The title is referring to 24.  I never saw 24.  Well, I’ve seen the number.  I never saw the show.  No interest really.  Not my sorta thing.  I do have a Kiefer Sutherland story though.  I think I recapped it in my book, Who Is Grey Albright?  Long story short, at my first job ever in Boston (and really only job ever where I collected a weekly paycheck), I was working in a film production office and someone called for the producer and I asked them who they were.  “Tell him, it’s Kiefer,” and I was like, “Kiefer?  Kiefer who?”  “It’s Kiefer Sutherland, you jackass!”  I wasn’t made for answering phones, apparently.  Y’all gotta admit; you hear the name Kiefer out of context and it’s a bizarre name.  Though, it wasn’t fully out of context, I suppose, since it was a film office.  Any hoo!  Whatever Trevor Bauer did prior to yesterday’s game, do it again!  Was it the pre-game chucking of a softball three-quarters of hectare?  Then do that!  Yesterday, he went 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners with 14 Ks.  Well, hello, there.  Can you stay a while?  Maybe I can make you a Cuba Libre and some Brazilian cheesy bread?  His peripherals are gorge too — 11.5 K/9, 3 BB/9 and a 3.03 xFIP.  Of course, his opponent, Sonny Gray went 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, and thus illuminates the problem.  Gray was solid too, a game ago, and now look at him.  I’d grab Bauer for some Ks, but the risk is enormous.  He doesn’t just happen to have a 6.00 ERA even after yesterday’s game.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bradley Zimmer – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .314.  He’s been totally respectable when he’s played.  Like someone searching Instagram for twerking, you should be expecting a but.  Well, you’re right.  But I’ve felt some malaise owning Zimmer.  The whole platooning him in and out of the lineup when the Indians face lefties, and seeing other players just hitting better has me like an emoji with straight lips and a straw hat that looks like it’s above hanging out with other emojis.  Like your emoji poop don’t stink!  I hate that emoji!  Sorry, lost it for a second.

Yonder Alonso – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st steal, hitting .290.  Yup, totally predictable year from Alonso.  That’s predictable by a time traveler.

Dustin Pedroia – MRI revealed no structural damage on his wrist, but he’s still headed to the DL.  The doctors said of his wrist MRI, “It was like trying to look at an MRI of a sardine.  So many tiny bones.”

Pablo Sandoval – Returned from the 10-day DL, but didn’t start.  Ants living by 3rd base are like, “When we getting our shade back?”

Andrew Benintendi – Didn’t start for the 2nd straight game.  Dot dot dot and he’s a platoon player now?  Hey, Red Sox manager that is milquetoast, dubya tee eff, brah?

Deven Marrero – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homers, hitting .194.  Damn, it’s like he’s a Giants’ prospect.  That’ll make sense by the time you finish this post.  Hint:  do a find for Calixte.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .214.  Do it for the month of June, and you’re forgiven.

Xander Bogaerts – 4-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .339.  The Red Sox and White Sox combined for 20 runs.  Sox haven’t scored that much since Jason Biggs’ in American Pie.

Jose Quintana – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 5.60.  I’ve been saying for a few weeks now he doesn’t look right and you need to move on.  Hopefully that gets through your turtle-like shell at some point.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  He’s so overdue for a 12-homer in 15-game stretch that he’s about to give birth to a 17-pound baby in 72 hours of labor.

David Paulino – Called up to start today for the Astros.  Prospector Ralph ranked him in his top 100 prospects and said, “A 6’7″ giant with a lanky, but strong frame, and frontline starter upside. Paulino is another talented young arm that could factor into Houston’s rotation (or pen) this season.  Also, Grey is so dumb.”  Hey, c’mon!  Couple of things about that, I Google six-seven and it says, “Excuse my charisma, vodka with a spritzer, swagger down pat, call my shizz Patricia.”  Also, Andre the Giant was official giant measurements at seven-four.  I grabbed Paulino in one deeper league, but he might not be around long, so no need to rush in most leagues.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .261, as he hit ninth.  Damn, I know the Astros’ lineup is stacked, but Bregman’s homered four times in the last ten games.  Surely, you can move Reddick to the nine hole, and don’t call me surely or a Reddick.

Jose Berrios – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  But no one sells their soul for only three solid starts!  Or do they?  Muahahahahaha.  Nah, Berrios is a hold, Astros are just a tough matchup.

Eric Skoglund – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks in his first start.  You know there’s someone in his family that is like, “I can’t believe Eric dropped the umlaut from our last name.”  Skoglund doesn’t have me wanting to pick him up, but he has me seriously considering streaming Ian Kennedy against the Tigers today.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Good first step, but it was against the Royals, so maybe more of a half-step.

Maikel Franco – Sat out again yesterday.  He’s dealing with an illness.  It’s been diagnosed as “sucks-so-bad-at-this.”

Vince Velasquez – Left yesterday’s game with a right flexor strain.  As someone who was starting him more times than not, thank you for finally getting injured.  Praise be to Vela.

Howie Kendrick – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .319, and stole a base yesterday.  Okay, it’s not much, but he’s hitting 2nd and maybe has a little schmotato in him.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-5, 2 runs, and his 13th homer, hitting .314.  OZUNA crush Phillies’ pitching.  OZUNA also crush pink cookies in a plastic bag.  OZUNA not sure what that mean.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .284.  If I were allowed within 500 feet of him, I’d hug him forever.

Cameron Maybin – Sounds headed to the DL with an oblique strain.  If Maybin is nothing else, he sure is injured a lot.  Not the best quality, but it is a quality.

Parker Bridwell – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks in his first start.  Fun fact!  Bridwell is the Afghan word for a woman who looks good on a wedding night, but no other day.  Less fun fact!  Bridwell looks like a bullpen arm.

Eric Young – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff.  If you need SAGNOF, Young’s a decent grab in deep leagues.  By the by, Young was in center and Ben Revere was in left.  Between them, they have just under 20 fly balls of 300+ feet in their careers.

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.70 thru two starts.  Looks like your standard Hodgepadre.  Ooh, All-Star Game Weekend Idea!  You know how Century 21 gives away a house to one lucky fan if a player hits the most home runs during the derby or something?  Okay, new idea!  You put hidden cameras in Starbucks and you watch as Dinelson goes in and says his name, essentially, “Danielson.”  First barista to spell it right on his latte, wins a house.  Who wouldn’t watch this?

Austin Hedges – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Let me guess, you dropped him on Monday.  Oops.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .174.  I believe that was Schwarber’s first hit this season.  I might be off, but not by much.

Nelson Cruz – Left yesterday’s game with calf tightness.  Or as a rapper might say, “Baby cow say ooh…”

Kyle Seager – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .262.  Seager’s started the year real slow.  Coors Field, “Hold my beer…”  I’m not doing that right, am I?

Jean Segura – 4-for-6 and his 7th steal, hitting .345.  Damn, had no idea he was hitting for that high of an average this year.  It’s almost like he’s been hitting Coors all year, but then he’d just be peeing, I think.

Tyson Ross – Will go for another rehab start, because his last one was an atrocity.  This might be one of those DL stashes where I drop him before he even starts for me.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and five steals this week.  Five!  Sorry, felt that emphasis was necessary.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  All aboard the Soo Choo train!  Okay, all are prolly board, but he’s been hot.

Matt Andriese – Left yesterday’s game with a groin strain.  Too bad, I liked streaming him on occasion.  Yes, I’m bummed about another man’s groin.

Steven Souza – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and hitting like .900 in the last three games.  Souza’s angling for a lede in this Friday’s Buy column.

Tim Beckham – 3-for-4 and his 3rd steal.  Since Tim Anderson’s schmotato-ness seemed to run its course, I grabbed Beckham in one league for his MI-ness, and Tim Anderson hit a home run yesterday, his 6th.  Why don’t I leave well enough alone?!

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .248.  Okay, I’ll admit it doesn’t hurt the Rays are facing terrible pitching.

Kenta Maeda – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.21.  I picture a very long line a pitchers waiting to start for the Dodgers.  With that in mind, now picture Robert De Niro in Goodfellas waving Karen Hill down an alley to get a fur.  Okay, I’m De Niro and Maeda’s Karen Hill.  “Keep going, Maeda.  Keep going.  The furs are beautiful by the waiver wire.  Go ahead.”

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal.  He had a home run the previous game and is hitting leadoff for a team I’d own anyone if they were hitting leadoff.

Michael Wacha – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.99.  He can go get furs with Maeda too.

Kolten Wong – MRI showed no damage in his elbow.  It took the doctors, Cards and Wong about fifteen minutes of hijinks before getting on the same page.  “We’ve looked at the Wong elbow.”  “Can you look at the right one?”  “We did, and it’s Wong.”  “What’s wrong with it?”  “Nothing.  Hold on, my phone is buzzing.  Hello?  Sorry, Wong number.”  “Wait, was that for me?”

Jedd Gyorko – Out on paternity leave.  Get used to Gyorkoing for a while Jedd.

Yoenis Cespedes – Was able to hit on Tuesday.  Terry Collins said, “So he’s making strides.”  Wait, did he run too?

Tyler Pill – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks in his first start.  I saw he had a positive score on the Stream-o-Nator yesterday, and I was like, “Okay, so, basically, every Mets starter at home is a positive, huh?”  And I didn’t trust it.  Teach me (nothing, really, I still won’t trust Pill).

Lucas Duda – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 4th homer in the last week.  I wish I wasn’t so stocked at corner infidel on all of my teams or I would pick up Duda everywhere.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-3 and his 6th and 7th homers, hitting .350.  Damn, he’s going on a two-month-long schmotato.  Might need to readjust my mind pants and reconsider calling him a schmotato.

Jose Peraza – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 11th and 12th steal, hitting .259.  If the Reds’ offense were as bad as people thought it would be in the preseason, Peraza would be a star on that team, but the offense in Cincy is top ten and he’s been relegated to bouncing all over the lineup.

