Yesterday, Shane Bieber went 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.44. Donkey Teeth and I made a trade the other day. My first trade of the year. I sent him Kenley Jansen for Shane Bieber. I discuss it on this week’s podcast. I receive Shane Bieber in this trade…TOMORROW! I don’t even want him now! He’s tainted with Donkey Teeth juice. That one-hitter is supposed to be mine! Mine, I say! Only thing worse would’ve been he threw a one-hitter and broke his hand high-fiving Bauer. Ugh, why couldn’t Donkey Teeth offer the trade the day before so I had Bieber on my team? I want him. Me! Me! Me! *Idris Elba opens an envelope* “…and Best Dramatic Retelling of a Fantasy Baseball Trade goes to…Some guy in his mom’s basement you never heard of.” Damn, I lost that too! Donkey Teeth offered me Rhys Hoskins, Madison Bumgarner or Bieber and I jumped at the lattest (totally a word), because Bieber’s peripherals are gorge — 11.2 K/9, 2 BB/9, 3.19 xFIP. Bieber was a preseason sleeper of mine, and he is essentially a top ten pitcher. So, put that in your natch and natch it! Too bad I own him in one less league as of yesterday. Me! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Paul DeJong – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and his 16th, 17th and 18th homer, hitting .258. Colonel Mustard in the stables with the horse tranquilizer! Colonel Mustard in the massage parlor’s bathroom with a bottle of lotion! Colonel Mustard in the parking lot of his niece’s school with binoculars! What the hell is Colonel Mustard doing? Greek chorus, “Hitting home runs, like everyone else.”
Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, 3rd homer in three games. Au Shizz!
Yairo Munoz – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 6th and 7th steal, hitting .300. *sees a guy stealing bases instead of hitting home runs, sits up in seat* Tell me more.
Jameson Taillon – Shut down from throwing and will visit more doctors about his elbow. I don’t have a doctor degree. I’m so dumb I call a medical degree a ‘doctor degree.’ How’sever, when Taillon went down, without examining him, I could’ve told you he’s done for the year, and maybe next year.
Jordan Lyles – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.36. Three quick homers allowed made this Jordan’s pitches flew game. In case it was not abundantly clear, the Giants aren’t the only terrible offense that is suddenly hitting again. Watch out for the Cardinals.
Starling Marte – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .288. Hit home runs or get out of my roundup!
Rougned Odor – 1-for-4, and his 18th homer, his 4th homer in three days and fifth homer this week, so I need to scream it. Metaphorically. Check out these numbers: 41/13/41/.302/7 in 192 ABs. That’s roughly a 110/35/110/15 pace. That was what Odor did last July/August combined. I know he’s burned you before; I’ve been burned too. I am literally soaking in a bathtub filled with Calamine lotion I’ve been burned so many times, but you have to pick him up.
Joey Gallo – Will visit a hand specialist. Hopefully, that doesn’t mean a palm reader. There’s some mumblings he has a broken hamate bone, and this feels like it’s trending towards Gallo being out a while. Might want to form a prayer hexagon and bow your heads.
Mike Minor – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.00 vs. Mike Leake – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.25. This matchup was billed as, “Mike’ing a Minor/Leake, a subreddit you don’t want to go into.”
Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-4, and his 24th and 25th homer, hitting .233. The Jelly Donut of Swat is bringin’ sexy ‘bach! Hey, Khris Davis owners, you wanna cry? According to the Player Rater, Vogelbach’s been better than Davis, and it’s not close.
Addison Russell – Optioned to the minors. Going on eBay to put penny bid on the world’s smallest violin just for Addison.
Jon Lester – Was scratched with an illness. Lester said, “I feel ill,” then the Beastie Boys screamed, “Time to get ill!” Then Lester said, “No, man, seriously, I’m gonna puke.”
Willson Contreras – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I know Karen in Accounting is religious, which is why I asked her if she listens to Coldpray, not because she’s Asian.”
Kris Bryant – Hit his 21st homer, but left the game with knee soreness. That’s usually a day-to-day thing, unlike née soreness, which takes a trip to City Hall to correct.
Tyler Beede – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.85. Just when I buy into Beede on all my teams, he does this. Fantasy Baseball: When Everyday Stress Isn’t Enough.
