It’s time we address the elephant in the room.  Not you, Sandoval.  I mean that one-time absurdist comedian and Red Sox knuckleballer, Steven Wright, has a 2.01 ERA in almost 100 IP after yesterday’s line of 9 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  The Red Sox are so happy with him they are currently combing the minor league rosters for other Boston comic namelgangers, except for any Dane Cooks because people are going to see his Shocker pitch from a mile away.  Denis Leary has some decent pitches he stole from other pitchers, and he keeps trying to smoke his teammates’ chew.  While Lenny Clarke is a Quad-A pitcher, who everyone says is a great teammate, a real pitcher’s pitcher.  None are Steven Wright though.  Christian Vazquez came up to the mound during yesterday’s game and told Steven Wright he could throw a knuckleball at any time, and Steven Wright said, “I decided to throw one during the Renaissance.”  I did some dirty math on my own fantasy team where I have a 4.03 ERA (yup, my pitching is a mess!).  If I had Steven Wright on my team, I’d have a 3.74 ERA — a quarter of a run better — and an extra three points.  So, as a Bostonian would say, fahk me for not picking him up in April.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Rusney Castillo – Placed on waivers and no one claimed him.  So, he will go to Triple-A Pawtucket.  You ever get a wart that you think you got rid of, but then it reappears, again and again?  That’s Rusney for the Red Sox.

David Peralta – Hit the DL, and Socrates Brito (0-for-3) was called up.  When you hear Socrates, you naturally think of opening a Christmas gift and it’s a set of storage crates, leading you to say, “So…crates.”  Or you think of the philosopher.  Whatever, I’m not in your mind.  Thankfully!  Brito has nice power and speed, and I could see him being worth a grab in some deeper leagues; he will likely platoon, though.

Shelby Miller – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks as he returned to the rotation after being miserable.  Oh, wait, he was activated from the DL.  Yeah, like he was really injured.  Maybe butthurt.  This was a solid game for Miller, but it was against the Phils’ B lineup led by Andres Blanco (1-for-4, 1 run), Cameron Rupp (1-for-4) and Tyler Goeddel (2-for-3, 1 RBI).  By the by, Goeddel sounds like a Nazi; Rupp sounds like his first name should be Adolph and Blanco is white.  Is the Phils’ lineup code for white supremacists?  As for Miller, he goes to Coors next.  Yeah, I’d watch from the sidelines on that.

Jake Lamb – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I don’t want to Billy Bragg but I’d give my blood for some Lamb, Roger Wilco.

Jean Segura – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .307.  Since I had some time yesterday on a short slate of games and with people in comments talking about dropping Segura, I decided to look at his stats.  He’s hitting over .300 in June, but has one homer since April 26th and only four steals.  Yeah, Villar does that in, like, a game.  I’m not crazy about dropping Segura — good team, great park, top of the lineup — but I understand more where people are coming from.  I’m empathic unlike the killer in Luther.

Jeremy Hellickson – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  Serious question:  Hellickson or Shelby Miller?  I’d lean Hellickson, but it is a toss up.

Maikel Franco – Didn’t start yesterday because he’s in a bad funk and looks scared of the ball.  Call him Ballphobias Fünke.

Vince Velasquez – Will make a rehab start on Wednesday then should return the following week, assuming everything goes well.  Just remember assuming makes an ass out of U and Ming the Merciless.

Mikie Mahtook – Was hit by a pitch and fractured his hand.  Mikie apparently Mahtook an inside pitch for an outside one.  The Rays are weighing signing Carl Crawford.  I don’t believe they mean that as in, “We’re gonna sign him for one day so he can retire a Ray.”

Steve Pearce – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury.  That’s the last time the Rays attempt to spark their offense by getting a team-wide blood transfusion from Tulowitzki.

Drew Smyly – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.78.  You realize Smyly’s now playing possum with you, right?  “Look, look, Smyly’s pitching well, go grab him…”  Move closer and he bites your finger.  Smyly has rabies.  You heard it here first.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .278.  I enjoy giving him the business, but he’s currently tied for third in the majors for homers.  Might be time to forgive Longoria’s multi-year waltz towards mediocrity and being the ultimate plonker.

