Jonathan Papelbon has a contract that insures that he remains the closer if he’s traded.  He would likely be the closer in Washington even without that stipulation, but it’s so like Papelbon to have that in his contract.  Should just call that the douche clause.  To fix him, the Nationals should bring him into games where they’re up one run in the seventh and run him out there for three innings every night until his arm falls off.  Sure, they’d cost themselves a closer and games, but isn’t spite worth it?  I know it is when Cougs says she has a headache and I say, “Fine, I’m gonna sleep in the bathtub!”  Sure, I could stay in the bed, or even opt for a couch, but the spite wouldn’t be driven home as well.  Papelbon’s trade obviously kills all value for Drew Storen.  Shame, his career feels like the exact opposite of Fernando Rodney.  No matter how well Storen pitches every year he seems to lose the job for some unforeseen reason.  Maybe he can figure out a way to work into his contract, “Must pitch after any white guy that is a terrible dancer whether that is Mark Madsen, Grey Albright or Papelbon.”  Of course, in Philly, this means that Ken Giles gets his long-deserved chance to close for the Phils.  All three games where they’re leading.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Devon Travis – Was moved to the leadoff spot and hit a leadoff home run in the 1st, then left the game aggravating his shoulder.  It’s almost like it was his entire season sped up to fit into a Vine.

Jose Bautista – Pulled up lame and it looked like a hamstring injury.  *checking news reports*  But Bautista is saying it was just cramps.  Grey Albright, M.D. FML.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  Last year he had five homers in 61 games, but this year he has five homers in only 57 games, so throw away all projections, he’s blowing through them!

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  For what it’s Werth, I wouldn’t go and fill your DL slot that quickly as Werth will likely need it again soon.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-3, 1 run as he returned from his dislocated thumb.  Thumbs?  Where Gordon’s going he doesn’t need any thumbs!

Jose Fernandez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.53.  I can’t feel my face when I’m watching J-Fer pitch, but I love it.

Henderson Alvarez – Undergoing shoulder surgery.  Kinda scared for him if someone reads that previous sentence in two months, because that will mean he’s still undergoing shoulder surgery.  Maybe it’s best if I delete this post after tomorrow.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Still hitting, still schmotatoing.

Francisco Cervelli – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .301 and hitting near-.500 in the last week.  *you looking at your stats from your catcher, you looking at Cervelli on waivers, you banging your head*

Jung Ho Kang – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  He’s the star of Obama’s fantasy team, Yes You Kang.

Trevor Bauer – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Royals, ERA at 4.13.  You have bigger grapes than I if you started him in this game.  In future games, I’d also use the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Michael Bourn – 2-for-3, 1 run and 3 steals (8, 9, 10) as the Indians stole six bases total off Geoffrey the Giraffe, excuse me, Christall Young in less than five innings.  Young’s leg kick takes so long that Neil Armstrong has time to make grand proclamations.

Ben Zobrist – Traded to the Royals.  Let’s face it, Zobrist was always a square peg in a round hole in Oakland.  His Christian singer wife had been complaining to him about playing with Reddick/Semien/Burns for a while, and then throw in Billy Butler and his manssiere and it was never going to work out.   “Do you know what people are saying at church?  These are the devil words, Ben.”  Zobrist will likely share time in left and at 2nd base, spelling O-M-A-R and D-Y-S-O-N.  This likely kills most of Dyson’s value.  Damn, right after someone got a SAGNOF tattoo on their hand!  You can always change it to EGGNOG!

Joe Blanton – Designated for assignment.  That assignment could be anywhere from working in Yordano’s entourage to sucking less.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Also, yesterday, Evan Longoria hit his 11th homer.  *closes computer, shuts lights, moves curtains very gently, realizing that if there is an apocalypse happening it might blind me or melt my face*  A gentle breeze rustles the leafs.  Clear skies.  Then…Yasiel Puig hang glides past my window.  AH!!!

Curt Casali – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers, after hitting two homers on Monday, and that’s 7 homers on the year for him in only 20 games!  Okay, hot schmotato, fo’definites, but who is this guy, you ask in that sultry voice of yours.  Let’s see, okay, so he’s never hit more than five homers in any one stop of the minors above Single-A ball.  What say you, Guru, he’s got Maas appeal!

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.76 as he beat David Price (6 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 4) in such a way that it makes me think Price really wants to be traded to a contender, or Price just has a generous heaping of nostalgia for the Rays.  Maybe that’s why he sleeps with a Don Zimmer bear.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer.  Stay hot, you sumsabeech, stay hot!  But please not too hot that you get traded to the Mets.

