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 ParkerTwins 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?”

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Sam
Sam
3 years ago

I dislike catchers.
Will Smith over alfaro?

JC
JC
3 years ago

My Segura and Senzel for Whit. Which side? Close?

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. I have a lot of hitting so thinking these two injured guys can go somewhere as I reduce risk.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

ROS would you bank on Sano’s power or Kingery’s modest 5 category production?

Hus
Hus
3 years ago

Will Smith or the terminator?

Also would you drop Stripling to stream Urquidy tomorrow?

JP
JP
3 years ago

Will Smith, Jansen or Chirinos?

Also, Nunez, McMahon or Urias?

JP
JP
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Drop Domingo Santana to grab Nunez?

CP
CP
3 years ago

drop alfaro for w smith?

Bocce
Bocce
3 years ago

Do you like Reynaldo next week against the Mets at home?

Max
Max
3 years ago

Drop any of the following for Vogelbach?

Dannys Antana
Domingod
Hiura
Didi

Max
Max
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

DTD still. No MRI results yet.

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

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

Hip hip jorge
Hip hip jorge
3 years ago

What do I do with Keston hiura? Where do the brewers intend to play Shaw?!

Hip hip jorge
Hip hip jorge
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

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!

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

true, but he’s been worse than cactus jesus and thames.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
3 years ago

16 teamer with pretty much any hitting category added possible. roto.
C
1B fatt adams (LF)
2B schoop a doop (SS)
SS bregman (3B)
3B mostsuckass (2B)
MI gurriel (2B/SS/LF)
CI dozier (1B/3B)
LF soto
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)
DL: gallo
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.

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
3 years ago

holy shit counsell is gonna give away more games. shaw back soon

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

12T roto OPS

C Vasquez or W Smith (called up tomorrow)

Thanks

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
3 years ago

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.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, Shaw, Ian Happ and Tomas all called up. Who do u like out of the three?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

gotta stay on that Shaw bandwagon!

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
3 years ago

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)
C jansen
1B goldy
2B odor
SS polanco
3B torenado
OF (3) puig, k.davis, dickerson
util (2) otani, segura
BN
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

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

could drop dickerson for cooper, but he’s been hot as shit for a bit.

Mr basebball
Mr basebball
3 years ago

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

Ivan Make Basket
Ivan Make Basket
3 years ago

alex wood is starting this sunday, is he a must add in 12 teamers?

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

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.

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gracias

Redhook42
3 years ago

16 team H2H points keeper league. would you trade Conforto for Caleb Smith & Shane Green. Could use the pitching, My current starters are:
L. Castillo
Paddick
Odorizzi
Canning
Cease

If i do trade Conforto i can plug O Mercado into his spot.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Snell today Woodruff last week.
Man F this season…

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m hoping to start Dark this weekend.

Saint
Saint
3 years ago

Hello Grey,

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

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey.

HappyJax
HappyJax
3 years ago

How you feelin’ about Flaherty tomorrow night at home vs. the Stros?

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

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.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

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

Hugman
Hugman
3 years ago

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.

Hugman
Hugman
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

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!

Whoa Nelly
Whoa Nelly
3 years ago

Margot or Santander?

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Benintendi or Conforto ROS?

Gary C
3 years ago

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?

Gary C
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you!

Fanty
Fanty
3 years ago

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.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Tulo legit. He quit.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Come on – that deserved some uppercase at least!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ah yes – of course. It’s hot, damn hot… etc

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Oh yeah, I knew that’s what you meant (red, sweating, sad-looking emoji)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
3 years ago

And hotter over the weekend by the looks. Yikes.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Even the water in the pool will be too warm. The struggle is real.

Trader
Trader
3 years ago

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.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

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.

MrBaseball
MrBaseball
3 years ago

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

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

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?

JJJ
JJJ
3 years ago

Marquez has a possible revenge game at home next week against the Giants who will have MadBum on the mound…. I’m tempted

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

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).

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

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.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

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!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

That’s what I was thinking as well. See if he bites on Greinke and then move on. Thanks Grey!

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Yairo Munoz or Arraez ?

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
3 years ago

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.

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I read he was starting Sunday but actually he’s not listed as a starter this weekend.

