Such a weird week of Jodie Foster references at Razzball, and we’re only to Wednesday.  What will be tomorrow?  Joe Panik Room?  Okay, raise your hand if you saw Starling Marte being suspended for Nandrolone.  The one person raising his or her hand is the person supplying Marte with Nandrolone.  Take ’em away, boys!  I just made my 2nd imaginary arrest.  My first was when I imagined arresting Ben Carson for driving with his eyes closed.  This is like Pollock 2016 all over again, except instead of breaking his elbow; Marte broke our trust.  As punishment, Starling Marte should get an 80-game suspension or a “We were all rooting for you” Tyra GIF tattooed on his back.  I think Gregory Popolanco turned him in, with help from Freese.  Adam Frazier will get a regular job in the outfield since the Pirates said Austin Meadows isn’t ready yet.  Bee oh oh.  Boo.  I grabbed Meadows in all mixed leagues for the sheer excitement, but within about an hour I realized Meadows is unlikely coming up until at least June and dropped him.  As for Marte, you can likely lose him in most redraft leagues, and, for some of us, we’re having a “Don’t have Marte” party!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Leake – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 0.84.  His K/9 is under 6.  Granted, his BB/9 is under 1, but c’mon.  You’re not getting excited about Leake unless you’re an 80-year-old man on prostate medicine.  (By the way, I know by telling you not to Google something will make you Google it, but don’t Google prostate.  The see-through jeans picture is something you never need to see.  It’s like X-ray plumbing.)

Clay Buchholz – Will likely miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his flexor pronator mass.  During the surgery, the doctor remarked, “Why does it smell like coconuts?  Is someone wearing suntan lotion?”

Howie Kendrick – Hit the DL.  Daniel Nava (1-for-6, 2 RBIs) and Aaron Alterr (1-for-1, run and RBI) will fill in, or simply Navterr, and we all know Navterr is a total failure!

Steven Matz – The Mets said that Matz will begin throwing, then they discreetly coughed, adding, “With his feet.”

Zack Wheeler – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.52.  Was pretty inefficient throwing 99 pitches in five innings, so he’s got 99 pitches and a problem with inefficiency!  Jay-Z just shuddered.

Blake Treinen – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 7.11.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Dusty has already made Shawn Kelley the closer and just hasn’t told anyone.  Should’ve known to avoid Treinen when I kept wanting to call him Balk.  If Shawn Kelley (2/3 IP, 0 ER, and the save) is available, grab him.

Sonny Gray – Will start a rehab assignment on Saturday at High-A Stockton.  Fun fact!  Stockton, California borders Malone and it’s known as the Jazz Belt, and the best sushi place in both towns is the Pick & Roll.

Andrew Triggs – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  Triggser Warning!  What you are about to read may be infuriating.  Triggs outpitched Yu Darvish (5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.28).  Of course, Triggs’ peripherals say he’s actually a terrible pitcher, but peripherals can wash my behind after a Tough Mudder because I own him!

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Salami Tom!

Shelby Miller – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  Okay, okay, but it was against the 1927 Padres.  In 1927, Padres weren’t playing baseball, they were making Trappist beer at orphanages.

Chris Iannetta – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  I’m the only one who wants Chris Herrmann to be the D-Backs catcher, aren’t I?

Martin Prado – Out of the lineup yesterday, blaming his calf.  His calf said moo!

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 0 Hits, 2 Walks, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  Sonavabench!  But he was so bad up until now!  Ugh, so I guess I need to Wei-Yin on Chen after a seven-inning no hitter.  First, did Don Mattingly not know it was a no hitter?  He couldn’t let him at least try to go another inning?  He was only at 100 pitches.  Don Mattingly throws logic out the window, then the wind blows it back in so it doinks him in the head.  Chen is a home streamer still, and I’d be careful with him in his next start in Philly.

Justin Bour – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in four games.  Hitting .163 on the season, but might be heating up.  I’d give him a whirl if struggling at corner infidel.

Jean Segura – Cleared for rehab games.  I’m old enough to remember when they called rehab games, softball after AA meetings.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers.  I’m going to put my historical newspaper collection right by the window while I go to the bathroom– NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .128.  Yup, the struggle has been real, but I’ve been trying to buy him low everywhere.  Coors won’t allow anyone to struggle for too long.

Matt Andriese – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Due to the Stream-o-Nator, I streamed him (go figure!).  Also, due to this, I watched him pitch.  Let’s just say I enjoyed streaming him more than watching him.  What a snoozefest!  How many 85 MPH gakkers can one man throw?

Tim Beckham – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Could be a light schmotato in deeper leagues until Matt Duffy returns.

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  His back stiffened up the other day, which forced him out of the lineup, but then returned and his front stiffened up when he saw a 85-MPH meatball in the 1st inning.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .365.  I’d give everything I hold dear for a middle infielder that is hitting.  Wait, Cougs, why are you leaving with an Arab guy dressed like Aladdin?  What have I done?!

Miguel Sano – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer.  In related news, Buxton is now batting .085 after another 0-for-4.  Someone should buy Buxton a VCR and a Fred McGriff/Tom Emanski hitting instructional tape.

Mike Foltynewicz – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Looked better than his 1st game debacle, but four walks to three Ks still looks like he has his Faultywirenewicz crossed.  In most mixed leagues, I’d wait for more.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.37 and WHIP at 0.86.  Yeah, that knuckle is really bothering him.  About as much as his built-in 3-D glasses he calls eyes.

Gary Sanchez – Will resume throwing on Wednesday, and has already begun swinging a bat with his healthy arm.  Now if he can chew gum and pat his head with his other hand, I’ll be impressed.

Luis Severino – 8 IP, 3 ER, 3 hits, zero walks and 10 Ks.  For those slow on the uptake and have problems getting the straw in your Capri Sun, ten strikeouts and zero walks is ownable.  It doesn’t matter his ERA is 4.05.

Miguel Gonzalez – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.37.  Real question:  is he the guy that used to go by Mike Gonzalez?  Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez?  Miguel Miguel Gonzalez?  If I’m looking at the right player page, there’s nothing to see outside of matchups.

Jose Abreu – 0-for-4, hitting .157.  He should be hitting .187, because, when he comes to the plate, he’s dead on arrival.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .440.  If him and Mike Trout are filming a body-switch movie, I never want it to end.

Sal Romano – Optioned to the minors.  The Reds said Romano looked likely to top off the marginal-rita pizza.

Eugenio Suarez – Sat out yesterday with a stiff neck.  He got a Viagra lodged in his throat.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .286.  In my projections, I have him down for 34 homers.  30 more to go!

Joey Votto – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .235.  Obviously, he’s saving his singles for the 2nd half (trips to the strip club).

Darren O’Day – Will share closer duties with Brad Brach while Britton is out, and Britton says his arm is already feeling better.  This went from a “save vulture revolution said like a Nicaraguan that had me spraying NRG on my sheer top” to meh.

Kevin Gausman – 2 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 7.23.  Someone check Travelocity, because Gausman needs a Disgraceful List trip.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Member after his last start when I said maybe he turned a corner?  Well, he did, and kept going and turned another corner and ended up right back where he started.

Keon Broxton – 0-for-3, hitting .132.  Props to you if you can stay strong, but I finally threw in the towel.  I might go back at some point, but I just can’t with the oh-for-seasons.  They’re killing me.

Travis Shaw – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (1).  So, the Brewers basically make everyone sexy.  Well, except the actual sexy ones like Domingo, Broxton and Arcia.  Oh, my bad, Orlando; he homered last night as he hits .196.

Brett Anderson – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  I was thisclose to streaming him.  Whew, I just exhaled like I was a strong black woman in Jamaica getting her groove back after a nasty divorce.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .241.  “Ma, I’m going into my room for a solid five minutes and I don’t want to be interrupted,” said every Cubs fan after Schwarber’s home run.

Miguel Montero – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .278.  I’m not saying this will happen, but Maddon’s crazy enough to suddenly make Montero his starting catcher.  Wait, Montero’s started the last three games.  Maybe that’s already happened.

George Springer – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer.  He tied Eric Ruth Thames for the major league lead in homers.  (Yes, when saying Thames’ name like that it should read Justice Eric Ruth Thames.)

Yulieski Gurriel – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .268.  Why does it feel like the only people who still own Gurriel in mixed leagues have already abandoned their teams for fantasy bass fishing?

Joe Musgrove – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.87.  He sounds like a fantasy bass fisherman.  “I can’t believe I drafted Joe Musgrove when Salmon Finowski was still on the board!”

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .204.  I mentioned this on the podcast yesterday, but I trust Pujols to give exactly what he always does:  27+ HRs, .255, decent runs and RBIs.  Wish I could say I trust Abreu much more.  I hate Jose Abreu!

Matt Cain – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.31 vs. Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  I can’t imagine anyone actually owns either of these guys in mixed leagues, and they shouldn’t.  These are the kind of guys you pick up because you’re sitting on the toilet too long and you’re bored, so you pick up a few Cleveland Streamers.  This advice was brought to you by Squatty Potty.

Raul Mondesi – 0-for-3, hitting .114.  This was not the year to go late upside middle infielder.

Mookie Betts – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .356.  It’s a little bit, just a little bit, comical that he’s hitting .350+ and he feels like he’s started slow.  Mookie Ballgame!

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .358.  Why do I wish I owned Moreland instead of Jose Abreu?  Is this a normal feeling?

Josh Donaldson – Reported that he will miss two to four weeks.  I’ll give you a more exact timetable, he will miss four weeks.  He was struggling with a calf injury in the preseason and it recurred within days.  There’s no way he’s coming back within two weeks, and, if he does, he’s going to re-injure himself and then miss another few weeks.  This is not new news (almost stutterer!).

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .270.  When you see Smoak in the roundup, you might see fire soon, so stop, drop and roll to waivers for a power bat.

Russell Martin – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Catchers questions in 3, 2, 1…

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .314, as he continues to leadoff, six straight games with a hit and a homer in that time.  Hot schmotato alert!

Marcus Stroman – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.05.  *shuts storybook*  …And that was when the Blue Jays’ season ended.

J.A. Happ – Hit the DL with inflammation in his elbow.  Reports are saying it’s not believed to be serious.  I say reports are a bunch of lying liars.  One possible replacement for the Jays is Mat Latos, who is beyond bad.  Another option is Lucas Harrell.  Here’s my dog Ted telling you what he thinks of Lucas Harrell.  Ted’s such a hater.

  1. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
    (link)

    grey once JBJ returns who gets dropped?
    Bruce, Avasail, Moreland

  2. marimon says:
    (link)

    Any worth owning over Garrett Richards? thanks!

    Musgrove, Gsellman (someone dropped), Leake, Chase Anderson, Devenski, Peralta, Amir Garrett, McCarthy, Hellickson, Triggs, Glasnow

    • Andrew Edenbaum says:
      (link)

      @marimon: Any of them.

    • Good, U? says:
      (link)

      @marimon: devenski for sure

    • B the Esq. says:
      (link)

      @marimon: Yes, just about all of them over Richards. Musgrove, Devenski, Garrett, probably at the top of my list.

  3. Ante Galic says:
    (link)

    Grey!!!!

    Fantastico on the write-up! So sabroso or as they say in Portuguese, saboroso! Who knows why?

    a. Sad on Marte’s PED suspension. Added Frazier, hopefully he can do some damage versus RHP.

    b. Dropped Treinen added Dunn. Going the old middle reliever WHIP road, my favorite.