J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .267. It’s going on, like, twelve years (guesstimating) that it’s paid to punt catcher. Member last year with Gary Sanchez and Contreras? Member the Lucroy is a 2nd rounder years? Member that Joe Mauer in the 1st round year? I’m gasp-laughing.
Vince Velasquez – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.46. If it’s not Pineda or Pivetta, it’s Velasquez being a guy I have a hard time ever saying no to, ugh, and Streamonator likes his next start. He is my kryptonite! Damn, just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, now I’m singing 3 Doors Down!
David Price – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.66. Price has settled into a solid 3.50 to 3.75 ERA pitcher, which, in today’s game, is basically an ace. Or as David Price would say, “Eff you, Eck.”
Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.60. Morton’s making me eat my words about selling him, and he sure is salty.
Tommy Pham – 1-for-3 and a slam (16) and legs (11). Overdue for a good game, as he was hitting around .215 in the month of July. Be interesting to see if he turns it on in August as he did last year. Though if he’s following last year’s script, I believe he would need a season-ending injury that he comes back from in five days and becomes the hottest hitter in the game.
Dinelson Lamet – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 5.00. For whatever reason, what I keep saying is not getting through because people keep asking about Lamet. He has a career 4.63 ERA. He is 27 years old. He is not stretched out, due to surgery. There’s next to nothing here, outside of deep leagues.
Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 3 ER, 13 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.33. Imagine your excitement when you hear he’s traded. Now imagine he’s traded to the Rockies.
Nick Senzel – Left yesterday’s game with dizziness. Sounds like no big deal until you realize he’s had vertigo more times than Jimmy Stewart in San Francisco. I wonder if the hammer in his ear is discombobulated and why he keeps having setbacks every time he joins the Reds. “Where’s my sickle? You can’t touch this.” That’s his ear hammer, sounding mezzo-stunod. Kidding aside, I’m concerned, a reappearance of this is not good for him.
Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.86. Maybe it’s the Texas thing, but Verlander feels like the closest we have to Nolan Ryan for sheer staying power–Okay, just looked at Nolan Ryan’s numbers, and he had a 2.91 ERA and 203 Ks at the age of 44 and nearly won the Cy Young at the age of 42 with 301 Ks! Haha, how does he not have a Cy Young? He has years with a FIP of 2.28 and an ERA of 1.69!
Jose Altuve – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .287. Now has three homers this week, and is hitting near-.400 in the last week. I don’t own him, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m hoping he has a big 2nd half so he’s overdrafted again next year.
Brad Keller – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.95 vs. Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.42. Now that I mentioned it yesterday that it feels like there’s better pitching after the All-Star break, you’re totally thinking it too, aren’t you?
Ryan Braun – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting.274. Now has three homers in 47 July at-bats, when he only had three homers in 93 June at-bats. He’s doubled his homers! (Look at the big brain on Grey!) Maybe the advice of Bellinger at the All-Star break, and ignoring the council of Counsell has helped Braun.
Keston Hiura – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .327. Thankfully, he’s still batting towards the bottom of the order, between Thames and Arcia. Don’t want Keston building confidence or anything.
Freddy Peralta – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 4.79. Ladies with perms and men who love them, your new Brewers closer! Maybe. I don’t know. Counsell said yesterday, with his trademark flip of the microphone upside down, Peralta’s “stuff fits in the 9th.” As I’ve been saying, the Brewers have longed to move Hader into the 7th/8th inning to shorten the game, and Peralta has a 2.32 ERA in 31 relief innings (coming into yesterday). Then again, Jhoulys Chacin is headed back to the IL, so the Brewers have three starters and might need Peralta there. Then again then again, Freddy has sucked as a starter and they can’t stretch him out in time to start. With all of this said, I grabbed Peralta in every league for saves.
Gary Sanchez – Hit the IL with a groin strain. Gary has almost as many problems with his groin as John Wayne Bobbitt. Put a steel pod around your ding-dong, Sanchez! On a related note, Sanchez’s previous month? Well, keeping with the groin theme, he’s sucked balls.
Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in two days, and third or fourth dagger to the Twins’ heart. Hey, Hicks, if you’re trying to win ALCS MVP, you have to wait until the postseason.