Brad Miller – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .238.  Since June 11th, he has four homers, and three homers in his last four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Juan Uribe – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Hard for me to suggest you pick him up in any league, but he always does this, and now has three games in a row with a homer.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .230.  You heard of Robert Redford in The Natural, well, Carlos Santana would star in The Supernatural.  An inspired Mexican tale about one hitter-slash-guitarist that gets a hit every fifteen years.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (8) and legs (12), hitting .314.  You know what kind of season he’s having?  A poor man’s Xander Bogaerts.  I will call him Po’gaerts.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Last week, I put Play-Doh into a set of rubber gloves and formed them in the shape of how they would appear on Giancarlo’s thighs if I had the chance to give him a proper massage.  Now, it was a complete lark to try and send those filled rubber gloves via DHL to Giancarlo, but it seems the message was received!  Hit homers or I will stalk you in weirder, less understandable ways!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (14, 15), and has three homers in the last two games.  OZUNA hit balls far.  OZUNA will never see those balls again.  OZUNA know Loria sell game-played balls in parking lot after game.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-3 and two homers (5, 6).  Mini Donkey!  (Old times’ sake.)

Trevor Story – 1-for-3 and his 18th homer.  The Trevorending Story!  (New times’ sake.)

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-5 and his 8th homer.  Chazz Blackmonteri!  (Never times’ sake.)

Nick Hundley – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Yup, I immediately looked about picking him up in my leagues.  Guilty as charged.

Stephen Strasburg – Was scratched yesterday with an upper back strain.  You know, the same strain he had early last year that caused him to have a 10+ ERA for a month.  I can tell you remember because your eye is twitching.

Yusmeiro Petit – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I love how so many pitchers take ten games to get stretched out *cough* Danny Duffy *cough* and Yusmeiro fills in for Strasburg in his first start of the year and goes six innings.  Petit will have nice NL-Only value if Strasburg is sidelined for more than one start.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and six homers in the last eleven games, and I’ve told you to pick him up about that many times.  Whenever you’re ready, guys and five girls.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  No idea if he’ll ever hit .240 or steal a base, but has shown 30-homer power, which isn’t terrible for a 24-year-old.

Matt Duffy – Hit the DL with Achilles discomfort.  Pfft, Achilles was never out with Matt Duffy discomfort.

Madison Bumgarner – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.85.  The only trouble for him was Kratz, which gives Bumgarner something in common with Steven Avery.

Jeff Locke – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.44.  Locke was assisted by Kratz, which gives him a lot in common with Andrew Colborn.  How was he calling in the license plate?!

Mallex Smith – Could miss more than six weeks with a fractured thumb, and surgery might be necessary.  Damn, he did a number on his digit.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  Meh, bleh, whatevs, but the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and I could see getting back in on Gausman for it.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .291.  I could’ve sworn he had been hot recently, so I looked at his month of June and he was batting .262.  Story of drafting and owning Andrus, you always think he’s better, but he rarely is.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  Fister vs. the Angels is also the plot of the porn version of It’s A Wonderful Life, starring J-I-M-M-Y Stewart in It’s A Pornderful Life.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games.  When he gets to 25 homers, you’re gonna be like, “He was cold this season?  When?  I would’ve knitted him a sweater.”

Jose Altuve – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .343, which reminds me of the Public Enemy song, Welcome to the Palindrome.

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and hitting near-.370 in the last week with a couple of homers.  Get ’em while they’re hot schmotatoes.

Gregorio Petit – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a grand slam off Sipp, which is annoying.  That’s the last time anyone shares with Petit.  We said a Sipp!

Justin Upton – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a double slam (7, 8) and legs (4), and four homers in the last four games.  You’re gonna blink and Upton’s gonna have 12 homers this month.  No, seriously, blink.  Okay, try it again.  Are you blinking or are you sleeping for a millisecond?

