I get props at my mention ’cause I vex y’all.  So Wada Wada want!  He’s so funny with the 88 MPH gas that he flaunt!  Where’d you get your information from, huh?  You think that Tsuyoshi can front a fantasy rotation when revelation comes?  You can’t front a fantasy rotation on that!  Sweeter than that Jason Hammel guy with Ready Whip topping?  Goin’ from streamer to streamer kickin’ it wall to wall!  Well, I’ll be calling out you people who draft a number one starter!  It’s wack when you’re jacked, someone take Strasburg from me, he can’t throw no harder!  As you can bet I think I’m losing my league this time.  This time I’m losing my league.  So, Tsuyoshi Wada looked terrific yesterday in his first start of the year, if just not fully stretched out — 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  He was solid last year (7.4 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.25 ERA in 69 1/3 IP).  The Ks from yesterday likely won’t be the norm, but he should be solid for most mixed leagues once he gets stretched out, which should be by next game.  I’d definitely grab him, and you can’t front on that!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chase Anderson – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  It’s the week of Diamondback starters excelling, which kinda reminds me of a Hyundai Excel.  Not sure why.  Hyun-Jin should remind me of Hyundais.  What does the president of the Hyundai Motor Company stand in front of when giving a speech?  A Hyun-dais!  Take it, Highlights, it’s yours!  Anderson has a knock-em-out changeup, a decent curve, a 91 MPH fastball and a 8+ K/9 last year in 114 1/3 IP with a 3.67 xFIP.  Oh, and do you need me to clean out your gutters while I’m cherrypicking?  Anderson was decent last year, so this isn’t a breakout.  I would own him in most mixed leagues, and think he can be a solid number three.  Between him and Rubby?  Well, Rubby seems more likely to lead to a happy ending.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-4, 4 runs and three steals (7, 8, 9).  Oh.  OH!  I see.  Well, in that case, yeah.  Wait, how many steals were stolen yesterday by the Diamondbacks?  Six!  And Tuffy Gosewich stole a base?  Did someone yell duck, duck, Gosewich?  I’m guessing either the Marlins pitcher, David Phelps (5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks) has a big ol’ flashing green light of a steal tell or the Marlins catcher yesterday, Jhonatan Solano, isn’t a catcher as much as a jumble of Latin American baseball names that were put into a supercomputer and the Marlins bought it.

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, as Mark Trumbo sat.  Basically, to own one Diamondback outfielder, you need to own them all.

Nick Ahmed – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal.  He’s also hitting near-.400 in the last week and has been playing nearly every day and I’m struggling to make him sound appealing.  A very slight schmotato in deep leagues.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Elected to have shoulder surgery.  No word if his fantasy owners were voting, teammates or the Dodgers front office.

Brett Anderson – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.61 vs. Tim Lincecum 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.08.  This was a classic 4/20 matchup.  Lincecum because he smokes on the daily and Brett Anderson because I can’t believe he made it past April 20th healthy.

Jake Peavy – Could begin a rehab assignment soon.  Show of hands for who thought Peavy retired.  Oh, put down your hand, A.J. Burnett!  Always with the retirement, you!

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .298 and hitting near-.450 in the last week, and just about the hottest schmotato in the land.

Drew Pomeranz – Placed on the DL like I’d place your head on a pillow and tell you bedtime stories, Giancarlo.  Real sweet like.

Jesse Hahn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  Why is it when I see Jesse Hahn’s name that I think “esse hand” and that makes me think of this?

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.67.  Keuchel exercises are especially difficult when he has the best ERA in the major leagues.  Get a load — bad choice of words — of the top five ERA in the ERA:  Keuchel, Nick Martinez, Sonny Gray, Hector Santiago, Garrett Richards.  That looks just like the top starters drafted.  /sarcasm

Evan Gattis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .196.  I was about to write that Gattis seems like a guy that does okay vs. righties and punishes weak lefties, but Gattis is batting .146 vs. lefties with two homers, so, uh, yeah.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .299.  Marisnick got as cold as Saran-wrapped doody in an industrial freezer, but maybe this is him fogging up the mirror under his nose.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .195.  On our Player Rater, who’s been more valuable:  Springer or Souza?  Actually, Springer, by a hair ($12.3 to $11.9).  Here’s a more confusing one:  Springer or Ender Inciarte?  Ender with $13.3.  Avisail, who everyone seems to want to drop, has been worth $15.4.

