Had our 1st mega trade. Or as far as Trevor Bauer is concerned, might be our first MAGA trade too.  Take it easy, it’s a joke.  An everyday occurrence and tempers flaring might be hard to distinguish for Trevor Bauer since he will now see red all the time. Interestingly, Bauer wasn’t throwing his last pitch for the Indians the other day, he was throwing his 1st pitch towards Cincy. The Indians should be embarrassed of themselves for selling off their big frontline pitcher as they hold their Wild Card chances in their hands.  Notice I didn’t say the Indians should be red-faced.  Hey, they’re the ones still with the name. Bauer has been down a tad this year compared to last. Not just obviously in ERA, but his Ks are down, walks are up, homers are way up, which won’t play well in Cincy, but I will say he was way over his head last year with a 2.21 ERA, so he’s likely still a 3.50-ish ERA pitcher with great Ks in Cincy and the NL.  He should be able to chuck balls over Great American’s fence with greater ease too. So win-win.  Going the other way and the rest of the news, well…Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Iglesias – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Ya know what I’m in the mood for? Church’s Nashville Hot Schmotato!

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. Lucky that I’m standing, because if I would’ve found out someone only had four homers, I would’ve fell off my chair. Sure, he only has 126 ABs, but Yelich had 35 homers in his last 126 ABs, so GTFO.

Yasiel Puig – Traded to the Indians. Of course, his last game was a benches-clearing brawl. I like Puig, so don’t take this the wrong way, but dude gets ejected from every third game for a fight. After every home run, he’s ejected for a fight. No insurance carrier would insure him making it around the bases after a home run, which is why we need Home Run Trots for All. This is my comprehensive Home Run insurance–Sorry, where was I?  Oh, yeah, Puig. You know what he is. He is sometimes a top 15 bat in all of baseball, and sometimes a bottom 15 bat, and never should the Twain tweet. Huh? He’s a top 40 outfielder, and Cleveland shouldn’t hurt that.

Franmil Reyes – Traded to the Indians. Cleveland got a $54 vending machine steak, and fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) got a huge boost if they own Reyes. He goes from Petco and being a 3rd to 4th outfielder to an everyday DH job.  Sucks to be Jake Bauers, but it kinda sucked to be him already with how he was hitting. The Indians’ lineup suddenly looks decent, and, if they get Kluber and Salazar back, maybe trading Bauer wasn’t the worst move. I take it back, Indians! With the movement of Franmil (I just shuddered thinking about Franmil doing a movement), Wil Myers should see more at-bats, and I could see the flier on him.

Logan Allen – Traded to the Indians. He seems ticketed for the minors until the Indians need him. Maybe him and Greg Allen can morph into a long reliever who steals bases.

Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.40. At some point, you should see what his ERA is if you remove his five worst starts.  Okay! Fine! I’ll do it for you!  Geez. Bieber’s ERA without five starts and in 120 IP is 2.03.  That’s in 16 starts.  Zoinks!

Danny Salazar – Set to make season debut on Thursday. He’s had a 2.60 ERA in the minors rehab. So, he will either throw a 9 IP, 0 ER gem or a 1 1/3 IP, 6 ER disaster. I honestly don’t know if there’s any other possibility for him. How does that joke go again? Danny Salazar and Nick Pivetta walk into a bar…

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.73. Verlander reportedly said he pitched so well to make sure the Astros did not trade for Bauer.

Drew Smyly – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, and has given up only one run in 13 IP with the Phils. Yesterday’s game came on the heels of, well, literally heels being thrown into a wheelbarrow as Jason Vargas cleaned out the clubhouse of reporters, who looked at him wrong, and he called it his Heel-barrow, so maybe that’s the heat Smyly needs to light a fire under his, uh, heels. (You wouldn’t thought using heel four times in one sentence would’ve won me something. Maybe a free remedial English Comp course.) Streamonator thinks Smyly’s next start is great, so I could see a start-by-start basis ownership.

David Phelps – Traded to the Cubs for bullpen help as Pedro Strop was IL’d.  Or as Frank Costanza would say, “Phelps?! What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for now?!”

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4 and his 25th homer. Au Shizz!