Ketel Marte – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI as he bats ninth because Scott Servais likes the way Seth Smith (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) says his name.

Adam Lind – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in his past three games.  In one league, I grabbed Lind yesterday, because he’s hot and I have idle hands like Seth Green in a movie of the same name.  Or like that website that sells ponies — ePonymous.

Taijuan Walker – Headed for an MRI on his flat feet.  Hopefully, his arches come back de triumphant.

Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  That’s two homers in only 13 games.  Not quite as good as his teammate, Brandon Moss (1-for-3 and his 16th homer), who hits homers once every game, just about.  I said just about, there’s a lot of leeway with that hedge.  Fo’reals though, Moss has been a fungi to own.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he started for the first time.  We go over Contreras on the podcast that’s coming later today.  Or earlier today if you slept in.  Or yesterday if you were roofied.

Dexter Fowler – Hit the DL with hamstring discomfort.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he could’ve played through it, but the Cubs are in June playing for October.  When was the last time you read that?  On a 1913 weblog, written by Myles Standish Jr.  “Thou Cubs had a four-nay lead over the Newark Whitestockings when Giant-Eyed Youngman took a 67 MPH fastball off his knit-capped head.  Thou hopes he clears concussion tests, which is submerging him in water for five minutes and counting the bubbles that escape his ears.”

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John
John
6 years ago

I hate Dusty Baker said the Roark owner. Grandahl from the left side in the 8th inning is much different than the right handed version. Wasted a strong effort Mr. Old School

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

would you continue to hold Revere now that Dusty’s said he’ll sit vs. lefties moving forward?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
6 years ago

in a dynasty some twit (this same league earlier frazier, jd mart dropped, weak league) dropped franco, i was able to get him even with zero FA budget money (used it all on jd mart, missed out on frazier). all of this to say
FRANCO WORLD EMPIRE!

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

Dammit, Marte is hurt again – this guy is snakebit this year

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

Thoughts on Nola? Is this the time to try to buy low, or is something going on?

Jarrad
Jarrad
6 years ago

Hey, Grey…

Just got offered Lorenzo Cain for Kluber. The rest of my pitching staff looks like this:

Cueto, Stroman, Tillman, Teheran, Shoemaker, Roark, Urias

This is a keeper league in which I would lose Kluber back to the pool after this season, but I would get to keep Cain in Round 12 for one more year.

Mateo
Mateo
6 years ago

I was offered McCutchen and J Zimmermann for my Cueto and Bradley Jr. Pull the trigger or reject?

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

I’ve been watching this Nola start. He hasn’t looked good at all, but his line should be like 3ER rather than 7 – Phills are pulling some Bad News Bears schiz.. Freddie Galvis looks like Mrs. Freatherbottom at SS – he’s had at least 3 errors, and ODB schlumped a catchable ball in CF that scored 3. That coupled with the ump calling a super tight strike zone = lots of drop Nola questions tomorrow.

Jerry
Jerry
6 years ago

Grey, Odorizzi or Nola?

muskysmell
muskysmell
6 years ago

So I guess this is the new Jose Abreu, right?
Just a run of the mill .250 hitter with mediocre power 1st baseman?

He is the worst kind of fantasy player.
Drafted too high to drop, sucking too much to trade, and doing just good enough to think he’ll break out of his “slump” eventually

omar
omar
6 years ago

9 team AL only 5×5 standard roto

I was offered Machado (and Hochevar, may or may not keep) for my Sano, Gomez, & Colome. Leaves me with no closer but have a bunch of next up types and have a relatively sizeable lead for the time being. Gonna play SAGNOF from here on out. Take Manny and run? Or too much to give up?

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
6 years ago

So i went against the fantasy master lotharios advice..

I started Wilfredo Boscan as a stream. He cruised with a great first 3 innings. I was thinking to myself, Ahhh great stream let’s celebrate with a beer. Fast forward.. I’m on the floor, beer bottle shattered next to me… Hey it’s really cold in here isn’t it the summer? why is my shirt ripped open and what are these staples on my chest?!? AHHHH ROOFIE!!!!

