Know why Steve Pearce went off yesterday for three homers (3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 6th, 7th and 8th homer)?  Because he’s only owned in 3% of fantasy leagues.  That’s spiteful, Steve Pearce.  Spite is one of the seven deadliest sins.  Right after that soup the fat guy ate in Se7en.  Not to be confused with Goop, which is Paltrow’s career after she stopped being harassed by Harvey Weinstein.  Allow a gross, sweaty producer to rub his genitals against you in unwanted advances, win an Oscar.  Sleep with that guy from Coldplay, do movies with Huey Lewis.  Speaking of Coldplay, Pearce has been terrible for the last few weeks, but the Sawx have committed to Pearce in a favorable lineup spot, at least against lefties, which he’s rewarded them with solid production (hitting near-.360 vs. lefties).  He’s not quite at a Goop-level bounce back, but he is above starring with Huey Lewis and/or Chris Martin.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brian Johnson – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  Brian Johnson’s stuff is far from electric, no matter the connection to AC/DC.

Chris Sale – Will return next Wednesday from achin’ venient injury–Excuse me, a ‘sore shoulder’ that just happen to coincide with Bahston taking on Noo Yawk.

Mookie Betts – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 21st steal, hitting .346.  Mookie Ballgame!

CC Sabathia – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.59.  He faced only 17 batters, threw 77 pitches and, was so unable to find the strike zone, he should be called BCC.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer, a 3-run shot off Brian Johnson — Didi deeds, gone for three.  And a solo shot off BJ, because he blows.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .255.  Hicks is having a quietly valuable season, huh?  Not to answer, over-the-internet friend.  Shizz is rhetorical.  On the Player Rater, he’s just about a top 25 outfielder.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th homer.  Mean’s while, Aaron Judge told a 6-year-old he shouldn’t patty cake with them because of his wrist.  Hell hath no fury like a Giancarlo secret lover scorned.

Sonny Gray – Demoted to the bullpen.  Everyone was saying the right things.  Gray said, “I wanna help the team any way I can.”  Lance Lynn said, “I’m happy to step into the rotation.”  Lance Lynn’s beard said, “Can someone at least mop me into the trash?”

Blake Snell – Will return on Saturday from pretendonitis–Excuse me, a ‘sore shoulder’ that just happen to coincide with him needing to throw less innings this year.

Steven Matz – Hit the DL, but his MRI came back clean on his forearm.  After the MRI results came in, the doctor whispered to the MRI machine, “Just give it a few more weeks with Mets trainers.”  Then the MRI machine and doctor sniggered.

Todd Frazier – 0-for-4, hitting .213, as he was activated from the DL.  If Todd Frazier’s return is something you were waiting on for your fantasy team, may I suggest our fantasy football site?

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  That’s out of nowhere.  Nimmo had been missing for a while.

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.04.  One way to stop a regression slide (18 ER in his previous 29 1/3 IP)?  Face the Mess.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 11th steal, hitting .282.  Has definitely cooled off since his torrid start, but he’s still on pace for a 31-homer, 17-steal season.  Yeah, that’s easy top 25 numbers.

Bobby WahlMets brought him up to work out of the bullpen after Wahl spent 17 seasons starring as Arli$$.  Wahl could be the answer to who really is the Mets closer because Swarzak is pretty terrible and Gsellman is…Well, what the Ghellman are the Mets doing with him?  I wouldn’t outright drop Swarzak yet, but I could see grabbing Wahl.  Why, is your pregunta.  He had a 14.7 K/9 and a 2.20 ERA in Triple-A with 12 saves.  Pitcher appears to be closer than anyone else.

Mike Trout – X-rays on his jammed wrist returned negative results, which is actually positive!  Stop freaking out!

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.75. Stream-o-Nator liked yesterday’s start (expected 6 IP, 2 ER, so…*raspberries lips*), but loves his next start, and I see no reason not to start Heaney at home vs. the Tigers.

Chris Tillman – Signed a deal with the RangersRangers sure like to take a chance on random flyers.  They have Bartolo Colon, Mike Minor, Yovani and Matt Bush.  The Rangers’ rebuilding effort could be confused with the Island of Misfit Toys.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-1, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Okay, I know yesterday’s game was not a Tom Emanski clinic, but Odor had five walks.  Five!  I’m not sure he walked that many times all of last year.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .252.  Has done a lot more than I ever thought he’d do this year.  Granted, he’s still only on pace to hit 17 homers with a .255 average, but I would’ve been shocked by 7+ homers by him in the beginning of the year.

Andrew Cashner – 1 2/3 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 5.05.  Good, relaxed-fit jeans, terrible pitcher.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  It’s about a 100 to 1 prop bet, but it’s not out of the realm of possibilities to see Trumbo get to 27 homers on the year.  That means there’s still a lot left in the tank.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Kris Bryant – Still feeling pain in his shoulder.  Damn, doode, starting to wonder if he’ll be back at all this year.  Realsies.