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .285, and his 3rd homer in three games, and 4th homer since the break. Benintendi’s suddenly one of the hottest players in the game. I mean he’s no Le Terminator, as Travis d’Arnaud (2-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 13th homer in 173 ABs with the Rays. Magnifique!

Ken Giles – Went to Dallas to get an MRI from Dr. Keith Meister.  Excuse me, The Keith Meister.  I’m holding Daniel Hudson with a vice grip; Giles could be done for the year.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer. Before the podcast started yesterday, Ralph and I were talking about Vlad Jr. and I was saying how he could still have a huge August and September and look great going into next year. Of course, it wasn’t recorded, so you have to take my word for it and I could be *shifts eyes left to right* lying.

Taylor Rogers – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.22 for his 16th save as Sergio Romo worked the 8th. Twins convincingly said the 9th inning is Rogers’s neighborhood, so I dropped Romo everywhere.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.73. Streamonator loved this start, of course it was vs. the Marlins, but more importantly it loves his next start too.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .260. For a while it seemed like Buxton could be nothing but amazing or awful, but now he’s been downright yawnstipating.

Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.72. I love, love, lurve Caleb Smith, but I have some lurve for Gallen too. I’m crazy for two Marlins starters and I’m not ashamed!

Matt Thaiss – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 5th homer in ten games, fourth homer in the last five games and Hot Thaiss! Dude, get in those.

Griffin Canning – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.76. This seems like a clearcut Strreamonator call. He was facing the Tigers and it was in a non-Los Angeles Los Angeles Angels Stadium.

Khris Davis – 3-for-4, and his 17th homer, and first home run in July. Finally! I thought for a second Khris Davis had morphed into Chris Davis. If Siri is reading this to you, that’s gonna be confusing. No idea if this means Davis is back, because this is only his 12th homer since April 2nd, so gotta show us a bit more.

Ramon Laureano – Hit the IL with a stress reaction of his shin, which caused me to have a stress reaction on my face. Why can’t I have wonderful? Don’t answer, just let me mope. So, Mark Canha will see an increase in playing time, and he is hitting .310 in July with five homers, so I can see Canha’ving some deeper league value.

Liam Hendriks – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.70, and his 4th blown save, and has given up runs in three of his last four games.  Nope, can’t have anything nice. Never, nope, ever. Ugh, I guess you have to now handcuff Hendriks with Blake Treinen, who won yesterday and has six straight scoreless outings.

Archie Bradley – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and the save. It’s not often I’m thrilled when a guy emerges with a closer job that I don’t own, but I am so happy to not have to own anymore Diamondbacks relievers. Goodbye, Holland; lates, Yoan; see ya around, Hirano!

Carson Kelly – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Danny Jansen who?! He’s the catcher on the Jays. It’s a figure of speech, Random Italicized Voice.  People say ‘Danny Jansen who?’

Taylor Trammell – Was sent to the Padres in the Bauer trade, because the Padres are trying to get more prospect guys to drool over their system. Stop showing off, Preller!

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.09. Time to wax on about how I don’t trust Dinelson at all.

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 26th homer, hitting .278.  Macho, macho Machado!

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer, hitting .329. FTJ! Fun the jewels fast!  (Yes, my goal is to have an entire roundup of forced-on-you catchphrases.)

Tim Anderson – 0-for-3, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “How about college is free if Bernie sinks one from half court?”

Noah Syndergaard – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.10.  Noah’s Pre-game Brain, “Go out there and show them how bad you want off this team.”  Noah’s Post-game Brain, “Did I just hear Mickey Callaway say if Noah’s pitching this well, we can make a run for the division?”

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.05.  The Mets should remove Diaz from the closer role even if he’s not traded. I own Seth Lugo in multiple leagues.

Amed Rosario – 4-for-5, 1 run and his 12th homer, as he bats 8th and Robinson Cano (0-for-6) bats cleanup. That is so Mets.

Jeff McNeil – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .336, as he hit the game-winner.  Noah’s Post-Game Brain, “I blame McNeil if I’m trapped here.”

Michael Conforto – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 21st homer, and 3rd homer in three games. Conforto should spike his hair, it’ll go better with his streaks.

Danny Santana – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer, 27th homer this week and holy crizzap Dannys Antana is the best player in the major leagues. Dubya tee eff.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .272.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time two players homered in the same game, who drive Grey crazy when Razzball commenters abbreviate them as D. Santana.