J.A. Happ – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.23. I don’t often have awful teams, but it occurred this year. Thankfully, I have every terrible pick I made all on the same team. J.A.nkee Doodie Dandy is just one of many duds there (Giancarlo, Alvarado, the list goes on).
Jake Odorizzi – 4 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 3.84. Bear with me here because I’m wearing a tin foil hat, but could it be possible that Odorizzi and Odor are the universe’s yin and yang and when one does well, the other has to do poorly? *looks at Odorizzi’s peripherals* Oh, no, this was just a correction.
Luis Arraez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .379. He doesn’t hit home runs, but I’ve been meaning to mention him a few times and pulled back because I had to mention Nelson Cruz (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 22nd homer) or Eddie Rosario (2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer) or even Marwin Gonzalez (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer), but Arraez has been hitting near-.380 for a while now and he never strikes out. Could Arraez have ate what Astudillo’s was cooking? Metaphorically, yes. Physically, impossible.
Blake Parker – Twins designated him for assignment. If the Angels claim him and make him their closer, I will remove my pants in a public place and wait for the police to lock me up.
Justin Turner – 3-for-4 and his 14th homer. “I think it’s just a red shag carpet. You can throw it away–Holy crap! It just moved! Oh my God, it’s Justin Turner!”
Kole Calhoun – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, and 2nd homer in a row. Calhoun always hits two homers in two games, and never hits three homers in three games. You can look it up.
Reynaldo Lopez – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.52. Look who it is, a guy who did well last 2nd half thinking he can just waltz in here and do well again in this 2nd half. Wait a minute! He might be a 2nd half pitcher. Okay, might just be a cyclops’ing if your league is shallow, but also could see grabbing him.
Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.76. This is bonkers, but if Gallen and Caleb Smith are your top two starters, what team’s got better? Astros? Okay. Indians? All right. Dodgers? Meh, okay. Washington? All right. Anyone else? Am I forgetting someone?
Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.25. Since someone will say it in response to the Gallen question, yes, the Nats have three.
Jon Gray – Left the game due to a calf injury, but x-rays were negative and reportedly they couldn’t even “find a cow, let alone a calf,” so he should be fine for his next start.
Anthony Santander – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, his 2nd homer in as many games, 4th homer this week, hitting third, a crazy hot schmotato, and now suddenly vying for the worst Friday Buy column lede.
Trey Mancini – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer, and 5th homer in the last seven games. The Orioles players are hitting like they’re in an intersquad game.
John Means – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.12. Visual metaphor alert! The Orioles’ front office carries John Means in and places him on a card table set up at the Antiques Roadshow. The appraiser looks at him and says, “Maybe you can fetch a prospect who is a middle reliever or possibly the Red Sox will give you a backup backup backup catcher.”
Carson Kelly – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Let’s rewind back to March when y’all thought I had Dumb Donald operating my frontal lobe, due to my ranking of Kelly. Okay, he hasn’t been incredible, but he’s got the same number of homers and nearly same average as Realmuto.
Yoan Lopez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 2.72, as Greg Holland (o IP, 0 ER, 2 walks) might’ve finally punched his ticket to Shizzville, population: Him, after he threw eight of nine pitches for balls. Grabbed Yoan Lopez in one league, because why not? So, YoLo YOLO.
David Peralta – 0-for-1 as he didn’t start but was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m surprised no one laughed when I said, ‘I’m gonna make like a Schreiber and Liev.’ No Ray Donovan fans?”
I dislike catchers.
Will Smith over alfaro?
My Segura and Senzel for Whit. Which side? Close?
Whit — not really, maybe a little
Thanks. I have a lot of hitting so thinking these two injured guys can go somewhere as I reduce risk.
ROS would you bank on Sano’s power or Kingery’s modest 5 category production?
Different things, but I like Kingery a scooch more
Will Smith or the terminator?
Also would you drop Stripling to stream Urquidy tomorrow?
Prolly leane Terminator, but meh, toss up really
I’d stream Urquidy
Will Smith, Jansen or Chirinos?
Also, Nunez, McMahon or Urias?
Drop Domingo Santana to grab Nunez?
He’s avoiding the IL, I heard
drop alfaro for w smith?
Do you like Reynaldo next week against the Mets at home?
Drop any of the following for Vogelbach?