Wil Myers – Left the game with an injured foot, and was seen in a walking boot.  This guy is such a jizzoke.  I’m done with him.  Don’t worry, I promise you, I will not be ranking him anywhere near the top 100 next year.  We’re done, cuz!

Justin Turner – 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I just texted a pic of my nuts to HR and I might be in trouble.”

Brian Dozier – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games on the Dodgers.  Visual Metaphor Alert!  There’s a giant ship with the name Titanic on the side, but the name is crossed out and it now reads, “Max Muncy’s fantasy value.”  The Dodgers are at the dock, waving, so it’s kinda bittersweet.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-6, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer.  Who needs Manny Machado when there’s hot August weather and balls are legit flying out of everywhere?

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 18th homer.  I own Bellinger, but I’ll be fine if he doesn’t do anything.  Instead, I want him to have a huge 2nd half so in retrospect my preseason ranking of him won’t seem as bad.  Selfish, but sneaky selfish.  Like a crawfish.

Yasiel Puig – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer.  The Dodgers could have five season-ending injured players and still have a stacked lineup.

Chase Utley – Hit the DL with “Justin Turner needed room on the roster so we had to DL or release someone and no one ever checks if there’s an actual injury, so we’re just going to DL this guy.”

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 16th homer.  But how about that Brewers pitching staff?  Amiright?

Jake Lamb – Having season-ending surgery on his shoulder.  He said he hated to have the surgery because he was letting down the team.  The Diamondbacks said, “We can have Eduardo Escobar drive you to the hospital.”

David Peralta – 4-for-5 as he returned to the lineup, hitting .292.  He won;t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you know I’m uncomfortably infatuated with Peralta.

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.97.  The ERA is still nice, but that’ll go soon too.  Hey, I’ve been saying he’s not right a few months now.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer, his first homer since May 29th, as he hits third.  Man, I don’t know how the Giants are going to salvage this shizzshow

Nick Pivetta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.75.  That start was okay, I guess, but it was against the Mehlins.  Pivetta is a disgrace to his sexy peripherals.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-3 and his 22nd homer.  If you Google, “thumping his chest” + “Tout Wars” you can find someone else’s preseason recap of their team, and what they thought of my team.  My team that is currently in first and has been all year.  *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt*  Damn it, why did I have strawberry sauce on my knuckles?

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .277.  This was his 5th homer since the break.  While you’re waiting for Kris Bryant (insert your player’s name) to come around, Maikel’s dropping multiple fire emojis.

Kyle Barraclough – 2/3 IP, 4 ER and his 6th blown save, ERA at 3.28.  This moves his record to 0-5.  Former Marlins closer, Brad Ziegler, also lost 5 games.  If the Marlins won those ten games, they’d be above .500.  Cust kayin’.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  Enticing!

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 27th and 28th homer, and 2nd and 3rd homer in as many games.  Like EPMD, that’s business as usual.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.33 with his 15th win.  With his eyes being two different colors, it’s impossible to compete against him.  He sees everything in 3-D.

Trea Turner – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (14) and double legs (29, 30), hitting .272.  And you wondered why I put Trea Turner so high in my top 100 for the 2nd halfNo, we wondered about Kyle Tucker.  Okay, quiet, Random Italicized Voice.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  Okay, it’s been a sample size of about two days, but the Nats look like a new team since Trea Turner’s racist, homophobic tweets were unearthed.  Can’t Dee Gordon tweet something controversial?

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .301.  Possibly more impressive:  .382 OBP.  He is just having a gorgeous season.  Eugorgenio?  Hmm, maybe not.

Daniel Palka – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Don’t usually mention pinch-hit homers, but he’s hit a pinch-hit homer twice now in four games.  If the White Sox and Palka are playing charades and Palka is acting out Rusty Staub, cool.  If not, maybe you just play Palka, you schmohawks.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .263.  Not to get down on a guy in a non-sexual way, but Abreu only has one more homer than Palka, who as previously noted doesn’t even play.

Reynaldo Lopez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.47 vs. Brad Keller – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.39.  The Royals/White Sox matchup is the proverbial tree falling in the forest with no one around to hear it.  Both lineups are like Murmurer’s Row.

Luis Avilan – 2/3 IP and his first save.  Avilan is the Eskimo word for “he’s a lefty, yawn.”  Complex language that one.  So, the White Sox closer position is Fry, Jeanmar Shizzshow and Lefty Yawn.  Not sure it’s worth getting involved here, but, when in doubt, I go for the guy who at least recorded a save (Avilan).

Wade Davis – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 5th blown save, ERA at 4.57.  Bud Black looking out at the abyss, “It’s too bad I have no one to replace Davis.”  Ottavino moves into Black’s field of vision.  “Ottavino, could you scooch a little?  I’m trying to look out into the abyss.”

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  I don’t think I was ever properly feted for telling people to draft Mikolas and not Ohtani.  I await your tossed roses.

