The Houston Astros who crawled through a river of shizz and came out clean on the other side.  The entire organization looks up in the air, rain beating down.  Hey, Bus Driver, take the Astros to Zanwhattwonahwho, they finally called up George Springer!  No, I don’t know how to spell it!  With a Z?  For an organization that hasn’t had anything promising since Billy Hatcher homered off a left-field foul pole, it’s about time there’s something to look forward to.  They were downright depressing there for about seven years.  Here’s what I said this offseason, “In Triple-A, Springer had 18 homers after hitting 19 homers in Double-A.  That’s not one year in Double-A and one year in Triple-A even though my syntax might lead you to believe that.  He hit 37 homers last year in the minors.  Hello, sexy, what’s your name?  Do you like your creme de menthe on the rocks?  Can I call you grasshopper?  37 homers is pretttttay, pretttttay good.  I wonder if he can do anything else.  *moves finger along his minor league line*  Hmm, too bad he only stole 45 bases last year.  Oh.  Wait, come again?  I mean, I just came again.  40-steal speed from a guy that nearly hit 40 homers?  Yummo on that Thirty Minute Meal.  Give me some Restaurant: Stakeout, my waitress is sexting her boyfriend during business hours!  So, I guess his average is atrocious.  Oh, he hit .311 in Triple-A?  Yeah, I just had a fangasm; I have to change my undershorts.  Is it all peaches and cream on this big slice of pound cake?  No, there’s a K-rate that could portend him actually hitting .245 in the big leagues and I wish he were a year younger, but nothing is spelling D-O-O-M.”  And that’s me quoting me!  I lurve me some Springer and he’s ownable in every league.  My preseason projections for him were 52/19/71/.254/22, but that was with a full season at-bats.  Now that he’s missed about two weeks, I’d cut off a few counting stats, but not much.  He could be a 20/20 player.  Go get him!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks as he held the heavy right-handed Brewer lineup (8 of 9 RHs) in check.  Rudy IM’d me to say it’s nice to see a sign of competence after fizzling at the end of last year and start of this season.  I say, I’m not sure I buy it.  In the College of Fantasy Baseball at Charleston, they would say Miller now represents a solid selling opportunity.  Maybe it was the pep talk from older brother, Bumbry Miller, maybe Dave Duncan appeared in the clubhouse as a hologram or maybe Milwaukee wanted Miller to live the high life.  Either way, he lives to fight another day on Rudy’s last place team.  Last — HA!

Mark Ellis – Activated from the DL, to act as a backup for Wong.  I believe ‘Backup Wong’ was also a song off Aretha’s Who’s Zoomin Who? album.  “In my glove department, I got a backup wong for when I’m at a red light.  Tonight…. Who’s zoomin’ who?”  That’s the lyrics.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd game in a row with a homer.  I mentioned yesterday that he was hot and worth grabbing.  I now say I agree with Tuesday Grey.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  See, it was more like a sabbatical.

Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This is The New Meh.  A start that leaves fantasy owners feeling like they won’t drop him, but don’t love having him.

Jim Henderson – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Two steps forward for The Muppet Master, six giant steps back.  Not easy to do while moving legs with strings, but still not great.

Jose Reyes – Will return on Friday.  Wanna take an over/under on when he’s on the DL again?  I’m gonna say May 20th, taking the under.

Colby Rasmus – Didn’t play yesterday due to a tight hamstring.  Instead, Jose Bautista (3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) played center field.  Hey, Blue Jays, how about you just tear Bautista’s knee ligaments in the dugout and save all the trouble?

Brandon Morrow – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER vs. the Twins.  Vic Morrow had better success with helicopters.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  If you waited through his post-hype year and post-post-hype year and post-post-post-hype year, don’t you want to own him for his post-post-post-post-hype year?

Trevor Plouffe – 1-for-5 and his first homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!

Chris Colabello – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Okay, just need five weeks and four more days until Zimmerman comes back.  Please, Beautiful Soda Man.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and a homer.  He appropriately has a last name that looks like it should be found in an Ikea catalog because he’s cheap and unreliable.

Jenrry Mejia – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Making it look as easy as a roll of the R’s.  This start comes after a 5 IP, 4 ER vs. the Braves.  I.e., it’s hard to trust him yet, but worth looking at in deeper leagues.

Bronson Arroyo – 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER.  Okay, but his Pearl Jam air guitar solo is so spot-on.

Craig Kimbrel – Played catch yesterday and said if there was a game yesterday he would’ve been able to pitch.  There was a game, a bunch of them.  Okay, not with the Braves.  Stupid rain.  I’d continue to hold Carpenter until Kimbrel sees game action, though I’m pretty biased because I’d love nothing more than to see the most expensive closer go down to injury.  I’m like a cheap fat man, “Die, $12 Salad, die!”

Michael Bourn – Activated from the DL, but the game was rained out.  Coincidence?  I’m sure!  No, really, I wasn’t being sarcastic.  I’m still not.  Seriously!