Adam Duvall – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and that’s in four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal.  Okay, so everyone who the Braves call up go fifty for their 1st fifty-five at-bats, then drop off, apizzarently.

Chris Martin – Traded to the Braves, and I went to the Rangers’ depth charts and saw Jose Leclerc at the top for Martin’s replacement, but I’ve been hearing rumors that Leclerc might get traded himself, so I looked further down the chart until I was reading trademark information at the bottom of the page. I didn’t see another guy. Did I miss someone? The Rangers only have one arm in their bullpen, a guy who has a 4.50 ERA as a reliever? That seems like a weird choice. Then I came upon Brett Martin, a lefty, and his 4.74 ERA and I thought, maybe if the Rangers think they’re like Indiana Jones when he had to avoid booby traps, Martin might work. Ya know, Indy would remove one stone and quickly replace it with a sand bag to stop a trap door, so Rangers remove one Martin and quickly replace him with another Martin. Then I saw Jesse Chavez, and I thought, hopefully the Rangers just keep Leclerc, because that’s a mess. Then, in Atlanta, does Martin slide into Luke Jackson’s 9th business? That seems doubtful, but I’d hold Coldplay for now, in case the Braves like him better than Jackson, who did give up 3 ER in 1 IP last night. However, Chris Martin seems more Adult Contemporary than a Top 40 closer.

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Art of Bay Flipping
Art of Bay Flipping
3 years ago

10-team standard roto.

C Garver
1B Alonso
2B Baez
3B Rendon
SS Story
OF Yelich, Acuna, Springer
UTIL E. Rosario, Soto
BENCH DJ LaMaheui

SP Cole, DeGrom, Corbin, Morton
RP Hand, Jansen, Diaz
BENCH Clevinger, Buehler

Looking at my roster In what order would you do these?

1. Trade DJ for Altuve
2. Trade DJ and Buehler for Verlander
3. Trade DJ and Diaz for Will Smith
4. Trade DJ for Thor
5. Hold

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Jesse Chavez in for the SV Oppo

Russ
Russ
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 Team H2H Categories

Would you drop Wade Davis for Bradley? or hold?

Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Which one should I pick up to replace Urquidy:

Adam Wainwright or Drew Smyly

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

OK i’ll go pick him up. Thanks again buddy.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Hey Grey, who do you like best at 2B? Cano, Chavis, Biggio, Odor.

Big Dog
Big Dog
3 years ago

Do you think Bauer’s numbers are affected at all by the move to the NL or will they stay the same? Obviously no DH helps but smaller home park hurts. QS league…no wins category.

Another site believes the NL has better teams so he will do worse but it’s not like the NL Central is that much better than the AL Central right?

andfog99
andfog99
3 years ago

Posey or James McCann ROS?

Gregg Jefferies, Future Star
Gregg Jefferies, Future Star
3 years ago

The squad. 10-team H2H

C – Vazquez
1B – Hoskins
2B – Albies
3B – Baez
SS – Andrus
LF – Benintendi
CF – Trout
RF – Dahl
Util – Da. Santana, Do. Santana, Mallex
BN – H.Dozier, Ender, Kingery, Laureano (DL)
DL – Giancarlo, Swanson

SP – Cole, Bauer, Corbin, Flaherty, Wheeler Caleb Smith
RP – Neris, Iglesias, Hendriks, Workman, Lugo

Any obvious swaps with available players?

Available Bats – Rosario, Bichette, Santander, McMahon, Desmond, Calhoun

Available Arms – May, Manaea, Bass, Salazar, Gallen, Oberg, Leclerc, Dyson, Stripling, Glasnow, Woodruff

Danke

Primetime
Primetime
3 years ago

Dustin May over Urias?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Think Justin Shafer closes in Toronto or swap with Dustin May? 14T QS

Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Bradley,Schafer,Hendriks or Jimenez? Is Giles done? Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, Dustin May getting the start vs Padres
Would u pick him up and start him?

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly redraft. You drop Odor for Gresham as a bench bat?

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Braun to 1b? Saw he was starting tomorrow….

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks. You adding Sanchez until we see how the rotation shakes out? I’d like to think Urquidy hangs on to the 5th spot, but Sanchez has looked solid recently….

