Effin Strasburg hit the DL on Saturday, which came a day after he pitched five outs of one-run baseball.  Compared to his previous starts, Effin looked remarkably better.  If he threw 27 outs, that would’ve roughly been a five-run game and way below his ERA.  I had the cork to pop and cigars to hand out, but he left that game with what he deemed neck tightness.  Funny, because I have tightness in my chest when he pitches.  I think it’s related.  “Hello, Aetna service representative, a fine day to you, ma’am.  I was just calling to see if I can take out extra health insurance on the ol’ ticker when Effin Strasburg is pitching.  I can?  That’s great news.  Chirinos!”  That’s me talking to my insurance provider.  So, Stephen Strasburg has neck tightness as he hit the DL. His velocity has looked good, his BABIP is ridiculously unlucky, but his control is a mess.  That would indicate to me that he’s a buy low, because his neck might be the reason behind his control problems.  That was why I traded Jose Bautista for him in one league.  *opens patio door, climbs to top of railing, jumps, lands in pool on top of inflatable shark*  Dah!  Right now, I wouldn’t do the same trade.  Strasburg, or any pitcher, is too risky to trade for if injured.  I’m hoping us Strasburg owners get him back in two weeks and he’s fixed.  A prayer triangle anyone?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Michael Taylor – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer on Saturday.  If he were batting on top of the lineup, he’d have more value this year than Werth would’ve if he stayed healthy.  Zoinks!  But very unzoinks-like, Taylor has been batting eighth, which is the DDT on fantasy value as applied by Jake “The Snake” Roberts.  By the by, how long do we have to wait for a Jake “The Snake” Roberts bio-pic starring Dabney Coleman?

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.59.  He’s usually not quite as bad as Fister with Ks, but he does leave something to be desired, which is odd because usually a Fister leaves nothing to be desired.

Johnny Cueto – Will be ready to go on Tuesday, after being briefly sidelined with inflammation in his pitching elbow.  Not to scream fire in the theater of Razzball, but I think there’s only around a 50% chance Cueto pitches well on Tuesday and has no more issues.

Todd Frazier – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .287.  Remember the first six weeks when you were like, “Well, I don’t have Frazier, but he’s just hitting homers and nothing else with a lousy average?”  Yeah, you can’t say that anymore.

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He’s been hitting leadoff, but he was also hitless for the last week.  That door is a push.

Addison Reed – 1 IP, 0 ER.  The Diamondbacks really want Reed to be the closer, and said that this weekend.  I picked him up in one league, but he’s a Brain Freeze with a chance for a closplosion at any moment.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 4 BBs and his 15th homer on Sunday, and homered twice on Saturday.   How many people skipped Au Shizz in the preseason due to wrist concerns?  Should we now be concerned about your wrists?

David Peralta – Left yesterday’s game after a bunt attempt went kersplat on his middle finger.  An injury is one way to separate the wheat from the chaff in the Diamondbacks outfield.  By the by, I want to start a men’s bathing suit line called “Separate The Meat From The Chafe.”  Find me on Kickstarter to invest!

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-7, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 12th steal.  Not bad for a Pollock.  What?  His brother, Billy Pollock just isn’t that good.

Chase Anderson – 5 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies have rainbow spandex they wear on special occasions, they used to have a lisp and they will course-correct the shizz out of your ratios.

Khris Davis – Will undergo surgery on Tuesday for a torn meniscus.  This sounds much worse than it is.  I had Davis, Souza, Aoki and Maybin with only three spots in my outfield for them, and now I can play everyone.  Oh, I thought we were talking about me!  Yeah, sorry, this is bad for Davis.  He’s likely out for months.

Adam Lind – 0-for-1, but didn’t start yesterday with a back injury.  He’s trying to put it behind him.  *high fives self*  Ow, carpal tunnel!

Jean Segura – 4-for-8, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .282.  Quite a few people asking if they should own Segura.  Those people are obviously new.  Welcome!  For a Cliff Notes version of Segura on Razzball:  Segura is the best ranked shortstop his rookie year, Grey never stops talking about that (right here, for instance), Grey ranks Segura higher than just about any other ‘pert for two years straight and Grey tells everyone to pick up Segura repeatedly.  That pretty much sums up the last three years.

Jason Rogers – 2-for-7, 1 run.  I Googled Rogers for a picture of him.  Not that it matters, but I wanted to get a feel for him.  I’ll tell you what, he looks like a ballplayer.

Matt Garza – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.52.  Solid enough start, but I wouldn’t trust him unless every game started in the 12th.

