You know how they have 17 hours of unseen footage on the Anchorman DVD that you spent 17 hours watching to only keep saying, “Well, I know why they cut this out?”  In a similar vein, I wrote about V-Mart in the Buy/Sell that’s coming later today, but have since cut it.  Still, here it is in its uncut form, “Victor Martinez – Hey, it didn’t work out like you antissapated (sic) when you ignored my advise (sic) to not draft hymn (sic).  In 12 to 14 team mixed leagues, he’s still tentatively a hold, but in shallower leagues, you really need to start looking elsewhere.  (Maybe make this funnier, Grey, your intern wrote this and it’s hot garbage and who’s writing this note if it’s not you, Grey?  Wait, are you asking yourself if you’re writing in third person?  That’s like next level shizz!)”  So, yeah, I was ready to move on from V-Mart in shallower leagues.  He looked lost like the Lost writers during the final season of Lost.  I told you not to draft him in the preseason, and I still don’t like him at all, but after he homered twice yesterday (2-for-4, 5 RBIs with his 7th and 8th homers), I’d definitely hold to see if yesterday was the K-turn he needed to get out of his cul-de-suck.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Miguel Cabrera – Ausmus said Miggy could be activated sometime before August 19th.  Whoa, way to get the press off your back.  Now every day a reporter has to ask if today’s the day Miggy returns.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, a walk-off homer.  I never understood why some fantasy sites point shizz like that out.  Who cares if it’s a walk-off homer?  Maybe I’ve been down this fantasy rabbit hole too long, but I don’t have Walk-Off Homers as a category in my league.  I do have “Pats On Head Accepted” so I wish I avoided Beltre.

Anthony Gose – 2-for-4 as he leadoff.  Mean’s while, Rajai, The King of SAGNOF, didn’t start for the 2nd game in a row and I dropped him.  Being royalty just ain’t what it was before the French paparazzo chased Princess Di into that tunnel.

Anibal Sanchez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.82.  I Am Anibal has been iffy at best and unownable at worst, and I wouldn’t want to own him in any mixed league, even if the Stream-o-Nator happens to like a start of his.

Yordano Ventura – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 5.29.  Serious questions, over-the-internet friend, did you lose a bet?  Then why do you own Ventura?

Stephen Strasburg – Could start tomorrow.  I’ll effin’ believe it when Effin Stressbird is back on the mound.

Joe Ross – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  Will remain in the rotation with Fister moved to the bullpen.  Surprised by this move since Ross is on an IP limit and Fister was a free agent signing.  Not to mention, a guy who can’t strike out anyone in the bullpen just sounds goofy, but there ya go.  Yesterday, 1908 Yahoo teams dropped Ross before this news.  Insult to injury if those 1908 people were also Cubs fans.  The number haunts us!

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Looked like he went back to being cold doodie that splashes back on you, but maybe this is a sign of life.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  And you thought he retired!  Wait, so did I.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Kazaam!  What a bizarre, totally unnecessary inning that was for a closer who has a 1.71 ERA.

Jeremy Hellickson – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.06.  They don’t call him Hell Boy for nothing.  Of course, it’s short for, “To Hell With This Boy.”

Trevor Plouffe – 1-ofr-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Plouffe goes the dynamite!  He’s like the AL version of Juan Uribe.  Whenever he homers, I assume another one will follow within a few days.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, my man is hot.

Kyle Gibson – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.78 vs. Mark Buehrle 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.34.  Classic matchup of Buehrle vs. *shudders* which sounds like Buehrle.

Edwin Encarnacion – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer.  I had a realization yesterday with the help of some commenters that Edwin is E5 and Josh Donaldson (2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 4th steal) is F5 because every time you refresh your fantasy team page, Donaldson’s produced again.  And Edwin and Jose Bautista (1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) are the Cortisone Brothers, and Pillar (0-for-4) is made of stone and Tulo (2-for-5, 1 run) is made of glass and… So many realizations!

Aaron Brooks – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  Still too early to say for sure since he only has about 20 total major league innings to his name, but he looks like the kind of pitcher that will be solid in matchups at home, but not much more than a streamer.  He doesn’t walk anyone, but I can’t imagine he’s going to strike out more than six per nine either, i.e., another mediOAKer.

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Yes, I too am having a hard time still believing Vogt.