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Got it. Thank you….

I picture you today in the RazzCave with a case of monster emery drink and a box of drakes coffee cakes. Anywhere close?

iChiro
iChiro
3 years ago

12team H2H, ROS-

Duvall over Joc?
Biggio over Heyward?

iChiro
iChiro
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, FML

iChiro
iChiro
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, FML

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Trent Grisham or Hunter Pence? 14T obp

Thanks

Saint
Saint
3 years ago

Hello Grey,

Tomorrow question today. Picked up Salazar as SON had him 9.0 versus Hou tomorrow and 19.0 versus Tex next week. He is now -1.3 versus Hou perhaps changing after the trade. Was planning on sitting him tomorrow and see how it goes. His start will probably be short based on a projected 70 pitch limit. Would start him?

Thanks again for your thoughts

otisP
otisP
3 years ago

Keeper league trade offer: my Anthony Rizzo for his Victor Robles and Edwin Diaz. Gut reaction is a hard no. Am I missing something and/or underestimating Robles’ potential?

Big Dog
Big Dog
3 years ago

Would you trade my Eduardo Escobar for Mike Clevinger? I do need pitching and have other infield options for Escobar but am still a bit concerned about Clev’s back.

Tribt
Tribt
3 years ago

Loose one

Neris
Robles
Doolittle
Diaz

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, would u drop Giles for Shafer?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
3 years ago

Is Urquidy now out of the rotation?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
3 years ago

sorry I just saw this was asked a bit above ….Thanks for all you do
What a crazy day …has to be a bit like manic Christmas for you

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Licketty Splits
3 years ago

tbd. if he continues to pitch well, i think he holds on to the 5th spot. tonight should be telling…

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Looks like Senzel is starting to heat up

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Would you drop M.Franco for VanMeter?
Thanks!

TJ
TJ
Reply to  TJ
3 years ago

Or drop Franco for Wil Meyers?
Thanks!

Man
Man
3 years ago

Do you think Urquidy stays in the rotation even after the Sanchez acquisition?

Moonraker7
Moonraker7
3 years ago

Bichette or E. Escobar? Thanks, Grey. PS I’m starting to understand why you seem to prefer young players.

Moonraker7
Moonraker7
3 years ago

Thinking of dropping E. Escobar for Bichette. What’s your take? Thanks, Grey

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

1)Need to pick up a bench bat in OBP league:

Danny Santana, Bichette, Franmil, Kingery, Vanmeter, Margot

2) Now that the trade deadline has passed, do you these closers will keep the role: W Smith, Robles, Rodgers and Leclerc

Thanks!

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Cooper or Sano ROS?

Bops
Bops
3 years ago

Pick 2

Jimenez
LeClerc
Anderson
Shafer

Bops
Bops
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Would you drop Giles for LeClerc?

Karlj
Karlj
3 years ago

Would you trade Paddock for Ohtani considering Paddock probably gets shut down in a few weeks ( redraft ) ?

Bostero111
Bostero111
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

12 team H2H keeper league with OBP.

Franmil Reyes is available. Drop Choo or Lourdes Gurriel or hold?

Thanks man!

Db
Db
3 years ago

My gallen for his eloy? Or is upton, soler, betts, puig solid enough to carry me to the playoffs

Jr
Jr
3 years ago

8 team H2H categories league, keep 5 with no restrictions. My current top five are Trout, Acuna, Bregman, Cole, and one of Bauer or Corbin.

Just got offered Bellinger and Devers for my trout. Would make my keepers Acuna, belly, Bregman, Devers, Cole.

Thoughts?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

1. Pick for saves (I’m dumping Hendriks): Jimenez; Shafer; or Nick Anderson.

2. Pick for SS: Semien or Kingery.

3. I listened and didn’t start Marquez. Do you think that contributed to today’s injury?

Metalgod
Metalgod
3 years ago

Crazy day. Thanks for all you do Grey!
Domingo Santana, Inciarte, Wil Myers or Teoscar over
Upton? No particular needs just bench bat
Also Lugo over Workman or Roenis Elias for speculative saves
Looking forward to tomorrow’s round up!

dau
dau
3 years ago

Shafer or Bass for saves?