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for April 19

    [In the chase, an officer falls out of the helicopter, dying on impact. The Sheriff is angrier and more intent on capturing Rambo.]
    Officer: ‘Looks like he wants to turn himself in!’
    Rambo: ‘There’s one man dead. lt’s not my fault. I don’t want any more hurt.’
    Sheriff: ‘Freeze! Stay right where you are and give yourself up!’
    Rambo: ‘But I didn’t do anything!’
    Sheriff: ‘I’m warning you, boy, don’t make a move, I’ll blow your head off!’
    Rambo: ‘I didn’t do anything!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Ante Galic: Ha, thanks! A. Meh, hopefully B. Prolly for best C. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Grey!

        Our 16-year old daughter was soooooo keen on going here…..

        https://www.myrenova.com/news/26/the-sexiest-wc-on-earth-lisbon

        we said okay, go ahead! So we gave her the 1.40$=1 Euro. Total waste of the 1.40$!!!!! Anyone going to Lisbon, don’t go there. Total waste, it’s just a waste to pay that much to use a toilet.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I don’t know, man, that looks amazing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Wait, were you being punny by saying ‘waste?’

          • Ante Galic says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Grey!!!

            No puns! Waste of funds, it looks okay because they have to lure in tourists some how into this tourist trap.

            They give you a voucher worth 1.40$. Great you say! However, there are three stips:

            1. You have to use that voucher in that store ONLY;
            2. You have to buy something that is for a minimum value of 4$;
            3. You HAVE to ask in person for the voucher!!!

            Total crap (no pun) waste of funds!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              “And that’s the last time dad pays for you to go to the bathroom!”

  4. Matt says:
    (link)

    10 Team x ESPN Roto x Standard Scoring

    SP: Darvish, Maeda, Gausman, McCullers, Paxton, Velasquez
    RP: Melancon, Giles, Miller, Betances,

    Drop any of those (Maeda/Vinny V. /Gausman) for Bundy or T. Walker?

    • Andrew Edenbaum says:
      (link)

      @Matt: Case can be made for taking Bundy or Walker for any of those 3.

    • B the Esq. says:
      (link)

      @Matt: Would do VV for Bundy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Matt: Gausman for Bundy

  5. Rudy Corrales says:
    (link)

    Please rank these:

    jason kipnis
    Mitch Moreland
    Aswil Garcia
    Aaron Judge

  6. Andrew Edenbaum says:
    (link)

    I know Oh got his 2nd straight save, but do you think Matheny is thinking about giving Rosenthal another shot ? Wishful thinking since I picked him up off of free agency for $5. Bid $5 on Kelley, but he went for $35. How married are the cards to Oh ?

    • knucks says:
      (link)

      @Andrew Edenbaum: Oh loaded the bases again last night and something looks off with him. I added Rosenthal as well and will hold him for a few days, maybe a week if i can. Good luck bruthaman!

    • Don says:
      (link)

      @Andrew Edenbaum: I added Rosenthal. However, I’m a Cardinals fan, and we should all acknowledge how obstinate Matheny is. Last year it took Matheny 2 months to replace Rosenthal when he was struggling. It’s really frustrating.

      • Zain says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Rosenthal just picked up the save today!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I know

  7. The Flayed Man says:
    (link)

    Greeting. Another incredible write-up.

    Would you move Cespedes/Cole/Maeda for Bryant?

    Thank you.

    10 Team yahoo roto keep nine

    R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS
    K, ERA, WHIP, QS, SV+H

    C. Cameron Rupp
    1B. Anthony Rizzo
    2B. Rougned Odor
    3B. Jake Lamb
    SS. Trevor Story
    CI. José Abreu
    MI. Addison Russell
    OF. George Springer
    OF. Yoenis Céspedes
    OF. Gregory Polanco
    OF. Aaron Judge
    Util. Carlos Santana
    Util. Anthony Rendon
    BN. Tim Anderson
    BN. Greg Bird

    DL. Jackie Bradley Jr.

    N/A. Clint Frazier
    N/A. Brendan Rodgers
    N/A.Gleyber Torres

    Carlos Carrasco
    Kenta Maeda
    Gerrit Cole
    Danny Salazar
    Luis Severino
    Taijuan Walker

    Julio Urías

    DL. Brandon Finnegan
    DL. Carlos Rodón

    Kenley Jansen
    Andrew Miller
    Corey Knebel
    Dellin Betances
    Will Harris
    Raisel Iglesias
    Chris Devenski
    Sean Doolittle

      • The Flayed Man says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  8. JakeTPE says:
    (link)

    Grey!

    Jodie Foster in Panic Room or Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver?

    Wait. On second thought, don’t answer that.

    If you had to hold one temporarily, are you holding Triggs or Kuhl? Both had OKish starts.

    Thanks!! Have a good one.

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @JakeTPE: Whichever has the best matchup next.

      • JakeTPE says:
        (link)

        @Cram It: Thanks, Cram.

        Triggs gets Seattle at home on Sunday and Kuhl gets the Cubs at home on Monday.

        But if we’re looking beyond just one matchup, do you like one more than the other?

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          @JakeTPE: Right, so obvi not Kuhl for that one. I trust Kuhl more, long term.

          • JakeTPE says:
            (link)

            @Cram It: Kuhl. I mean cool. Thanks!

      • JakeTPE says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks! I OK GO!

  9. Scott says:
    (link)

    Safe to say the treinen isn’t going to get another chance? Kelly is owned. Should i cut treinen for glover who has a shot since Dusty wanted him to close earlier?they also talked about Kelley’s lack of durability. Thanks

  10. Stephen Lyon says:
    (link)

    But doesn’t Ted feel like that about everyone?

  11. Funscombe says:
    (link)

    Good morning Grey!

    DL fairy visited me early and often this year. League allows two DL slots.

    Kemp
    Bradley Jr.
    Richards
    Graveman

    Kemp and Bradley are on my DL now while the pitchers are benchwarming (is there a glossary term for keeping a DL bound player on your bench when your DL is full? “Wish-abled List?”)

    Pitching staff right now:

    Arrieta
    Duffy
    Maeda
    Nola
    Joe Ross
    Senzatela
    Shields

    …picked up the last two for some turn and burn on Sunday and haven’t seen anything better.

    Available maybes in my league are

    Anderson
    Triggs
    Velasquez
    Snell
    Hill?
    Lynn?

    Irk…not much to pick from.

    I am assuming some/all of Richards/shields/senzatela is not worth holding, but not sure if it’s worth picking up for any of those free guys in the league.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Funscombe: Ha, not yet… Velasquez and are Lynn over your bottom two

  12. trick dad says:
    (link)

    Chisenhall has been on a tear since he returned. Grab him and drop mark Reynolds at my Util slot?

  13. M says:
    (link)

    Man Abreu is off to a rough start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @M: Indeed

  14. The Biz says:
    (link)

    Any best ideas for a Marte replacement, either most likely unowned or a buy low? Mostly worried about speed. Rajai is a FA but hitting about as well as I am.

    Any thoughts on a Cougs tee shirt?

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
      (link)

      @The Biz: not knowing the other OFs on waiver, id like to think that Rajai will begin hitting .250 and stealing as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @The Biz: She should have a shirt! I’d go Rajai

      • The Biz says:
        (link)

        Cougars baseball!!

        Thanks again. Rajai is a definite and an impatient owner also dropped Beltran so that should be the answer for now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Ha, no problem

  15. Josh-NYC says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    How’s it going?

    Just a few questions for today..
    1) do you like Skaggs over any one of these guys? Folty, Conley, Triggs, Pomeranz
    2) , who is the weakest link of these pitchers: Folty, Conley, Triggs, pomeranz
    3) pick 3 of the 4 disregarding position: Avisail Garcia, Eugenio Suarez, Kepler, rajai

    Thank you Fantasy Master Lothario

    • Josh-NYC says:
      (link)

      @Josh-NYC:

      Forgot to add that this is a 10 man, yahoo H2H standard 5×5 category league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Josh-NYC: 1. Over Folty 3. Avisail Garcia, Eugenio Suarez, Kepler,

  16. Buffalo Runner says:
    (link)

    The Adrian Beltre, Jose Abreu combo at corner and 3b isnt looking so great right now.

  17. Bull says:
    (link)

    Would you hold Marte in a 12 team H2H? Returns for last third of season inc playoffs but man I could be using that bench spot….

    • alcesto says:
      (link)

      How about in a 12-team mixed roto league? Bon voyage?

  18. Tigres says:
    (link)

    Awesome Ted clip. And then you step in it!

    I also bit the bullet and dropped Keon last night. We can pick him back up in August when he hot-house schomato.

    • Tigres says:
      (link)

      Also: SALAMI TOM!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Tigres: Ha, agreed on Keon

  19. Tony_Sal says:
    (link)

    Pick one ROS :

    D.Santana, S.Choo, Grossmann

    M.Moore, C.Tillman, A.Triggs or Senzatela

  20. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
    (link)

    Got a weird offer in my 12 team H2H (QS [fancy voice] and Wins) league:

    My Paxton (keepable for $7) and Walker (keepable for $4) FOR

    Her (not a typo!) Kluber (keepable for $28) and Gerrit Cole (not keepable price).

    Love Klubs but never really liked Cole. I don’t care about Taijuan but Paxton at that price is very enticing…

    It’s only a keep 5 league, so more likely than not I’ll only be keeping 1-2 pitchers tops (I also have Cullers and Urias, each keepable for $4).

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks – yeah, seems like trading like-for-like.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yup

  21. Wil says:
    (link)

    Devon travis :(

    Somebody actually just cut neil walker in the league where I own travis. (Shallow 12 teamer)

    No brainer to put in a waiver claim dropping travis and adding walker right? (6×6 w/OPS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Wil: At this point, you gotta, can always go back to Travis

  22. The Fifth Girl says:
    (link)

    Yasmany – Sonuvabench!

    Wei-Yin – Opposite of Sonuvabench! He was in my lineup only because I got busy and forgot to bench him.

    Abreu – Gah! I’m literally putting Brad Miller in at 1B today.

  23. Jeremy says:
    (link)

    Points league where H/BB/ER all count as -1, K’s get you .5, QS net you 7 while W get 3.

    I’ve been offered Manaea in exchange for my Eickhoff. It seems like Manaea is seen as having better stuff, but feels less assured of consistent QS. Is that a wrong impression? Is his upside too high to pass up anyway?

      • Jeremy says:
        (link)

        Gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          De nada

  24. RicoSuave says:
    (link)

    Great Work Grey!

    it sounds like Cody Reed is starting on Saturday vs. Cubs

    With both Finnegan and Davis hitting the Disgraceful List, is he a speculative add?

    Thanks

    • Fungazi says:
      (link)

      @RicoSuave: If you don’t respect your ERA and WHIP.

  25. spider monkey says:
    (link)

    countdown to catcher questions!! yep….i’m in! lol

    R Martin or D’Arnaud ROS…thanks Grey

  26. Lt says:
    (link)

    Grey, funny stuff as always. There’s a Jody Foster and the movie “Contact” reference begging to be used while shitting on Jose Abreu. Anyway two things…

    There was a dude who spring training said he’s writing FrankenCatcher reports on scrub catchers to stream weekly. Where is this dude at it’s gotta help avoid the endless catcher questions from everyone that punted like me.
    Chris Devenski, this dude have a place in fantasy or just a lucky long reliever? He’s pretty sick to watch and has to be solid for ratios or are we waiting for meltdown. Thanks again you’re the man.

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Lt: That article was only once a week, so it wouldn’t stop the catcher questions the other 6 days. I don’t know what is that people either don’t understand the concept of Frankencatcher, or how to do it.

      If Miller and Betances have a place, Devenski does. At least until he’s not doing what he’s doing anymore.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
        (link)

        @Cram It: In any daily moves type league with start limits, multi-inning relievers with K upside are super valuable. Devenski, Stripling, and if he can get it together Mike Montgomery should all be universally owned.

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          @Ralph Lifshitz: Yup. I’m liking Brad Peacock too.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
            (link)

            @Cram It: Who doesn’t love some Peacock?