Brett Lawrie – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  If he added catcher eligibility, I’d still have a hard time getting excited about him.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 2 runs and 2 steals (29, 30).  Elias Sports Bureau said that the amount of footsteps Altuve used for his two steals could’ve walked a normal-sized man to the moon.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  So, basically, he’s going to be a 2nd rounder next year, got it.

Jose Urena – 2 IP, 5 ER.  Is it not bad enough Urena sounds like a prostate issue?

Derek Dietrich – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  I didn’t put Dietrich in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could easily have made it.  Get Dietrich, or die tryin’!

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th steal.  Definitely not having as big of a year as last year, but last year he attended his senior prom, graduated high school, was allowed to stay out past midnight, etc.

Adonis Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I would never suggest picking him up in mixed leagues, but he has proven value in NL-Only.  A lot more value than I thought he’d ever have.

Eury Perez – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal.  You know what the Braves have?  A great team for NL-Only’ers who have been hit by injuries on their fantasy team.  Their guys aren’t very exciting, but they do get at-bats and occasionally run into some stats.

Matthew Wisler – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  This guy’s roofied me so much I can’t feel my lower extremities.

Kyle Lohse – Demoted to the Brewers bullpen.  He was told to report to the next home game in the Bernie Brewer costume and he will be working the slide.

Matt Garza – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.95.  Shows you what I know:  I was trying to stream every hitter I could get against Garza yesterday, but was only happy getting Will Venable, who, as it turns out, didn’t play yesterday because he impregnated his wife nine months ago.  At least he hopes it was him.

Khris Davis – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer.  I’m gonna start calling this guy Kexhausting with the K being silent.  Every time I finally move on, giving up hope, Davis pops up on my news feed with a headline, “I’m Back!”  Hey, Khris Davis, stop crying wolf!  Yes, I would pick Davis back up if you dropped him, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him now go 1 for his next 17.

Adam Lind – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .289.  Yeah, take that Ryan Braun (1-for-3, 2 runs)!  If I was a character in The Hunger Games with hair like Will Ferrell’s from Zoolander, I’d totally pit Lind vs. Braun in a battle to the death.  By the by, you know what they call The Hunger Games in Italy?  The ‘Eat, Eat, What’s Wrong With You? Eat’ Games.

Michael Cuddyer – Might not return until Monday.  Can I get an amen?!  As in a “Men I don’t want to own list with Cuddyer at the top.”  Damn, pilates has helped me stretch my puns to new heights.  Am I right, Jamie Walters?

Jerry Blevins – Re-injured his arm and is done for the year.  Leave it to Blevins!

Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  As much as C-Mart looks like he should be shut down like ‘N Sync at the end of the “It’s Gonna Be Me” video when they should’ve been returned to their toy boxes, Wacha looks like he’s getting stronger here in August after a meh past two months (3.77 ERA in June, 4.06 ERA in July).

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.34.  CC got the no decision in a game he really deserved to win, but, that’s okay, since he’s won about 165 games in his career that he would have lost on a different team.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer this week.  Only took him about four months, but it looks like there might finally be some fog on that mirror under his nose.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.17.  Only Red Sox pitcher I’d even remotely consider owning in fantasy, which is like being the world’s tallest midget.

Chris Heston – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.48.  Honestly, it’s irrelevant.  His home ERA is 2.57 and that’s the only place I’d start him unless it was in Metco or Petco or somewhere equally innocuous.

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Hayzeus Cristo, he’s on another monkey-fighting plane right now!

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Is it me or does Belt seem to show up in the roundups a decent amount, but when you look at his season totals, you’re like, “Yeah, and?”

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  The Cubs are not only not going to start Montero over him, I wouldn’t be surprised if Montero is DFA’d.  Shoot, they can DFA half their team to keep Schwarber in the lineup for all I care.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 1.71 and he pitchslapped former president, Buchanan.  A pitcher homering has that same feeling to me as a monkey roller skating or a position player pitching.  You just don’t see it every day, so there’s a fun novelty to it.  Pitchslapping aside, Greinke gets swallowed whole by the Phils and is still at only a 1.71 ERA.  That’s insane.  Furthermore (Grey’s adding on!), how does he only have eleven wins?  The Dodgers are one of the best teams and he gave up no runs in every game other than this one.  That has to be up there with the all-time worst win luck of anyone in the history of this game that Abner Doubleday supposedly invented but didn’t.