#1

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

OK Mariners, score some runs!

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
6 years ago

this ain’t good, nola was eating people’s babies for many starts in a row, now schlubs lighting him up. plouffe? really.

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome

@I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: and i had no idea hansel and grettle robles could go that many innings.

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome

@I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: now he’s getting porcello’d too.

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome

@I don’t want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome: if suzuki is getting doubles off you it means yr injured. this is in the manual.

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
6 years ago

would you flip Cutch for JUp?

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  dem ribbies
6 years ago

@dem ribbies: Absolutely not.

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
Reply to  Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

@Chicken Dinner: at least JUp will ‘try’ to steal a base. cutch is a complete disaster at the midway point.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  dem ribbies
6 years ago

@dem ribbies: Cutch’s BABIP is .038 lower than career. Hence, the struggles but optimism for improvement.

Upton’s BABIP is higher than his career and he’s STILL struggling.

I’ll admit these numbers guarantee nothing but they usually are good indicators.

Fister Furbush
Fister Furbush
6 years ago

My Matz and Chapman for his Kimbrel and Carrasco.
Fair?
Which side would you choose?

Squints Palledorous
Squints Palledorous
6 years ago

Need to start 7 of these guys, with at least 3 being RP’s

SP’s: Duffy @ NYM , archer @cle , gray @NYY, McCullers home LAA

RP’s: Dyson, Estevez, Robertson, Harris, Colome

Starts limit no issue. Do I roll those 4 starters (plus Thor automatic start) and bench 2 relievers? Bench one of the SP’s and start 4 relievers? What combination would be the best? Thanks Grey.

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

Shoe, McCullers or Bauer for a stream tomorrow? Shoe and Cull face off, Bauer vs TB

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yeah it’s close…if I was to stream another too would you go Bauer or throw Shoe to double down on a possible win?

Hand of SAGNOF
Hand of SAGNOF
6 years ago

Better ROS Leonys or Grandy have to lose 1. My OF /util is
Mookie
Polanco
J Upton
Beltran
Khrush
Grandy or leonys
NEED all the category bumps possible sb esp. I’m leaNing to keeping Leonys. ..what say the master?

rick
rick
6 years ago

Stash AJ Griffin?

Looked good before DL

rick
rick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: brantley for duvall? :(

Los locos
Los locos
6 years ago

10 team keeper league we keep 7 players

Which one would u do ?

Miggy for krush, Carrasco and polanco

Miggy for mazara taillon profar and next year 2nd rd pick

Mike Devereaux
Mike Devereaux
6 years ago

Pujols or Saunders for the DH spot for ROS??

ebudz
ebudz
6 years ago

10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(3) RP: Osuna, Dyson, Betances

Not sure why but David Robertson was just just dropped? Is he or anyone else worth adding over any of current RPs?

Available RP: Robertson, Rosenthal, Jeffress, Rodney, Madson, Gregerson, Giles, Cingrani, Kintzler…

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Let’s see if I can get him with my 8th waiver claim…

Billy Zane was in Back to the Future
Billy Zane was in Back to the Future
6 years ago

Starting tonight against the Nats?

Billy Zane was in Back to the Future
Billy Zane was in Back to the Future
Big league choo
Big league choo
6 years ago

MI

Merrifield or dietrich….obp league NO HRS sub tbs and bbs

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
6 years ago

Nicasio to the pen – who is the add? Glasnow, Kuhl, other? Thx!

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Gotcha, because Cole is coming back… This definitely solidifies Taillon’s spot!

VinWins
VinWins
6 years ago

Bautista wearing a boot for 2 weeks, then re-evaluated.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Ha.

Tio
Tio
6 years ago

Robbie Grossman or Jose Ramirez as 4th OFer in a points league? Ramirez could help fill IF slots too with 2B/SS/3B eligibility

theloganscorpion
theloganscorpion
6 years ago

Points league, K=.5, 16-team, 3-5 keepers
I’m in rebuild mode, if that’s helpful.
Someone in my league just offered me Harper for Sale/Cano/Mazara, which is madness, but it’s got me thinking. He needs Mazara to fill RF, and Sale is most likely the linchpin here, but would Forsythe/Mazara/Sale push it back into the realm of reasonable?

theloganscorpion
theloganscorpion
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: He apparently doesn’t feel reasonable, but whatever, I have a Sale, Harper is unnecessary.