Severino Gonzalez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 0 K in Coors.  Right now, the Rockies have scored the fewest runs at home in the majors.  *waits, listens*  Oh, well.  I was waiting to hear the opening to The Twilight Zone.

Drew Stubbs – Demoted to Triple-A right after Dickerson landed on the DL because Walt Weiss hates you.  Don’t look around like he hates someone else.  It’s you!

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .309.  If Weiss wasn’t crummy with crackers, Wilin would be the everyday 1st baseman, even after Morneau returns.

Albert Pujols – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on his wrist, and is day-to-day.  Those Angels fans that tuned in late and saw that their 1st baseman was Marc Krauss, left them singing O, Brother Where Are Thou Albert?

Jered Weaver – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.37 and the win against the Blue Jays.  Find the email of the guy who owns Weaver in your league and trade with him.  He doesn’t know what he’s doing.

Mike Trout – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .288.  It feels like every time you look up Trout has ten homers.  Stop looking up!  I believe the preceding was also lyrics from Sheryl Crow’s Soaking Up the Sun.

Drew Hutchison – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.06.  Drew Hutchison: 2016 Sleeper!

Anthony Rendon – Hit in a cage and took grounders yesterday.  I will say one thing for Rendon that I appreciate it, he doesn’t give endless updates about his injury.  I’m farting in your general direction, David Wright.

Bryce Harper – 0-for-1 and ejected from the game in the 3rd inning for arguing a first-pitch strike.  This is the 2nd time he’s been ejected this past week.  If I may get on a soap box for one second.  Little Timmy begs his father to take him to the Nats game to see his favorite player, Bryce Harper.  Timmy’s Dad frets that they can’t really afford to go to a game.  It’s going to cost $250 with parking, concessions, tickets and souvenirs.  Finally, the Dad relents.  He’ll take him to one game this year.  This game was yesterday and Timmy’s favorite player got ejected because an umpire was flexing his muscles.  Now Timmy will start to like football, where his favorite player gets a ten-yard penalty for killing his ex-wife.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Hmm, I’m gonna try something real quick.  Sell Jose Abreu.  Did he hit a home run yet?

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.52.  After the game, J. Z. uploaded the highlights of this game to Tidal with a watermark stamp that someone removed and put up on YouTube.

Adam Warren – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Warren credited his pitching performance to studying game film done by Zapruder.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .238.  Steals look like they’re gone from his game this year, but hopefully, if you couldn’t trade him, he gets 20+ homers.  It’s the least The Dreadful Pirate can do.

Josh Harrison – 3-for-6.  Crazy how hot he got out of nowhere.  Well, not nowhere, it’s Pittsburgh.  It’s nowhere good.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .250.  Not saying it hasn’t been brutal owning him, but if he hits two homers by next week, he’ll be on pace for essentially his exact same preseason projections that you thought you were getting.  Yeah, yeah, I know, if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, I’d be a diabetic squirrel.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .250.  I’m still on the Heyward train of thought, but if there’s anyone I’d be more annoyed with from these two, it’s Adams.  Heyward has a few steals and 13 more runs than Adams.  Adams has done a whole lot of whatever.  Emphasis on whole.

Matt Holliday – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .328.  Doesn’t he have a back to wrench out of place or something?

Carlos Martinez – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 4.08.  I watched a bunch of this game because I still own C-Mart in a few deeper leagues, and any time I can see the Stay Puft Caramel Marshmallow Man go up to bat, it’s a good time.  C-Mart looked the best I’ve seen him this year.  Wasn’t simply the Mets swinging at whatever, C-Mart was hitting more corners than Avon Barksdale.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs as he hit leadoff.  Never thought I’d be so happy to see my Wong hitting against a Colon.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and five for his last ten.  Hot schmotato alert!

Shane Greene – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  Yawn, you are so April 6th through 15th!

Ryan Braun – 1-for-2 and his 10th homer, hitting .263.  If you don’t own him, don’t worry, he’ll hurt his thumb or back within the next two weeks.

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd steal.  Well, yeah, sure, Cespedes has a hundred legs.