Matt Cain – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Solid stream by me.  Hayzeus Cristo, it’s the Brewers!  They don’t even want to win!

Wily Peralta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks as he returns from the DL.  Incredible, he would’ve been the better streamer yesterday.  Throw me a frickin’ bone, Stream-o-Nator!

Gerardo Parra – 3-for-4, 3 runs, hitting .324.  He’s in the middle of a career year, so I almost feel like it’s destined for him to be traded somewhere and become a 4th outfielder.

Krispie Young – 3-for-6, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Of course, my batty call from Monday does this on Tuesday.  Then again, if you owned anyone on the Yankees yesterday when they scored 21 runs, except Mark Teixeira (0-for-3, 1 run; ticker tease!), you did well.

Brett Gardner – 3-for-4, 5 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Hamels is rumored to be going to the Rangers.  Hopefully, he can pitch continuously on one day rest.

Didi Gregorius – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and has back-to-back huge games.  It could be a hot schmotato, it could be the Rangers pitchers are terrible, it could he loves it when the ladies call him Big Poppa.

Chase Headley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Yesterday, I said he was a hot schmotato.  Today, I say indeed.

Jaime Garcia – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Well, it wasn’t all razzle dazzle, but I would try to hold onto him if I had room.  How’s that for a spectacular endorsement?

Randal Grichuk – Sat out again, nursing his groin.  If I could nurse from my groin, I’d never leave my house!

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  Because people respond to finger-quotes stats, Leake has a 0.60 ERA in his last four starts.

Joey Votto – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .311.  Racist!

Jason Motte – 1 IP, 0 ER.  You could almost see Maddon’s wheels turning in the Cubs game yesterday.  The Cubs were down by multiple runs and he started charging schmohawk relievers out there, all except Hector Rondon, i.e., I wouldn’t be surprised if Rondon gets the next save.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting near-.425 in the last week and hitting .750 on the year without that anchor Tulo around!

Zach Godley – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.25 thru two starts and it will be near-4 after four starts and near-6 after six starts.  Sorry, but I feel like Christopher Hitchens on Godley.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Member when Yasmany was a thing?  Did he even slump before the Diamondbacks benched him indefinitely?

Hisashi Iwakuma – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.10.  Hisashi my dashi — burp burp.  I’m guessing there’s still an injury here the M’s are trying to ignore so they can trade him.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer.  I liked not owning him better when he was slumping.  Can we go back to that?

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  I own him, and I’m serious when I say I kinda wish he wouldn’t do anything, because when he does something, it reminds me I have him on my team.

David Wright – Began baseball activities.  Hopefully his scratching himself and spitting went well.

Jenrry Mejia – Suspended for 162 games after his second positive test for PEDs.  Forget Mejia, he’s plotting more than Medea (Greek version, not Tyler Perry version).

Noah Syndergaard – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (all hits), 9 Ks, ERA down to 2.70.  Thor, Thor like a dungeon dragon!  A few more of these starts and he’ll price himself right out of my next year’s drafts.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Still hot, still Duda Duda day’ing.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  This was your Curtisy check-in.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and two more homers, now has five homers in the last week.  Again with some stank, I said in the top 100 of the 2nd half that Davis is one of the few guys that could hit 20 homers in the 2nd half.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Ooh, Unkie Grey, Ubaldo’s back, yeah, yeah?  Nope, neef, this was vs. the Braves.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .291.  The days until he’s shut down for the season?  25 days?  30?  It’s coming.  We could do a parlay bet and say within three days of Dickerson being shut down Freeman will too.

Julio Teheran – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.71.  Incredibly, this Teheran is still not as painful as the one portrayed in The Brink.  Lately, HBO Go should be called HBO Go Away.

Edward MujicaA’s announced that the Last of the Mujicas would get the saves.  They announced it about ten minutes after I stashed Doolittle on my DL slot.  Since he’ll be back mid to late-August, you should do the same.

Sonny Gray – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.16.  Could my boy bring home the Cy Young to the Gray family?  It feels unlikely, but less unlikely than three months ago.

Josh Reddick – 3-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Reddick seems to get hot in spurts–Okay, now I’m just gagging.  Oh God, that’s worse!

Jose Abreu – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Member back in June when I was begging him to get to 17 homers by the All-Star break?  Aw, Grey, you’re handsome, but hella dopey, and hella behind the times on using the word hella, but at least I’m not on cleek, Taco Bell.

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  He’s making an art of the 8-inning, non-Quality Start.

