average, runs, and OPS in this league.

Also, how would you rank Duffy, Fulmer, Paxton, and Maeda?

Lastly, I assume you are NOT starting Duffy @NYY, correct? He did well against them at home last week, but on the road….

Thanks!

TJ
TJ
5 years ago

12 team H2H (18 categories, my lawd)

Are there any changes you’d like to make with this team? Sitting 4-2-1 but victories have been close.

C – Mesoraco
1B – J Abreu
2B – Odor
3B – Longoria
SS – Segura
OF – Betts
OF – Springer
OF – Judge
UTIL – E. Suarez
UTIL – HanRam
BN – M. Franco, Tim Anderson, Y. Alonso

SP – Pineda
SP – G. Cole
RP – Betances
RP – R. Iglesias
P – G. Holland
P – W. Harris
P – K. Gausman
BN – Severino, Salazar, Nola
DL – Taijuan Walker, King Felix

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

Rizzo only needs one more game at 2b in CBS leagues to be eligible. I didnt even know that was a thing…..

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

You think Tanaka is ownable in a 10 team redraft, or just stream that spot?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

T Shaw or Suarez?

John Hagar
John Hagar
5 years ago

They’ve got lighter fluid all over them. I wanted to make sure the box and all of the contents burned!

I realize this is silly as hell, but fantasy baseball can be a blast even when things aren’t going well if we spice it up. It’s all for entertainment, right?

Now let’s see what Odor does…

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  John Hagar
5 years ago

@John Hagar:
I wanna know what your wife does when she hears of this ‘sacrifice’! lol

John Hagar
John Hagar
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: You’ve got a deal. For entertainment purposes and because all of you guys have helped me and entertained me over the past few years as I’ve read this website, especially Grey, I’ll tell her tonight and post it tomorrow.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  John Hagar
5 years ago

@John Hagar:
Good man.

Geoff
5 years ago

I got Curious George Springer’s answer on Gausman’s struggles. Check out his heat maps, he’s leaving too many pitches in the middle of the plate. The slider is getting destroyed low in the zone. The splitter on the other hand is getting hit all over the zone. He’s catching too much of the heart of the plate with his secondaries.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: He’s been better 3 of his last 4. All hope is not lost. If he’s good again this week, I’m going to have to rank him again.

I was shocked that Vargas didn’t get worked last night. One would figure consecutive weeks of the Yankees seeing Vargas, and getting him in the stadium this time no less.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Still standing by my stance from pre-season that Gausman is garbage.

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

@Grey: ralph is great for razzball, now what sexy SOB brought him in?

Schoolboy P
Schoolboy P
5 years ago

Schebby or JBJ ROS?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
5 years ago

Austin Bibens-Dirkx?!

Speaking of ESPN percent ownership, Matt Harvey is currently at 68%. How much does that drop in 24 hours if he tanks against the Padres today? Below 50%? This is a two start week for him in weekly leagues too with the second start @ Pittsburgh.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

That name is a real name of a real pitcher who appeared in the MLB for the Rangers this year. Great name.

I feel like Harvey is going to be great tonight. For no reason. There is no logic behind it. Mets logic, you could call it.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 years ago

@OaktownSteve:
I hope you are right on Harvey. You have to throw him out there v the Friars.

Harvey needs a slump buster or Alyssa Milano..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

Thoughts on running Jimmy Nelson out there tonight, with the roof closed in Milwaukee, v the Bluejays?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
5 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms:

Might not be a blood bath. Jimmy “Spike Curve” Nelson. Always liked him a little. If you’re running him out there you must need the innings.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 years ago

@OaktownSteve:
Hey Oaktown, thanks for chimin in.

I picked up Jimma a few weeks ago and have been runnin him out there and so far so good for me..

I just wanted to get a 2nd opinion. He seems to pitch better at home than on the road.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
After checking out all kinds of team and player numbers, I am gonna start Nelson. His best month in his career is May and he has had a good May including a nice game in Fenway..Hey, he can’t be any worse than Harvey and Corbin and Teheran and Tanaka and Bauer and Moore and most of the rest of my struggling staff!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: ]
Thanks, I’ll take that, a QS and a win and a 6 K’s or more and it’s all good..

John Hagar
John Hagar
5 years ago

I did it! I just put a box of 4 ribeyes from Omaha Steaks into a fire pit and lit ’em on fire as a sacrifice to the fantasy baseball God. My 18 year old son thought I was nuts and our dog was pissed….. but not nearly as pissed as my wife is going to be.

Oh well… If Odor gets hot, it’ll be worth it!!!

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  John Hagar
5 years ago

@John Hagar: If I was you, to show the fantasy baseball God how serious I was, I would pull those ribeyes right out of that fire pit around dinner time, heat them up to a warm temperature, rip one to shreds with my teeth and swallow the offending meat. You will probably want a nice burgundy to wash down the seared flesh. Oh, and make your family do the same to the rest of those besmirched ribeyes.

BayOfPuigs
BayOfPuigs
5 years ago

Starting Duffy tonight? He carved up the yanks last start, but seeing them again so soon, and being at NYY, are you scared they see him better? 7 start limit so I have to pick and choose who I start, would you rather start later in the week Aaron Nola vs CIN, Duffy @ CLE (against Carrasco), or Hill vs STL?

primetime
primetime
5 years ago

How many more starts before he’s a must add? Didn’t realize he was 1st rounder 9th overall from Blue Jays in the Tulo trade.. 95-97 mph yes, interest.. 4 arsenal pitches, yes interested, plays in Colorado UGH.

I missed the Alex Wood train.. Looking for this season Danny Duffy continues..

H
H
5 years ago

Goldy #1 overall in my Yahoo league! AU SHIZZ!

No homerun for Trout last night? Doodes a bum!

John Hagar
John Hagar
5 years ago

Speaking on the fantasy baseball God, I’m seriously considering a sacrifice to him if he’ll let Odor get hot for awhile. Should I put a pile of cash on the alter, or a stack of ribeyes???

Whatever
Whatever
5 years ago

In an AL 10 team only league would you trade JBJ for Logan Morrisson? Hanley has been stinking up the joint.

John Hagar
John Hagar
5 years ago

The fantasy baseball God is testing our patience with Carlos Santana & Odubel Herrera. Is Smoak for real ROS in 5×5 Roto and would you replace either one of them with him (not in serious need of Odubel’s steals)?

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
5 years ago

14 team keeper league

Give Trea Turner, Get Danny Salazar & Charlie Blackmon

Rest of my team:

2B- LeMahieu, Zobrist & Harrison
SS- Gregorius & Andrus
OF- Springer, Duvall, Dickerson, Haniger

SP- Scherzer, Kershaw, Jimmy Nelson, Biaini, Finnegan, Wheeler
RP- Iglesias, Albers (will drop), Giles, Robertson, Capps

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
Reply to  Johnny2Seam
5 years ago

@Johnny2Seam: *Biagini

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Johnny2Seam
Johnny2Seam
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: he countered with this:

Give Trea & Iglesias; Get Blackmon & Salazar

Still like it?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

Grey

Would you start lance lynn vs Kershaw tonight. I have kershaw going tonight

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

thanks Grey. I was leaning to sitting him tonight

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Maeda comes back Thursday. Will need your wisdom as to whom I should drop

SMITTY
SMITTY
5 years ago

Segura/Wacha for Freeman. 10 team 5×5 which side do you like?

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

Will you ever write about the birth of Razzball and your life/journey in fantasy baseball in general? Your first book ends with you in LA looking for a writing job and before you met Cougs.
Your fans need, nay, demand this!

Bill
Bill
5 years ago

Which side wins?
A) Story, Desmond, Yu
B) Lindor, A. Wood, Bud Norris

Pre-season, side A by big. But these COL hitters in 6 and 7 holes suck big time.

Rizzo boy
Rizzo boy
5 years ago

Ethical question….(disclaimer, I’ve never done this, just thinking) If a trade is sitting in my “inbox” for a couple of days, say Jones for Verlander and Verlander gets hurt, would it be ethical to hit accept or is it a dog eat dog world and they should have canceled the trade?

Don Bropre
Don Bropre
5 years ago

Rizzo up to 4 games at 2B now…..eligibility coming

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: If Rizzo ever gets 2B eligibility, I’m def dropping Deez Nutz and picking up a hot schmotato at 1B… I think for Yahoo it’s 10 games played though

Bobby O
Bobby O
5 years ago

In a 10 team league where you can keep 15 players a year. Was offeered Ray for Tim Anderson and a 22 round pick (so 7th because first 15 are our keepers. Should I take it?

The Biz
The Biz
5 years ago

Drop SS Beckham for Didi or Swanson?

Thanks as always!

The Biz
The Biz
Reply to  The Biz
5 years ago

@The Biz: Sorry, ROS 12 team roto 5×5.

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Grey,

Two best of this group?: Alonso, Pillar, Smoak, Bour, L Morrison, Suarez, Maybin, To Jo?

Thanks!

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  200 Proof
5 years ago

@200 Proof: *amended comment: also could pick from JBJ.

Thanks!

scottydoes
scottydoes
5 years ago

Hey grey. long term question. In an OPS keeper league (R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG, OPS), of these, which three do you go with….

pollock
b. zimmer
yelich
haniger
Alhterr

Altherr seems like the atural man out but has been outplaying Yelich this year. Assume the baseball gods will come back to earth and change that in teh coming months?

Jimbo
Jimbo