Adrian Gonzalez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Good year to be an A nicknamed player, A-Gon, A-Rod, A-Hitter-On-The-Blue-Jays.

Alberto Callaspo -2-for-4 as he played 3rd.  In related news, Alex Guerrero is Mattingly’s piss boy.

Chase Utley – Will return from the DL today.  If he shows up at the park in a DeLorean, then I’m interested.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, Cesar Hernandez (2-for-5, 2 runs) and Odubel Herrera (3-for-5, 2 runs) could all be in this afternoon’s Buy column, along with the next schmohawk down the roundup, as they all hit Dodgers pitching well.  Maybe the Dodgers got spooked playing in Philly because it was like they were looking at themselves in four years.  Seriously, like Utley, Howard, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Hamels didn’t think their feces smelled like Reese’s Pieces four years ago.

Domonic Brown – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, with all three homers coming in the last week.  As someone who benefited greatly from Brown’s 23-homer 1st half in 2013, let me be the first person to point out that Brown is capable of great things.  Here’s the 2nd person to point it out, a note from Tehol landed on my desk, it reads, “GREY!  Game of Thrones, RIGHT?!  It’s your boy, Beddict the Elder God, King Kunta, the First, eating Ho Hos as they walk out of the midnight screening of Magic Mike 2:  The Search For Abs As Fine As Mine.  Yo, young money, let me elicit an eardrum for two minutos (Jay please insert image here).  I have a question that has Beddict, the eldest Elder, lying on my cloud, scratching under my flowing robe, wondering what to make of Domonic Brown.  Can he be a blessed one like when I’m standing near Drake and he sneezes and I bless him?”

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Hern
Hern
6 years ago

Grichuck or Reddick ROS?

greg
greg
6 years ago

Someone dropped Preston Tucker….you see him keeping this up? Are there concerns about his triceps? Tx. Could use the power/production….

Hey….anyone else notice Y. Gomes is heating up? ;)

Uno Mas Cerveza
Uno Mas Cerveza
6 years ago

Grey

As you have reminded us many times, when Khris Davis gets hot he hits HR in bunches. And that is me quoting you!

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

Why am i still holding Brandon Moss?

Bobby
Bobby
6 years ago

5×5 daily roto

Tomas and Moustakas have been stinking the joint up for the past month. Any of these guys worth picking up?

Hundley, Hicks, Byrd, Howard, Paulsen, Ho Kang, Headley, or Lowrie?

Bobby
Bobby
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

For Tomas or Moose?

Thanks!

Bobby
Bobby
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Awesome, thanks!

David
David
6 years ago

Enjoy the articles and appreciate the fantasy advice.

Would you deal Adam Jones for Miguel Cabrera? Either would play Utility

Slimbo
Slimbo
6 years ago

Phillips or krush Davis the ros?

Air Conditioned Nightmare
Air Conditioned Nightmare
6 years ago

straight up points, ROS: Tucker, Mike Taylor or K Davis?

Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Mobin Couldn't Hack It
Reply to  Air Conditioned Nightmare
6 years ago

@Air Conditioned Nightmare: k davis K’s way too much for pts leagues.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Vogelsong is pitching today. All hands (bats) on deck!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

you starting,

Gausman @ LAA,
Chase Anderson vs CIN
Volquez vs. CHA
Cody Anderson vs. MIN

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Sorry, which one would you rather start?

EA
EA
6 years ago

Should I stash alex gordon or will he not be back in time to help? Corey dickerson is available too.

EA
EA
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Are you in my head?

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

I was able to pick up Dom Brown in every league but 1 because some Faux Seattle based fantasy sportswriter has owned him for over a month now.

ByeFelica
ByeFelica
Reply to  Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

@Toe Knee Arm Ass: I know that guy. He wears a fur mankini, drinks fu fu fruity cocktails, and takes his little paris Hilton dog with him everywhere he goes right? Don’t they call him T hole, bottom of the RCL standings?

ByeFelica
ByeFelica
Reply to  Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

@Toe Knee Arm Ass: are you in our league? What’s your team name? I’m Sagnof night special.

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

Great one!

Would you drop Piscotty or Fowler for Gose and/or Brown? Looking for avg with solid counting stats (no HR needed).

Fungazi
Fungazi
6 years ago

Schwarb’s starting in LF today. WOooooooo!