Martin Maldonado – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, the walk-off in the 17th inning.  He’s in no way related to Candy Maldonado, but he is related to Twizzler Maldonado.  I thought that was interesting.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .284.  Some of youse have been talking about how Arenado is actually hitting better on the road.  Yeah, because the Rockies have played only 21 games at home, the least amount of home games, and those home games have come in mostly awful weather.  “The hottest summer I ever encountered is a hitter in Coors in June, July and August.”  That’s a Mark Twain quote.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .335.  A DJ hasn’t broke out to this extent since Marley Marl dropped The Symphony.

Erasmo Ramirez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  You can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can’ fool some of the– Wait, you can fool all of the some people– No, that’s wrong.  You can’t fool me about Erasmo!…Well, except in this one deep league where I looked to add him.  Though, I wouldn’t in most leagues.

Steven Souza – 3-f0r-5, 3 RBIs with his 10th homer.  Last week, I was so excited Souza injured himself on a Sunday, so I could bench him in a weekly league.  He returned on Friday and hit three homers in three days.  Totally love that.  Big, big fan.  I typed the preceding while banging my head on the keyboard.

Joey Butler – 4-for-5, hitting .342.  Fun fact!  On planet, Thesaurium, there’s a 1st baseman named Joey Manservant hitting .342, too.  Back on planet earth, Butler isn’t this good, and is sporting a .478 BABIP.

David DeJesus – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Has been hitting, but doesn’t play every day.  That’s kinda like the entire Rays lineup besides Souza and Evan Longoria (0-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI).  Well, Longoria plays every day, but doesn’t hit.

Brad Boxberger – 2/3 IP and his 15th save.  Mean’s while, Jake McGee pitched in the 7th.  Not sure where we left off on Friday with this shituation, but Boxberger still looks like the go-to guy.  Weird, because a Boxberger sounds like a White Castle, and that usually leads to runs.

Adam Jones – Day-to-day with an ankle sprain.  Must be hurting him because he’s the kind of guy that plays 160-ish games a year.  Not like, say, Glass Chipper.  Speaking of Chipper Jones (only because I forced him into the conversation), check out this exchange he had on Twitter with an autograph seeker.  Stay glassy, Chipper!

Delmon Young – 3-for-4 and two solo homers, his first homers of the year.  He said he’s hit more homers, but the Jewish media isn’t reporting it.

Manny Machado – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (7, 8), hitting .270.  Arenado, Donaldson and Frazier are easy the top three 3rd baseman.  After that, it gets more complicated.  Bryant is likely four, but then Chris Davis?  Machado?  Carpenter?  Pretty much a coin flip.  A coin with an eagle on one side and a mustache on the other side.

Justin Verlander – Allowed three runs in 2 2/3 IP of a minor league game.  Sounds like he’s got a long way to go if he wants to be a minor league middle reliever.

Justin Bour – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, and third in a week.  JB and I talk a little bit about Bour on the podcast that’s coming later today.  I mention how I might’ve been wrong in pegging Bour as simply a Loney clone (a Cloney?  George Cloney?).  Maybe Bour’s got more power.  Either way, or eithurrr way if Chingy’s reading, I’d grab Bour for a hot schmotato run.

David Phelps – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  He’s the kind of pitcher that is very valuable in NL-Only leagues, and is a streamer in mixed leagues.  The Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, and I agree.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Only one homer off the Mets team lead.

Danny Salazar – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Every time Salazar throws, I prepare myself to be elated with his stuff finally matching the results.  Like 7 IP, 0 ER, 14 Ks elated.  And every time, I get 5 IP, 3 ER.  Dubya tee eff, doode, match my expectations already!

Brandon Moss – 4-for-7, 1 run.  Reinventing himself as a slap hitter, huh?  Not quite Miley from Disney to pasties on her nipples, but okay.

Ryan Raburn – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Yeah, but he’s not very good.  Ooh…Raburn.

Jose Abreu – X-rays were negative on Saturday, but he’s day-to-day with a swollen thumb.  Robin Ventura said, “It looked like he had an air hose stuck in his thumb.”  An air hose?  What does that even mean?  I could see if he said it was swollen like Jon Niese’s nose, but an air hose stuck in it?  Sounds like Ventura’s been hit on the head too many times by Nolan Ryan.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, and two homers in the last 4 games.  It’s time for LaRock.  I say, the Mitch is over, the Mitch is over, biddy-bye-bye, Moreland!

