The Braves called Tommy La Stella up to replace Fuggla.  Here’s what I said about a month ago, “Incredibly, we already had a Tommy La Stella fantasy post.  Don’t you people sleep?!  There, Dano compared him to Pedroia and not because he needs his tippy toes to get on a roller coaster.  I think that comparison might be a tad bizzonkers.  Or as the gentle fantasy writers of our day would say, “That’s a bit more bullish than I’d say.”  Has any group of people said the word bullish more?  This word feels like it’s dominating all fantasy conversations.  It’s a polite way to say, someone is smoking more crack than another person.  Of course, in a world of small sample sizes, anything could happen, but La Stellllllllllla looks like an NL-Only play with a chance for 5 homers, 7 steals and a decent average if he were called up in June.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Now that he’s been called up, I’d add him in deeper mixed leagues (think 15+), but I still don’t have high hopes for him outside of maybe a decent average.  He’s basically a forty-twenty.  If Fredi Gonzalez had any brains in that squishy melon on his shoulders, he’d bat La Stella leadoff and move Heyward down the order.  Smarts and managing baseball teams don’t always go hand-in-hand though.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gavin Floyd – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA is at 2.37, which is great in IRL and IFL, but it’s making all ERAs that came before it seem just a bit less impressive, so thanks to Gavin Floyd we may never see a midget handing Pedro Martinez a Hall of Fame plaque.  If you rob us of that, Gavin, the world we will never forgive.

John Lackey – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (zero walks), 9 Ks.  I’m predictable, but zero walks with a bunch of Ks gets me excitamundo.  Right now, his K-rate is 8.54 and BB/9 is 1.76.  As I’ve said on Razzball’s TV on the radio, when a guy has a plus six difference between his K and walk rate, he’s ownable and startable everywhere.  Lackey’s no different.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .287.  Speaking of 4o20’s, Bogaerts is about as yawnsiptating as a middle infidel can get.  Hey, Bogaerts, of all the stadiums, in all the towns, in all the world, steal a base or hit a homer!

A.J. Pierzynski – 2-for-4, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Member when I said the other day he gets hot?  Well, he still is.

Khris Davis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer and 4th this week.  Seriously, just put your password in the comments and I’ll pick him up for you.  Yes, you can drop him for Davis.  Yes, him too.  Yup, and him.

Yovani Gallardo – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks.  Don’t be fooled by his win yesterday, he’s inching his way back to hot garbage on a cold day in hell.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3 and two homers (18, 19).  Okay, so he’s either going to get terribly hurt in the next two weeks before he gets 27 homers or his teammate, Chris Davis, is going to demand the return of his 2013 Louisville Sluggers that are filled with racquetballs.  Or at least give them to Adam Jones!

Carl Crawford – To the DL with a fudged up ankle.  He was brought into the clubhouse on a wheelchair and then left on crutches.  It’s a miracle!

Matt Kemp – 0-for-4.  With Crawford on the DL, Kemp should see everyday at-bats.  Like he’s some kind of scrub.  Jesus, Mattingly get yo’ shizz worked out in therapy for what your ex-homegirl did to you and stop taking it out on your players.

Homer Bailey – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks as he beat Clayton Kershaw (7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks).  Okay, only two more months like this Bailey and we’re good.

Matt Cain – Ready for his Saturday start.  Fun fact!  When one reads a lot, they are considered ready.

Tim Lincecum – 5 IP, 0 ER, 0 Hits, 5 Ks.  Can’t believe the Giants pulled him with a no-hitter going.  Sure, he gave up four walks, but tiddlywinks that’s diddlysquat!  On the fo’reals, Linceum is more prone to walks than my dog’s bladder.  What happened to this young brother?  He used to be the cat’s meow, purr.  The Stream-o-Nator likes his next start in Cincy, but I think it might be smoking the same thing as Lincecum.

Matt Adams – Didn’t start yesterday with a tight calf.  I’m gonna go out on a pretty sturdy limb and say that is the only tight part of his body.

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies can tell the difference between electric crimson and fire brick, they wear bicycle shorts and they will rip your heart out.

Kolten Wong – 4-for-5, 1 run.  Between Uggla and Fielder going down and picking up Mini Donkey and Wong, it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.  Better than my wedding!

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 2 steals, hitting .268 with 2 homers on the year.  What happened to the people who were so insistent in the preseason that Yankee Stadium would make him Jacoby Mantle-Maris?

Yangervis Solarte – Didn’t start yesterday for Kelly Johnson (2-for-4, 1 run), and I think our Yangervis run has come to the end.  Hey, we’ll always have May 11th thru 21st.