Melky Cabrera – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  I love what Melky’s been doing recently, so don’t take this the wrong way, but for my next birthday I want to go to the batting cages and spend the whole day in the cage labeled, “Red Sox pitchers.”

Mookie Betts – Left yesterday’s game after tumbling over the bullpen wall at Fenway, and now he’s showing concussion symptoms.  Uh-oh, well, I guess we can always hope he’s fine by 2019.  If he needs to miss a week-plus, Rusney should get everyday playing time, but I’m still not 100% that’s a good thing.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Are you telling me Hosmer, Longoria and Sandoval all homered on the same day?  Ugh, Cougs told me to pick up an earthquake kit at Consumer Value Store and I forgot.  We’re all gonna die!!!

Chris Carter – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Tupac’s dropped more singles in the last ten years than this guy.

Carlos Correa – 3-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Can I predict his draft slot for next year?  It will start in the 80’s, then someone in a mock draft will take him in the 70’s, then someone else will take him in the 50’s, then he’ll be labeled overrated and start getting drafted in the 40’s.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 1 run, 5 RBIs.  This was his first five ribbie game of his career, and that’s from a guy with six ribs in his doll torso.

C.J. Wilson – 4 IP, 6 ER vs. Collin McHugh 5 IP, 5 ER.  In a matchup of two guys that everyone likes to own until they actually own them.

Mike Trout – Sat out yesterday with a tweaked wrist and went for an MRI that came back clean.  Good thing hitters don’t need their wrists!

David Murphy – Traded to the Angels.  Well, Shane Victorino (1-for-4, 1 run) had one day of being the left fielder in The Town That Bobby Grich Built, or simply Grichville.  Murphy will form a platoon with Victorino and be asked to supply his own scissors.

David DeJesus – Also acquired by the Angels.  Why do I feel like The Sciosciapath wouldn’t stop until Cron was a bench player again?  I can see it now, Scioscia walking past Cron on the bench, saying, “The power of DeJesus compels you!”  Sorry, that’s thurible.

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Jack
Jack
7 years ago

Soria traded!!! Need a replacement. Rank Osuna, H. Rondon (both of whom look like their sharing the role), B. Rondon, Alburquerque (which one is the closer?) or Vizcaino (who we THINK is the closer).

Roll of SAGNOF hear my cry
Roll of SAGNOF hear my cry
7 years ago

would u trade j-Up for Dozier and Calhoun?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
7 years ago

jed lowrie time. who’s drop, he’ll play 3B but still count as SS for my purposes. 16 team roto.
OPS with net steals over steals
ramos
ortiz
lawrie
franco
tulo
CI hosmer
MI alcides
LF colabello
CF puig
RF colby
OF grichuk
util dyson/sandoval/hicks
BN schoop (only backup 2B while harrison is out)/piscotty
DL harrison/buxton/a.gordon
We have 2 keepers at first time obtained value (so buxton is near end round), anybody first obtained by a team from free agency is last round. At start of 2017 our keepers will go up and cost what their 2016 ADP was.

how would lowrie as a SS rank compared to c.hernandez/aybar/segura/suarez? clearly cesar is steals guy, so comparison is different.

mike
mike
7 years ago

Closers are axford, Holland, and ziegler. Drop dyson to add vizcaino. Net saves/saves. Or drop dyson to add souza who is projected $30 on hittertron Friday,sat,Sunday,monday,Tuesday.

Or wait for maybe hoover to become closer in cinncy. Only have 1 add left this week

12 team h2h

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

It’s amazing how quickly things can change in fantasy baseball.

I found out this morning Aaron Sanchez was to be the Jays co-closer. I rushed to waivers but someone had beaten me to the punch and picked him up.

I then needed a catcher for a batty call and was torn between Yan Gomes and Wieters. I chose Wieters (and JJ Hardy against the Braves AAA call up).

Gomes then hits a homer this afternoon.

Dammit!

So I check my team tonight and it’s done a 180.

I find out Jim Johnson has been traded and my closer stash of Vizcaino may be coming to fruition.

I see that Lucas Duda – who I’d dropped a few times already but picked up again yesterday had hit 3 homers and that my batty call of JJ Hardy had actually work out as he hit one too.

What a difference a few hours make.

And that wraps up story time with Kitty.

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
7 years ago

I read that Medea was the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis. I wonder if that’s where Angel Pagan traces his lineage.

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
7 years ago

Holy shizz. Took forever to scroll this far down on my phone.

