Yesterday, Trevor Bauer continued to keep the drool moist on his owners’ chins — 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  The other day some ‘perts listed their biggest surprises of the 2nd half, and one (maybe more) talked about how surprised they were about Bauer.  Yeah, shocker.  *insanely long pause, staring straight ahead*  Really, really surprised.  *just a dead-eyed stare, slowly picks up Capri Sun, sips real slow on tiny straw, lets out long burp*  Yup, no one saw that coming.  Yesterday, it was too bad, Cody Allen had an epic Kazaam — 2/3 IP, 6 ER, moving his ERA up to 4.66.  I’m just going to sit down for a second.  Aw geez, it hurts to sit.  I’m going to lie on my stomach.  Make the pain go away.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lonnie Chisenhall – Will miss eight to ten weeks with a Grade 3 strain of his calf.  That’s a calf strain that knows its multiplication tables and stops wee-wee’ing its pants.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .296.  Mean’s while, Jose Ramirez (2-for-4, hitting .290) hit his 25th homer.  Guys and five girl readers, what these guys are doing is crazy.  Words don’t do them justice.  niudbi21!791A biuac891 %19)>.  Seriously.

Enyel De Los Santos – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was called up.  Enyel is a favorite of mine because I randomly own him in Tout Wars after Prospector Ralph told me to pick him up, and I did for $4 in a $1000 FAAB league.  So hat tip to Ralph and hat tip to myself for listening to Ralph.  Though, I don’t wear hats so I’m being a real phony.  With all that said (adding on, not subtracting), I watched him and he looked solid if unremarkable.  Threw across his body, which made him wild to righties.  Lacked control in the zone at times too.  Felt like a mid-rotation-type arm if everything goes right.  The Phils should keep him in the rotation, but I have no idea if they do, and in mixed leagues he’s more of a streamer.  The preceding was from my journal, Grey’s Almanac.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer.  You can try to find another hitter as hot as Maikel, but you’re gonna struggle.  You can try to find another hitter that looks like he is Odubel Herrera’s brother, but why bother?  You can try to find another hitter who will go cold likely over the All-Star break, but why are you even looking for that?  Questions to hmm over.

Nick Williams – 3-for-5, 2 RBI, hitting around 4,000 in the last week and I’m telling anyone who will listen to grab him.  I said it on the podcast, I said it in yesterday’s post.  I said it while drinking juice, I said talking like Dr. Seuss.

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .278.  Damn, it’s already time for ODB to get hot like Mariah again?

Noah Syndergaard – Will return on Friday.  The Mets want to trade Syndergaard, so, I guess, this could bolster his trade appeal if he looks sharp back in the majors.  How do we think this will actually turn out for the Ehmazin’ Mets?  Cloudy with a chance of crapballs.

Drew Gagnon – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER in his major league debut.  Fun fact!  Gagnon’s favorite vegetable is cauliflower ears.

Amed Rosario – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI with two triples because he cares about youse in TB leagues (Total Bases, not Tuberculosis).  Please, hashtag never forget that Callaway benched Rosario for a week to play Jose Reyes.

Manny Machado – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer.  Everyone has one uncle who divorced their wife and end up marrying one of the wife’s friends.  Yesterday’s game was Machado laughing at the Yankees’ dad jokes, saying he would be open to divorcing the Orioles and going with a division rival.

Masahiro Tanaka – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.68, as he was activated from the DL.  Happy to see him activated; the gastric acid in my ulcer wasn’t feeling acidy enough.  Tanaka is a giant douche because he corrects my PH balance!

Greg Bird – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Bird’s helping the Yankees trade for Machado too, because I’m sure the Yankees would love to send him to the O’s.  “Yeah, he’s great, just go down a little ways, and there’s beautiful Greg Birds, take as many as you want,” as Jimmy Conway waves the Orioles towards an alleyway.

Avisail Garcia – Hit the DL with a bad case of the Avisails.  Don’t do PEDs, kids.  Not saying Avisail did PEDs, but I’m giving advice to avoid PEDs in a blurb for Avisail, which is wholly coincidental if Avisail’s attorney is reading.

Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  In the preseason, I said I’d draft Mikolas before I would draft Ohtani.  In that surprises’ article I mentioned in the Bauer lede, people mentioned Mikolas as a huge surprise too.  *another long pull on the Capri Sun straw*

Kolten Wong – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and hitting near-.500 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs hit his 6th homer.  The Cardinals’d depth has killed Dexter this year.  Turnabout is fair play, I suppose.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  Was a pretty easy matchup — sorry, Giants, but you are.  Hadn’t looked at Quintana’s peripherals in a while.  The long and short of it, he’s just not a #2 anymore.  Nothing to do with luck, he’s a 4-ish ERA pitcher now.

Rich Hill – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  It was the Padres.  Dude, get a blister and get out of here.

Eric Lauer – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  Hodgepadre!

Wil Myers – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 45th homer this week.  Wow, Myers is on some kind of crazy run here.  Serpentine!  Serpentine!  Serpentine!  More crazy runs!

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  He’s thanking all those Russian bots who voted him into the All-Star Game.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Expected to be moved up to Triple-A.   Considering he’s hitting over .400 and about to buy Ted Williams’ frozen head at a Sotheby’s auction, yeah, makes sense.

Josh Donaldson – Resumes baseball activities.  For Donaldson, I’m not sure if this is a positive or negative.

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.90.  In AL-Only leagues, you do what you have to do, but I can’t see me recommending Stroman ever in a mixed league this year, no matter the matchup or what Stream-o-Nator says.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .241.  As I go over my top 100 for the 2nd half that’s coming next week, I’ve toyed with Smoak being included, and, if he hits five homers between now and Sunday, he might still make it, i.e., Justin.

Adalberto Mondesi – 2-for-4, RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (5).  I saw the Royals scored runs yesterday and, before looking at the box score, I made a bet with myself trying to guess who knocked in those runs.  I chose Lucas Duda, and lost the bet, so I had to go streaking around my house.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  I keep saying he’s a buy low before we get into his 2nd half dolla, dolla bill time.  Can only lead a horse to water, can’t make the horse appreciate going back to the same place its been before and finding new things to like, besides the water.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (16) and legs (1), hitting .242.  The steal is a pleasant surprise but whatevs on that; it’s the home run I’m interested in.  I legit want his wrist to be okay, I just don’t know if it is, Orf course.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs, hitting .292.  Today it was Christian, yesterday Jesus.  Good baseball players, but terrible He-Brewers.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .286 in July (cherrypicking!), and has four homers since June 26th (hey, if I’m renting the stupid cherrypicker, I’m gonna use it) with four steals since June 25th (grab up dem favorable stats)!

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .298.  This is just for Benintendi owners the rest of you can continue on.  He’s doing so well, isn’t he?  *high fives all around* Isn’t it surprising to you he’s not hitting .300?  Feels like he’s had multiple hits every day for the last two months.  Was cool talking to you maybe we can connect via AIM.  Hello?  Hey, where you going?  We’re BFFs!  Come back!

Felix Hernandez – Hit the DL with back soreness.  Must be sore from lugging around that 5.13 ERA.

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  He’s big time feast or famine, huh?  His April — 9 HRs, .286; his May — 1 HR, .233; June — 6 HRs; July was a .188 average with zero homers before yesterday.  Taking Saberhagenmetrics to a new level.

Garrett Richards – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.66.  I swear, I didn’t Google news on him, so I have no idea why he was lifted, but can I guess an injury?  I’m right, aren’t I?  Just nod if I’m right.  Kidding, I can’t see you, you goof.

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer as he hit leadoff again after a week-long detour in the nine hole.  The Sciosciapath is mad, and if you fold a lineup card together like a Mad Magazine cover, the nine hole and the leadoff spot are the same spot.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homers.  Hey, Bregman, this is all cool and all, but could you give George Springer back his mojo?  Doode’s wandering around like a limp noodle laying on a water bed.

Hector Rondon – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save after he had to enter the game, cleaning up Ken Giles’ mess (0 IP, 3 ER).  Why do the Astros keep trying to bother with Giles?  His only punch outs are of his own head.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer, and 4th homer in as many games.  I don’t know why you’re not picking him up and Piscotty doesn’t know either.