Vrugg
6 years ago

Grey- another great read.
I’m in a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB and pitching categories of W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS and looking to improve my team heading into the playoffs..

My roster has:
C R. Martin
1b J. Abreu
2b H. Kendrick
3b Bryant
SS Correa
OF Calhoun
Grichuk
Peralta
Tucker
Util Lind
BN Zobrist (2b, SS, OF)
K. Seager (3b)
A. Gordon (DL)
SPs: Scherzer, Carrasco, Snydergaard, Zimm, Iwakuma, J. Garcia, Fiers, K. Hendricks and Srasburg
RPs: A. Miller, W. Davis, and A.Ramos

What areas in need of improvement do you see?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
6 years ago

You hear this Dre record yet? I’m 5 in so far an intro first two songs are garbage next two pretty solid. Chronic 2001 it is not.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I liked Loose Cannons with Xzibit a lot. I had completely forgot that he wasn’t just the host of Pimp My Ride. The song after that with Cube had a dope beat but Cube and Dre’s rhymes were like Cat in the Hat type A-B schemes.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Hahaha yeah I took a break and I’ll go back to it. I really don’t like Talk About It, Genocide could grow on me.

Yeah Cube is like the Andruw Jones of rappers. Can Andruw act?

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

Schwarber or Grandal ROS?

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

I’ve been putzing around with this quartet in and out as my OF 5. I need to stop the madness. I’m leaning Dom. Have a clear cut preference? Or are they one lump?

Khris Davis
Dom Brown
Avisail
Soler

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  Cram It
6 years ago

@Cram It: Take a good look at Soler . He has done nothing all season. I finally dropped him last week.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

@Toe Knee Arm Ass: He does have a modest 6 game hitting streak going. Only thing keeping me hanging on. But the power seems to be completely absent. Yeah, screw this guy!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I can’t believe they’re still making music.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You can be punk and still be cheesy. I heard Lump being played within the last week during a baseball game. I think it was someone’s walk up song. I need to look into that.

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: They played Fairbanks, Alaska recently, so their career arc is really heating up.

Millions of peaches, peaches for free.

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Peachs come from a can. They were put there by a man.

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I have an inside source at my local PBS station checking for me when it will air in September, since the interwebs won’t tell me.

Yes. I have an inside source at my local PBS affiliate. That’s how I roll.

What the Interwebs did tell me, though, is that there is a grand controversy brewing around this season’s winner. London bookies have shut down all betting. It appears a whole bunch of large bets were made from one small town where one of the contestants lives.

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I SAMed as well. (Spoiler Alerted Myself).

R.I.P. Meek
R.I.P. Meek
6 years ago

Is Nick Castellanos a top 10 3B next season?

JashFath
JashFath
6 years ago

As one of the writers who writes those blurbs for the other fantasy sites, I will add the game situation occassionally in order to not sound exactly the same every time. People don’t need anything more than “Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a homer. His HR/FB rate is a career low (whatever % it is). So pick him up if he is somehow available you fucking idiot.” But occasionally it is nice to change up the update so that I can convince myself that I am not a robot, and indeed, a writer.

JashFath
JashFath
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Want to Eiffel tower the Hitter-tron? I’ll bring the motor oil. 10w30 of course.

JashFath
JashFath
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: lol Rotowire, but tomato schmotato.

Kent
Kent
6 years ago

Pick two SP for ROS (Quality Starts instead of Wins), deep league, few streaming options on a weekly basis:

Danny Duffy
Marco Estrada
Matt Cain

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

Pick a side please:

Goldy, Carpenter, Trumbo … or

Donaldson, Pollock, Syndergaard.

Thanks!

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you, good sir! Have a great weekend!

Pever Fitch
Pever Fitch
6 years ago

ROS Jungmann or A. Sanchez?

MattTruss
Editor
6 years ago

Grey, gonna be hanging out in your old neck of the woods all next week. Gonna spend one day at Jenk’s with the kiddos. Was it frozen custard you told me I needed to try next time I was there? Need to make sure I swing in there. Hopefully meeting up with Paulie Allnuts for a Lakewood Blue Claws game too. Should be a good time, looking forward to meeting up with another Razzballer and fellow ECFBL memeber.

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Yes he is. Nowhere special, my wife’s family lives down there, near Freehold, so we’re just hanging with them for the week. Mostly spending the days at the beach or the pool. There was a forzen custard place on Jenkinson’s boardwalk I think you told me to try though. Can’t recall the name of it.

Big W
Big W
6 years ago

SP question… Is Iwakuma a good start vs. Texas today?

Jupton
Jupton
6 years ago

Can you rank Byrd, Justin Turner and V-Mart ROS? Someone dropped V-Mart in my league. Also I have a decent lead so I can hold Turner no problem. Hittertron has a love for V-Mart but I am not sure what to do.

Thanks,

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
6 years ago

I went to the grocery store last night and ran into one of my colleagues. I typically try to fraternize with fellow colleagues as little as possible outside of work, but the store was essentially empty and there was no immediate aisle to hide. She’s a nice enough lady, but kind of clueless about everything outside of education. It severely limits what you can talk about. We exchanged your standard pleasantries and then she asked me, “What have you been doing on your summer break?” At this point, I was faced with four different options:

a. Tell her what she wants to hear. “Oh you know, professional development, backwards planning, collaborating with peers.”
b. Tell her the truth. “Oh you know”, pointing to face, “growing a beard, umm…occasional day drinking. Ahh…naps! A lot of naps.”
c. There is no option c.
d. Exaggerate on a truth. “Oh you know, just been managing a baseball team.”

As I mentioned, she’s a little oblivious and figured she’d just say something like, “oh that sounds like fun”, and move on to the most recent curriculum developments. Not so much. “How old are they?” I told her that they all recently graduated high school, but none were from our school. “Well tell me some of their names. If they’re from around the area, I probably know at least 1 or 2 of them.” I was a little taken aback, but needed to think on my toes. Our school district is the opposite of racially diverse, so I just tried to pick the whitest dudes on my team. “Let’s see here, Adam Lind? David Robertson? Chris Sale?” All shakes of the head. “Ummm…Cody Allen?” She thought that name ringed a bell. I responded, “Yeah, he’s a good kid. Nice parents. Can’t pitch consistently, but he’s a good kid.” She obviously didn’t have the slightest inclination, so I decided to have a little fun.

“How about Nolan Arenado? We call him the ‘Torenado’ for short.” She looked inquisitively perplexed. Somewhat subdued, I responded, “It’s cause he, you know, can really make things messy for the other team. He’s one of our better players.” Another shake of the head, “How bout J.D. Martinez?” Now this name rang a bell, apparently. “Yes…yes, the last name Martinez rings a bell. Is his actual first name John David?” I should of thought about it a little more, before saying the following to a female colleague, but it just came out of me. “I have no clue what his first name is, we all just call him ‘Just Dong’, cause (mimicking the motions of a HR swing) that’s all he does…hit’s dongs.” The word dong makes people awkward. Even if your just talking about the noise a church bell makes, or a homerun, there’s no avoiding it. She rightfully looked at me strange. I felt strange having just realized the oddness of saying “dong” in front of your winsome colleague. She abruptly said, “Yeah…nope. Martinez doesn’t ring a bell after all.”

That essentially ended our conversation and should make our back-to-school meetings interesting, but I just wanted to share the story.

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
Reply to  Peter Nincompoop
6 years ago

@Peter Nincompoop: Nice Peter!

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Yeah…Mike mentioned something last year about him being a teacher in one of his prospect blogs. Didn’t follow up, but doesn’t surprise me. He’s a good dude.

Great White North
Great White North
Reply to  Peter Nincompoop
6 years ago

@Peter Nincompoop: This is great. You should tell her you were managing the Sonoma Stompers all summer using sabermetrics.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Peter Nincompoop
6 years ago

@Peter Nincompoop: Nice comment, Pete! Would have loved to have been your student. Next time you see her, just blurt out Just Dong. She’ll go back to the Hostess Ho-ho aisle.

Cheers,
Ante

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Ante GALIC
6 years ago

@Ante GALIC: If it’s the right situation, I might. Ha!

jojo
jojo
6 years ago

Joc and Schwarber on waiver wire. Worth picking up?

Here’s what I have:
C – LUCROY
1B- E5
2B – BETTS
3B – SEAGER
SS – BOGAERTS
LF – JD
CF – JONES
RF – BRUCE
UTL – VMART
BENCH – ODOR, CARPENTER

John
John
6 years ago

Have an injury mess on my hands but going into playoffs I need to find a bat that is a surprise and not the fade of a hot player. I am figuring on Stanton seeing little to no at bats and I will just stash him on DL. I can keep trying to trade him but its of no use.

OF will be Betts Upton Calhoun and I need two more. Here are some that are available, need to start 5. Its h2h lg and i am more of a power team. Guys to target below if they are healthy and on track top 2-3?

Fowler Eaton Tucker choo buxton?? myers KDavis D Peralta Taylor(span coming back)

John
John
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Add hicks to that list, trust him?

Big W
Big W
6 years ago

Good morning Grey,

Catcher question… haha

Vogt vs. Keuchel or Welington vs. Iglesias?

Big W
Big W
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, was thinking the same thing… I just have trouble not starting Vogt… He earned some loyalty when I drafted him and then was amazing… but he’s really come back to earth now. He hit a HR last night and that made the decision tougher for me. Welington has been a beast lately.

Anyway, thanks again for the advice!

Ryan
Ryan
6 years ago

Is fister a drop now in a dynasty league? We count holds. Would he be a viable source for that or should just dump him for a potential closer like kahnle?

Skeezix
Skeezix
6 years ago

Yo Grey! I am doing great in most of the power and counting stats, but could use a bit of a boost in SBs. Even so, I need to decide which one to sit out of Burns (@TOR, @BAL), Ortiz (SEA, @MIA), Sano (TEX, CLE) and Hanley (SEA, @MIA). Hanley has been slumping bad as has Burns, and to make it harder to choose, the Sox only play 5 games this week.

BornTooLate
BornTooLate
6 years ago

Drop w. Davis for kahnle? He’s been nice for ratios and sneaky wins, but I don’t see holland losing his job. Down to gregerson and Wilson for saves. Have Ramos but he’s going away on a pending trade.

Marc G.
Marc G.
6 years ago

Latos, Lackey, Nelson or Iwakuma ROS ?

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
6 years ago

Hey Grey Happy effin Friday. I am so done with Alex mofo Guerrero. He teases me with a HR the day I pick him up then do nothing for a few days only to have Massholingly sit him for effin Collapso. Kinda of reminds me of HS taking out the slutty girl on friday night spending a few bucks on her. Then after some heavy kissy face and rubby bum find out she’s ragging and you got nothing to protect mom’s minivan. So after you drop her off that night getting no tang you find out a couple days later she’s telling everyone what a great guy you are and how you were a gentleman and now we are a couple and ruining your reputation. Of course this is loosely based on a true story and had to change some names.

Toe Knee Arm Ass
Toe Knee Arm Ass
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Sorry but that whole BS Guerrero thing fooled me again FFS.

SF
SF
6 years ago

Sit or start Teheran at home against the Marlins?

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks.

Weird Al Yankabitch
Weird Al Yankabitch
6 years ago

Always wait up for your articles but some how fell asleep watching Blue Mountain State… Ohhhh dem Goats lol

I nabbed Luis Severino off the waiver with my #3 claim some how in AL only.. ILL TAKE IT.

Who should I drop? Phil Hughes, Erasmo, or Collin McHugh?

Severino the real deal and worth noting as a keeper into next year?

Always much love sir!

Carter
Carter
6 years ago

Is Puig worth buying? Or is he minced meat?

Hosmer or Puig?

U the man, man.

EA
EA
6 years ago

Both undrafted, would you keep Schwarber or Syndergaard?

I can choose 3 between them, Harper, Jose Fernandez, Joc, Rizzo and Frazier. Most likely not keeping Rizzo and Frazier just because I don’t see the keeper value in getting them in the 1st and 4th rounds. Harper in the 2nd is too hard to let go of.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  EA
6 years ago

@EA: Harper, Rizzo,Frazier

EA
EA
Reply to  Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

@Chicken Dinner: The only thing is I can get others in the last 5 rounds of the draft. I don’t see the “value” in keeping Rizzo in the 1st when I can get Jose Fer in the 17th round.

Charlie
Charlie
6 years ago

Grey, in a 6×5 including obp keeper league, keep 7, would you trade Bogaerts round 11 value for just the rest of this year of Braun? Fighting for the last playoff spot. Currently 7th, only top 6 make it.

Have to choose 7 keepers from the following for next season,

Trout, Stanton, Goldschmidt, Rendon, Arenado, Buxton, Bogaerts, Scherzer

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Charlie
6 years ago

@Charlie: Lose Bogarts. Buxton probably won’t be that good next year but his future ceiling is too high.

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! If I trade Bogaerts I’m relying on Lindor as my starting ss. Cool with that?

The Dude
The Dude
6 years ago

Pick a side:

Goldschmidt
or
Chris Davis, Schwarber and Danny Salazar

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  The Dude
6 years ago

@The Dude: Goldy

alex seber
alex seber
6 years ago

I’m in a H2H Dynasty points league, pretty deep rosters. I’m not making the playoffs this year and looking to get younger / more upside for next year. Thoughts on this trade, 1 year from now?

My Crush Davis and Shark for his McCullers and Polanco.

I definitely need more help on the pitching side.

alex seber
alex seber
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey:

What bout just Crush for McCullers straight up? Who wins that a year from now.

-.5K’s

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

Hi Grey
Should Serverino be owned in 10-team league?

My league stream starters a lot , and even Gio , Miller , Ross are streamed often.
So should I stash Serverino especially I need W and K? Thanks

your mom
your mom
6 years ago

samardzija or soler ros? thanks

booya
booya
6 years ago

Pick one for next month: David Peralta, Taylor, Hicks, JHam, K Davis

Thanks

booya
booya
Reply to  booya
6 years ago

@booya: Actually add B Moss to that list and pick 2 please…

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Werth, Tucker, Garcia

Pick one to keep as a bench bat.

Vogt or Die
Vogt or Die
6 years ago

Drop samardzjia 10 teamer?

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Vogt or Die
6 years ago

@Vogt or Die: For who?

ByeFelica
ByeFelica
Reply to  Vogt or Die
6 years ago

@Vogt or Die: he’s garbage. I wouldn’t own him in a 12 teamer. Just stream his spot on matchups

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Vogt or Die
6 years ago

@Vogt or Die: Don’t consider dropping him unless it’s in a QS league. He had a turd the last time out, but he’s put together strings of games where he’s been good. I’d shorten the leash for sure, but don’t bail just yet.

Vogt or Die
Vogt or Die
Reply to  Peter Nincompoop
6 years ago

@Peter Nincompoop: so frustrating……to spell his name when I frequently ask if I should drop him.

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Vogt or Die
6 years ago

@Vogt or Die: I know man…fellow owner.

BornTooLate
BornTooLate
6 years ago

12 team h2h. 6×5 OPS no keeper etc.

Which side for this trade? just want to make sure I haven’t lost my noodle

Kitten Wong and AJ Ramos for Starling Marte and Shoemaker

Thanks again. Stellar write up as usual.

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

@BornTooLate: I’d go Marte there.

BornTooLate
BornTooLate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: nice. Apparently she hates kittens…umm kolten. Thanks.

Bocephus
Bocephus
6 years ago

Time to move on from Hammel? Doesn’t seem the same the last few starts. Could grab J Ross off waivers, what say Grey?

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

@Bocephus: I’d take Ross – Hammel hasn’t been right for a few weeks.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

@Mrs.Featherbottom: hamstring injury.

dude
dude
6 years ago

In a keeper league, rank the following; Machado, Arenado, Correa for this year and then for future years.

Jimmy Hoffa
Jimmy Hoffa
6 years ago

Drop Ramos for Box Giles Wilson Benoit or Watson in a SV+Hlds Lg ?

Fish
Fish
6 years ago

Drop Alexei Ramirez for Ian Desmond? Standard Yahoo plus hits, obp, slugging

Thanks as always!

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
6 years ago

Yo, BB!
I think we messed up our catcher’s list. We’ll have to make a new one one(stutterer) of these days.

Khris Davis! My league is so deep i just left him in my OF slot. LOL. Only 10 more to go!

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: It’s happening, G!

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Turn around, quick! Did you see?

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: You never have to be scared when you’re with me, BB.

Looking forward to buy/sell this week. Saladino, Ramirez, Gennett, Peterson, it’s like a Turkish bazzaar out there!

Phil of the Future
Phil of the Future
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Sorry!

740
740
6 years ago

wat up Grey! 10team h2h 5×5

please pick 2 ROS. M Taylor, Inciarte, Avisail, K Davis?

Gracias!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
6 years ago

Great work Grey!
14 team H2H points league… someone just dropped Matz, Is he going to be relevant going forward? is he worth picking up off the waiver wire?
thanks

StewZilla
StewZilla
6 years ago

Auction Keeper – 12 Teams – Head 2 Head – 6×6 (OPS/HLD)

I was offered Justin Upton ($23 2 year deal w/ owner taking on $11 this year) for Javier Baez ($3 8 year deal) and Tim Anderson ($3 8 year deal). I can re-sign Upton for up to 5 years at $35 after 2016.

Currently have Adam Jones, Bryce Harper, Jason Heyward, Yeonis Cespedes, Nelson Cruz, Rusney Castillo……but my SP is hurting, and I was thinking of “buying low” here and possibly turning one of my OF into a SP. Am I buying low….or am I selling low on Baez and Anderson?

psherm9
psherm9
6 years ago

Hey Grey,
As always, I appreciate the hustle. Quick question. Trade deadline is tonight. 12 team 5×5 start two at every position with 5 OFers we can keep 5 at their auction price. Sitting in first but it’s getting ugly. Have Stanton, Freeman, Betts and Travis on the DL. Solid in pitching but was over my innings limit.
Would you move
Keuchal($2) and Flores ($1)
4
Rizzo and Rendon. I can’t keep either of them.

dom
dom
6 years ago

Good stuff Grey

Any advice on h2h playoffs? I feel like in fantasy basketball we’re constantly reminded of a player’s h2h playoff schedule throughout the year but it’s never mentioned in baseball. Maybe because it’s more of a crap shoot?

I’m cruising in first place closing in on a first round bye. semi-final round is 9/14-9/20 and championship is 9/21-9/27. A cursory glance at the schedule shows San Diego @Arizona and @Colorado for the 9/14 week. Sooooo maybe target Justin Upton? idk

Paul C.
Paul C.
Reply to  dom
6 years ago

@dom: Probably because all sophisticated fantasy baseball leagues use roto scoring. Using a few late-season regular season weeks to decide leagues makes absolutely no sense.

dom
dom
Reply to  Paul C.
6 years ago

@Paul C.: hmmm a few late weeks to decide a season… sounds almost like… Major League Baseball. Makes no sense why they don’t just use cumulative season statistics to determine a champion. Besides the fact that everyone would stop paying attention in August.

Jigboy22
Jigboy22
6 years ago

Drop Kemp for Mike Taylor?

Strolg
Strolg
6 years ago

Was watching Home Alone with my kid yesterday and when his brother is asked why he’s not worried about Kevin his answer is fairly Razzballian: Buzz McCallister: No, for three reasons: A. I’m not that lucky. 2. we use smoke detectors and D, we live on the most boring street in the whole United States of America, where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.

KarEm Garcia
KarEm Garcia
6 years ago

I was offered wong/longo For papelbon. Do you Think it’s beneficial to make the trade with my team of :

I would have to drop a hitter . I have
2b – dozier/rendon/odor
3b – Donaldson /rendon
Util – rendon/ odor/ parra

At relief, I have Andrew miller, Giles , papelbon, and gregerson

Charlie
Charlie
6 years ago

Thinking about picking up Yelich and Khris Davis. Should I drop any of the following for them? Parra, Eaton, Fowler, Maybin?

Haren, Corbin, Shoemaker…need to lose one of them, who?

Thanks!

Peter Nincompoop
Peter Nincompoop
Reply to  Charlie
6 years ago

@Charlie: Fowler can go for Yelich or Davis. I’d drop Haren.

Funketown
Funketown
Reply to  Charlie
6 years ago

@Charlie: what peter said and you could drop Parra for the other one

Clint
Clint
6 years ago

Anybody besides me wondering what in the name of Dusty Baker’s Balls is going on with rotation lineups this week? I get there’s a few like the Angels that are sorting out injured guys returning but it seems every day, the order for half of my teams is switching around & I can’t keep up w/who to target even w/the great help from SON. D-Backs and Tigers swapped things around last night along w/the Halos, for two. Are teams positioning themselves to call up the young guys in September already, getting ready for waiver moves, or what?

Wilson
Wilson
6 years ago

K Davis vs Lynn
Plough vs Anderson
Brown vs Shield

Bench which one? Thanks

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Wilson
6 years ago

Typo, should be Plouffe vs Anderson

Zach
Zach
6 years ago

Morning Grey. Is Gausman rosterable in a 10 teamer? If so would you throw him out there @LAA?

Zach
Zach