I have inside info on a trade that will affect ff and was gonna trade it for a wwf game with Grey but I don’t even see that option, anymore.

Nightmare
Nightmare
7 years ago

Piscotty doesn’t know!! (cuz he sucks!)

My Ervin Santana and Odor for his ellsbury and Rendon. Who wins?

Nightmare
Nightmare
Reply to  Nightmare
7 years ago

@Nightmare: now the deal has become my odor and Santana for his Wi-yen Chen and ellsbury

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

That Puig home run won’t hurt the chances of my-Puig-for-his-Blackmon offer being accepted…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: Puig must have heard that I wanted to trade him.

cdouglas
cdouglas
7 years ago

after this past week’s play, do you still go Belt over Duda?

Jef with 1 f
Jef with 1 f
7 years ago

Well Gomez deal isn’t happening..only the Mets..If they don’t do something now people will go ape shit

Jef with 1 f
Jef with 1 f
Reply to  Jef with 1 f
7 years ago

@Jef with 1 f: Alderson said during post game there is no deal and there will be no deal

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Jef with 1 f
7 years ago

@Jef with 1 f: Think they changed their minds after seeing Flores’ reaction? So touching!

Jef with 1 f
Jef with 1 f
Reply to  royce!
7 years ago

@royce!: Ha most likely

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Jef with 1 f
7 years ago

@Jef with 1 f: hoping wheeler doesn’t need another TJ already.

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan MD
7 years ago

@Mantis Toboggan MD: nevermind, it was cargo 2’s hip, not wheeler.

royce!
royce!
7 years ago

Does Conforto lose playing time enough that I should drop him for Hicks? Hicks has been pretty solid over the last month…maybe I should drop Conforto for him regardless of playing time…

royce!
royce!
Reply to  royce!
7 years ago

@royce!: Just realized I could also drop Ryan Zimmerman.

Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard
7 years ago

WHats up grey…
just got a trade offer of my Grey JD and Machado for Tex Cueto and Stanton
I’m thinking hold but not sure what do you think?
Non keeper league

nightpandas
nightpandas
7 years ago

Hamels to Texas

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, seems like PHI rebuilt their farm with one trade. Picked up 4 of Texas’ top prospects! Groovin Tomorrow knows what he’s doing!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  royce!
7 years ago

@royce!: I hope you’ve noticed I’ve been using Alvarez only sporadically as a mark of respect to Grilli.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  SteveNZ
7 years ago

@SteveNZ: Ha! I hereby give you permission to use him regularly. I’m rooting for you, SteveNZ! Well, after myself, of course…crazy to have 80 points and still be in 5th place…

ARCHER
ARCHER
7 years ago

Just made a deal to get Archer, so I have to drop a SP to make room in a dynasty league. It is a h2h points league. Who would you rather keep on the roster from this point forward? Do I keep Happ or Garza?

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
7 years ago

where’s FOH to show off his duda ranking? wet tail for life! he didn’t wait long on braun being good starting on about the 26th day of the season.

Jef with 1 f
Jef with 1 f
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan MD
7 years ago

@Mantis Toboggan MD: Wet Tail!!!

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Jef with 1 f
7 years ago

@Jef with 1 f: let’s get Sky over here too (he had an utter abhorrence to wet tail as a thing)

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
7 years ago

So if Matt Holliday, who seems to have retorn his right quad, goes on the DL opening playing time for Grichuk, and if Gomez is gone to the Mets opening playing time for Khris Davis…

1) Grichuk or K. Davis?

2) Is Conforto or Tucker the better of those two?

Thanks in advance.

royce!
royce!
7 years ago

Drop Motte for Aardsma?

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  royce!
7 years ago

@royce!: no, all news points to vizcaino there.

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

Do we like Rubby De La Rosa against Houston on Friday?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
7 years ago

Grey,

Should I move Tulo and my first round pick (12th round) for Arenado and 10th round (22nd round) in my 15 team keep 11 roto?

I am in 3rd, 24 pts back

Lineup is currently:

C: Gattis
1B: Rizzo
2b: Dozier
3b: Plouffe (Miggy DL)
Ss: Tulo
Lf/Cf/Rf: Revere, Jones, Blackmon
Util: VMart
Bn: Rios
Sp: Cueto, Harvey, Liriano, Hamels, Shelby, Jungmann, Matz (DL)
RP: Jansen, Johnson, KRod, Melancon

I would replace replace Tulo with Alexei Ram off waivers….

tone DEAF!
tone DEAF!
7 years ago

12-team H2H points league. Who do I use at SS? Segura, Lindor, Alexis Ramirez, Suarez, or Iglesias .