Marcell Ozuna – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI as he returned to the lineup.  Marcell and Grey sitting in a tree — K-I-S-S I and Gene Simmons!

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer.  31 to go!  Get there, you sexy beast!

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks.  I know how the Marlin fans feel.  I love everyone on the Marlins but hate the franchise.  I grabbed Koehler in a few very deep leagues, but I wouldn’t yet look at him in many shallow ones.  The five walks in seven innings isn’t a good harbinger, if harbingers can be good.

Wilson Ramos – Had stitches removed from his hand.  Too bad, he could’ve dressed his hand up like Frankenstein for Halloween.

Stephen Strasburg – 4 IP, 6 ER vs. the Marlins.  That date you circled on your calendar to watch Strasburg is going to look like something else to the police when they find your calendar after catching you roaming the streets, raving like a madman.

Dustin Pedroia – Wasn’t in yesterday’s lineup even though he is supposed to avoid the DL.  On the surface, it’s not terrible news.  He is avoiding the DL and all, but this is the same guy who played 160 games last year with a torn ligament, and now he’s sitting out due to wrist pain.  Don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but sounds like awful news.  The good news, he received a cortisone shot, so he’ll probably hit 3 homers in his first at-bat back.  I’m only half kidding.

Koji Uehara – Hopes to return on Thursday.  As with Kimbrel, I wouldn’t drop Mujica until Koji gets a save.  I’m also hoping for the fiery demise of Koji.  Light fire to his pitches, opposing teams.  I, the Fantasy Master Lothario, commands you!

Jake Peavy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Performed well against his former White Sox teammates.  Though it was a tiny bit embarrassing when he called Jose Abreu “Paulie K” and told him to cool off on the tanning beds.

Mike Napoli – Slid into 2nd base, but came up with his finger pointing the wrong way.  Damn, that gives me ugly flashbacks of waking up hungover, reaching into my jeans pocket that I wore to bed and finding my last cigarette broken in half.  It sounds like he’ll avoid a DL stint.  Even better Napoli can now do some really cool shadow puppets.

Daniel Nava – 1-for-3 and a homer.  And Grey with the batty call!  Damn, that feels good with no strings attached.

Erik Johnson – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  More like Erikkkkkkkkkk Johnson.  So glad he K’d nine guys instead of 3 or that joke would’ve seemed raycess.  He doesn’t have much of a minor league track record but Prospect Scott says he has “all the makings of a mid-rotation workhorse unlike Grey who is just a jackass.”  Hey!  His next start is @TEX so it’ll take a mighty big eponymous to start Johnson in even an AL-Only league.

Coco Crisp – Sat out yesterday, because on Coco’s tombstone it’s gonna read day-to-day.

Dan Straily – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  If you were on the fence with him, hopefully he didn’t Humpty Dump your team.

Craig Gentry – 3-for-4, 2 runs.  Played center with Crisp out, but Gentry is a part-time player for the most part.  He does have some speed, but I wouldn’t exactly call him sexy.  Actually, in the history of the world, there’s never been a sexy Craig.

Jim Johnson – 2 IP, 0 ER as he got the win and essentially the save while Doolittle did that.  This could mean Johnson is back center stage for saves, but I wouldn’t drop Gregerson just yet.  Man, the A’s relievers and their names.  Surprised it’s not Cook Ryanson.  Am I right?  Or am I right, right?

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  So, Peter Bourjos not so much, but Kole Calhoun indeed.

Mike Trout – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer and a steal, his first.  Chris Iannetta also has one steal.  Another sign it’s still early.

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  So, that could’ve went better,  Now get off my teams!

Tim Lincecum – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I’ll say it for you….Sonavabench!   Lincecum went five innings with 5 hits and zero walks and still managed 93 pitches.  He is to pitch efficiency what alcohol is to walking proficiency.

Chad Billingsley – Renewed discomfort in his elbow.  There was a bit of a mix-up when he first told the Dodgers’ pitching coach.  The coach thought Billingsley’s dangling arm was him playing charades and guessed, ‘hanging Chad.’

Dee Gordon – 0-for-3 and his 10th steal.  I’ve said this in the past, but there is something so beautiful about a guy who gets no hits but steals a base.  It’s like he really cares about your fantasy team.

Juan Uribe – 3-for-5, 2 runs and the 2nd game in a row with a homer.  Member the other day when I said he was getting hot?  Yup.

Josh Beckett – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  Beckett and Lincecum had a throwback game, as in, thanks for the start, now throw them back.

Taijuan Walker – Scratched from his rehab start due to stiffness in his shoulder.  Why are my cheeks salty?  Oh, it’s the tears.  People say I’m the life of the party, because I tell a joke or two.  Although I might be laughing loud and hearty, deep inside I’m blue.  So take a good look at my face, you’ll see my smile looks out of place.  Smokey Robinson, your uncomfortably high voice is the only thing that soothes my damaged fantasy team.  Well, that’s a bummer.  Taijuan will be reevaluated today, but it sounds bad.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks and pitchslapped by Mike Leake (6 2.3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks), after giving up a long double to him in his first at-bat.  Why do I feel like every pitcher looks like Brett Hart after The Montreal Screwjob whenever they are pitchslapped?  It’s almost like they all have an agreement prior to the game to make an out, then some pitcher pulls the Rootie Tootie, You’re Getting Fresh With The ‘Tude To Me?

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer in one and a half games and 5th this year.  I hate his being, but when a guy’s hot, they’re caliente, as my tio, Francisco Albrighto, would say.

Joey Votto – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI with four singles.  The Joey Votto cycle!  Get under a ball once, doode, no one will hate you for it.

Devin Mesoraco – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs.  Okay, so I partly bring these catcher questions on myself.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  He’s great, I love him.  On a side note, that was the best the Reds lineup has looked this year.  Heisey leading off and Billy Hamilton running for pizza while the Reds were on the field.

Kevin Kouzmanoff – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run.  I love a feel good story as much as the next guy.  I openly weep at the end of Notting Hill.  Okay, maybe that’s not a feel good story, but you catch my drift.  Kouzmanoff is hitting .450 and playing every day.  This won’t end well for him, eventually.  He’s simply a hot schmotato, so don’t drop anyone too valuable to get him.

Prince Fielder – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his first home run.  Hey, ma, look what Prince Fielder found?  His power stroke.  About effin’ time.

Robbie Ross – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  This conclusively proves Ron Washington’s point, if you throw enough middle relievers into the rotation, one will be decent.  Ross has an under 7 K-rate and a 4 walk rate.  Neither are great marks, and I still wouldn’t mess with him outside of deep leagues.

Michael Cuddyer – 1-for-4, 1 run and a steal.  You beguiling, beguiler, you!  After Cuddyer ran hard into the fence on Monday, the Rockies started him at 1st.  Hey, Walt Weiss, you’ve been beguiled!

Josh Johnson – Will let Dr. Freeze examine his arm.  What’s left of it, at least.  “Okay, put your elbow up on the table.”  “Doc, that’s the problem.”

Everth Cabrera – Scratched due to a sore knee.  EverCab with a bum wheel is almost as bad as Rick Shaw with a broken carriage.

Will Venable – 2-for-3, 1 run.  Looks like he might finally be coming out of his early season slump and showing he’s ready, willing and Venable.

Robbie Erlin – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Fun fact!  Steely Dan was originally named Robbie Dan.

Adam Jones – Might have a case of the flu that’s infected the O’s clubhouse.  If I find out David Lough is not Dracula’ing when he sneezes, there will be hell to pay.

Omar Infante – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer as he plays with sprained jaw.  Stewed carrots must really be agreeing with Infante.

Greg Holland – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, Save.  The Kimbrel!

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Sure, it was against the Astros, but at least he mollywhopped a team he was supposed to, Grey says pointedly towards Strasburg.  On a side note, you know how baseball is all about the little moments?  The stuff that’s going on when you think something else is going on?  Well, it is.  Like the coach moving the shortstop over three feet and then the next ball is lined out to him.  Those are the small moments that make baseball so great.  A small moment yesterday that won’t be mentioned much after this game was when the five-feet, three-inch Ventura faced off against Altuve.  It was like King Joffrey’s wedding.  Didn’t they outlaw dwarf tossing?

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Randy
Randy
8 years ago

Hey,
I have Brad Miller starting for me, but Jhonny Peralta is sitting on the waiver. Should I snag him?

Thanks!

fausto
fausto
8 years ago

Whos got better numbers at the end of the yr (punting avg.) springer or w.myers?

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
8 years ago

@fausto: im trading one for sp because an injured fister is better than a healthy hutchison. Also taijuan “shut down” are you selling on him this year? ( I know its 2 weeks in but shut down didn’t sound good.

Bi-Felicia
Bi-Felicia
8 years ago

They didn’t outlaw dove tossing laughing OUT LOUD!!!

DomMattingly
DomMattingly
8 years ago

Do I drop k Wong for Dustin Ackley?

DomMattingly
DomMattingly
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@[email protected]Grey:
Thanks, man!
Grey never sleeps!

Battle of the Sleepers
Battle of the Sleepers
8 years ago

Eric Young, walker, rasmus, yelich–all hot lately, any worth a flyer over Morse?

Battle of the Sleepers
Battle of the Sleepers
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: you da man! Second, I am in a holds and saves league. I have: Axford, Cishek, Reed, papelbon, Perkins, Melancon. Looking at dropping a closer for another middle relief, help ratios some. 4 mediocre closers seem like enough? Who would you drop–ax? What you think if Ottavino to add–crazy stats so far?

DoubleDs
DoubleDs
8 years ago

Trade advice:

16 team H2H category league. Replaced AVG/W’s with OBP and QS’s. Simple trade offer I just got, where my SPs are Bailey, Fister, Ross, Ryu, Porcello, Erlin, Stults and Vargas (can drop one of the last 3), and I’m using a rotation of Abreu, Brantley, Frazier, K Johnson and Solarte as my Utility.