What’s word on Domingo?
DTD still. No MRI results yet.
Then hold for now
10 team 5×5 obp dynasty
My Giolito/renfroe for snell/Christian pache.
Still have enough hitting/pitching to take a run at this year. Morton, ryu, maeda, lucchesi and others
What do I do with Keston hiura? Where do the brewers intend to play Shaw?!
Shaw could play 1st
You replied before I could refresh the page and tell you that I read your previous replies to others. You’re on top of it!
true, but he’s been worse than cactus jesus and thames.
16 teamer with pretty much any hitting category added possible. roto.
1B fatt adams (LF)
2B schoop a doop (SS)
SS bregman (3B)
3B mostsuckass (2B)
MI gurriel (2B/SS/LF)
CI dozier (1B/3B)
CF marte party (PIT)
RF mookie (CF)
OF laureano (CF)
util (3): santander (all OF), yaszstremski (LF/RF), otani
BN buxton, hiura, riley (3B/LF)
i had added fatt adams today as streamer, but he tends to do fairly well and TRON loves him except against lefties. who’s my drop for a streamer catcher? gotta think santander (but hot) or riley or yas. buxton i got off WW’s a few days ago.
holy shit counsell is gonna give away more games. shaw back soon
12T roto OPS
C Vasquez or W Smith (called up tomorrow)
Dodgers Catcher Will Smith coming back up, with Austin Barnes sent down. Any chance Smith sticks as the main Dodgers C?
In 12 team redraft…
Travis D’Arnaud or Will Smith?
Luis Urias or Didi?
Thanks in advance.
Yeah, he’s the catcher now, grab him…
Grey, Shaw, Ian Happ and Tomas all called up. Who do u like out of the three?
gotta stay on that Shaw bandwagon!
16 teamer with OPS, hits added. noticed how good margot’s been doing not just in steals for a while now. lost box wine. this roster had been mostly steals weak (dropped laureano back in end of april when he was awful for the whole year at the time)
OF (3) puig, k.davis, dickerson
util (2) otani, segura
DL: gallo, brocktune
add which of these: margot, tauchman, cooper (i had him earlier when gallo hurt, somebody else added then dropped), canha, winker, fatt adams
Tho, if steals weak, I guess Margot
could drop dickerson for cooper, but he’s been hot as shit for a bit.
Yeah, do that
was offered C. Quantrill and K. Jansen ‘
for K. Yates
told to take trade – do you like C. Quantrill or you like Jansen over Yates by himself
Jansen = Yates — Quantril is added bonus, worth a flyer
alex wood is starting this sunday, is he a must add in 12 teamers?
Meh, can try him
My trade of Voit for his Hiura was accepted today. Please tell me Shaw isn’t going to effect Hiura’s at bats.
PS… I needed Hiura to replace Mondesi and I can play Cooper at 1st.
Shaw isn’t going to cut Hiura’s ABs
16 team H2H points keeper league. would you trade Conforto for Caleb Smith & Shane Green. Could use the pitching, My current starters are:
If i do trade Conforto i can plug O Mercado into his spot.
Snell today Woodruff last week.
Man F this season…
I’m hoping to start Dark this weekend.
Planning ahead if the news on Domingo is not good.
Mercado, Didi, DeJong, Odor, Margot. Please rank ROS. I could use some legs too.
Thanks again for your thoughts
You want best or you want legs? If you want legs, just go Mercado
How you feelin’ about Flaherty tomorrow night at home vs. the Stros?
Shaw returning to majors. Would you cut riley for shaw who has been raking in the minors. Maybe he fixed his swing. Guys usually dont fall off of a cliff like that at his age. obp league. Hiura isn’t going anywhere but 1b seems like it is open at least vs rhp.
Sure, try it
So my league goes until the end of the week of Sep 16…think I can drop Gallo? Conditions for him coming back are steep:
He needs surgery T-T-T-TODAY JUNYA or by the weekend
He’s out (at least) a month
He resumes baseball activities at the best by Aug 26
He goes out for rehab at best by week of Sep 2 or 9
And then he only keeps playing if Rangers are still in playoff contention?