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
7 years ago

it would seem MIA should be getting something better back if they are giving up latos, who’s all of a sudden not terrible.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: yeah, i’m not noticing just what that is either.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Crapshoot Kershaw
7 years ago

@Crapshoot Kershaw: apparently it’s 3 low level minor league pitchers. just why would a team accept this if you were MIA? you go out and sign an MLB useful not old SP who’s finally looking ok, up to his previous standards, so let’s drop him now for a bunch of dudes none of which will probably be this good? Loria is such shit.

Also, if i’m not able to be at internet from about 9 AM till 1 PM eastern tomorrow (i imagine i’m gonna miss the conclusion of many deals during this time) should i be dropping axford for vizcaino at 3AM when rosters unlock (i could get lucky and this is done before then of course). It would suck to miss a closer from this. I would just lose out if both A. deal doesn’t get done, B axford goes back to being steady and keeps job.

Tbone
Tbone
7 years ago

Grey,

Odor, Wong, Travis ROS?

Thanks in advance

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Tbone
7 years ago

@Tbone: Wong. Not close.

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

get yo fingers ready for the viz add. a.wood getting a lot of help if he goes to LAD also, wouldn’t have to have AAA’ers (other than simmons and freeman) for defensive, and more importantly, hitting for wins and such. how you rank mccullers vs a.wood for forever value?

Web
Web
7 years ago

Mujica or Vizcaino assuming Jim Johnson is traded?

y4rivera
y4rivera
7 years ago

In a 12 team auction keeper I have a jam at 1b and 3b.

1b Rizzo- $24
3b Frazier- $29
util- Machado- $21
dl- Miggy- $48

I’m pretty strong in all categories except for steals. Should I do Frazier for Altuve- $27? My current 2b is Cano. I figured this move would improve my steals and open up a spot for when Miggy comes back. Machado can move from utility to 3b and Miggy can go to utility. Thoughts?

Cram It
Cram It
7 years ago

The Nats announcers just said the Mets traded Wheeler and Flores for Carlos Gomez but I can’t find confirmation. You heard?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: Nevermind. Confirmed.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Hell yeah. Metsies!

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

30 team league, waivers. grab e.carrera or reimold first? dropping elmore, who was sent to minors.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
7 years ago

@goodfold2: actually throw adonis G and big fraugau into there too for a rank.

apiatt34
apiatt34
7 years ago

Redraft league:

Harper and Pillar for Dee Gordon, Cain, and Desmond. Fair?

Cookie
Cookie
7 years ago

About where do you think Sano will rank going into next year? What’s his ceiling?

Cram It
Cram It
7 years ago

Today in “Ridiculous Homerisms” by Nats announcers.

“Doug Fister is one of the most athletic defensive pitchers in all of baseball.”

Bryce Harper loops a high flare in no mans land down the left field line. Should have been a double. “Let’s see why he didn’t make it to second. Hmmm, he was running hard.” No he wasn’t!

Ian Desmond hits a hard liner the other way over the first baseman for a triple. “That’s the hardest hit ball Desmond has hit all year.” Really? REALLY?

And my favorite so far”
“It’s said Doug Fister doesn’t strike a lot of guys out because he pitches to contact. He doesn’t pitch to contact. He pitches to BAD contact.”

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: FP Santangelo is just as bad of an announcer as he was big league player.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: I hate that guy. I think he just announced a Mets deal that didn’t happen yet.

Simply Fred
Fred Barker
7 years ago

I get it that Colon sucks. Nevertheless, SD for the month of July was dead last in team OPS as well as OPS vs. righties. 6 earned in 2.1 IP against a team that isn’t supposed to hit a thing. Heck, it’s not like Citi is a hitters’ park. Just whining…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Fred Barker
7 years ago

@Fred Barker: Goddamn Fartolo. Ruining the winning streak. Those homers were bombs too. It’s BP out there.

Simply Fred
Fred Barker
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: Duda bringing you some hope?!

Dan
Dan
7 years ago

Safe to drop Grichuk for Eaton?

Thanks.

ebudz
ebudz
7 years ago

Hey Grey!

Good call on Gausman and Corbin this week!

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

(4) SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Syndergaard, Latos
(3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
Bench: (J. Garcia, Corbin, Heaney, Chavez)

1. I’m gathering that I shouldn’t be starting Chavez @LAD (-2.6) tonight? If not, I’m gonna drop him for which one of these streams tomorrow? Is Cash safe?