              • ryanoger says:
                (link)

                @Cram It: @Cram It:

                Archie Bradley too fits into this mix, thoughts on him?

                • ryanoger says:
                  (link)

                  @ryanoger:

                  You guys think I should lose Nate Jones for Stripling, Peacock, or Mikey M–holds league?

                • Cram It says:
                  (link)

                  @ryanoger: Sure, he’s on the same level. I don’t know how their holds are accumulating so far this season but I’d probably hold Jones. I think Peacock and MM are more multi-innings guys probably not used repeatedly in holds situations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Lt: Mike Maher writes the article and he went and got married last week… Agree w/ Cram

  27. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
    (link)

    That same Arab guy now owns Razzball, he’s asked I prospect for silk worms & ponies. He also thinks I’m actually Ralph Lauren.

  28. Five-On-One says:
    (link)

    12 team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups locking today.

    1) I have Forsythe at MI. Removed early yesterday because HBP on toe (ouch). Leave him active for the week, or add Scooter, Espinosa, Alcides, Iglesias, Polanco, Marwin, Galvis Gyorko, Arcia, Saladino or Schimpf for the week?

    2) Last OF spot for the week – keep Gardner or bench/drop for Frazier, Conforto, Shaw, Leonys, Pillar, Gallo, Choo, Motter, Hicks?

    3) Better saves stash – Jeffress, Glover or Jones?

    Thanks for the help.

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Five-On-One: Who else is available?

      • Five-On-One says:
        (link)

        @Cram It: Hahahahahahahaha. Man, your brand of humor gets old fast, especially when seen every day. How much joy you must get to make these posts every single day. Is it really worth it? And, yes, I know you have a certain ‘following’ on this site, and I will get flamed, but really?

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          @Five-On-One: I don’t think I have a following. It’s much easier and more satisfying to write that 4 word “post” then you guys who list 15 players to choose from everyday. I feel a teeeensy bit bad that you can’t even narrow it down to a few guys. You must be so lost. May God have mercy on your soul and good luck out there!

          • Five-On-One says:
            (link)

            @Cram It: If you get any satisfaction out of writing these posts, then you go right ahead, brother. Whatever floats your boat.

            • Cram It says:
              (link)

              @Five-On-One: And you the same.

              • ryanoger says:
                (link)

                @Cram It:

                I appreciate you Cram. Must be a following…

                • Cram It says:
                  (link)

                  @ryanoger: Ha. That’s very nice of nice.

            • goodfold6 says:
              (link)

              @Five-On-One: like the line in departed about the feds, feed it shit and keep it in the dark. pretend it’s not here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Five-On-One: 1. I saw, didn’t sound serious 2. Pillar 3. Glover

  29. The Great Knoche says:
    (link)

    Just the fact that Jodie foster made a movie called “The Beaver” truly brings this all full circle.

    Broxton and Swanson could be ticketed for AAA dates soon which isn’t making me happy in way too many places.

  30. Boston Mike says:
    (link)

    Thoughts on buying low on Bautista? I was offered Bautista and Kimbrel for Cueto. Thanks

    • B the Esq. says:
      (link)

      @Boston Mike: I dont think that’s a buy low. Seems like you are paying full price for Bats. I would not deal my Cueto and Kimbrel for Bautista.

  31. This Guy says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey-

    I can’t help but drool over Severino’s 27 K’s in 20 IP. He’s sitting on waivers in my league, staring at me, no actually he just winked at me!

    Would you drop Maeda, Nola, or Wacha to grap him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha, Wacha

  32. Yankee my Wanky! says:
    (link)

    Hello Grey,
    Someone dropped Healy in our 12 Team Yahoo H2H Keeper League. Worth adding for say Haniger, Leake or Triggs?

    Thanks much.

  33. Johnc says:
    (link)

    V Martinez never leaves my bench (I have Lamb and Pujols at Utility so no room for DH). I drafted him late for value hoping to trade him quickly if he got off to a decent start. Now I am on to Plan B since No one will touch him in a trade.

    Best on the wire: D Santana, Peralta, Heyward, Frazier ( all seemingly platoon guys) or the unexciting regulars of Pillar or Markakis. I have Dahl on DL hopefully coming back in a week or two. On the pitching side, Kelley is available if we think he is next up. I have Britton sitting with his forearm issue with Melancon and Benoit (nice Harper meatball!). 12 team, H2H league.
    Hold and hope VMart’s value goes up and then trade him or make a move now?

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Johnc: Holding a guy in hopes his value goes up to trade him is not a great strategy IMO.

      • Johnc says:
        (link)

        @Cram It:

        I agree. I already dropped him and grabbed Kelley since the other jamokes likely will still be on the wire should Dusty continue to frustrate us all. Thanks though for weighing in.

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          @Johnc: Jamokes! I thought my friend and I were the only ones that use say that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Johnc: Peralta over V-Mart

  34. Rich says:
    (link)

    Severino or Amir Garret ROS?

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Rich: Let me get that straw in your Capri-Sun for ya, Skippy.

      • Rich says:
        (link)

        @Cram It: Thanks, I always tear the damn things open. Also could use a diaper change when you have a minute.

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          @Rich: That’s the wife’s job, sorry!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Rich: Severino

  35. Chris says:
    (link)

    12-team league. Drop Gausman for Joe Ross, Matt Bush, or Daniel Norris?

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Chris: Bush if you want saves. Otherwise, I like Ross.

      • ctrengove says:
        (link)

        @Cram It:
        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Chris: Agree w/ Cram

      • ctrengove says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        Thanks!

  36. rob c says:
    (link)

    What’s cracking hope your week is going better than mine.
    Std 6×6 head to head

    I have correa Gordon machado drury and Swanson in my middle infield with a slice of Bregman….

    Would you think it is to early to cut ties with Swanson I have him only playing in the utility role sparingly let me know your thoughts I was thinking about dropping him and picking up Martin Perez for the umpteenth time this year for his match up tomorrow he has been Rock solid in this daytime match up’s he is really my only expendable guy at the moment and either way he will be cut to get JD off my IR hopefully later this week I also have cron. Who is expendable;

  37. goodfold2 says:
    (link)

    really on gary sanchez, i swear there was some claim like 3 days ago that said he couldn’t even lift his arm yet.

    • goodfold2 says:
      (link)

      @goodfold2: and i’m pretty sure m.gonz WSOX isn’t the MAG from PHI a few years back. unless i’m completely confused.

  38. Synyster says:
    (link)

    Played the waiting game with Stanton and Story, when will Justin Turner hit his first dinger? Was last year just a fluke with 27 hr’s? Never hit more than 20 before that.

    Who to drop when Trea comes off the DL? Marte really dropable? My plan was to slide Trea into the OF once he returns. What do you think?

    By position: Perez,Rizzo,C.Hernandez,J.Turner,Story,Stanton,Maz,Duvall,A.Garcia, Bench:Marte(susp), Turner(DL)

    Salazar,Cole,Melancon,Bedrosian,Holland,Benoit,Maeda,Severino,Nova,Bundy,McCullers,Verlander, Gray(DL)

    Thanks Gray!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Synyster: Marte was dropped in my leagues, but no idea your league size

      • Synyster says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        10 man league.

  39. Scott Kimmel says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    I am looking for a bat and a pitcher

    My options for a bat are:
    David Freese
    Nori Aoki
    Albert Almora
    Scooter Ginnett
    Adam Frazier
    Robbie Grossman

    Options for pitching are:
    Miguel Gonzalez
    Scott Feldman
    Heath Embree (for holds)
    Luis Avilan (for holds)
    jacob Barnes (for holds)
    Matt Bowman (for holds)

      • Scott Kimmel says:
        (link)

        Grey would you drop Senzatela for Gonzalez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I would, Scott

          • Scott Kimmel says:
            (link)

            Grey,

            No i dont style hair, but thats pretty funny though.

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
            (link)

            @Grey: His breakdown of the tearsheet exercise was breathtaking.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              I enjoyed every bit of it

  40. Cram It says:
    (link)

    Love the fantasy bass fishing segue into Musgrove.

    Wonky that in ‘Perts, 9 teams are hitting .252 or lower. And 5 of those are below .250. GROSS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Cram It: Thanks… Yeah, my worst league so far, I can’t get anything going, but now that I’ve dropped Broxton and Buxton I will be able to churn quicker

      • Cram It says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Yeah that’s a big monkey off your team’s back. I like my team, shizz is just wonky to start. 4th in Runs but last in RBI. Really good WHIP but last in ERA. You’re 3rd in HR’s but last in Runs. We’ll come around.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, I was in last place mid-May last year and came in 2nd… Lots of churning to come…

          • Cram It says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Right. Considering Ralph is supposed to win and he’s in 6th, things will certainly be a ‘changing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Ralph wil only win if he gets me drunk and gets me to trade him Benintendi… Barring that, ain’t happening

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
                (link)

                @Grey: Youre not baiting me into a Benintendi trade.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Cmon!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Don’t be unpredictable, I can’t handle it

  41. Brett says:
    (link)

    Give Sano to get McCullers and Haniger?

    Pitchers: Syndergaard, Stroman, Paxton, Maeda, Nola, Cotton, Bundy, Shields, Sabathia, Urias, Price, DeSclafani

    OFs: Springer, Yelich, Pederson, Thames, Holliday, Broxton, Jankowski

    • Metlgod says:
      (link)

      @Brett: absolutely nice trade

      • Brett says:
        (link)

        @Metlgod: Realized I have to drop someone or give 2 players in return. If I add Nola is that too much?

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          @Brett: Don’t add Nola. Add Sabathia or Shields or just drop one.

    • B the Esq. says:
      (link)

      @Brett: Great trade. I would add, or just drop Shields or DeSclafani.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Brett: Agree w/ Cram

  42. B the Esq. says:
    (link)

    Was just offered his Thor and Porcello for my Thames, Keuchel and Taillon.

    8 team H2H keeper. 5 keepers plus 5 under a rookie keeper rule (round drafted then move up 5 rounds each year kept) .

    Taillon was a last round keeper and would be a keeper for the next 4 years. No one else has rookie eligibility under our rules.

    Make the deal or stick with what I got?

    Thanks!

      • B the Esq. says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Aye, Thanks. Would you do something like Thames and Keuchel for Thor without the Taillon/Porcello portion?

        Different manager has made Sale available, would you do a Thames Keuchel for Sale? Thames Tanaka for Sale?

        Or is Thames too hot to let go?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Sure on Thor or Sale

  43. Alex says:
    (link)

    Just traded Votto for Darvish in an 8 team, H2H league. How’d I do?

    I had just picked up Moreland and JBJ from FA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Alex: Sounds fine

  44. ryanoger says:
    (link)

    Lose Margot for Kepler, Moreland, or hold?

  45. El Famous Burrito says:
    (link)

    Salami Tom!

    Finally

  46. Bigly Leagues says:
    (link)

    Trade my Kyle seager for josh donaldson?

  47. dizzystpizzy says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey & co

    Trade question: 5×5 h2h w/ OPS & limited moves (so SP is at a premium)

    My Cespedes and McCullers for his Sugar Cain and Kluber. Would it be different if I gave up JD instead of Yoenis?

    I need the SB, but am not really a believer in Kluber’s ability to be consistent.
    Thanks all

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @dizzystpizzy: I don’t like it. I’d get cheaper speed or try one-for-one.

      • dizzystpizzy says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thank y’all. Your take goes with my gut on that one. What about my Cespedes + Robbie Ray for his Pax + Cain? My gut says take that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yoenis side

          • dizzystpizzy says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Thanks! Hope you’re listening to the where are you now song with jb on facetime as ross warms up for tonight’s game

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              I am!

  48. Christian Herman says:
    (link)

    I know you’re low on Baez. Who would you rather own than Baez? Hot take!