Austin Gomber – Will take Carlos Martinez’s rotation spot.  C-Mart’s likely done for the year, so Gomber Johnny could have 50 IP in his arm left.  He’s an interesting arm to me in deeper leagues, and a streamer in shallower ones.  Looking at a 8.5 K/9, 3.8 BB/9 and low 4 ERA.  Of course, the ERA is dependent on luck and other factors, but I’m intrigued, y’all!

Marcell Ozuna – Left yesterday’s game with mild toe discomfort.  Aw, poor baby, your schnuggies are a boo-boo on your bootie?  What a giant loser this guy is.  I wish I could give him multiple toe discomfort by shoving my foot up his ass!

Harrison Bader – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 11th steal.  Yes, 11 steals.  I own Ozuna, so, when I say this, I am going against my own best interest, but I hope Ozuna’s out a while and Bader and Tyler O’Neill (1-for-2, 1 RBI) get starts.  *sees late news alert that Ozuna plans to return on Friday*  Lowercase yay.

Rick Ankiel – Toying with the idea of returning as a pitcher.  Lame choice, man.  You already returned once as a pitcher.  Just as you returned once as a hitter.  Let’s see you return as a woman!

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Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

Grey thank you for your help with my blockbuster. I got Trea at the right time.

My OF is now J Upton, E Rosario, Harper and Ozuna.

My starting pitching is now Alex Wood, Quintana, Wheeler, Carrasco, Bauer, Flaherty, Jon Gray, Rich Hill with Strasburg on the DL.

My closers are Greene, Hector Rondon, Seranthony Dominguez, Osuna and Doolittle is on the DL.

Here’s my question. The last place team is trying to trade me Springer and Charlie Morton for a high draft pick next year. I am not sure its worth it as I’m not positive it provides me a huge upgrade. How do you feel about it? You seem to still be doubting Ozuna (although he’s starting to hit a little). Would you make the deal? Who would you trade? I also need to leave room for the DL guys when they are ready.

BTW the other team that is out of it could potentially trade me Kershaw but again I don’t know how big of an upgrade that is.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Your replies are appearing in bold and saying there’s a new post for follwups for me. Where can we find your reply?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 years ago

Ughhh…. every time I add 1 closer, another poops the bed.

12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS & QS) league:

Current RP’s: Chapman, W. Smith, Boxberger, Barraclough

Do you.
1.) Drop Barraclough for Steckenrider
2.) Hold Barraclough
3.) Drop Barraclough and use spot to stream SP’s?

Thanks & happy Friday!

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
4 years ago

Trade deadline is less than 24 hours away and need some advice on a couple offers that I’ve received. It’s a 10-team league with h2h roto scoring. Each team keeps 6 players from year to year. I’ve indicated my current 6 keepers with asterisks by their names. I’m currently alone in 1st place (1 game lead) and there is a group of 4-5 other teams that are tightly bunched together and fighting for the final 3 playoff spots.

Current roster:
C – Realmuto
1B – Bellinger*
2B – Merrifield
3B – Arenado*
SS – Semien
MI – Dozier
CI – Abreu
OF – Marte
OF – Cain
OF – Blackmon
OF – JD*
U – Conforto

P – Verlander
P – Carrasco
P – Chapman
P – Kimbrel
P – Godley
P – Weaver
P – Hader
P – Morton
Bench Arms – Hill, Ray, Newcomb, Quintana, Rondon, Castillo, Hand, Duffy

DL – Sale*, Correa*, Bryant*

I’ve been offered two trades by a team who has been a seller for some time now. The first trade he offered me was Syndergaard and Springer for Bryant and Ray. The second trade he offered me was Kershaw for Bryant. Which of these deals would you rather do?

I know that the trades would definitely help for this season but I’m still hesitant. I’m not in a real rush to sell Bryant because my team is strong enough to make due without him while he gets healthy. I also like the long term keeper composition of my team. If I did the first deal, I suppose I could have my last two spots come down to a combo of Bellinger, Syndergaard, and Springer to go along with Arenado, Sale, JD, and Correa. If I did this deal, who would you think my best 6 keeper options would be?

Sorry for the lengthy post!

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Moncada or Kinsler?

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Hey Grey, thanks for the great fantasy column per usual.

Would you pick up Odor over Chapman or Merrifield in a points league? Even when Odor has been solid before, his value had totally been sabotaged by strikeouts, and I’m hesitant to believe he’s made gains that will stick in the walk department…

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
4 years ago

“It definitely was not a normal foul ball off the foot,” Myers said. “There is definitely something it hit that did not feel good. I went out there on defense and was like, ‘Man, I hope a ball is not hit to me here, just because of the pain level.’ All we can do is wait for tomorrow.”