Piper
Piper
6 years ago

Pick two please : )
Choo vs DeScalfani
Heyward vs Waino
Revere @ Kazmir
Trumbo vs Perdomo

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

Not sure if you can help me on this and not sure if Ralph would be able to answer before the morning. But here goes, I need to cut one of:

Delino DeShields
Arismendy Alcantara
Raul Mondesi
Michael Taylor
Mallex Smith

This is my 10 team roto forever keeper..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks man..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: This is a forever keeper, with 50 roster spots, have to have somebody on my roster..I am hoping, especially with their pedigree that they have great careers…hehe

VinWins
VinWins
6 years ago

Revere starting tonight, not Taylor.

Bryan Hash
Bryan Hash
6 years ago

Would you dump Andrus for Tim Anderson in 5×5?

VinWins
VinWins
6 years ago

Devon Travis hitting 2nd tonight.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
6 years ago

Hey Grey,
Revere is finally hitting so, of course, Dusty won’t let him play. Has the time come to cut Revere? (10-team roto) Or should Revere eventually return to form/playing time? I can add Mazara…
Thanks!

Billy Costigan
Billy Costigan
6 years ago

Would you trade Springer and Nola for Betts? I would be getting Betts. What are your thoughts?

Dusty Briches
Dusty Briches
6 years ago

Heyward vs Waino or Mazara vs DeScalfani?

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

Just picked up Bartolo in a league where mi pitching is very strong but I need many more innings. I just needed someone that won’t blow up on me.
That being said he’s been very reliable this year but is he safe to pitch against the Royals tonight?

DonnieB
DonnieB
6 years ago

Devon Travis or Profar going forward?
deGrom or Waino/Gio?
Contreras or Hundley?

Derrick
Derrick
6 years ago

That mofo backed out of the deal and now wants Arrenado for Altuve straight up. I have Odor and 2B right now and would slide Frazier from utility to 3B.

Still do it ?

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

Jake Lamb v. Estrada or Frazier v. Buchholz?

dudeman
dudeman
6 years ago

Profar or schoop?

Sorry but can you also rank ramos, d’arnaud, and contreras? I’m struggling.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  dudeman
6 years ago

@dudeman: Schoop and Ramos – that was easy

alps
alps
6 years ago

what do you think
Iglesias is off the DL. talk of him becoming the closer eventually
I have Seung Hwan Oh. and Rosenthal looks shaky,
Who would you drop.
I could use saves

Derrick
Derrick
6 years ago

Arenado/Roark for Altuve/Cueto.

Which side?

Derrick
Derrick
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

I’m glad you said this but I’m a bit surprised.

Thanks.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Derrick
6 years ago

@Derrick: Cueto is a big upgrade over Roark and Altuve while loses some HRs / RBIs, will probably end up with more Rs and a lot more SBs – I would also bet on Altuve having a higher BA as well

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

I’d go Lawrie and Alvarez

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Might need a bat today , please give me your best two :
P.Alvarez home vs Perdomo
Coghlan home vs Wango
Lind @ Verlander
Lawrie @ Buchholz
Orlando @ Colon

6×6 roto

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Time to dump Conforto? Been holding on to him as a bench guy in my 10 teamer because I can keep him in the 23rd round for next season only (1year keeper, and we only keep 3 guys). I’m a fringe playoff team right now so little margin for error. If I drop him he loses his keeper value., debating if it’s worth it. Guys I can grab include Rajai, Pillar, Fielder, Merrifield, Matt Adams, Bour. Appreciate the advice.

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Matt
6 years ago

@Matt: And I’ll add I haven’t really had anyone bite on a trade offer (and our deadline is in 10 days)

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Matt
6 years ago

@Matt: Only 3 keepers in a 10-teamer, Conforto makes the cut?