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Adam plutko is available also, wish I added him for today’s start. Hope he gets crushed tonight

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

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

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
Reply to  Ivanmakebasket
3 years ago

Smyly gets San Fran on tuesday

Daze
Daze
3 years ago

Hey Grey
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

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks you Sir!

Blue Devil
Blue Devil
3 years ago

Which SP would you trade away to get
C – M. Garver and OF – S. Marte

Sale, Cole, Buehler, Ryu, Minor, Clevinger

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Is it Seth Lugo time?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

i didn’t watch the game – does it look like for sure a IL stint type injury?

hankg
hankg
3 years ago

Drop Villar for Didi? Also have Odor and L. Gurriel (and am platooning all three at 2B and SS positions). Thanks.

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

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?

Tavern
Tavern
3 years ago

Drop Kingery or David Fletcher for Arraez or will this not last? Points league so no categories.

knucks
knucks
3 years ago

Go grab you speculative Lugo shares!

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

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

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

shoe*

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Just don’t drop Freddy P!

I added Lugo over Gselleman. Familia is dtm. Hard pass on that clown.

nickyk13
nickyk13
3 years ago

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?

nickyk13
nickyk13
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Also- RIP Gallo, and prayer circles for Snell and Diaz. Ugh

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

Hello in ROTO League

Is it worth dropping any of my rag tag pithcing staff to pick up Alex Wood coming of DL?

Yonny Chirinos
Kyle Gibson
Lucas Giolito
Dallas Keuchel
Mike Minor
Joe Musgrove
Tanner Roark
Hansel Robles
Sergio Romo

Brandon Woodruff
Shawn Kelley

Tyler Glasnow
Brad Peacock

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey

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

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Trying to trade from my hitting depth to improve SP.

Is Ray or Gray a good haul for Voit? Which one?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
3 years ago

Look at you with the high priced closer on your team

Jimmy
Jimmy
3 years ago

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?

Thanks.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Jimmy
3 years ago

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.

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 H2H:

Currently 1st choice lineup:

C Garver
1b – Edwin
2b – LeMahieu
3b – Muncy
SS – Baez
OF – Just Dong
OF – Hoskins
OF – Mercado

Utility(2)/ Bench:
Benintendi
Conforto
Domingo Santana (injured)
Voit
Jorge Polanco

Would you add either of the red-hot Odor/Didi as back-end utility guys over one of the 5 listed?

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Any particular reason you prefer Odor to Didi? Odor probably has more pop, but Didi is in a stacked lineup.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

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…

pinkman
pinkman
3 years ago

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):

Odor
Goodrum
Bauers
Profar
Naquin
Aledmys

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  pinkman
3 years ago

Weekly waiver, is what i meant. Dunno what single-day waiver is….

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

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.

Thanks Grey!

Blitz
Blitz
3 years ago

Kelly, Alfaro, or the Terminator ROS

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

ROS @ 2B, 12 teamer H2H.
Newman
Urias
Odor
Brosseau
Arraez
Biggio
Edmund
Robel Garcia
Brandon Lowe
Galvis

I’m just listening everyone because I’m so desperate for someone who doesn’t suck.

Chucky
Chucky
3 years ago

Dyansty Keep forever, 12 T h2h. Scherzer for Bieber, Ray and Matt Chapman

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

And would you consider Marquez (vs Cincy) a better choice (less risky) than Wheeler vs Pitts (1st start back after his “Pretendinitis”? DL stint).

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

SON loves Lynn tomorrow vs Oakland; but Marquez (not rated as highly vs Cincy) is a FA. Should I run to pick up Marquez?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 years ago

Morning!

Is McKay still worth stashing?

Been holding him on the hopes he’d get called back up and make a start again soon.

Thanks again

Smitty
3 years ago

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?

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Took it off the table

abmsports23
abmsports23
3 years ago

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

abmsports23
abmsports23
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Are you down on Flaherty or has Giolito just surpassed him with his play this year?

abmsports23
abmsports23
Reply to  abmsports23
3 years ago

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.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

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?

sal
sal
3 years ago

giolito against the twins?

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

Dynasty 5×5 obp

Trade my yordan/luzardo for story

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

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).

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

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:
C- Contreras
1B- Bellinger
2B- Lourdes
3B- Kingery
SS- Lindor
OF- Laureano, Betts, Alvarez
UTIL- Story
B- Benintendi, Dahl
DL- Mondesi

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?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

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

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

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

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

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?

knucks