Ugh should have traded him last week. He’s done.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Ok I will ask again and breakdown Kepler a little more. Kepler or JBJ ros obp league? Jbj has been hitting much better lately even though his season #’s Don’t look good. He’s hitting 9th but in front of betts. Kepler has cut his k rate and improved his walk rate. His other metrics look good too, hard hit, flyball, swinging strike, etc. (Lile his #’s should be better than they are). Kepler has been hitting 4th – 6th. Who do you like better ros? Thx

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Who would you sit today?
Puig vs HOU (Verlander)
Williams vs MIA (Urena)
Calhoun @ CLE (clevinger)
Desmond @ MIL (Guerra)

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
4 years ago

Hi Grey — you’re holding steady in the NFBC, but remains tight.
Please put CMart and Darvish on your Wil Myers ‘Miles Away’ list next year.

tapetrone
tapetrone
4 years ago

Trades and Schildt have kinda f’ed me – keep Chris Taylor? drop JoeMa or Teoscar for Schebler? or is JoMa straight drop?

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

14 team H2H auction redraft league

Drop 1 to activate Blake Snell

– Yoan Moncada
– Cesar Hernandez
– Ryon Healy

Thanks!

dau
dau
4 years ago

musgrove lynn ray rodon–please rank, thank you.

sk
sk
4 years ago

Another Daily Notes gem, Grey….thank you.

Mixed, H-2-H, 5×5 (plus QS, and L instead of W). Contemplating dropping CC and was wondering if any of these guys are worth a pickup to replace him.

Pivetta, Lucchesi, Milone, C.Anderson, Odorizzi, A.Sanchez

Thanks….have a great weekend!

Tony C
Tony C
4 years ago

I just traded Muncy and German Marquez for Jon Gray and Yolmer Sanchez. Yay or Meh?

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Villiar or C. Hernandez
Thanks

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 years ago

Please pick 2 ROS…Margot, Haniger, Odubel. Thanks!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Happy Friday Grey! How do you feel about starting Quintana today at home vs SD (SON $16.9) in a shallow mixed league? Feeling good and starting him, or hesitant? Thanks!

Norm Ginsberg
Norm Ginsberg
4 years ago

Which trade deadline casualty should I drop – Shaw or Muncy?
Is Camargo an improvement over the other?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
4 years ago

i love how in the tout wars recap the writer starts out by saying he wants to building his team around either Harper, Au Shizz or Votto and then at the end he’s throwing shade on the Harper pick !??!?

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey, which start do u like the most
Maeda at home against Houston
Wheeler at home against Atlanta
Gausman atMets
SON likes them all

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
4 years ago

Hey to the Hey, Homegrey,

Stream Odorizzi tonight vs. KC? ($9.6)?

Thanks!!!!!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

BCC hehe

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Looking to move a potential keeper to help me win. 12 team 6×6 with ops and holds. 260 budget players can be kept for 2 years after draft year. Prior to year 3 they can be contracted raising their price $5 each year of contract.
My options
Freeman @28 only 2019
Machado 34 in 2019 39 in 2020
Benintendi 11 for only 2019 or can contract up to 4 years if I chose at 16 in 2019 then 21,26,31)
Baez 13 next year can contract in 2020
Albies 5 next year can contract in 2020
Snell 3 next year can contract in 2020
Acuna 17 next year can contract in 2020

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
4 years ago

@Brett: sorry how would you rank those player. Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Would you trade Machado first or Freeman first? I hate trading but I had a great draft. A lot of credit goes to you and Ralph.

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
4 years ago

I own Muncy in a 10-team NL-only league. I could use a SP. Would you deal him 1-for-1 for Archer, Taillon or Ray?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Forgot Harper’s Dad. Everyone is gonna have Hernan Perez throw for them in the Home Run Derby next year!

lubey
lubey
4 years ago

Howdy Grey

I gotta drop one. Odubell, Lemahieu or Danny Murph

Thanks brotha

The Great Knoche
Reply to  lubey
4 years ago

@lubey: Frenchman.

JMAC
JMAC
4 years ago

10 team H2H OBP Keep top 5 players

My Bauer for Albies & Taillon

Thoughts?

Starz
Starz
4 years ago

Thoughts on Tyler O’Neill in STL? What is his ceiling ROS – and is it higher than available OF bats like Joc, Nimmo, Mancini? Or even Adam Eaton who’s on my bench?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Starz
4 years ago

@Starz: Higher than All except Joc against righties.

Starz
Starz
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I know you’ve said that before but is it just his name that carries value? He’s worth $10 in the trade analyzer, comparably priced on fantasypros, but fangraphs seems to have him appropriately priced at -$0.30…a tick under O’Neill actually. He’s still a top-100 hitter last 30 days on player rater (92nd).
Somewhere in between useless and replaceable, I guess.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Starz
4 years ago

@Starz: value is in AVG and Runs. What he have 1 HR last month?

jdred5
jdred5
4 years ago

Trade Question 5×5 Roto: I am first in saves (and in the league, though not by much) and could use some more starting pitching. Someone who could use saves and has an excess of starting pitching has offered his Arrietta for my Diaz. I can see accepting this, but he also has Verlander, Paxton, Keuchel, and Tanaka. If I look closely at category standings I see that 1) I am probably too far behind to gain even a point in Wins, but could use some improvement in ERA and WHIP. 2) I would probably lose 1 point in saves, but it isn’t possible for me to lose any more than that. 3) The person to whom I would deal Diaz would probably pass my closest rival in Saves. So my question is:

Do I gain enough through this deal to make dealing Diaz worthwhile? Should I just hold tight and stream pitchers? Should I insist on a different one of his starters?