  49. I am the Walrus says:
    (link)

    Deep league – Folty, Snell or Straily?

  50. uncdrew says:
    (link)

    When someone says “Don’t google it” I don’t.

    Still haven’t seen 2 Girls in a Tub, still haven’t seen the extended butt hole that they showed on the Mets diamondvision — something that started with the letter “G” I believe.

    Add “prostate jeans” to the list.

    Oh, and I had Marte. Best $32 ever spent. Spent — like this season for me. :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @uncdrew: Haha, good call (on the not Googling stuff)

    • Big W says:
      (link)

      @uncdrew: definitely do not google “two girls and a cup” then

  51. Savoy Special says:
    (link)

    Drop Odubel Herrera or Lucas Duda to activate Jackie Bradley Jr?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Savoy Special: Depends on needs, but I love me some Odubel.

      • Boy Wonder says:
        (link)

        @Cram It: Lineup is:

        Lucroy
        Encarnacion
        Odor
        Bryant
        Xander
        Eric Thames
        Mazara
        Haniger
        Odubel
        Bench: Duda

        I think I could be good enough power-wise to drop Duda…

        I wish I could have all 3 of Odubel, Duda, and Jackie Bradley Jr. but I don’t want to touch my pitching structure by dropping Rodney, Jaime, or Shelby…

        Giles
        Colome
        Rodney

        Manaea
        McCullers
        T Walker
        Wacha
        Joe Ross
        Shelby Miller
        Jaice Garcia

      • Boy Wonder says:
        (link)

        @Cram It: oh this is Savoy Special btw. just using a different device so username got switched to Boy Wonder lol I clearly like the movie The Natural..

  52. Paul says:
    (link)

    I feel like I am being worked here in a trade?
    Yesterday I was trying to trade Wheeler and Norris for Votto
    The guy said he was going to base the trade on how Wheeler performed and I thought he pitched well and I thought I was stealing votto from him.
    Today he says no deal, obviously votto had a really solid game too
    But he then says he could get a guy like mike leake, and i’m laughing in my head cause he says he wants an Ace and he has to be over valuing leake… I owned leake for his first start and dropped him cause he was a stream pitcher to me.
    So then he says he wants Lester or Duffy from me… Huge up tick from asking for Wheeler or getting leake from someone else

    I have offered Nova, Maneda, Richards, Glasnow (he loves prospects)

    But now we are not getting anywehre

    He wants an Ace

    What should I offer my team is Lester, Duffy, Mcullers, Maneda, Nova, Garcia, Norris, Glasnow, Wheeler,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Paul: I wouldn’t trade you Votto for any of your pitchers, at least Lester

  53. Boy Wonder says:
    (link)

    Drop Odubel or Duda for Shawn Kelly. Thanks!

    • Boy Wonder says:
      (link)

      @Boy Wonder: or hold

    • B the Esq. says:
      (link)

      @Boy Wonder: If you need to, drop Duda. But Kelly has not been named closer or anything yet, although it looks likely.

  54. Todd says:
    (link)

    I love when Arenado hits home runs for two reasons.

    1. He’s on my team.
    2. So I can read about the next valuable antique you’ve left sitting by the window.

    Well done, sir.

  55. Urban Cowboy says:
    (link)

    Is Sonny Gray and Happ both worth an add?

  56. Bigly Leagues says:
    (link)

    JoRam or Lamb

  57. Matt H says:
    (link)

    Someone dropped Tanaka in my 10-team mixed 5×5 H2H. I have $88 left of $100 in FAAB. How much to bid? Thanks.

    • B the Esq. says:
      (link)

      @Matt H: You know your league and how they value SP….if someone dropped Tanaka, maybe that particular manager just doesnt like him? Also have no idea how much other dropped players have gone for.

      I would guess maybe 1/3 of your remaining budget for someone in that range probably, so 25ish.

  58. Clint says:
    (link)

    Since you had them all close in your rankings, I believe, which 3 of Josh Bell, Moreland, Shaw, and Joseph would you want in a 12 team roto keeper league now that we’re a few weeks in?

  59. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
    (link)

    Need to upgrade a Utility bat (H2H cat. w/ avg & obp).
    Who’s your favorite out of:
    Moreland
    Dickerson
    Morales
    David Peralta
    Shaw

  60. ctrengove says:
    (link)

    12-team league. Drop Gausman for:
    Joe Ross?
    Matt Bush?
    Daniel Norris?

    • ctrengove says:
      (link)

      @ctrengove:
      my bad on the duplicate question

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
      (link)

      @ctrengove: Hold. Better days ahead.

  61. Brian says:
    (link)

    Another great read to get my morning started!! I am in a 12 team H2H 6X5 (OPS) 4 OF 1DL.
    I have a few questions I need to get answered. My team is as follows:

    Wieters, Freeman, Schoop, K. Seager, Story, Trout, Judge, Margot, Hainger, Pereza, Abreu, DL JDM and Dahl just taking up a bench spot.

    Pitchers:J. Ross, Serverino, Duffy, Maeda, Roark, Nola, Walker, McCarthy RP Colome, Bedrosian, Benoit, Devenski, Osuna.

    1. When JDM comes off the DL who to drop form the list hitter or pitchers?

    2. Drop any of the pitching for Triggs, Santiago, Miller, Cotton, Skaggs, Sheilds or hold??

    3. If trading Margot, Judge, Hainger what range to look for in starting Pitching?

    The trio of OF have helped out a lot and don’t want to put back in the FA pile.

    Thanks again for getting my mornings off and running!!

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Brian: Thanks! 1. McCarthy 2. Meh 3. McCullers?

  62. PHIL says:
    (link)

    You did not write about Marrifield or Adam Frazier. What are your thoughts on them ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @PHIL: Merrifield is a bench player who started a game, I did wrote about Adam Frazier

  63. Ted says:
    (link)

    Holding on to Marte in a 10 team keeper league?

    • B the Esq. says:
      (link)

      @Ted: keeper league. yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Ted: Sure

  64. Chucky says:
    (link)

    Have some MI injuries. Semien and Forsythe. Phillips, Travis, Schimpf and Espinosa on WW, any suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Chucky: Phillips is hottest of that bunch

  65. Randy BoBandy says:
    (link)

    Jays are a certified Springfield Tire Fire this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha

  66. Blake says:
    (link)

    so in my pts league – I have 1B and pitching issues. My first baseman are

    Greg
    Mark Reynolds
    Eric Thames

    M Moreland is on the waiver wire – I only have 13 pickups for the rest of the year. Should I get rid of one of them for him?

    as far as pitching I have (15pts for W, 1pt for SO, 10pts for CG, 7pts for S) – can start 7

    J Smarddaa
    J Verlander
    E Santana
    C Martinez
    M Tanaka
    M Melancon
    S Miller

    B: J Happ
    DL: C McHugh

    Wei chen, P Corbin,E volquez, AJ griffin, W Peralta, Ryu, Shields, C Anderson, Z Wheeler, A mirenda

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
      (link)

      @Blake: Haha. I like how the first person you list is simply “Greg”. Yo eff Greg man…he sounds like a stepdad trying to be a real father. Not enough ice cream in the world will make you part of this family Greg!

    • B the Esq. says:
      (link)

      @Blake: If you have Thames at 1B you do not have a 1B problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Blake: Hold your pickups

  67. Jon says:
    (link)

    Who would you drop to activate Aaron Sanchez tomorrow?

    TomJo, Cozart, Jarrod Dyson, Grichuk, Kepler, Shoemaker, or Treinen

    • Jon says:
      (link)

      @Jon: or Neris. Forgot Neris.

    • Jon says:
      (link)

      Actually never mind completely on this. CBS has Sanchez pitching tomorrow, but I don’t think that’s right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Aaron Sanchez is back tomorrow? I heard he was having his nail removed

  68. Mark says:
    (link)

    I asked this in yesterdays post of Cesar Hernandez but,

    Would you accept Cesar(I will acquire) for Soler? Keeper league h2h normal 5×5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes

  69. Hot Rod

    Hot Rod says:
    (link)

    Actually Wei-Yen Chen has turned into an away streamer not a home streamer, based on the small sample size. His only start at Marlins Park this year wasn’t a good scene.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bit of a small sample size

  70. G says:
    (link)

    Thoughts on trading my Margot and one of Bush or Benoit for Lackey? Margot has been starting for me with Correa and Turner injuries shuffling my lineup. When they come back, Margot would be my bench player along with Dickerson. My SPs are Kluber, Hendricks, McCullers, Nova, Severino. I have 5 closers with Davis, Giles, Bush, Benoit, Bedrosian. Never have this many closers and trying to flip one. If I did the trade, my guess is to try and sell Benoit over Bush. Thouyghts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @G: I’d want the Margot/Bush side

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        @Grey: And now I’m thinking about the Wolf of Wall Street

        • G says:
          (link)

          @Grey: hahah Duchess of Bay Ridge…that’s actually the neighborhood in Brooklyn I live in coincidentally

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            Bay Ridge is awesome, greta Italian food

  71. sportivetricks says:
    (link)

    Oh heyyyyyyy there.

    For now, I’m thinking I will hold my beautiful little Starling and his injection sites. This means I will need to drop one of my meh starters to open a streaming spot.

    It’s going to be either Tajiuan or Gausman. Today it feels like it should be Gausman, but I worry this will change.

    Love yas!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Gausman

  72. Hawk says:
    (link)

    Encarnacion finally wakes up and doesn’t get a blurb? Supwitdat??

  73. Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
    (link)

    G- I was weaned (what a word. Immediately after begins the life long struggle to reclaim dignity) on funny. When I was about seven my dad tossed Woody Allen’s Without Feathers, Douglas Adams books and George Carlin and 2000 year old man albums on my bed and turned Monty python and the holy grail on tv, told me to learn something then left. . *statute of limitations for calling social services expires FYI. He clearly had an agenda to turn me into a middle aged man as quickly as possible. I was the only kid at the lunch table that had a Pepcid packed in with my brown baggers.
    I appreciate a witty turn of phrase as much as anyone and just want to take a moment for a brief doffing of the cap to you my man for consistently making me laugh and chuckle like an idiot out loud and then have no way to simply explain why to my wife or young kids. Not exactly rich fodder you are feeding from to be as fresh and funny about day after day. Impressive my man.

    Now for the instructional portion of my message.
    Trying to get the hang of trades. League doesn’t seem too interested in them but I try anyway. Want to present fair offers but not exactly clear on the universal assessments of equivalent values placed on different positions. I.e. How many of’s does it take to screw in a top sp?
    -my team seems like it could use some pitching improvement whilst being over filled with OF players. Agreed?
    What are some typical kinds of offers I should be fishing for? Would my Eaton for Taillion be good/acceptably received for instance?
    Do you Gus have any suggestions based on my team of who I should consider (multiple player trades 2 to 1 etc r fine) offering and trying to get?
    Would really appreciate some wisdom
    Cheers

    Made a few changes to my team since last you advised.

    C – Schwarber
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-D Murphy
    3-Longoria
    SS-Peraza
    OF-Braun
    OF- N Cruz
    OF- A Eaton
    U-miggy
    U-Corey Dickerson
    B-Elvis Andrus
    B-Piscotty
    B-Judge
    B-castellanos

    SP-C Carrasco
    SP-Bundy
    R-Bedrosian
    R-Benoit
    P-Iglesias
    P-Nola
    P- nova
    P-Devanski
    B -Norris,
    DL Graveman. Richards

    12 team h2h pts.
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Complete Games (CG), Outs (OUT), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS), Saves + Holds (SV+H)

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace: You’re on the right track. OF for SP. Eaton for Taillon is a good example. When it comes to trading, rather than come up with who would be fair value for who, I target a team that could use an upgrade somewhere at a position or in a categroy, in this case, an OF, maybe with the Runs and Avg of Eaton. Then work from there to see if he has an SP that would work for you. That said, much depends on who you’re trading with. Like maybe the guy who owns McCullers doesn’t realize his full potential and you can buy low on him right now with Eaton or Judge or Piscotty.

      • Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
        (link)

        @Cram It:
        Thanks man.
        I was thinking in those terms – win/win with the eaton for taillion trade, just wanted to confirm that was considered equivalent t value. McCullers owner not a good fit.

        GREY ignoring my post makes me weepy. Wait no that was the smell of dog crap I stepped in on Delancey street. My bad.

  74. Chud says:
    (link)

    10 team full salary keeper league. Who would you keep between these 2 struggling almost brothers?

    Keon Broxton ($3) or Byron Buxton ($20)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Neither, Broxton

  75. joe is a popular name says:
    (link)

    moreland or shaw? need power in a 12 team standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Moreland

  76. Mr. Rickey says:
    (link)

    Great stuff as usual. Vogt or D’Arnaud ROS – 12 team H2H, 1 C

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks! Vogt

  77. Starlin 'Didn't get those Vitamins at K' Marte says:
    (link)

    0 strikeout day for Buxton! This feels the equivalent of any other player going 2 for 4 with a HR and a SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha

  78. Teddy Heater says:
    (link)

    Love me some Ted!!!! I poop it out and then eat it! Terrible, but hilarious!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha

      • Teddy Heater says:
        (link)

        @Grey: It’s National Hanging Out Day, I guess Aaron Hernandez took that shizz to a whole nother level (too soon?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          He can rot

          • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
            (link)

            @Grey: No doubt! And some moron on espn said *his* suicide ‘it’s tragic’?!!? No. What’s tragic is all the shizz this nimrod did up to this point. Such a waste.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Speaking of waste, did you see the bathroom in Lisbon?

              • David Nadelle says:
                (link)

                @Grey:

                Ha!

  79. Adam says:
    (link)

    Roto league, in first or second with Ks, ERA and WHIP. Was offered Odor for Duffy and Schoop… thoughts?

    My current team.

    C D’Arnaud
    1B Freeman
    2B Schoop
    3B Arenado
    SS Anderson
    CI Rendon
    MI Solarte
    OF Myhers
    OF Braun
    OF Peralta
    OF A. Garcia
    Util H. Ramirez
    BN Keple
    BN Phillips
    BN Reynolds
    BN Gyorko
    DL Bradley JR
    DL Segura

    SP Bumgardner
    SP Duffy
    SP Carrasco
    SP Pineda
    RP Robertson
    RP Hollad
    P Jefferess
    BN F. Hernandez
    BN Ray
    BN Cotton
    DL Britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Take it

  80. Jon says:
    (link)

    Headley, Yunel Escobar, Suarez, or Avi Garcia over Healy, Rendon, or TomJo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Meh, can go Avisail over To-Jo if you like

  81. H says:
    (link)

    Drop Gausman for Severino or too early to give up on Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Go for it

  82. ryanoger says:
    (link)

    Where’s Smokey been lately?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Family stuff

  83. ryanoger says:
    (link)

    Who’s the better stash for holds Cishek or Thornburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Cishek

  84. Arquimedez Pozo says:
    (link)

    You should get a Pulitzer Prize for the Matt Cain blurb. A+

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks!

  85. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    Would you drop treinen for glover? Kelley already owned and most other next up save candidates are as well.

    Thanks

  86. Hi Grey, everyone — I’m the guy in my favorite league stung by the Marte suspension. It’s a 14-team redraft, roto league with a five-man bench. Is Marte droppable even in that format?

    These are the hitters in that league:
    C Perez
    1B Goldschmidt, Moreland
    2B Travis
    3B Healey
    SS/OF Owings
    2B/3B/SS Villar
    UTIL Mancini
    OF Springer, Duvall, Kepler, JD Martinez (DL), Marte (SUSP)

    If I drop Marte, the best OF options to replace his AVE, SBs, Rs are probably Margot (I’d have to use a waiver priority for him)and Pillar. Reddick and Confortato are also free agents. But I’m not sure I need OF help with JD Martinez back soon and Mancini on the verge of OF eligibility … with Villar, Healy, and Travis off to such slow starts, maybe I’m better off picking someone up there. Would you go for Gurriel? Adam Frazier? Polanco?

    Hope you didn’t have Marte on too many teams. Many, many thanks, as always.

    • Curious George Springer says:
      (link)

      @Enrique: I’d cut him for Margot. Villar will be fine.

  87. PHIL says:
    (link)

    Would you start Porcello today after all those bad games ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I wouldn’t own him, but if I did I’d start him

  88. G says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    Posted this above but did hear back,

    Wanted you thoughts on trading my Margot and one of Bush or Benoit for Lackey?

    Margot has been starting for me with Correa and Turner injuries shuffling my lineup. When they come back, Margot would be my bench player along with Dickerson. My SPs are Kluber, Hendricks, McCullers, Nova, Severino. I have 5 closers with Davis, Giles, Bush, Benoit, Bedrosian. Never have this many closers and trying to flip one. If I did the trade, my guess is to try and sell Benoit over Bush. Thouyghts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @G: I just hadn’t gotten to your question yet

  89. The Great Knoche says:
    (link)

    So here’s a cool one. Due to MLB rules, (That I guess don’t affect other shifts) when the Cubs defend the bunt hard where Rizzo gets rid of his first base glove and charges in from 2nd base location he gains an appearance at 2B.

    He is now only 3 games away from 2B eligibility in leagues where 5 games is all you need for current year.

      • The Great Knoche says:
        (link)

        @Fausto: Yup. This is no joke.

        • Fausto says:
          (link)

          @The Great Knoche: yahoo or espn? im in yahoo and its showing he needs 8 games played until he has the elig.

    • Curious George Springer says:
      (link)

      @The Great Knoche: and in Yahoo, I think they require 10 Games for eligibility, but then that carries over to the following season. That’s where this really becomes interesting. Teams were constructed without any inkling that this might happen this year. Next year Rizzo as a 2B, especially in keeper formats, changes the map quite a bit. As a person who doesn’t own him anywhere, I hope he doesn’t get there!

        • Negatto says:
          (link)

          @ryanoger:

          I like this, 3 more and Rizzo is my new MI.

          • Fausto says:
            (link)

            @Negatto: yahoo or espn?

    • Fungazi says:
      (link)

      @The Great Knoche: What the hell, am I reading this wrong or is he also going to be eligible for OF with 1 more game played.

      • The Great Knoche says:
        (link)

        @Fungazi: He is currently credited with one OF appearance. Not sure where that came from.

        • Fungazi says:
          (link)

          @The Great Knoche: In the position eligibility menu it shows 8 games played at 2B and 9 played at OF. I guess I’ll find out in a couple days.

        • Fausto says:
          (link)

          @The Great Knoche**:CLARIFICATION** IF you are using yahoo the GS(games started) and GP(games played) it is a DESCENDING number…
          Example: Rizzo 2b GS(-)=ZERO and GP(8) TRANSLATION: He needs to START 5 games @2b or [email protected] 2b in 8 more games.(not sure how many innings qualify as a ”game played”).
          If this is to somehow happen im not sure that it drasticaly affects your team unless you have a spare 1b/CI and an expendable 2b/MI that you dont want. Chances are if your league is competetive enough you would be dropping a decent 2b to slide rizzo there and then adding a Schmohawk @ 1b Fun fact indeed though and thats just my opinion FWIW and i just dropped Severino 2 weeks ago out of anger after owning him for 1+ years

          • The Great Knoche says:
            (link)

            @Fausto: I’ll take a Justin Bour or Travis Shaw over Tyler Saladino at MI any day of the week.

            • Fausto says:
              (link)

              @The Great Knoche: your league is much shallower than most of mine. Lewis Brinson is top available OF. Best SP is Jhouyls Chacin. I hope it works for you.

              • The Great Knoche says:
                (link)

                @Fausto: Yeah, might not be good for you, but a 12 team or shallower Rizzo at 2B is golden.

  90. Rizzo boy says:
    (link)

    Pull the plug on K.Broxton for Dyson or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sam Dyson?

      • Rizzo boy says:
        (link)

        Ha, Sam? You mean Jarrod Dyson?

  91. Pipa says:
    (link)

    Good day sir!!! Who would you rather own Moore (SF) or Triggs (OAK)?

    9×9 W, L, ERA, WHIP, CG, K/9, QS, HLD, SV

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Moore

  92. MR. SWEAT NECKLACE says:
    (link)

    Nice work! Forget Starling.

    Worth dropping Benoit for Kelley?

    Also would you trade Salvador and Yelich for Schwarber and Duffy? I’ve got OF depth and am thin on starters.

    Name a starting pitcher you’d offer Rendon for straight up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Meh on Benoit drop — I’d take Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Lester?

  93. Phil of the Future says:
    (link)

    YOOO, BB!
    Guess who took Marte instead of Springer? Just guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Do I have to?

      • Phil of the Future says:
        (link)

        @Grey: No, I think you already know.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I wanna know more, Phil, I thirst for information

          • Phil of the Future says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Well how about this. I just found out that Marte failed the test IN SPRING TRAINING and the league kept it from everyone until the appeals process played out. You can imagine how angry that makes people that picked/bid on this dude. Disgraceful!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              So ridiculous

              • Phil of the Future says:
                (link)

                @Grey: It’s like the media loves to leak about Trump’s supposed Slovenian piss parties on a bed Obama slept on but they can’t scoop this? Pathetic!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Pittsburgh reporters prolly heard something but they were too drunk on Rolling Rock

                  • Phil of the Future says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: Good call, actually probably true.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      We need a ‘Laprobe’ into this!

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: Come on, we’ve gone over this. It’s Iron City.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Oh yeah!

  94. JR says:
    (link)

    Lost Marte in my h2h keeper league. League stats are TB, HR, BB, OPB, SLG and NSB. Best option as a short term replacement until desmond comes back?
    Morales, Pence, Choo, Grichuk, Avi Garcia, Enciarte, Peralta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ender

  95. dtbran says:
    (link)

    Starting Joe Ross today?

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @dtbran: I didn’t even know he was starting. I went to pick him up and Grey already has him, so I reckon that’s a yes.

  96. Bartolo says:
    (link)

    Dickerson or Margot ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Dickerson, apples/oranges a bit

  97. Joe says:
    (link)

    NL-only 5×5 league that uses SVHDs instead of saves — which side of this trade would you rather have: J Werth and D Freese or K Jansen? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Jansen

  98. wudaben says:
    (link)

    H2H points league. Would you trade Correa and Billy Hamilton for T Turner and Peraza? I’m currently starting N Walker at 2nd. I’ll lose Hamilton as my 3rd Of but can pickup Souza until Dahl or Desmond come back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  99. Humm Baby says:
    (link)

    Abreu and Odor are killing me. Been hesitant to bench Abreu, knowing as soon as I do, he’ll have a 2 HR game or maybe just one hit, but would you start Pujols over him right now until he figures it out? Not like Pujols has been on fire either, but that’s my only option. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d start Pujols

  100. Not Your Average Joe says:
    (link)

    I added Kelley because duh, and Glover because Dusty. On most nights I have Renfroe on my bench, and slot him in only if I have an OF resting while Renfroe is palying.

    Would you drop Renfroe, or one of Kelley/Glover, to add Wheeler? Is he going to be a nice back end guy, or has he mostly been helped so far by facing PHI twice, and is more of a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Meh, I’d hold for now

      • Not Your Average Joe says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        You just threw my zack wheeler into park.

  101. Q says:
    (link)

    In a H2H league, so I’m looking ahead. Got the pitching won for this week, trying to get some offense.

