A Duvall hasn’t looked this good since Popeye starring Robin Williams.  You thought I was going Robert Duvall and I steered it into Crazytown with Shelley Duvall.  By the way, don’t look at current pictures of Shelley Duvall.  She’s a Shelley of her former self.  I have a theory.  She had to do everything just so for Kubrick in The Shining, to the point where she couldn’t even think for herself, then she started working with Robert Altman, who was like, “Do whatever you like, improv,” and going from one extreme to the other drove her crazy.  I’d put money on it that this is the biggest update on Shelley Duvall you will ever get on a fantasy baseball website.  Any hoo!  Adam Duvall (1-for-4, and his 7th homer, hitting .284) has been crushing the ball for the last two weeks.  Now seven homers in 33 games.  Fluky, right?  Not so fast, Cousin Sweatpants.  Duvall hit 26 homers in only 100 games in Triple-A and 27 homers in 91 Double-A games.  He was always a power guy, just never really had a chance to play.  He’s now getting that chance and proving he can continue to hit homers.  Will he hit anything besides homers?  That’s yet to be seen, but I’d grab him in all leagues where I needed power.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Peraza – 2-for-4.  He was called up the other day when Billy Hamilton went on bereavement leave.  I figured Peraza was only going to be with the club for a few days, but he stayed up when Hamilton returned and now I’m interested.  He has 50+ steal speed and he constantly hit for .300 in the minors.  The Reds don’t have a place for Peraza to play every day, but if he hits, he’ll stay and play, hey, hey, hey, I’m gonna get a fly girl gonna get some spank and drive off in a def OJ.  Everybody go:  Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn.  Great, now I’m gonna be singing Rapper’s Delight for the next 14 minutes.  Fun fact!  Noam Chomsky said Rapper’s Delight was commissioned by the CIA to distract black people from fighting for civil rights.  Fun fact II!  Travelocity tried to get Chomsky to change his name to Gnome Gnomesky, but he declined.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting .255.  So, maybe giving up on him at the end of April wasn’t the best move.

John Lamb – 4 IP, 7 ER vs. Cody Anderson 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Game took place in Progressive Field so it was appropriate it was a match-up of two Cleveland Streamers.

Yan Gomes – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I just picked him up yesterday, and this was my first home run from my RCL catcher slot.  It only took me six weeks into the season, but I’m finally off the schneid.  Or as a Yiddish rapper would say, schneid or die!

Marlon Byrd – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  No matter how you look at him, over, under, sideways or down, he went yard, Byrd.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .309.  Don’t want to kick a gift horse in the mouth, because batting third is terrific for counting stats, but Lindor really feels better suited for the two-hole with Kipnis (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Carlos Santana (1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI)… On second thought, the Indians don’t have a legit three-hole hitter; that’s likely the problem.

Brad Ziegler – Said on Sunday that his fingers were purple after taking a liner off his hand.  Sounds like it hurt so much he had to *pinkie to mouth* Grimace.  He said he’ll be fine, but I stashed Daniel Hudson and Clippard where I could.

Michael Bourn – 1-for-5, 2 runs, and his 1st steal as he hit 2nd and played center.  Be a shame if the Diamondbacks go to Bourn over Owings while Peralta is out, but with the other decisions that club’s made in the past six months, nothing would surprise me.  I mean, their GM, Dave Stewart, thinks K-rate is a half-finished Hangman game and always takes a marker and turns it into “Karate.”

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Au Shizz!

Jake Lamb – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  If John Lamb is baaaaaahd as in baaaaaahd, then Jake is baaaaaahd as in good.

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.6.  Stream-o-Nator predicted the line of 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 Ks and 7 baserunners.  6 IP not 7 IP?  Damn!

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-4, 1 run.  He hit a triple and scored on a throwing error, which is more commonly known as a Paul O’Neill sick kid homer.

Alex Rodriguez – Will be activated from the DL on Thursday. By the way, my autocorrect likes to spell his nickname, A licks-Rod.

Chad Green – 4 IP, 6 ER.  He looks like a distant relative to Shane Greene.  Well, his stats and last name, at least.