Thanks so much!

Ted Williams' Frozen Head
Ted Williams' Frozen Head
4 years ago

Morning Grey! Hope the weeks been great. Quick ask, gotta drop one of Pivetta, Rodon, or Gray. Who’s getting the boot out the door?

Darrell Lester
Darrell Lester
4 years ago

I was going to ask an Odor question…

Starz
Starz
4 years ago

When you say C-Mart is done for the year you meant figuratively in fantasy, right? He’ll be back in 3 weeks. Before he hurts himself again, but he’s still gonna pitch again this year. That said, if Cards just DL’d him for longer back in May, maybe he wouldn’t have made two more DL trips. Players who pitch hurt end up hurting their arms as a result of compensating.
Between him and Darvish, it’s been a year of suck for the both of them.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: he had 3 good starts in a row in the late june/july area. then was hurt again.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
4 years ago

Would it be crazy to avoid starting Severino against Boston today? My ERA lead has shrunk to 0.33 and I don’t think this is the matchup to hope Severino turns it around.

Starz
Starz
Reply to  Perfect Game
4 years ago

@Perfect Game: Bold move but understandable. Prefer rolling with your studs but can’t argue Luis’ recent poor play, Yanks poor play in general, and Boston’s streaking and at home.

Here Comes the Pizza
Here Comes the Pizza
4 years ago

What’s up Grey

I cut Bear Claw loose after last night. Chasing the saves just aren’t worth it with him anymore.

One of my 12 team leagues has a sizeable prize for 1st place at the end of the regular season. I was 3.5 games up with 4 games left and am now 1.5 up with 2 left. Would be an all time collapse with Trout, Judge, Ozuna all banged up. That’s my entire outfield! Haha

Heading out to the Vineyard for the weekend. Have yourself a good weekend my friend!

winteriscoming
winteriscoming
4 years ago

Hey grey do I need to bench Severino today against bos in bos or roll the dice ? After their game last night and his last four starts I’m on the fence

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Praise and glory be to Grey and his mighty powers of pre-season prestidigitation. (My weak attempt to properly fete you for Miles Mikolas -I am a beneficiary)

These three waiver wire fellas are high on the two startapoloooza hit list for next week. Glassnow – @TOR and BAL( i honestly can see myself going for that, but SON has him higher than Nick Tropeano with OAK and DET (Oakland scares me with him) and Lance Lynn with TEX and @CHW). Not saying I have to pick one but just curious if you think any of these three would be worth a shot in a points league next week.

I’ve got Mikolas @KC and @MIA(hell yes) , Eovaldi @ BAl (no hesitation there) , Tanner Roark @ CHC (already puckering my butt hole looking at that but he’s been hot) .

Benching Taillon @ COL (unless you say no!) and benching Rodon CLE (although I wont take the risk- im not going to be surprised if he holds up )

Dropping D- Rod and Derek Holland- Could pick up Bieber @CHW and after that Im at a loss- perhaps J Faria could be a flier to hold onto and see what happens in his return? or man up with Taillon? Or actually pick up one of those two starters I mentioned in the second paragraph of this way too long post?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

@johnnyhobbes: RE: Glassnow * I honestly CANNOT see myself going for that…

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

@johnnyhobbes: musgrove is still available too

Herb Gurb
Herb Gurb
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Who do you like better ROS?

Muncy or Hosmer

Barraclough or Pedro Strop

Thanks!

jose
jose
4 years ago

Gray, Happy Friday!

Couldn’t be better after taking Hittertrons advice on Pearce and Trumbo! I wanted to pick up Pederson, but didn’t have time to wait around on the line up card. Almost makes me forget I streamed Grey and Weaver the day before, oof.

My team is really coming to life as we near the home stretch. I’ve worked my way up to a back and forth battle for first in RCL #71 against frequent commenter GrassyKnoll…something (no disrespect, just can’t remember his name). First year in an RCL and it hasn’t disappointed (might help that my team’s doing well). Just wanted to say thanks for the daily posts and thanks to Rudy for all the tools he puts together. Well worth the price of admission!

Enjoy the weekend!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  jose
4 years ago

@jose: Haha, I was actually just gonna drop you a line to say congrats on yesterday! You really killed it. It’s fun (and nerve wracking) battling it out with you. It’s my first year in an RCL too, so maybe we’ve got that beginners luck–although my string of injured players would argue the point. See you on the field

jose
jose
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: Fun and nerve racking pretty well sums it up! Thanks on the big day. It was a breath of fresh air. It’s been a fun chase, but now I kinda feel like a dog who’s caught his tail…what do I do now, haha. It’s been way more fun since you outed yourself on the weekly update when you were top 10. Best of luck the rest of the way!

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  jose
4 years ago

good to hear!