Williams Perez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Williams took over Eric Stults’s rotation spot.  That’s not some kind of wonderful!  Perez has pretty yawnstipating minor league numbers (7 K/9, 3 BB/9 in Triple-A, 6.4 K/9, 2.64 BB/9 in Double-A), but, due to his ground ball rate, he’ll likely be ownable for NL-Only leagues.  Williams also started selling some great kitchen supplies with his brother, Sonoma Perez.

Jace Peterson – 0-for-2, 2 BBs and his 4th steal as he hit leadoff.  If you say his first name enthusiastically, you sound like Borat.

Roenis Elias – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.76.  Elias Sports Bureau said, “That’s my boy!”  The Stream-o-Nator thinks his next start is a bit more favorable, but not that favorable.  Did I say you could use italicizes?  Leave me alone, Random Italicized Voice.  Snippy, snappy!

Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  The Ruggiano family was vacationing in 1989 at Disney World and they asked someone to take their picture, and that person said, “Say cheese,” and Papa Ruggiano knocked him out.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  You got lucky that the five walks didn’t lead to a serious ERA drubbing, and I’d look elsewhere in most mixed leagues, before the walks come back to haunt him.

Adam Eaton – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  When a guy like Eaton hits a home run, it could be the beginning of a hot schmotato run, and would look to grab him.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and two steals (7, 8).  Wow, it’s the what-I-imagined-for-him-in-the-preseason Ramirez!  Say hello to your mother for me.

Pablo Sandoval – Sat out yesterday after taking a pitch off his knee.  Is it me or is Sandoval day-to-day every other day?  He looks like he’s in such good shape too.

Rusney CastilloRed Sox manager said Rusney’s callup is not imminent.  He went on to say, “When I said it was imminent on Monday, I was messing with fantasy baseballers, Grey’s mom’s term.”

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  At one point I thought Bogaerts moving to the top of the Red Sox order might be a possibility, but now that seems like it’s so crazy it’s coming from a guy wearing a burlap sack, muttering to himself as he crosses a street.  At this point, I’ll take less than yawnstipating from Bogaerts.

Joe Kelly – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I do like that he throws hard.  Like Will Smith in Parents Just Don’t Understand, speed turns me on.  For now, I’d leave Kelly as a streamer and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start.

Josh Hamilton – Should rejoin the Rangers next Monday.  So far, he’s hitting .387 in nine games, so if you want to stash him, now is the time.  Stash him, as in put him on your fantasy team’s bench.  Not ‘stache him as in draw a mustache on your computer.  Now you have to throw your ‘puter out.  Nice job.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer and 2nd homer since Saturday.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Phil Klein – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Mr. Klein also taught fourth period Science, filling in for Mr. Pete Kozma.  Klein had a solid K-rate in the minors (13.8 in Triple-A, but never as a starter), and might catch some hitters by surprise.  In AL-Only leagues, I’d look at him, but in AL-Only leagues, everyone is ownable.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-3 and his 11th steal, hitting .271.  SAGNOF!

Shawn Tolleson – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save and potentially the last time we’ll being singing, Feliz Completeanus.  If you need saves, I’d grab Tolleson in all leagues.  Now!  Andele!  No, that’s not the singer of Rolling in the Deep.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .314.  After giving squat last year (like and not like Devin Mesoraco (0-for-4) this year), Phillips is back to not giving a ton of power or speed, but supplying a ton of runs and RBIs.

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .342.  I just had a vision of the funniest thing ever that’s not really funny but I’m feeling punchy –> Moustakas winning the AL batting title this year.

Greg Holland – Declared himself available on Wednesday.  Save it for Tinder!

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greg
greg
7 years ago

Hello….available (for now) on ww, 14 team h2h 5×5:
DeLaRosa, Wada, Lohse, Roark, Bucholz, Bolsinger, CMart, HSantiago, Frias, WPeralta, JGarcia.

On my “bubble” on my roster are Jimmy Nelson (who looked fantastic), Jesse Chavez, Carlos Rodon, and Nathan Karns…otherwise it’s Kluber, DeGrom, Archer and JoeFer on DL.

Who would you drop and take on that list? Thinking Rodon for Roark. Maybe Karns for Rubby.

