True Story Alert! Justin Bieber used to live about two blocks away from Cougs and I. Honestly, he might still live there, but I doubt it because I no longer go to the supermarket (block between us) and hear this, “BIEBER, I LOVE YOU. HERE IS MY VIRGINITY. LITERALLY TAKE IT FROM ME. PLEASE!!!” Also, I no longer have to jostle between TMZ cameramen for my kombucha. Here’s a story about how he wanted to put a skatepark into his condo. Dude, LA’s special. Any hoo! Yesterday, I was screaming like a 15-year-old girl for Shane Bieber to remove my sexual flower for the first few innings, then he ran into some trouble in the 5th, when it became apparent major league hitters (even the bottom of the Twins’ order; Ryan LaMarre, really?) are not quite who he was blowing away in the minors this year (1.05 ERA, 8.1 K/9, 0.5 BB/9). He worked consistently down in the strike zone with a 93 MPH fastball, and broke off, uh, breaking stuff off down and outside. There wasn’t a ton of hard contact until the 6th inning, which was a quick turnaround on a 5th inning, which saw him clearly winded — final line, 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners (1 BB), 6 Ks. I’m interested in him in deeper mixed leagues, but he looks like he will have the usual rookie pitcher lumps. For what it’s Werth, he’s the 9th best starter on the Prospect-o-Nator, which lists all rookie pitcher projections. Plus, no reports of this Bieber wanting a skatepark. That’s good. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Francisco Lindor – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .311. Also, in this game, Jose Ramirez (2-for-5) hit his 18th homer. Member when the Indians weren’t scoring any runs the first month of the season? Ain’t the problem anymore.
Jake Odorizzi – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.29. Hey, Odorizzi, go back to Tampa and get your shine box.
Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer. So ridiculous that Molitor put Miguel Sano (2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer) in the three-hole and moved Escobar down the order. Stop regaling people about your 39-game hitting streak and read a Tom Emanski book co-authored by Fred McGriff! And I know Sano hit a home run, I just wrote that! He’s still not a three-hole hitter. He’s a .215 hitter!
Logan Morrison – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .198. Has done nothing the whole season, but I will bet someone five fake dollars that he homers again this weekend.
Dylan Cozens – With Rhys Hoskins hitting the DL with a fractured jaw, the Phils called up Cozens. Surprised. They could’ve replaced Hoskins with Pesci. No one would’ve known the difference. Dylan Cozens, who I like to spoon with Cylan Dozens, has big-time power and some speed — GIDDY UP SNITCHES!!! — but strikes out about 35% of the time and is likely, at best, platooning with Altherr and Williams — AM I GIDDYING UP OR NOT? There’s a chance here for some upside, but he needs ABs and to get into a groove, boy, you got to prove your fantasy value to me, I sang that while wearing a wedding dress. Madonna, BC. That’s Before Cut muscles.
Seranthony Dominguez – 2 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, in his first game. *intern whispers in my ear* He has a 0.00 ERA and this isn’t his first game? *looks at his player page* OH MY GOD HE’S BEAUTIFUL!!! Guys and five girl readers, he has a 0.15 WHIP! He’s given up two hits in 13 2/3 IP. I need a skull emoji. I am dead. Put soil on my head I can’t even handle what this guy is doing. Let’s hope Kapler does the right thing and lets him close the rest of the year, because we got ourselves a new Josh Hader.
Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.18. I don’t sense the same excitement about Nola as guys like Kluber or Sale, but, really, that different? Nola also prints money with his pitches.
Clayton Kershaw – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.76, as he was activated from the DL. Swear to you, prior to me reading the news that he’s headed for another back MRI, I wrote, “Sell! Not kidding. Assuming you can get full price, of course, but I just don’t trust him to stay healthy anymore. By the by, he has one win all year. Give me your lolz!” Sorry, you’ve got yourself a dud, since he sounds injured again.
Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, and I’ve mentioned him about 20 times in the last four days. Wonder if he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column. By the by, wanna know everything you need to know why ESPN’s terrible? For each game, they highlight some takeaways. Their takeaway yesterday was Nimmo? You, my over-the-internet friend, are overestimating them. They highlighted a home run by Ben Zobrist. Thrilling stuff.
Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.30. By the hair on Matt Garza’s chinny-chin-chin, Quintana pitched well and it didn’t come to me suggesting people drop him.
Marcell Ozuna – Out again with his jammed finger. Yet, he preserves.
Alex Reyes – Has a significant lat strain. I have a significant strain of my skepticism. How did homeboy go from fine to significant lat strain? “Fine” wasn’t very fine, now was it? Was it “not fine?” Because it now seems like it was “not fine!” “FINE?!” What kind of fine was that fine?! This was not a fine time to be having my blood pressure monitored! Guess Jack Flaherty’s rotation spot IS FINE!
Carlos Martinez – Expected back on Tuesday from his lat strain. You must’ve sneezed on Reyes, you bastard!
Yadier Molina – Will begin a rehab assignment on Saturday. He will also be signing the National Anthem, in the highest soprano octave.
Yairo Munoz – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .314, and hitting near-.400 in the last week and you best believe he’s going to be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but please don’t wait for that.
Yarrison Bader – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th steal, hitting .290. Pham is about one week from becoming the 4th outfielder. (Yes, I know I spelled Harrison Bader wrong, but I couldn’t help myself with the rule of three.)
Jung-ho Kang – Will start minor league games today. At first he was concerned, saying, “Minors? So they can’t be designated drivers?”
Felipe Vazquez – 0 IP, 4 ER. *gets close to Felipe’s elbow, mimes an explosion* I immediately grabbed Kyle Crick (1 IP, 0 ER, set up Vazquez, ERA at 1.93). I don’t fully expect Crick to become the closer, but I have to imagine Vazquez is not going to be closing games by this time next week. The usual suspects who could take over: Edgar Santana, Michael Feliz, Verbal Kint.
Francisco Cervelli – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. There is no more clearcut sign that some ‘pert has no idea what they’re doing than telling you to draft a catcher early.
Sean Newcomb – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.73. Don’t mind people asking me questions, but people were asking about starting Newcomb? He was at home, and an automatic start against everyone.
Carlos Correa – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .262. This preseason schmohawk isn’t disappointing me either, as in, he’s disappointing to own. He was being drafted in the top 12 for some ‘perts! He’s been about as valuable as a top 50 guy.
Jeimer Candelario – Bruised hand, and is day-to-day. He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, unless this injury is like Alex Reyes’, and suddenly Jeimer needs to fold his hand.
Andrew Heaney – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.66. Well, that sucked Rally Monkey balls. Heaney’s peripherals are still better than your average streamer, but his luck’s pretty neutral, so he’s essentially a 3.70 ERA pitcher. It’s aight, and far from aight aight, but not ‘just aight.’
Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4 as he was activated from the DL. Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “The adhesive on these company-issued Post-Its lack a certain stick-to-itiveness.”
Dee Gordon – 1-for-5, 1 run as he was activated from the DL. Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “I’m gonna need more tape.”
Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. So overdue for one of those eight homers in six game stretches.
Wade LeBlanc – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.60. Yes, he’s been terrific (Good? Solid? Better than mediocre!), but I’d still look at the Stream-o-Nator for him.
Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI. He returned to the Padres lineup the other day, but I didn’t mention it because my B, and he won’t play every day. If you need power, I could see the grab. Though, if you were looking for power and had to pick up a Padres hitter, I’d prolly go Franmil.
Christian Villanueva – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. *raspberries lips* Should’ve held firm and not dropped him in my 12-teamer. Oh well, take the good, take the bad, yadda yadda Tootie.
Jordan Lyles – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.65. Yes, it was fine, but it was in Petco vs. the Marlins, I mean, c’mon.