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.76.  As I said on yesterday’s podcast between um’s and uh’s, I’m done with Rockies starters.  The upside is not worth the downside.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 23rd homer.  In my attic, I found the actual feather the real-life nephew of Uncle Sam put in his cap and pronounced it ‘macaroni.’  I’m just going to carelessly leave it by this open window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Joe Musgrove – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.77, as he was activated from the DL.  Perfect guy for the Pirates to get back as we head into trading season, because everything Musgrove!  As for him specifically, his peripherals are solid, but if his health isn’t 100%, I wouldn’t trust him in every matchup, but could see owning him.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Would be overstating matters if I said I was picking him up, I’ll go into cyclops with a monocle mode for now.

Bryce Harper – 0-for-5, 4 Ks, hitting .215.  According to Tom Verducci, Bryce is so far inside his head right now with this slump he’s trying old Little League exercises to break him out of the slump.  Like crying when he strikes out, calling his manager a ‘jerk’ then pointing to a teammate indicating they said ‘jerk,’ and sticking a pretzel out of his fly so it looks like he has a pretzel penis.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Rendon would just like to clear up that he did not call anyone a jerk.

Sean Doolittle – Hit the DL.  I was gonna say this with Avisail, but I felt like dragging his name through the mud instead.  Guys hit the DL in the week leading up to the All-Star break as a way to sneak in an extra few days of rest.  This seems like the case with Doolittle.  He’ll get this week and next week.   It’s like having multiple colonoscopy bags hooked to your belt and going to a buffet.  Sneaky, but totally legal.  Kelvin Herrera would appear to be the clearcut favorite to fill-in.

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Long Bawls
Long Bawls
4 years ago

That better be a paper straw you’re using.

Oh, it was Garrett Richards’s tendon? Okay, close enough, we’ll let it slide.

winteriscoming
winteriscoming
4 years ago

Alright went through with that trade I gave story/Contreras and got sale which makes starting rotation sale severino Nola Mikolas Lester ray with vizcaino kimbrel and Diaz as RP. We get ten starts a week when I need the spot start who’s the drop ray? Or just try and get lucky with a rp eligible sp and drop vizcaino ?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  winteriscoming
4 years ago

@winteriscoming: you’ll almost never see a week where all 5 of your SP have 2 starts. in fact if ray doesn’t pitch better you might just stream that slot to get to your 10 every week.

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
4 years ago

Weaver or Newcomb?

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  Turd Wendell
4 years ago

@Turd Wendell: newcomb , he’ll climb out of this shit hole, he’s already been super awesome for an extended period.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 years ago

Hey Grey. I’m likely late to ask a question, but here goes.

I’ve owned Giles all year in a 10 team H2H where the closer hunt is strong. I was finally considering dropping him but still holding in my mind really. I could voice my rationalization/argument for holding him, but the demotion may be what it takes for me to finally cut bait. Would you go with CJ Edwards or Trivino as an RP replacement?

Lovely post, btw. I don’t always comment but I’m always digging the content.

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  hal_incandenza
4 years ago

@hal_incandenza: i’d target guys who are about to become closers if/when somebody else gets traded at this point. rondon was already in charge of that bullpen before this “clear yourself of acting like a baby before we let you pitch in MLB again even though you have an awesome FIP of 2.25” demotion.
so the brach, givens. soria, romo, oh, clippard, j.anderson, maybe one of diekman/leclerc, yates, hughes, steckenriders of the world.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
4 years ago

@Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: Solid advice. Of the guys you named, Brach, Givens, and Oh are out there. Are you thinking Oh might take control of closing in TOR or via a trade? I see Tepera (owned) may be back this weekend.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

So Descalso is the D-Backs best pitcher tonight?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
4 years ago

2-catcher 14-team league…pickings are scarce on the free agent list so maybe I keep rolling out Gattis and JR Murphy but the D-backs aren’t rolling out JR Murphy much lately…

Hedges seems like a good (short-term?) bet. Romine should be good until Sanchez is back. Narvaez, Swihart, Wieters, Maile, Garver, Welington Castillo is available to stash, K.Smith, Flowers, Avila, Wilson…

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Well the one good thing about a weekly league is benching a pitcher ( Folty) since he was supposed to pitch vs Ari… goes against the Jays which I would have thrown him in easily in a daily and pitches 1 run 6 2/3 IP until…. well I’ll read your blurb tomorrow about that…

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: It happens, and as much as we love Bauer, he’s my $8 ace in a redraft league, would you trade him away for Machado? Don’t need hitting but figure it’s Manny but I’d take a hit in pitching (after Bauer it’s Carrasco Wood Maeda Eflin Folty Flaherty Pivetta …get’s worse from there)

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
4 years ago

Watching the Muts not score a run again for DeGrom is so beautiful.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Travis Shaw looks like he has a lower body injury. Wrist might not be the biggest issue now

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
4 years ago

Trade analyzer says Gary Sanchez > Realmuto ROS ?