Danny Duffy – 4 IP, 5 ER.  I could’ve got enough of that not-so-wonderful Duffy.

Brett Hayes – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer as he filled in for Salvador Perez.  Hayes now shares the Royals team lead in homers.

George Springer – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his ninth homer.  Astro fans are brushing off their old Killer Bee costumes, wrapping their heads in gauze and saying, “These bees are out for The Spring ER.”

Chris Carter – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and 2 homers.  Who has two thumbs, a mustache, a Cougar that wears leopard print and picked up Carter before this game even finished?  This guy!  I picked him up almost as fast as he can strikeout on three pitches — bring it on Hurry K’d Carter!

Jarred Cosart – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K.  His strikeout rate, walk rate and ERA are nearly the same.  That’s a triple threat of awful!

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. the 1927 Blue Jays.  Sonavabench!  But you really couldn’t have started him here no matter what your hindsight is telling you.  By the by, did you know the term hindsight started on a rap video set?  A rapper said he couldn’t see the teleprompter due to a hoochie mama’s hindquarter and it was said he had hindsight.

Wil Myers – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  To mix religions, Jesus, when did this guy hit his last home run?  I was praying for a star mitzvah.

Liam Hendricks – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  The Aussie starting pitcher looked decent yesterday, but if you own him you will roo the day.  On a separate note, he sounds like one of those clumsy basketball centers from Scandinavia.  C’mon, you know Liam Hendricks’s family hangs out with Rik Smits’s.

Jason Kipnis – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department says, “Get him in your lineup!”

T.J. House – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Batters were having a hard time picking up the ball with House’s cane and bizarre bedside manner.

Hector Noesi – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Did you know Carlos Beltran offered to pay for a name change for Noesi?

Ronald Belisario – 1 IP, 1 ER and his third blown save, though he was the escape goat.  A stubborn manager + not very good options = Heather Locklear.  Huh?  Wow, math is off there.  Was supposed to equal “a bad closer keeping his job.”  Belisario really shouldn’t be the closer, and maybe he won’t be anymore, but it’s not exactly clear who would be.  Javy Guerra set him up last night, and Daniel Webb has been.  Your guess = my guess.  Hey, that math was right!

Yu Darvish – Expects to start Saturday.  Assuming he sleeps standing up.

Joe Saunders – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Kyle Gibson 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks as the Twins and Rangers battled to a 1-0 game.  I think Malcolm Gladwell would say the Rangers fell victim to a form of the Broken Windows Theory.  The Twins look bad, so the Rangers just didn’t bother.

Tim Stauffer – 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  When I saw this, I immediately went to see who in my NL-Only leagues owned him.  Like Shaggy said, wasn’t me!

Tommy Medica – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Medica actually has some power (18 homers last year in the minors), and I could see looking at him in very deep leagues, but his playing time isn’t totally clear yet.

Chase Anderson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks.  That’s nice, but he gave up three unearned runs and I wouldn’t go near him.

Martin Prado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Prado looking like a chip off the old Prada knockoff!  You’re a damn saint if you had the patience to wait Prado out for almost two months, but he’s finally rewarding you.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs.  Looked like he was getting cold there for a moment (hitting .200 in the last week), but he’s starting to turn it back on.  It’s the continuation of the schmotato!

Chris Owings – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He had two hits in his last 22 at-bats coming into this game, so I wouldn’t exactly say he’s been owings pitchers.

Aaron Hill – 0-for-5 as his team scored 12 runs.  Ticker tease!

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Au Shucks!

Anibal Sanchez – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.49, but lost the game when Joe Nathan gave up a game-winning homer to Josh Donaldson (2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer).  In other words, I hate Wins and Joe Nathan equally.  Can’t they make Nathan’s elbow ligaments into a hot dog?

Torii Hunter – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Hoping him and V-Mart have a special Zombino handshake where they raise their arms and awkwardly walk into each other.

Scott Kazmir – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Because he will get hurt at some point, I suggest taking every start of Kazmir’s like it could be his last.  Then get on a bull named Fumanchu for 2.7 seconds.

Felix Hernandez – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.57 and moving his record to 7-1.  Gonna have to step up your game, F-Her, if you don’t want Murray Chass to vote for Mark Buehrle!

C.J. Wilson – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA is at 3.05.  Exhibit A that I’m a moron.  I should’ve never dropped Wilson after his first start.  Exhibit B that there’s a lot of pitching, I still have a 3.05 ERA on the year in that league.  Exhibit C, there’s no Exhibit C.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer and 2nd in three games and third homer in eight games.  Must…resist…urge…to…drop…Parmelee–  Actually, I don’t have to resist that urge.  I’m proud to welcome Lucas Duda to Grey’s Fill-In For Prince All-Stars!