Kyle Barraclough – Don Mattingly said Barraclough will take over as Miami closer. Mattingly added, “Also, I think Donald Trump could beat Hillary, Subway sandwich shops smell like feet, and the sun is yellow.” Mattingly’s going out on some limbs!
Joey Wendle – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .295, as he hits third for the Rays. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he sucks. Cleared that one up!
Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer. Also, in this game, Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with his 9th homer. A good old fashioned Matt off! This is like a real-life Daddy’s Home only instead Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell it’s two guys named Matt! Let’s see you compete in Matt-ematics! Mattainneering! A rap Matt-le!
Daniel Mengden – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (2 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.91. Threw a quarter of his walks on the year in one game, and feels on the verge of coming back to earth…*sees his mustache and becomes mesmerized, reaches hand out to touch image of his mustache on computer screen, mumbles* Mustache, ‘puter, junior, is that you? Any hoo! The Stream-o-Nator also is moving away from him in his next start.
Khris Davis – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the DL. Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “With The Americans ending, I wanna go back and watch Felicity. I hear Keri Russell has great hair.” I imagine people reading this bit have no idea of the origins from years ago. I don’t like explaining bits, but just this once. I was annoyed with ESPN fantasy advice, because it always goes something like this, “[Player name] was activated, get him in your lineup.” Like holy effin’ eff, no shizz. Why don’t you tell a plant to use sunlight to synthesize foods? It would be as practical. So then I got to thinking, who is writing these “get him in your lineup” updates, which led me to create Kevin who does nothing all day in ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department, except call out of work sick, talk nonsense at a water cooler and try not to be found out by his boss. Anyway, the more you know!
Quintana or Price rest of season. Thanks best overall
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“The usual suspects who could take over: Edgar Santana, Michael Feliz, Verbal Kint.”
** holding up the shredded remanats of Vazquez’s elbow **
How do you shoot C*** Hurdle in the back? What if you miss???
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Who gets the most saves ROS…Neris, Barraclough, or Nate Jones? Maybe whoever ends up closing in Pitt? Thanks!
12 team 6×6 h2h ) OPS
Have to start these hitters at Coors, right? Hittertron obviously loves them.
Desmond vs. LAD (Santana)
Puig @ COL (Anderson)
Taylor @ COL (Anderson)
So then, which of these guys should be the 4th OF for me today?
Teoscar @ DET (Hardy)
McCutchen vs. PHI (Pivetta)
Ozuna vs. PIT (Taillon)
Or would you sit one of the Coors hitters above instead?
Yes, start guys in Coors…. Teoscar
NFBC offense taking a giant injury dump.
Zimmerman, then JeDong, Now Hoskins. THey weren’t lighting world on fire, but better than Wong and Nick Williams
It felt so good to finally drop Brad Ziegler in RCls
I didn’t look at my NFBC team today yet, can’t be good after Vazquez
Need a garbage time 5th starter in very shallow NL only, how would you rank the following:
ROS: Michael Taylor or harrison bader. Thanks grey!
Bader unless have to play every day
I thought about Razzball as Bieber was having a meteoric rise through the minor league system. A great last name to base jokes off!
Seriously though, with the loss of Salazar and Tomlin, it’s nice to see guys like Plutko and Bieber provide some quality and hope for the future. And Clevinger is a keeper.
I was worried when we lost Bruce, Santana and Jackson in the offseason. The offense in the first month backed up this concern. However Jose, Frankie and a healthy Brantley have been incredible in May.
The bullpen is clearly the concern. Worst in the Majors. We lost Shaw and Smith in the offseason but they’ve been poor for their new teams so far. I’d like to see a few additions – A blockbuster trade for Brach, Britton and Machado would be awesome (but we’d have to give up a ton). Maybe some smaller deals to bolster the pen (like the Colome deal).
Gareth! Good to see you
Going forward, Chris Taylor or Josh Harrison?
Please order — Seranthony; Barraclough; Strickland; Kela.
Good morning, Grey,
Two of my pitchers Carrasco & Berrios are facing off against each other (Again!), and SON loves Carrasco and hates Berrios (who’s at home). I’ll be sitting Berrios unless you tell me there’s a chance of a pitcher’s duel and I should throw him out there…?
Roster crunch, need to lose 1 with LeMahieu coming back: DeShields, Jankowski, Bader, Y Munoz. I know who I probably should cut, but I’m concerned with playing time for some of them whereas DeShields has a full-time job. Please advise…
Thanks a lot!
Morning! Can sit Berrios — Jank
@Grey: Excellent! Thanks again
Cahill or Pivetta long term.
Hold Alvarado to see what happens in Tampa or dump for Crick? Thanks in advance
Nice! You see McCullers almost get DL’d yesterday? Crazy collision between him and Devers at first base. Rolled around on the ground for a while grabbing his legs.
Eek, I didn’t see that… He all right?
If I can get Trea Turner for Marte and Dee Gordon in a 10 team, do I do it?
Also ROS: Sano, Buxton, Andujar, Chris Taylor
Turner side — Sano, Taylor, Andujar
Would you ming ranking ROS 1B Aguilar,Desmond,Alonso,Carlos Santana.
Also, if I am saving one of Castillo, Sonny, Weaver and giving two the boot which to hold?
@ak111: Actually forgot to add Cron into that 1B mix
Desmond, Santana — Sonny, Weaver
@Grey: Thanks man, so would go Desmond over Aguilar ROS then correct?
@Grey: Thanks dude have a great weekend
C**nt gonna C**nt!
Dood has an MRI on his throwing arm and then you go and throw him three straight days? Classic.
Should I be looking to move kershaw? He’s one of my keeper pitchers along with sale. What kind of return should I be looking for?
Bad time to be trading him, can try to get a top 25 bat
JD Martinez and Ohtani for Sale and Inciarte?
Same answer if it was Verlander instead of Sale?
Need the steals and starting pitching (currently muddling through with Archer, Castillo, Ohtani, Pivetta, Skaggs, Porcello, and streamers).
Another potential option would be JD for Nola and Mazara.
Have you made “Kevin” his own term in the razzball glossary? The man deserves to be immortalized.
He has his own parking spot
My Stanton Rendon and Corbin for his Arenado Flash and Cole. Na or yeah. Thanks
@Grey: appreciated thanks
Keeper League; keep 6 forever
Bellinger or Benintendi?
Push? Prolly lean Cody
What’s up Grey?
Been looking to sell Segura since last Friday’s column. I have a buyer interested who is offering Whit Merrifield. Trade analyzer has this dead even! About to offer this:
My: Segura and Junis
His: Merrifield and Berrios
What do you think? I have Gleyber to slide over to SS so I wouldn’t miss Segura there too much and I think Merrifield can match Segura’s steals production ROS.
Works for me
Are we still holding Ian Happ in an 8 Teamer? Or is it time to drop him for a hot whatever the hell I can find?
8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS
Is it time to shop Ozuna or still hold? Hard hit rate highest of his career so far but damn only 3 HR’s. First time ive had him on my team so idk his history of starts to the season
Trade got rejected Manaea for Musgrove straight up, do I offer for cahil or just hold at this point
Meh, can if you want, apples/apples
@Grey: is Musgrove worth it to add something else or not that much of a difference from Manaea
I like Musgrove a bit more
Cruz and Pivetta for Severino and Peralta or DeJong ok? I have a logjam at Utility spot so Cruz and Seager split time. Love Severino. Fair enough?
Severino/either, Peralta first
Trying to hunt for Saves, and can use ERA help with Miller on DL.
Best 2 out of these:
Krick, Melancon, Albers, Yates, Winkler
10 team h2h 7×7 with TB, OPS & QS, L
corbin and ohtani (pitcher) for bellinger?
Mmmmmm Stache ::drool::
Keep your regression fairies away!
My Bregman for their Gleyber, what say you Grey?
And is Bader going to be an everyday bat ROS?
Bregman — No idea
Happy Friday, Grey!