Luis Severino – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  Someone yetserday asked if I’d start Severino, and I said something along the lines of, “Why would you not?”  Still not totally sure.  Do people regularly not start their good pitchers?  Pro tip:  Start your good starters.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-5 and his 10th and 11th homers.  Also, in this game, Matt Holliday went 2-for-5 with his 10th and 11th homers.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time two players hit their 10th and 11th homers in the same game since 1939 when Ted Williams and Raycess Marky did it for the Red Sox followed by a rendition of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah on the front of a city bus.

J.A. Happ – 4 IP, 2 ER on a pitch count as he was activated from the DL.  It might be easier to tell you who is not on the DL.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .289, as he returned from the DL.  Kidding, but you didn’t know at first.

Jose Bautista – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .251.  Having a month of May that him and his owners likely wish would never end (9 HRs, .315), but like every great month that burns bright, comes a moth burning its wings driving a Kia Icarus.  So poetic!

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .264, and 2nd straight game with three hits, and third home run this week.  Morales of the story:  he’s hot.

Russell Martin – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Catcher questions 3, 2, 1…

Francisco Liriano – Will return on Friday vs. the Yankees.  Blue Jays fans are doing the Homer Simpson bushes gif.

Robbie Ray – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (zero BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Ray came in second for the lede today, but the way he’s pitching this year, he’ll get a lede at some point.  For those thinking I’m a Johnny-come-lately or a Ray Tardy, I gave you a Robbie Ray sleeper.

Madison Bumgarner – Played catch from 60 feet.  A SF Giants beat writer said Bumgarner had a big smile on his face.  Was the smile this goofy?

Jeff Samardzija – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.63.  Coincidentally, today is Punch Someone Who Mentions Samardzija’s xFIP Day.

Orlando Calixte – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs as he was called up and hit leadoff.  The cons for Calixte, he’s got very little pedigree.  The pros, maybe he gets crazy hot for a week before fading into oblivion like all Giants call-ups.  Another pro for Calixte is California is the sixth-largest economy and we got all your avocados, Wyoming!

Bryce Harper – 0-for-5. Was suspended for four games for charging the mound.  Like a bridge made of bananas, he’s appealing his suspension.

  1. chris says:
    (link)

    Would you drop Maikel Franco for Ryon Healy?

    • b the esq. says:
      (link)

      @chris: At this point they are thinking of sending Franco down to figure things out….so, why not pick up Healy.

  2. Blint says:
    (link)

    Namaste Grey

    What position did you play when you played baseball ??

    Also are Holds as a stat predictable for pitchers. on my WW last 30 days the pitcher with most Holds is Taylor Rogers from Twins. His WHIP and ERA both look good. Can I count on his similar Hold numbers going forward? Sorry it is my first year playing in Holds league so I dont know how to evaluate these pitchers for Holds.

    Thank you!

    • b the esq. says:
      (link)

      @Blint: Not as predictable as saves, as there are multiple set up men/mid relievers per team, but this far in the season you get a sense of who those guys are that are relied on in the important innings. Rogers has been pretty good thus far and will be a decent option for holds moving forward. Others that might be out there include Vizcaino, Mike Minor, Felipe Rivero, Kahnle, Hembree

      • Curious George Springer says:
        (link)

        @b the esq.: Rivero is also a potential closer if Watson loses the job.

      • Blint says:
        (link)

        @b the esq.:
        Thank you so much :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Blint: 2B — Agree with others on holds

  3. Jesus H. Kipnis aka theartisformerlyknowaslyricist says:
    (link)

    This just in: Adam Jones has been penciled into and scratched from Thursday and Friday’s line-up cards. Not unlike my Cleveland Indians hitters you never know whether you’re going to get ice or fire from that team. Their Jekyl and Hyde is the Glorioles and Snorioles.

    It was a bit of a bumpy patch yesterday for Berrios vs. the MLB leading Houston Astros. With Sano being unexpectedly scratched for his “time of the month” they had to employ Ehire Adrianza at the hot corner; he did his best impression of Yasmany Tomas assisting Greinke in the 5th inning and ducked under a grounder (as opposed to a fly ball). That is how “earned” runs 3 and 4 were tacked onto our young hero’s ERA! The Twins ugliness is starting to turtle. They’ve been playing poor defense and their lack of a structured pen is evident. Buddy Boshers, Jason Wheeler, and Drew Rucinski (Berrios’ Rochester Red Wings) teammates were all on today’s roster to help comfort him in his moment of need. If that team intended to contend they’d have a legit closer by now and punt the Belisle element like Baxter; this rather than waiting for Perkins to pitch to live bait and turtle his head up post All-Star/MAYBE!

    I hope the Felipe you’ve put in the incubator hatches sooner rather than later. I think I may have saw what was potentially an Oompa Loompa or C**nt Hurdle sporting a head of lettuce sneak in and turn the lamp off though. Shout outs to my man Adam Frazier for hitting 1.000 today during his 8th inning PH appearance. He is truly a Gift.. or maybe he’s not?!?

    Hilarious lead this morning… Happy Thursday

  4. Ante GALIC says:
    (link)

    Grey!!

    Nice write-up.

    a. The pitching situation gets weirder and weirder, doesn’t it?

    b. Escaped from a meeting that I didn’t want to attend to send this gem…..

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 31

    Lieutenant Clint Morgan: ‘Keep firing! Come on guys, shoot! Come on! ‘

    [Rambo returns fire from his hideout and everyone takes cover, pissing of the Lieutenant.]

    Lieutenant Clint Morgan: ‘You guys are great! – All right, Steve.’

    Steve: ‘- Yo!’

    Lieutenant Clint Morgan: ‘I want you and Bruce, head around these trees, go to the front of that mine.’

    Steve: ‘Screw that Clint, but I ain’t goin’ up there!’

    Bruce: ‘No way!’

    Lieutenant Clint Morgan: ‘- Brandon?’

    Brandon: ‘- What?’

    Lieutenant Clint Morgan: ‘- I want you to go into that mine.’

    Brandon: ‘- No, not me!’

    Lieutenant Clint Morgan: ‘What do you mean, not me?!’

    Brandon: ‘Look, I do this part time, I didn’t come here to get killed. He’s probably just waitin’ for us! What’s wrong with you, Clinton?’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  5. Mr. Perfect Cell says:
    (link)

    Great write-up as per usual.

    How do you feel about Carrasco and Lester going forward? I own both and am thinking of packaging one with Machado to get Harper.

    Also my LeMahieu Rendon for his Murphy?
    I have Bryant and Suarez at 3B as well. Tried moving Suarez, but no takers.

    • Curious George Springer says:
      (link)

      @Mr. Perfect Cell: In a league I am in, the Machado owner offered the Harper owner Machado plus Strasburg for Harper and it was rejected. If you can get Harper, do it, but I don’t think Machado plus Carrasco/Lester gets it done.

      • Mr. Perfect Cell says:
        (link)

        @Curious George Springer: Thanks for the advice!
        What do you think about Carrasco going forward? He’s always an injury risk, but is the left pectoral something that will bother him all year?

  6. Hurling darvishes says:
    (link)

    Thoughts on conforto? How do you rank him ros and what does your crystal ball say for next year and beyond?

  7. Bill Lee says:
    (link)

    max kempler or hunter renfro.

    thanks in advance for any response.

  8. PB&J says:
    (link)

    Fine. You twisted my arm. Wieters or Martin?

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @PB&J: Hedges

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
      (link)

      @PB&J: d’Arnaud

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Wet tail!

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
          (link)

          @Grey: Yeah Buddy!!!

      • William Hung says:
        (link)

        @JeF WiTh 1 F: should’ve replied “Conforto”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Now you’ve got him thinking about spelling out Conforto!

  9. stu says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    pick 2 of these WW players to add in a points league

    Y Alonso, M Cabrera, S Souza, M Kepler

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @stu: Souza, Yonder

  10. Jimbo says:
    (link)

    For shits and giggles – watch Season 1 – Episode 1 of 24. If it’s not your thing, OK – but at least watch that one. Then decide….. You’re going to have to trust me…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jimbo: No interest at all, couldn’t have less interest

      • Curious George Springer says:
        (link)

        @Grey: If you watched the first episode, I think you would have less interest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I get the gist of it, not my thing

          • Curious George Springer says:
            (link)

            @Grey: It’s so bad.

  11. Bees? says:
    (link)

    Drop Maybin for Souza?

  12. G says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey. Asked you about two trades yesterday from same owner and he made change to one. Which one would you go for?

    My Trumbo for his Story

    My Judge and Ray for his Scherzer and Story. The trade was originally Judge and Devenski and now he’s insisting on Robbie Ray.

    Does the substitution of Ray for Devenski make it better to take the first deal and hold off on getting rid of Jusge and Ray?

    • Earl says:
      (link)

      @G: I think I would keep Judge and Ray but that is probably just me

      • G says:
        (link)

        @Earl:

        I told him to send me a new offer and he came back with Happ, Devenski, and judge for his scherzer and story. Seems better?

        • Curious George Springer says:
          (link)

          @G: 100% take this deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @G: I’d take Scherzer, I’d prefer to give away Devenski

  13. Gregarious says:
    (link)

    Grey/Razzballers – help me out and rank these OFs in a 6×6 OPS re-draft league: healy, melky, renfroe, dom santana, heyward, grossman.

    am I ok dropping peralta for any of these guys? i guess lo-cain is probably a hold…

    Thanks!

    • Curious George Springer says:
      (link)

      @Gregarious: Surprised Healy is OF eligible in your league.