David Wright – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) & legs (3), hitting .304 on the year.  Here’s a guy whose name value far exceeds his actual fantasy value.  Right now, on our Player Rater, Mark Reynolds has been a more valuable 3rd baseman, and Wright has only earned around $11 worth of value.  Think about how much you paid for him in the preseason.  Was it $11?  I doubt it.  And no I’m not bitter just because David Wright dissed Cougars everywhere last year (I’ll never forget!).

Bartolo Colon – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator nailed his start yesterday, but isn’t loving Fartolo’s next start.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, the game-winner.  Well, he’s no Khris Davis or even that great Irish actor, Rian Howard, but Howard hasn’t forgotten how to get around on a ball.

Ben Revere – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th steal, hitting .400 in the last week.  SAGNOF Mike just went over his Revere fantasy, and I agree.  He looks like a bona fide hot schmotato.

Domonic Brown – 0-for-2, hitting .203 with 3 homers on the year.  To Tehol, I play the Third Eye Blind song, Jumper.  “I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend…”

Charlie Blackmon – 0-for-4.  I think you’re getting your answer on whether or not he can keep it up.

Justin Morneau – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Him, along with the rest of the Rockies offense seemed to really disappear lately.  Oh, wait, they’re on the road.  Yeah, that makes sense.

Ryan Zimmerman – Took batting practice and when he returns in a week or so (we’ll see), he says he’ll play 1st base, 3rd base and left field.  The Nats should’ve hired Manny to coach them, so Zimmerman could learn to hit Werth with the cut-off throw.  Since he’s barely been rosterable as a third baseman, I don’t think outfield eligibility is going to help him.

Jordan Zimmermann – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, raising his ERA to 4.07.  What a snooze his season has been so far.  Keuchel or Zimmermann?  I’m not sure the answer is as obvious as it seems.  On the bright side, his BABIP is insanely high and his ERA should be almost a full run lower.  Too bad none of my leagues have a xFIP category since I don’t play in a Netanyahu league.

Nate McLouth – 4 hits in four at-bats with his 4th steal.  Quads are wild, like when the Murderball team took over Senor Frog’s in Cancun.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  It’s an early Christmas miracle!  He has a five-game hitting streak and the homer is a great sign that his hamate bone could finally be feeling better.  I’d definitely give him a shot if someone in your league got sick of him.

Henderson Alvarez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 2.97, but left with elbow soreness because the Fantasy Baseball Overlord was bored.

Casey McGehee – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He dedicated his huge game to a friend he made in Japan, Yubiko, who was either a giggling male or female inside a life-sized anime costume that stood outside a convenience store McGehee would frequent.

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goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

Yahoo finally brought back the “Note to Self” in the middle of the bottom of the team page. SO USEFUL! when you have a bunch of leagues and only have like 7 minutes to set 10 lineups. Don’t know why it takes 7 weeks to do this.

dLark
dLark
8 years ago

Springer or Machadooooo?

Fungazi
Fungazi
8 years ago

Another homer for Springer.. wow. Every year in a keeper I avoid drafting the obvious top choice so that I don’t blow a pick 5 rounds before anyone is thinking prospects. So taking a Gyorko over Myers last year or Baez/Polonco over Springer this year.. never seems to work out.

No question here, just me smashing my face on my desk while I try to understand why I try to iron out my draft strategy so perfectly instead of just taking the big OF prospect before anyone would even think of it.

Hal Incandenza
Hal Incandenza
8 years ago

I’m considering dropping Tillman and looking to replace him with another starting pitcher. It’s a 12-team H2H league. Most teams fill the 7 SP roster cap and there are starting pitchers that are listed as RP or RP/SP that don’t count against the cap, adding to how deep we get in starting. There are a total of 90 actual starting pitchers owned (based on current role, including DL’d starters). Moves cost cash, so I’d rather not stream in the regular season.

I give the context partially to explain the position depth as it relates to a prospective add/drop, and partially to explain why I still own Tillman.

I could add Taijuan, DL him, and add another SP to my active roster. Available options include Wheeler, Archer, McCarthy, Skaggs, , Eggs Odorizzi, and the aforementioned Taijuan. Thoughts? Thanks for all you do!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Hal Incandenza
8 years ago

@Hal Incandenza: he would’ve told you mccarthy.

Lubey
Lubey
8 years ago

Bring on Erine!!!

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

there we go salas, soon they’ll have to bring in frieri

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

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: yep, here comes frieri

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

is something wrong with Frieri? j. smith was in for the 8th now no frieri. they are up 4, but still seems odd.