RobMac
RobMac
3 years ago

11 team roto 6×6 with avg and OBP

Who do you like rest of season: Willie Calhoun or Scott Kingery?

Thanks! Love reading the post every day.

Box
Box
3 years ago

Neris or Romo

Box
Box
Reply to  Box
3 years ago

Diaz not Romo, whoops

Smitty
3 years ago

Saw Shafer got 1st career save – decent as a closer in minor leagues. Jays total youth movement include Shafer closing games?

Daze
Daze
3 years ago

What a crazy last few hours.
Good luck digesting all that happened.
A lot of relievers seemed to be traded
Which leads me to my question
In search of saves What is your best guess with the following
Arizona (Bradley not available) is Lopez or Hirano worthy
Miami I had Anderson now I am thinking Garcia
Detroit ( Jimenez not available) how about Farmer
Seattle – Take your pick Bass/Gearrin
Thanks Grey Your going to have fun with tomorrows column

Wound
Wound
3 years ago

Giles or Anderson?

Game Of Throws
Game Of Throws
3 years ago

Well, I’ve lost Romo, Holland, and Shane Greene this week. I added Anderson, Jimenez, and Jarlin. Should I drop Anderson or Jarlin for Workman or Givens? Thanks!

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
3 years ago

Thor or Buehler ROS in QS league?

Bax
Bax
3 years ago

Looks like Diaz is staying put. Would you continue to roll him out there or drop him for Jimenez or Anderson?

JP
JP
3 years ago

Who is the odd man out here?

Franmil, Pollock, W. Calhoun, McMahon?

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty svs+holds

Drop Giles for nick anderson or Diego Castillo?

Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson
3 years ago

Should I deal MadBum for Vogelbach ? or can I do better. if i can, whats a good 1B to target for MadBum

pizza5788
3 years ago

Who do you think will eventually be the closer for the Rays?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

1. Dyson now in Minnesot. How likely will he be the closer?

2. Greinke now on Houston. Is Urquidy still a good pick-up (slightly better than 12-team streamer)?

3. Please rank (Saves only): Hendriks; Pagan; Jimenez; Dyson.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Is urquidy now the 5th starter after the Greinke trade? Aaron Sanchez may be going to the bullpen where he was actually pretty good before

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Nice salary dump trade for AZ. Greinke for 4 prospects and cash. None of them in top 100. Really was hoping tucker would get traded so he can play somewhere besides AAA

EG
EG
3 years ago

Sano or Duvall? Thanks

EG
EG
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks… Meant to add Olson in the mix there… Still Sano or prefer Olson?

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Cut 2:
Schwarber
Ender
LeMahieu
Van Meter
Scooter
Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Would you trade Corey Seager for Mad Bum

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

You gotta be kidding me, Al Avila… Joey Wentz a LHP with a 4.7 ERA in AA 7th in the Braves’ org, NOT a top 100 prospect + Travis Demeritte who isn’t even a top 30 prospect in the Braves org for an All-Star closer with just over a 1 ERA. Demeritte has 20 homers in triple A but who doesnt? Also can’t even look at his prospect grading on Fangraphs.

Then Al turns around and deals Caste for TWO MORE pitchers, a former first rounder in Lange with a 7.36 at high A ball, and Richan. Prolly got more than we were gonna get with Caste but I feel we really could’ve used a big bat.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Every sports media person in Detroit right now: “Well Demeritte has 20 homers and a .940 OPS”

I just want people to have some kind of guage of what theyre talking about before they say it. Everyone who reads this site knows 20 homers in AAA is what every above average hitter is doing. Can’t wait to suck donkey balls for a decade. (no offense DT)

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Oh and thanks to Marquez for rubbing that in my face. THE BIGGEST SONOFABENCH

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Jd Davis for the mets is someone I have been following. His statcast numbers are great and has done well in limited time. He seems like he deserves an everyday role. Dom Smith is on the IL so he is playing lf now. He also qualifies at 3b and 1b. It would be nice if the mets get rid of Frazier but Davis is playing. Do you like Davis more ros than Margot? Thanks