Would you drop either Kinsler (on a roll) or Peraza (let him run ffs!) for Munoz?
@Grey: Thank you.
Hola, hola, hola —
Alex Reyes in, Alex Reyes out.
Pick-up Stripling, Musgrove or Guerra?
Cut Jose martinez for Ian Desmond or beltre?
Better catcher – murphy or zunino or Mesoraco?
Enjoy the weekend
Do I try and trade Manaea for Musgrove or Cahill?
Hey Grey! Roster tune-up time.
Need to drop someone to fill out my pitching. I have as much of an middle infield and outfield jam as the Pirates, so I’m having trouble figuring out who to let go.
I have JD, Blackmon, Cruz, Castellones, Mazara, Meadows, with Cespedes on the DL. Thinking about dropping Mazara.
I also have Carpenter playing 2nd but just got Dee Gordon back. Is he droppable? 10 team OPS h2h keeper league, so Meadows may have more value in this format.
Would be using the spot as a streaming spot or to pick up a pitcher like Eovaldi or Barria. Not much on waivers. I know this is a strange question but I feel like I need to pare down my offensive players since I have 6 active healthy pitchers and four closers. Let me know if I should make a move or just hold, given that Carpenter and Meadows will have future value.
Hey brohemian Rhapsody! Happy Friday. Can’t wait to the buy/sell column later.
Still can’t stop thinking about how much better they could have made that finale Wednesday. Damn i say, Damn!
1) silly question but Molina is a free agent. Drop Cervelli for him or hold?
2) did you know the nationals have back to back 5 game weeks the next 2. And they had a 3 game week Bc of rainouts a couple weeks ago. F this noise!!
3) do you have direct tv mlb extra innings or MLB At Bat
Yeah, I know, Cougs loved the finale, oh well… 1. I’d prolly just hold 2. Insane, didn’t know that 3. MLB At Bat
Who to hold: Sano or Villanueva?
If I squint enough they look like the same type of hitter but Villanueva trades BB% for LD%.
Sano, prolly same diff
Ohtani (the ESPN version) or Brian Dozier ROS in a H2H OBP league? Josh Harrison is my 2B and waiting for Murphy to come back, Dozier would replace them.
@asdf: I don’t know what the ESPN version means
@Grey: Sorry, both hitter and pitcher in one.
my closers are vazquez, treinen, strickland, neris, tepera, melancon. since it seems neris has gotten bumped would you drop him for crick in the likely event vazquez hits the dl shortly?
In a standard season long roto would you rather have Stanton or Benintendi?
@Let’s Play Two: Stanton
But cmon, you had to think about that one, didn’t you? The sub 200 batting average v RHP as well as the 200 change home average, reminds me how Cashman got fleeced.
Rank the following starters for me going forward:
Patrick Corbin, Luis Castillo and Zach Godley
I think this is order that trade analyzer seems to favour them.
Do any of them have much hope going forward and for rest of season?
@Earl: You did
@Grey: Thanks. So I have the correct order then?
Also, how would you say they are going to do going forward or should I be looking at replacing them (I know it would probably depend on who is available)?
Yes, that order
Spaghetti or lasagna tonight?
16 team h2h dynasty 6×6. use k/bb and QS. my starters are verlander, wood, price, quintana, clevinger, gausman, teheran, sonny, duffy, fernando romero, alex reyes. notable SPs on my minors roster are luzardo, domingo german, dennis santana. Been offered his madbum (plus 2nd rd rookie draft pick) for my reyes, luzardo, and romero. pull the trigger or too much to give up?
@brian: Sounds fine to win this year
Hey there Mr. Grey. Mr. Pink here. Would you be so kind as to rank these lunch box carrying, punch the clock ,hombres, ROS? Nimmo, Muncy, Gyorko, Dahl, Gamel, and Naquin. I
@Matt Kleinschmidt: Nimmo
8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto. 1 year keeper. Trout and Lindor cannot be kept by their current teams for 2019, but can be kept by the other if a trade occurs. All other players keepable for either squad. Which side?