  14. Once I was Matt Carpenter says:
    (link)

    12 man 5 x 5

    Would you trade Betts, Dickerson, and Freeman for Judge, Votto, and Villar?
    My team consists of :
    c- hedges
    1b – healy
    2b – murphy
    3b – jose ramirez
    ss – cozart
    of – betts, ozuna, dickerson
    util – souza, pillar
    bench – tomas, j. turner, cespesdes
    dl – freeman, haniger

    Thanks!

  15. Nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Who’s the ass now Grey! You should start every post with that and pick a shitty performance from the night before….

    Walker or Forsythe…or are they basically the same

  16. Hr harry says:
    (link)

    Not sure if it was the bong water, but stellar write up. Hand on head, elbow on table, running fingers through my greasy mane mind blowing. Thank you! Got me a Bauerbitch

  17. Chud says:
    (link)

    ROS pick up:

    Alonso vs Schebler.

    Thanks!

      • Chud says:
        (link)

        @Grey: always appreciate your insight!

  18. Eric says:
    (link)

    So I have Hedges in both my leagues. Dropped him in one a couple hours before games started….but I picked up Russell Martin, who homered. So it’s not so bad, right? Right??!

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Eric: It doesn’t matter, really, in the long run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Eric: Agree with Cram

  19. My Seven Rizzos says:
    (link)

    Sup Grey!
    I’m in a 12 team points keeper league, with 2 catcher spots, currently occupied by Gattis and Brian McCann. I thought I was real smart with that tandem, but they are not doing much. Austin Hedges was just dropped, do I switch one of them out? Or should I hold?

    Gracias!

    • Stumanji! says:
      (link)

      @My Seven Rizzos: For the first 6 weeks I was cycling through Martin, Gattis,

      • Stumanji! says:
        (link)

        @Stumanji!: …Wieters, and Hedges. My BMs have been much firmer since I decided to just grab Beef Wellington and fuhgeddaboudit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Haha

          • Stumanji! says:
            (link)

            @Grey: And right on cue, Castillo is spoiled and needs a DL stint. WHO LEFT THE BOEUF OUT OF THE FRIDGE LAST NIGHT?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Haha

  20. the afghan Bridwell thing.. is just not true

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Sea Dog: Maybe I had the wrong Wiki page open

  21. William Hung says:
    (link)

    @Grey: Straily v. PHI, Guerra @ Mets, or Godley @ Pitt?

      • William Hung says:
        (link)

        @Grey: dude I’m playing against this week can’t handle my back to back streams – first Bauer and then Straily today

        Playing mind games with him too by telling him that if he drops K-Zar, I’m going to pick him up so he’s holding him right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Nice!

  22. Strolg says:
    (link)

    Jedd’s already been Gyorkoing for a while if he just had a kid.

    • knucks says:
      (link)

      @Strolg: He already has twins!

  23. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    Would you trade Darvish for Matt Kemp?

      • lwomack58 says:
        (link)

        @Cram It:

        Thank you-I was thinking the same just wanted to get re enforeced.

        Would you drop Quintana. I have Kluber coming off Dl and either drop Quintana or Domingo Santana/Souza or Peralta.

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          @lwomack58: Depends what the rest of my team looked like/needs, but Souza or Peralta.

  24. SheaSeraSera says:
    (link)

    I am stacked at CI as well but think I need Duda. Would you drop Victor Martinez for him? Have an extra Offensive category, OPS.

  25. Grant says:
    (link)

    ROS, Bregman or Duda??

    • Fausto says:
      (link)

      @Grant:Bregman

  26. Dirty Curds says:
    (link)

    Shallow six team standard obp. Only 40 acquisitions for the entire season. Used up 9 already. Yelich was just dropped. Add him for schwarber or hold?

  27. clemsoncrusher says:
    (link)

    Moaning Grey! 14 Team 6×6 roto 9 Keeper league. Someone just dropped Schwarber and I took just took over a dismal team and only adding top prospects and riding hot hands to fill roster spots. Do you think Schwarber can turn it around and has potential to be a keeper? I would drop someone like Pham or Mancini for him.

  28. Ricky says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    Would you drop Realmuto for Hedges? 5×5 basic cats.

    Thanks!!

  29. Deerfield Doubledays says:
    (link)

    Great write up as always G.

    12 team keeper league keep 7 forever ops and qs and extra cats.

    Just made a long term move and a move to clear space.

    Traded Russel and quiantana for Benentendi.(I feel it’s a good buy low in a keeper)

    I have story and lindor still at short and our extra infield slot. My of is now Cargo davis benentendi broxton and mazara. They join Perez Bryant Travis lamb and kinsler as offense.

    Sp is now verlander nova Roark severino gray a streamer spot with matz and walker coming off the dl in the next week or so. And hopefully Duffy coming back for thestretch run if I don’t move him. I have neris colome and Diaz as closers.

    Thoughts? Did I fuck up? Be honest sir.

  30. Adam says:
    (link)

    Berrios or Paxton ROS??

    • enrique says:
      (link)

      @Adam: In a redraft league? Barring injuries, Paxton, easily.

    • Curious George Springer says:
      (link)

      @[email protected]Adam: Paxton, at least for the next 8 hours before he leaves tonight’s game in need of Tommy John surgery.

  31. Eric says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H with OBP.

    Would you rather have Jorge Bonifacio or Brandon Drury? Thinking of dropping one of them so I can stream some SPs.

    Thanks

  32. Kas says:
    (link)

    Good morning Grey,

    WOuld you drop Broxton for HOlliday? Thanks.

  33. Marc G. says:
    (link)

    Story, Broxton or Schebler ROS ?

  34. Steve says:
    (link)

    Is Glasnow 2016 Berrios? All the talent in the world, just hasn’t put it together yet? Thinking of dropping him for Devinski, what say you?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Steve: I’d want Devenski

  35. Sano Chance in Hell says:
    (link)

    12 team 5×5 OPS league with struggling pitching – swap Gallo for Samardzija?

  36. enrique says:
    (link)

    Are you trusting Paxton in his first game back? The SoN is gaga for this start, but I get the feeling it’s too robotic (no offense, SoN) to take into account the human characteristic of being a little dull the first game back from an injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @enrique: Since he’ll likely only be good for about 12 starts all year, I’d start him every time he was pitching

  37. Game of Throws says:
    (link)

    Thanks for the Robbie Ray sleeper post… glad I scooped him in the last round of one league. Wish I got him everywhere!

  38. Ace of Spades says:
    (link)

    12 team roto standard 5×5 redraft

    Last week I traded CMart for Billy Hamilton. I wasn’t desperate for steals ( own Buxton and Peraza ) but figured It was a gift horse’s mouth or something like that.

    I have now been offered Machado for Hamilton and E Diaz . ( not doing great in saves , other closers besides Diaz is Bush and Neris.) My current SS and 3b are Story, Didi and Lamb.
    The person trying to unload Machado needs steals and saves

    I am thinking of countering with Peraza and Diaz instead of Hamilton and Diaz .

    My questions are as follows:

    Is Hamilton / Diaz for Machado fair?

    Is Peraza / Diaz for Machado an insulting counter?

    which leads to final question. If you asked me these questions a month ago I would’ve said yes to both without thinking twice. I watched the Yanks/O’s game yesterday and Machado looked lost. He doesn’t look right. I know Severino was on his game, but historicly Machado hits him well. So my question is . What is your take on Machado ROS? Think he is injured or will he eventually return to form?

    Thanks in advance to any insights that the Razzball universe cares to share.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Ace of Spades: Machado side…These are all insulting…Machado will be fine

    • Curious George Springer says:
      (link)

      @Ace of Spades: take Machado for Hamilton and Diaz. scour the wire for saves.

  39. Tom Cruise says:
    (link)

    Is Maikel Franco going to figure it out or should I drop him like a bad habit? 12 team redraft, OBP/QS otherwise standard

  40. hotmilk8 says:
    (link)

    Danny Duffy a drop or hold in 10 team points league where I was able to get sp points from rp slot? I would only be able to add RP likes of E.Ramirez/C.Richard/J.Chavez/Cahill/Urena….Would you drop or hold for any of them?
    Thanks for your time

  41. Robert Glade says:
    (link)

    12 team roto standard 5×5 redraft

    Last week I traded CMart for Billy Hamilton. I wasn’t desperate for steals ( own Buxton and Peraza ) but figured It was a gift horse’s mouth or something like that.

    I have now been offered Machado for Hamilton and E Diaz . ( not doing great in saves , other closers besides Diaz is Bush and Neris.) My current SS and 3b are Story, Didi and Lamb.
    The person trying to unload Machado needs steals and saves

    I am thinking of countering with Peraza and Diaz instead of Hamilton and Diaz .

    My questions are as follows:

    Is Hamilton / Diaz for Machado fair?

    Is Peraza / Diaz for Machado an insulting counter?

    which leads to final question. If you asked me these questions a month ago I would’ve said yes to both without thinking twice. I watched the Yanks/O’s game yesterday and Machado looked lost. He doesn’t look right. I know Severino was on his game, but historicly Machado hits him well. So my question is . What is your take on Machado ROS? Think he is injured or will he eventually return to form?

    Thanks in advance to any insights that the Razzball universe cares to share.

    • Robert Glade says:
      (link)

      Sorry for the duplicate post. Having computer issues and thought first post didn’t go thru. I am not computer literate at all and since I signed up for the Tools package, things work differently with the waiting for moderation and stuff like that . My real identity is now revealed without looking up the larry King in times square stuff. Foiled again!!! @Robert Glade:

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Robert Glade: Machado side in both. He will do his thing. The Peraza one isn’t even close.

  42. IV says:
    (link)

    12 team 6×6 (OPSxQS)

    Would you trade Gerrit Cole for Eric Thames?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @IV: Sure

  43. Earl Deep Jr says:
    (link)

    Drop Odor for Neil Walker? Asking for a friend.

  44. Paul says:
    (link)

    Hi Grey

    Great column as usual. I always come out here and read this before I check on my teams ‘nightly performance. There’s nothing worse than getting about 2/3 of the way through the column while not seeing ANY of my guys (happens more than I care to admit)

    And today was even better as the first guy of mine you finally mentioned was Madea.