NH
NH
4 years ago

Grey,

Here is my lineup. I am willing to trade a top offensive player to get a top 10 pitcher or two good SP.
C – Molina
1B – Votto
2B – J. Ramirez
3B – Arenado
SS – Machado
OF – Hoskins, Stanton, Springer (Hurt)
Bench – S. Marte, O. Herrera
DL – Judge

SP – Severino, Morton, Kershaw, DeGrom, Bauer, Sale (Hurt), C. Martinez (Hurt), Happ (Hurt)
RP – Kimbrel
Bench – Corbin, Wheeler

Who can I trade to get another top 10 pitcher. As you can see I have a few pitchers hurt and Severino hasn’t pitched as of late. Here is the list of pitchers available for trade in the league.

Tanaka, Berrios, Allen, Grienke, Stripling, Arrieta, Snell, Hendricks, Bumgarner, Archer, Keuchel, Rodon, Hamels, E. Rodriquez, Darvish, Quintana, Godley, T. Williams, Doolittle,
Strasburg, Clevinger, Lester, Nola, Flaherty, Sydergaard, Mikolas, Knebel, Hill, Paxton, Hand, Ray

Thoughts please, and thank you.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Good morning Grey. I’m not starting Severino at Fenway No way! In fact he’s prob going to be on pitch counts soon this season and I in league that counts QS. I might be able to swing a deal that includes trading him for Grenkie. ROS I’m leaning Grenkie. You? Thanks

Luke
Luke
4 years ago

should I consider Nola a top pitcher for Stanton? I’m not having any luck with other guys…

Will
Will
4 years ago

When will Dave Roberts stop hitting Puig 8th in the lineup?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Will
4 years ago

@Will: Did you miss the trade deadline?

In 3 years when he doesn’t have 7 guys in front of him who have more power.

RICE
RICE
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

My legit closers: Treinen and Yates

My Bleh closers: Barraclough and Fry

Drop either/both of the Bleh closers for Wahl, Avilan, Givens, Rondon?

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 years ago

Better chance at saves ROS…Ottavino or Steckenrider? I have Strop (starting), Yates (starting), Barraclough (bench), and Vizcaino (DL). Thinking of dropping Barraclough for someone else. Thanks!

Bk
Bk
4 years ago

1. Drop Tepera in 10 teamer where I kinda need saves? Team sucks, Giles May close, and I could use roster spot for other stuff.

2. I’m ahead 133-98-95 in steals (#of steals top 3). So obviously I have a ton of leeway. It’s a 10 Team redraft so I should trade Trea Turner, and I could use a nice starter and maybe a bat. Unfortunately, the league isn’t as high as I (and you) are on his value. My best offers are like Nola and Desmond, maybe Degrom straight, something like that. Should I hold? Don’t wanna undersell him.

3.) If you just play Pederson and Pearce vs righties/lefties, there stat line probably extrapolates like Charlie Blackmon or something. Great daily guys.

Anyway, great article. Looking forward to Buys.

Anodyne
Anodyne
4 years ago

In a deep league that counts K/BB as a scoring category, would you rather own Fiers or Gomber?

Philsfan76
Philsfan76
4 years ago

How do you feel about grabbing Lynn for his 2 starts next week in weekly leagues? White Sox and Rangers are his opponents

Christopher Coriell
Christopher Coriell
Reply to  Philsfan76
4 years ago

@Philsfan76: I’m grabbing him and starting him

EG
EG
4 years ago

Need to drop one: Parker, Leclerc, Rodney or Rondon.

Please rank ROS: Moose, Andrus, Yasiel, Dickerson, Profar… Slight pref to speed

Thanks….

Lubes
Lubes
4 years ago

Worth dropping any of these guys for Cano?
Chris Taylor, Peraza, Semien, Piscotty
Only 1 bench spot in this league, so guys who actually play are at a premium.
Thanks.

rukky
rukky
4 years ago

Puig or Kemp ROS H2H points?

Thanks!!!

rukky
rukky
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you!

G
G
4 years ago

Best SP pickup to hold onto and see if they are worth holding for ROS. Freeland, Musgrove, Lynn. Already have room for another streaming spot. Thanks

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
4 years ago

Need 2 ROS

Longoria
Nick Williams
Mancini
Kole Calhoun

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
4 years ago

Good ish as always. Which two do you like out of this crew for a weekend stream, if any?

Wheeler (vs. ATL)
Ed. Jackson (vs. DET)
Roark (vs. CIN)
Cahill (vs. DET)

Max Munchies
Max Munchies
4 years ago

Are we trying to sell Muncy before it’s too late and his playing time is non-existent? or are we holding out hope?

Bigly Leagues
Bigly Leagues
4 years ago

Who to stream?
Freddy vs Colorado
Gomber @ Pittsburgh
Edwin vs Tigers

Heshy
Heshy
4 years ago

Real quick. Keeper league. I’m out of it. We keep 8.
Would you offer Grandal, Muncy and Alex Wood for Miguel Andujar?