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: Can’t keep the same people 2 straight years, and players replace their draft round. Right now my options are Piscotty (22), Forsythe (24), and Conforto (23).. and if I dump Conforto, it’s someone like Odor(11), Kemp(11), Lester(7), Fernandez(4).

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Matt
6 years ago

@Matt: I’d hold Conforto.

Justin
Justin
6 years ago

Mallex Smith or Eduardo Rodriguez long term?

Who will provide the most value?

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
Reply to  Justin
6 years ago

@Justin: Mallax Smith is pitching now?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Justin
6 years ago

@Justin: E-Rod’s not missing over a month with injury, so that guy.

Cousin Vinny
Cousin Vinny
6 years ago

Grey!

My Matz/Archer/Desmond for Bryant offer soured.

Now looking at Harvey/Matz/Desmond for Bryant and VMart.

Thoughts? Still have Carrasco, CMart, Archer in rotation

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
6 years ago

Pomerantz was dropped for some reason in my h2h league. Would you lose any of the following for him

Snell
Tallion
Bauer

Clark Grizwald
Clark Grizwald
6 years ago

Berrios – worth an add? Will drop Aledmys Diaz.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Clark Grizwald
6 years ago

@Clark Grizwald: isn’t he still in the minors?

Bobbo
Bobbo
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 h2h
Currently throwing out Espinosa at SS as Russell has been meh. Tim Anderson is available, would you drop Espinosa or russell to pick him up? What do you see him doing ROS?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Bobbo
6 years ago

@Bobbo: Lose Espinosa

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Ozuna hits two homers yesterday , so Donnie baseball sits him on the bench today ?

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Maybe he thinks he’s coaching little league, and wants everyone to get their turn?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Peter O’Brien or Joc Pederson?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Starlin Castro or Javier Baez at 2B?

G
G
6 years ago

Hey Grey. Who would you rather have ROS – carrasco or Salazar? Guy in my league has both of these pitchers and is interested in my Mazara who is a candidate for my last keeper, with me being able to draft him in the 10th. Other guys competing for my final keeper spot is Polanco (6th round next year), Trea Turner (10th round), Wil Meyers (11th round). Thinking of offering him Mazara and one of Paxton/Jon Grey/Raisel Iglesias. My other SPs are Sale, Lester, Shoemaker. Go for it? Thanks as always.

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

@Grey: How many starts do you think Velasquez has left this season assuming his rehab start goes well? I’m debating whether or not he’s worth the hold or if I should stream his spot…

Paradise paved
Paradise paved
6 years ago

I have :
C posey
1b encarcion
2b odor
3b Franco
Ss boegarts
Of Braun, heyward, r. Davis
Util – schoop, upton
Bench – Napoli
Dl – fowler, Bautista, jd, Brantley
Sp – sale, Paxton, hammel, Nola, odorizzi, smyly, taillon, walker, matz, Liriano, shoemaker, Duffy
Dl – Felix

It’s a ten team keeper league. I’d like to pick up votto when he’s selling him for cheap .

I was offered votto/Conley for schoop and Paxton. He also has darvish and Jung ho kang on his trading block. Who should I offer for votto, darvish, and kang ? He really wants schoop/Paxton.

Thanks

dom
dom
6 years ago

sit Braun (@Gray) Carlos Gomez (Santiago) or Moss (@Hammel tonight?

drop Hyun Soo Kim for Rickard, Brito, Peter O’Brien or Hicks in 18 team OPS league? thanks fam

David
David
6 years ago

Pederson actually does have 4 SB or so…

los locos
los locos
6 years ago

Grey, 10 team keeper league (OBP, K/9) keep 7 players total (4 off/3 pitcher),

We have 6 weeks left before our playoffs start. Currently is 2nd and our trade deadline in 7/20. The team in 3rd and 4th are getting hot, while I loss Pence and JD Mart to injury. I am in conversations with two teams that are raising the white flag for this season and looking for draft picks and players. I was hurting in Saves, so I dropped Betances for Allen this week. Other I am putting up nice stats, but not blowing anyone away in recent weeks.