Though I do hate to give up on Rodon, I have a chance to have a really dominating staff. As is, I lead the league….but as hitting is sketchy at best….thanksl

SF
SF
7 years ago

Drop Shoe for Nelson after today?

SF
SF
Reply to  SF
7 years ago

@SF: Could also pick up Frias, Lackey or Wada.

slimbo
slimbo
7 years ago

8 teamer Keeper league question

Need to stash travis on the ir.

Currently have rendon reyes iwakuma corbin and wheeler on there.

Is corbin or wheeler worth holding onto? Reading corbin could be a top 40 pitcher the 2nd half of the season…hmmm

Thx for any input :)

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  slimbo
7 years ago

@slimbo: Wheeler’s questionable. Corbin’s a definite given his timetable

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

Jace Peterson, Owings, Hill, Espinosa or Spangenburg to replace Travis (DL)?

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Jon
7 years ago

@Jon: Espinosa…all five are almost literally of the same value though (not a lot)

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
7 years ago

2 saves in and I’m convinced Tomas for Tolleson was the right move…hey, now with Ziegler in the driver’s seat, ehhhhh not looking so bad. Honestly I haven’t made an unwise move since dropping Hatcher for Eralta and missing out on his two saves and incurring dead arm…so yeah, not bad man

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Mello Yello
7 years ago

@Mello Yello: I meant dropping Peralta for Hatcher…wow have I been drinking haha

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Glad I didn’t drop Addison Russell.

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: Oh hell freggin yeah!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Yeah, I streamed Hendricks. In case you were wondering.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: I saw you grab him and knew not to touch him

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Every now and then there has to be an exception that proves the rule.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: go prove off!

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Danny Espinosa looks like a Fu Manchu Walrus on his player page on espn.

Anthony
Anthony
7 years ago

@Grey: 12 team h2h money league – Do you think Jeff samardz or Carrasco are droppable ? Dan haren or Wei Chen are on waivers and my pitching is kind of shitty.

My SPS keuchel, chase Anderson, liriano., carrasco, samardz, Quintana, hanh

PS I also could drop rp wil harris for a sp? my rp is tolleson, perkins, ramos, soria, McGee

Anthony
Anthony
Reply to  Anthony
7 years ago

@Anthony: bump

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Walking Kipnis to face Santana? Make ’em pay!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: Aaarrrggghhhhh!!!!!! He’s been shit lately too. Just like the rest of my stupid H2H team.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: At least take a swing, you bloody idiot.

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

I hate when I think Deja Vu is about to drop and it turns out to be Shakira

Mello Yello
Mello Yello
Reply to  nick the dick
7 years ago

@nick the dick: Yes!!

Groovy
Groovy
7 years ago

Drop Ziegler or syndergaard for rainey stash?

Groovy
Groovy
Reply to  Groovy
7 years ago

@Groovy: rusney

jal179
jal179
7 years ago

Someone dropped Crush Davis!!!

Crush or Teix ROS as CI 10 teamer redraft?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
7 years ago

Interesting one…

Tulo/Arrieta For Miggy/Carrasco?

jal179
jal179
Reply to  The Great Knoche
7 years ago

@The Great Knoche:

Miggy for me

Brett
Brett
7 years ago

Grey

Can you rank uhera Rondon (chc) soria and grilli for rest of the year?

jal179
jal179
7 years ago

10 teamer weekly h2h. Comments on areas of improvement appreciated.
C- McCann
1b- AGon
2b- Howie
3b- Miggy
SS- Alcides
MI- Devon Travis
CI- Pujols
OF- Marte
OF- Cruz
OF- Pollock
OF- Avisail
OF- Fowler
B- Teix
B- Yelich
SP- Max
SP- Hamels
SP- DeGrom
SP- Richards
SP- Wacha
SP- Odorizzi
SP- Syndergaard
RP- Holland
RP- Rondon
RP- Miller
RP- AJ Ramos

Currently have an offer on the table of my Rondon for Tyson Ross.

Debating dropping D Travis for Daniel Murphy.

Debating moving Pujols for a mid tier starter and using Teix as my CI.

Thoughts?

jal179
jal179
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Figured. Thanks boss

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Effing Avisail. Has been useless this week.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: he’s hit 2 HR and has 8 RBIs, this week.