Lubey
Lubey
8 years ago

There goes the save :(

Lubey
Lubey
8 years ago

Nicky Franks with the golden shower :(

Lubey
Lubey
Reply to  Lubey
8 years ago

@Lubey: Cron looking nice though :)

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

G3!

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

brad miller alert part 1, 2 hits in same game (much less week!)

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Sit my ace David price at Fenway tomorrow?

Slappy
Slappy
8 years ago

From way above:

“On Kazmir, which side gets the better of this trade. (I need a good front line starter, have Bautista (OF1), Gomez (OF2), Pence (OF3) and Braun in the U. I know Bautista and Braun could both get injured and it would be good to have Springer on the bench to plug in, but…)

I would give Kazmir / Springer to receive Bumgarner.”

(1) Kazmir The Great = 2.59, 0.96
(2) George Springer = 10 HR in May

There’s your good front line starter and if you haven’t had Springer plugged in already….

By the way, we now call him Kazmir The Great and not Kid K because (a) he isn’t a kid, and (2) he isn’t even the same pitcher that he once was, back in those days of yore, when Nimrod was a might hunter before the Lord.. No more 2 pitch fastball-slider combo, but now those 2 plus a 12-6 curve, a change and a knuckle-split, which ptiches, judging by his BB/9 of 1.7, are thrown for strikes. The 1.7 BB/9 rather bests his ROY and 2 AS seasons of 4.2, 3.1 and 3.8. And he’s cut his HR/9 in half, to 0.5. And his mechanics are more fluid than they ever were as well, even compared to last season when he started 29 games (so don’t buy into the “he’s gonna get injured” meme either).

Now back to George of the Jungle, we obviously don’t expect him to hit 10 HR every month, but if it seems that he’s good for 30 a season, then there goes CarGo, who is 1 of my 5 batter keepers in the one league. Good player CarGo, but he’s worth nothing when he’s injured and he’s even more injured than Kazmir ever was. So since my other 4 batter keepers are Choo, Jones, Puig and Reyes, and I’m looking to kick Reyes to the curb, if George of the Jungle does his thing, then, if at all possible, CarGo goes to some schlub for an IF keeper in lieu of Reyes. Now, mind you, I mostly do the H2H thing, which makes CarGo even worse, since he’s something more than entirely useless when it comes to the fantasy playoffs and he’s nursing a hangnail (meaning, come September, they don’t bother to put players on the Down Low, so it’s not like you can put him on the Down Low and pick someone up to replace his sorry okole).

For a bonus freebie, some other soul said something about Hosmer. And holding out hope. You might try, if you have room, stashing Jon Singleton. We’ll see how he works out as well. And on that note, since I have him stashed, if he works out, I’m just going to de-keep CarGo, so Springer subs in for him as keeper and Singleton subs in for Reyes. Can always do flavor of the week for SS. Remembering as always, the reverse of what Catfish once said, to wit, sometimes the sun does shine on the one dog’s okole.

gareth
gareth
Reply to  Slappy
8 years ago

Is slappy Tehol in disguise?

tbone2917
tbone2917
8 years ago

Grey I need your advice. I offered Verlander/Gray/Gordon for Puig/C-Santana….
I got countered Gray/Cobb/Uhera/Myers for his Puig/Santana/ Duffy

I feel like I’m giving up a little to much…My leftover staff would be Verlander,Evoldi, Richards, Keuchel, Liriano, Kluber, Bauer, Rodney, Qualls Rondon

My Lineup would be
C: Rosario
1B: Abreu
2B: Cano
3B: Longo
SS: Alcedes
OF: Bautista, Puig, Marte
UT: Adams
Bench: C-Santana, Kris Davis

??

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
8 years ago

fucking cole Scully said his era after the fourth inning this year is above six and has given up 15 stolen bases out of sixteen attempts jeez that horrendous yo

Mikey B
Mikey B
8 years ago

Re:Khris Davis. My password is itchycornboy. Yup, short story that involve Carlos Santana and recreational drugs.

EK
EK
8 years ago

Floyd vs SEA next week must stream for 12 team H2H pts?

me00up
me00up
8 years ago

Springer for Iwakuma? Which side do you like?

Zeke
Zeke
8 years ago

You recommended I trade Gray and Dee Gordon for someone like Kipnis. I ended up trading gordon and keuchel for werth and garrett jones. I also traded ernesto for adam lind since I can probably get someone better over the next couple weeks. i think i did pretty well…

what’s the next move? tomorrow i’ll get some pitching depth off the waiver wire. all of the following are available: lorenzo cain, ozuna, reddick, david murphy, markakis, lackey, burnett, cingrani, beckett, hughes, jaime garcia.

