Just Damn.  Just Doh.  Just Don’t-tell-me-he’s-out-for-the-year.  Just Depression.  Just Difficulty-feeling-happiness.  Just Dis-stress-is-stressing-me-out.  Just D-negative-words-in-the-thesaurus.  Just Dissolvent.  Just Did-you-say-dissolvent?  Just Don’t-stop-hugging-me-with-your-eyes-Ted-I-can’t-be-alone-right-now.  A fractured elbow for J.D. Martinez.  It happened when he ran into a wall.  Apparently, the wall doesn’t own him.  I hate you, wall!  “If he dies, he dies.”  Oh my God, the wall is imitating Ivan Drago!  I knew it!  The wall is a Russian super-villain.  Martinez will head for a CT scan.  I don’t know how long he’ll be out with a fractured elbow, but it sounds like it will be a while.  Let’s join in the shape of a parallelogram and pray.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Victor Martinez – 3-for-5 and three solo homers, his 10th, 11th and 12th homers, hitting .338.  After each homer, V-Mart dropped the bat and screamed, “Respect your elders!”

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  It was a straight Home Run Derby yesterday for the Tigers — six homers in all.  A crooked number for J.D.’s crooked elbow, which is what I say to the team as I pat their butts, individually.  Then my speech to the team, “We are meeting here today, inside the clubhouse, partially because if we met on the streets of Detroit, one of us would be mugged, but mostly, we are meeting to remember… Clear eyes, full hearts, broken elbows, can’t lose!”

James McCann – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I don’t even own Justin Upton (1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) and I’m not thrilled James Freakin’ McCann has as many homers as him.

Danny Duffy – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.17.  He looked like straight butter on the back end of Kate Upton at times yesterday.  Of course, it wasn’t all cream of wheat, he did cause chafing when I was trying to rub away my stress at him giving up homers.  I’m still holding him though.  Nothing gonna break-a-my-stride, nothing gonna slow me down.  Oh no!  I got to keep on moving!

Evan Longoria – Day-to-day with forearm tightness.  Leave it to Longoria to sell his soul for “four or five decent weeks of hitting.”  Why not barter with the devil to stay hot until the All-Star break?

Steven Souza – Hit the DL with a strained hip.  That’s not similar to when your uncle strains to sound hip.  “Hey, Grey, I’d like to see that waitress twerk on my Lemonade, amiright?!”  Um, yeah, Uncle Richie.

Blake Snell – 3 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks.  I’ll just wait outside this saloon, tied to the WHIPping post.  Takes a whole lotta tryin’ to have a 3.30 WHIP with a 2.70 ERA.  Similar to trying to get off my fantasy teams.  The Rays will provide no offense, I hate their division for starters and I’m done with Snell until I see a good matchup.

Steve Pearce – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .346.  He would be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he’s owned in more than 50% of leagues, which is surprising, y’all impressed the Fantasy Master Lothario.

James Paxton – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  I’m still on this guy’s train.  Awesome, to the Pax!

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Something that no one is talking about (likely because no one cares).  Kyle Seager and brother, Ceager, are nearly identical for fantasy baseball value so far this year.  I’d guess Ceager wins, but Kyle has the small edge right now.

Aaron Nola – 3 IP, 6 ER vs. Toronto.  That Nola should’ve been declared a disaster site by FEMA.  I’d hold him for his next start vs. the Twins, then reevaluate if that’s bad.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer, and 27th homer in the last five games.  For the Edwin!  He’s on one right now, and being on one is a good thing, like bananas, but not bananas that are prepared in a dish by Guy Fieri.

Jose Bautista – Left yesterday’s game with a hip flexor problem or a thigh problem or left big toe soreness, depending on who you’re trusting.  He sounds day-to-day, but he’s headed for x-rays, so if you own him, you can pray for the best, and if you don’t own him, you can pray for the worse.  Then we can see who God loves more.

Michael Saunders – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer as he returned to the lineup.  I’ve cycled through a lot of schmohawks in my utility slot, and I likely should’ve just held Saunders all year.  Likely’s putting it lightly, of course, I should’ve.

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (6, 7).  Another Blue Jay that has been insanely hot, but, again, going against the Phillies can help turn a bat around, especially when their ace, Nola, is getting hit too.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Looking for a non-flashy, relatively safe pitcher?  There’s a Happ for that!

Wil Myers – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Padres say they’re prepared to trade Myers.  Of course, makes sense.  They have a guy in his prime, who was a top prospect, that is breaking out and they only have him cheap through 2019.  But, I mean, if they can get three Jon Jays for him.  You have to take that, right?

Melvin Upton – 2-for-4 and two steals (14, 15).  Maybe he’s trying to get traded too.  Tigers could use him, then the Upton’s can morph into one barely mediocre player.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Who’s this now?  Harper?  Not sure I’ve heard of him.  Is he new in the league?

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Only took him three years of teasing us to finally stay healthy and breakout.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  I just realized something.  I didn’t own Rendon during his great 2014, but have owned him for the past two years when he’s been atrocious and just okay.  I have Rendon lust.

Colby Lewis – 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  He took a perfect game into the 8th inning when, in the first row, Len Barker stood up and pointed his index and middle finger into his eyes, then took those same two fingers and pointed them towards Colby.  Lewis was so shook he immediately walked Yonder Alonso.   From that Barker point forward, Lewis never looked the same and lost the no-no in the ninth.  I’d say Lewis had a good game, let’s just write it off as an aberration, but he has a 2.81 ERA in 93 IP.  All that with a 87 MPH fastball and a 5.6 K/9.  How does he do it?  By generating weak-sister contact with great command.  Not running out to add Lewis — I’m too much of a strikeout whore — but Lewis could provide some matchup appeal.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .314.  I nearly made Desmond my sell for the Buy/Sell column coming later today, but I thought on it with my elbow on my knee, and I don’t think you can get value for Desmond.

Daniel Mengden – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.25 thru two starts.  Honestly, I’m kinda more interested in Mengden than that previous Len Barker-wannabe.  His control has me a little bit worried, and his next start is a little on the iffy side of things, so I’m gonna take a pass in 12-teamers, but, in deeper leagues, I could see the flyer.  On a range of Paxton, Snell, Duffy, et al etc. and so on, Mengden’s last for now.

Mat Latos – Released by the White Sox.  This will mean more time he can spend with his wife!  In related news, how long until Latos signs with a Japanese team?

Cody Reed – Was called up by the Reds.  You know that old joke by Woody Allen where he says, my brother is crazy, he thinks he’s a chicken.  To which the shrink says, why don’t you commit him?  He won’t commit him because he needs the eggs.  That’s how I feel about rookie pitchers.  They’re totally crazy, risky, and irrational, but we keep going through it because we need the eggs.  Is Cody Reed going to be better than, say, CC Sabathia this year?  Unlikely.  So, why pick him up over Sabathia?  Because I need the eggs.  Reed can hit high 90s with his fastball and his control appears improved this year.  If you’re looking for upside, take the flyer.

Dan Straily – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER vs. the Braves.  The Regression Fairies wrote Nicholas Sparks a fan letter saying simply, ‘Thank you,’ they would love to drive everyone but no one can fit in their PT Cruiser, and they will destroy your previously pristine ratios.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer.  Here’s what frequent commenter, Fred Garvin MP, said yesterday, “Bryan Price pulls a double switch in the 5th inning of a game in which he trails by 3 runs, removing his cleanup hitter (Duvall) who is tied for third in the majors for home runs for a minor league scrub. What a twit.”  Yup.

Jose Peraza – 1-for-4 and two more steals (2, 3) in only six games played.  VanSAGNOFglorious, indeed, but Hamilton returns today, so I’m not sure where Peraza will be playing.

Adonis Garcia – Lifted from the game with ankle soreness.  Speaking of lifting, if your name is Don, you should lift up random things and say, “A Don is lifting.”

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games, hitting .265.  Okay, I’m done making fun of his RBI total.  I mean, now he’s ranked 132nd for RBIs tied with Denard Span and Chase Utley.

Matthew Wisler – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.23.  Stream-o-Nator was a little meh on this start, but hates his next one, and I wouldn’t mess with him — or no Messler.

Trayce Thompson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  You can wait for him in today’s Buy column, because you know he’s there, but I’d imagine you’ll wait longer than that, because you’ve already waited about two weeks too long to pick him up.

Scott Kazmir – 4 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  We should have a glossary term for a pitcher who racks up so many strikeouts he can’t go very deep into the game.  Please suggest a term in the comments.

Chris Carter – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  35 homers, over or under?  I’m gonna go over.  Just barely with 37.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (24).  How beautiful is this guy?  Not to answer, but to ruminate on his beauty.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.97.  Ed-Rod looks possessed by Thetans.

David Ortiz – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer.  This was his first first homer since June 2nd.  On June 3rd, I told you to sell him.  You can’t make this stuff up!  Well, you can, but you could also check it.

Adam Jones – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Hard to argue with success because success is an amorphous state that can only be judged by your inner peace and your outer bling.  But, if I were to argue with success, Jones would have about fifteen more RBIs if he would’ve been batting third during his past month, instead of leadoff.

Tyler Wilson – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.16.  I’m happy for Wilson, but I’ll be damned if I’m starting a pitcher in one of my leagues that is a crudely drawn face on a well-worn volleyball.

Glen Perkins – Done for the season with a torn labrum and rotator cuff problems.  Why not break your elbow too for the pitcher-no-wantie trifecta?  “I had the pitcher-no-wantie twice!”  We know, Kris Medlen.  Brandon Kintzler is the guy to own.  Wanna know how pathetic I am for saves?  I own(ed) Abad in a 12-team league.  That’s the backup guy on a team that has around 1.5 saves every six weeks.  I parenthetical’d the tense on Abad, because Didi Gregorius got into him in a Abad way yesterday in the 7th inning, and I no longer own him.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.20.  Maybe I should stop chasing upside pitchers and just own Sabathia.  *thinks for a millisecond*  Nah!

Juan Nicasio – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  We want Glasnow, uh, now!

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Haven’t mentioned him in a while, because he hasn’t done anything good.  Looking at his Ks and walks.  Wow.  He went from a .400+ OBP guy to barely .300.  His steals are next to nonexistent and his infield fly balls are way up.  Infield fly balls show a guy that is making terrible contact.  He’s only 29 years old, but he looks like he’s about 40.  Not super promising.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Uh-oh, watch out, Conforto had a cortisone shot two days ago.  You know, cortisone, the legal steroid.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .226.  Hey, it’s Marla Gibbs’ neighbor!

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .275.  Heard a lot of people talking about dropping him, so he was bound to get hot.  It’s the way of the Razziverse.

David Wright – Undergoing neck surgery and is likely done for the year.  Do you think when the sentence “undergoing neck surgery” is over so is the surgery?  Deep and Sounding Stoned Thoughts by Grey Albright.

Wilmer Flores – Left the game after taking a pitch off his hand, but x-rays were negative and he should be fine.  If he doesn’t start every day now that Wright is out the entire year, it’ll be a crying shame.  Literally, for him.

Willson Contreras – *walks down the sundae bar, scoops out some chocolate, some vanilla, some strawberry, puts some jimmies on it, pours on hot fudge, sprays on whipped cream, sprinkles on nuts, tops with a Maraschino cherry, drops the entire sundae into the garbage*  We see there’s a garbage can there filled with thousands of other sundaes.  *pushes the sundae-filled garbage can to a table, lifts up a shovel and begins to eat*  We see sitting next to this gluttonous man eating from the garbage can filled with sundaes is a homeless family.  The gluttonous man smiles and eats.  Finally, the gluttonous man says to the homeless family, “Any interest in trading for Chris Coghlan?”  That’s the Cubs, the homeless family is all the other teams.  They called up Contreras yesterday and he’s better than 75% major league catchers.  Damn, Cubbies, it’s been a while, you know you can only win one championship a year, right?  In Triple-A, Contreras had nine homers, 4 steals and a .353 average in 55 games.  Not sure if he’ll be the Cubs’ number one catcher, but I’d grab him just in case.  It’s not as if Miguel Montero is that great.  Worst comes to worst, I am sure Mitsubishi execs would support Montero’s move to the Nippon league.  Much like Toyota threw a ton down for Tercell Camry and he was just four years old.

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PeteRosesRevenge
PeteRosesRevenge
6 years ago

I need some Jack Daniels …………………….i’m in a 10 team head to head non keeper Shoul i hang on to JD for a while to see what happend or just drop now?

J_Ceol
J_Ceol
6 years ago

Hey Grey!

I feel like Buxton is a sell, maybe I’m watching the Twins games with shades on or something but I don’t see anything that looks like a spark out of this guy…

Would you deal Buxton for a pitcher like Karns or Paxton? Which would you prefer if you could?

John
John
6 years ago

Freeman or J Up?

Suarez or Semien?

cmeadonis@yahoo.com
6 years ago

RE: Kazir/anyone who throws many strikes but does not last long: Term: JACKRABBIT: Like my sex life, in with veracity and suddenly I’m spent before I really begun.

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. starlin has been pretty meh. lose him for lewis winthorpe III (aka whit merrifield)?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 years ago

Hey Grey – sorry, took a while to respond to your Q on the above, so figured I’d bump it here…in a 12 team keeper league, how much of $100 FAAB would you spend on Taillon, Cody Reed, Contreras?

Thanks.

Ldon
Ldon
6 years ago

Tommy j vs Ray or lee vs Elias

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

@Grey: With Marte joining the boyband D2D, Mazara is getting an extended look – what can I do to get his bat going? I’m tied for first with my opponent this week, so I NEED TO WIN!

Walker’s HR last night was enough for me to drop Kipnis for him (and the fact he’s facing both Q and Rodon this weekend, while Walker has some favorable matchups against the Braves)… I know it’s only Week 11, but I want that first place! So no more Kipnis questions from me… at least until Walker struggles and I pick him back up…

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
6 years ago

Moya over someone like Gomez or Odubel?

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  ROTO OVERLORD
6 years ago

@ROTO OVERLORD: If Osuna continues to struggle, do you sanchez going right from the rotation to closer?

Ky
Ky
6 years ago

I am in dire need of some pitching. I want to trade McCutchen. Do you have a few suggestions for pitchers i should ask for?

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

Is the same guy asking about Conforto, Trayce and Khris Davis 10 times and just changing his handle? Geeze dudes, CTRL F sometime, huh?

Jim
Jim
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It:
Was Tryace & Conforto asked before?sorry, didn’t see it….

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Jim
6 years ago

@Jim: Just odd it’s such a hot topic!

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

Conforto or Trayce!

nick the dick
nick the dick
6 years ago

Lose Sonny for McCullers?

Ldon
Ldon
6 years ago

Choo vs wacha or confortobl vs gant

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Conforto is starting to remind me alot of freeman last year. Hes day to day with that wrist and anyday it could be that sheath injury that shut him down. As of now hes usable after a 2-4 HR last night, but tread carefully he was in a wicked slump going into last night.

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

What SP would you rank near Cody Reed for ROS, just so I have an idea of how good you think he could be…
Rather than giving you lists of all my pitchers, in every one of my leagues, this would help me decide what leagues to pick him up and went leagues to ignore him.
Thank you, Grey
Appreciate you

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

Please rank Conforto, K. Davis, & Gomez. Thanks.

Jack
Jack
Reply to  Jack
6 years ago

Add Moya, too.

Nightmare
Nightmare
6 years ago

Hello Greylord and good afternoon from STL. Piscotty doesn’t know!!! 12 team h2h points

1) So I traded Freeman for kemp. How’d I do?
2) profar just got dropped. I picked up Schoop on your recommendation. Pick up profar or Pearce or hold with Schoop?
3) odubel or Valencia ROS?

john
john
6 years ago

Grey,
Which side?
Abreu, Segura, Polanco, Strasburg for
Goldy, Villar, McCutch, Pence, Pomeranz

jacks
jacks
6 years ago

Who should I play next week at Util? I’m leaning Leonys cuz of his 7 game slate and power/speed combo.

Leonys: 7 games
Villar: 5 games. Has to face Stras and Scherzer in 2 of them
CarGomez: 6 games
D Valencia: 6 games

Donduda
Donduda
6 years ago

Stanton vs gray or trayce vs Davies?

Wake Up
6 years ago

Tercell Camry sounds like the name of a guy from NZ that moves to Kenya to train for marathons…speaking of that what Documentary on Netflix do I need to watch?

I’m already planning my Saturday afternoon hangover soothing party for one…

Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan
6 years ago

Cody Reed or Lincecum?

Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Reed or Contreras?

ERad
ERad
6 years ago

Guy Fieri is also the lead singer of Smash Mouth

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: PM me the Razz PO Box – and I’ll try to sneak one out.

The look on her face if you send back the RSVP would amazing – “Who the hell is Grey Albright?!?”

“I don’t know, no one does! I was hoping you’d know! I’ve been waiting for years to find out!”

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Haha I forgot about the eBook!

Now I know what I’m giving as gifts to the groomsmen

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Would you trade Steven matz in a dynasty league for mikael Franco 7×7 format

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
6 years ago

12 team keeper league, would you rather have Panik or M. Duffy at 2B?

Ray
Ray
6 years ago

NL Only keeper and I need a pitcher for the stretch run. Was offered Bumgarner/Segura for Seager/Matt Adams. Sucks to lose Seager as keeper but might not be able to pass.

Wake Up
6 years ago

Ever since I pointed out that W Myers has been the ASG worthy NL 1B…yes better than Goldy and Rizzo…it’s been all Myers all the time on this site…you’re welcome!

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
6 years ago

12 team keeper league. Drop Travis Shaw or Jhonny Peralta for Brandon Moss? Or hold?

Wake Up
6 years ago

Seems like Contreras is only grinding the beans right now…getting them ready for September…when he comes up for his cup of coffee

No way they go with a rookie catcher with that staff…

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: They weren’t the best team in baseball with 3 20-game winners…and he played mostly OF

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Vanishing gas

Krash

Kave-in

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Who to Start today :
J.Upton @ Ventura
Mazara @ Wacha
6×6 roto

Wake Up
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414: JUp

JoeG414
JoeG414
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:
Well, that was easy

Wake Up
6 years ago

You only think you need the eggs…you really only want the eggs…you desire the eggs…you need to know what is inside…you are the one who holds the power…you know, like when Woody Allen fucks little kids!

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: from a Louis CK speech…”It was an honor to move to Paris and work with such a world renowned child molester”

huhb
huhb
6 years ago

Start which two combos
Harvey, springer, jbj, Saunders, castelannos
Harvey, trout, Bradley, Choo, castelannos
Joe Ross, Nelson Cruz, springer, trayce Thompson, shaw
Joe Ross, trout, springer, Stanton, shaw
Fulmer trout, springer, trayce, shaw

huhb
huhb
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: if you had to pick two of these combos for today?

Huhb
Huhb
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: help!

'Saul Gooood, Man
'Saul Gooood, Man
6 years ago

I saw a note that Jon Gray spends his free time hunting ghosts. I like this guy.

Also just curious – do the glossary terms get announced anywhere, or just added to the page when ready?

Wake Up
Reply to  'Saul Gooood, Man
6 years ago

@‘Saul Gooood, Man: Cram shows up with a certificate wearing only a belt…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wake Up
6 years ago

@Wake Up: I don’t do appearances. I can mail an autographed 8×10!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: God i hope i win!!!

Sticball Al
Sticball Al
6 years ago

You think you feel bad… I just traded Hamels and Fulmer for him and the trade finalized on Wednesday !!! WTF just happened ??? I’m all yeah !!! I finally swung this deal and all my offense is gonna turn on as he’s getting red hot, and summer is coming in Detroit and him and Miggy are gonna get jiggy and he runs into a freaking wall and fracture’s my fanasty team and breaks my heart. JESUS CRISTO !!! Can we get the Pope to join our prayer group ??? Ahhhhhhh !!!!!

birrrdy!
birrrdy!
6 years ago

TucKKered Out
K Passo
MonKayed Around
Shopped at K-Depart

cf
cf
6 years ago

Pujols or Carter for rest of season?

huhb
huhb
6 years ago

What combo
springer, jackiebradley vs iwakuma, Saunders vs wright (Baltimore)

springer, Choo vs wacha, Cespedes vs gant

trout or betts, pick two conforto, Choo, Bradley, conforto, Stanton

huhb
huhb
Reply to  huhb
6 years ago

@huhb: meant to add trayce to the last combo

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Might be an old reference, but a pitcher who K’s quick and leaves the game made a Jackrabbit Start.

Himom
Himom
6 years ago

In a keeper would you do Nola, Matz, Buxton for Kershaw?

Also who do you value more this year and in the future, Matz or Nola?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

ROS: Brandon Crawford or Marcus Semien?

knucks
knucks
6 years ago

Right now Khris/Belt/Franco are on my roster. I can make a trade for Valencia.

Which combo would you prefer to have on your team going forward…

Belt and Khris Davis (bench bat) or
Franco and Valencia (bench bat)

Thinking of offering up Khris first. Then Belt if that doesn’t work, to get Valencia. Would you do either/neither?

My thought process is that it’d be easier to platoon Maikel and Valencia, than its been to platoon Belt/Khris. Davis seems to only go off on days that the HT and I decide to bench him.

If I end up trading Belt for Danny V… I’ll have to start Khris everyday and can plug in Valencia until Maikel gets it going, then play the obvious platoon going forward.

THANK YOU! Looking forward to B/S this afternoon. Oh and have a great weekend (in case I don’t get the chance to hit you up for more tips later).

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Great, thanks again. I think he is about to accept a Valencia/Shoe for my Khris/Fulmer

I’m not worried at all about the pitching aspect. But if this goes down, this will be my lineup.

C -Beef
1B- Rizzo
2B- DJ Lem
3B- Franco (Danny V platoon)
SS- Villar
OF- Betts
OF- Brocktune
OF- Belt
Util- Hosmer
Util- Pujols

Booyah! Loving the idea of the Killer B’s as my OF.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Forgot to mention. Catchin Chali2na this weekend in Pilly. Pretty pumped.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: The one dood from Jurrassic 5.

Love me some J5

Big league choo
Big league choo
6 years ago

10 team OBP league

Which side

Bryant/guerra or lester/yelich/moss

joe blow
joe blow
6 years ago

in a H2H keeper league where pitching is key ,i’ve been offered matz, valencia, and yelich for kluber, donaldson, and fowler?

200 Proof
200 Proof
6 years ago

“We should have a glossary term for a pitcher who racks up so many strikeouts he can’t go very deep into the game.” – Load Blower

Grey,

Would you trade J Upton and B Brach for C Carrasco and M Franco (rest of season)?
…or should I hold Upton in hopes that he’s turning it around now that he has to step up and put on his big boy pants with JD’s absence?

Thanks!

Spring Blake
Spring Blake
6 years ago

Someone in my league is looking to pick up some saves and with the addition of Kelley I have 4 closers, is swapping kluber plus rosenthal a worthwhile move for Thor or should I just hold pat?

It’s roto and I need QS, K, SV, SB, AVG

My RP is:
Rosenthal
Madson
Harris
Kelley

My Sp is:
Arrieta
Kluber
Matz
Taillon
Nola

Wywyz
Wywyz
6 years ago

Drop Dickerson or Castro for Moyà?

Wake Up
6 years ago

You know the old one about Woody Allen’s brother…where he says my brother’s crazy…he fucks little kids!

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Higher upside, Rodon or Severino?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Steve
6 years ago

@Steve: Rodon

Schlitzy
Schlitzy
6 years ago

this sucks but when else can i squeeze in a Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jame reference -pitcher who can’t go deep = Lisa Lisa cause he’s “All Kaid Out”

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Hey Grey, Votto or Correa in a swap, 12 team standard league?

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Matt
6 years ago

@Matt: Correa – not close

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

Kzamir is a “Gas Guzzler”

Rondo
Rondo
6 years ago

I’m being offered Stanton in a 10-team points league with 1 point for HR, R, RBI, TB along with -.5 for strikeouts.

How many these players would you trade away straight up for Stanton – Pujols, Beltre, Castellanos, E. Nunez, Segura?

Rondo
Rondo
Reply to  Rondo
6 years ago

@Rondo: The follow-up trade offer is Stanton for one of the pitchers below. Would you trade any of these guys straight up for Stanton – Quintana, Matz, Salazar, Carrasco?

Simply Fred
Simply Fred
6 years ago

Looks like Arrieta gets ‘his’ catcher. Montero, he of .167 slg vs. lefties(facing Liriano today) over Contreras. Looks like 3 of 5 days max for Contreras.

Bingle
Bingle
6 years ago

Pitcher that strikes out batters but leaves due to pitch count:
K Bye
Strike im’ out
Crop dust (make them whiff and then leave)

john
john
6 years ago

Grey, ahead of time sorry, but I need your wisdom, first time in a while just can’t seem to make the right moves (commenter’s also welcome)
H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats

Waiver(available right now):
HIT- A. Pujols, M. Weiters, J. Werth, K. Pillar, S. Vogt, C. Beltran, B. Moss,
PIT- A. Bergman, T. Chatwood, T. Bauer, D. Fister, J. Hellickson, CC, Sabathia, S. Kazmir, C. Friedrich

1. Your thoughts on the team below?
2. Anybody on the wire above worth swapping out (Bregman?) and who do I drop
3. Guy in first really wants Goldy off me, any of these guys worth it to trade for ? (his available guys: Kershaw(tough to get), Scherzer, Cueto, Lester, C. Martinez, J.Ross, B.Posey, Votto, C. Correa, G. Stanton)

My Team (Goldschmember):
C – J.T. Realmuto
1B – Paul Goldschmidt
2B – Brian Dozier
3B – Kyle Seager
SS – Marcus Semien
Mi- Jonathon Schoop
CI – Nolan arenado
LF – Charlie Blackmon
CF – Andrew McCutchen
RF – Ryan Braun
Util- Danny Valencia
BN – Jonathan Villar
BN – Mark Trumbo
BN – Hanley Ramirez
BN- Tim Anderson
DL – Hunter Pence

Sp – Madison Bumgarner
SP – Jake Arrieta
SP – Danny Salazar (DTD)
RP –
Rp – Drew Pomeranz
P- Chris Sale
P – Aaron Nola
BN – James Paxton
BN – Carlos Carrasco
BN – Blake Snell
DL – Vince Velasquez (15-DL)

thanks everyone

MarvPesos
John
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks bud

BAC
BAC
6 years ago

5X5 OBP League. Is there a fair trade in here?

My Sano/Franco and Hammel/T.Walker/R. Hill for Stanton / Upton

MattTruss
Editor
6 years ago

I’m not very good at this glossary stuff, but hows about Kay-Put?

As in, Syndergaard went Kay-Put after 4 IP and 10 Ks.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  MattTruss
6 years ago

@MattTruss: That’s pretty good – how about refine it to just K-Put

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  William Hung
6 years ago

That’s how I originally wrote it, thought the “ay” was more with the Razzball theme, as in Cust Kayin’! Either would work.

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
6 years ago

Here’s a NSFW option: Kluster f*ck
Kazmir racked up 8 punch outs thru 4 innings and totally Kluster f*cked me out of the W and QS in the process!

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
6 years ago

Which side in this deal:

A) Correa/Stanton/E.Nunez/Betances
B)Villar/Xander/Cishek/Emilio Estevez

It’s a keeper league, but you only have 2 years to keep someone.

8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

Man vs fantasy
Man vs fantasy
Reply to  Wilsonian
6 years ago

@Wilsonian:

Side A and I would not even think twice.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wilsonian
6 years ago

@Wilsonian: A

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Man vs fantasy: @Cram It: would anything change if I only had one more year after this with Correa and Stanton?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wilsonian
6 years ago

@Wilsonian: What, is side B 2 years or something? The 1 extra year wouldn’t change anything, no.

JoeG414
JoeG414
6 years ago

Cubs Today giving days off to Heyward and Bryant. They just had an off day on Thursday.
I guess Joe doesn’t think they need the runs with Arrieta on the mound.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  JoeG414
6 years ago

@JoeG414: That explains Bryant, but sitting Heyward still remains a puzzle! ;)

bigbear
bigbear
6 years ago

J.Up or Carlos Gomez ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  bigbear
6 years ago

@bigbear: J-Up

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
6 years ago

who is the elias sports bureau replacing in BOS’s rotation

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: yep, that’s it.

William Hung
William Hung
6 years ago

minute K-man

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, I’m a big fan of Kay or K-Put

Reid-A-Book
Reid-A-Book
6 years ago

Pray for Just Dong. Wait. No. Pray for Dong. Oh God. I’m sorry, moving on…

Anyways, for replacements sake do you like Khris Davis, Conforto, Trayce, Joc, Pillar, or Moya? Have Marte, Polanco, and Duvall at OF right now.

Thanks Grey! Btw, I’m currently in Vegas for the first time in my life. Bachelor party for myself. Any tips, ideas, advice?

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Reid-A-Book
6 years ago

@Reid-A-Book: I’d go with Trayce. Then Davis and Conforto. The others are well outside of my circle of trust.

As for Vegas, keep your jimmy in your pants, don’t drive, and only play what you’re willing to lose. Beyond that, enjoy!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Reid-A-Book
6 years ago

@Reid-A-Book: Conforto

Reid-A-Book
Reid-A-Book
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: thank you!

Reid-A-Book
Reid-A-Book
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: haha thanks bud!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
6 years ago

I’m in a 10 team H2H OBP league rolling with Gattis at C. Terrible OBP but great otherwise of course. Is Willson Contreras the exception to the “never hold more catchers than needed” rule? Seems like he could be a good stash, esp for OBP, who maybe makes Gattis tradeable depending how things shake out…

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
6 years ago

If the Padres can get 1 Jon Jay for Gyorko, I would say the Wil Myers exchange rate may be closer to five Jon Jay’s.

Who you like for SBs ROS? Span or Gardner?

Glossary Term: K-Incineration Start 4 IP 8 K 2 BB 93 Pitches

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
6 years ago

K-Max *drops mic*

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Bill Lumbergh
6 years ago

@Bill Lumbergh: Premature Klimax

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Bill Lumbergh
6 years ago

@Bill Lumbergh: *Picks up mic* I think we have better *Drops mic*

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
6 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: touché

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Bill Lumbergh
6 years ago

@Bill Lumbergh: I have a hard time walking past a live mic on the ground without picking it up

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
6 years ago

K-Max

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Hopefully today goes better than yesterday’s cluster**** attempt.

Got a trade offer in my yahoo keeper league (7*6 w/ obp, slg, Qs)

Abreu
For
J. Upton & j. Ross

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Matt
6 years ago

@Matt:

Oh, and this team lost Just Dong. @$&!!!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Matt
6 years ago

@Matt: Id want Abreu

PHIL
PHIL
6 years ago

Is Moya a great pick up ?

KevBo
KevBo
6 years ago

Hi Grey,

Would you add Pillar, Merrifield or Panik over Profar?

Rufus T. Firefly
Rufus T. Firefly
6 years ago

How about K-luttony?

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

Worst trade ever! Just traded MadBum for JD and some mid tier pitchers…literally had JD for 1 1/2 games…SOB!

Blaming Grey for hyping him up so much the past week…lol. Brutal

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Robert
6 years ago

@Robert: Ouch

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

Ay K-rumba

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: Hey….Macarana!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yay! My second list.

Bobbo
Bobbo
6 years ago

12 team 5×5 h2h
Who starts at SS today?
Espinosa @ SD (friedrich) $-17.1
Russell vs. PIT (Liriano) $-1.6

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Bobbo
6 years ago

@Bobbo: Russell

huhb
huhb
6 years ago

Shaw vs iwakuma, Frazier vs Bauer, castelannos vs Ventura, a-rod vs dean? Need one for the day

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  huhb
6 years ago

@huhb: Cast

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  huhb
6 years ago

@huhb: And drop A-Rod. For anyone.