Christopher Coriell
Christopher Coriell
4 years ago

What is going on with our boy Eddie Rosario? He needs to get going again! Is Travis Shaw screwed by Schoop signing?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Christopher Coriell
4 years ago

@Christopher Coriell: Can people please stop complaining about Rosario? He’s ranked 25th. 25th! Which is way better than where you drafted him. Guys ebb and flow – it’s a baseball season. It’s not like he hit .200 with 5 RBI’s in July.

Christopher Coriell
Christopher Coriell
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Cram it….always so ready to bitch and moan about a comment. I’m asking Grey if and when he’s gonna heat up again. He’s been cold as ice for a while now.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Christopher Coriell
4 years ago

@Christopher Coriell: Bitching and moaning about the bitchers and moaners.

Christopher Coriell
Christopher Coriell
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: I wasn’t bitching. Has Rosario been cold or not? Since you seem to be a know it all. Crawl back under a rock

Christopher Coriell
Christopher Coriell
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Shaw makes me sad Grey!

Rudboy
Rudboy
4 years ago

I have to say your “Hot schmotato alert!” Are ALWAYS on point. Good looks my man

SheaSeraSera
4 years ago

Trying to vulture saves, can use peripherals as well, better bet Jordan Hicks or Bobby Wahl?

MarvPesos
Marv
4 years ago

Grey,

Can you give me your top 2 relievers? Also, would you be dropping Barraclough for one of them?

Waiver RP – S. Greene, P. Strop, J Leclerc, A Vizcaino, Z. Britton, J. Familia, F. Rodney, K. Herrera, J. Soria, A.J. Minter

Thanks bud

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: strop a conditional till morrow returns?… Or is morrow looking spent?

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: alright, strop has been taken, so two two Greene and…? What are your thoughts on Minter?

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
4 years ago

H2H league with playoff bye wrapped up. Looking for September magic.

1. Are Allen and Hand in a time share or did Hand get the last save cuz Allen pitched previous two nights? I need bullpen help and have an offer of my Hendricks for his Allen. I have Max, Kluber, Bauer, Heaney, Wood and Ryu so I think I could spare a starter since my bullpen is Osuna and Leclerc – clearly needing help after dumping Fry and Bear this week.

2. Other offer is my Mazara for his Hand. I have Trout, Rosario, Dee, Haniger, Peralta in my OF so I could swing it I guess but that would be an expensive holds guy (holds, saves league). He would kick in W Peralta if I wish but his WHIP is scary. I would have to drop Jo Ma or Villar to keep W Peralta.

3. I am intrigued by Badger with those steals. Will he platoon with O’Neil or do you see him getting everyday playing time? To grab him, my drop would be Jo Ma. Cards are a mess!

Guidance on both issues welcomed.

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
4 years ago

Ugh just lost dee Gordon… who to replace him? Don’t have a bench bat so playing everyday would be preferred.

Kole Calhoun is on waivers I’ll try to get him but if I don’t who would you take from list below?

Bader, o’neil, reddick, deshizz, jbj, Kepler, Goodrum, canha

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Where do you see Kemp finishing for the year. Is he worth hanging onto or dropping for Kinsler, Ender, Jose Martinez or Villiar.

Thank you

Uncle Artie
Uncle Artie
4 years ago

Just before the break you advised me to trade Morton for Hoskins. I tip my hat to you sir. I’ve never looked back.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Please rank ROS
Margot, Morales, Mancini, Beltre, Mondesi

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
4 years ago

Someone joked about this in the comments the other day but hernan Perez actually pitched last night. I guess the Brewers did know what they were doing trading for 3 Third basemen.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah I’ve definitely seen others, it was just funny, days after the brewers traded for Moose and Schoop while having Shaw, we have Hernan Perez, the ultra utility man pitching. I hope Craig Counsel can fill an entire roster with players with 2B and 3B backgrounds.

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
4 years ago

I’m in contention. Very low in ks trying to make up a few points. Garbage in the free agent pool. I’m also weak in saves but over the mlb trade deadline I went from 2 closers to 5 or 6 so I’m hoping I’ll make up ground there whether I do this trade or not

1.Trade Yates (keeper) for Godley to try to win this year?
2. Drop Jimenez, givens or Nelson to pick up ryu? 12 moves left on the year.

My staff: verlander, folty, J.A. Happ (dL), Heaney, pivetta, Kimbrel, will Smith, Shane Greene, Yates, leclerc, givens, joe Jimenez

DL: Doolittle, Strickland, j Nelson

Starz
Starz
Reply to  Molina bros bbq
4 years ago

@Molina bros bbq: Yates is a keeper? Trade him.

Drew
Drew
4 years ago

Margot showing some life. Who do you like better ROS: Margot or Bader?

m0se
m0se
4 years ago

6×6 ops/qs, who do you want ROS, dozier or nola? I am at the top of all pitching categories but I also already own Odor and D. Murphy.

papasmurf
papasmurf
4 years ago

Myers actually hurt his foot cuz he got some dirt inside his shoe and between innings he took off his shoe to shake the dirt out. When he was trying to put it back on, he pushed the shoe a little too hard and injured his own foot.