John Danks – 9 IP, 0 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.81.  Gavin Floyd liked this start once on Facebook, then logged back in as his wife and liked it again.

Dallas Keuchel – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks vs. the White Sux, and his ERA is now down to 1.76.  Have I mentioned that he shouldn’t be pitching this well?  Okay, I’ll add to that, I sure wish I owned him while he was pitching inconceivably incredible.

Jake Marsinick – 2-for-3 and, on Saturday, 1-for-2 with a steal.  Don’t worry, I’m cyclops’ing him.  You’re welcome!  Or your welcome, if you majored in gym.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-3 and…WHERE’S CORREA?!  Sorry, my shift key is sticky for some reason.

Yasiel Puig – Could begin rehab next week.  Mattingly said this was great news, the sooner he can get Alex Guerrero out of the lineup, the better!  He said that while Alex Guerrero was homering.

Carlos Frias – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  His fastball averages 95.7 MPH and his K-rate is 5.6.  Sounds like Wily Peralta and Eovaldi and everyone else that throws really hard and has no K-rate to show for it.  There should be a glossary term for pitchers like that.  Please suggest in the comments.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, hitting .258.  I usually don’t talk about OBP, but Pederson’s .387 is damn impressive for a rookie.  Lot of season left, but he could sneak out a 25 HR, 10 SB, .260 season, which would be better than all outfielders, except for maybe seven to ten.  The only real question is do I rank him in the top 25 next year, and above Springer?

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.13.  Yeah, I might’ve gave up on him an itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny bit too soon.  Like my dog, Ted, after he’s got into the trash, I don’t love his walks (4 BB/9), but when they’re coming with only one or two hits, I could live with it.

Chi Chi Gonzalez – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks in his first major league start, and could stay in the Rangers rotation.  Also, Chi Chi Gonzalez shot 30 on the back nine for a three under par.  Chi Chi shanks quite a few with his control, but is able to get a lot of grounders that don’t find holes, which is actually a good thing here.  He’s a 5+ K/9 guy that I wouldn’t touch outside of AL-Only leagues.

Adrian Beltre – Will miss a couple of weeks with a jammed thumb that he suffered trying to break up a double play.  That’s funny, because I don’t remember Breaking Up Double Plays as a fantasy category in my league!  Who’s managing him?  Obviously not a fantasy manager!  The Rangers could turn to Adam Rosales to fill-in.  Yeah, definitely not a fantasy manager there.  A fantasy manager would never play him.

Joe Kelly – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Maybe the emergence of Eduardo Rodriguez has lit a fire under Kelly’s heat.  It’s a nice story for real baseball reporters, who need to fill pages, but it’s nonsense and I still wouldn’t go near Kelly.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Elsewhere in this game, Hanley Ramirez (2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI stole his 2nd bag), Blake Swihart (1-for-4, stole his first), Mookie Betts (1-for-4, 1 run, stole his 8th) and Rusney Castillo (2-for-4, stole his first).  I guess what I’m saying, is Bogaerts allergic to helping his fantasy owners?  Steal an effin’ bag, they’re giving them away!

Wil Myers – Took swings on a tee.  They say the great hitters see everything in slow motion, so if Wil happens to freeze frame the slow motion shot of the pitch, then swing through it like he’s being filmed by the Wachowskis, he’s progressing.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  See what a few hundred people asking to drop him can do?

Odrisamer Despaigne – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Once a Hodgepadre, always a Hodgepadre.

Will Middlebrooks – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and three homers in the last week.  Middlebrooks, or as I like to call him on my team, Cornerbrooks, has been hot, and is worth taking a flyer on.  Do I think it lasts long?  He’s burned me bad in the past, so I have my doubts.

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.26.  Definitely hasn’t been great watching Ventura so far this year (unless you’re into MMA), but if he throws a few more decent games in a row, he’ll have a 3.50 ERA, which is about what I’d expect from him.

Tsuyoshi Wada – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  Hey, Wada know, he went against one of the best offenses, and still threw a solid game.

Sean Doolittle – Hit the DL again with renewed soreness in his rotator cuff, i.e., Tyler Clippard will be the closer for the year.  Well, unless he Mr. Bungles the job completely.  Doolittle’s not returning this year is my guess, and my guess is bond.  *pounds fist with computer screen*  Power to my people!  I wouldn’t be surprised if I were Huey Newton in a past life.  Though our lives did overlap for a few years.  Hmm, I wonder how that works.