Seems incredibly unlikely he plays this year again, same thing with Mondesi. Hang on to Gallo or Mondesi or let go of both? lol trying to wait until we hear an update on Mondesi later today or tmw
You can lose him (both), but wait to hear on Mondesi
Yo! Regarding Senzel, I have vertigo. Have had it for 30 years. It’s gnarly. Usually an episode is so bad I can’t really move without losing balance for at least a day if not two or three. Then it takes weeks to feel right after. Everyone’s different, but I’ve always been concerned about Senzel’s career because of it. Also, for me at least, looking up is almost always how it’s triggered. So, not a great thing for an outfielder.
Eek, that sucks, man… My friend, who was a DP, had it… He had surgery on his ear to fix it and feels better now… Have you looked into it?
*is a DP (thanks to the surgery)
I don’t think there’s surgery for the kind I have, and I’m not certain if Senzel’s is the same kind I have. It happens because of free floating particles in your inner ear getting lodged in such a way that fucks you up real good. the treatment is a series of maneuvers to dislodge the particles, but I’ve never found it to be any sort of instant relief type thing. Put me in touch with your DP friend!
Just pinged him, he had Meniere’s disease…Is that same?
Margot or Santander?
Different things, but I’d lean Margot
10 team H2H points league
Benintendi or Conforto ROS?
10 Team H2H Points
Just lost Snell
Just received offers:
I give up: Michael Brantley
Receive: Jack Flaherty and either Soler (too many K’s?) or Markakis or Mercado
Would you do it and if so which of the 3 OF would you want?
Sounds solid…I’d take Mercado or Soler, that order
Might be too far down the road, but here are some matchups for next week. 1st are the guys I own and their matchups.
Uruidy @ CLE
Trevor Richards @ TB
Chase Anderson @ Oak
Plesac vs HOU
On the wire
Merill Kelly @ MIA, & possibly vs WSH
Cease vs NYM
Keller vs TOR, & possibly @ MIN
Vargas @ PIT
Would you swap out any of the 4 guys I own for any of the 4 on the wire? thanks as always Grey.
I don’t trust any of these fully… Richards for Kelly seems okay
Tulo legit. He quit.
Come on – that deserved some uppercase at least!
Oh it’s great! I’m in a 120 degree fog
Ah yes – of course. It’s hot, damn hot… etc
I mean, it’s 120 degrees here
Oh yeah, I knew that’s what you meant (red, sweating, sad-looking emoji)
It’s too hot to find emojis
And hotter over the weekend by the looks. Yikes.
If you get locked outside, you will die.. Wish me luck!
Even the water in the pool will be too warm. The struggle is real.
You’re not kidding, the water is like a hot tub
Been backfilling for injuries so I guess I have too many bats if Senzel is back. If you had to drop one of these, who goes?
Senzel, Santander, Renato, Kole, Braun.
The guy said no to Posey. Claims he has been bad all year. I want to offer Corey Seager and either Luis Urias or Wandy Diaz for Mad Bum? Which guy should I offer? Thanks as always.
was offered C. Quantrill and K. Jansen for K. Yates – one thing not sure if Quantrill has value anyway should I make trade or hold
If the only closer you have is Robles, how do you feel about being offered Taylor Rogers for David Dahl?
And Gallen – worth holding or just a streamer?
Not good, Twins could trade for a closer
Gallen is solid
Marquez has a possible revenge game at home next week against the Giants who will have MadBum on the mound…. I’m tempted
At home? No way
Eloy is now occupying a roster spot (my DL slot is Cole Hammels). Is he droppable for a “streaming pitcher” slot.
– I carry one bench bat (now, Christian Walker — currently envisioned likely drop when ERoy returns).
Yeah can prolly lose him, I don’t know your league depth tho etc
Dynasty QS league
Trying to buy snell all year…would you trade Giolito after loose bodies surgery? He’d be useless this year, but worth it for next year.
Sure for next year
If Hader gets moved to being a set-up man and Diaz goes down to injury, I might just lose my shizz.
Going to pick up a replacement for DominGOD before the weekend as I think the M’s are going to put him on the DL either today or tomorrow. Thinking Santander, but there’s also Cano, Dickerson, Ervin, & Tauchman (OBP/SLG% league). What say you?