1.)How do you feel about Miguel Cabrera ROS and is offering up Mazara, Profar, Taillon and next year 2nd rd pick? Is that fair or do I need to offer something better?
2.) Who has a better ROS CarGo or Braun? I know both are injury prone

Starters
C Matt Wieters C | BAL
1B Brandon Belt 1B | SF
2B Ian Kinsler 2B | DET
3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
SS Corey Seager SS | LAD
OF Jackie Bradley OF | BOS
OF Adam Duvall OF | CIN
OF Starling Marte OF | PIT
U Mark Trumbo 1B,OF | BAL

Bench
1B Freddie Freeman 1B | ATL
2B Jurickson Profar 2B,3B | TEX
3B Jhonny Peralta 3B,SS | STL
OF Jason Heyward OF | CHC
OF J.D. Martinez OF | DET
OF Nomar Mazara OF | TEX
OF Hunter Pence OF | SF

Starting Pitchers

SP Danny Duffy RP,SP | KC
SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
SP Jameson Taillon SP | PIT
RP Cody Allen RP | CLE
RP Craig Kimbrel RP | BOS

Bench
SP Jason Hammel SP | CHC
SP Jake Odorizzi SP | TB
SP Tanner Roark RP,SP | WAS

Kyle
Kyle
6 years ago

Wil Myers or Nomar Mazara ROS?
And time to sell Fernandez and Matz?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Kyle
6 years ago

@Kyle: I asked this 2 weeks ago and the consensus was Mazara – I’d be interested to see what the answer is now… but my personal vote is Myers finally reaching his post (x10) hype potential this season

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Kyle
6 years ago

@Kyle: Fernandez and Matz shouldn’t be sold for peanuts though… If you can get back a Carrasco or Cole, then yeah… but not for someone like Paxton, Shoemaker, etc.

Kyle
Kyle
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

@William Hung: the guy offered me the deal, he’s a big Myers fan. Has Odor, Springer and Carrasco, and C. Martinez all who I like.

What side would you be on:
Myers, Fernandez, Matz or Carrasco, Mazara, Martinez?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Kyle
6 years ago

@Kyle: Carrasco and Martinez for Fernandez and Matz is fair given Fernandez will be limited and Matz will no doubt be shut down or limited towards the end of the season. If you can take the loss in steals, then I’d do it.

Fever Dog
Fever Dog
6 years ago

10-team, h2h, 5×5

Drop any of my pitchers for Velasquez?

sp-Strasburg, Nola, Matz, Hammel, Fister, Shields, Pomeranz, Samardija
rp-vizcaino, robetson, cishek, pheps
dl-hill, ross
n/a-glasnow

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Fever Dog
6 years ago

@Fever Dog: I’d probably go Shields there – he’s a mess right now

Fever Dog
Fever Dog
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Not for long!

Thanks all

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Fever Dog
6 years ago

@Fever Dog: LOLZ James Shields

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: I was totally going to say Fister and then had to do a double-take to make sure I was reading “Shields” correctly

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

FYI Noah is pushed back to tomorrow!!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: Fatolo is going today for the Mets..

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
6 years ago

@Malicious Phenoms: Interesting… So Thor against the Nats now instead of the Barves next turn. Smart. But not for my fantasy squad!

Bryan Hash
Bryan Hash
6 years ago

Would you dump Elvis Andrus for Tim Anderson?

Jason
Jason
6 years ago

Which side do you prefer? Harper/Arrieta or Bryant/Machado/C. Martinez? H2H, 10-Team Keeper. Thank you!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Thanks for everything, Grey!

Greg
Greg
6 years ago

I won my 14t yahoo 5×5 h2h league last year. ..and three rookie fa pickups helped me do so: Piscotty, Sano, and Franco. Piscotty is solid but quiet, kind of like Alex Gordon. But I finally gave up on Sano and Franco this year. …just killing me.

By the way, I picked up Tommy Joseph per your recommendation. …he went 1-28 ?.