Jesse Chavez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.11.  Here’s a good laugh:  the A’s actually started the year with Chavez in their bullpen.

Billy Burns – 3-for-4, 2 runs and 2 steals (8, 9).  J-FoH made Burns his Creeper of the Week yesterday, which is cheating because Burns should be owned in all leagues.

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .322.  Aren’t you glad you drafted Lucroy in the 6th round?  Or the 2nd round, like someone in my Tout Wars league.

Adam Warren – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  Due to his K and walk rate, Warren’s not even really a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator agrees for at least his next start.

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  You know who the Giants are?  The Cardinals West.  They get these players to contribute out of nowhere and pay nothing for them.

Santiago Casilla – 2/3 IP, 3 ER and 4 ER in his last two appearances.  It’s a new week, and a new closer in trouble.  Casilla’s setup man, Sergio Romo, was a lights out closer for a few years and looks even better this year.  If you have room, I’d stash him like he can stash a baby in his beard.

Juan Uribe – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  “I told you we should’ve never traded him!”  That’s Mattingly.  Uribe is the type to get crazy hot for about a week at a time, so I could see a hot schmotato here.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K, and the Giants hit two homers off him (Brandon Crawford 1-for-4, 7th homer) and Brandon Belt (2-for-3, 7th homer).  My point?  How did Teheran only give up three runs?  Was this part of some sort of rehabilitation plan for Teheran set out by the UN?

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Will this hot schmotato ever cool off?  Not to answer, but to sigh and wonder.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal.  I can’t wait for Hicks to face Buck Farmer, and Farmer drops his ball and glove and Hicks drops his bat and they meet halfway between the mound and plate and hug.  Hicks has 35-steal speed, but if you’re not picking up Burns, you sure as heckfire shouldn’t be picking up Hicks.  Or is that hicking up?  Hmm.

Drew Hutchison – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.26.  Okay, but if your league has a category called Peripherals, Hutchison has been solid.

Devon Travis – Shut down for a week with a setback with his shoulder.  Logan Forsythe never had a setback with anything.  I’m fickle, y’all!

Ezequiel Carrera – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Fun fact!  Ezequiel Carrera was a horse carriage made by Porsche for the Amish community.

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Jabroni
Jabroni
7 years ago

I have Desmond and I don’t want to trade him as I think he’ll turn it back up but it’s frustrating. Do you think I should drop Aoki for another SS like Segura, Flores, Espinosa, Escobar, Hechavarria or Cozart?

kevin
kevin
7 years ago

Thanks for your witty wisdom!

Head to head 12 team

Burns or yelich ROS

Thanks as usual for what I know will be the answer!

The Dude
The Dude
7 years ago

Pick a side (OBP league, no AVG)

J. Upton and J. Soler
or
Y. Puig and G. Perkins

Web
Web
7 years ago

Gas-hole, is my vote

jal179
jal179
Reply to  Web
7 years ago

@Web:

Baha loved it

Boomer19
Boomer19
7 years ago

Just got offered Desmond for my Castro and tanner Roark. Is Desmond worth it?

Ron
Ron
7 years ago

Norris, Lucroy , Span and Ortiz are the only bats that I could drop in my 10 team points league. Which one would you drop right now?

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

get wood OUT he’s over 100, lock up the QS dammit!

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Reply to  trigger cut
7 years ago

@trigger cut: freddie will probably run him out there for the 9th ruining fantasy seasons one start at a time….

I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  trigger cut
7 years ago

@trigger cut: problem is that ATL manager is got that song stuck in his head
“I’ve got a message for you
I’ll be coming back (sending pitcher) today (late innings with high pitch count)”

he needs to get hooked on a song about leaving at the proper time, not coming back.

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

if anybody thought cats walking over a keyboard for the NYM starting season 8th/9th inning twosome was apt, and idriselba despaigne’s names were messed up, check the dude who relieved F-Her, jesus.

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: what’s the % chance his parents were
A. literate
and
B sober
when he was named?

Knucks
Knucks
7 years ago

Columbus had a double header today, lindors line…

3-4 with a jack and a CS
1-2 with a walk in game 2

AAA classic double header with chee

Anytime now in Cleveland, i think last week I read sometime this week possible?

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Knucks
7 years ago

@Knucks: .250 in his last 8 games with 6 runs and 2rbi so nothing out of this world but still should be soon with Ramirez the only leapfrog

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

You didn’t really think Mexican Fireplace had a chance for the glossary term today did you?

Brandon Hall
Brandon Hall
7 years ago

Flame Retard-Ant

Add Henderson Alvarez to the list!