Agree? Or just a toss-up?

Thanks Grey

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Qs league can you rank
Clevinger Taillon Buehler Flaherty

Thanks

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Something strange is going on. Carrasco’s actually getting run support.

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding:

Just a little

Is Bauer watching from the dugout?

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Crazy J
4 years ago

@Crazy J:

Who had JRam at 29 HR? … at the break!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Cleveland was hitting so much I got kinda terrified the coaches would pull Carrasco before he went five innings. Now at least I learned how many runs make me comfortable about my pitcher’s chances for a win. 17.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Bird or Gallo ROS? Gallo has all the talent and no consistency.

Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: As a Gallo owner I find this interesting… I thought the homer upside made him worth holding

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: AVG, HR, RBI

(5×5)

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: wow, NEVER thought i’d see the day for this answer to this question, unless box wine (gallo) got hurt. bird hasn’t done anything, HR’s nor AVG. my guess is grey’s going the route of “if you can easily just grab one or the other from FA grab the guy doing better right now” route. bird has even less consistency (unless 5 or so days of one full hit each counts)

Crazy J
Crazy J
4 years ago

Jordan Zimmerman 1.80 WHIP! niudbi21!791A biuac891 %19)>.

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

From July 6th…

Luke Weaver – 8 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.92. The guy we thought we were getting in the preseason decided to do a drop by, uninvited, but always welcome. So, the good news is he should be better than his 4.92 ERA. His xFIP is nearly a run lower than his ERA, his velocity is up and he gets the White Sox next. I’d go back in on him.

I’m already shitting my pants!

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Can you keep up the storyline… Can you beat a Kike? I am enjoying the perspective of comparing everyone to him… haha

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

and Peralta goes boom…

I just want to curl up into a ball of fantasy depression

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Which side of this deal do you like (Keeper league with OBP & QS):

Kyle Tucker & Robbie Ray for Boegarts

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
4 years ago

seems like you’re down on Harper going forward, at least it seems like people are selling low(ish) on him in the comments and you’re agreeing.

I looked into him a little but am not an expert. He’s walking more than ever but also striking out more than normal. His hard contact is up and soft contact down. he’s seeing less pitches in the zone and his zone contact is way down. some of this seems to contradict one another. what do you make of this? are pitchers just pitching around him more and maybe he’s pressing to try to get hits?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: he’s walking almost 20% don’t you own him in OBP league?? haha. His value in OBP vs AVG has to be night and day. But yeah it’s frustrating he easily could be top 5. I think he’s had one monster year. Every other year he’s either had a monster couple months and gotten hurt or just had a mediocre year but healthy.

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Rather stash Osuna or vlad? 12 team 6×6 with ops and holds extra categories. Each guy coul$ be kept for $5 next year. 260 budget. I won’t keep either but could deal at our trade deadline

Currently have
3b Machado
Ci devers
Util Schwarber and Acuna (one is my utility and one is 5th outfielder)
B tucker

Relievers are seranthony kela box Cody Allen hader Yates

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Start which 2 in an OBP league

Carpenter @ Rodon
Bellinger @ Lucchesi
Acuna v Gaviglio

Thanks!

goodfold2
goodfold2
4 years ago

ROSSCUP UP! (probably he was added by yet another team for some reason)

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: it just sounds funny, he’s not and never has been even like the 6th best bullpen option on the 4 or 5 teams i’ve seen him on.

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Are you starting Buehler Friday vs the angels?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
4 years ago

Thor’s digit seems fine after his rehab assignment and bullpen session. He’s starting Friday.

Stras is progressing well too and is expected to get the first start after the break.

Who do you like better ROS between Stras and Thor and why?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
4 years ago

With Giles sent down to the minors, who do you think gets most of the SV chances – Peacock, Devenski, Rondon – or will it be more of by committee?

ESPN articles metions Peacock and Devenski getting most of the opps.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Perfect Game
4 years ago

@Perfect Game: hasn’t Rondon been getting the bulk of save opps for the past few weeks?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Would you take Rondon over Allen at this point?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Amen

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Perfect Game
4 years ago

@Perfect Game: just wow, rondon has been primary saves HOU guy (except when he’s tired) for over a month now. even like fantasy newbies would start to notice how F’d that “advice” is. (as of june 10th this was pretty obvious, and there’s been no evidence to the contrary since)

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I will no longer believe their propaganda to stop polluting my impressionable mind.

I just dropped Cody Allen for Rondon.

Between Rodon and Vasquez who do you like for saves or is it a push?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
4 years ago

Felipe Vazquez – 20.8% K-BB% / 3.03 SIERRA / 2.09 FIP / 2.90 xFIP / 23.2% Hard Hit

Blake Treinen – 23.1% K-BB% / 2.62 SIERRA / 1.83 FIP / 2.64 xFIP / 36.8% Hard Hit

I’m looking to replace Allen. Don’t trust him anymore and his blow ups. Hasn’t really looked sharp all year…along with the entire Tribe bullpen.

Who do you like better between Vazquez and Treinen ROS for counting stats and ratios and save opps going forward. I’m leaning Treinen and think he’ll be getting plenty of opps with OAK in the Wild Card hunt.

negatto
negatto
4 years ago

Better bat to add going forward, Piscotty, Reddick, or Cron, who looks like he’s heating up again?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Do I dare bench Abreu in favor of Ian Desmond @ COORS?

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: i’d do that, abreu has like a mid .750’s OPS this year, likely getting pretty damn tired of being on a team that bad. either that or he’s hurt, or just a 2 month cold streak. i’d think TRON would likely say desmond in COL over abreu, but haven’t checked.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
4 years ago

HOU is bat shit a 2.25 FIP pitcher gets demoted. of course he can’t use this argument since he’s throwing tantrums all the damn time, if they are going to demote him they should pull a MIN and throw him down into like low A or something with the young children of the professional baseball set.

Mr. A Knife
Mr. A Knife
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: they should just fine him when he has a tantrum, a guy with a 2.25 FIP has much value. call it the giles fund.

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

With Greene planning to return, would you drop Jimenez for Arano? I only would not with the possibility Greene gets traded by July 31. Hold or go for Arano?

After a trade I have Hicks,Contreras and Grandal. Hicks is on the bench this week. Want to trade Contreras for a top pitcher—starter or closer. How high should I aim?

Fish
Fish
4 years ago

Kyle Tucker for Eduardo Escobar

It’s a Yahoo 6*6 keeper league (keep 5). I’m stacked at OF and have have Bartolo Colon’s recent bowel movement manning SS.

Prince George
Prince George
4 years ago

Hey Grey, top notch stuff as usual. In a 15 team keep forever dynasty please rank these SP’s: Corbin, Stroman, Flaherty. Thanks.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Keep forever:

Harper or Springer
Peralta or Ozuna

Thanks

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
4 years ago

nick williams or kiké?

Chud
Chud
4 years ago

Looking to add SP at trade deadline n eyeing Archer. What type of SP do u see him being ROS?

A. Turning back into previous years (top 20)
B. Improving but not to previous form (top 20 -40).
C. Staying on current path

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Would you trade moncada and Clevinger for Nola?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: what if Nola can’t be kept Clevinger has a $2 keeper value for 2 years. Moncada 15 value for 2 years.
260 budget do you think they are good keepers?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: 12 team we keep 5. I should’ve mentioned that.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: sagnof, more saves second half, britton or jimenez? thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Jordan Zimmerman just had a bad outing . Do you like pivetta, lucchesi, Gibson, or freeland more than him rest of season? If you like more than one, how do you rank them ?

Thanks !

Ugh
Ugh
4 years ago

J-Zimm 1 out away from 7IP 1 run

Instead, 6.2 innings 4 runs and a bad whip.

Ugh

Cheif
Cheif
4 years ago

Is Barraclough or Romo the better bet for saves going forward? From the perspective of their quality, but also thinking about who might get traded/demoted to a non closer role….

thanks

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: who do you like better as a keeper for next year (weekly roto). acuna in the 6th round (can keep for 3 years) or story in the 20th round (can keep for 2 years)?