A: Trout, Andrelton, Zunino
B: Lindor, G. Sanchez, E. Rosario
I keep getting asked: What’s the price for Vlad? ALl of the rebuilding teams keep sending me offers. I’ve declined $70 Thor/$35 Donaldson, $80 Strasburg….should I be looking for players I can keep that are cheap? Or players that will help me win this year…..currently in 3rd with stud pitchers on the DL (MadBum, Ray), and stud potential Util on DL (Acuna, Hoskins).
Here are the players that would interest me in the rebuilding teams:
Team 1: $1×3 Albies
Team 2: $37×3 Nola, $6×2 Moncada, $40×3 Ozuna
Team 3: $6×3 E. Rosario, $35×2 Xander, $60×3 Sale
Not saying I’d do 1 for 3 as in the above, but those are the players I like.
@Billy from Hamilton: If someone’s giving you Albies I’d take it
6×6 (k/9) 12-teamer…I have Hand, Hader, S. Greene and Vasquez.
Is Felipe droppable at this time for Seranthony, who’s available on waivers?
@Dean Chennault: Sure
So Crick & Santana (not Feliz) are available in a deep league I badly need saves. Who would you gamble on?
@Robert Schroeder: Crick
Grey, i was offered Kluber and Soto for my Correa and Bauer. My pitching is atrocious, Castillo, Bauer, Snell, Roark, Taillon, so I could certainly use Kluber, but I don’t know if it’s worth it at the expense of a young SS like Correa. What’re your thoughts? Thanks bro.
@Kas: Your pitching’s atrocious so you’re trading away your best SP?
@Grey: good point. Trade rejected.
Was offered T Turner and Springer for Stanton. 5×5 roto, gotta do it right? I think the guy just loves Stanton..
@BK: Actually sorry, miscommunication, he wants Votto and Stanton.
So Votto and Stanton for Springer and Turner. Which side?
@Bk: Turner side
Drop Kela for Seranthony? I also have Jansen and Hand so would rather take a chance on a guy that is less likely to blow up my ratios
Thank you Grey for your great work! Question: offered Chris Taylor for my Caleb Smith in 12 team league with OPS, QS and K/9 in addition to the usual stats.
C-Ramos. 1b-Hosmer 2b-Gennett 3b-Shaw ss-Lindor IF-Encarnacion OF-Mookie, Upton, Nimmo Util-Moose
SP-Severino, Nola, Newcomb, Foltynewicz, Buehler, Flaherty, Weaver, Pivetta and Caleb DL-Cueto, Nelson
RP-Vazquez, Boxberger, Domingo
@Tony C: Thanks! I’d take Taylor
Drop Miguel Rojas (SS, 1B) for Yairo Munoz (SS, OF) in my ESPN 5×5 OBP deep keeper league? Either is primarily MIF and SS depth after losing Seager for the year. My other 2B, SS, and MIF consist of Albies, Semien, Gennett. Thank for your help.
@Disenfranchised: Yes, Munoz
Great stuff Grey,
Heaney or Taillon ros?
@bill amodeo: Thanks! Heaney
drop trevor williams?
Nimmo or juan Soto ROS?
Moreland or Alonso to cover 1st with Hoskins on dl?
Finally is Hoskins worth holding?
Candelerio or Cron?
@Schmohawks Bob: Cron
12 team 5×5 roto, I’m in first place on the strength of my pitching. I’ve got C-Mart coming back next week. I was offered Jose Ramirez and V Velazquez for Bregman, Charlie Morton and E Rodriguez. Which side do you like better?
@MikeZ: Jo-Ram side
Nobody knows what kombucha is and
That skatepark woulda been dope!
@FrankGrimes: Kombucha is like kimchi, but sweet — I think
Kombucha is life healing!!! You’re supposed to drink like 1 glass of kombucha tea every day for long life. For happiness? Read your haikus and read Grey’s insightful write-ups.
I know what it is.
There is no evidence it helps!