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

3 year anniversary of Johan’s only Mets no hitter. DeGrom no no through 5. Yeah, jinx that shit up right.

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Tex is the zombino that vmart was last year.

Zombino pick for 2016?

jal179
jal179
Reply to  Gareth
7 years ago

@Gareth:

Once Teix donged his 5th dinger, Vmart immedately entered my mind along with 2014 Morneau.

2016 vote goes to…. Adam Laroche fo sho

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

Which side in an NL only?

Lester + LeMahieu for Tulo + Neil Walker

I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Jon
7 years ago

@Jon: tulo, unless really really weak in pitching.

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

Teixeira keeps rubbing it in.

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

weirder is F-Here with 3 inning perfect game and 9 baserunners in last 4 outs with 5 BB’s! i have no nowhere this year so it doesn’t hurt me, but WTF

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: that 10th baserunner was a dousy too.

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

King Felix been a shook one all night

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

What the hell is up with that Cashner line? 4.2 innings, 11 hits, 5 runs and 12 k’s. Gadzooks!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  nick the dick
7 years ago

@nick the dick: The moneyman’s periphs (per fangraphs) on the night:

.833 babip
52.1% strand rate
25% Hr/Fb
.74 FIP
-.84 xfip

Definitely some bad luck, but when Cash missed his spots, he missed badly.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
7 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: The prostitute assassin with the roughneck business

Jaymz
Jaymz
7 years ago

Hey Grey – drop any of Wada/Karns/Anibal for Folty (10-team mixed roto)? Would your answer change if it were a dynasty league? Thanks.

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

is it ticker tease when your team scores a million runs but your guy is sitting? Grandall obviously needed rest… id love to send mattingly a bag of dogshit

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: should change it to Mattingly Happens! :)

Anthony
Anthony
7 years ago

@Grey: h2h 12man pick 3 — Souza Forsythe Ethier Mauer

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

they need to get archie back in triple for a while, doesn’t ARI have a crap ton of MLB arms ready to eat innings since they won’t make playoffs anyway? Archie needs to be K’ing people and not walking people constantly. He wasn’t good in triple last year either, i have no idea why they’re leaving him up here now. gotta play this dude in a dynasty with decently high innings minimums. My pitching is good except for him and hughes. yuck.

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
7 years ago

20 team redraft with OPS/total bases/hits/slugging /BB’s. drop franco/ lomo/colby for alonso? for util slot.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

I started Fiers and he pitched well.

Ding, dong, the witch is dead.

elvis
elvis
7 years ago

reyes for ellsbury fair or do i need to throw in a little more,or does ells scare you right now,,thanks great job you all do here,love the sight

elvis
elvis
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: what about reyes for gardner,thanks

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

nolan so hot right now…nolan

herschel
herschel
7 years ago

Thanks HT for the Jimmy Rollins rec this week.

WalleyWorld
WalleyWorld
7 years ago

Grey, you are the man. Trade my Betances for Taijuan? Dynasty league with holds.

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

When puig returns

Puig, Joc, Ethier, Enrique, Turner, van slyke, guerrero then crawford returns
did they keep callaspo? how the hell will Guerreo ever play again?

Gareth
Gareth

@someone pissed in my alphabet soup: apparently he’s persona non grata.

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

December 31, 11:59
On the roof counting down looking at the city shine
In his mind is that lifestyle he’s leaving behind
We ain’t gotta talk about it, you can read between the lines
But he got a job hope it pays, whole squad smokin haze
Blowing smoke, joking, reminiscing of the older days
It’s New Years Eve, believing that the seasons
For whatever reasons cleans our sins and cast out the demons
Soon as 12 hits, he pulls a single bullet
Kisses the tip and says this is the last time he’ll pull it
Let it slip into the chamber, stops, says a little prayer
Aims it at the sky, shoots it up into the air
As the bullet gains velocity and rockets to the heavens
Traveling a few miles in just a few seconds
He feels better, real better like a weight was lifted
He escaped a wicked world and let the bullet take it with it
But what goes up…must come down
And all the way across town falling to the ground
That little piece of metal found a real familiar face
Homeboys girlfriend, wrong time, wrong place
Out partying with friends in a line at a club
Stood right beneath the path of an earth bound slug
And a it’s really very odd or a plan from God
But the bullet struck her head like a lightning rod
Bad news travels fast, cell phones maker it faster
His girls bestfriend called depicting the disaster
Immediately it clicked, the bullet from his clip
Just blew the love of his life’s brains to bits
Must be calm, before all of the negative drama
Ironic, made him vomit on the front of his bomber
And said it was the last time but really thought it through
The guns got one more job to do

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

@Grey: You think I would drop you a Jay-z verse? Nah homeslice

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

@Grey: Ha I don’t even know what that is. You know more Jay-z than me tweedle dee!