Last 2 days….not so much.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  The Great Knoche
7 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Not when he’s been in my starting lineup he doesn’t!

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: still shouldn’t index it by saying this week then.

jal179
jal179
7 years ago

Any Yelich panickers out there? Ol’ pubeless is bordering on droppable status in 10 teamers starting 5 OFers….

Pujols for Arrieta or Shields fair?

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

H2H Points league….Quintana is on waivers. Who should I drop for him ROS?
Leake
Rodon
Shane Greene

Thanks.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Chris
7 years ago

@Chris: Leake

jal179
jal179
Reply to  Chris
7 years ago

@Chris:

Greene is pretty boring

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
7 years ago

16 team keeper (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

I need help in ERA and WHIP.
I had this offered..

give- Ben Revere.
get- Andrew Cashner.

(I just traded to get Revere a few days ago giving up Melancon).

I also need help in AVG which is why I traded for Revere. should I hold him and look to trade someone else for a different pitcher?

MY TEAM
CA- Rosario (Gomes DL). 1B- Morales. 2B- Lalbuena (Rendon DL). 3B- Machado. SS- AlxRamirez. IN- Buter.
OF- Marte. OF- Pederson. OF- Revere. OF- Eaton. UT- Parades.
BN- ArmRamirez, Flores, Owings, Colabello, Ethier.
DL- Rendon. DL- Gomes.
SP- Bumgarner. SP- AnSanchez. RP- Rondon. RP- Grilli.
P- Tolleson. P- Romo. P- McHugh.
BN- Latos, Fiers, CAnderson, MWright
DL- Morrow. DL- Morton.

dk
dk
7 years ago

1) Richards or Carrasco?
2) Give Richards for Brantley?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
7 years ago

Will Smith with some mysterious goo gets tossed for doctoring baseball, and somehow Fredi Gonzalez figured it out all the way from the dugout.

Now if only he could figure out to play Cameron Maybin everyday and bat him lead off.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Just the 10 stranded runners combined for Avisail and Donaldson tonight. Jesus.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: Avasail has 5 innings yet…..they could get to 15.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  The Great Knoche
7 years ago

@The Great Knoche: Up to 14 if you throw Santana in there too.

Bartolo's Cologne
Bartolo's Cologne
7 years ago

I send Arenado for Keuchel straight up? Currently using Nado at the Util.

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Stuck with 2 catchers.

Option 1: trade brian mccann for not much.

Option 2: sell high and trade vogt for a decent piece.

What would be a fair return for each of those guys?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: haven’t you had 2 catchers all year though?

Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help?
Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help?
7 years ago

Grey

Can shoemaker get optioned back to AAA?

I think he has given up a hr in every game this year. Dude stinks with his 88mph crapball

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Pattern tonight.

Salazar hitting consistently hitting 98 mph but keeps getting behind in the count. Gives up a hit / walk. In the stretch he rears back and gets a couple of timely strikeouts to get out of the inning.

Also – Jose Abreu owners have cause for concern. Looks like he got hurt.

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

please watch Masterchef tonight, so many characters to talk about. It’s a good time to be a couch potato

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

@Grey: I love me some crack…pie

she’s great on it.

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Brian mccann and Ben Revere for Ian Desmond fair?

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

K’zar looking good tonight.

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

Man, Bogarts takes forever when he is up

Eric
Eric
7 years ago

Yo gray who wins this trade? Miguel Cabrera for encarnacion and harvey

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Eric
7 years ago

@Eric: encarnacion / harvey.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

You can add Shoemaker to the list of pitchers who will never pitch well when I own and/or start him, though will be great when I bench him.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Hey! Fiers and Siegrist are the only others I can think of at the moment, but give me the rest of the evening…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Stupid Donaldson can’t hit him though.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
7 years ago

NL only drop who appears to be backup bourjos for one of COL OF (do we yet know who’s starting? b.barnes is listed as backup but he did well today starting). paulsen/barnes/ynoa. Yesterday Ynoa was listed as starter, today his name was paulsen. but paulsen didn’t start in OF today, he was at 1B with rosario off today, and obviously 1B long term won’t be a job for any of these. counting stats only H2H.