    I need to switch things up and either check my team results first or *gasp* maybe draft better.

    Ray’s results did improve my mood a bit. That’s a 55 point performance in my main league.

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Paul: I’m sorry that your happiness is dependent on if your players get mentioned in the write-up. You know it’s not always a good thing? e.g. Maeda.

      • Paul says:
        (link)

        @Cram It:

        joke
        /j?k/

        noun: joke; plural noun: jokes

        1. a thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter.

        synonyms: funny story, jest, witticism, quip;

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          @Paul: I don’t get it.

          • Paul says:
            (link)

            @Cram It:

            Since the original post wasn’t really directed at you, I’m not sure that matters, does it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Paul: Ha, hopefully it will turn around

  45. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    Kluber coming off DL. Would you drop Maeda or Guerra

  46. fudgemybudge says:
    (link)

    E Thames was dropped in my 10T H2H pts.
    How much for him? $136 left.
    Thx

      • fudgemybudge says:
        (link)

        @Grey: got him for $9.. suckers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Nice

  47. Savoy Special says:
    (link)

    Yadier Molina or Lucroy ROS? Thanks!

  48. Whatever says:
    (link)

    Hi Gray,

    Excuse the length of this post but not sure which direction to go on this trade. I am being offered Sale for my Donaldson in a deep 10 Team OBP mixed league. While the offer is fair, one for one, I dont know if I should give up a big bat.

    Here is my team:
    Batters: Posey, Shaw, C Hernandez, Donaldson, Andrus, Bogaerts, Fowler, Harper, Judge, Kiermaier, Forsythe, Marwin G, Hernan P, Benintendi, Calhoun, Aledmys Diaz.
    DL: Freeman and Pollock

    Pitchers: Strasburg, Carrasco, Lynn, Nola, Godley, E-Rod, Jansen, Kimbrel, J Wilson, Koda G, Rosenthal, Devenski

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Whatever: You should take Sale and run

  49. Mike says:
    (link)

    Forsythe or Josh Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Logan

  50. The Audacity of Schoop says:
    (link)

    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Start or sit Nola @ MIA today? SON has him at -0.5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Start

      • Fogimon says:
        (link)

        @Grey: BOOOOOOOOOOO.

        Nola killin me in an early game.

        Please, for the love of pitching, tell me Kluber has something nice tomorrow. I am allowed something nice, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I hope so, he’s killing me too

  51. Murph says:
    (link)

    Hey guys
    1 – Should I drop Casilla for Lamet?
    I’ve got Melancon, Giles and Knebel as my other cloers and a 20 save lead in the category….
    Staff is strong though too – Cueto, Darvish, McCullers, Wood, Ray, Ed-Rod, Bundy…
    2 – Bregman or Moose going forward?
    3 – Merrifield or Travis going forward? (may sound nuts but i need steals now that Trout is out_
    4 – Who’s the ass now?

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @Murph: 1 – trade one for a better pitcher than Lamet.
      2 – Bregs
      3 – Travis
      4 – Kiefer

    • Murph says:
      (link)

      @Murph:
      One more –
      5 – Kiermaier or Souza going forward?

      • Cram It says:
        (link)

        @Murph: KK if you need steals, Souza for everything else.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Murph: Agree w/ Cram

  52. Blue JA says:
    (link)

    Lost 3 spots in the standings on ERA w/ Jose Quintana’s outing.
    Got offered Longoria for him.
    Not a bad return on that one I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Take it and run

  53. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    A. Reed and Lance Lynn for J. Turner. Is this a fair offer- I have Reed and Lynn.

  54. Milarky says:
    (link)

    Two quick questions that may result in absolutely no impact on my team’s results:

    1) Who do you expect to have a better ROS – Moreland or Marwin Gonzalez?

    2) Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Moreland, sure

  55. Randy BoBandy says:
    (link)

    Robbie Ray’s splits are ridiculous:

    Home: 1-2, 26.1 IP, 31 K, 16 BB, 6.75 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, .277 BAA
    Road: 4-1, 42.1 IP, 53 K, 13 BB, 0.64 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, .134 BAA

    They have to normalize eventually, don’t they??

    • Fausto says:
      (link)

      @Randy BoBandy: See Tyler Chatwood Home/Road Splits realize his home park is Coors but the Chase Field is playing a lot like Coors this yr… nothing is normal in pitching in 2017.

  56. Adam says:
    (link)

    Activating Paxton
    Need to drop either Matt Bush or Justin Wilson??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Wilson

  57. Jr says:
    (link)

    Need to drop two of the following in a 10 team h2h obp/walks league to make room for beltre and kluber. Who should I lose?
    Brantley
    Duvall
    Schebler
    JBJ
    Villar
    Marwin Gonzalez
    Suarez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @Jr: Marwin, Eugenio

      • Jr says:
        (link)

        @Grey: thanks! If you had to drop one of the OF who would it be?

  58. moldyforgoldy says:
    (link)

    looking to move any combination of the below for a pitcher (12 team/h2h), feel like helping me out for what i should be looking to move/looking for in return FML?

    Avisail Garcia, Jon Schoop, Pillar, Owings

      • moldyforgoldy says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        those 2 for keuchel if i can pull it off?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Sure

  59. AJ Burns says:
    (link)

    Once again, woke up laughing with Grey to start the day! Thanks, especially cuz I’ve held onto Bauer since the draft……

    Looking for SP help in deep AL only 8 team ROTO…thoughts about Farmer, Peacock, Paulino, Skagund? Any other lowflying SP’s? Have Faria tucked away. (Be careful how you read that…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks! Peacock

      • AJ Burns says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  60. Great Bambino says:
    (link)

    is it crazy to drop Odor for Merrifield? Odor has really stunk it up…

    • Fausto says:
      (link)

      @Great Bambino: gotta hold Odor. Merrifield is not good…plus hes about to lose all of his supporting cast(Hosmer, Cain, Mous, etc).

  61. JMoney says:
    (link)

    What up Grey,

    In a 12 team OPS, would you move any of D. Travis, Odor, or Schoop for CarGo? OF is Trumbo, Conforto, Kepler, Broxton, and Tomas.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Travis or Schoop

      • JMoney says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Great…who gets the boot at that point, Kepler, Broxton or Tomas?

        Broxton has had the opportunity to hit leadoff for Mil the last few days and has done nothing with it unfortunately, hopefully they stick with him .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Kepler

          • JMoney says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Last question…..your thoughts on Amed Rosario ROS? Does he project ahead of Travis or Schoop? Thanks for your time Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Was he called up? — No not in front of those guys

              • JMoney says:
                (link)

                @Grey: No, he wasn’t, but I’d imagine within the next week or two? He was just dropped, and I’m thinking if I move either DT or Schoop and drop Kepler, I could I add Rosario to fill the void.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Gotcha

  62. Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
    (link)

    “Let me guess, you dropped him on Monday. Oops.”….Ummm, yes…in multiple leagues :( Ooof.

  63. Shoegum Reynolds says:
    (link)

    Oh Grey, Happ wasn’t happless! And he only got smacked around in the first by Cozart and Votto who I happen to own! It’s like I always say….if your wings are gonna get slayed let it be by your own swords. Best news of all Stroman is being kept in his regular-rest slot so he gets the Yanks on Sunday and Happ moves to monday vs. the swinging-and-missing A’s. Still need to make it thru Pax DL return start today (and hopefully thereafter).

    May the smell of corn chips flame the Coug’s desires for an entire season!

  64. TJ says:
    (link)

    Is it safe to drop Maikel Franco yet? It’s a keeper league, but I can’t take it anymore…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @TJ: Depends for who

  65. The Biz says:
    (link)

    Injury bug BAD.. Trout, Freeman, Kinsler, Turner, Cam, Duffy, Familia, and Starling Marte. I’ve held the first five, dropping Duffy for either JC or Matz. When would be appropriate to grab Marte assuming I can tread water enough without all these pieces? I’m thinking when Turner and Kinsler are back or end June. No DL spots makes it ruff. Thanks y’all!

  66. KYLE says:
    (link)

    Bellinger or Desmond ros?
    *clarification not crazy Desmond from the hit TV show Lost.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      @KYLE: Haha, Desmond

  67. Chris R says:
    (link)

    This is like the 6th drop Franco question.

    But Specifically, Drop Franco for Duda, or hold Franco and drop Andriese? (No DL call on Andriese yet)

    • KYLE says:
      (link)

      @Chris R: add Duda

  68. Fungazi says:
    (link)

    Stanton removed from last night’s game and not in today. How nervous are you out of 10?

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      . @Fungazi: Says he’s not hurt so not at all.

      • Fungazi says:
        (link)

        @Cram It: How many times out of 10 do you see a player gets scratched for a day of rest, and by the end of the day he’s got the D2D sticker on him?

        • Fungazi says:
          (link)

          @Fungazi: Stanton D2D with Hamstring

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            I blame you, Fungazi!

            • Fungazi says:
              (link)

              @Grey: That’s what my pop always said!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
                (link)

                HA

        • Cram It says:
          (link)

          @Fungazi: Ok, so worry. What are you gonna do about it except stress yourself out?!

  69. Chris says:
    (link)

    Hi Grey!

    Bauer the king of streamers for one day.

    I have Kluber coming back tomorrow and need to drop one player.

    Mike Leake, Bauer, or JC Ramirez.

    I leaning with JC Ramirez since we have k/9 as a stat.

    Also I can drop Junior Guerra if he shits the bed today.

    thanks for your comments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      JC

  70. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    I didn’t want to burn waiver priority on Schebler, so I held Salami Tom, but hes basically only playing about 2 consecutive games without being rested. Thoughts on losing him for a JBJ or a Souza stream? Or is it worth hanging on to him for a hot stretch or two? I know that as soon as I drop him hes hitting 4 or 5 dongers in a week…

    Thanks, Homie

  71. Great Bambino says:
    (link)

    redraft league. Drop any of these guys for Souza?