Cohen
Cohen
7 years ago

Grey, would u trade Harper for King Felix ?

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

In addition to Turner, I also grabbed Ethier for the Colorado series against a few mediocre righties (plus de la rosa) at Corrs.

Early signs are positive!

Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

I went with Justin Turner as my personal Creeper this week. J-foh considered him for his article but was worried about Alex Guerrero taking away playing time at third.

Apparently that is not a concern for Don Mattingly.

AJ
AJ
7 years ago

What up Grey what side u like, Trout/Harper or Hanley/Harvey/Kimbrel ? Thanks

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  AJ
7 years ago

@AJ: what kind of insane person would actually give trout and harper for less than bascially a whole team.

Heyward is a Freeman
Heyward is a Freeman
7 years ago

In a keeper league where I’m notorious for being the guy who gets all the top keepers (Obviously thanks to yall) should I make the following trade if I desperately need pitching and currently have 5 bench bats and no bench pitchers?

Give:
Rusney
Gallo
Rodon

Get:
Burnett
Salazar
Iwakuma

Thanks!

Gareth
Gareth
Reply to  Heyward is a Freeman
7 years ago
Gareth
Gareth
7 years ago

I laughed when you mentioned Gavin Floyd and his wife as I actually saw them at the checkout of my local grocery store last week.

I kind of gave Floyd a pity look as he’s pretty much done for the year and I think his wife saw me do it.

Then as I’m leaving the store I realize that this guy is being paid millions of dollars to do basically nothing for the rest of the year. I should be so lucky!

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Holding Correa…drop him for Burns?! Thanks!

Q
Q
7 years ago

Pearce or Wilmer for MI spot?

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

20 team dynasty.
zunino
fielder
forsythe
andrus
franco
LF choo
CF ozuna
RF stanton
Util inciarte
BN leonys/owings/beltre
DL rios/profar
NA a-jax/tapia/gallo

1. am i better off with leaving gallo down and keeping rios and inciarte (this does give me 6 OF for 4 spots) when i DL beltre, or dropping inciarte, keeping rios and bringing up gallo?

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

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i see you got this in mike’s post.

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

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: so basically inciarte’s value is worth more than how much gallo might be > than franco for 2-3 weeks.

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

@Grey: that would answer another question of which two of these to go with with beltre out in a 14 teamer, valbuena/alonso/gallo/middlebrooks/headley, it won’t include gallo. Alonso would have to be an add though in that.

Robert
Robert
7 years ago

I have been offered Longo and Cashner for my Donaldson. I turned it down. Should I ask for Gray and Longoria? My SPs are: Zimmermann, Archer, Ross, Liriano, Carrasco, Pineda, Salazar.

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: thanks

mzyptlk
mzyptlk
7 years ago

Harper for rizzo storen……

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

Crush or Duda?

Harry Hardenberg
Harry Hardenberg
7 years ago

rusney castillo or joey gallo?

williaint
williaint
7 years ago

Is Crawford due for some major regression? I was offered J.Hamilton and Crawford for D.Gordon/Shoemaker. I would love to lose Shoemaker and like the HR/RBI potential. Have Jace Peterson as back up 2B.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  williaint
7 years ago

@williaint:

I think Crawford is breaking out. He’s shown pretty steady improvement throughout his career so far offensively. A lot of the Giants brass and close observers called this before the season started. He might cool off, but I think he’s playing close to his true talent level right now.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

FIPin’ Indians. Carrasco, Kluber and Salazar all have FIPs more that run better than their ERA. Fangraphs has Cleveland as the 3rd worst defensive team in baseball.

Sky
Sky
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Bring in Lindor!

ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
7 years ago

Not sure if you got a glossary tern yet, but ill submit “velocitease…”

like: frias got some real velocitease.

ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
ivebeenupthreedaysstraight
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: ahhh, i guess mediocre minds think alike too…

unclefavre
unclefavre
7 years ago

gomes, perez, or Derek Norris?

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  unclefavre
7 years ago

@unclefavre: it’s gomes.

Pedro Cerrano
Pedro Cerrano
7 years ago

Grey

Need help at 1st or corner. I have enough pitching to move one for a 1st.

I was offered Hosmer and one of his back end starters for Price.

Should i take it?

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

I hear that water is literally falling from the sky in Boston and Washington. What horrible phenomenon is this? Is it the rapture?

Sincerely,

Northern California

Cheese
Cheese
7 years ago

Noah syndergaard and Carlos Gonzalez for Matt carpenter? Which side?

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  Cheese
7 years ago

@Cheese:

Kennys Vargas is slashing .333/.395/.615 at AAA. I stashed him a league where I need homers.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
Reply to  GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

@GhostTownSteve:

Oops…sorry…not meant for here.

FWIW Albright is generally anti-Carpenter.

GhostTownSteve
GhostTownSteve
7 years ago

Joe Kelly has 99 in the bag. Serious heat.

Yeah….but it’ a dry heat.

Wheel of Fortune Before and After:

I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat.

Contact High Octane

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
7 years ago

if my H2H opp this week only has 8 starts, and that’s assuming cueto gets 2, and i have 14 at least if i want to play all of them, still play a.wood today? already playing fiers/hammel today.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
7 years ago

Arrgghhh. Nats-Jays postponed too.

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

@SteveNZ: just in time for me to leave soler out for bautista, neat. Hitter T really don’t like Soler sometimes, Heyward is much higher today. Urena must throw something quite averse to Soler.

millenball
millenball
7 years ago

appreciated as always.

ros- harper or rizzo

BK
BK
7 years ago

Swihart or Mccann?
Pick two Cain,Hamilton,Betts or try and trade hamilton?

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

grey your out in LA whats the deal with a new tool album? any word?

goodfold2
goodfold2

@someone pissed in my alphabet soup: i’m just guessing but i bet he knows little about Tool albums, but Sky probably knows.

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

who the fuck is enrique hernandez? why is mattingly allowed to do this crap? why isnt guerrero playing in coors?

elvis
elvis

@someone pissed in my alphabet soup: no shit,hes an idiot

Mitchell Freedman
Mitchell Freedman

Fantasy aside I’m a Dodger fan and Mattingly is outta control!! Time is up he needs to go

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge

@someone pissed in my alphabet soup: it’s kike, right?

Mitchell Freedman
Mitchell Freedman
7 years ago

Drop who for Panda?

C…Martin
1B…Au Shizz
2B…Kendrick/Rendon
SS…Desmond
3B…Santana
OF…Bautista
Of…Adam Jones
OF…Gardner
Utl…Rizzo
Utl…Fowler
Utl…Teixeira
Utl…CarGon
B…Gallo

SP…Kershaw
SP…Scherzer
SP…A Wood
SP…Hammel
SP…McHugh
SP…Chavez
RP…Britton
RP…Clippard
RP…Gregerson
RP…Axford
RP…Cecil

Smart money says Gallo but the upside gives me warm fuzzy feelings
Thanks as always Grey!

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
7 years ago

middlebrooks guerrero ros

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Keep Forever League with OBP: which side do you want?

Strasburg and Brantley or Scherzer and Kipnis

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Pick 2 to Sit today?
Marte vs Vogy
Polanco vs Vogy
Heyward vs Fiers
Adam Jones vs Oberholtzer
Upton vs Degrom
Soler vs Urena
Souza vs Richards

goodfold2
goodfold2
7 years ago

in redrafts grab gallo in any of these instances
1. 14 team with OBP/total bases/hits over franco?
2. 12 team redraft with OPS/XBH over franco?
3. 16 team over franco with all of above categories redraft?

wow, somebody beat me to him already in a 20 teamer that is notorious for being slow with adds like this.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
7 years ago

@goodfold2: nevermind in #1 and #3 he’s gone already, wow, beat to him in 3 out of 5 possible redrafts only 40 or so minutes at latest after news hit. i did grab for sure in a 14 where beltre went down. My leaguemates are pretty good here, i bet we’ll still have people asking if they should add him tomorrow and even later.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: we’re pretty sure he is in fact going back down then, ok.

Kia
Kia
7 years ago

Start Fiers @ stl?

locos
locos
7 years ago

drop choo, plouffe, travis for gallo?

Dan
Dan
7 years ago

Hey Grey

10 team H2H Dynasty 15 keeper

Is Puig enough for Felix / Reddick?

I need OF help and not competing this year
thanks!

L-Boogie
L-Boogie
7 years ago

Trying to buy low on Stras. 12 team standard 5×5. I was just offered Stras for Billy Burns and Andrew Miller (gonna try to switch to Casilla or Cody Allen). Good?