I’m currently 7th in steals but only out of last by like 3. with dee gordon gone i’m thinking about punting steals and trading alcides/everth. what do you think about that strategy? also what players would you try to target in trades? Thanks Grey!

C: Posey
1B: Chris Davis
2B: Aaron Hill
3B: Miggy
SS: Everth
1B/3B: Matt Carpenter
2B/SS: Alcides Escobar
OF: Holliday
OF: Cespedes
OF: Werth
OF: Khris Davis
OF: AJ Pollack
UTIL: Seth Smith
Bench: Adam Lind
Bench: Billy Butler
Bench: Span
Bench: Taveras
Bench: Empty

SP: Yu Darvish, MadBum, Alex Cobb, Sonny Gray
RP: Jansen, Perkins
DL: Mat Latos

Nipsey Russell
Nipsey Russell
8 years ago

Stash Singelton or Morales?

Peeker
Peeker
8 years ago

Should I give Ramos or Norris a “shot” over montero

Hondo
Hondo
8 years ago

Note to George Springer-My sister,umm, what’s her name is now packed in a Fedex box and is on the way.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
8 years ago

Springer again!

daveon
daveon
Reply to  frankgrimes
8 years ago

@frankgrimes: unreal

Knighttown
Knighttown
8 years ago

Offer Hill for Bailey?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
8 years ago

cingrani and cole prayer octagon please

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: +1.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I hate my entire staff
Cingrani Cole Tillman Bauer Chavez Ross Eovaldi Beckett

Knighttown
Knighttown
8 years ago

I was reviewing your preseason SP rankings to target some buy low pitchers for my 11 team daily 5×5. There are a few big names really struggling. Two of them, Liriano and Masterson, I owned and dropped. I also see Tony Cingrani on waivers and Homer available for cheap.

My staff is really shallow (tee-hee). I’ve got bubble bench guys like Gattis, Fowler, Arcia, Chisenhall, Gomes and Gyorko.

How many of these guys should I pick up and who would you drop. Assume they are all playing Util.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Panda!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Springah!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: My 10th HR of the week. 26 Runs, 26 RBI…

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: my runs and rbi’s similar (which is nice since i’m generally weak at rbis), but only 6 homers and up against E5/Morse/Bautista this week so losing 6-8. was winning at start of Thurs 5-4.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Jeez – not much to gain (for me anyway) from Davis coming in here…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

D Carpenter turning to shit. Directly related to my picking him up last night.

DJ
DJ
8 years ago

In a keeper league, I was just offered Mad Max Scherezer for George Springer and Drew Hutchison. I’m a big Springer fan but do I HAVE to take this. My current “aces” are Gray (not you, Sonny) and Hollywood Hamels. Whaddya think?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

IF I didn’t have a bunch of HRs myself this week, I’d be in total despair about being up against EE. He has 4 of my opponent’s 5 home runs…

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: @Grey: I dealt EE, Desmond, and Lynn for Goldy, Starlin, and Aroldis just before EE went on his rampage. Had him at #7 on my overall board going into the season, but was worried about his wrist and still owned him on two other teams. Wanted to limit the risk. Loved the deal at the time, now it’s looking kinda meh.

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, this was in one of my shallow 10 team money leagues. I was light on average and saves too, so it made sense at the time. Still makes sense, actually. It’s just tough to see a player that you were high on going nuts on another team…

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the vote of confidence. Say, aren’t Masterchef and/or Top Chef due for their new seasons soon? I’m dying for something to watch (besides GOT).

pick'um
pick'um
8 years ago

Keeper for next 3 years springer ,eovaldi any rounds or Felix for a 2nd

grey #1 fan
grey #1 fan
8 years ago

Stelllaaaaaaaaaaa

Hello Grey, always a pleasure. Please rank these guys in order for who you’d want ROS potential:

Wong, Rendon, Garret jones, kris Davis

Thank you in advance

stynyr
stynyr
8 years ago

Grey,

10-team, H2H, 5×5, keeping 5

Braun + Gordon

for

Cutch + Cole

Fair? Which side do you like?

ferris
ferris
8 years ago

Can’t get mad that wheeler is going to set the single game strikeout record from my bench

Think of the enhanced trade value!

Nope. Sonofabench

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Heyward!

A little more staying power tonight…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: He’s already demonstrated it (emoticon).

Maybe he can go again! *grows uncomfortable with the analogy*

Pb&j with a baseball bat
Pb&j with a baseball bat
8 years ago

Ks aside, pick one: McCarthy, Arroyo, Tomlin, or Tepesch? I am really leaning towards Arroyo….

Pb&j with a baseball bat
Pb&j with a baseball bat
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: thx, internet buddy

Our Pets HEADS ARE FALLIN' OFF
Our Pets HEADS ARE FALLIN' OFF
8 years ago

Grey, hit me with some of that wisdom… I send Braun and Samardzjia and I get Moss and Bumgarner..?

Let ARoid Play!
Let ARoid Play!
8 years ago

Grey,
Another question if I may. Would you drop Machado for Prado or Mini Donkey for 3B?

This is the same Yahoo 11 Team Roto League.

Thanks again Grey.

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Long term if Nathan proves he’s done is Joel hanrahan, right?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  gareth
8 years ago

@gareth: long term, he still has to perform on the big league level but if he can, then he’s the man. I think Nathan has a longer leash than most think.

Groovy
Groovy
8 years ago

Bumgarner or Abreu?

Eddy
Eddy
8 years ago

Any point in spec-adding Joba Chamberlain?

Justin B
Justin B
8 years ago

Add K Wong for N Walker? I think I know who Walker is at this point, even with a nice start this year. Thoughts?

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Reddick is so infuriating to own. 0 for 3 today. He then gets a 2 out ninth inning rbi double off joe Nathan to make me question dropping him.

Jon
Jon
8 years ago

Would you add any of these guys over McCarthy? Harang, Peavy, Colon, Jimenez, Duffy, Tepesch, Vargas, Hendriks…

J-FOH
J-FOH
8 years ago

I’m all roided up today, let’s make some changes to my FCL team. Still haven’t moved past the injuries yet. I’m hoping Keuchel will be my JoFer

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Missing Aviail a lot too, I had such high hopes for him and he just started putting it together when he went down.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: He was my Giancarlo…in a stalking way

Sky
Sky
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Grey be trollin…

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: He’s been very SPANish

In his defense, his value was solely predicated on the offensive train behind him and it’s been a pretty long wait at the station for KC this year

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I have to wonder if the Royals need to move Alex Gordon back to leadoff? That’s what has really changed since last year.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: hehe, Sveum is Swedish for gizz

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
8 years ago

Hey, Where’s my face?

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
Reply to  Count de Monetball
8 years ago

@Count de Monetball: Whew, there it is, wrong email…

Count de Monetball
Count de Monetball
8 years ago

Best short term solution for 1B until either/both Votto/J. Abreu come off the disabled list. Biggest need right now is speed/average, although just hanging on to the lead on R/HR/RBI in a 5×5 Yahoo Roto.

Best Choices:
Adam Dunn
Garrett Jones
Juan Francisco
Chris Johnson

Thanks Grey, I haven’t been commenting much, but reading as always!

Rock
Rock
8 years ago

trade votto for kinsler?

Rock
Rock
Reply to  Rock
8 years ago

@Rock:
Avg counts, not OBP

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
8 years ago

Is McHugh still in the rotation? I was looking at the probable starts page at mlb.com and it doesn’t show him pitching the next 5 games. Are the Astros going with a 6 man rotation or is somebody getting bumped to the bullpen? I got questions y’all!

Q
Q
8 years ago

Side A greinke/cargo/b moss

Side B Braun/Rizzo

stonepie
stonepie
8 years ago

moreland ,willingham, arica, or headley ROS?
headley looks primed for a breakout (on the padres). the rest are cheap power options

Let ARoid Play!
Let ARoid Play!
8 years ago

Hello Grey,
I have been holding onto Alex Wood in my Yahoo 11 Team Roto League thinking he might get a job back once people realize that the Harangutan or Floyd the Barber kinda suck. Should I continue to hold or should I add someone like McHugh or dare I say Mike Leake? Is it obvious that I am in need of Starting Pitching.

I am also waiting on T. Walker. As usual, I will probably get kicked in the nuggets on that one.

Many thanks Grey.

James V
James V
8 years ago

Allen Craig for Ryu?

Thanks!

Goose
Goose
8 years ago

Sveum hired as new hitting coach for Royals… considering the number he did for Starlin Castro last year, can’t say this bodes well.

God, I hate owning Hosmer! What the hell can we do with this guy? I’ve offered him around the league so many times – no interest anywhere. Just gotta hold out, I s’pose, but I’m not even remotely happy that he’s one of the cornerstones of my keeper team. 10 HRs, .325 OBP, here we come!

Finally dropped Gyorko yesterday – not about to re-experience what I went thru last year, waiting around for Starlin to wake up. Gyorko was destroying me with that insane .218 OBP (I’m last by a wide margin in that cat) and even though he’s showing some flashes here and there, there’s enough replacement value out there… including La Stella, who has Marco Scutaro upside!!! <—as bullish fantasy baseballers should be saying.

For now I'm rocking a Wong-Odor middle infield, which smells quite nice, why do you ask?

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

somebody just offered me this
his rendon/rizzo/cishek for my pujols/gray. ROS player rater says i’m winning this. I would drop Mejia, making Cishek my 4th closer (we only have slots for 4 RP per day). problem is my SP is my issue. If i did this deal i would instantly drop solarte to make rendon either one of my utils or wong sub on lefty days. i probably won’t do this deal simply due to it making my team weaker right where i need it (SP), but just wanted to gauge people’s opinions. in other notes rendon and gray are very low on ROS player rater.

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

@Grey: i’m guessing that’s since you agree Gray is way too low on ROS player rater?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
8 years ago

Wow, this Oakland/Detroit is kind of like Foreman/Ali. Not in 1974, but right now.

fitz
fitz
8 years ago

seriously Bogaerts lets score some runs or get some RBI’s an occasional steal and homer would be nice! Didn’t think he’d be such a bore.

daveon
daveon
8 years ago

start shields against TOR. that team scares me

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Jose Altuve’s story is pretty amazing.

While in the minor leagues he also pursued a career in the film and tv industry.

His credits include being an extra / stunt double in shows such as game of thrones (Tyrion lannister stunt double), boaardwalk empire (st Patrick’s day episode) its always sunny in Philadelphia (Danny devito stand in) and lord of the rings (the stunt where gimli is tossed).

And now hes in line for a second all star appearance in the major leagues. A man of many talents!

BDubs
BDubs
8 years ago

Would you drop Derek Norris or Rasmus for K. Davis? My DL spots are currently filled by Wieters & Trumbo and can’t really afford to drop anyone else.

ReleasetheMcKracken
ReleasetheMcKracken
8 years ago

Nice Naughty by Nature reference there in the comments Grey, takes me back.

Kinsler and Dee Gordon or McCutchen and Phillips in a dynasty keeper?

Q
Q
8 years ago

Side A greinke , cargo, chisenhall

side B: Braun, rizzo

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

yeah Porcello’s got issues, when punto homers off you at Oak Co

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  goodfold2
8 years ago

@goodfold2: anybody today better thank some shrine or something that this twerp didn’t allow 7 or so. now it’s up to krol whether or not he allows at most 5.

Carnac
Carnac
8 years ago

Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

Have you ever noticed how in Hollywood movies all of the villains are played by Brits?

CJ what’s with the line? Once they got a whiff of my hair…

gareth
gareth
Reply to  Carnac
8 years ago

@Carnac: some of America’s most iconic superheroes have been British too.

BATMAN (nolan trilogy) is Welsh.
SUPERMAN man of steel) is English.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Is English.

Maybe Hollywood should stick to this method. When they deviate and hire Americans you get Ben Affleck as Batman and Ryan Reynolds as The Green Lantern.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@gareth:
@Grey:

Batman – Michael Keaton/ Adam West (American)
Superman – Christopher Reeve/ George Reeves (American)
The Hulk – Lou Ferrigno (American)
The Greatest American Hero – William Katt (American)

I’m old school Yo’s!

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Nice call on Willingham, Grey.

I just saw his homer – boy was that crushed.

He was playing texas so I thought “he hit it in Arlington, so there’s that” then I realized he’d mashed it out of the cavernous Target field.

My second thought was “that twins lineup is horrible.” However upon looking at the now fully healthy lineup, I noticed he was hitting 5th behind dozier, Mauer, plouffe and Arcia. Thats actually not awful.

So now I have Victor Martinez and Josh Willingham on my rcl team. I just need Tori Hunter to complete the ZOMBINO set!

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
8 years ago

Which side you like? Wil Myers/K-Rod for Verlander

thanks!

Devil in a New Dress
Devil in a New Dress
8 years ago

Should I trade miggy for Longo, Springer and Grienke.

For reference, the rest of my pitching staff is Santana, Smyly, Cashner, Cobb and Hughes

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

danks and quintana still the best of these
Fri
Danks vs SD
Koehler vs ATL
Sat
Smyly @ SEA
Kendrick vs NYM
Tepesch @ WAS
Milone vs LAA (maybe he’s moved up?)
Sun
Quintana vs SD
Tomlin vs COL
Elias vs DET

damn Porcello got lucky in that inning. dude can’t find strikezone at all.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: yeah, milone has been eating people’s babies lately.

Phil
Phil
8 years ago

Hey grey, drop polanco for Oscar taveras? Or keep polanco? Thanks

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks for the response ! You’d just stand pat? Lol I feel I’ve held onto polanco this long (about over a month stashed on my bench) that it would be ashame to send him to waiver city. I have a tag line for a polanco article when does get the call up like last season that went something along the lines of “put lipstick on a Puig” I may I have just butchered it sorry if I did ,

“Loco for polanco”,

“Polanco: pirate for add to you’re team”

“Mustache you a question; why isn’t polanco on you’re team”

“The pirate(s) found a treasure in polanco island”

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Walk the polanco! Lol I forgot that pun/ saying, I’ll keep on walking!