Jon Niese – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Braves.  By the time the Braves hitters realized Niese wasn’t pitching for them but against them, it was too late.  “Hey, why does Niese have a tomahawk on his face?”  “I believe that’s his nose.”

Williams Perez – 6 IP, 6 ER.  Both Williams were unhappy with these results.

Jeff Francoeur – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  A Frenchy fly!

Kelly Johnson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time a Frenchy/Johnson didn’t excite anyone in fantasy.

Matt Joyce – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .372.  Basically, if you see Joyce is starting, which is only around once a week, pick him up off waivers and play him.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 5th steal.  Member my RCL team where I didn’t like my hitting (Polanco, Odor, Lindor, Arenado)?  Yeah, it’s doing well on hitting.  My pitching?  Well, that’s a whole another ball of whack.

J.A. Happ – 2 IP, 8 ER.  More like Happ-less.

Curt Casali – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer in only 76 ABs.  Psycho killer, Curt Casali!  All seriousness, I have no idea why the Rays don’t play him every day, but, going into yesterday, he had seven plate appearances since last Wednesday.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  Nice game for Smyly vs. the Blue Jays.  They are a team, though, that is prone to being punched out.  Sorry, sorry.  It just looked like the Jays had no fight in them.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 4th homer off Happ in 26 at-bats.  Pearce has a homer against today’s starter Stroman too, and, with Forsythe sidelined, I’d look at grabbing Pearce anyway for the hot schmotato possibilities.

Desmond Jennings – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .185.  Ooh, I think I saw him on my fantasy team!  Oh, wait, that’s not my fantasy team; he’s on my milk carton.

Steven Matz – Reportedly received good news from the doctor about his elbow/forearm.  There should be a moratorium put on saying it’s good news when a pitcher goes to a doctor about his elbow.  Can we just say, “It’s not terrible news?”

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies celebrate occasions with a poem, they can’t believe they finished that whole bottle of Pinot, and they will stomp on your pretty ratios.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  You got good value so far from Kinsler.  Him and his manager can appreciate that.

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Wait, I need to pull in my laundry from the clothesline before you shut the Buy Low window!

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-2, 1 run and his 1st steal as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Did you see the photocopy I made of my butt?  It was classic.”

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .348.  Damn, wish I would’ve told people to draft him.  Oh, wait, I did.  That’s right!

Jose Berrios – 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  I’m gonna leave my cola on the counter of this Libyan bar and go to the bathroom.  Could you watch it, Shifty Man Who I Recognize From Being On A Playing Card?  *five hours later*  Yo, shut the shades, I’m freezing!  Wait, those shades have the same freckles as my back.  AHHHHHH!!!  ROOFIE!!!!

Miguel Sano – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .235.  Fitting that The Sanotebook was helped along by the Regression Fairies.  All we need now is a Ryan Gosling meme, and we’re complete.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .308.  OZUNA finally breaking out.  OZUNA waited long time.  OZUNA just needed to stop taking Proactiv.

Justin Bour – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .264.  Bit early to start comparing him daily to Votto, but I see my Bour updates headed that way.

Adam Conley – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.40 vs. Jerad Eickhoff 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Both guys have been solid at times and other times have been, “So, who else is on waivers?”  For both, I’d use the Stream-o-Nator.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .343.  JB and I talk about O’Shizz on the podcast that is coming today.  You can hardly wait.  No, you!

Jesse Hahn – Will be recalled to replace Eric Surkamp, who wasn’t told by Bob Melvin that he was being bumped, but rather to “talk to the Hahn.”  Hahn is a decent flyer in deep leagues, and will be someone I could see becoming 12-team mixed league relevant in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.

Henderson Alvarez – Had a setback with his shoulder.  Damn, just what Dr. James Andrews needs, another Rolex.

Sean Manaea – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 7.91.  Ugh, okay, I’ll cyclops him but I’ll be damned if I’m picking him up off the strength of one start.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  He’s on pace for 40 homers.  Of course, that’s silly pie-in-the-sky thinking, but an eye on Semien is better than Semien on an eye.

Tony Kemp – Called up by the Astros to act as outfield depth.  He’s five-foot six-inches tall, which means he’ll smell a fart right after Altuve.  He also has speed (35-ish in a season), but no avenue to everyday at-bats yet.