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
3 years ago

this is indeed a disturbing universe (for bauers owners in deep leagues where CI guys don’t just fall off trees with box wine out for a while)
10 team AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, and total bases added. we got our crazy midseason FAAB time for guys coming over to AL (not as crazy as WAS’s RP haul by itself maybe, but still players here to nab). holds added and QS over wins.
C jansen (f’ing 8 or so day tease on him a bit back, i swear he has more HR’s NOT on my team than any hits total ON it even though i drafted him here and held for months, then readded later)
1B bauers (OF)
2B altuve
SS villar
3B vlad
CI dannys antana (2B/OF)
MI odor (blew a decent chunk of FAAB here months ago)
OF (4) mercado, pence, upton, grichuk
util (1) otani (hitter only, yahoo here, still an easy keeper at his this year ADP price for next year out of 3 total keepers)
BN: k.davis
DL (5): box wine (1B/OF)
SP: pena, porcello, minor, duffy, ed-rod, yarbrough, paxton, gibson
RP (4): harris, drake, barnes, buttrey
DL: pressly
NA (1): manning

we got puig, franmil, cactus jebus, romo all showing up to FAAB with clock ending 2 days from about now.

1. drop any of the OF for puig/franmil and how much FAAB. 2nd place for odor was 12 when i overbid and won with 22 (you advised about 14-15, which was smart and would’ve saved me money)
2. drop bauer and bid how much on cactus jebus? the other CI guys out there in FA are: bock choi, c.davis
3. clearly need saves, nab biagini over drake or harris (harris nabbed just now when pressly went out)?

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

aguilar

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
3 years ago

Giants traded Dyson and Melancon but held Will Smith?

ShortiveShticks
ShortiveShticks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Seems strange, no?

Moving on, can you rank Bradley, Jimenez, and vomit?

Thanks. LY!

Tavern
Tavern
3 years ago

Drop Garrett Cooper for Matt Olson or Justin Smoak in a redraft points league?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

SAGNOF debrief- I have 3 moves left this week after using 2 to get Tanaka and handcuffing Hendriks with Treinen.

So my next 3 moves are:
1. LeClerc
2 & 3 – Who am I going for out of: Shafer, Jimenez, Jarlin Garcia, Nick Anderson, Diego Castillo, Gearrin, Eovaldi, Armstrong

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Jarlin is now firmly entrenched as closer – Nick Anderson got traded

J-Money
J-Money
3 years ago

Whatup G,

12 team H2H OPS and K/9 league. Figure I’d try to get a pulse check heading into the playoffs:

C – Narvaez
1B – Vogelbach
2B – Muncy
3B – Arenado
SS – London
MI – Danny Santana
CI – Dozier
OF – Acuna, Yelich, Conforto, Domingod
Util – Hick
Bench – Choo
IL – Anderson
SP – Marquez, S. Gray, Hendricks, Berrios, Bieber, Pineda, R. Lopez
RP – Hendricks, Martinez, N. Anderson

Anything glaring that needs possible upgrades? I need to activate Anderson and I’m wondering who to lose. Also, Franmil Reyes is a FA, with his recent move to
CLE would you consider adding over any of the aforementioned? Lastly. Kingery was just dropped and is currently on Waivers. I have the #2 priority, would you use it to upgrade anywhere? Thanks in advance man!

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  J-Money
3 years ago

SS – Lindor…
Also Carrasco on the IL

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

What do you think of Castellanos to the Cubs?

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

“Hello, thanks for calling the MLB trade center. Please hold.”

And that’s the story of how the trade deadline was missed by the O’s.

Mr Baseball
Mr Baseball
3 years ago

who is seatle closer does anyone know

Andre
Andre
3 years ago

In a 10 team , 6×6 H2H league that uses OBP and you can keep 5 players forever. Which side wins?

Trout, Trea Turner, 3rd round pick in 2020

Baez, Tatis, 1st round pick in 2020?

Thanks!

Trader
Trader
3 years ago

1. Hard to trade pitchers but in our h2h league, The Dodgers’ schedule is sweet. Padres and Red Sox not so much. Given that, would you trade Paddack and Sale for Buehler and Kershaw?