Another owner says he’s willing to part with Muncy if I move him a keeper starter pitcher. Sale, Bauer, Corbin, and Grienke (perhaps not due to age) are the only keeper starting pitchers on my staff (others are Stroman, Lester, Chirinos, and Lamet). Which of those four would you move for Muncy straight up knowing that you’d be keeping the other three together with the rest of the staff? Thank you!
Haha… I hear ya… Santander… Greinke.., no one else
That’s what I was thinking as well. See if he bites on Greinke and then move on. Thanks Grey!
Yairo Munoz or Arraez ?
Depends on needs, I guess Munoz
8ks and 6 ground ball outs for smyly over 6 innings with one run allowed in his return to the bigs. Looked like he was locating well and curve had big bite. In a deep league you could do worse off the wiaver wire in late July. I’m adding him just in case he does it again this Sunday.
Yeah could do worse (possibly)
I read he was starting Sunday but actually he’s not listed as a starter this weekend.
Not sure tbh
Adam plutko is available also, wish I added him for today’s start. Hope he gets crushed tonight
Meh kinda bleh
It’s crazy how little there is available. This weekend fri- sun the available starters by %owned are cashner vs Yankees, Trevor Richards vs Ari, mengden vs texas, Aaron Sanchez vs tb, Sampson vs Oakland, Lambert vs reds, Timmy millone vs Detroit, Daniel Norris versus Seattle, Ryan borucki versus Tampa Bay. Not going to add another starter for this week’s matchup and add smyly and hope there’s something there
Smyly gets San Fran on tuesday
That sounds decent
Some of those aren’t awful for streams
Is it time to give up on Urias
He looks over matched when he isn’t taking a walk
I was thinking of dropping for a speculative closer
Bummer, Peralta or Martin
What do you think
Sure try Martin
Thanks you Sir!
Which SP would you trade away to get
C – M. Garver and OF – S. Marte
Sale, Cole, Buehler, Ryu, Minor, Clevinger
Minor or Clevinger or both
Is it Seth Lugo time?
Could be, or Gsellman….I went Lugo
i didn’t watch the game – does it look like for sure a IL stint type injury?
Haven’t seen a clip yet
Drop Villar for Didi? Also have Odor and L. Gurriel (and am platooning all three at 2B and SS positions). Thanks.
Odor or Eloy ROS for 12 team redraft? Asking for a friend…
On a unrelated note – I’m sorry I drafted Vlad. Can we still be over-the-internet friends where I stalk your website?
Drop Kingery or David Fletcher for Arraez or will this not last? Points league so no categories.
Go grab you speculative Lugo shares!
I think the last non-Diaz save might have been Gsellman, but it may have been when Lugo was on the IL. Its a spec add, could easily see the Mets rolling out Familia if Diaz misses time at all.
Keith thought the liner back to the mound got more of the show than the ankle for what its worth haha
Ugh, can’t carry two of these guys
Just don’t drop Freddy P!
I added Lugo over Gselleman. Familia is dtm. Hard pass on that clown.
Familia is the worst
Are Gallen and Reynaldo holds in espn 5×5 roto?
Some context, my hitting is really strong at 9 or 10 points in every cat. Little shallow on pitching have Bauer, Giolito, C. Smith, and have held Darvish through his hot streak.
My SAGNOF’s are Yates, Neris, Robles, L. Jackson
Fairly good options on the wire and have been working SON well recently (Urquidy and Armenteros starts). I want to believe in Reynaldo’s velocity (T99mph) and his historically strong 2h’s. Worth holding the both of them or continue to stream?
Also- RIP Gallo, and prayer circles for Snell and Diaz. Ugh
Ugh, I know
Hello in ROTO League
Is it worth dropping any of my rag tag pithcing staff to pick up Alex Wood coming of DL?
Crazy to see the Phil’s playing small ball lately……although Kaplar had Quinn attempt to bunt for a hit the next at bat after hitting a dinger. I’ll never get the analytics
Trying to trade from my hitting depth to improve SP.
Is Ray or Gray a good haul for Voit? Which one?
Ray seems ok
Look at you with the high priced closer on your team
Ha, no one was drafting him, so I got a discount
12 team redraft league.
I was proposed Albies for my Caleb Smith. My current 2B are Mondesi, Chris Taylor and Urias holding the position down for now who is not doing much. Would you make the move since there’s still no timetable for Mondesi or hold Smith because the pitching landscape on waivers is so brutal?