Kenta Maeda – 4 IP, 4 ER vs. the Angels.  That’s a ton of runs allowed against a team that could be described as this.

Trayce Thompson – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers.   That’s his 4th and 5th homers in his last eight games!  Too bad the Dodgers have played 12 games in that time frame.  So, yeah, I’d grab him, but you have to platoon him.

Garrett Richards – Will try rehabbing instead of having Tommy John surgery.  Or put another way, “I will not own Richards again in his career until 18 months after he finally has Tommy John surgery.”

Tim Lincecum – Signs with the Angels.  With Lincecum and Weaver together, they are replacing the radar guns with hourglasses!

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Doc
Doc
6 years ago

Price @royals, cueto @padres, or lirano vs braves

Rice
Rice
6 years ago

Matt Harvey has sucked this year but I was just offered J Upton for him.

I need SP more than OF but I know you love the buy low on JUp.

What to do what to do?

Herschel
Herschel
6 years ago

Dyson owners rejoice.

JAMESBIT
6 years ago

@grey Are people dropping Dee Gordon? In a 12 team H2H 5 bench, should I drop Wainright and Dee Gordon to activate McCullers and pick up Raja? Already have J.Upton and A.Gordon riding the pine and Davis would fill my speed void. Thanks!

yadiyamind
yadiyamind
6 years ago

10 team unlimited keep forever league

hold JBJ or sell high now?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
6 years ago

Gregerson with another blown save. Think it’s Giles time?

Also, time to cut Franco in an 8 Team H2H league? He isn’t playing for me and is pretty ice cold anyway.

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Wilsonian
6 years ago

@Wilsonian: Giles or Harris? Giles or Harris??

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
6 years ago

Thinking of dropping Gregerson & adding Gattis. Stupid? I only have BOXBERGER and Melancon as RPs. Just don’t feel good about dude’s situation at all!

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
Reply to  Dommattingly
6 years ago

@Dommattingly:
Or Trea Turner, Maybin, or Duvall. Looking for overall value, I guess.

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

Worth dropping Justin upton, Rasmus or grichuk
Or two of
To grab
Duvall or maybin, or Billy burns?
Thank

the swinging
the swinging
6 years ago

This message is brought to you by the letter H, as is HUHHHHHHHHHH

The Reds brought tony cingrani in the game tonight down 13-1 after he just got a save in Sundays game 2 days ago.

Keep in mind the reds started a 4 game set vs Cleveland on Monday, so no off days this week.

Closer or not what the hell is one of your high leverage relief pitchers doing in the game down 13-1 when he just pitched 2 days ago and you have no off days comming up?

HUHHHHHHHHHH

Your down 13-1 in the 7th inning let anyone with a hand pitch, HUHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

(Writer smokes pot, remebers the Reds play in Ohio and we’ll maybe they don’t have the sharpest knives in America’s silverware drawer. I mean remeber how dumb Kasich looked in the presidential race, maybe it’s a state wide thing… Wait they have LeBron in basketball… hmmmm, maybe some more pot…)

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  the swinging
6 years ago

@the swinging: Didn’t they just get destroyed yesterday? Probably running out of RP options just to get through these two games.

the swinging
the swinging
Reply to  Fungazi
6 years ago

@Fungazi: so let the 3rd basemen pitch ur down 13-1. Not ur high leverage reliever .

joe
joe
6 years ago

the yankees do not look good. i almost want to stream shelby miller against them tomorrow. bad idea?

Alps88
Alps88
6 years ago

Trade offer. Need help
I give Mazzara and Franco for Scherzer
I could keep Mazzara for $6 and Franco for $16 next year.
Scherzer would not be kept.
I need pitching help
Should I try off waiver wire. McHugh is available and wouldn’t cost me anything

alps88
alps88
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
dont mean to be a dumb ass
but the guy getting Scherzer which is me or the guy trading Scherzer
thanks

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  alps88
6 years ago

@alps88: He gave you the side he likes better.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  alps88
6 years ago

@alps88: that’s for you to already know, if you have scherzer it means don’t do the deal, if the opp has scherzer do the deal. you sure you aren’t also kimmel, he asks these kind of “follow ups”.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
6 years ago

chase anderson destroying the CUBS? yordano looking good again (took nearly a month off). of course i played porcello over yordano, could’ve played both, at least i’ll not bench yordano every time now.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  Mantis Tobaggan MD
6 years ago

@Mantis Tobaggan MD: that’s still yordano’s best start in a long time, at least 5 str good innings.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
6 years ago

16 team dynasty where i just traded saunders for diaz (STL). SP has been pretty bad all year (hung around buchholz too long, dropped hill when he had a couple of bad starts, injuries, traded the 22nd best SP in MLB for delino etc). QS over wins, net steals over steals, net saves and holds over saves, OBP over AVG, total bases and K/BB added. now with this:
C salvy
1B au rizz
2B kipnis
SS alcides
3B bryant
LF upton
CF ellsbury
RF jd mart
util diaz, dannys antana (streamer)
BN psycho killer (streamer), d.peralta
NA delino/benintendi/dahl/jab placenta crawford (PHI)
SP cole/liriano/wood/tillman (lucky i got him back, but i’ve also been scared to start him during about half of his great starts due to SON)/porcello/pineda/fatolo (streamer)
RP britton/giles/watson/hudson/j.peralta/kelley
DL heaney/ryu/romo/kela/wheeler

1. got a trade offer of joc/dozier/judge/m.moore for my benintendi/porcello/diaz
i’m thinking no here, due to not needing dozier, not wanting moore, and liking benintendi >judge, and porcello + diaz more than joc. what you think
2. j.peralta getting hit lately, and benoit back. grab benoit/salas/estevez/bearclaw over him?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
6 years ago

@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: 1500 max innings, so guys can be benched sometimes (but sucks for me on tillman, as if it was 1700 or so innings i’d have used every tillman inning).

mrbaseball
mrbaseball
6 years ago

Gordon tested positive for not one but two different performance enhancing drugs: testosterone and clostebol.

What would be the reasons he was taking those drugs and what did they do for him ?

Everyone can play !

mrbaseball
mrbaseball
Reply to  mrbaseball
6 years ago

How would you rank him because of the drugs – Does his value take a big hit in a keeper league

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  mrbaseball
6 years ago

@mrbaseball: You don’t have to be big to be strong. If you train for speed and agility you become faster and more agile, not muscle bound.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Trevor may must know all these people have picked him up in fantasy. He has been garbage lately? Hold or time to move on?

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Brett
6 years ago

@Brett: I’m out, eff that guy. Unforgivable.

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

Just Dongs just donging…

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

The Twins bullpen falls apart again in what shall forever be known as The Michael Tonkin Incident.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: may’s was worse than the gulf’s.

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

you’re welcome to all Conforto fans…
He was killing me for 3 weeks so I benched him in my weekly lineup…of course he proceeds to hit a homer.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  muskysmell
6 years ago

@muskysmell: i’m guessing the amount of fantasy baseball players that might actually believe that what they do with a player (drop/trade/bench) affects the outcomes of said player is more than the total amount of fantasy hockey + basketball players total. anybody got any action on this one?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

Thor dropped the hammer tonight son

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

@Grey: And I can’t believe I’m watching Oliver Perez right now..is it 2006?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Well I’m not pulling on the regular and drunk every other day, so probably not.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Good Point

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
6 years ago

might not be completely right (he may have doubled once in that time) but is that white homer his first XBH in like a month or so?

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: since his last homer on april 20th, he had 3 doubles (2 on may 8th), and overall went 8/57 with the 3 doubles.

ryanoger
ryanoger
6 years ago

redraft league

Neil Walker or Brandon Phillips?

thanks man!

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

Glad to see Nicasio doing his best to prevent me from getting any wins.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Well, somebody is going to blow it.

