Manny Machado put up his right hand yesterday to measure it against a hand drawing every clubhouse has posted on its wall.  The drawing is of Mark Whiten’s hand that once held four baseballs in it.  Four baseballs for the four homers he hit in one game.  In the Padres’ clubhouse, this hand has been removed because it’s just a not-so-subtle reminder of what will never be.  In the Indians’ clubhouse, the hand is made into a turkey to celebrate the first Thanksgiving.  In the Astros’ clubhouse, the hand has been cut out and fashioned into a t-shirt for Altuve.  Imagine if Donald Trump wins the presidency and throws out a first pitch.  He may never make it to the field, too distracted in the clubhouse by measuring his hands against Whiten.  Yesterday, Machado came a fingernail short of the hand, hitting three homers with seven RBIs.  Now has 25 homers on the year with a .307 average.  Terrific, stupendous, adjective!  What’s more remarkable is he does not have one steal all year.  Almost as crazy, he’s only attempted three.  Did he have a knee transplant this offseason with McCutchen as the donor?  Machado stole 20 bases last year.  To go to none?  Wow, his feet definitely don’t measure up to the Rickey Henderson foot drawings in each clubhouse.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  After starting his professional career touted as a top prospect, he was left for dead by many of the same people.  Goes to show you, with Bundy, you need to see the five count.  There’s not a league I wouldn’t own him in now.

Chris Davis – 1-for-2 and his 23rd homer.  He was overshadowed by Machado yesterday, and, over the last 162 games, he’s been overshadowed by Khris Davis.

James Shields – 1 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.68 on the White Sox.  Shields reminds me of this rule my friends used to do in their fantasy league.  The rule was called, “The Poison Pill Rule.”  Every team had one player that was drafted by their opponents that they would have to keep on their team all year.  So, you would try to put the absolute worst player on your friend’s team.  Shields would’ve been one of those players.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-4 and his 14th homer.  The Grande Dollar Store!

Sonny Gray – Left Saturday’s game with a forearm injury, and hit the DL again.  I kinda feel bad now making him a preseason schmohawk.  I didn’t mean to derail his entire career.  I was just saying he was overrated in the preseason.  He went from a 2.73 ERA pitcher last year to a 5.74 ERA pitcher his year, which is the worst ERA in the majors for qualified starters.  I wish I could put a positive spell on players as good as I jinx them.  Jesus, I’m dangerous!

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  Those wondering about Manaea, he’s a MediOAKer.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-3 and his 23rd homer.  Fun fact!  When Semien autographs memorabilia, he’s always careful to dot the I.

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.59.  Glad to see him right his ship (I couldn’t care less).  Seriously happy for me (I couldn’t be less happy).  Good for him (who cares).  Long live Arrieta (okay, I don’t want something bad to happen to him, but if he blew out his elbow, would I mourn?  Not particularly.)  Here’s to a good rest of the year for him.  Parenthetically speaking, not so much.

Kyle Hendricks – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.17.  Dayum.  Of course, when an ERA is that low it’s partially fluky, which we’ll call fartially.  That is an unfartunate portmanteau.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd this weekend.  Dot dot dot.  And I went to pick him up in my leagues.  I have no idea where he’s going to play when there’s no longer a DH, like he had in Oakland, but I’m willing to grab him to find out.

Jacob deGrom – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.35.  So few Ks this year from deGrom that I can only say one thing, I’m sure glad he’s not bothering with that whole “I have elbow spurs” thing, and just simply pitching mediocrely through it.  Yes, I am saying a guy with a 2.35 ERA is mediocre.  Deal with it!

Neil Walker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  That’s his third homer in the last eight games, hitting over .400 in that time.  It’s funny (not funny) how guys find their level.  He started the year looking like a 30-homer hitter, but he’s not that.  He’s a 23-homer hitter, and eventually cooled off and found that level.  Told you it was funny (not at all).

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .224.  What he’s hitting on the year is irrelevant if he’s hot, but he’s hitting .211 in the last week so it’s not irrelevant.  That was a K-turn of a sentence.

Anibal Sanchez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 5.88.  Now has three of the last four starts that are quality, but if you’re picking up a guy with a 5.88 ERA, I appreciate your/you’re nuts.

Ryan Zimmerman – Hit the 15-day DL about 72 hours after his last DL stint.  Vegas line had him at +5 for DL stints, and I took the over, so fingers crossed. [email protected]–Sorry, fingers crossed when I’m done typing.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ready for another game of, “Fun with cherrypicking stats!”  For today’s game, we cherrypick Roark’s ERA of 2.88 and point out it would be 2nd best in the AL, right behind Aaron Sanchez at 2.85.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-2 and his 18th homer, hitting .338.  I will say it was probably premature of me to cut Ramos after one 0-for-3 game in April.

Hunter Pence – Expected to return today, after fouling a ball off his cheek on Saturday.  I imagine that will be the part A-Rod misses the most, the foul balls on the cheek.

Madison Bumgarner – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Shark Tank Idea!  Someone should build an app that turns Siri into Beavis and Butthead, but that’s unrelated to this blurb on Bung-gardener.  Hehe.

Gregory Polanco – Pinch-hit yesterday but hasn’t started in four straight games.  Between this new injury and his last one where he barely missed the DL but sat out for almost a week, I’m beginning to think one solid 15-day DL stint before the All-Star Game would’ve saved us all a lot of day-to-days.  Big pet peeve of mine, I hate day-to-days.

Matt Joyce – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  I’m trying to suppress my thoughts that I would be better off with Joyce and Brandon Moss platooning onto my team than owning Piscotty.  I’m losing this fight to suppress ideas in my own head.  Banging head on desk isn’t helping.

Josh Harrison – 1-for-4 and a homer.  Guess how many homers he has.  Don’t cheat and look it up!  Go ahead and guess.  Keep in mind people still ask if they should pick him up and he’s owned in 71% of ESPN leagues.  Give up?  He has four homers.  Oh.  Kay.

Ivan Nova – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks in his first start with the Pirates.  After the game, Ray Searage had some difficulty with his pyrotechnics and his name in fireworks spelled “Sewage,” but everything else went off without a hitch.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and two homers on Saturday (7, 8).  Hot schmotato alert!

Billy Hamilton – 3-for-4, 3 runs and 4 steals (40, 41, 42, 43).  Isn’t it weird how four steals is 40-43, but 43 minus 40 is three?  I think I need a nap.  *claps hands*  I’m back, snitches!  What the hell was Pre-Nap Grey talking about?  What a wild card he is!

Homer Bailey – 3 IP, 5 ER.  For those commenters who were so interested in my thoughts on stashing Bailey on the DL, did this start clear things up?  See also Alex Cobb and Zack Wheeler.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, his 2nd this weekend in Coors.  Imagine how many homers he’d have if he were on the Rockies.  *wavy lines*  Hey, Giancarlo has 85 homers this year, and I’m at a new-agey science center trying to be shrunk, so I can Innerspace my way into his brown eye.  Wait, that’s not his face eye. *wavy lines*  I just got the chills from that fantasy.

Ichiro Suzuki – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 3,000th hit.  He joins Pete Rose as the only MLB players to reach 3,000 hits and rock an Asian haircut.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 28th and 29th homers.  Why am I donning my Red Bull wingsuit?!  Because!  It’s a Torenado!

Jose Berrios – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 8.31.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is, no one is going to want to draft him next year.  Yay, small victories, which is the only type Twins pitchers get.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer, hitting .249.  Member in the preseason when he was being drafted in the top five rounds and I told you not to?  We’ve gotten to the point now where can you even remember why anyone was drafting him in the top five rounds?  I can, but only barely.  Something about how people said he was going to hit 40 homers.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Archer really showed those Twins who were boss, kinda like every Valentine’s Day fantasy I’ve ever had with me dressed as Cupid.

Matt Andriese – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.90.  He moved into the rotation after Moore left for Communist, Left-wing, Ambulatory only by Motorized scooter, San Francisco (often abbreviated CLAM Fran).  But even if the Stream-o-Nator likes Andriese, I have a hard time getting behind him until he shows he can go at least six innings.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and his 25th homer, hitting .281.  I get the sense that Longoria will appear to be back to pre-terrible Longoria numbers after this season, but still won’t be back in fantasy baseballers’ (<–my mom’s term!) good graces, and I completely agree.

David Peralta – Was placed back on the DL with a right wrist injury.  He hit the DL with an injury to the same wrist earlier this year, but it appears unrelated…until you realize his left wrist cheated death and now his right wrist is playing out a Final Destination-type scenario.

Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 4 ER, 13 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.37.  I’ve mentioned this before, but, after writing 3000 words a day for five months, I’ve mentioned a lot.  I can’t believe Corbin hasn’t shown any signs this year.  No mention of injuries either, from what I’ve heard.  Perhaps when you have Shelby Miller on your team all other starters just look better, so the Diamondbacks think Corbin’s having an okay season.

Jake Lamb – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .287.  Slam, bam, thank you, Lamb!

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3, 3 runs and a slam (9) and double legs (42, 43).  JFoH wants to trade me Carrasco for Villar.  What do we say to that, Razzball Nation?  More like Jack Full of Wishful Thinking!

Jake Thompson – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER in his major league debut.  He looked about as good as Lea Thompson’s old woman acting in Back to the Future.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .285.  He’s the type of player that is going to end the year at 15/20/.280 and next year you are going to have no idea if you should draft him.  Call him Riddlebel Herrera.

Alex Dickerson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  All aboard the hot Dickerson train again!  For those that found us on Google from, “All aboard the hot Dickerson train,” I’m honestly not sure what you’re looking for.  But welcome!  We won’t judge you.

Ryan Schimpf – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Ugh, I thought I was save to forget in what order the consonants went in his name.

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  Now watch the Blue Jays shut him down, then Scooby and Scrappy Doo pull the sheet off an evil ghost this offseason and it turns out it’s just Sanchez’s last subpar start haunting him, and everyone smokes a bowl and gets along.  The 2nd half of this scenario seems less likely.

Devon Travis – 1-for-4 and three homers this weekend (10 on the year).  Dan Pants gave you his Devon Travis fantasy, and I second his emotion, grab him (Devon, not Pants) if he’s available.

Yordano Ventura – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  This start came against the Blue Jays, so I was about to write sonavabench, but I just went to check my team and somehow my better judgment lost out to my flawed judgment and I started him.  Apparently, I fought my flaw, and my flaw won.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer.  That was his 2nd homer in the week.  The Morales of the story, person who goes to bed with scratchy rear wakes up with smelly finger.  Hey, these Spencer’s Gifts fortune cookies are awesome!

Matt Carpenter – Was lifted from Saturday’s game and didn’t play Sunday.  Mike Cardsmanagertheny said Carpenter didn’t look right.  Then the cameras cut to Matt Carpenter in an ill-fitting suit and he said, “I don’t feel right either.”

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 6 ER vs. the Braves.  Wainwright’s ERA is up to 4.34, and his call-ins to radio shows to defend himself are up to 6.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.79 thru one and a half starts.  JB will be along later today with his pitching profile on Musgrove.  I’ll give you a sneak preview.  He says, “Don’t read this, Grey, or I will drop my Hulk Hogan-sized 6′ 7″ leg on you.”

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  But, since I can’t have anything nice, he received a no decision because Jeffress (1 IP, 2 ER) and Dyson (1 IP, 1 ER) simultaneously sucked and blew.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER vs. Taijuan Walker 4 IP, 6 ER.  In a matchup that was billed as, “This is gonna be so great for my fantasy team,” but was later changed to, “Should I drop these two schmohawks from my fantasy team?”

James Paxton – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  Hey, it’s Paxton Coreleone pulling us back in.  What a surprise.  Leave the gun, take the streamer.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, but I think it’s fair to say no person or bot has any idea what he’s going to do from start to start.

David Price – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.34.  I’m reminded of the immortal words of Happy Gilmore, the Price is wrong, bitch!  Man, what a dumpster fire this guy is.  I never thought I’d want Chris Archer back.  I’d prefer to watch Olympic badminton than Price pitch.  Just as much swatting too.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal.  Instead of RSVP, I’m gonna start saying, “I will Benintendi your event.”

Justin Turner – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .274.  Too bad he couldn’t repeat last year.  Psych!  He’s been better.  Did I fool you?  I did, huh?  I’m sorry.

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer.  He should grab onto Teixeira’s dusty coattails and fly off into the sunset with him.

Rich Hill – Was scratched from his start this weekend due to his recurring blister.  I had one of these blisters once on my groin and Epson salt really helped.  Maybe TMI, maybe not.

Andrew Miller – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday as Cody Allen worked an irrelevant 8th inning yesterday.  Okay, Terry Francona is officially messing with us.  There’s one way to fix this.  Someone should tape Francona’s mouth, put him in a gorilla suit and send him to Africa, and let me manage the Indians.  I’d let Miller close.  Do you see how easy that is?

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Tanaka refused to answer any Ichiro questions after the game, saying only, “I will beat him.”  I could be confusing Tanaka/Ichiro with Professor Tanaka and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer.  Gregorius D.I.D. said the pitch was ready to fly that was why he swung that way.

Dellin Betances – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  There was a not zero percent chance Francona was going to let Miller close for the Yankees yesterday.

Alex Rodriguez – Announced he’d retire after Friday’s game.  To honor the occasion, the Yankees presented him with a team portrait of the 2009 championship team drawn as Greek mythology creatures.  I love how the centaur had A-Rod’s hoof around the shoulder of Derek’s Pegasus, and CyClops Sabathia looks awesome!

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bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

10 team h2h obp limited moves

1) Need to drop one of Taillon, Snell or McCarthy to activate Hill on Friday… it’s McCarthy, right?

2) best DL stash to replace Hill

Hitters: Pollock
Pitchers: Vizcaino, Rosenthal, Street, Wheeler, Nola, Ryu

3) Any of these guys worth a stream before I activate Hill:

Gio v CLE, J. Garcia v CIN, E. Santana v HOU, Severino @ BOS, Ray @ NYM

Surfer dude
Surfer dude
5 years ago

Hi, Naquin, and Travis are still availble in my h2h pts league, drop Altherr or Dahl for either or both? Thanks.

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

What do you think about Jorge Polanco? Better than Arcia this year?

Pipa
Pipa
5 years ago

Do you like Trumbo for Matz?

1b. Hosmer
2b. Altuve
3b. Bryant
ss. Seager
Of. JBJ
Of. Fowler
Of. Trumbo
UT. Beltran
UT. Solarte
B. Dickerson
B. Soler

Sp. Price
Sp. Hendricks
Sp. Maeda
Sp. Wacha
Sp. Stroman
Sp. Straily
Sp. Sanchez (Tor)
Sp. R Hill
Sp. Shoemaker

Pipa
Pipa
Reply to  Pipa
5 years ago

@Pipa: Also, looking at trading Shoemaker for Altherr

Pipa
Pipa
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Which one? Or both?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

Yo Yelich has breakout written all over him for next season..starting to find some power…I’m intrigued

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: And I don’t mean an acne breakout

What's A Drexl?
What's A Drexl?
5 years ago

STL announcers, it’s just stupid here. b.hamilton steals 3rd, REALLY easily. guy on 1st, 2 outs. they say (edmonds too, and he’s usually not that stupid, unlike the others ones, they always are) that this is “bad” and he’s only doing it to get the steal stat. and if they were the coach he’d have a “talking to”. really. as if it’s not easier to score from 3B than 2B?

my question is, do these guys even have to put in job applications to get these announcer jobs? mcdonalds does to hustle burgers out of a heat lamp.

Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry
Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry
5 years ago

Would you rather keep Brad Miller @ $21 in an AL-only Dynasty or try and move him for Taijuan Walker @ $9?

Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry
Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Would $5 Daniel Norris be a better get?

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
5 years ago

16 team keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

I’m in a position for 1st place.
I want to know if this is asking too much for Machado, or is this good in what I should ask for for Machado.

give- Machado, Yelich, (throw ins Granderson, POrlandop, Broxton, Kiemaier)
get- Scherzer, Lester, Pujols, Villar, KDavis, Eaton.

I would get 2 top SP, 2 guys for power, 2 guys for SB. this should put me over the edge for the win.

MY TEAM
CA- Realmuto. 1B- PAlvarez, 2B- Schoop. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- Trumbo.
OF- Marte. OF- Yelich. OF- Duvall. OF- ADickerson. UT- Bregman.
BN- Granderson, POrlando, Saladino, Kiemaier. DL- Duda.
SP- Bumgarner. SP- Carrasco. RP- Britton. RP- Madson.
P- Estevez. P- Kintzler. P- Thornburg.
BN- Barrett, JJohnson, deGrom, Estrada, Hendricks.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

10 team obp h2h limited moves

Only bench bat, looking for upside, dropped Hanley for Sano…right move? Also available: Belt, Kepler, Pederson, Tomas, Brad Miller

Thanks

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Ugh that who I was debating about. Funny enough, it’s either the Twins number three hitter or the clean up hitter.

John
John
5 years ago

Picked up Moore to face National League hitters in ATT….but seeing rooks like Taillon, Bundy and Musgrove catch fire has me second guessing that. Would you please rank these four?

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

NL Only League where OPS replaces BA, who will have the most ROS value:

Wilmer Flores, Hunter Renfroe, Joe Panik, Jose Reyes, Domingo Santana or David Peralta?

Renfroe would be a five dollar keeper next year if that tips the scales… I’m weighing that against the fact that I’m in first and in a dogfight (up by 4.5 points, but will lose a point in saves due to the Jeffress trade and could lose several points easily in WHIP as we’re all bunched up).

What to do?

What's A Drexl?
What's A Drexl?
5 years ago

was able to trade dyson for bundy and shoemaker + porcello to a team that needed SP depth for hamels. pretty pretty prettaaay good.

in NL only gotta drop somebody to add SP depth, drop parra or captain kirk or heyward?

dhouse42
dhouse42
5 years ago

In one roto league (yahoo 12player 5×5 redraft) im in 5th/6th ish, the guy in first (by a lot) really wants my mookie.

he’s offering me bryce harper, trumbo and sam dyson for mookie and shoemaker. I do only have 2 closers…should i take this??

Jon A
Jon A
5 years ago

better streamer for tomorrow

Chad Kuhl vs SD
Mike Fiers @ Minn
Daniel Norris @ Sea

Chester
Chester
5 years ago

Altuve & Crush Davis or Mookie & Polanco?

Charlie
Charlie
5 years ago

Grey, 6×5 (including obp) keeper league. I currently have the following pitchers on my roster. One of which is Taijuan sitting in my DL spot. So I’ll have to cut someone to make room for him. Possibly drop him? I’m also thinking of picking up Musgrove but would need to drop two players. Someone to clear my DL spot and then someone to pick up Musgrove. Do I drop one player or two and pick up Musgrove? Thanks!

Marco Estrada, Michael Fulmer, Steven Matz, Rick Porcello, Junior Guerra, Yu Darvish, Danny Duffy, Tyler Skaggs, Taijuan Walker

ALex Colome, Kelvin Herrera

omar
omar
5 years ago

9 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: The big fish in the trade can be kept thru 2017

Trout
Nate Jones

-or-

Machado
Kiermaier
Bedrosian

Which side?

jdub01984
jdub01984
5 years ago

Not sure if you’re reading comments on today’s article. If not, I’ll post it on the new article in the morning. Thanks for all the time you spend answering questions.

Hitting Categories in my league are R, H, HR, RBI, TB, S, and AVG. Which player for the rest of the season: Jonathan Schoop or Devon Travis. Thanks.

jdub01984
jdub01984
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. Would you take Travis overr Gyorko or Hernan Perez for the ROS?

Jon A
Jon A
5 years ago

Lorenzo Cain and CMart for Marte?

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Dropped Naquin for Travis…Would I have been better off with Bregman?

And is Skaggs a streamer now? I don’t see any immediate replacements, but De Leon is available.

Jon A
Jon A
5 years ago

Anthony Rendon or Dozier for rest of year

Pat
Pat
5 years ago

Dump Cast for Bregman or Alterr

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Interesting, second day in a row that Escobar has sat out in favor of Jorge Polanco at SS. Could this be a changing of the guard?

200 Proof
200 Proof
5 years ago

Grey,

I’m big on Yoan Moncada and Lucas Giolito.
If push comes to shove and I can only have one on my roster as a keeper for the next 2-3 years, who should I keep (assuming fantasy relevance by hopefully the start of next year)?

Thanks,

Nico
Nico
5 years ago

Hey Grey! Brad Miller, Yasmany Tomas, or Khris Davis RoS to keep up this offensive pace, specifically looking for HR/OBP? Only advantage I see for the first 2 is position eligibility since I only have 5 moves for the RoS in my league.

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Bregman or Baez for MI?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Are you giving Deshields a shot at Coors this week?

Phil Rizzuto is Alive!!!
Phil Rizzuto is Alive!!!
5 years ago

Hey Grey,
Please rank ROS – K. Gausman, J. Gray, Manaea, Rodon. Are they all just streamers? Thanks.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
5 years ago

I never thought I’d ask this, but are you starting Polanco or Altherr this week? I got killed last week thanks to Story, Yoenis, Nola, Polanco and McCullers all either going DL or DTD.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: They do – it feels gross. Thanks!

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

pick up alex dickerson and drop J upton ROS? he just sux most of the time it will actually feel very good dropping him. I am first in HR, RBI and RUNS. would u also drop jup for altherr?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Utility spot: Naquin or Bregman?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Happ and Fulmer for Pedro Alvarez and Melancon?

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Grey: Rotoworld is going gaga over Gurriel after he put up good numbers in single-A as expected – do you share their sentiment today? Would you drop Schoop for him?

jacks
jacks
5 years ago

Had a similiar question to the one above about Jon Gray. Had picked him up for his @ PHI start which looks mighty juicy. But yesterday’s mauling is giving me pause. Still play him over Pomeranz vs NYY?

Booneys Wheelhouse
Booneys Wheelhouse
5 years ago

Good afternoon,

Mariners fan here. I am at wits end here with taiwan walker. I love his potential but despise his bi-polarness on the mound. After going 12-0 in back to back h2h weeks i moved into 1st but after these recent two weeks i was schooled and dropped to 4th.

6×6 stat cats, limited moves (35 total on the year) in which i have used up 23. 4 weeks left b4 playoffs start. Do I move on from walker or hold hope that he turns it around and finds his groove to help the mariners reach the post season for the first time in what…15 years?

Question is: drop walker for musgrove? Despise the fact the musgrove pitches on the stros and i will prolly end up pitching against the mariners as these two teams duke it out for a wildcard spot?

Huddy
Huddy
5 years ago

Last follow up to a question above, start Gray @ PHI or bench in favor of EDiaz for extra saves (I’m already starting Jansen Melancon Kimbrel)

Huddy
Huddy
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Appreciate it, thanks, have a good one.

smegma
smegma
5 years ago

Need to make some moves in 12 team redraft:

1. Keep 1 out of Walker, Berrios, or Koehler (Koehler gets 2 starts next week @cin/@pit)

2. Pickup Watson, J.Johnson, Thornburg or Bedrosian for saves ROS?

John
John
5 years ago

have colome chapman melancon and now thornburg.. trade one of them and matz or odorizzi for Kluber or carrasco? it’s a pts league. which would you deal for which pitcher?

Wudaben
Wudaben
5 years ago

12 Team H2H league here.. Sitting in 1st place a week before the playoffs. Matchups are two weeks long and you can’t stream pitchers, rosters basically lock at the end of this week. I have Salazar & McCullers on my bench to go along with the following Starters:

Syndergaard, Darvish, Duffy, Fulmer, Matz, Gray, Pineda, Taillon & Bundy.

I need to decide whether to cut bait with Salazar & McCullers within this week or carry them throughout the playoffs. I’ll have one chance to dump one of them once the playoffs start but that’s it. The guys available on waivers in my league are pretty thin… Paxton, Rodon, Severino, Smyly. Given the options would you hold one or both of these guys at this time? and if you would dump one who would you pickup?

Also, lost Story and have Baez now but I’m a little concerned about playing time for Baez as the Cubs get everyone back healthy. I’m thinking of stashing a Baez insurance policy before the rosters lock. Who do you think is the safer option of Jose Reyes or Bregman? I’m a bit worried that I end up with both Baez and Bregman in part time roles.

Wudaben
Wudaben
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

I’m fully prepared to dump McCullers but just want to make sure I don’t cut bait too soon. With McCullers they are saying he should throw two weeks from 8/2. If he were to throw and have no problems it would seem realistic that he could be an option for one of my two week matchups come 8/29-9/11 or 9/12-/25. Maybe not..

If you dumped him who would you go for based on the options I gave?

DozierTheDozierian
DozierTheDozierian
5 years ago

10-team H2H. I need to stream a couple spots this week, so who’s the drop between Tomlin and Taijuan Walker?

Ray
Ray
5 years ago

looking for some advise as I’m wanting to move Jo Fer before the deadline

Jo Fer for Ortiz/Grienke?
Jo Fer for Trumbo or Crush?

looking to see if these are fair or whatnot.

Cheers

points league
points league
5 years ago

good afternoon Grey ! I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly points league al/nl now a pitching question. can you pick 5 out of these 9 to start. I have a hard time sitting some of my regulars so could use diff perspective

Carrasco @ LAA vs Skaggs
Skaggs vs Carrasco
Tanaka vs matt andriese TB
Syndenrgaard vs Godley ARZ
Lackey vs Weaver LAA and vs Leake STL
Musgrove @ TOR vs Liriano
Estrada vs D Smyly TB
J Gray vs TBA Philly
Wacha vs C Reed CIN and @ CHI vs Hendricks

Thx for your help again !!

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

No Quotes this week , down at the Jetsey shore
Tonight I’m gonna take that ride
Across the river to the Jersey side
Take my baby to the carnival
And I’ll take her on all the rides
‘Cause down the shore everything’s all right
You and your baby on a Saturday night
You know all my dreams come true
When I’m walking down the street with you

John
John
5 years ago

have colome chapman melancon and now thornburg.. trade one of them and matz or odorizzi for Kluber or carrasco? it’s a pts league. which would you deal for which pitcher?

ERad
ERad
5 years ago

“Yah I guess Ellen is cool”

The show has been on point – hoping they can tie everything together.

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah I’m getting that sense too

Roided out Turturro is the best.

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Haha yes!

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Nope, but I’m glad we’re in this together now.

Gotta scratch that itch!

points league
points league
5 years ago

good afternoon Grey ! I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly points league al/nl I have to start 3 OF and 1 Utility player I currently start Fowler, khris Davis ,Polanco, and @ U ed Nunez. naquin on the bench would you drop naquin for Alex dickerson and also play him this week over Polanco? I’m holding onto the wild card spot by a slim points lead with 2 weeks left and just need to make sure I don’t screw myself out of points playing a part time guy cuz of a inj or lefty/righty match up thing. Thx for your suggestion.

ERad
ERad
5 years ago

You watching ‘The Night Of’ on HBO?

Digging it, always been a fan of John Turturro – and obviously Michael K Williams

JP
JP
5 years ago

Altuve/Gyorko or Dee Gordon/Villar?

Eric
Eric
5 years ago

K Hendricks for Cano?

Jon A
Jon A
5 years ago

Glasnow, De Leon, Gallo or Puig…. keep two

Chester
Chester
5 years ago

Who would you drop of these guys, if you had to drop one?

Paxton, Shoe, Bundy, Skaggs

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

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

Yo Grey I don’t mean to be a pain because I know I asked last night but SON changed it’s tune on a couple starts below plus I found a few more options so can you help me plan the best starts this week in a new points matchup where I HAVE TO WIN after losing two weeks in row. The dude I’m playing this week isn’t a big streamer and it looks like he’ll have 12 starts out of his rostered guys by the end of next Sunday. As you know I can potentially use 11 before Sunday so I can reevaluate heading into the 14th so maybe I should focus on quality over quantity here since I got screwed last week by a couple big negative point outputs…

8/8
Urias v. PHI (26.8)
McHugh @MIN (-1.4)

8/9 (4 start max)
Leake vs. CIN (13.6)
Fiers @MIN (-0.1)
Volquez vs. CHA (-8.6)
Bauer @WAS (-11.8)
Severino @BOS (-16.3)

8/10
Ray @NYN (18.3)
E. Santana vs. HOU (-5.9)

8/11 (4 start max)
Taillon vs. SD (21.7)
Skaggs @CLE (12.6)
Berrios vs. HOU (0.2)
Pineda @BOS (2.1)
M. Gonzalez @KC (?)

8/12 (4 start max)
Manaea vs. SEA (7.2)
Cashner vs. CHA (6.0)
Duffy @MIN (3.5)
Nelson vs. CIN (5.3)
Rodon @MIA (2.7)
Shoemaker @CLE (1.5)
Walker @OAK (0.6)
Nova @LAN (-8.7)
E. Rodriguez vs. ARI (-11.6)

8/13 (4 start max)
Price vs. ARI (17.3)
Carrasco vs. LAA (17.7)
McCarthy vs. PIT (13.6)
T. Anderson @PHI (11.6)
Paxton @OAK (0.3)
McHugh @TOR (-3.7)
Ventura @MIN (-6.4)

8/14
Severino vs. TB (9.8)
Bauer vs. LAA (1.1)
Volquez @MIN (-10.8)
Leake @CHN (-11.3)

Thanks again!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  ebudz
5 years ago

@ebudz: Okay you probably just missed my comment but it’d really help to know who you’d start from the options above because it will help me prioritize who/when to add certain SPs to my staff with my smaller bench since I just acquired Price (who didn’t impress me) but I gained a bench bat in the process so I only have 4 bench spots for pitching. My staff now looks like this:

(4) SP: Carrasco, Price, Duffy, Shoemaker
(3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Giles
(4) Bench: (Taillon, McCarthy, Urias, McHugh)

(1) DL: Salazar

The guys on my team vs. my available pitching options above should give you an idea of what I’m working with pitching wise … So for instance Paxton is still available but is he even going to be okay after taking a comebacker on his left elbow? I could drop a pitcher now for him and still stream out of the other 1 or 2 spots there?

Also Skaggs will clear waivers tomorrow but considering the lack of ROS pitchers available I’m not sure if I should be using my 7th waiver priority to make sure I get him back on my team? If so, then I can still have one streamer spot assuming Paxton and Skaggs are more than streamers? What about McCarthy!? I’m kicking myself because I missed out on upside guys like Bundy, Musgrove, and even Moore after dropping him and I also dropped Pax twice last minute last week and I didn’t get any of the 52 pts he racked up!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: “… I don’t mean to be a pain because I know I asked last night but SON changed it’s tune on a couple starts below plus I found a few more options… ”

plus I also mentioned how maybe I don’t need to necessarily use 11 starts, rather just pick the best ones? Since the opponent “I’m playing this week isn’t a big streamer and it looks like he’ll have 12 starts out of his rostered guys by the end of next Sunday…”

My bad, I thought I articulated clearly enough in my first comment but sorry for being a bother man! Have a good day!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Well it’s the first year of this league’s start limit rule so I’ve thought it’s best to plan and compare a rough idea of starters for the week ahead of time so I don’t miss out on better start options later in the week.

I guess I could easily list a couple a day but I figured that with 2, 3 maybe even 4 start/sit options a day there’s more risk of blowing through the start limit by like Friday and then miss out on starts that were probably better options ya know? Also it helps me prioritize who is worth rostering vs. dumping for a streamers for the week.

Ha you probably still think I’m crazy but props to you for your patience in dealing with everyone’s questions! (especially mine)

Billy Tell
Billy Tell
5 years ago

Which, if any, would you drop in a forever keeper dynasty league to add Dylan Bundy? League counts QS instead of Wins. I’m currently in 1st place and in great shape to win the league this year for what it’s worth.

Anthony DeSclafani
Michael Pineda
Eddie Rodriguez

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
5 years ago

Hi Grey,

This week I have to start one more pitcher. I’ve been starting Wainwright, but he is @CHC this week which is not too good. Would you prefer to pick up Rob Whalen (@MIL, @WAS)? It is a points league, by the way (H2H points). Or, alternatively, I could start a RP like Barrett, Estevez, or Maurer, but all of those guys have been shaky/not getting many save opps so I don’t love those options.

Thanks a lot

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: All right thanks, that’s how I was leaning even though I don’t like Wainwright’s matchup, since I don’t have any faith in the other guys. That’s how you know it’s an NL-only league haha!

Rob
Rob
5 years ago

Team 1 gets Bregman and Desmond
Team 2 gets degrom and Justin Turner

What are your thoughts

Jon A
Jon A
5 years ago

Gerrit Cole for Hendricks, Glasnow and Hosmer?

Jon A
Jon A
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Same deal Hendricks or Fullmer?

Ddv
Ddv
5 years ago

Drop Franco or alther for judge?

Ddv
Ddv
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: what should I do

Have to either drop McCarthy or hellickson to get tajuan off my dl to add judge

Drop altherr and giolito of na so I can activate tajuan and put judge in na spot

Or just hold!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

Happy Monday boo

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yup divorced…actually I’ve been seeing a girl i was best friends with in high school and beyond…we lost touch for about 10 years, and now we are both divorced and happier than pigs in shit….Its nice when you’re with someone you actually get along with.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah things are looking up finally…still dealing with some B.S. here and there but overall it has settled down….How’s everything on your end

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: But its a dry heat right lol

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: What do we call the mother of a cougar is there a term for that…please suggest in the comments.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Proud?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: So Proud Puma it is then

ichirosan
ichirosan
5 years ago

So.. if I need pitching BADLY in my 20 man H2H dynasty league, and I also have Tim Anderson and César Hernández, what kind of pitcher would you target for Villar? Because Carrasco was my first thought XD

herschel
herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: mark up Jon Gray’s start yesterday to coors factor? you ok starting him this week @ phi or better to go with paxton @ oak or skaggs @ cle?

thanks.

fknboz
fknboz
5 years ago

I’m 6.5 games up on 2nd place and desperate to win my first championship after 10 years of fantasy sports.

Drop Altherr, Franco, Nuñez, and/or Belt for
Travis, Dickerson, Judge, and/or Bregman?

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

F-Rod, Oh, Watson, and Dyson. Need to lose one, who goes?

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Sorry for all the questions today. Kershaw was dropped in my league. I currently have Pollock Stashed on my DL, I should lose Pollock in hopes that Kershaw can come back for the playoffs, correct?

redraft…in order to make this move I need to move around some RPs so that’s why the above qustion about my closers…thanks as always man!

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

With my batting I’m gonna be hard pressed to slot Pollock in if he does come back, and I’ll need the SP help where I can take it, I’ll just prayer circle hard for Kersh’s return now both him and Salazar.

thanks man happy monday

Harper'sBetterThanTrout
Harper'sBetterThanTrout
5 years ago

Grey, can you please rank these SP for next season?

Kyle Hendricks
Danny Duffy
Jameson Taillon
Lucas Giolito

JashFath
JashFath
5 years ago

Great point about Bundy. There is some disease in fantasy baseball where owners and experts give up on highly touted rookies when they aren’t Mike Trout or Clayton Kershaw from day one. I’ve seen an owner stash Urias in my NL-Only dynasty league since last season, and then drop his ass when he struggled out of the gates. Now watch, ESPN will leave Urias, Rodon, and Berrios unranked next year, and then you will get a million comments asking “Who should I take, (one of those guys) or Bud Norris in 17th round?”

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

Grey

I want to pick up the kid from Houston Gurriel. I’m thinking of dropping Duvall to get him. Woukd you make that move?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

My choices are Duvall or Zobrist

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Grey

My choices are: Duvall, Zobrist, Conforto (who I would like to keep), Holland (I think he will come back and close somewhere). SO it’s either Duvall or Zobrist. Would you drop Zobrist to get Gurriel?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

again the issue will be once he gets called up i will have to drop someone then who? Duvall or Zobrist?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

so would it be easier to drop Zobrist now for him?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

ok thanks Grey

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

if I give up Taijuan Walker and Adam Duvall for Jose Fernandez, am I giving up too little, too much, or it’s a fair offer?

Jack florida
Jack florida
5 years ago

For what it’s worth,
I went to the rays Twins game on Saturday and this is what I saw
Archer—–this was his third straight home start that I saw—-this was the first time he actually “pitched ” out of three the games, the other games he appeared to be aiming the ball. He also had pretty good location
Berrios —–I would guess 90 percent of his pitches were 93-95, no variation at all on the speed no matter what he pitch was. He had trouble hitting the target and got behind a number of batters. I can see where he will be very good when he learns to change speeds and gets better control. He hides the ball very well and has a great move to first and second.

lost..
lost..
5 years ago

Seimen, Tulo, Brad Miller for ROS.. any worth for keeper?

lost..
lost..
Reply to  lost..
5 years ago

Who’s best?

Reid-A-Book
Reid-A-Book
5 years ago

Do you like Judge or Gurriel as the better stash this season to make a meaningful impact?

JimmyJackJames
JimmyJackJames
5 years ago

Finally dropped Jimmy Jack James Shields today and it feels so great.

I’m currently carrying both Estevez and Ottavino – think one or the other emerges b/c I could really use the roster spot.

Also, what are your thoughts on Daniel Norris and Kendrys ROS?

Thanks!

Nightmare
Nightmare
5 years ago

Greylord!!!! Hope u had a good weekend my dude. Great write up as always! So some things happened this weekend. Currently 12-6 in first place by a game. Here’s what I did: 12 team h2h pts
1) my Sale/Cueto, and Pence for Arrieta/Thor and Just Dong. How’d I do? Trying to line up 2 starts in the playoffs
2) my segura and Khris Davis for his Harper and McCarthy
3) sonny gray is worth a drop now I’m sure. But who to pick up? Nova, dickey, Rodon, Manaea, de Leon

Nightmare
Nightmare
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Harper is mine. Guy accepted that trade

Grandal
Miggy
Trea Turner
Villar
Beltre
Just Dong
Harper
Kris Bryant
Braun

How’s my offense look. Anyone that needs to go and I can upgrade?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Happ and Fulmer for Pedro and Melancon?

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

One more…can’t DL both should I lose Kershaw or Danny Salazar?

omar
omar
5 years ago

Was there a mention somewhere of Judge getting the nod once A-Rod’s gone? Could it be Tyler Austin instead?

Brandon Belts' Belt
Brandon Belts' Belt
5 years ago

Can you rank these starts ros: Tyler Anderson, Paxton, Smyly

Joe
Joe
5 years ago

I have McCarthy, who’s collapsed his past three starts, and De Leon who is getting called up on the 13th of never. Would you replace either of them with Eovaldi, Severino, Smyly, or Finnegan? SON hates them all this week but I’m willing to grab them and bench them this week only if you think they’re a worthwhile replacement ROS.