Do I drop Moncada for Tim Anderson?
Do I drop Anthony Reyes for Seranthony?
8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP
@Wilsonian: Yes for Anderson. If No DL spot, then that’s a fair question. I defer, but expect Reyes out 6+ weeks.
@Wilsonian: Go for it on both
@Starz: @Grey: My DL spots are currently filled with Britton and Pollack, so I have nowhere to put Reyes. And he looks to be down for awhile. Thanks to the both of yas!
My Mets fandom is urging me to pick up Nimmo – and drop either Moncada or Desmond. Rest of my team as June starts is (scoring is 5×5 with OBP and Ks counting for batters):
OF- Betts, Gallo, Rosario
B- Moncada, Desmond
SP- Severino, Archer, Corbin, Bauer, Buehler, Pivetta
RP- Barraclough, Greene, Treinen, Boxberger, Dominguez
@William Hung: Nah
@Grey: You are always the voice of reason…
follow up question: ahead of your buy/sell, who would be my first drop if there is a name I find interesting? #shallowleagueproblems
My current H2H matchup is pretty tight so I might need either a batty call or a streamer over the weekend to push me over the top… or just take the L since I am currently in 1st place.
20 man league and I need a SS. Do you like Johan Carmargo or Yario Munoz better?
@Cale Tesch: Munoz
I am neither a minor league stats guru or a prospects guru but Shane Bieber’s highest ERA in the minor’s over a season was 3.10 and highest fip was 2.50. Is this indicative of anything? Who knows!? But those numbers are good.
Marcel Ozuna or Andrew McCutchen in H2H?
Do you think Andrew Miller or Ottavino are worth adding and stashing on DL? Preference?
Seems like they both could provide solid ratios and this is a decent buy low opp, costing nothing. But not sure once they’re back, if they’re any better options than guys like Heaney, Mengden, Junis, etc.
@Starz: Meh, not really worth stashing MRs unless really deep league…
Bader, muncy and healy……..pick 2?
@kwoox: Not Muncy
Have to do hoskins…teoscar, Dahl, almora or yarrison bader for my weekly lineup?
@SephMeier: To start? Teoscar
Will need to drop someone when CarMart comes off DL, who would you cut*:
*attempting to trade one as a kicker for an upgrade.
Good morning. Great write up as usual!
Start Folty tonight against Washington?
@Hebrew Hammer: Thanks! Yup start
10 team nl keeper Roto league. Pick up yairo Munoz or Dylan cozens …who has more keeper value? I am stacked on offense so they would-be bench players.
Muncy, Dahl or Bader? Who’s the odd man out?
@Chucky: Platooning them? I’d prolly lose Muncy
Following up with Heaney v Gonzales…. you’re write up for yesterday was interesting in that you say Heaney’s “peripherals are still better than your average streamer, but his luck’s pretty neutral, so he’s essentially a 3.70 ERA pitcher.” ( and that’s me quoting you!) Would you say Gonzales Peripherals are better than Heaney’s but his luck has been negative until three weeks ago or so? Thanks again for entertaining my questions. this is my first year paying attention to Razzball, you guys are awesome.
@Johnnyhobbes: Gonzales and Heaney are pretty much a push, thanks!
Reiterate the question about interns- for realz? I feel you on Christian Villanueva, let him go as well three or four weeks ago. dude who picked him up still has him on the bench….. I have both C-Mart and Alex Reyes……. My well laid plans to dominate are seemingly come undone. The rest of my pitchers are Mikolas, Flaherty (I know, I know – cardinals much?) Cahill, Heaney, and Morton…. 5 pitcher spots available my DL spots are being occupied by Hoskins and Pollack…. Weekly lock in league- streaming is tough to pull off but not possible …. Marco Gonzales(hey hey ex-cardinal), Wade Leblanc, Ryan Yarbrough , Jason Hammel, Brent Suter are FAs. Heaney a drop for???
Reyes is going to turn out to be just a cock tease…….isn’t he? a non-dropable cock tease.