    Thames
    Gardner
    Bruce
    Schebler

    Thanks!

  72. Great Bambino says:
    (link)

    redraft league. Drop any of these guys for Jackie Bradley Jr?

    Thames
    Gardner
    Bruce
    Schebler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Gardner

  73. hotmilk8 says:
    (link)

    10 team points whos dropped out of this group Happ,Maeda,Walker,Lynn,McCarthy,Samardzija when Taillon comes back?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ask in two weeks when he actually comes back

  74. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
    (link)

    Obi Grey-Kenobi, in a 12 team h2h league where I own Syndergaard, Maeda, Severino, McCullers, Eduardo Rodriguez, Lackey, 4 RPs and have two spots to stream do I hole Bauer and hold he does better than Lackey and Maeda, or do I drop him since SON doesnt care for his next start?

    We rolling with Jesse Chavez home vs. ATL (Garcia) tonight? SON is feeling good about it, and with Freeman out I feel like that takes a lot of teeth out of the ATL bite, even with Trout out I think halos get the W which i what I need most.

    • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
      (link)

      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: *”hold Bauer and hope he…” commenting at a stop light, grammatical fail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d prefer Bauer over Maeda — if SON likes Chavez start him

  75. joe is a popular name says:
    (link)

    start manaea today @ CLE?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds bad to me, but I’d look at SON

  76. Mad Beach Bums says:
    (link)

    Benchitendi! Benchy Baseball! Young Benchy must’ve gotten jealous of Prospector Ralph’s affection for other young menz and needs a mental break. The ROY candidate better start hitting soon!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hope so

  77. Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
    (link)

    And Maeda got YUGELY hosed…Ball Four to put 2 on in the first, should have been a ‘Strike em out, Throw em out” double play as replays showed a clear strike (and runner was out easily at second on Grandal’s throw.) Also, someone is going to have to explain this one: The first one scored as the Dodgers threw it around the infield…which would seem to be the very definition of an unearned run…yet all runs were earned/charged to Maeda. I’m baffled.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Gotcha

  78. Scuffy McGee says:
    (link)

    Good morning Razzballers!

    Have we reached the dump HanRam part of the season for Y. Alonso? Have Bellinger at 1B right now (keeper league) with Hanley riding the pine. I can be patient, just asking as I see Alonso killing it.

    Great write up today, Grey! Thank you!

    Odor’s eight-game hitting streak was snapped last night. Never have I seen (one multi-hit effort during it) or felt so “meh” about a hitting streak that long… *sigh* Alas, I’m holding him and fighting the good fight. He’s on the bench today for Peraza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Thanks! I’d hold Hanley

  79. fudgemybudge says:
    (link)

    would you give lamb for j ramirez straight up.. just lost trout and have beltre to fill in at 3b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nope

  80. vee says:
    (link)

    morning Grey, thanks for the post again. always helpful.

    would you stream either for tomorrow or just wait another day? 12 team, 5×5
    i’ve got 0 wins so far this week with high era/whip. need to bandaid up my pitching..

    Kyle Freeland @ Seattle
    Wade Miley at home vs Boston

    thx n cheerio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Wait

  81. Murph says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey – just to be sure I got it right. Moustakas or Bregman going forward?
    Thanks – sorry for doubling up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Moist

  82. dtbran says:
    (link)

    Started Maeda…throw your phone, then you realize you also started Robbie Ray, pick up the phone brush it off and give it a hug… you holding Maeda in a 12tm redraft H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I dropped him

  83. Doritos for Breakfast says:
    (link)

    6×6 (OPS and Holds added) 10 team league. I have Sale and CMart and am leading in era and whip, but lost Duffy and have given up on Salazar, so streaming two spots. Do I trade Conforto for Darvish or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  84. CMUTimmah says:
    (link)

    JBJ or Adam Jones, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Jones

  85. Abe Froman says:
    (link)

    DeShizz or Souza?
    Duda or ToJo?
    Leury Garcia or Andrelton Simmons?

    WTF to do with Maeda, Duffy, Salazar…….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Souza….Duda…Simmons… Drop them

      • Abe Froman says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. My pitching staff went from serviceable to a complete mess. At least we have McCullers. Hopefully Paxton stays healthy for a while

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  86. Scott Kimmel says:
    (link)

    Grey,

    Are either Lynn, Maeda or hendricks worth giving up to get Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Maeda

      • Scott Kimmel says:
        (link)

        @Grey: ok i’ll offer Maeda for Mazara

        • Scott Kimmel says:
          (link)

          grey,

          He said no to Maeda. Should I say forget it or do you have another idea?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            Forget it

            • Scott Kimmel says:
              (link)

              Im trying to go after George Springer. What pitcher should I offer for him?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
                (link)

                Top 20

                • Scott Kimmel says:
                  (link)

                  do you have a list of the top 20?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
                    (link)

                    Ralph’s last post

                • Scott Kimmel says:
                  (link)

                  would Hendricks do it

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
                    (link)

                    Close bit lower

  87. Cram It says:
    (link)

    Salazar’s bullpen demotion might be a blessing in disguise. Could be a diesel RP for RCL purposes. Really, it’s the only way I can put lipstick on what that SOB has done to us so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d go so far as to say he could look so good in the bullpen, he could stay there all year — let’s face it, the starting thing hasn’t worked out well

      • Cram It says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Yeah that’s what I was thinking. 12.6 K/9 has to play somewhere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          You’d figure

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
      (link)

      Agreed, kinda like Julio Urias last year, I might prefer when Salazar doesn’t start games and just gives me 2-3 IP out of the pen and 6-7 Ks. Kinda weird to say but for RCLs as well as IP leagues like Yahoo, it might be a’ight. Obviously the wins take a hit, but it’s not like he was getting a ton of those anyway.

      • Cram It says:
        (link)

        @MattTruss: Exactly. Can’t say I’m confident about this…he could very well still tie us to the whipping post, 1/3 of an inning at a time.

  88. richard says:
    (link)

    felipe or hand for a closer?

    Trade JA happ for Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Rivero….Bregman side

  89. Bobby says:
    (link)

    In a 12-team standard roto Yahoo league. Currently in 3rd place, but it’s all thanks to my hitting. (Grandal, Rizzo, Odor, Correa, Bryant, Harper, Blackmon, Ozuna, Lamb, Polanco). My pitching is giving me ulcers (C-Mart, Quintana, Salazar, Paxton, Manaea, Walker).

    I’m thinking of trading away Polanco for Robbie Ray. Would you make that trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup

  90. Pattycakes says:
    (link)

    Looking for MI help and have Bill Miller on DL still..

    1. Which LAD do you prefer Forsythe or Taylor?

    2. And when Miller gets activated do I hold Miller for above player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. Logan 2. No

  91. Chris R says:
    (link)

    Trade away Mike Trout for Giancarlo Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  92. Blip bloop says:
    (link)

    What type of pitcher would you expect for a minimum keeper Joey Gallo?

    Sonny gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d want better

  93. peacecoast says:
    (link)

    Hi G,

    drop Andriese or Tyler Anderson (man was I wrong about starting him yesterday, I hope no one read that comment of mine)? I like Anderson’s next start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha, I’d drop Andriese

      • peacecoast says:
        (link)

        @Grey: or I can drop altherr, he is pissing me off. andriese to DL when he gets put there. what you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Drop the DL’d guy, unless crazy deep league

  94. bobbo says:
    (link)

    Was holding Feliz in a 6×6 league (Holds) thinking he might be traded and regain his closer status. With Knebel performing and Milwaukee somehow performing well is it time to cut bait? He’s not getting saves OR holds right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      You can lose Feliz

  95. J-FOH says:
    (link)

    I love the Keifer story. You are definitely bad at being a receptionist. I share that same trait. When I was 18 my uncle Gerald called for my dad but I didn’t really know him. He calls and asks for Ronnie ( my dad’s middle name and how his family addresses him because he had the same first name as his dad) and tells me it’s Jerry Martinez. I’m like yeah there is no Ronnie here and I have no idea who you are. He continues on with ” you don’t know Jerry Martinez?” And I’m like “nope, but I probably don’t want to either ” then proceeded to hang up on him. Later I found out how wrong I was but also that I was totally a part of this family. Being a dick on the phone and suspect of people got me street cred …. weird family. Okay that story was way too long but you inspired that and I’m too lazy to edit it down. Good stuff today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha, thanks! Yeah, I can’t figure out what people are saying on the phone to leave a message…ever! I’d be the worst 911 operator… Ooh, reality show idea! BTW, MasterChef starts tonight

      • J-FOH says:
        (link)

        @Grey: call it “911 is a joke” where they transfer over the non emergency 911 calls to guys like you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Perfect!

          • J-FOH says:
            (link)

            @Grey: hello 911, my neighbors tree is starting to grow onto my property. Hold one minute ma’am, let me transfer you to the neighbor complaint department.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              More like, “Your husband’s having a heart attack? Hold and I’ll take down your address…Hello? Hello? I just disconnected you didn’t I?”

              • J-FOH says:
                (link)

                @Grey: People dying on your watch will get skewered in the ratings and is probably illegal. You could probably get away with that in Mexico. Have people with zero knowledge of spanish answer 911 calls

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Great twist! Haha

  96. Ben says:
    (link)

    Lamet or Godley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Godley

      • Ben says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Thanks. I own him now and I like him… I have Matz coming off the DL soon though. Would you drop him to bring Matz off the DL?

        Other options to drop would be E.Nunez, To-Jo, Tulo, Zimmer… That’s really it for potentially droppable guys. Is droppable a word? I guess it would be, eh?

        Other pitchers I have are: Lester, Samardzija, Kershaw, Ray, Verlander, Hendricks, Brach, Knebel, Herrera, Britton (DL), Capps, (DL). I don’t see myself dropping any of these guys right now.

        Thanks again. I always appreciate your insight and humor!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Tulo’s garbage, thanks!

          • Ben says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Hahaha thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              No problem

  97. Ben says:
    (link)

    Also, do you think a Broxton collapse is likely? Close to a .400 BABIP, 38 % strikeout rate and Lewis Brinson waiting in the wings… Is now the time to sell? I would need to get some speed back somehow.. Any ideas for possible targets? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I do, maybe Pineda, Ray or Severino?

      • Ben says:
        (link)

        @Grey: What about these guys for possible 1 for 1 deals for Broxton? Looking for some speed to replace his steals.. Not sure if anyone would bite but how would you rank em?

        C.Owings
        Peraza (OBP would kill me… it’s an OBP league)
        Polanco (injury prone)
        Inciarte

        Not much speed on the WW for when he bottoms out but these guys are there… Agree with the order?

        DeShields
        Buxton
        R.Davis
        Eric Young

        Last post for a while I promise. Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Polanco, Peraza, Owings….That order looks fine

  98. sean says:
    (link)

    12 team roto keep forever league

    Trade Marte for Severino?

    I have plenty of offense and speed but need a quality starter

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah

  99. OaktownSteve says:
    (link)

    A’s pitcher Chris Bassitt suffered a setback in his TJ rehab this week. The following is a dramatization of what happened next based on the facts as reported in the SF Chronicle.

    Chris we’re going to make some changes in your program.

    Are you shutting me down?

    Not exactly. Here take this.

    Sure…what is this? A rolled up pair of socks???

    Chris we want you to throw there instead of a ball. Off flat ground of course. A mound is out of the question.

    You want me to throw socks?

    Chris don’t think of it as throwing socks. We’re calling it “sock throws.”

    What’s the difference?

    For god sakes, Chris. What’s the difference?! Throwing socks is something children do at a slumber party. “Sock throws” are official. Medical-like “dry swings” or “functional running.” Also put those in the hamper when you’re done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      HAHA

  100. Nico says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey! Purely hypothetical question, and I know it’s borderline dumb, but would you weigh any deals for Trout as an owner? I’m not sure about the complications of the surgery/recovery, but he’s one setback away from returning in late August.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d consider (weigh?) all deals with Trout… Prolly now around a top 30 player for this year

      • Nico says:
        (link)

        @Grey: I’ll consider (weigh) your consideration (weigh in?). Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No prooblem (problem)

  101. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
    (link)

    A quick timeline of my reactions to Maeda’s start from yesterday:

    Bottom of the 1st inning: What an f’n bum. I’m so finished with this guy.

    Bottom of the 4th: Maybe he can salvage a W here. Might get two starts next week and could actually turn this thing around.

    Bottom of the 5th: He’s been pulled already?!? Watch Lackey’s chompers on the way down to the wire, you jerk!

    Gotta love fantasy…

    • OaktownSteve says:
      (link)

      @Big Magoo:

      The Chatwood Anderson ticket was about as successful as Dukakis-Bentsen.

      Dude you’re a Phillies watcher…Odubel: WTF?

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
        (link)

        @OaktownSteve: Yup. Pitchers in Coors are about as safe as Mexican tap water.

        I’ve only seen two or three Phillies games this year (been watching mostly the local Nats/Orioles games, but it looks like Odubel is still swinging at everything like he was at the end of last season. Completely different approach from when he was tearing it up over the first 5-6 weeks of last year. Just getting himself out. Very frustrating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha, same feelings here

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
        (link)

        @Grey: This is the time of year when I finally get around to cleaning house on my underperforming players. I’ve run out of patience with guys like Lackey, Maeda, and Franco. Odor might get another couple of weeks. Vogt is history if I see a decent replacement on the wire. I’m talking about weekly leagues here, not a daily/shallow RCL format. Those guys would already be long gone there.

        When to cut bait on those types of guys is always tough. Probably one of my biggest weaknesses as a fantasy owner. I usually err on the side of caution which ends up hurting me in the standings more often than not. I just hate making an impulsive decision and watching, say, Broxton go 15/35 for someone else.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Confirmation bias would be my guess… You think you’re too cautious but for every guy that you drop early, there’s the guy that comes around in May/June — I’m done with Maeda, Lackey and Franco too, fwiw

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
            (link)

            @Grey: I try not to fall into that trap, but it’s hard to shake certain thoughts and opinions on players when you spend hours upon hours of time researching stats, tendencies, mechanics, change in approach/skills, age curve, etc. to develop those opinions in the first place. There just comes a point where things haven’t worked out and it’s time to move on.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Yeah, tough when underlying stats say someone should be hitting or pitching better and it’s not happening…Think Pineda last year vs. this year

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
                (link)

                @Grey: Pineda is fools gold more often than not. He’s one of those guys who looks fantastic when you check out the surface stats, but the onion starts to stink when you peel the layers away. Like a super hot girl who has no personality, sucks in bed, is unemployed, and can’t cook.

                • J-FOH says:
                  (link)

                  @Big Magoo: how is “sucks in bed” a bad thing?

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
                    (link)

                    @J-FOH: Bites in bed?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Gotta go with JFOH here, sucks in bed, doesn’t sound awful, it’s been a while tho

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: Poor phrasing, but I wouldn’t know what that’s like anymore either. You can substitute your horror of choice there (poor hygiene, no trimming/shaving/waxing anywhere, etc.). It’s like a mad-lib!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      HA

                    • J-FOH says:
                      (link)

                      @Big Magoo: Lays there like a dead fish?

                  • J-FOH says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: mark your calendars gents and 6 ladies (I’m being an optimist today) Grey Mother Focking Albright agreed with me

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      I always agree with you (which means I don’t agree about this being a special case)

                    • J-FOH says:
                      (link)

                      @J-FOH: are you Trumping me?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Made me laugh thinking you’re addressing yourself with this question

                    • J-FOH says:
                      (link)

                      It’s a fair question. This new type of comedy is changing the game

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      Haha

  102. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
    (link)

    12 team league with deep benches. i don’t need the risky innings this week thus far, but i have de leon. drop him for ryu or chavez (and not start them, more for future weeks when i would need their innings). i probably should’ve dropped de leon for lamet yesterday, but trusted SON and somebody added him mid day.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
      (link)

      @Mantis Toboggan MD: or paulino. but only have 2 moves left on week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Chavez

  103. Robert Itzkowitz says:
    (link)

    Yo Grey,,,,okay, i know we hate both these injury prone doodes, but who you got between R Zimmerman and M Brantley? No specific category needs, just looking for overall production. Simply put, I’m trying to sell off Zimmerman and have no takers except for an offer of Brantley. Move Zimm for Brantley, or hold?

  104. ebudz says:
    (link)

    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Broxton
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Nova
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Glover, Severino, Ray

    (6) Bench: Lynn, Shoemaker, J. Ross, Moore, Wheeler, Chavez

    1) Is Harper’s suspension going to affect this week’s matchup that ends Sunday? If so I’ll need to use on of my remaining 4 adds to to pickup which of the following to replace him? (apologize in advance for all the options)

    Nunez, Belt, Gardner, Tomas, Peraza, Inciarte, Holliday, Gallo, PIllar, JBJ, Bour, Hicks, Schebler, C. Hernandez, Smoak, H. Perez, Santana, Gregorius, Renfroe, A. Frazier, Phillips, Happ, Kepler etc …

    2) Do you see any other add/drops to boost my offense this week or hold? My bats were on fire last week but I’m getting destroyed this week in every offensive category…

    3) Hate to ask but should I drop Wieters for Martin or Castillo?

    4) SO depending on how many of the 4 adds I’d have to use for the questions above, I might only be able to stream 1 ,2, or 3 of the streamers below can you rank the top 4 starts here:

    JC Ramirez vs. MIN (-2.4)
    Marquez @SD (12.1)
    T. Anderson @SD (16.6)
    Bauer @KC (-4.3)

    Sorry for the length but thank you in advance for your advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      1. Doubt it 2. No 3. No 4. Nothing’s changed, suspension appeals don’t happen that fast usually, if it does, ask at that point

      • ebudz says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Appreciate it man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

      • ebudz says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Bahaha welp my phone just told me Harper is now suspended for 3 games and I think it’s effective immediately? SO back to question 1?

        Also I read all the other comments and noticed you recommended Martin over Wieters to another guy but suggested I still keep Wieters instead of adding Martin? I know catchers don’t really matter but curious about the discrepancy there? Is it maybe because it’s not worth using the add since my adds are limited?

        • ebudz says:
          (link)

          @ebudz: Actually is it even worth adding someone for only 2 days? It’s too late to pickup someone to replace Harper today so does using an add for a rental bat for only the next two days even worth it? Looks like this week I’m gonna have to focus on winnings pitching cats since my offense is getting smoked by at least double in every stat already …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          It’s effective immediately? You shouldn’t waste your moves on a catcher. I was giving that other person advice, not for your team

  105. Jurickson BROfar says:
    (link)

    Han Ram just hit waivers in my 10 teamer. Are we adding? Buying low? Is he hurt? Suckfest?

    • Jurickson BROfar says:
      (link)

      @Jurickson BROfar: I’d drop an sp/rp like Archie Bradley whom no one in my league cares about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Add him

  106. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
    (link)

    W

  107. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
    (link)

    E

  108. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
    (link)

    T

  109. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
    (link)

    .T

  110. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
    (link)

    A

  111. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
    (link)

    I

  112. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
    (link)

    L

  113. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
    (link)

    !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Good clincher

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Just when you thought it was gone…Wet tail rears its ugly head.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Or it’s ugly rear

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
            (link)

            @Grey: True

            • Ante Galic says:
              (link)

              @JeF WiTh 1 F: JeF!!

              7 games at home ALL RHP=easy choice of playing Duda!!!

              Cheers,
              Ante

  114. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
    (link)

    wow, surprised dusty didn’t make joe nathan happen again. i guess nathan forgot to “ask for the job”. dummy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      HA

  115. William Hung says:
    (link)

    @Grey: check this first world problem out – I lead my league in HRs but near the bottom in RBIs… Han Solo HRs for all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      That sucks

  116. TarmaGotHim says:
    (link)

    My SP is either hurt or everyone’s busted or is underperforming so I may need to start making some trades.

    My hitting is also underperforming, but I was offered the following.

    My Rizzo for his Blackmon

    I have Bellinger at 1B.

    I have Springer, Braun, Mazara and Bellinger OF right now and will look to flip Braun for SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Hold

  117. OaktownSteve says:
    (link)

    Cozart is one of 7 players with a 1.000+ OPS. Hasn’t just been a bunch of singles. Hitting in front of Votto. He’s had mini breakouts before and gotten derailed by injury. Great park. Will cool but looks like an all season mixer.

    • William Hung says:
      (link)

      @OaktownSteve: Proving 30 is the new 20

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Agreed, but the inevitable injury for 30 days one of these months is going to damper his season

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
      (link)

      @OaktownSteve: I’ve always liked him. Solid .270/15 player when healthy. Might be somewhere else two months from now though, which could change his outlook.

      • J-FOH says:
        (link)

        @Big Magoo: help me work this one out with Zack. He swapped his GB% (45.5) in April for his FB% (46.8) in May. What the hell do i do with that. Who will he be in June?

        Now like Oaktown pointed out his ISO has been redonky kong and to add to that he is really laying off pitches out of the zone, career high 24.7%. I like with a skeptical eye

  118. BronxBombers says:
    (link)

    would you trade Darvish and Reynolds for Goldy or Davish and Hanely for Goldy? Which first basemen would you rather give up?

    6×6, H2H, Daily. I need avg and steals. I have 3 first basemen, Castro, and Happ who have no where to play. My staff is crazy deep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d take Goldy, trade Hanley first

  119. omar says:
    (link)

    Tossing around the idea of putting this trade offer out. 8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:

    Give:
    Just Dong
    Springer
    McCullers
    Ed-Rod

    Get:
    Correa
    Souza
    Kimbrel
    Salazar

    Rationale:
    *Believe Correa is best player in the deal, and can keep him through 2018
    *Love love love JD, but afraid of injury and/or trade to NL
    *Think Souza can put up similar numbers as Springer ROS (may be way off-base here)
    *HATE parting with McCullers, but closers seem to carry much more value in Only leagues – Kimbrel currently the third ranked player in the league season to date. I’m in the lead in Wins, but falling behind in saves (Chapman, Bedrosian out, Justin Wilson my only closer with a job, and he’s not lighting the world on fire as of late, and will probably be dealt as a LOOGY to a contender) If my saves situation stabilizes, I can always flip a closer for front-line SP later in the year
    *Selling high on E-Rod, buying low on Salazar

    Think I know what your opinion is already, but wanted to get your take anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not good

  120. Bosox says:
    (link)

    I Have Arenado, rendon, and Kyle Seager. Can only play two.do I Simply trade Arenado for altuve? I have peraza at second right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Peraza is fine, trade Seager for an SP or something

      • Bosox says:
        (link)

        @Grey: think nado outscored altuve by quite a bit? Points league.

        Nado, Seager, peraza is better than
        Altuve, Seager, rendon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Not sure what you’re asking

          • Bosox says:
            (link)

            @Grey: I guess I’m thinking that rendon altuve and Kyle Seager will finish with more points all together than Arenado peraza and rendon/Seager(could only play one of them). OR do you think Seager doesn’t come close to last years number

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              I think three guys can finish with more points than two guys

              • Bosox says:
                (link)

                @Grey: which team do you like better:

                C: Sanchez
                1st: goldy
                2nd: peraza
                3rd: Arenado
                SS: story
                LF: Dickerson
                CF:conforto
                RF: Myers
                Utility: rendon/Seager

                Or.

                C: Sanchez
                1st: goldy
                2nd: altuve
                3rd: Seager
                SS: story
                LF: Dickerson
                CF: conforto
                RF: Myers
                Utility: Rendon/peraza

                I’m just trying to maximize my lineup with having to really worry about who to play on any given day

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  1st

                  • Bosox says:
                    (link)

                    @Grey: thanks man !

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
                      (link)

                      No problem

  121. Will says:
    (link)

    Alex Wood for Villar? Current SS is Asdrubal Cabrera while I have pretty deep SP (Darvish, Maeda, Hill, Walker, Shark, Lynn)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  122. Fister Furbush says:
    (link)

    Bregman over Ian Happ in a utility spot keeper league moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yes

  123. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
    (link)

    Springer having a day!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Having a year really, even if Magoo doesn’t like him

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Hate Hate Hate

        • William Hung says:
          (link)

          @JeF WiTh 1 F: No SBs :( :( :(

          Dat power doh…

        • William Hung says:
          (link)

          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Lets turn that 3x Hate to LOVE… think “Conforto”

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
            (link)

            @William Hung: I just had to do an elastic tuck

            • William Hung says:
              (link)

              @JeF WiTh 1 F: Not sure about you, but even with those Ks piling up (seems he has trouble with the offspeed stuff in hitters counts – something Darling or Hernandez mentioned last night), I still love that swing!

  124. Ante Galic says:
    (link)

    Grey!!

    In THATRCL, 5 HRs so far……Bour (2), Springer (2) and Schebler!!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Grey!!

        Rodney in to protect the 1-run lead!! Hope u didn’t bet on AZ winning!!! Shazam moment coming up, he walked cervelli leading off!!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I own Rodney, stop trying to jinx me!

          • Ante Galic says:
            (link)

            @Grey: Grey!!

            Sry, man! Will never do that again. Was selfishly hoping for a Rivero win, now I got nothing. At least he didn’t lose, should get the vulture win now.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Just your standard no-hit blown save, Rodney’s one of a kind

              • Ante Galic says:
                (link)

                @Grey: Grey!

                Yep, at least the run was unearned because of the error at 1B.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Ante Galic says:
                  (link)

                  @Ante Galic: Grey!!!

                  Every single Astro got a hit and at least a run scored or an RBI!!! That has got to be a record!!!

                  Cheers,
                  Ante

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
                    (link)

                    At least one record!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
                  (link)

                  Yup

  125. Ryan says:
    (link)

    Grey, drop Nola for straily? Nola super sucks. Is straily worth a permanent roster spot?

    Rest of rotation: deGrom, McCullers, Pineda, wood, berrios, Quintana, (Tyson Ross).

    Other options: Nelson, lamet, shoemaker, Tomlin.

    Thanks! Love your work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  126. mike says:
    (link)

    Marwin G or Jackie Bradley JR ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      JBJ

  127. Los Putos says:
    (link)

    Nola.

    Ugh.

    Ive added/dropped Nola i dont know how many times over the past 2 seasons.

    I’VE done fucked up rostering A A Ron that many times.

    Dumped him for Lamet just now.

    Feel a tad bit better

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah

  128. Ron Swanson says:
    (link)

    Hey man, would you trade said Segura for Joey bats ? I need power in my league. If not, who would you target ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      No

  129. William Hung says:
    (link)

    Definitely feeling a lot better about Berrios’ numbers yesterday – I feel like the Astros never want to leave Minnesota

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ha

  130. here comes the pizza says:
    (link)

    What’s up Grey

    Nola looked awful today. Time to cut him or Lackey? Leaning both. Streamers can’t possibly be worse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Both

  131. Nick says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, ROS do you like Duda or Tommy Joesph?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Duda

  132. Big league choo says:
    (link)

    12 team dynasty 7×7 OBP/TBs

    Pujols or Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Smoak

  133. KarlJ says:
    (link)

    Has Godley graduated from streamer in your eyes? You mentioned he was a possible breakout a few weeks ago. Seems to be limiting his walks his last few starts.
    Can’t really stream in my league due to limited moves but pitching is scarce and don’t want to miss out on a breakout pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Today was an easy matchup, I wouldn’t start him in hard ones.

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @KarlJ: Jaso/Freese/Cervelli…not quite Murderer’s Row today.

  134. Harry says:
    (link)

    So Thames and Broxton vs DeGrom
    Bellinger vs C Mart
    Lorenzo Cain
    Not good…. which 2 bats to start?

  135. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
    (link)

    Would you drop altherr or desmond for schebler in a h2h category league? I could grab peraza too, i lost trout and desmond has been a disappointment thus far. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Altherr

  136. mike says:
    (link)

    Souza or Jackie Bradley JR ROS?
    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      JBJ

  137. DancinHomer says:
    (link)

    With Villar sucking up the joint, getting dropped in the order, and now actually getting benched, I really need something out of my 2B slot.

    In a 12-team, H2H, 6X6 (std 5×5 + OPS), redraft league.

    Would you drop Josh Bell or 1 of De Leon / A. Rosario (have 1x NA slot and added De Leon when i thought he was getting the call) for one of the following 2B:

    Merrifield
    D. Travis
    Neil Walker

    thanks in advance

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @DancinHomer: Travis over either NA guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      De Leon for Travis

      • DancinHomer says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Cool, thanks (both to you & Cram It)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No problem

  138. JC says:
    (link)

    1. Best of these holds guys?
    O’Day, Rogers, Shaw
    2. Need steals. An owner wants Melancon. Who do you like better
    Peraza or Andrus or chase a better deal?
    3. If trade falls through, would you add either Buxton and/or DeShizz for Marwin and/or Kepler?
    4. Dyson for Kepler or Marwin an option in a trade?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      O’Day… Peraza… Dyson who?

      • john says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Sorry. Still on steals.

        Number three question is whether you would add Buxton and DeShizz while dropping Marwin and Kepler.

        #4 is Jarrod

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          No, hold

  139. leon says:
    (link)

    my players: Santana, Kepler for Benetendi. avg/obp/slg league. Not really sure if Benetendi is worth waiting on.

    • Cram It says:
      (link)

      @leon: You have all 3? Trade Benny for Santana and Kepler? What are you asking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Benintendi

  140. Cohen says:
    (link)

    Grey, im doing well in steals but need homers. Does it makes sense to drop Delino for a Matt Holiday type?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yea

  141. Adam Duchow says:
    (link)

    Underachieving team, 9th of 12, could use some pitching as well as some overachievers

    Bryant, can keep For 3 years at 1st
    Or
    Moncada, keep for 2 years at 20th and 18th and Robbie Ray, likely not a keeper at 5th

    Might have to throw in a crappy player with Bryant but doesn’t seem too relevant

    • Curious George Springer says:
      (link)

      @Adam Duchow: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bryant

  142. Swfcdan says:
    (link)

    Send T Shaw for Kenta if you need pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Do better

      • Swfcdan says:
        (link)

        @Grey: Is Shaw really much good? Feels like a hot schmotato start to me, not hit for any power lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Maeda is that bad right now

  143. fish says:
    (link)

    In a keeper league, what is fair value for Trout? The Trout owner wants Rizzo and judge in return, which feels crazy stpid high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Too much

  144. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    Would you trade Glover for Peraza? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sure

  145. Nightpandas says:
    (link)

    Trumbo too much to give up for Braxton and Tulo? Would also drop Tim Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup

  146. Earl says:
    (link)

    Would you be looking to trade/move Trout?

    I was offered Jason Vargas and Cody Bellinger for trout and Carlos carrasco.

    As good as Cody is this does not seem like good trade. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Terrible trade

    • Swfcdan says:
      (link)

      @Earl: haha thats horrific. Shame on your for even asking sir! Dont need Grey or F to answer this one.

      • Earl says:
        (link)

        @Swfcdan: I thought so guys. Sorry to bother you with it.

        Would people be in any hurry to try and trade trout or just better to wait the 6+ weeks for him to return??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          I could see trading him, but I’d want a better return

          • Earl says:
            (link)

            @Grey: like what kind of return? Some examples if you could? Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
              (link)

              Top 30 overall player

  147. dtbran says:
    (link)

    Terrible matchups
    Play 3
    Thames Broxton (vs DeGrom)
    Mazara (vs Archer)
    Bellinger (vs CMart)
    LCain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not Maz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Not Cain either

  148. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    Sorry for followup ?-A.Reed for Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Peraza

  149. muskysmell says:
    (link)

    Brandon Mauer is the fucking worst. I finally dropped his ass a couple days ago after starting him all season and finally losing his job to Hand.

    Then the dude proceeds to pick up 3 saves in a row in one week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I know, so frustrating

  150. Yankee my Wanky! says:
    (link)

    Hello Grey,
    It sounds like people are kinda high on JC Ramirez. Is he worth an add in our 10 Team H2H Points League over one of the following:

    Clevenger
    Maeda
    Pomeranz
    Salazar (say it ain’t so)

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
      (link)

      @Yankee my Wanky!: Same potential add in our 12 Team H2H League over any of the following:

      Wacha
      Maeda
      Pomeranz
      Peacock

      Thanks again Grey.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        Peacock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Salazar

  151. cfanelli says:
    (link)

    I just snagged Manaea off the wire and was offered to flip him for Carpenter (1b, 2b, 3b in a 10 team yahoo league)

    I have Abreu at 1st, Lamb at 3rd, and Bryant as either my 3rd OF or utility.

    Do I do it? I’ve been mulling this over for a few days and want to, but am worried that there are NO starting pitchers anywhere. Ever again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Take Carpenter

    • muskysmell says:
      (link)

      @cfanelli:

      10 team league and you’re worried there are no starting pitchers anywhere? Do you guys have 20-slots for pitchers or something?

  152. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    I have DL room-who is the best stash- J. Gray, T. Roos, D. Duffy or Pedroia

    • lwomack58 says:
      (link)

      @lwomack58:

      Should have added. C. Rondon and Bird

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Ross

  153. Sam Jacobs says:
    (link)

    got offered trout for Lamb and hamilton. Would you do that assuming trout is out 6 weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds fair if you don’t need SBs

  154. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    Would it be wise to drop Maeda and stream pitchers based on SON. I have a fairly good staff anchored by Scherzer, Kluber, Darvich, Cueto and a few others. Thanks for the advise-you’ve been very helpful. Pickup Bregamn on two teams yesterday based on your advise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yup

  155. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    Tanaka gives up 4 runs and counting in 2nd. Is he another pitcher that should be dropped and use space for streaming.

    • lwomack58 says:
      (link)

      @lwomack58:

      Sorry that was in the 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Maybe, depends on options

      • lwomack58 says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Up to 7 runs now. Do you think something could be wrong and would you hold him.

        • lwomack58 says:
          (link)

          @Grey:

          Up to 7 runs now. Do you think something could be wrong and would you hold [email protected]lwomack58:

          Chase Anderson vs Wheeler, Matt Moore in Phi, Freeland @ Sea. Do you like any of these starts.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
            (link)

            Those aren’t good starts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Yeah, he has a ripped elbow tendon

  156. john says:
    (link)

    Quintana must leave….as you have noted for over a week now…90% owned or not.
    Not a big trade league and probably no takers for him now. I drafted Gausman and tried to dangle him earlier and no one budged. Quintana has been just as bad I think so I would most likely just be wasting time going through the process.

    I need closers. Mauer on the wire. As bad as he is and the Padres are, I am tempted since I was going to jump drop Quintana anyway.

    12 teamer. I might see if this Mauer thing works for awhile, then move on if not. No other closers on the wire. Crazy or worth the shot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      I’d switch to Maurer and not look back

      • john says:
        (link)

        @Grey:

        Done. Thank you. Even if Quintana regains form, I will sleep better now and be able to put the Pepto back in the drawer (age giveaway there).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          no problem

  157. mrbaseball says:
    (link)

    Marwin González for Joe Ross Trade – 10 player keeper league so I image both will not be keepers – I have Ross

    • mrbaseball says:
      (link)

      there is a chance the owner of Broxton might move him – so would you make either trades here or no trades here

      • Grey

        Grey says:
        (link)

        I’d prefer Broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Sounds fair

  158. The Great Knoche says:
    (link)

    Here comes the DeGrom injury news.

  159. Fred Garvin MP says:
    (link)

    Degrom, so unbelievably bad. An absolute shocker against a lineup with Jesus Aguilar batting 3rd and Eric Sogard batting leadoff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah, pathetic start from him at home no less

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
        (link)

        @Grey: I liked the NY Post writer that said he wasn’t sure if he was watching Degrom or Rafael Montero pitch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
          (link)

          Ha

  160. 740 says:
    (link)

    Grey, sup bro
    10team h2h cats

    pick two Souza,Schebler,L Cain
    Devon or Cesar?

    Thank u!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Souza, Schebler, Travis

  161. John Lettiere says:
    (link)

    duvall for darvish who wins? or fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Darvish

  162. Straily says:
    (link)

    Is Straily any more than a streamer in a 12 team league? Good showing today, though not against the best offense. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Streamer

      • Straily says:
        (link)

        @Grey: thanks

  163. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
    (link)

    guessing this ryu starting again is short enough term to hold phelps in NL only in SP slot? MIA lost yet another crappy SP that shouldn’t be starting over phelps anyway, eventually their manager might actually be forced to do what’s best against his own idiocy (like with dusty and glover)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Yeah

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
        (link)

        @Grey: but in say 16 teamer where i’m in need of innings dropping de leon for ryu isn’t bad idea.

        • jason batteiger says:
          (link)

          @Mantis Toboggan MD: ryu or edinson, SON is close on both for their upcomings. edinson would have another this week, ryu not.

  164. Andrew Mellars says:
    (link)

    ROS rankings…Matt Harvey, Matz, Bauer, JA Happ, JC Ramirez, Godley or Strailey.

    • Andrew Mellars says:
      (link)

      @Andrew Mellars: this is supposed to be a question, not a comment. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Bauer, JC, Straily

  165. William Hung says:
    (link)

    shocker of the night – Mike Pelfrey throwing 5 shutout innings against the Red Sox

    • Grey

      Grey says:
      (link)

      Haha

      • William Hung says:
        (link)

        @Grey: another shocker – Betts with 4 straight games with a K :(

  166. Ed Clinton says:
    (link)

    Hey Grey, pick a side

    Altuve for Ervin Santana & Jason Kipnis.

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
      (link)

      @Ed Clinton: Altuve

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
      (link)

      @Ed Clinton: not close really too.

  167. lwomack58 says:
    (link)

    Duda, Belt, V. Martinez, Beckman, Moreland for 1st baseman

  168. OaktownSteve says:
    (link)

    Melvin hinted before game that Pinder has “earned full time at bats.” Immediately after game announced Pinder would start at 2nd tomorrow. Second homer went 450 ft tonight. Don’t miss the boat on this one.

  169. KillerB says:
    (link)

    @grey — how do you order these guys ROS:

    Straily
    Wainwright
    Lackey
    Shoemaker
    Jimmy Nelson
    Sabathia

    Pls and thanks!

  170. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
    (link)

    14 team h2h with total bases, OBP over AVG, hits.
    C hedges
    1B myers
    2B travis
    SS villar
    3B longo
    OF (3) desmond/stanton/hicks
    util (2) souza/to-jo
    BN miller (1B/2B/SS), hernan (everything but 1B/C)
    DL trout/murphy
    NA meadows
    hold miller or happy enough with playing time for pinder (just got his SS along with 2B).

Comments are closed.