    Severino was terrific, but his next start is at BOS (SON -$15).

    Do we like/trust him enough to roll him out there? If not, I’m gonna lose him and try to grab the next shiny object.

    • Q says:
      (link)

      @Q: Could also lose Brandon McCarthy, but SON likes him better @AZ than Severino @ BOS

      • Fausto says:
        (link)

        @Q:hold Mccarthy…. Dont you worry one bit about severino..he’ll have that whip back up around 1.80 and era about 5.00 after a month of non whitesox/rays teams.

  102. philip lutz says:
    (link)

    Odor, JD for Freeman,Moustakas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Freeman, pretty fair

  103. Pousse-Pousse says:
    (link)

    Why is Shawn Kelley perceived to have a “lack of durability” (yes, it’s been used so often that it needs to be in quotes now)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I said that?

      • Pousse-Pousse says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Not you, just the general punditry (e.g., the Yahoo guys today, Magoo, etc.)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          If he doesn’t suck, what’s he gonna miss save-wise? One or two every couple of weeks?

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Pousse-Pousse: Magoo said that yesterday…so it’s more of one guys opinion than a perception of the majority.

      • The Harrow says:
        (link)

        @Cram It: he missed 29 games in 2014 and 14 in 2015, so yeah REALLY injury prone here right.

        • The Harrow says:
          (link)

          @The Harrow: and one was a rotator cuff and the 2nd was a strained calf.

  104. Harry says:
    (link)

    Empty spot. Own Diaz Oh and Benoit, would you pick up Glover, Rosenthal, Conley (starts Fri @ SD) or neither and hold for now (limited transactions).
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Rosenthal

  105. JC says:
    (link)

    10 team Auction League (1st time), 5×5 traditional H2H stats

    Hitters:

    C – T. d’Arnaud
    1B – B.Belt
    2B – D.Travis
    3B – Arenado
    SS – E.Nunez
    2B/SS – J.Peraza
    1B/3B – J.Turner
    OF – Trout
    OF – A.Eaton
    OF – L.Cain
    OF – R.Grichuk
    OF – A.Benintendi
    UTIL – R.Zimmerman

    Pitchers

    Maeda
    Ray
    Carrasco
    McCullers Jr (Thank you him by the way)
    V.Velasquez
    T.Walker
    S.Manaea
    C.Bedrosian
    S.Kelley (Just dropped Treinen for him)
    Syndergaard
    K.Graveman
    H.Ryu
    J.Gray – DL
    C.Rodon – DL

    I’m looking for a power hitter and am mulling over a trade for Miggy. I get Miggy for T.Walker and R.Ray. What do you think? Do I need to make this trade?

    Part of me wants to counter with only one of them + B.Belt. Which one out of the two would you keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d take Miggy

      • JC says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Miggy for Ray and Walker? Or Miggy for Belt + 1 of Ray or Walker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Either, neither are likely

  106. Duke says:
    (link)

    Grey! I’m seeing a lot of Moreland qs, and here’s another – Would you rather have him or Ryan Zimmerman manning your UTIL spot in an OBP league? I’m guessing Zimmerman hits the DL here in about 5 minutes or so…

  107. Wombat says:
    (link)

    On the fence about starting Ross @Atl. What do you reckon?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’m starting him

      • Wombat says:
        (link)

        @Grey: I’ll follow your lead. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Don’t jinx me, Wombat!

      • FrankGrimes says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        Prayer circle?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Can we make a triangle?

          • FrankGrimes says:
            (link)

            @Grey:
            Would you like a red licorice vape flavor?

  108. Duke says:
    (link)

    Yo Grey! I’m seeing a lot of Moreland qs, and here’s one more – would you rather have him or Ryan Zimmerman manning your UTIL spot in an OBP league? I’m guessing Zim hits the DL here in about 5 minutes or so…

  109. jon says:
    (link)

    Stream Jason Vargas vs San Fran? need a W and or QS

    • FrankGrimes says:
      (link)

      @jon:
      Do it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nope

  110. Duke says:
    (link)

    Yo Grey! I’m seeing a lot of Moreland qs, and here’s one more – would you rather have him or Ryan Zimmerman manning your UTIL spot in an OBP league? I’m guessing Zim hits the DL here in about 5 minutes or so…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Moreland

      • Duke says:
        (link)

        @Grey: word, sorry about the duplicates

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No worries

  111. FrankGrimes says:
    (link)

    How many games on espn to be position eligible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      10

  112. Q says:
    (link)

    Think I got skipped b/c I replied to my own question, which makes it look like you did :)

    Severino’s next start is @ BOS. SON hates it: -$15

    Starting him there or can I lose him for a weekend batty call?

    Could also drop McCarthy instead, but his next start is not as hated (about 0.3 I think)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d lose McCarthy, but bench Severino — Severino better long term

  113. wudaben says:
    (link)

    Carlos Martinez or Taillon? Taillon looks like he is due for a regression but Martinez’s walk are concerning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      C-Mart

  114. Jerseyjon says:
    (link)

    12 team 6×6 h2h w/I.p. &bb my Puig & hellickson for votto ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Votto

  115. ryanoger says:
    (link)

    Holds league

    Should I lose Nate Jones for a guy like Stripling, Mike Mont, Peacock, or Rosenthal?

    Long relief to help on ratios too…or should I keep Nate Jones and lose Graveman for one of the dudes above?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Rosenthal if saves matter

      • ryanoger says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        They do but I have Melancron, Feliz, Jim Johnson, and Britton (should be back soon)

        Should I lose Nate Jones or Graveman then to add Rosenthal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Graveman if you don’t need an SP

  116. Big Mike says:
    (link)

    Cap’n,

    Leading my keeper league thanks to years of wise choices (mainly listening to Grey), despite some iffy performances from my late-draft hunches. So, in a 350-deep league, should I hold and wait for Slim Panda and Sam Dyson (purely bench bats, but with upside) to turn it around? And should I wait for Joe Maddon to come to his senses and start playing the .421-hitting Albert Almora every day? I don’t feel like I need to make a move just to make one. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Forget Dyson, Almora won’t play every day

      • Big Mike says:
        (link)

        @Grey: I’m going to respectfully disagree on Almora. He’s too good not to play every day. He’s batting 5 today, and his swing looks magnificent. Smooth, balanced, and he just took the first hittable pitch he saw 410 feet into left. With his defense, you can’t keep that bat on the bench. I think he’s playing every day within the month. And if he’s playing every day, he’s going to be special.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          And where’s Heyward going?

          • Big Mike says:
            (link)

            @Grey: I think Heyward settles into everyday duties in right, Almora everyday in center. Zobrist is showing major signs of falloff (except in walk rate). Jay is just insurance. He can be used for tough righties against Almora for now and defensive replacement for Schwarber, but otherwise is a bench bat. The problem is the idea that Zobrist has to play every day. He’s taking time from two of the most promising young players on the team – Almora and Javy. While 2016 Zorro was better than either of them (even better than both combined), each of them is a special, game changing glove, and Zorro’s glove is weak everywhere as of now (was last year too). Zobrist’s continuing sub-200 average, combined with his age, the ages of Javy and Almora, Heyward’s defense and contract and obp skills and age, the insane bat of the Schwarbino, the fact that Almora looks fine handling major-league pitching at 22, and the need to win championships, really leads me to the belief that one of my favorite ever fantasy players (Mike Quinn notwithstanding) needs to ride the pine a lot more than he does. He’s blocking a couple of early-20’s potential stars.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Yeah, could be, not going to say I wouldn’t prefer that

              • Big Mike says:
                (link)

                @Grey: The future does not stop. I love Zorro (and his wife), but he’s holding back two players better than he ever was.

  117. Jason Eldred says:
    (link)

    Do you like Broxton ROS? I am just kidding…I have been catching up on posts from the past week and drop Broxton/Buxton for (insert player) or some form of adding Moreland question seems to be a theme. Thanks for the content, always a fun and informative read!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha, thanks!

  118. The Audacity of Schoop says:
    (link)

    12 team 5×5 roto

    JBJ too much to give up for McCullers? I could also try for Duffy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds fair

  119. ERad says:
    (link)

    I would like to offer you 2 complimentary tickets to a Barenaked Ladies show for your most excellent Freddie Freeman ranking this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      It’s been one week!

  120. Dr Hocker says:
    (link)

    as far as Jody goes–we could use “Contact” starring Byron Buxton or “Inside Man” starring Anthony Rizzo and Don Drysdale.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha

  121. Jon says:
    (link)

    Gregerson over Neris or Treinen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Maybe Treinen if Dusty makes it official

  122. Token says:
    (link)

    Oh wise one. I was contemplating the all Rockies strategy. I have blackmon, story, and reynolds. Was considering trading polanco and duffy for dj, dahl, and brantley. Have paxton, mcullers, and harvey as my other starters. Hold or fire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Meh, hold

  123. Ramon Herrera says:
    (link)

    12 team 5×5 roto.

    My EE for his Lester/Moustakas? I’d drop Garrett or Vargas.

    C – Wellington
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor
    3B – Sano
    SS – Cozart
    MI – Pedroia
    CI – Encarnacion
    OF – Mazara, Grichuk, Inciarte, Owings, Kepler
    Util – Hanley
    Bench – Kemp, Moreland
    DL – Donaldson
    SP – Carrasco, Paxton, McCullers, Maeda, Vargas, Garrett
    RP – Holland, Feliz, Bush, Casilla, Neris
    DL – Capps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hold

  124. Nick says:
    (link)

    Grey, would you rather own Rasiel Iglesias or Neftali Feliz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Feliz

  125. sTp says:
    (link)

    Grey,
    Thank you for including your guest(Ted) commentator; crossing Harrell off my scout team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ted knows his stuff

  126. Robert Schroeder says:
    (link)

    ditch Devon Travis or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Can lose him in some leagues

  127. Raoul Duke says:
    (link)

    Considering type of injury and estimated return to play, who do you feel is the best DL stash out of Semien, Tom Murphy, Wilson Ramos and Didi Gregorius?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Didi

  128. ebudz says:
    (link)

    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Longoria
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Haniger
    (2) UT: Abreu, H. Ramirez
    (6) Bench: Rendon

    (2) DL: Bradley Jr.

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, McCullers
    (2) RP: Bedrosian, Johnson
    (4) P: Betances, Lackey, Gausman, Walker
    (6) Bench: (Nova, Ray, Severino, J. Ross, streamer)

    1) Can’t seem to figure out a trade to consolidate my bench bat situation. With JBJ coming back I’ll need to drop another SP and/or trade away two players for one? I’ve floated offers out but they get ignored or rejected so now I’m thinking of maybe trying to buy low on Story from the dude who beat me last week? His team is below so see a fair trade offer I could send his way?

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Santana
    (1) 2B: Cano
    (1) SS: Story
    (1) 3B: Arenado
    (3) OF: Polanco, Piscotty, Eaton
    (2) UT: Sano, Margot
    (6) Bench: Schoop, Buxton, Valencia

    (3) SP: deGrom, Salazr, Scherzer
    (2) RP: Davis, Allen
    (4) P: Giles, Ramos, Iglesias, Paxton
    (6) Bench: (Manaea, Holland)

    (2) DL: Matz

    2) Also I saw in the one of the comments you’d try trading Rendon straight up for Lester? Since I have Rendon and Longoria do you think it’s worth offering one of them for Lester to a team who lost Donaldson and has Solarte, Headly, and Sandoval to play 3rd? Do I even need Lester or am I better off packaging Longo or Rendon with another player (like Hanley, Abreu, Haniger or a pitcher) for an upgrade elsewhere? Ideas?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. JBJ and Haniger for Polanco

      2. I don’t know who’s taking that trade, but sure

      • ebudz says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Hmm okay thanks man I’ll try going for Polanco!