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

And I’m on my way
I don’t know where I’m goin’
I’m on my way, I’m takin’ my time
But I don’t know where

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
7 years ago

pts league team i took over recently with -1 for K’s and +1 BBs and 5 for wins/saves/holds so i stashed osuna in SP slot
posey
duda
j.peterson
desmond
c.davis
LF revere
OF ozuna
RF calhoun
util ortiz
BN – a.guerrero (lately desmond gets benched when guerrero plays, j.peterson to SS)
SP near dail stream spot/chavez/osuna (only 3 daily spots)
RP perkins/betances
BN paxton/fiers/cashner/carrasco/quintana
No negative pts for pitchers so freeroll to stream all the time. 16 team league, other than posey and probably c.davis (but he does lose some value from K’s) do i have enough other keepers such that i shouldn’t grab correa now?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: over who?

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

I miss the impact Brett Lawrie had on my team and truly regret dropping him.

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: my comment was so laced in sarcasm it hurt my eyes.

420!

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: dyslexia is a real issue.

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft, braun/volquez for archer/wong?

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

In the diamondbacks marlins game today:

Dyson with the loss. Chafin for the win.

It was a little uncomfortable but worth it in the end.

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Vacuum humor not doing it for you Grey?

That sucks.

poundsand
poundsand
7 years ago

Drop Julio T for Hammel?

Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor
7 years ago

Grey

I am in need of SS help! Guy is offering me Reyes for my Carrasco?

Do you still believe in Carrasco or should i pull the tigger?

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Jake Taylor
7 years ago

@Jake Taylor: Reyes is damaged goods that fell off the back of a truck.

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: and if you “pull the Tigger” Winnie the Pooh may take umbridge.

Hold onto Cookie.

Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth:

Thanks guys.

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Hey, Grey! Rubby, Frias, or Wada? Thanks!

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Mmm. Love Rubby Frias. A Cajun delight!

JoeCool
JoeCool
7 years ago

Traded Quintana/Hughes/Lind for Salazar/Cecil

Did I win the move? Lind was bench bat, pitching is now:

Carrasco
Salazar
Fiers
STREAM
STREAM
Robertson
Familia
Allen
Cecil
Boxberger

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Er, double play for Buchholz here, please.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: For crying out loud.

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: I avoided Red Sox pitchers this year. BUCHOLZ and Porcello both have that “you think they’re good but they’re not” going for them.

Masterson hasn’t been right for a while and Miley and Kelly are “meh.”

How the Bostonians ever thought they’d compete with that staff is beyond me.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
7 years ago

In the “who cares” baseball trivia department, Jorge De La Rosa became the Rockies franchise Strikeout leader today. Passing Ubaldo.

22 years as a franchise and that’s the best they can do.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
7 years ago

It’s inevitable: There’s gonna be a Wada Lincecum matchup, and Tipper Gore’s gonna dust off her protesting shoes.

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Grabbed Aoki and Pagan a day early for my Colorado stack and They had the ignominy of facing Kershaw. Thought “what the hell” and had them all face Clayton today.

Aoki 2/3
Pagan 2/4 2 runs
Pence 2/4 2 rbi’s
Crawford 1/1 rbi

Roll on Corrs!

agarthered
agarthered
7 years ago

Waiting to see how Buchholz does this evening..but him or yordano ROS?

Thanks!

rcs
rcs
7 years ago

12 team roto.. starting Buchholz tonight?

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Did you watch the music video yesterday?

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

I have Price in one of my 2 RCLs, and Soria in my other. Do I need to have two of my ribs removed to make this easier?

Pedro Cerrano
Pedro Cerrano
7 years ago

Yo G

Would you trade Desmond for Sale? Is it fair?

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

A.Simmons or B.Crawford??

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks…

Ships
Ships
7 years ago

Dickerson and surgery rumors.

Manager Walt Weiss joined MLB Network Radio to discuss the state of his team, including the injury situations surrounding outfielder Corey Dickerson and infielder Justin Morneau.

“Weiss on MLB Radio: surgery is option for Dickerson, “but not a great option… that’d be a last resort.” “Holding out hope” that rest works.”

Ron
Ron
7 years ago

trade my Mookie, Fowler, & Ryan Zimmerman for Carlos Gomez and Ian Desmond ( have no shortstop, crowded outfield, and three 3rd basmen(Arenado, Machado, Zimm))??

Speedy McGreedy
Speedy McGreedy
7 years ago

We discussed Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha as regression candidates, and you said they are top 30-40 pitchers in a dynasty format.

I’d like to know if you have any ideas for good dynasty buy low SP who are maybe in that 40-80 range and could get into the 10-30 range or better.

My situation is that I have this huge offensive surplus and roster space issues to boot. I need to take guys like Kemp, Sandoval, Rios, etc and trade them in bulk for more valuable dynasty assets. In my league, I know I will need to take 80 cents or 90 cents on the dollar to get this done, as pitching is at a premium and quite deep.

Just searching for ideas.

Tom
Tom
7 years ago

I have been very lucky in my OBP H2H league and find myself with a HUGE lead. I know its extremely early but I’m looking ahead at the playoffs. Washington has a very easy schedule in September. SF has a tougher one. I was thinking about proposing my Bumgarner, Cecil, Calhoun for his Strasberg, Jansen & Betts. Is this a good idea?

The Flayed Man
The Flayed Man
7 years ago

Greetings,

10 team h2h 5×5

his Salazar for my Miller? I also have Clippard, Chapman and Allen.

Thank you

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

Please rank these MI for ROS!
Andrus, Rollins, Boegarts, Daniel Murphy

Ty
Ty
7 years ago

Yelich has been so meh since coming off the DL. Would you drop for Y Thomas?

Ty
Ty
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
Staying with the slav

tals23
tals23
7 years ago

Would you own Wada over Jimmy Nelson In a head to head weekly points league, where the two most relevant pitching stats are wins(10 points) and strikeouts( .5 points each)?

KarlJ
KarlJ
7 years ago

Chase Anderson, Rubby or Chavez for Rest of Season?

Speedy McGreedy
Speedy McGreedy
7 years ago

Followed up on my comment above if you get a chance

Bas
Bas
7 years ago

Hi Grey,

I can trade Zobrist for Santana. Have Montero/Swihart and Mesoraco as catchers so that looks like a problem right?;-)
Also have Owings as my current shortstop since Segura is on the DL. I’am in 5×5 12 teams keeper league (keep 7)
What to do?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Bas
7 years ago

@Bas: If you can get Carlos Santana for Zobrist then high five yourself and hit accept

Bas
Bas
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH:
Thanks J-Foh
I will try to get Storen as a bonus and I give him Montero;-)

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Bench McHugh at Detroit tomorrow?

After a nice start he’s been a bit iffy lately.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: Detroit has been iffy too, I’m starting him

AA
AA
7 years ago

Is Yelich droppable at this point?

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

FFS, stupid mother f***ing Soria, take my win you heartless SOB

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

@Grey: is that a Blownzai! for someone else?

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

@Grey: BLOWNZAIIIIIIII!

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

did anyone hear about c dick getting surgery for foot?

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: my brother being an idiot

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: pros and cons to both :)

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
7 years ago

Afternoon sir,

Arenado and Anibal vs Beltre and Melancon

Arenado and Anibal vs Marte and Melancon

Keep 11 , 15 team roto

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. garcia, bolsinger, chase or hutch over any of wada, fiers or paxton?

booya
booya
7 years ago

12 teamer
Which side would you want?
Wong or Howie K, DeGrom & Bauer?

Thanks

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  booya
7 years ago

@booya: are you saying give wong and get Kendrick, deGroom and Bauer? If so I want the deGrom side

jal179
jal179
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH:

agree

Bruce the moose
Bruce the moose
7 years ago

Standard H2H 10 team points league
this my baby. it’s 3-3 and sometimes i lay awake at night thinking what do i need to do with this team in order to please the Gods.
Does everyone look in place and what would you rate them on a scale to 5?

Also, do you agree that the Moistasskiss side of this trade is the better half?

Cespedes/Moustakas/Rosenthal for Chris Davis/Escobar/Holland.

thanks Grey Almighty

Molina
Abreu
Kinsler
Arenado
Tulowitzki
Cruz
Jones
Cespedes
Moustakas

Price
Harvey
Richards
deGrom
Samardzjia
Rosenthal
Jansen

Calhoun
Myers
Syndergard
Rodon

DiRo
DiRo
7 years ago

In a standard ESPN league with keepers would you trade Tulo and Arrieta for Bogaerts and Price?

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

As Cram will attest, I bitched about Duda yesterday.

DUDAAAAAA!!!!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: I think last year is the exception and not the norm

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: I agree, but he should be around 25 HR’s. Peeps definitely shouldn’t be up in arms if he falls short of last years production.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth: Happy now?! Go bitch about someone who deserves it….

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: are you buying 2014 Duda? I wonder if they figured him out, his LD% is way up while his FB% is way down (like classic Hosmer). HR/FB should adjust up, hopefully when it heats up, but I’m not sold on him being a 30 HR hitter yet. It’s good he’s improved his K rate and walk rate, however slightly, but I question if teams have figured out how to throw to him. I haven’t watched many Mets games yet and he’s on my list of guys I need to see. why he is so down in power and higher in average?

and why hasn’t Karns Nectar pitched?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Honestly, this year is too small of a sample size. I’m not going to read too much into FB/LD % this early. He’s crushing lefties and only so-so against righties so far. Which is ass backwards, for any lefty. He looks good at the plate, hitting the ball to all fields, good plate coverage and discipline. I don’t know if he’s changed his approach and he’s swapping power for avg intentionally but I thought coming into this year he was more of a 25 HR guy with a mediocre batting average. He COULD be a 30 HR guy but I’m not sold on it either. But again, this new Duda has me intrigued.

Karns got his start pushed back because they want to give him some rest for the long haul. They believe in him!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: we are enough AB’s in to get an idea of what he’s doing. If not then all of Magoo’s fine work would be for not. Maybe he is not trying to hit homeruns and instead trying to drive the ball to be more of a team player or maybe he is frustrated with stupid nonsensical nicknames and wants to get away from that

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Don’t tell Magoo then.

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: Think I’m going to pitch about Carrasco and that inflated ERA.

Sort it out Cookie!

Harry Hardenberg
Harry Hardenberg
7 years ago

chris taylor hit a triple last night, and given his BABIP and hard/med hit %, i think this guy is about to get red hot

just felt like putting my feelings down in paper, anyone reading this can add him to your watch list

Jason
Jason
7 years ago

Lucroy, Wacha and 4th rounder (3 keepers) for his Cutch and Gerrit Cole?

Q
Q
7 years ago

I mean, look, when you have the opportunity to bench Arenado and Rosario to get Ben Paulsen and Daniel Descalso in the lineup, you’ve gotta do it.

Warren
Warren
7 years ago

David Price is making me very happy I traded for him on Monday! Yes, its the whiffing Astros, but good to see him get his K – rate back up.

Middle infield, man. Puke.

Tulo is driving me insane at SS, but then I look around the league and realize everyone at short is terrible. Just gotta be patient and enjoy the summer Coors bombs (as long as he stays healthy)

Started the year with Walker at 2nd and he’s been super underwhelming. He’s now on waivers while I’ve been riding the Schmotato Valbuena. His hot streak seems to be ending, so should I go back to the Walker well or get Espinosa, Phillips, Jace, Panik, or Owings. OBP league, don’t need any particular stat though, lineup is stacked outside of MI.

Warren
Warren
Reply to  Warren
7 years ago

@Warren: anddd I jinxed him…ugh

bigbear
bigbear
7 years ago

Then little Timmy’s Dad realizes he’s got a job in Washington DC, the slush fund capital of the world. Timmy gets to take a trip up to Baltimore, Philly, NYC, NYCII, and Boston to see some teams with real fans (instead of the yuppy implants gathered from abroad). Cust kayin’!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  bigbear
7 years ago

@bigbear: so washington is like san francisco

B.o.B
B.o.B
7 years ago

Was offered Bumgarner for Adam Jones. I’m assuming you don’t like that so do you like any of the following to counter:

Pence
Holliday
Reddick
Gardner
Ellsbury (DL)

cubjet
cubjet
7 years ago

Yasmany Tomas is currently available on waivers. My outfield consists of
Ryan Zimmerman
AJ Pollock
Jorge Soler
Josh Reddick
Yasiel Puig

Should I pick him up for one of these guys?
I could also stand to lose one of my starting pitchers. Heston, Happ or Fiers are my 3 worst.

Also should i use my #1 waiver on him?

Thanks in advance.