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: you start Rodon tonight where you own him?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: looking decent. no bbs is nice. hit 98 early in the game…

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
6 years ago

20 team h2h with QS, OPS, BB’s, total bases and slugging. only have 2 DL spots and have ryu/hundley in those. now the cargo 2 (HOU) i waivered is DL’d.
1. drop who of these
2. for which of these hitters:
my hitters
castro
1B ortiz
2B schoop
SS segura
3B castellanos
OF bryant/marte/hanram
util pedro
BN cargo 2
available hitters: dannys antana/hicks/rua/comish of the NFL douchbag (goeddel)/leonys/aoki/captain kirk

looking like this is the kind of league i’ll jump on buxton if/when he comes back up (no keepers here, redraft)

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: apologies in advance but beof over gattis, right? Gattis is hitting cleanup in that astros lineup though….

Lucas Dude
Lucas Dude
6 years ago

Hi Grey!

Need to add an OF that can swipe some bags but also provide decent overall value. Have some good options on waivers. How do you rank the following ROS? How about in the near-term (2-4 weeks)?

Melvin Upton
Mallex Smith
Cameron Maybin
Leonys Martin

Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
6 years ago

My H2H team is almost unfathomably bad – for me to whine about it to the extent it deserves would leave me no time to do anything else. Not even a trip to LA was enough to fix it – but at least I did get to complain in person, right?

Anyhow, someone in my league just offered his D Peralta and Dee Gordon for my Heyward. 14 teams with OBP and AVG. Whaddaya think?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Nah, not yet. Hopefully later.
Seriously, this team is sucking so bad. Nobody is hitting and all my relievers keep getting blown up. I’m second-last FFS!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Probably the former at this point.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Trevor May being a case in point. Him and Baez the only two pitchers I have had go this week so far…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: That post is archived – can’t comment on it anymore.

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

Cheers – VV has a k/9 of 18 in this game.
Jeers – At his current rate, he would need to throw 204.75 pitches to actually get through 9 innings.

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

Devon Travis is 5/14 2 doubles and a walk in 4 games. Need runs in multiple leagues I seem to have too many 3-4 lineup hitters. Own him everywhere. Dropped Domingo for Maybin in a couple of leagues need speed too.

Pager24
Pager24
6 years ago

Archer is such a piece of shit! 51 pitches through 2 innings? are you kidding me? will he ever give a QS? what a waste of a pick! ugh,,, had to get it off my chest- sorry I will try to calm down now

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Pager24
6 years ago

@Pager24: at least 6 innings now with 8 baserunners.

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

Do you think Thomas Joseph is anything more than a NL only play?

Kyle
Kyle
6 years ago

Do you cut ties on J Upt for any of: Duvall, K.Davis, or Valencia? Or do you just hope this obnoxious over-asked question somehow helps Upton figure it out?

Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
6 years ago

berrios cast off routine time.
AL only, hold him or grab any of d.norris/clevinger (CLE, not in yahoo yet though)/pelfrey/weaver/shoemaker/dean (taking berrios’ spot, or rogers is)/nova/holland
nova’s been ok in last 2 starts, shoemaker is only start upcoming SON likes.

Boomer19
Boomer19
6 years ago

Hi Grey. In my 13 team roto league I was offered Reyes for my Semien. It’s for a middle infield spot and I already have Scooter. You think Reyes will make an impact whenever/wherever he returns? Should I just hold Reyes?

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
6 years ago

Would you start Odorizzi and/or T. Walker tomorrow? 10-team H2H mixed. SON no like.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 years ago

Grey,

Would you trade Matt Harvey for Cespedes

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Thanks grey

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

Hey Grey – do you think Tyson Ross gives us anything worthwhile this year? Thinking of dropping him to DL Peralta…

Thanks!

donny
donny
6 years ago

Alex Gordon, Souza Jr or Khris Davis, don’t need anything in particular but who do you like the most?

Doc
Doc
6 years ago

Salvador Perez vs porcello or Castillo vs Pineda

chris
chris
6 years ago

deGrom/Drury or Castellanos/Piscotty

Bobby
Bobby
6 years ago

Would you trade Tolleson for Porcello?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Bobby
6 years ago

@Bobby: porcello side

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
6 years ago

Repeat question but with Odor suspension issued, I’m now asking about next week (weekly league):

2b: Schoop
SS: Boegarts
MI : ???
BN : Colome (4th RP), Leake, Ventura, JRoss

Who to drop for which of theses: Rendon, Cozart, Pearce, Dietrich,

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I just don’t know how long an appeal takes and it’s a weekly. would it change if you knew my 3 RPS were Papelbon, FRod and GREGERSON?

Buge Hoobs
Buge Hoobs
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: didn’t realize that was so soon! Thanks!

Doc
Doc
6 years ago

Puig vs weaver or inciare vs nicolino

Markowskinator
Markowskinator
6 years ago

What are your thoughts on this trade proposal i received: i get maikel franco and edinson volquez for syndergaard or Salazar. Do i make the trade and if so, who do i give up? Im leaning towards yes and giving up salazar.

My pitching is deep (those two plus taijuan, carassco, darvish, nola, velazquez, aaron sanchez, kennedy, nicasio, happ, karns, tyler duffey) and franco would be an upgrade over starlin castro, dozier, or duda at my open infield and utility spots.

Doc
Doc
6 years ago

Puig vs weaver or rua vs hahn

Doc
Doc
6 years ago

Hermann vs Pineda, Castillo vs Pineda or wieters vs miley

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: intresting to see herms starting center, now left, but batting in the two-hole? Really didn’t see that one coming.

Fever Dog
Fever Dog
6 years ago

Sorry, my pitching

sp-Strasburg, Matz, Shields, Hill, Nola, Pomeranz, Samardija, Hammell
dl-Rosss
N/A-Glasnow
rp-vizcaino, phelps, cishek, robertson

Fever Dog
Fever Dog
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Two part question here.

First,

10-team, h2h, 5×5

Drop anyone for Duvall?

c-wellington
1b-rizzo
2b-walker
3b-arenado
ss-correa
of-j-upton, marte, polanco
util-hosmer, belt

Second,

I’ve been offered

Cutch + Goldschmidt

for

Rizzo + Polanco + Matz

I know what I want to say. What say you?

Thanks!

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Odor 8 game suspension. Just letting you know

omar
omar
6 years ago

9 team AL Only Standard 5×5 Roto:

Give:
Miggy
Britton
Keirmaier

Get:
Archer
Just Dong
Jepsen

Trade partner needs a closer. I have Abreu & Park to plug in 1b an IF. Currently 1 off the lead in saves and have a bunch of next up potential closers (Colome, Dyson, Benoit, Will Harris). Getting Archer would basically give me the entire Rays staff, sans Odorizzi – (Smyly, Moore, Erasmo, Colome, stashing Snell). Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing.

Thoughts? Appreciate the input as always.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

Follow up to my follow up….

Who would you rather trade, McGee or Jeffress? McGee, right?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

Follow up to my above trade offer…

Would you pull the trigger if he switched out Puig for Sano (OBP league), so it would be my McGee/Jeffress and Sanchez for Sano and Boxberger?

Thanks!

Reid
Reid
6 years ago

Gattis or Castillo at C ROS?

Reid
Reid
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: is Herrmann a threat to Wellington you think? He’s been really good too and starting in RF tonight haha!!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Have you seen much of Tillman this year? Seems refreshingly un-Tillman like, and doing most of his good work at home–oddly enough. Worth starting tomorrow vs Seattle? Odds he keeps it up ROS?

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
6 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: I’ve seen him probably more than the average Razzballer. He’s only allowed 1 HR this year, whereas his career HR/9 is well over 1. He seems to be locating a bit better, i.e. keeping that straight fastball out of the wheelhouse. I’d need to see more before I could trust him, but the improvement could be a real thing.

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey & Cram, Much appreciated!

pager24
pager24
6 years ago

Grey,

I’m torn about Archer tonight vs TOR son is meh also. My pitching stats are garbage this year and I’m currently pacing about 40 innings over my max allowed. Is it best to just sit him and wait for a positive game? Or do you think I should throw him out there and hope fir the best? 12 team roto.

Thanks!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
6 years ago

The first rule of O.P.P. is nearly identical to the first rule of fight club. Digest that for a minute.

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

@Grey: Thanks. You should expect nothing else from a man that listens to early 90s rap while figuring out which catcher to plug into his fantasy baseball lineup.

Non
Non
6 years ago

Tommy Joseph vs Chen and either Harper vs Noah, Bautista vs archer, cespedes vs sherzer, Stanton vs Velasquez

Or Carlos Santana vs Simon and jd Martinez vs Hughes

Nono
Nono
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey

So Polanco, jd Martinez and Carlos Santana today

Or jd, Bryce Harper, and tommy Joseph

abdoozy
abdoozy
6 years ago

Trade Franco for Castellanos straight up?

H2H league w/OPS. If that matters.

Brett
Brett
6 years ago

Grey,

Which do you prefer:

Blackmon and Wacha or Upton and Carrasco

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
6 years ago

@Brett: Just to clarify. Justin Upton

Andre
Andre
6 years ago

Lost Peralta and Brantley….have Boxeberger in the other DL spot. Now AGon might be out….. Do you drop Peralta for a bench bat? And if so, who do you pick up among:

Pearce, Mazara, Myers, or Drury. Besides Mazara, all have position flexibility….Pearce intrigues me the most Bc of his most recent success in 2014. Will he be strictly a platoon player? 10tm H2H categories keeper league, which counts Hits, Walks, HR, RBI, Steals, Runs, and Average as the offensive stats.

Andre
Andre
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Hahaha. No David Peralta

Todd25
Todd25
6 years ago

Abreu + Jon Gray for Cast + Salazar

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

Did youse guys ever pick a term?

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: hahaha… too funny

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: That’s great! Kudos bar to whoever came up with that! (M&M flavor too!)

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

Benoit just got activated

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: Realize this news is prob not exactly all that exciting for most of us… but he’s stashed on my DL until SEA has another save opp. Hoping for some clarity by the weekend. Will be interesting to see how long I can game the system and NOT get itchy fingers. Not really too many sexy streams out there for me right now anyway.

quimmy
quimmy
6 years ago

Joey Bats, PomPom and Adriese for Mookie and Salazar?

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  quimmy
6 years ago

@quimmy: I’d want Mookie side

Todd25
Todd25
6 years ago

Hendricks @MIL
yolo start or sit?

quimmy
quimmy
Reply to  Todd25
6 years ago

@Todd25: Im starting him

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Todd25
6 years ago

@Todd25: I’m pretty sure Hendricks can handle the Brewers’ lineup.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
6 years ago

Miggy/Springer for Rizzo/Cueto? I am giving up Miggy and Springer, need the pitching help.

quimmy
quimmy
Reply to  ThE sHiT
6 years ago

@ThE sHiT: Think you are overpaying.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  quimmy
6 years ago

@quimmy: As a Cueto owner, I agree with quimmy. Maybe try some cheaper move to fix pitching? Though Rizzo is enticing.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: Rizzo is super enticing. But you guys are right, I am trying to find cheaper pitching. I took over this team a few weeks ago, totally stuck with lots of players I wouldn’t have drafted. Thanks for the input!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Ryan Braun is back in the lineup. Start him back up or see how the wrist goes?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: Most likely your best option to start, so yea. Seeing as how it is Tuesday, this must not be a weekly league thing.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

8 game suspension for Odor

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: Yep, noted above, appeal is the next move to watch for.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

10 team h2h obp limited moves

C Grandal
1B Rizzo
2B Odor
3B Franco
SS Lindor
OF Betts
OF JDong
OF JUp
UTL Belt
BN Mazara

SP Archer, Smyly, Wacha, Stroman, CMart, Hill, Sanchez, Wood, Moore

RP McGee, Jeffress, and Colome

Just got an interesting offer. Have been trying to trade my Aaron Sanchez for his Boxberger for a week now and he just sent me an offer this morning: my McGee/Jeffress and Sanchez for his Boxberger and Puig. McGee/Jeffress seem like locks to get traded this year so Boxberger seems like an immediate upgrade for saves. Then it’s pretty much just Sanchez for Puig which seems like a no brainier. However, is Puig really that much of an upgrade over Mazara or guys like Castellanos, Park, Dickerson,Carter on the waiver?

He also has Sano, who seems like a much better bet in OBP, so I’m thinking I push for Sano and see if he gives in? He implied early on in negotiations that Puig/Sano were interchangeable.