2. Other options:

Paddack for Kershaw
Paddack and Moose for Buehler and Domingo Santana

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

1. Thanks. I think Paddack gets skipped, sent down, shut down too.

2.Best holds guy from this list. Ratios matter:
Petit, Dierkman, Morgan, Melancon, Gant, Elias, Strickland

3. My Eloy and Moose for his Domingo and Donaldson? Which side you like? Close?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Interesting trade proposal – I give Edwin Diaz and get T. Rodgers? While Diaz peripherals look good, there are red flags that suggest he will be hot/cold ROS. Do I take Rodgers?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Would you move Edwin Diaz and DJ (bench bat) for Will Smith and another bench bat?
I have some concern about Diaz loser the closer spot.

My other closers are Jansen and Hand.

Chad Bowling
Chad Bowling
3 years ago

Dropped Elias for Biagini…do I also drop Dyson for Bass or Gearrin in SEA or for Schafer?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Shafer for sure – Biagini going to HOU

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

Marquez sucking us into thinking we can start him at Coors?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Man I dont want to sound like a broken record but here goes….
Leclerc
Biagini
Jimenez
N.Anderson
Bummer
PIck 2

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

how about Jarlin on the Marlins? nice little rhyme there

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Shafer closed for Toronto today (Biagini went the 8th).

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Biagini pitched the 8th today

Metalgod
Metalgod
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Justin Schafer was throwing 94-95 to finish off in ninth. Still cloudy shituation maybe

jubaka
jubaka
3 years ago

should i start urguidry today vs clevland? i dont need the start but getting even further ahead in my innings limit isnt bad.. i really just need to lower my era whip and need my pitchers to stop walking people.

Metalgod
Metalgod
3 years ago

Is it possible Hudson closes over Doolittle

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Metalgod
3 years ago

No.

avogt555
avogt555
3 years ago

I know you already answered two of my trade offers but last one.

C Smith/S Marte or Alvarez/Bieber?

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 years ago

I can’t even comprehend all these moves going on today while working. Grey/whoever else wants to chime in…top 2 closer options that are most likely to be on your wire that you’re looking to grab everywhere?

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Crime Dog
3 years ago

I’m going Bradley and Jimenez.

knucks
knucks
3 years ago

Just dropped Chris Martin for Joe Jimenez. AMA.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
3 years ago

I guess Yates and Colome are staying put. I’ve been refreshing Twitter for 3 hours and seen nothing about them at all. Not a peep.

negatto
negatto
3 years ago

Inciarte an upgrade over Mallex Smith?

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Jesus Aguilar traded to Tampa. How many IF does TB need. They already were crowded w/o Sogard. What does this do for Nate Lowe’s value ros? Is Aguilar and add now? Tb seems to get production from everyone after a deal like d’Arnaud, yandy Diaz, glasnow, etc. Is shaw or thames now an add as the starting 1b?

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Already looking forward to tomorrow’s recap of today’s mayhem… Thanks in advance!

avogt555
avogt555
3 years ago

Which side:

Bieber/Dahl or Berrios/S Marte

avogt555
avogt555
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He countered with Bieber for S marte and C Smith? What do you think?

Db
Db
3 years ago

I have the leverage in this trade and he wants to give eloy instead of meadows should I hold gallen and hope him, paddack, and sale can lead me to the playoffs?

hot corner
hot corner
3 years ago

The Marlin better be getting something really good to trade Zac Gallen. Makes no sense.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  hot corner
3 years ago

That’s what I’m saying… like REALLY good. Hes going on 24 in august. Grey how do you feel about this trade and the impact to Gallen fantasy? Does this hurt him not pitching in expansive Marlins park?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Jeter the jester.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Marlins got the D-Backs #1 prospect – SS Jazz Chisholm.

I think it helps Gallen’s value. Much better team and Chase Field is a pitcher’s now with the humidor.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Looks like my closepocolypse wish came true – too bad there are no obvious picks out there (other than LeClerc & Biagini right now, unless they both get traded in the next hour as well)

BTW – Luke Jackson getting pulled right now from the SV Oppo with 2 on no outs and Soto coming on – Braves countering with Newk. Good thing I didn’t drop Martin yet.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Pending Greene acquisition rumors or regardless?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Strickland trade reduce his value to 0 in 14T?

Thanks

Metalgod
Metalgod
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sorry to piggyback on but Roenis Elias 0 too?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

I hear Luke Jackson is warming up today after getting blown up last night – is Chris Martin still not with the team or is this confirmation that they are going to roll Jackson unless he goes all Greg Holland on them?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Strickland gone too!!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats