…what it is ain’t exactly clear.  You gotta stop, doctor, take an MRI, see if any ligaments gone awry.  Cause this is just more signs of a local Harper unravelin’.  His hustlin’ got my ass wondering where Chris Colabello is in all of this crisis.  Harper had game.  We had Bryce Harper‘s game.  Behind the game.  Ah, you didn’t know it was gonna be the Public Enemy remix.  You know, hustle is a’ight when you’re trying to keep your honey in check.  Or when you’re trying to make an airplane that leaves in fifteen minutes and you have to do a number two in the airport bathroom before you get on the plane.  Hustling to such an extreme that it knocks you to the DL at least once a year is not cool.  You’re out of control, peckerwood!  It sounds like he could miss as much as two months, but official word on how long he’s gonna be out has not come out yet.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Wilson Ramos – Could return on May 5th.  That’s Cinco de Mayo, which has nothing to do with mayonnaise for those in the Midwest.

Tanner Roark – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Mr. Roark’s making all of his owners fantasies come true.

Nate McLouth – 1-for-3 and a homer.  Should see the at-bats vs. right handers while Harper is out with Steven Souza seeing lefties.  Souza’s a bit more interesting, but I wouldn’t go tooting a tuba-sized instrument over him, since he won’t be playing that often (at least not initially).  McLousy will have some value in very deep leagues where you just need ABs, but he’s batting an un-robust .118.  Robustless?  Nobust?  Flatchested?

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  He didn’t do great in his rehab games, but the Padres were encouraged by the hard contact he made.  Of course, the Padres are encouraged when anyone makes any kind of contact.  Maybin is a must-own in most leagues for his speed and power combo, think 7-10 homers, 20-25 steals.  He probably won’t hit for a high average or stay healthy.  That’s so Maybin!

Chris Denorfia – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal as he bats .338.  What better way to pay me back for all my knowledge and handsomeness than to pick up a guy who has the same name as my high school crush, so you can use and abuse him for his stats and then drop him when he gets cold.  “Chris Denorfia, this is for not letting Grey get a piece!”  That’s you dropping him when he gets cold.

Ian Kennedy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Nationals.  The FBI is looking into connections between the mafia and yesterday’s start by Kennedy.

Jean Segura – Now that A-Rod is out of baseball is there a spot for a new ‘most hated man in the sport’ and Ryan Braun is making a run at it?  Is there an off-Broadway staged re-interpretation of Rocky IV happening and Braun is going out for the role of Ivan Drago?   Who swings a bat into the dugout?!  Baseball Rules:  No pepper games allowed, don’t Icy/Hot a man’s jockstrap and don’t swing a bat into the dugout, then everything else.  C’mon, Braun, you don’t roll heads on Shabbos!  The Brewers are saying Segura doesn’t have a concussion or fracture, but he needs plastic surgery and should be back shortly.  Maybe Jon Niese can recommend a plastic surgeon.

Ryan Braun – Sat out yesterday with what the Brewers are calling an intercostal strain, but we all know it’s Jewish guilt.  He says it’ll only sideline him for 3-5 days, but it sounds like a DL stint is in the works, and I don’t mean ‘the works’ as in he’s gonna get covered in chili, relish, onions and kraut.

Wily Peralta – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  You probably expected more from him, but on the bright side, at no point this weekend did he walk behind Braun.  Go into the on-deck circle to take practice swings, you nuckfut!

Starlin Castro – 3-for-4 and two solo homers.  In the preseason, ESPN ranked Castro in front of Segura and I said it was that of a crazy person’s rantings.  I’d still take Segura over Castro and their respective first months couldn’t have went in more different directions.  Segura could hit 10 homers and steal 35 bases the rest of the way, Castro will be lucky to have 15 homers and 7 steals.  Castro, the number four hitter for the Cubs, won’t get more counting stats than Segura, no matter where he’s bouncing around in the Brewers lineup, assuming Braun stops playing Duck, Duck, Seriously Duck!

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 2.08.  You know the rush you get when you put on a wig, rent a Zipcar and pick up a prostitute?  Well, you won’t get the same rush picking up Hammel, but he should still be owned.

Krispie Young – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  After his other homer on Thursday, I told you he gets smoking hot and this annotation is meant to reenforce.  By the by, you ever hear ANNOtation?  Like AWOLnation but more self-referential.

Dillon Gee – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 KS, down to a 2.88 ERA.  Dillon Gee should be the number one example used by fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) to describe a number four fantasy starter but isn’t even owned in most leagues (35% of ESPN leagues — really?  Really, Seth Myers?).

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks.  Weird, his stuff gave me the impression that he was a young Kuroda-type.  Solid control, and less Ks per nine.  Yeah, that doesn’t look like him at all.  He’s been more Yu than Yu’ll ever know.  Not only is he striking out guys at a top five SP rate (11.6 K/9), but he has better control than Yu (not as much yesterday) with a 1.51 BB/9.  Still too early to say this is who he is, but even if he loses two Ks per nine, he’s a top 15 starter easily.  Right now, he’s top 5.  Zoinks!

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, 2.53 ERA on the year.  His walk rate on the year is still a bit scary, but really hasn’t done a whole lot to not be trusted in almost all leagues.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t hate his next start and I could see it.

Chris Davis – To the DL with a strained oblique and it sounds like he might need around three weeks to recover.  Hopefully you have better options than the Orioles, who are now playing Nick Markakis at 1st.  Buck Showalter said, “I bet Joe Torre couldn’t do better!”

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  “Look this way, snitches –> 29 other teams couldn’t use that?????!!!!”   That was an email that the NSA intercepted from Scott Boras.

Omar Infante – 2-for-3, 6 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Take it to the crib!  That’s the chorus for Omar’s breakout song in his native Venezuela, “Don’t Wean This Infante.”

Norichika Aoki – 2-for-5, 3 runs.  Has two hits in each of his last 3 games, and will probably be hitting .286 by May 1st, which is his career average.  Yup, big slump from him, huh?

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 4th steal.  He was in Friday’s Buy, and he should be owned in 100% of leagues until Cain…Sugar! is back on the field.

James Shields – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  Shields makes Boring Good look Boring Exciting.  He’s the guy you don’t care about in drafts and he just gives you 220 IP, 200 Ks and a low 3 ERA.  Yawn, that’s really solid, why are you yawning?

Julio Teheran – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, 1.47 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP on the year.  Wanna see a person who is never happy or who doesn’t own Teheran?  Find the person in the comments who worries what is wrong with Teheran because he’s not striking out enough guys.  Of course, I want him to strikeout more guys, but that’s easily fixed — just pick up a middle reliever.  From Rudy’s article on maximizing innings pitched, “Maximizing a team’s IP is the #1 most effective way to improve your fantasy team’s pitching success that is completely in your control in daily roster change leagues.”  And that’s me quoting Rudy!  Yesterday, I had Teheran and Jordan Walden in my active roster, so I didn’t get five Ks from the Braves game, I got 7 Ks.  Also, from Rudy’s article, “If you do not have the time/stomach to maximize team IP and some people in your league do, DO NOT JOIN THAT LEAGUE.”  Rudy’s caps, not mine.  But I AGREE.

Johnny Cueto – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks.  I went over my Cueto fantasy recently.  Nothing’s changed.  I wish I owned him in every league.  He has literally turned a figurative corner.

Brandon Morrow – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, no hits and three of those earned runs were given up by Chad Jenkins who relieved him.  Morrow wasn’t even hurt and he got pulled while he was in the middle of a no hitter.  Just really bad luck that they have such a quick hook there in Toronto.  Just a different game being played out there from when you and I were kids *intern whispers in my ear*  He gave up 8 walks in less than 3 innings?!  Jesus Guzman, that’s awful!

R.A. Dickey – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks and his ERA is at 5.09, which is also his jeans, but don’t tell Braun or he’ll crack him with a bat in the Dickey.

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Has still been fair to middling in the average department, but with three homers in the last week, he’s a batting average hot streak away from being a top ten 3B and so far he’s been better than Miggy, Castellanos, Seager and Mostsuckass on our Player Rater.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .345.  The Melk Man still hasn’t cooled off from his early season surge.  The question is, will he?  Over his last 1572 ABs, he’s hitting .315.  That’s not a small sample size.  That’s what she said!  Huh?

Anibal Sanchez – Hit the DL with a laceration on his middle finger.  I.e., he’s giving his fantasy owners the bird.  Filling in for him should be Robbie Ray, who hates being called Robert Raymond.  Robbie Ray was acquired in the Fister deal with the Nats and has a 1.93 ERA in Triple-A so far with solid control but iffy strikeouts.  He looks pretty marginal for mixed leagues, but obviously everyone’s fair game in AL-Only leagues.

Hisashi Iwakuma – Set to return on May 2nd vs. the Asstros.  That’s this Friday.  But whatever, April Grey will be sipping umbrella drinks in Cartagena by then.

Matt Harrison – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  His last name reminded me of when I had a mustache in the 3rd grade and they used to say, “You hairy, son!”  Any the hoo!  I’m not a fan of Harrison, his K-rate is straight yawnstipating.  Or st8 yawnstip8ing, if there’s 13-year-olds reading.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  His hot hitting is going to make it much harder for you to irrationally drop him.

Francisco Liriano – Left Saturday’s start with the flu after experiencing dizziness.  WebMD says he could have a stroke, but WebMD says that for everything.

Edinson Volquez – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Did Francisco Liriano give his stroke-flu to Ray Searage?  Conspiracy minds want to know.

Adam Wainwright – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA is at 1.20.  Adam is the number one man.  Bible.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-2, 4 RBIs and two homers (5, 6), hitting .195, which looks good compared to Allen Craig’s .177.  What happened to the Cardinals magic of making a chocolate fountain out of diarrhea?

Collin McHugh – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Here’s what I said last time, “I thought Collin McHugh was a Merchant-Ivory repertory player.  McHugh has floated around the minors, putting up solid numbers, only to get the mallet dropped on his watermelon Gallagher-style when he’s reached the majors.  He could be anywhere from a 9+ K-rate to a 5+, a 1+ BB/9 to a 3+ or a 2+ ERA to a 8 + ERA.  If he falters again, McHugh’s you snooze.  If he breaks out, McHugh’s you lose.”  And that’s me quoting me!  He was a decent prospect at one point, and I’d be willing to pick up McHugh in deeper mixed leagues.  Fo’ instance, I grabbed him in a 15-team league.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He hit the homer ball from his shoe tops, which is about three inches from his waist.

Danny Salazar – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Before we start reaching around on each other or the female equivalent for our four girl readers, Salazar was out-pitched by Ryan Vogelsong (7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks), who’s looked like vomit until this game.  As I’ve been saying, Salazar might’ve been tipping his pitches, and after his last start, he read Razzball and said the same thing, so maybe that was the problem and he’s corrected it.  If you held him, the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and I would start him again.

Yan Gomes – 1-for-3 and his third homer.  Hey, it’s my Devin Mesoraco fill-in!  Thanks, Devin Mesoraco fill-in, say hello to your mother for me!

Brandon Hicks – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  A bit of a hot schmotato right now, but he is usually hot garbage like one would find left out for the garbage collectors in the Sahara.

Brandon McCarthy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks.  No one was around to investigate McCarthy because all the FBI’s resources were still looking into Kennedy.

Ben Revere – 2-for-4, 1 run and a steal, hitting .312 and is about the hottest schmotato in the land.  Now hitting around .450 in the last week and has nine steals.  To put that in perspective, Billy Hamilton is hitting .221 with 9 steals.

A.J. Burnett – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, 2.15 ERA.  He should faux retire every year.  Oh, wait, he does.

David Price – 6 IP, 6 ER, and his ERA is up to 4.75.  I’m not going to mention that I told everyone repeatedly to not draft Price.  There’s no point in recalling that.

Adam Eaton – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .282.  He has one homer, two steals, and is owned in almost 96% of leagues.  I don’t hate him, so don’t take this the wrong way, but is he better than, say, Matt Joyce, Lessobvious’s number three hitter who is only owned in 35% of leagues and is batting .350?

Scott Carroll – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Didn’t Scott Carroll play Flick in A Christmas Story?  No?  That’s too bad.  It would give him some value for fantasy leagues.  Even if just for novelty value.

Dayan Viciedo – 1-for-3, 1 runs.  Still hitting (.367), but his defense is offensive.  He botched a routine fly ball and then didn’t even go after it as it passed him.  It reminded me of Little League play, except after the inning was over Viciedo didn’t stick a hot pretzel out his zipper to try to scare girls, so I know it wasn’t Little League.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  The Grande Dolor!  In related news, Frank Thomas was in Cuba this weekend, plotting with Fidel on how to return Abreu.

Hanley Ramirez – Didn’t start due to a thumb bruise, but will likely return on Tuesday.  Ever wonder why Wednesday wasn’t named Threesday?  Maybe it’s me.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 5 IP, 6 ER.  This start made me think of Through the Wire by Kanye.  Ryu looked like Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky, it was televised.  There’s been an accident like GEICO.  His ERA is burnt up like Pepsi did Michael, I must got an angel cause I didn’t draft Ryu, missed his ass.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .407.  There’s no rush, so I wouldn’t put Ted Williams’s head in a microwave yet, but I would take it out of the freezer to start to defrost it.

Josh Rutledge – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I told you he’d be good (about 14 months too soon).

Michael Cuddyer – Said that he hasn’t felt any improvement in his hamstring in the ten days since he injured himself.  Cuddyer said, “It’s just this niggling pain.”  Then Charlie Blackmon turned and said, “Oh, no, you didn’t just say that.”

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Shitty Bill Butler
Shitty Bill Butler
8 years ago

10 team 5×5 start or sit:
Martin Perez vs. Oakland
Corey Kluber @ LAA

Max
Max
8 years ago

I was offered Strasburg for Homer Bailey (or Anibal) and Rendon. Pull the trigger (and if so trade Bailey or Anibal)? I would put in a FAAB bid for Dee Gordon to SAGNOF with if I lost Rendon as my bench bat. Thanks Grey

Jayrod Ceol
Jayrod Ceol
8 years ago

So I got smacked by that Glass Harp-er.. now to pick the pieces out of my face.. I grabbed McLouth, not happy to have him, but figured I should. I also made a deal where I give Chris Archer and I get Leonys Martin and CC Sabathia..

Do you think thats panicking or was it a solid solution to losing Bryce Harper?

Also I’m hearing news of Hanrahan being seeked by NY Mets currently and they made land him. Should he be a speculative add or just wait and see type scenario. Also Rondon came in for Cubs and struck out the side.

Sheriff McRawDawg
8 years ago

Dayan spits hot fire!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
8 years ago

Carrasco removed from rotation sounds like Bauer time

Funky Tong
Funky Tong
8 years ago

Getting impatient with Cody Allen, or more specifically, with Axford not blowing it yet.

In a 6×6 12-team roto league where QS and IP are scoring categories, would you drop him for any of these SP?

Mejia, Hutchison, Smyly, Bauer, Keuchel, Feldman

or put a waiver claim in for Frieri, hoping he’ll get the closer job back?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Jesus, that Masterson business undid a bit of good work in the FCL. Had gone from a 4 in ERA up to a 6.

Now back to a 2…

Kid A
Kid A
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ:

Good. Stay where you belong.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Kid A
8 years ago

@Kid A: Ha! Finished the night with a 3 – though you have Street to come. At least we are both moving in the right direction, ratio-wise – even if it is one step forward, two steps back at times…

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

@SteveNZ: i keep either picking up crawford (actually only once) or thinking i want too, he’s got almost the SAME batting line as Pence, yet he appears to never do anything but walk. he must get a lot of doubles i’m missing or something.

goodfold2
goodfold2
8 years ago

jackass francona left masterson in too long. after the error and trout’s up, just take him out. it’s not hard, you have a good bullpen.

Bernie Brewer
Bernie Brewer
8 years ago

Prince & Santos or Freeman?

Thanks as always!

thurman
thurman
8 years ago

12 team h2h would you rather have

kinsler + tanaka

or

longoria

is it close?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Jesus, Bumgarner.

jal179
jal179
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ:

Is this garbage start to the season for Bum gonna be like Matt Cain last year?

jal179
jal179
Reply to  jal179
8 years ago

@jal179:

Ross and Bum ruining my Sonny gem figures

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
8 years ago

Anyone else get the feeling MadBum has been underwhelming so far? Lots of BB

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
Reply to  Oppo Taco
8 years ago

He’s actually getting lit tonight and the pads lineup has a bunch of people I’ve never even heard of doing the damage…..

jal179
jal179
Reply to  Oppo Taco
8 years ago

@Oppo Taco:

Madbum, Prince,Adam Jones…. yeah things going real well for my “safe picks”

jal179
jal179
Reply to  jal179
8 years ago

@jal179:

And I do recall DEEPLY dbating Madbum versus JoFer… facepalm

E
E
8 years ago

Minor or Verlander?

Spammer Jay
Spammer Jay
8 years ago

Sonny gray ! Take that streamonator ! Who had me nearly second guess that start.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Spammer Jay
8 years ago

@Spammer Jay: with injuries to both of my aces anabell/cobb there’s no start i’m not playing gray (in H2H)

EJ
EJ
8 years ago

5×5 ESPN Roto 14-team
Rate Ramos, Zunino, Fowler, Pinto, Ramos going forward (post Cinco Di Mayonnaise)

Drop Boneface for Maybin?

Is T Bauer worth keeping (I picked him up yesterday) – I have Cingrani, Wood, Hamels, Archer, Eovaldi and streaming

Lastly, I stashed Taveras but I have Cutch, Rios, Beltran, Cruz, Aoki, Yellich….who should I trade as I really could use a closer or top SS (have Rollins) or 1B (Trumbo).

Thanks! Love your wit on the posts!

EJ
EJ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Cruz for Perkins? Would that be fair? What MI’s would be equiv for Cruz? Thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Holy Carlos Santana. Wasn’t expecting that.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  SteveNZ
8 years ago

@SteveNZ: it’s nice too, as in that league where i own everybody on MIL/CLE/DET i picked up swisher so as to start benching santana but clearly played him today due to DET being off, and 3/4th of the CLE players i own ANYWHERE (i also start brantley in this league lately) all scored on that homer. plus i have masterson in like 3 leagues. it does seem weird that i only have any CLE hitter in any league in the league where i have the rights to use all of them.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I may be the only person in fantasy baseball in line for a vulture win from Zach Duke tonight…

Dennis
Dennis
8 years ago

In a 12 team H2H lg…
Would you drop brad miller for Omar infante?
Thanks!

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
8 years ago

Marcus stroman worth a spec add? I’d be dumping Carlos Martinez…….as you can see from that my last spec add didn’t work out. Thanks!

Big League Wood
Big League Wood
Reply to  Oppo Taco
8 years ago

@Oppo Taco:

why not? if McGowan sucks tomorrow he prolly starts Sunday v @ Pirates

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Oppo Taco
8 years ago

@Oppo Taco: was going to ask same question
12 team H2H points
pick up McHugh or Stroman and drop Vargas Chavez Ross or Skaggs (this fuck suckered me in again now just gave up 3 run bomb to a .130 hitter) man my pitchers stink

Big League Wood
Big League Wood
8 years ago

grey – you still like Zach Wheeler? just went on waivers. Would loose my streamer spot currently holding Beckett in my streamer spot – 90 moves left in 5 x 5 12 teamer 200 starts

Eddy
Eddy
8 years ago

Not only did I start Sonny Gray (and goddamn does this start feel good), but my opponent also has Yu Darvish. Been having a shitty start to the 2014 season, so I got to make sure and cherish these nights!

c0wfunk
c0wfunk
8 years ago

One more question? You still high on victorino? Is he worth a number 2 / 12 waiver claim?

J-FOH
J-FOH
8 years ago

stupid Matheny, why do these managers persist on running these young guys out there when their obviously done

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

@Grey: and I should of wrote they’re

costaricanchata
costaricanchata
Reply to  J-FOH
8 years ago

@J-FOH:

should have

c0wfunk
c0wfunk
8 years ago

Greetings greyling..

Here’s the situation, my parents went away on a weeks vaca… Oh wait its not 1988 where am I? Sorry, getting late.. Anyway..
I’ve got a big pile of pitchers:
Perez, eovaldi, Chavez, peralta, skaggs backing up my big guys .. Bailey, Teheran, Masterson, Cashner, ventura; and then eventually Cobb and maybe someday taijuan walker.

I’ve had a big hole at 2b and ss, I am dominating power and a little shrt on speed and average. So I’m looking to trade a pair of pitchers for Dee Gordon. I know I’m buying high but I’m prepared for that…

Would you do eovaldi and peralta for Gordon?

12 teams h2h cats 25 man rosters

Thanks thanks always

tbone2917
tbone2917
8 years ago

I’m pretty pissed in my H2H league in Yahoo. I’m in 1st, but they guy in 2nd is making a trade and we can’t veto in this damn league!

He’s getting Tulo/Blackmon/Chapman and giving up ECabreera/Dozier/Price/Estrada

I should be pissed right?!

Small hands make my Cishek look bigger
Small hands make my Cishek look bigger
8 years ago

Fielder and Axford for A. Jones? Now, I’m not trying to bail on the fresh prince, but I feel like he may not make it to 30 hrs this year. Or next. Or the one after that. I think you see what I’m getting at here.

Small hands make my Cishek look bigger
Small hands make my Cishek look bigger
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, I’m not a huge fan of the deal either, but starting to panic a little. Saves I got, HRs/RBIs/Rs I don’t.

smegma
smegma
8 years ago

Harper owner wants to trade him away plus a SP in return for an OF. Should I offer him my Belt/Marte for his Abreu/Harper/Ventura? I would have to drop Walker from DL and start an OF like Soriano or Springer. Is it worth considering or move on as Harper will likely be out into late July?

Small hands make my Cishek look bigger
Small hands make my Cishek look bigger
8 years ago

Dammit De Aza! Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself! Or buy yourself one more day on my team. Whatever.

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

damn, darvish still has a 2.59 era after that shit show. i’ll buy that for a dollar!

jal179
jal179
8 years ago

Am I nutz to bench Prince at my CI slot for Seager until the chubby royalty wakes up?

jal179
jal179
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Figured but the Prince is throwin up another donut tonight against my Sonny

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

one of these for immediate future. (till anabell or another decent stream comes up in deep league)
capuano/petit/duffy/britton/redmond/ogando/c.torres

jal179
jal179
8 years ago

Sell high on Krod? Need an OF…

What kinda tier should I be targeting… thought maybe Melky as both performing over their heads.

Alex Gordon or Werth tier too high?

jal179
jal179
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Maybe Brantley? I need a bit of pop…

Secondly, Yelich or Aoki for next month or so, then ROS…

jal179
jal179
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Love it
merci beaucoups

Tom
Tom
8 years ago

alex meyer 11 Ks tonite, and he’s struck out 22 in his last 12.2 innings. yup

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

@Grey: HAHAHA! good stuff.

Ernie Johnson
Ernie Johnson
8 years ago

Better end of the deal… his Bruce for my Altuve?
I need OF since Harper is out and he needs 2B bc of Uggla being his starter.
Just wanna make sure I’m getting the better end of the deal.

Junior Ortiz
Junior Ortiz
8 years ago

Major OF attrition here:

Melky, Ozuna, Rajai, Denorfia, Torii, Fowler on the wire. Is that order even close to right?

Junior Ortiz
Junior Ortiz
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

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

ok, does anybody know if in Yahoo Roto leagues if the stats only compile at end of day (in middle of night), or as they happen (which i know they do as they happen in H2H)? trying to move downward till draft time to get better spot, but don’t know if i bench entire lineup only today or today and tomorrow. draft is at 9 Eastern tomorrow.

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

@Grey: ok so bench everyone in early games tomorrow too. if i’m lucky i’ll get 2nd overall pick (utley,rendon, cueto/a.wood/cole/wacha, or maybe cargo), actually i’ll get one of those anyway, just less choices if i don’t move down.

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

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: it actually says at the bottom of my league standings that the last update was at just before 3 AM central, and nothing in the stats have changed for anyone all day today, so i have to assume for some reason my league only adjusts (maybe because it’s also daily-tomorrow transactions type league) at end of day. so i won’t need to bench anyone tomorrow to help myself fall in standings.

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

@Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: it actually says at the bottom of my league standings that the last update was at just before 3 AM central, and nothing in the stats have changed for anyone all day today, so i have to assume for some reason my league only adjusts (maybe because it’s also daily-tomorrow transactions type league) at end of day. so i won’t need to bench anyone tomorrow to help myself fall in standings.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
8 years ago

Reds-Cubs PPD.

Boooo.

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

@SteveNZ: one less day of me throwing things due to lake being benched for no damn good reason.

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
8 years ago

Which side

A. Jones for Bautista and Cueto/Cingrani

pager24
pager24
8 years ago

which side do you like better?

Alex Gordon, K Davis, AJ Burnett for Heyward and Grey?

Thanks!

That guy
That guy
8 years ago

Price vs Minor

Who do you want?

Knighttown
Knighttown
8 years ago

Pujols/Gordon vs Jacoby/Buster?

derrick
derrick
8 years ago

Segura, Harper, Wilin…can’t get much worse. Oh wait, i probably shouldn’t say that..

Myers or Machado ROS?

Good stuff as always

Tomahawk
Tomahawk
8 years ago

Need to upgrade my sp, currently have Kuroda, bailey,wheeler, bumgarner, teheran.

C Castro
1 rizzo, hosmer
2 Altuve
Ss Castro
3 belte
Of trout cargo choo
Bn astrubal hill seager

RP soria hunter santos lindstrom frieri

I am the most willing to jettison lindstrom kuroda astrubal. Pick up Richards porcello haren eovaldi? Gyrko or Bourne ?

Groovy
Groovy
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: think I may make those. Follow up was offered myers shields for seager, Hunter, choo. Thoughts?

splartch
splartch
8 years ago

Thinking about being pro-active about a backup SS in case segura’s problems linger.

Have A-Gon, M.Adams and Morneau for 1B and UTIL in a 6xRoto OPS league.

Morneau to scoop Peralta off someone else’s bench make sense? They just lost Crush Davis to the DL.

splartch
splartch
Reply to  splartch
8 years ago

@splartch: Or would Lowrie be preferable? Same situation.

JFK
JFK
8 years ago

Happy Monday!

Segura/Jesse Chavez/Simon enough for Gio/Melancon, or do I need to throw in/sub Martin Perez?
Alternatively, would those three be a fair enough offer for The Adverb?

Outside of Lee/Gio, he’s rolling with Liriano, Estrada, Lohse, Meija, Straily and Buccholz w/Asdrubal at SS.

Thanks!

JFK
JFK
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Awesome – was able to swing the trade for The Adverb w/o tossing in Perez.
Startin’ the week off right!

Jose Abreu
Jose Abreu
8 years ago

Grey,
Is Zobrist a top 5 SS or Top 10 SS this year?
How about in 2B rankings?
Or have your ranking on him not changed since preseason.

Thanks.

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
8 years ago

V-Mart, A-Jax, or Melancon – Which one out of the 3 is the most fair trade for Dee Gordon?

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thank you sir.

How close is V-Mart – Would you also consider that fair enough deal, considering I have Abreu, Votto, and Adrian ahead of him at 1B?

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

A guy in my league is looking to dump Homer Bailey.

Is Lester, Ryu, or Ventura too much to offer?

Thanks…

Mike.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey – I have nothing to watch now – what is the order I would offer them in – so I can escalate the offer from my end – worst to best.

I guess I can ask one other question – should I even pursue Bailey?

Thanks…

Mike.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thank you.

Tony Cingrani's Ego
Tony Cingrani's Ego
8 years ago

wright and zobrist for grande dolor?
my team currently…

c gomes
1b adrian
2b scooter
ss andrus
3b longo
mi villar
ci abreu
of rios
bruce
AG
melky
brantley
bench DUNN
chris davis DL

Tony Cingrani's Ego
Tony Cingrani's Ego
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: why do you like villar so much? ive never heard you talk about him before today surprised me that you chose him over alcides

Tony Cingrani's Ego
Tony Cingrani's Ego
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: thank you for answering everyones questions best baseball site ever

Milarky
Milarky
8 years ago

In the ‘hot garbage’ category, I’ve been offered Lincecum for Colby Rasmus. Does this trade boil down to positional needs? Deep roto league, only 3 waiver pickups all year.

E
E
8 years ago

Pls rank 2b for H2H pts:

Scooter
Murphy
Semien
Callaspo

SMALLS KILLER
SMALLS KILLER
8 years ago

OPS 12t keep 6 would you rather have:

Tulo & Hill
or
Cano & Desmond

Big League Choo
Big League Choo
8 years ago

12 team 6×6 Qs/OPs league No saves or Hrs with TBs and L thrown in

who wins?

Cutch/Milone/Ubaldo vs Holliday/bailey/fister

Big League Choo
Big League Choo
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: really thought i was giving too much for him, but took it instead….managed to snatch drop milone and ubaldo for Polanco and Stroman

Gregorio
Gregorio
8 years ago

Would you trade Teheran and Craig for Freeman?

I’m in a 14-team H2H w/ 26 roster positions (including CI, MI and two UTILs) with following cats: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, HLD, K, ERA, WHIP.

It would leave me with Bumgarner, Iwakuma, Shelby Miller and Wheeler as my top 4. I like getting rid of the injury risk with Craig even tho I know he’ll start mashing soon; hate giving up Teheran but Freeman has top 8 potential this year I think, no?

Wilson
Wilson
8 years ago

My Catcher is Rosario, hope he won’t get into DL.
Possible to trade for a catcher if Rosario in DL, Mauer, McCann , Santana, Perez or J castro? Thanks.

gareth
gareth
Reply to  Wilson
8 years ago

@Wilson: as obi wan said “use the wire luke.”

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: I’ll find someoneelse to trade for Mauer, McCann , Santana, Perez or J castro. Who comes first choice?

Jon
Jon
8 years ago

Choose 3 from this bunch ROS?

Frazier, Lawrie, Ozuna, Arcia, Rajai Davis

Shitty Bill Butler
Shitty Bill Butler
8 years ago

What is fat, bats clean up on the Cardinals, hits .350, and has zero RBI, zero runs, and zero homeruns?

Shitty Bill Butler
Shitty Bill Butler
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Ha yep, I am holding hard, he has to start collecting runs and rbi’s soon.

Busher
Busher
8 years ago

In my 12 team ESPN league (same rosters as RCL)…My outfield is a dumpster fire. Harper – Gordon – Granderson – De Aza – David Murphy – Dyson.

Best Free Agents are

Denorfia
Reddick
Carter
G. Jones
Ludwick
Hart

1. Drop Granderson for _________
2. Drop De Aza for ___________
3. Drop Murphy for ___________
4. Hold
5. Never format a question like this again

Busher
Busher
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Geez. Thanks man

Shitty Bill Butler
Shitty Bill Butler
8 years ago

Hosmer and Teheran for King Felix

Side?

chris
chris
8 years ago

Hi Grey good stuff,

Of the three who do you like the best week.

Roberto Hernadez, Charlie Morton or Vidal Nuno

I know I’m screwed regardless but there my 7th starter!!

Thanks

TualatinTwoStep
TualatinTwoStep
8 years ago

hey Grey, thoughts on Allen Craig turning it around? i am solid in steals but need pitching help, and am pondering my Marte/Tillman for his Craig/Cueto. Thoughts?

TualatinTwoStep
TualatinTwoStep
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks man!!

One more item, thoughts on Stroman coming up soon? Think he can make an impact?

Malicious Phenom
8 years ago

After my blockbuster trade in my FOX 10 team ROTO league, here is my team…comments are welcome from ALL…thanks, cheers

HITTERS
Pos Name
C Joe Mauer
(Min – C, 1B, DH)
1B Albert Pujols
(LAA – 1B, DH)
2B Jason Kipnis
(Cle – 2B)
3B Adrian Beltre
(Tex – 3B, DH)
SS Starlin Castro
(ChC – SS)
OF Yasiel Puig
(LAD – RF)
OF Matt Holliday
(StL – LF)
OF Wil Myers
(TB – RF)
U Ryan Howard
(Phi – 1B)
U Dee Gordon
(LAD – SS, 2B)

3B/DL Chase Headley
(SD – 3B)
OF/DL Bryce Harper
(Was – LF)
OF/BN Jason Heyward
(Atl – RF, CF)
OF/DL Josh Hamilton
(LAA – RF)

PITCHERS
Pos Name

SP /DL Clayton Kershaw
(LAD – SP)
SP Madison Bumgarner
(SF – SP)
SP Anibal Sanchez
(Det – SP)
SP /DL Mike Minor
(Atl – SP)
SP Michael Pineda
(NYY – SP)
SP Jered Weaver
(LAA – SP)
SP Dan Haren
(LAD – SP)
RP David Robertson
(NYY – RP)
RP Kenley Jansen
(LAD – RP)
P Addison Reed
(Ari – RP)
P Joakim Soria
(Tex – RP)
P Joe Smith
(LAA – RP)

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: thanks man, I tried to move Weaver in the trade I made, he did not want him..lol

Once I get healthy I will play match ups with Weaver…

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Malicious Phenom
8 years ago

@Malicious Phenom: I also have Taijuan Walker, picked him and Headly off the waivers after the 4 for 2 went thru. I love 3 for 1 and 4 for 2 type trades, especially when there are some good players on waivers..

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

Pick one from each group please:

Shields. Zimmerman or minor

Brantley, Joyce, viciedo

Thanks!

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

Thanks!

Now…would you do Brantley and shields for Harper? I can hold but could use the pitching.

12 team 3 OF.

I choo, Gordon, moss

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

I swear., last one :)

Harper for

A) shields and brant

B) zim and ryu

C) zim and krod

Thanks for all your help!

Malicious Phenom
Reply to  Mike
8 years ago

@Mike:J. Zimmerman & Brantly

Shitty Bill Butler
Shitty Bill Butler
8 years ago

C Perez
1b Abreau
2b Pedroia
3b Longo
SS segura
MI Murphy
CI Hosmer
OF Choo
OF Cespedes
OF Heyward
OF Beltran
OF Melky
UTL Arenado
Bn Adams
Bn Aoki

P Cliff Lee
P Wacha
P Teheran
P Yord Vent
P Kluber
P Eovaldi
P martin Perez
P Farnsworth
P Frieri
P Melancon
P Hunter

Should I drop anyone for Gregory Polanco or Maybin?

Bi-Felicia
Bi-Felicia
8 years ago

Me Harper, Me hit ball, me run, me hit walls, me rip fingers off sliding…ME DUMB (Grunt Grunt) This dudes a fking clown! Never drafting him again!

Brendan
Brendan
8 years ago

My only catcher is Wilin Rosario and he has a sore left hand and is set to undergo an MRI and will probably miss the next few games. I would pick up a backup catcher, but there isn’t really anyone worth using a roster spot for and I don’t have any droppable players. I would have to drop a player such as Matt Joyce or Jesse Chavez, who are both currently top-100 players. My only real option to fill in for catcher in the immediate future would be to pick up Josmil Pinto for some power. Hitter-tron likes Travis d’Arnaud for the next week and he was previously a big prospect, but he really hasn’t done anything to prove he’s worth rostering. Should I just hold and go without a catcher for the next few days? 12-team 5×5 roto

Brendan
Brendan
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:
Who do I drop? Here’s my current team:

C Wilin Rosario
1B Eric Hosmer
2B Robinson Cano
3B Josh Donaldson
SS Everth Cabrera
OF Adam Jones
OF Jay Bruce
OF Starling Marte
Util Anthony Rizzo
Util Anthony Rendon
BN Alexei Ramirez
BN George Springer
BN Matt Joyce

SP Cliff Lee
SP Matt Cain
RP Jonathan Papelbon
RP Tommy Hunter
P LaTroy Hawkins
P Dan Haren
P Marco Estrada
P Jesse Chavez
BN Drew Smyly
BN Doug Fister (DL)
DL Hisashi Iwakuma (DL)

My weakest areas for the season so far are HR, SB, W, and K

Brendan
Brendan
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks, will drop Chavez. Also looking to pick up Jason Hammel. Would you drop Smyly or Joyce for him as well?

fausto
fausto
8 years ago

Pick 3 for the week. ..mccutch, morse, marte, viciedo, boniface, joyce, ozuna, choo, leonys. Pit has 5gm still hard to bn mccutch.

BR808
BR808
8 years ago

Just traded for Rosario and now he’s dinged up. Do I roll the dice and start him or go with Gomes?

Moe
Moe
8 years ago

start sonny gray at texas?

Bunny
Bunny
8 years ago

Have 3 people on DL and 2 DL spots. Should I drop Walker?

Fungazi
Fungazi
8 years ago

Kinsler return enough to get out of owning an injured Harper with no more room on DL?

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Flat out rejected.. They really need to make 3 – 4 DL spots in leagues now that were in the post-PED era.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Fungazi
8 years ago

@Fungazi: i’m only still in one league with 2 DL’s, even three (with Razz favorites) isn’t enough in some spots.

FLOW
FLOW
8 years ago

6 x 6 – with OPS and limited moves. Dont absolutely need need fill in right now but did just lose C Davis and concerned about Braun.

Viciedo , Joyce, or Taveras ?

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
8 years ago

Thoughts on [email protected] and [email protected] today? SON is lukewarm on both. Thanks!

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

If I have to drop one – who do I drop – Jonathan Broxton or Kyle Farnsworth? Or another?

My RPs are:

Joe Smith
Huston Street
John Axford
Jonathan Broxton
Kyle Farnsworth

Broxton has limited value, but how long before the Mets go find a real closer to replace Farnsworth?

My Cub blue streak is showing – never really liked Farnsworth, but right now he is a somewhat necessary evil.

Thanks…

Mike.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
8 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey! Mike.

pakestwo
pakestwo
8 years ago

Felix for Prince?

I have Abreu at 1b and could use the pitching help or hold?