@johnnyhobbes: I think Heaney is better option than those listed. Last night was his first bad start in six weeks, worth another one.
@johnnyhobbes: Agree with Starz
@Grey: Starz and Grey – thanks and I agree to stay with Heaney, He really kept it together after the first inning blow up.
In the hunt for saves, would you drop Miller for Crick? Blasphemous, I know…
@Hanklongball: Go for it
Who doesn’t know the ongoing “Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department” bit??
@ctrengove: Thought some might not know
I’ll take that Morrison bet and raise it to 10 fake dollars. ?
Marco Gonzales a good play tomorrow at home vs. the Rays?
@200 Proof: Too rich for my blood! Marco seems fine there
hey boss,so do you think Bader gets enough abs for RCL leagues,and does Richard Rodriquez have a shot at closing for the bucs
@AL KOHOLIC: Rodriguez seems odd man out, but maybe, really never know… Bader is similar to Dahl, if you have an extra bench spot, and can platoon him in when he plays…. Hoping Cards make Bader an everyday outfielder, that would be sweet, they should ditch Fowler
@Grey: thanks,another great fantasy year except the Reyes reinjury(own on 4 teams and Acuna 4 teams also and Hoskins 3 teams )
Yeah, I hear ya
Think Sir-Anthony deserves an add as a potential closer down the line?
I have 3 on my roster:
1 SP of Bundy/Ross/Folty are likely who id have to cut loose to add the knight, Sir-Anthony.
@Ryan: Drop Ross
Greetings. Matchup questions(s)!
Cahill @ KC
Gonzales @ TB
SON like Gonzo more but we like what we’ve seen with Cahill
@Joel: Go with SON
Great advice on suggesting the Ian desmond pick up a few days ago, dude has been raking.
Serious question, you have interns?
@Ohtani Bonaduce: Yeah, Cougs!
I am so scared starting Cole at home vs Boston- anyone feeling this?
@jon: Automatic start
Drop Semien for Munoz?
Haha. Somehow I always come up with the questions that elicit the “meh”. But maybe that’s the point.
yan gomes sucks again. Drop for Stassi or JR Murphy?
What the hell?
@Joey Wendle’s Mom: My b!
Need to drop one of Polanco, Hamilton or Duval to activate Khris Davis.
@Uno Mas Cerveza: Duval
Well, the good news for me is that I benched a mediocre Trevor Williams in favor of T. Glasnow for the week on my DC team. The bad news is that my starters have been shaky, flaming out, and I am Odor-dizzy after Jake seriously tanked last night as you noted. I’ve plugged in the potpourri and am hoping Happ makes me Happ-y (ier) and not happ-less, hopeless or in need of hitting the hop-juice.
I am turning my focus to making up my saves defecit with the imminent return of Zach Britton. Hey, I got a good deal on him. What can I say? He would look good in an Astro uniform.
@Dave D: I hear ya
Correa or Bellinger in a keeper league H2H?
@Chris: Grey will say Bellinger. I would rather have Correa. Bellinger is poo-poo so far this year.
So would Hanley be droppable in a 16 team league?
@Zeus: Prolly hold there for another week
Like Nimmo enough over ODB?
@Scuffy McGee: That’s a tough one. I think Mets will find a way to keep Nimmo in the lineup 5 games a week, when their OF comes back. If playing time was equal I’d say Nimmo, but ODB has a spot locked down just not producing much now outside average.
@Scuffy McGee: Nah
I’ve got 3 starts left for the week in a h2h points league that has bonuses for W’s. I’m starting Bauer (@MIN) and Archer (@SEA).
Would you start Caleb Smith @AZ over Marco Gonzalez (vs TB at home)? SON prefers Gonzalez, barely. but he’s facing Archer, and a loss is a big negative in this league.
Also, that back story on Kevin from ESPN had me rolling! Thanks a million for the laughs and advice over the years!
@Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: Thanks! I’d go Gonzales
Bader or Alonso in 5×5 with OPB?