Ryan741
Ryan741
8 years ago

Looking to make a deal to get another top 30 SP in a points league. Would you trade Melky/Leake for Kluber? I seem to do well using Hittertron, and I’ve got depth at OF with Bruce/Holliday/Pagan/Austin Jackson/Bryce and Polanco waiting in the wings. Although Melky has easily been my best OF. I do think the other owner would take Polanco instead, but I think I want to hold onto him.

gareth
gareth
8 years ago

Drop Reddick for Lake, Quentin, Willingham or Ethier or hold?

Dean
Dean
8 years ago

Can you rank these for today?

Vogelsong at Cards
Minor at Red Sox
Wheeler at Phillies
Shoemaker at Mariners
Garcia home vs Giants

Only care about ERA and W’s, already have K’s in the bag for this week.

poundsand
poundsand
8 years ago

Start any of these for 12 team H2H pts?
Miley vs CIN (12.7)
Danks vs SD (3.1)
Wood @ MIL (0.8)
Rienzo vs SD (-4.2)

doghat666
doghat666
8 years ago

11 team, 10×10 roto, keeper, daily auction league
Hit categories Std 5 + OPS, D+T, K’s, Hits, Stolen Bases Allowed

Willingham or GJones?

Wake Up
8 years ago

Glad you finally came to my side of the fence on Zim…if only you’d listened to me years ago…I could currently have a mustache and breath vapors…and you could be the broke ass with no papers…

GG
GG
8 years ago

Just dealt:
McCutchen, Starlin Castro and Steve Cishek

For:
Tanaka, Jose Bautista and Kenley Jansen

GG
GG
Reply to  GG
8 years ago

wasn’t done w/ that sry… How’d I do??

gareth
gareth
Reply to  GG
8 years ago

@GG: spiffing job old chap!

steveV
steveV
8 years ago

Shallow 10 team league. Butlers on my bench and Polanco’s on waivers- should I drop Butler for Polanco or wait a couple weeks?

Janssen with the Stars
Janssen with the Stars
8 years ago

Bruce Rizzo and Gray for Miggy and Bauer? Fair?

James V
James V
8 years ago

Just got offered a trade: Allen Craig for Ryu in a 10-teamer with QS instead of wins. I take this, right? I’m a little apprehensive about it because my pitching is dead last (by a solid margin) at the moment…

SP Josh Beckett
SP Clayton Kershaw
P Hyun-jin Ryu
P Dallas Keuchel
BN Alex Cobb
BN Trevor Bauer
BN Wily Peralta
BN Homer Bailey

BTW, great read as always! Thanks in advance.

Steve Stevenson
Steve Stevenson
8 years ago

ROS Player Rater likes Bumgarner ($28.4) a lot more than Gray ($2.9) in my format (6×6 QS). Someone’s trying to get one of them from me. Should I be pushing hard to trade Gray over Bum, or are they pretty close?

Dean
Dean
8 years ago

Is Jaime Garcia ownable in 12 teamers?

Streamable tonight at home vs giants?

John
John
8 years ago

Need bit more speed and like the possibilties of pollock hitting leadoff drop A Gordon for him in shallow lg,, Guys like Arcia and Ozuna avail for example. I have most power in lg by far tho so need speed.

anthony
anthony
8 years ago

@gray 8 team h2h my pujols for brantley/sgray ?

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

dump mccarthy for shoemaker (the one who’s name looks like how espn wants to pronounce it) in QS league?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
8 years ago

Have Kinsler. Is Dozier/Hawkins for Rizzo/Archer fair? Or a good winner for the Rizzo side?

H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: thanks. Think this is just a slump for Dozier, or is the real Dozier standing up?

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: well yeah, but he’s not doing anything of anything right now. Thanks for the input, as usual.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: yeah, I absolutely knew he wouldn’t keep up that pace, but he’s been atrocious lately. He’s still probably going to end up being a top-3 2B this year if he even gets to 22 HRs. It’s looking like Cano isn’t going to hit as many as 15.

studPL
studPL
8 years ago

Hi Grey,

McHugh or Smyly rest of the way?

Thanks!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
8 years ago

The Willinghammer! I think I have a zombino crush or, as it’s known in Europe, a Fanta.

Carter
Carter
8 years ago

Another day another question.

Who do you think has the best remainder of the season:

Longo, Donaldson, Beltre, Seager (hehe jk), or another 3B in the same tier

Carter
Carter
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago