Chris Tillman went 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.55 while dropping his 2nd half ERA to 2.14 in 46 1/3 IP.  Still, the best thing about him is he doesn’t currently have a duet with Nicki Minaj on the radio.  He’s the one person in the western hemisphere.  You are so lucky, eastern hemisphere!  Assuming you, Eastern Hemispherers, move to the western hemisphere in the next six months and don’t get all of our hand-me-down crap songs next.  I lived in London in the fall of 1996, so I had a jumpstart on “Tell me what you want what you really want, what you really really want” by the Spice Girls, then when I moved back home, it just got here.  I had a good solid 12 months straight of one stupid Spice Girls song.  I called it A Clockwork Spice.  Ready for me to tie this in?  I bet you are!  I was in on Tillman in the preseason the past two years, convinced he could make the jump to fantasy number two.  I held him both years in the 1st half, as he got battered around, then in the 2nd half of both years after I dropped him, he buckled down and showed the kind of pitcher he can be.  Unlike last year, his peripherals this year are pretty poor — 6.2 K/9, 3 BB/9, 4.31 xFIP.  I’d definitely own him while he’s going well, but I don’t think he’s become anything more than a decent fantasy number four to five.  Right now, he’s a Wannabe.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ubaldo Jimenez – Moved to the bullpen.  A lot was made of the fact that he has a $50 million contract, but the contract was printed out on both sides of the paper, so they saved like three cents there.

Nick Hundley – 2-for-4 and a slam (3) and legs (1).  Ding, ding, ding!  The winner for most random Slam & Legs goes to… Nick Hundley!  Show him what he’s won…Curtain rises…Apathy!  That’s right, Nick Hundley, your very own apathy!

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3 and his 32nd homer.  The Grande Dolor!

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA up to 3.25.  Ugh, that just dolors.  Seems like right when I got on the Quintana bandwagon it came off the tracks.  Why is a bandwagon even on tracks?!  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, and I could see moving on in shallower mixed leagues.

Andrew Cashner – Could return this weekend.  Cash rules everything around me, Andrew get the money, clean bill of health, y’all!

Jesse Hahn – Was optioned to Double-A.  For those that were wondering when he’s going to get shutdown, I’ll say August 19th.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  I told you he was a sleeper!  Well, at least he’s making it easier to sell to you again next year.  Suckers–I mean, readers!

Abraham Almonte – 4-for-5, 1 run.  Whoa, what’s the Almonte the Hoopla about?  He’s hitting near-.400 in the last week and could be a short-term pick up.  That’s the Almonte the Hoopla.  Good fit with Gyorkin’ Crocus.

Josh Beckett – Might not return this season.  I’m sure there’s a country song he knows that perfectly encapsulates how he’s feeling.

Zack Greinke – Has a sore elbow.  As Velma would say, Greinkes!  Mattingly said Greinke’s elbow would be checked today and he’s a possibility for his Thursday start.  It’s also possible Dane Cook is not the most hated comic.  Unlikely, but possible.

Carl Crawford – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (19).  That viola string the doctors put in for his hamstring is paying off nicely, so he can stop fiddling around.

Oswaldo Arcia – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, his third homer in the last three games, and his 5th homer this week.  Hot Oschwaldo!  If you’re waiting until he cools off to pick him up, it’s not a good strategy.

Trevor Bauer – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER vs. Kyle Gibson (5 1/3 IP, 5 ER).  In a matchup of This Is Your Brain vs. This Is Your Brain After Chasing Upside.

Yan Gomes – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 17th homer, as he bats .285.  Maybe you shouldn’t have scratched your catcher scab in April.

Aroldis Chapman – Dealing with a sore shoulder.  Probably nothing for a guy that throws 102 MPH.  Eye roll, head scratch, fart sound made with hand in armpit.  I own Jonathan Broxton everywhere I can.  T-minus 2 days until Aroldis hits the DL.

Yadier Molina – Hopes to begin swinging a bat soon.  He should write a company’s name on the bat and swing it on a street corner to generate some advertising income.  What?  I’m an entrepreneur.

Jhonny Peralta – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting around .325 in the last week with two homers.  Hhot Schhmotato!

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Finish strong, you sumsabeach!

Jon Jay – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Needs to be a deep league and daily so you can bench him when the Cards face a lefty, but The Federalist is batting .500 in the last week and been doing it since 1787 (okay, maybe since August 1st).

Omar Infante – 4-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs. I’ve seen all the fantasy stars in their fancy cars and limousines.  Been high on Rockies and their ridiculous stadium.  But I know what I’m needing and I don’t want to waste more time.  I’m in an Omar Infante state of mind!

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Someone set up a 2015 draft so I can draft Arenado right now.  Right…NOW!

Drew Stubbs – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Must’ve been spurred on by me saying the other day he’s a top 40 outfielder on our Player Rater.  Don’t worry, Weiss will bench him today.

Michael Cuddyer – Out yesterday with a sore hamstring.  When he returned two days ago, I said he’d only stay healthy for two weeks.  I obviously was generous.

Carlos Gonzalez – Might not be ready for spring training.  I’d suggest the Rockies open each game with the M.A.S.H. theme song, but they aren’t painless.

Alex Rios – Was scratched from the lineup with conjunctivagina.  When I see his OF position eligibility on my team, I wanted to add an extra F.

Yu Darvish – Now Ron Washington’s backing off his first prediction that Darvish would be back in two weeks.  Ya think?  Their best player has an elbow issue and they’re 80 games under .500.  Hmm, tough call.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-5 and his 21st steal, hitting over .450 in the last week.  Of course, I had him on Sunday for the one day he sat out.  *Marge Simpson disapproving groan*

Jarred Cosart – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Decent start, but he was going against the RAAAngers.  Cosart gets Coors next and, if you start him there, you better drink everything you have Jarred.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5 and his 16th steal.  In the spirit of Paul George adopting the nickname PG-13.  I suggest for Yelich:  CYO.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  OZUNA hold girl in hand.  OZUNA hit ball far.  OZUNA accidentally squeeze girl’s head.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks.  There was offense everywhere yesterday.  Was it Throwback to 1998 Day and I didn’t hear about it?  I’m guessing the entire league was tested for steroids on Monday, so they knew it was fine to shoot up on Tuesday afternoon without repercussions.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 17th homer.  Next March Commenter, “Grey, your stache is my Sistine Chapel and I pretend to put money in the donate box to impress girls, but why so low on J.D. Martinez?”

Wil Myers – Wasn’t activated yesterday.  Well, no dur.  I wonder if the guy who says someone wasn’t activated works in the same department as Kevin from the “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department.

Chris Archer – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, but there was three unearned runs that chased Archer from the game.  Ticker shock!

Grant Balfour – 0 IP, 3 ER, moving his record to 1-5 and ERA to 5.48 as Jim Johnson got the win while moving his ERA to 7.07.  I think Billy Beane has finally gone too far and is going to be found out for infecting all players leaving the A’s with a strain of botulism.

James Loney – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Casey Kotchman and Lyle Overbay get together and flip baseball cards, but as they say, “Only the Loney.”

Evan Longoria – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  So, he is playing, I can confirm that.

Tsuyoshi Wada – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Pitched much better than the grounds crew who put on the tarp during the rain delay.  When the crew chief says, “Grounds crew up,” he won’t speak so fast next time.  I like Wada, but agree with the Stream-o-Nator that his next start is a bit of a worry.

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  If you bet on Kazmir to pitch the entire year healthy and could cash out your money at any point after August 1st with partial payout, when do you take your money and run?  Need more info like how much you get after each start you wait?  Well, I don’t have more info, because it’s a made-up scenario!

Josh Reddick – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  I’m enjoying having Reddick and not embarrassed to admit that.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer. Right now, he reminds me of a poor man’s Salty.  I will call him, Fleur de Sole of Foot.

Chris Carter – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 30th homer.  Who ends the season with more homers?  Mi novio, Giancarlo, or Hurry K’d Carter?  Tough call, right?  Okay, if you rapidly move your eyes back and forth, you’ll forget what you just read and be able to read on without that question haunting you.

Brian McCann – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I was just thinking how I bet McCann tries to talk the Yankees into taking a chance on his childhood friend, Jeff Francoeur.  Then Cashman can pretend to be deaf.

David Robertson – 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  Due to everyone dumping ice buckets on their head, no one has talked much about the latest Closepocalypse that has been making its way around the country.  It’s hailing blown saves from Bangor, Maine to San Diego and every little town in between that Nick, our TV on the radio host, has stopped in to draft a fantasy football league.

Andrew McCutchen – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin in ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I think I have a drinking problem.  Mint Julep isn’t something you guzzle, is it?”  Geez, he’s getting sadder by the day.

Travis Snider – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Kept hitting and, more importantly, he kept playing even after The Dread Pirate returned.  Gonna be hard for the Pirates to bench Snider with how hot he’s been.  Looks like the eighth post-hype year was the lucky charm.

Pedro Alvarez – Won’t play 3rd base anymore this year unless someone gets injured.  Anything’s better than Pittsburgh, but especially Sans Pedro.

Francisco Liriano – 4 IP, 7 ER.  He hates you and your fantasy team.  A fierce ugly hate.  Like what you harbor for the guy that pantsed you in the fifth grade.

Aaron Harang – 8 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  The Jane Goodall-trained Harangutan didn’t start throwing sh*t until the last inning.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Justin’s making it very hard for his parents to pretend to love their children equally.  “Dad, I went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, why did you have me on your bench?”  “David Peralta’s been hot, Beej.”

Evan Gattis – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 19th homer.  Pirates thought he was trying to show them up with his home run trot, but Gattis doesn’t go anywhere without his coin metal detector.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-6, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Heyward’s done well at the top of the order, but Fredi Gonzalez, unable to stop tinkering with a good thing, now has decided to start Phil Gosselin (1-for-5, 1 run) over La Stella.  Maybe Fredi was just a fan of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!  Maybe even an extra SLURP on that one.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  Seager’s just all about classically rocking the ball.

Robinson Cano – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 10th steal.  Raise your hand if you expected Cano to get to August 20th and have his steals total be within one of his homers.  That guy with his arm raised doesn’t count, he’s smelling his armpit.

A.J. Burnett – 7 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA up to 4.42.  It’s like the whole season is one big session of Burnett getting tattooed.

Nate McLouth – Will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery.  Comes as a bit of surprise; when did he start his season?

Denard Span – 1-for-4, 1 run and 26th steal.  I always get Denard confused with another major league leadoff hitter.  I wonder if Denard ever looks in the mirror and says, “C’mon, Ben Revere, let’s go for homer number two!”

Jayson Werth – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Everyone knows what Werth looks like, right?  Well, here he is talking to Strasburg.

Ian Desmond – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 15th steal, hitting .251.  The safest player to get his stats?  Trout.  In 2nd?  I don’t know, Desmond makes a good case.

Stephen Strasburg – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 3.41.  Hoping that Big Baby Jesus doesn’t put it together these final six weeks while lowering his ERA down to a low 3, so I seem a little crazier when I rank Strasburg in the top 5 SPs next year.  Oh, well, I’ll have to do something else crazy.  Maybe I’ll write 3000 words a day about fantasy baseball, that might get the crazy point across.   Pfft, that’s not crazy!  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice!

Chase Anderson – 2 IP, 6 ER.  I’m going to put down this Mexican Coke right by this sign-up sheet for kidney donation and go to the bathroom in this very classy Tijuana dance club.  Perhaps the man with an oversized Igloo cooler will watch it for me.  He will, excellent.  *five hours later*  Hey, how come there’s a pinata hanging next to me?  Wait, that’s not candy coming out of it and that’s not a pinata, that’s the lower half of my body… Ah, roofie!!!

David Peralta – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer and 2nd in as many games.  Okay, doesn’t matter if he was once a pitcher for three years in the minors or 17 years and once taught Bert Blyleven a knuckler, he’s hitting and you should own him.

Mike Fiers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  You couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f***ing Michael Fiers.  Unless he’s on your waivers, then you can get him without all those attachments that come from sex.

David Ortiz – 2-for-3 and his 29th homer.  Let the good times, Rolle!

Josh Hamilton – 0-for-3 as he returned to the lineup after two days off for a mental health break.  If only Arte Moreno had taken a mental health day instead of signing Hamilton.

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goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

in addition i have 1 or two roster spots and 2 weekly pickups left. grab broxton or quack first. dropping stream spot for now, unless it’s pickup both and drop mejia as well. short term it seems a waste of roster space hoarding 2 real closers, 1 likely one (familia), 1 likely with job (broxton), 1 with at least 1 day of having job (quack), and one crippled old man still called one (mejia), but ROS eventually this could be what gets me back to 4 closers. only start 4 RP slots per day.

Joeg414
Joeg414
8 years ago

Drop Mejia for Quack ?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Joeg414
8 years ago

@Joeg414: at least wait to see the clean save. but i 2nd the question.

John
John
8 years ago

Which five do I keep for next year? Appreciate the help

Kemp
Hamilton
Dee Gordon
Machado
Goldy
Kimbrel
Hamels

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  John
8 years ago

@John: dee, goldy, hamels, machado

Alan
Alan
8 years ago

So I know he hasnt played in the Bigs yet but dude has 40 homers and is not early 20s and has 3B elig. What percent change does Bryant produce like a top 30 player in OPS + AVG league? Hard not to keep him in 12 team 5 keeper league.

Thanks in advance

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: i absolutely love people who keep those though in leagues like that; guys like him sometimes literally pan out into nothing,i’ve seen him and others that are yet to reach MLB get drafted in 16 teamers with no NA slots, and still being held right now. almost always those teams aren’t doing very well, with 1 or more roster spots being completely worthless from april-august, or even later.

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Go ahead and drop richards yeah?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Roberto Hernandez is ruining EVERYTHING.

de nachos
de nachos
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: if that is his REAL name…

Jerry
Jerry
8 years ago

Thanks! I forgot to mention that Kyle Loshe is also available as someone dropped him. Should I go Loshe over Cashner?

Kid A
Kid A
8 years ago

I have 2 bullets.

Who doesn’t get one out of Mendy, Aybar and Solarte for MI?

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks doode.

*takes solarte and aybar for a walk behind the barn*

de nachos
de nachos
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: look at the rabbits, Yangervis.

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  de nachos
8 years ago

@de nachos: I was thinking Ole Yeller, but Steinbeck works better. I’m getting sauced on Cannery Row at this exact moment.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

with rosie still getting the cheap save, if chapman injury (or awful outing) gets announced, drop neshek for broxton? already have mejia/familia/k-rob/casilla/neshek for 4 RP slots, and mejia taking up 1 SP slot. clearly if not all closers were owned i’d drop mejia for broxton.

Jerry
Jerry
8 years ago

Hey Grey,

Should I go Cashner or Odorizzi for rest of season?

Thanks!

de nachos
de nachos
8 years ago

Mo’Ne Davis. Johnny Cueto. Bad night on the mound for braids.

JJ
JJ
8 years ago

Somebody just dropped Alexei Ramirez. confused as to why
1.Would you drop anyone from this squad to pick him up?
2.Drop anyone for any of these bats? O.ARCIA, J.GYORKO, D.FOWLER, K.VARGAS, JJ.HARDY, A.JACKSON, D.ACKLEY, D.STUBBS

C-C.SANTANA
1B-L.DUDA
2B-D.PEDROIA
3B-T.FRAZIER
SS-D.SANTANA
OF-M.KEMP
OF-K.CALHOUN
OF-T.HUNTER
UTIL-K.DAVIS, A.RAMIREZ
BENCH-D.JENNINGS
DL-H.RAMIREZ

Thanks

JJ
JJ
Reply to  JJ
8 years ago

@JJ:
AV,GARCIA is available as well

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

here comes the pain, i deserve it for streaming fausto carmona incognito. it don’t matter that he’s been good for 10 or however many starts.

Mr. Tibbs
Mr. Tibbs
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Shouldn’t only 2 of those runs be earned?

Mr. Tibbs
Mr. Tibbs
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: the former fausto

Mr. Tibbs
Mr. Tibbs
Reply to  Mr. Tibbs
8 years ago

@Mr. Tibbs: Nevermind. They changed it.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Mr. Tibbs
8 years ago

@Mr. Tibbs: damn sick, i never even streamed him once over his last 6 great starts, and 8 out of last 9.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

wow, that pitch to contact stuff sure is working for porcello, most complete game shutouts in AL. only 4 K’s. back when i dropped him he was getting porcello’d pretty hard (tons of hits, few walks, few homers or doubles)

stophittindabong
stophittindabong
8 years ago

grey, i’ve been out of the country and fantasy world the past 5 days. i love your advice all year but dont think i can be on your alcantara bandwagon much longer.

would you drop him for familia? is he the guy for saves? like i said i’m pretty far removed from baseball at the moment. thanks.

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
8 years ago

@ Grey :

earlier you gave a response that seemed to indicate that , for 2015 ,
you would rather have a. jones over cutch .
did i interpret that correctly ?

thanking you , in advance , for your response .

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  costaricanchata
8 years ago

@costaricanchata: it’s possible, they were only like 3 or 4 spots away preseason this year too.

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

i see .
guess my disappointment with longoria this season
has depressed his value , in my eyes .
also , thinking cutch over jones is an easy decision for me .
thanks .

royce!
royce!
8 years ago

I guess “ardzija” must be some slavic word for “son of,” cuz Jeff just went all Son of Sam on my RCL team…dropped like 4 points, which is hard to do this late.

royce!
royce!
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Great minds…uh…something something…

Razzball junkie
Razzball junkie
8 years ago

Crawford is available. Drop Reddick or Crisp for him (or hold)? 12 team h2h OPS league. Thanks!!

Q
Q
8 years ago

Can only start ONE of these this week. SON has all as good starts and close, so I need your GREYDAR. QS, Ks, and W most important, in that order.

Arrieta v. BAL 13,2
McCarthy v HOU 12.5
Lester v LAA 12.2
Fister v . SF 9.9

Thanks!!!

malamoney
malamoney
8 years ago

Shoemaker, Cosart, Hector Santiago (RP/SP), McHugh or Liriano in H2H points leagues?

malamoney
malamoney
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Who is your second pick?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Not often one regrets starting Gardner ahead of Heyward, but Jesus, Gardner has been pretty awful the last couple of weeks.

And Aoki not starting in Coors. Dislike.

Bob
Bob
8 years ago

Championship week and Salvador Perez and his sore knee are not helping. Drop him for one of the following or hold?

d’Arnaud
Ramos
Castro

Kid A
Kid A
8 years ago

So garret richards…Jesus..

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: poor guy. looked awful hurty.

Spammer Jay
Spammer Jay
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Could Rasmus be in-line to take his spot?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: serendipitous. only league i have richards is a dynasty (orphan team from this year), where i needed active room for cashner coming off anyway. of course i’d have preferred if say hutchinson was the one that got hurt.

Hondo
Hondo
8 years ago

Greinke out,Kershaw in Thursday.

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I don’t care about Greinke,I care that I used one of my last weekly moves to batty call Gyorko when I thought he was going to get a scrub RP,not a Kershaw.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

opp wants as much to do with hammel as i do with his simon (except i’d be pretty sure simon isn’t even starter next year). is avisail for quintana str up fair?

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

@Grey: he’ll probably do quintana for avisail. he just send this one after i tried these 2:
1.my offer #1 my soria (he has DL room)/avisail/2nd rounder for quintana/reed.
2. my avisail/hammel/2nd rounder for k-rob/quintana.
less than 20 minutes after telling him i’m not moving both avisail and ozuna he sends this
avisail and ozuna for k-rob/reed/quintana.
i’ll try sending back
avisail for quintana.

is avisail and rymer decent for his k-rob/quintana (i mean decent for OF depth)? i’d still have 5 OF (3 OF spots and 1 util). grossman is best OF free agent.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

familia or feliz in league where i can only start 2 RP per day (so my mejia counting as SP was huge when he actually closed and didn’t suck). i still have mejia.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Here’s a question from out at the margins – it wold be pretty unusual for Wade Davis to pitch three straight days, right?

Mr. Tibbs
Mr. Tibbs
8 years ago

Would you stream Bob Hernandez tonight vs. the Pads and Sgt. Stults?

stonepie
stonepie
8 years ago

who should i drop for jd martinez? reddick, crawford, hunter?

stonepie
stonepie
Reply to  stonepie
8 years ago

@stonepie: i can drop rios as well

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

ok, so ozuna has more future value than avisail? about to trade one of them and opp is ok with either. dynasty OPS league. Ozuna also has LF, avisail only CF and RF.

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

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also, is hammel worth keeping even if we can keep up to 25? seems like oberholzer/house cahill and other assorted free agent guys are better at least right now.

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

@Grey: either i keep him as 1 out of 25, trade him now (maybe get k-rob thrown in with quintana when i trade avisail), drop him if /when he gets completed demoted instead of just skipping some of his starts like now, or don’t protect him next year.

nick the dick
nick the dick
8 years ago

Grab myers if i can as my one bench bat/util in 10 team?

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  nick the dick
8 years ago

@nick the dick: eh prob not worth it if id have to drop fiers or a wood i guess. If wood get ripped tonight maybe

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

@Grey: drop a pitcher, fiers or wood or drop a bat, baez or yelich? Dont really wanna drop a bat, have no bench guys

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

@Grey: ha i know thats what i was saying, i just want him…if wood get hit hard id prob make the move as i have enough pitching

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

@Grey: well i guess i can drop richards…fuuuuck

Crazy old guy babbling in the corner
Crazy old guy babbling in the corner
8 years ago

You think Springer will be back and worth a flip
This season? Stashing him, Ryu, and eaton with only 2 DL slots, so debating dropping one…

Crazy old guy babbling in the corner
Crazy old guy babbling in the corner
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: so if I lose Ryu, you like Fiers, Smyly, Colon, Hellickson, or Hughes?

Crazy old guy babbling in the corner
Crazy old guy babbling in the corner
8 years ago

Trying to set my team up for playoffs in a few weeks….my weakness is 3b, time to drop david wright? My quality 3b options are Gyorko and Prado. No one in my league will trade anything for him, not this point in the season..

Secondly, would you drop any of these for a hot Crawford or Heyward: Trumbo, Carter, Calhoun, a ellsbury, Butler, Myers, Span, Cespedes? Unfortunately, all those are equally hot except Cespedes and Ellsbury, and they’re not droppable…and Myers, who is tbd.

Crazy old guy babbling in the corner
Crazy old guy babbling in the corner
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: wow, so both Trumbo and butler? Slot carter at 1b then?

Who first (Heyward hasn’t cleared waivers still)–Trumbo? Butler is hitting for better avg, and both are lacking power…

Crazy old guy babbling in the corner
Crazy old guy babbling in the corner
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: drop david wright before dozier, right? Since gyorko can start in either–I see dozier bouncing back better than wright?

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

wet tail, making me feel better that i kept him over carter, whom i could’ve had for like a 4 day window from aug 9th -13th, when an owner dropped him, and then reaquired him. i had intended to grab carter for duda, but with small pickups in mid week H2H battle forgot.

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
8 years ago

Wheeler..5 and 2/3, 3ks, 2ER…Bleh

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: just straight up NyQuil

smegma
smegma
8 years ago

Kevin from ESPN: Get Wil Myers back in your lineups as he just got activated. On a related note,Bill Brasky just did a fantastic bat flip after banging my wife.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
8 years ago

a while back i bitched vociferously about the arbitrary b.s. that is being in an NL or AL only league and finding one day that you lost a player due to real life trade. after being in error that thinking this was rare in leagues like this (unless CBS is the site used) i decided next year to start my own yahoo one (where i would have to spend a lot of effort keeping all opposite league players off owners rosters, since they would exist in the player database). i know notice that huston street is still on (and accumulating stats) one of the two teams ahead of me in a 10 team NL roto. does anybody else notice this, and just how the hell (other than yahoo’s usual b.s.) this happened?

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

@Grey: even when the team page show street getting a save yesterday? plus even if you are right about that certain players like prado/mccarthy simply disappeared from player universe, but hammel/kelly/craig/shark/headley/street are on still on rosters. maybe the team page shows the stats, but they aren’t going into their totals (which would be even dirtier to those owners of course, but better for the rest of us)

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

@Grey: that’s great then, since these owners knew of mccarthy/prado disappearing (since i caused a big message board question about that), and they still thought so much of their opp’s that they would keep their players as unfair advantage over them, but really they are getting screwed with dead roster spots.

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
8 years ago

Wong riding the Pine tonight

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

@Grey: first time he hasn’t started against righty since pre break.

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: you still have time he plays tonight

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: ah gotcha

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
8 years ago

I’m in the second round of the playoffs ESPN h2h, I had Scherzer & Hamels get hit hard and he streamed DeLaRosa at home, are we in Bizzaro world?

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
Reply to  Teddy Heater
8 years ago

@Teddy Heater: Wow 2nd round already huh..playoffs started early.

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, our commissioner decided to forgot the last month of the season so he could concentrate on Football. Mind you this is a keeper league that’s been going on for 7 years.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Teddy Heater
8 years ago

@Teddy Heater: that’s garbage. he could just hand off comish powers to somebody else for a month.

MB
MB
8 years ago

In 7×7 obp/slg/hold/QS with 1350 innings limit and yahoo roster, is Iwakuma a top 65 player?

Thanks

JMAC
JMAC
8 years ago

Just got offered my Michael Fiers for Chris Davis in a 5×5 H2H OBP Keeper League (Keep 5 players).

What do you think?

JMAC
JMAC
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: what about Fiers and cargo for stanton?

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  JMAC
8 years ago

@JMAC: I don’t understand how Chris Davis jumps to Stanton. Try doing the would i even look at this offer before you offer trades.

John
John
8 years ago

How about adding degrom in the prior mix i mentioned, hes coming off dl and need to know if i shld keep him around. Main target is about 3-4 weeks from now in playoffs, he getting innings limit?

ventura…wada…(degrom?)..tillman….kennedy??

John
John
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: only one to focus on is ventura? that what you mean. How does degrom rank in that mix?

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
8 years ago

5-0 mets…My boy Wheeler better hold it down…this is a good test for him

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: no dh Donaldson sitting prolly better than that

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: uh no

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: 6 and 2/3 is his magic number lately

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I guess against Oakland id take that…hopefully its 2 runs and like 5 ks…i can live with that

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Ha already gave 2 back

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  JeF With 1 F
8 years ago

@JeF With 1 F: cause i turned the game on

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: We could be looking at a NyQuility Start lol

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  JeF With 1 F
8 years ago

@JeF With 1 F: wonder how many will be bitching about Samardzija tomm.

jef with 1 f
jef with 1 f
Reply to  Toe Knee
8 years ago

@Toe Knee: I’ll let you keep track ha ha

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  jef with 1 f
8 years ago

@jef with 1 f: with the Mets airtight bullpen this games in the bag

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
8 years ago

duda gomez j bats 3r 2r 3r dongs

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
8 years ago

WET TAIL Bitches
and a Cargomez dong…My bats are ALIVE!!!!

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
8 years ago

Did someone get their salty homer today hmmm?

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Gareth called the salty dong while dong his bad rerun impersonation listening to the spice girls.

Toe Knee
Toe Knee
Reply to  Toe Knee
8 years ago

@Toe Knee: doing to many dongs there ugh

Sky
Sky
8 years ago

MUST OZUNA

Sorry, obligatory.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Sky
8 years ago

@Sky: wonderful. haven’t seen Sky do this in months.

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

Which 3 would u want on your squad in a points league…Paxton, Roark, Wheeler, Mccugh, Arrieta or Wada?

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: thanks

SMLV1
SMLV1
8 years ago

Is Polanco droppable in 12 Team standard redraft leagues…..2 straight days on the bench.

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  SMLV1
8 years ago

@SMLV1: I dropped him in a 12 teamer yesterday for Mookie.

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

What happend to Paxton only one earned run but it says he gave up 4 other runs as well?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

@my sisters friend boyfriend: Those are called “unearned runs”

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
Reply to  Cram It
8 years ago

@Cram It: yeah I know that I was asking what happend

And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now The Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Cram It
8 years ago

@Cram It: gotta love that cram help.

Janssen with the Stars
Janssen with the Stars
Reply to  my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

@my sisters friend boyfriend:

There was a passed ball in the 4th

my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
Reply to  Janssen with the Stars
8 years ago
my sisters friend boyfriend
my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

crazy how everybody thought the cubs were dumb to trade away hammel and Samardzija but bam! Wada and Hendricks come in and do way better then what the former did.

Hondo
Hondo
Reply to  my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

@my sisters friend boyfriend: They’re still the Cubs.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  my sisters friend boyfriend
8 years ago

@my sisters friend boyfriend: A little early to make that assessment.

Bob
Bob
8 years ago

Hey grey drop cuddyer for either Carl Crawford, Matt Holliday, jon jay, will Myers , Wong or Jhonny peralta

Thanks grey !

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Bob
8 years ago

@Bob:

It’s h2h pts/ 10 tm redraft

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Yeah I’ll prob end up doing that, I have the bench space but just didn’t like the sound of cuddyer tweaking his hammy + missing last nights game I’ll see how he does between now & this weekend but not to favor cuddy at this point; he’s out the the lineup tonight too atleast for cuddyer the Rockies have tomowrow off so he can get extra rest for the weekend series vs marlins in Colorado , we shall see

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Exactly , when healthy he’s a beast but he can’t seem to ever stay healthy for long stretches .

If he doesn’t return Friday / or had a poor weekend would you then consider dropping him & for which players from above?

Janssen with the Stars
Janssen with the Stars
8 years ago

SON doesn’t like Wheeler today @Oak (-$1.9). What do you think– start or sit?

Janssen with the Stars
Janssen with the Stars
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

No worries– even Grey has to eat. I went with SON and kept him on the bench.

Regan
Regan
8 years ago

Moss is killing me. Only 2 HR post all star break. Time for the boot?