Losing Smith would be tough on a SP staff. I think it’s too much to ask, but depends on where things stand as far as SP stats go.
If Odor is available, give him a ride for a week and then decide.
Sounds fair, depends if you can lose an SP…In a vacuum, I’d take Albies
12 team 5×5 H2H:
Currently 1st choice lineup:
1b – Edwin
2b – LeMahieu
3b – Muncy
SS – Baez
OF – Just Dong
OF – Hoskins
OF – Mercado
Domingo Santana (injured)
Would you add either of the red-hot Odor/Didi as back-end utility guys over one of the 5 listed?
Odor over Domingo if he’s hurt bad
Any particular reason you prefer Odor to Didi? Odor probably has more pop, but Didi is in a stacked lineup.
Nah, flip a coin, you want Didi, go for it
Jeff McNeil: thanks for seeing me on short notice, Doc.
Dr. Met: of course my boy, come in come in. What seems to be the trouble?
Jeff: it’s my legs, Doc. They’re feeling mighty heavy.
Dr. Met: oh dear. Heavy you say? Yes, that is a problem. How much would you say they weigh?
Jeff: How’s that? I mean they’re not actually…
Dr. Met: I’ll tell you what, why don’t you come over and lay your legs down on this weighing machine. Yes, just right over here like that. Good. Good. Hmmm…looks like about 65 pounds. I dunno. Seems light to me. Maybe if you kind of curl your legs around so there’s less hanging off the side…
I have Gallo and Domingo in a 12-team AL-only. Both of them hit the bricks. Just so happens that a guy asked me to trade him Cole for Lemahieu and Pham. We only roster 9 pitchers per team and I have Bieber/up in Ks by a lot.
Would you do this deal? Best replacements for Gallo/Domingo are as follows (single-day waiver, so no guarantee I get any of them):
Weekly waiver, is what i meant. Dunno what single-day waiver is….
Seems fine to make trade if you have enough SPs — the trade is in favor of Cole tho, in a vacuum
I agree, it’s just that my team’s offense is so flat that I’ve dropped 10 points in Roto the last week and fallen out of 1st. I need a hitting boost and can’t count on picking up Odor. Lemahieu looks like a legit Top 20 guy rest of the way in AL only, and Pham is solid all-around contributor.
Kelly, Alfaro, or the Terminator ROS
ROS @ 2B, 12 teamer H2H.
I’m just listening everyone because I’m so desperate for someone who doesn’t suck.
Dyansty Keep forever, 12 T h2h. Scherzer for Bieber, Ray and Matt Chapman
And would you consider Marquez (vs Cincy) a better choice (less risky) than Wheeler vs Pitts (1st start back after his “Pretendinitis”? DL stint).
Not better, equally fine
SON loves Lynn tomorrow vs Oakland; but Marquez (not rated as highly vs Cincy) is a FA. Should I run to pick up Marquez?
I’d go German in away games
Is McKay still worth stashing?
Been holding him on the hopes he’d get called back up and make a start again soon.
Potential Trade – My P. Alonso and Ed Rod for Judge? Thinking it’s time to sell high on Rodriguez (4 W’s in a row) and Alonso (33 jacks) but bummed he did the HR derby thing and feel he’ll be a mere mortal ROS. Roll the dice with Judge?
Took it off the table
My team is struggling to hang on to 6th place and im falling further and further behind the top teams in the league. I’m debating selling for picks and keepers and have a few offers on the table. As far as keepers go, which 5 would you want most for next year:
Eloy, Soto, Mondesi, Tim Anderson, McNeil, Flaherty, Buehler, Giolito
Eloy, Soto, Mondesi, Buehler, Giolito
Are you down on Flaherty or has Giolito just surpassed him with his play this year?
Lucas is above Flaherty right now, could change
All would be last round keepers except Anderson who would be kept in the 11th rd.
Also, forgot to say, this is a 12-team H2H cats league. 5 keepers per team.
Wheeler is being activated (and starting vs Pitts) tomorrow. I need his start.
My choices to drop are Lynn; Strippling (now DTD); and Gallen. Since Gallen did so well yesterday, I expect to drop Strippling. Agreed?
giolito against the twins?