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

Odor’s night was incredible. First player to walk 5 times intentionally and a 3 run homer.

THat was impressive….got to say especially from someone who shy’s from walking.

I’m Jose Canseco
I’m Jose Canseco
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: “According to MLB Stat of the Day, he became the first player in Major League history to finish a game with a home run and five different non-intentional walks. He also scored three runs and tallied three RBI in the contest.”

5 non-intentional walks….he was actually the 4th player to do it: Aaron, McGwire, Edgar (should be HOF) and Odor.

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

Gleyber or Soto?

Connman
Connman
4 years ago

Grey,

My good friend (also a Razz reader) and I would like your opinion on something. We will abide but whatever you think is fair in this instance.

We are in the same long running 16 team league and have similar records. It is known by most in the league that he and I are quite good friends. Right now we are both just about holding the last two spots in the playoffs. We also play each other at the end of the regular season

I am not asking if it’s okay to throw a game to get your friend in, that’s obviously cheating, BUT what if the scenario is that a TIE would be best for both of us and would secure both teams place in the playoffs. Can we both bench all our starters so we tie and move into the playoffs?

It will undoubtedly piss people off, but I am not sure it’s cheating. Each team would be doing what was actually best for their own chances.

Anyway it’s clearly a Grey area and so we wanted to you weigh in and we will live by your ruling.

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Connman
4 years ago

@Connman: I’m clearly not Grey and def not as wise but can’t help but say if you were doing what’s best for your own team, you’d be trying to win, not tie. Just my opinion. Marv

Connman
Connman
Reply to  Marv
4 years ago

@Marv:

I disagree. break it down, the ultimate goal here is to make the playoffs. If I can guarantee a spot with a tie, how is that not a better deal for my team than me trying to win which exposes me to a scenario where I lose and am totally out of the playoffs?

I do not get extra point for making the playoffs as the fifth or sixth spot, so why expose my team to the risk of missing them entirely?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Connman
4 years ago

@Connman:

Like Marv, I’m not Grey, but if you did this in one of my leagues, I would definitely never invite you back and I would have other managers vote to have you both disqualified from the current season. That is straight up cheating and goes entirely against the spirit of the game.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Appears to happen in international soccer all the time. But, I suppose both teams just know that 0-0 is a great outcome, so they don’t have to discuss it.

Connman
Connman
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: that makes sense.

Happens in basketball too, and just happened in the world cup, but church in both instances I doubt both teams discussed it in advance

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
Reply to  Connman
4 years ago

@Connman:

I say you tell your good friend you’ll bench your players but then start them anyways and grab that playoff spot.

You can always make more good friends.

Connman
Connman
Reply to  Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

@Audacity of Schoop: this is the advice I’ll follow

Caught Looking
Caught Looking
4 years ago

Hey Grey.

Which side of Carp for Thor would you be on? Pts league . Thor is the bigger name but I’m blinded by the tear Carp has been on

Caught Looking
Caught Looking
Reply to  Caught Looking
4 years ago

@Caught Looking: also i think i accidentally subscribed to get the comment notifications. Heeelp

Caught Looking
Caught Looking
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Appreciate it, thanks!

Caught Looking
Caught Looking
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Appreciate it, thanks!

Caught Looking
Caught Looking
4 years ago

Hey Grey.

Which side of Carp for Thor would you be on? Pts league . Thor is the bigger name but I’m blinded by the tear Carp has been on

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
4 years ago

Eugorniforgenio? See me stare.

Is Odor for Castellanos a fair swap based on need? One team trying to replace Bryant, the other can move Merrifield from 2B to CF where they’re very thin. Thanks!

Uno Mas Cerveza
Uno Mas Cerveza
Reply to  Lindorphins
4 years ago

Odor is now one of the most patient and feared hitters in all of baseball. 5 walks and a homer? How did we get here? All of this after I dropped him everywhere back in May.

Tigres
Tigres
4 years ago

Hey Grey! Quietly (and, please, let’s keep it quiet so not to scare him off), Odor has put together legit numbers. 79 GP with 11/9 and solid AVG, OBP and counting stats. I know he forgives me for those five games in May when I went with Profar at MI. “We were on a break!”

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

in a 12 team league with categories for saves and another for holds. Current relievers are Will Smith, Boxberger, Allen, Yates, Hader. I also have Seranthony at a SP position and Osuna on the bench.

Current standings in saves and number of closers they have.
1st 91 (2 closers)
2nd 89 (5 closers)
3rd 87 ( Me 5 closers)
4th 74 (3 closers)

I’m needing to move a closer to get another holds guy. Based on standings I see me most likely moving up 1 point in the category, I believe what’s most important is good era, whip and k’s. I was wondering your thoughts on this based on these standings and which of my relievers would you move? Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’m in second overall and team I’m chasing is catching me in holds. I still have osuna on my bench so when he returns I have too many relievers I can only play 5 closers and will have 6. I could trade a closer for hand. So debating which to trade.

Brett
Brett