I picked up Kendrys Morales cuz Freeman went nuts the very day I dropped him.

I don’t know why I picked up Devon Travis over Schoop. Hopeful for steals? That and Travis will be at Coors next week.

Even with a solid staff my WHIP is getting pummeled by of all people, AChapman and Rosenthal. Rodon sometimes sometimes, too.

This is mostly a rant. ..gave up a lot for Franco and regret it.

1) But would you take VV, when (if) back over any of these? Duffy, Paxton, JRoss, Rodon?

And I get your problem with h2h. I’m in 7th.

Lastly 2) I have Rosenthal, Chapman, Harris and Kintzler at closers. Would you ditch Kintzler for someone who can help my WHIP? Oh and Siegrest would be good and serve as handcuff for Wild Thing Rosey. But which? I think Matheny would go Siegrest first, but many pubs say Oh.

Give me some cheese for my whine, as well. ..lol. Thanks for your entertaining write up. You still have Joseph on your team, right? ;)

Rondo
Rondo
6 years ago

In a 10-team points league, with the team I have below would you trade Salazar for Stanton?

Positions started:
C- Realmulto
2B/SS- Segura
2B/SS- Murphy
1B/3B- Machado
1B/3B- Rizzo
OF– Saunders
OF- Springer
OF- Zobrist
UTIL– Pujols
UTIL- Beltre
Bench – E. Nunez, Melky, Castellanos
DL- Tulo, J.D. Martinez

SP- Salaazar, Quintana, Matz, Colome
RP- Familia, Britton
Bench – Carrasco, Duffy,Samardzija, Ross, Hill(DL)

Killer joe
Killer joe
6 years ago

Drop Eickhoff or Gausman to activate Casilla? Eickhoff @Min this week and Gausman vs. TB. Both probably sit on the FA pool but we only get 3 adds per week.

Killer joe
Killer joe
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey!

ashtray
ashtray
6 years ago

What would you rather fight: 100 Altuve sized Colons or 1 Colon sized Altuve?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Burns or Pillar for OF?

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: or put in a waiver claim for Leonys over both?

HelpMoiBBGod
HelpMoiBBGod
6 years ago

Grey, who do you think will take over for Fowler following his DL?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

JoRam or Pearce for swiss army knife?

Booneys Wheelhouse
Booneys Wheelhouse
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Maikel Franco or Justin Turner ROS? I drafted franco 7 rd overall of a 12 teamer and Turner has been on the wire for a few weeks now. My gut says hold franco as he will prolly figure it out, get hot, and club 15 to 17 more hrs over the course of the year. Meanwhile turner is finding his swing?!?! Go mariners!!!

Dusty Briches
Dusty Briches
6 years ago

Starting Snell @ Cle?

Brian
Brian
6 years ago

more of a dynasty question but figured i’d run it by you anyway. looking to spec on potential saves in 16 team dynasty. looking to win this year. would you give up 2 young arms a looong way away (kilome and dylan cease) for seung oh and a mid rd prospect draft pick?

ashtray
ashtray
6 years ago

What size leagues are you cutting Franco in? I invested a 7th round pick in him and will hold until the end of July but I’m curious how you’re handling him. It doesn’t help that 3B is kind of shitty this year.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Which do you prefer for MI?
Suarez, Brad Miller, or Asdrubal?

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
6 years ago

It’s official: Luhnow clearly hates A.J. Reed. He now claims his team is better off with Valbuena and Marwin at the corners, says Danny Worth deserves a look over one of the most hyped prospects of the year, has no plan to call him up. How deep is your AJ love? My trigger finger is gettin itchy and I’m real close to using the slot for a streamer or a hot bat.

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You hanging on? What would it take for you to dump him? For Trayce?

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Hanging on to AJ Reed.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Garbage Day
6 years ago

@Garbage Day: I wud drop Reed For Trayce.

dhouse
dhouse
6 years ago

When are the braves going to put mallex on the DL?? they need to consider the needs of fantasy owners who need that roster spot.