YC
YC
4 years ago

Hey Grey- almost an impossible question, but Harper in a keeper league? I’ll never get fair value after this year, but as a $40+ keeper with the price only going up is it time move on? I was thinking Sale, a good closer and a 3 OF. That would help this year- and I’m sure a deal like that is the best I’d get.

Thanks

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Dozier or Rizzo in a H2D keeper league?

prey879
prey879
4 years ago

Is Joe Jimenez worth a hold with news that Greene should return before or shortly after All Star Break? Or would you drop to stash Osuna?

I’m sure Tigers would like to deal Greene but if I hold thru trade deadline I’d probably miss out on Osuna stash. Another option to drop would be Arano… 5×5 w/ QS 12 tm mixed redraft league

Johnny
Johnny
4 years ago

For a short term fill-in at Utility would you prefer Pearce or Souza (in Colorado)? Thanks G

Hankg
Hankg
4 years ago

In a keeper league, I’m unable to keep Lindor for next year and would consider dealing him if it could put me over the top this year. A possible deal would be Lindor, Devers and either Buehler or F. Peralta for Machado, Strasburg and W. Davis. Is this a fair offer? Thanks

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I trade away yelich for blackmon.

Ed
Ed
4 years ago

Was offered my Syndergaard and Verdugo for his Mazara and Snell in a 12 team roto dynasty league. Not hurting for much and in 2nd right now. Just not sure if Thor is going to ever be reliable. Should I accept. I offered my Strasburg instead but he declined. Thanks!

alps
alps
4 years ago

Hey Grey
Is the Camargo train coming to an end
I like his multi position eligibility but he hasnt done much in about a week
On waivers are
Reddick, Nick Williams, Jorge Polanco, Cron
I could really use RBI’s as well as stolen bases
I know Camargo doesnt give SB’s
What do you think
Thanks

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
thats where i was leaning
thanks

Barney Graham
Barney Graham
4 years ago

I’m in a 12 team NL-ONLY 5×5 keeper Roto league and I’m playing for next season. There ar no salaries and we can keep the players as long as we want. I have already acquired extra picks in the first 3 rounds and we can keep 4 players.

Right now, my keepers are –

Nolan Arenado
Max Scherzer
Paul Goldschmidt
Ozzie Albies

I also have AJ Pollock, whom I can package with one of my keepers.

I have the ability to spin Goldschmidt or Albies with Pollock into one of the following –

Freddie Freeman
Aaron Nola
Charlie Blackmon
Javy Baez
Juan Soto
Cody Bellinger
Bryce Harper
Rhys Hoskins

Who should I go after? Should I try to move Albies or Goldy?

Barney Graham
Barney Graham
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

If Freeman declined, who is 2nd choice?

Thanks!

Barney Graham
Barney Graham
Reply to  Barney Graham
4 years ago

@Barney Graham:

Goldy/Pollock for Freeman declined…does anyone else make sense?

Would it be crazy to deal Goldy or Albies + Pollock for Blackmon? Or how about Nola? Is that way too rich for Nola?

If I had to guess, I see the top 10 in NL only lg next yr as

Arenado
Scherzer
Freeman
Turner
Goldy
Rizzo
Harper
Baez
Nola

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

Bieber or Alex wood?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

To bolster your confidence in your Lucchesi stream, I’m starting Maeda. My last 3 starts vs. the padres : 27 baserunners, 11 ER, in 16 innings pitched, and of course no wins. I would bet on a Padres win and big days from Renfroe, Spangenburg, Asuaje, and Hedges.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: haha. Wouldn’t surprise me at this rate. Last evening was another night of the living scrubs for my pitching: Grichuk, Russell Martin, and the aforementioned Hedges tearing my guys up.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: That stinks, but you got that sweet W, and overall his line didn’t look too bad.

Oh yeah, nice of the D’backs to move up Ray’s start so he gets to pitch in Coors tomorrow. That was the final straw. I launched him into the sun last night.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Honestly, you probably have fewer options than me, and it’s likely the prudent thing to do anyway.

In the draft where I got Ray, I was deciding between him and Nola. I wish my legs were longer so I could kick my own ass.

akboognish
akboognish
4 years ago

Hi Grey – should I drop Skaggs or Newcomb for Eovaldi?

akboognish
akboognish
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, man; not the answer I expected, which I guess is why I asked! I’m doing it!

ctrengove
ctrengove
4 years ago

Wow, SON liked Bieber against NYY… You said after his last start you prolly don’t have the stones to start him against NYY. Still the case? I’m torn between my gut (which is stoneless) and SON’s big-stone love-fest.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey! Wow, references to both Goodfellas and Mad Magazine fold ins? You’ve made Jimmy Two Times and Al Jaffee very happy!

With news that Avisail’s hammy strain is a newer (kinder, gentler) strain, which they say should have him return just after the break, should I now hold?

Could drop for…
Mondesi. His inconstant toolsy-ness intrigues me. He’d fit in with my all-or-nothing offense.
Starlin Castro. Owning Harper, Gallo & Santana, I’m always battling in batting average
Eovaldi. Worth rostering in RCL? I have enough decent SPs that I can sit him when I need to
Otherwise I can just use it as a streaming spot. Any or all of these better than holding Avisail?

Thanks a lot!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Cool. Oh, I guess I should’ve mentioned I already have three guys on the DL, so Avisail’s taking up a roster spot. Does that change the outlook? Do you occasionally keep DL’d guys even when you’re over your DL limit?

PS: Bryce Harper is such a horror to own these days, because you can never sit him. You just gotta keep starting him and watch him kill your team day after day. I’ve got my fingers crossed on the pretzel penis cure though…

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts. please drop 1 from each list –

OF
Piscotty
Desmond
Rosario

1st

Olsen
Smoak

thanks for always being there/here ; )

Munsterfryer
Munsterfryer
4 years ago

ROS Eflin or Zimmerman

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Morning Grey, in a redraft H2H weekly locks,
1. in 2nd place with 20 moves left… do you use a move to drop G Fing Richards for Tucker? My other bench bat is Moncada.
2. Also trying to clean house on pitching, my hitting has kept me going.. flat out drop Pivetta and leave slot open for later use? Out there is Musgrove Suarez Bieber Guerra Luchessi.. kinda streamers and tough to commit with limited moves I guess.. thanks!
3. Oh and Grey sporting the back to the future shirt in LA huh? Nice! The wife got me a custom Biff Co. Enterprises shirt on Father’s Day.. met the one who printed the shirt at a party.. she’s like “what’s Biff Co?” Either she’s young or I’m old!

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
4 years ago

Hey Mr. Grey!

Keeper league. Saves, no holds, k/bb. Have Nola, Paxton, Syndergaard, Cueto, Darvish, Wood, Newcomb, Velasquez.

Closing with Trienen, Rodney, Parker, and Kela.

Joe Jiminez worth dropping Parker or Newcomb for? Or ditch V V even though his K/9 and matchup is awesome today.

As always, thank you! May the sports be with you.

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Parker over Newcomb? He gave me a drink, took me to a frat party and i woke up in a ball pit made of cheetos. Not the round kind.

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks bud. Rather roll the dice on Newcomb’s K’s and sit him on difficult matches. Thanks for pushing me over the lemming cliff. @Grey:

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

I know you dont like to swear but pretzel penis really? Hahha.

Pretzel Penis
Pretzel Penis
4 years ago

Need pitching…would you trade away Rendon to get Carrasco?

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
4 years ago

Greylord!!!! Heading into the all star break, I’d like to have a solid rotation. Please quickly look over and tell me what i should do. Anyone to add/drop????

SP’s- Bumgarner, Price, Mikolas, Maeda, Greinke, Cueto, Skaggs, Gausman, Sabathia, Buehler

RP’s- Vazquez, Morrow, Vizcaino

Available free agents- Heaney, Musgrove, Cahill, Suter, Odorizzi, Harvey, Montgomery, Colon, Stratton

Squat Cobblers
Squat Cobblers
4 years ago

I’m sure this has been discussed already further up the thread but,
how is it NOT cheating to have multiple colostomy bags hooked to your belt whilst at an all-you-can-eat buffet?!?!!!

This is thievery of the highest order. Buffet owners should do cavity searches at the door to prevent these so-called Shit-bag Smugglers. I think I’ve just found a new line of work for myself! Goodbye Mom’s basement!!

dau
dau
Reply to  Squat Cobblers
4 years ago

@Squat Cobblers: New line of work–cavity searches? GL.

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 years ago

Grey,

Drop Jordan Zimmerman or CC Sabathia?

Thanks!

Mike Scioscia
Mike Scioscia
4 years ago

Yes, Garrett Richard is injured again. I can’t keep him or any of my starters healthy. Now I only have Heaney. Meanwhile, I can hardly contain my jealousy of that bastard A.J. Hinch. He’s got Verlander, Cole, Morton, McCullers, Keuchel.

Guess how many starts his five guys have missed so far this year?

That’s right. Zero.

How am I supposed to compete with that?

Mike Scioscia
Mike Scioscia
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

He said he was going to visit Matt Shoemaker for awhile. That’s the last I heard. Maybe I made assumptions but that sounds pretty bad.

Mike Scioscia
Mike Scioscia
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Well at least my bullpen has been steady and reliable.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

In your opinion;

A – Is it worth owning Giles in a 10 team 6×6 roto w/ Holds?
B – Is Quintana worth owning over a stream spot (same format)?
C – What did you think of that 03 Greedo mixtape?

Thanks, Homie!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey! Glad you enjoyed that. I also have been enjoying Nipsey Hussle’s “Victory Lap” album. 10/10 artist name too.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: In terms of name, definitely.

It is a somewhat different style though. Tough to compare. Greedo is more freewheeling since he mostly does mixtape stuff. Hussle is more traditional, but really talented.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, man. He got 20 years I think?

fausto
fausto
4 years ago

E.Thames or Y.Alonso ROS?
(playing time doesn’t matter it’s to platoon @UTIL with M.Moreland)

winteriscoming
winteriscoming
4 years ago

Hey Grey is vizcaino still worth holding on to or drop for: Barnes Lugo trivino mchugh Jimenez familia Britton bearclaw romo Rondon or Arano?
Also my trade deadline is approaching; Soto 25th acuna 25th hoskins 25th bellinger 25th lindor 1st JoRam 5th Nola 7th Jesus 25th story 25th – will eventually have to choose five of these to keep which would you try and move for SP ? Leaning towards story Jesus Hoskins..

winteriscoming
winteriscoming
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I suppose I am being a little impatient but he has had two appearances since 6/15 and I’m facing the guy I’m tied for 1st with and need every point I can get haha.

I want to make a trade for sale to the guy who’s winless and rebuilding in my league. Story 25th Hoskins 25th Ray 3rd too much or not enough?

winteriscoming
winteriscoming
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: c hicks/Contreras
1b Hoskins/Jesus 2b joRam/Castro 3b moose/andujar ss lindor/story of bellinger acuna Soto belt trumbo Adam Jones sp Lester Mikolas Ray Nola Severino Zimmerman (my add/drop) rp viz Kimbrel Diaz

What would be a fair offer? He needs anything really but I suppose ss 3b and of most

winteriscoming
winteriscoming
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I would love that deal but I doubt he’ll go for that his first trade proposal was Murphy sale Braun ianetta for Nola Castro Soto Contreras which I thought was cray cray

winteriscoming
winteriscoming
Reply to  winteriscoming
4 years ago

@winteriscoming: he countered story/Contreras for sale? I’m very tempted to take this but story has been awesome but I most likely wouldn’t keep him anyway

MH
MH
4 years ago

Master Lothario, who would you rather have the rest of the year, 14 tm h2h league, Cespedes or Teoscar?

Brian
Brian
4 years ago

Picked up enyel de los santos and sent down arano.

I need to either drop arano outright or cut one of the arms on my milb roster to make room for arano. i’m in 2nd place and have treinen, vazquez, hector rondon closing with melancon if he ever gets the job back and strickland on the DL. varano is useful but he’s probably not getting more than 10 saves ROS in committee with seranthony.

anyway, would you cut arano outright, or send him down and cut one of kaprielian (hurt but still think he has upside if healthy), taylor hearn, dennis santana, or jojo romero. I’d be sending arano down to call him back up at some point if he emerges as the top CL option in PHI

thanks grey!

Brian
Brian
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: put in a waiver claim for de los santos and just plugged in arano then forgot about it. so he’s gone.

only option is to send him down and drop another prospect or let him hit waivers and lose him. if i cut a prospect and place arano on my milb roster, i can then send down de los santos and call up arano or just cut melancon. a little convoluted, i know. but to do that i have to cut a prospect.

so who would you cut from kaprielian, jojo romero, taylor hearn (pit), or dennis santana for arano? I’m competing for a championship if that changes who you’d cut.

thanks!