        1) Is sending one of Abreu, Hanley, Rendon or Longoria + Owings too much or too little of a “buy low” on Story from the team I list above?

        2) Also I know you hate catcher questions but I was debating dropping Martin for d’Arnaud but resisted however someone just dropped Contreras and I have the number 1 waiver claim? Is he worth the claim? Or hold? Or make the switch if he clears waivers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          1. Try Longoria + Owings

          2. I’d pick up Martin and I have d’Arnaud

          • ebudz says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Thanks I’ll try it! You’re the man Grey! And I hear ya… I’ll hold onto Martin and hope last night was him waking up! I’ll just keep an eye on d’Arnaud and Wilson Contreras if they stay FAs but I’m sure they’ll get scooped up eventually..

  129. CC says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    Drop Grichuk for Kepler?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

      • Kas says:
        (link)

        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  130. John Lott says:
    (link)

    Hallo!

    ROS – Moreland or Reynolds? Both just hit the wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Moreland

      • John Lott says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thank you wise sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  131. BravesfanintheUK says:
    (link)

    Afternoon Grey,

    5×5 roto 15 teams

    Current SP: Darvish, Salazar, V Velazquez, Bundy, Santana, Hellickson

    A) Been offered McCullers for my Piscotty and E Santana?

    Too much to give up? or not?

    B) Still too much if I countered with Piscotty & Hellickson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      A. Take it B. Sounds worse

      • BravesfanintheUK says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks! And you’d really rather send Santana than Hellickson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Meh, I guess Ervin is pitching well, send Hellickson if you prefer

          • BravesfanintheUK says:
            (link)

            @Grey: ha ha, thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              No problem

  132. Old School Brother says:
    (link)

    I’ve got Pineda and Severino, which one is more droppable to make room for streaming? Or since the year is so young, hold onto both and see which one blows up next start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hold for now

  133. the tone ranger says:
    (link)

    hey grey.
    I have joseph/cargomez/peralta/beltran messing up my OF/util.

    do any of kepler/moreland/kendrys make more sense?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Moreland over Joseph

  134. SallyCips says:
    (link)

    I’m late today on the FBB, but luckily so was everyone else in my league and I was able to scoop up Kelly. I literally paused at his blurb and went to check!

    So I’ve had not one buy low offer on Story. Is everyone scared or should I be the one cowering in the corner? I’d honestly be curious about what someone might offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d buy him low as I say in the post you’re commenting on

      • SallyCips says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Apologies, I mean I have him already, wondering why I have not had any offers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No bedroom eyes at fellow leaguemates?

  135. John says:
    (link)

    Drop gausman for vincent velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  136. JOe says:
    (link)

    HEy grey I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7×7 I was offered my Mitch haniger for his buxton. DO I do this and hope buxton figures it out? Thank t

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      No

  137. Clowns Ambition says:
    (link)

    Hi Grey. I’m getting a little worried about Contreras playing time. Monteros getting more starts and Maddin’s crazy ways make me feel he might loose some at bats moving forward. What’s your feeling on his projections ROS ? Might consider shopping him around Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      You shouldn’t have drafted him, trade him if you can

  138. Ground rule bubble says:
    (link)

    Yo G

    Multi keeper OBP league.

    Was offered Hosmer for my Marte?

    Just wondering if you think Marte might not be as good because he was cheating?

    I know that’s an obvious question, just want to see what you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Take it

  139. Roger Podacter says:
    (link)

    Grey! I haven’t left you for another, I promise. Here’s the rap I promised…

    He’s been Stellar since the public school era,
    Stealing bases, touching aces, smiling faces,
    Stackin’ stats was a daily routine, since nineteen,
    A chiseled Bucco on the scene,
    I used to have a C-F, and some good depth,
    who could cover left,
    now I’ve got to track down a free hack,
    No lounging back, checkin’ stats, is Aaron Judge crap?
    Honeys wanna chat,
    But all I wanna know is where the ballers at?
    and can they swing the bat?
    If not, I hope I don’t get shocked,
    to see all of the stench on my bench,
    oh, Grey, you’re such a Mensch,
    It don’t take nothin’ but scufflin’ for me to start huntin’,
    Buggin’ and chuggin’, I should’ve just drafted Scott Cousins,
    Went second round Marte and I’m screwed,
    but all I wanna say is

    Marte, that’s bullshit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha, awesome!

      • Roger Podacter says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Heartbroken to say the least.

        Thanks for great write ups – and for doing all the messy work for us!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I missed you

          • Roger Podacter says:
            (link)

            @Grey: and I, you.

            If I started a prayer circle for Dongerson’s Calf, would you join or would you stand adjacent wagging your finger saying, “I told you so.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Finger wagging, sorry

  140. Jimmy Jack James says:
    (link)

    What are your thoughts on Quintana? Great buy low or cause for concern?

    Thanks, keep up the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure, buy low

  141. Oppo Taco says:
    (link)

    DJL or Cesar ROS? close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      DJ

  142. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
    (link)

    Jeb Bush is teaming up with Derek Jeter to buy the Marlins. Excited to see a new neon sign on the home run sculpture reading, “Clap Please”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      And gift basket for all fans!

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Little turtles will be handed out after every Giancarlo homer!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Haha, awesome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Stealing that, so good

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Cool beans yo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I tweeted it out to 15,000 people and heard back crickets, though 14,000 are Russian bots — we’ve overestimated Jeb Bush jokes

          • J-FOH says:
            (link)

            @Grey: you got no love back for that buster posey tweet either and that was great. I hate twitter sometimes

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Nice! I should have tweeted it from my TrumpReviewsFood account…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              You can have it, Jeb Bush ruins everything!

  143. John W Cheek says:
    (link)

    Hello gents. Just looking for a little insight on a trade I was offered. I was offered Correa for Carrasco and B. Crawford. My pitching is deep, I’d say Carrasco is my number 2/3 pitcher. Thoughts? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Take Correa

      • John W Cheek says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem!

  144. Stephen Lyon says:
    (link)

    Agree with Cram.

    • J-FOH says:
      (link)

      @Stephen Lyon: I’m laughing if this is your kiwi wit. How have you been. My kid was wearing your keep New Zealand clean t shirt the other day

      • Stephen Lyon says:
        (link)

        @J-FOH: Definitely humour. I’m good – glad to hear the FOH fam is enjoying the t-shirt!

        Popped in to my head the other day – I wonder if those two buddies of yours that we met are still wandering around the Dodger Stadium parking lot haha.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
      (link)

      @Stephen Lyon: Me Too (not sure about what but i’m sure i agree)

      • J-FOH says:
        (link)

        @JeF WiTh 1 F: because you two are the bobsie twins with your answeres which are just Greys answers because you read his stuff. And the whole Metsies thing too. BTW, I think the Mets not resigning Bartolo hurt them. He was the glue of that rotation. Fuck Wheeler

        • The Great Knoche says:
          (link)

          @J-FOH: Bartolo’s Grace on the Behind the back flip, and don’t forget his power. He has Petco HR power, not many can say that. Huge Mets mistake.

          • J-FOH says:
            (link)

            @The Great Knoche: you just brought up the greatest home run I ever saw in person.

  145. bigbear says:
    (link)

    Max Kepler is an FA in a 12 team roto redraft.

    1a. Are any of these worth dropping for him as a bench bat?
    Wacha
    Lackey
    Betances

    1b. Or replace him in the OF for Margot or Haniger?

    2.0 Who’s torpedoing my team worse: Odor, Rendon, Correa, Bryant, Story or a DL’s JD Martinez? I’m sinking/swimming with them though.

    • bigbear says:
      (link)

      @bigbear: 1b. Should read – Or drop Margot or Haniger (currently starting in my OF) for Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. Hold 2. Bleh

  146. joeg414 says:
    (link)

    Batty Call Almora !
    Now wait for Mancini

    • knucks says:
      (link)

      @joeg414: To have and to hold, Trey Mancini… So tough in ESPN right now (as Grey noted in the Pod). Leading off tonight and playing LF, which is a good sign.

      New to ESPN leagues, can someone enlighten me on when to expect OF ELIG for Mancini? The ELIG tab says “3” for LF and “1” for RF. Does this mean he will be OF eligible tomorrow? Or does he still have to play twice more in LF or once more in RF?

      • knucks says:
        (link)

        @knucks: Just to close the loop (though I’m sure many already are aware):

        “For a batter to be considered eligible for Outfield (OF) he must play at least ten games in any outfield position (RF, CF, LF or any combo of the three, totaling 10).”

        So Mancini better be eligible tomorrow!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nice

      • Bad Ash says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        Trey gonna do dirty things tonight and everyone gonna be like daaaaaaaaamn, he nasty! Pounded his tooshie in fanduel today fairly hard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          HA

  147. B the Esq. says:
    (link)

    Concerns about Duffy…FIP up, velocity down?

    Was offered his Duffy for my JD Martinez. Im relatively comfortable with my OF, so could consider it, but if Duffy is headed for trouble its obviously not worth it.

    Would you ask for more for JD than Duffy?

    Would you rather trade Ian Desmond or JD as DL stashes?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      His velocity isn’t that bad, but he’s not a 1-something ERA pitcher either… Prolly end around 3.50-3.70 — I’d try to get an SP that should be better rather than worse

      • B the Esq. says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks Grey. The ERA regression fairies seem destined to visit at some point.

        You prefer JD or Ian Desmond RoS? Both are obviously DL right now. Both should be back in a few weeks…

        Would you deal JD plus some pitching to get Sale, Kluber,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          JD…You’re getting Sale with JD? Cmon

          • B the Esq. says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Guy just lost Marte to suspension. He opened talks with Duffy for JD Martinez. Im going back with JD and another SP…maybe Nola or someone that level for Sale…..Im assuming its not happening, but its a start for discussion.

            Could I get to Kluber? Maybe…..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              I doubt it, but try for it

  148. SpecialFNK says:
    (link)

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

    give- Starling Marte
    get- Ian Desmond.

    losing Marte is a kick in the balls. I’m in the middle but still want to contend this year. is getting Desmond enough for Marte, or should I be asking for more for Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Take Desmond

  149. Kevin says:
    (link)

    Rosenthal in for the save opportunity now. any chance he sticks or is it because Oh pitched last two days? Worth an add?

    • Kevin says:
      (link)

      @Kevin: Drop Treinen for him?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Sure, go Rosenthal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Oh had pitched two previous days

      • William Hung says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Closermonkey FTW

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Ha

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Kevin: Ctrl + F “Rosenthal”

  150. ebudz says:
    (link)

    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG

    Who gets benched tonight?

    Abreu @ Tanaka (-1.4)
    Hanley @ Liriano (16.0)
    Longoria vs. Zimmerman (7.1)
    Rendon @ Teheran (3.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Abreu

  151. William Hung says:
    (link)

    Dee Gordon has tired legs or something? I thought only RBs get them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Might be the lack of PEDs

      • William Hung says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Deez Nutz Gordon killing me with the lack of steals… he’s so skinny any gust of wind should be able to carry him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          It’s crazy, right?

  152. Johnc says:
    (link)

    I had already forgotten Marte as you suggested….until these two offers came to me.

    His Marte and D Gordon for my Zobrist and either Pujols or Lamb. I have Rizzo, K Seager and Freeman at the corners already so either Pujols or Lamb sit depending upon matchups. I was going to deal Pujols once he gets past his normal April sluggishness. What say you?