Dynasty 5×5 obp
Trade my yordan/luzardo for story
Grumble post – I went camping in the netherworld with no connection. (Actually, I thoroughly enjoyed it otherwise.) I tried to set line ups a few days ahead and just missed the Bieber start. I’m still a Belieber! Dude’s a stud!
Speaking of missing out – I need to go back and read your blurb on Marquez after his start @ NYY!
Is Woodruff droppable? I currently have Eloy, Mondesi, and Strickland also on the DL. Looking to stream…
Good to see Flaherty is on the right path (comparatively).
How dare you go somewhere without internet during baseball season!
Yeah, can lose Woodruff
Lester isn’t a recommended stream @ MIL on Sat right? I was gonna drop him for Marquez
Also down 10-2 this week so far (out of 14 cats) to the 2nd place team, so the free fall looks like it’s going to continue. Was looking at my team – what’s your strategy in H2H this late in the game? I SHOULD make the playoffs still, but unlikely to place in the top 2 and get a 1st round bye. The biggest culprit is on the pitching side SAGNOF and all. Here is my team currently:
OF- Laureano, Betts, Alvarez
B- Benintendi, Dahl
SP- Lester, Archer, Hendricks, Lynn, Flaherty, Urquidy
SAGNOF- Hendriks, Givens, Neris, Martin, Holland
I have 4 moves left this week, so I can drop both Lester and/or Archer for Marquez. Archer’s next start is @NYM, while the other guy I can swap out for Fiers whose next start is v. TEX or another RP like Nick Anderson, Freddy Peralta, or whoever ARI decides to replace Holland with, but that could be a wasted move since none of those guys are actual closers yet.
In terms of bats, I’ve been thinking of dropping Benintendi for Matt Olson and then having an OF of Betts, Bellinger, and Laureano/Alvarez, and then also dropping Lourdes since he seems to be cooling off for Hiura or Odor – though the difference might be pretty small. What do you think I should do?
I’d lose Lester
Your SPs are a bit of a mess… I don’t trust Archer, Lynn or Urquidy… I don’t mind them, I guess, if matchups okay, but in a shallow mixed league, they’re not great — you have so many bats, you can’t fix your pitching?
Trading isn’t an option since nobody wants to help me win 4 in a row. I need to get creative here… which is what I was hoping to get from SON and nail streaming
Gotcha… You prolly need to be more fluid with who you own then as far as SPs
That’s why I’ve been rolling with guys like Fiers and Hendricks – sure the Ks and K/9s aren’t great but they are rock solid with ratios. If I can just nail down the SAGNOFs and rely on 7-8 SVs per week, then I’d be fine. It’s been a struggle all around.
I like Lynn cause lately, even when he gives up a few runs, I still get quality Ks and K/9. I’ve made so many mistakes with my pitching when looking back on the year… capped off with trading Pete Alonso earlier in the year for Jack Flaherty
What’s good Grey? Currently in 2nd place in my 12-team, H2H, keeper league and am considering proposing the following trade to keep Betts from going to the 1st place owner.
I give Sale, Torres, Benintendi, and Robles
I get Betts, Albies, and Odorizzi
The other owner would end up keeping probably three of the guys I’m sending so could be enticing for him. I would then keep Arenado, Turner, Yelich, Betts, Bauer, and Corbin at that point.
What do you think?
Poop! Doesn’t seem bad to get Betts, as long as you can still compete this year
You gotta let me know when you and Mish do a full on podcast without having to to “pay the bills” after talking for only 5 mins. And by that I meant to say, without GREY talking for only 5 mins. Did I miss you and Ralph having him on a Pod or will Mish be around to do one this year? I think the 3 of you guys on the Razz pod would be solid.
This week’s 3 up 3 down was hilarious.
Ha, thanks! I don’t think we had Mish on the pod yet… We should though, you’re right…
The Lester and Contreras blurbs were magnifique! By the way, I’m writing up Santander today, so you don’t have to use him for tomorrow’s buy/sell lede
Ha, thanks! You’re a…*pinkie to mouth* Stan-tander?
Ha! Well done, sir. Not sure yet. Digging through the numbers now
Are you starting either of these guys in a H2H league
German @ BOS
Paxton @ BOS
Edrod vs NYY