Cashner @NYM (10.2)
Shoemaker @HOU (0.9)
Hughes vs. SEA (0.0)

2. I know you like Nola’s start on Friday vs. ATL (8.0) and I plan on picking him up after the start of games tomorrow but I’m also tempted to grab A. Wood or Ross for either of their matchups that day too.. Would you start Heaney Friday or is he droppable for one of these guys?

Wood @PHI (8.1)
J. Ross @NYM (8.0)
Gausman vs. DET (4.2)
Hendricks @MIL (0.1)
Heaney @LAN (-4.0)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I believe in you Grey! Thanks for the quick reply as always brotha!

Oh also is it bad that I haven’t dropped Forsythe yet although Rendon has been back? I don’t like having a bench bat but Logan’s been so productive and I’m not sure how long I can trust Rendon to stay healthy or how long it will be for him to produce more than Logan… Luckily most of most opponents as of late have even more bench bats than me so I feel I can get away with it and I keep streaming …

However this morning I was offered Correa and Hosmer for my Donaldson and Reyes which I already declined but with how scarce trading has been, I’m not sure if I should trade with this other team again to better my squad ROS?

Here’s my whole team:

Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(1) C: R. Martin
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Forsythe
(1) SS: Reyes
(1) 3B: Donaldson
(3) OF: Trout, Marte, JD Martinez
(1) UT: Kemp
Bench: (Rendon)

(1) DL: Springer

(4) SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Syndergaard, Latos
(3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
Bench: (J. Garcia, Corbin, Heaney, Cashner)
Bench Total: (5)

The other team:

(1) C: Schwarber
(1) 1B: Freeman
(1) 2B: Cano
(1) SS: Correa
(1) 3B: Frazier
(3) OF: Braun, Cain, Brantley
(1) UT: Hosmer
Bench: (Kipnis)

(1) DL: n/a

(4) SP: Cole, Kluber, A. Sanchez, C-Mart
(3) RP: McGee, A. Miller, C. Allen
Bench: (Gallardo, Fiers, Chen, Bolsinger)
Bench Total: (5)

See any opportunities for improvement? Keep in mind I’ve already traded with this team 2 times (acquired Rizzo for Kipnis and Freeman; and acquired Trout for Brantley and Kluber) thanks to your guidance!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Bahaha who knows! His team was actually 3-6 to start year but after a few trades and once he figured what streaming was he’s rattled off 6 wins in a row and is breathing down my neck while I’m tied for first with another team..

I mean he might take that deal but then I won’t have a SS if I trade away Reyes and Rendon and only get back Brantley ? Plus Mr. Brantley might be upset that I let him go earlier in the season and ruin my team’s chemistry!

I liked the idea of getting Correa over Reyes ROS but wasn’t trying to lose Donaldson in the process because I don’t NEED to trade ya know? Hhmmm I’m more surprised you’d try to buy Brantley back though!

David
David
7 years ago

C. Gomez or Joc Pederson in a keeper league? Thanks

Matt
Matt
7 years ago

Please rank closers going forward in head to head league:

Koji
Giles
Familia

Los Putos
Los Putos
7 years ago

ken rosenthal tweeting Latos/Morse in Uni for Marlins tonite.

Sounds like deal might be dead.

Doyers maybe change their mind once Price became avail??

The prettier girl suddenly became avail for the big dance???

Greta White North
Greta White North
7 years ago

Think Baez is hitting in the bigs somewhere next week?

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Greta White North
7 years ago

Stupid typing fingers

dem ribbies
dem ribbies
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: hit 2 HR yesterday. apparently SD has interest.

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I’d like to see Starlin traded, youth movement begun. I picked up Baez in a few spots to hold through the trades. Post-hype sleeper?

mike
mike
7 years ago

Start Chavez @dogers vs Kershaw wins and losses count

Free Max B
Free Max B
7 years ago

Worth giving up CarGo for D Gordon?

12 team H2H with OPS:

C- Norris
1b – Pujols
2b – Russell
3rd – Boegarts
SS – Desmond
OF – Jones
OF – CarGo
OF – Dickerson
Util – Bruce
Util – Lind
Bn – Pillar

Also, should I get rid of Lind for Duda maybe?

Cool
Cool
7 years ago

Garrett Richards or Puig

Kendrick Llama
Kendrick Llama
7 years ago

Kang or Crawford ROS

Tom
Tom
7 years ago

Which side would you want in a dynasty keeper format. Can keep forever. McCutchen Boegarts side or trade McCutchen for Correa and then trade Boegarts for whatever you can get?

Gagne West
Gagne West
7 years ago

Would you trade Han Ram and King Felix for Kluber and Chris Davis?

Gagne West
Gagne West
Reply to  Gagne West
7 years ago

@Gagne West: keeper league

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Hi gang,
Who do you like ros, J. Abreu and S. Miller or N. Arenado and C. Carrasco?
Thanks!

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Are you starting Chavez and Quintana today?

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Chavez vs LAD & Quintana vs BOS

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: chavez @ LAD, but no kershaw anymore, not that that helps his pitching.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

Welly Castillo with the double dong off King Felix. We’re through the looking glass people.

nice marmot
nice marmot
7 years ago

6×6 OPS and K/BB league

in spirit of SAGNOF sent Billy Hamilton and Wacha for Rizzo and Hughes. Good, right?

But couldn’t Hamilton hit at least .300 bunting every time?

Sports Benjamin
Sports Benjamin
7 years ago

Grey,
In a OBP/SLG league, how would you rank these 3 C’s ROS:
D’Arnaud
Gomes
Norris

Thanks!
-sports

OneI'dWilly
OneI'dWilly
7 years ago

That Mookie play was a catch and they botched the replay call, right?

I wasn’t watching the game, I swear. I’m just asking for a friend.

Eric
Eric
7 years ago

ROS: Grandal and the foul tips to the mask, Y Gomes, Hundley

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

Would some make a trade already! How many times can a man check Rotoworld in one day whilst he sould be working?

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Looking for HRs, I benched Lindor in favor of Kang. Irony!

JimmyBond
JimmyBond
7 years ago

further to HOU/LAA comment about starting mccullers: I have both McCullers and Richards on same team in a roto H2H (IP, W, L, K, ERA, WHIP, QS).

Would you start McCullers AND Richards? one or the other? Neither? Thx.

JimmyBond
JimmyBond
Reply to  JimmyBond
7 years ago

@JimmyBond: PS I know SON has mccullers $0 and Richards $5 so toss-up?

JimmyBond
JimmyBond
Reply to  JimmyBond
7 years ago

@JimmyBond: sorry make that $2 vs $5 for richards; mccullers has gained some value in SON since last night when I looked!

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Sonuvabench Fowler!

JimmyBond
JimmyBond
Reply to  Scott
7 years ago

@Scott: @Scott: amen

Nino B
Nino B
7 years ago

[email protected] Peavy or Yelich vs Fister today for UTIL spot? Thanks

The HAND OF SAGNOF
The HAND OF SAGNOF
7 years ago

My Prior post was 100% sarcastically dry….inflection is not easily interpreted in text..
Feel free to razz on..I can take it.
1. Add the schmo-tot Lindor hes raking the last two weeks and i know the sb are gonna come.. I’d be losing aybar delino duffy or storen?

2. Got offered A. Miller and Plouffe for edwin? You doing that? Edwin looks 46 I have plenty of hr(pujols,Tex, Arenado, Joc, and more)

3. Flip plouffe and mujica for puig?

4. Your sincere thoughts apreciated…Thanks
It’s make or break the next 2 weeks I’m right there…cmon Internet friend make me look smart.

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

How do you like Siemen in the 2-hole for the rest of the year?

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: He’s a streamer!

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Great White North
7 years ago

@Great White North: Yep, but probably won’t (re)produce anything!

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Scott
7 years ago

@Scott: Bound to happen, coming after the Burns.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Scott
7 years ago

@Scott: good one.

JoeG414
JoeG414
7 years ago

Looking to activate Ryan Zimm (looking for Rbi’s anywhere I could find them ). 6×6 daily mixed roto
Need to Cut one : Dyson -lost playing time ), Byrd , Clippard – Holds is not a cat. ) , Colabello , Grichuk ?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

good god liriaino and ERV suck today.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: and he just got done completely destroying the LAA outside LA last time out too.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: so for LA it was nearly a home game as well.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: dirty bastard, since if not for last game i’d have peavy right now in one league.

Cram It
Cram It
7 years ago

Whatever happened to the answer to the trivia question: Most underdrated/best value Hitter/Pitcher over the last 5 years? I’m sure I missed it somewhere along the way. Was it Brett Gardner?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: I don’t like that. Was the hitter Gardner?

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Cram It
7 years ago

@Cram It: I think it was Kyle Loshe

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
7 years ago

i got axford in quite a few places, should i grab the VIZ (he’s the viz and nobody can beat him) as soon as JJ is flipped? in some of these leagues i would badly need to protect axford’s slot with a closer, in some others i have like 3 closers to 2 holds guys or something of that nature, and wouldn’t be screwed going 2 to 3.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: it may have been implied, but i actually didn’t say it, i meant dropping axford for the VIZ if/when JJ is traded.

Eric
Eric
7 years ago

Rank order ROS: Grichuck, Kang, Moosser

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

11 moves left and i am in first.

Travis has been my only bench bat and i think at this point and with kind of an injury he has to be dropped. Now who would you replace him with in a 10 team H2H for ROS. Barring injuries, this would be my last move until the end of the season.
Conforto, Tucker, Moreland, Trumbo, Paulsen, Castellanos, Cron

or should i just give up on that bench bat and add Tyson Ross?

Thanks

Slimbo
Slimbo
7 years ago

With Betts going to the dl who should I pick up?

Kang, fowler, choo

Gonzalez, Quintana, latos, Tillman, Leake.

KarlJ
KarlJ
7 years ago

Probably lost Travis (again)
Deal D Robertson for Rendon? ( Other relievers are Boxburger, Ramos, Rondon)

Los Putos
Los Putos
7 years ago

Am last in saves in my league. I can easily catch 2 other guys but then there’s a 26 save gap b/t our group and the next.

i have jansen, perkins, osuna and just got giles as a fourth closer

what do u see my chances being with closing the gap w these 4 guys? think its possible?

or do i sell to move up elsewhere? (i can use some help in O)

thanks all.

Los Putos
Los Putos
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Am looking at the teams rosters that are ahead of me and some of them will be losing closers due to some of the trades happening which give me some hope.

Thank Gris.

ryanoger
ryanoger
7 years ago

Sanchez, Aaron Nola, Salazar, Ervin, Heaney, Erasmo, T Ross

Latos over any one above?

thakns grey!
ryan

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  ryanoger
7 years ago

@ryanoger: I’d go Latos, Erv is up and down and suckin today.

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Malicious Phenom
7 years ago

@Malicious Phenom: what part was the “up” part of ERV today, freakin sack that guy was. damn @LAA tease game last week.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
7 years ago

Grey –

Would you to with Leake or Gausman over Iwakuma for your last starter in an H2H league?

Thanks!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Sorry, posting via phone. Meant to say “would you go with Leake or Gausman over Iwakuma ROS”

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

tank1
tank1
7 years ago

Better strategy – deal W. Davis for Calhoun and replace Davis with W. Smith (this is a holds league) or keep Davis and keep playing Pederson and hope he breaks out of his slump eventually. Thanks!

Ritchie Rich
Ritchie Rich
7 years ago

Could you rank these young guys for me as far as best keepers?

Springer, Arenado, Pederson, Machado

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: nice to see this since i know how high you are on machado. i just traded for springer (hamels + byrd) the same day he broke his wrist (i had sent it previous day but still wanted to do it after) in a dynasty.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
7 years ago

Rank these 3 ROS?

Neil Walker, Alex Rios, Big Byrd

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
7 years ago

12 team H2H keeper.

1) My Chris Davis for his Hosmer and D’Arnaud, or hold?

2) My Kris Bryant for his Santana and Pence, is that fair?

Thanks in advance.

Paul
Paul
7 years ago

12 team H2H daily lineups. Please rank all of these OF’s for ROS please? Thanks Grey!
B. Moss
S. Souza
C. Carter
J. Dyson

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

What percenatge chance Travis hasd a clean MRI tonight, stays at the top of the order, and feasts on weird round bacon the rest of the season?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: other than the bacon part i was gonna guess 30%. i have no idea how to gauge the bacon part.

willyvonka
willyvonka
7 years ago

I need steals and am thinking of offering Carlos Gonzalez for Billy Hamilton. Thoughts? Am I giving up too much?

Malicious Phenom
7 years ago

Archer has struck-out 9 of the 15 Tigers he has faced, perfect thru 5!
Verlander 5 K’s and perfect thru 4!

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:I streamed Verlander, so I had to do something to stop Archer!!

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Verlander looked very sharp today, now if that GF (he asked her to marry him and was shot down!) of his would stop messin with his head, he just might have some value the rest of the way..

Nolan Arenado
Nolan Arenado
7 years ago

Picked up Mujica and Rondon this week. In a 12T H2H where I am in 2nd and pushing for a bye week, I offered Tolleson/Samarjia for Jose Fernandez. I love it but am slightly concerned he is shut down before the playoffs (BUT if he helps me seal the bye week its probably worth it anyways). What do you think Grey?