Is giving up Abreu for Tanaka not worth it?

DoubleDs
DoubleDs
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Okay, I’ll trust you. You’re good people, Grey

losapher
losapher
8 years ago

Isn’t Yordano like 5’10”?

Brendan
Brendan
Reply to  losapher
8 years ago

@losapher:
The official KC Royals website has him at 6’0″ and 180 lbs.

Jay
Jay
8 years ago

So I want to activate Springer but who to drop?

Have EYJ but dude is SAGNOFing to rajai levels for me.

so it’s comes down to a pitcher for me, but which one:
Kluber, Chavez, Porcello?

ahhh I don’t want to drop any of them…

Malon
Malon
8 years ago

Picked-up Springer and now I have a log jam of bats. In an OBP league with Moss, Abreu, Dunn on the team, does a Strasburg for Fielder trade make sense? Strasburg coming to me. Thanks.

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
8 years ago

I cant take Myers idiotic ZEROS day in and day out. I just cant take it any longer…what a waste

Will
Will
8 years ago

Should I pick up Homer Bailey or leave him on the wire?

Current SP’s – cole, sonny gray, Tehran, Salazar, Cobb

I would drop one of my RP’s. We have a 150 starts limit in this league.

Busher
Busher
Reply to  Will
8 years ago

@Will: How many teams? Bailey should be owned in most leagues. He’s worth more than a Brain Freeze / carousel closer…

Nate
Nate
8 years ago

I’ll assume you own these guys somewhere since you were higher on them than almost anyone else, how would you rank Bailey, Liriano and Teheran going forward based on what you’ve seen?

John
John
8 years ago

Romo > Chapman this year?

stonepie
stonepie
8 years ago

springer’s projected stats look similar to de aza who was just dropped in my league. if i owned springer, id try and sell him for a proven hitter

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

Seager or Headley – who are you keeping if you already have Frazier?

Thanks!

Mike.

Timmy riggins
Timmy riggins
8 years ago

Hello, $500 FA budget, how much do you recommend spending on Springer? Thanks

Los locos
Los locos
8 years ago

Kelly hurt running out play, car mart value goes up? Should i pick him up ?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

hitter T calls me crazy but bench either of rios or choo today (aginst King H) for Ozuna?

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

If theres a votto cycle –

Adam Dunn went 1 for 1 with 3 walks and a home run last night.

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

Okay to trade Belt or Gordon for Chapman? Gonna try both Thanks

Jacks
Jacks
8 years ago

Votto has 3 HRs in 5 games hitting in the number two hole. 2 of those were with Hamilton on. Now guys have to throw Joey strikes and he has to swing. Decent chance he reminds us of why he was once MVP this year … he’s been a rough keep in a 4X4 keeper league past couple of years and I think the patience will be rewarded.

and1mcgee
and1mcgee
8 years ago

Groundhog Day references are always ftw.

FilthyRich
FilthyRich
8 years ago

10-team points league. Somebody just dropped Holland I have Nathan and Reed as closers and only need two. Which would you drop to pick up Holland, or would you stand pat? I used Steamer projections to tally up projected points based on our league rules and they are projected to be almost dead even (Holland – 419; Nathan – 393; Reed – 392)

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
8 years ago

just starting to read the comments , now ,
but , carlos martinez may have his opening .

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
8 years ago

Apparently joe Kelly just went down in a heap with a hammy injury trying to leg
Out a single. Carlos Martinez worth a spec add? Or you think they replace
Kelly with Lyons if he needs dl (looks likely he does) thanks!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

might be CarMart starter time. Kelly yanked after 45 pitches (mostly strikes, no real problems pitching wise)

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: apparently bad hamstring thing for Kelly. but till motte’s back, probably lyons in rotation.

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
8 years ago

Stream-o-nator really likes AJ Burnett’s next start — do you trust him? Or leave him on the bench until we see more evidence that his hernia and his control are okay?

Pager24
Pager24
8 years ago

SON is pretty meh on him (5.1)- but would start Brandon McCarthy tonight vs Mets? I know he’s been pretty terrible so far this year but I’m getting pretty desperate for wins

Thanks!

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
8 years ago

I hate to be “that guy”, but could you answer my above question (15th comment)? Just trying get an idea who I should drop for Springer and whether I should trade Miller. Thanks.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
8 years ago

Would you lose Melky for EYJ?

Shitty Billy Butler
Shitty Billy Butler
8 years ago

Last one:
10 team 5×5:
start/sit:
Buccholtz @ CWS
Cliff Lee vs. ATL
Teheran @ PHI

Fireball Feliz
Fireball Feliz
8 years ago

Friend got to Springer before I could. He is hurting bad at 2b/SS and I have Cano/Segura/Milla/Rendon and I think he’d accept a Rendon for Springer swap. Sould Solid?

Q
Q
8 years ago

My man Liriano. Scary shaky up front, but settled in right nicely.

(And by “my man,” I mean I’ve never had him before, but got him on your advice and God I’m worried but I trust you in the way strangers trust mustachioed fellows as long as they aren’t offering candy and beckoning me into a white van and please oh please let you be right about this).

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Q
8 years ago

@Q: that homer didn’t help things, but he was pretty dominant with almost all K’s and/or groundouts after the 1st inning. it’s hard to have QS in that building, CIN’s lineup is better than PIT’s of course, Cueto is also doing it.

Q
Q
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Yep. Jinxed him…still pretty solid….unlike my bowels watching that first inning.

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Apparently jeff juhnow and Bo porter laugh in the face of super 2 cut off.

My only small consolation upon missing out on grabbing Springer in the rcl is the hope that Dexter Fowler sees more fastballs hitting in front of the highly touted prospect.

And that Fowler isn’t likely to get Astro entiritis again this month and is free to hit his patented April homers.

Shitty Billy Butler
Shitty Billy Butler
8 years ago

Sell Longo and Segura? These two are pitiful…

Fireball Feliz
Fireball Feliz
Reply to  Shitty Billy Butler
8 years ago

@Shitty Billy Butler:

I got faith in Segura

stonepie
stonepie
Reply to  Shitty Billy Butler
8 years ago

@Shitty Billy Butler: dont sell low. you’d have to get back draft day value or very close to it.

Druss
Druss
8 years ago

One year league would you trade David Wright for Jose Fernandez or Bumgarner. I have Encarnacion at 3B already and I really need pitching help .

Thanks!

stynyr
stynyr
8 years ago

Going to offer Braun and Teheran for Stanton and Jose Fernandez.

Fair? Not fair?

gareth
gareth
Reply to  stynyr
8 years ago

@stynyr: the guy owning Stanton and Fernandez is not accepting that. If he does – congrats!

JB
JB
8 years ago

Hey Grey, need your expertise please, my internet friend. How much should I bid on Springer of my $86 left? ESPN 10-team 5-keeper league (Springer could be kept for 3 years for a 20th round pick). I don’t like having hitters on my bench and my OF is filled with Trout, J. Upton and Rios with Holliday in my UTIL slot but I feel like I gotta take a shot on this guy’s huge upside. Our league just switched to FAAB this year so I don’t know what’s reasonable but has a good chance of winning. I was thinking like $25 cuz I don’t wanna spend much more than that since there’s 22 weeks left. I’m sure it depends on how my league is but Archie Bradley, T. Walker, Baez, Taveras, and Buxton are the only prospects rostered. Would I be better off claiming G. Polanco for $1 and stash him for 6 weeks and save my FAAB money or is Springer that much better? Thanks!

Jay
Jay
8 years ago

Grey,

Idea on what to spend FAAB for Springer?

Carnac
Carnac
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

Budget? League size? Keeper?

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Carnac
8 years ago

@Carnac: $100, 12 team, keeper and any player added from FA is automatically set at $5 for next year. Could be a huge value.

Shitty Billy Butler
Shitty Billy Butler
Reply to  Jay
8 years ago

@Jay:
In your case do to it being a keeper, I would look at spending $39. Would Springer be $5 in 2016 if you keep him 2 years?

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Shitty Billy Butler
8 years ago

@Shitty Billy Butler: Inflation will apply in 2016 so he’d be more of a $10 player at that time.

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: My thoughts exactly.

Chris
Chris
8 years ago

Grey, someone offered me George Springer and Brett Lawrie for Longo and Bailey. Common sense is telling me to hold, obviously, but Springer’s power/speed potential is messing with my noggin. Talk some sense into me!

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Chris
8 years ago

@Chris: Just wanted to add it was either Longo/Bailey or Longo/Wacha

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I thought you would…thanks.

Shitty Billy Butler
Shitty Billy Butler
8 years ago

$100 season long FAAB budget, 10 team 5×5. What do I throw down on Springer and dropping Melky?

Matt
Matt
8 years ago

You worried about Rosenthal’s declined velo?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

cargo 2 giving my super stream (or just own in deep leagues) peralta a lead.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

cueto’s dumbass has now twice in 2 PA been called out for being in the way of the catcher. has that ever happened?!

ujoh
ujoh
8 years ago

Drop Brad Miller for Neil Walker?

[will work for saves]
[will work for saves]
Reply to  ujoh
8 years ago

@ujoh: nope!

2 Giant rings
2 Giant rings
8 years ago

Should I trade George Springer for Homer Bailey or should I aim a little higher? 20 team points league. Thanks again Grey!

2 Giant rings
2 Giant rings
Reply to  2 Giant rings
8 years ago

@2 Giant rings: sorry for the dbl post

2 Giant rings
2 Giant rings
8 years ago

Should I trade springer for Homer Bailey or aim a little higher? 20 team points league. Thanks again Grey!

Zander
Zander
8 years ago

Was proposed J. Upton for Z. Greinke. My OF is Trout, Puig, and Cespedes with Ortiz and B. Moss in my Util.

Not sure if I really need the offense, here’s my rotation:

Greinke, Latos (DL for God knows how long), Teheran, Liriano, Sonny Gray Jr, Yordano Ventura, Taijuan Walker ( :/), and Drew Smyly who I’ve been holding out on.

12 Team, H2H

I think Upton is the better player but I don’t need him. Should I do the deal?

Zander
Zander
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Boss

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
8 years ago

Carlos Beltran or Will Myers?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

I’ll check back in with you in a month or so.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Mostly the former.

The Dude
The Dude
8 years ago

Man, I really wanted to see what Springer could do, but I was just offered his Braun for my George. I’m very concerned about this thumb thing Braun is dealing with, but is this too good to pass up?

An added wrinkle here is that this is a keeper league where Braun’s inflation will make him unkeepable ($50), and Springer is a potential multi-year keeper (next year would be $10).

Do I do this?

Lemmingness
Lemmingness
8 years ago

Weekly points 10 team league, is $10 (out of $100 FAAB) too much for springer? I need a replacement for Calhoun, and if I don’t get springer I can get Aoki of waivers as well.

Also, rest of my OF is Cuddyer, Rios, Blackmon, Marte, with JHamilton on DL.

Is Cuddyer a sell high candidate? Or hold?

Shitty Billy Butler
Shitty Billy Butler
8 years ago

Sell or Hold Yord-Vent? My pitching staff is kinda shitty as is, and I only have 2 closers currently, if I could get a donkey-corn to a $12 salad for him do I take the deal?

herschel
herschel
8 years ago

@Grey: 5 x 5 weekly roto. how do you rank these calhoun replacements while hes dl’d: colabello, ozuna, brantley and rasmus? need most help in avg and hr.

thanks.

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
8 years ago

Cargo/Myers/Snydgaard for Desmond/Kemp/Gio

Who you got?

Thanks!

SMLV1
SMLV1
8 years ago

You told me to drop B. Moss for Myers off waivers…I was unable to do that. Would you drop him for Springer? Stanton is currently leading my team in RBIs with Moss second…So im kinda uneasy about dropping him.

My OF – Stanton, Rios,Choo,Holliday and Moss.

H2H Standard league.

Also, do you think Latos Pitches this year?

scottsteelers
scottsteelers
8 years ago

Better overall SP ROSROS. Peralta or Hutchison?

scottsteelers
scottsteelers
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: ha. My bad, didnt realize it doubled up on the ROS

Party Boy John
Party Boy John
8 years ago

Grey a dude in my league wants agon I have crush Davis and abreu for 1b and ci would you do Jose Fernandez for him? It’s a 10 team league so hitters are available. What do you think?

Doc Pounder
Doc Pounder
8 years ago

Dee Gordon – 0-for-3 and his 10th steal. I’ve said this in the past, but there is something so beautiful about a guy who gets no hits but steals a base. It’s like he really cares about your fantasy team.
The glossary term for this should be:
Makeup Artist

Rob
Rob
8 years ago

Hawkins, Vavlerde, Lindstrom – Is that how you would rank them?

Thanks man

Wboggs
Wboggs
8 years ago

Was offered wil Meyers and Adam jones for my goldshmidt and springer? I also have Pujols who I can slot into 1b. My remaining of and utility is cargo, aoki, and fraZier. Live goldy but I think I have to take it. Thanks in advance Grey.

Alan
Alan
8 years ago

Trade Alex Gordon or Belt for Springer if you need speed and wanna take a chance?

Jack
Jack
8 years ago

Grey and friends, FG article talked about Strasburg’s improved SwStr rate and indeed it is, but it was mostly against the Mets and Marlins. His velocity is down 1 mph across the board. I know it’s early but is he going to be OK?

I picked up Donaldson and R. Zimmerman from the waiver wire so I was going to offer Longoria for Strasburg. I know it’s a little bit of an over pay, but with my terrible pitching I think it would be worth it IF Strasburg has a healthy, full year and does what the projections say he will ROS 11/3.05/1.12/210. Thoughts?

Jack
Jack
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: The problem is that I play in a H2H categories league that counts errors so I can’t afford to play two 3B at the same time and no one’s going to take Donaldson yet. That means I need to get the best SP (because I don’t have other needs) I can for Longoria. I’ve tried other owners for other pitchers but there are no takers. I think this owner will take this deal and I think I would be happy with it IF Strasburg is healthy and will perform as projected. Does that change you mind?

Jack
Jack
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: So you think Strasburg is healthy and going to pitch to his projections – 11/3.05/1.12/210?

Matty-O
Matty-O
8 years ago

Votto and Teheren…. Abreu and Wainwright

Which side are you on?

Matty-O
Matty-O
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! Is it close? Basically I’m rocking hitting categories and getting crushed in W, K, and WHIP… I thought the upgrade to Wainwright might help solve my teams needs.

Matty-O
Matty-O
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Will do… You the man Grey!

Matty-O
Matty-O
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

After I declined the deal, he offered…. his Abreu and Wainwright for my Wood/Minor and Votto.

Is that worth doing for either wood or minor? Or scrap the deal altogether and look for something else?

Carnac
Carnac
8 years ago

Liriano looks unhittable today. Unless you’re playing cricket and can hit the ball after it bounces.

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
8 years ago

What the fuck is up with this clown Liriano??? I have never seen something pathetic like that before.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Moscowitz
8 years ago

@Moscowitz: one of the other writers wrote off last year’s liriano to somesuch nothing or other. I thought he was being ridiculous, pitcher can’t just go from garbage to great in his prime years and back to garbage (unless injured), right?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: ever seen wildgate he’s now gotten 12 out of last 13 out, so we can breathe in 80% or more of our leagues.

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2:

I am really exhaling as it really didnt look like he could get through the second inning. Kudos to him for getting his act together.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
8 years ago

Hey man, didn’t mean to be an ass earlier in the comments. But I’ll run this by you again:

Lindstrom or Broxton for Jim Johnson? Most definitely not Josh Johnson, I want nothing to do with that guy.

And what do you think about Porcello or Kazmir for the time being? Not necessarily worried about ROS…that’s a long ways off.

H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

phennore
phennore
8 years ago

18-team league. Which side would you rather have?

Eric Young and Carl Crawford vs Coco Crisp

Jc
Jc
8 years ago

Trade Freeman for Fielder?

Shake N Bacon
Shake N Bacon
8 years ago

Damn it, just traded Kemp and Matty Dominguez for Calhoun and Frazier. Calhoun on the DL now.

Joc Pederson is on the wrong LA team. Eventually Kemp or Crawford will get hurt though.

Mike
8 years ago

What is it about Shelby Miller you don’t like? I am an owner and curious what you have to say.

Jc
Jc
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: lol

E
E
8 years ago

9 team roto:
Drop Mujica for Springer?
Have Trevor, Santos and Soria
OF I have Trout, McCutchen, Myers, Moss

Steven
Steven
8 years ago

Last time I asked about the buy-low Homer Bailey. My OF is CarGo, Bruce, Myers, Marte, Fowler. SP are Verlander, Cobb, Eovaldi, Fister, Tillman, Porcello, Wood.

Bailey for Marte? It feels like a no, but I think I’m in need for a better pitcher…specially now where Cobb is gone for some time.

Thanks.

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Better chance of the W tonight of these streamers: Roark at Miami (Fernandez) or De La Rosa at San Diego (Cashner).

Thanks!

SpottieOttieDopaliscious
SpottieOttieDopaliscious
8 years ago

In a points league with -1 for Ks and +2 for SB should I look to drop Hamilton or Ozuna for Springer? Also, how much of my $100 FAAB budget should I be shelling out?

Aaaaand… While you’re here… Dump Henderson for Johnson. I’ve only got space to wait on one Jim to regain his closing gig and Jim J. seems more likely at this juncture.

SpottieOttieDopaliscious
SpottieOttieDopaliscious
Reply to  SpottieOttieDopaliscious
8 years ago

@SpottieOttieDopaliscious: And, for the record, you are officially the illest fantasy writer out there. Am I saying that because I want my question answered? Possibly. But your rankings have me absolute smokin’ two leagues right now.

jaybo
jaybo
8 years ago

Hey I have Belt and Heyward on my bench, does it make sense to try and get Wainwright for him? If so would it still make sense if I had to give up Beltran instead of Heyward? I need to clear up a roster spot soon too, with Minor coming off the DL

marcus allen was good al
marcus allen was good al
8 years ago

Colabello franklin semien? Need 2 of 3. Ros tho it is dynasty format and none of the 3 looks likely to crack my top 25. Thx so much

marcus allen was good al
marcus allen was good al
Reply to  marcus allen was good al
8 years ago

@marcus allen was good al: 2 of 3 to roster that is. Thx

Joesh
Joesh
8 years ago

HOLD/TRADE/WAIT

2 DL slots. Start 5 OF and 8 SP.

Calhoun
Roberston
Walker
Paxton
Victorino

Current OF is Jones, Rios, Stanton, Upton, Springer

Current pitching (8 SP start) is Bumgarner, Lester, Gray, Liriano, Salazar, Lynn, Smyly, Kluber

J-FOH
J-FOH
8 years ago

Calhoun to the DL….I like that for my Shuck and Jive

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
8 years ago

Sringer available in all 3 seasonal leagues I’m in. OF+U in each league.
League 1: Bautista, Gomez, Pence, Braun
League 2:Eaton, Holliday, Gomez, Abreu
League 3: Eaton, Gomez, Cutch22, Abreu

SP/RP in each League:
League 1:Cashner, Haren, Kluber, Salazar, Teheran, Ross, Santos, Cole, Iwakuma, Kazmir, Sanchez, Uehara
League 2:Cashner, Cingrani, Salazar, Sanchez, Tanaka, Chavez, Wood, Cole, Estrada, Iwakuma, Minor and Chapman
League 3:Cashner, Gray, Lester, Salazar, Sanchez, Jansen, Wood, Archer, MadBum, Cole, Chapman. and Chavez.

Question for each league…Would you drop anybody to pick up Springer?

Thanks,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Ante GALIC
8 years ago

@Ante GALIC: Answered my own question for y’all in league 1 (it wasn’t hard). Dropped Haren for Springer. Still don’t know whom to sit amongst a crowded OF+U (Braun, Pence, Gomez and Bautista). If Springer heats up, would you trade Braun for Stras?

Thanks,
Ante

PS Still waiting for League 2 and 3 answers.

Corey
Corey
8 years ago

Who would you start between D Brown and Morse tonight? I like my Sir Domonic but he’s facing Teharan whereas Morse has, yawn, Maholm.

Corey
Corey
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Copy that.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
8 years ago

Grey ,
Ray Searage helped out Burnett & Liriano, do you think he did the same with Edison Volquez or just lucky couple starts?

Thursday streamin….. SON likes Hutchinson @ CLE or Niese Vs Atl, I was leaning towards Niese

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

1.this sounds like a last week question (or maybe 2 weeks), but it’s a shallow league, so Hutchison or eovaldi?
2.20 team keep as many as we want forever league where I can only have 12 P at any time to combat hoarding (5 SP slots and 7 RP). holds/ k to 9/QS/ total innings/RW
current starters: darvish/m.perez/w.peralta/erlin (i’m keeping him for a while at least)/scheppers (dude is str up ass as starter)/Harrison (DL)/Johnson (DL)
RP: soria/cotts/melancon/Kelley/parra/ogando/santos/feliz (NA)
I’m thinking of dropping Scheppers (don’t think even as RP his K to 9 is great) for one of beckett/cosart/oberholtzer.
thing is we also have to make 35 innings per week, which I didn’t do in week 1 (didn’t realize until too late), so I can’t really keep 8 RP when Scheppers goes back to pen anyway.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: 2. is this do to scheppers having more value as SP than those guys, or is he that valuable as RP when he likely goes back to pen? If the 2nd thing is Parra the weak link out of those RP? clearly it’s not soria/cotts/santos/melancon/Kelley. could be ogando or parra.

Scottie O.
Scottie O.
8 years ago

Need to get a SP with Cobb on the DL and Walker having a setback. My current staff looks like:

Bailey, Liriano, Gray, Wheeler, Ventura, W. Peralta, Erlin.

rest of team:
C: Gomes
1b: Pujoles
2b: Dee Gordon
ss: Segura
3b: Longo
IF: Rizzo
OF: Trout, Bautista, Brandon Moss
UTL: Frazier
BN: Gyorko, Rajai Davis, Springer, LaRoche

Other team (has good SP depth) needs 3B / some power and could use a RP. Which trade make the most sense:

a.) My Frazier for Kluber
b.) My Rizzo for Tanaka
c.) there is no c
d.) Combo Frazier with ______ to try to get Tanaka
e.) another option (he also has Odorizzi if that makes a difference)

Cheers & thanks in advance

Brian
Brian
8 years ago

I want to make a trade for Springer!!! Is Trumbo or Gordon to much for him?
12 team H2H 6X5 here is the rest of my team

This is my team
Gattis, Fielder, Altuve, Alvarez, Sequra, Harper, J UP, Trumbo, Gordon,
Bench Miller, LaRoche, Arenando,EYJ
Pitchers Liriano, Masterson, Archer, Porcello, Kluber,Erlin , T Ross
Rp Soriano, Soria, Gregorson, Nathan, Carpenter till the weekend. DL Moore

This is the other team
Molina, Rizzo, Cano, Headly, Lowrie,Pence, D Brown, Fowler, Rendon
Bench bats Jennings, Lind, Yelich, Mesorasco, Springer DL Zimmerman, Profar
Darvish, Price, Cashner, Nolasco, Cosart, E Santana, Miley
RP Balfour, Reed
DL Iwakuma

Do I try and make a trade or forget and move on from missing the next big ASTRO!!

BB

Brian
Brian
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks… I hope my pitching turns it around. But I am over all pleased with my team. Drafted out of the number 12 spot and also I had to auto draft the entire team.

BB

Brian
Brian
Reply to  Brian
8 years ago

@Brian:
So try and make a trade or walk away?? I din’t read your answer the first time very well.

BB

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Brian
8 years ago

@Brian: I think he meant Trumbo and/or Gordon is way too much for Springer.

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

Is Rosenthal or David Robertson enough in return for Brandon Belt if i need saves and good era really and after hoover and joe smith meltdowns?
Thanks

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
8 years ago

2B flier in OPS league, Espinosa or Franklin?

Wacha Wacha Wacha
Wacha Wacha Wacha
8 years ago

Springer vs Baez

I’m in a competitive 18 team keeper league. I have a solid team with specific OF positions (Braun, Cespedes, Bruce) and at SS I have Tulo

I have #1 waiver and can pick up Springer or wait for Baez – who has the better fantasy upside, Baez or Springer?

Does Baez get called up for sure this year?

Thanks,