    And if the answer is “hold” what type of OF could I get for Lamb? No one wants Pujols right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      That doesn’t sound terrible if you need SBs, you’re just trading for Gordon tho…

      • john says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Thanks. A key fact I left out was that this is a H2H league. So I would be gambling that I make the playoffs and have Marte back. Given my managerial skills, a reasonable gamble LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Ha, gotcha

  153. J-FOH says:
    (link)

    I was hoping for more about Musgrove. He’s been a head scratcher so far after flashing signs of an uptick this year. Maybe I was in too early on him and year three will be his time. The drop in K rate and swstr% worries me even though the increased groundball rate coupled with the limiting of hard contact compared to last year is somewhat promising. The FIP isn’t encouraging nor is the league average strand rate.Maybe I’m just making something out of the small sample size. Im hoping someone around here has gotten eyes on him. I know there will be no return comment so have a nice day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      He’s a 91 MPH fastball guy that has an under-6 K/9, aight

      • J-FOH says:
        (link)

        @Grey: 92 velocity this year and last year was an 8 K rate guy that didnt get hurt by walks making his debut. (he didnt give up more than one walk until his 6th game) Im cust kayin he should be better. Deep League Problems

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          They changed how they’re measuring velocity this year that adds a mile

          • J-FOH says:
            (link)

            @Grey: oh thats right, I wish they did that for body weight that makes you lose pounds

  154. mcmi11ions says:
    (link)

    So that trade I was offered where I get Renfroe and give up Keon that I turned down… I hope I looked smart with that move in August. It doesn’t feel so hot now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Don’t follow

      • mcmi11ions says:
        (link)

        @Grey: sorry. In my NL only I offered jankowski for renfroe. This was in the first week. Guy countered asking for Keon Broxton. I said no. Fingers crossed that doesn’t come back bite me ROS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Oh, I see… Yeah, hopefully

  155. The Flayed Man says:
    (link)

    Three trade offers:

    1. My Cole for his Myers
    2. My Hudge for his McCullers
    3. My Story for his Stanton

    Thinking of doing 1 & 2

    Thank you.

    10 Team yahoo roto keep nine

    R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS
    K, ERA, WHIP, QS, SV+H

    C. Cameron Rupp
    1B. Anthony Rizzo
    2B. Rougned Odor
    3B. Jake Lamb
    SS. Trevor Story
    CI. José Abreu
    MI. Addison Russell
    OF. George Springer
    OF. Yoenis Céspedes
    OF. Gregory Polanco
    OF. Aaron Judge
    Util. Carlos Santana
    Util. Anthony Rendon
    BN. Tim Anderson
    BN. Greg Bird

    DL. Jackie Bradley Jr.

    N/A. Clint Frazier
    N/A. Brendan Rodgers
    N/A.Gleyber Torres

    Carlos Carrasco
    Kenta Maeda
    Gerrit Cole
    Danny Salazar
    Luis Severino
    Taijuan Walker

    Julio Urías

    DL. Brandon Finnegan
    DL. Carlos Rodón

    Kenley Jansen
    Andrew Miller
    Corey Knebel
    Dellin Betances
    Will Harris
    Raisel Iglesias
    Chris Devenski
    Sean Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d do the 1st two

      • The Flayed Man says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Thank you again. Have a great night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          You too!

  156. Chad says:
    (link)

    Is Carlos Santana for Carlo Carrasco an okay deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  157. Jerry says:
    (link)

    Hey, Grey. Corzart, Dickerson, Brandon Phillips or Zimmerman in a points league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Dickerson

  158. Nightmare! says:
    (link)

    Catcher question coming up!

    Hedges
    Travis D
    Beef Wellington
    Francisco cervelli

    Regardless of schedule, who u like

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Welington

  159. 200 Proof says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    Would you please rank these 3 closers for ROS (deciding who to target for saves via trade):
    Watson, Giles, Bush

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Giles, Watson

  160. matt says:
    (link)

    grey in a 12 team 6×6 (ops & qs) would you trade away trout, freese & phillips for altuve, k seager & taillon? below is my team:

    C- grandal
    1 – freeman
    2b – philips
    3b – freese
    ss – russell
    of – trout
    of – springer
    of – piscotty
    util – hanley
    util – carlos santana
    bn – haniger, moreland
    dl – beltre, segura
    sp – verlander, archer, stroman, ross, walker, severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds decent

  161. Pager24 says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey which side do you like better?

    Abreu and Maeda for Hosmer and Hendricks

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hosmer

      • Pager24 says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Would Dickerson added to my Abreu make a difference?

        first time Abreu owner and I can’t stand to look at him in my lineup anymore! ha

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I just said Hosmer, that means the Hosmer side is better, so trade away Abreu

      • VegasJSS says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        How is this a question?

  162. Scott Levine says:
    (link)

    14 team, 5×5, dynasty league

    Team A gets: Starling Marte, Jonathan Schoop, Welington Castillo
    Team B gets: Kyle Schwarber, Joe Ross, Robinson Cano

    who wins? is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Cano side

  163. Stephen Lyon says:
    (link)

    To the surprise of absolutely no one, Knebel had actually been pretty good until I put him in my line-up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Why’d you ruin our good thing?!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Could have been worse. I’ll take the Hold.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I don’t have holds!

  164. Robert says:
    (link)

    Thinking about dropping Peraza for Haniger. I drafted Peraza for steals and runs. Trout, Story, and Benitendi would be my players for steals in a 10 team h2h. Peraza or Haniger, which one should be more helpful?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Meh

  165. Kevin says:
    (link)

    Are we starting Liriano against Boston tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nope

  166. VegasJSS says:
    (link)

    My Gary Sanchez and Velasquez for Contreras/Familia….Diaz only current Closer….good deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hold

  167. Nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Glover and Kelley to share duties….

    Do you like Arcia? Seems To be coming along last few games…got Motter right now as my ss replacement for Semien….thinking about making the switch (keeper). Other shitty options include:

    J Polanco
    Jerk Store
    smack my Reyes up
    Galvis
    Salad for Dino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure, go Arcia

  168. Chris says:
    (link)

    10 team h2h points league

    Need to lose Treinan. Who should I pick up for saves Koda Glover or Trevor Rosenthal? Dusty said Glover and Kelly were splitting time and Rosenthal got the save today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Glover

  169. Earl says:
    (link)

    Would you do following trade:
    Get Jose Altuve and max Kepler. Give up rougned odor and jd Martinez.

    What about
    Give up Andrew Triggs for Dallas Keuchel?

    Thanks for help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds fine

  170. Stephen Lyon says:
    (link)

    Leonys is terrible. That is all.

    #shittacos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha

      • Stephen Lyon says:
        (link)

        @Grey: I need JBJ back BAD. My CF slot is a black hole.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I need offense from anyone (except guys facing my pitchers)

          • Stephen Lyon says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Some fog on the mirror from Abreu at long last.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Incredible

              • Stephen Lyon says:
                (link)

                @Grey: Even Story got a hit! It’s all turning round!

  171. ThE sHiT says:
    (link)

    Is Knebel next up if Feliz continues to falter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes, but it was one blown save

  172. jon says:
    (link)

    10 team keeper league

    Jose Abreu for Verlander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      It’s fair

  173. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
    (link)

    Forsythe wit da toejam!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      HA

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Droppable now, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yup

  174. dubjay says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    I currently have both Casilla and Brach. Would you drop either one for K.Glover?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nope

      • dubjay says:
        (link)

        @Grey:
        How about for Rosenthal?

        • dubjay says:
          (link)

          @dubjay:
          Jeffress?
          Sorry for the multiple posts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Hold for now

          • dubjay says:
            (link)

            @Grey:
            Cool thanks

  175. Oppo Taco says:
    (link)

    Headley or Shaw ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Shaw

  176. Adam Duchow says:
    (link)

    Just offered Abreu and Dozier for Story. Its a keeper league where I could have Story for 2 more years at 14th round next year and then 12th the next. Im prettty happy with my offense on paper in 7×7 yahoo so lots of eligibilitys. Trying to buy Story from a giy whose obv high on him and his price next years.

    S. Perez
    Abreu
    Dozier
    Machado
    Bryant
    Springer
    Polanco
    Kepler
    R. Davis
    C. Hernandez
    Pujols

    Brinson
    Desmond

    Do you like it with my depth at 1b and 2b or too much? Desmond at 8th round value next year pairing with Story makes me like it too. (of course Abreu starts out with two doubles tonight…)

    • Adam Duchow says:
      (link)

      @Adam Duchow: I

      Oh yeah I have peraza too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds a bit steep

      • Adam Duchow says:
        (link)

        Thanks man!

  177. ThE sHiT says:
    (link)

    Can Amir get some run support for that gem? Geeeez…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha

  178. Steve says:
    (link)

    Can you please rank the following MI for OPS roto league:

    Tulo, Castro, Zobrist

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Zobrist, Castro

  179. Jerry says:
    (link)

    Grey, Justin Upton or Corey Dickerson in a head to head points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Upton

  180. Brett says:
    (link)

    Cut Buxton for Kepler? No brainer? Keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes

  181. juice says:
    (link)

    start norris @ tampa or corbin @sd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

      • juice says:
        (link)

        @Grey: which one or both?

  182. ferris says:
    (link)

    Crappy SS question. Ops as 6th cat.

    Motter, Arcia, Escobar, Galvis, Polanco, Espinosa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Arcia

  183. primetime says:
    (link)

    Duda hurt hyperextend elbow, can Conforto play 1st?

  184. db says:
    (link)

    bush or jeffries, what starting pitcher can i get for beatniks saves and hold league?

    • db says:
      (link)

      @db: betances*

  185. jaw says:
    (link)

    would you hold or drop meadows in a 10 team 5×5 h2h keeper with 4 bench spots

  186. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
    (link)

    Grey if you could trade britton and get JD Mart would you do it?

  187. William Hung says:
    (link)

    Close-pocolypse is coming for K-Rod

    • William Hung says:
      (link)

      In what is essentially “ball don’t lie” – the Tigers lose it for K-Rod after he loads the bases with nobody out and then he gets a K and then LoMo to hit a grounder to Kinsler for a potential double play only for Iglesias to slip, get hit in the face by a sliding Brad Miller and Iglesias throws the ball away allowing 2 runs to score… K-Rod didn’t deserve the save and he didn’t get it.

  188. Adam says:
    (link)

    Would u trade Chris Davis for Dee Gordon ??
    Need speed
    Head to head league
    Thx

  189. Rougned Gives Out Hanleys says:
    (link)

    Is Zimmerman back? Is he a thing? Over HanRam?

    I got questions, ya’ll.

  190. J-Money says:
    (link)

    What up Grey,

    OF – Trumbo, Tomas, Kepler, Keirmaier
    SP – Duffy, Carrasco, Paxton, McCullers, Maeda, Ross, Nova, Nola, Liriano

    Looking to upgrade the OF, thinking about targeting JD, which pitcher would you look to move? Is Duffy too much to pay?

  191. marimon says:
    (link)

    keep stashing moncada, or pick up gsellman? thanks!

    • marimon says:
      (link)

      @marimon: maeda was dropped, who would you rather roster? (if maeda, bid $xxx?)

  192. Clowns Ambition says:
    (link)

    Morning. I was just offered Correa Hosmer and OsumaFor Rizzo and Marte. Without knowing my roster please give me a rating on this. I would get Correa Hosmer and Osuma. I’m thinking of pulling the trigger. Thanks

  193. John says:
    (link)

    Would you trade Lamb for Gordon giving the former’s hot start. Apples and oranges but seems reasonable. I would then slot Albert in my utility slot getting him off my bench.

  194. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
    (link)

    10 team OPS league
    C Wellington
    1b goldy
    2b odor
    SS Correa
    3b cast
    Ci Santana
    Mi andrus
    Of Stanton
    Of Duvall
    Of Bruce
    Of polanco
    U Moreland
    Bench avisail
    DL JBJ, Dahl
    Sp, Duffy, arrieta, maeda, Pineda, severino
    Would you trade Stanton for kluber? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nope

Comments are closed.