Welcome, prematurely balding men and five women who are married to prematurely balding men and decided if you can’t beat them, join them!  Make yourself comfortable, this is gonna be a long post.  Here make yourself some java.  Okay, you just poured rat poison into your coffee.  Don’t worry, it can’t be worse than owning Pablo Sandoval in the 1st half.  Oh, you owned him and that’s why you poured it into coffee!  Now, I’m following!   Hey, who’s leading here?  Well, whoever it is their taillight is out and I’m gonna have to make a citizen’s arrest.  Before we get into the top 100 for the 2nd half of 2015 fantasy baseball, let’s just be glad our 18-year-old selves can’t see us now, we’d get beat up!  But our twelve-year-old selves would think we’re the coolest!  So, as with all of the other 2015 fantasy baseball rankings, take this list with a grain of salt.  If you need a 2nd baseman, but an outfielder is above him that doesn’t mean you can’t trade the outfielder for the 2nd baseman.  Also, things change in fantasy baseball.  Daily.  I could put Au Shizz number two on the top 100 list for the second half of 2015 and he could pull a–Well, we won’t even mention an injury with Goldy.  Why soil a good thing, ya know?  This list is a road map for where I think guys are valued.  It’s not the Holy Grail in the Church of Grey, that would be my mustache.  This list is NOT (caps for emphasis, not aesthetics) where I see guys ending up if you were to take their first half and combine it with the 2nd half of their season. This is simply a list of the top hundred fantasy baseball players if you were to pick them up today.  So while Carlos Santana did not have the greatest first half, he will appear on this list because I still believe.  The projections are not their combined 1st half and 2nd half numbers; these are their projections for the 2nd half of 2015.  I also liberally used our rest of the season Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  That’s right, we have a Player Rater that tells you what guys will do.  It’s like that camera from The Twilight Zone.  Welcome to the future!  Anyway, here’s the top 100 for fantasy baseball for the 2nd half of 2015:

1. Mike Trout – For some reason, I’m picturing you and me acting out a stage play of a scene from the movie, Celtic Pride, and we’ve kidnapped Trout so our opponents can’t win our fantasy league and you’re Dan Aykroyd.  Well, you don’t expect me to be Dan Aykroyd, do you?  Projections: 52/16/42/.292/10

2. Paul Goldschmidt – Brucely, Au Shizz and my love of Goooooooooold should be number one, but I’m going safe and saying Trout.  If you were to flip-flop them, I wouldn’t hate, I’d procreate another city/state.  I’m a poet and aware of it.  Projections:  49/15/54/.312/8

3. Clayton Kershaw – I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating.  I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating.  Wait, not that part.  I rank pitchers higher in the midseason because you know by this point which pitchers are healthy and putting together terrific seasons.  In March, it’s much more of a crapshoot, which also happens to be Clayton’s gambling brother.  Crapshoot Kershaw has a real problem, and he’s colorblind, so how’s he ever going to win money betting on blue?  Projections: 9-2/2.20/0.93/115

4. Max Scherzer – You could take Kershaw, Sale, Scherzer and Kluber, put them in a hat and place them in any order.  Yes, you need a very big hat.  No, I don’t know where to find that big of a hat.  Stop with the semantics!  Projections: 9-3/2.49/1.01/122

5. Anthony Rizzo – 2nd half rankings need to balance what’s happened and what could happen in the 2nd half.  Rizzo (and all Cubs) will benefit from the nasty humidity in Chicago in July and August when balls fly out of the park.  Out of the top ten, Rizzo’s likely the one with the most upside.  Projections: 45/17/47/.289/6

6. Josh Donaldson – I wrote Donaldson and Arenado’s names on my wall and let my unicorn stab its horn into the 3rd baseman that would be ranked 6th.  You don’t like it?  You argue with a pissed-off unicorn.  Projections: 54/15/48/.284/4

7. Nolan Arenado – You know why you love me and my love for The Torenado this preseason, because in hindsight it looks so obvious, but no one else was saying it.  The ability to see the obvious through all the chatter is what really separates me from other ‘perts.  That and good hygiene.  Projections:  46/15/51/.301/1

8. Kris Bryant – Yeah, this could be around where he is ranked next year.  Deal with it!  Or deal for him.  Projections:  48/15/51/.260/5

9. Corey Kluber – Same as Scherzer.  Actually, nearly identical in all his peripherals to Scherzer, except Kluber’s been a tad unlucky.  Call him, Shizzlucker.  Projections:  8-3/2.61/1.05/124

10. Bryce Harper – Not sure how many home runs he has left in his bat.  Or is that how many “in the Harper?”  *reluctantly high-fives self*  Projections:  50/14/53/.309/4

11. Albert Pujols – In the preseason of 2014, I loved Pujols still and others had moved on.  Then I followed suit and left him this preseason, but I obviously got out of the Pujols too soon, which sounds like a problem I’d like to have.  Projections:  42/14/48/.267/2

12. Jose Bautista – The shoulder still worries me, but it hasn’t seemed to slow him down, which is just frickin’ awesome since I traded him for Stressbird two months ago.  Projections:  44/16/50/.251/3

13. Edwin Encarnacion – Another Blue Jay, another wonky shoulder, another cortisone shot, another home run hit.  This was “not a haiku” from my book, Not Haikus For Youse.  Projections:  41/15/47/.248/2

14. Chris Sale – As I said in Scherzer’s blurb (at least I think it was Scherzer’s blurb, my eyes don’t move up; I have a strange condition like Pete Yorn), Sale could be ranked up there, but I have slightly less faith in Sale’s ability to stay healthy.  Projections:  6-2/2.66/0.98/117

15. Andrew McCutchen – This is more of a “I can’t quit you” ranking.  Only it’s a little east of where we usually camp and we’re at Brokeknee Mountain.  Projections:  45/12/48/.306/7

16. Todd Frazier – Due to a clerical error by my receptionist (which is actually me on the phone pretending to not be me), he was accidentally omitted.  More like omitodd, amiright?!  Projections:  41/12/44/.281/8

17. Troy Tulowitzki – As I’m more likely to rank pitchers higher in the 2nd half, I feel the same about extremely injury-prone guys like Tulo.  I figure at this point, it’s worth the gamble more so than in March.  There is the other side of this coin that says, “He was healthy in the 1st half so his chances of getting injured go up in the 2nd half,” but how are you fitting that on a coin?  Projections:  45/13/44/.310/1

18. Carlos Gomez – Likely incorrectly, I’m ranking Gomez higher than he should be based on his 1st half, thinking he has more left in him than most hitters.  That’s perhaps the worst conclusion I can make and here I am making it!  Projections:  39/9/30/.277/14

19. Joey Votto – Between you and me, because there’s no way Rudy reads this whole post (or any of it, though there is a chance he does a “Find” on his name, in which case, “Hey, Rudy!”), I’ve had to hear at least once a week how he was going to draft Votto in the 2nd round of Tout Wars if Votto would’ve fell one more spot.  Projections:  37/12/40/.297/3

20. Manny Machado – Not a whole of the rankings here will match next year’s preseason rankings, but I could see this one holding up.  For some reason, I could see every other site saying something like, “Machado enjoyed a breakout 2015 season,” and then ranking him in the 50s.  Machado won’t be lower than 20th overall for me next year.  Projections:  48/12/39/.282/8

21. Hanley Ramirez – The Rest of the Season Player Rater hates Hanley like you hate pants without an elastic waistband.  Honestly, I have no idea why such hate.  I mean, he hasn’t been terrific, wonderful, adjective, but he hasn’t been as bad as the ROS rater is saying either.  Projections:  43/12/48/.285/4

22. Mookie Betts – Like how Hanley’s ranking went against the ROS Rater, Betts is actually due to it.  The ROS Rater just licked its fingertips and smoothed down its eyebrows.  Projections:  45/8/31/.279/13

23. Starling Marte –  I could be deluding myself, but I think he’ll be fine after the All-Star Game.  Please let that be true.  Projections:  38/9/39/.277/13

24. Yoenis Cespedes – He felt to me like a poor man’s Adam Jones but now feels like a rich man’s Adam Jones.  Call him Yoenis Jefferson!  Projections:  44/12/38/.282/4

25. Charlie Blackmon – In a roundup last week I said something like how I love Rockies hitters in Coors in their prime.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!  I.e., you can’t keep a good Blackmon down.  Yes, I should’ve realized this in the preseason and had Blackmon ranked higher, but I’m making reparations, now give him forty acres and a mule.  Projections:  42/9/30/.282/12

26. Madison Bumgarner – Can we count down the time until Bum becomes Lincecum?  345 more innings?  Over/under?  Keep in mind, before Lincecum became present-day Lincecum, no one foresaw it either.  Projections:  8-2/2.91/1.07/101

27. Johnny Cueto – I just gave you a Johnny Cueto fantasy.  It was written in sparkley dust.  Projections:  6-5/2.78/0.98/95

28. J.D. Martinez – One thing I don’t like in his peripherals is his HR/FB% is a bit high.  Yes, I had to work really hard to find something negative on him.  Projections:  37/12/43/.279/2

29. Brett Gardner – I love, love, lurve Gardner, but even I have to admit this ranking is a little bizzonkers.  Screw it, let’s live Rodney Dangerfield!  I joined Alcoholics Anonymous the other day, I still drink but now I use a different name.  *pulls collar*  Projections: 45/8/29/.279/12

30. Ryan Braun – Whoa, Bozo Bozostein, Gardner over Braun?  You’ve sat on your head and thought out your ass!  Yeah, yeah, I know.  We have Braun apologists out there, but just last week this handsome guy by the name of Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario, said to sell Braun, and I believe him.  Projections:  35/10/39/.275/8

31. A.J. Pollock – *shrugs* I really have no idea where to rank him.  He could be anywhere from a top 10 guy to a top 200 guy.  I think he’ll be closer to the top than 200, but there’s some risk here.  If nothing else, you could get him together with 1,000 other Pollocks and screw in light bulbs by turning the house.  Projections:  45/7/29/.287/12

32. David Price – I can see the end for Price and it looks like Sabathia, but don’t think we’re there yet.  Projections: 7-3/2.91/1.09/97

33. Adam Jones – If Yoenis is now a rich man’s Adam Jones, that makes Adam Jones a poor man’s Yoenis.  Call him Po’enis.  Projections: 38/11/39/.281/3

34. Prince Fielder – This is likely a best case scenario ranking.  I could see him easily being about as valuable as Moreland while Prince just took up more land.  Projections:  36/12/40/.290

35. Adrian Beltre – Hmm, this is like a tier of players that could be as valuable as a top ten guy or random schmotato off waivers.  Projections:  35/11/38/.295/1

36. Nelson Cruz – Yup, still this wonky tier, except unlike Beltre, Cruz’s better days are behind him.  Projections: 36/11/38/.261/3

37. Chris Davis – One of the few players that could hit 20 homers in the 2nd half or 10 homers and a .115 average.  Projections: 33/16/40/.235/1

38. Buster Posey – I don’t feel like cleaning my internet history to search for this, but there’s been a porn actor who’s used a slight variation on Buster’s name, right?  Projections:  35/9/37/.309

39. Jose Abreu – When I look at how high I ranked Abreu in the preseason, I also hear in my head Dark Helmet saying, “You fell for the oldest trick in the book, mon!”  In fairness (to someone, maybe me), Steamer’s rest of the season projections would still have him near the top ten.  Projections:  36/10/39/.297

40. Jose Fernandez – This is a wing and a prayer ranking, because I have no idea how many innings J-Fer will pitch this year.  Wing and a Prayer is also my favorite place to stop in Mississippi for fried chicken and to get right with Jesus.  Projections:  5-4/2.76/0.98/90

41. Adrian Gonzalez – Here’s what I said the other day, “He had eight homers in April and hit .383.  Guess who told you to sell him?  (Hint: It was me.)  In May, two homers, hit .274.  In June, 3 homers and hit .248.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Projections:  39/10/41/.274

42. Jake Arrieta – Lester and Arrieta are like the white boy pitching version of Denard and Revere.  If you can tell them apart, more power to you.  Projections: 6-3/2.91/1.08/92

43. Jon Lester – See what I said 1/8th of an inch above.  Projections:  7-3/2.98/1.12/95

44. Joc Pederson – This guy has me perplexed (Pedplexed?  That sounds like it’s bordering on being raided by the FBI.).  I’m perplexed because he has 20 homers in the 1st half and 30-steal speed in the minors and he’s 23 years old, yet I don’t get the sense people are as crazy about him as they should be.  Pederson could be a top five guy for all of fantasy next year.  All he needs to do is get his average up.  Projections:  42/10/30/.241/9

45. Felix Hernandez – I don’t want to scream fire in the theater of Razzball, but F-Her’s peripherals look terrible and if he doesn’t turn things around in the 2nd half, he could be a guy to avoid next year.  *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo*  That’s your cue, Felix owners in keeper leagues.  Projections: 7-4/3.09/1.08/97

46. Justin Upton – Should be ranked up there with Marte, but Ups has been slumping and has an oblique issue.  That actually isn’t that oblique at all.  Pretty exact, in fact.  Projections:  35/12/38/.263/4

47. Brian Dozier – Man, the 2nd base position is a mess.  With that said (hold on, Grey’s turning this thing around!), Dozier has been solid.  Projections:  40/8/29/.245/7

48. Billy Hamilton – I look at SAGNOF at the midseason point similar to starters.  You know who’s getting saves or steals, and if you need those things, you should pay for them.  Would I have done a preseason trade of, say, Upton for Hamilton or Kimbrel or Aroldis?  Oh, heck to the fire to the no.  At the midpoint of the season, if you need saves or steals, you do what needs to be done for your needs…needs…needs…needs…Stupid broken record!  Projections:  31/3/22/.245/31

49. Dee Gordon – Same bailiwick as Hamilton which means they both have speed to burn, which might be a pun on bailiwick.  Pun kinda noted!  For full disclosure purposes — or porpoises if dolphins have taken over the world by the time you read this — I had Gordon above Hamilton prior to the thumb injury.  Projections:  34/0/17/.272/32

50. Aroldis Chapman – Same, same, same with Billy Hamilton.  I will also say this, Aroldis or Hamilton or Gordon or any SAGNOF guy could be ranked here or out of the top 100.  They are completely needs based like cartilage.  Wait, that’s knees based.  Projections: 2-1/1.95/0.99/51, 17 saves

51. Andrew Miller – Hey, if you don’t need saves, don’t pay attention to this ranking.  How’s dem apples?  Delicious!  Projections: 1-1/2.12/0.89/42, 17 saves

52. Kenley Jansen – Just another SAGNOF in the wall.  Hey, Maddon, leave those closers alone!  Hey, Mattingly, leave common sense alone!  Hey, Lloyd Christmas McClendon, leave Carson Smith alone!  Projections: 2-2/2.04/0.88/40, 16 saves

53. Jose Altuve – Altuve’s a weird one.  No, not because he’s four-eleven.  The Player Raters always love Altuve more than I do, so I went to see where he was ranked for the rest of the season, and it was lower than I had him, so I had to reevaluate everything I know in my life.  Hmm, maybe The Beatles aren’t corny to listen to.  Nah, that can’t be.  Projections:  34/3/28/.300/17

54. Chris Archer – This guy and Gerrit are on the precipice of being in the top five to ten SP conversation for next year if I’m using the word “precipice” correctly and using the word “correctly” correctly.   Projections:  5-4/3.03/1.12/93

55. Gerrit Cole – See what I said 1/8th of an inch above, or seven inches above if you’re trying to impress a girl.  Projections:  6-3/3.07/1.15/88

56. David Robertson – Do you ever have dreams where Wu Tang are singing about SAGNOF?  Hmm, maybe it’s just me.  Projections: 2-0/2.44/1.03/40, 16 saves

57. Mark Teixeira – See what I said about Lind in about 12,000 words.  It’ll all make sense.  Projections: 32/12/45/.247/1

58. Carlos Correa – Fly, icarlos, fly!  Projections:  29/8/31/.269/8

59. Zack Greinke – You know what you’re getting from Greinke, so let me take this time to say you should try to find and watch the Danish show, Borgen.  No, it’s not about pastries, those are danishes.  Projections:  8-2/2.87/1.10/83

60. Matt Harvey – I’m listening to Rakim rhyme about Juice (Know the Ledge) and that’s how I feel about Harvey.  As Harvey gets to September, his innings will start to get high and we’ll see if the Mets let him stand too close to the edge, let’s see if they know the ledge.  Projections:  6-2/3.18/1.09/79

61. Michael Pineda – Imagine peripherals are delicious candies, and Pineda’s filled with them.  Projections:  6-3/3.07/1.15/87

62. Jose Reyes – Some of the guys from this top 100 will bomb or get injured and produce no stats in the 2nd half.  My gut says one of those guys will be Reyes, but I just ate Mexican, so it’s hard to trust my gut.  Projections:  34/5/25/.282/10

63. Jacoby Ellsbury – Feels like this is a mini tier of Reyes and Ellsbury of guys that could give you about a week’s worth of stats.  Projections:  34/5/32/.279/15

64. Craig Kimbrel – See no SAGNOF, hear no SAGNOF, trade for no SAGNOF, unless you need SAGNOF!  Projections:  1-1/2.88/1.03/46, 15 saves

65. Jason Kipnis – I debated for two hours whether to rank Kipnis or Cano first, then took a nap, had a snack, totally forgot what I was doing and ranked them in this order without a second thought.  Projections:  42/5/29/.267/10

66. Robinson Cano – Some of the rankings here reflect what we’re likely to see next preseason, and five over-the-internet dollars says this about where Cano will land in ADP in 2016.  If not here, that means he has as horrendous of a 2nd half as he had in the 1st half and he falls even further, but I think we see a slight bounce back from him.  Still not a good year, just a better 2nd half.  Projections:  35/9/38/.278/3

67. David Ortiz – I feel like Big Poopie could retire for three years, come back to play and still do exactly the same thing he’s doing now and get ranked around here.  Projections:  32/13/38/.255

68. Michael Brantley – I haven’t mentioned this yet this year, and I figured what better place than to bury it among 45,000 other words, but I regret not labeling Brantley a schmohawk in the preseason and telling people to avoid him.  I knew I wasn’t drafting him and that he wouldn’t repeat his breakout from 2014, but I wasn’t as explicit about it as I should’ve been.  Regrets, indeed.  My thesaurus says I’m Rue McClanahan.  Projections:  32/7/37/.291/7

69. Carlos Gonzalez – If a guy can hit 9 homers in a month with five steals, he could be a top 20 hitter in the 2nd half.  If CarGo does that, I’ll eat my hat.  My giant hat with the top four pitchers in it.  Callback!  Projections:  33/12/34/.272/4

70. Carlos Carrasco – This will be the 2nd Dan Aykroyd mention (it’s a revival!), but Salazar and Carrasco remind me of The Festrunk Brothers.  Projections:  6-4/3.39/1.14/96

71. Danny Salazar – I figured I’d keep the two ulcers together.  Projections:  6-5/3.46/1.16/95

72. Freddie Freeman – I’ll admit that if he would’ve stayed healthy, he would’ve beat my preseason projections, but, here’s the thing, he didn’t.  Mess with the unicorn, you get the horn.  Projections:  28/8/34/.282/1

73. Cole Hamels – The teams he’s willing to get traded to include San Diego, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles because he doesn’t care about winning as much as he cares about a nice suntan.  Projections:  5-4/3.32/1.19/87

74. James Shields – There seem to be this little mini tiers forming all over this post.  Lester/Arrieta, Gerrit/Archer, Carrasco/Salazar and now Hamels/Shields.  Interesting (to me).  Projections:  6-2/3.45/1.21/92

75. Yasiel Puig – He had four homers and one steal in the 1st half, so instead of saying “When pigs fly” for the unlikely, we should say “When Puig shows fantasy value.”  Projections:  31/8/33/.292/6

76. Matt Kemp – I call this section of our program, “I Bet If You Owned These Guys In The 1st Half, You Would Prefer They Were Ranked Out Of The 100.”  We are happy to announce we recently won a technical Emmy for longest program title.  Projections:  35/8/31/.255/6

77. Evan Longoria – I’m gonna try to enjoy my midsummer break, so moving on!  Projections:  32/10/35/.269/2

78. Victor Martinez – You have to admit I once again nailed the guys you should avoid this year.  C’mon, give me my props, Black Moon!  Projections:  31/8/35/.282/1

79. Carlos Santana – I just gave you my Carlos Santana fantasy.  I wrote it with my toes.  Projections:  33/11/36/.239/2

80. Jacob deGrom – The Rest of the Season Player Rater hates deGrom, so even though I’ve been accused of being down on deGrom in the non-sexual way, I’m actually being generous with this ranking.  Projections:  6-4/3.27/1.10/77

81. Jordan Zimmermann – And the ROS Player Rater hates Zimmermann even more than deGrom.  I wonder if it’s confusing it with Ryan Z.  Projections:  7-2/3.29/1.18/76

82. Alex Rodriguez – You just can’t keep A-Rod down.  Only his super buff, manly girlfriends can do that.  Projections:  31/10/34/.259/2

83. Xander Bogaerts – Basically, I’m going to like Bogaerts until he breaks out.  It’s coming one of these years.  Projections:  34/6/33/.291/4

84. Dallas Keuchel – Still don’t buy his 1st half.  What can I say, I’m hard-headed like your coconut bank from Hawaii.  Projections:  5-4/3.33/1.18/74

85. Sonny Gray – Hey, it’s my boy!  Hey, boy!  Say hello to your mother for me!  Projections:  5-5/3.41/1.19/81

86. Lorenzo Cain – This might come off as daffy, but Cain could be a top 20 overall fantasy player in the 2nd half.  Really any player that can hit ten homers and steal 15 bases in a half could.  Projections:  35/6/33/.278/12

87. Matt Holliday – Another guy I said to avoid in the preseason.  I’m something like 30 for 31 in preseason schmohawk overrated posts in my career (and that’s my career as a jackass).  I think the only one I missed on was Cliff Lee the year he followed his breakout season with another great year.  Projections:  30/8/31/.272/2

88. Adam Lind – I’m pretty much walking away with my RCL with J-FoH flailing as Rudy starts to creep up.  I mention that now because I’ve dropped Teixeira and Lind in that league and still have a 12 in runs and RBIs, so your takeaway is…?  Fish and chips?  Are you British?  No, your takeaway is that you can make mistakes and still win your league.  Projections:  30/8/32/.273

89. Kolten Wong – When he gets married, does the official ask if the bride takes this Wong?  I’m trying to picture this.  Projections:  34/6/23/.261/7

90. Giancarlo Stanton – I still wear my Giancarlo tramp stamp with great honor.  Projections:  18/9/22/.255/2

91. George Springer – I call this portion of our program, “Hey, My DL’d Player Is Better Than Your DL’d Player.”  At a certain point, it pays to gamble on a DL’d player, but it doesn’t pay much since if they don’t come back until mid-August you’re not getting anything from them that’s any better than, say, a hot schmotato.  Projections:  16/7/12/.250/5

92. Miguel Cabrera – I can picture some people reading through these injured superstars and silently weeping.  Thanks for keeping it silent, no one wants to hear you moping!  Projections:  12/7/17/.325

93. Anthony Rendon – Could be the first injured guy to return, but I’m not convinced he’s much more than Yunel Escobar for this year.  That is the ultimate diss.  Projections:  21/2/19/.285/3

94. Corey Dickerson – I said back in April/May (Apmay?) that the Rockies won’t likely announce this until August/September (Augember?), but Dickerson will be shut down for the year.  So, you can gamble on him, but you might get stats comparable to Nadir Bupkis.  Projections:  16/5/14/.289/2

95. Ian Kinsler – Yeah, I have no idea how he got ranked here other than he was so bad in the 1st half, he’s gotta be better, doesn’t he?  Terrible logic points!  Projections:  38/4/28/.262/6

96. Eric Hosmer – I really wanted to squeeze Moistasskiss into the top 100 too, but I had to settle on one agita-inducer.  Projections:  35/7/34/.282/2

97. Jay Bruce – Okay, so I did manage to find another agita-inducer.  By the by, don’t, don’t, don’t say something like, “Grey, you are handsome, and I enjoy your mustache enormously, but Bruce’s projections look better than Springer if you count runs and RBIs, so why are they ranked like this?”  There’s more than stats involved in rankings.  Of course, you don’t want Springer in your active lineup, but if you can stash him and he comes back early, then he’s huge value compared to Bruce.  A lot more risk too.  Projections:  30/11/33/.237/3

98. Lance Lynn – You know how people say borrrrrrring with extra R’s?  Why don’t we do that with other words.  I’m starting that.  Lynn is so underrrrrrrrrrrrated!  Projections:  6-3/3.29/1.24/82

99. Kole Calhoun – Do you think he has a dog named Calhound?  Projections:  34/8/32/.260/2

100. Cameron Maybin – Because he’s healthy and I’m giving out some just deserts like I’m on Cupcake Wars.  Projections:  36/5/20/.271/10

101. Miguel Sano – Fo’serious, I could’ve ranked Ken Giles here due to Papelbon getting traded and it could work out that way in the 2nd half.  In the 2nd half, lots of things could happen.  I just put Sano here because who doesn’t like upside?  You don’t?  Wow, who are you?  Projections:  29/9/32/.245/2

102. Whoever Helps You Win – Don’t get tied to projections and rankings and “I drafted this guy in the 4th round this year.”  Yeah, we all hate Longoria, not just you.  The worst thing you can do at this stage is hold onto players just because of what they could do vs. what they are doing.  What they are doing is what wins championships and that’s what excites the ladies in your daydreams and your daydreams are real to you.

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nightpandas
nightpandas
7 years ago

Just watched Nightcrawler….I believe that is in Grey’s top 100..

Just dealt Rodon for Shelby, partial keeper but don’t think either would be kept…

I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  nightpandas
7 years ago

@nightpandas: very creepy, could just see a regular weirdo doing exactly that. or starting a cult. or political party in stressed area.

Matt
Matt
7 years ago

I am contending in dynasty (keep 50, 5×5 roto, 15 teams), last in AVG, is it too much of a longterm hit to trade Starlin and Moss for Peralta and Holliday?

Thanks

John coakley
John coakley
7 years ago

I have Span on my bench so no rush to cover an OF position. But we have Rios, A. Garcia and Gallo all available on the wire. With his back issues, I am tempted to take one of these guys and wait for them to hit their stride. Thoughts?

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

Can you explain your cutch/encarnacion ranks? Cutch projected better at every category but HR (3 less) but ranked lower?

ebudz
ebudz
7 years ago

Hey Grey, hope you’ve had a great break (if any) and thanks again for an awesome first half of posts and advice my man!

ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

(4) SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Chavez, A. Wood
(3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
Bench: (Syndergaard, Fiers, Chen, McCullers, T. Walker)
Bench Total: (5)

1) Probably too late for a question here but who is the odd man out to stream this week? I might even start streaming two spots like another team who has been scoring the most points each week recently that way! Who are my two weakest links right now considering all the guys available in my league:

J. Teheran, Buchholz*, Y. Ventura, Cashner, Heaney, Gausman, Haren, J. Garcia*, Simon, Hughes, Bolsinger, Latos, Rodon, Leake, Milone, E. Ramirez, Hahn*, Wisler, Vogelsong, Ray, Nelson, Gausman

2) Either of these guys worth streaming tomorrow?

Teheran vs. ChC (9.9)
Hutchinson vs. TB (9.7)

Herschel
Herschel
7 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft, $250 FAAB, how much to bid for schwarber?

Thanks.

Don Julio
Don Julio
7 years ago

grey, I need your voice of reason here, I have a feeling I know what youre going to say:

11 team roto league, 6×6 cats.

currently in 8th, longshot to finish in the money (top 3) but still do have a feasible chance in hell. would you trade goldy for cueto (15th rd keepr) and Bryant (10th round keeper)?

my thoughts are it give me a shot at this year and sets me up nice for next.

Don Julio
Don Julio
Reply to  Don Julio
7 years ago

goldy cant be kept next year, fyi.

JoeG414
JoeG414
7 years ago

Lost Hahn. If Peavy can stay healthy , could he be a nice 2nd half sleeper ? He’s starting Sat @ Az , do you like at least like that start ? Deep daily mixed 6×6 roto.

Steve
Steve
7 years ago

Choose 2

De Aza, Dyson, Werth, Beltran, Leonys, Pagan, Markakis

Overall production ROS

Thanks

Art Vandelay
Art Vandelay
7 years ago

Hey Grey, in a 10 team h2h categories league, I am strong at the corner with Votto, Pujols, Bryant, and Donaldson. I am a bit light on speed so thinking of selling high on Pujols. Do you see Pujols as a good sell high? Thoughts on offering Pujols + Burnett or Heaney for Blackmon + Hamels?

Great White North
Great White North
7 years ago

I don’t know why, but Schwarber reminds of Q-tips.

Speaking of catchers, I now have two in each of my RCLs and I have no regrets. I can use Vogt and Posey at 1B or util whilst Q-tip and Lucroy man down the C, respectively. I rarely have a bad day out of my C (that’s what she said). As everyone else runs from catchers, I embrace them. The other positions are much easier to stream.

Two catchers: this will be my thing.

John
John
7 years ago

Gave up Lackey/Pence and got Lester in return. Have Byrd/Fowler to fill in at Last OF spot. Thoughts?

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
7 years ago

G – I have Santana @ Catcher but Schwarber is also eligible @ OF in Yahoo.. I was hoping to hold Avisail (bench bat) for a resurgent 2nd half, but I should probably drop him for Schwarber…….right?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
7 years ago

Whom do you like more the next two years in an OBP league: Arenado or Bryant? Is it close?

henncoop
henncoop
7 years ago

Currently in 3rd place 3 points out of 1st in a 12 team 5X5 roto with weekly lineups. 1st in HRs & RBIs, 5th in SBs, 4th in Runs & 8th in Avg.
Current team is Ramos, Rizzo, Wong, Arenado, Rollins, J Up, Soler, Tomas, Crush (4 OFs) , E5 & Cron ( 2 utility spots)
1) Hundley, Wellington, Realmuto or AJ are available @ C
2) Iglesias, Kang, Alexi, Santana, Hardy & Elvis @ SS
3) Parra, Peralta, Venable, Colabello, Blanco, Rasmus, or Pagan in the OF …(also who to drop)

Pitching is not as good: 8th in Ks, 7th in ERA,2nd in Ws, 8th in Saves & 3rd in WHIP
Just picked up Johnson to add to Motte, Tolleson, & Ramos so hopefully a boost in Saves.
SPs are Arieta, Carasco, Odorizzi, McHugh, Wacha, Milone, & Hutchinson
4) Haren, E Ram, Chavez, Hughes, Ray, Leake, Estrada, Jungman & Bolsinger are out there. Only start 7 pitchers total per week & currently 4 closers to try to catch up in Saves
Any advice to give me a better shot at finishing 1st??

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Thanks

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  henncoop
7 years ago

@henncoop: Actually forgot I have 2 bench bats currently Gose ( who I picked up for potential SBs) & Eaton. Not sure if either of those would be droppable for the above mentioned hitters??

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Actually forgot I have 2 bench bats currently Gose ( who I picked up for potential SBs) & Eaton. Not sure if either of those would be droppable for the above mentioned hitters??

I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
7 years ago

schwarb’s back up, this time i got him in more leagues than last time, or at least more important ones, 2 keepers where he’ll likely be good enough to keep (my only espn leagues, he’s yet to count as OF there though), the NL only again and a 20 teamer where i missed him last time. had to drop piscotty though.

In 20 teamer with slugging/total bases/OBP i’m guessing dropping rasmus before bour/refsynder/forsythe/c-sant was the way to go. he’ll go in util or OF in this one, unless C-Sant has an off day, or both forsythe/bour do, and then sant can go to 1B with schwarb at C.

Alan
Alan
7 years ago

If you have Lind, E5, Ortiz at 1B, CI, UT; R Martin and B McCann at C; Correa, Howie and Wong at SS, 2B, MI, which one do you cut among these 3 (10 team 5×5 roto)? Sano, Desmond or Schwarber?

Thank you

Sange76
Sange76
7 years ago

12 team head to head points keeper league
10-4, 3 seed, one game out of first…

C. Perez
1b pujols
2b d. Gordon 8th r keeper
3b Seager
Ss Wilmer Flores
Of Brantley
Of marte
Of a jones
Utility c. Santana
Utility. Sano
Bench c. Seager
Bench y Tomas
P scherzer
P Arrieta
P carrasco
P g Richards
P Teheran
P verlander
RP tolleson
RP c. Allen

Got offered Jose abreu(r 4 keeper ) joc pedersen (r8 keeper), and Cody Anderson for Brantley r 9 keeper, and carrasco. While I like abreu and joc, my says no on the carrasco end, but what does the mustache say? Is there a better offer that can land me those two or is it it even worth it?

Thanks!

Sange76
Sange76
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Sorry, poor editing. It’s abreu rd 4, pederson r 8 and Cody Anderson for Brantley r. 9, Carlos Santana, and carrasco….still a go or now a hold?

endershadow
endershadow
7 years ago

Dynasty 6×6 w K/BB, QS instead of W

Erasmo or Chase Anderson?

I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  endershadow
7 years ago

@endershadow: with lately performance that’s gonna be eraser.

PeteRosesRevnege
PeteRosesRevnege
7 years ago

“Welcome, prematurely balding men and five women who are married to prematurely balding men and decided if you can’t beat them, join them!”

my wife says you certainly know your audience…………….

Kid A
Kid A
7 years ago

Schwarber back up.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Kid A
7 years ago

@Kid A: Vogt for sale

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
7 years ago

Trade Lorenzo Cain and Salazar for Kluber?

Cory
Cory
7 years ago

Got an offer of giving harper for heyward and kuechel is it worth it

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Cory
7 years ago

@Cory: NO!

G
G
7 years ago

Hey Grey. Posted this on Smokeys page today since it included closers in a potential trade but would love to get your opinion as always. 12 team h2h category league. My current closers are kimbrel, clipped, and axford. Want to upgrade on saves (unless you think otherwise) and thought of following trade. Pederson can be kept as an 8th rounder next year so that’s the kicker but could use a boost in speed, average and obp also.

My pederson and one of axford/clippard for gardener and Kenley Jansen.

Another team has indicated he would probably give me either dozier or votto straight up for pederson, which would def give me a boost in power and obp, and speed if it’s dozier. Votto could be Kept as 3rd rounder next year and dozier a 4th.

So I guess question is, hold all together, or one of those trades. Thanks in advance

G
G
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

So you basically wouldn’t trade pederson for gardener straight up although you have gardener (and even votto and dozier) higher in your rankings?

G
G
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Yes, sorry. I would be able to keep gardener as a 6th rounder next year. My other keepers would then be arenado as my 11th rounder, harvey as my 9th, and correa as my 10th rounder.

henncoop
henncoop
7 years ago

1) Trade offer in a 12 team (18 keepers) 5×5 roto
was offered Prince, Donaldson & Carasco for my Goldy, Kazmir, & Kipnis
Looks fair enough but I’d really hate losing Goldy especially in a keeper format.

He really wants Kipnis …is Kipnis for Carasco a good deal for me? Am I better off if I simplified the trade?

2) Same league different offer
His Gattis & Mchugh for my Syndergaard & Hundley … I think I like that offer even less.

What’s your take Mr Grey? Thanks

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Can we talk about MC? Not sure if you watched it on vaca

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

@Grey: then my fingers are sealed

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
7 years ago

FYI, I love the opening sentence of this post.

Skeezix
Skeezix
7 years ago

Yo Grey, not sure you’re still checking this thread, but here goes…I’m trying to determine my optimal roster at OF and DH. Here is what I have to choose from (I’m leaving out the super-obvious starts) – please help me pick 2 guys to SIT from this list, keeping in mind that I think I’d like to have at least one of the SAGNOF guys in there for a SB boost.

HanRam
Pence
Burns
Dyson
Avisail Garcia
Sano

Pyne's Pine
Pyne's Pine
7 years ago

Who’s the better keeper… Active or Wong in an obp, ops league?

Pyne's Pine
Pyne's Pine
Reply to  Pyne's Pine
7 years ago

@Pyne’s Pine:
*Altuve
Dang autocorrect

Viva el Pujols
Viva el Pujols
7 years ago

In a 10-team NL-only h2h league, would you drop Kelly Johnson, Bour, Kang or Ozuna for Inciarte? I could use his speed but am unclear on his playing time potential.

papasmurf
papasmurf
7 years ago

I think Pederson’s 2nd half will be worse than his first.

kii
kii
7 years ago

sano or panda ros 10 team h2h points?

A Wesley Snipes Life
A Wesley Snipes Life
7 years ago

if v-mart is still labeled 74th overall for 2nd half i’m sure it was still a good idea to draft him around 120th or so in an OBP/OPS league.

Robbie Riles
Robbie Riles
7 years ago

Been offered Kris Bryant for ARod/Syndergaard/AJ Burnet.

My SPs are:
Sale
Fernandez
Pineda
Strasburg
Syndergaard
Burnett
Eduardo Rodriguez

Think I should pull the trigger? I could really use the extra roster spots as well.

Penny
Penny
7 years ago

I am wondering what to do with my final roster spot. I have 4 closers (Ziegler being the expendable). Also, I have Soler, Chris Davis, Tomas, and Reddick as my Outfield. Franco is in my utility spot. Bogaerts is available….I would play him in the utility slot and he would he be insurance for Tulo. Thanks

Would you drop any of the above for Bogaerts?

John coakley
John coakley
7 years ago

Can I possibly take on another DL? In second place in 12 team league. The offer is Freeman to me for Seager. My team:

Grandahl
Gonzo
Kendrick
Arenado
Desmond
1b/3b….Seager
2b/SS……Forsythe
Gardner
Ramirez
Calhoun
Brantley
Byrd
Span DL
Utility….ARod
DL Stanton

P: Ramos, Britton, Storen, Davis
SP: Archer, Burnett, Hammel, Kendricks, Salazar, j. Garcia DL

John coakley
John coakley
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you. Guy is really trying to trade Price for hitters……just received two offers:

Price for Stanton

Price for Hammel and Hanley

John coakley
John coakley
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

No. Start fresh each year.

Also just re-read your comments on not “hoping” or relying on draft position etc versus what they are doing now. Given that, I guess I should dump Desmond for a Inciarte or Plouffe? Ouch!

I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  John coakley
7 years ago

@John coakley: desmond was a drop for players of that caliber in 12 teamers quite a bit ago.

Dr. Nick
Dr. Nick
7 years ago

Trevor Bauer or Tyson Ross for the 2nd half?

hondo
hondo
7 years ago

Since Miller is back,Tolleson or Ziegler have to go,I can’t make a trade in a 10 team league,who is the drop?Thanks,hope you’re enjoying the break.I feel like I’m cutting class in junior high.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
7 years ago

Anybody hear who’s getting the next LAA save opportunity?

Flunkie
Flunkie
7 years ago

I’m in contention this year in a 12 team 5-player keeper… what are your thoughts on these two trades (I need SP more than anything but they’re expendable):

1. Freeman for Beltre/Carlos Santana/Rosenthal

2. Harvey, Wong, Parra, Corey Seager for Correa, Rendon, Shields

I know I’m trading for my need and doesn’t make sense if I’m in it this year, but it’s not every day you get a chance to trade a pitcher and pieces for Correa and Rendon…

My keepers as it stands are something like Edwin, Braun, Freeman, Harvey, Xander or Dee

Harry Hardenberg
Harry Hardenberg
7 years ago

edwin and panik or hosmer and kipnis?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
7 years ago

I was gonna ask you for advice in advance, but I needed to pull the trigger when it was offered to me.

I traded Abreu, Betts, and Shelby Miller

For

Frazier, Dozier, and Lester

Who wins?

Greys #1 Fan
Greys #1 Fan
Reply to  TarmanGotHim
7 years ago

@TarmanGotHim:

Id say Frazier, Dozier and Lester

Greys #1 Fan
Greys #1 Fan
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

Great writeup as always… I’m in a 10 team, standard 5×5 league… pitching on the waiver wire is like a desert wasteland.. I already won regular season most likely with a 17 game lead over 2nd, thanks to your help, and looking for guys that can shine in the playoffs. Please pick 2 of the 4 SP:

Jungmann, Vince Velasquez, Yordano, Kyle Gibson

Thanks!

Atlas
Atlas
7 years ago

Hey G, what about Sano or J. Bruce second half ?

Thx

Scott
Scott
7 years ago

Pedro Alvarez is on the wire. Drop Khris Davis for him?

John
John
7 years ago

JUST a HEADS UP braves saying first week of AUG now fro Freeman, with a wrist injury id be selling or not counting on him to change your season around.

Me
Me
7 years ago

you trade Freeman for Santana, Beltre, Rosenthal if you’re in a keeper but in contention?

Me
Me
Reply to  Me
7 years ago

@Me: Carlos Santana

agarthered
agarthered
7 years ago

Erasmo or Yordano ros?

Yordano, on my last nerve.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
7 years ago

following up from above….drop Smith for Giles or hold? Thanks

Wilson
Wilson
7 years ago

Trade J Upton for Betts or Blackmon if I need some speed ?

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Wilson
7 years ago

@Wilson: If you can swing it, yes. I had to settle for Pollock, myself.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
7 years ago

10 tm h2h limited moves

C McCann 1B Tiexera 2B Kipnis 3B Donaldson SS Desmond OF Trout OF Marte OF Cespedes UTL Ortiz BN Soler

Second in the league in HR but near the bottom in SB and BA. Looking to possibly trade some power for speed and BA.

1) Try to trade Ortiz first, then Tiexera?

2) How would you rank these targets for what I need: Gomez, Ellsbury, Brantley, Gardner

3) Are there any of those guys you wouldn’t trade Ortiz for? Tiexera?

Thanks!

Ty
Ty
7 years ago

Was hurting in the OF. B.Hamilton, Pederson, Moss, Para and Yelich. Sorely needed RBI’s so I just traded Salazar (picked up on waivers) for Cespedes. How’d I do? Now i’m thinking about grabbing either Gibson, Verlander ,Quintana or Santana off waivers for Para or Yelich. Who would you drop for which pitcher?

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Who’s a better DL hold Zimmerman or Span?

Dommattingly
Dommattingly
7 years ago

Landed Reyes in a trade, now I need a backup SS. Rollins, B Miller, or what’s up with Suarez? Do I skip the backup SS and add Byrd? Or skip and add Jesse Chavez?
Thanks!

Rich
Rich
7 years ago

Big trade just went down. Abreu, Arenado, and Upton for Bautista, Bryant, and Harvey in a 5×5 OBP league. Who won the deal?

Rich
Rich
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Appreciate it Grey. I won this league last season about 35% because of you, 17% because of me, and 48% because the fantasy baseball karma gods smiled upon me after Jose Fernandez went down a week after I traded for him

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
7 years ago

10 team h2h limited moves

1) Should I hold onto Matz and Buchholz until further information is provided? I have one DL spot, so one of these guys is taking up a active roster spot. The rest of my staff is strong (Hamels, DeGrom, Carrasco, Arrieta, Salazar, Kuechel, Heaney). I’m facing a guy with a ton of starters this week (10 starters compared to my 7), and with a 10 day long h2h week due to the allstar break, each starter is getting 2 starts, so pretty much 20 starts compared to my 14. Even if I drop Buccholz and maybe a guy like Joe Smith for a couple starters, that still only gets me to potentially 18 starts, likely lagging behind in K’s and Wins. Might be best concede K’s and Wins and focus on winning the other 3 pitching cats.

2) Hold Joe Smith or drop for Giles ? Haven’t heard an update on Street’s injury and obviously he isn’t on the DL.

ScreechOwl
ScreechOwl
7 years ago

I just wanted to point out that I have a history of trading Cy Young Award winners for guys who go on to be the MVP or who would have been the MVP if Ryan Braun were all-natural. For example, last year, Kershaw was an important part of a series of dastardly machinations that ended in both Bryce Harper and Paul Goldschmidt joining my team. Which one is going to be MVP this year? That’s like asking which Stooge is funniest. That’s like asking whether chocolate or strawberry is the best part of neapolitan ice cream. That’s like asking whether cream or sugar is better in my hot chocolate.

This year, the alchemical recipe for future greatness involved losing Corey Kluber and (heh heh) Jason Grilli and gaining Joc Pederson (among other returns). This obviously means Joc is going to be a 30/30 guy instead of just being Indiana Jones’s pilot.

Oh, and my magical curse powers mean that whenever I trade a reliever, he gets hurt and loses his closing job forever. Take note, John Axford owners.

You’re welcome.

Phil
Phil
7 years ago

My Kipnis and Hosmer for Edwin, Panik and Kyle Hendricks.

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Phil
7 years ago

@Phil: And would you do it without Hendricks?

ashtray
ashtray
7 years ago

What’s the better strategy: pick up Jeffres/Vizcaino/Tazawa/Hoover/ Strop in case a trade gives them a closing job or grab Siegrist/Capps/O’Day to back up the closers I already have (Rosenthal/Britton/Ramos)?

Robbie Mack
Robbie Mack
7 years ago

I was just offered a trade (points league head to head), which side, keeper league and I’m in a pretty good spot for making the playoffs. Do I forgo my future for short-term gain?

I give: Nolan Arenado
I get: Derek Norris (Hundley is my catcher), Zack Greinke (would be my number 2), Evan Longoria (Carlos Santana is backup) and Glen Perkins.

Robbie Mack
Robbie Mack
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you sir. I was considering countering with Norris, Greinke, Michael Brantley, and Perkins, but in my heart of hearts I knew the right answer.

jacque jones
jacque jones
7 years ago

SAGNOF tattoo DONE…. side of palm. Pics in
J-fohs twitter messages. Spelled correctly.

los locos
los locos
7 years ago

Grey, with the 2nd half upon us. Can you rate my team, let me know where I need help or make a trade? I am currently in 2nd place, i would say i struggle with consistency of RBI/R and SBs. My pitching is up and down as well. So maybe you can point out my needs?

10 team keeper league (OBP QS)

Lineup
Martin
Fielder
LeMiehu
Arenado
Hanley
Brantley
CarGo
JD Mart
Pence

Bench
Duda
Hosmer
Pedrioa DL
Buxton DL
Revere
Ethier

Pitching
Kershaw
Chavez
Quintana
Salazar
Bauer
RP- FROD
RP – Miller

Bench
Hendrick
Strausburg DL
RP Boxberger
Darvish DL

Harry Hardenberg
Harry Hardenberg
7 years ago

gio gonzalez or cashner and grichuk?

which side?

Control Towers
Control Towers
7 years ago

Love it Grey – keep up the great work

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
7 years ago

drop any SP for peavy/wisler/eovaldi? (it’s probably ballslinger at this point). from above 20 team league.

John coakley
John coakley
7 years ago

Price for Archer and Seager on the table. I would pick up Plougfe off the wire so inclined to do it. Thoughts?

John
John
7 years ago

Grey. Just traded degrom and billy burns and I receive Lester. Your thoughts on this?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  John
7 years ago

@John: I wouldn’t of done that deal

TJ
TJ
7 years ago

I know Wong made the top 100, but you seem to be pretty down on him compared to your obvious love in the preseason. Why the change of heart?

J-FOH
J-FOH
7 years ago

Call me a softy for Steve if you want…Yesterday, I was wondering how Steve was doing and if everything is okay with him. Today I woke up to see he traded Encarnacion to Cram for Chris Davis and Jason Kipnis. Question answered, he is doing great after that deal.

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

@Grey: I have no clue what that was all about. I though Davis and a chip should of sufficed to land EE. Maybe cram will come in and talk about it

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Hey!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Prefer it was softy as opposed to hardy.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  J-FOH
7 years ago

@J-FOH: Been on vacay and busy at work. Lurking, rather than commenting or blowing up the message board (you know, like I do) at the mo.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Since I can’t grow one, I need to reference them every chance I get.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: Any update on your NZ tour plans?

Nitro
Nitro
7 years ago

I get Sano for Franco and Wong. I have Zobo at 2b. What do you think?

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
7 years ago

Also do you think young SP E. Rodriguez will be shut down or not?

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
7 years ago

H2H I’ve got Polanco on my bench but would like to use him in my lineup if he could pick it up and use the bench spot for SP. It’s also a keeper league in which you keep 2 and also one from the 12 round and after. I was offered Polonco for Buxton. So this is a deal for this year and beyond. I think I should take the deal. Your thoughts please?

I Love You Wong Time
I Love You Wong Time
7 years ago

Whats your take on Desmond this year in a keeper league? Is it time to cut him lose with a last round keeper value? Hoping he finds whatever hes missing.

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
7 years ago

Hey Grey,

Been making some trade offers, guiding myself by this post. Realized Strasburg and Carlos Martinez weren’t on here. What’s the reasoning?

Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey: he was good for the one start he was healthy in. but that’s not me arguing for him to be in top 100, as that also means he’s been hurt around nearly entire season.

Jon
Jon
7 years ago

I’m looking for SP and have Lawrie to deal to a team who needs a 3B. Which guys would you deal Lawrie for in a keep forever?

Tyson Ross, McHugh, Quintana, Vincent Valasquez, Aaron Nola, Daniel Norris

Atlas
Atlas
7 years ago

Also wanted to ask if you agree with this second half doom and gloom forecast for Vogt ?

Would you trade Vogt for Grandal ?

Atlas
Atlas
7 years ago

Hey G, thanks for getting to some baseball talk during the break.

Jay Bruce just cleared waivers in my league; I can swap Kemp for him free of charge right now. What do you think ? Kemp or Bruce ?

Craig
Craig
7 years ago

Would you tradel Melancon and Edwin for Kershaw and Moreland?

Clint
Clint
7 years ago

Just dealt Upton/Liriano for Adam Jones/Pineda in my h2h points keeper league. Yay, nay, or meh? Trying to see if I can then swap AJ/MP for a younger bat & arm like Arenado or Abreu and Hamels/Cole.

Clint
Clint
Reply to  Grey
7 years ago

@Grey:
One rankings query: you ranked V-Mart but not Franco or Tomas. I currently have the following in this same h2h points keeper league:
1B-V-Mart
Utilities: Franco, Moreland
DL: Freeman

I thought when Freeman returns, I’d drop Moreland but should I also look into getting Tomas on my team for 2016 somehow, slotting Freeman at 1B and dropping one of Franco/V-Mart? I could deal someone but trades are extremely hard to get done in this league.

Boomer19
Boomer19
7 years ago

Do you think Cmart will be on an innings restriction? His previous high is 120 innings. How many innings do you think he gets this year?

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

@Grey: Just traded C-Mart for Reyes, if anyone is wondering about the current C_Market. Needed speed, pitching is still solid. Like the deal if Reyes holds up (duh).

Is Grey going to be mailing homemade scones to the top 50 RCLs at the end of the year? Curently sitting 60th overall. Not bad for a nube.