Thanks Grey!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Is it wrong of me to want Jay Bruce to get hurt so Duvall will move up in the order?

henncoop
henncoop
6 years ago

Hey Grey,
I am in a deep roster 5X5 roto dynasty league. I currently have A Blair who came off my NA list & he has been underwhelming at best. I also have De Sclafani on the DL & may be available soon.
My options on the wire would be Andriese, Guerra (not too likely given his age), & De la Rosa.
BTW the rest of my staff is: Thor, Cole, Archer, Shark, Smyly, Pineda, Kennedy, & Giolito & Appel in the NA slots. Rubby caught my attention after JB’s article.
RP are Allen, Rodney, Jeffress, C Smith, & Hererra (so either of the last 2 could be dropped as well)
Great writing …funny as hell. Thanks for your help with my fantasy life.

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Also H Santiago would be on waivers as well but this is a dynasty league …could grab both if I dropped either Hererra or C Smith. Sorry for the late addition of Hector in the mix.

Cheese
Cheese
6 years ago

Standard 12 team roto league. Abreu Donaldson and mchugh for rizzo Frazier Pomeranz.

I’d be getting Abreu and Donaldson, and neither pitcher would make my staring weekly rotation so this is about the hitters for my team. Thoughts?

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

Poll time! Pick one:
Hellickson vs Miami
M Perez @ Oakland
Gray @ St Louis
Wood @ SD

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: That’s Jon Gray, by the way, don’t gimme no hay.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: he keeps up this K-rate and he’s getting a spot on my Trapper Keeper…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wilsonian
6 years ago

@Wilsonian: I didn’t consider him Trapper Keeper worthy, but I am now.

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: with as stout as he’s been on the road, i’d roll with Gray

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: I think Wood would be my choice here, good luck

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

@Cram It: Don’t worry, it’s all Wood.

740
740
6 years ago

Gray, good thing i picked up Duvall lastmight!

question. Archer vs TOR. start or risky?

thanks bruh

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
6 years ago

Frazier seeing some pine – who’s the better start:

Piscotty v. Bettis
Franco v. Chen
Segura v. Pineda
Puig v. Weaver

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
6 years ago

Manaea had decent game last night, back on the train?

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Don Majikowski
6 years ago

@Don Majikowski: K-rate leaves something to be desired…

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Don Majikowski
6 years ago

@Don Majikowski: JB’s pitcher profile had me completely selling/dropping. Did not like what he showed us there. I’ll admit I didn’t watch last night, but I would wanna see more yet.

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
6 years ago

Pearce or Khris for the next week?

Kenny
Kenny
6 years ago

Need your advice
In a Dynasty League, would you give Berrios Receive Grichuk and Weiters?
And redraft, give Matz or Walker plus Chris Carter for Price?
Thanks

Non
Non
6 years ago

Jaime Garcia vs Rockies in stl or Velasquez vs Marlins

Syllogism
Syllogism
6 years ago

Hello Monsieur Grey. Lotsa useful stuff as you-zhu-elle. Most useful was the Ziegler note. Coin-tossed and came up with Clippard.

I think I have a wealth of hitting riches tonight … (cat 5+ OBP, TB) …

1B – Hosmer v Porc, HoPark v Pelfry
SS/3B- Kang v Blair, Seager v Weaver, Nunez v Pelfry, Villar v Hendricks
OF SANO (/3B) v Pelfry, Yelich and Ozuna v Velasquez, Piscotty v Bettis, Pence v Rea, Cain v Porc

Inclination:
1B Hosmer
2B Kipnis
SS Seager
3B Nunez
OF Sano, Pence, Cain
Utility HoPark

Yelich and Ozuna have been smokin’, it feels nurtz not to play them, but I’m thinking the Velasquez matchup might be tougher than other matchups. Kang I’m still watching, but I think I like the Nunez v Pelfry matchup. And I have a mancrush on Piscotty, but … I dunno.

Who would you swap in …. Yelich, Ozuna, Piscotty, Kang … for …?

Thanks muchly amigo.

Syllogism
Syllogism
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: It’s a rare, rich day for Epic Fail! (Watch me go for a collective 0/40 … lol).

Thanks. :)

Non
Non
6 years ago

Arenado vs Garcia or kris Bryant vs andwrson

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

E-Rod suffering “knee soreness”. No bueno…