Bobby
Bobby
7 years ago

Hi grey last sec Q, at 2b this week DJ Mahieu or Logan Forsythe

Next I have the space is Joey Gallo worth an add or wait & see ?

Bobby
Bobby
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Which A’s OF would you rather own; reddick or burns I have reddick but want burns too lol

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Bobby
7 years ago

@Bobby:
Reddick for power, Burns for speed

Bobby
Bobby
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Gracias grey!

nick the dick
nick the dick
7 years ago

Lose Avisail for Gallo in util spot?

dom
dom
7 years ago

lucroy 2nd round tout wars is that hyperbole or did someone actually do that lol

Clyde Prompto
Clyde Prompto
7 years ago

Second attempt at the glossary term: High-End Subwhiffer.

Clyde Prompto
Clyde Prompto
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: That Rudy Gamble is one tough cookie. He’s the Anna Wintour of the Razz Glossary.

Cue Ballz
Cue Ballz
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

Paredes/Logan/Panik/Lawrie at 2B (10-team roto mixed dynasty), or neither? Thanks!

Cue Ballz
Cue Ballz
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

Thanks

Cue Ballz
Cue Ballz
Reply to  Cue Ballz
7 years ago

*none

kisses
kisses
7 years ago

10 team 5×5 OBP: Would you rather have Lorenzo Cain or Billy Burns?

kisses
kisses
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. And should I continue with Tomas or give Gallo a shot?

kisses
kisses
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: xoxo

pabloexpress
pabloexpress
7 years ago

so i have pablo at 3b. would you drop him for gallo? i honestly dont think he’ll get picked (pablo that is) up even if gallo blows up, plus i have rendon on the dl hopefully going to be my real 3b someday…

other bench bats worth dropping would be : fowler/rusney/ or correa…

and i really dont feel like dropping rusney or correa

or should he just be on the wire? thanks.

Devil in a New Dress
Devil in a New Dress
7 years ago

Hey Grey, who would you rather have in your UTIL slot. Kendrys, Jhonny or Segura?

Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help?
Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help?
7 years ago

Yo G

Gallo, Franco, Tomas ROS

goodfold2
goodfold2

@Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help?: gallo isn’t supposed to be up long, franco ain’t doing much lately, and yes…many is hitting the crap out of the ball constantly.

Jerry
Jerry
7 years ago

Hey, Grey! Pick two for ros: LeMahieu, Kendrick, Murphy, or Panik. Thanks!

hankp101
hankp101
7 years ago

Castro and Joey Gallo or Sandoval and Lindor in a 5×5? Thanks

Q
Q
7 years ago

Gallo coming up. Official.

Collin Wilis
Collin Wilis
7 years ago

trade Kang for Burnett?

pitching is kind of shallow: Grienke, Arrieta, Syndergaard, Buchholz, Chavez, Strasburg on DL

I have Todd Frazier at 3B + Tulo/Segura for ss/MI

The guy making the trade is absolutely stacked at pitching and could use kang. Not sure if I want to help him out or no. 6×6 roto keeper QS/IP and OBP/SLG is the main difference in my league.

Take burnett?

Bomb-ers
Bomb-ers
7 years ago

Which do you like better rest of season, Bauer or Keuchal?

Harrison
Harrison
7 years ago

Burns or Revere ROS?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
7 years ago

Would you have traded in a non keeper Correia and Foz from the Braves (not looking up spelling) for Escobar and Salazar?

Guy offers and retracts 10 minutes later.

Spammer Jay
Spammer Jay
7 years ago

Yo Grey!

12 teams, std., keepers

My Cruz ($19) for his G. Cole ($24) and G. Polanco ($5).

Wacha think?

Samuel L.
Samuel L.
7 years ago

Do you prefer Francisco Cervelli, Swihart or James McCann while awaiting d’Arnaud’s return?

Thanks.

williaint
williaint
7 years ago

Abreu, Rendon, Price or Trumbo, D.Gordon, C.Gomez

SteveO
SteveO
7 years ago

12 team – 2 keepers. My two keepers are Goldy and Harper.
Got offered Donaldson and Salazar for Goldy.
Would you do it?

nyjacobs
nyjacobs
7 years ago

Grey – Simply for some extra offense would you trade archer for belt? or can i get more for archer? roto league. my other arms include kersh, and price among others.. thanks

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

I threw some at you above, I got a “K” theme going here.

Kon-cealed Heater
Konartist
Konmeh